• Bombadgungan

    Well, personally I’ve never seen Ackbar, Resistance Rey, unmasked Kylo Ren or FO Stormtrooper Officer “heavy gunner”, so I guess it’s all a mater of perspective. I know for a fact that the Walgreens around here do NOT stock full cases. They get broken up at the DC and send out a few to each store. Target was the same way up until I believe TFA when they began sending full cases again. I think it is a combination of that Han Solo figure being in high demand as well as the final waves of TFA (wave 4 on) not seeing as wide distribution as the earlier waves.

  • Barney Dunn

    I sensed Rogue One would be on clearance before the holidays and before the film came out around Force Friday and lo and behold I saw Rogue One 6 inch and 3.75 figures on clearance at Target and Walmart today. I suspect Hasbro is not hitting sales targets this time around. They may plan rolling back supply for Episode VIII.

    • Bombadgungan

      What is your definition of “on clearance”? On clearance as in Red Tag Clearance stickers on the product and it all moved to the clearance end cap at the back of the aisle? I would have to say this is a very isolated case and that your store screwed up. Now if you simply mean they had them on sale, well yeah, of course. There are sales on all kinds of product everywhere you look this time of year.

  • SID

    BTW Barnes & noble has the displays with buy one get one 50% off all SW toys in store members get extra 10% on top so I was able to get ahsoka’s for $13.50
    the sale lasts until Sunday 27th (today).
    also Walgreens has the same wave for those desperate.

    • Darth Janus

      Have you noticed if B&N has the SW samurai figures?

      • General Hux

        I’ve seen them there.

      • SID

        yup.

      • Bombadgungan

        Yes, I’ve seen the Stormtrooper there.

  • Bombadgungan

    I saw this pallet display for myself on Black Friday over in the boys apparel dept. I went maybe 3 hours after the store had opened and the display was untouched except for maybe some roleplay purchases. I can report the same as everyone else; TBS 6″ wave 6 rev. 1 (Ahsoka, Kanan, Luke, Jango, FO Stormtrooper, FO Flametrooper), Rogue One 3.75″ wave 1, RO versus packs, lightsabers, Chewbacca masks, 12″ interactive figures, yada yada.

    Over in the regular toy aisle I did happen to find wave 2 of Rogue One 5POA. Just a few pieces, maybe 1 case worth. I got Jyn (Jedah), Cassian “parka”, Chirrut Imwe, new Rey and also TFA Han (the first time I’ve ever seen this figure in the wild!). They also had RO Darth Vader which I passed on for now. Does anyone know if this is a new sculpt? I forget. Missing were Director Krennic and Rebels Leia. I also scored Titanium Krennic’s Shuttle and at Walmart The Death Star.

    • SID

      congrats on the Han Find. Since stores (all even Walgreens/rite aid) have been getting random cases of these figures I’ve been searching literally every store I can think of missing Han half a dozen times. Lol

      • Bombadgungan

        Does Rite Aid carry Star Wars still? I haven’t been there in maybe 2 or 3 years.

        I don’t think these drug stores get in full cases. I believe they break case at their warehouse and just ship a few random figures at a time out to stores, so it would be very easy to miss Han. I did stumble upon a Tasu Leech at Walgreens maybe a month ago, so it’s all a matter of timing.

        • SID

          Rite aid does. Often finding remains of ackbar and Jedi rey waves… But never that damn Han solo or the final kylo wave which I’ve never ever seen anywhere

          • Darth Janus

            The Han wave was around the Boston area for a brief time last February. I never saw Han or Rey again since then. Just the occasional Hassk Thug.

          • SID

            btw now have 2 extra carded ackbar’s if you need them.

        • SID

          most have REX wave it seems after going to everyone I see.

          • Bombadgungan

            Yeah, that’s the one case that seemed to ship well here. Mostly to Target.

      • SID

        once again Hassk thug x2 nothing else @ target. Soooooo tired of this happening. WTF like 15th time this has happened. Why couldn’t they have just had SOLO 2 packed with Chewbacca like the old mission series line. TFA line was a huge fail.

        • Bombadgungan

          Well Han Solo (x2) is in the same case as Hassk Thug, so I’m guessing your just missing them. Sorry man! I hope you find him soon. I didn’t find mine until Black Friday.

    • Darth Janus

      Vader is a new sculpt. I like it, but they didn’t paint his eye lenses red. How is the Titanium Death Star? I’ve been looking for that one.

  • Sith Lord Jacen

    send them back to Hasbro and tell them to send Original Trilogy figures that will sell. The stores are still fill of TFA garbage nobody wants,,and Rogue one will be the same. The Snowtrooper / At-At driver wave will never hit the shelves.

  • Matthew

    Also, I think they are buy one get one 1/2 off

    • Bombadgungan

      Yes they are. That was a nice surprise at checkout.

  • Chuck McMenamin

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bd0c1e8f52516e0d90f5bdb51b8288048393313f4ace270ce8210b4fa74a1c70.jpg

    My store’s pallet had 2 of each figure from Ahsoka wave 6″, Wave 1 3.75″ Rogue 1 and wave 2 VS. packs
    We received 4 cases of Space/Jungle Han/Hassk/Rey Jedi wave

    • Bombadgungan

      Resistance Rey? Ooo!

      I’m not sure how to interpret those case markings; “W1 16”. Wasn’t the Han/Hassk/Rey wave Wave 4?

    • Bombadgungan

      Maybe this is 2016 wave 1, i.e. TFA wave 4?

