We have learned that a TARGET store has placed its current DPCI number for The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures into a “salvaged” status. To store employees, this means that the line is discontinued and they’re not getting any more units. We, of course, know this is the furthest thing from happening. There are plenty of figures in the works. There is no cause for alarm. We saw similar activity to this last year at Walmart. It’s something retail does to purge dead stock. So, could the line be placed in a new DPCI to help with the many stock issues plaguing the line all over, or is this an isolated report? Is this a corporate initiative? Or is this simply a non-story? Stay tuned as we follow its developments.
Availability of action figures at brick and mortar retail stores has been a topic of debate lately. But what is the state of the US toy industry and US toy retailers in 2018, after the demise of Toys R Us? Click through for more details!
JTA reader Christopher reports in that his Lancaster, OH Target completed their Star Wars Aisle reset. Thanks for the update! Let us know in the comments if you are seeing the same in your area.
I was just at my local Target in Lancaster, OH. They completed their Star Wars toy aisle reset today. They put out not only the remaining two Gamorrean guards they had in stock ( the store received in three initially and someone got one out of the back room for me last Friday ) but they also, interestingly enough, put out five of the Target Chewbacca exclusive figures which have not been on the shelf at my Target yet. And they had their own shelf label. There were a few gaps in the stock. I’m interested to see what the 49.99 Kylo Ren black series tag corresponds to, as I’m not familiar with a 49.99 Kylo Ren black series Item coming out at this time. Thanks.
Cover art for the Target exclusive Solo 4k Blu-Ray has been revealed. With the exclusive edition you will also get a 40 page art booklet. Apparently the release comes with three discs and some exclusive bonus features. Not much more is known at the moment. Click through for the full cover and a photo of what’s inside case!
JTA reader Aric B. sends us images of new TARGET shippers arriving at stores. I have not seen these at any of my local stores. Interesting. This is the first I have heard of them or seen them. The design is a little outdated if you ask me.
JTA reader and friend Russ T. has found the TARGET exclusive Chewbacca figure at his local TARGET in NJ. He also asked about the new 4-LOM figure. This was his experience with that: “My local Target had 6 of the new Solo Chewie figure, but no 4-Lom. When I asked the worker to look up the figure after I gave her the DCPI she said it comes up on clearance for $12.99 and they won’t be getting anymore. WHAAAAAT??? They never even had it yet”
UPDATE: JTA reader Colin A. sends us info that the DPCI is 087-06-9531
In what seems to be an effort to directly compete with Amazon, TARGET has announced that it will offer same day shipping to customers in five major cities. Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC are all on tap to receive this ehancement. Engadget.com has the full story. Special thanks to friend Martin M. for the alert.
If you’ve been having trouble locating the newest Solo toys at your closest TARGET brick and mortar, you may not be surprised to learn that when given the DPCI a TARGET employee informed me that the Solo product launch was dated for a 4/15 reset, which is after the 4/13 street date. Patience is the way of the Jedi, friends, and we may have to wait a couple days yet…
JTA Facebook reader Craig G. has found the latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures at his local TARGET in Atlanta GA and each rang up for $10 a piece. It might be worth your while to check your local store and see if you can find similar deals. (This is proof that case assortments and distribution is still in very bad shape.)
Jaina Solo (Legends) is IN STOCK at TARGET.com for only $9.99. TARGET is also running their spend $50 save $10, and spend $100, save $25 that you can combine with this deal. They also have deep discounts on the other The Black Series 6″ figures. Special thanks to JTA reader Sam for the alert!
If you still need Jaina Solo (Legends), she is IN STOCK at TARGET.com for $19.99. Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!
Wow! We are continuing to get many reports on people successfully finding wave 15 of The Black Series [Phase III] line at their TARGET stores. Most reports are coming in from California right now. As you know, we’ve just reviewed this entire fantastic wave in our RDRs. Check them out HERE. Special thanks to Eric T. for this latest report!
The latest wave of The Black Series 6″ figures have made their way to a Target in San Luis Obispo, CA, but they rang up at a RIDICULOUS price. Each of the figures rang up for only $2.96! That’s a pretty insane price and it’s another example of the issues plaguing Target’s inventory system. Have you found these in the wild yet? And if so, have you seen these crazy prices at your local target?
