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Another Black Series GameStop Report

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Cory writes in with a report from my backyard tonight:

Hey guys. My name is Cory Pals and I thought I’d drop a line and let you know that I found some new 6 inch Black Series figures at the GameStop at the Mall of America tonight. I found and bought Darth Revan, Snowtrooper, Obi-wan Kenobi, and Sabine Wren. I was shocked to find them because I haven’t even seen a hint of the previous set anywhere.

Rogue One Figures Hitting Kroger

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Yakface reader Andrew S. writes in with this latest Rogue One retail find:

Hey guys, just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I was able to find a batch of Rogue One 3.75 inch figures at my local Kroger in Columbus, Ohio.  I got Jyn Erso (Eadu) and K2S0, but they also had a Stormtrooper and an Imperial Ground Crew figure.  I attached a photo of the ones I purchased.
Love your site, keep up the good work!
Thanks Andrew, and great find!

TFA Clearances Getting Almost Ridiculous

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While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart.  The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.

Personal Note:  As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing.  Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around.  Wasted toy runs over and over.  Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines?  How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines?  What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand?  Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves?  Share your thoughts in the forums.

Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums.  Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!

Nien Nunb Wave hits STL

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Few people have seen the Unkar Plutt or Admiral Ackbar wave… Han Solo is nearly impossible to find… and now Hasbro’s distribution inconsistencies continue, as the Nien Nunb wave (including mask-less Kylo Ren) has show up at a Wal-Mart in the St. Louis area (thank you Scott for the report).

Who else has seen these and newer Hasbro figures at retail?  Let us know how those toy runs are going after the jump!

The Better Side of 5POA

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For those of you active in our forums, you are probably aware that I am not a fan of 5POA figures.  I could be, if Hasbro tweaked the assembly of them a bit… (customizers, you probably know what I’m referring to).

However, Hasbro’s latest TFA offerings are starting to show some improvement over much of what they’ve been pushing the past few years in this style – head on over to the forums for a quick look (and mini-review) at Sidon Ithano, First Mate Quiggold, Unkar Plutt, and Admiral Ackbar!

Product Getting Tagged with #wheresrey Stickers?

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Here is an interesting, if not hilarious, store find. Local collector Phil G. sends in a couple photos from an area Target store (Quarry) that has figures affixed with a custom “No Rey” sticker in the style of the Free Boba Fett sticker from the Vintage Kenner era. This sticker reads:

NO REY
No matter how many figures you purchase
(See #wheresrey for details)

Click on through for a closer look.

UPDATE: here is a link to someone on Twitter claiming responsibility.

Continue reading Product Getting Tagged with #wheresrey Stickers?

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!