Although today was stated by Target’s corporate site as the release date for the Retro Collection Prototype Darth Vader, most stores have not received any of these figures. Fortunately a check this morning via the Target website at a store in Ocean, NJ yielded 34 of them. Some were set in the Funko section and two pegs worth in the Star Wars section. Best of luck to those on the hunt and thanks to Jonathan R. for the hook up.
Sponsor Entertainment Earth will be taking orders at 9am PT for Hasbro’s Retro Collection of figures which includes Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Stormtrooper, and Luke Skywalker. If you missed out on these through Target, now is your chance to secure them. We will update this post later with the direct product links.
Update: link added
For those not wanting to resort to eBay or wanting to risk disappointment through Hasbro Pulse, for their SDCC exclusives, Robot Kingdom has all four items now available for order.
Thanks to maxofren for the heads-up.
Update: Boba Fett and Prototype Vader are out of stock
DarthChuckMC has sent us a reminder of Target’s current markdown procedures which have recently involved those 6” TBS Luke (Death Star Escape), TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) and Retro Collection figures.
For those looking to complete the Retro Collection carded set, Target.com is now has the Escape From Death Star Game with Exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin available for purchase.
It seems like a fitting time to bring this up considering the news from earlier. A quick side-by-side comparison of the new Retro Collection Chewbacca vs. the original Kenner mold shows that the Retro model is noticably smaller in stature than the figure it pays homage. The differences also extend to sculpting of the fur and his iconic Kenner bowcaster.
Hasbro has updated their info for the new Retro Collection assortment of figures. They now state (via press release) that Target will have these this month but online/fan channel retailers will offer them in the Fall.
Update 2: These figures are now available for purchase in-store (at those stores that have them anyway) as they have been removed from “register-locked” status.