• Theater Geek

    They are in Oregon now. Didn’t ring up right away, but the checker did some magic and got them to ring up. They were 11.74 each. (No ST in Oregon)

  • WeenieBeenie

    What is wrong with Hasbro and Disney that they call Snook’s guards a “praetorian” guard?! And then make them look like Samuri copies? The point of Star Wars is to remind us of our history and then make a unique look and name for it with its own legendary story. Borrowing directly from the Roman Empire and calling Snook’s “praetorian guards” is so lazy, so profoundly Disney, so un-Star Wars. Accept for the excitement to see Luke as a Jedi Master, nothing about this film so far is looking or sounding good. I think its going to disappoint and make all the fans realize what Mark Hammill pointed out…there was no reason to bring the original ensemble cast and NOT bring them back together. We wanted to see Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie, and even Lando back together. And now, its really too late. We never will. I have a Baaad feeling about this.

  • WeenieBeenie

    I bought them all–but Rose and her technical hand-held “tool!” Lol. The Luke and Executioner are particularly great! Bought multiple copies of those. My Wal Mart had to get a manager to put the price in, but they had it on the shelf, an entire box. Long Island, NY.

  • WeenieBeenie

    ROSE, ROSE, A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME….IS STILL ANOTHER ROSE FIGURE IN THE SAME DANG OUTFIT AS THE 5 POA!!! I don’t get it, I just don’t get it, Hasbro. You make so few figures in the Black line and you are going to issue a character nobody knows or cares about and make a 5 POA version of her AND a Black articulated in the same outfit?!? There are SOOO many better figures deserving of inclusion in the Black line. Where was Saw Gerrera? ANY of his Partisans? There were so many GREAT Partisan characters worthy of inclusion as 5 POA, let alone Black…and yet none of them were made. Instead, we get….Rose…and two versions of the same orange jump tech outfit…with some piece of electronic equipment, small, hand-held, looks like it was bought in a 24-hour adult store and taken home in a very black plastic none-see-through bag….buzz, buzz. No Rey as a Black…but….ROSE?! ROSE?! Ahhh, you never smelled so sweet, Rose.

    • Sadly, after comparing the 5POA basic and TBS3.75 Rose figures n-hand, the TBS Rose suffers a fate similar to the Rogue 1 Jyn figure: articulation is great but the face paint apps are inferior on the TBS version (esp. “subdued” eyes). The 5POA Rose “wins” for now from that point of view, anyway. Perhaps Rose’s device is Galvatron’s good-old”ultimate weapon” from the Transformers cartoon?

      • WeenieBeenie

        Oh, I imagine its an “ultimate weapon” alright….quite the TOOL, one that Rose and Rey might enjoy equally as well. May the battery Force be with YOU!

  • Today, found an abundance of all except, of course, there were no Lukes between two stores (Chicagoland)! Like the search for (basic) Luke all over again — thrill of the hunt one might suppose. Had to scan-in the ever-present TBS Finn in order to ring for $11.92.

  • Tony

    Just found these in PA today! They weren’t in the system yet but they sold them to me anyway.

  • Everett

    Tried buying these the other day and wal mart would not sell them to me:(

  • LaurenceQuint

    Ah, screw it. I just bought a Luke and Rose on ebay. I paid (what is to me) an moderate and acceptable mark-up. It was either that or make endless one hour runs to Walmart.

    I’d much rather pay a few extra bucks from the comfort of my couch.

  • John Morin

    This is my idea for the end of the year 3.75 SA figures exclusive to Walmart. It would be better if Walmart released 2 figures a month, that way you wouldn’t have groups of peg warmers. Us Collectors can look forward to new arrivals every month. It would be great to have a say what figures get released. My choices would be a Bomb Squad Trooper with a backpack and Hasbro could you please include a bomb from one of the episodes from The Clone Wars, Director Krennic, and Arc Trooper Fives. So glad the Vintage Collection is coming back.

  • Bombadgungan

    Ugh! According to BrickSeek my local Walmart has 470 of these. Since it combines all past and present Walmart exclusive TBS 3.75 into one SKU, of course all 470 of those are going to be Jyn, Cassian, Lando, Ackbar, Ahsoka. What are the chances this store will ever see the new stuff?

