We are back! Join Flyguy and Yakface as we discuss the latest news in Star Wars collecting! A lot has happened since our last show from new 40th Anniversary figures finally being found at retail to the pending announcement of new product at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con which kicks off next week. All this and much more on episode #112 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode #112: D23/SDCC Pregame Hype
Walmart.com has posted a listing (found with a simple search) for a Jakks Pacific Pinball game for the The Last Jedi that give ultra-clear images of some of the new characters from the film. Click on through for the images.
Continue reading Walmart High Res Images of The Last Jedi Pinball (Spoilers)
Our friends at May The Funko Be With You have assembled an unconfirmed guide as to where the SDCC/Summer Convention Exclusive POP!s will be shared starting next week. Click on through for the breakdown:
Continue reading Funko POP! Shared Summer Convention Exclusives
While heading to the cabin for the extended holiday weekend, I thought I’d try my luck at a couple “backwoods” Walmarts. My first stop (Pine City, MN) yielded a 40th Anniversary Jawa and Death Squad Commander, but my second stop was where I really hit the jackpot…
Continue reading Holiday Weekend Haul
Funko has just announced two new exclusive POP! 3 packs coming to Walmart – an Ewok-themed set including Teebo, Chief Chirpa and Logray (late-July) and a Bespin-themed set Lobot, Ugnaught and Bespin Guard (August)! Click the images above for a closer look.
Joining all of the wave 2 card variants for the 40th Anniversary Collection, the Darth Vader Legacy Pack box has also received the text adjustment for the age recommendation – switching to all UPPER CASE. Since Target has given up the ghost on carrying this set, you can continue to find steady shipments of these hitting Walmart.
UPDATE: This text change also extends to the Darth Vader cardback inside the box making for 3 distinct carded versions:
“Red Eyes” variant – lower case text
“Dark Eyes” variant – lower case text
“Dark Eyes” variant – UPPER CASE text
Those still in need of the Exclusive POP! Inquisitors (The Inquisitor and Seventh Sister), they are back in stock through Walmart.com.
UPDATE: (Grand) Inquisitor Sold Out
Twitter follower Eric S. reports finding the Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Lightsaber at his Walmart in Clarksville, TN.
Today we have a sizable list of complied UPCs, Walmart SKUs and Target DPCIs for known 6″ Black Series (Deluxe and Centerpiece lines), Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures, and other Hasbro Star Wars related products coming out over the next couple of months. As more info comes to light, we will update this list with the corresponding product. Click on through for the data dump.
UPDATE: Two Forces of Destiny Target DPCIs clarified
Continue reading UPDATE: New UPCs and SKUs and DPCIs for TBS and FOD
Ultimate deal finder Scott from Tulsa reports finding the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader with Display “Legacy Pack” on sale for $19.87 at his Walmart. And for those that require additional proof, here is a link to the receipt.
As many collectors feared, the experiment with having TBS 3.75″ as an exclusive line to Walmart has turned out to be a mess.
In fact, the 6″ line has also become quite a nightmare across many retailers considering the mountains of Jyn and Cassian figures that are bottlenecking later assortments from reaching big box retailers.
Even with deep discounts, Walmart can’t seem to move much of this stuff (Hey, Hasbro… the trend here is you massively overproduced hero characters – and some in obscure outfits, – please don’t do this again).
How about you? What’s the trend at your current Walmart / Target / Toys”R”us / etc? Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!
UPDATE – Just after posting this, forum moderator Jodo sent me this pic as his local Walmart (Edwardsville, IL) just received two more cases of this same wave that was released a year ago… how can they get in more of these when the same figures are falling off the pegs??
If this is the scene at your local Walmart, well… No Scarif Troopers for you!
Collectors looking to acquire the POP! Deluxe Rey with Speeder without having to win a lottery or stand in line at Star Wars Celebration can rest easy. It looks like it will be a shared exclusive released through Walmart leaving only the Exclusive POP! Garindan retail partner to be revealed.
Thanks to @MayTheFunkoBWY for the heads up.
Tomorrow we will be posting details on a new giveaway sponsored by Vudu where we will be giving away several codes for a digital copy of Rogue One.
Rogue One is available for pre-order now and will be released digitally on March 24 and on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4.
Various Walmart stores in my area, and around the country, have started slashing prices on Black Series figures (6″ – $9.84, 3.75″ $5.84) and vehicles like the U-Wing down to $19.97. Hopefully this means new product that has been backlogged for sometime will make its way to shelves for the home release of Rogue One in a couple weeks. Click on though for a few quick pics.
Continue reading Walmart Clearances Underway for Stock Refresh
Hasbro has released their press images from Toy Fair 2017. Click on through to check out the 40th Anniversary Collection figures, including the exclusive R5-D4, the 6″ TBS AT-ACT Driver and 3.75″ Black Series figures.
Continue reading Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Press Images