Now that we’ve all had time to calm down since SDCC and come to terms with the fact that Hasbro is severely hamstrung by Lucasfilm (which is nothing new in a summer before a film release), we are here to put some lipstick on that puffer pig and remind you of what we can expect* for the rest of the year and beyond by recapping over 30 EXCLUSIVE RUMOR REPORTS that you won’t read anywhere else, and if you do, they were likely reposted/referenced from this site (usually without attribution).
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Facebook member Darren O. reports finding a few of the Walmart Exclusive Jabba’s Palace Adventure Sets in store in San Diego, CA. He also managed to find several of the Lando Skiff Guard TVC figures as well.
As a follow up to our original exclusive rumor report from April, we have acquired new UPCs and Walmart SKUs for the first wave of TVC figures slated to be released for Force Friday on October 4 for the official kick off of merchandise for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Interestingly, we found info for yet another Luke Skywalker from A New Hope that has a unique UPC from the Yavin Ceremony version which we first revealed in March. This could be either the Stormtrooper Disguise or X-wing pilot figure that were revealed at Star Wars Celebration, the latter of would make sense considering the release of his TVC X-wing Fighter this year.
We have also added the E9 assortment UPC and SKU (which will change for the Vintage Collection) to our Master List as well.
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.
Packages containing Wal-Mart’s highly anticipated Jabba’s Palace playset have been showing up on doorsteps the past few days.
For those that have received your order, what say you? Are you pleased, or do you feel Hasbro missed the mark? Are you eager for more offerings in this format? Share your thoughts here or in the forums!
Orders have started processing for the TVC Walmart Exclusive Jabba’s Palace Adventure Set. Look for credit authorizations and email notifications to hit your inboxes soon.
Some more late night digging turned up a non-sequential UPC for an upcoming 6″ Black Series figure from The Rise of Skywalker. The figure is coded similarly to other speculated troopers with the label “E9 Bruges Rocket Pearl” – could this be the white First Order Rocket Trooper seen in those quick frames in the teaser trailer? Time will tell. Feel free to give your own theories as the the identity of this character.
New info for the Vintage Collection has been a little light but I did manage to find codes for a few figures from our exclusive rumor report back in April as well as info for a another unannounced addition to the line – Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony)*. This figure should be an update to the Walmart Exclusive version now with PhotoReal and joins the also unannounced Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) figure we exclusively revealed back in March. All relevant UPCs and Walmart SKUs have been added to our Master List.
*Walmart lists this as E6 Ceremony which I believe is an error due to their record of other mislabeling TVC figures, especially from TVC Wave 5.
As a follow up to our exclusive reporting in January, I managed to find several listings for our rumored list upcoming E9 Galaxy of Adventures products including basic figures, vehicle and the Droid 3pk. You can see the list of ten products with UPC and Walmart SKUs in our expanding 2019 Master List.
Update: E9 Jedi Luke added
Walmart’s exclusive TVC Skiff Guard Lando Calrissian figure is listed as “in stock” as of this post. Good luck to all who place an order and thanks to Bryan Layne for the heads up!