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Re: EB Games
« Reply #90 on: August 03, 2018, 11:03:12 AM »

My only beef with EBgames is that I wish they would have better availability on their website. For someone like me who lives many hours drive away from an EBG it would be nice to just order the figures. It is very spotty what they post online.
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2018, 01:08:19 PM »

There is one EBGames close to me that's really bad and won't take any pre-orders.  There is another one slightly farther away, but they always accept my orders when I ask them.  For Wolffe, the first store said they cannot do anything until it's released on May 1st and it's first come first serve when it comes in.

The one that I deal with now, even though it's slightly farther, they've always accepted my pre-order.  For Wolffe, I called them right after the first store told me no, but this store just took my info and called me when it arrived.

For Piett, same thing, they took my order.  Both times, I didn't even have to pay the $5 deposit.  But when going to pick up, they checked that I was who I was to make sure someone else isn't buying my figure.
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2018, 01:30:48 PM »

as part of the $5 Friday promo, the Chewbacca blanket that is regular $30 is on for $5. Online and instore.

https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/743691/star-wars-chewbacca-blanket
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2018, 08:57:43 PM »

If the last few posts indicate anything, it's that EB Games is eating TRU's lunch these past 2 months (especially if you collect both Marvel Legends and SW 6").

I had both Piett and The Thing in my bag the other day, was headed off to TRU because the TRU director (for all of the Ontario stores I think, not Canada-wide) had been popping up at my local store lately just to show him that TRU needed to step up their game right now, unless they wanted to lose a ton of business to EB. 

I'd say that people should send the same message to their nearest TRU, since it sounds like all the TRUs are suffering from the lack of new toys problem (I haven't seen any new NECA stuff at any of my TRUs either).

Given our collecting situation has been way better than the US is solely because of EB in many cases, but also because we do still have TRUs alive in our country, it should be important to inform TRU that they can't just sit back and breathe a sigh of relief because of Fairfax, they need to get new product on their shelves NOW if they want collectors to help keep them alive.

I'm giving TRU a bit of a pass right now, as I assume they've got some re-organizing to do within the company as well as likely some restructuring of supply chains, etc. However, that grace period is going to run out really quick. August/September is traditionally when resets are done in the toy department, and if TRU doesn't come out guns blazing for the Christmas season, I think a lot of collectors will write them off. And who knows? Maybe TRU re-evaluates their target market and decides that the adult collector isn't worth it for them. Seems like Walmart has already decided that.

But if TRU decides to stay in the game, they need to re-think their stock purchase strategy. They need to limit the quantity of both exclusives and regular-release figures. Too often they will over-order on a wave and it will sit there forever. The collector market isn't as big as it once was, and those that are left are a lot more choosy than we used to be. There's still money to be made but it has to be done smartly. EB seems to be doing it right for the most part - while a limited number of figures per store can be frustrating if you're trying to chase one down, it keeps the line from clogging their pegs and keeps the stock flowing. They're also a lot quicker to clearance stuff out, and at significant discounts as well. TRU has always been slow with that.
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #94 on: September 05, 2018, 11:58:58 PM »

Walked into EB Games today and they were unpacking series 2 of the Vintage Collection. I picked up Han and Enfys. The hair on Han was glued weird so I am going to peel it and reglue it. The Enfys is nicely done but I was hoping the helmet came off with an alternative head underneath. Oh well.

They had all the rest, including the Tank Driver, but I really only wanted Han and Enfys.
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #95 on: September 22, 2018, 01:42:43 AM »

737973 is the number for Bespin Escape Leia. On the fence for this. I like the Hoth one better but like this one's headsculpt better. I might just take my chances on this one as I have recently still been able to find Piett at EB so I'm hoping she wont sell out right away like Wolffe.

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Re: EB Games
« Reply #96 on: September 22, 2018, 08:56:29 AM »

thanks for the sku, will have to pop in and pre order. still wondering when they are going to get the molluck one in. pre order that one in july
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Re: EB Games
« Reply #97 on: September 22, 2018, 09:10:49 AM »

thanks for the sku, will have to pop in and pre order. still wondering when they are going to get the molluck one in. pre order that one in july
I have heard the date of October 1st. Float around for the approximate release date of this preorder (probably Moloch).
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