Yakface reader Derek T. reports finding the “Ahsoka Wave” of 3.75″ Black Series figure today at his local Wisconsin Walmart. As you can see in the image above, the case breaks down as follows:
3x Ahsoka Tano
3x Emperor’s Royal Guard
3x Lando Calrissian
3x Admiral Ackbar
As promised, Hasbro has unveiled a few of their exclusives for Rogue Friday next week – two of which have leaked prematurely. Head on over to Yahoo to check out the 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso (Kmart), Imperial Hovertank Pilot (ToysRus), Cassian Andor Blaster Rifle (Target), Smart R2-D2 (Walmart) and the Black Series Battlefront Shadow Trooper Helmet (Amazon).
Our very own Justin “Chewie” stumbled across a product leak of his own at his local Walmart (Ballwin, MO) as a shelf of Rebel U-wing Fighters were placed early. They also scanned with no issue for $79.00.
Street date? What street date? We been getting several reports a day of Rogue One products hitting retail early. Today’s latest reports come from Pocky Bandit and Eric Saunders via Twitter. Pocky Bandit found the 6″ Black Series wave at Walmart and Eric found a few 3.75″ figures at Kroger.
RobotKingdom has updated with packaging shots for the upcoming Walmart exclusive wave of 3.75″ Black Series figures. The wave includes TVC repacks of Ahsoka, Emperor’s Royal Guard, Lando Calrissian and Admiral Ackbar.
UPDATE: As a reminder, these are not available in the US yet, these were released in Hong Kong today (September 6) as stated by Robot Kingdom.
Jedi Insider alerts collectors (by way of Robot Kingdom) that a new wave of 3.75″ Black Series is coming soon to Walmart. The wave consists of Ahsoka Tano, Admiral Ackbar, Emperor’s Royal Guard and General Lando Calrissian – all of which are repacks from The Vintage Collection.
As mentioned a couple days ago, we can now provide direct links to the various 6″ Black Series, Black Series Titanium and even Hera’s Phoenix Squadron A-wing on Walmart.com. Click on through for the full list.
UPDATE: Walmart has apparently killed all of those url/links and they now redirect to a general Star Wars landing page.
Continue reading UPDATE: Walmart URLs to New 2016 Product
Now with reviews of Walmart’s exclusive Wave 3 Black Series figures!
Highly detailed, highly articulated Star Wars 3.75-inch figures are the mainstay of many fans’ collections. The news that The Force Awakens would only see a handful of these Black Series figures, and that they would be Walmart exclusives, made fans worry if these new toys would be obtainable. The third wave, with versions of Han Solo, General Leia, and Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, has been elusive and fetched north of $40 per figure on eBay. But now, finally, the dam has broken and these figures are showing up coast to coast–including in the Star Wars Action News studio! On this week’s show hear a review of these latest figures and see if they’re worth more toy runs!
Yet while the Black Series 3.75-inch figures have been elusive, the main line of figures, with five points of articulation, are available at every store. Fans were divided on these detailed, but hard-to-pose figures. Now, enter Kozy–a figure customizer who has created cardbacks that elevate these figures from average to epic! He joins the Star Wars Action News hosts to talk about these cards and his inspiration for making them.
With a look at upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con International and Celebration Europe, new online sales, and much more, it’s all in this Wampa-sized episode of Star Wars Action News
Twitter follower @studshooter tags us in this tweet showing that the newest assortment of Black Series Titanium Series helmets have started hitting Walmart. This wave includes Darth Vader with Stormtrooper helmets and First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot with Poe Dameron “Black Leader” helmets.
Twitter follower @Z0rn sends word that the newest Walmart Exclusive wave of Black Series figures (Leia, Han & Phasma) are again hitting Canada.
Twitter follower Endless_MTG tags us in this tweet showing that Walmart has started setting price tags for new 6″ Black Series figures including Darth Revan, Sabine Wren and AT-AT Driver. I wouldn’t expect to see these figures anytime soon but at least it shows that they are in Walmart’s system.
Wal-Mart stores in the St. Louis area are beginning to roll back basic figure prices on TFA merchandise… we’ve even had a report of the Spin Master Yoda for as low as $20 in Colorado.
Let us know what sort of markdowns (or lack thereof) you are finding after the jump!
While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart. The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.
Personal Note: As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing. Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around. Wasted toy runs over and over. Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines? How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines? What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand? Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums. Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!
Facebook follower Robert N. from Fort Worth, TX reports finding a fresh assortment of 3.75″ Black Series figures once again at Walmart. Keep up those toy runs!
I’ve been receiving and reading multiple reports that Walmarts are once again getting shipments of the elusive 3.75″ Black Series figures including Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and Captain Phasma. Reports have come in from Virginia and Tennessee.