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They seem to be hanging out on the East Coast, but we have new reports of wave 2 of the Walmart exclusive TBS 3.75" line being found in North Carolina and South Caroline. Special thanks to JTA reader Josh M. and Sean R. for the reports!! Again, you can see full galleries of these figures in our RDRs right now!
Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 09:44 PM EST |
You should of course use brickseek.com as a guide, but some Walmart stores are still putting out their Imperial Shock Trooper figures. This has been the worst exclusive to lock down yet! JTA reader Dave A. sends us the good word that this figure is still being found at least in Michigan.
JTA reader Manny M. from Miami sends us proof that the Walmart exclusive wave 2 has hit Miama, FL. You can check out all of these figures in our RDRs right now!
Posted by Paul | November 22, 2015 at 08:30 AM EST |
We have received three separate reports today across the country that Captain Phasma has been found at Walmart. We haven't been so fortunate, but it does appear that Walmart is now successfully receiving wave 2 in stores now. Special thanks to JTA reader David A. for the image proof below..
First it was the Far East. Then it was Canada. Then it was upstate NY. Now it's Jacksonville, FL. You best get out there and see if you can find The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" wave 2. More reports coming into JTA! Special thanks to JTA reader Sean for sending us the news! It's still nothing but blowing tumbleweed online at Walmart however.
Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM EST |
JTA Mexican reader Santiago P. graciously sends us an image of his local Sam's Club there. Both the Amazon exclusive Trooper 4-Pack as well as the Imperial Force Entertainment Earth 4-Pack in The Black Series 6" line are available there for the equivalent of $76 American dollars.... cheaper than what we're paying here in the USA.
We are getting plenty of store reports for the Imperial Shock Trooper, although we've had no luck whatsoever. JTA reader cfarias sends us an image of his receipt should it help anyone else out there locate this sought after figure.
Posted by Paul | November 16, 2015 at 01:27 PM EST |
Providing further proof that no one knows anything when it comes to the Star Wars toy line these days, we are shocked to report that JTA reader Nathanael B. has found four Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper TBS6 figures at his local Walmart today. They may have technically missed the Epic Weekend, but it was barely missed... at least at this store in Florida. Use UPC 630509371790 to find yours!
Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 02:16 PM EST |
Found! JTA Facebook reader Luis Anthony R. from New York has unbelievably found wave 2 of The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive line at his local store (at the 100 Thruway Plaza Dr, Buffalo, NY store to be specific). It's time to start doing toy runs again. It's unknown how widespread these will be at the start, so if you see 'em get 'em. On a related note, was everyone's Walmart Epic Weekend events as pitiful as mine were? None of my stores even knew it was supposed to happen this weekend. Lastly, our friends at Yakface.com received confirmation that the TBS6 Imperial Shock Trooper will definitely NOT be part of this so-called event.
Posted by Paul | November 13, 2015 at 01:41 PM EST |
Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive wave 2 has hit North America (in Canada). It's hard to believe that these have made their way across multiple continents now and Walmart.com STILL doesn't have them up for pre-order yet.
Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 10:08 PM EST |
You won't believe your eyes folks! JTA reader Truthbetold has found the most super rare variant yet! Click the image below to see it! Hopefully you can find one in your area too. And with the increase in unscrupulous collectors in recent years, it's likely you will! It must be nice to take advantage of Hasbro via their eBay store and get these for $10 a pop, only to switch them out for TRU's exclusive release....
Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:53 PM EST |
Everyone seems to be forgetting that Family Dollar also carries The Force Awakens figures. If you still cannot find anything in your area, be sure to check this retail outlet. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris for the tip!
Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:48 PM EST |
While there has been no signs of life in Pennsylvania, JTA reader Brian B. from Old Bridge NJ (dang – that's almost my hometown) has just successfully found wave 2 of The Force Awakens line. (Still doesn't look like enough product for a pre-movie launch to me though....)
Although my local Walmart finally got in The Black Series 3.75" line today, there has been nothing else at all for over seven (7) weeks. Hopefully things will change because this is obscene at this point.
Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:56 PM EST |
Goodnes gracious. The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive line is doomed. (This is totally my opinion and I have nothing to back it up but I will try.) Yes, it had a very rough and dry start on Force Friday. But wave 1 started making heavy appearances throughout the weeks after FF. Then stores starting getting too much of wave 1. Now this particular store (with special thanks to JTA reader John L. for the images) has RAISED the price to $14.92 each. This is obscene. Hasbro told me at the NYCC Preview Party that Walmart knows how important this line is and how "lucky" they are to have exclusive rights to it at the moment, but this is the biggest problem with having a monopoly on the collectors' line. And we thought $12.83 was bad. Let us know if your local prices are getting jacked up too. It will be a miracle is wave 2 makes it to brick and mortar at this rate.
Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:13 PM EST |
JTA reader Chezwa writes in to let us know that the Battle Action Millennium Falcon has hit his local TARGET in Boston. Remember that you can check out our full 100+ image PHOTO GALLERY and REVIEW on this controversial toy in our RDRs RIGHT HERE!
Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:06 PM EST |
JTA UK reader Stewart G. sends us an update on the Escape Destiny TARGET/Argos set. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 09:51 PM EST |
Posted by Paul | November 02, 2015 at 09:36 AM EST |
Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:47 PM EST |
There are more price increases happening. JTA reader Chris sends us a quick note on what he is seeing in various PA Walmart stores, and most notably the price of Armor Up figures. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:38 PM EST |
JTA reader Bryan L. sends us a store report of the 6-Pack Shampoo Bottle set making its way at TARGET. We found it in our areas about 2 weeks ago too. If you see this item on the shelf, check out how thick Poe's banana visor is. He ain't ever gonna be able to see through that thing!
Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:35 PM EST |
Two new foreign Toys R Us multipacks have arrived in France. It may be plausible that these will be arriving in the USA too, but since we no longer receive formal announcements of products and exclusives from Hasbro, we'll just have to wait and see. Click each image below for the full size and then click through to read JTA reader Patrice P.'s store report! (Interesting isn't it that Hasbro can break out a super-articulated mold when they need one, huh?)
Posted by Paul | October 24, 2015 at 08:34 PM EST |
JTA reader Fluke Drywhopper sends us an image of honestly a very perplexing sight, and likely a one-off situation. A TARGET store has placed a remaining The Force Awakens Two-Pack set on clearance. (more....)
Here is another scale of figures arriving at retail in Singapore that we officially know nothing about since Hasbro didn't let us know. Apparently these will only be released in East Asia and few other international areas per our source. The 5" – 6" scale shampoo bottles are certainly perplexing. Special thank to JTA reader Dave Y. for the news. Also, our friends at ToyzMag.com have more information on these products.
Posted by Paul | October 24, 2015 at 08:15 PM EST |
We are getting a few reports of Walmart stores getting steadier supplies of The Black Series 3.75" line. While this gives a ray of hope that they plan to stock the line well, this hasn't been consistent enough for us to quell our fears. What have your experiences been? JTA reader jt send us this image. What a shame the waves only contain a handful of characters.
Posted by Paul | October 22, 2015 at 11:00 PM EST |
We have received visual proof that The Black Series 6" Captain Phasma wave has hit Toys R Us stores in the UK. JTA UK reader Dave N. sends us the news! Click through for more!
Now someone has stolen The Black Series 6" BB-8 figure out of the Rey/BB-8 two-pack and replaced it with Leia Boushh parts. It must be the Twilight Zone. Special thank to JTA reader Richard P. for the image!
Posted by Paul | October 21, 2015 at 12:38 PM EST |
We are getting reports that the second wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" figures are really starting to hit out there. We have reports from Kmart, TARGET and not Gamestop. Time to start hunting again! JTA reader Chewza sends us a report from Gamestop.
Posted by Paul | October 19, 2015 at 08:17 AM EST |
JTA reader and TARGET employee Daniel M. writes in to let us know that the Poe Dameron/First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper two-pack has arrived at his store. You can find your own using DPCI 087-06-3696. This item hasn't been set yet, so your store likely won't have them available out on the floor. Courteously ask an employee to locate it for you. Oh, and this also confirms, as assumed, that this two-pack is indeed a TARGET exclusive.
Posted by Paul | October 16, 2015 at 04:43 PM EST |
Between the Walmart.com The Black Series 3.75" pricing debacle and now this from TARGET (in-store), it seems that retail thinks they have collectors by the you-know-what.... at least they think they do (as in "they'll pay and buy anything). Click through for a mind-boggling take courtesy of JTA reader Paul G.! Stop the "evil" now! (Hey, maybe this is payback for all the items 'we' waited to go on clearance!)