A Yorkshire arcade has replaced toys with toilet roll – as coronavirus panic buying ramps up across the UK.
Eddy Chapman came up with the idea at the Chapmans Fundland amusement arcade in Bridlington, East Yorks.
The pick-up machine has had its stuffed toys replaced with toilet paper and people are queueing up for a chance to win a loo roll.
Eddy said he wanted to spread some cheer in these worrying times and he hopes his customers will see the funny side.
He also says he has been baffled by shoppers clearing supermarket shelves in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
‘I think all this panic buying of toilet roll has been loo-dicrous, and so came up with this idea to hopefully get people to calm down.
It’s 30p a go and we’ve replaced the plush toys in the machine with the loo paper, it’s not quilted or anything, just bog standard.
‘It’s just a bit of fun which is what coming to seaside towns like Bridlington is all about, I think people need to relax a little and stop panic buying.’