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Site JediBusiness.com is reporting that one of their readers found the Amazon.com exclusive Slave I (originally priced at $99.99 then $69.99) at Toys R Us Express mall stores for a ridiculous $34.49. Let us know if you find these locally. Could this be the future home of all those TVC greatest hits waves? (We kid....)

Looking For The Black Series 3.75-inch Figures? Try Wegmans!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2015 at 08:51 PM EDT |

JTA good friend Dan Curto sends us an image to share. If you're looking for a nice selection of 3.75" The Black Series figures, you may want to visit your local Wegmans stores. This incredible find is from Brockport NY. Click through to find out what figures he found and then click the thumbnail below for the proof!

Ahh! Make It All Go Away!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 10:07 PM EDT |

We don't know whether to shout for joy and shriek in terror, because this is a whole lot like Night Of The Living Dead.... Star Wars style. Or maybe Sometimes They Come Back. (Or maybe they never left. Yeah, that's it. They never left.) Click the image below to see what JTA reader Mike H. found after his local Walmart decided to reset the Star Wars aisle.

That Last Minute Trek May Yield Positive Results!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 06:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader Martin M. decided to take a trip and discovered it was a very wise decision for him. Click through for his story and then click each thumbnail to see the goods he found!

   

Worst Star Wars Store Reset Ever?

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2015 at 07:57 PM EDT |

This isn't a game of "Where's Waldo?" You don't even have to find the hidden toaster in a tree. We challenge you to find the Star Wars products in this North Carolina's Walmart reset that just happened two days ago! We're serious. We dare you to find the Star Wars products! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the image and laugh. No matter who is to actually be blamed for the abysmal state at Star Wars at brick and mortar now, there is no denying how the fun is just completely sucked out of the hobby, especially for those who love to hunt for their items.

Heck No! Not Even At 70% Off!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 01:49 PM EDT |

The contrarians were wrong. Go figure! I guess the gift-giving budget conscious buyers totally missed the huge Hero Series X-wing fighters falling off of the shelves of my local TARGET stores. Surely they entered TARGET for the sole reason of looking for GIGANTIC budget Star Wars items that their children don't want or friends of their children don't want for birthday gifts. So I wonder why these didn't sell. Hmm. Anyway, these hideous things have been marked down 70% for three days now and two of my locals stores are STILL swimming in them. It looks like 90% will be required for some to bite. I still don't know who would want this thing though. The decals are falling off and the vehicle has one mode: sucky.

Wow! A TARGET Reset Surely Means New Product, Doesn't It?

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 01:30 PM EDT |

If you wonder why we say here at JTA that we would like to see it made illegal for Big Box to sell Star Wars, you really don't have to look that much further than reset season. Retail depends upon product and if product doesn't make it to the store for any reason (Hasbro's fault or not), the shelves look like this ridiculousness for sometimes months on end. Retail is about presentation and anal-retentive space designation. You think that they would just want to "sell" what comes into their stores. But if the layout isn't right, management falls to pieces and they've even been known to hold stuff "in the back" until the layout is just right. (We know no product is currently being held in the back at the moment.) It's sad that this particular TARGET has no clue that they will be waiting a long time for basic figures as well as anything collectors want in general. And let's not forget about that ridiculous price increase. I myself saw Yoda and Darth Vader for $12.99 today. These two figures will probably block the next three cases from arriving. Oh wait, TARGET doesn't get cases anymore. What a complete disaster! So why do people want storeslike TARGET to carry Star Wars collector stuff? Go online! Go!

Well here is a story that you're just not going to believe. We have asked some follow-up questions and reached out to others for more information, but in the meantime you MUST reader what JTA reader Seth from NJ has come across at the Meadowlands fleamarket in New Jersey. This one random guy with "lots of junk" to sell may make your blood boil. Or it may explain where all the Rebels Saga Legends figures went. Click through for more....

Walgreens has just employed a new way of preventing theft of The Black Series 6" line, although we don't see how this is ultimately beneficial for saving shelf space since they only devote a skinny row for them at the moment as it is now. Then again, it is likely that only one of these will be on the shelf. Confused? Then click through for JTA reader Jim's report on this. It's pretty sad that poor people (morally and ethically or those who choose to not work – NOT those who work hard and have limited means and resources, Lord know I have limited resources too – I had to clarify this to some folks out there – but apologies to those that misunderstood and have been upset by those word choices) are once again trying to collect by any means possible that it is has forced Walgreens to act in this manner. If you can't afford them, don't collect them people. You're just part of the problem that this hobby is dying. It's not rocket science. We really wonder how long this new anti-theft method will be utilized, because it LOOKS ridiculous! We also wonder how soon it will be before Walgreens tired of protecting Star Wars figures especially since a lot of stores barely carry stock of them. Click the thumbnail below to see a better picture of what we mean.

