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.
I stopped by my local GameStop today during lunch and was shocked to find the Skywalker Strikes Convention exclusive sitting on the shelf. They retail for $39.99 each. If you want this set, you might want to visit your local store too.
JTA reader and friend Russ T. received notice that his online order for the First Order Jet Trooper (Carbonized) figure was ready for pickup. While out, he stopped at TARGET and found another new product that I don’t believe too many people knew about until now. Click through for his report.
The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Palace Adventure Playset is showing up in substantial numbers across the country. JTA reader Geoffrey E. eagerly sends in a report about what he found at his local Walmart!! As we’ve told you, this exclusive exceeded everyone’s expectations. But I hope all of the reordering doesn’t turn into clearance fodder. That’s the last thing this set needs to experience. Click through for more.
JTA reader Ruben J. found The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action Figure Set at his local TARGET shelves. Sadly, he couldn’t take them home because of the November 10th street date. But we do have a HUGE image of it to share with you. Your thoughts in the comments please!
On the 18th day of Triple Force Friday, retail gave to me, SIX First Edition six-inch, FIVE TVCs! FOUR store exclusives, THREE Galaxy Of Adventures, TWO Funko Pops! And a new hater throwing unpublishable slurs and insults at me! Better get out there, folks! Newly arriving stock of stuff that should have been available on October 4th is entering retail as we speak!
JTA reader Jerry H. sends us our first report of The Vintage Collection wave 24 found at brick and mortar! He found the Jawa, Sith Trooper and company at his local TARGET in Atlanta Georgia! Send in your reports if you find them also!
When you look at the overwhelming amount of unsold Hasbro Star Wars products arriving at discount chains like ROSS and Ollie’s, you have to wonder how bad things indeed are with the brand. JTA reader Michael D> send us images which are alarming because they show how much UNSOLD wave 1 The Vintage Collection figures (the worst wave of Star Wars figures of all time) and The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure and vehicles (which people brag about waiting for clearance on) there are. I am flabbergasted that there were solid case packs of the TVC Sergeant Jyn Erso figure. That makes ZERO sense. And look at the overbearing volume of 6″ stuff arriving as well (photos by clicking through). No wonder we haven’t seen the Yak Face wave arrive at any retail location yet. Frightening.
If you live in Canada, you may want to check your local Walmart. They’re receiving wave 24 of The Vintage Collection and JTA reader Eric C. found Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) hanging on the pegs. If you want, you can check out the whole wave RIGHT HERE!
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JTA reader chapo found the former Walmart exclusive TBS6 [P3] Imperial Shock Trooper at his local GameStop. They’re out there, folks! You can search for local stores by clicking here if you need this figure.
With Hasbro, 3.75″ collectors are good as gold to them! If this is the only things 3.75″ collectors are getting to celebration the Luke Skywalker saga. There needs to be a The Vintage Collection celebration of these character continuing. There is no other way to celebrate it for those collectors. JTA reader Paul V. found GOLD 5POA action figures at his local Walmart. (They didn’t ring up, obviously). But who is going to buy this line? Honestly. Please let us know. And don’t be afraid if you like these.
JTA reader Jeremy spotted a new addition to the Star Wars section at his local Ohio Meijer, featuring a new Star Wars spash with an October 4 date posted. The display itself is fairly bland, but it’s good to see stores getting ready for Triple Force Friday. Thanks for the update, Jeremy!
Stopping at my local Meijer in Ohio I saw this display piece in the Star Wars section. It was a mat type display anchored to the shelf of the Star Wars you section. Retail will be participating on 10-4.
DENIED! JTA reader Eric C. found the newest The Vintage Collection figures at his local Walmart in Canada, but was denied purchase when he brought them to the register! Check out the great shots he got of the figures by clicking the images below.
Just because I never heard or saw of this Star Wars [Solo] 12 Inch FIgure six-pack doesn’t mean you haven’t. But it looks like another retailer exclusive bit the dust. Presumably, an item for TARGET, JTA reader Scott B. found this set at his local Meijer in northern Michigan for only $19.99!
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