All posts by Justin (Chewie)

Walmart Exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtroopers Arriving (Online Orders)

Walmart’s exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper is finally seeing some distribution thanks to them being in stock online, though at a pretty high markup.

Personal Note:  Mine arrived today, and damn what a fine figure it is!  Hopefully Hasbro and Disney are taking notes that great army builders like this should be packed heavily in basic assortments as opposed to being an exclusive.  And just imagine how much better the TVC retail landscape would look if Wave One of TVC had two of these packed into each case instead of repacks of Rey and Jyn?

Five Below Continues to Restock TBS 6″ Figures

I went by my local Five Below yesterday to see how many TBS figures were left after Christmas… and it was a lot.  After being down to just stacks of Jyn, Cassian, and Krennic, they had restocked the pegs yet again to the max with more figures.

Any guesses as to what other 6″ waves they might be getting in after the Baze / Chirrut wave?  Or will it be isolated to just this one wave getting dumped there?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

Force Link Toys on Clearance at Target

Target stores are putting Force Link items on clearance now that the Christmas rush is over.   Chances are these will be marked down lower in the coming weeks.

Personal Note:  My local store only had the single figures marked on clearance, and the 2-pks with “The Last Jedi” label marked down.  The “Solo” 2-pks were still scanning at full price.  I didn’t bother to scan anything else.

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Yakface.com, we would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that good stuff!

We hope you take time to reflect on what really matters, and are able to spend quality time with those that you love, and we appreciate you all for being part of our corner in the collecting community.

Of course, if you received any Star Wars goodies under the tree, feel free to post pics here or in our forums too.

Final Rant of 2018

Last evening,  I stopped by my local Walmart and naturally went into the toy section.  The Star Wars scene at this store is essentially the same at every Walmart and Target in my area.

I love this hobby, but am so frustrated by the current direction of the merchandising.  Almost every time I see people for the past year looking at Star Wars stuff, it ends the same way… with the potential buyer shaking their head and walking away.

So I decided to post a new rant in the forums and threw out some ideas on how Hasbro/Disney could potentially start making Star Wars toys that their retail partners can have more confidence in selling to the public again.

Check it out and share your thoughts here or in our forums by clicking on the image above.

Yak’s Top Ten: Rogue One

Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round, taking us to the events of Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from Rogue One?  Post your TVC wish list HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wish list right HERE.

Note:  Wish lists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

TVC’s the Season… of Pegwarmers

Here we are just a week before Christmas, and Walmart and Target stores are stocked to the gills with TVC that launched 9 months ago.   And Walmart continues to get even more of the initial wave in.

How many figures did Hasbro produce from this wave anyway?  How can 2019 be a successful TVC year when they shoot themselves in the foot right out of the gate with mostly repacks?   Why aren’t there barely any sales or pricing rollbacks on these at retail?  Share your thoughts here or in our forums.