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Posted by Paul | July 30, 2016 at 11:13 AM ET |
A Spaniard walks into a Baton Rogue Toys R Us.... sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? But it's true! JTA reader Javier F. D. was on a business trip to Louisiana from Spain and found the Toys R Us exclusive Astromech Droid 3-Pack for sale on the shelf.... $54.99. They've officially hit the USA!
JTA reader Erik T. sends us a report that the Legendary Yoda electronic figure which had an MSRP of $149.99 can now be found at select Walmarts for a mere $15. proof attached. This store is in Northern California.
Posted by Paul | July 26, 2016 at 09:35 PM ET |
JTA reader and friend Martin M. has found the Takodana Encounter set on clearance. Click through for his report.
So, we know from conversations at SDCC that Hasbro is well aware of distribution issues. But we want to know what they are going to do about it. The image below accurately illustrates the state of what so many stores look like right now, and now that we know the line look isn't changing, it's unlikely the assortment numbers will change either. If assortment numbers don't change, then this means that new products will be instantly blocked until this old product moves out. Do you see the awful vicious cycle folks? Anyone? Anyone?
Posted by Paul | July 15, 2016 at 09:51 AM ET |
JTA UK reader James W. sends us news that Smyth's stores have marked down their TFA 3.75" figures down to £2.99. There are also some great deals on The Black Series figures too! We thought our UK readers would like to know.
Posted by Paul | July 12, 2016 at 12:50 PM ET |
Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the SDCC TRU exclusive TBS6 Astromech 3-Pack has been found in Canada. This may or may not mean that they'll hit the USA shortly. Check out their report!!
Posted by Paul | July 09, 2016 at 04:08 PM ET |
But do you care at this point? File this under TOO MANY TOO LATE too! Toys R Us stores across the country are getting inundated with their exclusive First Order Snowtrooper Commander. Expect these to hit clearance soon! Special thanks to friend Chris S and JTA reader Colin for the images!
Posted by Paul | June 29, 2016 at 08:54 AM ET |
Hopefully this will serve as a great deterrent to the unscrupulous "collectors" stealing right out from under Walmart and other stores. JTA reader Trovovo has sent us in images of a Walmart camera system JUST in the Star Wars action figure aisle at his local Walmart. Click through for more
On the other side of the coin, other collectors just haven't found squat. JTA reader Jub Goobles has found his own kind of unicorn in the wild at Walgreens. Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | June 27, 2016 at 08:26 AM ET |
JTA reader Richard F. has found the second wave of 1/6 scale helmets at his local Walmart. Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | June 21, 2016 at 09:03 AM ET |
Posted by Paul | June 21, 2016 at 08:23 AM ET |
We have more images to share of the Toys R Us/SDCC exclusive Astromech Droid 3-pack. Yes it does look like a SDCC exclusive to us now as evidenced by the signage. For those interested in approximating what this may cost int he USA, JTA Filipino reader Jones M. lets us know that the exchange rate is roughly PHP46.00 to USD1.00. In this case, that means this would cost 108.69 in American dollars in the Philippines. We estimate it will be significantly cheaper than this in the USA (hopefully).
Posted by Paul | June 18, 2016 at 09:26 PM ET |
The Hero Series scaled Captain Phasma figure (which actually isn't a bad toy at all) has been found in New Zealand. JTA reader Andy M. has the full story that you're probably going to want to read especially if you live there (especially since this thing was going for big bucks because of its relative scarcity).
We just received our first report that the hard to find General Hux wave has been found at GameStop. If you need this figure you know where to start looking for it. Special thanks to JTA reader Marcel for the report!
Well, at least this Walmart has given up on it. Just released, our readers are finding the Takodana Encounter on rollback. Let us know if you have experienced this at your local Walmarts too. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael O. for the alert.
Posted by Paul | June 14, 2016 at 01:23 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | June 10, 2016 at 08:22 PM ET |
It's 2016 and the impossible to find The Clone Wars Darth Sidious (CW45) figure has been found on sale at retail. (more....)
Posted by Paul | May 31, 2016 at 03:25 PM ET |
Distribution is in utter disrepair. Check. New items arriving that no one or very few collectors knew were coming. Check. Wrong focus on products to come to retail for a market willing to spend money on the stuff we want. Check. Why must the Star Wars line continue on this path? JTA reader fearxforthebest, while desperately looking for the final TBS (Phase III – red and black packaging is all I mean) Walmart exclusive 3.75" TBS figures (and totally unable to find them), came across "new" 12-Inch Figures. WE had no idea these were even coming (or at least we forgot they were coming if we reported they were coming). Maybe there WILL be new merchandise arriving before Force Friday this year. Let's see what will indeed arrive because it's a crap shoot! We should also note that they arrived to the store on clearance as well.
