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Snowtrooper Central => Scout Report => Topic started by: mini-myte on January 15, 2006, 01:56:49 PM

Title: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mini-myte on January 15, 2006, 01:56:49 PM
Well I crossed the border with a buddy yesterday in search of Saga 2 figures with the photo backdrop cards as well as any leftover ROTS figures.  :r2d2line:

As far as ROTS figures went, 0, zilch, nada!  :( Not a single one anywhere to be found. What a bummer.

I did manage to get a whole set of the Pit of Carkoon wave with the backdrops. And yes they are so much nicer than their canadian counterparts. :winking0071:

But the surprise of the trip was the finding of the Hoth wave! :party0053: Got all 8 of 'em. These guys are extremerly nice, especially Veers and the AT-AT driver. Derlin is OK, the Power Droid has enough do-dads added to it to classify it as a new figure, Vader is a repacked 500th figure, the Snowtrooper is a repacked saga 1 figure with battle damage on the helmet, Rieekan is repacked deluxe figure with a blaster and R2-D2 is a repacked VOTC with X-wing accessories :love0030:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/th_hothwave.jpg) (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/hothwave.jpg)
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on January 15, 2006, 02:05:44 PM
Why the hell do WE not get the photo backdrops. They would actually get me to start collecting MOC!

I suggest a "class action" complaint email campaign to Hasbro.
Imagine if the majority of the 900+ Troopers on this list flooded their inbox with complaints?  :mad0177:
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: napseeker on January 15, 2006, 02:17:53 PM
Hasbro should've just made the backdrops as inserts and that way, they could still print up the Canadian cards (with the requisite bilingual text) and insert the photo backgrounds in. Of course why do that when they probably know avid collectors will end up buying both the starburst and photo cards to be complete? Makes more financial sense to do it the way they are doing it right now... they sell more.

Hey mini-myte, I clicked on the link but the image was already gone for some reason...
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on January 15, 2006, 02:24:48 PM
Hasbro should've just made the backdrops as inserts and that way, they could still print up the Canadian cards (with the requisite bilingual text) and insert the photo backgrounds in. Of course why do that when they probably know avid collectors will end up buying both the starburst and photo cards to be complete? Makes more financial sense to do it the way they are doing it right now... they sell more.
Good Point. Damn fiscal common sense. I keep forgetting that they are trying to make as much $ as humanly possible, NOT satisfy us collectors :winking0071:
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: mini-myte on January 15, 2006, 07:03:17 PM
Hasbro should've just made the backdrops as inserts and that way, they could still print up the Canadian cards (with the requisite bilingual text) and insert the photo backgrounds in. Of course why do that when they probably know avid collectors will end up buying both the starburst and photo cards to be complete? Makes more financial sense to do it the way they are doing it right now... they sell more.

Hey mini-myte, I clicked on the link but the image was already gone for some reason...

Link still works. I just checked it out.
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: shandy_man on January 15, 2006, 07:14:39 PM
doesn't work for me either
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: LordJawas on January 15, 2006, 08:30:10 PM
the link might work for you, cause its your link...but for me also, it doesnt work. Did you make it public?
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: old man ben on January 16, 2006, 05:13:47 PM
Just out of curiousity, what was the U.S. retail for these new figures?
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: mini-myte on January 16, 2006, 05:39:38 PM
Ok, I've put in a thumbnail instead of a link. Are you guys able to see the image now? Let me know if there is a problem. As for the US costs, they were $5.88 US at Wal-mart and $6.99 US at Target.
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: LordJawas on January 16, 2006, 07:28:38 PM
I can see it now..thanks.
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: freakx2001 on January 25, 2006, 01:12:31 PM
Where did you hop across to?

got to love shopping in the states.. better selection and the Canadian Dollar is doing good right now... means better deals for us Canadians!
Title: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: jjreason on February 19, 2006, 02:21:55 PM
A new topic for the posting of finds of new stuff - either via internet, specialty shop or cross border shopping. Here's how I think they should looks:

EXAMPLE ONLY

All 8 Hoth Wave Saga2 Figures found at a Specialty Shop in Ontario! Please see Ontario forum for details!!!

And then in the Ontario forum you could get into where you found them specifically, what the price was, etc.

Hope that makes sense. I think breaking down the finds into "retail" and "other" categories will allow browsers to adequately find the info they're looking for.

Again, if you have input, please see the discussion under way in the Suggestions forum!

Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: ambasah on February 19, 2006, 04:24:47 PM
perfect timing.

I just came back from Niagara Falls and did some shopping at the Military Road outlet. I popped by Target, and they had the next set of Transformers. I was able to pick up Anakin and Darth Maul (no Fett's).

I also went to Walmart. They have the complete Hoth set (only $5.88/each US !!)  and a Titanium "vehicle set" which includes the "special" Milenium Falcon.

Just a heads up for anyone going to Niagara Falls in the near future...
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: haggisking on March 11, 2006, 11:19:23 PM
Picked up the exclusive Wedge figure at a specialty store in Ontario.  Please see the Ontario forum for details.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Brent Peconi on March 12, 2006, 06:38:33 PM
Saw ML 12 @ Zellers in my area, as well as the new SMC waves.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on March 17, 2006, 04:37:16 PM
Just found the Cody wave here is Dallas.  Grabbed a Cody, Fire Pilot, Utapau Trooper and the Obi Wan.  Cody looks pertty sweet
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Brent Peconi on March 20, 2006, 12:24:05 AM
Anyone got sightings of GG busts at retail stores, and or comic shops???
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Gnosis on March 20, 2006, 12:34:00 AM
I know a place in Barrie called Sir Games Alot has them and reasonably priced too
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Wookiee on March 21, 2006, 10:16:49 PM
Hey Jabbapeconi,

I got a guy here in Saskatoon, who has a good selection of the GG busts, kotos and some statues.  Anything particular you are looking for?

More on the topic of specialty finds - ordered my Demise of Greivous 'target exclusive' at Action-hq.com.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Brent Peconi on March 21, 2006, 10:33:05 PM
A "guy".. As in a store? scalper? or another collector...What are prices in the range of?

LMK Pirate..
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Wookiee on March 26, 2006, 11:45:38 PM
Sorry, yes a comic store here.  They are pretty accomodating and special order items on request.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: adafl_jowin on March 27, 2006, 11:40:10 AM
Had some modest success down in North Dakota this past weekend (was done there for an Arlo Guthrie concert which was amazing);

Fargo - as far as basic figures, unless you're specifically looking for the US cards, I'd say Winnipeg actually seems to have better depth and selection of the Saga figs.  They did have the metal style Boba Fett and Vader figs, but I passed on both as I thought they both looked better in pictures than they did in the "real" world.

Grand Forks was more promising...a mixed bag of Tatooine and Hoth figs and was able to snag a trio of Geonosis figs (Sun Fac, Poggle and C3PO)
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on March 28, 2006, 01:16:01 PM
Managed to find a HAN and Vader UGH down in Dallas this week.  Nicer looking packaging on these
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: jjreason on March 28, 2006, 11:04:45 PM
There's a Han Solo UGH figure??? I don't remember him being on the list???
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Gnosis on March 28, 2006, 11:16:42 PM
(http://www.rebelscum.com/TSC/TSCUGHhancardfr.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: jjreason on March 29, 2006, 12:08:59 AM
Thanks, Gnosis - that makes sense. For some reason I wasn't thinking about that Han.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: fishfan on March 30, 2006, 09:47:29 PM
got an email today from hasbro (US)  including some info on the artoo potatoo

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=485&ID=17512&src=GENEMHT10010


looks like early july.....so we may get it here by christmas :mad0218:
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: richkulach on March 30, 2006, 10:31:56 PM
got an email today from hasbro (US)  including some info on the artoo potatoo

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=485&ID=17512&src=GENEMHT10010


looks like early july.....so we may get it here by christmas :mad0218:

I got the same email, and actually considered ordering it from them, then I woke up.  We have been quite lucky with the potato releases up here.  We had the Tater the same day as the US, and the spudtrooper was much more available in Canada before it was widely found in the US.  Maybe its just a different division of hasbro that deals with them, and have better management.

All that said, I cant wait to get one.

Rich
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: shandy_man on March 31, 2006, 01:02:28 PM
wheeew!!!! got my case of Saga ROTS today, pretty pleased with all the figs except I'm selling most of them cuz I need the money...no clones and some are pending btu if anyone wants them LMK or they'll be up on ebay in a huge lot full of ROTS figures (with clones) and a couple Ships
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on April 07, 2006, 08:26:38 PM
Picked up the VTSC figs except the Tusekn today here in Big D. 
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: jjreason on April 07, 2006, 09:46:15 PM
Nice! My friend just PM'd me - he found Scorch, Foul Madema, Holo Ki Adi and one other fig for me down in Virginia.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Wookiee on April 08, 2006, 07:37:13 PM
Just got back from the post office and picked up my Demise of General Grievous.  Ordered it through Action-hq.com.

It's a real sweet looking figure.  It's packed in the silver foil UGH packaging.  There is the plastic protective case which is standard with the Target exclusives, and which has a silver foil UGH sticker on it. 

The flames look pretty good, however, they are not a colored clear plastic, but a clear plastic that has been painted with a more opaquish paint.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on April 14, 2006, 08:38:30 PM
Picked up a Demise of Grievoius and Senate Multipack at Target today.  USed the DPCI method and my cute Canadian Accent
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Darth Sinister on April 15, 2006, 02:21:02 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I thought I'd throw it out there for anyone looking for an almost complete collection of MOC Unleashed figs. It is only missing 5 figs!!!

Have to say I was VERY TEMPTED TO BUY THIS, but I can't afford $750 CDN right now. Works out to $30CDN per figure though so it's a great deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FULL-SET-OF-26-UNLEASHED-FIGURES-YODA-BOBA-FETT-RARE_W0QQitemZ6051629424QQcategoryZ50264QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's Missing - Darth Vader - unmasked version
                   - Anakin Skywalker - AOTC
                   - Padme Amidala
                   - Darth Maul
                   - Jango and Boba Fett

But has the big 3 Boba Fett, Yoda and Han Solo!!!
Title: My Just over the border finds
Post by: LordPrelude on April 17, 2006, 01:40:47 PM
Just got back Sat. nite and I found a few things of interest...
I actually found a Jedi Temple invasion set for $26.99 (I passed on this one as i thought for US currency it was a bit too much)
-
I did get from the Saga line, Hoth Vader, Chewie, Solo/Carbonite, R2D2 - Hoth, Power Droids - Hoth, and Utapah Clone trooper as well as my best find... A Boba Fett Carcoon - Ultimate Galactic Hunt. :)
KBtoys had them all for $6.99 each plus if you spend $40 or over on SW stuff they give you instead $10 off plus a $5 gift card for use until May 19th. Not a bad deal at all...
Title: Re: My Just over the border finds
Post by: fishfan on April 17, 2006, 03:24:45 PM
I too went just over the border (to watch the leafs lose in dramatic fashion to Buffalo) and of course being a holiday, every target in town was closed.

Went to 3 different targets all closed

3 walmart 2 closed 1 open.  got the titanium arc 170 and landspeeder.  passed on the lone saga bib.  They did have electronic lightsaber with a bonus DVD w/2 clone wars episodes plus something about the "magic" of lightsabers.  saw a couple of the vintage finish vaders and fetts, both dinged up.  couple of hoth vaders too.

2 kmarts both open.  passed on the imperial throne room battlepack for $30 US.  also had the g/h vader and holo emp for $6.

not a lot of what I was hoping for.  darn those targets for being closed.

Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Bidderfett on April 18, 2006, 11:17:42 AM
I was in the U.S. (PA)  and found all of the  Battle of Geonosis and Coruscant wave.
 (Scorch, Cody, orange clone, firespeeder pilot etc..)  :artoo:
 No UGH though.

I found the Temple Assault at Kmart also, but I was out of $ by then... :sad0064:
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: pegger on April 19, 2006, 07:07:56 PM
Starwarsshop.com has the Black Stormie on sale at the site...
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: Sandtrooper Tyler on April 19, 2006, 10:58:27 PM
Ya at $15 US a peice plus shipping! I'm not sure about this one. May just paint one of my other stormtroopers black  :)
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: LordJawas on April 20, 2006, 08:39:29 PM
Just ordered 3 of them, and sending them to my US friend, so shipping will be cheaper, and no duty fee. Everytime I send something to my US friend, no duty....so far...lol
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: fishfan on April 20, 2006, 09:39:04 PM
I also had mine shipped to a friend in Buffalo that I see once a month.  No duty, less shipping and a reason to go to Buffalo, it all works out when you explain it to the wife.
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: LordJawas on April 21, 2006, 07:30:44 PM
My friend is in Georgia, so that would be a long road trip..lol. I should of sent it to my friend in Buffalo also..lol
Title: Re: Post Other Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here! (Internet, US, Specialty Stores)
Post by: jjreason on April 21, 2006, 11:21:31 PM
I am going to get this one, but I'm not chasing the white one with the flag.
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: muthaComputer on April 23, 2006, 02:28:02 AM
All my best stuff I bought cross border shopping. And when my girlfriend starts going to teacher's college down at Niagara U, I'll be getting a lot more items from there for her to bring back (since she'll be down there 5 days a week!) :winking0071:

This is my first post on Snowtroopers...! Wooohooo!
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: Wookiee on April 23, 2006, 05:57:04 PM
Just ordered my limit of 5 of the blackhole stormies!

Now I have to start the wait to chase the 501st Stormie from San Diego Comic Con
Title: Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
Post by: Order66 on May 02, 2006, 08:54:58 AM
yeeehaw!!

I just grabbed the Target exclusive "Skirmish in the Senate" battlepack, "Scorch", Commander Cody, Orange Trooper, and Firespeeder pilot, all in Detroit (except for Orange Trooper - I found him at the local TRU).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Raider on May 02, 2006, 10:31:13 AM
Shopping in Detroit, and found orange clone trooper and Scorch at two different Mejer's. KB Toys had a complete set of the New VOTC (tops were taped and still had the certificates inside).  Also had some restock of the Hoth wave.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bidderfett on May 08, 2006, 10:04:25 AM
I  picked up a complete set of VOTC at Target in Detroit.
 also the Demise of Grievous exclusive.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on May 09, 2006, 11:47:04 AM
I just got the email saying that my Lucas Family set is shipping.  Should be here is a few days.  Lets hope it looks as good in hand as it did in the pics, and that they adjust the price for me.

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 09, 2006, 01:29:00 PM
I just picked up one on e-bay...should land in under $60 unless I get nabbed for extra customs duties....still better than if I had to buy locally I think.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 09, 2006, 03:04:47 PM
Mine's shipping as well, as of this morning. I'm interested in seeing them as well.
Title: Lucas Family Set
Post by: Darth Cujo on May 09, 2006, 07:48:37 PM
Re: the Lucas family set, they dropped the price to $29.99, so if you email starwarsshop you might get the $5 difference back. I noticed they raised the price back up, but it might still work.

I was going to order it with a couple shadow stormtroopers, but they were charging a $5 shipping surcharge on the lucas set for international orders!! WTF?! I placed my order before I noticed it.

It's bad enough they use Fedex to ship to Canada, but a $5 surcharge? I feel like I was going to pay too much already, but figured what the heck, I really want these figures. But that extra $5 just breaks the camels back. I emailed them back to cancel my order if they can't waive the surcharge.

I don't like to spread negativity, but this irked me. I have such a low opinion of the fan club and the official store nowadays. It's just sad. :(
Title: The Saga Collection Vintage Action Figures
Post by: TILALLR1 on May 10, 2006, 02:20:08 PM
In Stock at GoldenAgeToys.com

Can't wait to get em. I already preordered mine from them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on May 10, 2006, 05:41:37 PM
I got the notification today my Lucas set shipped - and when I got home it was waiting for me!!!

 :cool0037:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 11, 2006, 12:04:11 AM
Holy crow! I wonder if mine is at my brother's place yet? I'll have to give him a call. I got word that my VTSC's are on the way - complete with a nice vintage Zuckuss I picked up from GoldenAge to get the free shipping. Can't wait to see these babies!!!!
Title: Re: Border hopping finds in NY state.
Post by: tk1565 on May 11, 2006, 09:18:31 AM
Just ordered my limit of 5 of the blackhole stormies!

Now I have to start the wait to chase the 501st Stormie from San Diego Comic Con
hey mate
i'll have a few extra 501st stromies i'll trade one for a black hole trooper?lmk if your game ?
cheers mate...=0
 brian ]
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Vintage Seeker on May 12, 2006, 10:12:22 AM
if you're still looking for the R2 unit pacs.....some good deals on ebay....got 7 of the 10 for $53 (canadian...including shipping.)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on May 12, 2006, 11:05:53 AM
Coruscant Wave is up on TRU.ca
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wookiee on May 12, 2006, 12:06:04 PM
Just got my Lucas set from SWS.com.  Still waiting on my set of Vintage from them though.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on May 13, 2006, 11:06:47 PM
So i decided to do a search for the Target Greivous, but I misspelled it by accident, switching the ei to ie and don't I get 4 or 5 listings.  Long story short I just won it for $4, with shipping to my buddy in Buffalo that comes up everyweekend $10 Canadian!!!!!   Man I love the loonie when it's up like this

 :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 14, 2006, 06:16:04 PM
Perfect! Mine cost me under $20 CDN and I was pretty happy with that deal. I don't have it yet though, hopefully this week.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 15, 2006, 02:29:40 PM
The same thing happened to me on e-bay, when I came across an entry where the word "Evolutions" was spelled wrong in the title, so virually no one would see it.
I ended up getting all 3 sets for the initial asking price of $40 US.  I was the only bidder.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on May 15, 2006, 02:58:37 PM
I kant spel so I alwais find deals on ebai. :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on May 16, 2006, 11:22:33 PM
Went down to the U.S yesterday, kind of spur of the moment.  I managed to get a set of VSTC figs(two Targets and a Walmart later).  Biker Scout(duh) and Xwing Luke were the hard ones to find.  The other three are total pegwarmers.  I only saw the one Biker Scout all day.  Prices ranged from $9.99 to $11.99US.  Also scored Demise of Grievous at one of the Targets as well as the Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack(these were in abundance).  No regular figures that we don't have up here were on display.
I also hit a KB, Big K and TRU.  TRU had a Titanium Bossk and lots of 'vintage' finish Fett and Vader but I wasn't interested in those.  Same repackaged vehicles we have at the moment and not a Gunship in sight.  I bought a pack of series 3 Attacktix there.  KB and Kmart were disappointing.  Overall, I was very pleased with my finds. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: brianakarobin on May 20, 2006, 01:51:58 PM
I am just in the airport on my way back from a week-long trip to New York City.  I took one day out of my schedule (I was mostly here for a medical conference ;)) and hit every TRU/Walmart/Target/Kmart/KB I could find.  In total, I hit 7 Targets, 3 Walmarts, 4 TRU, 2 Kmarts, and 1 KB.  The best selection was actually at the KB, and the worst was at Kmart. 

Overall, it was productive.  I actually haven't gotten ANY of the Saga collection this year, and decided to try to track them down this trip (as they are much cheaper in the US with the current exchange).  I managed to track down every currently available fig in the line except Boba Fett, General Veers, Snowtrooper, and Scorch.  I also got all of the VSTC figures as well as 3 of the Demise of Grievous figures (I am willing to trade two of them - just picked them up in case any troopers were looking :)`).  Figs were $6.49-6.99, VSTC $9.99, Demise of Grievous $12.99

In addition to the figs, I got the Clone Wars Gunship ($44.99), and then some stuff for my sons (Slave I/Boba Fett Transformer $14.99, Talking Yoda $14.99) as well as some ROTS wrapping paper.

That's all I can remember for now. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on May 21, 2006, 01:25:19 AM
I just got back from a 3-day Star Wars shopping trek to Williston, Minot,  and Bismark, ND. as well as Billings, MT.  I found a bunch of stuff, as usual for these trips for me. 

First stop, I could tell it would be a good trip, as I grabbed a UGH Obi-Wan.  Found a few Jedi Temple Assault battle packs at Big K stores, grabbed 1.  Loads of the Skirmish in the Senate battle pack at every Target (got 1 of them too), as well lots of the Demise of Grevious exclusive (which I have comming in trade already).  Got up-to-date with the normal figure on US cards, found all of the Heros and Villians wave, except for Bacara.  I only picked up the #41 Clone though.  Stumbeled upon a nice carded Scorch to replace my nonmint one. 

Deal of the trip came this morning though.  Dropped into Shop-Ko in Billings, and they happened to have VTSC figures, including the Scout Trooper.  Ususally their prices are kinda high (EIII figs were almost $7) but the pegs said $9.99.  I figured it was a good enough deal, for the taped cases.  Girl rings them up, $7.99 each!  Im not going to lie, I was rather happy. :speechless-smiley-004:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/richkulach10/DSC02750.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/richkulach10/DSC02752.jpg)

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 21, 2006, 01:25:41 PM
Beautiful score on the VTSCs - aren't they nice???  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on May 21, 2006, 07:13:20 PM
Beautiful score on the VTSCs - aren't they nice???  :)`

Yeah, they really are great looking figures.  Hopefully I can find a buddy in the US who is willing to ship the lucas figure up to me.  I will wait a while to CAREFULLY cut the tape, just incase there is an influx of Lucas figrues available.

Also, Today I recieved my EIII Vader and Han busts from Amazon (cost $30US total) as well as a UGH Anakin, US carded.  Been a great few days for me here. :tongue0024:

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on May 21, 2006, 10:02:38 PM
Is Shop-Ko a local thing or national.?  I don't recall ever seeing any in the western NY area.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on May 21, 2006, 10:39:03 PM
Is Shop-Ko a local thing or national.?  I don't recall ever seeing any in the western NY area.

Well, they say they are a national chain, but only have stores in a handful of states.  Their web-site http://www.shopko.com/ has a pull down menu at the top of the main page showing locations/cities.  There are alot in Wisconsin, but the only ones I have been to are in Montana.

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on June 05, 2006, 01:33:00 PM
I just picked up the Tatooine Wave (Except the Sandtrooper) in Dallas
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on June 06, 2006, 04:38:20 PM
How to spend $70US real fast.  find a jedi temple assault battlepack stuffed behind the transformers section of a kmart.  then some titanium that have even been sniffed at up here and finish it off with a nice minty fresh unleashed chewie.  wouldn't have minded getting his companions to finish the series (if it is finished, I'll believe the greatest hits thing when I see it), but sadly there were none in the 3 walmarts that I visited.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on July 09, 2006, 04:17:16 PM
Just picked up a Mace Windu fighter.  It looks pretty good in Purple
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 09, 2006, 07:39:02 PM
Nice score! I'm looking forward to seeing the black Darth Vader version - that might be the one that gets me to break down and buy another one of these. I only have the Green TRU Anakin one at this point.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on July 09, 2006, 09:06:10 PM
Nice score! I'm looking forward to seeing the black Darth Vader version - that might be the one that gets me to break down and buy another one of these. I only have the Green TRU Anakin one at this point.

THat what I was thinking also - I only have the Blue Obiwan one - and was thinking I would get teh black Darth Vader one to go along with it. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on July 11, 2006, 01:27:49 AM
Spent the afternoon and evening down in the Buffalo area with decent results.  Picked up the Mos Eisley wave(minus Han Solo, for obvious reasons), predominantly at TRU.  Only found one Sandtrooper and one Luke.  Also grabbed a #38 Bespin Vader.  Was tempted by the titanium Sandtrooper(saw both painted and 'vintage' finish at TRU) but ended up taking a pass on it.  Also grabbed some new Attacktix(the ones with the Transformers) and some more Series 3 for the nephews at Kmart and Target.  Walmart had Stormie Han and Chewbacca Unleashed.  I took a pass on these also.  No sign of the Shocktrooper.  Demise of Greivous was warming the pegs at two Targets(on clearance).  Best selection of VTSC was at Walmart.  A lot of cool non-SW stuff like vintage-style GI JOEs, Marvel Legends Famous Covers sets and a lone ML Sabretooth from the GiantMan wave.  Also grabbed a couple of htf WWE Classic Superstars.  Lastly, I found a sweet pair of SW ROTS boxer shorts. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on July 18, 2006, 03:07:53 PM
Found the Endor wave down in the Big D.  Will post a review and pics soon
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: adafl_jowin on July 20, 2006, 12:11:53 AM
Picked up a good chunk of the Tatooine wave today in Grand Forks - everyone but Luke and the Sandtrooper (took a pass on Darth however)

Couldn't find what I was really looking for though - the Target Senate Battle Pack and DoG  :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on July 20, 2006, 09:19:30 AM
RE-HASBRO.COM TOY SITE...SAD SAD SAD ....BUT really was I expecting anything different??...not really.

WHAT A JOKE...I feel very hurt by the fact a company of this size CAN NOT get their act together to provide service to me ...I'M IN CANADA!!!...I see HASBRO has no problem SELLING THEIR Products @ retail level...but can not provide this service over the INTERNET!!!9comic con exclusives!!!)
 
I believe this to be very sad for the TRUE TOY COLLECTOR / child out there(especially here in CANADA!!)!!!
 
HASBRO ,wake up ...smell the coffee...we do live in an age of technology that does allow most companies to sell products to their customers throughout the WORLD!!!

Again...WAKE UP...

fett1
p.s.-if this is the place to put this rant ...PLMK..THXS..

..
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 20, 2006, 11:30:38 AM
Well - after 1 1/2 hours I FINALLY got to order through on Hasbrotoyshop.  Luckily I have a friend in the US that let me ship to his house.

Of course, I couldn't get back on to order a second set.

Hasbro really needs to get Canada into the shipping mix too.  Of course, Hasbo Canada sucks, but that's a different rant.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on July 20, 2006, 02:05:50 PM
Took me 4 hours to get mine to check out.  They were totally unprepared for this
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on July 20, 2006, 08:54:27 PM
...REMINDS MOI ALOT ...OF HOTWHEELSCOLLECTORS.COM days....and ya think they weren't ready...yikes!!!...THANK GOD I don't collect the little diecast anymore!

fett1
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 20, 2006, 09:24:44 PM
Just got notification that my order shipped....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Klaatu on July 28, 2006, 06:08:28 PM
Just received my Shadow Stormtroopers today and I think they are real sweet!  :party0053:  The packagaing totally reminds me of the expanded Universe figures crossed with OTC just minus the 3d pull out background.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 28, 2006, 06:29:48 PM
Just received my Shadow Stormtroopers today and I think they are real sweet!  :party0053:  The packagaing totally reminds me of the expanded Universe figures crossed with OTC just minus the 3d pull out background.

Hey Klaatu, did you have to pay any duties, customs fees etc. ?  I'm expecting mine to show up on Monday, according to the tracking # from SWS.com.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Klaatu on July 28, 2006, 06:47:02 PM
Had to pay a Custom fee of  $16.29 Cdn  which included GST, PST, and a ROD fee.  This wasn't too bad considering I ordered 4 Stormtroopers.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 28, 2006, 06:51:23 PM
Thanks, Trooper.

What's "ROD" ?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Klaatu on July 28, 2006, 06:53:23 PM
I have no clue!    :confused0024:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 28, 2006, 06:55:51 PM
LOL   Thanks again.

Can't wait to get those sweet Black Stormies  :party0053:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on July 29, 2006, 08:28:09 AM
got mine as well (5). Shipping was $21.95 US, and tax etc worked out to be $19.36 Canadian.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 29, 2006, 01:00:23 PM
Crapola - I got an email saying my Shadow Stormies had gone to backorder - not what I wanted to hear. Hopefully they'll stock more so that mine can ship out with the other sets I ordered.  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordJawas on July 29, 2006, 03:10:30 PM
What? Crap. I didnt get an email yet, andI ordered 3.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 29, 2006, 07:21:43 PM
Crapola - I got an email saying my Shadow Stormies had gone to backorder - not what I wanted to hear. Hopefully they'll stock more so that mine can ship out with the other sets I ordered.  :speechless-smiley-004:

I got the same email... :sign0065:

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 30, 2006, 01:08:19 AM
Well I can't blame them to be honest, I waited WAY too long to order those. Ticks me off though, my own tardiness bit me in the butt.  :fighting0072:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 30, 2006, 06:46:15 AM
Crapola - I got an email saying my Shadow Stormies had gone to backorder - not what I wanted to hear. Hopefully they'll stock more so that mine can ship out with the other sets I ordered.  :speechless-smiley-004:

I got the same email... :sign0065:



Pegger, it was your post in this thread that prompted me to order these:

http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/index.php?topic=13025.msg124961#msg124961

 I ordered about 2 hours after you posted and I have received an email confirming my order has been shipped including a tracking number.

Presumably you ordered before (or soon after) posting that these were available. Shouldn't they be first come first serve? i.e. Shouldn't yours have been shipped if mine was? Unless you didn't order until well over 2 hours after you posted about these. But I doubt that you would alert others to these before ordering your own, knowing how they would be likely to sell out fast  :confused0024:

For anyone else who hasn't been sent email, check your order date. If it is before mine (Apr. 19th 8:54pm EST) then theoretically you should be getting yours too if mine have been shipped. Tracking # says mine are almost here...


Also F.Y.I. for everyone concerned; I notice that these are up for order again on the site as a backorder item. It says backorders will be shipped Aug. 4th...maybe you won't be waiting very long or out of luck.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 30, 2006, 07:37:37 AM

Presumably you ordered before (or soon after) posting that these were available. Shouldn't they be first come first serve? i.e. Shouldn't yours have been shipped if mine was?

That would be my reason for saying  :sign0065:

I ordered these on April 19th - before posting....and only ordered 2... 

I don't understand their logic at times....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordJawas on July 30, 2006, 10:25:24 AM
I checked and no email. When I went to my account, it said "still available".

Maybe they did shipp it, I will know when my friend tells me she got it.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on July 30, 2006, 01:30:23 PM
my understanding is that there is really no logical process on when/how SWS decides to deliver these. The only thing I can think of is them processing "larger" orders first. There are people of RScum who ordered these the first day they were available and have not received them yet...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Peacekeeper on July 30, 2006, 08:29:22 PM
I received mine as well on Friday. I ordered one on the 19th of April, received a email Friday morning saying it was shipped, and it arrived that afternoon.

The package itself took less then 24hrs to arrive. I checked the FedEx tracking number and it was sent out Thursday evening, and it arrived early Friday afternoon, and the best part was no customs fees.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 30, 2006, 09:15:34 PM
I received mine as well on Friday. I ordered one on the 19th of April, received a email Friday morning saying it was shipped, and it arrived that afternoon.

The package itself took less then 24hrs to arrive. I checked the FedEx tracking number and it was sent out Thursday evening, and it arrived early Friday afternoon, and the best part was no customs fees.


They send a bill later (usually 1 to 2 weeks later)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 31, 2006, 05:17:37 PM
They send a bill later (usually 1 to 2 weeks later)

Why would FedEx get payment from some ppl upon delivery but bill other ppl later?

It seems they would be setting themselves up to get stiffed by billing you later, I mean, what's your incentive to pay if you've already got your shipment?

Anyway, received mine today, $10.50ish in PST, GST, RODC paid upon delivery( for 3 figures) ...



p.s.  Really crappy and negative for the site that they don't fill orders "first come, first served"
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 31, 2006, 05:33:29 PM
They send a bill later (usually 1 to 2 weeks later)

Why would FedEx get payment from some ppl upon delivery but bill other ppl later?

It seems they would be setting themselves up to get stiffed by billing you later, I mean, what's your incentive to pay if you've already got your shipment?

Anyway, received mine today, $10.50ish in PST, GST, RODC paid upon delivery( for 3 figures) ...



p.s.  Really crappy and negative for the site that they don't fill orders "first come, first served"

I don't know why - I only that that every time I get a fed-ex parcel, I get a bill from the 1 or 2 weeks later for the customs.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Sifo-Dyas on July 31, 2006, 06:39:13 PM
Hmmm, is that in addition to any money that you had to pay upon delivery? Have you ever had to pay upon delivery( for taxes etc.) and also get a bill 1 or 2 weeks later (for customs etc)? thanks. I'm asking because it says "payment received" now on the tracking site, so I would not expect to be billed more later...

Any idea what "RODC" is ? Is that the customs fees?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 31, 2006, 08:56:48 PM
I've never been billed at the door. I'm not sure what RODC is
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordJawas on August 01, 2006, 07:17:34 PM
Just got the email today, saying they are shipping them.

And what I find a lil funny. When I bought them it said "shipped August 1st". If threw me off when people were getting them before August 1st. Well today is August 1st, and mind just shipped.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: chaingunsofdoom on August 04, 2006, 04:05:02 PM
After reading these replies, it sounds like I should grab one on eBay for $19.99 (+ normal shipping).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordJawas on August 05, 2006, 09:53:55 AM
Just got an email from my friend, she has the shadow stormtrooper, and is sending them this week to me..woo hoo.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on August 05, 2006, 12:36:55 PM
I've never been billed at the door. I'm not sure what RODC is

It is a rediculously bogus charge that FedEx uses like a handling fee. They claim they check the parcels at the boarder, pay the taxes on your behalf and transfer the parcel from their US trucks to Canadian trucks. Then they send you some rediculous bill that includes the taxes and customs fees plus their handling fees.

I hate FedEx. They inhale sausage-shaped appendages big time.

When I purchased a force FX lightsabre from MR on sale ($99 with free shipping and included the obiwan .45 scale lightsabre) they tried to charge me $60 because MR listed the item value rather than purchase price. I argued with them, told them I was never going to use FedEx again and never paid the bill.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordJawas on August 06, 2006, 01:15:22 PM
UPS does the same thing.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hendog on August 07, 2006, 02:15:29 AM
Yeah, both companies charge the brokerage fee. In theory it is supposed to greatly speed up the customs process by using a broker. So the service costs quite abit. Unless you are in real rush to get something, always try and have it sent USPS if possible. Sideshow has now included it in the shipping cost when you buy stuff from them, so at least you can see the fees all upfront (except for taxes).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: winbrant on August 08, 2006, 06:10:41 PM
In Farmington, New Mexico on business and checked out Target and Wal*Marts and KB Toys. Found Titanium ships...quite a few new ones, including the Ep.III Falcon...thinking this is Wave 9 and 6.3 items here. Hoped to have found those multi-packs...oh well. Wal*Marts here look like they just re-set the shelves.

Saw remnants of the Mos Eisley Wave (R5, Sandtrooper) and found that Attactix Intergalactic Showdown  :sign0065:...passed. Picked up a Series 3 pack for my son, seeing as Canada never got anything past Series 1.

Even found, at KB Toys, a Jedi Force Han Solo that never made it north of the border on clearance. They also had that SW Pez pack here as well.

Stopped by Target...remnants of Eisley...ther-wise pretty bare. However, saw something on the bottom shelf behind BYO Lightsabers...Scorch w/ red yoda!

Might have to keep looking in between meetings :)

winbrant
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on August 14, 2006, 08:49:04 PM
Picked up the TRU exclusive At-At and X-wing this week.  Grabbed a couple of scorches as well.  The X-Wing box is huge almost teh same size as the At-At

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Alexandertrooper on August 15, 2006, 02:15:57 PM
wow where did you find those?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Kalibur on August 15, 2006, 04:03:08 PM
Picked up the TRU exclusive At-At and X-wing this week.  Grabbed a couple of scorches as well.  The X-Wing box is huge almost teh same size as the At-At



Yeah...where did you find the AT-AT...i'm waiting for this one...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on August 15, 2006, 06:30:18 PM
BountyHunter69 got all those down south, not in Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CRTOYS on August 16, 2006, 03:18:35 AM
Dang, I want that AT-AT... so help me if I have to go to Seattle to get it!  :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on August 16, 2006, 11:47:39 AM
BountyHunter69 got all those down south, not in Canada.

thanks, I forgot to add that
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on August 17, 2006, 03:30:55 PM
Just picked up some Shadow Troopers and a Tatooine Sandtrooper from CRToys.  Cool guy and the prices are very descent.  He's also getting the Carnor Jax and Kir Kanos two packs so I don't even have to order them online! Woohoo!  Now I don't need to keep reading about you guys back east going to a store and finding stuff at reasonable prices that is impossible to find at TRU!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on August 20, 2006, 11:38:37 AM
picked up titanium sandtrooper in both regular and "vintage" finish in Niagara Falls. Not much else there...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on August 20, 2006, 02:57:13 PM
Just got Ewok Throne C-3PO at a comic shop in Ptbo....Sweet fig....They had Jerjerrod also, but I passed on him. Feels good to finally find a NEW figure! :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brent Peconi on August 20, 2006, 05:57:06 PM
Was it at Warp 10?

If so NS i got the DS Gunner, Cody and Chirpa :D
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on August 21, 2006, 07:03:53 AM
lol...I was wondering about whether they had gotten the DS Gunner!!  :tongue0024: Ya - we went down for the night to Pdot and I swung by Warp 10 after finding SFA in any other store. Was gonna check Jeff's too, but they in my experience don't carry much SW stuff
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Nerf Herder on August 30, 2006, 11:25:27 AM
(Apologies if this has already been reported).   I was at Silver Snail on Queens St today.   They have the "old" swimming JarJar figure for $20 (was $40).   I haven't seen that figure since it came out, what 4 or 5 years ago.  So, if thats your bag......................... :shakehead:
NH
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: winbrant on September 05, 2006, 05:41:18 PM
Down in Garden City, Kansas on business.

Target: Not much new apart from Mace's Starfighter and the Unleashed Greivous and Boba Cylinders (US$19,99)...big and not quite sure how to get this back to Canada undamaged!

Wal*Mart: they has GB (but no 501st troopers.) New Attactix 5 backs (Han and Chewie, Greedo, and Boba, with bonus green-marked trooper) (US$9.99). The also had Han (Stormtrooper) and Ep.III Chewie Unleashed (US$14.99) on regular card...and lots of them? No luck in new Titaniums (BSG Wave 2, B-Wing, TIE Int) However, did pick up an A-Wing (red) and saw Landspeeders, Boba's Slave 1 and Undamgaed Facon). Where are those 5 packs people said they saw on clearance...not here, that's for sure.

So on the way home the next day and decided to check in again should someone re-stock...and they did! Got my BSG Wave 2, the B-Wing, and the TIE Int. They also got in the Titanium Lava Reflection Vader...Arctrooper...see you tomorrow  :winking0071:

Looks like Durango, CO and Hugoton, KS next month so here's hoping there's something new!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on September 07, 2006, 12:55:21 PM
Stopped at a TRU in Detroit, found 10, yes 10 Greatest Battles Shocktroopers.  Now THAT is the mother load!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on September 19, 2006, 12:24:55 PM
I was down on South Padre Island Tx, and I picked up most of the Naboo Wave.  Got the Vader, Pod racers, Black Endor Trooper, Naboo Solder, Garaga, Repp Been, and Ep1 Obi
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on September 27, 2006, 09:02:39 PM
On my way out here to Halifax, picked up a few items.  Got the Endor wave along with an extra DS Gunner to open.  Blue clones
(H&V wave) are warming the pegs at various stores.  Managed to grab a Holo Darth Maul and a Naboo trooper at Walmart in Maine.  Lots of Unleashed in tubes at Target and KB Toys(Greivous, Fett, Vader).  Also, got a cool 'talking' Yoda and C3PO for the dash of the car at Target.  They have all the SW Christmas ornaments out already as well.  Mace's starfighter and Vader's fighter are plentiful too.  My great deal was a VTSC Greedo for 25 cents at Walmart.  Most everything else is what we have in Canada too, particularly at TRU.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on September 27, 2006, 10:06:17 PM
Picked up the Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter at Target.  We also finally got the snowspeeder
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jongo fett on October 01, 2006, 09:32:17 PM
I just got back from Buffalo from a day trip and have spotted quite a few items of possible interest....

-Walden Galleria Mall(KB Toys)
two complete sets of ep3 greatest battles collection inc.-blue royal guard,c3p0, 501st legion trooper,at-te tank gunner,count dooku,padme,r4g9,wookie warrior,emperor palpatine,clone commander,red shock trooper r2d2, and obi-wan kenobi.I grabbed one r2 unit(electronic lights/sounds)
-Target(niagra falls blvd)
4 Kit Fitso jedi starfighters(target exclusive sticker),Mace Windu starfighter,assorted ep3 greatest battles figs
-TRU(niagra falls blvd@sheridan rd)(716)-837-4350                             
Lego:AT-ST,Imperial star destroyer,x-wing fighter,arc fighter,clone turbo tank,jabba's sailbarge,slave1
Saga:large titaniums-AT-AT ,Snowspeeder,Vader's advanced tie fighter,Limited edition vader lava reflection,Bossk,Sandtrooper.they also had about 6 saga tie fighters with larger scale wings$44.99(black tie pilot included)2- battle over the sarlac battle packs,$14.99,Dagobah x-wings$44.99,no Endor AT-ATS.At the front cash there were assorted Giant PEZ dispensers-yoda,grievous,death star and r2d2.Saw a few Unleashed Luke,Vader,Greivous.Also had tons of the greatest  battles figs ,as well as assorted endor figs.Might be worth playing hookey one day and stocking up on u.s. carded troopers???
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Post by: pegger on October 03, 2006, 02:42:19 PM
I just ordered the Naboo wave from Legend's!! Plus no tax!!!!
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Post by: jedikiller on October 13, 2006, 06:15:26 AM
 Just found the new 30th anniversay tins last night at the TRU in Novi,Mi. They're cool but the tins totally suck, they have hinges on the  side of them that aren't visible  from the packaging, when you close them they really stand out. I think I'm going to dump the loose  tins  on Ebay. Also picked all of the Naboo wave last week, VERY NICE, it's nice to see  some E1 stuff on the shelves again, regardless of  what people think about the movie.
Kind  of  let down by the Luke Endor fig though, I was hoping it  would be a new body not the one  from Tatooine again.
Happy hunting,
Long live the Sith
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Post by: mini-myte on October 15, 2006, 10:24:33 AM
Just got back from NY state yesterday. Target had the newly re-packaged Unleashed Grievous and Boba Fett on clearance ($9.98 each). Sweet deal. They also had the Titanium "Lava Reflection" Vader on clearance as well ($7.98 each). Wal-Mart had tons of Unleashed Lukes and Vaders, but they were at full price ($19.98 each). Check Ottawa forums for more info.
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 15, 2006, 11:16:36 AM
And if you never got the super articulated Shock Trooper in the Target exclusive Skirmish in the Senate battle pack, you can find him single carded as part of the greatest heroes and villains line. And he is a plenty out there!

Sorry to Disappoint but that is not the #41 Shock troopers from teh skirmish pack but the #6 repaint.  The package has the wrong picture on it
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Post by: jjreason on October 15, 2006, 03:15:30 PM
That's such a disappointment (the Shocktrooper being the #6).

Does anyone have their Senate Shocktroopers yet? I'm wondering if they have the same scuff marks the white version had.

