Greetings Vic, thank you for the response to my comments. I'm pleased you took the time to address those points I brought up. It was indeed an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.
The price is $28.95 USD for the US, and $39.95 USD for Canada. At today's exchange rate, that's $55.25 CAD. I wish it could be lower, but the Canadian Postal Service doesn't let us take advantage of the special magazine postage rate that the US Post Office offers.
Thank you for a reasonable explanation. An $11 premium is something I can (well, have to) live with, given I live in Canada. As opposed to some organizations (hello, KB?) I am pleased to see that the fan club recognizes Canada is not on another planet (excuse the little side jab).
You're talking about the Official e-commerce site run by Wizards of the Coast - their license allows them to sell items to members and non-members alike. However, the Fan Club is now run by Paizo Publishing. Items on our site (starwars.paizo.com) are available to Fan Club Members only.
Well there you go. Now, here's my challenge to you as the new "owners" of the fan club. Offer me enough from the fan club, that I can get no where else and I'll not only join, but also renew my membership in future. You'll see my membership shortly given the scenario that I face with the Silver Fett. Inevitably, it will be cheaper for me to join the fanclub than to head off to the secondary, non-collector market to get the Fett. But I will be watching you in the future
For those of you who have reservations about joining the Fan Club because of past experience, please be aware that it's under new management, and we've been working hard to make it the best it has ever been. We've brought back the membership kit for the first time in years; we brought back Bantha Tracks quarterly for members only; we've increased the amount of collecting content in the magazine, including a regular "Toybox" column, where, this month, Hasbro's Andy Espenshade revealed the first photo of the Unleashed Boba Fett. We've been working hard to deliver more fan interactivity, which you'll read about soon right here at jedidefender.com. We hear every day that the Insider is better than ever, and we're working to make it even better than that.
And a good start that is. Hopefully this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship