Walmart Exclusive 3.75″ Black Series Confirmed

Hollywood Reporter gets in on the scoopage with their exclusive Hasbro toy news for Force Friday. They announced a couple 6″ Black series items (Ackbar/First Order Officer and a cool First Order Stormtrooper with a ton of gear) but also the confirmation that Walmart will be offering 3.75″ Black Series figures* of Luke Skywalker, Resistance Tech Rose, First Order Executioner and Elite Praetorian Guard!

  • Darth Bre

    I will certainly pick these up, though worry we are seeing the same character designs across 5poa, multipack and sa all at the time again and all competing. So I expect peg warmers and delays again to later waves if these start to drag as people wait for the SA ones. They really need a more diverse range at the start, with maybe a few aliens (Asty with new head and removeable helmet)/ droids/ generic fo officers or resistance troopers ( removeable helmets and no banana visors).

    There were plenty of options in the trailers and perhaps Hasbro need to push Disney to release a wider design range of lesser troops/ back grounder designs etc so they can get them ready in advance.

  • Barney Dunn

    Walmart had no 6 inch figures at all. None. Only the 3.75 figures. No Rathtar set or any vehicles. A lot of lego and one Leia POP.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      I went to 2 Walmarts. One had 3.75 5poa stuff and nothing else. The other had a ton of 6inch and Funko.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    These were not at the Walmart’s near me.

  • russ

    I got the ashoka erg lando wave Rogue Friday last year. I have a feeling they will be there tonight.

    • Pete

      That’s my thinking as well – I hope the back-log of TFA Black Series figures doesn’t adversely affect this.

    • Cody Brown

      People found the Ahsoka and ERG wave weeks before Force Friday being accidentally set out, yet there hasn’t been a single report of these figures being seen, I’m not saying it’s impossible for them to be there but I definitely wouldn’t plan on it

  • LaurenceQuint

    If I wanted racist comments in toy discussion threads, I’d just go back to JTA.

    Sigh…

    • AllThePowa

      If you’re talking about Rose going to be a peg warmer. That’s not racist.

      • I think it was something about illegal alien workers (from the outer-rim)

    • Bombadgungan

      My question is, do I still have the right to dislike a character that is of a different ethnicity than myself? Or would that be considered racist? And who knows, Rose may turn out to be a deep, dynamic and extremely likable character. I guess we’ll see.

  • LaurenceQuint

    So does anyone know if these are going to be available tonight???

  • JohnMorog

    I very much hope to get my hands on these…

    • JohnMorog

      Who even knows if they’ll be available tomorrow though. :/

  • General Hux

    They look awesome!! Rose is the weak figure out of the wave though.

    • CT-7567

      Yup. I can’t believe they’d make her in TBS instead of Rey. Do you think the these will be out tonight or tomorrow?

      • General Hux

        I don’t see them making it out tonight but who knows? These press releases are very scatter brained.

        • CT-7567

          How’d you do, Hux? I just got home. WAY too much stuff coming out right now.

          • General Hux

            Wasn’t able to get Luke…That was a major bummer, still had a fun time though.

          • CT-7567

            Sorry to hear about Luke. Try Target. Walmart was abysmal. I didn’t go to TRU, but I heard horror stories of not enough product and not even having the Pop T-shirts. They were apparently taking people’s names and addresses to mail them the shirts later. 😛 Targets in my area had pretty much everything. Did you get the other 5poa figures? Paige was the first one I opened. Very nice , just wish she had a holster.

          • General Hux

            The same thing happened to me with the shirts, they took my name and number and I’ll get it later, pretty lame. I got most of the 5POA figures and plan on getting the rest later, not in any hurry.

    • LaurenceQuint

      That Rose figure looks great, even though the outfit is a little bland. I think it’s awesome that a new character is getting such prominent treatment. I’m sure Rey is on her way…

  • Mother_Talzin

    Why are we getting Rose before TFA General Leia? Werent we told Luke and Leia were both being released?

    • Alexis Lasek

      Leia was released (in a blue dress) so confused, you do know these are the 3 3/4 figures right?

      • Mother_Talzin

        I’m not talking about Leia in her ball gown – GENERAL Leia with her vest, ya know, the primary outfit from TFA.