EDITED: I checked the RS photo archives, the red 41s from the Senate pack have no dirt/scuffing on them. - jj  
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Post by: Klaatu on October 18, 2006, 11:09:59 PM
Just received my Crimson Empire Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax 2 pack from Starwarsshop.com today and man is it  sweet!  :)` It came with the issue #6 for the background comic and no extra charges from Fedex!
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 19, 2006, 12:58:19 PM
I picked up the AOTC, ROTS and ESB collector tins.  The snow trooper is pretty cool
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 20, 2006, 06:16:48 PM
got the AHN and ROTJ tins as well
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Post by: jjreason on October 20, 2006, 08:28:39 PM
Where did you find the tins?
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 20, 2006, 10:21:13 PM
Where did you find the tins?

  TRU in Dallas
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Post by: cheesebacca on October 23, 2006, 04:18:57 AM
Just picked up the Tie fighter with extra large wings and pilot at the Hamburg NY Toys R us!! :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo: :artoo:
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Post by: fishfan on October 23, 2006, 08:04:35 AM
Friend got me the new Walmart Unleashed Vader and Jedi Luke.  I have em on cards already but love the look of the new containers as they are fully assembled. 

Gave my buddy the reciept for the Fett and Greivous to see if he can get the money back now that they are clearance priced.(according to R/S)
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 31, 2006, 12:42:19 PM
picked up the Mace Windu Squadron set south of the border.  Very sweet can't wait to open this bad boy
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Post by: Darth Straus on October 31, 2006, 12:53:07 PM
picked up the Mace Windu Squadron set south of the border.  Very sweet can't wait to open this bad boy

What was the price for the set ??  I am going across in late November with friends to try and score one myself.
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Post by: niubniub on October 31, 2006, 02:09:52 PM
Scorch is in stock on toysrus.com
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 31, 2006, 04:26:29 PM
picked up the Mace Windu Squadron set south of the border.  Very sweet can't wait to open this bad boy

What was the price for the set ??  I am going across in late November with friends to try and score one myself.

  $19.99  US.  This one should be a hot seller.  Target Employees are saying teh shelf date is nov 19th
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Post by: fishfan on November 01, 2006, 09:00:25 AM
picked up the Mace Windu Squadron set south of the border.  Very sweet can't wait to open this bad boy

where abouts did you get it.  I have friends in low places on the look out.
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 01, 2006, 11:44:40 AM
I picked it up down in texas
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Post by: jjreason on November 02, 2006, 11:20:05 AM
I need to get my Bothan Spies working on this for me as well....  :yoda:
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Post by: haggisking on November 06, 2006, 09:25:59 PM
Had a bit of luck on my US trip yesterday.  Chanced upon an associate putting out a bunch of Mace Windu's Attack Squadron Battlepacks($19.99US) at a Target store.  As I have so often in the past, I assumed the role of 'fat kid on chocolate.'  I left behind the Kit Fisto starfighter($19.99) as they seemed rather plentiful and my wallet seemed rather empty.  I hope to go back and snag one of those near the end of the month.  At TRU, I bought the ESB Commemorative Tin($29.99).  It was the only one I saw.  They still have the 'big-wing' Tie Fighter.  The only single figures I saw anywhere were Greatest Battles and peg-warmer Endor wave figs.  We, seriously, have as good or better selection of figures up here right now.  Walmarts had the Darth Tater/Spudtrooper tins but I couldn't justify buying one(already have them seperately).  I found a lonely Jedi vs. Darth Sidious Battlepack(didn't even know these were out yet and it didn't scan in the price checker) and bought it.  $19.97 for that one.  Overall, I was very pleased with some unexpected scores.  Also got some new Marvel Legends but that's a different section.... :scared0008:
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Post by: muthaComputer on November 06, 2006, 09:36:41 PM
Are you opening the ESB tin? Is the Luke a new sculpt? Can you tell?

I have this feeling, at least from the pics, that his lightsaber is similar to the Luke from the Early Bird version. Or is it just the way he's holding it?
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Post by: haggisking on November 07, 2006, 12:32:47 AM
I don't plan on opening the tin at this time.  I don't usually open figures anyway.  It looks kind of cool in the box too. 
The Luke, IMO, is just a repaint of the Hoth Attack Luke from the Saga collection.  You can see the scars on his face but there is no blood and, I believe, his outfit is painted a bit differently.  Interstingly, the lightsaber that Hoth Han is holding has a different hilt than the one that Hoth Luke has.  Hasbro rules! :confused0024:
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Post by: richkulach on November 08, 2006, 01:11:19 PM
Found the Crimson Empire 2-pack at a comic shop in Regina today.  Little steep at $29, but it looks great.  They also had in a bunch of Saga2 US carded EpI and a few Endor II wave.  $14 each for them.

Rich
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 20, 2006, 09:33:40 PM
The target shuttles have arrived.  Just grabbed one in big D.  Official street date is Nov 26th though.  Stores should have about 24 each.  $60 is worth the trip down to get one
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Post by: haggisking on November 21, 2006, 10:35:50 PM
Can you post any photos of it?
 :love0030:
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Post by: morbidaj on November 22, 2006, 09:58:58 AM
I got mine too!
But I live here now eh..
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 22, 2006, 10:54:30 PM
Here you go.  It is identical to the FAO release.


(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/bountyhunter69/DSC07250.jpg)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/bountyhunter69/DSC07251.jpg)
Left FAO  Right Target
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Post by: haggisking on November 23, 2006, 03:38:06 PM
Thanks for the photos.  I assume the box is different though? I may grab one of these to open.
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 23, 2006, 10:01:16 PM
The box is different, and it has the Vader and Royal guard in a display window in one corner
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Post by: haggisking on December 03, 2006, 01:17:47 AM
Booted down to the States this past Monday.  I was awed by the display full of Imperial Shuttles at Target.  Was only able to buy one due to vehcile space restrictions(I know, should have left my gf and her mother at home).  Saw the new Galactic Heroes 'battle pack' type deals.  They look amazing.  I almost bought the Bountyhunters one but had other priorities.  Saw the OT tins that I don't have.  The Episode IV tin is the most appealing to me as the Vader and 3PO have a sort of 'vintage' feel to them(maybe it's because my vintage Vader never had a cape back in the day).  The Sandtrooper looks cool too.  As far as basic figures, we still have as good a selection up here.
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Post by: jjreason on December 03, 2006, 09:11:21 AM
Boy, congrats on those shuttles guys. I'm still choked over having spent so much money on mine... but it goes away every time I take it down and fly it around a little.  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:

Awesome deal on an awesome ship!!!!  :)`
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Post by: haggisking on December 03, 2006, 11:01:16 PM
I figure that now that I have both shuttles, I can divide the total cost by two and say that, on average, I didn't pay $300 for a $60 ship any longer :sign0065:.
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on December 05, 2006, 01:47:16 PM
Found wave 8 today on my latest texas jaunt to target.  gotta love those clones
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Post by: NorthernSolo on December 06, 2006, 11:01:44 AM
Just got my stuff from Ebay on Friday night - won an auction for a full decking of Han Solo's Bespin gear! Outfit fits like a glove! Jacket, shirt, pants and gunbelt....Will post pics once I get around to taking some! Loving it tho! Just need boots now and I'm set!
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Post by: Klaatu on December 28, 2006, 02:43:33 PM
Just had my Republic Commando Delta Squad delivered today from SW Shop and man is it sweet!!   :)`
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Post by: richkulach on December 29, 2006, 10:09:09 PM
I am just on a 3 day trip down in Minot, ND and had a few good pickups. Drove own yesterday, quickly found 1 of the 3 Comic 2-packs (Vader/Rebel) at Walmart, and a Christmas decoration Vader making a deathstar snowman at Target for just $10.  Decided to make the 2 hour drive down to Bismark, ND, and Target had Kit's JSF for just $4.98. Last one, and it was in pretty good shape. Came back to Minot for the night, stopped in at Target quick after supper (GF was looking for clothes) and they just happen to have 2 Imperial Shuttles on for $41.98!! Picked up the best of the 2. Not a bad deal since I thought I was out of luck.

Rich
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Post by: jjreason on December 30, 2006, 01:06:20 PM
God, that's DIRT CHEAP for the shuttle. Be very proud of that score!!!!  :scared0008:
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Post by: Sifo-Dyas on December 30, 2006, 04:52:47 PM
Just got my Delta Squad set from Toy Traders and it looks awesome! Thanks again for the great deal, Matthew.

They also have the new wave of Saga figs; Camo Battledroids, Clones, R5-J2, Holo Cody, Chewie w/ Elect. C3P0, Sith Training Maul etc.

Lots of other great new stuff in stock including Gentle Giant Boba, Leia & R2, Vader Maquettes, Galactic Heroes 10 packs....
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Post by: pegger on December 30, 2006, 06:05:37 PM
I got mine from Razor's Edge...it came Friday...and I agree - the set is great.

BTW - Mike at Razor's was great to deal with too.  Super nice guy.
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Post by: ambasah on January 07, 2007, 08:23:14 PM
If you are in a Chapter's/Indigo check if they have the "Star Wars Poster Book". It is a hard cover - 300+ page book that normally retails for $70 plus. I got it on sale for $14.99 !!

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Post by: fishfan on January 08, 2007, 08:22:24 AM
man that's awesome, I'm on  my way this morning.  Thanks for the heads up Ambasah  :u:
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Post by: JesseVader08 on January 08, 2007, 01:36:58 PM
If you are in a Chapter's/Indigo check if they have the "Star Wars Poster Book". It is a hard cover - 300+ page book that normally retails for $70 plus. I got it on sale for $14.99 !!



That book is a good deal at $70, so $15 is a steal!
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Post by: fishfan on January 08, 2007, 02:17:48 PM
Went to Newmarket Chapters, comp. says 1 there, they can't find it.  Called the Markham 1, comp. says 1 there, can't find it.  Called the Woodbridge store, comp. says 2 there, can't find them.  I'm not destined to have this book.   :sad0064:
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Post by: ambasah on January 08, 2007, 03:29:25 PM
I found mine near the children's area in the "Entertainment" section.

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Post by: Darth Cujo on January 08, 2007, 03:38:30 PM
Went to Newmarket Chapters, comp. says 1 there, they can't find it.  Called the Markham 1, comp. says 1 there, can't find it.  Called the Woodbridge store, comp. says 2 there, can't find them.  I'm not destined to have this book.   :sad0064:

Hmm I was going to pop into the newmarket and/or woodbridge store. May not bother now. You probably saved me a hassle fishfan. :) I checked online and the price is the same but says "temporarily unavailable to order". :( You can get it at amazon.ca for $36.71. Not bad, but sure aint $14.99!

Keep an eye out though at indigos/chapters in the near future, ya never know. I remember they blew out the c-3po books with the 12" doll for like $20. They had some, then none, then some again a few times.
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Post by: Eradicator on January 08, 2007, 09:03:11 PM
Will Amazon do a price match?
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Post by: jjreason on January 08, 2007, 11:11:46 PM
I spoke to Chapters today, apparently when there is one copy left of anything they box it up and return it. I was advised of a couple of stores having more than one copy left and was told to call them to see if they could find them.... too much hassle for me as I don't really have an interest in the posters.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on January 09, 2007, 02:24:13 AM
I spoke to Chapters today, apparently when there is one copy left of anything they box it up and return it.

That seems strange.  Why go through all that effort when there's only one left?  :~/~:
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Post by: fishfan on January 09, 2007, 08:25:14 AM
the guy who helped me out, and he was really helpful, mentioned that there is a possibility that it may even have been stolen over the past year and when they do inventory it will clear it out of the system.  Another possiblility is that it's just misplaced somewhere else in the store, or was damaged beyond sellable condition and wasn't written off properly.  Or, as the guy who helped me said, "maybe one of the SW geeks in the basement had hidden it downstairs".  Then realizing he may have inadvertantly called me a star wars geek, explained that he meant the kids that are into it and not the generation who grew up with it, implying that I was old.  I told him to stop while he was ahead.  It was funny actually.

There are many reasons a computer can say there is one left and it's not on the shelf where it's supposed to be, least of all someone already bought it and the computer doesn't adjust inventory till the next business day.

As JJ said, it a lot of work to track down 1 book.  I'd like it at that price, but not if I have to drive an hour each way to find a copy.

 :u:
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Post by: Darth Cujo on January 09, 2007, 01:04:22 PM
the guy who helped me out, and he was really helpful, mentioned that there is a possibility that it may even have been stolen over the past year and when they do inventory it will clear it out of the system.  Another possiblility is that it's just misplaced somewhere else in the store, or was damaged beyond sellable condition and wasn't written off properly.  Or, as the guy who helped me said, "maybe one of the SW geeks in the basement had hidden it downstairs".  Then realizing he may have inadvertantly called me a star wars geek, explained that he meant the kids that are into it and not the generation who grew up with it, implying that I was old.  I told him to stop while he was ahead.  It was funny actually.

There are many reasons a computer can say there is one left and it's not on the shelf where it's supposed to be, least of all someone already bought it and the computer doesn't adjust inventory till the next business day.

As JJ said, it a lot of work to track down 1 book.  I'd like it at that price, but not if I have to drive an hour each way to find a copy.

 :u:

That's hilarious. Star Wars geeks, eh? What are they? lol

And man don't need to tell me about computers telling you a book is there when it's not. Especially in a library!! It's the main reason I hate libraries! So many hrs in university wasted searching for phantom books!
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Post by: Hellboy on January 12, 2007, 09:41:54 AM
I spoke to Chapters today, apparently when there is one copy left of anything they box it up and return it. I was advised of a couple of stores having more than one copy left and was told to call them to see if they could find them.... too much hassle for me as I don't really have an interest in the posters.

The Chapters I went to had 1 left (according to their computer) in the General Bargain area... I asked 2 ladies and they looked at each other and then went, "Oh, geeze...". Luckily, and unfortunately for the kind male clerk standing nearby, he said he knew where it was because he was planning on buying it himself. He opened up one of the computer station cabinets and pulled it out.

I almost felt guilty taking it from him... almost...
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Post by: winbrant on January 17, 2007, 02:21:04 PM
Wal*Mart 2-packs hitting the shelves here in Houston...have no price as they were still in cases on the pallets the night guys were bringing out.

don't know...seems like a way to get rid of stuff...Endor wave stuff. No Wave 8 or 9 seen down here...heck, no Titanium either (wave 14-15). Occasional GH Cinema Scene but cases beat up and broken into...for those unique 1 or 2 out of 10, I guess.

w.
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Post by: fishfan on January 17, 2007, 03:18:55 PM
Hasbroshop.com has some of the new titaniums up for sale if you have a US shipping address.  I just got the rebel blockade runner, obi-wans jedi fighter with hyperspace ring, the sith speeder and AT-RT endor version for $30 Canadian shipped with tax.
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Post by: Torrynn on January 25, 2007, 09:57:04 AM
Just found at my local comic shop in Southwestern Ontario- Saga Wave 9 figures!!
Padme, Yarael, Appo, Elite Trooper, Vader's Droid, Clone Engineer, Holo Obi,
What a great find and at $11.99-$13.99 Canadian isn't bad considering no retail stores in Canada will get them.
Now if only the Wal mart wave shpws up here...  :luke:
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Post by: Wookiee on January 25, 2007, 10:49:30 AM
Just got Wave 9 from my local comic shop as well.  They put aside a full case for me, just in case I was interested.  Love that service.  I picked it up the day it showed.  Can't wait to open some of these up.
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Post by: Rotaxxx on February 05, 2007, 08:37:25 PM
My brother in law just got back from Wally in the states and brought me back 5 wave 10 figs :artoo:  Aurra Sing,Kitik Keed'Kak,Labria,R4-M6,and Nabrun Leids&Kabe

Target had squat, just older figs :shakehead:
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Post by: fishfan on February 06, 2007, 07:34:16 AM
My brother in law just got back from Wally in the states and brought me back 5 wave 10 figs :artoo:  Aurra Sing,Kitik Keed'Kak,Labria,R4-M6,and Nabrun Leids&Kabe

Target had squat, just older figs :shakehead:

your brother in law and my brother in law need to talk.  I can't get him to even go to walmart for me and he lives on Grand Island

Next time ask him for two sets and I'll even throw in cash for gas!!
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Post by: Rotaxxx on February 06, 2007, 09:40:47 AM
I didn't even know :confused0024:  he knows I collect and brought some back..lucky me :D
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Post by: fishfan on February 14, 2007, 11:55:47 AM
just bought online at hasbro.com the next wave of titanium ships including the AT-TE, dagobah x-wing, invisible hand, royal guard tie interceptor and sandtrooper on dewback.  with shipping to my buddy's address in buffalo and tax it worked out to about $7 can per ship, but on the much nicer US card.  now I just have to wait till the next time he goes up, or I go on a toy run. :)`
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on February 24, 2007, 06:09:47 PM
just bought online at hasbro.com the next wave of titanium ships including the AT-TE, dagobah x-wing, invisible hand, royal guard tie interceptor and sandtrooper on dewback.  with shipping to my buddy's address in buffalo and tax it worked out to about $7 can per ship, but on the much nicer US card.  now I just have to wait till the next time he goes up, or I go on a toy run. :)`

I am curious how you got around the first time shipment process?  Hasbro.com always sends the first shipment to your credit card billing address no matter what the shipping address is that you specifiy
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Post by: FETT1 on February 24, 2007, 07:17:28 PM
...hmmm...not true as I have ordered from them and had items sent to my bud in NY!...
HMMMMMMMmmm..
fett1
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Post by: fishfan on February 24, 2007, 07:40:03 PM
just bought online at hasbro.com the next wave of titanium ships including the AT-TE, dagobah x-wing, invisible hand, royal guard tie interceptor and sandtrooper on dewback.  with shipping to my buddy's address in buffalo and tax it worked out to about $7 can per ship, but on the much nicer US card.  now I just have to wait till the next time he goes up, or I go on a toy run. :)`

I am curious how you got around the first time shipment process?  Hasbro.com always sends the first shipment to your credit card billing address no matter what the shipping address is that you specifiy


Never had that problem.  It simply had asked for the shipping address and then the billing address and payment info.   I have all my ebay, hasbro and starwarsshop.com stuff shipped to my brother in law.  whenever he comes up, or the odd time when I go down, I pick it up. :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on February 24, 2007, 09:47:53 PM
They must have changed their policy.  I ran into it the first time I ordered from them
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Post by: winbrant on March 01, 2007, 12:04:21 PM
Was in Houston earlier this week and, finally found Appo at Target. They also had the new Galactic Heroes (Clone Wars Ani and Clone, CW Obi and Durge, Maul and Speeder, and Hammerhead and Figrin D'an). Only one of each per case.

They also had battlepacks (Ilum, Felucia, and Tantive). Passed on these.

Still no Titanium Paploo on a speeder bike :(
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Post by: Sifo-Dyas on March 01, 2007, 12:58:39 PM


Still no Titanium Paploo on a speeder bike :(

Saw a couple of them at WM in Chilliwack, B.C. I've noticed other WM's around here getting the new assort. of titaniums lately too so you should check there. I picked up the Endor version of the Titanium AT-AT at the Chilliwack one on the weekend.

They also had: Obiwan startfighter w/ hyperdrive ring
                        Anikin's "modified starfighter"
                        Vader's Sith Starfighter
                        Rebel blockade runner
                        Maul on Speeder
               and some others...
 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Classic88 on March 05, 2007, 12:57:50 AM
Hey Ottawa Troopers.. I was just out at the Comic Book Shoppe out on Clyde and seen the Walmart wave (Mace's Purple Droid etc.) and the Band set.  A Republic Arc 170 and some Gunships, and a Naboo Royal Starship!  I'll be content with my Capt. Antilles(which will be great if I ever get my two Tantive IV Bp's), General Grievous secret lightsaber attack and VOTC Yoda.

Good Hunting
Keith
r2d2
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Post by: clonecommander972 on March 08, 2007, 02:54:17 PM
i've been here in fredricton,NB for the past week and i found a great comic shop called strange adventure. lots of those attacus statues, clone trooper bust-up 4 pack and that life-sized, clone wars cartoon yoda. needless to say, they also had lots of comic books.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on April 09, 2007, 12:45:09 PM
just Got wave 2 of TAC down in Dallas
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Post by: Bidderfett on April 09, 2007, 09:26:19 PM
I found TAC wave one in the States (all except McTrooper).
and the Walmart Speeder bike clones
and also a complete set of ORDER 66!!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on April 16, 2007, 11:57:21 PM
Picked up an Unleashed Shadow Stormtrooper from Walmart in the U.S.  No other SW finds worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 29, 2007, 06:51:09 PM
I also just picked up an Unleashed Shadow Stormtrooper.  nothing else new.  Target had the vader w/coin case marked down to $7US. 

Saw a whack of Order 66's at 3 targets.  $10 each US

No Ilum battlepacks though :(

Also saw the Bantha "battlepack" at TRU.

 :u:
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Post by: Canadian Jedi on April 29, 2007, 08:47:39 PM
fishfan:

Did you see both variants of the Bantha?  I am wondering if we will see both variants here in Canada?

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 29, 2007, 10:23:57 PM
Variants?  If you mean the curly hair and the fuzzy hair, they were all the greasy curly looking hair.

 :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on April 30, 2007, 08:58:45 AM
Variants?  If you mean the curly hair and the fuzzy hair, they were all the greasy curly looking hair.

 :u:

  he is refering to the Tan versions versus the reddy Brown version
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 30, 2007, 09:55:56 AM
I honestly didn't know there was a difference.  they were tan looking.   :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: chaingunsofdoom on May 15, 2007, 04:39:21 PM
Phoenix had some new stuff when I was down there last week...

- Banthas at multiple TRU stores.
- new SW:TFs Clone Gunship, Mace, and Tiin's orange Starfighter.
- found 4/6 Order 66 2-packs (no Yodas) on clearance for 50% off and this was only at 1 Target (out of around 6 total stores visited) way out in the boonies.
- EU Comic 2 packs at TRU
- Partial TAC Wave 2 at several stores (only grabbed a DS Trooper), but mostly Hans all around.
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Post by: alkaline888 on May 29, 2007, 10:26:31 PM
Hi, y'all, I've been visiting this great site and this is my first contribution. Just visiting a friend in Wisconsin this week, been at Target and seen:

- Vintage TAC Han, Luke, Leia (someone snagged all of the Snowtroopers, Bossks and IG-88s) :(
- Remnants of TAC wave 2 and 1, none of the more popular figs (i.e. McStormie & McFett)
- Luke & R2 Comic packs
- 1/2 price Order 666 Obi & Utapau trooper
- TAC TIE & V-Wing
- Remnants of Saga final wave

WalMart here just has remnants of Saga final wave. Cheers!
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Post by: richkulach on May 31, 2007, 11:25:35 AM
Just back from C4, and had a lot of success on the drive back.  Best stop was in Vegas at Wal-Mart, got the entire wave 3 including the Concept Chewie.  They also had the new Vintage figures, although I passed on the for now.  Lots of them though, 6 PDQ's with 12 in each, and more on the pallet.  Loads of the wave 2 comic packs, and picked up a set of them as well. They also had the Fathers Day 2 pack set that everyone seems to be disgusted by.  Myself, I like it and at $10, figure its not all that bad.  Also grabbed the Mickey/Yoda 2 pack from Disney, and a Holiday Yoda at C4 for $8.  Now, I gotta find a place to out it all.   :mad0218:

Rich
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Post by: ambasah on June 02, 2007, 09:47:42 PM
I was in Niagara Falls today and hopped over the US side - found new Ultra titanium vehicles at TRU (x-wing, tie fighter, etc) and the new SW transformers (Mace etc).

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Post by: fishfan on June 05, 2007, 11:43:18 PM
Was at a collector shop in T.O. and got the newest wave of Titanium on US packaging.  Plo Koon's jedi starfighter with hyperdrive ring, orange deco B-Wing, V-wing, Hoth Turbo tank, green (Kashyyk) deco Arc 170.  Forgot to get the Red Ep 3 Obi Wan fighter.  :speechless-smiley-004:
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Post by: haggisking on June 10, 2007, 09:34:31 PM
Made a quick trip to the US today.  Walmart had the new vintage-style figs(I don't remember what they are called now).  4 boxes of them and not one Snowtrooper to be found.  Also, they had the Father's Day 2-pack.  All the above were $9.97 each.  V-Wing and Sith Infiltrator as well as tons of Tie Fighters were also around.  Saw some Saga Lengends(?) pegwarmers at Target as well as Saesee Tinns starfighter.  They also had the vintage-style pegwarmers(meaning all but the Snowtrooper).
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Post by: Tyrell Archer on June 17, 2007, 12:01:42 PM
Was just at Toys Toys Toys in Toronto Eaton Centre... they had IG-88, Hoth Han, and Bossk (VTSC) for (yeouch!) $25!  As a collector on a budget, I elected to wait...
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Post by: old man ben on June 18, 2007, 10:37:54 AM
I spent Sunday in the Cleveland area, very disappointing results!  I hit two Target stores, one Walmart (which had absolutely nothing - not even the Father's Day cards), and one TRU which was the best of the lot.  Target had the VTSC vintage packs at $11.99, whereas TRU was only $9.99, but neither had any Snowtroopers.  A few comic book packs and a few older Saga figures and that was it!
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Post by: Wookiee on June 26, 2007, 12:38:24 AM
Just got my Commander Neyo through ebay.  I got notification the day after the blister event and the item arrived today.  Quick shipping.  I got it for 283 USD.  Better than what I've seen it going for lately. Now only three other commanders to get - Bly, Cody and Bacarra.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on July 05, 2007, 04:12:57 PM
Just got Wave 3 from Goldenage Toys!!!! Also got the V-Wing Titanium!!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bidderfett on July 15, 2007, 07:19:58 PM
I went to Michigan this weekend, I went to 5 Targets, a Walmart and a TRU.
Target had the new Vintage figures on clearance for $8.
No other figs worth mentioning though.
 They had all the same peg-warmers as us.
 Except every store also had Galactic Marines and Airborne Troops peg-warming!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 15, 2007, 08:46:54 PM
Those figures are showing up again in wave 3 cases - I'd suggest it likely means some other bounty hunters got to the new figures before you did. At least those are good choices for filler figures..... but it would have made more sense to pack in extra Stormtroopers.
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Post by: Hellboy on July 15, 2007, 11:21:11 PM
Those figures are showing up again in wave 3 cases - I'd suggest it likely means some other bounty hunters got to the new figures before you did. At least those are good choices for filler figures..... but it would have made more sense to pack in extra Stormtroopers.

Yes... Stormtroopers... 4 per case... but that's intelligent thinking.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on July 20, 2007, 12:34:38 AM
Noticed that some of wave 3 is up on the Hasbro toy shop website.  Concept Chewie is "unavailable" or sold out already..... :sad0064:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordPrelude on July 21, 2007, 07:27:55 PM
Went to Buffalo on friday... picked up a Sith Infiltrator for $20 and TAC #20 Stormtrooper for $6.99. I saw lots of wave 3 figures scattered and a few saga legends... Also saw the reduced VOTC at target... all except the snowtrooper :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on July 23, 2007, 01:03:34 AM
Shuffled off to Buffalo today and actually found something for a change! :rockon:
As mentioned elsewhere, VTSC figs. are on clearance both at Walmart and Target.  I scored a Snowtrooper at Target for a tidy $8.38US.  Walmart had all the other VTSC but for $9.97.
I also grabbed TAC 18-21 at Target.  No McChewie left though.
I also saw the Tie-Advanced(wider box than the other vehicles of this line) but passed on it as I didn't want to push my luck too much at the border.
Kmart had the Tantive IV battlepack but I took a pass on that as well.
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Post by: Darth Sinister on August 04, 2007, 06:40:20 PM
Silver snail has all of wave 3 on us cards for 12.99 not too bad if you can't wait for hasbro canada to start shipping.
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Post by: Brent Peconi on August 06, 2007, 09:44:42 PM
Silver snail has all of wave 3 on us cards for 12.99 not too bad if you can't wait for hasbro canada to start shipping.

They also have REALLY hot chicks working the coutner..






If you cant wait for Hasbro to start shipping those either  :shakehead: :cool0037:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Sinister on August 07, 2007, 12:20:25 AM
hardy  har yarr!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on August 07, 2007, 09:37:17 AM
Btrent - what's a "coutner"?  Us old guys aren't up on these new terms.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 07, 2007, 10:55:04 AM
What wouldja do with a drunken pirate?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 12, 2007, 06:27:50 PM
I was over in Port Huron this am with my family - hit Target, WM and TRU over there. TRU was far superior - they had complete wave 3 (2 of each minimum, incl McChewie) as well as a few Legends figures (3 Clone Troopers, R2, C3PO with Battle Droid head and Darth Vader) - obviously on US cards. The Legends figures were all repeats for me so I left them, and the wave 3 stuff I have on preorder so it's still there as well. I'm hoping for lots of good Karma for leaving those Chewies... that's 4 I've left for others so far and I still don't have mine yet.

EDITED: Just doing some research into the Legends - the white Clones are 4 per case, but 2 are EPII and 2 are EPIII! I must have not noticed the difference, other than the poses inside the packaging.
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Post by: NorthernSolo on August 17, 2007, 01:46:28 PM
Just got Sideshow Bespin Han for $37 shipped on Ebay :party0053:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on August 19, 2007, 12:30:50 AM
I'm hoping for lots of good Karma for leaving those Chewies... that's 4 I've left for others so far and I still don't have mine yet.

No, no, no... good Karma comes when you buy the McChewies and share them with your fellow troopers.  :winking0071:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 19, 2007, 08:11:18 AM
Every time I buy extra figures, I get no takers!!! I've pretty much given up on that, unless I have a specific request from someone.  :confused0024:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on August 19, 2007, 09:38:55 AM
Just recieved my R2KT, concept Obi/Yoda and concept Chewie from Hasbro.com  Obi and Yoda are awesome. :rockon:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on August 19, 2007, 10:58:27 PM
Every time I buy extra figures, I get no takers!!! I've pretty much given up on that, unless I have a specific request from someone.  :confused0024:

Okay, I'll take the next one you see.  :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on September 01, 2007, 12:37:11 AM
I visited toy traders in Langley, B.C., and they had everything. I picked up a saga legends 501st trooper, sandtrooper (white pad) and ep. 2 clone! 14.99 each except clone 11.99 (ep.2) my favorite store yet, loose vintages 10$ ea, all the saga 2 collection minus a couple rarities, vehicles, bust ups, and sweet dioramas. Alot of exclusives as well as rares. Every1 in B.C should visit it someday.
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Post by: Grand_Moff_Rob on September 03, 2007, 05:17:14 PM
I just came back from a weekend in Vermont. Got skunked. Lots of wave 3 but I was hoping to spy some wave 4 stuff (yeah, right). I got my hopes up I guess....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: iceman on September 04, 2007, 07:15:39 PM
going to post this in the Manitoba forum too. How's Grand Forks/Fargo (Oh Geez) ND.  any specialty shops in either of these towns other than the Big Box stores?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Nighttrain on September 08, 2007, 05:16:58 PM
Just made a KB toys run in Massena and they must've just unloaded 2 or three cases - I got R2,Mace and Marine UGHs, RZ4 and 2x animated Fetts. Oddly enough all of those where on the very top shelf (all the commons being on the pegs) that my wife spotted and I had to use a plastic dinosaur to get em down, haha. $7.99 each and didnt get stopped at the border!
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Post by: fishfan on September 10, 2007, 04:20:35 PM
For thsse who need it, the Concept Greivous is now available at the Star wars online shop.  It's an exclusive and they're milking it too.  $16.99 US!!!! :sign0065:
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Post by: Canadian Jedi on September 10, 2007, 06:06:34 PM
$16.99 US is just wrong. $6.63 or $6.99 US at the major retailers for concept figures and now $16.99 US from Starwars.com.   It is just shameful to charge $10 US extra for these figures. OK it comes in a case - at most that is $2. So we are still getting $8 ripped off. I am surprised they didn't charge an extra international surcharge on these figure!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 10, 2007, 08:08:30 PM
Yep, passing here as well. Not even close, actually.
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Post by: Swamp Trooper on September 10, 2007, 09:22:10 PM
I want it!! i hope they have it at toy traders soon  :love0030: :artoo: :star-wars-smiley-008: :fett: :snowtroopers: :r2d2line:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on September 11, 2007, 05:33:41 PM
Heads up to everyone that the Concept Vader and Concept Snowtrooper are both up on Hasbro.com online store as "coming soon".

 :u:
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on September 17, 2007, 02:53:36 PM
In the past couple of weeks I mamanged to get both waves 4 and 5 down in Dallas.  Looks like the CZ-4 is going to be the hardest to find.  He is not in all wave 4 cases.  Pics to follow soon.  BTW Hermie is Huge!
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 03, 2007, 05:15:43 PM
And the waves keep coming.  Fresh on the heals of Wave 5 I picked up Wave 6.  The McSnowtrooper is cool
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Post by: jjreason on October 04, 2007, 09:42:31 AM
Man, they're going great guns right now. By wave 6, what was the highest "figure number"? There are supposed to be 60 basics this year, and I'm wondering how many we're likely going to miss up here in Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on October 04, 2007, 01:31:24 PM
General McQuarrie is #42
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Grand_Moff_Rob on October 04, 2007, 06:31:08 PM
I agree with JJ. We are doing so, so right now as far as keeping up with our US friends, but, when's the tap gonna dry up. It's gettin' on mid Oct and we still have to see waves 5,6,7,8!!! I don't even pretend to believe we'll see 7 and 8. Not a big deal for me so much as I'm REALLY particular which repacks/paints I get. SO, yeah, I forsee us gettin' stopped at 6 before Xmas.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on October 04, 2007, 06:38:05 PM
lucky... I've only seen up to 2....   :mad0137:
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Post by: mini-myte on October 07, 2007, 10:16:24 AM
Just got back from NY state yesterday and hit pay dirt! The american Wal-Mart I usually frequent had a bunch of TOC waves 5 and 6.  Here's what I scored:

click thumbnail
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/th_wave5.jpg) (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/wave5.jpg)
click thumbnail
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/th_wave6.jpg) (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/mini-myte/wave6.jpg)

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Post by: jjreason on October 07, 2007, 11:03:15 AM
Holy crow! Well done (and nice job saving enough money to get them all at once!  :love0030: :scared0008:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on October 07, 2007, 12:48:52 PM
YEAOWZA!

Nice catch  :speechless-smiley-004: :love0030: :crazy:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on October 12, 2007, 07:36:43 PM
Reporting in from Ireland.  Today I picked up an ARC 170 Elite Squad Battle Pack at "Forbidden Planet" in Dublin.  Great looking set!  I haven't seen anything else yet that is new or different.  Loads of McChewie's on the pegs in every store I've been in.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on October 12, 2007, 08:55:21 PM
Reporting in from Ireland.  Today I picked up an ARC 170 Elite Squad Battle Pack at "Forbidden Planet" in Dublin.  Great looking set!  I haven't seen anything else yet that is new or different.  Loads of McChewie's on the pegs in every store I've been in.

how much was it OMB, my dad lives in Londonderry and I may ask him to grab one for me.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on October 14, 2007, 05:53:34 AM
It wasn't particularly cheap - 29 euro I think, but this includes all taxes.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: winbrant on October 16, 2007, 10:04:23 AM
 :confused0024: Talk about clearing out shelves...collectors and/or scalpers!

I was in Southern California last week and managed to hit about 8-10 Wal*Marts between San Diego and Anaheim.

I know they HAD Wave 6 as I did manage to find a General McQuarrie (yay!) stashed away by someone. Other then that it was the usual pegwarmers...did hope to find at least a couple of the Wave 5 guys as well as the McQuarrie figs.

At LEGOLand managed to pick up a Luke Skywalker maquette. Picked up the TRU Cinema Scenes (Hoth and Naboo). Also picked up the large Darth Vader/Death Star Transformer (and it's a beauty!).

Disneyland was wiped clean of the Darth Goofy and Emperor Sidious along with those 5 SW Potato Heads.
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Post by: ambasah on October 16, 2007, 11:31:51 AM
yeah, it's way worse in the states. There are scalpers who are at TRU every morning when it first opens...insane.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on October 16, 2007, 07:01:27 PM
 :cool0037:

My Zellers has Boba Fett, Vader, Ig-88 and 501st Irooper all grey... And new comic packs (minus) the Mara Jade and Luke.. Still, I hate Luke and that Jade thing...

Can't wait for Republic Commando comic pack... Still have the original comic  :party0053:


Does Tru have saga legends 3-4? I heard they had loads of 'em  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on October 18, 2007, 10:02:03 AM
Just scored a Torture Rack Han on Ebay for $8.75

Normally I'd wait off for figs like this, but it being a Han, and guessing that this one will be a  :mad0137: to find retail wise, I snapped it up! :)`


It's just too bad about the missing belt  :shakehead:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on October 18, 2007, 08:21:23 PM
I've heard tons of complaints about this missing belt so I figured I'd offer this up:

Han's a prisoner at that point. What jailer in their right mind would allow a prisoner to keep his weapon?

In prison here we usually take everything from the person except for one shirt, one pair of pants, underpants and socks. That's it.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on October 19, 2007, 12:02:21 AM
I've heard tons of complaints about this missing belt so I figured I'd offer this up:

Han's a prisoner at that point. What jailer in their right mind would allow a prisoner to keep his weapon?

In prison here we usually take everything from the person except for one shirt, one pair of pants, underpants and socks. That's it.



True, True - but considering this is the first SA Bespin Han we've gotten it sucks that it's "incomplete" :(
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Post by: Hellboy on October 19, 2007, 12:26:55 AM
I'm not gonna complain... a screaming Bespin Han isn't what I would consider a great Bespin Han anyway... I'm sure the next version will be good.

Of course, if you were like me, you could always steal the belt off of that extra UGH Han you had to crack open for the coin.  :winking0071:
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Post by: old man ben on October 21, 2007, 07:05:56 PM
Here's a pic of the battle pack I found overseas.

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Post by: star_shooter on October 23, 2007, 10:38:27 PM
right on. Cool set, but I'm not a huge fan of all the clone colours they're bringing out these days. Almost like clone overkill lol.

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Post by: mistersql on November 01, 2007, 06:44:01 AM
We're off stateside this weekend.  There's a walmart, target and kmart where we're headed Anyone have an idea what I might find there in the sw dept that we don't have here?

Either way I'll report back on my findings.
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Post by: Hellboy on November 01, 2007, 09:45:30 AM
Hasbro "Ideas" are never good. They need to stick to what we've seen.

right on. Cool set, but I'm not a huge fan of all the clone colours they're bringing out these days. Almost like clone overkill lol.
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Post by: Swamp Trooper on November 01, 2007, 11:04:10 AM
YAY for the bp since i need a pilot for my v wing  :love0030:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on November 05, 2007, 04:40:33 PM
Just got back from my trip in the states.  No major scores when it cames to titaniums; the only one that I saw teher that I didn't already have was the AT-AP so I bought that fro 5.99 at a walmart.

Although I'm not a big figure collector I did find a half dozen figs that I liked enough to wanna buy.  One walmart had the wave with C-3P0 & Salacious Crumb, Hermi Odle, both Darth Revan and Malak and pre-cyborg Grievous.  As well as the wave with TC-14, RA-7 and Pit Droids.  The only only figs that I picked there were 3pio, R4-I9 and Hermi Odle (at 6.63 each).  Note, I only picked up Hermi due to the sheer size of the fig.

An unlikly place that I found quite the cache was at a Kohl's store.  I was initially looking for a couple of frames for my EP1 lithographs (which are 10.5 by 17.5).  When I just happened to pass buy the stores tiny toy section to my suprise I found the Han Solo torture rack, a McQuarrie snowtrooper and darktrooper (7.49US each).

I only bought one of each of these figs leaving behind two or three of them.  Once again because A)I'm not a huge fig collector, and B) I am not a scalper.
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Post by: Swamp Trooper on November 06, 2007, 07:32:58 PM
Cool find  :love0030: wish I had a dozen or so darktroopers  :mad0218:
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Post by: NorthernSolo on November 21, 2007, 09:34:09 AM
Just scored Starkiller and McSnowie off Ebay. Looks like online is the only way to go with the last waves. All the retail locations seem choked up on wave 4, with little hope of re-stock. Typical useless Canadian retail stores.
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Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 23, 2007, 02:49:14 PM
Well I think I have now spent enough money at Target this week to have become their largest shareholder.  This week I have picked up:

Comic packs wave 4 Baron Fel, Assasin Droid, Bariss
Arc 170 Battle Pack
Arc 170 Space Whale markings
Tie Bomber Light Grey Version
Hoth Ultimate Battle pack
Wave 6 Titaniums

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Post by: mistersql on November 23, 2007, 04:36:14 PM
Tie Bomber Light Grey Version
Wave 6 Titaniums
:sign0065:
WHAT!!!
What a difference three weeks makes.  I didn't see any tie bombers while I was there.

What's wave 6 consist of?  Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on November 23, 2007, 08:03:22 PM

What's wave 6 consist of?  Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.

Here is a link to show you what wave 6 consists of:
http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/en/productscategories.php?cat=3248988792&returnpage=%2Fen%2Fproductscategories.php%3Fcat%3D2460801051
Since you asked so nicely, not any good ones, not any good ones, not any good ones...unless you like McQuarrie Snowtroopers and Torture rack Han Solos, that is. :winking0071:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 23, 2007, 08:23:50 PM
Tie Bomber Light Grey Version
Wave 6 Titaniums
:sign0065:
WHAT!!!
What a difference three weeks makes.  I didn't see any tie bombers while I was there.

What's wave 6 consist of?  Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.Please don't tell me any good ones.

The titanium Wave 6 has the Kit Fisto JSF w/ Hyperspace ring, white Tie advanced, repainted AT-TP, Trade Fed Battleship...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on November 24, 2007, 04:41:09 AM
^^Phew I thought that you were talking about a different wave.

