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Non-Star Wars Toys / Re: Jurassic World 2 Mattel Toys
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:23:36 PM »
I'm mainly interested in the legacy line, so was really bummed to hear it was a target exclusive. I also am hoping someone is bringing these out in Canada. I did see some repaints of the t-rex on the rebelscum forums and wow, they looked amazing repainted!

Also, is there a comprehensive checklist of what's available somewhere on the net? With pictures? I haven't seen a full list yet, just bits and pieces here and there.

Also wouldn't mind if there were a hot wheels or matchbox jeep from the original movie. Again, haven't found a proper list of what they're producing.

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Scout Report / Re: Solo toys tomorrow?
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:44:39 PM »
Hit three walmart yesterday first thing and found nothing other than a wampa set and the nest guy from the same case.

Hit two walmarts this morning including one different one than yesterday. That one had two cases of vintage. Got what I needed including the two hoth rebels. At $18 each I'm hoping to find them at TRU at some point on sale but wanted to get them just in case.

They were hanging on a couple pegs about 10 feet down the aisle from the SW section. They don't even have a proper spot for the figures.
A lot of the card back had small but noticeable imperfections. I'm not too picky but it would be nice to not be able to see these little things.

No sign of any new 6" (still tonnes of peg warmers at every walmart I went to) or Solo 3.75 figures.

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Scout Report / Re: Solo toys tomorrow?
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:19:21 PM »
Judging by the last couple movie releases... probably not.  :shakehead:

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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Re: TVC - Jabba's sail Barge!!!!!
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:55:17 PM »
They must have made a tonne of these. I remember about 15 or 20 years ago I picked up salacious crumb and the pipe set from a dealer at a toy show sealed in Kenner baggy. Funny that more are showing up all these years later.

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Curious as to where the Klaatu rumour started - hopefully there isn't a backlash if the DON'T include one!
Not sure who started it but I think the speculation began when they showed images of a new klaatu on the barge. Along with that video of how many klaatus you can fit on a barge. Since the new yak face was shown on the barge and not initially included the extrapolation was that Klaatu would be another add in. A bit of a hopeful leap that people grabbed onto I think.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see a pretty significant price being paid for the Yak Face figure, though. Easy to ship, relatively cheap, and you can't get it any other way.

Agreed. It wouldnt surprise me if people might be able to recover 1/2 their cost if they don't want to keep the yak face. Imagine if they threw in a carded klaatu. You'd probably be able to get a pretty cheap sail barge.

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Well if this thing funds I imagine the after market price on these will skyrocket in time. Especially outside the US where they will be scarce.

Don't bet on it.  Even if there were an uptick on the number of people who were wiling to pay for it somehow, the problem is logistics. 

I'll save you the trouble of looking it up

CanadaPost Shipping to:
 Germany/UK - Surface:  $345.98
 
So you can take that right out of your profits right then and there.  So the price will have to jump to over $1000CDN before you get any kind of return.

It's not a bad idea for collectible shops and convention table buyers to get an extra, but unless you are one of those people you are unlikely to ever turn a profit on something that will cost so much to ship internationally.

The opposite way to look at it is if you are a buyer and can't find one locally you are going to have to add the shipping cost and pay a huge markup. So if you can find one locally a pretty significant markup may still be worth it. Not to mention the risk of damage during shipping.  So people will be willing to pay a lot more to not have to ship it.

It may be one of those caught in between items.  Sellers may not make a huge profit unless they are lucky to find a local buyer. Buyers will not likely find one for a reasonable price unless they are lucky enough to find a local seller.

Ultimately I don't think there will be a tonne of these on the secondary market in say 3-5 years. Once supply dries up it will be a very expensive item to buy.

Either way if you want one now is the time to buy.


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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Re: TVC - Jabba's sail Barge!!!!!
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:44:56 PM »
That would have been a nice deal for someone, fishfan!

Well, they're up over 4000 now. They seem to be picking up steam again. Really hoping they reveal something else as an add-in. That yak face is awesome.

I've been back and forth in my mind on getting this thing. Unlike many other people, I wasn't exactly dying for a sail barge. But this looks beautiful, and I know I'd regret it if I don't get it. So I'm in. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'd get two if I thought I could convince my wife it was a good investment. It will be hard enough to get one in the house, let alone two. If it goes through though, I think it will be a solid investment. It will at a very minimum hold its value. This production run will be minuscule in comparison to a standard release. And with free shipping and no customs for Canadians, this is really our only shot at it for a price that isn't even more ridiculous.