JTA reader Matthew Z. has found a Luke Skywalker & Rancor, and Sandtrooper & Dewback Galactic Heroes sets at his local TARGET in Louisville KY. I cannot remember if these are new or old, but the real story here is that they just arrived at his location!
Wow! I didn’t expect this one. According to SFGATE, analysts are predicting that Amazon will buy TARGET by the end of this year. Check out the article and then leave your thoughts in our comments!!
What a deal! Hopefully, you took advantage of our alert earlier today. I also took advantage of the wonderful TARGET Cartwheel Deal today to reduce the BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset for a mere $69.99. If you need to understand better why this is such a deal, please check out our take on it in our Research Droids Reviews.
Holy beep! Get the BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset for only $69.99 TODAY ONLY through your TARGET cartwheel app. Apparently this is an in-store only deal, but you can save this deal to your “digital” wallet until you get to the store. Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader JPW for the alert!
JTA Reader and Friend Charlie shared this image from his local Target of a Cassian figure stuffed in where the Praetorian Guard should be. This should’ve been an obvious move. There are 8 Praetorian Guards in the movie surrounding Snoke and we have yet to get all “versions” of the P-Guard. They should have definitely foreseen that this would be an army builder (or at least an army of 8) and a Praetorian single or two pack would’ve been a smart decision in my opinion. Would you buy a two pack of Praetorian Guards?
UPDATE: Another example, same set, different store (Walmart). Is this happening near you?
Holy cow! JTA reader Jay D. has found The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ X-34 Landspeeder for $17.98 at his local TARGET store on clearance. It’s likely not a universal markdown, but you may want to check your stores to see if you can score the same deal! This particular deal was found in Waterbury CT.
The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III} 6″ figures have been found at a Target in Minnetonka,MN. JTA Reader Adam K. found Snoke, Jaina, and Rose all at his local Target. It might be time to start taking a look if you need these!
You can also find TARGET’s Black Friday doorbusters online right now!
Hurry! The TARGET exclusive Emperor Palpatine/Luke Skywalker/Emperor’s Royal Guard three-pack is IN STOCK and ready to ship from TARGET.com! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!
The Force Link 3.75″ Ski Speeder with Poe Dameon is on sale for only $23.99 at both Target (Free shipping & 5% off with your RED Card) and Amazon (Free Prime Shipping)! This is a great price for a great vehicle in my opinion. Thanks to JTA reader Agustín for the tip!
Right now at Target.com, nearly ALL Star Wars items are on sale. The Black Series 6″ Executioner is $15.99 (and all other 6″), TIE Silencer is $39.99, Rathtar is $15.99, Vader/Probe is $19.99 and tons of other items on sale including some Forces Of Destiny for $15.99. Take a look. Thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the heads up!
We are still getting plenty of reports that TARGET (and Walmart) are getting plenty of The Black Series [Phase III] wave 13 figures in stock. I personally haven’t seen these locally, but the reports are coming in strong. Special thanks to JTA reader Derek H. for the image.
Target is having a huge toy sale where you can save $10 off of $50 or $25 off of $100 (their typical deal). The good thing is, unlike Force Friday II, the discount actually comes right off in the cart. No waiting for gift cards or anything like that. I took the opportunity to grab some of the vehicles and two-packs I held off on. No need for a promo code either! Automatic savings. Click the link to go right to the Star Wars items.
I know it’s October and we’re all getting into the spirit of the Halloween season, as was this Target shopper, but this is ridiculous! We’ve posted many theft articles as of late and I think the theft issue is bound to come to a head (I know, I’m not funny!). Something needs to be done, but what? JTA Reader MaxOfRen was pretty excited to find this new Headless Ren variant, but was disappointed that it wasn’t in mint condition due to the cutting on the bubble. Such a shame! I guess this is how you get your SA 3.75″ Episode VIII Kylo Ren if you “forgot” your wallet but remembered your box cutter.
You saw our Walmart store report in the beginning of the month that both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line were hitting there. But now JTA reader General Hux has sent in a report letting us know that they’re now hitting TARGET. Let us know if you’ve found them there too!
TARGET has added a preview page of the Star Wars Force Link Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Battle three-pack. It has a release date of November 1st. It’s cool to know we’re finally getting that Emperor’s Royal Guard that was planned for the Rebels line a few years ago, although, it will be retooled to accompany the Force Link feature. Special thasnks to JTA reader Ginji A. for the alert!
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