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JTA reader Andy from New Zealand eagerly sends us a fantastic news report that wave 8 of The Black Series 3.75" line has hit his area (and on sale no less)! Madezra, we understand that nothing has been available in your area for a long time now. Would you please go on a toy run so you can come back to JTA and post now? We miss you. Anyway, click through for Andy's report!
Posted by Paul | June 23, 2015 at 01:09 PM EDT |
If you're fortunate enough to have a Fred Meyers store near you, it may be time to make a toy run there. JTA reader Mike R. has sent us a report and proof that The Black Series 3.75" figures (including the latest wave 7 arriving at retail as we speak) are on sale for a mere $6.99 per figure. That's 2007-2008 pricing folks! Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | June 22, 2015 at 05:19 PM EDT |
In case this is news to you or not, JTA UK reader zx_spectrum_30 writes in to let us know that the Legacy Collection  figures can be found at Smyths Toys in the UK for £6.99 each (compare to £12 now for TBS). If you're still on the lookout for these, this may be another option for you.
Posted by Paul | June 15, 2015 at 05:32 PM EDT |
While many parts of the country have been finding wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line, some are just finding them for the first time. Mark H. decided to take a trip to Alabama and was able to score a few new figures. Click through for his report.
Posted by Paul | June 04, 2015 at 12:01 PM EDT |
Found! Hot on the heels on wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line arriving at retail, JTA reader Thomas B, sends us an awesome report of wave 9 of The Black Series 6" line being found at his local TARGET. Click through for more!
Wave 7 continues to show up across the U.S. This time JTA reader picks them up at a TRU in Atlanta. Click through for images.
Posted by Paul | May 29, 2015 at 01:29 AM EDT |
Found! Wave 9 of The Black Series 6" line has been found in the Philippines. It's only a matter of time until the USA starts seeing these figures. Special thanks to JTA Facebook reader Jaeger Trooper Eityeiteity for the image.
Posted by Paul | May 29, 2015 at 01:24 AM EDT |
More new TBS6 figure finds! JTA reader Adam H. sends in his store report of the new The Black Series 6" Emperor Palpatine wave from Missouri on our Facebook page! I wish I had the energy to go and look for these myself, but this line will just have to wait.
Posted by Paul | May 26, 2015 at 08:17 PM EDT |
Figures that should have been in stores around September 2014 have JUST begun hitting my local TARGET in piece meal. Approaching a year from their originally intended release date, my local brick and mortar had Darth Malgus and Darth Vader from The Black Series [Phase II] 3.75" line. Shocking! I don't know whether to be happy or irritated. It's so confusing!
Posted by Paul | May 24, 2015 at 04:27 PM EDT |
It's almost the unofficial beginning of summertime and Walmart still appears to be getting wave 1 of the Rebels line. I found actually MULTIPLES of Agent Kallus and Ezra and Kanan figures (all first version card backs). Obvioulsy the Choppers were long gone. But it may be worth to check your local store to see if they're getting this "age old" case assortments too. What a mess!
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 11:07 AM EDT |
If you missed out on initial store arrivals, or that surprising calendars.com online case availability, the good news is that stores are still getting new cases to replenish sold out store stock. We won't presume to know the level of rarity these figures are, but if you want them you may want to act now before they are gone forever. Special thanks to Matt V. for the news and images.
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT |
Also of note, Toys R Us stores are now getting the Hera Syndulla/Stormtrooper Commander wave of Mission Series figures in stock for $9.99 each too. We have a report from Sjefke in MD and I also saw them in NJ yesterday and today.
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 10:54 AM EDT |
We are getting more and more The Black Series 3.75" wave 7 Toys R Us reports. This time our report is from the New England area. Keep in mind that this is the only retailer where, for now, you can purchase these figures for $9.99 each. Special thank to Darth Janus for the news and image.
Posted by Paul | May 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 01:24 PM EDT |
Yours truly has found the complete wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line at Toys R Us right outside Princeton, NJ. They rang up for a glorious $9.99 each (for now)! Let us know of your store reports too. For those of you who don't have a Toys R Us near you, our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that this same wave is showing up at TARGET.
Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 10:10 PM EDT |
Found! Would you believe that wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line have been found in the USA already, but so far not Big Box. JTA reader Rozwell has found them at Value Village (Value Drugs) in Brewster NY. Yeah, we have never heard of this retail chain before either. But click through as we have provided you a list of all of your locations. Let us know of your own store reports too!
Posted by Paul | May 03, 2015 at 07:24 AM EDT |
Are you still looking for the Sabine Wren/Stormtrooper Mission Series set? We are constantly getting new store reports, but now you can also get her online. Special thanks to all of our readers who snet in this news.
JTA reader Mijail also reports that Kohls in El Centro, CA has Mission Series wave 2.
