As reported last week, the latest 6″ wave of TBS figures is hitting Target stores. In a rare stroke of good luck, I stumbled upon them in the St. Louis area as well this morning. Share your store reports here or in the forums after the jump!
Personal Note: The Mimban Han Solo is really one of the best looking figures I’ve seen Hasbro make in any scale – fingers crossed that it’s not too long before we see a TVC counterpart of such quality that is readily available to the market…
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Full divisions of Snowtroopers are marching in for the ridiculously low price of $3.99 at Ross. If you’re looking to army build General Leia Organa, she’s even cheaper at $2.99.
Personal Note: In general, is supply of 6″ figures exceeding demand? With 5 Below stores drowning in figures for $5.00 each, very little retail distribution of a ton of figures from The Last Jedi, deep discounts on this line’s vehicles and deluxe type figures, are we seeing some warning signs with Hasbro’s “bread and butter” line?
This is not breaking news, but the new 6″ Enfys Nest w/ Swoop Bike has been showing up at various Target stores recently, including the St. Louis area over the past week. It might be worth an extra stop if you’re interested in picking up this set.
There’s a six inch swapper on the loose in the St. Louis area. If you are aware of anyone who gets off on doing this, please tell that person to get a life. This is terrible for the hobby and depressing if any kid gets one of these as a present.
Walmart has finally given up the glut of 6″ TBS figures from The Force Awakens and Rogue One – unable to sell some of these even at $5.00 each, some stores have lowered the price to mere pennies per figure in an effort to dump inventory (three cents each, to be exact). Be on the lookout in your area, and you might find Brickseek helpful in your searches.
Walmart stores are starting to roll back TBS 3.75″ prices again. Let us know if you’re seeing the same thing in your area.
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.
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.
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!