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40AC Wave 2 Hitting GameStop

From reader “Chad”

Found mine wave 2 at Gamestop today. I got off work early and headed to TRU, nada. Target same thing. The Gamestop is in the same shopping center as Target and decided to go over there. The was a UPS truck in front of the store and when I walked in the manager of the store who I know said they were expecting wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary figures. Sure enough the UPS guy came in and what was on the cart? A box of wave 2 40th figures. The manager opened the box and I got the Jawa, DS Commander, Sand People and Stormtrooper. I called a buddy of mine and he got the rest of them. You may want to check Gamestop if you are having trouble find them.

Social Media Continues to Payoff for 40AC Collectors

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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Celebration Exclusive Luke Removed from HTS

It was inevitable but HasbroToyShop has just removed the link and page for the Star Wars Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure, officially putting an end to its availability at the MSRP.

UPDATE: this is weird, despite the search for the term “Luke” or “40th anniversary” turning up zero results, the direct link for Luke is still there. I still wouldn’t expect any more quantities to become available.

GameStop Restocking Exclusive R5-D4

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.

Star Wars Day Giveaway – Celebration Exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot)

We managed to secure an extra Celebration Exclusive Luke Skywalker X-wing Pilot and in honor of #StarWarsDay we’re giving one away!* Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) stating what is your favorite Luke Skywalker collectible and why. We’ll pick and announce the winner tomorrow. Good luck, and May the Fourth Be With You!

*Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Update: a winner has been selected. Details in the comment section.

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.

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.