3 Chewbaccas, 16 Jawas, and 44 Death Squad Commanders! This isn’t a third grade math problem or the start of a joke, this is what JTA reader Agustín came across while on business in Monterrey, Mexico in a store called Julio Cepeda. We share in Agustín’s concern of how Monterrey has this many in stock, meanwhile tons of Walmarts and TRU’s have only received 1, 2, or even ZERO cases. ¡Ay Caramba! Thanks again to Agustín for this report!
Today a friend of mine managed to find wave 1 of the 40th Anniversary at his local Toys R Us in Amherst, NY. He said the entire wave was there, but he only bought himself a Artoo-Detoo and a Han Solo. Are these still being found in their distribution centers or are these coming from somewhere else? Have you seen these pop up in your TRU recently? Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the info.
This beautiful set was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and boy does it look fantastic! Both are sculpted to look as they appeared in A New Hope. Grand Moff Tarkin features a brand-new head sculpt, a finely tailored Imperial uniform, Grand Moff Tarkin’s high back chair, and a specially designed Death Star themed figure base while Darth Vader features newly redesigned gloves, a sophisticatedly-crafted Darth Vader armor and helmet, skillfully tailored suit, LED-lighted lightsaber, an Interrogator Droid, and a specially designed Death Star themed figure base. Check out all the images of them both here.
It’s hard to believe: so many collector have yet to see ANY 40th anniversary figures on the shelves while others are finding them for less than $4 a piece. It might be time to stalk your local TARGET. JTA reader Marcel E. found the 40th anniversary Princess Leia Organa for a mere $3.98. Insanity!
At least they are carrying these super awesome 40th Anniversary plastic cups that are useful for drinking a huge cup of “Why haven’t you moved out those Hovertank Pilots” tea. My local TRU in NJ has only received the Legacy pack, die-cast (once), and these awesome cups. One can only hope they get this fixed before “Force Friday” later this year. What does your TRU store look like lately?
Have you been feeling that the 40th anniversary of Star Wars has been celebrated in a rather lackluster way by all those who hold the official keys to it so far? Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great memories relived and some cool commemorations, but probably nothing done so far holds a candle for what this trip down memory lane will bring you. It’s long, it’s groovy and it might make you tear up and laugh at the same time. Relive where it all begin and where it has gone in this incredible 40 year tribute to the Star Wars film franchise. It’s 95 MINUTES OF STAR WARS INSANITY!
HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 in stock! Thanks everyone who wrote in with the overnight alert! Code MAYSAVE10 still works during checkout for an extra $10 off (Thanks for the tip Mike!)
Update: Out of Stock!
Some folks who pre-ordered the TBS 40th Anniversary figures from Amazon back in February are still getting delayed shipping notices, this time with no estimated delivery date. I’d recommend keeping those orders while you still hunt for them else ware. Hopefully, they will eventually fill them all! Thanks for the alert Donald!
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