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Walmart Finds Continue…

Your mileage may vary, but if you’re looking for some of Hasbro’s better offerings in a while in the 3.75″ scale, be sure to keep checking your Walmart toy Star Wars sections!

With the Christmas season almost here, stores will likely be expanding endcaps and aisle displays to try and squeeze out as many dollars from collectors and parents over the coming two months… so figures you have been waiting to find just might start popping up finally.

Toys”R”us Exclusive Online Orders Arriving

If you ordered the 6″ Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer 2-pk from ToysRUs.com,  be on the lookout for these to be arriving now.

Personal Note:  I received my order today, and opened them as soon as I could – these figures could not be any more perfect for the price.   This is an amazing set, and I hope we see more 2-pks like this in the future… and if Hasbro puts this sort of care into the return of 3.75″ TVC figures, we’re going to be in for some great times as collectors again soon.

Wal-Mart TBS Resets

You may have noticed that some Walmart stores are resetting their sections for “The Black Series” and making extra space now for more 3.75″ figures.

Are you seeing this in your area?  Could this mean some of the more “in-demand” figures in the classic scale will be arriving at retail soon (or to conincide with Force Friday)?  Share your thoughts in the forums!

Clearance Season at Target

Target has finally begun the process of clearancing out product that has been desperately staring back at you for nearly the past year.  While most of these are the “lower tiered” 5POA style toys that even the kids seem to have no interest in, you will also likely find items from TBS getting marked down significantly as well.

While it’s good to get out with the old, seeing what is on clearance, and more importantly, knowing what NEVER MADE IT to retail, is a chilling sign for just how bad the brand is being merchandised these days.  We can only hope that Hasbro has a much  better game plan for the upcoming two films and beyond and turns this frown upside down.

Head on over to the forums for some close up images of the items marked down at my local store in the STL area, as well as the markdowns (which are already significant)… and for a personal rant.

TBS 3.75″ Die-Cast Metal Figures Hit Retail

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!

6″ C-3PO Resistance Base Variant

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It was something we mentioned in our initial review of this figure and now it looks like Hasbro has addressed the oversight as they have issued a variant to the 6″ Black Series C-3PO (Resistance Base) figure. Instead of the cheap looking plain red arm, they have now given it a proper, screen accurate deco. I’ll definitely be picking this version up.

Thanks to Rebelscum for their report.

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!

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!