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Title: amazon deals
Post by: ambasah on December 15, 2017, 09:04:23 AM
some good deals on amazon today. These are 50% off:

bb8 playset:
https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Force-Playset-without/dp/B06Y5L8Q7J/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TM21ZDSF3A32QX3MEZXQ

Luke & Landspeeder:
https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Skywalker-Landspeeder-Figure/dp/B01N6XZUOH/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J643B24P62DCX6MCRF7Q
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 17, 2017, 10:32:43 PM
Ambasah:

Did you noticed the description of the bb8 set?

Star Wars Force Link BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset (without Force Link)

Are all Canadian sets without force link?
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: ambasah on December 18, 2017, 09:03:18 AM
I didn't notice it. I can't imagine they made 2 versions at this scale/price point. Likely a typo. But, amazon has the best return policy in the business, so there is no harm in checking it out if interested.

Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on December 18, 2017, 09:49:57 AM
They did this for the big At-At. Canadian ones only made sounds and had none of the spoken lines from the movie.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on December 18, 2017, 09:58:01 AM
I remember why it says no Force Link.

Hasbro released two versions of this. One came with a force link bracelet and the other didn't. So they are identical except one was slightly cheaper cause it didn't come with the bracelet.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: General Brashin on December 18, 2017, 10:10:01 AM
Darth Woo is correct. According to the Aug 30 Hasbro press release http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2017-08-31-press-release-hasbro-the-last-jedi-fall-2017-line/ (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2017-08-31-press-release-hasbro-the-last-jedi-fall-2017-line/), BB-8 playsets in Canada, France and Spain come without the Force-Link bracelet.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthSlaad on December 18, 2017, 10:28:57 AM
It is also interesting to notice that the Force Link set that you can buy in Canada has two versions, in English or in French. Maybe this explains why it was impossible to join a Force Link with the BB-8 playset.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: ambasah on December 18, 2017, 02:12:33 PM
so we get the short stick once again : (

still a good deal I think?
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Chadus on December 18, 2017, 10:54:49 PM
I am pretty sure it is force link compatible, it just doesn't come with the force link device.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: General Brashin on December 19, 2017, 08:11:42 AM
In case it wasn't clear from the Hasbro press release, yes the Canadian version of the BB-8 playset is Force-Link compatible as Darth Chadus says. My nephew has the Canadian version and it works with the bracelet from the starter sets.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Eradicator on December 19, 2017, 12:45:01 PM
I was able to pick up the Centerpiece statues the other day. They are right around 50% off. The Vader one looks nice and it got some decent reviews. I will have to check out the BB-8 set. I was kind of hoping for the Force Link though but shipping from the US would probably be insane.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on December 19, 2017, 12:49:45 PM
It is Force Link compatible.  It just doesn't come with the Force Link bracelet.  They wouldn't be allowed to sell it in Canada if it came with the bracelet, unless they made a separate one that came with the French version.

If you want it and it's a good deal, I say just get it.  I'm sure the Kylo Ren with Force Link bracelet will go on clearance after Christmas if that is the deal breaker for you.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: CloneCommander1138 on December 19, 2017, 01:01:54 PM
For those waiting for the Force Link 2 packs, Rose and the BB-9E and BB-8 set is up for pre-order here:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MRD5ZAV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on December 22, 2017, 12:24:09 PM
I just bought the Amazon FO Stormtrooper for $26 so I can refund my $50 one.  Didn't realize though that Amazon charges shipping for refunds.  No wonder they don't do price adjustments.  At least I'm still ahead doing this.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthDerek on December 22, 2017, 01:55:02 PM
I have my eye on one of those geared up FO stormies aswell DarthWoo. They look nice . I want to try some of the extra gear on my OT Stormtroopers.