New Zealander and longtime JTA reader Andy M. eagerly sends us a report that the Takodana Encounter multipack has hit his homeland. Click through for his report
Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 09:02 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 08:53 PM ET |
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Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:27 AM ET |
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Posted by Paul | May 12, 2016 at 07:22 PM ET |
A store report showing The Black Series [Phase I] 6" Anakin Skywalker and The Black Series [Phase II] 6" Chewbacca being found on clearance at ROSS has made its way to Instagam.You may want to start checking out this retail chain for these figures! Special thank to JTA reader Marcel for forwarding us the news! By the way, stuff like this ALWAYS happens. When figures spike on the aftermarket in conjunction with not seeing them hit retail when they're supposed really just means that the original allotment just didn't make its way out. Hopefully more people will be able to grab this figure now and the aftermarket values will plummet.
Come on retail. This is ridiculous! SO many stores are looking like this now. JTA reader and regular commenter Sloth from Hoth writes in with a jarring store report image and wants to wish everyone a Happier May the 4th than he had, or as many of us have on a daily basis. Here Sloth, have a piece of carrot cake on us!
Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 12:57 PM ET |
From what we have learned from our many UK readers, anything beyond wave 1 of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" ASDA exclusive line is pretty much nonexistent. JTA UK reader Michael G. eagerly writes in to let us know that he has finally found wave 2! It appears things are beginning to look up! Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | April 26, 2016 at 08:52 AM ET |
We've been getting in a plethora of store reports from everything including the Kmart exclusive TBS6 Rey (Starkiller Base), TBS6 Wave 6 (the Ashoka Tano wave) to the Takodana Encounter multipack! Let us know your finds too in the comments! Special thanks to the following for sending in their reports: fearxforthebest, Christian C., Gabriel E., DevilDog, Tommy W. Aidan W., William S. and Bryan L.
Posted by Paul | April 25, 2016 at 11:55 AM ET |
It appears that Hasbro is adding collector stamps to the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" line now! No, it's just to block the missing accessory. Is it too cruel to wish that the punishment for Star Wars action figure theft would be hanging, drawing and quartering? It seems as if it would be the only deterrent to make people stop this despicable act. JTA reader Jaret T. sends us an almost humorous act of vandalism and theft for a 3.75" TBS figure. Click the thumbnail below for more.
Posted by Paul | April 24, 2016 at 10:03 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | April 24, 2016 at 12:42 PM ET |
JTA reader Bryan L. has found the Takodana Encounter multipack at his local Walmart in Southern California. It's time to start hunting again! If you need more information on this set, check it out in our RDRs and VGs!
Posted by Chuck | April 24, 2016 at 08:05 AM ET |
Found! Despite concerns that these might not end up as Walmart exclusives (thanks to complete non-communication of anything in the Star Wars brand), JTA reader Al C. sends us proof that the new wave has been found in Detroit MI. Al lets us know that this wave comes with a couple of each in every case. Let us know of your finds. The three UPC symbols for the three new figures (in no particular order) are:
UPDATE: We have just learned that these were found at other Walmart stores for $5 each. There's nothing like Walmart handling brand new exclusives! Hasbro: please never give Walmart anything 3.75" SA exclusive again!
Posted by Paul | April 20, 2016 at 02:31 PM ET |
The Kmart exclusive TBS6 Rey (Starkiller Base) figure continues to hit Kmart stores across the country in Miami FL and South Carolina in addition to Ontario
Canada California. Some readers even suggest looking for her in the clearance aisle where they found her! (We're telling you retail is clueless!) Let us know of your finds! Special thanks to JTA readers joshx, Cameron M. and Gabriel E. for all three reports!
UPDATE: It's Ontario, California, NOT Canada. I got the CA mixed up! Apologies! Kmart isn't even in Canada now.
The Takodana Encounter multipack is hitting Walmarts in Canada. JTA reader Tom sent in his latest find...
Just saw the Takodana Encounter multipack releases in two different Walmart stores around Montreal, QC, Canada today. The pack is listed at 29.92$ CAD + tx. I bought one... for Maz Kanata! Walmart had 6 multipack in each of both stores.