Poundland taking the old round pound coins until 31st October

Those last few old round pound coins could each buy you a hundred of Poundland’s finest pound Store plastic warriors – but only for two weeks more! 


A last minute clear out at home turned up a final few round pound coins which cease being legal tender after today (Sunday 15 October 2017) on the UK High Street.

According to the Poundland website:

“As the deadline looms for Brits to empty their pockets and homes of the much-loved round £1 coins, Poundland has … announced that it will be the first retailer in the country to accept the old coins after they are taken out of circulation on 15 October.”

“With the Royal Mint estimating there is £500m still in circulation, over 850 Poundland stores up and down the country will accept the old pound coins as part of its ‘Legal Tender Extender’ initiative until 31 October 2017 – more than two weeks beyond any other retailer.”

“… Poundland shoppers with old coins stashed in piggy banks or down the side of the sofas will be quids in. In fact, they will be able to conveniently shop and purchase 3,000-plus products at the high street retailer for an extra two-weeks rather than having to join the expected long queues in banks or post offices over coming weeks.”


For gamers and scrap modellers, Poundland offers lots of interesting possibilities such as their £1 garden range (stones, willow sticks etc) but most importantly on their small toy selection in store.

One of the things  that I will save my last few old round pound coins for are the excellent £1 tubs of  100 small plastic soldiers. I should be able to add a few hundred more into the rainy day spares box for future use or conversion.

Poundland Space Marines on the painting table 

Throughout my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, you will see reference to these figures, most recently used in a Poundland crafting video:


The figures are shown in more details in this blogpost


and shown in action as space marine and alien figures with my travelling games kit:


The away team game – played on holiday with Poundland’s  finest …

To me they are the cheapest figures around, almost the new ‘Spencer Smith Miniatures’ or very limited  Airfix figures, but ones with lots of conversion potential. I am working on several conversion projects with these figures such as Tribal Warriors or Pathans that I will soon show on this blog.

The Poundland tubs or bags are also 1/3 to 1/4 of the price of buying these figures online.

Hurry – only two weeks left to spend those last old round pounds!

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, for Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 15 September 2017.



Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Poundland taking the old round pound coins until 31st October”

  1. I have some of those figures too. Have you thought of converting them to other periods?
    Looking at them I think Late Roman and barbarian might be possible….


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