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Title: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 02, 2017, 07:28:27 PM
Hi all!

Did anybody saw the Baze Malbus/Stormtrooper 2-pack anywhere in Canada ? It has been available for months in the States, but I never saw it here.

Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on June 02, 2017, 09:36:38 PM
Never saw it here. I got mine in the US.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: JediPatrick on June 02, 2017, 10:11:09 PM
Hi all!

Did anybody saw the Baze Malbus/Stormtrooper 2-pack anywhere in Canada ? It has been available for months in the States, but I never saw it here.

Yes I did. Several times at Walmart stores in the Montreal area over the past few months. But now I think they're basically all gone. I can look for it if you want. I'll keep my eyes open.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: bobafett108 on June 02, 2017, 10:29:10 PM
never saw it either. hope too. same with the seventh sister pack. im in southern east ontario
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: jjreason on June 03, 2017, 12:01:46 AM
Kitchener/Waterloo had them at WalMart in half decent numbers - one store had at least 4 of each set at one point.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Mongo on June 03, 2017, 11:15:49 AM
Got mine in a BC TRU a few months ago. Never found the Darth Maul 2 pack though.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: old man ben on June 03, 2017, 06:44:48 PM
I actually picked up two of them at TRU a few months ago.  I ended up returning one of them.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on June 04, 2017, 11:00:59 AM
So it was a case of blink and you'll miss it.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 04, 2017, 11:50:32 AM
Gosh. Never saw them in MTL or in my home town near Quebec City...

I just got a Fenn Rau. Is anybody in the Montreal area willing to trade it for the Baze Malbus 2-pack?
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: sinkie on June 04, 2017, 12:29:14 PM
I will keep my eyes open. I feel like I saw these in abundance at least for a while but it is true I have not been looking at the SW figures aisle all that much lately!
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 05, 2017, 09:47:00 AM
So, I just ordered the two-pack from Amazon.com
17.50$ USD including shipping, which mean around 23-24$ CAD.

If I had bought it in Canada for 19.92 at WM, it would have cost me around 23$ CAD.

That's a pretty fair deal from Amazon.com.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: bobafett108 on June 05, 2017, 02:14:01 PM
will you get dinged with duty or customs tax ? im thinking that the only way i am going to get one. that and the seventh sister 2 pack
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on June 05, 2017, 04:05:14 PM
Usually, $20 and under, they won't bother.  It'll take more time than it's worth for them to collect the GST/PST.  What costs a lot if you get dinged is the carrier's brokerage fees.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: old man ben on June 05, 2017, 07:37:31 PM
Yes, Fedex and Purolator can charge as much as $25 to $30 just for brokerage and handing - even more if it is a higher value item.  Canada Post used to charge a flat rate of $5 plus HST for incoming mail, but I think they are a little higher now.  Avoid the couriers if you can and stick to US Postal Service.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: bobafett108 on June 05, 2017, 07:59:39 PM
good to know do you happen to have the link
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 05, 2017, 10:22:24 PM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BY1K8BE
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: zeusguy on June 06, 2017, 12:50:49 AM
Amazon.com actually pre charges you for any import duties or taxes when you check out. I've put through orders several times. You won't get dinged later, they take care of it all right there at checkout when it's applicable.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on June 06, 2017, 01:02:43 AM
Never use UPS when shipping from US. They are the worse for brokerage.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 06, 2017, 07:09:57 AM
Amazon.com actually pre charges you for any import duties or taxes when you check out. I've put through orders several times. You won't get dinged later, they take care of it all right there at checkout when it's applicable.

And they will even refund you if the duties collected were lower than expected! The last time I ordered from them, they sent me an email 3 months after the purchase to tell me the duties they charged me were 6$ but that The border finally only charged 2$ in the end, so I got 4$ reimbursement.

Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: jjreason on June 06, 2017, 02:06:35 PM
I can still get the 7th Sister/Maul pack here - 3 left on the pegs as of this am. No Baze left, sadly. The cost of shipping the item is nearly the same as the item itself (speaking from recent previous experience). If anyone wants this set picked up & held or shipped, just let me know and we can work something out.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Bespin-81 on June 08, 2017, 11:06:16 AM
Amazon.com actually pre charges you for any import duties or taxes when you check out. I've put through orders several times. You won't get dinged later, they take care of it all right there at checkout when it's applicable.

And they will even refund you if the duties collected were lower than expected! The last time I ordered from them, they sent me an email 3 months after the purchase to tell me the duties they charged me were 6$ but that The border finally only charged 2$ in the end, so I got 4$ reimbursement.

In my experience, Amazon.com has really nice customer service.  They've always given me price adjustments when requested.  Once, they weren't able to refund the money so instead they gave me a credit to use on a future purchase.

Getting money back from the customs fees not being collected was a very nice surprise.

For those ordering, one thing to be careful of is there seems to be phishing scheme going on now involving an email from "Amazon" about a "cancelled" order. 

If anyone does receive an email from "Amazon" and feels compelled to check on their "cancelled" order, I highly suggest checking one's Amazon account directly and not going through the email. 
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: GlitchBob007 on June 12, 2017, 02:02:45 PM
Saw both the Baze and Maul sets at a local TRU. Better late than never, I suppose. :P
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on June 12, 2017, 03:21:42 PM
The Maul set even appears on the TRU website now. Unavailable.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=99259636
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: General Brashin on June 18, 2017, 09:42:00 PM
The Baze/Stormtrooper pair is also showing up at Canadian Tire. My nephew saw this pack today along with the Phasma/Finn pack at a local Canadian Tire but CT has raised the price of 2-packs to 22.99.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: GlitchBob007 on June 18, 2017, 11:24:40 PM
It's worth noting that the Baze figure from the wave 3 (Finn/Phasma) case has a different, less yellow skin tone from the original release. It looks a bit better.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: General Brashin on June 29, 2017, 11:23:19 AM
The Maul set even appears on the TRU website now. Unavailable.

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=99259636

Now available along with the Baze pack: http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=99259596 (http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=99259596).
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: bobafett108 on June 29, 2017, 02:21:21 PM
thank you so much, ordered both, early bday present for myself :)
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on December 19, 2017, 10:11:41 PM
Canadian Tire have this two-pack right now at the sale price of 9,99$.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on December 19, 2017, 11:23:11 PM
The Baze and Stormtrooper pack is $7.99 @ Winners.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: DarthSlaad on March 13, 2018, 05:37:17 PM
And now, could you believe that they are showing up at Dollarama... With Finn/Plasma two pack too.
Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Ookk on March 13, 2018, 05:45:01 PM
And now, could you believe that they are showing up at Dollarama... With Finn/Plasma two pack too.

The Last Jedi Phasma and Finn?


Title: Re: Rogue One Baze Malbus VS. Imperial Stormtrooper 3.75"
Post by: Darth Woo on March 13, 2018, 06:13:39 PM
Sadly, it's this one.

http://www.rebelscum.com/Captain-Phasma-VS-Finn-Jakku-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro.asp

(http://www.rebelscum.com/Hasbro-Star-Wars/Captain-Phasma-VS-Finn-Jakku-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro/Captain-Phasma-VS-Finn-Jakku-Star-Wars-Universe-Hasbro-021.jpg)