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Off Topic / HAPPY NEW YEAR !
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:18:21 PM »
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.   We just stayed at home and did a zoom call with another family, played a few games with them and now we are playing Wii as a family.

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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Book of Boba Fett TV Show (SPOILERS!!!!)
« on: December 29, 2021, 10:15:31 PM »
Just watched this with my kids.  What did you guys think ?

Title modified to warn anyone looking! - jj

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Off Topic / Luckiest Dad on the Planet
« on: November 16, 2021, 04:23:39 PM »
My daughter was just in a serious accident.  One that could have taken her from our lives. She is safe physically.  But my wife is flying out to be with her.  I am in Florida so I don't get the Canadian news, but you might of heard about mudslides in BC. The mudslide happened while they were travelling back from a weekend get away in Kelowna.  A tree hit and stopped their car and then the mudslide hit their car and their car rolled onto it's roof 3 times as they went over a cliff.  Then they landed in a valley.  Somehow they survived the initial accident. But then they were left in the pitch darkness with a mudslide river trapping them on the roof of their car for 7 hours.  The EMS later told my daughter they expected to find all of them dead.  I am the luckiest Dad on the planet.

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Scout Report / Boba Fett Prototype: How Many Canadian Versions ?
« on: July 31, 2021, 09:48:56 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has figured out how many different versions of the Retro Boba Fett Prototype made it to Canada ?  I have seen in Canada the Red, Blue, Green and Yellow head versions.   I watched a video and there appears to be an Orange and Purple head also, could be more, but not sure if these made it to Canada.   Those who were lucky enough to get one, maybe take a look at what you got and report back so we can figure out what versions made it to Canada.   

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Wampa Cave / Toysrus itís Time to Grow Up.
« on: July 11, 2021, 08:39:10 AM »
Iím a Toysrus Kid.  I donít want to grow up.  But itís time for Toysrus to put their big kid pants on and fix their retail management software.   At this point I am struggling to understand why Toysrus's management has not cut their losses with their current retail management software.   It does not get the job done, period.   But customer service definitely are aware of it and they are trying to let the customer know they appreciate their business.   Top marks for helping the customer whenever they can and for giving them the best customer service they can under the current system. 

My most recent interaction played out like this.   I like many of you had a pre-order for the rainbow Boba Fett.  It got cancelled.   I went on-line saw it was available to order, so I used one of my many 10% off codes that I have got from all the cancelled orders Toysrus has done and I reordered it and got 10% off the order.   Then shortly thereafter I received a 40% off coupon for on-sale and regular retail items at Toysrus.   And 2 days after I ordered the product it was delivered to my house.  So in the end I am a very happy customer.    I got my Rainbow Boba Fett , I got 10% off it and I have a 40% coupon to use in the future.

But a lot of time and energy is being used by the customer and customer service to keep the ship sailing when what they really need is a new boat.   A new boat in form a shiny new retail management software program that allows customers to order products and for those orders to turn into shipments to the customer and for the products to arrive at the customerís doorstep in a dependable fashion.   They really are in a position to own the Toy Market in Canada if they can just get this problem fixed. 

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Wampa Cave / Stamping out the swap out.
« on: June 29, 2021, 09:29:27 PM »
Today I made a return of several of the same Star Wars figure.   Nothing newsworthy in that of itself.  What was nice to see is how much attention was spent on trying to see if I had swapped figures, ie tampered with the packaging and replaced the figures with a less desirable version. What was interesting for me, it was at a store that in the past I had pointed out this type problem happening   They were carefully inspecting each figure case and the bubble and then got another co-worker to look at them.   Not sure if all stores are now doing this, but this was at a Walmart and I am guessing this is part of the store's returns procedures.   

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Wampa Cave / Rebelscum has been given Order 66
« on: June 26, 2021, 07:49:09 AM »
On the front page of Rebelscum, Philip Wise has let the membership know he is passing the baton over to a company that buys Star Wars collections and sells Star Wars toys, the company is called Order 66 toys.   Beside looking at the front page of Rebelscum, I do not utilize the Rebelscum web site.   So I don't really know the culture or what it feels like to be an active member of rebelscum.com . My immediate reaction was, it looks like they just let the fox into the chicken coop.   It also made me think that Rebelscum is probably less about a love for Star Wars and more about buying and selling Star Wars toys.  And if it is not that now, it will most likely move to that with Order 66 at the helm because that is their business model.   No judgement either way on this next statement but it also looks like Philip cashed in and actually sold the web site to someone who would actually pay for it. In my opinion , this is totally OK to do, Philip would have had to spend money in order to create the community, so it is totally OK to get compensated for all the money and work that he put into developing the site.  Finding out about the change at rebelscum also made me a little concern & wondering about what will happen in the future to my beloved snowtrooper.ca.  Just wondering if anybody else had a reaction to the change at rebelscum. 

