Managed to pick up the Princess Leia and Wicket Endor Adventure set over my lunch break at my local Target (Medina, MN). They had these in stockroom as well as the Rey Extendable Staff (which I passed on). As a reminder, retail for the Endor Adventure set is $34.99 with DPCI 087-06-9292. I’ll get my girls to give their thoughts on this set later tonight.
(Sorry if this purchase triggers those (you know who you are) that can’t stand Hasbro marketing to kids or to parents looking to share their love of Star Wars with their progeny.)
Jedi Temple Archives has posted the scoop that Forces of Destiny products have started hitting retail at Target. Head on over for the full details.
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!
If you missed our breakdown of the first waves of 3.75″ basic figures on the First Order Transmissions show, click on through for the coded list.
Continue reading The Last Jedi Basic Figures Wave 1 and 2
Upon revisiting our Target DPCI list we posted on July 2, one of the listings (087-06-8397) is now updated with a new coded description: “E8 BL Tango Black”. Since it is pretty specific and is reported as having a 10/1 release date and $19.99 price point, we suspect this may be an exclusive figure for The Last Jedi.
We shall see…. we shall see.*
*Not a hint
Remember how things were broken down for The Force Awakens 3.75″ basic figures? Figures and vehicles were grouped into 4 categories: “Forest”, “Snow”, “Desert” and “Space”. For The Last Jedi, the Star Wars Universe (SWU) is broken down into two categories, “Orange” and “Teal”. These color designation may have some alternate definition later on, but for now this is how they are being grouped.
More to come….
As we continue to gather details for Force Friday II in September, we’ve managed to assemble a preliminary “rumor” list of two waves of Black Series figures slated for release for the event. Wave 1 has been nailed down for a while but Wave 2 has some “newness” to it.
For a few details regarding the basic (non-Black Series) figure line, be sure to check out tonight’s episode of First Order Transmissions as I’ll be breaking down the first 3 waves of figures.
Continue reading Rumor Report: Details For The Black Series on Force Friday II
We are back! Join Flyguy and Yakface as we discuss the latest news in Star Wars collecting! A lot has happened since our last show from new 40th Anniversary figures finally being found at retail to the pending announcement of new product at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con which kicks off next week. All this and much more on episode #112 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode #112: D23/SDCC Pregame Hype
Realm Recap co-host Flyguy reports that the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Commander Gree has started arriving at store in Australia as well. Good on the rest of the world getting them in a timely manner as its usually everyone but the US that gets the shaft on exclusives.
Target needs to take a hard look at their DPCI system and how they assign them to particular UPCs as there is no good explanation as to why a Black Series figure from 2015 (let alone Zuvio) should still be twice as much as a figure from 2016.
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.
The Toys”R”Us Exclusive 6″ Black Series Commander Gree has hit retail in North America. The image above was posted by a collector “Barf” from the Rebelscum forums from his store in Kitchener, ON, Canada.
UPDATE: UPC for Gree 630509584574
Last year during the height of the #WheresRey campaign, Hasbro addressed parent/fan/collector concerns regarding the omission of Rey as a game piece in the Monopoly The Force Awakens Set.
Today, the Chicago Tribune has posted a follow-up and “due to insufficient interest”, the game won’t be updated to include her (in the U.S.). But all is not lost as the representative for Hasbro states that the piece was in fact made and is available through Hasbro’s Customer Service department.
In honor of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Toys”R”Us will be offering BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE on all non-exclusive 6″ Black Series figures. The sale will run from from Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22. Promotion valid in stores and online.
UK residents can now preorder the Forces of Destiny Rey with BB-8, Rey of Jakku and Princess Leia Organa with R2-D2 now on ToysRUs.co.uk. ETA for availability is Aug. 1, 2017.
Update: date corrected to Aug. 1. 2017