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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Same for me...I am not too fond of this new Migros marketing but my son likes them and they even have a special place at his Kindergarten to play with them ! So If you want to get rid of them, feel free to PM me to get my address ! Thanks.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Right - I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside - but I can't bear the thought it might be the very last one some poor expatlet needs to complete her collection and be the envy of all her little schoolmates.

So I've had a brainstorm - I'll describe the little choking hazard delightful little oddment here, and if any EFer's kid is desperate for it I'm happy to send it, or exchange it for one he has duplicates of, or whatever.

So here goes: it's bright blue and roughly pill-shaped, square white eyes with crossed red pupils, straight-line nose and a square wave for a mouth. Some kind of robot then, I'm guessing. The code on the side is "R7 R-x-R" if that helps.

Let me know! If I don't hear from any of you, I'll smash the thing sometime this weekend and report back what's inside.
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I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside -
I don't know for certain (I'm not a vivisectionist), and don't hold your breath, but I'm going to hazard a guess (and maybe prevent you from becoming a murderer), that inside you (one) will find something silver in colour and spherical in shape .... the term ball-bearing comes to mind.

Either that or there's an abundance of mercury in CH - have your rubber gloves at the ready.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

My two boys are also crazy about these nanos. I can't buy this much food daily If anyone has them and would like to pass them on to maniacs here, please pm me. Thank you
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

My children are seemingly the only children in their school without these things. Problem is I don't shop at Migros, so if there are any going spare they would really be appreciated here by my 2 little people.

I did pop into Migros today and bought a few things I didn't really need but hadn't realised I needed to spend 20 Chf (DOH - so the 17CHF I spent was totally wasted)

Ah well - if only ebay was as popular here I could purchase a few like I do would do in the UK.

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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Gosh I hate Migros for that. Until now we escaped these migros mania and I used to be the one who would give the stuff away. I go shopping at Migros maybe 3 times a month. But yesterday my daughter came home asking me to go there to get these beans to do like her other friends at school. But I don't think I will give up..
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It is something else to add to the daily dose of parental guilt .. along the lines of

8 year old: "can we go shopping to Migros to get the Nanos please?"
Me: "no you know I always go to Hiebers for my shop"
8 year old: "but everyone in my class is collecting. I'm the only one who doesn't have any"
Me: "No. I will not be a pawn in Migros' evil marketing master plan"
8 year old: "Please Mummy, please please please ..."

Go to Hiebers as originally intended. Feel progressively more and more guilty. Dip in by Migros on the way home and stock up on "essentials" (bin bags, loo paper etc) to get him started. Son delighted. For all of one evening. Next day,

8 year old "can we go shopping to Migros please?" ..........

PS I could tak them off your hands if they're troubling you ...
Hehe My lil` one is too little to appreciate them. But I will keep them next time I get some and let you know, could meet up at a weekend perhaps in the city and your son will be a happier person, and me- well, less junk to find place for
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Hehe My lil` one is too little to appreciate them. But I will keep them next time I get some and let you know, could meet up at a weekend perhaps in the city and your son will be a happier person, and me- well, less junk to find place for
Thank you! And my big one will be very pleased with a trip to the big city and some lovely nanomaniacal action!
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It is something else to add to the daily dose of parental guilt .. along the lines of

8 year old: "can we go shopping to Migros to get the Nanos please?"
Me: "no you know I always go to Hiebers for my shop"
8 year old: "but everyone in my class is collecting. I'm the only one who doesn't have any"
Me: "No. I will not be a pawn in Migros' evil marketing master plan"
8 year old: "Please Mummy, please please please ..."

Go to Hiebers as originally intended. Feel progressively more and more guilty. Dip in by Migros on the way home and stock up on "essentials" (bin bags, loo paper etc) to get him started. Son delighted. For all of one evening. Next day,

8 year old "can we go shopping to Migros please?" ..........

PS I could tak them off your hands if they're troubling you ...
Oh no! I refused some this week because I didn't want my daughter to get her hands on it. I will collect and give them to you!
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Oh no! I refused some this week because I didn't want my daughter to get her hands on it. I will collect and give them to you!
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

exactly what I said to Mrs M! what were they thinking?

(They would make great ammunition for sling shots though!)


