Twitter follower @studshooter tags us in this tweet showing that the newest assortment of Black Series Titanium Series helmets have started hitting Walmart. This wave includes Darth Vader with Stormtrooper helmets and First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot with Poe Dameron “Black Leader” helmets.
One. Hundred. Episodes. On this milestone episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I bring you the latest in Star Wars collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Funko, and more. We’re still waiting with anticipation for Hasbro to finally, officially, reveal their exclusive(s) for SDCC, but in the meantime, they are teasing something special for July 6. Do you know what it is? (Leave a comment if you have a guess). We also discuss the expanding line of Funko POP!s that have started hitting online and in store over the past week. Hot Toys made new (and spendy) news this week with that announcement of new sixth scale figures from The Force Awakens. Are they the best figures yet? Listen to find out our opinion. And finally we run down the latest news breaking with several official announcements regarding Rogue One characters and image revealed via Entertainment Weekly. All of this and much, much more on Episode 100 of The Realm Recap!
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Twitter follower @jeradchil reports finding 6′ Black Series Anakin Skywalkers for a mere $9.99 each.
Instagram follower no_snorb_toybox tags us to let folks know that 6″ Black Series figures have hit ROSS stores in Hawaii for $10.99 each. Looks like quite a supply of Chewbaccas there.
Stay tuned as there is a new announcement coming from Hasbro in two weeks.
Twitter follower Endless_MTG tags us in this tweet showing that Walmart has started setting price tags for new 6″ Black Series figures including Darth Revan, Sabine Wren and AT-AT Driver. I wouldn’t expect to see these figures anytime soon but at least it shows that they are in Walmart’s system.
Wal-Mart stores in the St. Louis area are beginning to roll back basic figure prices on TFA merchandise… we’ve even had a report of the Spin Master Yoda for as low as $20 in Colorado.
Let us know what sort of markdowns (or lack thereof) you are finding after the jump!
While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart. The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.
Personal Note: As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing. Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around. Wasted toy runs over and over. Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines? How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines? What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand? Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums. Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!
Despite the majority of retail outlets being devoid of new products on shelves, there are still a few surprises as online retailers are receiving a “new” 6″ version of Rey – which may be just different enough to make you mad/sad. Funko continue to promote like no other brand as teases for the next Smuggler’s Bounty box have sparked some discussion of potential for new characters. The biggest (and most spendy) news of last week was the announcement of an ultra-high end tier of prop replicas from Propshop – the manufacturer responsible for the very same screen used props in The Force Awakens. And finally, we close out Episode #99 with a few new acquisitions to tide us over until the next “must-have” item comes along.
I’ve been receiving and reading multiple reports that Walmarts are once again getting shipments of the elusive 3.75″ Black Series figures including Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and Captain Phasma. Reports have come in from Virginia and Tennessee.
I received a case of 6″ TBS wave 1 courtesy of Entertainment Earth today as was happy to find that the recent reports of the Rey with lightsaber variant shipping in this case as well. You can click on through to check out additional images of the case breakdown and shipper box.
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