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Despite what one of our sources had explained to us, it appears that the Princess Leia Organa solid case pack did manage to arrive at some Big Box retail as well as some other smaller retailers earlier than expected. (We're still unable to confirm this aside from the anecdotal evidence below.) Princess Leia Organa was technically supposed to arrive the end of May. Han Solo and R2-D2 are still on tap for later this year. If this is what solid case packs means for retail, I am not sure how I feel about it. This seems more disastrous than bad case assortments to me. In order for this to work, it seems it needs to be an all or none type of ordering, meaning all characters in an assortment need to arrive as solid case packs together. Then once a certain character sells out the retailer should be able to reorder it. But what do I know?
Posted by Paul | May 12, 2017 at 02:47 AM ET |
JTA reader Justin S. may have received the deal of the day. He scored a couple of TBS6 figures and the Kohl's exclusive four-pack for 2.98 each. Click the images below and click through for more!
Posted by Paul | May 11, 2017 at 01:36 PM ET |
We are getting multiple reports from our readers that Walgreens has placed The Black Series [Star Wars 40] figures on CLEARANCE (not promotion or sale). See images below from Steve U. and Matthew G. Is this more documented proof of the nightmare that is distribution? These figures have barely been available this year and now this retailer has them on clearance?
Posted by Paul | May 09, 2017 at 01:52 PM ET |
Dear Maker, please make this stop. The Force Awakens is so 2015 and no one wants Rey and Episode VII Han Solo anymore. But that's what JTA reader Mark's local TARGET store in Plano TX just received to fill the 40th anniversary end cap. Oh, and it looks like this store is being blocked from getting new TBS6 figures as evidence by the Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso also prominently featured here too. Distribution MUST correct itself by Spring 2018, Hasbro. PLEASE DON'T DEACTIVATE The Vintage Collection by blocking any future wave assortments because it was killed by wave simply releasing wave 1....
Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 08:17 PM ET |
If you live in Australia and you have $199.99 to burn, ToysRUs.au has The Black Series [P1] Boba Fett with Han Solo In Carbonite (former SDCC exclusive) in stock with a BOGO 50% off offer. Special thanks to JTA reader Dan A. for the alert.
Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |
JTA Facebook reader Jeff L. sends us a note with an image attached online at his local TARGET. Just look at this store report! How many Leias are there? Count them! I guess we can now assume female action figures don't sell anymore.
It looks like Gamestop stores are taking reserve orders for the upcoming Wave 11 TBS6 figures. JTA reader Erik was able to reserve both Qui-Gon and the Royal Guard. It's not known if all Gamestops are doing this, but it might be worth checking out if you want reserve this wave locally.
Goodness gracious me! I nearly PASSED OUT when I entered the Star Wars aisle at my local Toys R Us in Northeast Philadelphia. It's not that I needed anything, it's that there actually were new products on the shelves since Rogue Friday (aside from some store exclusives) last September. The new stuff was right on time for Star Wars Day. Also of note, all Star Wars products are on sale for 25% off through the end of today. If I had the remotest of confidence that stores would actually have something I might have taken the day off from work.
Either this TARGET is in denial, this store wants to party like it's 1999, or it's all part of an elaborate bar code scam. (I have personally witnessed this scam myself at TARGET once.) JTA first time news story submitter Keven M. sends us a crazy store report of two POTF2 era figures in a sea of non-selling TFA and RO products. Did you ever think retail would look this dreadful? I wonder if we'll see those TFA and Rogue One figures on TARGET's pegs in 2034?
Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 01:59 PM ET |
It looks like, just like everything else, The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" Imperial AT-ST is re-arriving at Walmart stores with a vengeance. JTA reader Colin has noticed this trend at a couple of his local stores. What are you seeing?
Posted by Paul | April 29, 2017 at 09:48 PM ET |
Wow! Everything is coming at once. Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" line has been found in California and Arizona at Walmart! Special thanks to Steve U. once again for his friends' reports and these images from social media!
Posted by Chuck | April 29, 2017 at 02:34 PM ET |
That alliteration worked out nicely. JTA reader Rivesjunctionite sends us an image of what his local Walmart received with regards to the 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures: one blessed case. This has been the general consensus across those who are finding these at retail. And then there are the Amazon cancellations and postponements. The bottom line here is you better buy them when you see them. It is likely that more are being produced, but it's mind-blowing that there aren't enough to go around at brick and mortar. You have to wonder if what retail is sitting on now (inferior vehicles and 5POA and over-packed TBS6 figures) is truly impacting in a great way newly arrving products.
Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 09:47 PM ET |
JTA reader Braden H. has a friend who works at Gamestop and sent him some images of the display and figures being sold on Thursday (in case you haven't seen them yet). Also looks like Gamestop stores are receiving only 2 R5-D4 figures according to this kicker display.
Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 02:49 PM ET |
Physical pain? Emotional distress? Mental anguish? There is no better caption for this image than "Salt in the wound." See what JTA reader Frank R. found at his local Walmart. Warning, the image is not suitable for all viewers.
