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Wampa Cave / Canada Post Parcel Delivery Delays: A Star Wars Story
« on: June 09, 2020, 05:12:23 PM »
Hello fellow collectors!

I just thought I would vent my frustrations with Canada Post right now.  I get it that there is a Pandemic....I get it they are social distancing at the sorting facilities....what I don't get is how disorganised from a customer perspective they are at processing & delivering parcels during this time within a reasonable time. The delays I'm experiencing (and probably most of you) are beyond comprehension right now. Who the heck is organizing things there???  Nobody by the looks of things.

This is what I'm waiting on:
1. Parcel shipping from Entertainment Earth, left the USA for Canada on May 25th, has yet to processed by Canada Post  (heck I will gladly pay any duties and taxes just for a tracking update)....waiting over 2 weeks.
2. Parcel shipping from Mississauga ON, which is being shipped to my home address in Mississauga ON, shipment was picked up on May 29, was processed yesterday June 08, yet to go out for delivery. (took 10 days to process it through the Mississauga facility)
3. Parcel shipping form Montreal QC, left Montreal in transit on June 02, yet to be processed in Mississauga ON at the Mississauga facility. (7 days in transit...really?)
4. Another parcel shipping from Mississauga ON, picked up by Canada Post on June 01, has yet to be processed through the Mississauga facility (really 8 days and still not processed, it's in the same flippin' city!)
5. Parcel coming from Oshawa ON, shipment received by Canada Post on June 03, yet to be processed at Mississauga facility. (6 days processed at the post office, doesn't even show in transit to Mississauga facility.)
6. Parcel shipping from Mississauga ON, which was picked up on June 06 by Canada Post and delivered today (June 09) YAY!!! I got one........I just don't understand how this one got processed and delivered before the others.

All are medium to large packages....nothing overly huge.  All are Expedited Parcel....and 1 USA international parcel to Canada.

This is absolutely disgusting on Canada Post's part!!!

(I need my toys now.)

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Scout Report / Black Series 40th ESB Anniversary Figures
« on: April 27, 2020, 01:54:47 PM »
I ordered 2 cases/sets of the 40th Anniversary wave 1 figures. They arrived today. I opened the cases up and I'm disappointed....why?..because of the return of 'Bubblegate'.
Both AT-AT Driver bubbles were separating from the cards....and one of my Leias is starting to separate on one corner. UGH!

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UPDATE: I have spoken with the organizer personally, and as per their Facebook page, the toy show is still a GO!  There are approximately 50-60 tables as of yesterday. Due to current COVID-19 situation, it would be nice for those people visiting the show that you practice safe hygiene (wash/sanitize hands frenquently, don't shake hands, etc.),...and if you see an item you are interested in, that you consult the vendor prior to touching/handling an item from their table. Please respect the vendor's decision to limit handling of items.  My understanding is there will be some hand sanitizer on hand provided by the hotel. I will have some at my table and I may ask my regulars to sanitize their hands prior to handling items on my table.  This is to make sure your experience and my experience are as safe as possible.  Also, if you feel sick in anyway, please stay home.  Let's have a safe and fun toy show.

ToyConís March 15th show will feature some unique vendors, exhibitors, artists and cosplayers.  The Canadian ToyCon is a convention that focuses on action figures, comics, collectibles, toys, figurines, dolls, artwork and more from the 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and today.

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 10am to 3pm

Admission: $5.00

Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3E9

More info at http://www.gtacons.com
https://www.facebook.com/CDNToyCon/

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Ontario Collectors Con - A huge selection of vintage 70's, 80's to modern toys, action figures, Lego, comics, video games and collectibles. Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, DC, G.I. Joe, TMNT, Masters of the Universe, Wrestling, Thundercats, and much much more!

Meet former WCW Champion Ron Simmons.
Meet Kenny James the voice of Bowser in Nintendoís Super Mario franchise.

When:
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Hours: 10 am Ė 4 pm

Location:
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON

FREE PARKING!!!

Admission/Ticket Information:
Early admission tickets (10am entry) are $20.
Regular admission tickets (11am entry) are $10.
Kids between 5 and 12 are $5. There is no charge for children under 5 years of age.

Tickets are available at the door. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
For more information go to http://www.ontariocollectorscon.com

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ToyConís January 19th show will feature some unique vendors, exhibitors, artists and cosplayers.
The Canadian ToyCon is a convention that focuses on action figures, comics, collectibles, toys, figurines, dolls, artwork and more from the 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and today.

Sunday, January 19th, 2020 10am to 3pm

Admission: $5.00

Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3E9

More info at http://www.gtacons.com

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ToyConís November 24th show will feature some unique vendors, exhibitors, artists and cosplayers.
The Canadian ToyCon is a convention that focuses on action figures, comics, collectibles, toys, figurines, dolls, artwork and more from the 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and today.

Sunday, November 24th, 2019 10am to 3pm

Early Admission 10:00am-10:30am: $10.00
Admission 10:30am-3:00pm: $5.00


Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3E9

More info at http://www.gtacons.com

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MISSISSAUGA COLLECTORS EXPO - A huge selection of vintage 80's toys, and all the latest releases from today!  Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel, DC, G.I. Joe, TMNT, Masters of the Universe, Wrestling, Thundercats, Lego, Comics, Video Games, and much much more!

