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Canadian Collectors Support

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by bc-fraggle, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. GPrime1

    GPrime1 Well-Known Member

    Getting Muppet stuff in BC can be tough. Where are you from? I found that TRU was exceptionally unhelpful. They didn't even know about the product and when I walked in a few weeks after they were released in the States, and I found a few figures hidden from the eye amongst a whack of Todd McFarlane crap. I found that the EB Games at Lougheed Mall in Burnaby to be fairly helpful, they at least had Dr Teeth. I think I probably went to roughly 10 stores in the Lower Mainland to find them all, it was a real hassle. I doubt that you will find Bunsen anywhere, although I may have seen him at Golden Age Collectibles on Granville for about $25 bucks. Virgin had a bunch of the playsets, but just Piggy and Kermit figs. Best plan is to pre-order at EB, although for figs like Bunsen, you might want to check Amazon.ca (I saw one there the other day). or try www.mycomicshop.com. and order him through there.
  2. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Hi Gprime1!
    Hi Ken!

    First off thanks ken for your imput on the whole shipping issue of the vacation Fozzie. I thought to myself that 16 weeks is a tad too long to wait.... I never really thought of the extra time needed in case of any mishaps, but it clearly makes sense. Thanks for shedding light into this for me and possibly some others. By the way people since I mention Toyfare a lot, I seriously reconmend picking up a copy! It's a great mag for adult toy collectors!

    Gprime1! You are my new collecting buddy along with Stryder Wolfe! You guys are full of the good tips. I live about 45 minutes from Vancouver, I too have found at least 2 TRU's to be unhelpful, althought the langley location had at one point all of the Muppets... I just hestitated on buying them that day for some dumb reason.
  3. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    continued from above...

    Anyhow I called a couple of comic stores- Comic Scene in Surrey had Dr.Teeth, reg.Kermit and Piggy. The guy there gave me Teeth at $14 with tax included. Great deal. He is getting the others in Series 2 or so he says. Called Golden Age- my first place to call- no Bunsen. I think they tend to jack up the prices a little, but still I am getting desperate. EB's all had Kermit and Piggy (regular version) and the Guildford Mall had 3 exclusive Piggy's with long hair. I will check with Virgin to see if they still have the playsets... didn't know they sold the muppets. The playset is my big hunt for the moment as you may know that shipping for that baby is roughly around $16U.S - I am sure though that is reasonable considering the weight of the playset. I have preordered all of series 2! God bless EB for doing that! They are now my new muppet headquarters! This is so cool GPrime1 that you live in my area! We can give each other tips! Hope to hear more from you here! Welcome to the forum!
  4. GPrime1

    GPrime1 Well-Known Member

    What about ordering the Muppet Labs from EB? Can they still do that? Besides that, I've seen the Labs at Golden Age and Virgin for $50 a pop at both locations. Let me know if you see the Muppet CD that has yet to make it's way here!
  5. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    I still haven't checked out Golden Age and Virgin yet? Do you know if they have Bunsen? Gosh... he's the one to get it seems! I hear that is in due to the cool rabbit robot he comes with, almost like getting two figures for one price. I think the lab can still be ordered on the EB website... not sure though... Woops I just recalled that Golden Age doesn't have Bunsen.... anywhere else?

    As for the CD's arriving yet... I have only seen the DVD's not CD's sorry! The DVD's that I saw were at the Langley A&B sound. I don't have a dvd player cause I suck... so I didn't buy them, not anyway but soon. There was a few to choose from and each had 3 episodes on them. I am really excited cause a few cool fantasy movies are now on DVD! Labyrinth... The Neverending Story! and Legend! They all were great movies! Gotta get me a dvd player!
  6. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I just got the two Best of the Muppet show on VHS, since I too am without a DVD player..they rock :) especially the first tape with Mark Hammil, Paul Simon and ohh..I'm drawing a blank on the woman who was the guest in the third ep, but she was the girl from 1,000,000 yeas BC....

    the second tape is grat to, I recommend both!

    oh, and the CD is supposed to be out in Canada tomorrow! Form wht I hear, but I'm not sure what stores are carrying it..apparently HMV is NOT, but that might just be an employee error there and not true...

    but this is supposed to be about action figures...hmm..well, I got bunsen a long time ago in Toronto, and haven't really seen him since...the rabbit guy IS really cool...I was shocked that he had some basic articulation and everything...still, Dr. Teeth is my fav figure...so cool looking :D

    well, I don't know what else you can do..I think that the playset was pretty heavy on shipping...I paid around $50 CDN for mine, but I don't feel bad, because i had NEVER seen it in a store before I ordered it onine (of course, once I got it I saw it afterwards, but whatever..it is wel worth the 50 bucks!)

    so BC, how are you enjoying the figs you DID pick up already??? You must like them a lot since you're searching more!
  7. Prof Shubbly

    Prof Shubbly Member

    I agree BC, Toyfare is pretty good. Unfortunately, I put off picking it up until no stores in my area had any copies yet, so I'm going to have to go through the website and get it shipped to a friend in the States. Which isn't too bad, since I'll need him to pick up the other Vacation Fozzie exclusive, since it won't be available up here. Now I just need to find a good excuse to go visit him so I can avoid having to pay to get them shipped again.

    Prof. Shubbly
  8. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Oh no Prof Shubbly! That is terrible news that you didn't get a copy of toyfare. It is more sad to know cause my local Chapters store has several copies. The magazine has great pics of series 3 and 2 mixed together. Plus they have the "nekkid" Rowlf version pictured too. Why was he taken away... saddness fills my heart! Soon I hope we see him in the stores!

