If you pre-ordered the latest TVC offerings via Amazon, you might be receiving them this week, so keep an eye on your inboxes for shipping notices.
Personal Note: Hopefully it won’t be long before these begin showing up at retail too! The more of a visual presence Star Wars action figures of all scales have in stores and in front of consumers, the better. Kids aren’t going to ask their parents for toys that they don’t ever see… the hobby always does better when it appeals to a broader audience than just adult collectors who have to resort to ordering online.
Burlington Coat Factory stores are expanding their toy selection as they gear up for the holiday shopping season, and you may come across the Solo Falcon for the low price of $22.99, and Solo Tie Fighter for $9.99. Thanks to forum member Spooky for the heads up!
In addition, vikingrobot reports that Five Below stores are starting to get in deluxe vehicles (Rogue One packaging) for the low price of $5.00.
Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has come to a close, but we’ve got over 75 custom submissions from our forum members for your viewing pleasure in the Roundup Report!
This theme entailed numerous original ideas to create various new species in the Unknown Regions. Some great talent is on display here, so check it all out and see who is walking away with some giveaways after the jump!
I’ve fallen behind schedule on the next Rykrof Enloe photonovel chapter, so figured I’d post some new 3.75″ customs for the time being. These are still in the WIP stage, as I’m not sure I’m happy with them. But if you’d like, you can check them out in the forums here.
While new figures from both The Vintage Collection and The Black Series seem to be getting quickly purchased at retail, Hasbro’s new Galaxy of Adventures figures seem to be sticking around longer.
However, the high quality on these might surprise you, especially given the price point of $9.99. Head on over to the forums for a closer look of the one figure I’ve purchased so far, and share your thoughts.
Personal Note: I love the Jet Trooper figure. I only wish these were in 3.75″ scale, and we’d seen this type of quality the past few years instead of the 5poa approach. I’m not interested in a new scale, so I doubt I’ll latch onto this line – but they seem to be very well made and a good value. I just hope it’s enough to start getting kids interested again.
Ross stores continue to receive shipments of product from The Last Jedi and Solo that never saw intended distribution, and at deep discount prices.
Just yesterday, I found the red A-Wing for the first time at a Ross store (St. Louis area). Good luck, and happy toy hunting!
Hopefully this is an isolated case, but Yakface staffer Jodo received his new TVC Poe’s X-Wing today, and the back engines were severely warped. Mine also came in the mail today, and didn’t have this problem. Several pics of both of our X-Wings are posted in the forums.
Anyone else noticing any quality control issues with this X-Wing? Let us know, and what your overall thoughts are for this new ship if you’ve gotten your hands on one by now.
Absent from most retailers thus far is Poe’s X-Wing. However, Yakface reader i_kick did find it today at Barnes & Noble (along with the new wave of TVC figures).
Good luck, and happy hunting!
If you went out today looking for new Star Wars product, let us know how it went either here or in our forums.
We’re hoping had success, but based on what I experienced today, that could be hard to come by for a lot of collectors.
If you pre-ordered The Black Series Emperor Palpatine with throne via Amazon, be checking your inbox as yours might be en route to your home a little earlier than expected.
Mine was slated for an October 9 delivery, but has been moved up to this weekend (some lucky individuals received theirs earlier this month).