Nice score on the tie bomber though. :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on November 29, 2007, 02:20:13 PM
Found  wave 7 and the repaint wave 7.5 down south
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Post by: haggisking on November 30, 2007, 08:46:42 AM
Grabbed Wave 6 as well as the Fan's Choice Imperial Officer down in Buffalo recently.  $6.99US each at TRU.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on November 30, 2007, 08:07:20 PM
Picked up a TIE Bomber and ARC-170 Clone Wars ship.  Finally done with those @&^#*!&$ Target exclusives!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on November 30, 2007, 11:47:18 PM
Just got the 2 Republic Elite Forces packs yesturday.. Got lucky and there were no charges for taxes or customs from EE.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on December 02, 2007, 04:10:45 PM
I found all of Wave 6 minus the McSnowie in Buffalo. I didn't see anything past wave 6 anywhere.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on December 03, 2007, 05:45:37 PM
Nice score!  Did you see any of the Target-exclusive Ultimate Battle packs while you were over? 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on December 05, 2007, 12:49:24 PM
A friend went to buffalo for a couple days and got back yesterday. She offered to look for the 2 Ultimate battle packs for me. 3 Targets and only one pack and she said it was so mangled she figured I wouldn't want it. Sounded pretty bad. Bit of a bummer.  :sad0064:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on December 06, 2007, 08:35:35 PM
A friend picked up the 'Betrayal at Bespin' battle pack for me at Walmart in Niagara Falls, NY.  Nothing new but I'm all about the OT so I kind of like it, despite the 'Kabuki Bespin Leia'.  No more Ultimate Battlepacks to be found either.  Thank heaven for jjreason! :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on December 07, 2007, 04:44:44 PM
I saw the Bespin pack down there too, $20 isn't bad for those, but I alrdy have all the figs from it so :tongue0024:

I was surprised I didn't see anything from Waves 7 and up considering the US is suppose to have all 60 figures out alrdy. Hopefully when i go back to Buffalo later next week I will see them:D
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Post by: star_shooter on December 15, 2007, 04:50:55 PM
WOO, off to Disney in 2 days, hope to score figs from of the last few waves.

Anyone hear what wave the Tattooine Traders store has up too?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 15, 2007, 09:56:26 PM
Hopefully stock won't low at Disney with Christmas around the corner.  If you liked the Yoda/Mickey figures that came out last year - they now have I think 5 more exclusives.   

If you are into Indiana Jones - keep an eye out for the 7" exclusive Indy figure.  It came out last week in California.  So it should be hitting Florida soon.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on December 16, 2007, 12:14:54 AM
Hopefully stock won't low at Disney with Christmas around the corner.  If you liked the Yoda/Mickey figures that came out last year - they now have I think 5 more exclusives.   

If you are into Indiana Jones - keep an eye out for the 7" exclusive Indy figure.  It came out last week in California.  So it should be hitting Florida soon.

Ya I know about the 5 figs, that's the main thing on my agenda lol. That and the SW racers. I have 2 of the racers from when i went last yr, but i want to get the last 3.

That's awesome about Indy, I'll look for that.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on December 27, 2007, 07:15:05 PM
The Star Wars Vault book is on sale at amazon.ca for $40! I just ordered it, I've heard really good things about it. SRP is $100 and it's been available for $60, but today I noticed it was only $40. And free shipping since it's over $39! Nice treat to spend some x-mas money on!

http://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Vault-Treasures-Memorabilia/dp/0061257311/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1198800818&sr=8-1

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on December 28, 2007, 12:22:13 AM
Picked up the 5 Disney SW figs at Disney World last week:D Also got a darth Goofy bobble head, the darth goofy stuffed animal, 3 of the racers and some sw pins lol.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brinn 71 on December 28, 2007, 02:10:43 PM
Just found a bunch of wave 7 at Silver Snail.  Most figures are now $9.99 but they are having a sale right now so all figures are 40% off!  Its a great deal.  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on December 28, 2007, 04:14:40 PM
Brinn...is this the "repaint" wave?
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Post by: jjreason on December 28, 2007, 08:52:36 PM
For what it's worth, wave 7 is Tycho, the Ewok 2 pack, Concept Han, R2 with Cargo net and Holo Ani.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on December 28, 2007, 08:53:32 PM
Thanks for the tip, Darth Cujo.  Just ordered one of them for myself.  Savvy shopping! :winking0071:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: obi_wan_canuck on December 28, 2007, 11:59:39 PM
KB Toys at Walden Galleria in NY state has some newer figures, nothing particularly earth-shattering... but I did find an Imperial officer and a Darktrooper.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on January 07, 2008, 02:50:05 PM
Made a quick run over the border yesterday.  Got both Max Rebo band Walmart-exlusive packs(a bit steep at $24.99, if you ask me), Clone attack on Coruscant and ARC-170 squadron battlepacks in TAC packaging, and the very nice Clonetrooper Evolutions re-do.  Nothing of any note as far as single carded figures were concerned, mostly greatest hits...I did grab a Fan's choice Biker Scout.  Target had key chain 2-packs.  No interest in these.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 07, 2008, 05:04:17 PM
Rebo band sets? I don't think I've heard about these. Were they the WM exclusive comic 2-packs or something else???
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on January 07, 2008, 05:21:32 PM
They were 2 repack sets with all the band members.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on January 07, 2008, 05:24:04 PM
They are two different sets of 5 figures each.
One is 'Jabba's Palace Entertainers' and the other 'Jabba's Palace Musicians.'
The former contains Rappertunie, Greeata, Joh Yowza, Rystall and Lyn Me.  Basically, Jabba's dancers plus.
The latter has Sy Snootles, Max Rebo, Doda Bodonawieedo, Barquin D'an and Droopy McCool.
The window boxes are perforated in such a way that one could open both sets and combine them to make the palace stage, abeit a cardboard version.

Here's a link:
www.rebelscum.com/TACjabbamusic.asp
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 07, 2008, 07:05:27 PM
Cool! I had NO IDEA those were even available!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on January 07, 2008, 08:34:54 PM
Cool! I had NO IDEA those were even available!

You gotta check Rebelscum more often man...

http://www.rebelscum.com/TACjabbaentertain.asp

http://www.rebelscum.com/TACjabbamusic.asp


I would need these for my Jabba diorama.. But they're all 63$ or more on Ebay... Darn Target! We need a mob to go and complain to Hasbro...  >:(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on January 07, 2008, 09:25:40 PM
Cool! I had NO IDEA those were even available!

You gotta check Rebelscum more often man...

http://www.rebelscum.com/TACjabbaentertain.asp

http://www.rebelscum.com/TACjabbamusic.asp


I would need these for my Jabba diorama.. But they're all 63$ or more on Ebay... Darn Target! We need a mob to go and complain to Hasbro...  >:(


Yeah - they were cool.  In 1998 - when they came out the first time.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 07, 2008, 10:16:25 PM
Yeah, I think that's part of it - I have all of those figures already - but I usually do check around to make sure I know what's available (that's my "job" in this hobby, at least in my own mind - making sure I know just how badly Canada's getting CENSORED each year).  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on January 07, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
Are we allowed to say "CENSORED" on this site?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 08, 2008, 01:01:19 PM
Apparently not - some overbearing CENSORED always comes along and CENSOREDs with the posts after they get put up.  :fighting0072:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on January 08, 2008, 03:29:25 PM
haha

My mom just went to the US and found me 1 of the Jabba scenes for $15. I have every figure from both sets except Max Rebo and the male rodian, so i figured for $15 I might as well get them:p
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on January 24, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
Just scored Spirit Anakin, McQuarrie General, Lando & Cargo Net R2 off Ebay. $40 for the lot - not bad....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on January 24, 2008, 07:08:07 PM
Cool... Too bad the major part of 2008 will probably be Target exclusives...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jangotat on January 26, 2008, 10:36:30 PM
Well according to some folk over at sandtroopers.com wave 1 is out at target. so much for canada getting wave 1 before the states.

 :mad0177:stupid hasblow
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on January 29, 2008, 11:50:24 AM
I managed to pick up wave 1 South of the Border at  Walmart.  Also got the Lt. Juntland (sp) wave of comic packs
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on January 29, 2008, 11:58:51 AM
 :faintthud:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jangotat on January 29, 2008, 05:39:02 PM
I managed to pick up wave 1 South of the Border at  Walmart.  Also got the Lt. Juntland (sp) wave of comic packs
as soon as i read wave 1 you had me soo excited man...but you let me down. lol nice find. :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jedikiller on January 30, 2008, 03:26:13 AM
 When you say south of the border where exactly do you mean? I live right across from Detroit and was just over last night, I hit 4 Walmarts and found nothing!

Congrats on your find!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: BountyHunter69 on January 31, 2008, 09:59:25 PM
I found these down in Dallas
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Post by: NorthernSolo on February 01, 2008, 10:56:39 AM
Just ordered the Ewoks, Concept Han and Jango off Ebay. Done up to the repacks wave now.  :artoo:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jedikiller on February 01, 2008, 10:59:37 AM
 Dallas is way too far! I found remnants this morning in Michigan.
The Obi-Wan's neck is too long, Anakin's cool and the Tri-doid is awesome. Thats all I could find. I'm also glad we're getting stands again. 
 The new stuff should be hitting in the next 10 days over here they always do around now!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on February 03, 2008, 11:09:16 AM
Anybody see the Grievous Starfighter in the states yet?  People are selling them on ebay so they have to be out.

Just wondering since we going to Florida next week. :artoo:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on February 03, 2008, 11:16:43 AM
I've seen reports about it being on Habro Toy Shop - but nothing on it being out  in the wild.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on February 05, 2008, 02:48:02 PM
Just got 2008 Obi and Vader Mustafar Duel
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on February 07, 2008, 03:17:08 PM
Found an auction online for a loose Jango from the Fett Legacy set.

$10 for him ain't too bad since he's the only one in the set I really wanted...

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Post by: Swamp Trooper on February 09, 2008, 12:55:49 AM
Nice! Didn't know these were out yet. Lucky find.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on February 11, 2008, 10:41:59 AM
Just nailed down the two packs for Jabba's palace.  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on February 14, 2008, 03:02:02 PM
R2-B1 and the Vanguard Rebel are off my list now  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jedikiller on February 16, 2008, 02:48:45 PM
 Scored the new vehicles last night at Meijers in the States. The at-ap is hideously out of proportion but its really sweet. The Grievous fighter is slightly out of scale but Grievous fits in it nicely.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jedikiller on February 17, 2008, 10:03:22 AM
 I found a bunch of cases of the 2008 SW Legends last night. I got 2 each of the different coloured sitting Pit droids and 2 Shocktroopers. The Capt. Rex promo is valid in the States or in Canada it says you can send your payment in either US or Canadian funds along with 4 upc's.                                                                                                                                  The wave 1 2008 Basic figs still elude me though. So I've ordered cases from BBTS they get them in next week, BBTS also ships to PO boxes so if anyone lives at a border and has a PO BOX in the States you can have them sent there.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on February 17, 2008, 04:35:08 PM
Back from Orlando.  Found the Titanium wave with Jabba's Desert Skiff and the AT-OT.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on February 22, 2008, 07:30:01 AM
The entire first wave is available online at Hasbrotoyshop.com.  Assuming you have a US address that you can ship it to.

 :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on February 22, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
Got the AT-AP and Greivous starship at a local comic and game shop.  Details in provincial forums
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on February 27, 2008, 10:15:53 PM
Just noticed this on Hasbrotoyshop.com


comes with a stand not a coin!!


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Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on February 29, 2008, 04:06:38 PM
Just noticed this on Hasbrotoyshop.com


comes with a stand not a coin!!


Newman!

No I gotta get that one too.  :mad0218:
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Post by: jjreason on February 29, 2008, 04:52:07 PM
Quote

Newman!

Quote

Best. Swear-word. Ever!!!!!  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:

(http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/Seinfeld/newman.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on March 05, 2008, 06:33:03 PM
TFU wave found at a local comic shop - see Ontario forums.

The troopers look pretty sweet - as does Vader.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Monari on March 06, 2008, 11:25:39 PM
The Silver Snail got in the three new vehicles (Grievous, Walker, Jedi ship)...unfortunately they were charging 40 for them, so i'll be waiting until they hit retail. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on March 10, 2008, 09:32:50 PM
Slight price drop at GoldenAgedToys for the TAC McQuarrie R2-D2 and C-3PO exclusive from $29.99 to $24.99, and the Concept Grievous went from  $39.99 to $29.99. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on March 10, 2008, 09:56:22 PM
That's a nice price break. I'm still missing the Yoda & Obi Wan set, but I'll bide my time on those.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on March 17, 2008, 05:52:50 PM
Family just finished waves 7.5, 8 and 9 for me in FL as well as Vader's Apprentice Evo set... :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on March 19, 2008, 05:18:30 PM
Went down to the states yersterday, got a Kashyyk battlepack as a guy was putting them up on the shelf. 19.99, good set, good price, but the Vader has swivel arms.  :mad0218:  :D


Also had Secura fighter and new Galactic Heroes Endor and Mustafar sets.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on April 02, 2008, 01:44:47 PM
A local comic shop (see Ontario for details) got in final Legends wave today.  That's the Zev, Black Stormie, Shadow trooper, Neyo wave.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on April 16, 2008, 06:52:05 PM
I Picked up the red Pit Droids, 3 figs from TFU wave and the Tsui Choi Order 66 pack (only one I wanted) in buffalo monday and tuesday.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on April 29, 2008, 08:30:03 PM
Toy Rocket.com has last years CIV exclusive McQuarrie R2/3PO for $9.99 if anyone still needs one.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on April 29, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
Toy Rocket.com has last years CIV exclusive McQuarrie R2/3PO for $9.99 if anyone still needs one.

Hmmm, too bad they're in the US or I'd definitely be getting this. I still need the droids and Concept Han to finish off my collection :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on May 21, 2008, 09:38:30 PM
Found the Rancor today at Target.....

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/rancor1.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/rancor2.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/rancor3.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 22, 2008, 08:00:42 AM
They look great.  Can't wait to get my hands on one.  I've always been a big Rancor fan...right from the start.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on May 22, 2008, 10:26:23 AM
Toy Rocket.com has last years CIV exclusive McQuarrie R2/3PO for $9.99 if anyone still needs one.


...MAYBE cheap ,but their s/h is high  plus customer service is bad!..oi!! :mad0137:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 25, 2008, 11:22:56 AM
Cool find - I was going to pass on the Rancor but that figure is just interesting enough to make me consider reconsidering!!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on May 25, 2008, 01:20:13 PM
Just got back from a week in new york city. Had a fantastic time despite the crummy weather. Saw a yankee game (they got slaughtered 12-2, YESS!), saw Regis&Kelly, Letterman and went to see Grease on broadway. Did all the touristy things, central park, staten island ferry, brooklyn bridge, etc. Anyways, on to the the store reports...

Went to a target in brooklyn and they had a couple of the target exclusive order 66 packs, and a zev seneska from the final legends wave. None of the black troopers though. :( I was actually mainly looking for the GI Joe target exclusive vehicles. Nada! :( All they had for joe were some comic packs. Not a single single carded figure.

Also went to TRU times square. Very neat store to walk around in, with the ferris wheel and huge animatronic t-rex, and lego empire state building and statue of liberty displays.

As for SW figures, they had 28 pegs FULL of maris brood and juno eclispe. If you do the math they must have gone through dozens of cases of figures and are not able to sell these 2 figures. Insane! They also had a bunch of white pauldron sand troopers and some other remnants of saga legends on another shelf.

They had some other vehicles and lots of other stuff I can't remember.

They had a sale on indy figures, buy 2 get one free. Except all they had was 15 pegs of the 2 versions of Mutt. I think I saw one belloq and maybe 1 or 2 indies with the missile launcher. But basically 15 pegs of the 2 mutts, thus making the sale kind of useless!

I did pick up the GI joe senior ranking officers set for Grunt. They had a whole shelf full of them, but only 3 left when I went back a few days later. Like target not a single single carded joe. Lots of comic packs though. and they had the exclusive TRU battle packs as well.

Overall, I was amazed at the amount of peg warmers (the amount of Broods, Junos  and Mutts were staggering). I'm happy to have gotten my Grunt figure, one step closer to completing the original 13 in 25th anniversary form. :)

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 25, 2008, 02:36:05 PM
Excellent report! I had a trip to NYC once back in 1998, I'd love to go back.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on June 21, 2008, 11:24:46 AM
Found the Build-A-Droid sets and the Wal-Mart exclusive comic packs at a Wal-mart in the US today.  The build a droid sets are pretty nice actually.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on June 21, 2008, 12:07:17 PM
Picked up the Rancor and found the Utapau and Shadow Troopers in Buffalo.

How much are the BAD sets? $9.99?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on June 21, 2008, 03:56:13 PM
Build-A-Droids are $9.99, new comic packs where I bought them were $11.99.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on July 30, 2008, 11:47:42 PM
Took a trip across the border on Monday and, though I wasn't planning on buying any SW stuff, came back with a bunch of things.

Clone Wars: Yoda(fdoi)
                     Anakin(fdoi)
                     Captain Rex(fdoi)
                     R2
Legends: BD Vader
                Evo Trooper
                Yarna(fdoi)
                Bane Malar(fdoi)
                Ak-Rev(fdoi)
                Darth Vader(fdoi)
                Ewok and baby(fdoi)
                Scuba Trooper

Single figures were $6.94 at Walmart and $7.99 at Target.  Never got to a TRU.  I saw every series one figure except for the Clone Wars Luke.  Passed on any 'clone gear' figs. as I wasn't interested in the repacks that went with the gear.  Also steered clear of the Walmart exclusive Droid Factory packs.

Also grabbed the Rebel Pilots Evolutions Series II set.  It was tough to decide between this one and the Imperial pilots set which is also top-notch.  Interestingly, Walmart had the Padme evolutions on for $15.00.  Weird.

I picked up the last two Commander Fox exclusives that I saw at Target(see BST, if you want one).  $12.99 each.

My lady made the score of the day when she found a few Order 66 packs on clearance at Target(I had passed on these up until this point).  I got Luminara w AT-RT(#5), Tsui Choi w Barc Trooper and Master Sev w Arc Trooper for....wait for it...$2.48 each!!!

A fun time but spent way too much as I'm sure many did this past weekend.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on July 31, 2008, 06:55:34 AM
My lady made the score of the day when she found a few Order 66 packs on clearance at Target(I had passed on these up until this point).  I got Luminara w AT-RT(#5), Tsui Choi w Barc Trooper and Master Sev w Arc Trooper for....wait for it...$2.48 each!!!

$2.48 what a price.  You gotta love Target.  When they put stuff on clearance THEY PUT STUFF ON CLEARANCE!  No messing around.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 10, 2008, 05:39:58 PM
Well I just got back from 6 days in the US. I hit Target stores in Michigan, Illinois & Minnesota with varying degrees of success (Battlepacks were everywhere but Michigan, but the only place I saw the Clone Wars Speeder Bike Patrol one was in Illinois). Captain Rex I found in 2 locations: Illinois & St. Paul Minnesota. Easy pass. Everyone had basic figures from the first waves but NO wave 2 of Legacy anywhere (but then I didn't check any Walmarts the whole time so it's possible I missed them).

Lots of Falcons & AT-TEs to be found along with the smaller vehicles. I saw every new Evo set and got myself the Padme jobbie at the $19.99 price.  :)`

The TRU store in Port Huron was actually pretty well stocked, I saw (and wanted to get but passed on) the white large wing TIE and a bunch of the holo Grievous figures (which I didn't care about).

It was a LOT of driving and I'm very glad to be back on CDN turf.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on August 12, 2008, 11:32:04 AM
JJ: Yea its nice to find the stuff down there, but its always great to be back on CDN turf.  :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on August 22, 2008, 09:01:12 PM
Just got back from Florida and was able to pick up the 5 new Disney SW crossover figs, the 5 new racers and the muppet pack in Disney.

Flew into Buffalo so I was able to do some hunting down there and was able to pick up all of Legacy Wave 2 (Minus Padme). Also saw some of Wave 3 but didn't get any.

Also picked up the Holo Grevious and the WM 501st Trooper :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on August 23, 2008, 09:11:47 AM
I went to TRU NY, and ''Jeepers!''  :speechless-smiley-004: it was so big, like 4 Tru's put together (maybe exaggerated,) but there were these giant Captain Rex displays, and I found alot of legacy collection, all the most recent lego, evolutions (no more Rep-Imp pilot collection,) all of CW wave 1, Ig-88 lancer also, and legacy collection with the Bane malar, the speeder on hoth patrol, and the hoth thingy with han, probe, etcetera, and the clones on bike patrol.

  :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion: :explosion:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Swamp Trooper on August 23, 2008, 09:51:58 PM
Also found this (http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC08/Hasbro/presentation/image38.asp) at TRU:NY for 44.99$ U.S.  :indifferent0020: had like 20.



Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on September 10, 2008, 06:48:32 AM
Found remnants of the latest wave of titaniums last weekend in Watertown NY.  I was able to pick up the tie defender and the MTT.  Unfortunately I didn't see the Rebel Transport.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on September 12, 2008, 07:15:04 PM
Picked up Wave 2 Padme in Buffalo. I am now done Wave 2.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on September 15, 2008, 08:25:10 PM
Found the TFU Wal-mart 3 packs in the US and the 4 new comic packs:

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU1.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU2.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU3.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU4.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU5.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/TFU6.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on September 21, 2008, 02:49:51 PM
Found both the Legends wave 2 figures and the Clone Wars wave 2 figures today in the states.


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/cwwv2-20.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/Legendswv2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: star_shooter on October 18, 2008, 11:06:29 AM
Picked up the SBD and Oddball figs from CW: Wave 2. Also picked up the Coruscant Clone from Wave 3.

I know that Wave 3 has the Stormtrooper with blue eyes in the packaging, but I didn't realize that they were doing it with the Clone Wars packaging too. My SBD is normal, but the Oddball has the blue eyes packaging.
Title: New Toy Store, Snowdon area
Post by: stevedooku on October 18, 2008, 03:09:07 PM
Hi there,
I’m Steve,  I just opened a small store called Toy Wars, Toys and collectibles in the Snowdon area. 5535 Decarie Boulevard, near Snowdon and Cote St Catherine Metro Stations. 514-544-8969
Carrying lines such as Star Wars, G I Joe, He Man, Transformers, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Movie / Horror Figures, All DC and Marvel Super Heroes, Sideshow and Medicom 12” figures, statues and busts.

I hope to see you in the store.
Steve
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: winbrant on October 23, 2008, 01:29:16 PM
Just got back from  quick trip to Houston. There were lots of things on the shelves but mostly remnants of past waves...no Ahsoka or Commander Fox.
However, I couldn't resist picking up the Wal*Mart A-Wing and Anakin's modified Jedi Starfighter (Tartarovsky's Clone Wars one, blue and white). Also picked up a Target Exclusive Clone Helmet, with light. No new Titanium, Galactic Heroes, or Titanium (they had quite a lot of Wave 5 lying around).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on November 03, 2008, 11:49:15 AM
Just getting back from Watertown NY.  I had a pretty good run this time.  Got the A-Wing for 40USD.  Alss scored with the latest wave of Titaniums!  I got the Droid Gunship, the G-9979 Landing Craft and Wedge's X-Wing.

Not a bad haul.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Dodos on November 03, 2008, 11:56:59 AM
Can you post some pics of the A-Wing and pilot? What I wouldn't do to get my hands on that bad boy.... Thanks!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on November 06, 2008, 08:39:38 AM
Will do.
Sorry for the late reply.  Just got a 60GB PS3  with GTAIV, GT5 Prologue :rockon:
and Dance Dance Revolution and GH World Tour for the wife.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on November 08, 2008, 05:58:59 AM
Here are some pics.
I'm not going to open it so I'm not going to review it.
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w2/mistersql/100_3375.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w2/mistersql/100_3377.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w2/mistersql/100_3381.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w2/mistersql/100_3382.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w2/mistersql/100_3383.jpg
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Dodos on November 08, 2008, 09:12:02 AM
Thanks for the pics. Looks sweet!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Cmdr Bacara on November 18, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
Got my SS Asajj today; more pics here:

http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/index.php?topic=19007.0

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/CMDR_Bacara/Asajj-Dbig.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on November 29, 2008, 11:04:51 PM
Hey everyone, I just got back from New york, found all of the Revenge of the sith wave and some new ships, but NO A-WING! unfortunately.... anyway.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on January 21, 2009, 09:46:18 PM
Was down in the Buffalo area on the weekend.  Picked up Commander Faie, 327th Star Corps trooper and Jimmy Smits in soft goods. FX droid was the only figure from that wave that I didn't see.  There were some newer Clone Wars figures but I passed on the very cool-looking Assaj and Plo Koon.  The Clone Wars 3PO was rather interesting but I also passed on it.  I grabbed the Target-exclusive Battle at the Sarlacc Pit battle pack.  I think it looks much better in person than the photos that were posted elsewhere on this very board...except that Lando seems to have Michael Jackson disease :~/~:.  I passed on the other, Clone Wars-themed, battle pack, as nice as it was.   Other than those items, most of the SW stuff was what could be found up here.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on February 13, 2009, 08:12:34 AM
Just getting back from Orlando.  Didn't find much SW related at most Targets and WM's.  But I did see some unusual deals at Downtown Disney.

They were selling the interactive R2 for $60 with any purchase of $40 or more at 'Once Upon a Toy'.  I already have one so that deal didn't interest me.  They also had about 30 Titanium Death Star (2005 version) selling for $6.  They must have found a case somewhere or something.  Anyway I bought two on Jan 23rd when I first saw the deal, we went back on Feb 3rd and they were all gone.  I must not have been the only one taking advantage of a bargain when I see one.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on February 28, 2009, 03:13:30 PM
Saw the most recent wave(7) of Titaniums at two WM's in NY.

Rogue Squadron TIE Fighter
Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter (Clone Wars)
Twilight
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter (Clone Wars)
Gold Squadron Gold 1 Y-Wing Fighter
X-Wing Fighter Red 1
ARC-170 Fighter (Clone Wars)
Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter with hyperspace ring
Republic Attack Shuttle
Nemoidian Shuttle
Prince Xizor's Virago

Unfortunately I did not see the Starfighter with hyperspace ring.  I've been waiting to get that since last year.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on March 09, 2009, 10:06:38 AM
while in Buffalo on Sunday I managed to score the spacetrooper wave. multiple cases in the Walmart we went to.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on March 18, 2009, 04:31:53 PM
Went to Buffalo and got some Star Wars stuff - Legacy Wave with Space Trooper was hard to find complete but managed to find a store with a few sets.  The paint jobs varied quite a bit so it was nice to pick and chose. Picked up the exclusive Walmart comic packs - the Ewok set seems to be the hardest to get.  Found 5 new Titaniums.  Got the Biggs Dark Lighter Mighty Mugg-only saw one of these.  But my best finds were the new 3- D kites I got  Luke's X-wing fighter and Darth Vader tie fighter.  Skipped the MF - it did not seem that exciting as a kite and we also picked up the inflatable X-Wing with firing water cannon.  The inflatable MF was not that exciting - but I was interested in getting the death star beach ball and the R2D2 inflatable drink holder - no hot tub or pool should be without one.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on March 19, 2009, 08:27:30 AM
Found 5 new Titaniums. 

Can you elaborate a bit on which ones that you saw?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on March 19, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
Rebublic Attack Shuttle, Virago, Neimoidian Shuttle, The Twilight and Anakin's Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Ring.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on March 20, 2009, 06:50:55 AM
I really want to get the starfighter with hyperdrive ring.  No plans to go to the states anytime soon.  Hopefully we get these at Canadian retail.

Did you happen to notice the dimensions of the starfighter?  Were they the same as the previous releases (2005-2008)?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on March 20, 2009, 07:46:18 PM
The starfighter is noticiably heavier than all the other titaniums we bought - my kids even mentioned it.  They look to be the same size to me in the package . Although the other new titaniums are new sculpts the most exciting titanium out of the 5 is the starfighter.   
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: mistersql on March 22, 2009, 07:18:10 PM
We ended up going to a WM in New York state today.  I found the starfighter!  Woohoo!

You weren't kidding, that thing is heavy.  It's as heavy as the Death Star.

I haven't opened it yet but I did compare it to the 2006 model.  It is a bit smaller and it does not look like it has the opening wing-tips.  I was sort of hoping that Hasbro would have done the same thing that they had done to the 3 3/4 Obi Starfighter in keeping the same size and adding the hyperspace ring.
Oh well...

I'm syill super happy that I found one  :party0053:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: haggisking on March 25, 2009, 09:44:53 PM
Picked up the Walmart-exclusive A-Wing in Michigan today.  I felt a bit ripped-off having to pay $29.97US for it though.  Saw the dregs of the Han and Luke Stormie wave.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on March 26, 2009, 07:48:36 AM
Not sure if this is worth noting here, found the BMF yesterday at Winners for $100.  Also had the Costco exclusive window boxed AT-TE with 7 figs for $70.

Bought the BMF  :party0053:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on March 28, 2009, 08:54:48 AM
I would love an A-Wing Haggis, great score.  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Victor on March 28, 2009, 01:44:41 PM
Cross border in Niagara Falls & Buffalo, the Wal-Mart Exclusive comic packs were out.  The ewok pack was the least on the shelves but multiple Wal-Marts did have the complete set.

A couple of local Target's still have last year's UBP's (Christophsis & Jabba's skiff) at FULL price.  If you are a G.I Joe collector, Target has many (4 different one's I believe) exclusive vehicles.

One Target and one Target only had the remnants of the Legacy wave that includes the Red ARC Commander and the Sandtrooper with black pauldron (one of each that I snagged).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on March 28, 2009, 03:38:40 PM
Nice score on the Red ARC Commander - he and the snowtrooper still elude me.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Victor on March 30, 2009, 10:23:48 AM
Nice score on the Red ARC Commander - he and the snowtrooper still elude me.

I'm 99% sure I saw no Snowtroopers in N. Falls or Buffalo.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on March 31, 2009, 06:45:43 PM
Got my wave 5 and new titaniums (Ep 3 jedi starfighter with ring, Saber tank, attack shuttle, Nemodian shuttle, attack shuttle and twilight) from a Golden sponsor today! 

Also saw the Joker squad up too there...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: chaingunsofdoom on April 08, 2009, 12:36:50 PM
Phoenix had the following 'new' SW stuff when I was there last week:

- BAD Wave 4+5? (the various Catina bar patrons, up to Storm Luke/Han/etc.
- WM Exclusive comic packs (Ewoks, etc.)
- Various "exclusive" Mighty Muggs at Target (I only grabbed a Snowtrooper)
- CW AT-TE attack 4-pack (on sale!)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on May 08, 2009, 12:56:48 PM
Grabbed the Hoth wave minus the 2 variant figures at a comic store in London, ON :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on May 08, 2009, 01:06:51 PM
Grabbed the Hoth wave minus the 2 variant figures at a comic store in London, ON :)


Nice score...hopefully they show up closer to home!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Dodos on May 08, 2009, 03:18:23 PM
I picked up a couple of the Wave 6 figs yesterday (Captain Needa and Bearded Hoth Dude) in Saskatoon at a local comic shop. Paid a little more, but with the miniscule amount of figs we're seeing at our local TRU and Wally's, it was worth the extra coin. They had all of them but I'll wait to see if I can get the others cheaper somewhere else because they aren't all that good IMO. Would have loved to buy an Ughnaught, but it's hard to stomach $9.99 for one, let alone $13.99.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mit_Othy on July 24, 2009, 04:01:06 PM
Hey everyone, I havent been on the board for a while. but now I'm back. Anyways,  I was down in the US a couple weeks ago, and was able to pick up Target's Rancor w/ Luke. This guy is a monster! I've don't own any other rancor, so I cant compare, but this is one huge toy. Also grabbed bits and peices of wave 6 and 7 Ugnaught, Needa, and Obi wan (atoc) and SL Sandtrooper. other than that, not much.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Stryken on July 26, 2009, 11:08:57 PM
Just got back from Minneapolis, saw a lone Turbo Tank at the TRU (near Ridgedale Mall). 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on August 14, 2009, 07:52:15 AM
I normally don't recommend Starwars Shop due to their atrocious shipping prices+duty issues, but they have the Mcquarrie box sets for sale for about $55. Half the price of all the other online retailers. Must be an error, but if you can get them at that price, might be worth it, particularly if you have a US address you can have them sent to. Not much of a deal if you order from Canada and have them send it here, but hey just in case anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Major on August 29, 2009, 07:09:49 AM
Went to Legends and I got CW Echo, Gree and ARF trooper.
Three new great addition to the ranks.

I'm still not sure about the ARF's new leg articulation. He can now do side kicks but can't sit properly...
I'm still on the fence about giving him a regular clone body.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on September 06, 2009, 07:55:49 PM
Went to Legends and grabbed some old stuff: Clone Wars wave 4, Anakin SKywalker's Delta 2 Starfighter, Obi-Wan's Delta 2 Starfighter & Vulture Droids.
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Post by: Mit_Othy on September 25, 2009, 10:20:22 AM
Just wanted to give you guys the heads up that ToysRUS.ca has restocked some of their Star Wars figures. They now have all of Legacy wave 5 online for order. I know I missed most of this wave at retail, so it's helping me out a bit.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jedi Luke on November 13, 2009, 08:23:30 PM
Just got my Count Dooku Hasbro Force F/X lightsaber from Shopstarwars.com and it is freakin awesome!  The detail is great, and works fantastic.  Ordered it when they had there two day only 25% off sale so only paid $90US...well worth it. :star-wars-smiley-026:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on December 21, 2009, 01:40:56 PM
Picked up Geligrub and Endor BP at a local comic shop today.  Also had the Resurgence of the Jedi pack...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on December 21, 2009, 05:23:55 PM
Just got my Count Dooku Hasbro Force F/X lightsaber from Shopstarwars.com and it is freakin awesome!  The detail is great, and works fantastic.  Ordered it when they had there two day only 25% off sale so only paid $90US...well worth it. :star-wars-smiley-026:

great price! I would love to see a pic if you have a chance.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: xginoite on February 11, 2010, 01:29:29 AM
Comic shop in Victoria (at least in the downtown location) has the new Empire wave (missing Hoth Luke and the astromech) - they sell them at 12.95 each so if you can't wait to find them in the retail wild they are there in the game reserve aand gett-able for the price.

Edited the specific location for lurkers and scalpers.  When you have enough posts you can mention the specific location in the Provincial forums!! :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordPrelude on April 13, 2010, 10:27:37 AM
Was just over in Buffalo yesterday and saw a few Legacy figures... None that I really really wanted... however I picked up the AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper and Scanning Crew Technician... all for $6.00 US each.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on May 04, 2010, 03:49:28 PM
 Just found the EU wave in Michigan today, $4.99 each WOO HOO!
Er...Excuse me got carried away.
For anyone else who lives in a border city, now is the time. :winking0071:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on May 04, 2010, 04:56:26 PM
awesome score with an even better price. congrats!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on June 08, 2010, 10:56:51 PM
Just received from my favorite Asian eBay seller:

- Loose Leia Hoth (Vintage Collection)
- Loose Teek Ewok (from 2010 Disney Pack)

About three weeks ago, my friend José Goulet also gave me loose figures from the Vintage Collection:

- Loose Dack Ralter
- Loose AT-AT Commander

Very neat figures!

I'll certainly get carded version of these as well. But it's fun to get my hands on these figures before they're actually available in retail stores. Especially the Ewok Teek, which ohterwise I would never have purchased...

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brinn 71 on July 09, 2010, 02:38:45 PM
Found the entire EU wave and the new VINTAGE figures all on US cards at Silver Snail.  Retailing $12.99.   :snowtroopers:

B
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on July 10, 2010, 02:55:40 PM
I just came back from three days in upper New York...hit two Targets and one WalMArt and gave up.  Target had marked down their figures to $6.04 ea and the pegs were wiped out.  WalMarts were $4.95 and there were a few remnants of the last Clone Wars wave, but nothing else.  No new vintage cards...no battle packs...no vehicles...nothing!  Not even the usual peg-warmers we see up here.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 26, 2010, 11:55:56 AM
I spent the last week traveling back & forth to Minnesota to visit my brother. Luckily, VERY luckily I feel, on the way back I managed to scoop a Walmart Jabba's Throne set - the only one I saw during the 6 day, 5 state trip. Whew.  :P

Forgot to mention that most of the Target stores I visited did have the AT-AT on display at the 99.99 us price point. I held off. After seeing that some have already bought them at 97.99 CDN, I'm not paying any more than that.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on August 26, 2010, 01:06:46 PM
I am surprised the jabba is so tough to find. congrats on the score.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jedi Luke on September 06, 2010, 10:29:24 PM
Hey there you Torontonians, kind of off topic but I will be visiting Toronto in a couple weeks and was wandering if there are any collectable shops in the downtown area that sell vintage star wars toys...in particular I will be attending meetings at the Sheraton Center so would like to be within walking distance if possible.  Thanks. :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brinn 71 on September 07, 2010, 08:41:06 AM
Silver Snail on Queen Street seems to have some vintage stuff on sale at the moment.  Give them a try?

www.silversnail.com
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on September 07, 2010, 11:43:37 AM
yeah, that is the only place downtown that might have vintage and is very close to where you will be.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jedi Luke on September 07, 2010, 10:35:30 PM
That's great, thanks for your help Brinn 71 and ambasah.  I will definately check it out. :artoo:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on September 17, 2010, 06:49:58 PM
My new stuff, brought to me by my freind José, formely from Legends:

- Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack (WOW!!!)
- Exclusive Celebration V Camie & Fixer Comic-pack
- Exclusive Celebration V Zuckuss & 4-LOM
- Exclusive San Diego 2010 Darth Maul & Owen Lars
- Vintage ROTS wave 2 Sandtrooper
- Saga Legends Battle droids 2-packs (the hyper-articulated Target Geonosis-pack versions)
- Saga Legends Luke Snowspeeder (a second one, to fit in my Snowspeeder, as the first is hanging below the AT-AT's belly)

Very cool stuff!!! My weekend is full of new stuff to unpack! :)  :artoo:


Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Vintage Seeker on September 29, 2010, 04:51:25 PM
gentle giant hoth luke, mandalorian battle pack, arc trooper, sith wave and mundi clone wave at my local comic shop....grabbed a few things, but decided to leave some shopping fun for the toy show on Oct. 9th.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on October 11, 2010, 07:59:23 PM
Vintage wave 2 located in good numbers in Tennessee walmarts this past weekend. Picked up 3 figures and left the rest - I just can't shell out for more ROTS figures it seems. Picked up Cody as he is a repack from last year's line, Sidious on an impulse and a 2nd Sandtrooper to go with my Dewback one. Too bad they didn't vary the pauldrons on this guy.  :mad0177:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on October 17, 2010, 06:48:11 PM
Finally found my OTC Slave 1 (TESB) from Legends. I know Hasbro will probably repaint the Huge clone Wars one in that scheme sooner or later, but couldn't resist updating my way too small SOTE one.... now if I actually had a room to store them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on October 18, 2010, 07:57:37 AM
Found a lone CW Boba Fett (single carded version) at a local comic shop.  $14.99!!  All of the figs were $14.99 even the foil TVC figs.  Passed, figure these are all coming out sooner or later at the major retailers, and will be on sale too
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on October 22, 2010, 02:14:40 PM
COSTCO has the interactive R2-D2 for $134.99.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on October 22, 2010, 10:04:50 PM
My friend José has brought me some goodies yesterday:

Clone Wars Wave 3
- Flametrooper Clone Trooper
- Ki-Adi Mundi
- Clone Pilot Goji
- R2-D2 (rehash, for my nephew's birthday to go along Anakin and his Jedi Starfighter)

Clone Wars Wave 4
- Shaak Ti
- Mandalorian Warrior
- Embo (wow!)
- R4-P17
- Boba Fett

All on US cards. But apparently, his shipment of Canadian carded figures (wave 3 and 4) should get to him very shortly. So expect Wave 4 to get to retail very soon. :-)

And finally: Jodo Kast

And that's not counting the goodies our good friend Napseeker has sent to me this past week:

- Hoth Battle Packs (Attack and Defense of Hoth)
- Hostage Crisis Battle Pack
- Senate Guard 2-pack

Thanks again , Tom! :-)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Vintage Seeker on November 24, 2010, 01:19:52 PM
local shop..just got the jedi wave. very nice
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on December 21, 2010, 12:40:51 PM
Just got the Target Vintage 9-pack delivered to me by my boss who was in Florida for a week.

That sucker is bigger that I thought!!

Jason

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on December 24, 2010, 04:25:44 PM
Just got a few packages from my cousin that I had shipped to him in the US over the last couple months. Among them is the last 4 comic packs - the EE exclusives. I haven't had a chance to pop 'em open yet, but so far I am liking the Jarael/Rohlan KOTOR pack, as well as Darth Nihl from the Legacy pack. Definitely more attention spent on these more recent packs than some of the earlier ones. Too bad the line has died out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on December 31, 2010, 09:32:34 AM
Great haul yesterday from upstate NY:

EE comic packs (all four)

Clone Wars:
Undead Geonosian
Quinlan Vos  (x2)
Cato Parasiti
Battle of Orto Plutonia (battle PAck)



Vintage:
Ackbar
Wooof
R2-D2
Wicket

Phew!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on January 01, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
nice score!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on January 11, 2011, 07:09:38 PM
Received from an ebay auction Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: silentdusty on February 03, 2011, 09:14:24 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 08, 2011, 03:41:33 PM
Just got back from Buffalo, NY.
I checked 3 Wal-Marts, 2 Targets and 2 TRUs, and NOTHING from TVC wave 4 or 5 was there. Only the same peg-warming remnants of waves 1 and 2 that we have here. Lots of ROTS Clones and Sandtroopers. The only place I found anything from ROTJ was the one Wal-mart that had them before Christmas when I picked up most of that wave, but all they had now was Endor Rebels and Wooof. No new CW figs either.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on February 12, 2011, 09:33:57 PM
Just got home.Went out at 3:00 today to Detroit; 4 Wal Marts later finally found all of wave 5!!! I was worried I wouldn't find them today since everyone from that area was reporting them yesterday!
Yoda is awesome!
Luke, face sucks.
Han, meh, been there done that.
212th clone has a yellowing helmet, I won't even open it until I can replace it. You'd think for what they are charging Hasbro would put more effort into better plastic!
R5-D4 nice piece; not as dirty as the first one.
Stormtrooper, nice but been there done that as well.
Gree, been there done that.
I did buy one of each though!

Also saw and picked up all of the new Clone wars figs R7-A7 etc.
Also saw and bought the new Target Clone Wars 2 packs w/ Boil and new Geonosian $14.97 each, I haven't even heard of these hitting yet!
Over all not a bad trip and I am completely caught up.
Kind of let down by what I've seen reported from Toyfare so far.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on February 12, 2011, 09:35:52 PM
Oh yeah, the chick at the checkout let me use 2 clone cash lightsaber coupons so saved $10.00 on my purchase.
Awesome day, awesome day indeed!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brinn 71 on February 15, 2011, 04:11:14 PM
Found Vintage Wave 4 & 5 today on American card-backs at Silver Snail on Queen Street, Toronto.  $12.99 each.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on February 16, 2011, 08:00:23 AM
Hmmm... will have to check out the Ottawa location today.

thx!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on February 19, 2011, 10:41:49 AM
Managed to snag all of Vintage wave 5, as well as a clone trooper Draa at the Wal-mart in Ogdensburg NY this morning.

A little pricey ($8 US) but worth the trip!!

EDIT: Just realized I'd forgotten about Yoda... oh well, will pick him up during my trip to Syracuse next weekend.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Obi-Roy Kenobi on February 19, 2011, 06:23:33 PM
Hey guys a question:

In a few days I am headed to Orlando for a week. I Google mapped where I am staying and there are several Walmarts and Targets in the area. I am hoping to score the rest of Vintage waves 4 & 5 and catch up on some Clone Wars figures that I need.

