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Posted by Paul | February 06, 2016 at 05:52 PM EST |
Posted by Paul | February 06, 2016 at 05:44 PM EST |
In one of those "you just never know what you're going to find at retail," JTA reader Derek sends us an image of what he found at his local TARGET for $13.98. Derek explains that this was a difficult figure to find in his area. Click through for more.
Posted by Paul | February 06, 2016 at 05:36 PM EST |
JTA reader K.S. writes in with some new store finds including the Titanium helmets in addition to reship of the very first Rey (Starkiller Base) Build A Weapon figure! This store report comes from NJ where stock has been horribly low and almost impossible to find. Perhaps things are looking up in the Garden State.
Posted by Paul | February 06, 2016 at 05:23 PM EST |
The Walgreens exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) TBS6 figure continues to hit various stores hard across America. We are getting one report after another about this figure showing up in heavy quantities. Special thanks to JTA reader Brad L. for the photo.
Well, well well. It looks like wave 4 is really starting to become more available. We have received reports from Massachusetts as well as Wisconsin. And we even have new reports from NJ! JTA reader Michael V. sends us this image from WI. Report your finds in the comments!
I personally cannot wait for the Titanium Series one-sixth scale helmets to arrive at my local stores. I patiently waited for Gentle Giant Ltd. to release their Armory line, but that never came to pass and the line was ultimately abandoned. Thankfully, it looks like Hasbro has truly crafted a nice collectors' item and I hope the line succeeds. JTA Canadian reader Daniel McG. found these in Montreal Quebec today.
JTA reader Mike R. sends us proof that Ezra Bridger's Speeder has been found at TARGET. If you'd like to know more about this Class I vehicle set, then click HERE to check it out!
Posted by Paul | February 01, 2016 at 11:01 AM EST |
JTA reader strugglebunny has found the single-packaged version of the TARGET exclusive Poe Dameron figure from the two-pack at his local Walmart! how is that for cross-promotion!? Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | January 30, 2016 at 01:55 PM EST |
JTA UK reader Benjamin M. writes in to let everyone in the UK know that Asda has marked down the exclusive Poe's X-wing Fighter (the blue one) down from £49.97 to £12.49.
What could be worse than finding an instance of theft of a hard-to-find Star Wars figure? How about FIVE instances? New JTA reader Dave W. sends us news of a horrific case of major store theft. Someone purchased five "all white" Stormtroopers (probably for $9.99 at Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store a while back) and then replaced the Walmart exclusive Imperial Shock Trooper with them (and then of course returned them to the store to get his/her money back). You have to wonder that if perhaps this has contributed in some way or shape to the current state of the hobby. And we also wonder how prevalent this blatant and egregious theft is.
Posted by Paul | January 29, 2016 at 04:27 PM EST |
Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the latest The Force Awakens figures are arriving. This report comes to you from the Midwest again (it must be the best place to find things). Snap Wexley and Crimson Corsair Two-Packs have been found, as well as "old" Captain Rex and Finn (FN-2187) Build A Weapon figures.... among many others. It's time to start hunting again, and most of us don't even have what has been already released yet (before this new merchandise)!
Posted by Paul | January 29, 2016 at 08:45 AM EST |
Despite having an estimated release date of December 2015, wave 4 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line is starting to show signs of life. We have two store reports of them arriving at Toys R Us, and JTA sponsor BBTS also has them in stock as a set. This may end up being a plentiful wave after all. Let's hope these trends keep occurring! Special thanks to JTA readers Rick S. and Facebook reader Ryan Partyrocker for the images and proof.
Posted by Paul | January 28, 2016 at 10:50 AM EST |
Retail has no concept of what is going on, especially when it comes to Star Wars toys. This is either additional proof that Walmart is the WORST retailer to get a collector-focused line or could this be an early sign that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] line is dead in the water? (Those other figures listed on that Walmart spy report never did get revealed or announced. Then again, nothing has been announced. We digress.) JTA reader Dave sends us an alarming image of the Walmart exclusive line being marked down and "clearance" stickered at a store in Ohio. Five super-articulated figures from The Force Awakens since September, and now this local store seems to have give up too.... on a THE collector line no less. Let's hope this is just the work of a clueless department manager. Waiting for a contradictory "tiptoe through the tulips" post in 3... 2... 1...
Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes, and we aren't clever enough to make this stuff up. JTA reader Justin C. sends us an image of a pilot-less TBDS6 Special Forces Imperial TIE Fighter sans the pilot that has been sitting for almost two weeks without a bite (from his local Toys R Us). Would you pay $80 for just the vehicle? We'd say "doubtful".
New Rey products have been found this weekend! The Rey stuff is finally coming out of the woodwork, and as you can see on much of the merchandise packaging, it's true that the secrecy surrounding her lightsaber needed to be secured. New stuff is hitting stores as we speak.(We still don't know how Duracell got away with THIS commercial. The secrecy was ruined back in October if you want OUR opinion.) Anyway, we don't deny some of the merits of the #wheresrey movement, but hopefully these new store finds will quell some of the noisemakers.Also found was a Han Solo blaster. These new finds are exciting and they are fear-inducing. Hopefully most will have access to them at their local stores. Hasbro still needs to win the distribution battle. Special thanks to JTA reader Braden H. for the news and images. Click through for his report.
Posted by Paul | January 19, 2016 at 01:01 PM EST |
Found! The Rey (Resistance Outfit) wave has just been found in South Carolina! it's time to start hunting again.... unless your store refuses to get anything new like most of them have been lately. Let us know of your finds! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Josh M. for the news!
