Update: Target has confirmed that they will be releasing this figure in-stores on August 2.
It appears that the new droid sidekick, D-O, from The Rise of Skywalker will be getting the 10″ Funko POP! treatment as a new listing with the code name “Limerick” has surfaced in Target’s system. We first reported the code name back in February, and started compiling evidence attributing the name to D-O ever since, tying it to products for the Black Series and interactive/radio controlled droids. The DPCI for the 10″ POP is 323-01-7303 and retails for $29.99
Image and DPCI courtesy of mewrius on reddit.
— Frisi (@el_frisi) June 22, 2019
Twitter follower Frisi sends us this report of more “collector” tomfoolery taking place with those clearance Target Exclusive 6” Lukes.
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.
Now that Father’s Day has passed, Target has placed the Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) and TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) on clearance starting at 50% off. Time to army build those peg warmers.
Update: 50% off sale also includes the Retro Collection assortment.
Update 2: Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are now 70% off
Hasbro has recently released two very good Stormtrooper figures in the TVC line… ANH Han Solo (removable helmet w/ photo-real technology; Target exclusive) and a basic trooper that marches right out of 2016’s Rogue One.
Now that I have a few of each in my collection, I have my own preference and know which one I plan to “army-build” – but what does everyone else think, or plan to do? Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!
Recently, I’ve come across some quality control issues with Hasbro’s new Target exclusive TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper gear). Bad paint apps, warped helmets, and even melted /deformed plastic.
Hopefully these are isolated incidents, but at least half of these that I’ve seen at retail or have received via online orders have left me disappointed.
Thoughts? Share your experiences with this figure here or in our forums.
As a follow up to our report from last week, Target has updated more Hasbro product DPCIs to “discontinued” status. Items include Star Wars Resistance (basic figures and two packs), 6″ Black Series Chewbacca (Vandor-1), Solo: A Star Wars Story 6 pack of troopers, and the Galaxy of Adventures (GOA) tube figures.
I trust everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend break with family and friends. As I get caught up on my inbox of emails and social notifications, I’m seeing a ton of reports concerning delays and cancellation notices on orders from Walmart for Jabba’s Palace playset, cancellations of Amazon preorders for figures from Black Series wave 21 and TVC Skiffs, and finally, Target has changed the status of the Retro Collection DPCI to “discontinued” after only a couple of weeks of availability (if you saw them at all). I know it’s frustrating for today’s “gotta have it now” collector, but I urge you all to show restraint and NOT reward scalpers or fall victim to algorithmic pricing for any of these items as they will all be available eventually for retail price or less (at least in the U.S.). Reach out to friends and trusted acquaintances in the collector community to help fill those holes in your collection and in turn do the same for others.