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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.

Rey Not to Be Included in Monopoly Set After All

Last year during the height of the #WheresRey campaign, Hasbro addressed parent/fan/collector concerns regarding the omission of Rey as a game piece in the Monopoly The Force Awakens Set.

Today, the Chicago Tribune has posted a follow-up and “due to insufficient interest”, the game won’t be updated to include her (in the U.S.). But all is not lost as the representative for Hasbro states that the piece was in fact made and is available through Hasbro’s Customer Service department.

Phone: 1-800-327-8264
E-mail: CustomerService@HasbroToyShop.com

Sideshow Exclusive In A Galaxy Far, Far Away… Premium Art Print

Sideshow and ACME Archives are proud to announce the In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… Art Print by artist Adam Hughes. This print will have an edition size of 500 pieces, and each will be hand-signed. Pre-Orders for the framed edition will begin on Friday, July 7th between 9AM – 12PM (Pacific Time) and unframed on Monday, July 10th between 9AM – 12PM (Pacific Time), should supplies last.

Five Below Finds

The fact that Hasbro’s 5poa TFA figures are showing up at Five Below stores isn’t “new” information, but just how many of these figures never made it to primary retail outlets is amazing.

Hasbro just seems unable to get their product on a consistent distribution flow to big box retailers anymore – which of course that isn’t new information either!

But – if you are looking for some decent 5poa figures for about $5 each, and have a Five Below store in your area… well, you know the drill.

Update: Funko Announces SDCC Exclusive POP!s

Funko has just completed a Periscope video revealing their SDCC Exclusives for 2017. Look for Bodhi Rook, Combat Assault Tank Driver, Holographic Supreme Leader Snoke (Supersized) and Holo Princess Leia with R2-D2. Watch for details later on which retailers will share these exclusives.

Look for hi-res images of these very soon.

Update: Images added

Continue reading Update: Funko Announces SDCC Exclusive POP!s

Hot Wheels Special Edition Millennium Falcon

HotWheelsCollectors.com updated yesterday announcing a special edition Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens available today (May 9) to Red Line Club members only and to the general public tomorrow (May 10). Priced at $19.99, each Millennium Falcon is individually numbered, packed on a foil stamped blister card and presented in a Kar Keepers clamshell case.

thanks to @Flyguy for the alert

TFA Finds at Five Below

If you have a Five Below store in your area, if may be worth your time to swing by and check out their toy section as many stores have been receiviving TFA figures that rarely made their way to big box retailers.

Personal Note:  Even if you despise 5POA, some of these figures have good accessories and heads that work out great for customs.  

Hallmark’s #popminded Reveals Star Wars Store Exclusive Details (and more)

Hallmark’s Popminded YouTube channel has revealed details on upcoming in-store and online exclusives for the Itty Bittys plush line of collectibles.

Exclusive figures include, Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Luke Skywalker with X-wing Fighter (available on Star Wars Day, May 4th) and Maz Kanata (available September 1).