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well, looks like I'm off to Zellers tomorrow to check.  sweet. 

Off Topic / Re: Target buying Zellers leasehold interests
« on: January 13, 2011, 10:02:32 PM »
Quote from: "ARROW"
If Target properly manages the stores they take over, I think it will ultimately be a good thing over the long term.

Zellers stores often look like a hurricane hit them, the toy departments are typically the worst of all. I have found Target stores to be well laid out, and almost always very clean and presentable.
In most of my visits to the Target chain, I have purchased something ( almost always toys) so their selection and stocks on hand have been just great for me.

But those are stateside, and the Canadian versions of these stores can well be a different animal.
In the short term ( first 5 years), I suspect this could benefit Cdn consumers because you can just bet Walmart will react to their presence here. I would expect competitive ....nay, aggressive pricing on a lot of being one category of them.

Here's the thing though.......if Target runs and stocks these stores just like Zellers did, with the same goods.......and not the way Target handles brands stateside--then these stores will be kaput by 2020, at the latest. If all they offer is more of the same, then Walmart will beat these guys clean.
If they give the , ahem..........for lack of a better phrase, "Target experience" to us up here, then they might just stand apart enough from places like Walmart to build their own brand and succeed. ( I have always found Target Stores to be very different to shop in, they are distinctly different from other chains, I find.)

As far as us toy collectors go......honestly, I don't see Target offering much beyond the major brands anyway--stuff that we can get in just about any store. Exclusives.........I think are a pipe dream, unless Target decides to handle products in both Canada and the USA under the same veil.
Obviously chains like TRU and Walmart still treat their stores in separate countries as if they are practically completely separate chains only sharing the same name. Its still hit-and-miss as to what we get.

Very well said.   I know the Zellers in Stratford has been hurting for quite some time, so time will tell if this is a good thing or bad with Target's buy out.    Though I still miss Consumers......

The \'Show\' Room / Re: My Man Cave Part II
« on: November 21, 2010, 01:45:09 PM »
Looks really good and well thought out.   ( on a side note, it also reminds me that I must dust my entire toy room... sooner rather than later.)  :lol:

Off Topic / Re: Your help is needed.
« on: September 09, 2010, 09:43:36 PM »
Donation sent. 

JoeCanuck Trading Cards / Re: Trading Card Want List
« on: September 02, 2010, 08:23:39 PM »
delete this nuthin to see here.... :shifty:

My Fave is the 1988 Toxo Viper.   

I'm going to say it is intentional, so that they didn't have to print 50 different cards.   It is just stating that this particular toy is 1 of 50

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: Post your Con haul!
« on: August 08, 2010, 01:51:31 PM »
I got the Con set
The Blue Snake  ( wasn't planning to stay, but I'm glad I did)
Duplicate of the canuckleheads, signed by Jason
Larry and Zach's autographs

An Arcee statue and a Sigma Six figure I needed.

I didn't really need a whole lot this year:)

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: what set number did you get? 2010
« on: August 08, 2010, 01:49:00 PM »

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: 2010 CJC Vehicle Debut : THE HAILSTORM
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:09:18 PM »
Quote from: "pluv"
Awesome sauce.

With a side order of Awesome!

Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion / Re: 2010 CJC Box & Comic Debut
« on: August 03, 2010, 05:16:33 PM »
Looks good.  I look forward to reading the comic as well.

Off Topic / Re: Anyone interested in a Canuck-Verse Mini-bust?
« on: July 31, 2010, 01:12:00 PM »
Also voted.

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