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At this point, I have to ask myself, am I this stupid ?  I have been at this for a lot of years, for the most part Star Wars figure on sale were $5 each, SA included.  Now they are $20 each.  I am willing to pay that price, all I want to do is point, click and have them arrive in good condition at my house without traveling all over the place trying to beat all the scalpers who are trying to sell stuff on eBay.  But between Toysrus cancelling ever bloody order, Walmart taking perfectly good product and crushing it to fit in whatever box they have lying around and Amazon trying to convince me they are trying to save the environment and that is why they don't use any protective packaging . Buy, get damaged product, return and then to try and go the store and find the product in good condition.  Am I really this stupid?   Are we really this stupid ? Why are you still collecting ?

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Scout Report / Target Exclusive Retro Prototype Figure 3.75"
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:51:18 PM »
Are we getting this in Canada since Target does not ship to Canada?  I was thinking EB games might get it.

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Off Topic / HAPPY NEW YEAR SNOWTROOPERS !
« on: December 31, 2020, 12:06:21 AM »
Have a great New Year !  I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year. 

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Off Topic / Bah Humbug & A Merry Christmas to All
« on: December 15, 2020, 12:35:53 AM »
First of all let me get my Bah Humbug out of my system.  " A pox on both your houses " to the person who went to every Walmart in Durham and systmatically took every DIN figure and Carbonized Mandalorian figure.   Obviously a person with no Christmas heart and only a desire to fill a bottomless pit of greed that has over taken them.  So this Christmas there will be no children in Durham that will have a Mandalorian and Baby Yoda figure under the tree including my son who loves the TV show. Despite much effort all I found was the path of the Grinch that Stole Christmas from Durham. 

With that off my chest,  I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas and you enjoy all that "Tis the Season" has to offer.   Tonight I was feeling a little down but as I drove home a parade of cars came by all lite up with candles on the roof of the cars.  I assumed it was a group of people celebrating Hanukkah - The Jewish Festival of Lights.  Fantastic idea, which I hope they do every year.   I beeped my horn and smiled as they passed.  And I also would like to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year.   Really, a very very very very very very very Happy New Year !   Although I think the party might not happen until the end of 2021 !  :party0007: :party0053: :D

Oh and by the way I don't really want the Grinch to have a pox on both his houses, because during a world wide pandemic that is actually a real genuine thing that could happen. So I take it back and I can only hope Santa will see who's naughty and nice and will bring you a piece of coal for Christmas.  :P

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Scout Report / NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« on: October 21, 2020, 12:03:49 PM »
Two weeks ago a new Star Wars store opened up in Oshawa, Ontario at the Oshawa Centre Mall just behind the food court. The all Star Wars store is called the Galactic Gift Shop.  It is the first of its kind in Canada.  As you enter the store a 6' Stormtrooper Stands on Guard protecting the galaxy's most prized possessions .  Yes they have 6" figures and 3.75" but they have a lot of other stuff that is all Disney - all product has to be Disney because that is how their license is structured.  What kind of stuff ? : Purses, wallets, water bottles, back packs, Star Wars hats, PJ's, T-shirts, costumes, Star War toys and a lot and a lot and a lot of Baby Yoda Stuff.  Baby Yoda smacks you in the face when you enter the store and kicks you in butt when you are leaving. They are considering opening one in Scarborough - but for now it is just the one store.  They are going to see how things go until Christmas .  My guess is they will close up after Christmas, but will do OK for the Christmas season because of all the Baby Yoda stuff they will sell. If you are in the area, it is worth checking out, especially if you love Baby Yoda !  :u:  :rockon: :party0007:

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The Vintage Collection (TVC) / Razor Crest - HasLab - The Vintage Collection
« on: September 25, 2020, 04:25:01 PM »
Just announced.  What do you guys think at $350 US plus shipping to Canada ?

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Video Games / Star Wars N64 Pod Racer on PS4 2020
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:04:43 PM »
Just downloaded this game and I am schooling my 17 year old son on my N64 video game skills.   New track recorded every time .......of course I am the first player.....he is beating me each time but he is getting the advantage of seeing the course after I have run it and he also cheats by using the boost feature.  I prefer to have my engines on fire, blow up one and spin around in circles ! :P    Not a bad retro game for $20. 

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Just went into see a movie at the Ancaster Cineplex.  They just got their shipment of Star Wars Merchandise for sale at the concession.  I was told I was first person to purchase the mega souvenir .  It is a 17 " high R2D2 that holds your pop and your popcorn.  It comes with a pop and a popcorn.  I also upgraded and got the Star Wars cup with the C3P0 topper. And if you want to line up a bunch of movies to watch - you get free re-fills of pop and popcorn until January 31, 2019.  I assume I have to bring my R2D2 to each movie - not sure if I have to buy him a seat ?  They have about 6 toppers - R2D2 & C3P0, Kylo, Rey, Red Stormtrooper and I think another character but I believe R2 & C3P0 were the only OT characters.   They also have metal buckets with Star Wars pictures on the outside of the bucket - I think 2 different versions - to hold your popcorn.  The coolest thing was the R2D2 - but he comes with a heavy price tag $49.99 . But if you plan on seeing a lot of movies over the holidays and eating a lot of popcorn and pop - you can get some value out of it.

Now if I can only get that Columbia Star Wars coat and take in my R2D2 to the first showing of Star Wars - I am all but assured of getting that standing ovation  :) .

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