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Scout Report / Re: Walmart BS Clone Wars Exclusives
« on: October 22, 2020, 03:26:22 PM »
I just lucked out and friend of mine who is a truck driver just found me all four of them at walmart in Texas. told him to get me them,  even thou will have to pay exchange better then resort to scalpers. may cancel the 2 loyalist mando figures i have pre order thru now thou.  if not i may offer them up for cost to fellow members.

I think the latter is a great idea

Thank you for the info.
Just called a store and they said it is not available to order through them, it is online only.
Now I won't get the 10% off with my edge card.

After receiving the article, go to your store and they will refund you the 10% difference

I was able to pre-order Boba Fett in store
That's great advice, thanks.

Or just order it to your store (this is an option), and when you go to pay the difference, you can just use your edge card then.

Online Shopping - Who's Got the Hot Items??? / Re: Updates
« on: October 10, 2020, 01:57:53 PM »
I need a set.  Was at TRU yesterday but they were gone
  If anyone has extras, let me know

Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:10:31 AM »
Nabbed tonight right at closing, fresh off a skid:

These exclusive figures are pissing me off.

Online Shopping - Who's Got the Hot Items??? / Re: Updates
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:13:25 AM »
I just received my Black Series Carbonite Han from Amazon this afternoon.  And yup, no big shock, the card was damaged. It looks like whoever packed it into the Amazon shipping box just manhandled it without much regard, since the entire right corner and the area around the peghole is bent and creased.

I got two.  One was great and the other was in decent shape (small bend on the top right corner)

Wampa Cave / 6" Clone Wars Figures
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:19:05 PM »
4 new Clone Wars figs, including Ahsoka

You can pre-order at Wal-mart (USA only, I believe) but also seen at

"i contacted the author of the article, they state that it is going to be available at multiple retailers, the pre-order is just through walmart exclusively."

I will try to help you as much as I can.

1- We have more parcels than christmas time;
2- We are short staffed because a lot of employees need to stay home for different reasons (stay with kids, those with health problems);
3- Facilities are the same size as before this pandemic, we dont have more docks to unload the stuff;
4- Since the major warehouses (Amazon, Best Buy and so on) are located in Mississauga, the Gateway sorting plant in Toronto have many vans that await to be unloaded (sorry, I don't know how man), here in Montréal I heard that we had 350 vans waiting to be unloaded, with an average of 2000 parcels per van.

I'm just a postman, so I can only talk about the reality of my office that I see each day:
Some routes have like 150 parcels everyday, Most of our routes are evaluated at around 35 parcels/day. Our little Ford Transit can't hold much more parcels than that. Everyday we leave with what we have, it's ''clean floor'' when we leave. In christmas time, they offer overtime to deliver parcels after our shifts and on week-ends, at my office, management don't offer overtime to deliver parcels after our shifts or in the week-ends. A lot of us postman, again at my office, offered ourselves to do overtime, but it is refused. No more delivery guarantee so no need to rush to deliver.

Management don't care, so they don't feel the need to rush the delivery of these parcels and who the people blame for the delays, we the employee. It's a tactic that they excell in. Yes, we have a union, but believe me when I say that we the don't have the power to stop or delay the parcels, only management has. Don't believe me? You still are receiving flyers in your mailbox? We asked to stop them because it forced us to go every door and it was denied.

If your parcel don't move for a coupe of days, weeks for others, it means that it is still inside a van, and I fear that vans are not unloaded in a first come first served basis.

I also think that parcels from outside the country are not the corps priority, I haven't seen many parcels from the USA quite as often as I have to before this pandemic started.

I hope it helps and we hope, as you do, that management change his mind about the overtime (it helps me buy my toys too)....

A good friend of mine is a Canada Post carrier such as yourself and told me almost verbatim the same story.

Everyone wants things delivered now, there are less postal workers working and the facilities are the same size. 


I don't even use Canada Post when I mail packages to the US anymore.  I can ship like 3 or 4 packages using USPS for the price of shipping one package from Canadapost across Canada.  Stuff I ship to the US are usually delivered before Canadapost even 'accepts' the package in the sorting facility.  Even my Ebay auctions, I charge way more for shipping within Canada than to the US even though I live in Canada.  That's just how sad things are. 

If I was not able to ship via USPS, I wouldn't be able to sell anything on Ebay cause the costs for shipping would be too cost prohibitive.

Yes, Chit chats is good ;)

Scout Report / Re: ESB Retro Will They come to Canada?
« on: June 02, 2020, 11:53:31 AM »
Henry McCoy is an X-Man, not an Avenger. Change my mind.  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:

The movies and their splits on characters between Fox and Marvel Studios really did a number on that argument, didn't it?

Wampa Cave / Re: New Black Series Packaging
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:37:13 AM »
I do like the splash of colour on the new boxes, as I found the black boxes very dour. What I think hasbro thought of as classy I found boring.

It will be nice to make new slipcovers. The old design was terrible and tiresome - everything red except some exclusives.  I will have to step up my game on the side, obviously

Wampa Cave / New Black Series Packaging
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:37:56 PM »
If you haven't seen it, the Black Series packaging will be changing for wave 25 and the Rebels wave (Btw - you can preorder at amazon and redshift7 already)

So, basically, they went all Marvel Legends for the packaging.  Is it better?  Sure - especially from the side where you can get a nice pic of the figure.  This is a HUGE deal for placing items on the shelf, where you can get a lot more shelf space when they are on the side like that.  In a place like EB Games where shelf space is at a premium showing that picture is a much better draw than the awful side of the red line.

But the front is boring as hell.  It's boxy, and makes poor use of the small band of color.  It would have helped a LOT if the inside had the same band of color, but they've made it white(ish).  It's the BLACK series and they made the inside WHITE.   :sign0065:

In addition, they will regret the decision to make the sides of the boxes match up with others to form a flowing artwork... it will be exhausting keeping that up.

Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: May 13, 2020, 11:21:39 PM »
I'll be glad to see her too, but I don't see any way that it can end well - we know Gideon has her Darksaber :(

Maybe she should get it back...

My daughter and I are CRAZY excited for a season that has Ahsoka, Sabine, and Bo-Katan. 

I have ZERO confidence Hasbro is up to the job of making sure they are ready with figs (except they are rereleasing Ahsoka and Sabine, it doesn't seem Mandalorian related)

Online Shopping - Who's Got the Hot Items??? / Re: EBGames UPDATE
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:22:58 PM »
I just pre-ordered some of the SW vintage carded four and six inch figures from  90% chance the cards will arrive damaged.   Maybe I should cancel and give redshift7 a chance?

Never ever have I been disappointed with Jay @ redshift7 . If it's only a couple bucks extra, it's worth not worrying

They also have up preorders for all the announced TVC figures now including Luke Stormtrooper.

Sw E4 Vin Luke Skywalker Trooper

Yeah i ordered those elsewhere (redshift7)
  Its like a guarantee amazon will destroy a tvc figure in shipping

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