(SOME) Retail Locations Pull Saga Legends From Star Wars Section

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2015 at 03:19 PM EDT |

It's fact. It's not a rumor. But let us be clear: WE WON'T dare to presume what it means or how long it will plague the stores we are talking about here. We DON'T KNOW how widespread it is or if it affects all stores. You will have to be the ones to give us more of an idea about what is out there. However, JTA has witnessed multiple retail locations like TARGET and Walmart (in both Kentucky and Pennsylvania). We even have received multiple emails from readers asking us about this from other states as well (as evidenced in our Q and A of the Day today). These stores that we're talking about have removed the Saga Legends SKU from their mods/plan-o-grams completely. There isn't an ounce of space for Saga Legends figures (at the moment). But Hasbro said they shipped so we shouldn't pay attention to this, right? After all, our friends at Rebelscum.com said Hasbro said they shipped! But what do you make out of this news?

Five Below Restocks With Collector-Focused Star Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2014 at 06:25 PM EDT |

Looking for something to spend your hard-earned Christmas cash on? Then head straight to Five Below. They've restocked with a nice selection of collector-based Star Wars action figures. As someone once said, how many of these "bleeping" figures did they make? JTA moderator Sjefke reports in....

Volvo, ABBA and Hasbro Star Wars Figures

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2014 at 09:56 PM EDT |

This post will make you feel pangs in your heart. Look at what fortunate Swedes get to choose from when THEY go Star Wars shopping. Click through for JTA reader Matt H.'s unbelievable report!

Abysmal Is A Severe Understatement

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2014 at 09:43 PM EDT |

I can't believe these have been my options since the end of September at my local TARGET. Oh, and not shown but next to the Slave Leia and Greedo 6" figures are four TBS 3.75" Yodas. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. Thank goodness for online.

TARGET Gives Up On Hero Series X-wing Fighter Before Christmas

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM EDT |

JTA reader Jeff T. gleefully sends us proof that TARGET has given up on the Hero Series X-wing Fighter, which although Hasbro states is a standalone item, looks like the perfect vehicle for the "shampoo bottles". Come on gift-giving parents and children not interested in Star Wars yet. Why aren't you supporting this items? It's cheap, affordable and will fit your budgetary needs! All ye enlightened ones who claim to "understand" why Hasbro has gone the cheap route, why have you not supported this thing either? For your information, my TARGET locations are SWIMMING in these things. They're stacked up like freight in a warehouse. If this keeps up, retail won't even take a chance on the new Episode 7 Star Wars stuff. Why should they when they've been given all of these bridges to sell? Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

   

Some Collectors Are Seeing Rebels Figures For The First Time

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT |

And it's almost Christmas! This may or may not be hard for you to believe, but there are STILL plenty of collectors out there who HAVE YET to see a single Rebels figure hit at their local retail establishments. JTA reader Matthew V. was so excited to see these arrive yesterday that he just had to send in the news. Click through for his report.

But They're For The Gift Giving Adults And The Kids!

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT |

We're almost into the second week of December and my local TARGET has received 1 new Star Wars: Rebels figure (Jango Fett), 4 TBS [P2] Yoda (3.75") figures and is STILL swimming in TBS 6" Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) and Greedo figures. They're also trying to still sell these puppies from January 2013 (see thumbnail below). Why is Hasbro still making these? Oh, I know! They're for kids. And kids are going to save the line. As a close friend (and wise scribe) once said "Hasbro keeps chasing the customer they don't have instead of focusing on keeping the ones they do." I wish I could take credit for that line myself, because I honestly couldn't agree more with that sentiment. Maybe by Episode VII stores will get recalibrated and we can't start the madness all over again. (Click the thumbnail to see all I have seen since 2013 at my local TARGET, plus or minus a few exceptions.)

Good, Good Good, Paint Operations....

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 08:13 PM EDT |

I can report that I have seen an incredible positive trend lately of much-improved paint operations, especially on C-3PO.

Bad Paint Operations Return?

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 08:08 PM EDT |

Paint operations have been much improved, but then there are exceptions like this. Check out the image JTA friend Dale H. shared on our wall. Image originally comes from Star Wars Modern Figures Collector's Facebook page.

Kmart.com Running 25% Off The Black Series Sale RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 03:04 PM EDT |

Kmart is running a 25% off sale RIGHT NOW and would you believe they actually have The Black Series figures in stock. We do not know if this applies to store purchases. Click the banner below to see what you can get!

Found! The Black Series 6-inch Wave 6

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 09:22 AM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that the next wave of The Black Series 6" figures have been found at TARGET. If you'd like to see one of these figures now, JTA photographed and reviewed the first production sample of Yoda in early October. Check that out here. It looks like the ones being found at retail are of the same quality.

Battle Of Endor Set $30 Off Today Only!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 05:41 PM EDT |

JAT reader Mike R. alerts us that the TRU exclusive Battle Of Endor multipack is on sale for $69.99. These one day sales drive me crazy. I haven't been able to take advantage of one yet. You would think there would be better communication to patrons.

The Black Series Wave 6 Hits TRU and TARGET: More Reports

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:58 PM EDT |

JTA reader Martin M. sends us proof that the blue phase of The Black Series line is hitting TRU stores. I can also confirm that this wave is hitting piecemeal at TARGET in Pennsylvania as well. Click thr image below for a larger view.