  • Faust

    This makes me very happy to see.

  • LaurenceQuint

    To reiterate, will happily pay a very small fee to anyone who can obtain for me a Black Series Rose. Thank you!

    • Proper is right!

      • LaurenceQuint

        Darn tootin’!

      • CT-7567

        Agreed. 🙂

    • JediJones

      6″ is a superior scale.

  • Barney Dunn

    Walmart literally had nothing on Force Friday except 3.75 figures (2 of each with bent cards no less). Mostly lego and matchbox toys. Their Star Wars section now includes only 2 Smart R2D2s from last year, 2 Black Series AT-ATs and 5 or 6 Jyn Erso Black Series hanging on the pegs.

  • Bombadgungan

    Just to be clear, Portland Oregon never seems to be a part of “coast to coast”.

    • Mateo Galvez

      Have they been spotted in Portland Oregon

      • Bombadgungan

        I haven’t seen them. Nor have I read any reports of finds here.

        • Mateo Galvez

          Just went to the Walmart last night on 82nd and King Rd. Nothing but Jyn Erso on every peg.

          • Bombadgungan

            470 units (of random TBS 3.75) in stock according to Brick Seek! They must have a ton more Jyns tucked away in the stock room.

    • JediJones

      You’re more like honorary Canadians.

    • I’m wording the same. I’m in PDX too.

  • General Hux

    Good grief, my wallet needs a rest, okay!?

    • Bombadgungan

      LOL!
      Did you collect EVERYTHING during the Midnight Madness?

      • General Hux

        Not everything but a good chunk, still need TLJ Luke actually from the 5POA line, it’s just these SA figures aren’t cheap so it’s gonna burn another hole in my wallet.

        • Bombadgungan

          Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the Target 25% off (in the form of a gift card) a $100 purchase.

          • General Hux

            Unfortunately no, I was at the TRU for midnight madness, my Targets didn’t open at midnight.

        • CT-7567

          Did you get Hux? I rather like that figure. Much better than the TFA one. I like the removable coat for both looks. Mouse Droids are always a nice addition, too.

    • CT-7567

      Mine too. But these are definitely must-haves. 🙂

    • Bats2012

      Where is this?

    • Bombadgungan

      Damn it man!
      Congrats!

      • CT-7567

        Ikr. I want these more than any other new product from TLJ.

        • JediJones

          I drove 80 minutes round trip on the CHANCE a store might have them today. Luckily it panned out.

          • CT-7567

            I checked this morning. Nothing. I never find these things in Walmart. I still don’t have a Scarif Trooper. I lucked out last year because they had the ERG wave on FF. Unfortunately not the case this year.

        • Bombadgungan

          I love the scale and the articulation, but other than Luke, I’m a bit wishy washy on the character assortment. You know my feelings on Rose. I don’t have any attachment to an “executioner” FO Stormtrooper, though I’m interested to see how he plays out in the film. I most decidedly did NOT care for the Praetorian guards when they were first revealed in Jakks Big Fig format. They just looked too much like a cartoon samurai/knight super-villain. I’m starting to thaw a little now that I see them in this smaller scale.

          Of coarse I will buy one of each anyway.

    • LaurenceQuint

      Wait, these are Six Inch???

      • No, 3.75

        • LaurenceQuint

          Are you sure? Look again, they appear to be the exact same size as the Jyn figure on the edge of the frame. That is clearly the Six Inch Jyn.

          • It’s the perspective, and you can see on the Guard and Rose there are no numbers on the side of the boxes which means “exclusive”.

          • LaurenceQuint

            Okay, if you say so.

          • CT-7567

            Are these in your area?

          • JediJones

            You’re a good example of why photographic and video evidence shouldn’t be allowed in court.

          • Bombadgungan

            Remember how many debates there have been over costume color? Blue coat vs. brown coat Han. Grey uniform vs. black uniform Death Squad Commander/Star Destroyer Commander. Olive green vs. grey imperial officer uniforms.

