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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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.
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.
— Scott from Tulsa (@TulsaScott) May 4, 2017
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.
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.
Reports are that from approximately 2:15-2:25pm the Celebration Exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) available on HasbroToyShop.com. While not completely out of the question, I would think that was the last of them to be had at retail price.
Congrats to any and all who were able to secure one or two.
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!
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.