JTA reader Matthew B. has found the Walgreens exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ General Veers figure. It’s time to start searching for this exclusive now! This report comes from Ohio. You can check out our review of this great figure HERE.
The reports are pouring in of collectors finding The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) figure and the TARGET exclusive six-pack of 5POA figures (based on Solo: A Star Wars Story). Special thanks to JTA readers James M., Edward D., Scot G., Cybereye, and Ray M. for all of the reports and images. We posted some of those below.
Some readers doubted the authenticity of our Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) store report a couple of days ago. Well, we have another one. This time JTA reader Henry M. found the figure at his local TARGET in Southern California. Good luck to everyone!
To my shock and surprise, I found my very first two Wampa/Luke Skywalker sets at my local Walmart in Northeast Philly. I have heard of others seeing older products arrive in their local stores too. It appears as if more stock is making its way to Walmart. Now, where are those Mimban Stormtroopers?
We are getting quite a few store reports of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter showing up at Walmart. From NJ to CT, Tx to NC, this popular vehicle is making its way around the USA. Special thanks to JTA reader Travis L. for this photo.
This is quite a surprise. A JTA reader who has asked to remain anonymous has located and purchased The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ TARGET exclusive Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) figure in Los Angeles CA (At a TARGET store obviously). They’re out there, folks! BY the way, the sketch of Leia on the packaging is dreadful.
How about finding The Vintage Collection wave 19 at your local Walmart and then bringing them to the register where they ring up for $1.00 each! It’s true! JTA reader Brian A. from Massachusetts sends us the proof! Check it out!
Our last store report for The Vintage Collection wave 19 comes from Utah. JTA Facebook follower Aaron L. from Utah sends us a report from Utah. We have also seen a ton of other reports elsewhere from Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Good luck to all!
We are happy to share an international store report from Switzerland. JTA reader Phil B. can confirm that some of Hasbro’s greatest exclusives are hitting his homeland, but not through standard retailers. These include The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard and The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figures! Awesome find!
JTA reader Ian from Nebraska (one of my most-favorite episodes of The Walking Dead by the way) sends us another great report of The Vintage Collection wave 19 success! Click through for his report!
The store reports for The Vintage Collection wave 19 (wave 3 in the new era) are pouring in left and right. One of our latets reports is from Texas. JTA reader Warren H. sends us the proof! “These were at my local Walmart. Looks like 2 cases of wave 2 and only 1 wave 3. I got all the better cards, some were damaged. Pearland Texas.”
Ollie’s is apparently the dumping ground for the ton of unsold Hasbro Star Wars products that either never made it to retail or stuff that retailer gave up on after trying to sell it. JTA reader Edward D. finds something new every day he visits his local store. And the latest addition is the Walmart exclusive TBS [P3] 3.75″ AT-ST. The kicker? It’s only $10!
Bocce balls! JTA reader Jeremy B. found the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE FIghter at his local Walmart in Indiana. It’s another Festivus miracle! You can read out full review of this release RIGHT HERE in our RDRs.
Found! The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Moloch figure has been located in TARGET! JTA reader Cesar S. sends us proof of his find. He found Moloch in California. Let us know of your reports too! We were fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of it so you can check out our review of Moloch RIGHT HERE
Here we go again. Pallets and pallets of unsold The Force Awakens 5POA are still arriving at Ollie’s for $2.99 per figure. Additionally, the Jedha Revoly four-pack is arriving in droves too. You have to wonder if there is any interest for them by collectors to shell out $3 per figure. Your mileage may vary. Special thanks to JTA reader Ed D. for the image and report.
We are also getting quite a few new store reports of the TARGET exclusive TBS6 [P3] Gamorrean Guard. What’s interesting is that collectors are finding these in stores where Brickseek shows 0 units available. I have yet to see one of these in any of my local stores. Good luck if you’re still in need of this highly popular collectible!
If you live in Canada, you might want to check your local Toys R Us. JTA reader Ian A. sends us a store report that he has found this highly sought-after 6″ exclusive at his local store. As a reminder, this will be exclusive to Disney Store late this fall. You can also check out OUR THOUGHTS about this great figure in our RDRs right now too!
It’s a Festivus miracle! On my way to the gym I decided to stop at Walmart in Northeast Philly. Would you believe that wave 2 was hanging on the pegs (and literally nothing else). What’s sad is that I physically bought these and I still cannot believe I found them. That’s how dead my area has been for years now. Will wave 3 come this easy too? Sadly, the four figures I left behind are going for pennies on the dollar on Amazon right now. If you want to know more about this great half-wave of figures, check out our reviews HERE and learn more!
We have ANOTHER The Vintage Collection wave 2 store report, this time from Hialeah, Miami, FL. While this is fantastic news (from a certain point of view), just remember that the stores getting these cases are also getting flooded with four figures they don’t need as well. I know, I know, Debbie Downer. Let us know of your success!