For you guys that travel more than me is it better to mail yourself the figures across the border or just bring them back in your luggage through customs? Anyone get nabbed with taxes/duty bringing them back in your luggage?

I will be bringing them back loose as that is the way I display them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on February 19, 2011, 06:50:12 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. If you're out of the country for more that 48 hours, you can declare up to $750 duty free. Unless you're planning any major purchases, just save your receipts in case you're asked. Just calculate the total, and let them know the total value of what you're taking back with you.

My wife and I go to the states around 8 - 10 times a year and have never had a problem.

Hope this helps.

Jason
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richd on February 20, 2011, 11:15:58 AM
Hey guys a question:

In a few days I am headed to Orlando for a week. I Google mapped where I am staying and there are several Walmarts and Targets in the area. I am hoping to score the rest of Vintage waves 4 & 5 and catch up on some Clone Wars figures that I need.

For you guys that travel more than me is it better to mail yourself the figures across the border or just bring them back in your luggage through customs? Anyone get nabbed with taxes/duty bringing them back in your luggage?

I will be bringing them back loose as that is the way I display them.

Depending on how much you plan to buy, make sure you have enough suitcase room (I ended up buying a bag just to bring stuff back once). The ol' full suitcase within an empty suitcase trick often helps.

Also, as for the $750  - remember that is PER FAMILY MEMBER so you'll have lots of purchasing room. On the flight home, you'll be given a customs declaration form that asks how much you spent. Take an envelope with you to keep receipts in for all your purchases of things that are coming back.

Have a great trip, Orlando is awesome!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mit_Othy on February 20, 2011, 11:20:06 PM
My in-laws were down in Montana this weekend they picked up Vintage wave 5 Han, Luke, R5, Yoda and 212 Clone. Also picked up Endor Capture Luke. They saw tons of Sandtroopers and ep3 Clones. No Gam Guards. It is great to have people willing to pick through figures for you.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on February 26, 2011, 06:24:24 PM
Quick trip to Syracuse/Watertown last night landed me some nice finds:


Wave 3:
Luke (endor capture card)

Wave 4:
Zam
Jango
Mace

Wave 5:
Yoda

Clone Wars:
Captain Lock (x2)
Special Ops trooper & Drone
Arf Waxer & Battle Droid

Misc:
Jodo Kast

I've now completed wave 3 & 5, working on Wave 4. Could have picked the entire 4th wave today, but didn't want to push my luck with my wife, so had to prioritize.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on March 12, 2011, 03:21:56 PM
Need help!

I really want the Tron 3 Man Light Jet that currently seems to be available at TRU in the US (at roughly $30). Is anyone heading over any time soon who could pick me one up (preferably in the Montreal area but anywhere else would be fine, I'll pay for shipping!). I would pay a finder's fee or trade something for the favor and pay in advance for the ship and shipping. Thanks anyone who can help me out!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on March 26, 2011, 09:37:41 AM
Yavin Han found at a comic store in Ontario - last one from that wave in stock.... he's more like "after party" Han though, based on the tousled hair & wrong shirt.  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on April 25, 2011, 07:28:51 AM
Just spent 4 days in New York State & New Jersey..... nothing new to be seen.

Bits and pieces of vintage waves 1 - 5 and no new clone wars figs... they've got it as bad as us right now.

Did manage to pickup a k-mart exclusive "commando squad" 4 (re)pack and saw a new "army of the republic" 4 (re)pack that I passed on.

Not a good trip for SW purchases... though my wife was somewhat pleased.

VT
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Post by: Vintage Seeker on June 18, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
barriss offee and unicorn man found at my local comic shop...apparently they had the rest of the wave...but i missed them drats.
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Post by: Darth Chadus on July 16, 2011, 11:34:45 PM
I have been down at Disneyland for the last few days.  Star Tours is awesome  I have rode it 3 times so far, unbeleivable!  Picked up both exclusive packs,  the Skytroopers are sweet!  I also stubled across the Republic shuttle at the Star Traders store,  I couldn't resist.  A little pricey at $ 99.  I cant wait to get home next week and crack this sucker open!

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Post by: jjreason on July 19, 2011, 01:33:32 AM
That's what holidays are for! Congrats & very glad to hear the new ride is great!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on July 30, 2011, 11:24:09 PM
Awesome day of shopping based upon watching reports on US sites.
Went to my Favorite Target and picked up a couple Vehicle/Figure packs for $4.24 each (can you say screw up?) and 3 of the new Battle Packs. They didn't have Defend Kamino so I bought a double of one then drove right back to Windsor and exchanged it.

Guys we're getting rooked here if what you reported is correct about the $34.99 price on the Battle Packs. I had to get one out of the backroom here in Canada so I didn't even look.
In the States they were only $19.99.

I also picked up the Republic Attack Shuttle $80.00.
Wait on this one to go on sale not only is it out of scale, as usua,l but a lot  smaller then I expected.
This should be $60.00 at the most.
Yes sir, a most awesome day indeed.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 31, 2011, 02:24:05 PM
I was in Flint last week - and got the same sale of the Deluxes - picked up the Y-wing scout, and the REpublic Scout thingee....  can't beat $5!

Debated the Shuttle - glad I passed....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 31, 2011, 03:04:05 PM
Did you go see a Tropics game?  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on July 31, 2011, 03:08:40 PM
Did you go see a Tropics game?  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
N'yuk...n'yuk...n'yuk...

Went to Winnipeg - also picked up Bom, Fordo, Bespin Han, Logray, and Rebel Trooper...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on August 11, 2011, 04:30:58 PM
Just got back from a shopping trip to Buffalo. Lots of new product on the shelves at both Target and TRU. Scored the SDCC Delta Squad and new TFU pack at Toys R Us, as well as a Galactic Heroes AT-ST set, and the "new" SL Spacetrooper and Death Star Trooper. Also picked up the new wave of CW mini rigs for $17 each. Passed on the Attack Shuttle for $80, figure it'll hit clearance here eventually. Also saw the Bluray packs, but passed as they are all repacks. No new Clone Wars basic figures out yet, and TVC was limited to scattered remains of waves 1-6. Also, Kmart was a complete bust, as they were still in the early stages of resetting their toy aisles, so no B-wings  :shakehead:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Mink on August 12, 2011, 12:22:25 AM
Although I didn't go cross boarder shopping, thanks to Wedge1021 I am the proud owner of a brand new vintage Y-Wing, TFU TRU exclusive pack and a few other little trinkets!  Thanks Derek!  Collecting is so much more fun with friends!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on August 21, 2011, 10:02:45 AM
Score!  Was across the border this Saturday and managed to pick-up 2 B-Wings at Kmart (there was actually 3 on the upper shelf  :o).  For anyone who's interested, the skew number is 65356965519 SW VIN BWIN.  Also, saw the TFU multi-packs at TRU, I'm so not impressed with these figures and the price.....$39.99US....Wait for them to go on clearance if and when they come to TRU Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Hellboy on August 21, 2011, 10:29:00 AM
When do we get to see pics of the B-Wing?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on August 26, 2011, 09:33:16 PM
Finally got my SDCC Death Star today..... don't ask how much I payed for it....

VT
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ldssgtg on August 30, 2011, 08:24:02 AM
In Michigan and have found no new figures at all...I've never seen so many vintage clone troopers in my life!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on September 11, 2011, 12:58:09 AM
Had to drive around for  a couple of hours today, but i finally found 2 AV-7 Cannons at a TRU in Michigan.
Really nice piece, I am impressed, out of scale but not so noticeable as others.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on September 14, 2011, 10:18:23 PM
Had some moderate success in Myrtle Beach last week. The bad was lots of clones and sandtroopers at TRU, Target, and Walmart. Tons of CW and legends stuff, but I don't really collect those so I have no idea what was on the pegs other than no Chewbaccas. Honestly, their pegs looked A LOT like ours. perhaps a little more inventory (ie. crap) than us, but in a way that might be worse. I have no idea how that one target or walmart (can't remember which) is going to get rid of the dozen or so Woofs on the pegs... Saw a few CC pilots and 4-loms as well. :(

Target had tons of the latest exclusive 3-packs, which I passed on. They also had the DVD box sets, which I passed on as well. Also saw the new big CW shuttle thingy. Looks pretty cool, but I'll be passing on that since I'm not into CW. Kmart had 3 b-wings and I passed on them. Nice box, just can't justify $40 for the box, since I already have a b-wing.

Between the 3 stores, I managed to cobble together a couple of the vintage figures that never made it to Canada. Found Weequay x2, Lando General, Han Ceremony, Luke Death Star, and the Endor Capture version of the jedi luke for my vintage carded collection. I just need dagobah landing luke x2 from those waves. Well, and wedge obviously, but hopefully he will come eventually.
Also managed to pick up the new 30th anniversary Stalker from the latest GI Joe wave. TRU had remnants of one case. Very cool figure and re-imagining of one of my fave joe characters. Saw the skystriker as well at Target, but passed. GI Joe is non-existant in walmarts down there. :( And target just had arctic destros. Pretty sad presence down there. :(
Saw various other things that tempted me ($10 12" spock from the new ST movie, but have nowhere to put him and a diamond ST communicator on clearance, but the sounds didn't work), but I'm being more selective these days.

In all, not too terrible. Nothing new that I wanted to pick up but filled in a couple holes.

Oh and Buffalo was a complete waste of time on the way home.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 21, 2011, 08:29:28 AM
I grabbed a new Tauntaun in Singapore! The regular price was 69.99 in Singapore dollars but I managed to get it for 39.99 due to them having that price on the shelf. We complain about figure prices - their regular TRU price is 19.99 per figure - the special deal for the week was 2 for 25!  :scared0008:

To clarify a bit - our dollar is worth about 1.20 Singapore dollars, so the 69.99 (which is a tax-in price) equivocates to approximately $49 CDN before taxes for the Tauntaun.  :scared0008:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Jedi Jedd on September 21, 2011, 02:49:24 PM
I grabbed a new Tauntaun in Singapore! The regular price was 69.99 in Singapore dollars but I managed to get it for 39.99 due to them having that price on the shelf. We complain about figure prices - their regular TRU price is 19.99 per figure - the special deal for the week was 2 for 25!  :scared0008:

To clarify a bit - our dollar is worth about 1.20 Singapore dollars, so the 69.99 (which is a tax-in price) equivocates to approximately $49 CDN before taxes for the Tauntaun.  :scared0008:

Good score, but what a crazy price! Does it come with real tauntaun guts?  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 21, 2011, 02:52:08 PM
Yeah the prices there for many things were crazy, no question.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Mink on October 25, 2011, 09:43:00 AM
In a vain effort to make Jedi Patrick VERY jealous...

I watched my neighbor’s cat this weekend…made sure he was fed, etc while they were in Boston.

They came back last night, knocked on my door and said: “Thanks for watching our cat.  Here, we got you this as a thank you.  We know you like star wars toys”.

It was a Hunt for Luke Skywalker pack!  I was sooo excited!  Anyways, the Tauntaun is really nice looking!

I thought about putting the tauntaun in my bed, taking pictures with it and then emailing them to Jedi Patrick...but aside from the total creepiness of the act, I think that would fall into the "Oh Hell No" category with my wife...

Anyways, best neighbors in the world!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on October 25, 2011, 10:10:18 AM
lol. congrats!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on October 25, 2011, 02:34:17 PM
In a vain effort to make Jedi Patrick VERY jealous...

I watched my neighbor’s cat this weekend…made sure he was fed, etc while they were in Boston.

They came back last night, knocked on my door and said: “Thanks for watching our cat.  Here, we got you this as a thank you.  We know you like star wars toys”.

It was a Hunt for Luke Skywalker pack!  I was sooo excited!  Anyways, the Tauntaun is really nice looking!

I thought about putting the tauntaun in my bed, taking pictures with it and then emailing them to Jedi Patrick...but aside from the total creepiness of the act, I think that would fall into the "Oh Hell No" category with my wife...

Anyways, best neighbors in the world!


Grrr!!!! I USED to like you very much. Now, you're much like a dead Tauntaun to me... no use.... except maybe dead for heating up a very sick dying Jedi.

 :tongue0024:

Congrats on the find! And no worry, I'm sure I'll be able to grab some of these cool sets very soon!  :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on November 05, 2011, 10:52:09 AM
My friend José finally brought me some very nice items!

- Landspeeder in Vintage-style box   :)
- Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun in Vintage-style box!!   :) :)
- The Search for Luke Skywalker (with Han Solo's Tauntaun)   :) :) :)

Now, I'm a VERY happy Tauntaun-lover!   :P

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ldssgtg on November 19, 2011, 06:23:57 PM
In Michigan - Scored the Target exclusive Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun and the Search for Luke Skywalker (with Han Solo's Tauntaun)...passed on a Revenge of the Sith Endor Rebel Soldier (dark) and and Return of the Jedi Tie-Fighter Pilot. Also passed on the Sandspeeder (have the previous one).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on December 27, 2011, 05:52:31 PM
I finally found the Walmart exclusive AT-RT & Barc Figure/Vehicle packs today, thought I'd missed them.
Not much else to report all the Clone Wars & Saga figures were $3.40-3.90 depending on what Walmart I went to.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on February 10, 2012, 11:14:09 AM
Scored the DTF Walmart wave this morning!
In Michigan
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on February 12, 2012, 06:36:13 PM
Just came back from Niagara Falls/Buffalo....and the pegs at TRU, Wally, and Target were clogged with TPM Vintage line, CW and MH figures.  They did not seem to be moving of the shelves very fast.  TRU had all their 3 3/4 inch figures for 30% off including some battle pack and the mid-size vehicles....the only thing that I was interested in was the Lego Y-Wing fighter which was onsale for 30% off...so the sale price was 41.99US + tax....so I picked one up. As a bonus, because I spent over $35.00, I got a Darth Maul USB Flash Drive for free (retail value was $15.00US).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 13, 2012, 03:15:06 PM
I also went to Buffalo today. Checked 3 WMs but only got lucky at one of them - scored the most of the remnants of the DTF stuff: Aurra Sing, Mawhonic, Ric Olie, Tusken Raider, Dewback. No droid BPs. Other than that all 3 chains have pretty much the same products as are available here, for only slightly lower prices - better off to get them on sale in Canada. I also picked up the Lego Y-wing and Geo. Cannon at TRU for the 30% sale price, plus USB drive, so not a total bust.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on February 13, 2012, 03:22:30 PM
Is the Tusken a straight repack?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 13, 2012, 03:33:59 PM
Is the Tusken a straight repack?

Yes, I THINK it is a repack of the VTSC one - I will check it tonight and report!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LIKEaBOSSK on February 13, 2012, 04:21:40 PM
I also went to Buffalo today. Checked 3 WMs but only got lucky at one of them - scored the most of the remnants of the DTF stuff: Aurra Sing, Mawhonic, Ric Olie, Tusken Raider, Dewback. No droid BPs. Other than that all 3 chains have pretty much the same products as are available here, for only slightly lower prices - better off to get them on sale in Canada. I also picked up the Lego Y-wing and Geo. Cannon at TRU for the 30% sale price, plus USB drive, so not a total bust.

You didnt happen to pick up an extra dewback by any chance?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 13, 2012, 04:51:01 PM
I also went to Buffalo today. Checked 3 WMs but only got lucky at one of them - scored the most of the remnants of the DTF stuff: Aurra Sing, Mawhonic, Ric Olie, Tusken Raider, Dewback. No droid BPs. Other than that all 3 chains have pretty much the same products as are available here, for only slightly lower prices - better off to get them on sale in Canada. I also picked up the Lego Y-wing and Geo. Cannon at TRU for the 30% sale price, plus USB drive, so not a total bust.

You didnt happen to pick up an extra dewback by any chance?

Sorry, no everything that I found was the last ones left. It was kinda disappointing. I think these stores must have had some heavy traffic over the weekend, with the movie coming out and everything, and just hadn't gotten to restocking yet. I had a feeling that would happen going on a Monday, but it's the only day I could go.

Also, forgot to mention, the Vintage vehicle wave was out there, but I wasn't interested in those. And I picked up the CW BARC with Clone Buzz and AT-RT with Keeli.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 13, 2012, 07:09:26 PM
Is the Tusken a straight repack?

Yes, I THINK it is a repack of the VTSC one - I will check it tonight and report!

So I haven't opened the package up, but from what I can see it is exactly a repack of the Vintage SAGA2 figure. Which is a great figure and I've only got 1 of them - can't just have a single Tusken Raider!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on March 15, 2012, 07:10:56 PM
Went to Frankenmuth (MI) on the weekend - picked up 4 of the 5 "deleted scene" figures (only missed on the Mon Cal pilot) - and also got the Walmart exclusive figs. (picked up the 6 "new" ones) !!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on March 15, 2012, 08:02:13 PM
Dammit they didn't have those in Florida! Good scoop Pegger!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on March 15, 2012, 10:03:19 PM
 :u:

BTW - it's time for a beer with mabs..... :party0007:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on April 13, 2012, 06:45:19 PM
What appeared at my postman's desk this morning:
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Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on April 28, 2012, 01:19:44 AM
Picked up the new case assortment wave 2 revision 2 at the PO box from BBTS.
I must say this is the nicest case I've seen in awhile.
Luke Hoth
Luke Jedi
Nom Amor
Clone Wars Ani
Vader E4
Aayla Secura
501st
Kithaba
Evazan
Wedge
Qui gon
Darth Maul
The last 2 I don't need but still a better assortment then usual.
3 weeks ago I found a lone Leia DS at A Walmart in the US
and 2 weeks ago I scored Gen. McCrackhead and Mon Cal Pilot from an online place for a good price.
Rack this up with the Luke Hoth, Imp Navy Trooper and Darth Malgus from my earlier post in regular finds
and the only new figure I am missing is DS Lando.
 :D :artoo:
Interestingly enough the last time Lando shipped (General) last year it took me 3 months to find it it eluded me for quite sometime.
I hope it's not like that now.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on May 24, 2012, 08:05:13 PM
I don't have them in hand yet, but I've just had two target exclusive two-packs purchased for me in Des Moins Iowa.  One is "The Rise of Darth Vader" with Vader and ep I anakin, and the other is "Emergence of the Sith" with Darth Maul and Ep III Sidious.  From the pics I looked at of them on ebay they appear to all be re-packs for the Movie Heroes line.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: NorthernSolo on June 13, 2012, 04:13:21 PM
Local shoppe, scored Hoth Luke & Evazan. Details in provincials.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: alkaline888 on June 22, 2012, 06:37:04 AM
June 21 lunchtime - Walked in the door of my Toronto LCS just as they were putting new Tarkin Wave cases on the pegs! Scored Tarkin, Hoth Luke, Nikto & Oddball. Left the rest + Malgus at $24.99 each, he's not my type. They were getting picked over even before staff could get them up...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on June 22, 2012, 12:07:45 PM
Thanks alkaline888 - based on your post - I drove own to my comic shop - and sure enough - 3 cases of wave 5 sitting on the front desk!  Grabbed Tarkin, Nikto, Starkiller and Vizla
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on June 23, 2012, 08:42:12 AM
Got Tarkin, Odd Ball, Nikto, Starkiller, Shae Vizla, and Wedge from my local CBS here in Ottawa for $12.99 each.

My Vintage collection is now complete!!  :rockon:

VT
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 16, 2012, 05:44:51 PM
More of a NOTHING-found post here. Targets checked all through the eastern US on my way back from PEI had NOTHING newer than the TPM wave.  :mad0137: and the WalMart I went into was stuck with the same thing.  :mad0177:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 18, 2012, 10:28:42 PM
Was over in Niagara Falls, NY tonight. Very similar finds to what jjreason reports. Actually, the pegs looked worse than on the Canadian side. Only a few TPM stragglers left. Everyone is waiting for a shelf reset I think. I did find a few of the Series 2 Fighter Pods at Walmart (kinda sad when that's a "sighting"... but I bought some anyways). I went by Target to see if I could find the new vintage 3pks. None on the shelf, but I found a really great and helpful employee who went and got me a pair of each set out of the back!!! Rang up at $24.99 each, but I was super happy to find them - it's been a really long time before I felt the joy of a new find!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 18, 2012, 10:41:00 PM
Are there some new figures in the newer 3 packs? I saw something about a new Snaggletooth but didn't think that was ready to come out just yet.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 18, 2012, 10:56:03 PM
Are there some new figures in the newer 3 packs? I saw something about a new Snaggletooth but didn't think that was ready to come out just yet.

Yes, there are 2 new sets - one with the new red Sanggletooth and one with a new Power Droid. There have been several reports on Jedi Temple Archives and a few on Rebelscum about people finding them at local Targets all over. For the most part it sounds like they are having to get them pulled out of the stock room, as I believe the stores are waiting to do their resets before putting the new stuff out on the shelves. I took the DPCI number with me and checked it at the scanner, which said they were in stock in the back. So I asked the guy if he could go find them for me and luckily he did not give me a line about how they aren't allowed to put them out yet because there's nowhere for them on the shelf. It might have helped that he wasn't from the toy dept, but from electronics.

By the way, I highly doubt (think it's been confirmed) that these are NOT coming to Canada this time. So if you get the chance to look at Target, go for it! However if you don't manage to get them, I'm willing to bet that we'll see those molds released on single vintage card in a couple years when TVC returns.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 18, 2012, 11:02:56 PM
Thanks for the info. Having just passed through about 7 Target stores in the last week (and not even knowing enough to look for these  :speechless-smiley-004: ) I think I've blown my chance for now. I might have some buddies stateside have a look, but I'm not too keen on dumping $50 for 2 new figures, especially when we still need those cardbacks in re-made vintage fashion.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 19, 2012, 12:07:34 AM
I agree the price is kinda steep. Seems to be a trend at Target lately for their exclusives. If you've got buddies in the States that are lucky enough, they might be able to find them for $14.99 instead. The prices for these things are pretty unpredictable. I don't think they've fully gotten them into the system properly yet. Have a read at this report for some explanation, if you're interested: http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10206 (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10206)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on August 08, 2012, 03:21:37 PM
Seems US customers are starting to report finding the Ewok and Yavin multipacks at US based TRU stores. Anyone know if they will be coming north...I mean obviously not to Quebec but Ontario isn't that far away!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: alkaline888 on August 09, 2012, 07:56:35 AM
Vintage Wave 6 showed up yesterday in my Toronto LCS!!!

Interesting buying trends...all the Vaders were gone, plus the Leia and Jar Jar Vintage cardbacks, but there were Lost Line cardbacks still on the pegs.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on August 09, 2012, 08:21:17 AM
what's an 'LCS"?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Rotaxxx on August 09, 2012, 08:30:44 AM
I'm thinking..."local comic store"   LCS... :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 11, 2012, 02:30:17 PM
Yes we can confirm that. Local Comic Shop.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on August 12, 2012, 12:07:27 AM
Someone on ebay has a Canadian carded "lost line" Vader up. Is this a sign these are on their way to store shelves???
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on August 12, 2012, 10:10:59 AM
Someone on ebay has a Canadian carded "lost line" Vader up. Is this a sign these are on their way to store shelves???

I just think this means the product is already available through Specialty Hobby shops like Legends. I got my share from my dear friend José and all cards are indeed trilogo. :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on August 12, 2012, 10:21:21 AM
I'm thinking..."local comic store"   LCS... :u:

That's what I thought.  I just don't like to assume, it gets me in trouble sometimes.....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on August 12, 2012, 11:26:29 AM
Been there. Speaking of LCS I'm going to make an outing today to try & find Tarkin.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on August 12, 2012, 11:41:06 AM
Someone on ebay has a Canadian carded "lost line" Vader up. Is this a sign these are on their way to store shelves???

I just think this means the product is already available through Specialty Hobby shops like Legends. I got my share from my dear friend José and all cards are indeed trilogo. :)

Same here
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on August 12, 2012, 02:02:44 PM
Ah maybe, that's kind of what I thought but mine from Legends are US card.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on August 12, 2012, 06:30:10 PM
Picked up both target 3-packs this weekend in Syracuse, NY. As well, received my SDCC carbonite set while I was there from an eBay seller.

VT
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: tarkin on August 27, 2012, 10:20:57 PM
 Was at Birch Run Outlet Mall in Michigan this weekend and picked up the Yavin Pilot set. They also had the Ewok set but I passed. They also had a few of the 'alternate vintage' packaging line (?). I'm not sure what to call these but they had a large logo on the front. Bespin Leia and Jar Jar only.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on August 28, 2012, 10:28:07 AM
If anyone else is making cross border runs please PM me! I'm interested in both of the TRU sets.

Also that weird alt-line is being referred to as the "Lost Line Look" I believe...LLL anyone or L3 ?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: brianakarobin on August 29, 2012, 09:15:47 PM
I stopped at a K-mart to look for the AT-ST and the Ewoks and AT-ST driver packs.  Only found the AT-ST, but they had some great sales.  I got a Cad Bane with speeder bike for $0.84 (Regular $16.99, but it was marked down to $1.69 and it was 50% off the lowest ticketed price!), a large LEGO TIE Fighter for $25 (regular $52.99, marked down to $50 but also 50% off), LEGO Yoda and Stormtrooper alarm clocks for $19.99 (regular $39.99 - I initially thought I would also get 50% off of that, but apparently, they are jewellery, not toys, so the additional 50% off didn't apply :crazy:).  I wish I found good deals like that at Zellers!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: brianakarobin on August 31, 2012, 09:38:05 PM
Hit another K-Mart today and got 2 vintage box B-wings for $8 each, as well as some Iron Man figs for $1.60 for my nephew.  There were 2 more B-wings, and I thought about getting them in case anyone here wanted them, but the cost to ship it would have made it impractical most likely.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on September 02, 2012, 04:41:17 PM
Hit another K-Mart today and got 2 vintage box B-wings for $8 each, as well as some Iron Man figs for $1.60 for my nephew.  There were 2 more B-wings, and I thought about getting them in case anyone here wanted them, but the cost to ship it would have made it impractical most likely.

$8?  Jeez, anyone have an extra B-Wing they'd like to trade for my extra boxed Y-Wing?  Would love to see those being clearanced out at that price here in Ontario...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on September 03, 2012, 04:58:30 PM
Got the 2 TRU 5pks - Ewoks and Pilots - from a buddy in the US during their BOGOHO sale - came to $30 a set!
The pilot pack is in stock on the US website still as well.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 03, 2012, 09:49:38 PM
The MTT is online at sears.ca for 149.99, the same as Legends. The product page says it is in stock but if you try to order one it says they are back-ordered and won't ship till Oct 15. Currently there is free shipping and $20 off coupon code 941612075 available which end today but there probably will be similar deals available in the future.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on September 15, 2012, 07:13:08 PM
Nice Star Wars haul for a Saturday.

Picked up Commander Wolfe (Wal-Mart) and the Darth Maul Returns battlepack and DVD (Target) in Watertown, NY today.

Also, received my "Carbon Freeze Me" from Disney as well.

VT
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on September 17, 2012, 04:10:37 PM
curious of your thoughts on the personalized carbon freeze. Was it worth it?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: vapourtrail on September 17, 2012, 08:26:28 PM
curious of your thoughts on the personalized carbon freeze. Was it worth it?

A little pricy, but totally worth it!! Even my non-fan wife thought it was cool.
I really dig unique items like this, and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you're thinking about getting one at some point be advised that shipping to Canada is $75!!

Fortunately for me I have a Us mailing address and live 40 minutes from the border.

I'll post pics later in the week.

VT
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on September 18, 2012, 10:27:23 PM
curious of your thoughts on the personalized carbon freeze. Was it worth it?

At Celebration VI my entire family did it.   At $100 per x4 and $125 shipping plus 13% HST on top of that, pricey definately is the right word.   We have got all 4 of them now and I am happy we did it.  We had fun at the show doing it and it is neat item to have.  Things to note: if you are female, you still get a male body, kids and adult are sized differently on the block.  The block is the same size, but kids figures are shorter than adults.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on September 19, 2012, 01:47:47 PM
thanks for the info guys. Looking forward to some pics!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthric on September 22, 2012, 08:33:17 PM
My weekend in Maine was really cool ! I found :

Ewok Pack in toysrus  :artoo:
Pilots pack in toysrus
The new speeder bike in toysrus
Kmart At-St
Kmart B-Wing at 10$  :D
Target villain set
Target droid set
Target Maul Returns battle pack with Nightsister !

Only 2 things are missing : the last 2-pack from Kmart (ewok and as-st crew)  :snowtroopers:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mit_Othy on September 23, 2012, 08:42:12 AM
Man! That is a real sweet haul. And what a grat price on the B-Wing! I sure hope that TRU in Canada gets those Ewok and pilot sets.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on October 01, 2012, 03:59:24 PM
toysrus.ca has the MTT listed for 189.99 http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=12827579 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=12827579) only 40 more than Legends and Sears although it is supposedly in stock.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on October 01, 2012, 08:07:38 PM
unavailable in Québec.... that was to be expected. I also wonder why, if our dollar is almost worth the same as the US dollar (if not more) we always pay our things more than them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on October 01, 2012, 10:43:23 PM
I had already decided to make the MTT a casualty of my cutting back. That crazy price is TRU's way of making sure I don't give in to an impulse buy. That price is just nuts. $130 was already gonna be too much.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on October 21, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
From my good friend José: sorry for crappy pictures, time to update the camera
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8109847216_83ba384739_m.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8109848254_2f429cf02b_m.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8335/8109839363_1aeb96c956_m.jpg)

Just watched them closely and really like Nien Nunb and the Weequay. Had to leave behind my Speeder Bike and both AT-ST Crew and Ewok Scouts from target
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: pegger on November 07, 2012, 12:23:19 PM
A local comic book store in my area had most of the last wave - picked up Prune Face x 2, Lumat x2, Nien Nunb x 2, Weequay x 2, and 1 Obi Wan, and 1 Ashoka - no sign of the Royal Guard, or Republic Trooper  :'( 

CAD card....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bothen33 on December 17, 2012, 10:12:47 AM
I'm shocked that target has had barely or no new vintage since the summer. The ones ive been too at least in Michigan.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on December 31, 2012, 01:36:11 AM
Found the following in Michigan tonight, MTT $64.50, 501st/AT-RT, Yoda/ Mini Starfighter these were $24.99 each but it was buy bogoho. I also saw the other mini vehicles but I didn't like them too much.
Also bought the new Neca Predator battle damaged 2 pack and Prometheus 2 pack, i had a $50.00 Cdn gift card that worked out to be $50.15 USD.
Not bad, not bad at all and in Canada I picked up my 2nd Sentinel Prime from Winners for $31.00
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on December 31, 2012, 07:52:28 AM
Found the following in Michigan tonight, MTT $64.50, 501st/AT-RT, Yoda/ Mini Starfighter these were $24.99 each but it was buy bogoho. I also saw the other mini vehicles but I didn't like them too much.
Also bought the new Neca Predator battle damaged 2 pack and Prometheus 2 pack, i had a $50.00 Cdn gift card that worked out to be $50.15 USD.
Not bad, not bad at all and in Canada I picked up my 2nd Sentinel Prime from Winners for $31.00
Oops, forgot to mention where I found stuff, MTT was at Walmart, Deluxe figures and Neca stuff was ToysRus
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on January 24, 2013, 11:01:26 PM
(http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff353/thirdfloor2004/Star%20Wars/Vintage%20Collection/jocastanu501_zps8254fee6.jpg)

(http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff353/thirdfloor2004/Star%20Wars/Vintage%20Collection/jocastanu500_zpsf01e8077.jpg)

Had this show up today.  It came with the pre-order proof card but the batteries died on my camera before I could take a pic of it.  The way the carded figure is packaged kinda sucks.  Not sure if you can tell from the pics but the corners of the cardback have been tucked into the blue cardboard backer comprimising the corners.  It also slightly warps/bends the cardback by being packaged that way.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on January 25, 2013, 02:05:17 PM
Had this show up today.  It came with the pre-order proof card but the batteries died on my camera before I could take a pic of it.  The way the carded figure is packaged kinda sucks.  Not sure if you can tell from the pics but the corners of the cardback have been tucked into the blue cardboard backer comprimising the corners.  It also slightly warps/bends the cardback by being packaged that way.
That's disappointing to hear....I ordered 2 of these myself....should be here in the next week or so.  I guess that's why they say they are in C8/C9 condition on their website when ordering. Hopefully, they don't arrive severly creased.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 28, 2013, 04:39:22 PM
Why they were granted any exclusive, let alone an previously unmade & semi desirable prequel character is completely beyond me. Depressing as hell, sorry about the cardbacks. :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on January 28, 2013, 06:04:21 PM
Why they were granted any exclusive, let alone an previously unmade & semi desirable prequel character is completely beyond me. Depressing as hell, sorry about the cardbacks. :(

As far as I've ever heard anyone(any company) who wants to buy the minimum requirement of figures necessary can have an exclusive made for them.  I'm sure a newly moulded figure would cost more to have made than a re-pack or re-paint, i.e. the Battlefront Scout Trooper or R2-KT.

The cardback isn't completely trashed, but it's definitely affected by the way that it's packed into the blue cardboard.  Before getting it I had contemplating taking the carded figure out of the exterior packaging to display with the rest of my carded vintage collection but I won't be doing that now for sure.

I've read a person posting on another site that they are not going to buy this figure from brianstoys out of displeasure with the company, but then they said they would be willing to pay more for it off ebay later.  I don't really understand that because BT would have made their money the first time it was sold. :speechless-smiley-004:

There is always a small chance that this figure could be re-released at retail someday.  The TAC saga legends line ended up having quite a few exclusive figures and vehicle pack-in figures released, Shadow Trooper, Neyo, Zev Sesneca, ect.  If you really want this figure I wouldn't chance this though.  Just bite the bullet and get it.  Shipping was $10.52, handling was $2.00  :mad0137:, and the figure was $24.99.  All said and done it's $37.51 USD delivered.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on February 02, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
Got this one as well, ordered in a batch by my friend José.

The figure is really sweet, but I would much rather have this one in a regular release than in a unnecessary boxed package. The box really doesn't add anything to the figure. I'm pretty sure they could have put it the Count Dooku head bust and stand in a regular package without too much trouble. 35$ for such a figure is pretty steep.

Anyway, I like the quality, despite the swivel neck. At least they were able to sculpt wrinkles on her face and neck skin by using the swivel articulation. I really like the deco on this figure, although mine seems a little washed on her front... at her boobs... anyway...

Bottomline, too expensive, but very very neat figure meeting the expected quality of the Vintage collection line.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on February 10, 2013, 12:11:27 PM
Did the same thing as well, went to José's to grab my Jocasta Nu. Next thing on the line, the MTT....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on March 20, 2013, 10:34:19 AM
The MTT is half price on Amazon.com (in the States). $74 and free shipping within the US.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086YSYSC/ref=pe_56220_28757120_email_1p_4_ti
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on May 03, 2013, 08:25:56 AM
Nom Anor's currently in stock at TRU's website. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on July 09, 2013, 01:51:35 PM
walmart.ca has a listing for the 12" Anakin to Darth Vader figure: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-anakin-to-darth-vader-figure-speaks-in-english/10226538 (http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-anakin-to-darth-vader-figure-speaks-in-english/10226538).

Price is 32.87.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on July 09, 2013, 06:29:08 PM
walmart.ca has a listing for the 12" Anakin to Darth Vader figure: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-anakin-to-darth-vader-figure-speaks-in-english/10226538 (http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-anakin-to-darth-vader-figure-speaks-in-english/10226538).

Price is 32.87.


...WILL be just as BaD as the other 2 piece's of -ca-ca!!....ohhh y HASBUTT...WHYYyyyyyyyyyy.... :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on July 28, 2013, 02:53:48 PM
Went to Target in Michigan wielding the DPCI's for Mission Series and Saga Legends and it paid off, I really like these figures and they will be the ones that stand on my display shelves. I'm going to use all the super articulated stuff from the past few years in my dioramas.
I also tried using the DPCI for TVC figures, supposedly Target is using that old number for the Black Series 3.75" as well.
But they only had 12 on hand in the back and it was the Darth Malgus case, so i scored a mint on card unpunched Malgus, I'd love to trade it for Starkiller or Shae Vizla.
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u25/66jedikiller66/TEST%20SHOTS/P1140496_zps6eceae93.jpg) (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/66jedikiller66/media/TEST%20SHOTS/P1140496_zps6eceae93.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 28, 2013, 09:45:29 PM
Nice score, congrats!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LordBaylin on July 29, 2013, 11:30:22 AM
Thanks, where I live they still haven't put any of the new stuff out yet!
Checked both Walmarts again this morning.
I wish I could have found the 3.75" Black Series. All I want is 2 Padmes and 1 Luke. I've ordered the second wave which has all the others + the new ones in it.
As usual I expect the first wave of a new line to be easy to find, but the closer we get to the Xmas with wave 2 and 3 it will probably get a little tougher.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on July 30, 2013, 12:56:40 PM
very nice!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on August 03, 2013, 08:51:45 AM
Just the other day I was wondering if we'd be seeing more TVC show up and then this morning I discover TRU.ca has restocked the "best of" wave (Gamm. Guard, Bespin Han, etc.).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on August 03, 2013, 09:59:50 AM
Just the other day I was wondering if we'd be seeing more TVC show up and then this morning I discover TRU.ca has restocked the "best of" wave (Gamm. Guard, Bespin Han, etc.).


Gammorean Guard is already sold out...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on August 03, 2013, 09:22:57 PM
Just the other day I was wondering if we'd be seeing more TVC show up and then this morning I discover TRU.ca has restocked the "best of" wave (Gamm. Guard, Bespin Han, etc.).

Gammorean Guard is already sold out...

I'm sure Deryl Depriest was probably joking, but in one of the audio interviews, didn't he say something about the GG coming out in a battlepack somewhere down the road?  I think the interviewer commented on how an army builder set of GGs would be great and DDP gave a coy "Yeah that would be pretty great, wouldn't it?"   as opposed to saying "No, that would be a silly thing for us to do" and deny it completely.

But then that would probably sell well, so no way Hasbro would actually do it  :speechless-smiley-004:

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on September 16, 2013, 10:17:20 PM
I just received the Vintage Collection Tie Interceptor today from Amazon.  The item was well packaged this time as opposed to the issues that plagued the Slave I.  The only very minor problem that mine has is a faint scratch line on the side flap from an ezacto knife used to open the shipping carton that they opened at Amazon to distribute the product.  The scratch on mine is very light and I might not have noticed if I hadn't been forewarned by comments on this happening to other people who have purchased this item.

If anyone else is interested it was about $65 with shipping (it was 'on sale' for $46.13 when I bought it), you probably won't be able to get it any cheaper down the road.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 27, 2013, 12:52:19 PM
How did you set up the Amazon.com shipping to Canada? Is it expensive?
Thanks
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on September 27, 2013, 05:31:36 PM
How did you set up the Amazon.com shipping to Canada? Is it expensive?
Thanks

There was nothing special that I did to set up the shipping.  I just entered my address and it was accepted.  For the Slave I, and I think for Interceptor as well, there was a free shipping offer but it was only extended for the US.  The shipping for the Slave I was $25.24 with a $9.38 "import charge deposit" and the Interceptor was $12.87 but there was also a $6.18 "import charge deposit".  So, yes the shipping is expensive but all shipping is expensive these days.  It would be about the same charge from an ebay sale or from any other online retailer. I just combine the cost of shipping with the cost of the item to determine it's "actual" cost before deciding to purchase or pass.

The only positive is that the items ship very quickly when they are in-stock.  Whether the item or its packaging will arrive un-damaged is a seperate issue...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on October 04, 2013, 11:15:35 PM
Thanks for the info. It is appreciated.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on October 05, 2013, 06:37:22 AM
I've recently a few new items showing up at Winners/Marshalls.

One Winners had the TVC AT-AP and V-19 ($19.99). 

Both stores seem to be getting Fighter Pods.  Between the two I've seen Wave 3 X-Wing vs Tie Fighter multi-pack ($14.99) and Wave 4 pod launchers ($12.99) and Slave-1 and Geonosian Fighter packs ($9.99). 

I think I may have also seen some large LEGO Vader and Stormtrooper items. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Brent Peconi on October 17, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
Posting this year as well as the Ontario forum - but if anyone sees in thier searches a SSC 1:1 Yoda bust please let me know.

Looking to find one locally in Ontario or at least within Canada.

Any help is appreciated  :character0007:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 01, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
I went over to Buffalo and Niagara Falls today to see if I could track down some of the new Kmart figure packs. There were none in stock in Buffalo, just empty shelf space marked for them. I did find a single Ewok Catapult pack in the Niagara Falls store, so bought it. Perhaps there is more stock coming, and these were just from the initial shipment.

(http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae82/dryzebol/TF%20pics/b643d22c-37e8-44aa-84d8-862a485e38bb_zpse2957058.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on November 08, 2013, 04:58:50 PM
I just received the Vintage Collection Tie Interceptor today from Amazon.  The item was well packaged this time as opposed to the issues that plagued the Slave I.  The only very minor problem that mine has is a faint scratch line on the side flap from an ezacto knife used to open the shipping carton that they opened at Amazon to distribute the product.  The scratch on mine is very light and I might not have noticed if I hadn't been forewarned by comments on this happening to other people who have purchased this item.

If anyone else is interested it was about $65 with shipping (it was 'on sale' for $46.13 when I bought it), you probably won't be able to get it any cheaper down the road.

I did my Amazon order and it went smooth. The shipping and US custom charges seemed fair.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on November 21, 2013, 04:45:11 PM
The Amazon Droid Factory 6-pack is currently on sale for 39.99. The price changed back to 57.12 and then back to 39.99 so no idea how long this will last.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 21, 2013, 10:31:42 PM
The Amazon Droid Factory 6-pack is currently on sale for 39.99. The price changed back to 57.12 and then back to 39.99 so no idea how long this will last.

The price is still at $39.99 at the moment. I'm working on seeing if I can get a price adjustment for the 2 I ordered, as others have been able to get.

