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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.

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 I'm so out of date with video games.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. ☺

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. ☺

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. ☺

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.

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.

Wow. Amazing.  This certainly generates a few thoughts.
They've been saying for a while that playsets are difficult. I consider this more of a playset than a vehicle. So it makes sense that they went the route of crowd funding. The cynical side of me worries that if this fails to get funded they'll throw their arms up and say "see there isn't even a market among collectors for this sort of thing." But even among die hards this thing is either not affordable or is too big, and so a lot of die hards will pass. I think they could have gone a little less ambitious and done a really nice playset that is 2 feet long and $250 and be more likely to get it funded. It's like learning how to swim by just jumping into the deep end. They could have tested the waters with something a little less ambitious. Hopefully if it fails they will try something else smaller.

But they've clearly put a lot of time and money into this thing already. So I wonder if 5000 is really the minimum required.

As for international ordering I heard the interview online where they seem to indicate if it is made available in some other way it will still be a vintage box. I'd expect they would try and keep the toy the same as well, at least initially. Maybe there will be a less deluxe version later. Who knows? But if it does get funded they will want to milk for a little while.

Either way it's pretty exciting. I'm on the fence about making the effort to get it and figuring out how to fit it into my collection. It will take some serious consideration. It's not a simple purchase, that's for sure.

The Toys - Snowtrooper Reviews! / Re: Force Link
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:14:51 AM »
This feels like the commtech chip all over again. I got my commtech reader for $3 on clearance. I'd say that's about what it was worth.

They really should be selling this thing for like 10 bucks. Not $40 with a figure. $30 for a gimmick is nuts. It should be a loss leader for them used to get kids hooked. I won't be getting one unless they hit clearance for like $5.

Wampa Cave / Re: New Lego Falcon
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:28:46 PM »
I'm tempted... would be soooo cool. And my daughter might even enjoy building it with me.

Announcements / Toy Shows / Contests / Re: Fan Expo 2017 Toronto
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:23:07 PM »
Well good and bad for me from FanExpo Hasbro store.

Good: My friend was able to get me Thrawn and at the sale price of 25% off.

Bad: Not only did they drop the price on everything on Sunday, they also dropped the limit. My friend was there at 12:30pm and they had already sold out of the GI Joe set. And they had sold all remain stock to one guy earlier in the day. So I was SOL for the Joe exclusive.

So some scalper scored a bunch of the Joe exclusive for $60 each including tax. I can't belive they would do that that early in the day. I get it if there's an hour left or something but that's a bit ridiculous.

Oh well. I was on the fence about getting Thrawn but it's a beautiful set so I'm very happy to have it at the sale price.

Announcements / Toy Shows / Contests / Re: Fan Expo 2017 Toronto
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:16:44 PM »
Did you happen to see the G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters and if so how much it cost?

A friend is going on Sunday and she offered to pick up a couple things for me. Am hoping the missile command HQ is still in stock.

Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:24:13 PM »
Ookk summed it up well. The one Walmart I hit this morning a couple staff  had no clue what I was talking about. But apparently I wasn't the first one to ask when I went in at 7:30 this morning.

A bunch of empty pegs with about three or four figures from the new film. They didn't even have a display box and when I asked.... nope nothing that they were aware of. They were friendly about it but definitely bewildered.

I had much better luck online getting basically everything I wanted from either TRU or Walmart.  Between the two I think you could get nearly everything though neither one had it all and what they did have was available at different times. I didn't see Hera and Thrawn on until Luke and Rey were sold out. And at one point hera and Thrawn were showing up for me on my phone but not on my laptop when I did the same search.

And doesn't seem to want to let me do pickup for an order. Some weird glitches along the way.

Anyway much like last time the brick and mortar stores were pretty much useless to me. But online worked out with some persistence.

Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:22:14 AM »
Found the kylo Ren force link starter set at Walmart in Brampton yesterday. Scanned it and it said see an associate so you probably can't buy them yet. They had about 20 of them hanging on 2 pegs with a whole bunch of empty pegs around it awaiting new product.

I didn't look too closely at as I have no interest in actually buying it but wanted to mention it was found.

Scout Report / Re: Star Wars Black Series Lando, Emperor Guard 6" Wave
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:32:15 AM »
BBTS provides good service. I've used them many times over the years. Particularly when the Can $ was on par. Now it can be very expensive. And depending on the item their prices aren't that great. And for some reason I always get hit by customs when I ordered from them. But service is always great with them.

Dorksidetoys might be another option. I preordered two ERGs and Lando just in case I dont find them at retail here. Still waiting on them since the estimated date to ship is sept or oct. Their shipping seems a little cheaper than BBTS and I've had good service with them in the past. And you can cancel your preorder with them as long as they haven't started the packing of your item. You just go into your account and cancel. No hassle.

Should also mention that these may still come out here. I'd look on forcefriday as it wouldn't surprise me if non-TLJ stuff is sitting in the back rooms waiting for that day. It's happened before.

Where do you see free shipping on It asks me 28$ for shipping the Maul two-pack?
When you go to 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:

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