Target’s Cartwheel app is currently offering 50% off the already discounted Force Link BB-8 Mega Playset bringing the cost below $50. Offer expires Feb. 21.
BrickSeek has added a new UPC and DPCI for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story Flagship/Playset with (3.75″) figure coming in April from Hasbro. The MSRP is $99.99. We added this to the growing Master List of UPCs/DPCIs and Walmart SKUs for 2018.
Not suggesting that it’s going to actually happen… (or am I?), but if Hasbro were to finally get the ball rolling with a serious Death Star playset in the 3.75″ scale, how would you design it? And if it were legitimately awesome, how much would you be willing to shell out for something truly epic that would be the centerpiece of any 3.75″ Star Wars collection?
For reference, there have been some really awesome custom playsets made by some very talented fans, the very cool Micro Collection Death Star World back in the vintage days (could be a great design to upscale in 3.75″) and of course you can pretty much build your own nowadays with the wonderful products at GTP-Toys.
But, back to the original question – what kind of format would you like to see? What’s your budget (if done with care and detail – not talking about cardboard playsets)? Or has Hasbro wasted the opportunity after sitting on their hands for over two decades now on this front? Should Disney just do it themselves, and make expansion sets available to enable fans to recreate scenes from ANH, ROTJ, Rogue One, etc?
Personal Note: Kudos to the guys at Jeditemplearchives for their article on this subject today. This is a subject that is very dear to me in the hobby, and something that hopefully Hasbro delivers on sooner rather than later – and if not, I’d be 100% in favor of Disney just doing it themselves. None of us are getting younger. This dream needs to come true. If Hasbro can’t figure it out, Disney is more than capable of doing this, and probably at a much better price than Hasbro would be able to.
A closed group on Facebook has posted an image showing the BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset has been found at Walmart in Sulphur, Louisiana. The on shelf “clearance” price is set at $178.00. If any of our readers are near that location, we’d love some additional images of the box.
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.
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