JTA reader German O. is visiting his friend in NJ and they found this at his friend’s local Walmart store. Because of a toxic mix including the inability to understand what a street date is in today’s day and age, Disney’s obnoxiously obscene territorial control over their licensees, and utter confusion about what is actually new in Star Wars, this particular Walmart has placed new The Last Jedi vehicles in the clearance aisle and marked them down to $19 (their normal MSRP is $39.99). It is unclear however if German was able to purchase it and walk out of the store with it, even at a clearance price. Doubtful. They probably told them they were recalled because of lead paint… by the store manager no less. I don’t know, I am just assuming that’s what happened.
JTA reader and friend Michael O. alerts us to another Five Below find. I haven’t heard these particular figures hitting this retail collection, but I may have just forgotten. Regardless, this was the first time Michael has ever seen this figures at retail! Sad!
Gree is now showing up in many stores across the United States. I was able to find at least 12 Toys R Us in my area that had them in stock and I was able to go pick one up from my local store an hour ago. It was nice to not have to pay that shipping or have to fiddle with sticking random things into my cart for the free shipping. Take a peek and see if he is available near you for in store pick up.
The Target Exclusive 3-pack has been showing up at discounted prices all over, but so far Ross seems to have the lowest price at $22. If you still need this, now is a good time to go take a look! Thanks to JTA readers Bryan and Merdock for the news.
JTA reader and friend Robert F. sends us something interesting while out looking for The Last Jedi toys. Kroger has actually added notes to their TLJ pegs that now say “Temporarily Unavailable.” It looks like things are in place to help assist against the breaching! You might also be interested to see their price on these. Gadzooks!
3 Chewbaccas, 16 Jawas, and 44 Death Squad Commanders! This isn’t a third grade math problem or the start of a joke, this is what JTA reader Agustín came across while on business in Monterrey, Mexico in a store called Julio Cepeda. We share in Agustín’s concern of how Monterrey has this many in stock, meanwhile tons of Walmarts and TRU’s have only received 1, 2, or even ZERO cases. ¡Ay Caramba! Thanks again to Agustín for this report!
Today a friend of mine managed to find wave 1 of the 40th Anniversary at his local Toys R Us in Amherst, NY. He said the entire wave was there, but he only bought himself a Artoo-Detoo and a Han Solo. Are these still being found in their distribution centers or are these coming from somewhere else? Have you seen these pop up in your TRU recently? Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the info.
JTA Reader Chris S. sent us an image of the latest The Last Jedi Galactic Heroes in stock and on the shelves at his local Meijer store in Marysville, Ohio yesterday. You may be able to start finding them in your local stores too. Have you seen them on the shelves yet? Thanks to JTA Reader Chris for the news!
UPDATE: This image has been removed.
There’s an awful lot of Yoda merchandise showing up in The Last Jedi line look packaging isn’t there? Between this latest store find and the rumor report of ours which alluded that you should be seeing Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi merchandise in the toy line (as well as Yakface.com breached action figure assortments), it seems more and more that somehow, somewhere Yoda will make a cameo in some way. Then again, he may not at all. It should be interesting to see what happens, huh? Special thanks to Crime Sweeper for this store report.
Holy BLEEP! Look what JTA reader Derek H. found at his local TJ Maxx discount chain store! The former Kmart exclusive B-wing Fighter from The Vintage Collection has wound up there for a mere $16.99. This item is 6 years old at this point. How is there stock still hanging around? The B-wing Fighter vehicle would easily be $49.99-$59.99 in today’s market! Let us know if you see these in your areas as well! We’re very curious to see how widespread this is!
It’s just so sad to see this sometimes. But if you’re looking for cheap Star Wars figures you can head to Five Below where they have Rogue One Two-Packs for about the price of a single figure. No more 5POA Hasbro. Now let’s get those TVC figures out there! Special thanks to JTA reader Michael O. for the news!
