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Walmart Discover The Force Floor Display

As we reported yesterday, Walmart is now starting to get their exclusive “Discover the Force” wave of figures. Don’t give up the search if you don’t see the figures in the regular action figure aisle on the pegs. Forum member EopieHerder tweeted the above image of a four-sided aisle/floor display he found as his local store. As you’re well aware, Walmart tends to be creative as to where they display their merchandise sometimes so you might take the time to roam around the store a bit to locate one.

I Shall Call Him… Mini-Maw

Yakface forum member stroebel83 has posted an image in our forums that has collectors buzzing – who expected the new Mawhonic figure from the “Discover the Force” line to be the size of a Jawa?

Prior to this, the general consensus has been that collectors can’t wait to get this figure, but how does this revelation affect your view of this figure?  Share your thoughts in the forums!

New Product Continues to Trickle Out

Hasbro’s theoretical street date of Jan. 30 continues to be ignored. We’re receiving reports daily of collectors finding new products at their local Target and Walmart stores. In fact, today I managed to score myself the entire Vintage TPM wave and New Clone Wars assortment at Walmart. Remember, persistence pays off sometimes, but it also costs an arm and a leg too.

The Vintage Collection Clearances

Following a report by JediTempleArchives.com regarding leftovers of the 2010-2011 pegwarmers from The Vintage Collection being marked down on clearance at Wal-Mart, I came across markdowns as well here in St. Louis.

Markdowns may vary by store (or at all) but it might be worth your while to still keep your eyes peeled for some good deals before the official release date of January 30.

Toyguide Update: AT-RT Walker with ARF Trooper

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive AT-RT Walker with ARF Trooper from The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: After a delayed release, this set finally makes it way to retailers just in time for Christmas. A decent, if not odd, deco on the ARF trooper – kind of the Star Wars version of digital camo I guess. AT-RT Walker is a great, episode specific, repaint of the ’09 mold.

CONS: Availability is hit or miss right now. The lack of a Captain Keeli or Master Di on the pegs (or in the foreseeable future for that matter) makes for a lonely ARF Trooper and/or poor retail planning.

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.

Toyguide Update: BARC Speeder Bike with Clone Trooper Buzz

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.

Vintage Wave 4 Resurfacing at Wal-Mart

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!

Forum Poll – Discover The Force

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!