Even MORE Proof Of The Prototype Boba Fett Sale At Walgreens

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:53 PM EDT |

We have MORE proof of the 25% off Prototype Boba Fett with an image of the actual figure. It's running this week at Walgreens if you're lucky. I have YET to see this figure make a single appearance at ANY Walgreens store in my area and I have a bazillion of them. Nor has my online order shipped. Madness. NO MORE WALGREENS EXCLUSIVES! Special thanks to JTA reader Frank C. for the image and latest details.

Rebels Saga Legends Found In Central NJ!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:48 PM EDT |

It's an early Christmas miracle, but the Toys R Us in Princeton NJ where I work got in Rebels Saga Legends figures. They rang up $6.99 each. Click the image bellow for a larger view. They'll be coming soon to RDRs once we go through our Hasbro tribute run of reviews.

More Details And Ad Proof Of 25% Off Proto Fett At Walgreens

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:36 PM EDT |

Earlier today we posted an article about the Proto Fett at Walgreens and 25% off. Well, back on November 9, 2014, JTA reader Steven U. actually sent me in the proof but it accidentally went into my junk folder. Sorry Steven! We weren't ignoring you! Please click through for his full report.

Rebels Figures Hit Montreal Canada

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:32 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jonathan from Montreal Canada sends us a rpeort that Rebels figures are hitting his area. Click through for his report.

JTA reader Jcc2224 lets us know that his brother works at a local Target, and on his break he spotted the new vehicle-figure sets from Rebels! They only had the one pictured and the Ghost, the AT-DP wasn't present. Hopefully this is another sign that the Rebels figures will be hitting soon in a more widespread fashion. It' sbeen nothign but crickets in the PA area.

Store Reports From Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:20 PM EDT |

JTA reader Darth Janus gives us a rundown of what he is seeing in his area which is Boston. Click through for the details!

Rebels Figures Found At The Top Of The Northeast

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:16 PM EDT |

JTA reader Commander Joe276 alerts to another Revebls find at TARGET. Check out what he had to say. He lives in Maine!

The Black Series Invades North Carolina!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:06 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike R. proudly reports that North Carolina is getting plenty of new The Black Series 3.75" figures! Click the thumbnail below for a large image of what he's found!

Proto Fett 25% Off If You Have Walgreens Card (This Week Only)

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 08:47 AM EDT |

Good friend Dale H. posted an alert on my Facebook page that Proto Fetts and the rest of the wave are on sale at Walgreens this week if you have a Balance Rewards card. They will take 25% off at the register. ONLY $14.99!!! Click through for the proof!

Just in time for the Holidays... Star Wars figure reports are coming in daily (and consistently) now, from coast to coast! Click through for a combination of reports from viewers on Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series, and more Prototype Boba Fett goodness! Check your local TRU because they are also having a BOGO 40% off sale!

Star Wars BOGO Sale at Meijers Through November 12th

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2014 at 09:35 PM EDT |

Meijer is having a BOGO sale until November 12th, so make sure to check their Star Wars section to see if you can score some deals! Thanks JTA reader SlothFromHoth for the alert! Click through for his report!

Wow! New The Black Series Wave 6 Found At Kmart Already! (R5-G19 Wave)

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:45 PM EDT |

Wow! The Black Series wave 6 JUST started arriving to etailers like Entertainment Earth, but JTA reader Steve sends us proof that he's found them in his local Kmart in Maryland of all places. If you want these figures, Kmart may be a great option for you! They are only $9.99 each.

Hasbro Figures Almost A Decade Old Found At Kmart. A Lot Of Them....

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader Bud C. sends us a report that he found an almost full case of Revenge Of The Sith figures at his local Kmart. He said that about a half dozen or so each of Neimoidian soldiers and Clone Troopers along with one Darth Vader and one Bail Organa were all there and they were all priced at $6.99. Click the image below for a larger view.

Once Again, You Just Never Know What You're Going To Find....

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:27 PM EDT |

JTA reader JT (man that sounds weird) has come across an unbelievable find at his local Kmart store. This is a report you're GOING to want to read. Click through for more.

Rebels Figures Hit New Orleans LA

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:21 PM EDT |

JTA reader Lester M. from New Orleans LA also lets us know that he found remnants of Rebels figures at his Toys R Us. Click through for his report.

Rebels Figures Found At TARGET In Portland OR

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:17 PM EDT |

JTA reader MIke R. has found Rebels figures at TARGET in Portland OR. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. See the specifics of his report by clicking through.

Rebels Figures Found In Fresno CA

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:12 PM EDT |

Rebels figures have also been found in Fresno CA at Toys R Us. Special thanks to JTA reader mintoncard for the report!

Star Wars: Rebels Saga Legends And Mission Series Hit Dallas Texas

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:08 PM EDT |

JTA reader James McF. writes in to let us know that Rebels figures have hit his TRU in Dallas, TX. Despite the latest rumors surfacing, we continue to get more and more store reports of figures hitting. More reports coming soon! Click thumbnail below for a larger image.


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