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Great 3.75″ Playset News!

The 20+ year drought for professionally made 3.75″ dioramas / playsets for our collections if finally coming to an end!  GTP-Toys has approved their first production run of 3.75″ diorama walls – if you placed an order, keep an eye on your inbox over the coming weeks.

Not only that, but they also passed details along to us about some cool new 6″ product walls that are also going to be available soon.  For all the new details we’ve received (including some cool production images), click here!

After that, head on over to their website to secure your order at Galactictradingpost.com!

Rogue One Pricing Fluctuations

You’re probably well aware that Hasbro’s last wave of Rogue One figures is available online through various e-tailers, but you may not have seen the price fluctuations on Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso and Lieutenant Sefla on Amazon.

Pricing has dropped down to $11-$12 at times, then back up to $18-$20 per figure.  If you’re in the market for these figures, it may be worth keeping an eye on these prices and grab whatever you are needing when the price feels reasonable to you… and remember, down the road, $20 or so could be considered very reasonable for these figures on the after-market, so don’t wait too long to secure your figures there or through one of our sponsors.

 

3.75″ Space Walls Arriving Soon from GTP-Toys

We’ve been informed by our friends at GTP-Toys that their highly anticipated “Space Walls” in the 3.75 scale have arrived from their factory and they expect to begin shipping out orders next week.

If you like to display your figures with any sort of diorama or playset aesthetic, then this is time to get very excited because what these folks are doing is changing the hobby for the better.  Those who have already been enjoying their 6″ scale products can attest to just how amazing this stuff is.

Place your order on their site by clicking here!

Black Series Overstock

As many collectors feared, the experiment with having TBS 3.75″ as an exclusive line to Walmart has turned out to be a mess.

In fact, the 6″ line has also become quite a nightmare across many retailers considering the mountains of Jyn and Cassian figures that are bottlenecking later assortments from reaching big box retailers.

Even with deep discounts, Walmart can’t seem to move much of this stuff  (Hey, Hasbro… the trend here is you massively overproduced hero characters  – and some in obscure outfits, – please don’t do this again).

How about you?  What’s the trend at your current Walmart / Target / Toys”R”us / etc?   Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!

UPDATE – Just after posting this, forum moderator Jodo sent me this pic as his local Walmart (Edwardsville, IL) just received two more cases of this same wave that was released a year ago… how can they get in more of these when the same figures are falling off the pegs??

If this is the scene at your local Walmart, well…  No Scarif Troopers for you!

TFA Finds at Five Below

If you have a Five Below store in your area, if may be worth your time to swing by and check out their toy section as many stores have been receiviving TFA figures that rarely made their way to big box retailers.

Personal Note:  Even if you despise 5POA, some of these figures have good accessories and heads that work out great for customs.  

Stay on Target…

Target stores are running some good deals this week, including $9.89 price on TBS 6″ figures.  The kicker though is that the only figures that rang up for this price at my  local store were Jyn, Cassian and the Death Trooper.  The tags indicate it’s all figures, so if you try and purchase others, they will likely ring up for $19.99 and you will need to explain the situation to the cashier.

Jedha Revolt sets are also $19.99 – which is a steal.  And on top of that,  you can text STAR10 to save $10 off a $50  Star Wars purchase, and STAR25 to save $25 off a $100 Star Wars purchase (excluding LEGO of course).

The only tough news here is on the new display shippers, they have limited Baze and Chirrut to 1x each in the shipper… which is typical of Hasbro’s poor distribution model.  And the 3.75″ stuff… all stuff that was released last Fall… which is absolutely ridiculous.  Where’s Raddus??

Space Walls Update

The folks at Galactic Trading Post have updated with news for everyone salivating over getting their hands on their highly anticipated Classic 3.75″ walls:

The last samples we received, we found a problem with the LED panel.  It was shrinking in the mold and so the gap lines were not lining up with other walls.  This had further delayed the walls, but we felt it had to be fixed despite additional delays.  These samples we are receiving now with have this and clip tolerance changes.  We again apologize for the delays, we hope that with these final samples all the kinks will be worked out.  We will update you once we receive the samples and have a better timeline from the factory of when we will have these in.

Personal Note:  I’ve been waiting over 20 years now for something like this to be made, so a bit of a delay here isn’t going to be the end of the world.   It’s great that it really sounds like the 3.75″ scale product will be worth the wait; and those that have the 6″ scale wall sets can already attest to just how amazing these things are.   This is factory quality stuff and you can order on their website.

Customizer Spotlight: Evilivo

Customizing perfectionist Evilivo has shared several custom updates over the past few months in our forums, including a group of Phase II Clone Troopers that exemplify exactly how Hasbro needs to approach these army builders should they ever bring clone grunts back into circulations in the 3.75″ scale.  Notice how the helmets are not oversized buckets that detract from the figure.  Check out his update after the jump!

Personal Note:  Nothing Hasbro did from 2010-2012 annoyed me more than the oversized bucket helmets they used on the spectacular VC45 mold Clone Trooper body.   Why put such horrible helmets on such a great body?  Hasbro admitted as much with our friends at Jeditemplearchives a few years ago… hopefully someday we will see some sort of definitive 3.75″ box set like what is currently being offered in the 6″ scale (or single carded figures, but I wouldn’t hold one’s breath).