UPDATE: Successfully got a $40 refund applied to my account. Makes the price much more palatable now.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth McAdam on November 22, 2013, 04:16:23 PM
Hey Wedge

What did you do to get the discount?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on November 22, 2013, 10:55:11 PM
I was able to get the discount as well last night. I had ordered mine on October 24. I used the Amazon chat feature with the customer rep. They told me that a refund normally won't apply because I received my package more then 7 days ago but they refunded me because I was a loyal customer. I think you just have to keep on their case if you are not successful the first time. Try different customer reps if you need to.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 23, 2013, 11:55:51 AM
^^^ This.
I entered a chat, noting that an item I had recently ordered is now on sale, and if I could get a price adjustment. It took me trying the chat with 3 or 4 reps but I finally got the refund. They did keep bringing up the 7 days thing, so wouldn't give me the actual price adjustment, but did eventually compromise by giving me a $20 "goodwill refund" for each item. This was after I pointed out that I could still simply return the old items and re-order them again at the lower price, and that I figured it would save Amazon time and money to just give me the refund instead. There are lots of examples in the Jedi Temple Archives comments on this topic that indicate those people did not have any problem getting the refund right away. It seems it varies from rep to rep.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on November 23, 2013, 08:59:52 PM
Wedge1021  thanks for your post about requesting a refund.  I did it today, via chat.  My order was shipped at the end of October, but they gave me the refund right away and did mention the 7 day policy for next time after giving me the refund.  It was a good deal because other order had the Tie Interceptor at a good discount price, so I got the best price on both items.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on November 28, 2013, 01:50:54 PM
Droid Factory figures are now 50% off....$29.99.at Amazon.com
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on November 28, 2013, 02:45:42 PM
Droid Factory figures are now 50% off....$29.99.at Amazon.com
Not bad if you actually want them. Definitely brings them down to a fair retail price, which is great. I'm waiting for Slave I to drop in price, think it will happen?! Not holding my breath, but ya never know. :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Chadus on November 28, 2013, 04:16:51 PM
I was able to get the $20 refund last week, as the price dropped before I had even received them.  I was considering going after another $10 off today with the new price reduction, but probably shouldn't push my luck. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on April 04, 2014, 02:58:19 PM
Fett's in stock at walmart.ca - $19.92 plus free shipping.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-6-figure-assortment-boba-fett/6000133214398
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on April 12, 2014, 06:49:40 PM
6" Stormtrooper (and the rest of his wave) are available and in stock right now at

http://www.entrepotdujouet.com/en-ca/entrepot-du-jouet/games-by-brand---collection/star-wars

FREE Shipping within Canada on orders over $50!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LIKEaBOSSK on April 13, 2014, 01:48:19 AM
Damn, looks like the sold out! These troopers are going to be so hard to find.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on April 13, 2014, 02:02:24 AM
I managed to get through.  At least I hope I did as the payment went through.  Great find Wedge. 

And yeah Meegari, these troopers are going to be very tough to find, especially up here.  The wife and I ran down to the US last weekend and I saw the remains of 3-4 cases at TRU with no troopers to be found.  I've seen guys with pretty large hordes so far as well, which makes things even tougher.

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: LIKEaBOSSK on April 13, 2014, 02:10:58 AM
Nice job! Yeah I hear you. I have an extra couple of Bobas I picked up for the sole purpose to trade for a couple of troopers. I hope this wave starts hitting retail soon, the wait is getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on April 14, 2014, 09:24:54 PM
6" Stormtrooper (and the rest of his wave) are available and in stock right now at

http://www.entrepotdujouet.com/en-ca/entrepot-du-jouet/games-by-brand---collection/star-wars

FREE Shipping within Canada on orders over $50!

Hey Wedge....I was just curious to know if you had ordered any and if you have received a shipping confirmation.  I ordered one myself....but I haven't heard anything yet about my order being shipped.  They say they process orders within 24 hours.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on April 14, 2014, 10:49:52 PM
6" Stormtrooper (and the rest of his wave) are available and in stock right now at

http://www.entrepotdujouet.com/en-ca/entrepot-du-jouet/games-by-brand---collection/star-wars

FREE Shipping within Canada on orders over $50!

Hey Wedge....I was just curious to know if you had ordered any and if you have received a shipping confirmation.  I ordered one myself....but I haven't heard anything yet about my order being shipped.  They say they process orders within 24 hours.

I did order. No shipping confirmation yet, just the receipt of order. I'm assuming at least one of these:
- they got a flurry of these orders all at once and are sorting through the fallout
- the free shipping option takes lower priority than a paid, express shipping order
- they don't send out shipping confirmations
I'm willing to give them a few days to sort it all out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on April 24, 2014, 03:26:44 PM
Still waiting on my 6 inch Stormtrooper I ordered online from Entrepot du Jouet.....anybody get their's yet?? (Waiting patiently.....ok, maybe not!)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on April 25, 2014, 01:51:26 AM
Still waiting on my 6 inch Stormtrooper I ordered online from Entrepot du Jouet.....anybody get their's yet?? (Waiting patiently.....ok, maybe not!)

I was thinking about this today but haven't seen anything here yet. Never even got a confirmation email. Just the receipt. Who knows what's going on. At least the stormie will be in the next wave as well.

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DroidWorld on April 25, 2014, 04:00:59 PM
I just got a full refund for the five I ordered. SUCKS!!!  Obviously they were overwhelmed, and their site took too many orders they couldn't fill. UGH!!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on April 25, 2014, 04:55:19 PM
I just got my money refunded from Entrepot du jouet as well for my 6 inch stormtrooper I ordered.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on April 25, 2014, 07:12:49 PM
Got the refund today as well. Guess I'll get back to searching. Or just wait til the next wave.

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on July 29, 2014, 10:55:07 PM
I checked out  http://www.beyondmortalitytoys.com via jeditemplearchives.

They have Fett and troopers for order - $16.99 US each (shipping later in the year).   Free shipping to Canada until July 31.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: KaleDayspring on July 30, 2014, 12:47:21 AM
I checked out  http://www.beyondmortalitytoys.com via jeditemplearchives.

They have Fett and troopers for order - $16.99 US each (shipping later in the year).   Free shipping to Canada until July 31.

Add on top of that, they are having a sale. Got my Rahm Kota and Yaddle there plus Toryn Farr for $45 Shipped. Not bad if I do say so.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 30, 2014, 01:51:53 AM
I checked out  http://www.beyondmortalitytoys.com via jeditemplearchives.

They have Fett and troopers for order - $16.99 US each (shipping later in the year).   Free shipping to Canada until July 31.

Add on top of that, they are having a sale. Got my Rahm Kota and Yaddle there plus Toryn Farr for $45 Shipped. Not bad if I do say so.

I pre-ordered about $450 of Black Series 6" and Transformers figures from him already because of that promotion. Actually 3 orders over a span of about 10 days. It was too hard to pass up 15% off the U.S. prices, plus free shipping to Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on July 30, 2014, 07:05:48 AM
I've pre-ordered about $450 of Black Series 6" and Transformers figures from him because of that promotion. It was too hard to pass up 15% off the U.S. prices, plus free shipping to Canada.

I've checked out their site too and actually emailed them with a question last night.  The issue that has me questioning whether to go through with a pre-order is this,

The Wampa/Tauntaun sets are not due out until possibly February, the only way that these pre-orders are being taken is if you pay with paypal upfront right now, unlike how Legends used to only charge your credit card once the product was in-hand and being shipped out.  Because this is a new company my concern is this, what happens if this business hits hard times and has to close shop before February?  Paypal only protects your purchase for a limited amount of time so would you be able to recoup your costs 8 months after you have paid?  I have to return their email with a more indepth question regarding this fact because I only asked if they offered a different set-up to pay upon arrival of the product and they said no, they are only able to make the pre-orders with immediate payment.

Is anyone else concerned about this or am I just being paranoid?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on July 30, 2014, 10:43:49 AM
Wedge...did you pay through PayPal or by credit card outside of PayPal? Also, do you know if we have to pay upfront and our account will be charged immediately...or is there a disclaimer that they won't charge our account until the items come in? I have concerns about paying upfront.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on July 30, 2014, 11:27:14 AM
Ordered! Thanks for the heads up! This should save me a trip or 2 or 20!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The_Art_of_Sith on July 30, 2014, 12:08:23 PM
Good find Bespin-81. I bought a few Black series 6 inch figures.

This site should give you a referral bonus.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jediburrick on July 30, 2014, 01:40:07 PM
I thought about it, staring at the different 6inch offerings for a good 20 minutes : Sandtrooper Corporal, Chewie... I even considered buying the biker scout...I've finally made all the way up to paypal with 2 Han Stormtrooper, mainly for the nicely sculpted helmet I've seen on pics from SDCC and... I just wasn't able to pull the trigger.

I'll see when/if I find these at retail and cherry-pick the ones I really want then, but for now I'm just too much into Hot Toys and SSC.

EDIT : Great find indeed Bespin-81  :)`
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 30, 2014, 02:28:22 PM
Wedge...did you pay through PayPal or by credit card outside of PayPal? Also, do you know if we have to pay upfront and our account will be charged immediately...or is there a disclaimer that they won't charge our account until the items come in? I have concerns about paying upfront.

I paid by paypal (technically my credit card that is linked to it, though). At this time, since he is just starting his business, you do have to pay up-front because he doesn't have the cash flow or credit with his supplier yet to be able to charge later.

He has been very open and upfront with people on the JTA message board so far: http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13869. And he is always available to be contacted with any questions via the email or phone number posted on his site.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on August 11, 2014, 05:44:17 PM
Noticed at walmart.ca that 6" Han, Greedo and Leia have been rolled back to $10. I wonder if that's also true in store?

Wave 1 and Fett are also rolled back to $10 but of course they're sold out online.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on August 11, 2014, 09:06:11 PM
Noticed at walmart.ca that 6" Han, Greedo and Leia have been rolled back to $10. I wonder if that's also true in store?

Wave 1 and Fett are also rolled back to $10 but of course they're sold out online.

Nope....my local walmart still had all three of these figures scanning at $22.92 tonight.  Looks like the $10.00 price is just online for now.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on August 12, 2014, 11:21:17 AM
Noticed at walmart.ca that 6" Han, Greedo and Leia have been rolled back to $10. I wonder if that's also true in store?
...
Nope....my local walmart still had all three of these figures scanning at $22.92 tonight.  Looks like the $10.00 price is just online for now.

Some Walmarts including both Burlington ones have these on rollback. One Burlington store had rollback signs while the other did not but all 3 figures scanned at $10.

One can use the store availability feature to see if a store has the figures on rollback although sometimes the information isn't available. One thing to ignore online is whether the item (at least for these 3 items) is actually in stock at a store. Online it says both Burlington stores are out of stock but one store has all 3 and the other has 2 out of 3. YMMV
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on August 12, 2014, 01:30:09 PM
I was in Walmart at Hwy 7 and the 400 today and I can confirm Han, Leia and Greedo were all $10 - price sticker on the shelf.  They had about 3 or 4 of each in stock.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The_Art_of_Sith on August 12, 2014, 07:58:11 PM
Came across Luke from wave 1, box was in bad shape, but 10 bucks, so I bought it. Found this at copper creek.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on August 22, 2014, 08:42:57 AM
A number of new items have been added to tru.ca and all are listed as being out of stock.

6" Jabba - 44.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726966 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726966)

6" Speeder Bike - 44.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726976 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726976)

Hero X-Wing - 49.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726936 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726936)

Command Star Destroyer - 59.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726956 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726956)

Inquisitor Lightsaber - 39.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726926 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726926)

All items are listed as bilingual.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on August 24, 2014, 12:06:47 PM
A few more items have shown up at tru.ca and appear to be TRU exclusives. All items are currently out of stock, currently have no photos and listed as bilingual.

Death Star Command Station (carrying case w/exclusive figure) - 24.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726166 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726166)
Command Galactic Ground Assault (w/exclusive figure) - 24.99 -http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726116 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726116)
Command Galactic Battlefield Set (Star Destroyer with extra figures/exclusive vehicle) - 119.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726126 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726126)

And finally an item which seems to have not been revealed before:

Rebel Mission Series - Jedi Reveal Pack - 19.99 - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136)

The product description says: Command your own Star Wars Rebels battles with the Mission Series Pack! This pack includes Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus figures, and also a secret figure of a mysterious hologram from Obi-Wan Kenobi. What secret will be revealed in this pack? There's only one way to find out!

Photos of the first 3 items are at Galactic Hunter.

http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99156&box=&shownew= (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99156&box=&shownew=)
http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99157&box=&shownew= (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99157&box=&shownew=)
http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99158&box=&shownew= (http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluteig/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=13433&text=&imageid=99158&box=&shownew=)

edit: Product pages for Death Star and Reveal Pack removed at tru.ca. Product pages for the other two now have pictures.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on August 26, 2014, 11:45:07 AM
I went to a Target and a Walmart in Ohio over the weekend.  I didn't see any of the new six inch figures other than an Anakin which I picked up for $20.  No Biker Scout or Jabba yet.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 06, 2014, 10:06:06 AM
At tru.ca the link for the Jedi Reveal pack has been restored and the pack is available for pre-order. http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136)

The Hero X-Wing has been in stock for a few days. http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726936 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726936)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on September 06, 2014, 12:02:31 PM
At tru.ca the link for the Jedi Reveal pack has been restored and the pack is available for pre-order. http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=35726136)
I do want this set.  But the expected ship date is Oct 17! :r2d2line:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on September 10, 2014, 09:40:42 AM
Has anyone here received their order from Beyond Mortality? I'm getting a little worried though I guess he's only a few weeks behind based on the "end of August" guess at when he'd start shipping.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on September 10, 2014, 02:34:00 PM
I know a guy from another site that was a little leery on using BM at first. So he did a trial run by ordering something that was in stock. It arrived just fine, and quite promptly. I would say, things will likely be delayed a bit from his estimated times due to a longer supply process. The stuff has to go from Hasbro, to Entertainment Earth (BM's supplier), then all ship to BM, then get split up and shipped out to each customer. Going thru the border will tack on a few more days yet. I'm not worried yet at this point but if you have any concerns, shoot him an email, he has been good with replies so far.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on September 13, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
I emailed the store August 20 and received really fast reply.

Here it is:

Quote
I apologize for the wait times in shipping.  We're a very small operation, and we're trying to play catch up as fast as we can!  I can tell you that these figures will be shipped between tomorrow and next monday.  I will update your account with the tracking information once I have it available!  The response to our launch and articles that have been written, as well as the word of mouth explosion has swamped us with orders!  I had to hired part time help to try to get back on schedule with the shipments!
 Thanks for your inquiry!
 Martin R. Oakley
 

I'm still waiting for my order.  I haven't read anything bad about the store so I'm inclined to believe everything will be fine. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on November 17, 2014, 08:02:09 PM
The Hero Series Millennium Falcon is online at walmart.ca for 69.92 http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-hero-series-millennium-falcon/6000189652948 (http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-hero-series-millennium-falcon/6000189652948). The box picture shows a quadlingual package and it is also stated the Falcon is not available in stores.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on November 19, 2014, 12:12:10 AM
Walmart.ca has the 18" figures in stock for $15.


http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-scout-trooper-figure/6000188286181
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-boba-fett-figure/6000188286178
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-20-chewbacca-figure/6000188286175
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on November 19, 2014, 05:58:45 AM
Walmart.ca has the 18" figures in stock for $15.


http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-scout-trooper-figure/6000188286181
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-boba-fett-figure/6000188286178
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-20-chewbacca-figure/6000188286175

CoOL...the CHEWIE is sweet...think I paid a lot more than 15.00 though ...oh weeeeLLLLLLLLL..
thanks for posting..
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: FETT1 on November 19, 2014, 06:06:23 AM
Walmart.ca has the 18" figures in stock for $15.


http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-scout-trooper-figure/6000188286181
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-18-boba-fett-figure/6000188286178
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-20-chewbacca-figure/6000188286175

..also see that LUKE in STORMIE is regular price ,but all others are rollback to 30.00...kinda weiRd on this one !

Tie pilot 18" is also shown although he is currently out of stock.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on November 26, 2014, 07:32:38 AM
Walmart.ca has some new figures - Ree-yees, Snowtrooper commander, Yoda and Vader ("blue" package is shown), etc.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on November 26, 2014, 04:09:36 PM
I have seen the new Black/Blue packages in several Walmarts now - Tilsonburg today had two of each of all six figures: Malgus, Starkiller, Vader, Yoda, Hoth Luke and Droid.  That is probably a complete case.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on November 30, 2014, 12:40:06 PM
Hi there,

Just received my Ree-Yees and Skiff Guard from Walmart.ca today. Saw them as available a few days ago, but it wasn't until November 27th that I was able to make an order. An error about the delivery dates blocked my first tries...

Anyway, well packaged, good condition, free shipping and delivered today  :~/~: ... not bad Walmart, not bad.

(http://i.imgur.com/qtyTgdb.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on November 30, 2014, 07:28:14 PM
Hi there,

Just received my Ree-Yees and Skiff Guard from Walmart.ca today. Saw them as available a few days ago, but it wasn't until November 27th that I was able to make an order. An error about the delivery dates blocked my first tries...

Anyway, well packaged, good condition, free shipping and delivered today  :~/~: ... not bad Walmart, not bad.

(http://i.imgur.com/qtyTgdb.jpg?1)

I also ordered 2 Skiff Guards (Doallyn) on Friday and am waiting for these to arrive next week. For a change, free shipping in Canada is rarily seen... especially in Quebec! :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on November 30, 2014, 10:43:04 PM
I could go for free shipping. I'll check that out!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on February 28, 2015, 06:38:37 PM
Sandtrooper (black pauldron) is in stock at Amazon.ca - 1 left @ $22.73.

http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-WARS-Inch-SW-Sandtrooper/dp/B00OZB2SDC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425166442&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+6inch
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on March 02, 2015, 08:31:24 PM
Little trip to the States today, found a TIE Fighter Pilot ans Clone Trooper Sergeant (both 6 inches) at Walgreens. No Shadow Troopers at Target :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 21, 2015, 10:53:58 AM
The Imperial Troop Transport is available online at tru.ca - http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=54369566 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=54369566).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on March 21, 2015, 01:18:59 PM
Picked up Endor Han, Luke and Leia and Bly at a London WM.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on April 02, 2015, 11:09:20 PM
Six inch Bossk is available on Amazon.com for $22.99 USD and is now available to be shipped to Canada at that price with cheap shipping rates.  I just put an order through now.

This figure will not be available at regular Canadian retail outlets so if you want him to go with your Boba Fett I suggest you act soon before his secondary market price possibly goes up...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYL74AC/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?tag=tower-widget-left-20&camp=15309&creative=331469&linkCode=st1&creativeASIN=B00MYL74AC&adid=0ZK7SRTJGW19H01S7ZDX&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jeditemplearchives.com%2F (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYL74AC/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?tag=tower-widget-left-20&camp=15309&creative=331469&linkCode=st1&creativeASIN=B00MYL74AC&adid=0ZK7SRTJGW19H01S7ZDX&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jeditemplearchives.com%2F)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on April 08, 2015, 06:04:20 PM
Bossk arrived today from Amazon, they have a great delivery speed.  This figure is awesome.  I've read mixed reviews that didn't seem to enthused about the final product but I think he's great.  His yellow jumpsuit makes him pop out from the other six inch figures that I have on my shelf and he looks great next to Boba Fett as expected.  I'll recommend again to not hesitate if you are interested in him at all.  I'm pretty sure he will never see the shelf at Canadian retail and if he does he wouldn't be on that shelf for very long.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Chadus on April 10, 2015, 12:22:57 PM
I don't know if anyone cares. but the big crappy hollow falcon is online at Walmart Canada for $70.  :confused0024: :sign0065:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on April 11, 2015, 03:51:39 PM
I received my Bossk from Amazon this week too. I ordered it the 5th and received it the 8th (that was fast  :D).

Share the same opinion of Thirdfloor, don't really think we'll see these last waves in canadian retailers.

No complaints, good price, nice packaging and really cool figure.

(http://i.imgur.com/y2f0Afq.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on April 25, 2015, 04:36:51 PM
TRU.ca has wave 3 Mission Series figures in stock: http://www.toysrus.ca/search/index.jsp?fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=star+wars+mission&x=0&y=0 (http://www.toysrus.ca/search/index.jsp?fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=star+wars+mission&x=0&y=0) except for Hera/Stormtrooper Commander.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on May 01, 2015, 06:09:53 PM
Amazon.ca

Jedi Luke ($19.10) - http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-WARS-Inch-Luke-Jedi/dp/B00OZB2SXC/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_6

Sandtrooper ($18.39) - http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-WARS-Inch-SW-Sandtrooper/dp/B00OZB2SDC/ref=sr_1_19?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1427399251&sr=1-19

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on June 29, 2015, 11:42:32 AM
tru.ca currently has 3 out of 4 of the lastest 6" BS figures listed but only the Emperor and Han Stormtrooper are in stock - 22.99:http://www.toysrus.ca/search/index.jsp?fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=star+wars+black&x=0&y=0 (http://www.toysrus.ca/search/index.jsp?fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=star+wars+black&x=0&y=0).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on July 02, 2015, 05:04:01 PM
sears.ca is having a 25% off sale on SW figures - July 2 to July 5. Available are Wave 2 and Wave 3 Mission series for 8.99 except for some reason the Wicket/Scout Trooper pair. They also have Wave 3 BS 6" in stock so one can get Stormtroopers for 18.74. Other SW items are also on sale with various % discounts but most of them are available for cheaper at TRU.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on August 06, 2015, 03:44:17 PM
Got my order from Duclostoys today! The OT Black Series 3.75" figures! Jawas are awesome though they can't hold their rifles with two hands, at least in no way I can figure out. But they feel like a steal since there are two of them and the taller one is about as tall as Leia Boushh! Really like Mosep too though he is very "simple" feeling. No holster (probably none onscreen so that's ok) and his ankle articluation makes it seem like he was designed to be swooping out of trees ala Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon…or any ballet you can think of. Just a little hard to stand since the ankles don't allow him to bend forwards beyond a near 90 degrees. Dutch Vander…meh, ok, fine, an SA version of a figure most of us already have, maybe the helmet is more screen accurate? Oddly, Hasbor's site description says he comes with two heads, one for before and another for after battle…didn't he die? So wouldn't after battle be, well vaporized? Oh wait! I see what they did there! I'm just not getting the joke of them including a vaporized head! Haha. That's actually funny Hasbro…if intentional. Anyway I see only one head and a helmet.  Leia Boushh, not sure what is different but I like that character so I could not resist, haven't opened her yet. Han looks ok, haven't opened him yet either and Dagobah Vader is fine. I wish they might have dusted him up or something. That scene is pretty foggy and dreamy, having him a bit dirty could have been interesting though I guess any paint app treatment like that risks looking like dandruff or snow or something. Hard to display him loose with the little face thing just sitting on the shelf but still a nice figure update over the previous version. Happy to have these so I can cease incessant fruitless hunting and save on gas! Nice to have them delivered to my door too!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 11, 2015, 05:22:47 PM
sears.ca has added a number of TFA items to the website including 3.75 figures (regular and armor but no mission), 6" BS figures, Class I and I Deluxe vehicles, Poe's X-Wing and Battle Action Millennium Falcon. All these are currently listed as in stock and the prices are the same as TRU except for the Falcon which is $20 more.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on September 14, 2015, 01:03:00 PM
Strange, right after reading that on the weekend I went to sears.ca, found the scavenger 2 pack, bought one for me and my son and a Rey's speeder. Then I just got a call telling me my credit card didn't work and would I like to pay for the item "Star Wars Rey's speeder" on pick up or try another card. I said on pick up then asked about the other 2 items in the order and she said in the most awkward way that they are unavailable…said in a way that I wasn't sure it was cancelled or on back order. Anyway, checked the card and it is fine so that was odd. I figure they wanted to cancel the 2 packs and just called me up to change the order that appeared to go through fine this weekend and I don't know, hope I wouldn't notice the change?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 19, 2015, 09:18:49 PM
There is a listing on the US TRU site for an exclusive 12" Captain Phasma which actually looks not bad for a Hasbro 12". I wonder if this is coming to Canada.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=70815926&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.57486306.57486306&parentPage=viewall (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=70815926&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.57486306.57486306&parentPage=viewall)

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 22, 2015, 12:18:45 PM
Amazon.ca has the Mission 2(3)-packs including the BB-8 one in stock: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Unkars-Jakku-Scavenger-Figure/dp/B00SD8IOJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442938188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+bb-8+thug (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Unkars-Jakku-Scavenger-Figure/dp/B00SD8IOJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442938188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+bb-8+thug) - 17.99. At least Amazon should do a better packaging job than Sears.

EDIT: now sold out
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on September 22, 2015, 12:48:23 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I hope this time my order goes through and doesn't get cancelled!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on September 22, 2015, 07:37:45 PM
Lol, who do they have writing the descriptions for these and are they really getting paid???

    "-Each figure 2-pack includes 2 figures, 2 iconic accessories, and a projectile weapons
     -Create adventures and scenes from star wars entertainment
     -Collect the wide range of articulated star wars action figures that are each sold separately
     -Most of the star wars vehicles have realistic action features
     -Battle as a Jedi or a Sith, a rebel or imperial trooper, a battle droid or clone trooper"


Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Dialogus on September 22, 2015, 08:18:36 PM
Amazon.ca has the Mission 2(3)-packs including the BB-8 one in stock: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Unkars-Jakku-Scavenger-Figure/dp/B00SD8IOJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442938188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+bb-8+thug (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Unkars-Jakku-Scavenger-Figure/dp/B00SD8IOJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442938188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+bb-8+thug) - 17.99. At least Amazon should do a better packaging job than Sears.



Ordered!

That BB-8 pack was the one I was willing to pick but had no chance yet... Thanks very much GB!   :)`

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: richkulach on September 22, 2015, 10:44:28 PM
Hey boys, long time, no type.  Looks like TRU.ca has the 6inch Black Series First Order Snowtrooper Officer back up on the site. Just ordered 2 of them.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=65541906

Go get'em!

Rich
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on September 23, 2015, 09:19:22 PM
Got the confirmation that my 2x Thug/Scavenger/BB-8 and 1x Vader/Ahsoka packs are on their way form Amazon! Thanks General Brashin for the heads up! (hopefully they didn't just throw 3 2-packs in a box randomly and I end up with 2xAnakin/Yoda and 1xHan/Leia or something!!!)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on September 25, 2015, 11:22:58 AM
It worked! No random Anakin/Yoda packs…got the 2 Scavenger/Thug packs and one Vader/Ahsoka. Now both my son and I can breath a sigh of relief. These were the only ones I was at all stressed about having trouble finding in the wild. Oh, and possibly the Walmart SA figures!!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on September 28, 2015, 10:44:55 PM
If someone is still looking for Kylo Ren, it's up again on the Walmart site

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-6-inch-kylo-ren-figure/6000194983413

Limited stock online, so, good luck!  :snowtroopers:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on September 29, 2015, 08:51:03 AM
So I went to the US last week.  Selection in Virginia was no different than here.  No 2 packs.  Did however see the X-Wing pilot Asty 5POA figure and snagged him. 

No Target exclusive 6" to be found.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The Death Star on October 15, 2015, 05:10:06 PM
Disney Store online restocked the full set of TFA die cast figures online this morning.  They sold out of Captain Phasma again already but you can still get that elusive Flametrooper if you're worried about it not showing up again.  You can also get the Anakin if you missed it this week and are willing to pay the expensive shipping.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on October 17, 2015, 09:27:54 AM
Probably not much help at this point but I was in NYC a couple weeks ago. Times Square TRU was pretty useless for me. Not even one single carded 3.75 inch figure in the place. They had a tonne of other SW stuff including 3.75 vehicles and the usual 6" peg warmers.

Disney store had a tonnes of the 6" die cast Mauls Rens and Finns. Various other things. Nothing of interest to me.

Went to a couple comic shops and the prices seemed similar or more expensive to what I could get online. The last black wave was priced around $16+ per figure.   

I didn't buy anything.

The only thing SW I got was an mnm SW fleece blanket for $5. It was a special with any purchase from the store. I'm really selective with what I buy nowadays and theres tonnes of SW stuff to buy but SW shopping in Manhattan was a total dud for me.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on October 17, 2015, 01:35:36 PM
Still interesting to hear that the grass isn't always as green as we often think it is from up here in Canada. My latest trip to Michigan was very similar.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on October 28, 2015, 08:29:42 AM
Star Wars Black Series - Captain Phasma 6inch back in stock at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00WO09XFC?keywords=phasma&qid=1446035213&ref_=sr_ph&sr=1

Hurry up!

p.s. Just yesterday they fulfill the Phasma order I made a month ago :star-wars-smiley-008:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on October 28, 2015, 04:49:15 PM
120$ hahaha
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on October 28, 2015, 04:59:48 PM
:)

Well... it was $24,99 when I posted it early in the morning...

 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on November 17, 2015, 01:35:43 PM
Walmart.ca has listings for 6" BS Han Stormtrooper, Luke Stormtrooper and Emperor Palpatine at a 14.92 price. Unfortunately they're listed as out of stock. They also have listings for Cody, Leia Boushh and IG-88 with no price and said to be not sold online.


EDIT: add link
EDIT: delete link, listings have now been removed at walmart.ca
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthTofu on November 17, 2015, 05:19:03 PM
Walmart.ca had Black Series Wave 2 in stock earlier today, Phasma was only up for around 10 minutes 0_0. But Constable Zuvio is still in stock.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on November 18, 2015, 02:48:55 PM
A couple of things:

1)  I was at Walmart yesterday and they had the Hux wave (5POA) in, although I imagine that they won't last for long.

2)  Is anyone still looking for the Black Series Wave 2 (6 inch) - Poe, Zuvio, Phasma, Guavian Enforcer - and is in the Burlington/Oakville area?  I might be able to help.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Artaban on November 23, 2015, 10:50:07 PM
Black Series Jabbas Rancor Pit Set for $79.97 at Toys R Us  :P

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=59015846&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The Death Star on November 23, 2015, 11:14:40 PM
Black Series Jabbas Rancor Pit Set for $79.97 at Toys R Us  :P

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=59015846&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

Thanks, was waiting for this to happen.  Wondering will it drop again.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on November 23, 2015, 11:36:36 PM
Dammit, that's getting very close to being an acceptable price!  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on November 24, 2015, 05:48:28 PM
Black Series Jabbas Rancor Pit Set for $79.97 at Toys R Us  :P

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=59015846&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

Was anyone able to purchase one at this price or even just add one to the shopping cart?  Last night I tried to add one to the cart and it wouldn't work.  Today when I just went to check it again it wasn't even listed anymore.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on November 25, 2015, 08:24:46 AM
Black Series Jabbas Rancor Pit Set for $79.97 at Toys R Us  :P

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=59015846&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

Was anyone able to purchase one at this price or even just add one to the shopping cart?  Last night I tried to add one to the cart and it wouldn't work.  Today when I just went to check it again it wasn't even listed anymore.

It's back and appears to be working (can add to cart).

You can also use the STARWARSLOYAL code to save an extra 10% (thanks to AFN).

Edit: add code
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The Death Star on November 25, 2015, 10:03:21 AM
Does that code work for any starwars product, any expiry ?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on November 25, 2015, 11:28:01 AM
Does that code work for any starwars product, any expiry ?

*Total purchase must be on any regular priced Star Wars Figures, Vehicles, Role Play and Buildings Sets. Cannot be used in conjuction with any other applicable offer or discount available at the time of redemption. Excludes Hot Wheels, Videogames, Bikes, Ride-Ons, all $229.99 and up LEGO Star Wars buildings sets and clearance.  Savings card only valid at Toys R Us Canada stores or online at www.toysrus.ca.  Taxes applicable on price after card savings in accordance with government regulations.   Redeem online with promo code: STARWARSLOYAL . Valid on repeat purchases from Sept. 7 - Dec. 31, 2015.

Note: On Force Friday (Sept 04th), Loyalty cards were given out to customers.....got mine in Kitchener on the Midnight opening.  You need to present the card in store, but online just use the code.  Sometimes it works for sale items as well.  If you're not sure, just stick in the code...it will tell you if you get a discount.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 25, 2015, 02:01:50 PM
I think TRU must be pulling the Rancor sets from shelves to just sell online at the reduced price. My store had a dozen sitting there just last week, today they are all gone and not even a shelf space left for them.

UPDATE:
This is being advertised in their "Black Friday Early Bird Deals" section on their website.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on November 25, 2015, 03:50:02 PM
Toys R Us implemented a "ship from store" system about a year and a half ago.  The online orders are filled by the closest store with available stock rather than the warehouse.  While it increases sales for individual stores and speeds up shipping time, it also depletes a store inventory much faster. 

The morning manager will get a list of items to pull to fill orders and then it's all processed and boxed at the store level, FedEx comes and picks it up and happy shoppers everywhere (except the ones who go to the store to buy stuff) get their items.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The Death Star on November 25, 2015, 05:45:24 PM
Toys R Us implemented a "ship from store" system about a year and a half ago.  The online orders are filled by the closest store with available stock rather than the warehouse.  While it increases sales for individual stores and speeds up shipping time, it also depletes a store inventory much faster. 

The morning manager will get a list of items to pull to fill orders and then it's all processed and boxed at the store level, FedEx comes and picks it up and happy shoppers everywhere (except the ones who go to the store to buy stuff) get their items.

I didnt know this, I thought you had the option to ship TO a store but not from a store.  This will make me less likely to order online, I would prefer to have an item from a warehouse where it is less likely to be handled and or possible have damaged packaging or maybe a return.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on November 28, 2015, 09:25:01 AM
6" Black Series Finn is $10 at Amazon.ca.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00SD8I0SK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The Death Star on November 28, 2015, 10:16:26 AM
6" Black Series Finn is $10 at Amazon.ca.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00SD8I0SK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Thanks, just got one.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on November 28, 2015, 10:29:57 AM
amazon.ca has the exclusive Stormtrooper 4-pack in stock - only 3 as of this moment - 105.99: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black).

Edit: now sold out except for scalpers
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: The_Art_of_Sith on November 28, 2015, 11:42:16 AM
amazon.ca has the exclusive Stormtrooper 4-pack in stock - only 3 as of this moment - 105.99: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black).

Thank you for the heads up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 28, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
amazon.ca has the exclusive Stormtrooper 4-pack in stock - only 3 as of this moment - 105.99: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black).

Does anyone just want the FO Sandtrooper and battle-damage Stormtrooper? I only want the 2 clones but hate to spend $120 for them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on November 28, 2015, 12:38:40 PM
amazon.ca has the exclusive Stormtrooper 4-pack in stock - only 3 as of this moment - 105.99: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black).

Does anyone just want the FO Sandtrooper and battle-damage Stormtrooper? I only want the 2 clones but hate to spend $120 for them.
Hey Wedge....I just purchased one.  I'm willing to go halves if u want the two clones. PM me.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on November 28, 2015, 12:46:25 PM
amazon.ca has the exclusive Stormtrooper 4-pack in stock - only 3 as of this moment - 105.99: http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black (http://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-6-Inch-Stormtrooper-4-Pack/dp/B011EG5DG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1448724335&sr=1-1&keywords=star+wars+black).

Does anyone just want the FO Sandtrooper and battle-damage Stormtrooper? I only want the 2 clones but hate to spend $120 for them.
Hey Wedge....I just purchased one.  I'm willing to go halves if u want the two clones. PM me.

Sweet, thanks, will do!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on November 28, 2015, 08:30:03 PM
Amazon Canada has Wave 3 of the 3.75" Wave up (Hux, Kylo, PZ etc)

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/s/ref=is_pn_1?rh=n%3A6205517011%2Ck%3Astar+wars%2Cp_6%3AA3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&page=2&bbn=6205517011&sort=date-desc-rank&keywords=star+wars&ie=UTF8&qid=1448760552
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on November 29, 2015, 02:20:50 AM
Hmm, if someone has the amazon 4 pack and doesn't want the yellow clone, hit me up with a pm.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 02, 2015, 07:34:59 AM
Wal-Mart's website has the 3.75" Black Series figures (Wave 1 and 2) available online

http://www.walmart.ca/search/Star%20Wars%20the%20black%20series%20
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on December 02, 2015, 08:28:06 AM
Wal-Mart's website has the 3.75" Black Series figures (Wave 1 and 2) available online

http://www.walmart.ca/search/Star%20Wars%20the%20black%20series%20

The only figure not available online is Princess Leia.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 02, 2015, 09:51:26 AM
So are there any plans for the USA exclusives to come to Canada?

Darth Vader Emperor's Wrath - Walgreens
Battlefront Shock Trooper - Wal-Mart
Poe and Riot Trooper 2-Pack - Target
Starkiller Base Kylo Ren - K-Mart

I was able to get Kylo Ren from K-Mart by shipping it to my border store that is 45 minutes away and located in the USA and had a friend pay in store at a K-Mart for me.  Target won't allow their 2-Pack to ship to Canada for whatever reason, despite adding Canadian shipping.  The Shock Trooper has the best chance since Wal-Mart is in Canada while all those other retailers are not.  The only one I want (not including Kylo since I did get him) is the Emperor's Wrath Darth Vader.  Hopefully someone gets them :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on December 02, 2015, 10:13:38 AM
Just ordered my 3.75 BS wave two online, you should to. I won't say the store, but if your a collector you should already know. They are all still available  :luke:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 02, 2015, 11:42:32 AM
Just ordered my 3.75 BS wave two online, you should to. I won't say the store, but if your a collector you should already know. They are all still available  :luke:

I posted it above.  I am new here but it seems a lot of users here are scalpers?  Not really liking it.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 02, 2015, 01:18:50 PM
So are there any plans for the USA exclusives to come to Canada?

Darth Vader Emperor's Wrath - Walgreens
Battlefront Shock Trooper - Wal-Mart
Poe and Riot Trooper 2-Pack - Target
Starkiller Base Kylo Ren - K-Mart

I was able to get Kylo Ren from K-Mart by shipping it to my border store that is 45 minutes away and located in the USA and had a friend pay in store at a K-Mart for me.  Target won't allow their 2-Pack to ship to Canada for whatever reason, despite adding Canadian shipping.  The Shock Trooper has the best chance since Wal-Mart is in Canada while all those other retailers are not.  The only one I want (not including Kylo since I did get him) is the Emperor's Wrath Darth Vader.  Hopefully someone gets them :(

I doubt we'll get any of them.  The best chance is Superstore getting the Riot Trooper and Poe as they have in the past received Target Exclusives.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on December 02, 2015, 02:44:24 PM
Sorry Darth Cosmos, didn't see that you already stated this.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on December 02, 2015, 03:03:53 PM
I posted it above.  I am new here but it seems a lot of users here are scalpers?  Not really liking it.

It's not the users (members) that are scalpers, it's the lurkers.  The ones who come on to the site as guests and see the location of new finds.  Usually that information is posted in the provincial forums, access to which is only given to actual members who have been posting for some time, or are granted such by a mod.  The members here are a great bunch and try to help each other out.  Even picking up figs for others and shipping to them, charging nothing but the cost of the item and the actual shipping.

Welcome to the boards!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 02, 2015, 03:26:15 PM
Yeah I also misinterpreted one post, and I apologize.

I will have to go hunting for Wave 3 of the 3.75" line at my local Wal-Marts soon!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on December 03, 2015, 08:54:35 AM
And if you're like me, who I think enjoys the thrill of the hunt more than the actual acquiring of toys, I actually like going hunting for other members and helping them out! I know…I'm perhaps a bit odd  :crazy: but hey, allows me to have the thrill without forking out my cash (at least not permanently anyway)!  :D

But I get the "temptation" to scalp. You see other people basically making the same effort you do to get the toy and then making a profit…so why not you? I would NEVER do this to a member here but I get why doing so to the "anonymous" world out there can be tempting. I don't do it but sometimes, you know, you stumble upon 3 TVC Emperor's Royal Guards (and you already own 2 and don't really need more) and you think, I know these guys are going for $50 on ebay…do I leave them? Do I buy them and sit on them? Do I buy them and post them at cost on the boards? (this is hypothetical, I know these guys are no longer being found in the wild). And you know what? I've even been taken for a ride on rebelscum buy/sell forums! I sold a guy some figures once, long time member too, and then saw him put them on ebay a few days later for a pretty sweet profit! So, yeah, its hard to be the "good guy" all the time when all around you people are both just going for it and sometimes even treating you like a sucker. But so far, I've resisted and only feel justified in demanding a higher price once the item is no longer available and the demand may be justifying it being worth more.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 03, 2015, 04:43:46 PM
BIG NEWS - 3.75" NEXT WAVE LEAK  :r2d2line:

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=24614

Amazon Canada leaked out the new Wave.  Here are each figure and their respective Amazon Canada link:

Finn Trooper
https://t.co/naxC8KJWzf

Elite Tie Pilot
https://t.co/8MPnmF1qMj

Finn Trooper
https://t.co/dV8A4XWj2r

Unkaar Plutt
https://t.co/eKr9IADn12

Sidon Ithano and First Mate 2-Pack
https://t.co/mK4WQARLEv

Ezra with Speeder
https://t.co/wzVOGfAzBt

They have not yet gone up for pre-order/sale, but keep an eye out and alert it here when they do!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on December 03, 2015, 06:00:04 PM
I was excited for a moment there, until I realized it was the 5POA line.  Money saved (sorry Hasbro).

...and why does Finn now weigh 2000lb?  ???

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: SciFiEric on December 03, 2015, 06:04:51 PM
I was excited for a moment there, until I realized it was the 5POA line.  Money saved (sorry Hasbro).

...and why does Finn now weigh 2000lb?  ???

He ate a Hutt Donut!  :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 03, 2015, 06:33:01 PM


...and why does Finn now weigh 2000lb?  ???

His chest armor looks removable.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on December 03, 2015, 06:43:46 PM
I know it's aimed at kids, but I really don't like when they do this.  It never looks good aesthetically with perhaps the sole exception being the Kamino clone from the TAC line (where the chest armor was actually thin plastic that didn't bulk him up by 300lb).

And with Finn here, even his helmet looks "fat" just to fit in with the fatness of the rest of the armor, as if it were inflated like a balloon. Yuck.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cosmos on December 05, 2015, 10:59:46 AM
12" Phasma on TRU online

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=67611226
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on December 12, 2015, 11:27:21 AM
amazon.ca has BS 3.75" waves 7 & 8 (Mosep, Dagobah Test Vader, Jawas, etc) in low quantities and most priced at 12.99 but some for less.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on December 18, 2015, 04:40:46 PM
tru.ca  has the class II Slave I with Boba Fett available online http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=65542526 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=65542526) - 29.57 regularly 36.99. I haven't seen it in-store so far.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JM Owen Skywalker on December 28, 2015, 10:36:55 PM
Kind of a hard find at least for a decent price is the Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) listed at 39.99 USD. Not a terrible price for a hard to find BS figure.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS24833&mode=retail
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on February 24, 2016, 03:51:38 PM
For those of you who miss being able to order figures in Canada from Legends' online site, this newer site might be worth checking out: https://www.canucktibles.ca/ Especially if you've all but given up on "the hunt" in retail. If there's something you want though, I think the best way is to pre-order early, because with Hasbro's crappy distribution, there's a good chance he won't get enough stock in to list otherwise. Also I think there is even a local pickup option if you're in the Golden Horseshoe / GTA area. I haven't used them but they seem to be starting off the right way.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 02, 2016, 10:05:45 AM
has anyone seen this listed on amazon.ca yet

Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on March 04, 2016, 01:43:09 PM
half price sale on most of the rc vehicles at tru (online).

