Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:33 AM
Been a long time since I post here at least. Going to post some updates and stuff since the last post here:
(1.) For those who like to Price Match: It looks like Zellers has now changed their price matching policy. Before, they use to allow price matching in "##% Off" sales(Example: 10%, 5%, etc). However, when I tried to price match for a Transformers toy using a Toys R Us(TRU for short) Flyer to take advantage of a TF sale, they wouldn't allow the price matching. I ask to speak to the manager, and he told me that while they may have allowed % Off sales in the past, since approx a month ago, their Head Office sent a memo out saying that they will no longer do % Off sale. Instead, they can only do as he quoted "Dollar For Dollar" sales or rather "Price as advertised" so long as the item is the same regular price as their's(If the regular price is lower Zellers, then they defently won't. If the regular price is higher than Zellers though, I don't know). I decided not to pick up the TF toy. Disappointed as I used to be able to do price matching at Zellers from TRU or Wal-mart Flyers on the Zellers Exclusive stuff, espeically on stuff like "30% Off" sales. Can't get mad at it though, as they do have the right to change the Price Matching policy whenever they feel like it, but if that's the way they want to pay, so be it.
(2.) New 4" Spider-man figures are out, incluing Lizard(Classic look), Shocker, Scorpin(Ultimate verison I think), and a couple of Spidey Variants(Black Costume Show Attack with Armour, Webzooka, and Space Crusader). As well, there appears to be some new vehicles with a figure for the 4" line as well, including some new Zoom And Go(Such as a new motocycle, and a cart like vehicle), a Spidey Coptor, 2 new land car like vehicles, and a new large vehile that splits into 3 seperate vehiles(A small car, hovercraft, and I think a plane/jet of some sort. Plus, the spoiler becomes a glider for the figure).
I should note that for those who are picking up the single 4" Spidey figures, when I price scanned them at Zellers the last time I was there, it seems they've now up the price to around $15!!!! Course that could only be at the Zellers I was at.
(3.) For Transformers: Dark Of The Moon new stuff:
- The Zellers(Target in the U.S.) Exclusive Transformers: Dark Of The Moon movie toys are now out at Zellers, as each of them comes with a mini comic book. So far, I've only seen the Deluxe Class toys in see through plastic and Cybetronion tattoos(Bumblebee, Arcee, Jazz, and Space Case) for around $16, and Voyager Class toys(Ratchet and Starscream) for around $28.
- The Wal-mart Exclusive toys are now out at Wal-mart, which includes a Voyager Class Opimtus Prime And Deluxe Commettor 2 pack for around the $30 price range, Deluxe toys(Optimus Prime with Mech Tech weapon that transforms from a blaster into an ax, and racing verisons of Bumblebee and Sidearm Sideswipe) for around $15(Which I think is almost a $1 cheaper than Wal-marts price of the regular DOTM Deluxe toys), and a Legends Class 3 pack(Repaints of Revenge Of The Fallen's Soundwave and Bumblebee, with Classics G1 Rodimus as and extra figure) which is around the $15-$20 price range.
- Ultimate Mech Tech Optimus Prime(A large Prime toy with a trailer that combines to form a "Butterfly" looking armour) is now out for around $100.
- For the Mech Tech Voyager class toys, I've saw for the 1st time Sentinel Prime, and a repainted Opimtus Prime that comes with a weapon that transforms from a blaster to an ax.
- New Deluxe Mech Tech toys, including Booster Bumblebee, Thundercracker, Lazerbeak, etc.
- Leader Class Mech Tech Ironhide(Love that when you pull down the leaver on his chest, and the gantalnting machine gun pops out of his chest). I don't know or remember if there is another new Leader Class toy or not.
(4.) The Wal-mart Excluisve 4" Green Lantern Movie 2 packs are now out for around $15, as each 2 pack has a GL and a Guardian in each set, with 6 sets to collect according to the packaging. So far, I've only seen sets with Hal Jorden, Sinestro, and Kiliwog.
