|01-16-2008, 02:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
If the US has a store exclusive Joe..
Is it going to be exclusive to the same store in Canada? (assuming that store exists in canada)
I know that in other countries, they are sometimes mass produced for the market..
But I just don't know about Canada... and was curious.
|01-16-2008, 02:25 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2008
|01-16-2008, 02:43 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Oh.. i'm not from Canada. I was just curious
|01-16-2008, 03:27 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
(And yes, I know that Toronto is south of 49... )
To answer the original question: Maybe. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Remember that Canadian versions of companies are sepearate companies - Hasbro Inc and Hasbro Canada Inc are not the same company, TRU and TRU Canada are not the same company, etc. General policies stay the same, and the profits are generally returned to the main company - but they are different entities. So they need different contracts. A deal between Hasbro Inc and TRU has no impact on Hasbro Canada and TRU Canada. Sometimes they'll make a similar deal. Sometimes they won't.
These days it's seeming like "won't" is more and more common, though...
|01-16-2008, 05:07 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2004
The best answer is "Who knows?"
A few years back, the obvious answer was no.
Now however, things are weird.
Walmart Canada gets a good chunk of exclusives that Walmart US gets, but not always. Most notably was the recent Masterpiece Starscream. However a lot of the TF movie exclusives did show up.
TRU is apparently now one entity, legally, in Canada and the US so that should make for more exclusives. In the past few years there have been more and more exclusives showing up in TRU Canada, but not always (the Beast Wars Meg/Primal 2pack comes to mind).
As for Target, that is the strangest of all. The answer was always NO, but the 2 pack of Movie Bumblebee suddenly appeared at Zellers (rumored to have been bought by Target a little while back) when it was only a Target exclusive.
So the short answer is MAYBE!!!
|01-16-2008, 05:12 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
I heard on the Star Wars boards i frequent that TRU Canada usually gets the Target exclusives.
Some of them that is.
|01-16-2008, 05:18 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
FYI - TRU USA & TRU Canada have merged. They are now TRU North America.
As such, distribution of items that are typically at TRU should improve in Canada.
As far as Target Exclusives go....
I've heard something along the same lines...Target bought a few international retailers....
Whether or not that is true, I can't confirm.
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