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.
Wow! They’re history now, but an eBay seller from Italy had 11 SWCO TBS6 [SW40] Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figures for $49.99 each. You might want to stalk this eBay seller to see if anymore go up for auction again! Then again, you may NOT want to do that.
So, what’s the deal with The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2? You heard Hasbro say wave 1 is basically done, but wave 2 is on the way now (from our SDCC Q&A). Much of this is 100% accurate, then again, we said the same thing as well also. What you may want to be reminded about is that for wave 1 solid case packs for Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) are still coming, so this first set of figures is not truly “done” from that perspective. But most collectors are much more concerned with wave 2, and rightfully so. (more….)
JTA reader Allen found a ton of 40th Anniversary Legacy Packs marked down at his local Walmart in Smithfield, RI. According to Allen, they are marked down to a mere $15! I know my local Walmarts have more than 20 of these each and they have yet to even mark them down at all. My Walmarts don’t have ANY of the Star Wars figures marked down yet…Which is strange. Have you found the Legacy Pack this cheap yet in your area? Let us know!
Still don’t believe The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6″ line is out of production? We were waiting for the first store report to come in as we knew this was imminent from one of our sources. These 6″ figures are now being found on clearance at Walmart so they can prep for Force Friday II. Aside from some solid case packs via online, you can all stick a fork in this line. Special thanks to JTA reader Ben H. for sending us the first store report of this.
Just like our rumor report stated months ago, Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) from The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6″ line are available as solid cases. JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is now taking pre-orders for these figures.
We are honored to have teamed up with our good friend, the illustrious Victoria from Victoria’s Cantina, this year to conduct our Hasbro Q&A during San Diego Comic Con. We also entered the current century because the Q&A is in the form of a video. This time YOU get to see the wry smiles and illuminating expressions on the Hasbro Team’s faces. While we focused our efforts on learning as much as we could about The Vintage Collection, there is plenty of stuff here on The Black Series 6″ line and 5POA as well. Reissue older 6″ figures? Gray-haired Han Solo? Using 6″ to make SA 3.75″ and vice versa? Will there be more 40th anniversary love in TVC? Will there be 40th The Empire Strikes Back figures? What about the fate of playsets? You’ll get the answers to all of these questions and more, so be sure to check out what this beautiful bunch of people had to say by clicking the thumbnail below!
JTA has learned that retailers in Europe are being offered new opportunities to pre-order wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. As you know, JTA alerted you to the news that all of the 40th anniversary figures were out of production. This new development may (or may not) bode well for American collectors. If there are enough requests for another run, perhaps we will see another run of these figures. Keep it here are we learn more. “Wave 2 will be back in production for October after a considerable reduction in the first shipment. And we would like to apologize for this back and forth from our suppliers….” Again, please keep in mind that this is what is happening for Europe at the moment, not the USA (yet).
If you still need to pick up a Luke, Leia, or Obi-Wan, Kmart has them for $16.99. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for Kmarts shoppers points and typically get $10 off of your order right away. That could be some good savings on those figures or the First Order 6″ TIE Fighter which is listed at $64.40. They have R2-D2 listed as in stock and you can add it to your cart, but it’s a cruel joke. It doesn’t let you check out. Don’t forget, free shipping on orders over $49
UPDATE: Figures are actually out of stock. As soon as you go to your cart there is an error message. Sorry for the false alarm, we’re just trying to help everyone out!
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!
ToysRUs.ca has wave 2 IN STOCK again!. Be sure to grab your 40th Anniversary figures while you can. Special thanks to JTA Facebook reader Rich P. for the news!
All of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] figures are IN STOCK at TARGET.com. They have a few other “40th anniversary” items as well. Special thanks to JTA reader RBlock5183 for the updated alert!
The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Death Squad Commander and Jawa are IN STOCK at TARGET.com. They have a few other “40th anniversary” items as well. Special thanks to JTA reader Chase H. for the alert!
Kmart has ALL of The Black Series 3.75″ 40th Anniversary Titanium figures on sale for $12.74. Not a bad price!
Oh my heck! It’s another Festivus miracle! Aside from TARGET exclusives, my local TARGET has received NOTHING NEW since Rogue Friday last September (they even still have more than a half dozen The Force Awakens 5POA figures). But this past Saturday I was stunned to find a broken up case assortment that included three (3) beat-up Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, two (2) Jawas and one (1) Death Squad Commander. The figures were shoved against their will into a tiny peg space not meant for these figures, but hey, I can no longer say I have never seen 40th anniversary figures in the wild. Shocking!
For those in Canada still searching for this, EBGames.ca has them in stock for $36. JTA Reader BB-Mate also lets us know that they are available in London Ontario stores for $30 CAD. If you still need it, might be time to snatch it up as it will become less and less available.
UPDATE: DSC still in stock as of July 8th 11:20 AM
Do you want to throw up in your mouth a little? While that question may be rhetorical, it’s likely what will happen when you looks at what the SWCO exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Fighter Pilot) figure is going for on eBay. I totally never saw this one coming. Ridiculous. Thanks to JTA reader Aldo S. for alerting us to this madness. See active listings HERE and be sure to check out the completed ones too!
So. What’s the deal with Hasbro’s “great retail partner” Walmart and them scalping their own items (most notably The Black Series 6″ figures) on their website? JTA did some investigative research and we have an answer for you. Are you curious to know what’s really going on here and tired of speculating about it? Well, we know why. (more….)
As I was picking up some comics, I decided to swing by the Target and see what was happening there. Alas, no 40th figures and barely any clearance items honestly (although there was a TON of 5POA TFA figures still full price on the shelves), but what I did see was one Vader Legacy pack sitting there with a clearance of $27.99. Now, I was going to wait on this since I’ve seen them lower from other reports, but for some reason I decided to scan it and lo and behold it was down to $19.98. I recommend checking your Target because they may just not have updated the stickers.
This is not something we as collectors are unfamiliar with. Walmart has done this before, but just look at the egregious prices Walmart is selling Wave 2 at. These have been coming in and out of stock at this price since the announcement came of the discontinuation. What’s worse, they sell out within minutes. This is who we had to rely on for our 3.75″ SA figures for awhile…thankfully that is ending. Click through to see more images.
You’ve surely seen the store reports from TARGET now, but what you’re probably not being told is that many stores are only receiving partial/split/broken up cases. You think there might be limited availability of these or something, huh? JTA reader Brandon Y. shares his own local five (5) TARGET store stops and couldn’t compete a case between them. Let us know what you’re finding in the wild….
Well, Target has the 40th Anniversary Death Squad Commander in stock online RIGHT NOW! If you need one, I suggest you grab it now!
UPDATE: Well, that went quick!
You’ve seen the clearance at the brick and mortar level start, but now even Hasbro Toys Shop’s eBay store has begun the inevitable ‘clearancing’ out of their latest products. Of note, the Titanium Series 3.75″ figures and even The Black Series 40th Anniversary Legacy Pack have all started on their respective markdown paths. Check it all out.
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