It seems like there is even more confusion surrounding how “exclusive” the 3.75″ Black Series figure are to Walmart. You read our previous post about older assortments being available through comic distributors, but according to Steve Evans at Hasbro, Walmart is retaining exclusivity through the remainder of 2017 via this SDCC QNA exchange between Hasbro and From4LOMtoZuckuss.
“For ’17 we’re definitely carrying on our relationship with Wal*Mart Black Series exclusive line just as is until the end of the year.”
Since the figure was revealed back in July 2016, collectors have voiced their concern about the incorrect rank badge given to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure from Star Wars Rebels. Initial shipments did feature the improper coloration, but now, our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report a running change which corrects the oversight. Alas, the card art still features the wrong color break.
Both versions are on eBay right now for those that need further confirmation.
In this week’s episode, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com and Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com return to the show to discuss in roundtable format the results of Hasbro’s Fan Choice Poll! Hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens also provide a detailed look at the fairly new S.H. Figuarts action figure line by Bandai! Throw in action figure news from the week, a great new logo by Jorge Baeza and a collector calendar breakdown in Episode 19 of TOY RUN!
On this week’s episode, Criz Bee (JediBusiness) and Jake (From4-LOMToZuckuss.com) talk about Emerald City Comic Con, discuss the Rogue One toy packaging, breakdown the past week’s action figure news and chat with Jayson about the history of Yakface.com, 5 points of articulation versus super articulation, Rogue One toys, Star Wars Rebels and the future of Hasbro’s Star Wars action figure line.
You can check out their latest episode at the links provided below.
Huge thanks to Criz and Jake for inviting me on the show. I had a great time!