    • Hazzbro Jonez

      ahahahahh Force Monday for me . or Force Labor Day

  • Bats2012
  • Bats2012

    Just picked up two of each of Luke, EPG, and the executioner!

    • Pieter Ketelaar

      What state, please?

      • Bats2012

        NC

        • Bombadgungan

          I’m on my way!
          Wait… how many miles is it to NC from OR? 😉

          • Bats2012

            Many

  • 11Eleven11

    Luke!!!!!

  • CT-7567

    6″? I got the first wave and the Executioner Trooper. Beautiful figures. Most people I met yesterday wanted 6″ . It really has become the main scale for SW. I like both. I think I’ll always prefer 3.75″ SA, but the recent 6″ figures from this year and even last year’s just keep getting better.

    • Ben Bonstein

      I only got a Hera and classic Stormtrooper to open, but I got a Poe helmet too! Need to get Rey’s speeder at some point. They really have gotten better! The Resistence Rey that’s coming up is incredible. So is Rex for that matter. The likenesses are like miniature Hot Toys or something. Despite some availability issues the quality of the product is really starting to make this a line ideal for collectors. I like both scales too. At this point the biggest appeal of 3.75 for me is the diversity of characters. Never going to be a Black Series Dexter Jettster.

      • Brian Beck
        • Ben Bonstein

          Nice! I want that Hela figure too!

        • Bombadgungan

          NICE! I’ve been on the fence over these 6″-scale vehicles since they were announced. They are beautiful and the price seems about right. It’s just the matter of making room for them. That and do I need them in yet another scale – Titanium, Hot Wheels, Disney die cast, Lego, Hasbro 3.75″ and now 6″???

          I saw 1 Luke with Landspeeder at TRU and 1 Rey with Speeder at Target Thursday night. Both were gorgeous! Stunning! I don’t know how much longer I can resist.

          • Brian Beck

            They had a crap ton at Walmart in a giant shipper. I like that the one whole side comes off, and I’m gona weather the hell out of it (the ‘junk’ needs weathering anyway).

            Do NOT dismiss the power of the lucky penny, as I found one in the giant parking lot that has both Walmart and target right next to each other, that’s how I found the last executioner at target and the last Stormtrooper at Walmart. 🙂

          • CT-7567

            Walmart and Target together? That’s damn convenient! 🙂

          • Brian Beck

            and a Game Stop (but its small) and Meijer one mile up the road, with a 5Below in that plaza–lots of store, all with goose egg in them 😉

          • CT-7567

            There’s a stretch of road just across the NH boarder that has every store needed for collecting all in about half a mile. TRU, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Walgreens, Best Buy, GameStop and even a comic shop and music store. They even had a KB before they went out of business. Plus there’s no sales tax in NH. I like going up there to hunt for stuff. 🙂

          • Brian Beck

            I’m in the center of 4 mega clusters like that, all a short easy drive, with a fifth just a 20 min highway drive. the flip side is going to 25 stores in an afternoon and finding nothing :/

          • Bombadgungan

            Shippers you say? Nothing like that around here. I’d probably have to drive to Washington to find shippers-full.

            My luck was finding a random stray 6″ Hera at Target when all other 6″ were gone except Kylo and Vader. And trading a guy at TRU a “thank you” for the last 6″ Gree.

          • Brian Beck

            They wound up being at only 2 of the 5 marts I went to. I keep finding Kylos also, good thing he was in both waves.

            Hera is a great find, as I had to rely on my “safety” order on eBay to get her, managed to order 2 more from Hasbro eBay store.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e1d84b086d0ee08699c0527fd68f5fb746c02d1ffcdbc4c7056f543384a8915.jpg

          • Bombadgungan

            The ladies of Rebels. Nice!

            It’s time for me to crack mine open!

          • Brian Beck

            I went back to that same store today, and they had it packed with about 6 cases of TBS, I about fell over…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d34859e224c22c611cc6576b1a95b155b9554a258d525d3bbc41f6ad7d00b291.jpg

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            yea went back to my wal mart yesterday (sunday) they had just finished putting the black series mailer on the floor around 903 am so i guess it was Force Sunday? i actually found a Stormtrooper with a superb paint job !!!!