I hope they use Haslab for some smaller stuff in the future. I really don't need more large items in my collection. But if they can use it for some obscure stuff or modular playsets or things like that, it would be ideal.

Anyway, the next week will be interesting at least.

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Online Shopping - Who's Got the Hot Items??? / Re: Wal-Mart.ca Updates
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:24:05 PM »
I ordered a few Cassians (thinking of customizing a couple Battlestar Galactica figures) and got a notice saying they are out of stock and they are trying to fulfill my order through their supplier. Really annoying that they let the order through despite running out of stock. Unless they actually come through, but I'm not holding my breath.

Missed out on the troopers.


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I borrowed spidey from the library. ☺ I'm also hoping for it to show up on Netflix to see it again.  I really enjoyed it.

I don't get to the theatre very often these days so I usually fall about 3 or 4 movies behind and then watch a few within a couple weeks either on Netflix or from the library.

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Video Games / Re: Super Star Wars Trilogy
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:16:10 PM »
Oh wow cash_fan that's generous of you! I'll send you a pm. And the picture worked. ☺

I kind of figured they weren't making the controllers anymore. I'm so out of date with video games. I'm using a decade+ old console to play 30 year old games. ☺


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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Re: TVC - Jabba's sail Barge!!!!!
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:08:54 PM »
I'm at the point in my life, finally, that money isn't the first & foremost issue with this item. There just isn't any way I could ever enjoy it. No room to have it open, certainly no room (or interest) in leaving it boxed.

To me it's like the modern version of the GI Joe aircraft carrier - way better to have it at a friend's house to play with, but not have to deal with figuring out where to put it or how to keep it safe yourself.  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:
I'm in a similar boat. It's the space that could be an issue. We're actually house hunting right now so I don't even know what kind of space I will have. But no matter where we end up it will still be a lot of space needed to dedicate to such an item.

If I did end up getting one, you'd be welcome to come over and play JJ.  In fact I think whoever ends up getting one should invite friends over to play. What an awesome toy it would be. ☺

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Video Games / Re: Super Star Wars Trilogy
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:36:46 AM »
I remember these games when they came out and never got around to playing them. I've recently discovered they are available on the wii virtual console but you need a different controller than the wii remote. I can't seem to determine if nintendo still makes the controllers that are compatible with many of the wii snes games.

Can anyone recommend a controller I can buy to play the virtual console snes games on the wii? 

I want to download anymore games I can before the wii store shuts down the credit purchasing in a few weeks.

I've been playing the original zelda game the last couple weeks. ☺

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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:50:11 PM »
Agreed on buying from other stores when you can. I purchase books from indigo/chapters online over amazon. Usually the price is about the same but at least there's a brick and mortar location I can go to to return or talk to someone if need be.

Amazon is fast becoming the only place to buy blu-rays at a decent price. Best buy and future shop were good options but it seems amazon has pushed them away from physical media (along with other forces but that's a different story) but soon there will be noone else left and amazon will have a defacto monopoly on physical media. I've noticed for me amazon used to have a lot more deals on blu-rays compared to the last year or 2. Less competition means they will offer less deals.

As for TRU I wonder how the Canadian stores do compared to the US. Anecdotally they always seem busy when I'm in there during evening or weekend hours.

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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Re: TVC - Jabba's sail Barge!!!!!
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:11:23 AM »
Whether it succeeds or not I think there will be significant implications to the hobby. The hobby seems to be in a state of flux. By hasbro going this route they have acknowledged there is a diminishing collector base. But I also think they are using this to gage that collector base.

If it doesn't succeed I could see them holding this up to say the collector base has eroded to a point where it's not worth their effort. I hope not because getting 5000 people to commit $500 to a massive item is a poor measuring stick. I think there are lots of people who would love to see smaller and less expensive ( though maybe still somewhat expensive) items be released through haslab. I just hope they try something more modest if this fails.

If it succeeds I could see them abusing it, as you guys mentioned.  Especially if vintage falters at retail.

Either way it will be interesting to watch it play out.

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