Picked them all up for my kids (at least that's what I'm telling my wife)  ;)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on March 04, 2016, 04:44:19 PM
has anyone seen this listed on amazon.ca yet

Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack

I bought this from Amazon.com and received the pack mid-January. Price was (and still is) 47.99$.

Amazon Exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Awakens-3-75-Inch-Exclusive/dp/B011EG5DNM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457126860&sr=8-1&keywords=force+awakens+troop+builder)

Don't think it was ever sold through Amazon.ca.

Price details:
Item(s) Subtotal: $47.99
Shipping & Handling: $7.78 (to Quebec)
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Total before tax: $55.77
Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
Import Fees Deposit $7.31
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Grand Total:$63.08
Reimbursement on import fees: -$4.79 US
------------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL = $58.29 USD

With an exchange rate of approx. 1.3322 CAD/USD, total is approx. 78 CAD$, so roughly 11$ per figure, which is basically what they would cost you at retail.

The set is nice since you get the Shield and Baton of the Crowd Control Trooper, which has never before been released in this format

Also, you get the Heavy Artillery Stormtrooper, with exclusive cannon and gear. And don't be fooled, this gear is not the same as the current First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader, who has a fixed paldron, it's a completely different mold that you can detach and put on a Super Articulated Walmart Exclusive FO Stormtrooper.

However, you get Phasma, which you probably already have.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 11, 2016, 04:40:53 PM
thanks. thinking of ordering it thru .com too. did u get stuck with duty?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on March 11, 2016, 06:30:49 PM
Every time I try to order it I get this as the grand total in US:
$135.15

The item itself is: $47.99
Shipping: $79.85

I'm not sure how you got it so low!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on March 11, 2016, 07:12:14 PM
WOW Sinkie,
I just tried to see if it would ship to me at a normal price. But no, I recieved the same $79 shipping quote aswell. Priority shipping was like $117 us.  :scared0008:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on March 11, 2016, 07:49:05 PM
Hey everyone. ....there is something wrong with the shipping calculator for the Troop builder 7 pack at the moment....I got this for about $12 shipping the other day.  I just tried adding the 6inch 4 pack at checkout just now, and shipping is only $10. So there is something wrong with the shipping calculator for the 7pack. Hopefully they will correct the error soon for those who still haven't picked it up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 11, 2016, 08:44:24 PM
Amazon.ca has the BS Tie Fighter on sale for 129.85: https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on March 11, 2016, 10:12:56 PM
Amazon.ca has the BS Tie Fighter on sale for 129.85: https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter)
Yeah. I have been following this all week and the percentage discount has been increasing by about 1% per day. Hopefully it will hit 40% or 50% off soon.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on March 12, 2016, 04:34:23 AM
Amazon.ca has the BS Tie Fighter on sale for 129.85: https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter)
Yeah. I have been following this all week and the percentage discount has been increasing by about 1% per day. Hopefully it will hit 40% or 50% off soon.
.......Tie Fighter just went from 35% off to 36% off....it's now $127.99. (Yawn......sleepy now :indifferent0020:).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 12, 2016, 08:23:34 AM
Amazon.ca has the BS Tie Fighter on sale for 129.85: https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter)
Yeah. I have been following this all week and the percentage discount has been increasing by about 1% per day. Hopefully it will hit 40% or 50% off soon.
.......Tie Fighter just went from 35% off to 36% off....it's now $127.99. (Yawn......sleepy now :indifferent0020:).

Down a little more again to 126.37.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 13, 2016, 02:39:54 PM
Amazon.ca has the BS Tie Fighter on sale for 129.85: https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter)
Yeah. I have been following this all week and the percentage discount has been increasing by about 1% per day. Hopefully it will hit 40% or 50% off soon.
.......Tie Fighter just went from 35% off to 36% off....it's now $127.99. (Yawn......sleepy now :indifferent0020:).

Down a little more again to 126.37.

Down twice more today to 123.26. Soon to reach IanToronto's 40%.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: SciFiEric on March 13, 2016, 06:05:25 PM
Only 122 more days till its $1 !!!  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 13, 2016, 11:21:27 PM
Only 122 more days till its $1 !!!  :speechless-smiley-004:

Ha, perhaps even sooner  :), down again for at least the 4th time today to 121.06.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on March 14, 2016, 02:25:09 PM
Amazon.CA Black Series Tie Fighter is now 40% off....now at $120.01. Will the price continue to go lower on a daily basis?...hmmmm, let's watch and find out.

Those thinking of buying one soon, if the price goes lower after you buy it, just call amazon customer service....they usually give price adjustments on items up to 7 business days (I think it's 7) after the delivery of your item.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 14, 2016, 03:41:11 PM
thanks for the heads up. i want this but want to save money. think i might just go for it before goes back up
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 14, 2016, 04:01:55 PM
do you know if this will come in a box or will they just slap a sticker on it?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on March 14, 2016, 04:52:43 PM
With the exception of Funkos, I haven't purchased anything TFA related.  If this hits $100, I'm pulling the trigger!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 14, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
yea im conflicted too. i want this but wondering if it go down farther
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 14, 2016, 08:43:10 PM
just went back up to  regular price. should have went for it :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on March 14, 2016, 08:46:54 PM
Was down to 119 a little while ago. Keep watching it. Amazon is notorious for prices bouncing all over the place. It's a gambling game though. It wouldn't surprise me if it drops again or if it goes out of stock suddenly and then comes back in stock.  You just never know.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on March 14, 2016, 10:07:41 PM
and as if you had a touch of divine intervention, the price is back up to $200.....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on April 02, 2016, 11:49:46 AM
amazon.ca has the Y-Wing Scout Bomber w/Kanan on sale for 7.06 https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Rebels-3-75-inch-Vehicle/dp/B00SD8HO6O/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1459612079&sr=1-3&keywords=star+wars+rebels (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Rebels-3-75-inch-Vehicle/dp/B00SD8HO6O/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1459612079&sr=1-3&keywords=star+wars+rebels).

EDIT: price seems to be bouncing up and down a few cents
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 02, 2016, 04:49:25 PM
And the 6" Tie is back down to $134.

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Special-Forces-Fighter/dp/B00TQYB2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1457747099&sr=1-1&keywords=black+series+tie+fighter
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 08, 2016, 09:42:20 AM
good price. tempted did get the 6" tie last week when it was down to 110 plus free shipping next day. :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on April 09, 2016, 02:32:41 PM
SEARS.CA has the Takodana DVD set -
http://www.sears.ca/product/star-wars-e7-375-dvd-figure-pack-dvd-on-shelf/616-000141002-B6815.

$29.99 plus shipping ($4.95 to a Sears store).

Right now, you can use code 941612002 for 10% off or 941612691 for $10 of off $50.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on April 09, 2016, 04:13:09 PM
SEARS.CA has the Takodana DVD set -
http://www.sears.ca/product/star-wars-e7-375-dvd-figure-pack-dvd-on-shelf/616-000141002-B6815.

$29.99 plus shipping ($4.95 to a Sears store).

Right now, you can use code 941612002 for 10% off or 941612691 for $10 of off $50.

Any idea what the DVD thing is?  Is it the movie DVD??
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on April 09, 2016, 04:24:53 PM
Good question and will this be available every where?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Thirdfloor on April 09, 2016, 05:08:11 PM

Any idea what the DVD thing is?  Is it the movie DVD??

I don't believe there is any DVD included.  I think the only reason that 'DVD' is included in the title is because it is packaged in a similar fashion to the Digital Commemorative four packs of 5 POA that came out about a year ago.  If you read through the product features it only lists three figures because I guess whoever did the write up didn't consider BB8 to qualify as a figure (the box has repacks of Finn and Rey as well) and no mention of a DVD.  As of now this package is the only 'announced' way to get Maz Kanata.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 09, 2016, 05:36:22 PM
 i saw this last week on the Sears site. it showed up but dissapeared and now its back. cool about the code! i didnt know that! i might of gotten it in an email but didnt read it or notice. cant say i want this pack anyway but sears is a cool secret for us canadians it seems. ive yet to order from their but they do get stuff sometimes. so keep it on the down low ;) hehe
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on April 09, 2016, 08:34:37 PM
Having ordered (or tried to order) some Stormtroopers from them a while back, I can attest to the fact that the one warning about Sears is that they can cancel your order at any time.  I don't know if I'd consider them a reliable way to get SW toys (yes, they cancelled my Stormie order 2 weeks later).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 09, 2016, 10:25:25 PM
Having ordered (or tried to order) some Stormtroopers from them a while back, I can attest to the fact that the one warning about Sears is that they can cancel your order at any time.  I don't know if I'd consider them a reliable way to get SW toys (yes, they cancelled my Stormie order 2 weeks later).

thanks for the tip on that! its too bad that happened to you. i liked the idea if i was in need of getting something cause shipping is pretty low and its easy enough to swing by and pick something up at their store or one of their locations which is even closer to were you live if u have that option. just havent bothered ordering from them cause i didnt really have to. if i ever try i will post about my experiance but for now im not ordering anything. id rather buy my figures in the store then online anyway.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on April 09, 2016, 11:22:07 PM
Yeah, and this set says "backorder" which was exactly what it said about my order when I tried to get one of the early rebels mission packs for my son. And then they cancelled too. I'm hoping to see this in store. I wish we knew whether or not they were releasing Maz on her own (and if she will come with the chest)!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on April 10, 2016, 12:43:46 AM
It's a pretty sleazy thing IMO, to put that one new figure in with a bunch of repacks that most collectors/fans will already have. 

If they don't re-release Maz on basic card at some point, then this would be ..well there's no winning here.  If they do re-release her, they're asking for $12+tax for a tiny 5POA figure and an accessory. And people who bought this set when they already had Finn, Rey, etc. will feel burned a SECOND time.  If they don't re-release her, you can imagine the screams from those who cry foul that this was her sole release.


Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 10, 2016, 06:43:08 AM
I was thinking they might try to repack the 5POA one into a Black Series WM box for $16.99 plus tax....  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on April 10, 2016, 06:59:26 AM
I believe it is this:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB6815#.Vwox4TEX6d4
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 10, 2016, 01:50:37 PM


 geeze! im sure Sears is known for the ''back order/end up canceling it cause they dont get it anyway'' thing. thats lame! and quite awhile ago i thought i found a cool little place that not many people went to buy stuff! lol. its good ive never ordered yet then. might end up waiting for nothing! boo!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on April 10, 2016, 02:49:37 PM
Walmart.ca has the 6 inch First Order Snowtrooper (regular release...not the TRU one with the red pauldron) available. This was released with wave 4 and 6 in the USA...first time I'm seeing this figure here in Canada.  No listings yet for Hux, Asty, Ahsoka, Luke New Hope.  This figure I believe was also available in a solid case pack...which is what I believe Walmart Canada has received in their warehouse.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 10, 2016, 03:57:50 PM


 aaah! im liking this site! :) i just thought that snowtrooper dude was up first and the rest might follow suit after! but if you think its a solid case of that guy then maybe thats why its the only one avaliable for now. still. if that one made it theirs prob a good chance the rest of the wave will too. i hope so!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 10, 2016, 04:43:34 PM
http://www.sears.ca/product/star-wars-e7-375-dvd-figure-pack-dvd-on-shelf/1638642000

Sears has the Takodana Encounter In Stock. yea i know weird. up for 29.99. first time seen it. pre order mine.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 10, 2016, 05:30:34 PM
I was at Pickering Markets today and they had a bunch of 6" Black series (orange stripe, blue stripe and TFA series) for $20 a pop.  Reg $30-$40.  They also had a special on anything over $25 was $5 off.  Great selection and the guys were really nice.  I made a deal for a couple of harder to get ones for $100 down from $120.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on April 10, 2016, 07:37:22 PM
http://www.sears.ca/product/star-wars-e7-375-dvd-figure-pack-dvd-on-shelf/1638642000

Sears has the Takodana Encounter In Stock. yea i know weird. up for 29.99. first time seen it. pre order mine.
Thanks!  Ordered mine too!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 10, 2016, 07:53:41 PM
glad to help. i ordered mine but when i got the order it sales no item order but has the price . got to phone and see what is going up in the morning.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 11, 2016, 10:16:06 AM
called about my order and the women said it was on back order till 25 of this month for the 4 pack from sears :( still charged my card thou which sucks
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2016, 10:45:38 PM

 huh! people were just saying how Sears likes to cancel stuff thats on back order etc etc. now your saying they charged your card yet you have to wait for the order. sounds like Sears online department operates like crap! i have yet to order from them yet check the site all the time and have for months. im almost thinking i dont even want to bother if i ever had the urge to order from them. lame!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on April 12, 2016, 01:51:17 AM
If you pick up at stores you can pay then.  My item is set to arrive April 27.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on April 13, 2016, 10:41:57 AM
Mine showed as back order as well. I also ordered some of the Micro Machines that were on sale for my 5 year old. One of the bigger sets had 40% off so I thought that was pretty good.
Sears' customer service has really declined over the years and this is probably a reason why the chain isn't doing well. The good ole days are long gone for this place.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on April 13, 2016, 12:15:06 PM
amazon.ca has a listing (sold by amazon.ca) for the Target exclusive 12" Hero Series TFA 6-pack: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B018919T5I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-3&pf_rd_r=NNA4H062FPJHYZ864ZK1&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077142&pf_rd_i=desktop (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B018919T5I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-3&pf_rd_r=NNA4H062FPJHYZ864ZK1&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077142&pf_rd_i=desktop).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 14, 2016, 01:58:49 AM
Mine showed as back order as well. I also ordered some of the Micro Machines that were on sale for my 5 year old. One of the bigger sets had 40% off so I thought that was pretty good.
Sears' customer service has really declined over the years and this is probably a reason why the chain isn't doing well. The good ole days are long gone for this place.

 ya, you def have the right idea. i think their customer service has probably declined cause in general they are just declining over all. for a few years now or more they have been known to be not doing so great. back in the day Sears was the place to go for lots of stuff! i remember looking at the catalogues seeing all the star wars stuff. i wish i had kept one of those christmas wishbooks from the earlier part of the 80s. just to see those photos again! :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on April 15, 2016, 10:52:12 PM
The BS Tie Fighter is down to 107.80 at amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TQYB2HG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=2FQQAR5R080R0GWTDX0W&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077022&pf_rd_i=desktop (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TQYB2HG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=2FQQAR5R080R0GWTDX0W&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077022&pf_rd_i=desktop).

They also have a listing for Takodana Encounter but only have 1 in stock, same price as everyone else 29.99 - https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-B6815-Takodana-Encounter/dp/B0194WFV80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460775085&sr=8-1&keywords=takodana+encounter (https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-B6815-Takodana-Encounter/dp/B0194WFV80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460775085&sr=8-1&keywords=takodana+encounter).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 15, 2016, 11:30:54 PM
i wish i had kept one of those christmas wishbooks from the earlier part of the 80s. just to see those photos again! :)

Solved.

http://www.wishbookweb.com/
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 16, 2016, 09:00:34 AM
i wish i had kept one of those christmas wishbooks from the earlier part of the 80s. just to see those photos again! :)

Solved.

http://www.wishbookweb.com/


That is a whole lot of awesomeness...

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: KaleDayspring on April 16, 2016, 12:20:01 PM
i wish i had kept one of those christmas wishbooks from the earlier part of the 80s. just to see those photos again! :)

Solved.

http://www.wishbookweb.com/

Easily the best waste of 2 hours. I love the 1985 catalogue with the Star Wars Toys on sale. "ya sure I'll take the dungeon for 7.99" wishes everyone. Or the shuttle for 30. My other favorite was 1983 and the USS Flagg. Such great memories.


That is a whole lot of awesomeness...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 16, 2016, 12:29:12 PM
That website looks to be nearly as old as I am - too bad they didn't have access to the Consumers Distributing ones as well.  :(

EDITED: Oh my.....

http://www.cdarchive.ca/
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on April 16, 2016, 01:47:10 PM
Certainly makes you want to get in a time machine and go back to those days.   Just to be able to walk into a Consumer Distributing pick up the order sheet and flip through the catalogue and order from it.   I can still remember the store back in Hamilton up on Upper James.   I think that is how I got my 10 speed bike. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 16, 2016, 06:48:22 PM
My brother and I sometimes got to stop at CD on the way home from our weekly torture sessions piano lessons & would wait with baited breath while the worker went to see if they had the latest GI Joe figures in stock. Until TRU showed up with it's absurd walls full of figures, Consumers was what we considered to be the "place most likely" to have the awesome figures first. I distinctly remember us getting Firefly & Stormshadow VERY early from that place & we were the envy of our friends for some time. Talk about awesome figures....
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on April 16, 2016, 09:01:45 PM
My brother and I sometimes got to stop at CD on the way home from our weekly torture sessions piano lessons & would wait with baited breath while the worker went to see if they had the latest GI Joe figures in stock. Until TRU showed up with it's absurd walls full of figures, Consumers was what we considered to be the "place most likely" to have the awesome figures first. I distinctly remember us getting Firefly & Stormshadow VERY early from that place & we were the envy of our friends for some time. Talk about awesome figures....
Yes consumers was absolutely THE place to get the Joe figures right when they were coming out. I used to anticipate that catalog and was allowed to pick a few to get right when the catalog came out. That place was like magic for me. They nearly always had all the "hard to find" Joes when I went there.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 16, 2016, 09:12:14 PM
Memories are flooding back. My brother & I got birthday money & took a trip to Eatons in downtown London - for whatever reason it was right at the time the second wave of Joes were hitting - TV ads were going bananas and we could not wait to find some new Joes. The pegs were LOADED with all the new figures. We got about 12 figures between us & the euphoria was absolutely off the charts. No wonder I'm still hooked on action figures 30 something years later.  :speechless-smiley-004:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: KaleDayspring on April 16, 2016, 11:05:06 PM
I remember we were going up to Waskesiu and had stopped at Prince Albert to have lunch at McD's. The Consumer Distributing was in the parking lot and we went over to look for something. While we were there, there was a package on the wall of a returned GI Joe. After much pleading I was allowed to get it (it was on sale, c'mon mom and dad) I got Mutt and Junkyard.

I was so excited because it was the first dog in the Joe universe. On the way back we stopped in again (10 days later) and they had 3 more figures. I got to pick on for my allowance (since I never bought a thing at Waskesiu) and I was able to snag Shipwreck.

I loved that they had some of the toys that you rarely ever saw, like the Star Trek weapons. I got my Bajoran Phaser from there, never seeing it at any other store.

I was discussing with a friend of mine how we are so screwed as compared with how we could get toys back in the 80's and 90's. I remember one trip with my grandma: Army & Navy, Kresge, Sears, Eatons, the Bay, 2 Wool-co, Woolworths, 3 Zellers, K-mart, CD, Robinsons, Macleods and Toys & Wheels. That was just in Regina alone. I had saved my birthday and Christmas money plus my paper route money. I wanted one of those programmable Tomy Robots but they didn't have them anywhere. I did, however, get a crap load of toys by hitting a bunch of sales.

An now: Walmart, Superstore, Giant Tiger and Toys R Us.  :'(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on April 17, 2016, 12:19:07 AM
Memories are flooding back. My brother & I got birthday money & took a trip to Eatons in downtown London - for whatever reason it was right at the time the second wave of Joes were hitting - TV ads were going bananas and we could not wait to find some new Joes. The pegs were LOADED with all the new figures. We got about 12 figures between us & the euphoria was absolutely off the charts. No wonder I'm still hooked on action figures 30 something years later.  :speechless-smiley-004:
I remember that basement.  Dimly lit it was cool!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 17, 2016, 10:19:15 AM
I think it was pre-Galleria - on that same corner where the substantive part of the new mall/movie theatre was built. The toys were downstairs in Eatons, that's right.

Simpson on Dundas - they were upstairs. That place was pretty good from time to time too, all done up for Christmas I remember & they might have even had a guy in a Darth Vader costume there at one point. Memory hazy.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 17, 2016, 07:08:53 PM
i wish i had kept one of those christmas wishbooks from the earlier part of the 80s. just to see those photos again! :)

Solved.

http://www.wishbookweb.com/

 damn! thanks for posting this! i cant wait to check it out! i saw you mention Consumer Distributing as well! their was one of those really close to were i lived growing up. one of my first memories of ordering something myself from their was Gobots :) that was cool! at one point we started throwing rocks into the sign that was on the back part of the mall it was in. ooopsy.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 17, 2016, 07:17:24 PM
An now: Walmart, Superstore, Giant Tiger and Toys R Us.  :'(

 you said it man! back in the day there was stuff everywhere it seemed. there is also Winners i search but its pretty much a waste of time 90 something percent of the time. GT sucks too but sometimes they get stuff. oh, and Dollarma gets SW maybe once or twice a year. its not easy!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on April 17, 2016, 07:21:14 PM
I think it was pre-Galleria - on that same corner where the substantive part of the new mall/movie theatre was built. The toys were downstairs in Eatons, that's right.

Simpson on Dundas - they were upstairs. That place was pretty good from time to time too, all done up for Christmas I remember & they might have even had a guy in a Darth Vader costume there at one point. Memory hazy.
That's it alright!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: KaleDayspring on April 17, 2016, 09:04:10 PM
An now: Walmart, Superstore, Giant Tiger and Toys R Us.  :'(

 you said it man! back in the day there was stuff everywhere it seemed. there is also Winners i search but its pretty much a waste of time 90 something percent of the time. GT sucks too but sometimes they get stuff. oh, and Dollarma gets SW maybe once or twice a year. its not easy!

Sorry I forgot those and London Drugs. Not the same as it was back in the day. I must add Canadian Tire. This Christmas they had the Hot Wheels ships, the Lego and the 12 inch figures. I was quite surprised. It's not like in the 80s and 90s when their toy sections would rival Woolco (Remembering the year our CT moved and they brought out a box full of Super Powers, the last ones. Getting Cyborg, Orion and Samurai for $1 each still gives me smiles),

Also....I really miss Zellers. Do you remember finding the stash of marked down stuff and there would be something like a figure or ship in the piles that was insanely cheap. I still get chills thinking about finding the Large Wing Legacy Tie for $30.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 17, 2016, 09:33:56 PM

Quote
Sorry I forgot those and London Drugs. Not the same as it was back in the day. I must add Canadian Tire. This Christmas they had the Hot Wheels ships, the Lego and the 12 inch figures. I was quite surprised. It's not like in the 80s and 90s when their toy sections would rival Woolco (Remembering the year our CT moved and they brought out a box full of Super Powers, the last ones. Getting Cyborg, Orion and Samurai for $1 each still gives me smiles),

Also....I really miss Zellers. Do you remember finding the stash of marked down stuff and there would be something like a figure or ship in the piles that was insanely cheap. I still get chills thinking about finding the Large Wing Legacy Tie for $30.
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 haha. its ok! you dont have to be sorry! man, we really are canadian arent we ? ha :) ya i forgot about Canadian Tire too! they had a wack of the 2 packs this year at CT around here. they were 14.99 too. i think they must of priced them in US dollars not realizing they are more here. or something. i never got any and they went on sale during boxing week but i wasnt in the mood to shop then so i missed out on any leftovers from x mas :S ah well. it happens

 what was Super Powers ? power rangers or something ? and sadly no, i dont remember cool vehicles going on sale at Zellers. i didnt start collecting in a bigger way since 2012. i do recall seeing lots of figures and the comic 2 packs at Zellers years prior but i wasnt buying or looking at figures much during those years. thats amazing you got such a cool tie like that!

 i do remember riding my bike to zellers with a friend of mine when i first moved to were i still live. he pointed out the StarCom figures and how cool it was cause they had magnets on their feet. i have a few things from Starcom still but i never got much of it. those can be saught after now cause it was sorta a thing people didnt buy. turned out to be a little collectible now. i actually have one of them on my lamp. its got a metal frame so he stands nicely on the side :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on April 18, 2016, 06:29:44 AM
Zellers was a disorganized mes.... but it was OUR disorganized mess.  :mad0218:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 18, 2016, 08:38:44 PM

 i do recall seeing quite a few SW figs the one time i was looking in Zellers. this was when the Grevious figure before he was mostly a robot was out. forget the line. i wasnt buying then but they had a good selection. not like now! or just about!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthSlaad on April 20, 2016, 12:50:19 PM
Several Walmart in my area (Montreal West-Island and Laval) have the Takodana Encounter in store for 29.99$
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on April 22, 2016, 03:02:26 PM
I received my Takodana set from Sears today.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on April 23, 2016, 09:18:58 PM
Luke is in stock - http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-a-new-hope-black-series-6-inch-luke-skywalker-figure/6000195359770?cmpid=Walmart_Email_Back-In-Stock-Alert_+_+_E

As is Ahsoka - http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-rebels-black-series-6-inch-ahsoka-tano-figure/6000195359764.

Be warned, it seems if you order just one thing from Walmart.ca, you'll be hit with a $5 fee.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 23, 2016, 11:34:10 PM
 just got online later tonight and shes sold out! missing it lately! is the 5 dollar fee for shipping you mean? must be. why else would they do that. send it to your nearest post office. its free that way under 50.

 i saw the Maz takadouna (whatever its called) set tonight at walmart. just like reports on here they are quite plentiful. that wont be hard to find. too bad ahsoka is! ill keep trying!

 thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 24, 2016, 02:50:43 AM
Well, I ordered a Kanan. Still some left. Thanx for the heads up Bespin81. :u:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 24, 2016, 06:52:30 PM
yea noticed that 5 dollar fee plus shipping. did not have that when i ordered some figure few months ago. of course they come online after just ordered the set of four online lol always my luck
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 24, 2016, 08:27:43 PM

 ok, i checked that out myself to see and what a bunch of crap that is! walmart canada is now adding a 5 dollar ''handling fee'' to place your order. wtf is that ? geeze.

 i see what the other guy meant now. for some reason i just figured it had to of been shipping cause that is a new one i have never seen before. its getting worse all the time! :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 26, 2016, 07:11:06 PM
asoka, luke , snow trooper and kanana are instock on walmart.ca if anyone looking for them
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on April 27, 2016, 11:26:19 AM
BS Tie Fighter down to 99.01 at amazon.ca.

The  TFA Elite Speeder Bike is also on sale for 13.22: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00SD8HUW2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=4DV0VMNY4GF8ESVZHMSK&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077022&pf_rd_i=desktop (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00SD8HUW2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=4DV0VMNY4GF8ESVZHMSK&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2443077022&pf_rd_i=desktop).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on April 27, 2016, 12:43:54 PM
BS Tie Fighter down to 99.01 at amazon.ca.
I notice every time we mention here that the tie fighter is at $99 or $100....a few minutes later the price shoots back up.  I think amazon is watching....or as soon as someone purchases just one of these Ties, the price is set to automatically jump back up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 27, 2016, 02:55:44 PM
Yeah,I saw it at $115 around 12:30 pm. ( still decent price) :fett:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on April 27, 2016, 05:21:22 PM
Walmart Square One has over 75 six inch figures on their pegs/shelves today, the majority being the Flametroopers but quite a few Han's, Jango's, Phasmas mixed in with them.  This is the most of these figures that I have seen in any one store.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 28, 2016, 01:40:36 PM
Yeah, one of the Walmart's by me is like that too.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 28, 2016, 03:17:37 PM
Oshawa Walmart was not as many, but the same story this morning. Around 35-45 Black Series Jango Wave ( half were Flamers ). Two areas in the store.  :Sabers-02: :Sabers-02: :Sabers-02: :Sabers-02:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on April 28, 2016, 03:29:41 PM
Hopefully, the stores clear everything out before the fall when all the new stuff is supposed to arrive.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 28, 2016, 03:32:05 PM
Hope so, I will need two At-At 6" Drivers.
To go with a six inch scale AT-AT BEAST .....LOL
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on April 29, 2016, 12:35:03 PM

 walmart canada is now adding a 5 dollar ''handling fee'' to place your order.

I looked a bit further into it.  The $5 fee applies to all orders under $25. 

"A $5 order handling fee applies to orders under $25, before taxes and fees. This fee helps to ensure we can continue to give you low prices every day. To avoid paying this fee, please ensure your order’s subtotal is above $25."

It must have started around the first week of April as I ordered stuff at the start of the month and didn't get hit with it, but did see it when I ordered a TFA bluray.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 30, 2016, 01:00:59 AM

 walmart canada is now adding a 5 dollar ''handling fee'' to place your order.

I looked a bit further into it.  The $5 fee applies to all orders under $25. 

"A $5 order handling fee applies to orders under $25, before taxes and fees. This fee helps to ensure we can continue to give you low prices every day. To avoid paying this fee, please ensure your order’s subtotal is above $25."

It must have started around the first week of April as I ordered stuff at the start of the month and didn't get hit with it, but did see it when I ordered a TFA bluray.

 wow! thanks for the tip on that! i sent an email asking about this but i got the response i expected. a more less general reply that they just forward off. it didnt even address the issue i asked really. all it said was ''our shipping policy has changed'' ha. they didnt even say what you just said and i guess i didnt find were that was written. good to know. i guess 25 and over is the key. sounds good to me! thanks for the info. you are better then walmarts online help! :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: wallyflash on May 03, 2016, 07:14:57 PM
Just received my BS 6" order from Walmart.ca (2x Ahsokas and 1 ANH Luke). Really excited to get Ahsoka as she was one of my most anticipated figures.

Went to the post office to pick up the parcel and had to double take when I saw the package.....Instead of a box, Bubble wrap envelope for three figures!!!  :mad0137:

I've ordered quite of few times from walmart and they always ship in boxes. My last order was also three figures and they ship in a box with the large air pockets/packing.

Looking at the sad excuse for protective packing, I opened up the envelope and to nobody's surprise, Ahsoka was crushed. Luckily, as a MOC collector, I decided to get an extra to open and the other packaging looked ok to keep.

I hope, this is not a new trend but looking to see if anyone else experienced this with their recent orders from Walmart.


Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on May 04, 2016, 03:24:10 AM
 ah, as soon as you began explaining shipiping from wal mart i thought u were gonna say something like this! i think it just depends on who does the order and how much you are ordering at once. i have ordered figures and they came in the envelopes too but that was only on orders were i only ordered 1 figure per order. it happened a few times but any orders ive had more then 1 fig per order they are always in boxes. maybe once i had 2 figs in one order and they did that? i cant remember as i didnt care that time or something.

 i also ordered two ahsokas and they came in a box with a free sample of a dry soup package and VH butter sauce for chicken. all in fine shape and with the air bag things they put inside.

  so ya, ive had that happen with 1 figure orders a few times for sure.

 send them an email about your order. its just some dude doing it that prob doesnt care or know any better. better luck next time!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 05, 2016, 04:20:40 PM
if any one is interested ebgames. ca has Rey Snowkiller base Target exlusive up for order on there site. 39.99 and 5,95 for shipping.

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/723038/star-wars-ep7-rey-starkiller-base-af
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on May 08, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
 i went to eb games today. they had lots of rey/starkiller base pack thingy for 40. i was looking for the wampa/luke pack but all i saw was Jabba from the 6'' black series for 24.99. the dude said they should get luke in if their making the rounds at other stores. will see about that. thanks for the heads up! so if you find Jabba only dont be surprised!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthpaul on May 09, 2016, 12:03:26 AM
i went to eb games today. they had lots of rey/starkiller base pack thingy for 40. i was looking for the wampa/luke pack but all i saw was Jabba from the 6'' black series for 24.99. the dude said they should get luke in if their making the rounds at other stores. will see about that. thanks for the heads up! so if you find Jabba only dont be surprised!
I looked too but only saw Rey.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on May 09, 2016, 12:09:26 AM

 oh geeze! i wonder how many stores are getting the Wampa and or Han pack ? hmm. their is one other eb games i didnt get too cause it was too late and were closed. more then likely they will have the same as the other store though. same city so. well, best of luck to us. ya never know!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on May 09, 2016, 06:50:38 AM
Bramalea city centre got luke and han hoth sets, but they sold out in minutes. Seems like limited stock and/or hit and miss.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 09, 2016, 10:22:15 AM
my local ebagmes had about 10 of the Reys and also had one of each of the deluxe ones, jabba, speedder, taun taun with Han, and Wampa with Luke.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on May 09, 2016, 03:25:50 PM
The one I went to only had Rey. :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on May 09, 2016, 04:18:43 PM
I stopped by two stores today (across the road from each other near Bathurst).  One had a Jabba and Scout Trooper w/bike, the other had one of each.  Then I bought the Wampa and Tauntaun.  Now they only have a Jabba and Scout Trooper.  I peed a little I was so excited to see them!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on May 10, 2016, 11:54:07 PM

 i got to the other EBgames tonight. no wampa or han back:/ i asked about it and the guy said the bikerscout was the only other one and it sold. of course jabba was hanging around. i dont think my area is getting these yet and if they did they are gone. didnt seem like it though according to the dude tonight at the store.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on May 11, 2016, 03:36:23 PM
I had no luck with Luke/Wampa and Han/Tauntaun sets.  Too bad.  I just wanted the two figures.  Don't care for the Wampa or the Tauntaun. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on May 12, 2016, 06:11:39 PM
I had no luck with Luke/Wampa and Han/Tauntaun sets.  Too bad.  I just wanted the two figures.  Don't care for the Wampa or the Tauntaun.

 that sucks, and kinda funny cause the ones you arent interested in are the ones i want. i really dont care for a han or luke ..the wampa is what i want the most. i suppose a taun taun without a figure would be sorta odd but the wampa i like the most.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on May 12, 2016, 07:59:24 PM
My Ebgames restocked on Han/Tauntaun & Luke/Wampa sets
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on May 16, 2016, 03:57:32 PM
6" Ahsoka is in stock on Toysrus.ca as of 3:55pm Eastern.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=78656116

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Post by: DarthDerek on May 16, 2016, 05:16:45 PM
Many Thanx Darth Cujo!
I missed out on Walmart.ca by an hour on first siting of Asoka. But thanx to you I was able to secure her. Hope I can pay back the favour in the future. :xwing: :rockon:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on June 10, 2016, 07:56:06 AM
BS 6" TIE pilot (blue series) is available from VogueMe on Amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/B00QGE88O4/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new - $26.97 shipped.  (I've seen it disappear and reappear, so if it's not in stock when you check, try checking back later.)

Not recommended for MOCers though as even if the box is mint, Takara tapes a Star Wars stand to the top of the box.

Walmart.ca has restocked with Rey, Ren, regular trooper, and first order TIE pilot.
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Post by: DarthDerek on June 10, 2016, 08:36:18 AM
Walmart.ca has also just restocked 3.75 black series Rey, Ren, and FO Stormies. All available as of this posting. :)
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Post by: JediPatrick on June 10, 2016, 11:06:41 AM
Walmart.ca has also just restocked 3.75 black series Rey, Ren, and FO Stormies. All available as of this posting. :)

Thanks for the heads up! Just ordered 4 more FO Stormtroopers. Cannot get enough of this figure... slowly building an army... :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on June 10, 2016, 07:35:58 PM
Rey and FO Stormtrooper out of stock
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Post by: General Brashin on June 15, 2016, 01:51:06 PM
The Amazon 6" Stormtrooper 4 pack is available at amazon.ca from amazon for 97.66 - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011EG5DG4/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=PE9F0PTC4DT4XR7DHZD2&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b06971ce-9992-44c1-9ee0-eb9792e71b5e&pf_rd_i=desktop (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011EG5DG4/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=PE9F0PTC4DT4XR7DHZD2&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b06971ce-9992-44c1-9ee0-eb9792e71b5e&pf_rd_i=desktop).

Price has gone up to 105.05.

EDIT: price change
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 22, 2016, 02:35:43 PM
walmart.ca has the 6 inch Hux and Ansy up for 24.99 each. if anyone is looking for them
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Post by: Thirdfloor on July 19, 2016, 08:13:30 PM
JediTempleArchives has reported a pre-order from Entertainment Earth for an exclusive six pack of S/A 3 3/4" figures, five of which have never been released as figures to-date.  The contents have still not been announced so as of now it's a blind pre-order.  The contents will either be revealed tomorrow or at this weekend's convention, not sure.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB8671#.V47AsRKiBaR (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB8671#.V47AsRKiBaR)

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18259#disqus_thread (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18259#disqus_thread)
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Post by: jjreason on July 19, 2016, 08:40:15 PM
It's so exciting.... that there's no way it could possibly live up to all the excitement..... could it??!!??

Who's preordering? Anyone? I'm holding off for the reveal, but will be eager to see what/who's included.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jmac on July 19, 2016, 08:42:16 PM
JediTempleArchives has reported a pre-order from Entertainment Earth for an exclusive six pack of S/A 3 3/4" figures, five of which have never been released as figures to-date.  The contents have still not been announced so as of now it's a blind pre-order.  The contents will either be revealed tomorrow or at this weekend's convention, not sure.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB8671#.V47AsRKiBaR (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB8671#.V47AsRKiBaR)

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18259#disqus_thread (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18259#disqus_thread)
This has me interested. Even if it's something I want though, the price when you factor in the exchange rate and shipping is probably more than I can justify spending.  :(
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Post by: Darth Cujo on July 19, 2016, 10:45:49 PM
Hmm definitely interesting. Adam is dropping a tonne of hints on yak face and jeditemplearchives. Given his interest in completing the Kenner line up I was hoping for an imperial dignitary. But 5 never in plastic and 1 never in realistic form kinda kills that. No episode 1 figures and more than 1 OT. Those are some of the hints.

It will end up being in the $20++ per figure range once shipping exchange and tax factor in. So I'll have to be blown away to be in. More than likely I'll really really want one or two and have little to no interest in the rest. So I may need to go in with someone or buy and sell off the excess.

I'm curious. And definitely need to see before I buy.
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Post by: ambasah on July 20, 2016, 07:59:43 AM
some EE exclusives have been made available via Diamond in the past...so you might be able to order from your local comicbook/toy shop, although it will likely be months down the road.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on July 20, 2016, 08:38:15 AM
This is what Jayson of YAKFACE says regarding the new upcoming ENTERTAINMENT EARTH SDCC Exclusive :P

UPDATE: Diverse Range Of Interesting Dudes" = DROIDS. (Thank you Jayson Krebsbach for confirming what we've been speculating!)
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Post by: napseeker on July 20, 2016, 12:45:36 PM
I see in the comments of JTA, speculation it could be an unknown yellow astromech from the Sail Barge, Yak Face, and... my personal hope is a BaD C3PO (because I'm too lazy to paint my own).

Anyone else want to venture a few characters they'd want to see?  At least it's generating some excitement for disillusioned 3.75" SA fans.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on July 20, 2016, 01:17:37 PM
Apparently, there's no astromech repaints. So I'd say no astromech droids at all.

These are the "facts" we know right now:

*********
1) Droids are the main focus

From Jason Krebsbach from Yakface:

''Diverse Range Of Interesting Dudes'' (D-R-O-I-DS)

*************
2) No Astromech droids repaints:

From Galactic Hunter's Q&A yesterday:

"We're not even seeing astromech repaints in stores - someone would really have to be some sort of a fun-loving toy suit to get more of that kind of thing to happen again."

*********
3) Protocol Droids

From Jason Krebsbach from Yakface:

"plastic pals" & "diodes down" conveys emphasis on "P" and "D": Protocol Droids


*********
4) No Cliegg Lars

From EntEarthAdam (Adam from Entertainment Earth):

"Cliegg Lars is not part of the set."


*********
5) No Tonnika Sisters, no EU characters, no Thrawn, no Rogue One, no Rebels stuff

Question: "I'm secretly hoping for the Tonnika Sisters to be included. Maybe they worked out the legal issues finally."

Answer from Adam: "I'm good but I'm not that good."


*********
6) No main characters

Adam from EEarth: "Generally speaking Hasbro does not debut main characters as an exclusive. It has been known to happen from time to time, but rarely for their toy debut. I don't really see anything we've done as being specifically the adult collector, but I always aspire to do something good for the fan who has seen it all and also wants it all."

*********
7) No Episode 1 stuff. No connection to the Sandcrawler either

EntEarthAdam: "I wouldn't read into the Sandcrawler too much. But I will do you the benefit of saying that nothing in here is (intentionally, if at all) from Episode I."

********
8- Tatooine or not Tatooine, that is the question

From Adam from EEarth: "There are characters from Tatooine who might not be too far from those locations, but there are characters from other planets too."

*********


So what we can see right now:

- No astromech repaints (GOOD!!!)
- No Cliegg Lars
- No Episode 1 figures (I can live with that)
- Protocol droids (ok, but how can these be not repaint??)
- Not all from Tatooine or seen on Tatooine
- No main characters
- No EU and Rebels stuff

As far as guesses, here are mine:

- 1 Jawa repack straight from the last TBS wave
- 1 Gonk droid repaint (Lars Homestead blue version)
- 1 astromech with a new dome head
- 1 or 2 new protocol droids (I'd really wish for a SA 3-PO based on the BAD mold
- Tortured droid from Jabba's Palace

I would LOVE to see the GA-97 Resistance spy droid from E7 (the Maz Castle Takodana scene), but I doubt this will ever happen.

Or why not a new version of the Probe Droid? But again, my hopes are way too high... :/
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on July 20, 2016, 07:55:57 PM
Well its revealed. A bunch of astromechs.

Adam is the "fun loving toy suit" bringing us more astromech droids.

First reaction is boooooring. Especially at the price. $20+ per figure for astromech droids... not exactly great value.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on July 20, 2016, 07:58:14 PM
Just saw the exclusive droid set......LOL.......PASS! :sign0065:
Check it out on JTA
Ps- see the new black series 3.75" rouge one figures
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 20, 2016, 08:06:27 PM
Yep, I'm a "no" to this set as well. Astromechs are awesome, but this isn't close to convincing me I need a set of these particular ones.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on July 20, 2016, 08:24:06 PM
Well , after reading the first hours worth of comments on JTA s site regarding ee droid exclusive, it's an overwhelming letdown. This tells me at some point (maybe a year from now) you will be able to buy these at a big discount.  :Sabers-02:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on July 20, 2016, 08:59:10 PM
Hundreds & hundreds of people preordered I would imagine, I wonder if they're able to cancel.  :confused0024:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on July 20, 2016, 09:26:56 PM
Yeah, I read that all ees preorders are cancel able. Many were saying to preorder because it's a no brainer..... "Just cancel if it sucks" .  I think many will cancel, or at least lower their 3-4 orders to just 1. Just my 2 cents. :cool0037:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on July 20, 2016, 09:50:09 PM
Hundreds & hundreds of people preordered I would imagine, I wonder if they're able to cancel.  :confused0024:

It was mentioned in the comments that people can definitely cancel.  I think this is going to be a disaster for EE (and Adam).  It was well-intentioned, but collectors wanted Jabba's goons or cantina aliens or EU characters or BaD 3PO... not just astromech repaints.

