Tim M. from a Facebook collecting group has posted images of a new large size Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper on the shelves (early) at Walmart. Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to Corey from The Wolfpack Podcast for the link.
Rebelscum’s forums has posted an image of the Hasbro’s upcoming (Class II?) Millennium Falcon found at a Walmart in Guatemala.
Reader Michael D. sends in his sweet find at his local Walmart (Ashland, KY). Several product from The Force Awakens complete with point-of-purchase display. Click on through for the images.
Continue reading Another Walmart Selling The Force Awakens Figures
The inevitable has happened. Just weeks prior to the official launch of Star Wars merchandise for The Force Awakens, a collector managed to find and purchase a bevy of products from Walmart. Take the link and check them out – spoiler warnings apply.
A source has passed on to us Wal-Mart’s shelf planogram for the upcoming reset for Force Friday. These documents were left in plain sight in store and not obtained through swindle, subterfuge or nefarious means. There are some interesting confirmations revealed on the pages, especially the pegs allotted for 3.75″ Black Series figures for The Force Awakens. Click on through for a closer look at space dedicated to figures, vehicles, Hot Wheels, role play, Micro Machines and more.
Continue reading Walmart Planogram Reveals 3.75″ Black Series for The Force Awakens
Corey from The Wolfpack Podcast sends along this image from a Facebook group showing new aisle shippers hitting the floors at Walmart. Based on the merchandising planogram I’ve seen, these feature the same design that will be in the aisle and overhead awnings of Walmart for Force Friday and beyond.
A report from Infinity Inquirer has posted that each of the four Star Wars Rebels characters (Kanan, Ezra, Sabine and Zeb) revealed recently will initially be exclusive to 4 separate retailers as part of a timed release.
They also go on to say that after a few weeks, they should all be available where Disney Infinity figures are sold.
Thanks to our friends at MakingStarWars.net for the heads-up.
We’ve been wondering for a while what the deal is with Hasbro’s Digital Release Commemorative sets, well wonder no more as we can now confirm that the Star Wars saga is coming via digital release through Vudu.com. The url (vudu.com/starwars) is currently inactive, but Walmart is now displaying marketing with the announcement stating an April 10 availability. Click the image above for a closer look.
Thanks to swshadow07 for the image.
Update: No fooling, it is real (thanks to Aric R. for the link)
Update 2: Links have been removed from Vudu.com
Twitter follower @JOutred alerts us to this series of images from @scfeek revealing the in blister tray for the Digital Release Commemorative Collection sets hitting Walmart in Canada right now. If you thought the Black Series packaging was sparse, check out what almost looks like mockup packaging in the images above.
Twitter follower The Plastic Empire has shared with us a find at his Canada Walmart – all 6 of the Digital Commemorative Release sets from Hasbro. They are priced there at 29.99CD. The packaging is well done but the contents leave something to be desired.
Tonight I swung by Wal-Mart, and questioned why I even waste my time there anymore. But to my surprise, I walked by the pallets and saw a fresh case of Wave 1 Rebels figures. Perhaps this is an isolated chance of dumb luck, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing other similar reports soon – so it may be worth your while to add Wal-Mart back to your occasional toy runs… because this toy run dry spell can’t last forever.
Now that the dust is starting to settle following the Christmas rush, retailers are beginning to mark down some items in the toy section as they prepare for the new year.
Among the items being cleared out is the Target exclusive Shadow Squadron set, being spotted at many Target stores for $35.00. Wal-Mart is also slashing prices on the Jakks Pacific 31″ figures, down to $20.00. We’ve even seen a report of the 31″ Vader being found at Target for as low as $5.00 and some of the Target exclusive Hot Wheels sets being marked down too.
Find something good at a great clearance price? Let us know in the forums!
Rebelscum has posted a report that wave 6 of the 6″ Black Series assortment (which includes Yoda, TIE Pilot and the Clone Trooper Sergeant) has started to hit retail. Head on over for the full details.
Update: These figures were found at Target
Overall, it looks the Black Friday deals are kind of light when it comes to Star Wars merchandise this year, there is one that has a least some decent savings. Walmart will be offering a 20″ Jakks Pacific 2 pack that includes Ezra and Stormtrooper. The promotion kicks off on Thursday at 6pm, while supplies last.
Update: Walmart now has this set on their website (currently not available).
Hasbro kicked off a great Black Series launch at Walmart in Tepeyac, Mexico recently complete with 3-3/4″ and 6″ figures from the new black and blue line look. The festivities also included a very cool Limited Edition (1500) Prototype Boba Fett Lithograph*.
*Photo courtesy of Mitzy minerva