It’s fantastic some Walmart stores are getting the latest TVC figures. But it’s been over a month now, and TARGET hasn’t received a blessed restock of TVC figures in about eight of the ten TARGET stores in my area. What DOES arrive in stores and sit are the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. The same figures haven’t been touched by 6″ collectors. Why? Online? What’s the excuse? Hasbro: Stores, well, the ones that decided to still carry TVC mind you, are SCREAMING for more figures. Why is it so difficult to fill the pegs? For the record, in the Star Wars aisle at this particular TARGET in Princeton NJ there are seven TVC Snokes rotting. (The image below shows the end cap.)
JTA reader and friend Russ T. found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection in the Plainfield NJ area of the country. While not hitting everywhere at the moment, the reports are consistent. Let us know if you’ve found this great wave too!
With encouraging new store reports of the latest The Vintage Collection figure found, I have to say it’s a bit depressing to check out the Walmart stores where I live. They’ve completely given up on Star Wars.
The Black Series Jedi Knight Revan is showing up at GameStop. JTA reader chucky chucky found his in Port Orange, Florida. Let us know in the comments where you are finding him.
The Black Series 6″ Sergeant Jyn Erso figure is The Phantom Menace 3D debacle manifested in one 6″ figure. I am so sick of seeing this figure everywhere I go. Do you find her clogging shelves like this still too? At least in 2012, during The Phantom Menace 3D debacle, we had other figures to choose from!
If you’ve been patiently waiting for Target to restock The Mandalorian “Carbonized” Version, now is the time to start checking! We’ve had numerous reports from JTA readers with these being found in both New Jersey and Tennessee, and I found several in Lexington, KY. Let everyone know in the comments if and where you did (or did not) find one. You can use the image of the barcode below at the scanner to check stock in the store.
JTA reader Lewis C. found a brand new Hasbro toy based on The Mandalorian at his local TARGET store: on clearance. If you knew about this item, wonderful, but it’s probably news to most of us.
JTA reader Craig F. reports in that the TARGET exclusive The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action FIgure Set has hit $19.99 on clearance. Get it now if you want it! Unfortunately, it’s still $39.99 online.
Again, I don’t get it. The Rise Of Skywalker is barely over a week old now. The attention span for movie marketing is nonexistent. I neglected to post yesterday that TARGET was running a Buy Two Get One Free special on all toys (it has now expired). I managed to get three of the Cave Of Evil three-packs for a decent price. But, I also noticed that TARGET has placed its exclusive Supreme Leader Snoke & Rey Galaxy Of Adventures set and The Black Series [Phase III] C-3PO & Babu Frik on clearance. Also of note, the Cave Of Evil Special Action Figure Set is still $39.99.
The final chapter in the Skywalker Saga has only been in theaters for slightly over a week, and there is NOTHING on store shelves to support The Rise Of Skywalker. It feels like we’ve been through this too many times since 2015. And what worries me more is that so many online retailers have plenty of stuff on order claiming it is arriving soon. So, will we go from a barren wasteland to overstock in a short period of time? Click the image below to see what is representative across ALL retailers in my area.
Well, after the $10 Five Below finds, the $16.99 Kids Warehouse Discount, and now Ollie’s $19.99 special, (as well as multiple unmentioned flash-sales on Amazon), I think it’s safe to say that The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank was a colossal failure. Even if it’s time to discount the vehicle in the line, there shouldn’t be this many units available for these give-away prices. Hey, if we can rip The Black Series [Phase III] First Order Elite TIE Fighter 6″ vehicle a new one, we should be able to do it for a TVC item too. Special thanks to JTA reader Ed. D. for the latest Ollie’s news.
P.S. I do want to be COMPLETELY transparent and state I never saw this vehicle at retail ONCE. So, maybe it’s NOT a great comparison to the 6″ First Order Elite TIE Fighter. At least the latter was found EVERYWHERE before it hit clearance EVERYWHERE.
Well, this is not good, folks. And Hasbro, it’s time to get back to Original Trilogy basics. Collectors have voted with their dollars, and it appears they’re sick of straight either repacks and not interested in new vehicles, not from the Original Trilogy (or Prequel Trilogy). Yes, we’re sure there are exceptions to this. The Imperial Combat Assault Tank wasn’t one of them. $10 Imperial Combat Assault Tanks at Five Below is not an encouraging sight for The Vintage Collection brand. Special thanks to JTA reader Seth A for the news!
Mark G . from The Black Series Collectors Group posted an image of the single-release of the First Order Snowtrooper that came in the Mystery Box exclusive set for $39.99. As expected, it’s arriving at TARGET singly for $19.99.
Now that we’re a significant amount of weeks out from Triple Force Friday, we’re curious to know what you’re finding at retail now. For me, I am only finding exclusives (and with relative ease). But as far as general marketplace items, like the first couple of waves of The Vintage Collection and The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ lines, I am finding almost nothing. There has been sell-through, but I don’t think any of my local stores have restocked. Let us know what you’re finding in your neck of the woods!
And it is….The Purge Trooper? That’s right. The mysterious figure from the “?” covered image on Gamestop’s website is actually just a Purge Trooper. Many speculated that since the Purge Trooper was already revealed as a Gamestop Exclusive that it wouldn’t make sense for it to be the mystery figure, but unfortunately I was told this wasn’t the case as the employee opened the box in front of me. The good news? Your local GameStop likely has a few in stock since the box my store opened contained 12 and only 2 were pre-orders. So if you need it, nows the time to hit up your GameStop! If you pre-ordered the bundle online and get a different figure, let us know. Now excuse me while I go off to play Fallen Order for 20 hours straight!
If you’re looking for the latest Walmart exclusives, be sure to check the entertainment section of the store (the area with games, Blu-rays, and televisions). Just today, I found The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Yoda (Force Spirit) and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), the latest wave of the “solid gold” figures, and the TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure.
JTA reader and friend Russ T. found a ton of the Walmart exclusive Galaxy Of Adventures Luke Skywalker figure at his local Walmart. You can purchase the figure HERE, and you can check out our review of it HERE.
JTA reader Greg R. found the exclusive Yoda Spirit and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) 6″ figures at his local Walmart! They’re out there folks!
It seems that there may be Walmart stores that don’t know which product is newly released. JTA reader Gold Leader provides us with evidence that the new TVC Tatooine Skiff is 25% off and all of the Galaxy Of Adventures figures are 50% off.
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