If you’re interested in adding a mostly recycled vehicle from two years ago to your collection, the First Order “Force Link” Tie Fighter has hit Walmart stores (found in the St. Louis area).
Click here for bigger pics, and if you’ve picked this up and the wings are sturdier this time around, let us know, because then it might be actually worth the full retail price tag!
Have you checked out Holeinthegroundpro lately? The amount of awesome diorama building pieces that are available now is getting to be extremely impressive.
Head on over and check out what you can order to make some fantastic movie scenes with your figures by clicking on the image above.
Have suggestions for other products to be made? Be sure to post your ideas in our forums!
The St. Louis ToyMan Show returns this this Sunday, September 24.
With over 200 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices!
You may even run into yours truly and a few of our forum members! For more details, click on the image above!
Yakface staffer and photonovel guru Jodo has posted a new installment in his Era of Darkness photonovel series – jump on over to the forums and check it out!
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!
Tonight we spotlight some awesome custom droids from Yakface forum member Stan.
There’s some awesome work here, and you may recongnize some of these custom parts from Holeinthegroundpro. Check out the some better pics, and his many other recent customs after the jump!
I came across my first TLJ item on Thursday at a Walmart in my area (Ski Speeder w/ Poe Dameron). Even though the store had put out a full display of this vehicle (price tag $39.72), as I was afraid of, the register denied the sale.
The employee at the register said he thought “The product had been recalled because of lead paint.” – the customer behind me (a mom and her daughter) stated, “Oh my gosh!”
Obviously, that is not the case and I explained to them both that Disney must have a street date on the product since it’s for an upcoming movie. But Hasbro/Disney, please stop these street dates. Let your retail partners sell the product when a customer is wanting to buy it. This tight lip product reveal policy, and subsequent “Do Not Sell” at the register is tightening the window of product to actually be sold, and also confusing store employees and consumers alike.
UPDATE – One of our readers (Joe H) was able to pick this up at retail in his area, and he posted some great loose pics for us on our Facebook page. A few of them are in our forums for your viewing pleasure. Just click on the image above to see them.
Also, the release date for these items officially is September 1st, aka Force Friday.
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.
Seeing that a 3.75″ Star Destroyer playset for The Last Jedi is on the horizon, we can’t help but speculate on what this will end up looking like.
Will this be a dream playset that that captures the diorama essence of an epic movie environment like collectors have been begging for in the 3.75″ scale for over two decades now? Or will it feature over-exaggerated “play” features? Or could it be a well balanced mix? How big will it be? Will it feel worth the asking MSRP of $199.99?
Share your thoughts on the subject in the forums!
Hasbro’s new Forces of Destiny line has been showing up at retail over the past week. How are these appearing to move in your area?
Check out my personal experience (and opinion) in our forums, and we look forward to reading yours as well.
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!
Our friend Raylen has put some new 3.75″ scale Space Robots up for purchase through his site. Head on over and check them out, and join in the discussion about these great offerings in the forums!
Our friends at Jediinsider.com have posted some great SDCC pics for your viewing pleasure, showing off some of Hasbro’s new offerings… check them out here!
Personal Note: Seems like what we saw today is leaning in the right direction again for the 3.75″ brand. Who can’t be happy with that new 3.75″ scale Wampa? Or Probe Droid? Many of us in our forums have been pushing for those quite a bit the past 2 years, so maybe Hasbro actually IS listening more now (like they indicated in panels and interviews today)?
For all you Ewok fans our there, forum member JawaKing has listed some outstanding customs from our most recent Yakfinities Customzing Challenge (Tribal Aliens) on eBay. These each have an extremely reasonable “Buy it Now” price listed – to add some of these to your collection before they are gone, click here!
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.