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Toronto Crazy Mike's Collecting News. Summer 2004

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by CrazyMike, Jun 5, 2002.

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  1. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Wal Mart is now starting to carry SW figures. I have found the last 2 waves at my local store. Toys R Us
    have also been carrying the last few waves of Unleashed figures.
     
  2. sw-starwarsfreakness

    sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Must check out local Walmart then. Yet mine never carries anything though.

    Any word if they'll carry Clone Wars Cartoons figures?
     
  3. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Those figures are only available at stores like Silver Snail Tessa. I do not believe that they will make their way into Wal Mart or Toys R Us stores...
     
  4. sw-starwarsfreakness

    sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Drats. When I went down to the states for the Buffalo game they said that they picked theirs up at walmart.

    Awelll.
     
  5. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I saw a few new ones at Zellers the other day as well.

    They had the Wampa/Cave, C3PO/Escape Pod and Rieekan/Tactical Screen figures.

    As Bruce Boa passed away just last week (did you know he was a Canadian and played for the Calgary Stampeders?), I bough the Rieekan one.
     
  6. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    No new ones in Whitby that I know of. Though Pepper got his first glance at the unleashed series. I almost fell on the floor laughing at his reaction because these were old figs too. Guess sometimes he is oblivious to anything that isn't comic book oriented...even then I generally have to inform him of the news.
     
  7. Kenobi2

    Kenobi2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey All! Been a while since I've posted here.

    First, I did see the latest Unleashed at TRU, got the Clone Trooper, but they didn't have the Luke (and I don't want the sheep disguised as Chewie)

    Second, I was at the East Coast Prop Party on the weekend, met up and talked with Steve Dyzmo (sp?) - One of the head guys at Master Replicas and got the skinny on most of this years product (and hints as to the next years) Got to see their version of the Sting sword - rather nice, the glowing blue effect works really well. They have 3 SW blasters coming out, as well as those mini sabres (and plans to do a lot more in the 45% scale line) and even some Helmets, plus a line of props from Aliens VS Predator, more LOTR, Shrek, Trek, Indiana Jones, Disney and a few others I can't recall.

    Finally, anyone have any interest in 90% of the Star Wars action figure line? No vintage, just the 90's and up. Yeah, I'm considering selling off my figs (all but a select batch - hense the 90%) and focusing on other SW stuff. This way I get back 5 shelves.

    Cheers
     
  8. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Hi Ken, It is nice to see you after so long. You may want to post in the collectors market forum if you decide to sell your Swstuff. I think I have given you access to that forum in the past. If not pm me :)
     
  9. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    There are pictures of the next 3 Unleashed figures on the StarWars website. Bossk, Aalaya Secura, and a Tusken Raider. The link can be found [link=http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2004/05/news20040511.html]here[/link]...
     
  10. sw-starwarsfreakness

    sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow. The Aayla Figure looks completely incrediable!
     
  11. Kenobi2

    Kenobi2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey Mike,

    Yeah, I do have access to that forum. I haven't done much yet with the stuff. It's a lot of figures to deal with.

    I have been liking most of the new unleashed stuff, and now that they are available at TRU, they're easier to get!
     
  12. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    EPIII Product News No spoilers...

    Great info from a source in the retail industry who attended an official briefing on Episode III merchandising.

    Ep III Product release first week of April 05 (start saving!)

    A mention of an increased focus on high-end collectables (master replicas? gentle giant?)

    Licenses renewed with BK & Pepsi / Frito-Lay

    This means we will be more than likely be seeing pop cans as well as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC toys.

     
  13. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Hasbro has announced the official EP III preview figures:

    Please scroll down to see the names if you want to be spoiled:































































    Sly Moore, Yarua Wookie Senator, and Pablo Jill Jedi Knight. These figures will be shipping in January 2005

    More to come :)
     
  14. Somersfilm

    Somersfilm Jedi Youngling

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    Has anyone found the new 12" VOTC figures ? I've found Luke, but haven't seen Boba Fett or the Stormtrooper as of yet.
     
  15. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I have not Curtis but I will let you know if I do.
     
  16. Spiderfan

    Spiderfan Jedi Knight star 6

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    *crosses fingers for unleashed R2*










    Hey! It could happen!
     
  17. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm on that list as well James! ;)
     
  18. Somersfilm

    Somersfilm Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks Mike, most appreciated.

    As for the 'most wanted' Unleashed figure, mine would have to be Jar Jar..........being disected with a lightsaber.

    Seriously though, would love to see a Han in Carbonite figure. I realize there's not much 'action' taking place when one is in "perfect hibernation", but they could make up for it with hyper-accurate detailing and a section of the wall in Jabba's Palace to hang it on.
     
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