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Help! I need a Pipsie interactive horse!

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Wenchelda Wed 23-Sep-20 12:25:02

Can anyone help me track down one of these please? Santa got it for my daughter a few years ago from Argos but they don’t seem to sell it anymore. Sadly Pipsie has a broken leg and my daughter has written a very heartfelt letter to Santa to ask if he can please please fix her? DD is 8 so I’d love to be able to keep the magic alive and have Santa magically fix Pipsie for her but I can’t find one anywhere. DH did find one on FB marketplace but hasn’t had a reply from the seller so I assume that one is no longer available. If anyone can track one down, I’d be most grateful smile

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SalmonEile Wed 23-Sep-20 18:24:57

Here’s one in Ireland,
You might be able to work out something with Parcel Motel for delivery,

Have you tried the usuals like gumtree, eBay and such ?

NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Sep-20 18:29:38

When did you get it? It was subject to a safety recall in July 2016.

Wenchelda Wed 23-Sep-20 18:45:16

Thanks. DH searched all over fb / eBay / selling sites etc. Not sure how long we’ve had it but possibly not as long ago as 2016. I think the safety recall was to do with the magnets in the apples that came with it though, not the horse itself.

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NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Sep-20 18:50:48

It was. But it might explain why it's hard to find, if it wasn't made after that date.

Wenchelda Wed 23-Sep-20 20:18:03

That’s true. But Santa can fix anything, right? confused maybe I need to think of a plausible reason why poor old Pipsie can’t be fixed, even by Santa sad

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NoWordForFluffy Thu 24-Sep-20 07:19:46

You've got time to keep looking. Fingers crossed!

Are any car boot sales running near you? That's worth a shot (I don't know if they are due to Covid).

ODFOx Thu 24-Sep-20 07:22:21

Do you have a teddy/toy hospital near you? They may be abke to fix the one you have?

redlockscelt Thu 24-Sep-20 07:26:57

In Nottingham

Wenchelda Thu 24-Sep-20 07:40:57

That one in Nottingham is the one DH found online. Would be ideal as it’s not a million miles from where we are. Unfortunately the seller hasn’t responded despite sending a couple of messages sad

Never thought about a toy hospital - not sure if there is anywhere like that nearby so will investigate that option.

Thanks all flowers

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Whatthebloodyell Thu 24-Sep-20 07:47:34

I don’t know about toy hospitals, but in our town we have a share and repair shop and repair ‘cafes’ run by clever volunteers. They are great. Maybe you have something similar close to you.

Wenchelda Thu 24-Sep-20 08:10:05

Excellent suggestion about the repair café - and a quick google search tells me we have such a thing in my town but sadly all their events for 2020 have been cancelled due to Covid.

There’s a good independent toy shop in town so I might ask in there if they know of anywhere that might be able to help.

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