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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:28:50 PM »
Did  any of you guys read anything in the last few weeks that Hasbro's value has nearly doubled the value of Mattel?  There were some rumblings that Hasbro might try to buy or do a hostel take over of Mattel. 


I still need to see Spider-Man and Thor.

The first one I missed was Civil War, which made it easier to keep waiting for home release to see them. I wasn't blown away at all by Dr. Strange OR Guardians 2.

That being said, you REALLY need to sit & watch those two (Thor3 & Spidey) - they're both near the top of the Marvel heap.

I will.  The Saturday that I rented Guardians 2 on Google Play, for 5 bucks, literally 2 days later it was on Netflix.  I've sorta been waiting for Spider-Man to show up on there.

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:08:23 PM »
I'm with you, CF. I think someone will buy them out & it will continue "business as usual" up here.

Do you want to put our money together??

I don't know if fatigue hit me or not but Doctor Strange was the last movie (Marvel) that I saw in theaters.  I've sat out GotGv2, Spider-Man homecoming, and Thor 3.  There is still hope that I will go to Black Panther but I have no one to go with - both of my kids went without me. 

I still need to see Spider-Man and Thor.

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:22:37 PM »
And one thing to add - less toy competition in Canada.  No Target, Big Lots, Dollar General, or any of the other major dollar store chains that are just mini-walmarts. 

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:20:30 PM »
I think Canada TRU's will be OK.  They may trim 5-15 of the lower preforming stores but should pull out of this.  Canadian stores have been managed and preformed better than the US stores for many, many years now. 

Video Games / Re: Super Star Wars Trilogy
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:13:18 PM »
Ok, see if this pic loads.

Video Games / Re: Super Star Wars Trilogy
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:10:43 PM »
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? 

They don't make that controller anymore.  It plugs into the wiimote the same way the nunchuck does. 

If you message me your messenger I can send you a pic of one that I have.  Additionally if you want it, you can have it for free - just pay for the shipping from BC to where ever you are. 

I would post a pic on here but it never works for me. 

I still need to watch Stranger Things S2. 

Jessica Jones Season 2 drops on Tuesday.  I guess I'll be binging that this week. 

Luke Cage Season 2 will probably be early summer and then Daredevil Season 3 will be in the fall. 

Video Games / Re: Battlefront, Anyone???
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:14:47 PM »
I'm PizzatheHutt77 if anyone wants to add me on ps4

Awesome job on the Plat!

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:32:52 PM »
It's tough.  I grew up in the 80's and my favorite store was Kay Bee toys.  I can still remember going in there around 1987-89 when I was about 10 and still looking through the ROTJ figures.  I can still hear my mother saying "They still make those things?".  Kay Bee had everything I wanted: video games, baseball cards, and Star Wars stuff.  That store made my trips to the mall, with my mother, to walk through Sears and JC Penny almost bearable. 

But the Kay Bee model was killed off.  TRU, Walmart, & Target all squeezed the market share from them.  And on top of that, the mall scene in the US was dying off.  A lot of the smaller malls, in smaller towns, that KB thrived in aren't even malls anymore. 

Video games has never been a profitable item for toy stores.  There is no mark up on consoles and on average they make $2-$5 per game.  That's a lot of capital that you have to put out there for new releases, only to get a ROI of $5 per $50-$60 you invest/spend.  I know the margins are higher on accessories (or warranties), but you have to sell a lot of accessories to keep the cash flow coming in.   

Even though TRU is about to close nearly half of their stores in the US, the toy market shouldn't shrink too much.  For baby toys it will stay the same but here is the biggest question mark.  Kids in the 5-12 year range have shifted from toys to electronic devices, phones.  How do you sell toys to that demographic when they are glued to a screen? 

I don't know what's going to happen but I still think that something will pop up to fill the void that TRU will leave.  Somewhere someone my age with billions of dollars is still romanticizing about KB Toys and will try to re-create that magic.  And the thing is, my interests haven't changed much since the 80's.  When I go in a store I still look for video games, baseball cards, and Star Wars stuff. 

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: February 24, 2018, 03:33:30 PM »
I personally think there will be a new toy store that will rise from the ashes. 

Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:05:45 PM »
Apparently 200 more stores are closing.  Bringing the total to 380 or 44% of all stores.  9000 jobs about to be lost.  5 billion in dept still sitting there.   

Wampa Cave / Re: NEW - MAJOR Canadian Toy/Collector Show Announcements
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:12:40 PM »
Victoria BC is getting a comic con;

Has some nice guests for a first time show. 

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