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Wampa Cave / Announced
« on: March 10, 2004, 05:54:24 PM »
In case anyone was wondering, is using Fedex for shipping to both the USA and Canada.  Be prepared for the Fedex customs & brokerage fees bill to show up about 1 month after you receive your shipment if you're having it sent to Canada.  If your order's low enough it might slip below the limit and you'll avoid the brokerage fee, but I'm not sure what that cutoff amount is ($20 maybe?).

Jedi Archives / Re:Indiana Jones
« on: March 09, 2004, 05:57:54 PM »
Didn't Legends have them awhile back?  Might want to check with them.

Scout Report / Re:Actual NEW figures found at Wal-Mart today!!!
« on: January 16, 2004, 01:45:25 PM »
Were those figures found at Walmart on USA or Canadian cards?

Wampa Cave / Re:Anybody else thinks that...
« on: January 08, 2004, 01:15:51 PM »
I'd buy them, and I'd prefer to do it from a Canadian source to avoid having to pay customs.

As for the fact that they're plastic cups, that may be a good thing - the old burger king glasses were notoriously brittle, a plastic cup will have a lot better chance of surviving shipping.

Wampa Cave / Re:guess what i saw....
« on: December 17, 2003, 05:51:08 PM »
No need to apologize, Darron.  Better that you get your question answered than have it nagging in the back of your head!

Wampa Cave / Re:guess what i saw....
« on: December 17, 2003, 01:30:18 PM »
Hi Darron,

All of the stuff on display at IMAX Winnipeg last year was from mine and a friend's collections.  To solve the mystery, brew and the other guys were right - that was just a standard 12" speeder bike from the Target biker scout & speeder bike set and a standard 12" clonetrooper.  I dropped it in because I knew the 3.75" version was on its way, so at least a 12" version wasn't taking too much liberty.  At that point there weren't that many really cool AOTC 12" figs available, so the bike brought the display up a notch.

Feedback U-Z / Re:yodasden
« on: December 08, 2003, 05:38:13 PM »
I purchased about $50 worth of figures off yodasden and the deal went very smoothly.  I received them quickly and they were in good condition.

Wampa Cave / Re:Master replicas?
« on: December 05, 2003, 05:33:01 PM »
Hi Koda,

I've got the Anakin FX and the Vader FX - don't worry, the Vader FX is a lot better than the Anakin.  The Anakin saber had a few technical issues that the Vader design improved upon.

Wampa Cave / Re:star wars insider
« on: October 29, 2003, 11:47:59 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words, folks.

Brianakarobin, yes you're right, we converted my Cdn. dollar amounts over to US dollars for the article.  It was all based on whatever the exchange rate was back when the article was written (end of July 2003).

Shane, I'm looking forward to the Insider articles you have in the works - keep it up!

Wampa Cave / Re:star wars insider
« on: October 28, 2003, 01:43:24 PM »
I was the lone Canadian in the article (Hugh Williams a.k.a skywalker1973 from Winnipeg).  It was fun trying to figure out what assortment of star wars stuff made for a good $100 representation of my collecting tastes.

They mention at the end of the article how to get a shot at being in the next Collector Challenge - anyone even remotely interested should make a submission and maybe we'll see even more Canadian content next time around!

Scout Report / Re:Silver Fett
« on: October 17, 2003, 05:15:37 PM »
I dodged the UPS bullet by having them send my Fetts to a buddy in the USA who then forwarded them to me along with another shipment.

If they insist on being able to track an item (which is their argument for using UPS instead of USPS), I wonder if the fan club would consider shipping using FedEx?  When my Mace saber came in from MR, I had to pay a brokerage fee as well but that fee was only $7.50.  On top of that I had to pay taxes of course, but you have to pay those no matter how its shipped (USPS, UPS, etc.).  $7.50 isn't too bad in my opinion, considering Canada Post is $5.

Wampa Cave / Re:Code 3 Millennium Falcon
« on: October 08, 2003, 01:26:17 PM »
Mine came in yesterday and in person it looks a lot better than the pics I've seen.  If you're wondering about quality, I can say that the model, the base, even the box it came in, were all top notch and done very nicely.  Might sound hard to believe, but yeah in my opinion its worth the cash.

Wampa Cave / Re:Are Star Cases really safe?
« on: September 17, 2003, 06:02:14 PM »
hi Kitchener,

From what I've read, if you want to preserve carded figures or similar collectibles, you've got to protect them from UV exposure (sunlight or unfiltered fluorescent lighting), dust, contaminated air (usually only a problem in a smoker's home), moisture (both direct contact with water and from contact with air that is too humid), pests/insects, and mechanical damage (creasing, bending, surface scratching).

Those Star Cases will keep the dust off the figs, protect them from scratching and creasing, and offer better overall protection than if the thing was simply left out in the open.  If you were wondering about them not being able to breathe being a bad thing, I wouldn't worry about that.  They are going to breathe a little (its not an airtight seal), and the good thing about that is they won't be exposed to rapid humidity fluctuation that could occur in your house (like if its a very humid day and the dehumidifier suddenly kicks in and drops the humidity down very quickly.  That's a good thing because humidity fluctuations are alot more damaging to paper/cardboard than having a slightly higher relative humidity in your home that stays at the same level.

For myself, if I have some nice figures like a TF Vader, etc., I'll get any dust off of it and then put it in a Star Case.  All the rest of my figs that aren't on display just go into regular plastic tubs (the kind with the hinged doors on top).  That keeps the dust off them, protects them from scratches and creases, keeps them out of the light and offers some protection from humidity fluctuation.  The other nice thing about storing them that way is it minimizes the amount of space that they take up, Star Cases on every figure would be too bulky for me, I don't have enough storage room as it is!

I like the Provincial Forums for Registered Members Only idea.  Maybe it'll encourage a few more people to sign up and contribute once in awhile.  If it  puts a scalper or two in the dark then all the better.

Wampa Cave / Re:Fan Club Silver Fett On Sale Now!
« on: September 02, 2003, 05:50:49 PM »
I kept getting errors so I just called customer service and they straightened everything out.  I actually had them bill my credit card (with its Canadian billing address) and had it shipped to a buddy in the USA.  Even though my buddy is also ordering a couple Fetts for himself, they're able to process my order because its getting billed to my credit card and its under my fan club membership.  For some reason doing the order this way just didn't work online.

I did it this way to avoid those high DHL customs and brokerage fees.  Give it a try if you have a trading buddy in the USA.

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