Posted by Paul | April 10, 2017 at 07:38 AM ET |
EDIT: Apparently the street date for these is March 1st. I wouldn't know since my stores haven't received anything beyond the TFA desert assortment. Thanks to those who clarified this for me.
Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 08:16 AM ET |
Because we don't want that question to make it worse. This isn't doom and gloom and this isn't hysteria. I will even concede it's anecdotal.... in EVERY last store I visit in multiple states. But it's my observation and I am presenting it. I honestly have never seen the Star Wars toy line in a worse state than I do now. (more....)
Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:51 AM ET |
The headline may be ironic, but do we have reason to worry about having difficulty finding wave 2 because of wave 1? We're getting steady reports of readers finding the Legacy Pack and TBS6 [SW40] figures at their local TARGET stores. The question is will we see wave 2? Special thanks to JTA reader cress for the image.
Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 08:54 PM ET |
Found! 3.75" collectors have something to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with now! JTA reader and friend Steve U. has a friend in the Midwest who found The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" die-cast metal figures at his local Think Geek store. You're going to want to buy two of these at the low, low MSRP of $16.99! If simply articulated slop metal (hey, that's what the Asians call it, not me) costs $16.99, it's likely we'll never see a super-articulated 3.75" figure at an affordable cost ever again. Sigh. These will be under $5 in no time.
There is another variant. The TARGET exclusive Imperial AT-ACT Driver comes with and without the red insignia on its chest plate. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael M. for providing us with the proof. He was able to secure both variants: one from his local TARGET and the other from eBay.
Posted by Paul | April 01, 2017 at 10:59 AM ET |
It's ridiculous the lack of communication we receive with regards to the Hasbro line. Apparently today is the official release day of the Legacy Pack with Darth Vader. JTA reader Christopher L. has found them at his local TARGET. They're out there folks! Use DPCI 087-06-7986 to find yours.
Posted by Paul | March 29, 2017 at 04:58 AM ET |
Wow. Here is an interesting scoop for those who have HEB grocery stores near them (I believe they're frequently found in Texas). JTA reader Steve U. has a friend in Texas who sent him this image from a HEB store. They're already selling the 40th anniversary figures. Why does this feel like The Phantom Menace 3D debacle of 2012 all over again to me? So is every store on Earth going to have the same four or five TBS6 [SW40] in stock for the next couple of year?
Posted by Paul | March 29, 2017 at 04:51 AM ET |
We're getting inundated for days now with fantastic store reports that TBS6 fans are finding the Imperial AT-ACT Driver TARGET exclusive. Admittedly a cool figure, don't expect his vehicle any time soon. Thanks to all who wrote in providing reports and images.
Posted by Paul | March 29, 2017 at 04:47 AM ET |
Weeks long insomnia from home appliance 'stress hell' while working full time and running a site means more news posts for you. The new TARGET kicker displays full of some new and a lot of old products is beginning to hit across the nation. JTA reader Aric B. feels hat refreshing sense of hope by seeing something new in stores, but when the contents are mostly old it feels utlimately disappointing.
Posted by Paul | March 24, 2017 at 03:51 PM ET |
JTA reader Jason L. has found the pretty awesome Speeder Bike (with Biker Scout) 12-Inch set at his local ROSS in California for a mere $6.99. We reviewed this set and found it favorable. You may want to see if this is for your collection too.
Posted by Paul | March 22, 2017 at 08:53 PM ET |
Found! The Black Series [Phase III] Darth Revan wave has been found at Toys R Us in Frisco Texas. JTA reader Mark lets us know! It's unbelievable how long it has taken this wave to show up at TRU. What's VERY interesting about this is that the case features the new Princess Leia Organa, so it's not like these were sitting in warehouses for months.
UPDATE: Store report is from Texas and the case features the new Princess Leia Organa. I smell conspiracy theory.
Posted by Paul | March 22, 2017 at 02:01 PM ET |
kylocollector on Instagram is reporting that The Black Series 6" Early Bird "Leacy" Pack has been found in Canada. Special thanks to General Hux for the news. Please, no more Instagram news. I can't deal with another social media outlet. :)
Posted by Paul | March 18, 2017 at 07:31 PM ET |
Well, this is GREAT news. JTA reader Michael G. from the UK has found the ASDA exclusive 3.75" Captain Cassian Andor and Scarif Stormtrooper at his local store. They're finally hitting! Michael also let us know that the latest Rogue One figures have hit there as well! You might want to go on a toy run if you're in the UK!
JTA reader moseisleynative checked in to let us know that the Revoltech R2-D2 is currently on sale on Amazon for nearly half-off. He picked it up for $25, but it is currenlty up to $28. Click here to check it out...
Just wanted to share a heads up to other JTA readers that the Revoltech R2D2 is on sale at amazon.com for $25. I just picked one up for myself. I know it’s not the end all be all R2 but a darn nice sculpt & paint for half price.
Posted by Paul | March 02, 2017 at 09:48 AM ET |
Wo! Here is a very positive UK store report. JTA reader Matt H. sends us exciting news that NEW The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" figures are hitting his local ASDA store. Click through for his awesome report!