Upon making my usual stop at Target this morning, I noticed that they have started affixing foil, tamper-evident, security stickers on all of their LEGO sets priced $29.99 or higher.
It would be nice if Toys”R”Us would utilize this method of theft prevention instead of using those Spider security devices we’ve all seen marring the boxes of vehicles like the Millennium Falcon, Republic Gunship and AT-AT.
Reports are sporadic at this point, but some collectors are finding the second series of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures at Target stores.
Be on the lookout for these, as at the store I saw these, they were stacked behind a stack of Wave One Darth Maul and Luke figures… I almost didn’t realize they were there!
Issues continue to mount with Hasbro’s 2013 line, ranging from questionable figure selections to bubbles falling right off the pegs… and now today I came across two Black Series Scout Troopers with severely warped helmet ridges…
Hopefully this is an isolated incident… but if it’s not, collectors will surely leave these on the pegs and kids that receive them as presents will be disappointed. Anyone else coming across this? Share your thoughts/reports after the jump!
A heads-up for LEGO collectors, Target is starting to reset their aisle for the Halloween season and amongst the goodies, be on the lookout for the Umbaran MHC (Moblie Heavy Cannon) polybag set. I was able to find a few today at my neighborhood store.
Thanks to Star Wars Action News for alerting us to its availability (via Facebook)
One of Hasbro’s better toy offerings this Fall in my opinion isn’t even in the regular Star Wars section – it’s down by the Imaginext toys – it’s the Jedi Force Jabba’s Palace Rescue set. Priced at $16.99, ths is clearly one of Hasbro’s better values these days and is a great set. It would be nice for Hasbro to continue this format for a while and include some more creatures and cool centerpiece toys in this line for the younglings.
While your mileage may vary, I’ve seen this set at a handful of Targets – but not yet at Wal-Mart or Toys”R”us. Good luck hunting if you’d like to add this to your collection (or buy for a little one!).
Yak Face reader Adam Vinson, writes in with an interesting find at his Target. It appears that the latest batch of The Black Series figure have the bubble taped fresh from the case in order to address the bubble adhesion issue. Here is his report:
Looks like Hasbro is reading the reports or at least Target is….Notice the tape, this was a fresh new case, all of the figures had it.
You’ve read reports that the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line has an issue with the bubbles not being fully adhered to their respective card backs. Here is a video I shot this morning at my local Target. Do not try this in the store.
(Note: I bought this figure afterward)
Reports have been coming in left and right regarding new figures at places like Toys”R”us and Target, and now Yakface reader Bryan P. sends in details of new Hasbro figures hitting Walmart too. Head on over to the forums for more details!
Target stores (and likely soon, Toys”R”us) are putting out some great new LEGO displays to help promote the LEGO Star Wars line. These displays really show off the greatness that LEGO has to offer and to help boost sales of their bigger toy offerings – check out a couple images in our forums.
Hint for Hasbro: This is yet another avenue you may want to consider exploring as you look to regain the interest of kids in your product lines.
“Of course I’m not going to be buying much of the new Star Wars line coming out,” Chewie told his wife multiple times over the past several months. “I don’t collect 6″ scale toys, and most of the new 3.75″ figures don’t interest me at all.”
Then, after seeing new figures in person today at Target, reality set in. Well done, Hasbro. Now I’m angry with you for winning me over with product I swore I wouldn’t buy. I was mad at you through all of 2012 for how bad you managed the brand, and now I’m somewhat upset at you for kicking things off so well with your new lineups.
Are you feeling the same way as I am this evening about Hasbro’s new launch? Or have I gone completely crazy? Share your thoughts in the forums!