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Re: Winners
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2013, 07:01:04 PM »

I found a Class I Republic Attack Dropship (the 1st one in TPM packaging) in an Ontario Winners today ($12.99) that wasn't there 2 weeks ago when I was last in. The only other 3 SW items there were also class I packs, 2 of the Darth Maul with sith speeder and the obi wan with naboo starfighter.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2014, 09:58:55 PM »

Winners are putting out 3.75" non-revision Wave 3 Black Series figures for 7.99. Strangely they seem to be getting in 1/3 of case per store- 4 randomly selected figures. One store had 2 of Plagueis.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2014, 04:04:34 PM »

Found 6" BS wave 3 figures including Stormtrooper at a Winners for 19.99 each.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2014, 12:56:34 PM »

Wow! Nice score!  :fight:
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Re: Winners
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2014, 03:49:32 PM »

WTF?!?!  These have barely made it to regular retail in Canada, and they are already at a discounter outlet? 
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Re: Winners
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2014, 04:36:01 PM »

WTF?!?!  These have barely made it to regular retail in Canada, and they are already at a discounter outlet?

Probably because both Walmart and TRU passed on the wave since they have a backlog of wave 2 (and even some wave 1 left). I have only heard sightings of wave 3 at Target and Disney Stores so far. So when not enough "regular" retailers order the product, HasCan goes to the discounters to see if they will buy up the remaining stock from their warehouse. It's been happening more often the past couple years.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2014, 06:09:02 PM »

WTF?!?!  These have barely made it to regular retail in Canada, and they are already at a discounter outlet?

And that's not all. Today at Winners I found part cases of revision wave 3 Mission Series figs Luke/Vader, Obi-Wan/Grievous and Han/Chewie in "Canadian" packaging for 7.99 each less than 3 weeks after these were first reported at EchoBase and here at Snowtroopers as starting to show up at Walmart.

In the revision case Han/Chewie replaces Sidious/Yoda. So far I haven't seen any Sidious/Yoda packs. All the Winners had revision case packs with a 40991 date stamp and the only case I've seen at a Walmart was also a revision case with a 41191 date stamp. Darth Paul mentioned only Vader/Luke and Obi-Wan/Grievous in his report. Has anyone seen a "Canadian" carded Sidious/Yoda?

In the long run it probably doesn't matter as Sidious/Yoda is supposed to reappear in Rebels/Saga Legends packaging.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2014, 01:17:07 PM »

WTF?!?!  These have barely made it to regular retail in Canada, and they are already at a discounter outlet?

Probably because both Walmart and TRU passed on the wave since they have a backlog of wave 2 (and even some wave 1 left). I have only heard sightings of wave 3 at Target and Disney Stores so far. So when not enough "regular" retailers order the product, HasCan goes to the discounters to see if they will buy up the remaining stock from their warehouse. It's been happening more often the past couple years.
Exactly as I predicted when they started showing up in multi-lingual packaging at specialty stores. Once we see things translated into multilingual packaging then they have to be released in decent quantities somewhere. :)

This even happened as far back as 1998. I remember several freeze frame figures showing up on trilingual cards at deep discount prices at Party Packagers (now known as Party City) that never hit regular retail.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2014, 05:32:20 PM »

As previously reported, wave 3 of the 6 inch line has been showing up at Winners stores...price $19.99 each.  But to add a little confusion, wave 2 of the 6 inch line is showing up there as well...price $14.99 each.  I saw two Han Solos for two different prices....obviously one from each wave. Also,  Winners only seem to have received one case of each wave.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2014, 12:05:03 PM »

Only saw Obi-Wan and Bespin Luke for $19.99.  If I saw a $14.99 Han, I would have picked him up.  They only had Greedo's and Leias at all the TRU around me during the $14.99 sale.

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Re: Winners
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2014, 01:01:02 PM »

In the revision case Han/Chewie replaces Sidious/Yoda. So far I haven't seen any Sidious/Yoda packs.  ... Has anyone seen a "Canadian" carded Sidious/Yoda?

Answering my own question. I saw Cdn carded Sidious/Yoda Mission 2-packs at a number of Winners.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2014, 03:26:23 PM »

Ah but the question is, are any of them worth buying? :)

Almost all of the pics I've seen of this set show some horrible paint apps (with Sidious looking like a nicely-cooked lobster  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:)

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Re: Winners
« Reply #57 on: August 04, 2014, 04:12:03 PM »

Checked both Winners & Homesense X2 this afternoon - NO 3.75" wave 4. I did see the Sidious/Yoda 2 pack (wow - just wow - and I mean that in a "these wouldn't sell at the Dollar Store" way) as well as Vader & Luke Bespin. Luke Bespin I actually did like, but not enough to start a new 5POA collection (and the lower skirt on Vader is a disaster anyhow).
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Re: Winners
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2014, 05:27:47 AM »

Went to Winners in Stratford and all they had left was the Han and Chewie 2 pack.  I actually want the Yoda/Sidious pack.
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Re: Winners
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2014, 06:05:26 AM »

I'll be near the location I saw that pack & will pick it up - crisp packaging certainly not guaranteed from winners.  :speechless-smiley-004:
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