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6″ Black Series Retailer Exclusive Preorders on Robot Kingdom

Can’t wait for the U.S. release date for some of the 6″ Black Series retailer exclusives? Head on over to Robot Kingdom and preorder the Guardians of Evil 4pk., Supreme Leader Snoke with Throne, Kylo Ren with Throne Room, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit), and First Order Stormtrooper with Gear 

Robot Kingdom expects them for early October shipping.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added Star Wars The Last Jedi Black Series 3 3/4″ and 6″ action figures, 3.75″ regular action figures, Deluxe 2-packs and Deluxe Figure Sets.  Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.

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Walmart Exclusive 3.75″ Black Series Confirmed

Hollywood Reporter gets in on the scoopage with their exclusive Hasbro toy news for Force Friday. They announced a couple 6″ Black series items (Ackbar/First Order Officer and a cool First Order Stormtrooper with a ton of gear) but also the confirmation that Walmart will be offering 3.75″ Black Series figures* of Luke Skywalker, Resistance Tech Rose, First Order Executioner and Elite Praetorian Guard!

New Galactic Heroes First Order AT-ST Found

In what may be an offscreen/EU offering from Hasbro, Yakface reader R2astromech reports finding this Galactic Heroes First Order AT-ST at Walmart near Ottawa . It includes an all-new AT-ST Walker, Finn in First Order Disguise and a First Order Stormtrooper. Click the image above for a closer look and then click through for additional images.

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Walmart Announces Force Friday II Events

Walmart.com has announced their participation in the Force Friday II launch with their Be Jedi Ready campaign. Select Walmart Stores will host a Force Friday Weekend Event with Games and Activities including:

  • Lightsaber Battles and New Product Demonstrations
  • Find the Force Augmented Reality Experience
  • FREE give-a-ways including Trading Discs, Posters and Stickers while supplies last

Check out this list* for participating locations and times.

*List is for those hold events during the day, this is not a list of stores opening at midnight or having midnight events.

New 6″ Black Series Figures Hit Walmart

Looks like the leaks for The Black Series have finally happened for The Last Jedi as Walmart in Canada has placed the first wave of figures out as part of their aisle shippers. And, as rumored, the wave consists of Kylo Ren,  Rey (Jedi Training), Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master), Darth Vader (A New Hope), Stormtrooper (A New Hope), Hera Syndulla, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Thanks to Instagram user Kevin T for the heads-up.

TLJ: Street Date Woes

I came across my first TLJ item on Thursday at a Walmart in my area (Ski Speeder w/ Poe Dameron).  Even though the store had put out a full display of this vehicle (price tag $39.72), as I was afraid of, the register denied the sale.

The employee at the register said he thought “The product had been recalled because of lead paint.” – the customer behind me (a mom and her daughter) stated, “Oh my gosh!”

Obviously, that is not the case and I explained to them both that Disney must have a street date on the product since it’s for an upcoming movie.  But Hasbro/Disney, please stop these street dates.  Let your retail partners sell the product when a customer is wanting to buy it.  This tight lip product reveal policy, and subsequent “Do Not Sell” at the register is tightening the window of product to actually be sold, and also confusing store employees and consumers alike.

UPDATE – One of our readers (Joe H) was able to pick this up at retail in his area, and he posted some great loose pics for us on our Facebook page.  A few of them are in our forums for your viewing pleasure.  Just click on the image above to see them.

Also, the release date for these items officially is September 1st, aka Force Friday.  

Wal-Mart TBS Resets

You may have noticed that some Walmart stores are resetting their sections for “The Black Series” and making extra space now for more 3.75″ figures.

Are you seeing this in your area?  Could this mean some of the more “in-demand” figures in the classic scale will be arriving at retail soon (or to conincide with Force Friday)?  Share your thoughts in the forums!