So too every other collector out there....Stop buying them before me! Your increasing my price. LOL  (jokingly laughing...sort of..lol ;) )
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on December 22, 2017, 03:56:14 PM
Well, sales of Tusken Raiders and Rey's Speeders must have been good yesterday as they drastically jumped up in price.  Was thinking of grabbing two Tusken's at yesterday's price today but too late.  I did get Lando for less than he was yesterday.  I will stop looking at the prices now to avoid any future heartache...LOL
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: darthpaul on December 24, 2017, 06:07:13 AM
Was the day before Christmas and I pulled the trigger on the BB8 Mega playset at $103.  The Mrs. will not be happy.....but pretty sure she didn't get it for me.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: jjreason on December 24, 2017, 09:29:13 AM
Very good price for that! Congrats!
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Eradicator on December 26, 2017, 11:16:57 AM
Playset is down to $91. I pulled the trigger on this one. I have a feeling it may go lower yet but I feel at this price it isn't too bad. I can see at some point, these will be blown out for like $50-60 but you never know with this kind of thing.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: bm459 on December 26, 2017, 03:03:42 PM
Playset is down to $91. I pulled the trigger on this one. I have a feeling it may go lower yet but I feel at this price it isn't too bad. I can see at some point, these will be blown out for like $50-60 but you never know with this kind of thing.

I told myself I'd go for it if it hit under $90. It's currently at $90.94 and I think that's close enough.
I agree that it might go lower, but, how low could it reasonably drop?
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: IanToronto on December 26, 2017, 06:41:08 PM
Looks like the big sale is over....almost everything I was watching has returned to regular price...some items haven't had their prices adjusted yet including the BB-8 playset. Time to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 26, 2017, 11:14:18 PM
I pulled the trigger on (2) Amazon 6" Red Guards and (2) Heavy Duty Amazon 6" Stormtrooper, Black Series Risk Game and Black Series 6" Luke Speeder just before I went and saw The Last Jedi for the second time.  Glad I did, as Ian mentioned when I got back the sale price had ended on all those items.   Waited until tonight on the big BB-8 playset.  It is down to $89.47 CDN and the cheapest price I have seen it so far has been $69 US at Target.  So I decided to pull the trigger on that one.  I think there is still a good chance you will see these go on sale for $50 eventually.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 27, 2017, 07:29:35 AM
The BB-8 playset keeps dropping in price. So I keep cancelling my order and reordering.  :)   $87.86 now, so that makes the total price less than $100 CDN.

There are benefits to not being a prime member . :P
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 27, 2017, 04:25:30 PM
Came back from a day of hanging out with Snowtroopers - may have even got a new trooper to join from Ajax.   Just cancelled this morning's order of BB-8.  Price is still going down. Wait a second - it just went down 2 cent - gotta cancel my order and reorder it . :P   It is at $85.05.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: IanToronto on December 27, 2017, 10:51:36 PM
....I cancelled and reordered as well at $85.05.....I have a feeling it's gonna jump up to full price soon! I really don't understand why I'm buying this crappy playset anyhow. Maybe it's the thrill of the deal.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 28, 2017, 08:07:19 AM
Ian:  It just increased in price.

Went from $85.05 (the lowest it has been thus far) to $85.63.   

So it sounds like they are giving a warning sign for all those people on the fence.  "Buy now, it is about to jump up in price"

Either that or they are trying to stop me from cancelling and reordering for the 14th time. :P
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: IanToronto on December 28, 2017, 07:12:03 PM
I have the playset coming tomorrow...final price was $85.05 + tax.....free shipping. Saw the set at TRU today for $299.99. I can't believe the difference in price.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthDerek on December 28, 2017, 08:20:08 PM
The Rose , BB-8, and BB-9E three pack are available again on Amazon.ca for retail price of $19.99

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Force-First-Disguise/dp/B01MRD5ZAV/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1514510231&sr=8-7&keywords=star+wars+force+link
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 28, 2017, 11:50:52 PM
Thanks DarthDerek.  Got my order in for this.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: old man ben on December 29, 2017, 09:05:35 AM
It is unavailable again this morning.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 29, 2017, 09:24:11 PM
Had to cancel the BB-8 playset order and reorder it again.   They tried to trick me - but they have again reduced the price. Now we are at $84.76.   :kar:
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: jjreason on December 29, 2017, 10:02:20 PM
That's crazy. I wonder if it automatically goes down until the number of orders meets a target for a date deadline or how that works. They can't be making money of the set at under $90 per, and it re-enforces that Hasbro can't make any money of playsets. I think that's wrong - I just think they need to be a lot better than this thing.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on December 29, 2017, 10:14:00 PM
All I know is the more I cancel my orders , the more the price goes down.  Maybe I have found a loop hole in amazon's programming .
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: jjreason on December 29, 2017, 10:15:08 PM
Try another item, there are a few expensive books of old comics I'd like to see drop below $100!!!
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: napseeker on December 30, 2017, 02:20:51 AM
All I know is the more I cancel my orders , the more the price goes down.  Maybe I have found a loop hole in amazon's programming .

