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.
Since the the figures have now started hitting, here are the UPCs for the 3.75″ Black Series figures for The Last Jedi. According to the shipping case, the official shelf date for these figures is November 1, 2017.
Reports are coming in that The Last Jedi assortment of new 3.75″ Black Series figure has started hitting Walmart from coast to coast. Daniel R. tagged us in this tweet from his store in Southern California.
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!
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.
As we shared earlier this month, Sphero has two new app control droids ready for launch this Force Friday. Walmart has started putting new displays on shelves featuring BB-8, a new R2-D2 as well as BB-9E. Image courtesy of Eddie T.
A Walmart in Tacoma, WA has put out their exclusive POP! Princess Leia Organa figure from The Last Jedi. This figure had just leaked yesterday in a Walmart ad floating about via social media. Click the image above for a closer look.
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
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.
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.
A closed group on Facebook has posted an image showing the BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset has been found at Walmart in Sulphur, Louisiana. The on shelf “clearance” price is set at $178.00. If any of our readers are near that location, we’d love some additional images of the box.
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!