My oh my, what an uninspiring time the retail scene is these days for Star Wars…
5POA for the Solo line is front loaded with non-Solo movie figures, 6″ TBS is a rare store find at all, and TVC has kicked off with carry forwards that Walmart is pushing to the clearance section (hopefully this stops with Wave 2 and we see true peg space dedicated to them).
The only place worth even stopping to check out the Star Wars section at all in my neck of the woods is Target, who at least seems to be trying (but even there, the scene is pretty sad) . How goes it in your area?
Meanwhile, in Mattel’s Jurassic World section…
If you have any Target stores in your area, you may want to swing by and see if your local establishment is receiving some new aisle displays that contain more TVC figures, and even the somewhat elusive Wampa w/ Luke Skywalker. Good luck and happy hunting!
Starting this Sunday, Target will be relaunching sales for Star Wars merchandise* where shoppers can get $10 off a qualifying $50 purchase or $25 off a qualifying $100 purchase.
*Excludes clearance and LEGO (of course)
Thanks to TargetGod for the alert.
Reports are coming in that the second wave of “Solo” 3.75″ figures are being found at Target stores across the U.S. Be on the lookout, and share your finds in the forums.
There’s a six inch swapper on the loose in the St. Louis area. If you are aware of anyone who gets off on doing this, please tell that person to get a life. This is terrible for the hobby and depressing if any kid gets one of these as a present.
Your mileage may vary, but if you aren’t seeing Hasbro’s new The Vintage Collection line at your local Walmart store, you may want to check the clearance aisle.
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.
As many of our fellow collectors have experienced, retailers seem to be on their own schedule (feels like a store-by-store basis) on getting new product onto the pegs for Hasbro’s latest lineup of Star Wars merchandise.
So if you haven’t seen many signs of new stock yet, it might just mean the stores you are hitting just haven’t made it a priority yet. I’ve seen this slow trickle in my neck of the woods, then yesterday found a Target that had finally set aside some time and shelf space to get new items out.
So, don’t give up too early – and share your finds too (or lack thereof) after the jump!
If you went out hunting for new Star Wars product on Friday, chances are you were pretty underwhelmed by what was on the pegs (i.e. lack thereof).
Personally, I found a few things I wanted after driving around a bit, but it was pretty sad to see just how little retailers seemed to care about having new product out for the April 13 street date (I could not find one single carded figure anywhere – I struggle with calling this as a “launch” at all).
If you did score some good stuff though, we’d love to hear about it and see pics in our forums.
If your local Target store starts putting out Solo launch toys early, don’t be surprised to get a “denied” message at the register… except for one group of items that are being allowed for sale.