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I don't know for certain (I'm not a vivisectionist), and don't hold your breath, but I'm going to hazard a guess (and maybe prevent you from becoming a murderer), that inside you (one) will find something silver in colour and spherical in shape .... the term ball-bearing comes to mind.

Either that or there's an abundance of mercury in CH - have your rubber gloves at the ready.
Yep, I figure there's a ball bearing involved somehow, but looking at how the thing wriggles I think there's more to it than that. All speculation though (and somebody PMed me for this one, so I'll have to wait till the next Migros shop to find out...)
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Firstly, Migros is not my first choice for shopping - the lions share of my weekly expenditure normally goes to Coop, with just a few things bought from Migros, that can't be found in or are better than from Coop.

However, to accommodate my 2 girls, I have just shifted the balance a bit, for the duration (as I have in the past with previous collections) - although they are only doing one collection between both (youngest is four, and she's happy just to play with them).

From some of the posts on this thread, it appears that some people are worried that they won't get enough through normal shopping, and appear desperate to get these things from where ever they can, in order to finish as quickly as possible. As I understand it, the promotion continues 'til 14 Mar., so they should be sufficient time to complete.

My eldest started to collect with the 2006 World cup Pannini stickers, and has done all Pannini and Migros collections since - completing all but one (2 Migros marbles missing). For her half the fun, and key to completing the collection, is the swapping of doubles in the school playground with the other kids, and the organised swap meets (Pannini).

Just to throw a spanner in the works, for the uninformed (under pressure from their kids), there is a "must-have" metal collection box available (CHF9.80) - if previous collections are anything to go by, these sell out early.
And every Weds. is "Joker" day - when a "special" Nano is only available on this day - for minimum purchase of CHF60 (clever Migros!). In order to complete the set these have to be got (unless fortunate to receive from another source).
It already started last Weds. - but this was only a rubber rocket ship, in which you can fit a nano. The next three Weds. are the important ones for the special nanos (3x).

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Yep, I figure there's a ball bearing involved somehow, but looking at how the thing wriggles I think there's more to it than that. All speculation though (and somebody PMed me for this one, so I'll have to wait till the next Migros shop to find out...)
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From some of the posts on this thread, it appears that some people are worried that they won't get enough through normal shopping, and appear desperate to get these things from where ever they can, in order to finish as quickly as possible. As I understand it, the promotion continues 'til 14 Mar., so they should be sufficient time to complete.
Mmmhh.. not so sure, on my part it would certainly involve some additional expenditure to rack up the minimum spend of what is, I think, 46 nanos x 20 Chf (920 chf) between now and 14 March. I don't regularly spend that much for a months' supermarket shop. But you are right, the best route to filling these boxes up is swapping ... but you have to have doubles first to do that and we are not yet in that territory .. so I guess I will go and spend more


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Right - I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside - but I can't bear the thought it might be the very last one some poor expatlet needs to complete her collection and be the envy of all her little schoolmates.

So I've had a brainstorm - I'll describe the little choking hazard delightful little oddment here, and if any EFer's kid is desperate for it I'm happy to send it, or exchange it for one he has duplicates of, or whatever.

So here goes: it's bright blue and roughly pill-shaped, square white eyes with crossed red pupils, straight-line nose and a square wave for a mouth. Some kind of robot then, I'm guessing. The code on the side is "R7 R-x-R" if that helps.

Let me know! If I don't hear from any of you, I'll smash the thing sometime this weekend and report back what's inside.
I think it is important you go ahead in the interests of scientific advancement.
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Yep, I figure there's a ball bearing involved somehow, but looking at how the thing wriggles I think there's more to it than that.
Scientific curiousity made me open the very first of those wriggly things I got. There's just a bearing ball and nothing else. I couldn't find a ball bearing .
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Old 18.02.2011, 09:25
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Like some other Baslers, we don't shop in Switzerland, let alone Migros. However I tried to make an effort to have him included in the ridiculous amount of swapping & gloating that goes on in school with collecting these things.

However..... My son was driven to do something pretty silly in the desire to have more. As such, he has lost all nano mania privileges.

He is currently under a 1 week punishment regime for his sins.

The act was totally out of his character, and it also gave him so much guilt that he could not sleep until confessing.

We have been through this Migros crap before, with Ocean mania, the other "mania" previous to that (I forget), and those coloured rubber wrist bands.

