If you’re out and about today, Target has a Buy 2, Get 1 sale going on today only – including Star Wars, TMNT, Transformers, Barbie, and more. Good luck!
After hitting several Walmart and Target stores on my travels this weekend, I managed to see a few new products hitting shelves or at least arriving in stores.
Most of us want to see the 3.75″ SA figure line continue, right? But does it really have to cost this much? Especially when nearly everything else of comparable size/articulation costs consumers way less?
Is this really Hasbro’s only option to keep a decent articulated line going? Or instead of full SA figures, why can’t they have the baseline articulation be around 10 points, and have a unified line with a MSRP around $8.99 (such as similar quality to THIS)?
Is a beyond 5POA line that’s more affordable too much to ask for? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Our very own Justin (Chewie) reports finding the newest wave of 3.75″ Build-A-Weapon figures (General Hux, “Peezy”, Goss Toowers, Guavian Enforcer) at Target last night. Check them out in our forums.
We are less than a week out from NYCC and less than a month away until the next trailer for The Force Awakens, but in the meantime there are plenty of new products hitting retail and announcements from manufacturers. On this episode, Flyguy and I discuss new Hasbro figures hitting Walmart, a new line of Titanium collectibles, and a great new 1:6 preorder from Hot Toys. Also, we discuss new info regarding the Inquisitors from Star Wars Rebels, new Topps trading card releases and much more. All this, plus our weekly, show and tell of new acquisitions and purchases on episode #78 of The Realm Recap!
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
Walmart seems to be getting a steady stream of product refreshes lately as fellow Wolfpack team member Nabil scored huge over the weekend on the General Hux, PZ-4CO and Guavian Enforcer wave of build-a-weapon figures.
Yakreader Chad R. writes in with his early morning find.
Just wanted to let you guys know that the new Battle action Millennium Falcon is hitting Walmart.Found it At the Cullman, Alabama Walmart this morning.
Just a reminder, this is the version that includes the exclusive Chewbacca, Finn and BB-8.
Thanks for the report, Chris!
Sam Warren shares his recent figure find via Facebook from his local store in the UK. He writes:
I found these “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Wave 2 Space/Forest figures (Hux, Guavian Enforcer, Inquisitor, PZ-4CO) the other day in my local “Toy Barnhaus” store! (UK).
Chad Ryan writes in with word of finding the latest Build-A-Weapon figures from The Force Awakens at Dollar General.
If anyone is having trouble finding The Force Awakens figures keep your eyes open at Dollar General. Yes, I said Dollar General.I went to one in a small town called Arley, Alabama and found 6 figures. I picked up the FO Stormtrooper and the Flametrooper.
Some Target store are apparently limiting the purchases of all Star Wars product to one DPCI per customer according to store signage. Meaning that if you find two 6″ Black Series figures you want, you must choose as stock is so limited in most locations.
All across the world, fans had their first crack at toys from the upcoming film… and from early reports, there wasn’t a whole lot of 3.75″ figures to go around in some areas. Some places didn’t even receive a single 6″ figure in time.
But, many people also went home happy with their scores – how about you? Happy? Mad? Will kids even have a shot at this stuff this weekend if distribution is as bad as this first night was in some areas?
Share your experiences and finds after the jump!
Target has updated their website with new information announcing Share the Force Saturday on September 5th. Check out their Star Wars Shop, plus photo ops, a giveaway for kids and demos of new Star Wars toys.
Also, be sure to check out which stores near you are participating in the midnight launch on Force Friday.
Thanks to JediNews for the heads up.
Some stuff is down 50% now, including the 6″ scale deluxes at some stores for just $12.48 per forum member TVC15’s report (recall Target lowered the everyday price on these a while back once it became apparent that there wasn’t enough demand to move them at full retail of $39.99).
Personal Note: If you’ve been holding out on these, the 6″ deluxes are pretty good, so passing on this price could lead to regret down the road...
Over the weekend, forum member Jodo ran into something very few people have seen at a Target store in a long, long time… several new Black Series figures. Not full cases, of course, since Target seems to reject the notion of giving their customers a full selection of Star Wars figures these days, but it still seems like a positive sign (I ran into some stores that also stocked last week, though it was as usual, just 2-3 figures at a time).
Keep those store reports coming in, and hopefully the last handful of figures from the final waves of pre-Episode 7 Black Series actually make it to the pegs in decent supply before the onslaught of product in September…