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    I don't know if and when we are getting anything. Its funny though, these stores are constantly restocking old waves, when I know for a fact the new ones in trilogo packaging are sitting in the Montreal warehouse. And these stores wonder why sales are slow for Star Wars, well that's because:

    a) Collectors go to the U.S.
    b) Buy them from Canadian online sites
    c) Trade for them

    The fact that these stores in Canada will not restock with nothing new (its been 4 months) is pathetic. Now when they do, sales still won't be great because all the real collectors have gone to other means to acquire them because they don't want to wait a half year to get them. I was collecting these like crazy into June, and since then we have had nothing at all whatsoever, now I could care less if and when they come out anymore. I now get them from other places because I cannot rely on Canadian retailers anymore for Star Wars merchandise. Just my rant, thanks.

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    Quite right!

    I agree completely with you C.D! We've had some nice exlusives showing up as of late but nothing in the way of basic figures. I think the Endor wave is great(Hi Walmart!) but I will only buy so many of them. This is so frustrating.
    Elsewhere, there were new Action Fleet vehicles at the local TRU today(X-wing, Vader's Tie Fighter) and a restocking of previously found deluxe figs.(Nexu, Anakin w Geonosian, etc.) Lots of Cantina sets at Walmart.
    I guess I'll just have to wait for the new 33/4" stuff to arrive at the local collectables store and pay $13 a figure.
    Don't drink the blue milk! Why? It's spoiled!

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    L'echange des figures

    Teebo_js: What figures/items are you looking for? LMK and perhaps I can help. haggisthedog@hotmail.com or PM me.
    Don't drink the blue milk! Why? It's spoiled!

  4. #14

    Other sources.

    I agree, I have purchased my stuff via other sources in case our local stores don't get them in, or worse, I wait and they miss a wave. Then I have to pay a lot more to find an old wave.

    It bothers me that I can get Canadian cards on line but not at the largest retail chain in the world.....????

    I will support local (Canadian) businesses first, but would also like to walk into my neighborhood store and find the new waves on the pegs, or at least have a choice of where I buy them.

    I would rather pay a small business (Canadian first, US second) a couple of dollars more and keep them in business. But....since I'm not made of money, it is nice to find the figures cheaper once and a while...

  5. #15
    yeah, greedo, we sure get screwed up here for new toys. It is good to see some exclusives up here (bah! still no x-wing!) but we do need to get some of the other waves...I think the Episode I syndrome has hit us...hard.

  6. #16
    Sorry to butt in here guys, but I thought I'd let you know I got a really good deal from KebCo. They're clearing out figures up to 40 for 3.99 apeace, even with exchange and shipping you're beating the 8.99 retail. They all came in great shape, too. Thought you might like to check it out.

    Just an aside, yes, Id love to buy them at retail, but the only store we have in town is Zellers. I got lucky - we did get the Target sets, but no 3 inch figures past senator Jar Jar. I was getting desparate, but this deal really caught me up fast. US cards, of course. Good luck.
    GOLDEN DEUCE AWARD WINNER & MABUCON ATTENDEE 2008

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    KEBco

    Are you referring to the damaged product section? yeah those are good deals for stuff you want to open. But as the tittle suggests the packaging is beat up......i was thinking about getting stuff from them also

  8. #18
    Just found in Zellers Saint John, N.B. (Orn Free Taa, Endor Rebel Soldier, Massiff with Geonosian Warrior, Palpatine. and Puhr. Also found the Acklay and Target Exclusives there as well. Wal-Mart also has the new Cantina sets and a couple of new figs as well. I bought Orn and Puhr as I already have Palpatine and Endor Soldier from previous lines. I wasn't crazy about the Massiff or Acklay. ToysRus should be called something like ToysRnotus because they have nothing in terms of new stuff and piles upon piles of peg warmers in figs, beasts, and vehicles. I have to say that we are about a month or two behind the U.S. in terms of receiving anything new, so my advice is to get there first because Wal-Mart and Zellers are the only real major stores that you will have any hope of finding anything. In closing I would like to say that I'm sure that we will receive all of the figures, but not as quick as most would expect. The only things that we may not get are the figures from the last assortment of the Saga line, just like Episode I, and POTJ.
    THANKS FOR THE AT-TE & FALCON HASBRO. NOW IT'S TIME FOR A LARGE TANTIVE IV!

  9. #19
    Talrum - I think it's changed a little since I last went there. They were clearing out all Saga 1-40 for 3.99, no mention of bad pkgs. Mine came pretty nice, but I don't really check for spider lines, etc. I ripped them all right out toute de suite. None of the corners were bent, that I remember for sure because I was impressed with the care in packing. Recommended for sure, but they're in Atlanta so you can expect nearly month wait for your box.
    GOLDEN DEUCE AWARD WINNER & MABUCON ATTENDEE 2008

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    okay kool

    jjreason: Thanks for the info!!! Sounds like a great deal, 3.99 for nrmnt stuff is great. It's not everyday we can get stuff which is cheaper than canadian retail with the exchange rate.

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