Yakface reader Brett X writes in with word of finding the new Blu-Ray “Deleted Scene” wave of Vintage Collection figures at his local Target in California. Great find Brent! You can see more images of his haul over at his blog OnePerCase.net
While checking out a clearance endcap at Target today, I saw a vintage 3-pk marked down to $9.98 (or something like that)… I had bought a few of these last week at the same store for this price, and decided to scan this one on the off chance it was marked down to 75% off now… instead, it rang up at $24.99! This was the old, dusty Needa-Dengar-AT-AT Driver set… strange, eh?
And also today, according to our friends at Jedidefender.com, this is a new DPCI number, 087-06-1172 – hopefully soon we’ll find out more details regarding some sets of new figures… though the price increase certainly isn’t welcome!
Today kicked off the UK Toy Fair and aside from Hasbro’s reveal of the MTT (Multi Trooper Transport Droid Carrier), they also unveiled 3 new Vintage Collection figures! Head to JediNews for an exclusive look at the Nikto Guard from Return of the Jedi – in vintage Kenner deco!!!, Galen Marek from The Force Unleashed II and Shae Vizla from Star Wars: The Old Republic
On January 30th all the stores on your toy runs will have the new stock of Star Wars figures from Hasbro. From Vintage to Movie Heroes to Clone Wars, Hasbro has figures, battle packs, fleet vehicles, and more ready to be released. But across the country, mostly at Wal Mart, toys have been spotted early. And on this week’s Star Wars Action News, your hosts Arnie and Marjorie have a bunch in hand to review.
Listen to this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News for hands on reviews of the new Titanium Vehicle 3-Packs, the Toys”R”Us exclusive battle pack, the new Hasbro Fleet vehicles, the full first wave of Hasbro Movie Heroes figures, as well as The Vintage Collection figures like the Battle Droid, Ben Quadinaros, and Quinlan Vos! Plus, be sure to check out the enhanced podcast with pictures of all these new items as well!
With Star Wars Valentine candy that may make your mouth bleed, and a moving-lips Yoda plushie, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!
EntertainmentEarth.com is now taking pre-orders for the Vintage Collection “Deleted Scene” case assortment. This case includes a mix of the The Phantom Menace figures as well as the new “Deleted Scene” figures (Luke, Leia, Lando, Mon Calamari Pilot and Colonel Cracken). Get your orders in today!
Hasbro’s theoretical street date of Jan. 30 continues to be ignored. We’re receiving reports daily of collectors finding new products at their local Target and Walmart stores. In fact, today I managed to score myself the entire Vintage TPM wave and New Clone Wars assortment at Walmart. Remember, persistence pays off sometimes, but it also costs an arm and a leg too.
It seems that this wave, though barely unofficially out (let alone officially), already has variant packaging. Cases of the The Phantom Menace wave have hit Walmart without the Darth Maul Giveaway/Promo sticker nor do they include the mailaway entry forms packed in the bubble. You can check out a shot of this in our forums courtesy of member Jedighost009.
It’s a month before Toy Fair so what better time to spoil some of Hasbro’s fun with a first look at carded shots of the Blu-Ray Deleted Scene wave of Vintage Collection figures. Head on over to Sandtroopers.com for images of Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction), Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit), Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit), Colonial Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew), Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari) and more!
PROS: A solid sculpt from the TLC Evolution set makes for a great release on the Vintage card. The perfect accompaniment to the Kmart exclusive B-Wing Fighter.
CONS: The relatively unexciting nature of the figure, coupled with it shipping on two different cardbacks pretty much guaranteed this figure “pegwarmer” status. Keyan Farlander again? Really?
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Who knows how long this will last, but the first Vintage wave of 2012 is listed as “in-stock” over at Toysrus.com!