Wo, mama! Walmart is getting HUGE kicker displays full of The Black Series 3.75″ products. This arrival is probably an effort to dump as much as Hasbro can in Walmart’s lap before the line goes mainstream next year (per our exclusive JTA rumor report we posted this summer). These large displays are currently being found all over the country. JTA readers Steve U. and flying2highagain send us news and images. Click through for more.
Here’s something interesting. Big Lots is getting in a new smaller scale of vehicles that retail for $15 that are based on vehicles from The Last Jedi. These are produced by Hasbro. JTA reader Bryan L. sends us an image of what he found.
File under: “Too Much Too Late”? JTA reader and friend Nick B. sends us an image of a Walmart kicker display that features a whole bunch of stuff most of us already have. Will there be enough gift-givers in the buying public to pick these displays clean? We certainly hope so. Click the image to see the new display arriving at stores.
You can take advantage of Toys R Us’ Buy One Get One 40% ff sale. It will save you some money. JTA reader Agustin from Miami FL got the TRU exclusive Force LInk sets for $21 a piece.
Wow! Last night JTA reader Bryan L. sent us news that retailer 99 Cents has the Battle Action Millennium Falcon for only $19.99. This report comes from southern California. Does something like this once again fall into the “penny wise/pound foolish” pot when it comes to Hasbro? Did dumbing this classic vehicle down really pay off?
After a sad turn of events with retailer giant Toys R Us in the USA, it has just been announced that they will be closing one quarter of their retail locations in the United Kingdom. Our friends at Fantha Tracks have the full story.
For our UK readers, ToysRUs.co.uk is running a great promotion: Half price on all Star Wars toys (some exclusions apply). Special thanks to JTA reader Chris M. for the alert!
Holy cow! JTA reader Jay D. has found The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ X-34 Landspeeder for $17.98 at his local TARGET store on clearance. It’s likely not a universal markdown, but you may want to check your stores to see if you can score the same deal! This particular deal was found in Waterbury CT.
The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III} 6″ figures have been found at a Target in Minnetonka,MN. JTA Reader Adam K. found Snoke, Jaina, and Rose all at his local Target. It might be time to start taking a look if you need these!
JTA Reader MaxOfRen shares with us a new Walmart shipper he discovered today at a Walmart in Birmingham, AL. As you can see, it is stocked with the latest wave of 6″ Black Series, 3.75″ Force Link figures (including Obi-Wan and Yoda), and the latest 12″ figures (including Poe Dameron and Yoda). It will be nice to see these hit stores in some larger quantity. I personally haven’t seen the Maz wave in any stores near me yet.
JTA reader and friend Danny R. has ALSO found the TARGET exclusive Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) (Ahch-To Island) 6″ figure and we asked him to take some images inside of the packaging. Luke also appears to have a zombie-like quality to his facial paint operations. Also, accessories are less than other figures in this line. Click each image for additional details.
The TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) (Ahch-To Island) figure has been found at TARGET for $29.99. For those interested in locating one, the DPCI is 087-06-8396. Special thanks to JTA reader Destin S. for the alert who is reporting from Bakersfield, CA!
I meant to post this on Tuesday evening, but I ran out of time because of holiday travels. My local TARGET, much to shock and surprise, had the “Return Of The Jedi” three-pack out of the shelf. As you know, we’re crazy in love with this set and are hoping Hasbro will translate all of the figures inside of it to super-articulated glory. You can check out our review of this set HERE if you haven’t checked it out yet also.
You saw our report that the Rapid Fire AT-ACT was going to be part of Toys R Us’ Black Friday sale this year, and it looks like we have some quantitative proof right now. Although full price, this store has allocated retail space for them prior to Black Friday. JTA reader Augustin found this at his local Toys R Us store this morning. It will be interesting to see how well these move at $99.99. Let us know if your stores are getting these also!
UPDATE: They’re IN STOCK right now at ToysRUs.com for $99.99!
JTA reader and friend Steve U. sends us an image of the Toys R Us Black Friday flyer. They are also getting the Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT in stock for the holidays and they will be selling it for $99.99.
The Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT vehicle from the Rogue One line has finally hit ROSS and can be purchased there for $89.99 if your store was fortunate to receive stock. If only this vehicle would have been stripped of its NERF gimmick, given a larger scale (Hasbro already has the tooling from 2010) and made collector-friendly, this set would have sold like hotcakes at close to MSRP. Hopefully next time. Special thanks to JTA reader Tim M. for the report!
