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JTA reader and friend Ben C. send us an image that filled us with a little bit of dread. His local Disney store had the Rebels vehicles on clearance for $12.99 each. Keep in mind that this is a Disney Store (the people behind this Star Wars property). It is true that retail discounts items based on their sell through, but come on now. Maybe Rebels just doesn't have the mojo it needs to support itself? If that's true, then it's a shame, because the show gets increasingly better with each new episode. But how does this bode for future vehicle assortments? (We gave up on the Rebels Saga Legends. We'll never see those again....) We haven't even been through ONE complete season of the show and now the Disney Store puts toys from this show on clearance? Click the thumbnail below for the proof.
With special thanks to JTA reader Jason S. for the alert, DisneyStores.com has listed (what appears to be in-stock at the time of this post) a Yoda Talking Star Wars figure based on his Episode II/Episode III appearance. It wasn't known what other figures would be part of this line, but apparently it's Yoda. It's a shame that Disney went with a PT take on Yoda because they were doing so well focusing on the Original Trilogy, but this figure still looks great.
Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 10:40 PM EDT |
JTA areader SteveU. writes in to let us know what is happening at Disney stores. New products arrive and older products go on clearance. Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:37 PM EDT |
Much to the relief of that "lovely" site Jezebel.com we assume, DisneyStore.com have added a nice selection of cool Princess Leia Organa merchandise to their roster. Many sites pledged for this, including our friends at Yakface.com and we thank them for the alert to this news as well.
Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM EDT |
With special thanks to JTA UK reader Slinky Sid for the alert, the Talking Chewbacca is available to order (it looks to be in stock and not a pre-order at the moment) on Disney's UK website. Still no sign of the Boba Fett figure yet. Check it out. It looks great!
UPDATE: JTA reader Joe G. let us know that he found the Talking Chewbacca in the USA in Indiana as well. So these are arriving worldwide apparently.
The Vinylmation figures have hit DisneyStore.com! JTA reader Frank G. gives our readers two tips on how to maximize your savings on these figures. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | May 07, 2014 at 07:58 AM EDT |
Yours truly attended the Disney Store event in Langhorne, PA on May the Fourth, but hair-brained me forgot to take pictures. Thankfully, JTA reader Chris C. was gracious enough to send me some of his snapshots. I made the line just in time at 96, but Chris got at his store a little bit earlier than I did. Click through for some event images!
Posted by Paul | May 07, 2014 at 07:48 AM EDT |
For those of you not close to a Disney Store, keep in mind that most of the store exclusives released thus far are in stock at DisneyStore.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Stefan for the alert!
We have been alerted by multiple readers from the UK of a cool Disney Store promotion there. Click through for full details! Special thanks to Chipsta00 for the alert!
Posted by Paul | May 02, 2014 at 07:51 PM EDT |
JTA reader Keith J. graciously sends us multiple quick pics of the Disney Store exclusive 13.5" Talking Darth Vader next. If you haven't seen it from head to toe out of the box yet, then click through.
Posted by Paul | May 01, 2014 at 09:06 PM EDT |
JTA reader Keith J. graciously sends us multiple quick pics of the Disney Store exclusive 13.5" Talking Stormtrooper. If you haven't seen it from head to toe out of the box yet, then click through.
Posted by Paul | April 30, 2014 at 04:59 PM EDT |
It may not be May the Fourth yet, but JTA readers are letting us know their orders of the Disney Store Exclusive talking figures are arriving. JTA is able to provide you a first look at these arrivals thanks to some of our readers. Check out the 13" Talking Stormtrooper figure, exclusive to select Disney Stores. You want to know what the Stormtrooper says? Check this article out then! We're working on obtaining loose pics next. But click through for what JTA reader Chris has to say about this great toy!
Posted by Paul | April 24, 2014 at 01:45 PM EDT |
We are receiving conflicting reports about the UK Disney Store report we posted HERE. We have now received word that other stores outside of Central London will indeed be getting the merchandise as well. We will have to wait for more confirmation, but for the time being, take the original report with a grain of salt. This is great news for those who live outside of central London.
UPDATE: [THIS IS FROM A SOURCE WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO DISNEY REPS.] OK - just got clarity on the Talking Figures at Disney - on the phone as I type. They will initially only be available in the larger Disney Stores across Europe. If they sell well then Disney will look again. So stores such as the bigger ones in Manchester and Liverpool will see the figures but smaller stores won't.
It looks like our original report was accurate, folks.
Posted by Paul | April 23, 2014 at 01:25 PM EDT |
Listen up readers from the UK! We have just received word from JTA reader zx_spectrum_30 that the newly revealed talking Star Wars figures (which range between 12" and 15" by the way) will ONLY be available at three (3) central London Disney Store locations..
UPDATE: While a few stores outside Central London will receive these figures, Disney is test-marketing them in the larger stores only first. If they do well then they will ship them out to the smaller stores.
Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2014 at 07:53 PM EDT |
Disney/Lucasfilm sends along the official press photos from their VIP event today. Click through to check out the press release and gallery...
Posted by Paul | April 22, 2014 at 08:19 AM EDT |
Our friends at Yakface.com are releasing additional new information on the Disney Store VIP event in California. Just announced: a new scale of Disney Store exclusive TALKING articulated figures FOR $29.95 each. The scale is a bit murky at the moment, but they look closer to 12" scale. Check out the awesome Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Luke X-wing Pilot, and I don't know how you feel, but the Han Solo looks freaking fantastic. See them as well as a ton of other Disney Store exclusives right now!
UPDATE 1: JTA reader Johnny W.O. writes in our comments that he read these figures are 18" per a Disney-themed website. Holy moly!
UPDATE 2: It has been confirmed that these figures range from 12" to 15".
Our friends at Yakface.com, attending the VIP event in California, have the scoop on upcoming May the Fourth Disney Store events. Check it all out here.