The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive BARC Speeder Bike with Clone Trooper Buzz from The Clone Wars Collection.
PROS: After a delayed release, the set finally makes it way to retailers just in time for Christmas. Decent deco on the trooper (which recycles the “Jesse” sculpt). Fits well on the speeder nicely due to the ball jointed hips. Look great with the other 41st Elite clones released thus far.
CONS: Availability is hit or miss right now. Some might not like the sculpt selection for the figure and the fact that the figure and speeder included does not match the sculpts shown on the back of the packaging.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and GalacticHunter are reporting that some new exclusives that have had very little Hasbro publicity have shown up at Wal-Mart – check out their report by clicking on the above image!
The Walmart Exclusive Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Sets have started showing up at store across the countr, and while there is nothing new in this set, it might make for a great gift for some collector this holiday season. Thanks to our friend Dan at SWCollector.com for the report.
The 4th wave in The Vintage Collection never seemed to reach full distribution, but some cases now appears to be making their way through the pipeline finally. Our friends at Jeditemplearchives are reporting sightings of this wave at Wal-Mart, and I saw the same thing today at a St. Louis area Wal-Mart.
So if you’re in the hunt for any of these figures still (and some are really good), keep your eyes open for this wave.
And remember to keep sharing details of your Recent Acquisitions in the forums!
With each passing week, we’re inching closer to the new Wal-Mart exclusive Discover the Force line being released, which to the delight of collectors has several all new sculpts included in it.
This wave is tied to The Phantom Menace promotion, and we’re curious to see what figure is the most anticipated by Yakface readers.
If you’re registered in our forums (and why wouldn’t you be by now?) cast your vote and share your thoughts after the jump!
This morning I found the mother lode of Vintage Wave 9 (6 cases worth) at my local Walmart. This store typically is very slow for new merchandise so it just emphasizes the point that you need to check your stores consistently, even the bad ones, it will eventually pay off.
If that is little comfort, fear not, we are going to be giving away a Vintage Collection Bastila Shan, Walrus Man and Rebel Soldier on facebook. Watch for details this Friday!
Upon my travels this weekend hunting for the latest Vintage and Clone Wars goodies, I managed to stumble across a handy little carrying case over in the LEGO aisle at Walmart. The LEGO ZipBin TIE Fighter Storage Case holds approximately 500 LEGO bricks and doubles as a playmat when unzipped and opened and retails for about $10.
Upon my travels this morning, I managed to scored some of the figures from the newest Clone Wars wave at Walmart. I missed out on Savage Opress but did pick up Chewbacca, Even Piell, Jar Jar Binks, R7-D4 and the new, and much-improved, Captain Rex.
Haven’t had your fill of Clone Wars products yet? You’re in luck then as Sandtroopers.com has posted image of the upcoming Walmart Exclusive Ultimate Gift Set that was revealed at SDCC a few weeks back. This set includes Space Suit Anakin, Count Dooku, Super Battle Droid, Battle Droid and Captain Rex. Look for this to hit store shelves around October. Sandtroopers also comes through with an image of the packaging for the ultra-cool Mandalorion Assault Transport Head on over for the full reports.
UPDATE: Galactic Binder’s Facebook page is reporting that these 2 new sets were found in the Memphis, TN area (Germantown) a few days ago.
VolkerC over at POTF2.com has posted images of 2 new Walmart Exclusive Deluxe Vehicles w/Figure Sets due later this year. Head on over for a look at the BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper “Buzz” and another repainted AT-RT with ARF Trooper.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have reported that Vintage Collection Wave 6 has hit Wal-Mart in the New Jersey area. For those keeping score, that is 22 figures (not counting packaging variants) in a few short weeks and depending on pricing in your area, that equates to over$200.00!
Sir Steve’s Guide has gotten their hands on a preliminary list of figures that has been discovered in the bowels of the Wal-mart databanks. Head on over for the complete list.
Remember, this is an unofficial list and product release schedules may change or be dropped all together, but this list does look promising.
Still need to score the new AT-AT and are waiting for a real deal? You might want to hold out for one more week, as this is going to be part of the Walmart Toyland Catalog promotion starting on 11/7 and running through 11/24. The BAT-AT will be on sale for $79.00 – a savings of $20! Basic figures will be on rollback as well for $6.00 each. Click the image above for a preview.
Some Wal-Marts are now slashing prices significantly on old Legacy product, including their exclusive Comic Packs which have been found in the $5.00 range. Thanks to DarthSinizter for the heads up.
Facebook follower Fernando posted on our wall today that the exclusive Jabba’s Throne w/Oola has crept out onto Walmart shelves in Southern California. Thanks for the report Fernando!