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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!

Episode #110: Vintage is the New Vintage

Welcome back! After a nice break and a Star Wars Celebration to cover, Jayson and Flyguy are back to break down the latest in collecting news. On this episode we discuss the big reveals from Celebration as well as new items hitting stores (and our wallets). All this and more on episode #110 of The Realm Recap!

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Pre-Punched or Unpunched: Which One Do You Have?

Despite assurances that the 6″ 40th Anniversary figures would be pre-punched for retail sales, it seems like there is at least one figure that this claim didn’t necessarily apply. There are samples for the Star Wars Celebration exclusive Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure that made it into hands of collectors with the punch intact. While this isn’t anything to covet for majority of collectors, there is a segment of the community that this will surely interest.

Thanks to trashtone for the info and for his aid in acquiring this sample.

Official 3.75″ Fans’ Choice Poll Now Open

StarWars.com has updated today, activating the official Hasbro 3.75″ Fans’ Choice Poll! After asking the fans and culling the lists submitted by nearly two dozen participating fan organizations, the following characters have been selected:

Dr. Aphra, Yak Face (Saelt-Marae), Emperor Palpatine, Sim Aloo, Clone Trooper “Fives” and Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars Rebels)

The winner of this poll will be realized in super-articulated form and released on the Vintage Collection card back in 2018. Vote early, vote often.

Hasbro Fans’ Choice Poll MIA?

We’ve been getting a lot of questions via email and social media regarding the status of the official Hasbro’s Fans’ Choice poll for the 3.75″ Vintage Collection. Per Hasbro press release and StarWars.com’s post, the poll was to have started yesterday (April 26) and run until April 30. As of this post, the poll has yet to go live but we’ll announce it as soon as it does.

Your Eyes Can Deceive You. Don’t Trust Them.

There seems to be a touch of confusion surrounding the Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker in regard to the card back. The photography shown on HasbroToyShop today doesn’t convey the reflective quality of the special foil treatment it has, leading to claims that the card back is different. We can confirm that it is the EXACT SAME as what was sold at Star Wars Celebration. The two products were simply photographed under different lighting conditions and at different angles. DO NOT overpay for the Celebration Exclusive “foil card” version.

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