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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Toy Collectors Club Newsletter - August 2012

Hello Collectors Club Member;

It’s been about a month since our last email and we wanted to share some things with you.

What’s in this month’s email blast?

  • Restock arrivals 
  • What’s happening in and around Calgary?
  • Tip of the Month
  • Fun Video (building a life-size Airfix model kit)
  • News 
Restock Arrived:
-12" figure collection many different from Civil War, Knights, Vikings, Military and more
    check out for pictures
-12" figure accesories many new hands, bodies, and clothing.
-Balsa and foam gliders for all ages!
-3 3/4" Star Wars Vintage figures, playsets and vehicles from a collection; most complete (loose boxed)
-4WD Miniracer kits and accessories to customize a mini R/C racer
-Diecast collection with Mopar and Nascar in 1:18 and 1:24
-various sized display cases. For 1:87, 1:64, 1:24, 1:18 and more. Most are
-items available at both stores in Calgary

What’s Happening?
We hear about clubs, events and other things that may interest you. As we can we post
them on the events page of our website.
-         Please let us know if you hear of any so we can post them!

Tip of the Month

-When aging clothing for 12" figures use fine grit sandpaper to rough up tears or
to create a 'worn' look (take the clothing off the figure first). Then put the clothing back on and
'dry brush' chalk or paint to create highlights (lighter colours where the light 'hits' the fabric)
and 'lowlights' (where the recesses of the fabric are). For blood stains use burgandy or
mahogany colours for added realism.

Fun Video
James May wanted to get big and small kids imagination going by building a life size Lego house!
Check it out and share what you think! 


Our next Airbrushing for Beginners class will be in October 2012. Please check out the
 events calendar on our website for more information. You can either email or call Valerie
to pre-book your space.

Do You Want To Share Your Knowledge With Others?
We are looking for people that would like to share their model railroading tips with others.
It can be in written form or a short video. You would get full credit and if your contribution
gets positive response and you become a repeat blogger for us we would like to share the reward.

Why Does Our Stock Level Look Thin?
We are making changes to both of our stores. We have a new logo, new look and we are
changing how we do things. Those of you that know Rob have experienced how Rob tends
to take things in a new direction from time to time.
Over the summer we are renovating our upstairs of our South store to have something new and
different. So please check out our Facebook page and watch our website for updates.
Late August and Early September you can expect to see new and restock in our plastic and
diecast sections.
We have been purchasing various Action Figure and other collectibles collections. From Barbie, GI Joe to Star Wars. So come by and watch the shelves as they fill out with New to Us Product and the NEW stock arriving starting in September!

Help Us Improve
We would love for you to share your comments and ideas (even the not so nice ones).
What do you want to see in upcoming emails and newsletters? What would you like to see
on our website, blog and/or our Facebook page? If we’ve done something you love let us
know so we can keep it up.
We want to become the Hobby Store that you want to visit so please share with us!

Please email this to a friend; they can join our Collectors Club too!

Thanks so much and we hope to see you really soon.
From Rob, Val and all the guys at Chinook & Hobby West

North Store: 2604 – 4th St. NW    Ph# 403-984-3438
South Store: 5011 Macleod Tr. SW    Ph# 403-243-1997

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