          • CT-7567

            I’ve been thinking the same. Basically everything you said. When the Dewback comes out I’ll HAVE to get that one.

          • Bombadgungan

            You like that Dewback? I mean I love the Dewback as a character/creature in the film, but this 6″ rendition looks awful to me. Looks like what you’d get if Gentle Giant did a Jumbo of a Galactic Heroes Dewback.

          • CT-7567

            I actually think it looks good. Not as good as the most recent 3.75″ scale Dewback, but yeah, I like it. I’m not crazy about the joints in the feet. Do you know if it’s going to be $39.99 like past creatures?

          • Bombadgungan

            The Dewback looks quite a bit bigger than the Tauntaun and Wampa, so I wouldn’t bet on $39.99. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the same bracket as Rey and Luke’s Speeders, $59.99.

          • CT-7567

            Agreed. I really want the 3.75″ Wampa.

      • John Titus

        How do you like the Poe helmet? I’m planning on picking that up after my wallet recovers.

        • Ben Bonstein

          I actually haven’t had the chance to put it on and turn on the sound effects yet. It looks like it’ll fit though, and the paint job is sublime as long as you’re not too much of a stickler. I know I saw someone on here who didn’t like grey scratches as opposed to silver. Nice proportions too, just a beauty to look at. For display purposes alone, I would recommend it.

    • SID

      I witnessed Peale grabbing arm fills until every 6″ was gone. Kinda made me laugh since luke/kylo/rey are all getting better releases and the rest in sure will 99% sit till the next movie… But hey gotta have it!?!? Lol. I still haven’t bought a single thing.

      • Bombadgungan

        The only six inch that I was still finding during the day on Friday after the Midnight Madness dust had settled was Kylo Ren and Darth Vader. I’m taking a slow approach. Just buying a few items at a time.

        I really wanted the 6″ Luke but did not find one. I’m sure they will be everywhere soon enough. What are these “better releases” you speak of?

        • Rykrof_Enloe

          The better releases he speaks of are the upcoming exclusive versions that come with awesome stands.

          • JediJones

            The increased cloth pieces are not BETTER at all. Cloth capes look good but not the close-fitting material. Just think of that godawful, hideous cloth shirt on 6″ ANH Luke and how much better he would’ve looked with a sculpted plastic shirt.

          • Rykrof_Enloe

            I agree, the Luke should have a plastic shirt. I’m not a fan of the soft goods there at all. I was talking about the stands though that will be coming with the exclusive versions of Luke, Rey and Kylo.

          • SID

            Your “right” but I’m going to reserve judgment untill I see them. Cuz sometimes it can make the figure look nicer for poses.

          • Bombadgungan

            Was there an article on these? Sorry, I am still scrambling to catch up with all the recent news.

            So these will be like the Kmart exclusives of Rey, Kylo and Jyn? Jyn in her Eadu outfit was unique to Kmart, but the Rey and Kylo figures were the same as the mass releases, save for some snow painted on their lower extremities and the aforementioned stands. Looks like below there is talk of some extra soft-goods on the TLJ Rey, Luke and Kylo exclusives?

          • Brian Beck
          • Bombadgungan

            Hmm… this is the first I’ve heard of or seen these. Interesting. Do we know what retailers these are exclusive to? Are they due Nov. 1?

          • Brian Beck

            Luke is Target, Kylo Walmart, Rey ? not 100% on dates

            Edit to add- there are 3 press release post on JTA that have this info

          • Bombadgungan

            Thanks Brian!

          • Luke – Target
            Rey – ToysRUs
            Kylo Ren – Walmart

          • Bombadgungan

            Thanks Jayson. I’ll have to do a search on Walmart and TRU’s websites to check these out. Gotta plan for either buying the general release or waiting for these exclusives.

        • SID

          Do the snoop. I saw while standing in line on my phone that they are all 3 getting “rehashed” for $35 exclusives with soft goods bases etc. I guess luke ren has a dicast hand?

          So if its $20 for the regular why not buy the exclusive for since it will also anyways have lower numbers and these also have cool boxes (honestly don’t care about that but I know what’s more “collectable”).