  • Doctor Hans Reinhardt

    I predict weeks of wading through thousands of Rose figures in the hopes of finding a Luke.

    • SID

      Took the words right out of my mind. That figure looks “not great” with all the articulation. The 5poa I saw yesterday looks better.

      • Doctor Hans Reinhardt

        Plus who cares about the character?

        • SID

          First time I heard of her was an eye roll… Seeing I was just baffled. I mean why? Won’t be surprised if she adds nothing. She (an her sister… of course Disney) seem to be yet another minority cash grab nothing seemingly more. After all we can go PC but yet again in Hollywood a black character doesn’t get a similar “love interest”.

          • Pieter Ketelaar

            Wow, just wow.

          • Mufang

            Sorry, I’m excited to get the Rose action figures. I don’t see having minorities as being a cash grab, the word minority kind of explains it. At least she is a new character. I’m not that excited about all the Finns and Poes who don’t look that different from the TFA figures that warmed the pegs.

          • SID

            I will be. I’m sure army building her. Since she is mid sized and female which SW always has needed more of. Growing up having only Leia (no EU thank you) was boring and unrealistic. But now 40+ years later to have it be in overdrive is a bit much. I love characters and who knows I might love all of these new ones once I see the movie either way I’ll have the figures. Cuz SW is SW the more the merrier. Its just reality that some corporation is manufacturing all these agendas and pointed sales cuz its all product anyway For every single person to buy into.

      • Mother_Talzin

        I agree, the basic figure looks better – Rose is going to be the new Finn in the TBS line.

        • SID

          Its like a bull’s-eye. I hope she puts in a good performance because people can be cruel. So when a character divides expectation… It better atleast have a cool costume.

        • Where does that leave Finn?

          • Mother_Talzin

            To gather dust for another year. WM should have cleared out the remaining figures at 75% off or more, not brought the remaining stock up to full price – that will only prevent the TLJ figures from being stocked.

          • Well as long as he isnt the new JarJar.

      • Sithewok

        Rose is actually my favorite of these reveals. I think the 5poa Rose is really well done, but this one looks fantastic to me – good sculpt and nice articulation. I will be picking up multiples for customs as well. Are we expecting these to be out tonight? And they are back to being Walmart exclusive? I thought the word was that WM had lost exclusivity.?

        • James

          Seems like they Walmart will hold exclusive until end of Dec and then they will be widely released in the new year. At least that is how I have interpreted all the rumors about TBS 3.75 line.

        • JohnMorog

          Paige 5poa looks way better imo

    • Lets hope youre right this time Doctor.

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    Some great looking new product – let’s just hope it’s actually distributed like it should be.

    • SID

      Yeah still waiting for last wave of RO.

    • CT-7567

      Exactly. Well said.

  • Pete

    Interesting – the checklist shows one of the four being Rey, but the article and supporting pic show a 3.75″ SA Rose. Something about this article smells of inaccuracies…

    • The D.O.
    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Checklist was best attempt. Expect that Rey to still be coming but not in first wave now.

      • CT-7567

        I thought there was only one more TBS wave? I’m confused. WAY too much stuff coming out at one time.

        • Rykrof_Enloe

          Sorry, I mean expect 3.75″ SA Rey later. Maybe just TVC packaging… We’re confused too thanks to the crazy secrecy

          • CT-7567

            Got it. How was your FF, Justin? I met a really nice guy that apparently knows Jayson. He has a YouTube podcast. I also saw a bunch of people with the checklist printed out. Jayson and Yakface are definitely well liked in my area. 🙂

        • James

          Did you notice in their press release after listing the 4 new figures they end it with more to come…

          • CT-7567

            No, I missed that. I was under the impression that TBS was done because of the return of TVC.

      • Pete

        Good to know, thanks

      • CT-7567

        A LOT of people I met today had the checklist. 🙂

    • Is that first pick of the executioner also 3.75 SA?

      • Pete

        Going by looking at the knee/elbow joints, I believe so. Whenever I’m trying to determine whether a figure pictured is 6″ or 3.75″ the knee/elbow joints seem to be what gives a good indicator of scale.

        • I look for ankle-rockers…the one thing Star Wars 3.75 scale has never had before.

