So, what’s the deal with The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2? You heard Hasbro say wave 1 is basically done, but wave 2 is on the way now (from our SDCC Q&A). Much of this is 100% accurate, then again, we said the same thing as well also. What you may want to be reminded about is that for wave 1 solid case packs for Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) are still coming, so this first set of figures is not truly “done” from that perspective. But most collectors are much more concerned with wave 2, and rightfully so. (more….)
Yes, Hasbro is also correct. Wave 2 has shipped and if you remember from our store reports recently, that has pretty much come and gone. Some people found them, many others did not. We can absolutely and unequivocally confirm from our sources that wave 2 is completely out of stock domestically from Hasbro. No one who orders directly from Hasbro domestically will be getting any more mixed cases of wave 2. But all is not lost and there is a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
Larger accounts that order directly from the factories in China may see remaining orders get fulfilled as there are likely some still in the pipeline. But if you don’t already have the figures pre-ordered (at these larger accounts) you’re probably out of luck. For all other smaller retailers/etailers, in short, if you still have them on pre-order then there’s a good possibility that your retailer of choice will not be receiving any more stock to fulfill them.
The last and final possibility (which isn’t in motion as of this post) is that Hasbro could send some of these figures back into production if there is enough demand. But with the focus on The Last Jedi now, that seems unlikely too.
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