“But they don’t get paid enough to care!” I recently was out shopping on an extremely rare toy run to pick up the newly released Rey (Jedi Training) (Crait) figure for our RDRs. (I don’t collect these things and going on toy runs has been pointless since 2013 in my area.) A couple of different stores had them in stock, but most of them looked like what is shown in the image below. Can’t Toys R Us employees show a little more tender loving care when it comes to our Star Wars collectibles? Accidents are always possible, but this was just careless rushing getting stock onto the shelves. We have also seen reports of this same thing across the country from our Facebook readers too.
Toys R Us apparently send out e-mails today to let us know that they will be giving out Free The Last Jedi posters with any Star Wars purchase. I did not receive one of those e-mails, so thankfully JTA reader and friend Charlie sent it my way. They are also having a $10 off of $50 Star Wars purchase sale going on as well. Below you can see the two posters I was able to get from my local TRU. One featuring Crait and the Ski Speeders and one featuring the Hangar explosion and they’re both 18″ x 24″.
I was driving past my local TRU this morning in East Brunswick, NJ when I got a text from a friend about a TRU product which prompted me to veer off into the TRU parking lot and have a peek. Thankfully I did because they had just stocked the TRU Exclusive Black Series Rey and some of the Ackbar/ FO Officer 2-packs. I had missed the Rey pre-order so it was a welcomed surprise. If you need this beautiful exclusive, it’s time to start checking your local TRU.
The TARGET exclusive Return Of The Jedi three-pack is either a Toys R Us exclusive or general release item in Canada. JTA Canadian reader Steve B. lucked out and found this great set at his local Toys R Us in Vancouver. Get me one! Why doe the American version have to come so much later? Great find, Steve!
UPDATE: This product was incorrectly identified as life-size. It isn’t. Thank you.
For those of you that are interested, I was able to dig up the UPC and SKU for the new Funko Movie Moments that will be available at Walmart
Obi-Wan Vs Darth Vader: UPC: 889698232326/ SKU: 458936442
Han Solo Vs Greedo: UPC:889698232296/ SKU: 375520989
R2-D2/C-3PO: UPC: 889698232265 / SKU: 966459239
Luke & Leia: UPC: 889698232012/ SKU: 919495800
A little tip. If you go to Brickseek and look these up, you can create the barcode which you can then scan using the Walmart app. This way, you can create a list which allows you to keep track and see when they’re in stores near you.
Wow! JTA friend and reader Mario M. sends us a store reprot from California. Would you believe he found a fresh case of The Black Series [Phase III] Scarif Stormtrooper 3.75″ figure case assortment today? He also found the Imperial Death Trooper wave as well. It looks like they’re still coming folks!
JTA Facebook reader Glenn PW sends us photographic evidence that select The Force Awakens and Rogue One figures have been spotted at Ollie’s for those of you fortunate enough to have a store near you!
Wo! Back it up! Back it up! Beep! Beep! Beep! JTA reader and good friend Mario M. sends us proof that the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link Starter Set with First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and Elite Praetorian Guard has been found in CA despite its December 2017 release date. I wonder if those online pre-orders will soon start charging now!
If you’re still looking for the Gamestop Exclusive Supreme Leader Snoke, Gamestop has started to get them in-store. However, I was only able to find stores that had him”in stock” by using the Gamestop App. Another issue is that a lot of the Gamestops only had the pre-orders, but luckily my local Gamestop had gotten some in. Be sure to call and check before you make the trip! Special thanks to JTA Reader Richard for the tip!
Right now at Target.com, nearly ALL Star Wars items are on sale. The Black Series 6″ Executioner is $15.99 (and all other 6″), TIE Silencer is $39.99, Rathtar is $15.99, Vader/Probe is $19.99 and tons of other items on sale including some Forces Of Destiny for $15.99. Take a look. Thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the heads up!
Well, for me, this is a disappointing store report. JTA reader Richard F. has found the Titanium Series helmets at his local Five Below store. I personally felt these were one of the nicest The Black Series [Phase III] sub-lines that Hasbro has made. Between this news and the latest helmets being relegated to store exclusives, it looks like this line doesn’t have much life left.
They’ve been hitting for a couple of weeks now, but we just never received the proof. Finally, after a long waiting period, the Prototype Boba Fett wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ line is finally hitting Walmart brick and mortar. Special thanks to JTA reader Aric B. for the report.
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