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TLJ Retail Leaks Continue

So many reports are coming in on social media of various products from The Last Jedi being stocked on shelves ahead of the September 1 street date.  It seems at this point, every major retailer has had specific stores with product leaks from their stockroom.

In most instances, the product won’t ring up, but in some smaller chains it will, and some of the bigger chains are over-riding the “do not sell” message at the register out of confusion or whatever reason(s).

So, who all has seen product in the stores thus far?  What are your impressions of the “in person” quality?  Are you feeling this line will be more successful at retail than TFA and Rogue One?   Share your thoughts here or in the forums!

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.

Wal-Mart TBS Resets

You may have noticed that some Walmart stores are resetting their sections for “The Black Series” and making extra space now for more 3.75″ figures.

Are you seeing this in your area?  Could this mean some of the more “in-demand” figures in the classic scale will be arriving at retail soon (or to conincide with Force Friday)?  Share your thoughts in the forums!

Target Star Wars Clearance Sections

Recently, our friends at Jeditemplearchives shared news of Target’s plan to merchandise clearance Star Wars items in their very own planogram section.

While traveling today, I came across a Target store that had just reset their clearance Star Wars items following these corporate guidelines (this store also had an endcap filled with at least 30 more 5poa figures from TFA and Rogue One and a ton of Ezra speederbikes).

What kind of clearance selection are you all seeing at your local Targets?  How low do these products need to go for customers to put them in their carts?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

Clearance Season at Target

Target has finally begun the process of clearancing out product that has been desperately staring back at you for nearly the past year.  While most of these are the “lower tiered” 5POA style toys that even the kids seem to have no interest in, you will also likely find items from TBS getting marked down significantly as well.

While it’s good to get out with the old, seeing what is on clearance, and more importantly, knowing what NEVER MADE IT to retail, is a chilling sign for just how bad the brand is being merchandised these days.  We can only hope that Hasbro has a much  better game plan for the upcoming two films and beyond and turns this frown upside down.

Head on over to the forums for some close up images of the items marked down at my local store in the STL area, as well as the markdowns (which are already significant)… and for a personal rant.

A New POA Hope?

Our friends at Jeditemplearchives.com have posted an article hinting that Hasbro might finally be upgrading the basic 3.75″ movie figure line with The Last Jedi with more than 5POA .

We can only hope this holds true considering the overall letdown the mainline 3.75″  toy line has been (and lack of retail success)  over the past few years.

Head on over and check out what they had to say after the jump!

3.75″ Diorama Heaven

If you placed a 3.75″ space walls order with GTP-Toys, then be on the lookout as these are starting to show up on doorsteps this weekend!

The quality is amazing… and the drought of waiting for over TWO DECADES for something like this for our Star Wars action figures is finally over!

Head on over to the forums to check out a few pics I snapped with my phone today after putting together a quick setup, by clicking here!