          Hasbro always always always rehashes so why even fight? They make soo much stock I’m sure even five bellow will get the last RO wave. Which I might add just like the last line sat at targets until they would not scan at the register from being closed out.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            yea i want all 3 “special editions” of luke, rey and kylo. the luke and rey i found have slits on the boxes from someone ripping open the cases haphazardly so those are my openers

          • SID

            Always the box cuts. I have dozens of figures like that that. Can’t blame employees but same time…. Supervisors should teach people how open the pallets and not destroy the products the store is trying to sell.

      • CT-7567

        I see Hera and Thrawn selling. The rest will end up on clearance. I heard only TRU had wave two, bit there was no point in going because some scalper bought all of them. Oh well, I can wait.

        • Bombadgungan

          My TRU had waves 1 and 2. They had ALL the TBS 6″ figures at the door as people filed in. Each customer was allowed to choose only ONE to purchase. Kinda sucks if you had your heart set on getting the whole wave, but I can understand if this store only got a limited amount that they didn’t want the first scalper in the store to hoard them all.

          • CT-7567

            I heard that happened at my local TRU. They seem to be the only store that got TBS wave two. A guy just bought all of them, I was told. I didn’t actually go there. I do want to get that Gree.

    • Bombadgungan

      You know, I was just thinking that for as much as the 6-inch Black Series is poo poo’d on various fan sights, it sure is peculiar how nearly completely sold out it was all around town yesterday!

      • CT-7567

        Yup. I went to Target yesterday. Had to return two figures. Only 6″ figure left was Kylo. I’m thinking about returning Kylo and Rey because it’s such a given that they’ll be $10 on clearance early next year. Luke is nice, though. Hera and Thrawn are awesome and I really like the Executioner Trooper. I just can’t believe he doesn’t come with any blasters. Only the 5poa exclusive with the Force Link device cones with the rifle and pistol. Both TBS versions just have the axe.

        • Bombadgungan

          I hear ya. I’m thinking of returning my Rey for the same reason. I got stuck with a second Jyn last year when I bought the single release on FF and then got her again repacked in the Target 3pk with Death Trooper and exclusive Cassian. Would you believe my Target still has those RO 3pks and haven’t marked them down yet?

          • CT-7567

            Lol. My Target had them too. They got marked down to $18. I was going to get it, but I didn’t go in that Target again until FF. The price is back to $59.99. I really wish I grabbed it at $17.99. Cassian seems like a nice figure and I love Deathtroopers. Jyn never should’ve been in that set.

      • JediJones

        The 6″ are selling like gangbusters here. A Target I was at today still had 5POA Luke but ZERO 6″. I can see on BS how the stock numbers at Target have gone done dramatically the past 2 days.

        • Bombadgungan

          I guess I’ll have to jot down the stock counts for my 2 local Walmarts so I can see when they get in a new shipment.

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      6″ is more preferred right now because most people don’t like the current 3.75″ offerings – 5poa quality is terrible next to SA figures.

      • CT-7567

        True. I just prefer the smaller scale. Unfortunately, the first wave is rather boring. The Executioner Trooper and a Praetorian Guard as well as TLJ Leia would’ve been nice. I’m wondering how much stuff we’re going to get after this launch for TLJ because of Solo in May. Will there be another product launch for that movie?

  • Jimmy Griffin

    Oh man, if I can just get that Luke.

    • CT-7567

      I like them all except I’m not crazy about Rose. I’m actually a bit angry that they didn’t put these out yesterday.

      • Jimmy Griffin

        You know, I still have not really warmed up to the Praetorian Guards. If I had a choice between buying them and more ERGs; well, you see where I’m going with this.

        • CT-7567

          I like them, but nowhere near as much as the ERG. That’s one of the coolest designs in all of SW. That said, the Praetorian Guards have really grown on me. Are you going to get this wave? Assuming you can find it, that is. 🙁

          • Jimmy Griffin

            I’ll definitely get Luke (if I find him). It’s crazy that there’s no Rey or Gen. Leia.