    Styder Wolfe! How's it going?
    Did I tell you guys that the Wolfe is a Canadian Collecting genius? Well he is!
    Anyhow to answer your question Wolfe, I do love my Muppet action figures! I want them all! Although I think I like the lab beaker better than the invisable version. Do any of you guys have both? If so what is better?
  9. the Mad Moose

    the Mad Moose Active Member

  10. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    yes! you are correct...thanks!
  11. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Hey guys I am finally getting my Lab playset on this Friday... if all is well! I start holidays that day too, so I'll have to celebrate. Maybe I'll take the beaker figure to the bar for a couple of drinks. That should definately get some looks! "Hey Bartendar! I'll have a rum and coke and the little plastic guy will have something with a bit of punch to it!"

    Thanks for the tips GPrime1!

    Hey have any of you managed to get your CD's yet? I am not even sure what songs are on it! Goes to show you that I am losing touch with the Muppet Community! Please forgive me everyone! Update people!! You guys rock! Oh... could that be because we are all Canadian folk?
  12. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Oh... one last thing! Just in case any non-Canadians post here or read this forum. We love you all too! Us Canadian folk have big hearts!

    Special thanks to:grail, Resident Lilly, and the Mad Moose for sharing the "goods" with us! We love you guys too! And appreciate your tips for us Canadian folk!

    Shucks, "I'm getting all sentimental here, I could almost sing, "We are the World!" Maybe "We are the Muppet World"!

    Chat later!
  13. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    did you already go to the bar? :D
    hehe..now I gotta take muppets to my bar tonight...****! hehehe....

    hmm..still haven't had a chance to look for the CD...gotta check the "merchandise"forum...
  14. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Sadly Wolfe, I didn't get to go to the bar tonight... I had to slave away and work. Although the good thing about work is, more money earned to buy more muppets! How about you, did you head out to your local bar with muppets in tow? Just one more day until I can go downtown and buy my Beaker lab! It's like counting down for Christmas! Then I will have to wait for Bunsen, and hopefully by that time Series 2 will have arrived.

    Oh that reminds me... EB had told me that Gonzo was arriving on the 25th... they never called... so I am thinking that the figures will arrive mid-late October... as mentioned before. I'll let you guys all know what happpens.

    Hey Wolfe, I see you know about the Ents too! Thank goodness I was starting to think that I am the only guy that reads!
    "Ho Hum!" to quote Treebeard!
  15. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    well, considering my screen name, ya gotta figure I'm a LOTR fan :) Yeah, i love ents! I've only got one LOTR figure (take a wild guess which!) but my girlfriend loves LOTR too, soI bought a few more for her...she's collecting those ones...

    yeah, october it is, it seems...I gotta go to EB and preorder the rest of wave 2 now that I've seen them all...did they specify to you on the preorder for gonzo that you could get the exclusive OR the regular version??

    Oh, as for the bar, no, I got too busy last night...maybe tonight instead...or maybe not...I am supposed to have band rehearsal tonight but it might end up cancelled....
  16. MahnaMahna

    MahnaMahna Well-Known Member

    I picked up all of my figures at EB ($12.99) and I got the playset there, too ($34.99).

    I was disappointed that TRU didn't have tuxedo Kermit, so I got the regular one instead. I did get the EB exclusive instead of the regular Piggy (it was $14.99, though).

  17. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Wolfe... I feel kinda silly... I would never had made the connection of "stryder" to LOTR... I feel so dumb... Stryder of LOTR is one of the more outstanding characters next to Frodo in both the movies and books.

    Girls into LOTR has spread everywhere... I think it is in due part to Viggo... When I saw the movie I dragged two reluctant girls with me for company. As soon as they saw Viggo on the screen, all I heard is "he's hot". Of course there is me all like, "Isn't the Balrog cool looking" and their reply is "I hope Viggo doesn't get hurt!"

    They ended up seeing the movie several times more just for him. Now they are just as hyped as I am about the upcoming TTT. I have to say that the Stryder figure was done very well. I think there is another version of him in the stores... meaning a new figure. I can't wait to see how Gollum is done... I heard they are trying or already have found a way to make his eyes seem to glow like in the movie.

    The lab playset should be mine today! I am so excited to go and buy it. Actually being the big kid nerd... I have been counting the days down all week. Once I buy it... then I can drink!
  18. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    well, I know what you mean about some of the girls, but mine is a big fan of the books long before the movies ever got made...and her favorite is gandalf....

    I went to the bar AFTER band rehearsal last night, but didn't bring any muppets :(

    I did have fun showing the other band guys muppet labs and stuff though :p
  19. Prof Shubbly

    Prof Shubbly Member

    Woohoo! My 2 invisible spray fozzies showed up last night, quite impressive since I ordered them very recently. Now I just have to wait for the WizardWorld Dr. Teeth I won off eBay to show up. I may be more, but my house will be full of Muppet-y goodness.

    Prof. Shubbly

    PS. Stryder, for some reason I had assumed that your name game from the old video game. Ah well, live and learn.
  20. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I've actually been called "Strider" since before the original video game came out...I changed it to be spelled with a "Y" after that to differentiate though...

    now I've seen it with a "Y" for so many years that it looks funny whe I read it with an "I"

    hmm..about invisable spray fozzie - can you still get him from the collector's club to ths day?

    also wondering if there is any way to get Tuxedo Kermit in canada?? (and I won't resort to ebay for ANYTHING)

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