Edit: JTA seems to suggest VotC IS still on the horizon but...
Quote
Probably 2017 for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars unless it has officially been cancelled. If I were Hasbro and saw this thread I would cancel it too. Hasbro said it was a matter of when, not if. It was supposed to be out last year but got pushed out.... probably for the 40th anniversary. Their whole calendar got shifted and last I heard Hasbro Direct is shopping it around to a retailer (it will be an exclusive, and an EXPENSIVE one), so if you think this set is too pricey, well, just throw in the towel now.
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Post by: ambasah on July 20, 2016, 11:57:52 PM
so much hype for this? definitely a marketing disaster.

They should have just revealed it from the get go without getting everyone's hopes up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on July 21, 2016, 12:45:22 AM
so much hype for this? definitely a marketing disaster.

They should have just revealed it from the get go without getting everyone's hopes up.
Agreed. I find people's reactions amusing on some of the websites. Such extremes!
But yes I think in Adam's enthusiasm he oversold the product to a level of expectation that could never be met. I didn't have high hopes as I am a realist but I did not expect all six to just be astromechs. All the talk of SA and VOTC led folks to think more. As much as technically these are VOTC and SA, astromechs do not compare to other SA figures. And at that price point... it's a tough one to swallow 

I have no interest in 4 of the droids. And great interest in the two OT droids. They are right in my wheel house for collecting. But I will have to buy 6 to get the two. Perhaps I can split with someone. Or I'll get a set and sell the extras... either way I will have to find a way to get the two I want.

So in the end... cool two new droids! And crap these are gonna be expensive!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 21, 2016, 01:39:12 AM
It's not the worst set ever. But definitely not what had been hyped up (although I think a lot of people read too many other things into it - my initial gut feeling was all astromechs).

The biggest problem with this set is the PRICE. $80 US is way more than what 6 repaints of the same small figure should be. Maybe if it was listed at $60 US it'd be a little more attractive, at least to people like me who are now turned off by it.

Most likely now I will wait for it to inevitably go on clearance. There are zero must-have figures for me in this set. I love droids but not at that price. I'd rather spend it on something else.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 21, 2016, 01:56:52 AM
Also, on a somewhat related note - I think I'm done with JTA.
Time to find a new SW figure collecting site to check in on for all the non-existent toy news. Preferably one where the main writer doesn't insult my intelligence. Anyone have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on July 21, 2016, 07:50:07 AM
Also, on a somewhat related note - I think I'm done with JTA.
Time to find a new SW figure collecting site to check in on for all the non-existent toy news. Preferably one where the main writer doesn't insult my intelligence. Anyone have any suggestions?

I've started to trend towards Jedibusiness.com as my main (other than snowtroopers) Star Wars site. 

They don't have an active discussion like JTA, but they do news updates if something important happens (like the EE astromechs). 

Their photo archive is also quite impressive and on par with sites like JTA and rebelscum (for 6" and 3.75"). 

They have a weekly podcast.  I haven't checked it out for a few weeks, but the guys who do it seem like nice guys. 

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on July 21, 2016, 11:58:19 AM
Also, on a somewhat related note - I think I'm done with JTA.
Time to find a new SW figure collecting site to check in on for all the non-existent toy news. Preferably one where the main writer doesn't insult my intelligence. Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm with you on that. I'm sorry to say this, and I really have nothing personal against Paul Harrison, but sometimes his reactions are completely disconnected from the SW collectors base. Talking about astromech droids as SA figures really is insulting my intellect. Counting rotating wheels on these figures to add more POA? Common. This is plainly ridiculous.

I also hate the fact that this guy seems to be licking Hasbro's feet. He seems to have no strength and stamina to even seem offended by the lack of response from Hasbro during Q&A. And he's not the only one to be frank: most SW websites owners and down on their knees trying not to displease Hasbro for the past few years (and I'm sure it has a lot to do with the freebies they're getting all year long, as well as invites to the SDCC, Toy Fair and other Cons).

I mean, if I owed such a SW website with a large fan base, I would definitely feel empowered enough to start bugging Hasbro with repeating questions that have been raised by the fans over the last few years. The lack of SA figures, and the collectors demand for these, would justify repeating the question over and over until Hasbro finally tells us their true intention on this line: do they want to kill it or not. It's not by telling them they did AWESOME work on the poor quality 6 inches line that we're gonna see the return of the TVC line. Honestly, someone claiming that the 6 inches line is a vast improvement on the quality and articulation of the SW figures, whereas we had marvelous offers in the past 10 years with the TVC line and the lines that preceded this, is simply not using the power given in his hands by the fans to be the voice of the SW collector community. Telling Hasbro that the 6 inches Han Solo Hoth and Tauntaun figures were the best ones produced by Hasbro is really an insult to my intelligence...
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Post by: napseeker on July 21, 2016, 12:49:57 PM
Unfortunately if you want access to Hasbro's ears nowadays I think these site owners have no choice but to tow the company line. I don't think it's just about getting freebies, the big corp probably isn't going to give access to fan sites that only complain about their new direction - they want to hear that they're doing the right thing (regardless of whether that's true or not) and are tuning out the old 3.75" collectors.

We're a small site and don't really have to worry about Hasbro access e.g. to get early promotional photos or SDCC access to their preview panels or preview nights, so we can freely bitch and moan lol.  But I do understand that if you're JTA, and you're competing with Yakface and Rebelscum, then it's a big disadvantage to your fansite if you lose access to Hasbro and HunterPR.  All the traffic then goes to your competitors who are willing to suck it up and tell Hasbro what they want to hear...


Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on July 21, 2016, 03:53:32 PM
Also, on a somewhat related note - I think I'm done with JTA.
Time to find a new SW figure collecting site to check in on for all the non-existent toy news. Preferably one where the main writer doesn't insult my intelligence. Anyone have any suggestions?

I've been on the verge of no longer visiting their site for months now. The only reason I've continued to visit is because they are very on top of breaking news. As they constantly remind you! It's like the kid in school who is constantly telling you how cool he is... um yeah.

As for them kissing Hasbro's butt. I don't think thats entirely accurate. He complains about their lack of support for the SA 3.75 line regularly. And complains about their inability to listen to the fans. So they seem to support Hasbro on some things while calling them out on others which is fine.

My problem is their constant hyperbole. And then their complaining about anyone who disagrees by calling them a "contrarian". They tend to paint everyone that disagrees with one brush.

They seem to be polarizing and it seems to be a strategy to get more clicks. Many of their headlines blow things way out of proportion. A while back one of the rebelscum guys called them on it but then later apologized.  Frankly, I don't think he had anything to apologize for. He perhaps lacked a bit of tact but was bang on in his assessment.

As for other sites I still check rebelscum regularly though they seem to update a little less frequently than they used to. I also hit yak face from time to time. I'll have to check out the jedibusiness site.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on July 22, 2016, 05:21:19 AM
  JTA isnt always too kiss assy. sometimes reviews are a bit over the top so i hear ya on that! i just read about the SUPER ARTICULATED astromechs as well, but i took that comment as more tongue in cheek considering the current state of 5 POA and all that.

 Jedibusiness has a neat vibe. it was the first site i found to look at a Luke i was interested in back in 2012. i also like the lay out of the site to find figures. its not perfect but its easy to use. JTA is kinda a mess that way i find. u click this and that, then u gotta scroll thru a list to find the fig u want to look at,they do have everything though, so thats a plus. ive looked at Jedibusiness the most for fig reviews though,and the ToyRun podcast they are doing is good. give it a chance if you havent. Cris usually responds on FB too if u say anything. so thats cool too. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on July 22, 2016, 02:05:25 PM
Thanks for the suggestions of Jedibusiness guys! I've already replaced JTA in my bookmark toolbar.

I don't have a problem with sites taking freebies from Hasbro and pumping them up a bit. And as noted, JTA does do a fairly decent job of giving Hasbro credit where due, while taking them to task when they drop the ball. And I understand it must be getting harder to do this in recent years, as there's not much to give them credit for, but a lot to criticise.

Like others have said, to me it's the way "JTA" seems to treat collectors who disagree with "their" slant on things. Also, the way they hype up things and then put down people who don't buy in to the hype. I don't agree with Paul's opinion that we NEED to buy every new SA offering Hasbro gives us at full price - regardless of quality, desirability, or whether it's even something anyone has even been asking for - otherwise Hasbro will stop producing them for us. I don't know about you guys, but I bought two of every TVC figure released, in non-sale-priced full cases, when I used to buy just one of everything, on sale at retail. And how did that work out for us, hmm? The demise of the 3.75" SA line. The only thing that buying these things proves to Hasbro is that we are happy to pay over-the-top prices for a bunch of repaints that no one has been asking for (the Jabba Rancor Pit set comes to mind here too). Meanwhile they refuse to give us straight repacks that EVERYONE has been asking for (Gammo, ERG, etc, etc).

As for the astromech set itself, as I said, I don't hate it. I love droids. But I don't NEED more, at least not at that price. I would not be surprised if EE tries to save face and does a special limited-time pre-order discount for the set. They did something like that for their Marvel Legends 6" Guardians of the Galaxy boxset from last year if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on July 25, 2016, 01:50:05 AM

 ya, when they are paying too much lip service to BUY HASBRO PRODUCTS i get a bit annoyed. the yakface guy didnt like what i said to him the other day about ''did they pay you to say that?"'when he praised how the leia 6 inch repaint job was looking good. ya right. whatever though, i dont care. some of these guys get a bit much sometimes but whatever. they do bring news and have done youtube stuff i watch so i appreciate that. just not the ass kissing. :) haha
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Wedge1021 on August 17, 2016, 01:59:42 PM
Well, if the items on sale at Entertainment Earth right now are any indication, maybe that new astromech pack will hang around long enough to get clearanced out too:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?spotlight=5304&filter=0&eeshop=346&justone=0&SearchOrder=thmcom&sort=0&collect=&nm=0&searchfield=&orsearch=0&theme=STAR%20WARS&rpp=60&company=HASBRO&filterdup=0&coming=&pref=0&wrid=0&tree=0&rppdup=60&premium=0&new=0&clearance=0&pg=0

Some good deals for anyone still needing them.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 04, 2016, 09:01:38 AM
The Amazon Exclusive BS 6" Stormtrooper 4-pack is on sale for 65.66 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011EG5DG4/ref=s9_simh_gw_g21_i1_r?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=ZBZ13VFXVX1CW178RKQ6&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b06971ce-9992-44c1-9ee0-eb9792e71b5e&pf_rd_i=desktop (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011EG5DG4/ref=s9_simh_gw_g21_i1_r?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=ZBZ13VFXVX1CW178RKQ6&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b06971ce-9992-44c1-9ee0-eb9792e71b5e&pf_rd_i=desktop).

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on September 24, 2016, 08:45:51 PM
Just in case anyone's interested, Ello Atsy (listed as STAR WARS Black Series Hero Pilot 1 Action Figure) is at Amazon.ca right now for $24.99.  (4 left.)

https://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-Pilot-Action-Figure/dp/B00WO0A16M/ref=sr_1_188?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1474763956&sr=1-188)

Edit: Just clicked the link myself and saw it's down to two.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on September 25, 2016, 08:42:26 AM
Just in case anyone's interested, Ello Atsy (listed as STAR WARS Black Series Hero Pilot 1 Action Figure) is at Amazon.ca right now for $24.99.  (4 left.)

https://www.amazon.ca/STAR-Black-Pilot-Action-Figure/dp/B00WO0A16M/ref=sr_1_188?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1474763956&sr=1-188)

Edit: Just clicked the link myself and saw it's down to two.

Is this guy hard to get?  I saw one yesterday at a local Walmart.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on September 27, 2016, 08:09:08 AM
I don't follow the TFA 6" BS too intently so take what I write with a grain of salt.  (Anyone with better info is welcome to help out.)

Atsy doesn't seem too tough to find in the States.  (He's currently available at normal retail at Entertainment Earth.)

In Canada, however, the initial release of Atsy and Hux was skipped over and a Canadian release seemed uncertain. This lead to some collectors buying from sources outside of Canada.

Hux and Atsy did eventually see release in Canada this past summer, mostly reported (I think) at Wal-Mart.  (I never actually looked for any in store, but don't recall stock ever sticking around long at Walmart.ca)

I know when I saw Atsy in stock at Amazon.ca, I posted then checked the link and within a few minutes of seeing 4 in stock, it had gone down to 2.  In the morning, those 2 were gone.

So, while I don't think I'd say the figure's "impossible" to find, it doesn't seem to be a peg warmer either. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 30, 2016, 01:00:10 AM
Just ordered the Rogue One 6" and two 2 packs (passed on the Poe pack for now) from Chapters. Ordered the 3.75" new wave from Amazon less Kylo Ren. It said there are only a few Sabines left in stock. Now I don't have to worry about ordering from the US or finding in stores. I do want the Hovertank pilot from TRU though and Jyn from Kmart. Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: klown23 on September 30, 2016, 05:30:44 AM
Any sign of the new ROTJ Luke FX saber in stores ?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DaBorg on October 05, 2016, 12:02:02 AM
All the new Wave 1 6" Rogue One figures are back in stock at Indigo.ca   Free shipping over $25!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on October 09, 2016, 11:19:18 AM
amazon.ca has the Amazon exclusive TFA troop builder set available for 69.99 but at the moment there's only one left: https://www.amazon.ca/B4046-Awakens-Figure-Builder-7-Pack/dp/B011EG5DNM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1476026185&sr=8-4&keywords=star+wars+troop+builder (https://www.amazon.ca/B4046-Awakens-Figure-Builder-7-Pack/dp/B011EG5DNM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1476026185&sr=8-4&keywords=star+wars+troop+builder).

Edit: somehow it's gone from 1 to in stock.
Edit 2: now currently unavailable
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on October 09, 2016, 05:04:51 PM
Thanks General Brashin for the heads up - I decided to get one.  They are now currently showing the item is unavailable. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on November 02, 2016, 11:18:37 AM
Trooper Builder Pack is back in stock on Amazon.ca $69.99   CDN.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on November 06, 2016, 04:06:52 AM
Found 1 Jyn Erso at 2 different Walmarts in Michigan last night.
What a tease, my wife had a derby game about 2 hours into Michigan, I was able to hit 8 Walmarts on the way home and the last 2 stores I went to were where I found the Jyns.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: chaingunsofdoom on November 07, 2016, 05:43:54 PM
Luke's Green saber is up on TRU.ca with a "new" tag ($199.99):

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=82018356
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on December 05, 2016, 09:45:03 PM
Amazon exclusive TFA Troop Builder pack is on sale for 45.49 https://www.amazon.ca/B4046-Awakens-Figure-Builder-7-Pack/dp/B011EG5DNM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480992188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+troop+builder (https://www.amazon.ca/B4046-Awakens-Figure-Builder-7-Pack/dp/B011EG5DNM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480992188&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+troop+builder).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on December 13, 2016, 04:34:55 PM
Black Series back in stock at Walmart.ca (Revan's sold out already though).

Obi-Wan: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-obi-wan-kenobi-action-figure/6000196122153

Leia: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-princess-leia-organa/6000196122139

Sabine: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-sabine-wren-action-figure/6000196122158

Snowtrooper: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-snowtrooper-action-figure/6000196122164

At-At Driver: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-the-black-series-at-at-pilot-action-figure/6000196122142
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 13, 2016, 04:59:31 PM
Thanks.  Got the At-At driver and Sabine.  Those were the only ones I really wanted.  I just can't buy the other figures cause the price just kills.  :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on December 13, 2016, 06:43:35 PM
 wave 2 of the 3.75'' hit my walmart. i picked up Jyn,the blind dude and Vader. not sure why i got vader. i dont really need another vader but i had to. damn! haha. keep your eyes open as that wave is making its rounds across Southern Ontario a wee bit more it seems. i also saw the 6'' line with snowtropper and the rest. Darth Potatoe was nowhere to be seen of course.

 happy hunting! and merry christmas!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on December 13, 2016, 10:19:41 PM
Amazon.ca currently has a bunch of 3.75" figures for $5.49 including Resistance Rey, Old Man Han, Maskless Kylo and Stormtrooper Kanan.

They also have 6" red-arm C-3P0 and Kanan for $23.99, too.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on December 14, 2016, 11:13:28 AM
Thanks, I got a better deal on Resistance Rey, PZ & the Quiggold 2 pack than I would have anywhere at retail - even factoring in the shipping (which was dirt cheap, $4 and change??!!). My 5POA is a Guavian & Hux away from being sorted (they still wanted $19.99 for each of those).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 16, 2016, 05:57:24 AM
STAR WARS B4046 The Force Awakens 3.75" Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack -  is now on sale on Amazon for $27.99 maximum of 3 you can purchased.   Get them before they are gone.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on December 16, 2016, 07:24:33 AM
I receive emails from Factory Direct and this was one of the items now listed on sale

http://www.factorydirect.ca/ComboProduct.aspx?param=jkNddLe3oCXXjSKbW+lHXeQtVBGL85ST5h5kTFHBEyU/VftN5qm/E+rqNsz9R15Su5gd8+DdINSKrOpqtISPWLxHv4Tlo/GAMqpVyJnZ9b9NY2cyLvOdazK9PEFYdi3lLI9CiQY72x4hAelt+XIlXzk+In9ZQaIgFE521MuxSlYU/gPBe46q0uaeAaJFLANjFPv9DiyCDbQNC85UREl4Xg0zMtBhi99T

No idea the scale or if they are figures or ornaments (called figurines), but a good price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on December 16, 2016, 07:52:45 PM
Checked out a Factory Direct and what they had was individual Armor Up figures for 9.99 each, no set. The cashier mentioned that they had just arrived so I assume they are what the ad refers to. It appears to be the same assortment that is currently at Giant Tiger and like the figures at GT, the stormtrooper figures suffer from greening and some very badly so.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jhorton on December 17, 2016, 12:45:48 PM
Walmart.ca is showing the Emperors Royal Guard now in stock for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on December 19, 2016, 10:57:37 PM
My question is, who scored all the Death Troopers from Walmart.ca on Saturday.
I got an email that they were in at 1:55pm but, i had to work the late shift that night and never saw the email until Sunday Morning.
They were sold out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on December 19, 2016, 11:11:43 PM
There were probably only two available...lol
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on December 19, 2016, 11:53:38 PM
My question is, who scored all the Death Troopers from Walmart.ca on Saturday.
I got an email that they were in at 1:55pm but, i had to work the late shift that night and never saw the email until Sunday Morning.
They were sold out.

Not going to lie... I checked in around 2:45 PM and they were sold out then.  There's not really much time between the email and the selling out... so not much luck unless you're on constant alert for it.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on December 20, 2016, 12:10:26 AM
My question is, who scored all the Death Troopers from Walmart.ca on Saturday.
I got an email that they were in at 1:55pm but, i had to work the late shift that night and never saw the email until Sunday Morning.
They were sold out.

Not going to lie... I checked in around 2:45 PM and they were sold out then.  There's not really much time between the email and the selling out... so not much luck unless you're on constant alert for it.

I can beat that. I saw the message at 1.56 PM and by the time I was online half a minute later it was sold out. Anyways I found 2 on the pegs.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on December 20, 2016, 01:08:37 AM
Crap...the entire situation is hilarious.
I'm not sure what's happening in your cities but, here in Windsor the pegs have been packed with TFA Leia, Han, Phasma and others for quite sometime.
Even if they do get the new waves here they're not going to be easy to find.
Luckily I live in a border city and have almost got my fill on Death Troopers and Jyns, they are really nice figures and that Jyn looks amazing compared to the 5 POA.
What a difference.
I guess we won't see the Scarif wave until January February now!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 20, 2016, 03:38:44 AM
I really like the 3 3/4 rogue one figures from Walmart but I just can't justify the price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on December 20, 2016, 04:35:52 AM
I really like the 3 3/4 rogue one figures from Walmart but I just can't justify the price.

Yeah things are out of control.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on December 20, 2016, 05:40:56 AM
The WM $7.92 price point puts a figure right at $10. I can justify that for myself if it's a figure in an outfit I don't think we're going to see in the better format (Eadu Jyn with the Endor looking poncho & helmet/cap, I'm looking at you) & I really want a plastic representation of that figure. For the $9.92 price, I can't justify nearly so easily. Not sure why there's a line there somewhere in that $2, but there is.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 20, 2016, 11:25:24 AM
Yeah, I bought Krennic cause he looks really nice and at $7.92, I was ok with the price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on December 20, 2016, 02:37:21 PM

 krennics a great figure. it seems to be the one that goes the fastest too. that i have seen anyway. i got one so too! i like the 2nd Jyn in 5poa but not the first release so much. stoked for the SA version. they cost too much though. :/
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jmac on December 21, 2016, 08:42:22 AM
I don't know if this is a country wide sale, by my local Canadian Tire has all toys at 50% off. I picked up the Death Trooper and Pao set for about $10 plus tax.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on December 21, 2016, 11:58:47 AM
Thanks for the info!   It does seem to be multiple locations.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: sinkie on December 22, 2016, 03:14:21 PM
Yep! Just got my son the Lego Kylo Shuttle for around, what was it, $30 off? And the 2 alien R1 2 packs for the same price as one at Walmart! Sweet!

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on December 22, 2016, 07:02:43 PM
Went to a Canadian Tire in my city today and they were still regular price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on December 23, 2016, 02:22:46 AM

 thanks for the CT tip! i picked up the pao/death trooper pack today for 10. sweet deal for two figs this day in age!

 good luck Jedikiller that your CT will drop the price. it sounds like its around. scan ur item maybe. it might ring up 10 bucks possibly ?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: KK on December 23, 2016, 06:48:32 AM
FYI - Darth Revan 6" Black Series is back in-stock on Walmart.ca  -  just grabbed one this morning.   :D
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: 66jedikiller66 on December 23, 2016, 07:05:53 AM

 thanks for the CT tip! i picked up the pao/death trooper pack today for 10. sweet deal for two figs this day in age!

 good luck Jedikiller that your CT will drop the price. it sounds like its around. scan ur item maybe. it might ring up 10 bucks possibly ?

That's the first thing I did when I saw a tag that said they were on sale for $17 and change.
Will definitely keep my eye open.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on December 24, 2016, 01:22:24 AM

 ah cool! i saw them for 17 before i read they were on sale for 10 on here. prob after x mas now i would say they will clear out. i dont know. my area they arent selling at all which is weird. no ones buying toys at CT i guess..its not really a place people think toys though obviously.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 24, 2016, 01:24:08 AM
They only have toys during Christmas season. Whatever they don't sell gets wrapped up on skids in January and brought out again next Christmas.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on December 24, 2016, 02:29:22 AM
 last year they had a lot of the two packs but i didnt go till the end of Dec after seeing them earlier in the month. they all were gone so im thinking they cleared them out at a good price..10 is a good price..so its strange to see..

 boxing day sales im thinking these will get scooped up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 24, 2016, 05:20:08 PM
They do have toys that don't sell through. They just wrap them up on skids and bring them out again next Christmas. They had the iron man hall of armour one year at $60. Then it went on sale but still not low enough to clear. I was waiting for them to lower it even more but one day I went back and the toy aisles were gone and all the toys were wrapped in skids in the sporting gear section. I managed to get that iron man set the next year for $22 when they brought them out again at Christmas.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on December 25, 2016, 07:13:35 AM
great boxing day prices for the black series figs at chapters.

Also TRU has the black series snowtrooper exclusive on clearance (and another 50% off if you buy an extra).

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on January 04, 2017, 01:20:08 PM
Walmart Deathtroopers back in stock online.  Just got 2 plus Jyn.  And at this point, I still might refund it cause that's freakin $60 for three 3.75" figures.  That $60 used buy like 5 of them.  The only thing though is that it's about $55CDN right now to get the same 3 figures from the US not including shipping. :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on January 04, 2017, 06:17:17 PM
My local Indigo books has the 6" black series on sale for $18.  I saw about a dozen Jyn's, six or eight Cassian's, one Imperial Death Trooper and one C-3PO.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Goldenrod on January 04, 2017, 06:49:56 PM
Walmart Deathtroopers back in stock online.  Just got 2 plus Jyn.  And at this point, I still might refund it cause that's freakin $60 for three 3.75" figures.  That $60 used buy like 5 of them.  The only thing though is that it's about $55CDN right now to get the same 3 figures from the US not including shipping. :(

and.... out of stock
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on January 04, 2017, 11:22:10 PM
My local Indigo books has the 6" black series on sale for $18.  I saw about a dozen Jyn's, six or eight Cassian's, one Imperial Death Trooper and one C-3PO.

Gotta check it out. At that price, I don't mind getting a Cassian.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on January 28, 2017, 01:24:33 PM
I found a store in Quebec that has the Baze two-pack and at a not horrible for an e-store price $23.99 - http://www.imaginationhobby.com/en/star-wars-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-baze-malbus-and-stormtrooper.html.

They also have the Rebels Maul two-pack ($23.99) and Bodhi Rook ($11.99) in stock.

Prices are kind of interesting there as a Jakku Rey is $24.99 and Thrawn is $29.99.

I've never ordered from them, so I don't know what their service or shipping fees are like. 

I know some people have been asking about these so thought I'd post this as an option to explore.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthMark on January 28, 2017, 03:10:04 PM
I ordered from them in the past and picked up my items directly at the store (so I can't comment on shipping). The shop itself and the owners are really cool and the items were in great shape.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jmac on January 28, 2017, 08:08:52 PM
I ordered from them in the past and picked up my items directly at the store (so I can't comment on shipping). The shop itself and the owners are really cool and the items were in great shape.
I was just about to order the Baze/Stormtrooper and Maul/Seventh Sister 2 packs but gave up when I saw that the cheapest shipping offered was $37.62.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on January 29, 2017, 09:34:43 AM
I've added an online retail area in the Provincial forums, away from the scalpers.

Moving forward, I'd like to adopt a similar approach: "Found online (whatever hot item) see link in Provincials" type thing. Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: skywalker1973 on February 05, 2017, 09:17:23 AM
The 3.75 inch scale Force Awakens Falcon was $70 at The Bay.com, she's down to $49.99, folks.

Go!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: JediPatrick on February 05, 2017, 10:04:25 AM
The 3.75 inch scale Force Awakens Falcon was $70 at The Bay.com, she's down to $49.99, folks.

Go!

LOL I wouldn't take it even for 25$. No place for this kind of crap. Maybe at 15$ I would buy it for my two daughters, but even then, it would collect dust after a few days... :-P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: skywalker1973 on February 05, 2017, 10:23:50 PM
At $50 I could resist no more, nerf cannon be damned!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: skywalker1973 on February 24, 2017, 01:37:35 PM
Thebay.com has a sale this weekend only, use code EXTRA20 to get an extra 20% off any clearance items. That brings the $50 Ep7 Falcon down to $40!
How low can she go?!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Monari on February 24, 2017, 02:30:30 PM
Eh, still not worth it, especially since I already have the Legacy falcon.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mongo on February 24, 2017, 07:20:14 PM
I see it on their site but when I try to add to cart it wont let me for some reason.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on February 24, 2017, 07:55:14 PM
I just tried Mongo, and I was successful at getting that Nerf peace of junk in my Bay bag . Fyi :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on February 24, 2017, 08:41:34 PM
Even at $40, I don't see myself getting it.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Avenger77 on February 27, 2017, 01:53:56 PM
Hi everyone,

Just received my order from Entertainment Earth of Hasbro's Black Series Chirrut Ímwe and Baze Malbus. Both figures are amazing. I have posted the pictures on my Instagram account.

Look for galipeaue.

Thanks and take care !

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on February 27, 2017, 02:24:54 PM
I too received mine from Dorksidetoys last week. Both figures look great ! Will open soon. It's nice not to worry whether Canada gets these two or not. :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on March 01, 2017, 06:11:51 PM
If anyone was looking forward to that Jedha revolt pack:

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/-c1231as00

Hasbro toy shop has them up. Just a warning...shipping is really, really high.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 01, 2017, 06:42:28 PM
hoping see that pack come up hear.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mandalore1988 on March 02, 2017, 01:11:39 AM
hoping see that pack come up hear.

It'll probably be released when the Blu-Ray is released.

 :fett:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthric on March 02, 2017, 07:18:34 AM
hoping see that pack come up hear.

This set is "in stock" on the Hasbro Warehouse (Longueuil)...so we should see it soon.

 :snowtroopers:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on March 09, 2017, 01:49:56 PM
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?prodFindSrc=cart&productId=117586566

instock at tru
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on March 11, 2017, 07:12:59 PM
Visited the Etobicoke location of Samko and Miko Toy Warehouse for their Spring Break sale.

They had a large quantity of Jakks Pacific 18-20" Star Wars figures available for 19.99 including some I don't recall seeing at Canadian retail before: First Order Tie Pilot (Special Forces and regular), First Order Stormtrooper w/red pauldron, Tatooine Luke w/poncho and Darth Maul. Also available: Jyn Erso, Pilot Poe (orange suit), Stormtrooper, Vader, C-3P0 (OT and E7), Sandtrooper, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and First Order Snowtrooper.

Additional Jakks Pacific: 20" Electronic Vader - 34.99 and 18" Yoda - 29.99.

They also had in large quantity those "bootleg" TFA BS 6-inch figures for 12.50: Kylo, Rey, Stormtrooper and Finn (01-04).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 04, 2017, 09:39:10 AM
tru has the 40th vader instock online if anyone looking for it

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=118485276&prodFindSrc=search&fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=Star+Wars+The+Black+Series+40th+Anniversary+Legacy+Pack&x=-1100&y=-212&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on April 05, 2017, 08:40:14 PM
tru has the 40th vader instock online if anyone looking for it

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=118485276&prodFindSrc=search&fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=Star+Wars+The+Black+Series+40th+Anniversary+Legacy+Pack&x=-1100&y=-212&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

Sold out now! Apparently selling out fast in stores too.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 06, 2017, 04:09:16 PM
Glad i got mine. i am actually glad i got it, wish it was cheaper but want can you do
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 06, 2017, 04:37:07 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jediburrick on April 06, 2017, 05:21:44 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.

I know exactly what we can do, and I think you know it too : NOT buying it at this outrageous price  :winking0071: ... or at least wait for it to drop or even for a clearance.

That being said, it's easier for me to follow my own advice as it's been already 2 years I'm done wanting/buying pretty much anything coming from Hasbro...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 06, 2017, 05:30:07 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.

And it's out of stock again.
 http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=118485276&prodFindSrc=search&fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=Star+Wars+The+Black+Series+40th+Anniversary+Legacy+Pack&x=-1100&y=-212&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 06, 2017, 05:55:19 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.

I know exactly what we can do, and I think you know it too : NOT buying it at this outrageous price  :winking0071: ... or at least wait for it to drop or even for a clearance.

That being said, it's easier for me to follow my own advice as it's been already 2 years I'm done wanting/buying pretty much anything coming from Hasbro...

I'm just waiting for the sale so I can price adjust.  That's what I did with the Jedha Revolt set.  I actually only wanted Saw so I effectively got him for free because of what I sold the other figures on Ebay for coupled with the price adjustment.

I've learned in the past that it's better to regret getting something than to regret not getting it.  I'm looking at you R2!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 06, 2017, 05:57:13 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.

And it's out of stock again.
 http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=118485276&prodFindSrc=search&fv=2510384&f=Taxonomy&fd=&fg=&keywords=Star+Wars+The+Black+Series+40th+Anniversary+Legacy+Pack&x=-1100&y=-212&foreSeeBrowseSampling=15&foreSeeBrowseLoyalty=1&foreSeeEnabled=true

Wonder if I bought the last one because I just got my order confirmation right before you said it is out of stock again.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 06, 2017, 06:24:08 PM
What do you call it, when a Star Wars Collector is always one step ahead of you in your hunt?..... Getting   "DeeWooooed".  LOL...haha... :rollfloorlaffsmiley: :)`
Just kidding DarthWoo :P I actually missed my Purilator TRU delivery of my ordered DarthVader today, they must want signature confirmation.  :mad0233: :mad0233:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jediburrick on April 06, 2017, 06:39:45 PM
It's back in stock.  I broke down and ordered one.  I don't agree with the price but what can we do.

I know exactly what we can do, and I think you know it too : NOT buying it at this outrageous price  :winking0071: ... or at least wait for it to drop or even for a clearance.

That being said, it's easier for me to follow my own advice as it's been already 2 years I'm done wanting/buying pretty much anything coming from Hasbro...

I'm just waiting for the sale so I can price adjust.  That's what I did with the Jedha Revolt set.  I actually only wanted Saw so I effectively got him for free because of what I sold the other figures on Ebay for coupled with the price adjustment.

I've learned in the past that it's better to regret getting something than to regret not getting it.  I'm looking at you R2!

Of course, price adjustment AND no regret is the way to go.

Regarding R2, I've seen lots in one WM in Qc. In fact there was a big stand in the electronic section with lots of BS 6inches and 40th ann figures in it (at least 5 of each  Han and R2 IIRC).  I presume they will show en masse soon enough  :artoo:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on April 08, 2017, 09:41:30 PM
So I just wanted to mention this in case anyone plans on pre-ordering the next wave of regular black series figures (ERG, Hera, Lando, Qui-Gon, and Tusken). I pre-ordered the set from cmdstore.ca and the recently let me know that the Hera Syndulla figure was removed by Hasbro from this wave. The offered a Krennic or K2 as a  a replacement or refund  I on the one figure. I'm not sure if that means cancelled or postponed (the later I hope).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 10, 2017, 03:13:07 PM
Well, my Legacy Vader came in today from Toys R Us.  There was no packing material at all, just an oversized box that had a huge hole in the side.  I can look inside and see the item inside.  Luckily the Vader and box didn't get damaged.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2017, 05:06:20 AM
 wow, what a joke. they charge 75 before taxes and thats the best they can do ? they should be sending this to you with take out food from somewhere nice! i dont care for TRU anyway. i barely by anything their.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 11, 2017, 12:31:52 PM
The worst part is now that I've opened the figure, he can't stand.  His ankle joint is too loose!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: dangerlinto on April 11, 2017, 05:23:38 PM
So I just wanted to mention this in case anyone plans on pre-ordering the next wave of regular black series figures (ERG, Hera, Lando, Qui-Gon, and Tusken). I pre-ordered the set from cmdstore.ca and the recently let me know that the Hera Syndulla figure was removed by Hasbro from this wave. The offered a Krennic or K2 as a  a replacement or refund  I on the one figure. I'm not sure if that means cancelled or postponed (the later I hope).

Crap!  I was really looking forward to Hera.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 12, 2017, 03:18:29 PM
ebgames has the 6 inch r5 up for pre order.

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/728781/star-wars-6-vintage-r5-d4-figure
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 12, 2017, 05:28:37 PM
Ordered two! Thanx Boba! :)`
(You know, one for collecting and one for Just In Case, right CJ) :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on April 12, 2017, 06:44:16 PM
Thank you for the post BobaFett - I just ordered one - I like to live dangerously Darth Derek.    :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on April 12, 2017, 11:58:02 PM
ebgames has the 6 inch r5 up for pre order.

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/728781/star-wars-6-vintage-r5-d4-figure

Going to go in store tomorrow when they open at 10am here and put down $5 for a preorder on one. There's a presell code on the web page so I think I should be able to reserve in store.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bob on April 13, 2017, 11:22:55 AM
The worst part is now that I've opened the figure, he can't stand.  His ankle joint is too loose!

 Sounds like somewhat typical Hasbro 6'' figs. my Ahsoka had a loose ball joint on the right hip. it wouldnt stand very well either so i took some super glue and carefully put it in their,moved the leg around gently and for awhile so it wouldnt make it not move or break. it just gives the plastic a bit more meat, you probably know about this...but anyway, it worked on Ahsoka and she stands way better then she did. Or use clear nail polish if you think super glue is too strong. i didnt have any clear nail polish so i used cheap dollarama super glue. give it a shot if u are into that :)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 13, 2017, 04:07:27 PM
The worst part is now that I've opened the figure, he can't stand.  His ankle joint is too loose!

 Sounds like somewhat typical Hasbro 6'' figs. my Ahsoka had a loose ball joint on the right hip. it wouldnt stand very well either so i took some super glue and carefully put it in their,moved the leg around gently and for awhile so it wouldnt make it not move or break. it just gives the plastic a bit more meat, you probably know about this...but anyway, it worked on Ahsoka and she stands way better then she did. Or use clear nail polish if you think super glue is too strong. i didnt have any clear nail polish so i used cheap dollarama super glue. give it a shot if u are into that :)

You guys could solve all your loose joint problems by not taking them out of the package 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on April 13, 2017, 08:33:28 PM
The worst part is now that I've opened the figure, he can't stand.  His ankle joint is too loose!

 Sounds like somewhat typical Hasbro 6'' figs. my Ahsoka had a loose ball joint on the right hip. it wouldnt stand very well either so i took some super glue and carefully put it in their,moved the leg around gently and for awhile so it wouldnt make it not move or break. it just gives the plastic a bit more meat, you probably know about this...but anyway, it worked on Ahsoka and she stands way better then she did. Or use clear nail polish if you think super glue is too strong. i didnt have any clear nail polish so i used cheap dollarama super glue. give it a shot if u are into that :)

You guys could solve all your loose joint problems by not taking them out of the package

WHAT!?!  That's Crazy!!!...lol :scared0008:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on April 13, 2017, 08:55:08 PM
I preordered the R5 in store today at EB Games!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 13, 2017, 10:21:44 PM
glad was able to help out some collectors. always glad to help fellow addicts lol
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 16, 2017, 08:29:33 AM
Successful trip to the US yesterday.  Multiple Walmarts had the 6" BS on for $10.  Most only had Jakku Finns, Zuvio, Eadu Andors and Jedha Jynns.  The Disney store in the Fashion outlet mall was having a sale.  All 6" Elite figs were also $10 and the premium format figures were $20.

The things I picked up were:  Rebels  Maul /7th Sister 2pack $10 on sale at Target,   6" 40th Obi wan and Leia $20 at Target, and the Walmart excl. 3 pack Pop Vinyls of Greedo/Hammerhead/Walrusman $25

And I also got he Target excl 3D BR/BR/DVD/Digital Rogue One for $30.  The packaging is awesome.  More than few Targets had lots of copies available.

There was also two 10 pack of Hot Wheels die cast ships that I've not seen before at Target.  A "Heroes and Villains" set.  They were on sale for $30 each.  I passed, but they were certainly cool.  The one set came with exclusive gold millennium Falcon and Slave 1 and the other had the TIE Stryker and the U-Wing, but they weren't gold...odd
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on April 16, 2017, 10:06:52 AM
glad was able to help out some collectors. always glad to help fellow addicts lol

I wonder if the Battlefront figure will be up for preorder at EB as well.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on April 16, 2017, 11:32:57 AM
glad was able to help out some collectors. always glad to help fellow addicts lol

I wonder if the Battlefront figure will be up for preorder at EB as well.

Yeah I hope it is soon.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on April 16, 2017, 05:07:37 PM
I hope it will be at EB. Probably the only way I'd be able tk get thus guy.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 16, 2017, 08:21:16 PM
hope so too. cant see them not getting got the others that gamestop have.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 19, 2017, 03:20:51 PM
if anyone looking for the other 3 pack walmart star wars funko, walmart.ca has them instock


https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/funko-pop-star-wars-tarfful-unhooded-emperor-utapau-clone-trooper-revenge-of-the-sith-exclusive-vinyl-figures/6000196857455
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: fishfan on April 20, 2017, 07:30:12 AM
if anyone looking for the other 3 pack walmart star wars funko, walmart.ca has them instock


https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/funko-pop-star-wars-tarfful-unhooded-emperor-utapau-clone-trooper-revenge-of-the-sith-exclusive-vinyl-figures/6000196857455

Thank you  Thank you  Thank you   Thank you.  Ordered with a  $2 pack of sticky labels (for my garage sale) for free shipping.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on April 20, 2017, 10:54:56 AM
most welcome. lol i did the same, got one of the lego character that was on 15 bucks. got free shipping with it and saved myself some money on it so it came to like 10 bucks for the lego.
i order the other three pack too, the hammerhead, one, should be in today if canada post does not lie to me again
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on May 01, 2017, 07:08:27 PM
Hey Everyone

Just wanted to mention, if you ordered the R5-D4 from EB games online, do not expect great packaging...mine arrived today and the bubble had practically fallen off the card. It was shipped in a yellow mailer. The card was okay, and the figure was undamaged. Just a heads up if you are a carded collector.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 01, 2017, 08:06:25 PM
Mine came the same way today.  Bubble was intact but slight creasing on the top right corner of the cardback.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 01, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
glad i got mine sent to the store instead of to my place. should be in tommorow the store manager said.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on May 01, 2017, 08:47:02 PM
I missed the Purilator delivery truck and have to pick up my R5-D4s. I ordered two, hoping they would put them in a box.

However !!! My Han Solo I ordered from TRU , which I ordered along with two At-Act drivers, are coming in two different deliveries and the Han delivery came today but he was jammed in a box half the size of the card. The card was folded in half! :sign0065:

Is anyone else receiving damaged 40th cards? Post your experiences. :r2d2:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on May 02, 2017, 01:29:04 AM
Ugh I am really sorry to hear about the poor packaging for these card back figures.

I preordered my R5 in store so I hope it arrives ok  :confused0024:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 02, 2017, 09:14:21 AM
same here revan, got mine going to store. also preorder  the at act fig from tru but has not shipped yet. hope it comes in ok.


on another now. if anyone looking for the Walmart Ex , Rebels Seven sister, inquisitor and 5 brother Pop figures. they are up to buy online at walmart.ca for 12.94

https://www.walmart.ca/search/Star%20Wars%20Pop
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on May 02, 2017, 11:02:41 AM
You guys are making me nervous now. I hope my R5 arrives in one piece.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on May 02, 2017, 11:21:16 AM
Just received mine. The card back is excellent. The bubble has some slight denting/creasing but nothing major. It was just shipped in a padded envelope so it could have been much worse.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 02, 2017, 02:10:01 PM
X-wing pilot Luke Celebration exclusive is back up on hasbrotoyshop.com, right now.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 02, 2017, 02:31:10 PM
Got 2. Shipping to Canada is terrible but it's selling for over 100 USD on eBay right now.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on May 02, 2017, 02:48:20 PM
Well my two R2s and a Han arrived from Amazon today, and to my relief they were boxed and the cards are flat as a pancake! :P
CJ your R2 is beeping for you..lol  :artoo:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on May 02, 2017, 03:06:48 PM
Well my two R2s and a Han arrived from Amazon today, and to my relief they were boxed and the cards are flat as a pancake! :P
CJ your R2 is beeping for you..lol  :artoo:

Good thing,  I just picked up the R5 from EBGAMES today and he is lonely. :P

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 02, 2017, 06:16:55 PM
Got a Han from amazon.ca today. Shipped in a bubble envelope. The card was nice and flat but so was the clam shell.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 03, 2017, 10:10:53 AM
anyone have there Toyrus AT-ACt driver figure ship yet? mine been siting instock since friday
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 03, 2017, 12:21:34 PM
Bought 2 in store today.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on May 03, 2017, 04:34:15 PM
anyone have there Toyrus AT-ACt driver figure ship yet? mine been siting instock since friday

Saw one in store at TRU today.  I passed as I had acquired two directly from the US already.  If they do go on clearance, I may be tempted to get another.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 03, 2017, 09:52:03 PM
cool my local tru has none still and the manager said he not sure when or if they going to get any. so i ordered online but still sitting saying instock. and that was friday when i ordered.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on May 04, 2017, 09:11:47 AM
Steam has a bunch of Star Wars games on sale - http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_239_4__12&term=star+wars

For any old school gamers who might be interested, Dark Forces is a $1.62.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 04, 2017, 12:24:14 PM
dorksidetoys.com has just put Wave 2 of the 40th anniversary 6 inch figures up for pre-sale. Shipping is reasonable around 15 bucks US.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on May 04, 2017, 01:19:13 PM
Thanx Starkiller! Ordered and done....lol :P
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 04, 2017, 02:35:55 PM
Northmencollectibles.ca now has the second wave too. If anyone is looking for a Canadian retailer. Free shipping too!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on May 06, 2017, 05:16:36 AM
Northmencollectibles.ca now has the second wave too. If anyone is looking for a Canadian retailer. Free shipping too!

