(RUMOR) TRU Canada And TRU U.S. Combine To Form...TRU NORTH AMERICA!

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(RUMOR) TRU Canada And TRU U.S. Combine To Form...TRU NORTH AMERICA!

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:01 am

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According to dak at Cybertron.CA:

"As of today, "Toys r' Us USA" has made a deal with "Toys r' Us Canada" to become one corporation, known as "Toys r' Us North America". Will this result in Canada getting exclusives that you can now only find in the USA?"

See the original thread here

Good news for all involved you would think! As of now this is our only source for the rumor, but when and if there is an official press release, we'll be sure to let you know here in the Seibertron.com Toy News!!
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Postby kirbenvost » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:05 am

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Now wouldn't that be nice. But we still don't have Target up here, so if this came about, would they make those exclusives available at another store here?
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Postby Sledge » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:06 am

Always good to see a new gestalt, but I wonder if they'll maintain tradition and have the new personality be stupider than it's components?
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Postby kirbenvost » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:10 am

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LOL, good question!

I wonder, if this happened, perhaps it would result in prices which more closely match the current US/CDN exchange rate? Figures here are disgustingly overpriced if you actually go and figure out the conversion.
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Postby City Commander » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:16 am

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Doubt it.


Watch Canada still get shafted. Only now their stock will get shifted to fill US stores too.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:16 am

This is only a good thing!

I've been saying we should take over Canada for years. Let the infiltration begin!
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Postby Galaxy_Convoy » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:59 am

About time. Hopefully this will mean quicker updates in stocks and waves at the stores, not to mention any exclusives that US TRUs have been hording.
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Postby Silver Galvatron » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:16 pm

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Postby Gutter Bunny » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:23 pm

wait doesn't tru canada also get some japanese stock items(i.e mp's)? was that just a dream? Is this one big ball of suck for everybody?
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Postby Starscream » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:51 pm

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Get your AMEROS ready!!!
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Postby Tigertrack » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:53 pm

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Slegde, I'm glad to see/hear that someone recognized my topic title as being worded very similarly to a G1 cartoon command from Megatron...

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Postby UltraPrimal » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:02 pm

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Why? We already get the TRU exclusives. They're just in very limited stock.
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Postby Sledge » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:12 pm

tigertracks 24 wrote:Slegde, I'm glad to see/hear that someone recognized my topic title as being worded very similarly to a G1 cartoon command from Megatron...

:)
I couldn't think of anything else. It was just such a G1 thing for someone to yell. I'd like to think the chairman of TRU actually shouted something similar. Possibly whilst incorporating a threat to a rival corporation.

"Our stores have a secret, Optimus Chairman Of Walmart! A secret that will rip your puny stores from the ground! Toys R Us USA, Toys R Us Canada, unite into... TOYS R US NORTH AMERICA!!!"
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Postby kirbenvost » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:35 pm

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Gutter Bunny wrote:wait doesn't tru canada also get some japanese stock items(i.e mp's)? was that just a dream? Is this one big ball of suck for everybody?


TRU Canada gets nothing available in Japan, we just get most of the US stuff.
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Postby Gutter Bunny » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:33 pm

kirbenvost wrote:
Gutter Bunny wrote:wait doesn't tru canada also get some japanese stock items(i.e mp's)? was that just a dream? Is this one big ball of suck for everybody?


TRU Canada gets nothing available in Japan, we just get most of the US stuff.



ahhhh so the desolate U.S. store and the even more baren Canadian store merge to form...an empty warehouse a.k.a. one big ball of suck.

gotcha, thx for clearin that up.
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Postby Arcadius-Prime » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:39 pm

That's good news! Our selection of Transformers here is pretty good but I'd like to see more G.I. Joe stuff, it's almost nil.
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Postby tom brokaw » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:42 pm

so what exactly does this mean now?
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Postby Autobot032 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:06 pm

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I hope the merger goes through.

On the one hand, Canadians might get better treatment.
On the other hand, if it's all one conglomerate, the Canadians and Americans will get new figures first. (Canada sometimes gets new figures before America sees them)

Plus special exclusives, etc.
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Postby Ballistic90 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:16 pm

Where is the source? They have no mention of where the original poster got it from.I was pretty certain that both TRU's ARE part of the same conglomeration, but simply different branches.
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Postby 1337W422102 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:42 pm

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Canada won't get anything out of this. Or, at the very least, Quebec won't. Either way, I still get screwed.

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Postby Tigertrack » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:31 pm

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Ballistic90 wrote:Where is the source? They have no mention of where the original poster got it from.I was pretty certain that both TRU's ARE part of the same conglomeration, but simply different branches.


Hence, the R-U-M-O-R tag. The source must be reputable enough for them to count it as news at Cybertron.CA. But as I said, rumor until we know more information, or see an official announcement.
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Postby Foallen » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:37 pm

We generally get the TRU exclusives in Canada. The only one I can think of that I never seen at a local store was the recent 10th anniversary Primal vs Megatron box set. We got all the commemeratives (sometimes before the US), and I think most others.
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Postby Ultra Markus » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:39 pm

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Canada? they also should include Japan, call it the TRU Trans-Pacific
That way we all will get Japans exclusives
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Postby Judge Deliberata » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:55 pm

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1337W422102 wrote:Canada won't get anything out of this. Or, at the very least, Quebec won't. Either way, I still get screwed.

Whatever.


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