Shock break-in at fan favourite trader In Demand Toys

We were shocked and saddened to learn that long-time Auto Assembly trader In Demand Toys were victims of what can only be described as a savage break-in last night at their store and warehouse. They posted on their Facebook page earlier today to explain in more detail what has happened…

We’re absolutely gutted to have to let everyone know that last night our warehouse and Shop were broken into. A lot of stock has been taken along with our till. A lot of damage was done to card machines, the warehouse and they have even taken Nicks signed Bumblebee poster off the wall and ripped it up 😞

We’re all in shock and devastated this has happened. At the moment and are working with police currently to get it reported and forensics sorted etc

Please can we ask that everyone bear with us while we try and sort this out along with getting on with our day to day of sending orders, answering emails etc

Can we also ask that everyone look out for people that are offering any of the following

Bomb burst (Over 500)
Indiana Jones figures (Various Retro and Adventure Series, some of these were import stock so had different stickers on the back)
Helmets (Clone)
40th wave 2 (All 5 figures)
S/S Thundercraker
MOTU Origin (Flying Fists He-Man and Beast Man)
Older Transformers Earthrise & Siege – Lots of stock reserved for TFNation including quantities of figures like Earthrise Optimus, Soundwave etc).
Legacy Beachcomber,Axlegrease,Devcon up to 40 of each
Studio Series Sludge
Transformers Headmasters
Star wars Retro 4-Lom /Zuckuss 2 pack (up to 200 packs)
Any 1:6th figures
Marvel Legends Kraven

We have cctv images and will get these uploaded as soon as we can in case anyone local to us recognises anyone.

We would ask that the entire community be vigilant at this time and should you see anything suspicious online (bulk sales through any outlet including eBay, social media etc), please get in touch with In Demand Toys as a matter of urgency. You can find them on their Facebook page at

In the meantime, can you all help to spread the word as much as possible and bring this to the attention of Transformers and sci-fi fans everywhere.

Thank you.

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