          • dogbite

            TBS Ep II Anakin, Ep III Darth Vader, Pablo Jill, TCW Quinlan Vos, etc

            Better question is why have they disappeared, Marvel gets them standard…

          • Oh jeez…I am not an attentive collector. I have multiples of a few of those figures, specifically so I could use the ankle rockers for customs. There goes my method.

  • CG

    Rose not Rey?

  • John Morin

    Hasbro why did you mess up on trooper with the paint job. I hope this is just a prototype and that the real trooper will be outfitted with the right colouring

    • SID

      I own the last batch of the first wave of EP7 black series… Heads are painted in place… Bb-8 has only black smudge painted on… Finn looks like sloth from goonies (over use of mold im sure) etc. Hasbro has no standards but a price point.

  • Brian Beck
    • SID

      Its as useless as it is amazing because it can supply the other troopers. Perfect gimmick.

    • Had they released this at the start of the 6″ line, it would have been a standard box figure.

  • Mike

    It says it’s part of a 4 pack too…I feel like that is inaccurate.

    • James

      Yes has to be a mistake, they list it at 12.99 that’s way cheap for 4 SA TBS 3.75 figures

      • Rykrof_Enloe

        $12.99 per figure

        • CT-7567

          Do you think they’ll really be available tonight?

          • Rykrof_Enloe

            I doubt it

    • Its the Hollywood Reporter. What do they know about collecting or hasbro products?

    • Bombadgungan

      The key word here is “assortment” pack. I don’t think it was the best way to word it. I think the information may have got a bit confused between what was given to Hollywood Reporter by Hasbro and what they wrote out for their report. Think of it in terms of an assorted case. That’s what’s sold to Walmart, but clearly not what they sell to their customers.

  • JoblessPunk

    Will these new 3.75″ SA Black Series features be at Walmart for Force Friday II?

    • Jebediaah

      I’d be surprised as this is the first true confirmation. Not a single store report and we are hours away.

      • Pieter Ketelaar

        Yup. Remember poring over promotional images of suspected 3.75-inch Rey two years ago. This is this year’s incarnation. We’ll see those figures in October if we’re lucky.
        Any Walmart 3.75 exclusives tonight will be White Boba wave.

      • Superflukullus

        Well tons of exclusives were shown today many we hadn’t seen official pics of. I’m guessing these most likely won’t go out tonight but my walmart did reset 3.75 inch sa figure pegs so who knows what could happen. The exclusives I’m guessing will show up tonight are the FO Judicial Trooper target exclusive.
        ROTJ 3 pack. TRU force link with praetorian guard and FO judicial trooper. And I have a sneaking suspicion that snoke and guard 4 pack will be out since someone from gamestop said snoke release date was listed for Sep 1.

      • JohnMorog

        Do we have UPC’s yet for brickseek? Granted I guess they wouldn’t show if they are the same assortment as the current black series.

        • James

          Ive been monitoring stock levels at all my local Walmarts for TBS 3.75 only 1 store out of more then 15 had a significant bump in stock since yesterday, they went to 45. However all other local Walmarts have been at the same stock levels for months. So I’m really skeptical we will see these tonight. Ill be hitting Walmart and will be posting up pics if I find them. Good luck hunting tonight!

          • JohnMorog

            Did you find any?? None of the stores I went to had any new TBS3.75

    • The D.O.

      The last two FF didn’t have 3.75″ figures so I doubt this year will be any different. And knowing WM, they would be out on the shelves…..LOL

      • Indysolo007

        The Rogue One Force Friday I found 1 Walmart with Imperial Guards. But I don’t recall the SA 3.75 figures being available for the FA Force Friday. I think they came along a few weeks later. I went from overjoyed seeing these figures to utterly disappointed seeing they have a Walmart release…(insert Debbie Downer noise).

        • Brian Beck

          same here. they had RO stuff out early, those wouldn’t ring up but the IG and Ahsoka did. I think they came out at about the same time, but had nothing to due with FF, errr, I mean ‘Rogue Friday’

          • Bombadgungan

            I found Akbar, Ahsoka and Lando on the morning of Rogue Friday. I had to ask them to bring out product since no RO product had been stocked. No TLJ SA 3.75 figures at my Walmart yet.

      • CT-7567

        Last year I got the TBS Ahsoka wave on FF.