Friend and JTA reader Han Solo Mio forwards us images taken at a local North California Kmart where new The Last Jedi products were placed on store shelves and rang up for $29.99 (vehicles) and $42.99 (role-play).
JTA reader Allen found a ton of 40th Anniversary Legacy Packs marked down at his local Walmart in Smithfield, RI. According to Allen, they are marked down to a mere $15! I know my local Walmarts have more than 20 of these each and they have yet to even mark them down at all. My Walmarts don’t have ANY of the Star Wars figures marked down yet…Which is strange. Have you found the Legacy Pack this cheap yet in your area? Let us know!
Still don’t believe The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6″ line is out of production? We were waiting for the first store report to come in as we knew this was imminent from one of our sources. These 6″ figures are now being found on clearance at Walmart so they can prep for Force Friday II. Aside from some solid case packs via online, you can all stick a fork in this line. Special thanks to JTA reader Ben H. for sending us the first store report of this.
JTA Canadian reader Jamie D. sends us a remarkable store report. Do you remember the Amazon exclusive First Order Legion boxed set with seven figures? They have now shown up at Toys R Us in Canada for only $29.99 (original MSRP on Amazon was $47.99). As you know, these nearly go for $100 on Amazon today, so this is quite a surprising store find. Let us know if you see these in your local stores. I wonder why Amazon didn’t sell through their stock because once they sold out they never replenished and collectors wanted these. And I also wonder if American collectors will see this at their TRU stores. Weird. On a related note, I wonder if this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to unsold TFA toys….
Once again, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. JTA Facebook friend Michael B. sends us a shot of an upcoming TARGET reset. Do you see anything out of balance here? Is the unsold Star Wars toy volume so high that TARGET needs to devote this much retail real estate to sale merchandise? TVC fans: you’re going to have to step up to the plate next year and affirm to retail that we mean business.
What’s grosser than gross? How about walking in to TARGET and finding the only case assortment of TBS6 figures this TARGET ever received and then being denied to buy the one and only figure you want from the case assortment because the DPCI for that figure is discontinued. Madness! Click through for more!
Here we go again! Retail seems unable to abide by street dates for another round. New Force Friday II product is being leaked. JTA reader and Facebook user Eric S. has found these items at his local Toys R Us. Bad TRU, bad!
The Forces of Destiny dolls have begun showing up at Toys R Us stores so it might be time to start looking if you’re after them. This photo comes from JTA reader Russ who found these at his local TRU in Wayne, NJ. Have you had any like finding these in your area? Let us know! Russ also shared an Amazon link to the elusive Jyn Erso Forces of Destiny doll. She’s been kept under tight wrap for whatever reason, but I think she looks great. How about you?
We have reports that Gree has aready made his way into TRU’s in Canada. That was quick! So be on the lookout because he may just pop up near you! Be sure to share your reports with us and Special Thanks for JTA reader BB-Mate for the news!
It’s hard to believe: so many collector have yet to see ANY 40th anniversary figures on the shelves while others are finding them for less than $4 a piece. It might be time to stalk your local TARGET. JTA reader Marcel E. found the 40th anniversary Princess Leia Organa for a mere $3.98. Insanity!
A couple things to discuss about Target today. In Targets, in what seems like all over the country, they are clearancing out a TON of Star Wars items. I know my Target in Milltown, NJ has begun putting almost everything on clearance except for a few notable items such as the TBS Rogue One 3-pack and the Rhino Tank Driver. We also received some images from readers on discounted items which you can view below. Which the good comes the bad. Check out the shipping horror story that Jason experienced after the jump
Update: More shipping damages! See below.
If you’re a fan of the Force FX Lightsabers, then Obi-Wan’s is a must! I always hated the fact that the blades were not removable, but in reality they come out easily (most of them) and undamaged if you just want to display the hilt (like I do). JTA Reader and friend sends us a report of finding this at his local Walmart in NJ. It might be time to start checking yours and avoid paying eBay prices. It is a great looking hilt. Are these in your area? Let us know
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