Dear Hasbro - So there's this rumour that you actually read this site (Hasbro US). For a long time, us Canadians have heard how basically Habro US could care less about the rest of the world, which may or not be true. However, given that Hasbro Canada is essentially your representation in the Great White North, I think you should know how they are doing.
This specifically will cover the ROTS line of toys only.
Availability of basic figures : B. - OK, this grade is given grudgingly. We got figures 1 through 58, and in pretty good quantities. I had no problem finding all of these figures, and even most of the variants (with the exception of blue-sabred Palpatine) By my calculations that's 82% of the figures made for the ROTS line.
They are not getting an A because figures 59 to 68 were not available up here, which (in my opinion) is completely unacceptable. And don't give me the "it costs more to produce Tri-logo cards" excuses because in the US you made 68 distinctive cards, and we had 2. It couldn't possibly cost any more to put 12 more figures on the same cards already exisiting than it does creating 12 new cards for the US.
Availability of Deluxe figures - D. Of the 16 Deluxe figures made, only 9 (or 56%) were available in Canada. 'nuff said.
Vehicles and Playsets (not inlcuding exclusive vehicles) - A+. We got all of them, and in good quantities. No problem getting any of these, well done.
Exclusives - F. That's right F. We got 2 exclusives out of the 13 made this year (not counting Battle Packs). That's 15% Given that the 2 we got (Holo Yoda and Holo Emperor) were on American cards, I see no reason why we couldn't get the others, including the vehicles.
Evolutions - B - We've got 3 of 4, not counting the variant evolution pack. I'm not holding my breath on getting that one up here either. (PS - they were ALSO in American packaging)
Battle Packs - F. We got 3 of the 7 battle packs. And the 3 we got were the ones that sucked.
So, in recap- B, D, A+, F, B and F. That's a D average - on figures for ROTS.
I don't know if Hasbro is the kind of company that is satisfied with a D rating, but I thought you should know.
ps - not rated - The walmart seperation of the twins and DVD packs - I haven't seen them yet, but I think that may just be a timing issue.