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Scout Report / May the 4th 2019 - What did you get?
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:19:18 PM »
What did everyone pick up this May the 4th?

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Solo (2018-???) / Kassel Run 3.75" Falcon $65 @ Amazon.ca
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:49:11 PM »
The Kessel run 3.75" Falcon is currently $64.77 at Amazon.ca, buy it there or show it to toys r us for a price match.

https://www.amazon.ca/Star-Wars-Kessel-Millennium-Falcon/dp/B072QMZTYT/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=Star+wars+falcon&qid=1552275772&s=gateway&sr=8-10

Is it worth $65? I don't know, but that's much better than $130 for folks that have a falcon corner in their star wars room.

The box sure is small and light compared to the BMF.

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Wampa Cave / Galaxy's Edge Preview at EW.com
« on: February 28, 2019, 03:43:43 AM »
Disney is really going above and beyond in their efforts to fleece me out of my money...

https://ew.com/movies/2019/02/28/tour-star-wars-galaxys-edge-disney-theme-parks/

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Off Topic / Board Games - General discussion thread
« on: February 23, 2019, 10:19:53 AM »
Plus they have an offer where they take an additional 10% off if you buy 2 or more board games so even better.
The game's won a bunch of awards and is usually $120+ CAD so a pretty good deal. Their board game selection is quite good so finding a 2nd game to activate the additional 10% off deal shouldn't be difficult.

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Scout Report / Star Wars Drones & Droids $60 at Best Buy
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:55:49 PM »
2 Day Sale, ends Oct.18.  The 3 Propel Drones (X Wing, Vader TIE and Speeder Bike) and 4 Sphero Droids (R2-D2, R2-Q5, BB-9E and BB-8) all on for $59.99 each.

At release, all of these were roughly $300.  The prices have come down substantially since but this is the lowest I've seen them and I'd be amazed if they went any lower prior to Christmas.

Note - on the Propel Drones, it may sound funny but the box itself is almost worth the $60. You get a full sound and light show when opening the box that then turns into a display case. 

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Scout Report / Solo BluRay Release Came & Went...
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:31:14 PM »
I'm used to seeing some new product or at least restocking of existing product when a new SW movie is released in theaters and then again on Blu-Ray. Did anyone see any noticeable extra product this week (beyond the disc itself) for the Solo Blu-Ray release?

Kind of disappointing!

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Scout Report / Superstore Clearance
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:16:34 AM »
My local superstore was clearing out star wars and a few other toys, prices were great:
Ep8 3.75" Figures: 2.97
Ep8 3.75" Fig 2 Packs: 4.97
Ep8 3.75" Ski Speeder: 19.97
Star Wars Titan Figures (I.e. 12" cheapies): 1.97
Transformers All Spark Figures (you might not care but your son probably will): 14.97

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Scout Report / Toys r Us Falcon Mini Build Saturday June 2
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:17:57 AM »
It's for kids only, but toys r us has a lego falcon mini build today starting at 11am. They'll get to make and take a solo version mini falcon, get a "assemble your crew" solo poster with stickers, and a free $5 gift card for showing up.

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Wampa Cave / Cineplex The Last Jedi Opening Night Fan Event
« on: October 10, 2017, 12:52:19 PM »
Some Cineplex theatres will be holding a Star Wars The Last Jedi Opening Night Fan Event on Thursday, December 14.
https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/star-wars-the-last-jedi-opening-night-fan-event

Be among the first to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 6PM Opening Night Fan Event. Fans will be treated with exclusive content, collectible cards, and a special concession offer.



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Wampa Cave / Toys R Us Canada Midnight Openings
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:38:23 PM »
Star Wars Force Friday II Midnight Openings

Friday, September 1st
12:00 a.m. (local time) opening

Five locations across the country will give fans their first opportunity to shop the brand-new toys from
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Limited stock available. Purchase limits apply on select product. While quantities last.

The first 100 Force Friday II attendees will also receive a FREE Funko POP! Star Wars T-shirt AND a FREE collectible Star Wars poster (while supplies last).

Langley, BC - 19705 Fraser Highway
Calgary, AB - 10450 Macleod Trail SE
Edmonton, AB - 3940 Gateway Blvd
Etobicoke, ON - 690 Evans Avenue
Whitby, ON - 50 Thickson Road South

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It's currently available at $32.99.

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Amazon.com has the SDCC shared exclusive Snoke Funko Pop. $20 USD plus shipping,  limit 2.

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There's a very cool kickstarter project that's just started.  It is located here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863512350/the-archaeology-of-star-wars-journey-to-tatooine

This one should be worth backing because of who's behind it.  It chronicles the original journey to Tunisia to find the Tatooine filming locations.  Today, with Star Wars tourism a thing, an internet search can now yield everything down to GPS coordinates for film locations, but back in 1995 not even Lucasfilm knew exactly where to look for them, let alone find them.  An individual came along and put his archaeological skills to the test to see if anything remained from decades past.  He found them all. Shortly after that Lucasfilm contacted him and eventually hired him.

For anyone that's followed the DK Incredible Cross Sections books and Visual Dictionaries, you'll notice that especially the very first ones were incredibly detailed and well written.  That's because of their details-oriented author, David West Reynolds. He's the main guy behind this kickstarter and the rewards packages look like they maintain that impressive informative/visual appealing approach that made the cross sections and visual dictionary books so awesome.

There's even one package that includes a sample of Tatooine sand - check it out!

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Scout Report / McQuarrie Concept 12" Electronic Vader $20!
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:33:37 PM »
Most of us are probably aware of it, but I don't want anyone to miss out just in case. The Hasbro 12" Electronic Duel Darth Vader is based on the Rebels version of Vader which is itself a direct copy of the Ralph McQuarrie concept painting Vader (see here for more info http://www.starwars.com/news/an-annotated-guide-to-the-star-wars-portfolio-by-ralph-mcquarrie ).

Anyways, walmart.ca has them on clearance for $20
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/star-wars-rebels-electronic-duel-darth-vader-action-figure/6000196148717

...so technically that is a 12" McQuarrie concept Electronic Vader figure for $20!  Can't beat that deal if you're a McQuarrie fan!

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