I am going to buy a Porsche from Amazon this way. Just keep cancelling until I can get it for $10.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on January 01, 2018, 07:08:18 AM
Amazon's Happy New Year to us - BB-8 is now $299.99  :P
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthDerek on January 01, 2018, 10:01:17 PM
My two 6" Black Series ERGs were down to $19ish.... Now $29.99 each again. Why, why,why am I so cheap. LoL , I should have at least purchased them and played the CJ game of canceling my order every 12 hours as the price drops, until it doesn't.
Oh well  :mad0218:
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Canadian Jedi on January 01, 2018, 10:26:27 PM
Actually DarthDerek it was often 2 seconds.  I would place the order and then reload the cart to find out it went down by 2 cents.  So I would replace the order and then cancel the old order.  It worked for me. I think the algorithm looks for cancelled orders and lowers the price immediately in hope the buyer will respond.  Worked on me. I kept on buying and cancelling.    :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: dangerlinto on January 02, 2018, 07:38:46 AM
My two 6" Black Series ERGs were down to $19ish.... Now $29.99 each again. Why, why,why am I so cheap. LoL , I should have at least purchased them and played the CJ game of canceling my order every 12 hours as the price drops, until it doesn't.
Oh well  :mad0218:

I wouldn't worry - ERG is a repack in the next wave so it shouldn't be too hard to get even at retail - eventually.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: bm459 on January 02, 2018, 10:19:55 AM
Rose/BB-8/BB-9E pack is back in stock at Amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Force-First-Disguise/dp/B01MRD5ZAV
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: sinkie on January 05, 2018, 10:19:25 AM
Mine is shipping and oddly coming from Kentucky??? But the shipping is still free!
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on January 16, 2018, 08:02:46 PM
Just ordered the Island Journey Rey and DJ from Amazon.ca.  Too bad Rex is not in stock.

Use these numbers in the search field to find them.

DJ
B06Y4V169H or Star Wars E8 BL Beta 3 Figure

Rey
B06Y4TF1D1 or Star Wars Figure, Brown

Captain Rex
B06Y4QYGCG or Star Wars CW BL Captain Rex Figure (note, Cpt Rex does not show up in the search but if you scroll down, I found it in the related items) or this direct link https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Captain-Rex-Figure/dp/B06Y4QYGCG/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1WYS0E3F7VGKS401678A
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthDerek on January 16, 2018, 09:08:08 PM
Links to DarthWoos find on Amazon.ca

Rey

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06Y4TF1D1/ref=pe_3034960_233709270_TE_item

DJ

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06Y4V169H/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: old man ben on January 17, 2018, 09:09:20 AM
Thanks to both Darths - got my order in this morning.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: jjreason on January 17, 2018, 02:29:24 PM
That Rey looks pretty awesome.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: dangerlinto on January 17, 2018, 07:56:59 PM
That Rey looks pretty awesome.

Cloak look a little off but the digital facial tech they are using is looking pretty sweet.   Spitting image of Daisey Ridley
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: DarthDerek on January 17, 2018, 08:08:03 PM
That Rey looks pretty awesome.

Cloak look a little off but the digital facial tech they are using is looking pretty sweet.   Spitting image of Daisey Ridley

Ya, I'm very curious what this digital face tech will look like in person.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: old man ben on January 18, 2018, 07:59:24 AM
My delivery from Amazon is scheduled for today.  I am anxious to see the new faces.
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Subcoolin on January 18, 2018, 09:14:46 AM
I received Rex yesterday. The new face is fantastic!!  I compared it to the hascon Rex and it is different.  Lets hope they make some more OT stuff.  I know Tarkin and RFT are coming out later this year but woulndt a hoth leia be ama zing ???
Title: Re: amazon deals
Post by: Darth Woo on January 18, 2018, 12:57:59 PM
For those still wanting the Amazon FO Stormtrooper and missed the pre-Christmas sale, it's down to $28.85.

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Black-First-Stormtrooper/dp/B06XWFJQ24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516298263&sr=8-1&keywords=first+order+stormtrooper