          • CT-7567

            Agreed. Rose instead of Rey or Leia makes zero sense. I obviously haven’t seen the movie, so Rose might end up being a great character. It’s just that her look is very boring, imo. I really like the Paige figure. I just realized I have to return mine because her face mask is missing one of the pieces to clip it on. My Kylo’s saber just snapped off the hilt too, so that’s two that I have to return.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            You’re right. I’m pretty confident Rose is going to pegwarm. I saw plenty of her yesterday. And it’s not because she is a female character. It’s because she is a character that (at this point) nobody is invested in and her outfit is very bland. Paige is a superior figure IMO, and she is a pilot figure which I think will help her sell.

          • CT-7567

            Yup. I really like the Paige figure.

          • Bombadgungan

            That’s one that I had to pick up Thursday night! Along with 5-POA Luke and Rey. I would have picked up a 3PO (huge fan!) even though he’s a repack, but the paint apps on the face were a bit askew.

          • Brian Beck

            I got one to use for Triple zero.

          • CT-7567

            Please post a pic of that when you’re done. I love 000.

          • CT-7567

            His legs seem a bit different than the previous TFA and MS figure. I have to compare them side-by-side. It’s a nice figure, though. I like the all gold look that we saw in ROTS.

          • Bats2012

            TBS3.75 Rose were already peg warning where I found these. They outnumbered the others probably 2 to 1 before I bought mine

          • Bombadgungan

            Yeah, for me it has nothing to due with Rose being an Asian character or a female character, it’s more of just being a blah character. And the name “Rose” for a Star Wars character??? Soooo creative! I think I said somewhere else that I got the feeling that the powers that be at Disney were consciously trying to make this movie more “millennial”. I would rather they brought back Jess Pava. Wait, did she survive TFA?

          • Brian Beck

            She did, She has her own story in the new book “On the Front Lines”
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d82f1f62328fc2ef898e6d2137613e840284e24ffdde1e505bcc8ffbb601def4.jpg

            And yeah I you like her figure also

          • CT-7567

            Agreed about Rose. I have nothing against her race or gender. She’s just rather boring looking and since we know nothing about her as of now, it’s not a must-have figure. TLJ Rey would’ve been great. That would’ve been a perfect wave. I love the other three figures. What do you think of 5poa Luke? I think it’s a really nice figure. You can actually hook Rey’s lightsaber onto his belt. Of course, you can’t remove the blade, so it doesn’t look right. I had to return a Kylo figure because the blade snapped off the saber hilt.

          • Matthew Vandebogert

            I agree, General Leia is a must have. Im surprised they went with Rose over Rey. Especially since tgey were using TFA version to kick off TVC Return. Maybe she will be in that line? With a Nov 1 Street Date it doesnt leave much room for a 2nd wave of these before TVC comes back. Weve all seen how well Walmart gets these figures out. Most places still getting Phasma wave and the scariff trooper is in limbo.

          • Brian Beck

            TVC is ‘Spring’ of 2018, and spring goes till June 20 something.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Yeah, I never saw past Phasma wave at my WM.

          • CT-7567

            Do you think we’re going to get another product launch around February for Solo?

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Hard to say; if we do I certainly don’t think it will be as big as Force Friday. I really don’t know how they should best handle the Solo movie line. I feel like they shouldn’t even create a distinctive look for the packaging and basically keep the same generic look they are using right now (I actually like it) for what just came out. Instead of just offering waves of Solo figures, they should piggyback them with TLJ and other characters like they did with Rebels figures in the TFA and RO lines.

          • CT-7567

            That’s actually a good idea. I hope they don’t make too many figures from that movie. I really want them to keep the Solo figures out if TVC. I find the idea of Han and Lando figures on TVC cards with pictures of new actors offensive. RO was a small collection, so hopefully Solo will be too.

          • Matthew Vandebogert

            I did see the ERG wave on Rogue Friday. 1 case. Then in a different city i found the Jyn and DT wave. But then everything was a glut of Phasma wave. Never saw Scariff trooper in the wild. Nor the Walrusman wave. Im not too confident about seeing TLJ wave at retail either. Hopefully i will. Or they will start popping up on Walmart. Thats how i got Cassian and Scariff trooper.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Oh yeah; I forget that the ERG wave was post-Phasma. Yeah, fortunately I was able to get Ahsoka and ERG; but I’m pretty sure I never saw any of the RO waves; definitely haven’t seen walrusman wave.

