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Canadian Collectors Support

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

  1. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Remember what I said about Gonzo when I was in China...he barely shoots out of the cannon at all. Safety tests are more rigid than ever and that is the best we can do.

    However, the brits will have a much stronger firing mechanism.

    The reason his helmet is not removable is because it does not really make the figure that different if the helmet comes off. You end up with a slightly different "head sculpt", in a manner of speaking, this way, like the EB Piggy.
     
  2. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    well, I thought it would be removable as well, but hinking about it, it wouldn't work with the hair on gonzo's head, so it makes sense...

    hmm...if you looked at the prices for the EB preorder of Gonzo, they were charging for the exclusive, not the regular. No problem if you only put down 5 dollars, but if you (like me) paid for the entire figure in advance, then took the non-exclusive, you'd be out 2 bucks...not that it matters too much anyway....

    The firing mecahnism being "unsafe" is such a dumb thing...don't get me wrong, I am in support of keeping kids healthy and safe, but certain things are just unneccesary. Oh well, I'm not too worried about firing gonzo far or not..rather that he didn't go TOO far anyway because I don't want him banging into walls and scratching his paint apps
     
  3. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    HI there guys! Stryder your last remark about Gonzo made me chuckle. I had a vision of him impaled in the wall after he had been shoot out of the cannon. I have no idea why I found that amusing.

    I know safety comes first when toys are designed. I can and can't really see what harm shooting Gonzo out the cannon would do compared to some of the other "projectile" toys that I have seen. In fact I have a jango Fett that shoots a missle, and man does that baby fly! Back to Gonzo and the cannon...
    I am happy that he comes packed with a cannon for an accessory, it looks great! And in most parts I probably won't be shooting him out of it that often. Maybe a few times...
    Oh well... A gonzo figure is enough to be happy about and no matter how far he shoots out or doesn't I am still happy to have a Gonzo figure!
     
  4. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Hey folks. Have any of you of recent heard when the Muppet Figures for Series 2 will arrive. Last week of October? First Week of November, now that they have started to ship?
     
  5. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    I'm goin g to guess 2nd week of Nov for canada, but hopefully sooner! I'll let everyone know as soon as I get a phone call from EB
     
  6. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    I am thinking the 2nd week of November too. I wonder if the location in Canada makes a difference as to when we will get them. Since I am nearest the coast, I think you'll get yours before I do, Stryder. I'll leave a post when I get the call from my EB too.
     
  7. trcrack

    trcrack New Member

    I preordered mine today from EB and was told Nov. 17 is the target. I'm in Calgary. Hope this helps.

    Ryan
     
  8. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Thanks Ryan! That did help!
    Now at least I have a new date to mark on the calendar for the arrival of the Muppet Figures. Are any of you guys losing your heads with excitement as much as I am?
    Oh one last thing... I haven't been to the comic stores lately. I was wondering if any of the Muppet Busts have been sighted by you guys here in Canada? If so how much are they retailing for?
     
  9. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    I haven't seen any yet, but I only go to one comic store and he doesn't stock much in the way of statues...
     
  10. Sideroad

    Sideroad New Member

    Ordering at EB

    I bought several of the series one figures at my local EB in St. Catherines ON, and they definately had the best price (12.99).
    In the last few months though this store has stopped carrying toys! Does anyone know if they will order them in anyway. I guess I'll go down and try to pre order them. My local comic shop carries the full line in good quantities but you have to buy quick and at full price. I Got my muppet labs playset at an EB in the Square One mall in Missasa... TO for 20% off in the summer while I was up there but I don't get there to often.
    I still don't know why they were giving 20% off toys though.
    Guess I might be making a road trip soon.
     
  11. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    the EB store may still order them in for you if you pre-order them and pay in advance. It's up to them, but they WILL have access to the figures from the EB warehouse. If they choose to not stock them though they don't have to. As far as the 20% off deal, I never heard of it in Scarboro...maybe it was just the one location trying to clear up some space or something....
     
  12. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Hey Sideroad! I see you're new here, So I would like to say it is great to see that there is yet another Canadian Collector out there! As Stryder said, EB should be able to order in series 2 for you. I had no problems with mine getting to order all of them in for me. I would reconmend paying a deposit as well as a show of good faith, and doing so is a guarantee that you will get your figures. Also I think that it will show you are a serious buyer, which is a good thing when Series 3 comes along and you pre-order again. All in all, good luck completing all of Series 1, if you haven't.

    I finally got my Bunsen a few weeks back. So now I have all of the regular series 1 figures. My rabbit had sticky ears though. I gave him a little shower in the sink and he still has sticky ears. Weird! I am thinking of looking for the Muppet Busts this weekend, if they are already out and for sale.

    Can't wait to get Series 2!
     
  13. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    sticky ears, eh? That's odd...Mine doesn't have sticky ears, but the paint got into one of his arm joints, and thus one of his arms isn't articulated. I guess I could force it, bu I'm scared to break it by accident...and it doesnt' bother me anyway, as I don't really use that arm for anything....
     
  14. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    My sticky eared rabbit has stiff arms too. Like yourself I am scared to try to force them to move, with the fear that they will snap off. Are they supose to be articulated?
     
  15. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    The arms rotate 360°.
     
  16. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Hey Walker! Very spooky... I was just reading one of your posts on the Palisades forum and then my computer notified me that you replied to my post here!

    I will give my rabbit's arms another try... maybe I am being a little to gentle for fear of snapping something. My Bunsen figure was a hard one to get, so I don't want to spoil anything. Thanks for the tip!
     
  17. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Oh my do I feel silly! I was turning the bolt part of the rabbits arms and not the little part on top of the bolt. So now my rabbits arms move! Hoorah! Still though he has "flimsy" or rather "delicate" arms that I am scared of breaking. He is a great extra to include with Bunsen, and I am impressed!
     
  18. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand New Member

    Muppet Labs

    bc-fraggle,

    I am from Edmonton and I can still get ahold of a Muppet Labs if you need one. It is $35 Can + 7% GST (no PST in AB). I could buy it for you and mail it to you if you want. I hate to see another avid Muppet fan/collector go without a vital piece to their collection.

    EB had one left (I was in last week on Tuesday) it might be sold now, but Muppets don't seem to be too high in demand here. Let me know.

    If I see a Bunsen I'll let you know. Happy Hunting.
     
  19. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    Acutally found out over the weekend that Silver Snail here in Toronto has all of the general release series 1 figures still. First time I'd seen a Teeth, Bunsen or Beaker in stores for ages. I think you can order online from them as well. The link is in the Thread on this page for Links (duh!) :)
     
  20. MahnaMahna

    MahnaMahna New Member

    I checked out EB and TRU up here in Barrie yesterday and the EB has regular and exclusive Piggy as well as a playset. TRU had Teeth, Bunsen and regular Piggy (these aren't leftovers, they're new stock). I hope warehouses are getting ready for Series 2!

    Mark
     

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