Trouble for the embattled Toys “R” Us stores continue as the company announces the closure of more than 180 stores in the US. This is being done in order to “give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company”.
You can read the story at the CNNmoney.com
Toys”R”Us is currently having a Flash Sale with huge savings on select Star Wars items. You can get their exclusive 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait for $22.69 (35% off). Check out this deal and more at ToysRUs.com
Our friends at Fantha Tracks have reported via Facebook that there have been sightings of the new wave of Force Link collection Emperor Palpatine and First Order Flametrooper (orange wave 3) at ToysRUs at Reading Gateway in the UK.
ToysRus has updated today offer several new LEGO Star Wars sets from The Last Jedi and more. Click on through for the links.
Thanks to Daniel M. for the alert!
Looks like the Micro Force line is already hitting retail as Corey from First Order Transmissions found a case at Toys”R”Us in Schaumburg, IL.
Black Series Collectors Facebook member Dave I. reports picking up part of the new wave of 6″ Black Series figure at Toys”R”Us in Nashville. He was able to score Resistance Tech Rose (#55) and Jaina Solo (#56).
Walgreens and Toys”R”us both have some decent Star Wars sales going on this week, and Walmart stores continue to clearance out “oddball” items that don’t really fit into their planogram. For more details, or to share your own sales/clearances finds, click here!
Frequent contributor DarthChuck sends word that he found the newest wave of 3.75″ Force Link figures including General Leia and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) at Toys”R”Us near the Millenia Mall in Orlando, FL
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Toys”R”Us exclusive 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait figure.
PROS: The upgraded deco and soft goods for Rey make this far superior (in my opinion) to the standard Black Series figure release. The inclusion of diecast weapons are a nice touch as they feel weighty in the hand and add a bit more authenticity to the figure. The included Crait base components are nicely sculpted and painted. It will be interesting to see how this environment and Rey interact in the film.
CONS: I, and I think many, feel that issuing superior versions of the same character in such close proximity to the initial figure release date reinforces the practice of collectors waiting out inital product launches. Despite the improvements to the figure and the inclusion of the environmental base, the price of this exclusive at 75% markup over the basic Black Series figure seems excessive.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Toys”R”Us will be promoting their exclusives starting next Sunday in your local newspapers. The ad shows the 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training on Crait) as well as Poe’s Boosting X-wing, the Force Link Starter 2 pk with exclusive figures, roll play items and more. When shopping, be sure to grab your free poster as well. Click the image above for a closer look at the ad.