Reports are coming in from coast to coast that wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection is being found at Target. Black Series collector groups on Facebook and our friend Corey from First Order Transmissions reports snagging these over the extended holiday break through today.
Good luck to all those in need.
Thanks to an image shared via the 6″ Black Series Collectors Facebook group, collectors can now start to expect wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection to start hitting Target soon.
While heading to the cabin for the extended holiday weekend, I thought I’d try my luck at a couple “backwoods” Walmarts. My first stop (Pine City, MN) yielded a 40th Anniversary Jawa and Death Squad Commander, but my second stop was where I really hit the jackpot…
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Hasbro has sent word to distributors that open preorders/backorders for the 40th Anniversary Collection wave 1 (consisting of Han, Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan and R2-D2) will not be fulfilled as the wave has reached out of production status.
A few well timed tweets from us this afternoon resulted in Twitter follower @1JosephBOrtiz scoring wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection of 6″ figures from his local TRU in Arizona.
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Twitter follower Manu N. reports finding wave 2 at a Toys”R”Us in Milford, Connecticut. Nice find!!!
Reports are coming in (and being posted on various Facebook collector groups) that Wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection is starting to hit Toys”R”Us across the US. Time to start popping into your local store if you’ve taken it out of your regular toy runs.
We managed to secure an extra GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary R5-D4 and we’re giving it away!* We want to know if there was one more figure to be released on the Vintage-style card back for the 6″ line, who would it be? Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) with your answer.
We will leave the submissions open until 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 19. and announce the winner on Saturday, May 20.
*Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Update: in winter has been selected. Check the comments section to see if you’re the winner.
Roll into your local GameStop if you still need to scavenge their exclusive 6″ R5-D4. Don’t blow a motivator though if they are out of stock.
Thanks to @scottfromtulsa for the report.
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.
Still on the hunt for the short-packed R2-D2 and Han Solo from the 40th Anniversary Collection? Pop into your nearest Walgreens as we’ve been receiving and sharing multiple reports on social media of them hitting steadily across the country.
Thanks to best_before_1984 for the above image.
HasbroToyShop has updated (2:20pm ET) and is now offering the Celebration Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) for a limited time. Good luck and may the Force be with You.
Out of stock (2:55pm ET)
The Disney Parks app has updated this morning listing the new R2-D2 and C-3PO Droid Factory set. It is currently listed as out of stock and there is no mention of it being “in-store only” like Chopper and R-3DO. Keep checking back throughout the day for a status change.
The official Star Wars Celebration site has posted their procedures for purchasing the exclusive 40th Anniversary Collection 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure for Thursday and Friday.
In short, tickets will be given out starting at 6:00am to people in special early morning queues. Only those with tickets will be able to purchase the figure on those two days. Saturday and Sunday, Hasbro’s booth is open to shopping without a ticket.
For the full details, head to StarWarsCelebration.com