My oh my, what an uninspiring time the retail scene is these days for Star Wars…
5POA for the Solo line is front loaded with non-Solo movie figures, 6″ TBS is a rare store find at all, and TVC has kicked off with carry forwards that Walmart is pushing to the clearance section (hopefully this stops with Wave 2 and we see true peg space dedicated to them).
The only place worth even stopping to check out the Star Wars section at all in my neck of the woods is Target, who at least seems to be trying (but even there, the scene is pretty sad) . How goes it in your area?
Meanwhile, in Mattel’s Jurassic World section…
Our friend Raylen continues to add more 3.75″ diorama greatness for collectors to fill in gaps in their collections. After all, emperors need a place to sit – and rebels to guage battle strategy, right?
Head on over here to place an order, and join in the discussion in Raylen’s diorama thread in our forums!
If you have any Target stores in your area, you may want to swing by and see if your local establishment is receiving some new aisle displays that contain more TVC figures, and even the somewhat elusive Wampa w/ Luke Skywalker. Good luck and happy hunting!
The St. Louis ToyMan Show returns this Sunday, May 6.
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 here.
Yakface Forums member and expert diorama prop builder Raylen has just posted another great item for all you customizers out there… it’s a 3.75″ scale throne that can be used to seat various super articulated figures, such as this guy.
Share your thoughts in his forums thread, and if you’d like to add one of these thrones to your personal collection, simply follow this link!
If you went out hunting for new Star Wars product on Friday, chances are you were pretty underwhelmed by what was on the pegs (i.e. lack thereof).
Personally, I found a few things I wanted after driving around a bit, but it was pretty sad to see just how little retailers seemed to care about having new product out for the April 13 street date (I could not find one single carded figure anywhere – I struggle with calling this as a “launch” at all).
If you did score some good stuff though, we’d love to hear about it and see pics in our forums.
Over the past several months, I’ve been working behind the scenes on a number of new custom figures that will appear in The Enloe Trials photonovel series. Check out the latest customs in our forums, and the most recent chapter in the series can be found here.
If your local Target store starts putting out Solo launch toys early, don’t be surprised to get a “denied” message at the register… except for one group of items that are being allowed for sale.
Our friends at GTP-Toys.com have some new 1:12 news to share as a new preorder item has been added to their site!
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Walmart stores are trying to clear out product from The Last Jedi now to make way for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Basically everything is getting marked down (though your mileage may vary).
Personal Note: The 5poa figures would move better if they were somewhat customizer friendly (without split torsos)! Take note, Hasbro!