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Ordering a Resin Blaster Kit to Canada

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:20 am    Post subject: Ordering a Resin Blaster Kit to Canada Reply with quote

Hey there,

I am a new member to the forum, currently putting together a Fringe costume which will be evident in the following topic about ordering blaster kits:

I have been considering a DL44 kit from 'Doopy-Doos' --which has been recommended to me by a local 501st friend.

http://www.doopydoos.com/star-wars-dl-44-dl44-han-solo-anh-prop-blaster-kit-1666-p.asp

I had only one initial concern preventing me from placing an order:

Canadian customs? (Hence posting this topic here.)

I sent Doopy-Doos an Email a while ago asking "If their Canadian customers ever had such problems getting kits past customs" but they have yet to reply.

Does anyone know about or have experience successfully ordering a doopy-doos kit into Canada?

Just looking for a bit of confirmation before I go ahead with an order. Better safe than sorry.

Thanks!
-Zac MH
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never ordered from the myself, but I know plenty of people who have, and I don't believe they have any issues.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be fine. I've ordered from them 3 times. Make sure to ask them to label it as a "plastic model kit" on the customs form.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A resin kit should be fine.
but I would avoid shipping a painted or realistic looking blaster into Canada.
The Canadian firearms act states that replica firearms are a prohibited item.
Replica firearms, even if they don't work can be confiscated by customs.
My fear is that a customs agent will look at a blaster and think it looks too much like a firearm that could be potentially used in the commission of a crime.
Of course to us it looks like a Star wars prop but to the general public that isn't familiar with firearms they might think it's real.
kinda sucks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive had a boba fett replica, a sandtrooper bfg replica, both shipped into canada without problems. hasbro e11 and a doopydoo kit or three also no problem.

there's an issue with certain makes and models, usually associated with the third reich, ie broomhandle pistols, lugers, etc., that are confiscated and destroyed. if its labelled as a toy, collectable, prop, museum resin model, should be no issues.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you had all these shipped without problem (especially the boba fett replica) then maybe I shouldn't be so paranoid Smile
nice to hear.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 7 'Master Replicas' blasters shipped to Canada with no problems.
(2x HanANH; 2xLukeESB; 1xHan ESB; 2x Rebel Trooper).

granted, these are a licensed product , c/w Lucasfilm logo on the box,
sold through licensed dealers (like ToyNK and Entertainment Earth).

only one package was ever opened/scrutinized by Canada Customs.
they opened the box.. they didn't seem to care.. it passed inspection.

(I was kinda choked that they opened by 'MISB' sealed item Razz
but I understand the need for scrutiny/security in a post-9/11 world,
so I forgive them for being paranoid).


--> in my experience, the ban on replica firearms,
does not include Replica "Ray Guns" from a Hollywood Movie Wink

((SW guns are not firearms, by any stretch of the imagination.
they are replica "movie props")).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I had a toy DL44 shipped in no problem... it was labelled as a toy, but since this was from 1983, it was actually black and had no orange (I believe that is needed to comply with the laws in Canada today). I had no problem.

But, this topic does raise a question that has been bugging me: My forthcoming X-wing application will include a DL44.

As is obviously needed for RL approval, all obvious signs that would make the blaster a "toy" have been removed... at a casual glance - or more than a casual glance - it looks a lot like a Mauser C96 (aka "broomhandle"), just with a muzzle flash suppressor and a scope.

When / where are RL members allowed to carry these replica blasters? is there ever any issue or problem?

wondering...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the event.

In general most organizers have no problem with, and even encourage, replica weapons.

Other times, it is best to leave them at home. It is one of the questions we ask the organizers when they request an appearance.

A blaster for a pilot is optional in any case. None of the pilots in A New Hope had one, so with or without, you will be good.
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