Ordered a set of 6 for wave 2 of the 40th figures, along with Qui-Gon, Lando and Baze (Chirrut restock preorders sold out). That will catch me up, still need a Royal Guard and Chirrut preorder.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 06, 2017, 08:32:21 AM
Unfortunately, northmencollectbkes.ca is now showing the 6 figure pre-order as sold out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on May 06, 2017, 08:59:27 AM
Guys Duclos toys just put up carded wave 2. So so Canadian prices, but free shipping over $100.
  https://duclostoys.com/preorder/?ct=t%28Duclos+Toys+arrivals+of+the+week+%282017-05-05%29%29&mc_cid=edb2e74d44&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D#!/PREORDER-2017-06-Star-Wars-40th-Anniversary-6-Inch-Figure-Episode-4-See-Threepio-C3PO/p/84130384/category=12619088

All 40th figures are there including R2
Wave 4 3.75 5po figs are there aswell but at $15.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 11, 2017, 10:21:13 AM
Anyone in the Durham Ontario area, there is a kijiji.ca post in Oshawa for a sealed, in box Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon. He doesn't have a price posted but if anyone is looking for one...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on May 29, 2017, 03:25:15 PM
6 inch Black Series Darth Revan is in stock right now at amazon.com. $19.99US plus $8.82US shipping and duty to Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthMark on May 29, 2017, 11:20:53 PM
walmart.ca has black series 3 3/4" priced at 9.97$.

They still have Ashoka, Vader, Ackbar and Lando General.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthSlaad on May 30, 2017, 10:59:24 PM
9,97$ in store as well, on all 3,75" BS figures.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: darthric on May 31, 2017, 07:41:40 AM
Black Series 40th wave 2 is in stock at walmart.ca.

 :snowtroopers:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on May 31, 2017, 08:50:18 AM
was able to get chewie and stormtrooper before sold out. was hoping to get c3po and sand people but no luck :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on May 31, 2017, 08:57:40 AM
Thanks for the tip this morning.  I managed to order the Jawa and Death Squad Commander.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on May 31, 2017, 12:41:14 PM
Thank you!  Just ordered Death Squad Commander.  Hope it goes through  though.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on June 01, 2017, 09:55:58 AM
Northmencollectibles.ca has 6 inch Imperial Guard and Tusken Raider right now. Dorkside toys and Big Bad Toy Store have this wave as well.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Revan on June 05, 2017, 11:54:38 PM
Amazon Canada has the second wave of the 40th 6" Black Series figures up...unfortunately at $35 each, which seems to be the new price at EB Games for Black Series and Marvel Legends...and possibly at all retailers soon enough given this trend...

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N2RLOL1/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm so confused, these figures are $19.99 USD which is around $27 CAN, so the current $29.99 price is already higher, why another $5-6 increase?

UPDATE:  Sand People, Stormtrooper and C3PO are sold out now. Chewbacca, Jawa and Commander still available.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on June 06, 2017, 08:45:35 AM
Walmart.ca has added the Wal-mart exclusive AT-ST
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on June 06, 2017, 09:20:11 AM
Nice find Del. The price is not as high as I thought it would be . I was thinking $99. Does anyone know the retail price of these in the US.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on June 06, 2017, 09:38:19 AM
I'm in Whitby aswell Del.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on June 06, 2017, 12:14:40 PM
Nice find Del. The price is not as high as I thought it would be . I was thinking $99. Does anyone know the retail price of these in the US.

US$59.99
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mandalore1988 on June 06, 2017, 01:52:50 PM
The old TFA armor up figures are showing up in Dollarama for $4 each.

- :fett:
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Post by: Darth Woo on June 06, 2017, 04:59:09 PM
The old TFA armor up figures are showing up in Dollarama for $4 each.

- :fett:

Hmm...might have to check them out...haha.  Maybe there'll be something I want just for some accessories or something.
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Post by: Del Starkiller on June 06, 2017, 07:54:17 PM
Nice find Del. The price is not as high as I thought it would be . I was thinking $99. Does anyone know the retail price of these in the US.
I believe the US price for this is $59. $79 seems high but isn't that far off. I have at least one of these somewhere. Definitely wasn't 80 bucks.
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Post by: Del Starkiller on June 06, 2017, 07:58:22 PM
I'm in Whitby aswell Del.
I think you and I met in Pickering at Walmart and then TRU a few months ago. You mentioned this forum. I hadn't been on here before that.
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Post by: DarthDerek on June 07, 2017, 08:51:20 AM
Yes, I remember. We had a conversation at the Pickering TRU. It's Good to make the connection, and I'm glad to see you joined here. :)`
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Post by: Darth Woo on June 07, 2017, 01:10:32 PM
Nice find Del. The price is not as high as I thought it would be . I was thinking $99. Does anyone know the retail price of these in the US.
I believe the US price for this is $59. $79 seems high but isn't that far off. I have at least one of these somewhere. Definitely wasn't 80 bucks.

Given the way things are being priced out now compared to US pricing, I was expecting this to be $99.  At least someone had enough sense to realize that wasn't going to sell at that price.  I expect this to not really sell until it goes on clearance though.
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 07, 2017, 01:35:47 PM
yea. i may pick it up if goes down to 50 or so. i have the legacy version and it is very similar and close enought for me.
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Post by: Darth Woo on June 07, 2017, 02:27:37 PM
I was lucky enough to score 1 from someone in the US for the equivalent of $35CDN.  Even if it drops to like $30-$40 at Walmart.ca, I still don't see myself getting another.

I think one of Walmart's problems is their timing.  If they can release it at the same time as the US, then I honestly think it would sell better.  People like me that wanted it, would actively seek out ways to get it from the US thinking it won't show up here.  Even the 3.75" Rogue One SA figures from Walmart, I still didn't get the Shoretrooper but got Cassian from the US cause I don't have the confidence they'll show up here. (at least on the West coast, cause I heard some people found that wave on the East coast.)
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Post by: Bespin-81 on June 08, 2017, 09:29:05 AM
The old TFA armor up figures are showing up in Dollarama for $4 each.

- :fett:

Looks to be 2016 Wave 1 (BBTS listing).
Wave includes Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Poe in beige jacket, TIE pilot, FINN in trooper gear, and flame trooper.
 
Don't know if other Dollaramas got a different selection, but these are all the figures I saw.  (Had a whole bunch of them, but only one Chewie and a couple Rens.  So, those looking for these two may want to visit their local Dollarama sooner rather than later.  TIE pilot, FINN, and the others were there in good numbers.)
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Post by: Mandalore1988 on June 08, 2017, 11:02:25 AM
The old TFA armor up figures are showing up in Dollarama for $4 each.

- :fett:

Looks to be 2016 Wave 1 (BBTS listing).
Wave includes Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Poe in beige jacket, TIE pilot, FINN in trooper gear, and flame trooper.
 
Don't know if other Dollaramas got a different selection, but these are all the figures I saw.  (Had a whole bunch of them, but only one Chewie and a couple Rens.  So, those looking for these two may want to visit their local Dollarama sooner rather than later.  TIE pilot, FINN, and the others were there in good numbers.)

It's the same at my stores. I picked up Poe and Flametrooper.

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Post by: Bespin-81 on June 08, 2017, 11:08:53 AM
The old TFA armor up figures are showing up in Dollarama for $4 each.

- :fett:

Looks to be 2016 Wave 1 (BBTS listing).
Wave includes Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Poe in beige jacket, TIE pilot, FINN in trooper gear, and flame trooper.
 
Don't know if other Dollaramas got a different selection, but these are all the figures I saw.  (Had a whole bunch of them, but only one Chewie and a couple Rens.  So, those looking for these two may want to visit their local Dollarama sooner rather than later.  TIE pilot, FINN, and the others were there in good numbers.)

It's the same at my stores. I picked up Poe and Flametrooper.

- :fett:

Thanks for the tip! 

Dollarama's a bit out of the way so I tend not to check them for new stock (even though they can get in some decent stuff).

Posts like yours help a lot.  Thanks again! :)`
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Post by: Mandalore1988 on June 08, 2017, 01:43:22 PM
Happy to help  :)`

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Post by: bobafett108 on June 12, 2017, 08:49:01 AM
walmart.ca has all of the 40th wave 2 up online as on 849. all except 3po. which of course is one i am looking for lol.
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Post by: Eradicator on June 12, 2017, 11:48:37 AM
Just ordered. Thanks for the info. I didn't need the Chewy or C3PO as I already have them from earlier releases so this worked out great for me.
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 12, 2017, 12:48:10 PM
glad to help. i lucked out and found the tusken at my local Ebgames yesterday. had a c3po but the card was managled and i have the other one so it is not that big if cant find it right away. im sure it will be easier to find down the road.
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Post by: GlitchBob007 on June 12, 2017, 02:06:07 PM
Looks like TRU.ca had the Maul/Seventh Sister pack at some point but it's now showing out of stock: http://m.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=99259636
 :confused0024:
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Post by: Del Starkiller on June 12, 2017, 02:18:05 PM
Walmart.ca has added wave 2 40th anniversary 6 inch figures.
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 12, 2017, 08:27:51 PM
yea. had it instock last night, then left. should ordered when i saw it :(
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Post by: Darth Woo on June 22, 2017, 02:23:22 PM
Vader Legacy pack is $40 at Walmart.ca but out of stock.  Can probably price match at the store.
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Post by: IanToronto on June 22, 2017, 07:09:36 PM
Vader Legacy pack is $40 at Walmart.ca but out of stock.  Can probably price match at the store.

I can confirm that they scanning at $40.00 at my local Walmart store.
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Post by: Darth Cujo on June 22, 2017, 07:43:10 PM
Vader Legacy pack is $40 at Walmart.ca but out of stock.  Can probably price match at the store.

I can confirm that they scanning at $40.00 at my local Walmart store.
Mine too!
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 22, 2017, 10:15:58 PM
so kick myself for paying tru price for it when it first came out, saw them instore at 2 different walmarts with sale 40 on it.
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Post by: CloneCommander1138 on June 23, 2017, 06:36:43 AM
Just saw this morning, Walmart.ca has the exclusive black series AT-ST and driver up for $79.99, if anyone is interested. I still don't get why they haven't gotten the exclusive shore trooper yet...
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Post by: Darth Woo on June 23, 2017, 07:04:51 PM
so kick myself for paying tru price for it when it first came out, saw them instore at 2 different walmarts with sale 40 on it.

Me too.  At least I managed to price adjust it but that still came to $60.  I'm almost tempted to get another to leave Vader carded.
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Post by: bobafett108 on June 29, 2017, 02:32:58 PM
toyrus.ca has all of wave 3 of the 40th figures instock for 29.99 online as well as the Baze 2 pack and Seventh sister 2 pack for 19.99
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Post by: Bespin-81 on July 17, 2017, 09:32:23 PM
Amazon.ca has some nice deals right now (Monday - 9:28PM) including:

- Kylo Ren Electronic mask $15.50 https://www.amazon.ca/STAR-WARS-Kylo-Electronic-Mask/dp/B00SOFZF8A/ref=sr_1_16?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1500341093&sr=1-16
- Playskool Hero 10 pack $22.16 https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Galactic-Heroes-Rivals/dp/B01BMW5QCQ/ref=sr_1_7?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1500341093&sr=1-7
- NERF R1 Trooper Gun $15 (usually $50)https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Imperial-Trooper-Blaster/dp/B01BQ9SAT6/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1500341093&sr=1-1
- Y-Wing Bomber $6.88 https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Rebels-3-75-inch-Vehicle/dp/B00SD8HO6O/ref=sr_1_28?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1500341132&sr=1-28
- Death Trooper Mask $20 https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Imperial-Trooper-Changer/dp/B01CS1GY5S/ref=sr_1_29?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1500341132&sr=1-29
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Post by: General Brashin on July 20, 2017, 12:54:51 AM
chapters.indigo.ca has a few items on sale:

6" Rey - 6
6" Unmasked Kylo, Jyn, Anders - 12
6" Starkiller Base Rey - 16
6" Tie Fighter - 50
48" Stormtrooper - 80
MicroMachines TFA Star Destroyer - 10
TFA 3.75 Elite Speeder Bike - 6
Battle Action Millenium Falcon - 50
12" Speeder Bike & Poe - 7.50
Death Trooper Voice Changer Mask 12.50

Some Air Hogs and other roleplay items are also on sale.
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Post by: bobafett108 on July 20, 2017, 02:33:14 PM
if anyone looking for the Funko SDCC Leia and R2 ex Pop ebgames.ca has them up  to order

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/728792/pop-star-wars-holographic-princess-leia-and-r2-d2-sdcc-exclusive
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Post by: bobafett108 on July 27, 2017, 02:38:41 PM
anything looking for the Tie fighter andTie Pilot Funko Pop. ebgames.ca has up for preorder

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/730045/pop-deluxe-tie-fighter-with-tie-pilot
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Post by: bobafett108 on August 01, 2017, 01:31:33 PM
if anyone looking for the force of destiny star wars line just notice toyrus.ca has them instock online

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=119355646
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Post by: Wedge1021 on August 01, 2017, 04:36:51 PM
$50 for Leia?! Typical Hasbro & TRU pricing scheme. An extra $23 for a 2nd outfit. Wow. My girls didn't like that price when they saw it  :~/~:

if anyone looking for the force of destiny star wars line just notice toyrus.ca has them instock online

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=119355646
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Post by: old man ben on August 01, 2017, 06:21:34 PM
At $26.99 for a single figure and $36.99 to add a friend, TRU is already $7 more than Walmart.  I have not seen the Endor Leia with Ewok at Walmart so I am not sure what their price will be for that set.
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Post by: KaleDayspring on August 04, 2017, 10:34:19 AM
Found the Funko Fabrikations Wicket at Dollarama for $4. It's cute and it's funko so it's an easy way to get someone interested in Star Wars who usually thinks we're insane for collecting toys.
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Post by: Bespin-81 on August 05, 2017, 12:03:41 AM
6" Baze and Chirrut are at Tru.ca.  One of each it seems.  Don't seem to be appearing in a general search, but these links should work.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?prodFindSrc=cart&productId=108912356

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?prodFindSrc=cart&productId=108912396
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Post by: JediPatrick on August 05, 2017, 02:56:48 PM
6" Baze and Chirrut are at Tru.ca.  One of each it seems.  Don't seem to be appearing in a general search, but these links should work.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?prodFindSrc=cart&productId=108912356

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?prodFindSrc=cart&productId=108912396

It seems you can't order them, only add them to a wish list. And they don't ship to home either, so this tells me there's none in stock at this time...
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Post by: Bespin-81 on August 05, 2017, 03:17:37 PM
Yep.  Sold out this morning (or late last night).  With only one of each in stock and at $16.98, it's not surprising.

(For those wondering how I know there was one of each, I put 11 in my cart to check stock numbers and it was adjusted to 1.  You can buy up to 5, so at 5 or more in stock, it would have been adjusted to 5 in my cart.)

This was the first time I've seen Chirrut listed on the site. 

Baze, I've seen before, but never actually in stock until last night.

Hopefully, for those that want one, they'll be showing up again.
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Post by: bobafett108 on August 05, 2017, 07:23:43 PM
anyone seen the Lando , Royal Guard 6" wave. still hunting for it
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Post by: bobafett108 on August 05, 2017, 07:28:29 PM
see listed on tru.ca too but no stock.
sucks, hope i can get them with having to pay scalper prices
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Post by: jjreason on August 06, 2017, 02:54:18 AM
Not at retail, at least not that I've read. If they're up at TRU.ca, even in stock, that's some positive information to suggest we may yet see them. I hope so.
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Post by: Darth Woo on August 06, 2017, 12:00:52 PM
They are on Walmart.ca for $15 but I've never seen them in stock. Got my Royal Guards from the US.
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Post by: jediburrick on August 06, 2017, 12:03:32 PM
anyone seen the Lando , Royal Guard 6" wave. still hunting for it

Not at retail, at least not that I've read. If they're up at TRU.ca, even in stock, that's some positive information to suggest we may yet see them. I hope so.

see listed on tru.ca too but no stock.
sucks, hope i can get them with having to pay scalper prices

I see that the hasbro SW collector's debacle is pursuing its falldown beyond ridiculous... and those prices (scalpers or not!!) :crazy:

And I'm also sad to see how ruining in time and $ it has become to keep on collecting this stuff. Almost 2 years off of buying this stuff for me and not feeling depress about it... except when I come visit this site and see those kind of posts. Good luck to us all folks, I just hope some better collecting times will come again  ::)
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Post by: skywalker1973 on August 10, 2017, 04:10:15 PM
Disney Movie Rewards has The Last Jedi theatrical poster 2 up on their site for 750 points.
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Post by: bobafett108 on August 10, 2017, 08:43:12 PM
do they ship in canada or is it a us site
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Post by: skywalker1973 on August 10, 2017, 11:08:21 PM
They ship to Canada but you don't pay in cash,  it's s rewards points program for buying disney blu rays, cds, dvds and theatre tickets. They are the legit 2 sided theatre posters though, so that's cool.
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Post by: jjreason on August 11, 2017, 04:49:06 AM
I might grab that. The only thing I've used points on so far is 2 Galaxy of the Guardians bobble heads, so I have a few left.  :party0053:
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Post by: skywalker1973 on August 11, 2017, 03:26:02 PM
I've ordered some of the other posters in the past from them.  It's a quick transaction, and shipping is included so it's not like you use your points and then have to spend money on top of that. Posters have always arrived in about 5 weeks in a sturdy cardboard tube.

 Outside of knowing a theatre manager or spending a mint through someone who acquired from a theatre manager or Disney Movie Rewards,  I don't know how else one  could acquire these.
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Post by: Darth Cujo on August 19, 2017, 04:19:36 PM
Free international shipping all weekend on target.com Use code FREESHIP

They have a few deals on star wars stuff right now too:

Star Wars Rogue One Black Series Figure 3-Pack comes to about $38 Canadian. Plus tax and duty. Still pretty good. And the tax and duty is added to your cart so you can see your final total all in before you submit an order. No surprises on delivery.

The giant at-act is $134Can.

Also saw the maul sister 2 pack and the rogue one baze malbus two pack for $7.48Can each.

Website is painfully slow and you cant use gift cards. I had one i tried to use but their international site doesnt accept them.
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Post by: Bespin-81 on August 19, 2017, 05:35:33 PM
Thanks for this!

If you can make it through the site, there seem to be some solid deals.
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Post by: darthpaul on August 19, 2017, 08:50:41 PM
So very tempted on the AT-ACT!
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Post by: bm459 on August 19, 2017, 09:21:47 PM
Ugh.... I have the AT-ACT in my cart. Sooo tempted. It's still nearly $200... not sure if I can justify it.
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Post by: Bespin-81 on August 19, 2017, 11:35:21 PM

Ugh.... I have the AT-ACT in my cart. Sooo tempted. It's still nearly $200... not sure if I can justify it.

You face a classic collector dilemma: 

Don't buy it and you'll probably regret it.

Do buy it and you'll probably find it for half the price on clearance the next day.
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Post by: bm459 on August 20, 2017, 12:03:38 AM
The only place I've seen it is Toys R Us for $250.

I was kind of hoping it'd have the same fate as the 6" TIE and end up 75% off. But, I'm thinking they didn't order many and not many stores seemed to have ordered any AT-ATCs at all. The TIE was everywhere and in massive quantities. I'm thinking we might see the AT-ATC hit 50% off, but I was hoping that would be _now_. Even at 50% off, that'd still be $125 which isn't much less than Target here.

Yeah, trying to convince myself ;-)
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Post by: Darth Woo on August 20, 2017, 10:49:57 AM
Don't worry, I feel the same way. If you look at the Walmart AT-ST, and compare what you get, then the Target At-Act price is a steal if that helps. 

Also, if it goes 50% off or less at TRU, no guarantee you'll be able to get it cause I think stock levels were low to begin with.
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Post by: bm459 on August 20, 2017, 12:18:04 PM
I caved & ordered it :-)
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Post by: Darth Woo on August 20, 2017, 12:56:39 PM
Congrats. I haven't caved yet. I'm still hoping TRU drops price.
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Post by: dangerlinto on August 20, 2017, 02:33:01 PM
I got the Rogue One 6" 3-pack and the Saga 7-pack from Target.com - seemed to be a good deal.  You have to pay the customs but with the free shipping totally worth it.

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on August 20, 2017, 04:45:30 PM
I noticed after the fact, if you want to order something really cheap, (probably less than $20) then they DON'T seem to charge the customs fees. I guess since it is less than the allowable limit for duty free. And there is no minimum order to get free shipping, so you're probably better off placing separate orders for all the really cheap items. For example the maul 2 pack is $7.48Can, free shipping and no taxes or duty if you order it on its own.

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Post by: DarthSlaad on August 20, 2017, 09:28:18 PM
Where do you see free shipping on Target.com? It asks me 28$ for shipping the Maul two-pack?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Cujo on August 20, 2017, 10:52:37 PM
Where do you see free shipping on Target.com? It asks me 28$ for shipping the Maul two-pack?
When you go to target.com it should bounce you to their "international site". It's very glitchy and slow but it works. Then in the check out process put FREESHIP into the coupon code box.

Try this link:
https://intl.target.com/c/star-wars-character-shop-featured-brands/-/N-5tdvp#?lnk=snav_rd_star_wars
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on August 21, 2017, 08:44:21 AM
I noticed after the fact, if you want to order something really cheap, (probably less than $20) then they DON'T seem to charge the customs fees. I guess since it is less than the allowable limit for duty free. And there is no minimum order to get free shipping, so you're probably better off placing separate orders for all the really cheap items. For example the maul 2 pack is $7.48Can, free shipping and no taxes or duty if you order it on its own.



Yep, $20 and below and there were no duties or taxes.  You could actually choose an option to pay the fees upon arrival or pay them now.  (Didn't notice this at first as I did an order with pay upon arrival - the default option.)  Another order, however, I noticed the pay now option and when I clicked on it, duties owed was nothing for less than $20.

Even at 50% off, that'd still be $125 which isn't much less than Target here.
   

My half-off remark was more tongue in cheek (based on my own personal collecting experience) than anything else.  Didn't mean it literally. Sorry about any confusion.

Regarding the AT-ACT, I checked out the Target price with fees and the TRU price (think I did $100 off - a good flyer headline - plus taxes) and it was probably a difference of $30 or less so ya, for anyone interested in picking one up, the AT-ACT was a real nice deal at Target (so it's a good thing you picked one up).

I wouldn't be surprised to see it hit a big discount with TLJ toys heading our way along with Christmas deals (TRU often has one or two midnight madness sales), but, it's not guaranteed and, even if it does happen, it's unlikely to be at a price significantly better (or perhaps even better at all) than Target's. 

Plus, of course, by buying it at Target, there's that whole not having to wait a few months for something that's not even guaranteed to happen thing.

As of Sunday night, by the way, the AT-ACT, was "unavailable".  So, again, good choice picking one up as, for someone who wants an AT-ACT, this probably would have landed on the "don't pick it up and kick yourself the next day" side of the coin.
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Post by: Bespin-81 on August 21, 2017, 12:00:24 PM
6" BS back up to $29.92 at Walmart.ca
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Post by: Darth Woo on August 21, 2017, 12:36:01 PM
6" BS back up to $29.92 at Walmart.ca

Probably to avoid any issues like they had last time when some BS figures accidentally got leaked and people were buying them at the clearance price.  This way, if they leak, they'll still be full price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on August 21, 2017, 02:42:33 PM
If anyone is still looking for 3 3/4" Black Series Jyn Erso or Cassian Andor, my local Walmart still has a few of each.  Also Lando and Ackbar.  I could pick up and mail.  All are $9.97 each.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on August 21, 2017, 05:04:47 PM
If anyone is still looking for 3 3/4" Black Series Jyn Erso or Cassian Andor, my local Walmart still has a few of each.  Also Lando and Ackbar.  I could pick up and mail.  All are $9.97 each.

Didn't even know the Cassian wave showed up in Canada.  Still looking for the Shoretrooper.  Never saw any of the Rogue One 3.75 BS figures here in BC.  Just got them all online, but never got a shot at the Shoretrooper.

Also, I guess the FO set is no longer Amazon exclusive.  It showed up at Toys R Us a few weeks ago and is now on their website too.
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=133600186
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on August 21, 2017, 06:35:38 PM
Looks like the Galen Erso wave also showed up at TRU.ca today.

$10.99 each. 

All sold out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on August 22, 2017, 05:12:55 PM
I picked up a few 6inch Black Series figures for $5.00 + tax yesteady at Walmart.....as the figures were scanning for $29.92 each but the shelf tag still said $15.00....so with their $10.00 adjustment policy for the  price mismatch at the register, I got them for $5.00 each. Yay me!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on August 22, 2017, 05:44:35 PM
Lucky.  They already changed them all back to the regular price.  I almost think they raised the price now cause they know inevitably, some stock person isn't going to read the street date and put some new 6" BS figures out and Walmart doesn't want to have to sell them at the clearance price.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Mandalore1988 on August 23, 2017, 01:26:47 PM
Looks like the Galen Erso wave also showed up at TRU.ca today.

$10.99 each. 

All sold out.

TRU took them off their site. Maybe they'll show up in December since that's the date given on Entertainment Earth.

 :fett:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on August 24, 2017, 07:14:07 AM
Canucktibles is having a Summer blowout sale - 15% off in stock items.

https://www.canucktibles.ca/.

I've ordered from them before and they were fine.  No problems.

$14.99 flat shipping fee or free local pick-up in Burlington.

Not a whole lot of Star Wars selection right now, but they do have the 3.75" BS Jyn Erso in stock for $16.99 (not picked up from a local Walmart, but purchased from a distributor).
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on August 24, 2017, 09:54:40 AM
well, so much for force friday, lol.

TRU put up the first 4 black series and all are sold out.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on August 24, 2017, 04:05:51 PM
My closest WalMart has about 6 of the Black Series Jyn Erso's 3.75"
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on August 31, 2017, 11:50:40 PM
Amazon.ca has the land speeders up - $99.99.

The Black Series Centerpieces are $79.99.

Poe Dameron's helmet is $119.99

Vader is the only 6" figure listed right now pre-midnight at $29.99.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 01, 2017, 11:25:31 AM
So, I went a little crazy this morning.
- I pre-ordered the 6" Black Series next two waves from BBTS. I couldn't find Hera in the first wave online at any Canadian site so I went this route not wanting to miss her. I do see that CMD store had her in the first wave for order so I may cancel this one.
-I ordered the Rathtar and Probe droid sets from Walmart
-I ordered the Amazon.com exclusive 6" figures and will get them delivered to my US address.
-I pre-ordered the TRU Ackbar set, and it is on sale!
-I will probably order the Executioner figure from CMD store and have them bring it to the Winnipeg Con. Saves on shipping. I may
-Lastly I made a big order with Amazon.ca for all the other 3.75" and 6" Rey/Luke vehicles.

In the end I am missing out on the basic Kylo Ren figure and a few of the other vehicles that I may not want anyway. Kylo seems hard to find but no big deal, I will probably find him at a later date.
I probably should have ordered a few more things from TRU instead of Amazon as they were on sale but I didn't feel like fooling around with my orders anymore.
My credit card is hurting.
Good luck with your hunts.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on September 01, 2017, 12:33:08 PM
I pre-ordered the Ackbar set as well.  I would have waited if it weren't on sale right now.  I just hope they still honor the free shipping when it comes time to ship.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 01, 2017, 12:45:53 PM
I just received a back order notice for the Ackbar set from TRU. I thought this was a pre-order set anyway so it will be a wait and see kind of thing.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: General Brashin on September 01, 2017, 10:25:38 PM
Late news but amazon.ca has a number of Force Friday II deals which expire at 11.59 PST: Amazon Canada FF II (https://www.amazon.ca/s/browse/ref=gbps_ulm_m-5_625d_ff5473e0?node=17238244011&smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_p=12541ea2-7030-41a5-8e9d-77370c51625d&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=11249008011&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_r=XH8ZH5NQ5YJ7AZA4JP00).

Some of the deals:

Ezra Speeder Bike - 5.30
Speeder w/AT-DP Pilot - 5.60
30% off of Forces of Destiny Dolls and Role-play
Electronic Porg - 41.99.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on September 02, 2017, 12:02:08 AM
I just received a back order notice for the Ackbar set from TRU. I thought this was a pre-order set anyway so it will be a wait and see kind of thing.

I got a back order email too. I'm going to assume it's just because it's a preorder
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on September 02, 2017, 09:02:48 AM
I ordered 6" Luke and Rey on Amazon.ca this morning for $29.99 each and free shipping.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on September 04, 2017, 07:46:21 PM
The new BS6 speeders have appeared on toysrus.ca and they are 25% off. Same price as Fan Expo.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on September 04, 2017, 07:48:20 PM
No stock currently though.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on September 05, 2017, 05:42:14 PM
I have an extra Hera Syndulla available if anyone wants her - $35 to cover my cost.  Available for pick up.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on September 05, 2017, 09:40:05 PM
No stock currently though.

Watch them go in stock after the sale.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on September 05, 2017, 09:42:58 PM
No stock currently though.

Watch them go in stock after the sale.

That's my bet.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on September 08, 2017, 02:18:52 PM
For the first time in a Walmart, I saw the remains of the 6" Royal Guard wave.  Unfortunately no royal guards on the pegs but there was a Lando and two Qui-Gons.  Maybe they will start showing up in other stores soon?
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 08, 2017, 03:04:01 PM
I will double my efforts in checking the WMs around here!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on September 09, 2017, 03:40:27 PM
I was across the border yesterday (Friday), and I was lucky to find and pick-up a couple of sets of the Black Series SA 3.75 inch Last Jedi Wave Walmart Exclusives (Elite Praetorian Guard, Stormtrooper Executioner,  Luke Skywalker Jedi Master, Resistance Tech Rose). After picking up these figures, it has re-assured me that I will not be buying any of the 5POA Last Jedi figures unless they are on clearance for less the $4.00 each. 

I noticed that when I was shopping there, that the Rathtar pack is peg/shelf warming in all the stores, but the Imperial Probe Droid Pack is being bought up....I couldn't find one imperial probe droid pack there.  I did manage to pick-up this set here in Canada (even though the Darth Vader is 'garbage') because the probe droid is absolutely amazing....and is much improved over the previous POTF2 version and it's repaints. If you haven't picked-up this set yet, I would highly recommend that you pick one up for the Imperial Probe Droid.

I also saw the A-wing there and the other speeder...I forget the name of it (which I have yet to see both of these vehicles here in Canada in-store), and they seem to be heavily available in the U.S. stores as well.

Wave 1 of the Black Series 6-inch figures were also easy to find (including Hera and Thrawn), as well as the regular release of the Landspeeder and Luke, and Rey with Speeder.  (Walmart had a huge display with these 2 vehicles for $59.99U.S. each.)

I also found one...and only one.... Black Series 6-inch First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (Target Exclusive).  I finally found it after visiting 4 Target stores.  I'm sure there will be more coming as Target exclusives tend to peg warm after a while.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 09, 2017, 04:41:49 PM
Congrats on the finds, I'm really looking forward to replacing my 5POA Old Luke with that much better Black Series version!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on September 09, 2017, 10:42:39 PM
I was across the border yesterday (Friday), and I was lucky to find and pick-up a couple of sets of the Black Series SA 3.75 inch Last Jedi Wave Walmart Exclusives (Elite Praetorian Guard, Stormtrooper Executioner,  Luke Skywalker Jedi Master, Resistance Tech Rose). After picking up these figures, it has re-assured me that I will not be buying any of the 5POA Last Jedi figures unless they are on clearance for less the $4.00 each. 

Thanks for all the great info.  Ian.   This last week I went into a toysrus for the first time since the new toys were released.  I was totally surprised at how I was so uninspired to purchase any of the new 5POA figures.  The first figure I looked at was Chewbacca with a little bird Pugo or something and then I saw a big furry Pugo and touched his belly .  All I could think was this is where Star Wars jumps the shark.  It looks like Gremlins have joined forces with Star Wars. 
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 10, 2017, 07:17:33 AM
I'm not a Porg fan at first glance either, to be honest, but I'm biding my time & hoping they're the Captain Phasma this go around - marketed, but not used in the movie to any significant degree.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Canadian Jedi on September 10, 2017, 12:41:50 PM
You may be right. Or maybe Disney is trying to get to the top of the 10 most hated Star Wars Characters.  Jar Jar is infamous so maybe they want Porg to steal his limelight.    :u:

Maybe we are introduced to a Porg this movie and in the final movie we go to the land of Porg and they help defeat the empire just like the Ewoks did.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: jjreason on September 10, 2017, 01:20:26 PM
(http://www.treknews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/kirk-spock-tribbles.jpg)
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: napseeker on September 10, 2017, 03:13:12 PM
Maybe we are introduced to a Porg this movie and in the final movie we go to the land of Porg and they help defeat the empire just like the Ewoks did.  :rockon:

Oh my stars, I swear that actually sounds plausible given how much TLJ currently sounds like ESB... the Porg would be the perfect ewok-standins for eps9.  Or in eps9 we find out that the Porgs are like the Lahsbees from the old Star Wars Marvel comics, cute and furry when young but upon puberty they turn into the gigantic and violent Huhks! That would catch the First Order offguard and help the resistance win the day!

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lahsbee/Huhk

I shudder with dread...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 11, 2017, 11:42:45 AM
I was at Walmart this past weekend any my five year old girl begged me to buy the walking/sound Porg. It was $60 so that wasn't happening. If it ever gets down to $20 I will probably get hit for her. I really wonder how much these things will be in the movie. It wouldn't surprise me if they were in the movie for like 5 seconds, like when Chewie roared at the mouse droid.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on September 13, 2017, 08:13:05 PM
Walmart.ca now has TLJ wave 1 BS6 in stock. Thrawn and Hera both available as of this post.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on September 15, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
toysrus.ca has Rey (Jedi Training) on Crait available for preorder. This is one of the exclusives with the scenery piece. $50 though.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on September 15, 2017, 09:35:19 AM
toysrus.ca also has the ex 2 figures with force link thing. the 2 figures are neat. excutioner trooper and guard.  60 bucks thou. one i would get when done on sale

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=131343546
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Eradicator on September 15, 2017, 01:04:33 PM
I think I will try and hit these when they go on sale. They are both pricey and I have a feeling there will be a sale for both of these things. I am thinking these Force Link readers will be blown out the door for pennies at some point. Just like the commtech stuff. I think I got my commtech for $2 or $3 back in the day.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: skywalker1973 on September 22, 2017, 11:41:31 AM
EBGames.ca has the 40th Anniversary 6" Vader + Display Stand for $39.99

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/726948/star-wars-40th-anniversary-set-black-series?utm_source=09222017%20Weekly%20Ad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09222017%20Star%20Wars%20Black%20Series%20Figures

Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on September 28, 2017, 06:16:41 AM
Canucktibles is having a Customer Appreciation Sale - save 25% off ALL IN-STOCK products until October 9.

Use discount code 'THANKYOU17'.

Free shipping over $100 (limited time).
Local pick-up option available (Burlington).
Haul option available.

https://www.canucktibles.ca/

Bought from them in past - no problems.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Del Starkiller on October 01, 2017, 09:24:48 AM
toysrus.ca has the new wave of BS6 figures in stock and on sale for $23.98
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: old man ben on October 01, 2017, 10:11:44 AM
Praetorian Guard no longer available on line.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Subcoolin on October 01, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
I was able to secure the whole wave! Thanks for the heads up!! :party0007:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on October 01, 2017, 02:43:13 PM
was able to get all except for leia and guard. also cancel my rey pre order for full price and re order with the sale price
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on October 02, 2017, 12:52:27 PM
Completely missed out.  Only wanted Leia and Poe too.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Bespin-81 on October 24, 2017, 06:56:17 AM
Shadow Trooper helmet - $59.99 at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EV7645M/ref=s9_acsd_bw_wf_a_tgvalent_cdl_7?pf_rd_m=A1IM4EOPHS76S7&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=0GGT3GF316D42SF7P6G2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=f11ae15f-3c0b-435f-a51e-8c7eaf584e2a&pf_rd_i=17304806011
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on October 24, 2017, 02:39:37 PM
DOH, i so want that but so dont have the money
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on November 10, 2017, 05:02:53 PM
if anyone still needs one
online now

https://www.ebgames.ca/Platform/Games/728783
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on November 22, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
If anyone is looking for the amazon ex Pretoria Guard with Heavy Blade. and Deluxe Stormtrooper  being shipped Dec 1 but can order

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Black-Elite-Praetorian/dp/B06XVW8SGT/ref=pd_bxgy_21_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=K7RB8SCGBA0V57XFQWR0


https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Black-First-Stormtrooper/dp/B06XWFJQ24/ref=sr_1_5?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1511398498&sr=1-5&keywords=Stormtrooper
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on November 24, 2017, 10:23:04 PM
Hey everyone,

For those who want to get the Force Link Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, the pack is for sale on Amazon for $20. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MUHRUZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A bit tricky, as they are under the code names not character names. I could not find the Rose and Droids pack, but this is a good sign, because this is actually sold through Hasbro Canada. Hopefully we see that pack too.

Hope those who have been look for a Baze and Chirrut can pick them up! (DarthDerek?)  :winking0071: The figures look very similar to the original release, but Chirrut finally comes with his bowcaster and Baze has an extra large gun. Both also have that force link feature added too.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: DarthDerek on November 25, 2017, 09:14:37 AM
Thanx again CC1138!
P.s.- I was viewing your collection photos again the other day, and was blown away. It's always awesome to see your collection. :love0030:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on November 25, 2017, 11:33:17 AM
Thanx again CC1138!
P.s.- I was viewing your collection photos again the other day, and was blown away. It's always awesome to see your collection. :love0030:

Thanks DarthDerek!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 04, 2017, 02:22:33 PM
My Amazon.ca FO Stormtrooper arrived today.  For those who have pre-ordered, they should be arriving this week if you haven't gotten them yet I think.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 05, 2017, 02:15:21 PM
Be careful with your Amazon Stormtroopers.  Didn't realize mine had a fused right elbow and snapped it off when I moved it. :(

Amazon is sending a replacement, but I have to mail the old one back to them within 30 days.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: IanToronto on December 05, 2017, 05:08:44 PM
I love and hate the FO Stormtrooper with gear set.  I love the fact that it comes with so many accessories....I hate the fact that Hasbro used cheap plastic for the accessories. ....most of my gun pieces are 'yellowing' and the riot shield is 'pinkish' in colour.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on December 05, 2017, 07:42:20 PM
got my 2 pack of baze and chirrut in. damn amazon sent it with a really bent card but glad to get it at least. wonder if worth seeing if can get it replaced. anyone have any luck with amazon.ca replacing issues with cards
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: dangerlinto on December 06, 2017, 05:05:58 PM
Got my Amazon exclusive Elite Praetorian Guard today - I was initially horrified to see it came in a packing envelope, but then I opened that to find it was packed in a white Hasbro packing box, so 30 second crisis averted.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 07, 2017, 04:38:16 PM
Be careful with your Amazon Stormtroopers.  Didn't realize mine had a fused right elbow and snapped it off when I moved it. :(

Amazon is sending a replacement, but I have to mail the old one back to them within 30 days.

Got replacement today.  I made sure to move his limbs very carefully.  Thankfully, no fused joints this time.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Subcoolin on December 10, 2017, 08:28:01 AM
Hey fellow collectors

Anyone looking for jaina solo or rose tech...its on toys r us for 19.97 each.  Go get em!! :luke:
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on December 10, 2017, 08:41:13 AM
Hey fellow collectors

Anyone looking for jaina solo or rose tech...its on toys r us for 19.97 each.  Go get em!! :luke:

And here I was, thinking that my post about finding Rose at EB Games yesterday was going to be big news... impressive!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Subcoolin on December 10, 2017, 08:49:39 AM
And jaina is now out of stock!.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 10, 2017, 04:27:15 PM
Missed Jaina but got Praetorian Guard and Rose for $20 each
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on December 10, 2017, 07:31:02 PM
damn all sold out except for snoke. crap :(
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 11, 2017, 04:07:21 PM
They have them all again now except for Jaina.  I picked up 2 Praetorian Guards too so one can hold onto the extra weapon the Amazon one came with.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Subcoolin on December 11, 2017, 04:48:14 PM
Awesome!!  Now where to find luke with the ahch to base...lol
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 11, 2017, 05:47:54 PM
You need friends in the US.  I was really hoping Canadian Tire would get it cause they got the other Target exclusives.  I ended up having to get mine from the US.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: ambasah on December 12, 2017, 09:48:01 AM
eb games has it:

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/729024/star-wars-the-black-series-luke-skywalker-jedi-master-ahch-to-island-figure-eb-exclusive
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Subcoolin on December 12, 2017, 10:37:27 AM
Sweet!! Has a release date of dec 22.  Thank you for the tip!!
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 12, 2017, 01:13:01 PM
Cool.  I already got mine, but I'm glad it's showing up here.  Wonder if the Kylo Ren one will actually make it's way into Canada.
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on December 12, 2017, 01:16:23 PM
sweet thanks for link. ordered
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Ookk on December 12, 2017, 07:08:48 PM
Toys R Us just sent me an email saying they couldn't fulfill my order (Jaina Solo) and that they would be emailing me shortly with an official cancellation.

Sigh...
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: bobafett108 on December 14, 2017, 06:39:26 PM
anyone that order from toyrsus  the latest wave has it shipped yet. I ordered sunday and still no word on shipping
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: klown23 on December 14, 2017, 06:50:47 PM
anyone that order from toyrsus  the latest wave has it shipped yet. I ordered sunday and still no word on shipping

Same
Title: Re: Just Found: Other (Specialty Shops, Cross-Border Shopping, Online, ETC)
Post by: Darth Woo on December 14, 2017, 08:19:11 PM
Same here. Just says items located.