      • Chuck McMenamin

        It’s the TFA wave with Han, Resistance Rey and Hassk Thug

  • Matthew

    I think I may have an extra Ackbar if anyone needs

    • General Hux

      I’ll have to pass but @bombadgungan:disqus may be interested!

      • Bombadgungan

        Hey, thanks for throwing my name in the mix Hux. I’d be all over that, but a friend has already hooked me up. The Ackbar sized hole in my collection has been filled.

        • Rob Redahl

          Don’t forget Resistance Rey, I’ve filled your Rey hole as well.

          …yes I’m aware of how that sounds.

          • General Hux

            HIS Rey hole?

            Don’t you mean HER Rey hole? (as in Rey’s)

            Okay, I’ve gone too far…

          • Rob Redahl

            You, Sir, have a filthy mind.
            Good work.

          • Bombadgungan

            So much catchier than #wheresrey.

          • General Hux

            #FillYourReyHoles is trending.

          • General Hux

            My mind can stray off the beaten the path…And not in a good way.

          • Darth Janus

            You can never go to far.

          • Bombadgungan

            Ah yes. Thank you!
            I just picked up RO W2 (hood up, unmasked) Rey to momentarily fill my Rey hole. But yeah, I needs me some Resistance Rey. 🙂

            Did you also say you had a 5POA unmasked Kylo Ren and TBS 3.75 Phasma waiting in the wings?

          • Rob Redahl

            Yes indeed.

    • Kraig Mclaughlin

      Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time…

      I’d completely forgotten about that wave. Hopefully I will find an Ackbar, Tasu Leech, Resistance Rey. All of which I have never seen on a peg.

  • General Hux

    They showed up about 2 weeks ago in Northern Illinois, first time I’ve seen the Ahsoka wave.

    Here’s hoping the Ackbar TFA wave is in there, I STILL don’t have that wave.

    • Bombadgungan

      For the most part I’ve given up on seeing the TFA Ackbar 5POA wave. However, Target mysteriously still has pegs for the snow/desert and jungle/space figures in their planogram, so who knows.

  • Kraig Mclaughlin

    Yay…
    The wave that mysteriously showed up a few weeks ago at Target on clearance. I had never seen them before until they showed up by the dozens in a clearance rack. Hopefully they won’t stall future waves like Old Ben and Leia.

    • Bombadgungan

      Well if they were marked down for clearance they will probably sell just fine. We are in the busiest shopping season of the year after all.

      • Kraig Mclaughlin

        Problem is (and it’s Hasbro distribution at the core I’m sure) they are back to full price now. On the current pegs I see a few TFA Snowtroopers and flametroopers alongside the RO figs, that a few weeks ago were marked down to 10 bucks, now back up.
        The plus side for Target I’ve noticed, as someone mentioned, the DPCI for RO 5POA figs is different for TFA, so at least that won’t hold up new waves of figs, and will sell along side the others.

        • Bombadgungan

          OK, I see what you’re saying. In my area they clearanced TBS 6″ in the weeks before Rogue Friday. We really didn’t have a whole lot at my local Targets to get rid of, but taken as a whole, including all retailers around town, there were definitely a surplus of FO Snowtroopers and Flametroopers, so I think those most likely have the potential to clog things up.

          I was under the impression that wave 6 (Ahsoka/Kanan/Luke, etc.) hadn’t made much of an appearance at retail prior to Rogue One rolling out. And your first comment seems to support that. I realize we may all be anxious for the next RO wave and the OT mixed wave, but why are we bemoaning the earlier wave that is just now making itself widely available? I for one was thrilled to get farmboy Luke and Ahsoka. I wasn’t planning on picking up Kanan, but once I saw it in person I changed my mind. Even Jango Fett I believe will sell well. It’s only those aforementioned troopers that I feel aren’t resonating with people or were just plain overproduced.

          • Darth Janus

            What do you think of Farmboy Luke? I was disappointed in the figure. They had a great ANH Luke head sculpt from the X-Wing figure, so they should’ve used that. The material for his shirt doesn’t seem right or fit well. Also, they should’ve included a stormtrooper belt and gun.

          • Bombadgungan

            Sorry, I haven’t had a chance to open him yet. Maybe today? My initial reaction was some disappointment. I was really hoping he’d be great, but he turned out more mediocre. I do love that X-Wing Luke. Both the headsculpt, deco and figure as a whole. I think the underlying headsculpt is there on farmboy Luke, it’s just the less than stellar paint apps not bringing it to life. The tunic is rather shapeless and not detailed enough or of a coarse enough fabric. And yes, a few more accessories would have been great to have; a floppy hat and sniper rifle or like you mentioned, Stormtrooper belt and Imperial blaster.

          • Darth Janus

            X-Wing Luke is actually one of my favorite 6″ figures. I was just looking at some of the early figures from wave one and two. Those first two waves were almost perfect. Only Artoo’s size and Leia were disappointing. I forgot how beautiful Boba Fett is. I really like Han too. His likeness is definitely off, but the figure is basically perfect otherwise. And it looks enough like Han that you know its him. With the Stormtrooper belt and gun and an extra set of hands, that’s the standard they should’ve stuck with for this line.

  • Professor Fate

    yeah, I saw an open display today at my local target here in fresno. it contained the ahsoka wave which is kanen, farmboy luke, snow trooper. as for rogue one it had the big figs, like the death troopers. it also had the Chewbacca masks.

  • Matthew

    They have Ahsoka wave BS6inch on it