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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!

More Hot Wheels Leaks: New AT-CCs

No, these aren’t a new type of walker in the Star Wars Universe. They are a new die cast segment from Hot Wheels where they take the familiar character car concept and apply it to all-terrain vehicles. The All-Terrain Character Cars feature die cast parts and working suspension and come in four and six wheel configurations. The cars have been found at Walmart include Luke Skywalker X-wing Pilot, BB-8, First Order Stormtrooper and Darth Vader.

Update: TLJ Breakdown: DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs

We’ve now received some new info needed to release breakdown of some of the recently leaked (and some officially announced) Hasbro products planned for Force Friday 2! Click on through for a breakdown of items complete with DPCIs, Walmart SKUs, individual product UPCs and MSRPs that will help you get a headstart on budgeting and us in assembling our Force Friday 2 Checklist! Be sure to look for two new items previously unannounced as well.

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Update: 6″ Black Series Deluxe SKUs and UPCs

After some exhaustive searching through Brickseek, I managed to find the Walmart SKUs and UPCs for the upcoming 6″ Black Series Deluxe Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder and Rey with Jakku Speeder. Look for these on shelves around Force Friday (Sept 1).

Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder
Target DPCI: 087-06-9278
Walmart SKU: 373828254
UPC: 630509536351

Rey with Jakku Speeder
Target DPCI: 087-06-9279
Walmart SKU: 883717077
UPC: 630509536368

Watch for more reveals and intel later today.

Brand of Confusion: Walmart To Retain 3.75″ TBS Exclusivity Through 2017?

It seems like there is even more confusion surrounding how “exclusive” the 3.75″ Black Series figure are to Walmart. You read our previous post about older assortments being available through comic distributors, but according to Steve Evans at Hasbro, Walmart is retaining exclusivity through the remainder of 2017 via this SDCC QNA exchange between Hasbro and From4LOMtoZuckuss.

“For ’17 we’re definitely carrying on our relationship with Wal*Mart Black Series exclusive line just as is until the end of the year.”

Episode #112: D23/SDCC Pregame Hype

We are back! Join Flyguy and Yakface as we discuss the latest news in Star Wars collecting! A lot has happened since our last show from new 40th Anniversary figures finally being found at retail to the pending announcement of new product at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con which kicks off next week. All this and much more on episode #112 of The Realm Recap.

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