Posted by Paul | January 16, 2016 at 09:53 PM EST |
I don't deny for a minute that some areas of the USA are getting some sweet stock at various retailers as far as Star Wars toys are concerned. But Northeast Philly has been suffering from a drought since Force Friday. Store exclusives have very little difficulty arriving, but general release merchandise is a rarity, almost like a unicorn. Aside from an occasional Goss Toowers and PZ-4C0, it has been a struggle and without online availability, I wouldn't have much to show you here on JTA. Today, my local TARGET received a huge restock of toys. I was excited.... for about 30 seconds. Not one Hasbro box. Wait. I lied. There was a Play-Doh mutli-color can case in this mess. This store has had nothing since Force Friday (aside from the store exclusives) and a periodic Goss Toowers wave. What gives? And this is the trend all around me at Walmart, TARGET and Toys R Us. Even my local Walgreens have nothing but 6" Obi-Wan Kenobis. I hear this all the time from many people. I can't be alone, right? This is the worst handled new movie product launch event I have ever witnessed. The Clone Wars film was handled infinitely better. (Plus, the merchandise was amazing too.) I really hope things begin looking up.
Posted by Paul | January 16, 2016 at 09:33 PM EST |
The Phantom Menace 3D curse is still lingering. A deflated JTA reader by the name of Steve U. shares his feelings of this long-running hot mess. (more....)
Posted by Paul | January 16, 2016 at 09:27 PM EST |
We thought this was old news, but we received five eager store reports in the last couple of hours of our readers finding the Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) TBS6 figure at Walgreens. Special thanks to JTA readers Jason A., joshxdestroy, Derek R., Jeffrey M., Hunk of Junk and Brad L. for all their reports!
Posted by Paul | January 09, 2016 at 09:35 PM EST |
Here is a store find that is bigger than the biggest fish tale, but we have the proof to show you. JTA reader Joshua M. has found the Jango Fett TBS6 wave at his local Walmart and it rung up for $5. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | January 09, 2016 at 09:01 PM EST |
With all that nonsense about Hasbro and other licensees overlooking "Rey the female lead of Star Wars," one just needs to look at examples like what JTA reader Michael V. found in his home state of Wisconsin. For example, if Hasbro actually gets out the products, there would be enough of a supply of Rey figures gracing the shelves to buy. It has nothing to do with slighting a character. It's about production numbers and distribution.
Posted by Paul | January 09, 2016 at 08:55 PM EST |
Posted by Paul | January 06, 2016 at 10:54 AM EST |
Posted by Paul | January 06, 2016 at 09:26 AM EST |
Found! It's unbelievable almost! During a time of year when stores hold back ordering new inventory in an effort to reduce stock levels for end of year calculations, JTA reader scram has found wave 5 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line which includes the First Order Flametrooper, Han Solo, Jango Fett and Finn (FN-2187). This purchase was completed in Greensboro NC!
Posted by Paul | January 03, 2016 at 08:40 PM EST |
JTA reader Derek has found something related to The Force Awakens in the Galactic Heroes line: a First Order Flametrooper. If this is old news, we apologize, but we had no idea this was released or part of the line!
Posted by Paul | January 03, 2016 at 01:28 PM EST |
Posted by Chuck | January 01, 2016 at 09:57 AM EST |
With a new year comes new prices... Walmart 3.75" The Black Series [Phase III] figures found at $14.92! Is this the new MSRP? Let us know what you see in your area! We found this in Pennsylvania today!
Posted by Paul | December 27, 2015 at 08:53 PM EST |
We can't provide additional proof other than a store report from a reader, but JTA reader CT R. lets us know that he picked up The Force Awakens Build A Weapon figures for 50% off. They rang up at $3.95 at the register.
Posted by Paul | December 27, 2015 at 11:24 AM EST |
We've always had some doubters here with unbelievable store reports, but our story on the "less than $50" TBS6 FO Special Forces TIE Fighter really ruffled some of the feathers of (we guess) those who bought this for full price. "Receipt or it didn't happen!" and "this picture is a fake!" are just some of the comments we got. We don't feel we need to defend our posts in all honesty, but here is an image with a receipt proving that this is real to all of the naysayers out there. We won't be providing more proof beyond this. Special thanks to JTA reader Mlox for the photographic evidence!
Posted by Paul | December 26, 2015 at 08:33 PM EST |
After we thought none of us could do better than what Amazon was offering for the TARGET exclusive AT-DP (with pack-in AT-DP Driver), JTA reader Jim VB. sends in proof that ROSS stores are getting this same item in for a mere $16.99. Click the image below for the proof! What an unmitigated disaster the Rebels line was too!! This sample was found in Crestwood IL.
Posted by Paul | December 26, 2015 at 08:26 PM EST |
JTA reader griggs3D writes in to let us know that Toys R Us has reduced Jabba's Rancor Pit on their American website down to $79.99. As you know this was originally discounted in Canada, but the sale has made its way to the USA online after going on a surprise sale at the store level. Take advantage of this while you can!
More and more reports of the Asty X-wing Pilot TBS6 wave (wave 4) being found across the USA! New reports are coming in from GA, CA, NM, OH, FL and AZ now (amongst other locations). Keep sending in those reports! Thanks to Chris618, Kendall P., Josh P., iang35, Jesse P., and Marco S. for the reports and images!
Posted by Paul | December 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST |
I think that it may now be safe to assume that Hasbro won't be taking too many more risks with The Black Series [Phase III] vehicle assortment.... even if the First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter has an "01" on its box. That's just our opinion and this may not even be a worldwide sale, but JTA reader Jay M. sends us some fantastic (and alarming) proof that some lucky TARGET guests will be able to secure this huge vehicle for less than $50! These have been piling up in my neck of the woods too.