If this is old news I apologize in advance, but I haven't heard anyone talking about this yet. Last week I found the LEGO Simpsons Mini-figures at TARGET. They have a street date of 5/1, but they put them out early, as they have done with many other street-dated products in the past. This isn't the news, so stick with me here. So anyway, I grabbed a few and brought them to the cash register. The cash register enforced the street date. The cashier had no way to ring them up. There was a full screen message: CANNOT SELL UNTIL 5/1. Street dates have NEVER been enforced by Target at the register. It was always a human issue. If the stock person put it out, or got it for you from the back, you could buy it. This LIKELY will impact The Force Awakens line at TARGET later this year. If you have been used to squeezing products out of TARGET before the street date, you may have a huge stumbling block in your way this year if you're trying to break the street date. Of course, we imagine that The Vintage Collection DPCI will be used again so maybe it won't be as hard as we imagine.... it's going to be outstanding.
Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 02:02 PM EDT |
JTA reader Jourdenais J. from Canada sends us a report from his local Walmart that they are beginning to clearance out some Rebels stuff as well. More surprising? The Commemorative Digital Sets have just been marked 30% too! Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | April 11, 2015 at 11:19 PM EDT |
JTA reader Bill R. eagerly sends us news that his Disney store has received a healthy new stock of Rebels wave 1 figures at his local store in FL. It may be worth your while to check your local store too to see if they're also getting new replenishments too. Maybe this is where all of wave 1 will go.
Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:51 PM EDT |
JTA reader Tony P. sends us proof that the previous Amazon.com exclusive Slave I is still arriving at TRU Express stores in the mall. This is wonderful for those that missed out on it originally, but it's hard to accept that we'll likely never see a great exclusive like this ever again. Hopefully The Force Awakens line will bring enough people back to collecting so that we will see things like this again. And this was probably just an annoying sales pitch, but see what the cashier recommended to Tony by clicking through.
Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:40 PM EDT |
Not that you'll find much of anything there, but The Black Series 6" line is on sale for $17.99 each for a limited time. My local store had no signage so I can't tell you anything more than it is happening now!
Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:30 PM EDT |
JTA reader Darth Pudgy sends us a report confirming that the new $9.99 price point for Rebels Saga Legends is making its way across the country at Toys R Us in a concentrated manner. Interestingly, I have not seen this price increase, but we continue to get more and more reports. This move is insane, especially since TRU is currently running a 2 for $15 Mission Series sale right now.
This image came from one of our readers who posted it in our comments. While most Walmarts are only for the first time recently receiving new Star Wars merchandise, it makes us wonder if they (retail) are actually beginning to realize/feel that they're losing potential business by having nothing on the pegs. This looks quite desperate, no?
Posted by Paul | March 29, 2015 at 09:33 PM EDT |
Here is the epitome of ridiculousness! JTA reader Darth Mangar sends us an update to Rum Sleg's report at the NYC Times Square Toys R Us store. When Rum Sleg reported the new Saga Legends arriving the store had them marked up to $9.49. Now they have marked them up to $11.49. They are actually MORE EXPENSIVE than the 3.75" The Black Series line! Click through for his report!
Posted by Paul | March 26, 2015 at 12:20 PM EDT |
JTA reader Travis sends us a store report from Connecticut that the Hera Mission Series wave has also hit Toys R Us! Click through for more!!
Posted by Paul | March 25, 2015 at 10:44 PM EDT |
JTA regular Martin M. is so elated to finally find the Jedi Temple Guard at his local HEB. Diligence finally pays off. Check out his report by clicking through!
JTA reader Ian W. sends us a report that "everyone's" exclusive Special Action Figure set has now made its way to Ollie's for $9.99. It's unbelievable how badly this item has sold. No wonder why Hasbro said they would never make these again!
Posted by Paul | March 25, 2015 at 10:31 PM EDT |
We believe we may have the first "in the wild" store report of Mission Series wave 3! JTA regular Rum Sleg sends us the scoop from the tri-state area! Click through for more!
JTA reader Mijail N. from Mexico excitedly writes in to let everyone know that new The Black Series 6" figure sare hitting his local Walmart. Still no signs of Rebels figures in his area yet, though. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | March 22, 2015 at 04:36 PM EDT |
JTA reader LesDudis writes in to let us know that the Digital Release Commemorative Collection has been found at Toys R Us and set us awesome photos showing them off, although these sets are anything but awesome themselves. Click through for more.
Posted by Paul | March 19, 2015 at 05:03 PM EDT |
JTA reader Toby P. has found some The Vintage Collection figures at his local TARGET after having nothing for months. Check out what he found!
JTA reader Mike R. adds to the many store reports of Rebels figures getting found across the USA. This time Fred Meyer loads up heavily on them! Check out his report by clicking through!