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Off Topic / Where to buy Skylanders
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:42:00 PM »
My kids just started getting in to Skylanders.
He's got a few on his wishlist that I can't track down in town. I never paid much attention to them in the past and it seems like some characters are rarer than others.

Anyone know of any online stores that have reasonable prices & ship to Canada?

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Scout Report / Any good boxing day deals?
« on: December 26, 2016, 12:55:14 PM »
Anyone find anything interesting, Star Wars-related?
So far, I've found:

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Wampa Cave / Rogue One - What did you think? (Possible spoilers)
« on: December 15, 2016, 11:38:56 PM »
I thought it was pretty good. Enjoyed it a lot. I think I'll like it better on second viewing, now that I know the characters.
The last 30 minutes were amazing. Overall, I'd say it was the best structured of all the Star Wars movies. It might not be my favourite, but it ranks near the top.

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Scout Report / Toys at The Bay
« on: September 18, 2016, 05:15:35 PM »
I was looking for some socks today and stopped in to The Bay at the mall. Imagine my surprise when I found a large, new toy section. A quite sizeable section of the floor, though mostly Lego, there were aisles for all the major toy brands. Prices seemed in line with TRU. Might be a good place to watch for sales. It's nice to see toys back at The Bay.

Also noticed they sell online:

http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/SearchDisplay?storeId=10701&catalogId=10652&langId=&pageSize=12&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&searchSource=Q&searchTerm=star+wars&x=0&y=0

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Scout Report / Rogue One Black Series found in Ontario
« on: September 13, 2016, 08:52:04 PM »
Like it says in the subject, I found the full assortment of 6" Black Series Rogue One figures at an Ontario Walmart this afternoon. I don't really collect that line, so I left them all there.
$24.97 each

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Wampa Cave / Rogue One Trailer (MERGED)
« on: April 06, 2016, 07:32:36 PM »
Coming tomorrow, apparently.

https://youtu.be/MaYv3Y8tyoQ

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I loved it. Since it twice already. I didn't care much for the 3D version because I kept wanting to look at the edges of the screen to see the details, but things got too distorted.

It's very different in style to the prequels and, really, even the OT. It was very obviously a JJ Abrams, to me, but still very much a Star Wars movie. I'd rank this as probably my #3 favourite Star Wars film right now. Maybe #2. I'll have to let it sink in a bit, but really, I have only positive things to say about it right now.

Well, maybe one negative thing ... I can't believe I have to wait 2 years to find out what happens!

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Wampa Cave / Going offline
« on: December 09, 2015, 08:55:53 PM »
Today is my last day visiting my regular blogs, forums and news sites. I'm unplugging as much as possible for the next week, to avoid any last-minute spoilers. I can imagine as more people start seeing TFA, more spoilers will leak.

See you on the other side :-)

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Scout Report / New Black Series 3.75" found at Walmart
« on: December 02, 2015, 09:01:49 PM »
I was in an ********* Walmart this evening and found a bunch of 3 " black series figures including a Rey, Poe Dameron, Finn and Endor Han... None of which I even knew existed. $15 each, so I didn't buy any. Cool, though.



EDITED: Hid the location to avoid having them pillaged by scalpers - specific store locations can be posted in the Provincials please! - jj

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Scout Report / Target now shipping to Canada
« on: October 21, 2015, 10:32:59 PM »
I haven't tried it out myself, but target.com will now ship to Canada. Might be useful when tracking down some exclusives.

http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/10/21/target-now-shipping-to-canada.html

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Wampa Cave / Anyone else planning to *not* watch the new trailer
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:34:02 PM »
So, I hear there's a new trailer coming out tomorrow. I don't plan on watching it. Just the poster was too spoiler-y for me. I'd like to avoid as much as possible for the home stretch here. I wonder if I'll be able to do it. Maybe I shouldn't try ... maybe I should just watch it. Anyone else planning on trying to avoid it?

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Scout Report / 2-packs, X-wing, Tie Fighter?
« on: September 07, 2015, 11:13:13 AM »
I'm curious, has anyone seen the Force Awakens X-Wing, Tie Fighter or 5POA 2-packs at retail in Canada yet?
Not sure if I've missed out so far, or if they haven't been released yet.

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Wampa Cave / Sticker Shock - International Edition
« on: August 20, 2015, 09:12:23 PM »
I just got home from a little European vacation and thought I'd share some of what I saw.

I visited Ireland, Denmark and England and if you think we have things bad here in Canada, you really need to visit Europe! Most stores had very little stock and what they did have, was incredibly expensive.

In Ireland, Saga Legends seemed to run about 10 Euro ($15) and were, overall, the best prices I saw. 25% tax is included, so it's not *that* bad.
In England, I had a hard time finding much of anything but, in Hamleys, in London, I found some Mission Series 2-packs and they were 13 British Pounds each ($27!).
Denmark takes the cake, however. Mission Series were 150 DKK ($30) and Saga Legends were 100 DKK ($20). FWIW, Copenhagen is by far the most expensive city I've ever visited. It seemed like $5 was their minimum price for anything (a cup of coffee, a bus ticket, international stamp, etc.)

To me, the most interesting thing about these prices was that, when I did find toys, they were the same pegwarmers we see here too. So, regardless of the price, someone is buying these things!

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Wampa Cave / On Force Friday, what should I expect?
« on: August 19, 2015, 12:19:46 PM »
So, I've gotten over my sticker shock (see http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/index.php?topic=23319.0) and I've decided to treat myself, have some fun and buy a whole bunch of toys.
Unfortunately, I've made so odd choices lately including completely avoiding mostly anything spoiler-related which means I haven't read any reports about what to expect in stores on Force Friday.

Can anyone help me out with my budgeting?

I'd like to pick up everything 3.75" even if it's 5POA. Anyone know how many distinct figures are expected to be available initially?

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Wampa Cave / Sticker Shock
« on: August 08, 2015, 05:28:53 PM »
So I'm browsing Rebelscum and I see a post with some price stickers for TFA stuff and it suddenly occurred to me that Hasbro may have finally priced itself out of my reach. $10 for 5PA? $15 for black series? I just can't to that. Maybe one or two ever, but certainly not 20+ of these.

I've been a little out of the loop on pricing lately since there hasn't been much for me to buy this year, but these are shocking prices. This sucks too 'cause my son has really gotten in to playing with collection and I was looking forward to adding a bunch of new stuff next month. There's just no way I can afford this.

Anyway, I'm legitimately upset by this and just wanted to vent a little.

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