          • JediJones

            They were trying to avoid the next SJW campaign #WheresRose. Massive gluts of these clogging pegs should help stave that off.

          • Matthew Vandebogert

            Lol

          • Bombadgungan

            I have to believe Rey will be coming at some point. Maybe not until TVC in the spring? General Leia, I don’t know.

            I stumbled upon a 6″ General Leia that someone had discarded in a random spot at the end of the night Thursday. I carried it around awhile but ended up leaving it at the register. I would much prefer her in S/A 3.75″ format myself.

          • Plus it would have been weird to have a giant Leia in your 3.75″ TFA display

          • CT-7567

            Exactly! I like the way you think. 🙂

          • JediJones

            Carrie was a giant in the industry though.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            I think a Jakku Rey is coming very early in TVC, but who knows how long before a TLJ version?

          • CT-7567

            Jakku Rey is the first TVC figure as far as I know. VC116.

          • Bombadgungan

            What’s the deal with the Praetorian Guards? I’m beginning to realize they come in two flavors (regular strength and elite?). One has a domed helmet closer to his head with ribbed face mask while the other has a flatter piece topping his helmet that creates a brim all around and has more of a Phasma-style chin and “mouth” to the helmet.

          • CT-7567

            Idk. I’m really starting to like them, though. I got the Rey two-pack and, even though the helmet on that guard is my least favorite, I like it. Good detail on the inside of the legs. I can’t wait to get the SA version. Or should I say “if” I get it? 🙂

          • Bombadgungan

            Hold on! I think I just discovered that there are at least 3 unique Praetorian Guards. Besides the one with the “Phasma chin” and inverted plate on its head (6″ Barnes & Noble exclusive Guardians of Evil 4-pack), there are two different versions of the ribbed radiator grill helmet. One version (6″ mass release) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e49ed0eb4f0481e51365acb94e52e62175eab21016b14d4c3ff2bc4ed962030a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9960e5754e95d7dd0384bbc6978b62ed978541472d7bba9d838278b43bd61dda.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec4c16e85d9623ac63089e75e6df240514efbf59fba40040b86c61720c5d142d.jpg has the vertical grill going all the way down the facemask and a domed helmet that lines up fairly cleanly with the face mask and a second version (Amazon exclusive 6″) where the ribbed grill angles forward and upward to create a bit of a ship’s bow and doesn’t come all the way down, leaving a separate “chin” underneath. This one may also have more of a teardrop shaped helmet. It’s hard to tell.

          • CT-7567

            I like them all. I’m not crazy about the one that comes in the two-pack with Rey. I don’t care for the helmet design on that one. I really like the armor on them, though.

    • JediJones

      Stop. Disney wants you to love all their brilliant, new, original characters much more than those outdated, dying OT ones.

      • Jimmy Griffin

        Don’t get me wrong; if there was a SA TLJ Rey on that list, I’d be clamoring for her too.

  • BoBaTeHFeTT

    Dont bother, figs are gone here right now.

  • Darthanian

    So are they like 4 of each character in a case? What about the 4 pack of this line?

    • That report in that article was wrong. they’re only available individually

      • Bombadgungan

        Do you happen to know the case ratio Jayson?

  • heybert17

    As much as I like the Black series figures, and the packaging, some of them, especially with almost no accessories look very small in those boxes for the price.

    • Bombadgungan

      So…. smaller boxes? 😉

      • heybert17

        Well, no, I like the size of the box, but an accessory or 2 would be nice. Heck, stuff a Porg in every TLJ figure.

        • JediJones

          Porgs for everyone.

  • Pete

    So, should I head out right now and hit up a couple 24-hour WalMarts?

