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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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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 05:08:16 PM »

Interesting! I hope they're successful & that we see more of them in different parts of the country.
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 01:14:00 PM »

That's cool, hopefully they do well.  If it was in Winnipeg I'd definitely be checking them out!

With their strict star wars focus, I wonder if it's a pop up store that will be around through to the end of December to take advantage of the Christmas rush or if they have intentions of staying around longer than that.
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 04:38:14 PM »

The store is very well laid out and it has an upper end feel.  They certainly look like they are trying for the long term.  I hope they do make it.   The only reason I said they will probably close up shop after Christmas is becuase of Covid and they said they have the option to leave after Christmas and it is such a focused niche store.   He told me they have already sold in the 2 weeks over 80 of the Baby Yoda plush packbacks.   And they were down to the item on some stuff like the Boba Fett focused merchandise . So people are buying.
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 05:05:09 PM »

For those interested, I found an article on MSN.

Here's a link to the article (with pictures) for those interested - https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/the-largest-star-wars-store-in-canada-is-opening-near-toronto-this-weekend/ar-BB19KQL9

Canadian Jedi, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of action figure selection do they have?  Is it all current Disney stuff (a.k.a. stuff shipping now) or is there a wider selection that includes older items, too? 
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 05:21:35 PM »

Thanks for posting the link.  Letting people see some pictures is worth a thousand words.  Wish they had a picture from the outside.   Yes, the figures and items were current ones.  They had the Hansolo wave, maybe 2-3 boxes worth.  I did not ask the price.  Because the items have to be all Disney - they are restricted in what they can carry.
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »

Sounds a lot like the Harry Potter store that opened in pickering. I took my daughter for the opening. She had fun for the opening event but the merchandise was pretty disappointing. Very little selection in kids sizes and the non clothing stuff was expensive. Hogwarts Battle game was $90. Indigo (usually pretty expensive) has it for $45. On sale it's even cheaper.

Hopefully this isn't similar in that regard.

And the biggest in Canada thing is deceiving. Its probably the only one exactly like it in Canada, hence the claim.
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 07:54:01 AM »

did they sell statues by chance?
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 09:17:52 AM »

I will check Ambasah.  I am pretty sure the answer is no, but I was in a rush the day I saw the store. I gave it a quick look around and talked to them for a bit. 
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 06:27:27 PM »

Thanks for posting the link.  Letting people see some pictures is worth a thousand words.  Wish they had a picture from the outside.   Yes, the figures and items were current ones.  They had the Hansolo wave, maybe 2-3 boxes worth.  I did not ask the price.  Because the items have to be all Disney - they are restricted in what they can carry.
   
Thanks for the heads up.    :)`   
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 01:29:54 PM »

Looks like they have a Harry Potter store there now too. Same idea:

https://www.facebook.com/oshawacentre/posts/10158919447158619
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Re: NEW STAR WARS STORE: Galactic Gift Shop
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2020, 01:49:49 PM »

Yes , it is right beside the Star Wars store.  I was just in the Harry Potter store.  It does not have enough merchandise to fill the store.  It is not as professional looking as the Star Wars store.
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