(5.) Don't know if these are Wal-mart Exclusives or not, but the GL Action League 3 packs are now out for around $13 each. So far, there are 3 sets as each comes with a Hal Jorden figurine. 1 set is Hal with Guy Guradianer and John Stweart, Hal(With electricity on chest) with Sinestro and Tomor-Re, and Max Charge Hal(Green see through plastic) wiht White Lantern Sinestro and Kilowog.
(6.) Wave 2 of both the 4" Basic and Deluxe Captian America: The First Avenger is now out. Basic Wave 2 includes Movie verisons of Red Skull and Cap, Comic Book verisons of Bucky Cap, U.S. Agent, Captain Britian, Crossbones, and Arctic Cap. Deluxe includes huge flamethrower weapon Hydra Soilder, and Night Attack Cap(Repaint of the 1st Wave Cap with a gilder jet pack that fires a sheild). I think there maybe also be a new vehicle with a 4" figure as well(A aircraft of some sort), but I'm not sure.
(7.) Mattel's 6" WWE FelxForce: Smash Scenes is now out, and depending on the store, they range from $20-$25. These FelxForce figures come with a large breakable accessory for the figure to either smash, throw at, smash into, or smash someone into. The large accessories includes a spotlight(Which I think can be customized into a Bat Signal), trash bin/box, and computer/commentator consule(Could be used as a computer consule in a base, lair, maybe the Batcomputer, but to be fair, I'm not sure if it's in proper 6" scale. Maybe for 4" or 5" figures).
(8.) Noticed some new Mcfarlane Halo Reach toys, including single figures, and 3 packs.
(9.) In regurds to some new Mega Blocks toys:
- They now have a Need For Speed line, as it so far includes some small and medium size vehicles.
- Some new Halo toys are now out, as they now are using a blue boarder on the packaging instead of black. Also, Wave 3 of the Halo Mini-Figures are now out, as the packaging for these are orange(These are those single figures that are in a packaging in which you don't know what you are getting until you open it).
- They now have some new Marvel stuff as well, and a new style of packaging for them, in which you can store the figure in the plastic cap of the packaging for storage. There are sets for Iron Man, Spider-man, and Captian America, as both Iron Man and Cap have the Movie Avengers Assemble logo on them. Should note that it looks like the Iron Man sets maybe re-releases in the newer style packaging, but I can't say for sure.
(10.) In Toronto's Underground PATH system, a store call You Send Me has the 4" SDCC 2010 Exclusive Movie Spider-man figure for around $13 regular price. I should also note that the comic book store Planet X currently has a sale on this figure for the month of August for around $10(Regular at Planet X is around $20).
(11.) There are some new 1:64 scale Basic Hot Wheels 2011(Costs around $1.50 in regular retail) vehicles now out, including the basic verison of the Orange Hal Jorden 1971 Dodge Challanger(2011 New Models Car# 24/50) which has the movie GL logo on the packaging.
(12.) Although I've yet to see it myself, I've hard that the TRU Exclusive Masterpice Rodimus toy is now out, as it's regular price is between $65-$70.
(13.) The 4" Marvel Univerise 3 packs are now out in both regular retail and comic book/collector toy stores, which includes Modern X Force, Fantastic 4, and Classic Avengers. In regular retial, the sets seem to be around $25.
(14.) So far only at comic book and collector toy stores, I've seen Wave 2 of the 4" Thor Movie line, which includes the Warriors 3, redeco Odin, King Loki, and variant Helment Thors.
(15.) Wave 1 of Mattel's 6" Batman Legency line is now out in both retail and comic book/collector toy stores, which includes singles and 2 packs. In regular retail, the singles cost around $21, while the 2 packs are around $42.
(16.) I don't know if it's Wave 5 or Wave 6, but either 1 of those waves from the 4" G.I. Joe: Pursuit Of Cobra is now out in regular retail, which includes Blowtroch(Classic colours so far), General Hawk, Helment Cobra Commander in a jacket, Steel Brigade, Cobra Trooper, and Jungle B.A.T. As well, although this was back in early July 2011, Winners(And maybe Marshells) got the Pursuit Of Cobra Wave 3 Alpha Class vehilces with 4" figure for around $10, which included the Joe Armour Cycle, and H.I.S.S. Scout, though you may never know if they will restock or not.