Joining all of the wave 2 card variants for the 40th Anniversary Collection, the Darth Vader Legacy Pack box has also received the text adjustment for the age recommendation – switching to all UPPER CASE. Since Target has given up the ghost on carrying this set, you can continue to find steady shipments of these hitting Walmart.
UPDATE: This text change also extends to the Darth Vader cardback inside the box making for 3 distinct carded versions:
“Red Eyes” variant – lower case text
“Dark Eyes” variant – lower case text
“Dark Eyes” variant – UPPER CASE text
Twitter follower Eric S. reports finding the Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Lightsaber at his Walmart in Clarksville, TN.
The fact that Hasbro’s 5poa TFA figures are showing up at Five Below stores isn’t “new” information, but just how many of these figures never made it to primary retail outlets is amazing.
Hasbro just seems unable to get their product on a consistent distribution flow to big box retailers anymore – which of course that isn’t new information either!
But – if you are looking for some decent 5poa figures for about $5 each, and have a Five Below store in your area… well, you know the drill.
Ultimate deal finder Scott from Tulsa reports finding the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader with Display “Legacy Pack” on sale for $19.87 at his Walmart. And for those that require additional proof, here is a link to the receipt.
Reports are coming in that some retailers, such as Target are receiving solid cases of the 6″ 40th Anniversary Princess Leia figure, such as the image above provided by forum member dubsack. This also appears to be happening at some Toys”R”us stores.
Now, we’re not opposed to this great figure of our favorite princess being in good supply, but solid cases of anything in this scale at mass retail seems like it could cause problems, unless we’re talking Stormtroopers or Royal Guards (even that would be risky).
Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the forums!
Twitter follower Manu N. reports finding wave 2 at a Toys”R”Us in Milford, Connecticut. Nice find!!!
Reports are coming in (and being posted on various Facebook collector groups) that Wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection is starting to hit Toys”R”Us across the US. Time to start popping into your local store if you’ve taken it out of your regular toy runs.
Your mileage may vary but we’ve received a few reports that the 40th Anniversary Collection of 6″ Black Series figure has hit varying reductions of clearance across the US. The lowest we’ve seen is this store in Newberg, OR for $7.99 each.
Thanks to soybean311 for the image and report.
As many collectors feared, the experiment with having TBS 3.75″ as an exclusive line to Walmart has turned out to be a mess.
In fact, the 6″ line has also become quite a nightmare across many retailers considering the mountains of Jyn and Cassian figures that are bottlenecking later assortments from reaching big box retailers.
Even with deep discounts, Walmart can’t seem to move much of this stuff (Hey, Hasbro… the trend here is you massively overproduced hero characters – and some in obscure outfits, – please don’t do this again).
How about you? What’s the trend at your current Walmart / Target / Toys”R”us / etc? Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!
UPDATE – Just after posting this, forum moderator Jodo sent me this pic as his local Walmart (Edwardsville, IL) just received two more cases of this same wave that was released a year ago… how can they get in more of these when the same figures are falling off the pegs??
If this is the scene at your local Walmart, well… No Scarif Troopers for you!
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the second wave of Hasbro’s 6″ 40th Anniversary line has been spotted at retail.
Considering how hard Wave 1 is for many people to find (especially R2-D2), does this news make you want to scream?
Check out their report after the jump!
Still on the hunt for the short-packed R2-D2 and Han Solo from the 40th Anniversary Collection? Pop into your nearest Walgreens as we’ve been receiving and sharing multiple reports on social media of them hitting steadily across the country.
Thanks to best_before_1984 for the above image.
If you have a Five Below store in your area, if may be worth your time to swing by and check out their toy section as many stores have been receiviving TFA figures that rarely made their way to big box retailers.
Personal Note: Even if you despise 5POA, some of these figures have good accessories and heads that work out great for customs.
Most of us want new 3.75″ figures with more than 5 points of articulation, so recently Hasbro responded with something nobody was asking for in this scale instead.
Reaction from readers has been pretty negative since their 3.75″ Die Cast Metal Figures were announced – and now, these future clearance items have been found at retail. Our friends at Jeditemplearchives have the details. Check out their report after the jump!
Target stores are running some good deals this week, including $9.89 price on TBS 6″ figures. The kicker though is that the only figures that rang up for this price at my local store were Jyn, Cassian and the Death Trooper. The tags indicate it’s all figures, so if you try and purchase others, they will likely ring up for $19.99 and you will need to explain the situation to the cashier.
Jedha Revolt sets are also $19.99 – which is a steal. And on top of that, you can text STAR10 to save $10 off a $50 Star Wars purchase, and STAR25 to save $25 off a $100 Star Wars purchase (excluding LEGO of course).
The only tough news here is on the new display shippers, they have limited Baze and Chirrut to 1x each in the shipper… which is typical of Hasbro’s poor distribution model. And the 3.75″ stuff… all stuff that was released last Fall… which is absolutely ridiculous. Where’s Raddus??
Target’s ad coming out this weekend shows the various sales and coupons that will be in effect for the launch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on home video. Click on through to check it out.
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