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If you decide to brave the pandemic, TJ Maxx is getting the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Yoda (Force Spirit) figure. It only costs $5.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Camarillo E. for the news!

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Here’s another Hasbro Star Wars product line retail didn’t need to receive to place on eventual clearance. I found “Battle Bobblers” today at my local retail store. I didn’t know they were even coming. There are three different styles, and they look silly, won’t sell, and will be pennies on the dollar in days. How can this get into the store, but The Vintage Collection cannot?. (Any comments that start off with ” but they’re for kids” will result in permanent banning.)

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What 40th Anniversary Of The Empire Strikes Back?

Have you noticed a lack of product at your local retailers like TARGET and WALMART? Aside from leftovers of the TBS6 [P3] Wedge Antilles wave, a couple of 40th Anniversary Lando Calrissian figures at TARGET, and mostly nothing at WALMART, aisles are bare of Star Wars products. Many factors can be blamed, from Coronavirus to online sales, but you have to wonder why retail cannot even keep SOMETHING on their shelves to represent this landmark event! The below image is from my local TARGET, and it has looked like this for over seven weeks now (aside from the Imperial Probe Droid which one arrived damaged and hasn’t sold since). And don’t get me started on The Vintage Collection which I haven’t seen at this location since 2019. Thank goodness for online, huh? It makes you wonder why Hasbro needs brick and mortar and at all.

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The supposed “Fan Channel-only” exclusive wave of The Vintage Collection repacked and updated with Photo Real figures including Luke Skywalker (Bespin) and See-Threepio (C-3PO), which already showed up at TARGET and weren’t supposed to, are now showing up at Walmart. We assume they weren’t supposed to show up at Walmart either. Expect them to get marked down to $5.00 per figure in a couple of weeks. Special thanks to JTA reader Chad R. for the report and image.

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We’re not sure if this is a single store markdown or not. And we have NO IDEA how widespread this is. But we have evidence that the Retro Collection is on clearance at this Walmart location for 50% off. Many (most?) of us haven’t even seen this collection of figures enter their brick and mortar locations, let alone on sale. It’s not even the end of May, and this latest find makes us believe that Walmart is over the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back already. Thanks to JTA reader Thomas H. for the report and image.

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TARGET Exclusive TBS6 [P3] Moloch Finally Hits Clearance

In case you’re not aware, it looks like TARGET marked down The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Moloch finally. JTA reader and friend Russ T. found it this morning for 50% off.

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Mattel The Child Plush Found At Walmart

JTA reader Ty checks in to share his Mattel The Child plush find at his local Austin, TX Walmart. Thanks for the report, Ty! Let us know in the comments other places this can be found.

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Found! JTA reader Eric S. found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures at TARGET. Interestingly, I thought this wave was a Fan Channel outlet-only wave, so I now have concerns that they might clog up shelves if there isn’t enough support to purchase them at the brick and mortar level.

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JTA reader Jonathan L. was able to purchase The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary 6″ figures at his local TARGET with no issues! They’re out there folks!

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While doing some early morning shopping for essentials I came across these at a target in western Illinois on an end cap dedicated to the 40th anniversary for empire. All rang up at the self checkout with no issues. Stay safe friends!!

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JTA reader Matthew M. writes in to let us know he’s found the Walmart exclusive TVC Jabba’s Palace playset for a mere $13.00 each. He noted that his local store’s shelf tags listed the item at $30, but they rang up for $13. It might be time to go looking for this set on the cheap! You can also check out his RECEIPT as proof!

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TBS6 [P3] Zorii Bliss Found For $4 At Walmart

It’s chaos out there, and it appears to be affecting the stock on shelves too. JTA reader miketheratguy found TBS6 Zorii Bliss figure for $4.00 on clearance at his local Walmart. Let us know of any bizarre finds you come across too.

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JTA reader Jason S. stopped by his local TARGET and found The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary] wave 1 but was denied the purchase. The store clerk told them they have a street date of August 1st. If you also find this wave in your local store, please let us know if you are told the same thing about August 1st being the release date. That feels pointless to me.

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JTA Reader Mark found Count Dooku, Clone Commander Bly, and Zorii Bliss at his local Walmart in Sarasota, Florida. Let us know in the comments if these are showing up in your area!

Please see the attached photos.  While I was scavenging for hard to find supplies today I came across what appeared to be a new case of TBS figures at a Walmart in Sarasota, Florida.  I snapped up a Dooku and a Bly and left the rest.  I was actually more shocked to find these figures than the Lysol wipes.  The SKU’s on the receipt are 063050990291 and 063050990296.  Not sure which one matches which.  Hope this helps.  Stay safe out there.

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Entertainment Earth has listed both the full set and individual figures from The Vintage Collection wave 25. Click here for the whole set, and click below for each individual figure.

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Where, Oh Where Has TVC Gone? Oh Where, Oh Where Can It Be?

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.)

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More Walmart Store Finds Of The Latest TVC Figures!

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!

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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.

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Found! TVC The Mandalorian/Cara Dune Wave Hits Walmart!

Wow! Our friends at The Vintage Collection Facebook page have an early report of a reader of their finding the wave at Walmart today! it’s hard to believe they’re arriving already!

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The Black Series Gaming Greats Revan Showing Up At GameStop

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.

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It's The 6" Version Of The Phantom Menace 3D Debacle Of 2012!

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!

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TBS6 "Carbonized" Mandalorian Heavily Restocked At Target

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. 

   

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JTA reader Adam K. sends us a report that The Mandalorian Carbonized TARGET exclusive figure is hitting brick and mortar again. If you’ve seen it, let us know!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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