    • Danny

      You could do that but date on the side of the box says 11/1/17 so chances are slim until then, good luck

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cbce09de892ffd699b1bf13318dcd041850870fcd428e8093101900cd590c1fc.jpg

      • Brian Beck

        Kinda like the other stuff said 9-1 on the box, and that worked out well 😉

        • Bombadgungan

          Ya never know. There’s a fairly decent chance that Walmart employees can’t read. 😉

          • JediJones

            They couldn’t today when one pulled the case from the back for me. 😀 In their defense, most of the wording there isn’t even in English. The other good thing about asking for these right now is that Force Friday is fresh in their minds and they’re just going to assume that burst is referring to 9/1. They’d have to be pretty meticulous to be suspicious enough to read it for a potential different date. Even collectors weren’t expecting Disney/Hasbro to cave into this new level of insane street date-itis.

          • Bombadgungan

            NICE! Congrats on getting your hands on these.

  • Jebediaah

    Total surprise!

  • LaurenceQuint

    WHERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA???????

    • Danny

      Temecula, Riverside County. I left a full set on the peg for the next guy

      • LaurenceQuint

        Ugh. Too far.

        Which figures did you see? All four?

        • Danny

          yes all four

          • LaurenceQuint

            Please go back tomorrow and get them for me.

            $ $ $ $

            🙂

          • Danny

            I’ll try tomorrow, I already alerted a few local guys on twitter

          • LaurenceQuint

            Actually, I really just want Rose. If you seriously happen to head back, let me know. 🙂

  • James

    What? yea! whats the skus? UPC?s

    • stand by…

      • CT-7567

        Can I use Brickseek to find these? This wave is my most wanted TLJ stuff. Someone in this thread showed a pic of the box with a street date of 111. Could this report be a fluke? Btw, I met a lot of cool people yesterday and a bunch of them had your checklist printed out. You have a pretty big following in this area. 🙂

        • Bombadgungan

          You met some cool people? That is so nice to hear!

          BTW, I met a lot of smelly people yesterday and heard a LOT of talk of “putting it up on eBay” and heard very little true excitement and fascination for the characters the story or enjoyment over having the toys in their collection. I left with the overall impression that this has turned into an eScalper’s event.

          • JediJones

            Why does “e” go on every word now, even in a context that has nothing to do with the internet?

          • Bombadgungan

            The connotation was to the scalper site eBay. In the old days you’d find scalpers at swap meets, now they do their scalping ‘e’-lectronically via eBay.

          • CT-7567

            Actually they really were nice people. The only negative thing I heard was the girl that won the Target plush Porg. She said she was going to put it on eBay and I asked how much she’d be selling it for. $1000. 😛 Seriously? I met a guy that does YouTube video reviews(Collectors Hutt) and knows Jayson. Lots of people had the Yakface checklist and all good things to say about Jayson. That was nice to hear. I didn’t run into anyone that I thought was a scalper. I think they went at midnight.

          • Bombadgungan

            Sounds like you had a positive experience. How could anyone have anything BUT nice things to say about Jayson? 🙂

            The person who won the giant Porg at my Target flipped it right then and there to another fan. I think the transaction was for $150.

            At least this wasn’t as bad as TFA Midnight Madness at my TRU. A lot of pissy entitled fans swearing at that event because they could not get everything they wanted.

          • CT-7567

            I was actually there in the morning. I went at midnight for TFA. As well as AOTC and ROTS. Those older PT launches were great because they had little kiddie pools full of basic figures. When I went for TFA the store only got two cases of each scale. I also heard people got IOUs for their Pop T-shirts.

        • JediJones

          Walmart has linked ALL SA 3.75″ to the same stock code. So use the old stock code, or possibly an old UPC from an old SA 3.75″ figure to do a BS search. The number shown will include all SA 3.75″. If it goes up by 12 one day, they got a new case which is likely to be the “Rose” wave. 🙂

          • Bombadgungan

            I’m soooo dumb! All this time I thought the “brick” in BrickSeek referred to Lego “bricks”. I think it’s really referencing “brick” and mortar.

          • JediJones

            Our Past

            BrickSeek started out as a web application focused on helping LEGO® collectors find highly sought after sets online and in store. Since that time we have evolved into a tool to help anyone find nearly anything they are looking for at stores in their area.

            I think they “retconned” it into meaning brick and mortar.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            i found all mine by using the proto-boba wave codes . pictures are coming soon