It's appalling what kind of greed and lust arises due to these promotions. I really hate it. But at the same time, denying my son the chance to collect these things has also made him a little bit outcast in school. Parents are put in a really awful position.

Not to mention how dangerous they are. I have a 1 year old, just walking and eating anything.
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Mmmhh.. not so sure, on my part it would certainly involve some additional expenditure to rack up the minimum spend of what is, I think, 46 nanos x 20 Chf (920 chf) between now and 14 March. I don't regularly spend that much for a months' supermarket shop. But you are right, the best route to filling these boxes up is swapping ... but you have to have doubles first to do that and we are not yet in that territory .. so I guess I will go and spend more
The advantage I (we) have, probably over many forum readers, is an extended family (on my wife's side), so every so often, several are thrust into the hands of my daughters. If it was left to my own personal food shop expenditure, we too, would maybe have a shortfall.

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Like some other Baslers, we don't shop in Switzerland, let alone Migros. However I tried to make an effort to have him included in the ridiculous amount of swapping & gloating that goes on in school with collecting these things.

However..... My son was driven to do something pretty silly in the desire to have more. As such, he has lost all nano mania privileges.

He is currently under a 1 week punishment regime for his sins.

The act was totally out of his character, and it also gave him so much guilt that he could not sleep until confessing.

We have been through this Migros crap before, with Ocean mania, the other "mania" previous to that (I forget), and those coloured rubber wrist bands.

It's appalling what kind of greed and lust arises due to these promotions. I really hate it. But at the same time, denying my son the chance to collect these things has also made him a little bit outcast in school. Parents are put in a really awful position.

Not to mention how dangerous they are. I have a 1 year old, just walking and eating anything.
Sorry to read this, but, unfortunately, this is not new.
When I was at primary school in UK, England had just won the World Cup (football), and a brand of bubble gum included football player cards in its packs, which were very popular with the boys. Every afternoon some of the boys would go to the local sweet shop to get fresh supplies - not all legitimately obtained. It didn't take the shop keeper long to realise his business was facing bankruptcy, and he ended up nabbing the culprits (including my elder bro'). I conversely ended up with quite a good stack of these cards, without ever buying (or nicking) the bubble gum - I just had doubles for nothing from my friends, and swapped at a profit.

Later in UK when Pokemon cards first came out, there were reports of kids doing all kinds of nasties to each other to get what they wanted. I think this is now less of a problem -- thank God for mobile phones and iPods.
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I remember when I was at primary school and Pogs were banned because they were causing so many arguments in the playground. It's a pretty vicious marketing scam, really.
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They've banned the children from takiing these to school at my son's school. Any kid's who take them will have them confiscated until the end of the school year.
Same thing at his old school in Belgium.
I think this is an excellent idea as I remember some pretty serious bullying/thieving incidents happening at the school where I worked in Belgium over similar collections.




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Like some other Baslers, we don't shop in Switzerland, let alone Migros. However I tried to make an effort to have him included in the ridiculous amount of swapping & gloating that goes on in school with collecting these things.

However..... My son was driven to do something pretty silly in the desire to have more. As such, he has lost all nano mania privileges.

He is currently under a 1 week punishment regime for his sins.

The act was totally out of his character, and it also gave him so much guilt that he could not sleep until confessing.

We have been through this Migros crap before, with Ocean mania, the other "mania" previous to that (I forget), and those coloured rubber wrist bands.

It's appalling what kind of greed and lust arises due to these promotions. I really hate it. But at the same time, denying my son the chance to collect these things has also made him a little bit outcast in school. Parents are put in a really awful position.

Not to mention how dangerous they are. I have a 1 year old, just walking and eating anything.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

We're not collecting them either although we do shop at Migros, but my son's kindergarten teacher gave him one today! So far I've been unsuccessful at getting a coherent explanation out of him (Why did she give it to him? Is she going to give him more? Are they collecting them as a class, to play with at school? ...)

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My eldest started to collect with the 2006 World cup Pannini stickers, and has done all Pannini and Migros collections since - completing all but one (2 Migros marbles missing).
TiMow, we have a few of those Migros marbles, I guess they might match the two you're missing. If you feel it's worth your time PM'ing me which ones you're short of, I'll have a look.
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