The winner has been chosen, notified and accepted. Congratulations to David A. of San Marcos, CA. (@thebboyfett on Instagram) Thanks to DorksideToys.com for co-sponsoring this amazing giveaway and thanks to all that participated. Watch for another barge giveaway next month at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
While at Target yesterday, I noticed some new Star Wars nostalgia items for $11.99. If you’re into these type of collectibles, look for endcaps in the Target toy section for these.
Personal Note: While I didn’t pick these up and normally don’t buy oddball items such as these, I am already thinking I made a mistake by passing on them. That lunch box is especially cool.
Those one or two TVC TIE Fighters you’ve been seeing on the shelf at your local Walmart may be turning into an entire fleet soon, as St. Louis area Walmarts have been suddenly receiving mass quantities of this ship. Let us know if you’re seeing the same thing.
Personal Note: $79 is just too high of a price for this ship… would be surprised if these aren’t on rollback / clearance before too long.
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) has won Hasbro’s TESB 40th Anniversary Fanvote for the next 6″ Black Series figure offered on the Vintage style cardback.
Target has started clearancing select 6″ Black Series exclusive figures again. I found the Bespin Escape Princess Leia for $13.98 this morning and there are multiple reports from collectors finding the once high-in-demand Gamorrean Guard for 50% off.
Thanks to Jose S. for the above image.
Soon, Mattel will be releasing a Commemorative Series of Star Wars Hot Wheels vehicles to celebrate the 9 film Star Wars saga. These special vehicles will have a raw (ZAMAC-like) finish and as a special bonus, will each include a part to build a Death Star. You can see in our Master List the 9 vehicles being released. The first case mix can be preordered now through Entertainment Earth.
Eggmanstudios on Twitter shares with us a few new images of the upcoming Target Exclusive #VC143 Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figure.
Here is an update to a tweet I sent out a couple weeks ago regarding the continuation of Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs line. Hasbro has released official images for 4 new characters that include BB-8, Porg, First Order Stormtrooper and Supreme Leader Snoke. The corresponding UPCs and SKUs are in our Master List for reference. Click on through for a closer look.
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There are errors and then there are errors. This one may be one of the best ones so far in terms of its uniqueness. Collector William M. from the We Backed the Barge Facebook group posted this amazing sample featuring the exclusive Yak Face affixed to the card, bubble and all, upside down. Congrats, that’s a keeper!
Now that some of us are starting to receive mighty Jabba’s Sail Barge, we’re curious what your first impressions are once having it in person! Are you blown away, or are you finding aspects you feel Hasbro should have done better on?
Forum member Lance Quazar has posted some nice pics and shared some observations for your viewing pleasure here. Check out the images, and share your own thoughts here or in the forums.
Personal Note: I’m reading from various buyers that the Ithorian corpse is not removable… that’s kind of a letdown. But overall most of what I’m reading is extremely positive, outside of some not-so-great experiences with boxes arriving damaged. I can’t wait to finally receive mine and get it all set up and hope we see several more offerings on par with this in the Star Wars 3.75″ line.