Meet WWE Legend Lex Luger at Mississauga Collectors Expo.
Meet Alyson Court the voice of Jubilee from X-Men: The Animated Series and Lydia Deetz in the animated TV series Beetlejuice at Mississauga Collectors Expo.

Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Location:
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON
Hours: 10 am Ė 4 pm

Admission/Ticket Information
Early admission tickets (10am entry) are $20.
Regular admission tickets (11am entry) are $10.
Kids between 5 and 12 are $5. There is no charge for children under 5 years of age.

All tickets are available at the door. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
For more information go to http://www.ontariocollectorscon.com

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Scout Report / BS 6 inch Yavin Luke: The Rise of 'Skywalkwer'
« on: October 25, 2019, 02:05:44 PM »
So....gotta love the quality control on the BS Yavin Luke packaging.....they spelled Skywalker wrong....it says 'SKYWALKwER.'

Too funny!

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ToyConís September 22nd show will feature some unique vendors, exhibitors, artists and cosplayers.
The Canadian ToyCon is a convention that focuses on action figures, comics, collectibles, toys, figurines, dolls, artwork and more from the 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and today.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 10am to 3pm

Early Admission 10:00am-10:30am: $10.00
Admission 10:30am-3:00pm: $5.00
Under 12 No Charge

Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3E9

More info at http://www.gtacons.com

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Hi Everyone,

**I would like to keep this topic focused on Vintage Collection figures**

I'm excited about the Vintage Collection returning....but I'm not excited when my Vintage Collection figures show up in the mail damaged or see them at retail damaged with bubbles hanging off. As someone who like to collect these figures as close to 'mint' condition as possible, it has been a struggle with orders coming from Amazon, ToysRUs, Walmart, EB Games, etc.  I've returned many Vintage Collection figures.....more than usual...because of the new Hasbro packaging and the lousy shipping and packing jobs by our local retailers.  I've even had issues with Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore as well. I have wasted a lot of time returning figures with damaged cardbacks and crushed bubbles.

Anyhow, I know everyone likes to spend the least amount of money on shipping....and not everyone can afford to pay a premium price....but I'm willing to pay a little more for shipping and  packaging if it means I'm going to get my Vintage Collection figures as close to mint condition as possible.

So....my most successful delivery of 'near-mint/mint' vintage collection figures and vehicles/playsets is from robotkingdom.com in Hong Kong.

I have received 3 packages from them in the last month and all my vintage collection items have been 'near-mint/mint' condition.  They double box if you order full cases, and reinforce the shipping box with styrofoam piece....and they custom cut the styrofoam to fit every little space in the shipping box. I receive my orders within less than 6 business days....so shipping is fast with tracking. They take credit card orders via PayPal. Shipping will be high.  I have ordered the following with success:

Jabba's Palace Adventure Playset $59.90 (these are 2 to a case....and they where double-boxed)
Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise $14.90 (Target exclusive)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)$14.90 (Walmart exclusive)
Luke's Skywalkers's Tauntuan $29.90 (Target exclusive from 2011)...Yes! they have brand new 'old' stock of these.
Han Solo (Echo Base), Darth Vader, Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit), Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) $62.90 ...these are the retooled 2nd release of these figures with photorealistic profiles

I have been so pleased with their shipping that I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again.  I would highly recommend ordering from them if you are looking to get your vintage collection figures and vehicles/playsets in 'near-mint/mint' condition....and you don't mind paying a premium.  (They also have other Star Wars figures including 6-inch exclusives.)

UPDATE: 2 out of 3 orders I had to pay customs fees on. And the funny thing is... my most expensive order, I did NOT have to pay custom charges.

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Feedback H-N / Imperial_AMGmobile
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:27:33 PM »
Did my first transaction with Mike recently.  Everything went smoothly.  Prompt payment and very easy to deal with. Enjoy the Sideshow Dewback and Sandtrooper.

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Vintage Collection is finally back baby!!!! This is what I'm talking about.
It's a thing of beauty!  Box is solid, no flimsy cardboard, there is some weight to it too.
Found it at my local Toys R Us store for $119.99.  Currently in Ontario, there is only 2 per store and not all stores have them yet. Go get 'em!

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Scout Report / The Last Jedi Blu-Ray Store Exclusives
« on: January 31, 2018, 03:01:06 PM »
For all us old folks that still buy movies on blu-ray or DVD....bestbuy.ca has The Last Jedi Steelbook Exclusive (English edition) available for pre-order for $44.99. There  is a French edition as well that is no longer available for pre-order.

I ordered the French one originally but cancelled it when the English one became available today.

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Scout Report / BS 6-inch AT-ACT Driver $34.99 at toysrus.ca
« on: April 28, 2017, 07:13:41 AM »
Black Series 6 inch AT-ACT driver is listed at toysrus.ca for $34.99....actually titled as AT-AT Driver online. This is a target exclusive in the USA.

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Scout Report / EB Games
« on: December 22, 2016, 09:09:59 PM »
ebgames.ca has the 6-inch Black Series  C-3PO exclusive available for $29.99. Funny thing.....the photo they are using is actually of the 3.75 inch black series C-3PO.

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