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New 6″ Black Series Hitting St. Louis

As reported last week, the latest 6″ wave of TBS figures is hitting Target stores.  In a rare stroke of good luck, I stumbled upon them in the St. Louis area as well this morning.  Share your store reports here or in the forums after the jump!

Personal Note:  The Mimban Han Solo is really one of the best looking figures I’ve seen Hasbro make in any scale – fingers crossed that it’s not too long before we see a TVC counterpart of such quality that is readily available to the market…

6″ Mimban Stormtroopers Still Arriving

There have been reports of Walmart stores receiving more shipments of the 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper recently, and this morning I saw the same thing.

If you’re looking to add to your ranks, it might worth your time to stop by your local Walmart to see if they have received new shipments (or are receiving for the first time).  Happy hunting!

Walmart Clearances

If you’ve been at your local Walmart lately, you may have noticed that the toy aisles are resetting, clearing out the old, and making room for the new.

Among the clearance items you will likely find are products from Solo:  A Star Wars Story, and you might want to scan them because the marked clearance price may not reflect the full markdown.

Find any bargains?  Share your finds here on in our forums!

Five Below Continues to Restock TBS 6″ Figures

I went by my local Five Below yesterday to see how many TBS figures were left after Christmas… and it was a lot.  After being down to just stacks of Jyn, Cassian, and Krennic, they had restocked the pegs yet again to the max with more figures.

Any guesses as to what other 6″ waves they might be getting in after the Baze / Chirrut wave?  Or will it be isolated to just this one wave getting dumped there?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

Force Link Toys on Clearance at Target

Target stores are putting Force Link items on clearance now that the Christmas rush is over.   Chances are these will be marked down lower in the coming weeks.

Personal Note:  My local store only had the single figures marked on clearance, and the 2-pks with “The Last Jedi” label marked down.  The “Solo” 2-pks were still scanning at full price.  I didn’t bother to scan anything else.

Final Rant of 2018

Last evening,  I stopped by my local Walmart and naturally went into the toy section.  The Star Wars scene at this store is essentially the same at every Walmart and Target in my area.

I love this hobby, but am so frustrated by the current direction of the merchandising.  Almost every time I see people for the past year looking at Star Wars stuff, it ends the same way… with the potential buyer shaking their head and walking away.

So I decided to post a new rant in the forums and threw out some ideas on how Hasbro/Disney could potentially start making Star Wars toys that their retail partners can have more confidence in selling to the public again.

Check it out and share your thoughts here or in our forums by clicking on the image above.

TVC’s the Season… of Pegwarmers

Here we are just a week before Christmas, and Walmart and Target stores are stocked to the gills with TVC that launched 9 months ago.   And Walmart continues to get even more of the initial wave in.

How many figures did Hasbro produce from this wave anyway?  How can 2019 be a successful TVC year when they shoot themselves in the foot right out of the gate with mostly repacks?   Why aren’t there barely any sales or pricing rollbacks on these at retail?  Share your thoughts here or in our forums.

TBS 6″ Series Figures Cheap at Ross

Full divisions of Snowtroopers are marching in for the ridiculously low price of $3.99 at Ross.  If you’re looking to army build General Leia Organa, she’s even cheaper at $2.99.

Personal Note:  In general, is supply of 6″ figures exceeding demand?  With 5 Below stores drowning in figures for $5.00 each, very little retail distribution of a ton of figures from The Last Jedi, deep discounts on this line’s vehicles and deluxe type figures, are we seeing some warning signs with Hasbro’s “bread and butter” line?