Per our rumor report from April, we have secured (via Brickseek) the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for 4 upcoming 3.75″ figures for the Vintage Collection. We’ve also added this info to our Master List and added links on our Amazon page. Continue the “Vintage Conversation” in our comment section or our forums.
Sponsor DorksideToys is now taking preorders for the Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank from Rogue One. Preorders are estimated to arrive in June.
Walmart has finally given up the glut of 6″ TBS figures from The Force Awakens and Rogue One – unable to sell some of these even at $5.00 each, some stores have lowered the price to mere pennies per figure in an effort to dump inventory (three cents each, to be exact). Be on the lookout in your area, and you might find Brickseek helpful in your searches.
After some digging on that taboo resource, Brickseek, I managed to find the UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the new figures in wave 2 and 3 of the 2018 Vintage Collection (which we’ve had in our Master List for weeks). You can see the info in the graphic above or check it out in our list with the full case breakdown of the waves. I’ve also taken the liberty of adding each of the figures to our Amazon Associates page. You can’t order them yet but you can add them to your personal lists for future ordering reference when available.
The flood continues as Instagram follower madcollector24 reports finding wave 1 of the 2018 Vintage Collection at Fry’s Marketplace in Chandler, Arizona
Like previous merchandise launches (The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi), multiple waves of 6″ Black Series may make it into the hands of collectors via retail (brick and mortar and online) for the launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story products in April. Wave 16 has already started showing up in advance of the street date and Wave 17 may be hot on its heels.
There was a lot to take in over the weekend with the new product announcements and initiatives from Hasbro at Toy Fair 2018. For an overview of the products revealed, click on through to checkout press release images for Force Link, Black Series and Vintage Collection products.
Thanks to Cargo Hold co-host Chris K. for the links.
Many across the country are finding deep discounts on 6″ Black Series whether through errors in the system at Target for Wave 15, or clearance markdowns to $5 each at Walmart. For a few weeks, the 3.75″ Black Series was down to $8.84 but tonight I found them for $4.00 (Brooklyn Park, MN). There were dozens of Ackbar, Ahsoka and Lando but I did manage to score a couple Imperial Death Troopers and Cassians for customs, trooper building and diorama filler.
During Hasbro’s 2017 earnings conference call this morning, CEO Brian Goldner stated that, in the future, product launches (i.e. events like Force Friday) for Star Wars entertainment will be timed closer to the entertainment’s release and not have months of lead in as happened with The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi and more in the vein of how it’s being handled for Solo: A Star Wars Story.