BB-8 Adventure Playset Base @ Retail

In a surprising toy find, Yakface reader Bryan K. sends in visual proof of finding the Galactic Heroes BB-8 playset that was shown on display back in February at New York Toy Fair.

We’ve been wondering whatever happened to this, and there had been speculation that it was cancelled.  But it’s been found at a Walmart store, and our assumption is you’ll start seeing these at retail in September.

Bryan also found this at the same store, but we’re not at liberty to share the image.

Personal Note:  Seeing that we know the upcoming Hasbro 3.75″ “Mega Playset” also turns into BB-8, an educated guess tells us that this thing is going to be similar to this Galactic Heroes toy.

  • robjoh

    Why are people in the forum saying this is cancelled? And here people are saying they’re finding it in stores. lol! Doesn’t look cancelled to me. Looks kinda fun actually.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    BB-8’s eye is a super laser.

  • Master Destructo

    Anyone know the MSRP for this? How much was it at Target?

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      I think $39.99 is the MSRP… someone else found one at Walmart and posted on our FB page the price sticker of $37.97

      • Paulskywalker

        That’s confusing then as a department store here has it for £99.99 and they don’t tend to hike up the price.

      • Thewatchmen/Seize9

        I found some this morning at Walmart in Miami…retail was $79

  • TheLastTrooper

    but y is a star destroyer in bb8

    • Paulskywalker

      That’s the surprise in the movie, BB8 is the star destroyer.

      • TheLastTrooper

        woah

      • Rivesjunctionite

        Just like R2 turned into the Executor in ESB. Total ripoff.

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  • Paulskywalker

    I saw this on the John Lewis yesterday for £99.99. https://m.johnlewis.com/star-wars-bb-8-adventure-base-playset/p/3297913

  • Alientek

    The ‘this’ that was found at the same store (that you are not at liberty to show the image) has been available on Walmart’s site for almost a week.

    • Emily

      What should I search for on the walmart web site. Thanks!

      • Alientek

        Hot Wheels Star Wars Millennium Falcon Playset

        Showing as store pickup only now.

  • 80sRobot
    • Tom P.

      Cool. Here’s hoping it gets a figure release. Even one of those Metal Collection figures would work.

    • Rivesjunctionite

      Interesting flat head

  • Boba Fettuccini

    Makes me wonder if it’s literally the same exact toy scaled up :p

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      I hope not but I bet the opening feature is similar.