Well, take this as anecdotal evidence, or with a grain of salt as you wish, but Rey (Island Journey) is NEVER reaching Walmart stores until one major thing transpires…. like getting her UPC into their computers. This leaves even less hope for the TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure too. A JTA reader who asked to remain anonymous performed an investigation and found out some disturbing news. I can reveal this. “I showed him the post from Steve at Hasbro saying the Rey figures shipped months ago. I then showed him screenshots I took of the figure on eBay. Most importantly, a picture of the UPC. He looked it up and said it was not even in their system. I asked him to elaborate, and he basically said without a number they recognize, it will never be moved to the stores.“ Is anyone else over this complete cluster of a mess? This is retailing basics, and Hasbro’s most significant retail partner is squandering the line right before our eyes. It’s maddening at this point. Hasbro, please read this. Is there anything you can do to help?
JTA reader Paul G. picked up this cool Vintage action figure poster at his local Five Below. There are so many things wrong with this poster that it seems so right! Most of the figures don’t have weapons, and many of those that do have the wrong ones. Not to mention the super-sized Ewoks and an Ugnaught that looks like he took growth hormones as a youngling. Vintage charm? You decide! Click below to have a look!
While out shopping this evening, I came across an incredibly cool poster that was an immediate purchase for myself at Five Below (for $5.00) as I am a self-confessed Kenner Star Wars junkie. It appears that these images (also used for the Topps Card Trader app) have numerous issues that add to its charm including inappropriate accessories (my favorite being Squidhead’a cloak on Lando), incompleteness and obvious wear. It is almost as if someone cleared out their vintage Darth Vader carrying case of figures, took some random photos on colored backgrounds and made a poster of them.
If you have a brick-and-mortar ThinkGeek near you, you may want to stop by and see if you can cash in on a BOGO free deal on The Black Series 6″ Han Solo (Bespin). JTA reader Agustín reports that he received 2 for $19.99 at his local Miami, FL ThinkGeek.
In case you have an Ollie’s store near you, JTA reader Scott lets us know that they’re getting “hoards” of the Rogue One Jedha Revolt set. This is ultimately a shame because this was a multipack done right. Anyway, if you’re interested, now you know.
We have learned that a TARGET store has placed its current DPCI number for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures into a “salvaged” status. To store employees, this means that the line is discontinued and they’re not getting any more units. We, of course, know this is the furthest thing from happening. There are plenty of figures in the works. There is no cause for alarm. We saw similar activity to this last year at Walmart. It’s something retail does to purge dead stock. So, could the line be placed in a new DPCI to help with the many stock issues plaguing the line all over, or is this an isolated report? Is this a corporate initiative? Or is this simply a non-story? Stay tuned as we follow its developments.
While anecdotal, you have to wonder if this Walmart store report example exemplifies the clueless approach taken to stock the toy aisle shelves at Walmart across the nation. Of course, all of us can relate to something somewhat similar at our local chain. It also makes us adamant that Walmart should never touch another Star Wars figure again. (Aren’t the 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper and TVC Rey (Island Journey) reason enough?) JTA reader and friend Russ T. has taken a three-image pictorial for us to show readers a box he found on the top of the shelving, what was in it, and how its contents could be better utilized. (Like inches away from where the box is.) We get that a new reset is coming, but why waste the free space? Click each image for the story.
JTA reader Flying2highagain has discovered that his local super Walmart store has placed the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 figures on clearance for $2.00 each. I wonder if they’ll ever see wave 3. This line is far from over, yet retail (in general) has already stuck a fork in it. Also, is it me, or is Qi’ra the new peg-warmers in this line?
There is another…. Toys R Us exclusive NOT coming that way to the USA. JTA reader Sebastian W. has located a new Star Wars [Solo] Han Solo & Chewbacca 12-Inch Figure set at his local store in Asia. This newly revealed item may or may not come to the USA. We will have to wait for an official announcement from Hasbro on it. The packaging also reveals an upcoming Lando Calrissian figure.
JTA reader David H. has scored great stuff at his local Forbidden Planet. Not only did he manage to score the Rey (Island Journey) and Stormtrooper (Mimban) frmom The Vintage Collection, he also managed to score The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard!
JTA reader CadeSky reports in from New Hampshire that he found the latest TBS 6″ wave at his local GameStop for $19.99. Thanks for the alert Chris! Let us know in the comments if your local GameStop has anything worthy.
Hi JTA crew, just wanted to let you know that I found the Bespin Han at two different GameStops in NH today. I was really surprised to find this figure. Curiously, there was no sign of the Rebel Trooper at either location, and an employee couldn’t find it in the system. Now the thing I was really happy about was that they were selling Han for MSRP (usually GameStop’s price on TBS figures is $22.99). Just wanted to get the word out so that people can check their local GameStops too.
I hope this is only PART of Walmart’s new plan-o-gram for Star Wars because The Vintage Collection is nowhere to be found on it. How does Hasbro expect them to put out the Rey (Island Journey) figure if there is no spot on the shleves for her. I guess it would be too dramatic to say “Star Wars collecting is dead,” right? Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Walter P. for the report.
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