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…
Yakreader Jason H. writes in with a store report where he found the newest wave of 6″ Black Series figure at Target.
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I found the IG-88, Boushh wave of 6in Black Figures today at Target in Memphis Tennessee. I left 2 Commander Codys on the shelf.
Thanks for the report Jason
On my way out of town prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, I managed to find the latest wave of 6″ Black Series figures which includes Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Clone Trooper Captain as well as the repack of Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise). This assortment (now in multi-lingual packaging) continues trickle out through retailers like Target and Toys”R”Us so keep your eyes open.
Forum member Jodo has posted a new bit on his blog about the current state of Hasbro’s Star Wars lineup. In particular, a focus on what so many of us encounter when we walk into a retail store, planning to spend some money on the brand, but just can’t find anything we want. And of course, the price hike to $12.99 that many outlets now charge for The Black Series.
Check it out here, and share your thoughts in our comments section or in the forums!
Looks like the Black Series 3.75″ wave 7 assortment is making its way across the middle of the US. A local collector friend here in Minnesota found Captain Rex, Dutch Vander and Commander Wolffe at three separate Target stores in the west metro, meaning, they are still splitting up cases to stock store shelves.
The latest additions to the 3.75″ Black Series line have been found on the pegs in the U.S. Probably not at a place you’d expect, and even less likely at prices you will be thrilled about… head on over to the forums for more details.
Slowly but surely, Hasbro’s Imperial Troop Transport is making its way into Toys”R”us stores. Has it shown up in your area yet? Share your reports after the jump!
For a while now, it has felt to me that Hasbro’s pricing is out of control. I feel that way even more now after going shopping with my son over the weekend when he decided he wanted “more bang for his buck.”
For the whole story and to share your thoughts, head to the forums.
Hasbro’s new Jurassic World line has been spotted at Toys”R”us, apparently breaking a “street date” of May 11. Head on over to the forums for a closer look at some of the toys they had already put out – and share your thoughts on Hasbro’s performance with these dinosaurs in the forums!
Toys”R”us stores are starting to jack up the price on the single Legends figures. While other retailers have kept these in the $6 range, Toys”R”us apparently thinks they can get quite a bit more. The price is pretty outrageous, in my opinion, especially since this line is supposed to be more economical for the kids (so we’re told).
Head to the forums to see what these will probably ring up for at the register if you decide to purchase any of these at your local Toys”R”us, and share your thoughts!
Reader Tim M. sends this report (and reminder) from his local Kohl’s store in Sacremento
Went to Kohl’s today in Sacramento area of California and came across this end cap of Rebels figures, the 2 packs were $14.99 with 10% off.
Thanks Tim! I really like that display tray that they are sitting in too. Hmmm….
Tonight I swung by Wal-Mart, and questioned why I even waste my time there anymore. But to my surprise, I walked by the pallets and saw a fresh case of Wave 1 Rebels figures. Perhaps this is an isolated chance of dumb luck, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing other similar reports soon – so it may be worth your while to add Wal-Mart back to your occasional toy runs… because this toy run dry spell can’t last forever.
Our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report via their Facebook page that Saga Legends Wave 2 has started to hit Target. The hunt continues…
Forum member Jodo checks in with a new store report – he spotted the Mission Series Wicket/Scout Trooper 2-pk at his local Target in Edwardsville, IL.
Personal Note: Both reports I’ve seen so far indicate to me, Target is still splitting cases at distribution centers. Hopefully we’ll see evidence of some actual FULL cases shipping to Target stores again soon!