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Deep Discounts on Jakks Big Figs

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Facebook follower Ricky Resurreccion writes in with his current store find of clearance Jakks figures:

Hi there, you may want to pass this news along. Been working some SF Bay Area Walmarts and they have the 48″ Jakks Vader and FO Stormtrooper on clearance for $21. I suggest peeps scan the barcodes even if they have their retail prices stuck on it. I had my stores ring up $21 for the 48″s. And the Jakks plain-vanilla R2-D2 are not advertised as on clearance but believe me, they are. Usually sells for $50, they are on sale for $13. At these prices, I grabbed a couple for my boys.

Nice finds Ricky!

Ezra’s Speeder Bike Hitting Stores

Twitter follower @Z0rn send word that he found the Ezra’s Speeder Bike at Walmart this morning.

Walmarts are resetting their aisles this week and next (as evidenced by the new planograms posted in stores) so look for new product on your shelves soon.

Beware of Fused Joints on 3.75″ Black Series Finn

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While it was a nice surprise finding Wal-Marts latest wave of 3.75″ Black Series today, the excitement quickly turned to aggravation once opening Finn… I picked up two of this figure, and both had fused right elbow joints.

The first one snapped immediately – the second one I was able to save only through my experience with customizing.  Hopefully this doesn’t turn out to be a widespread issue… but please share your experiences after the jump!

New Year, New Price

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It appears that with the new year, Wal-Mart has increased the price of basic TFA figures by about a dollar each.  This puts them closer in line with the likes of competing retailers; and after having a hard time keeping Star Wars figures in stock around the holidays, this price hike comes as little surprise.  So be prepared to pay a little more for the “budget line” moving forward.

Wal-Mart Exclusive Black Series Line Status

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Here we are, right in the midst of a great new Star Wars film with a huge demand for action figures related to the movie, and a ton of people haven’t seen a sniff of anything past Wave 1 from Wal-Mart’s exclusive 3.75″ Black Series figures.

Apparently this line is so exclusive, many stores are being completely left out after Wave 1 in spite of having dedicated peg space for these figures (remember, after Wave 1 is when the NEW figures from the NEW MOVIE are included).

What’s the scene like in your area?  Better?  Just as bad?   Share your thoughts/findings/pics after the jump!

It’s All Relative When It Comes to Store Finds

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Things aren’t always as dark as they seem when it comes to store reports. It often depends on where you live or how fast your store shifts/turns over merchandise. So, you can have a very disparate experience than other collectors across the nation. Here is one of my Target stores (Plymouth, MN) on any typical day.

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