Every now and then I ask myself if collecting something, anything really, is still fun or if something has become too much work. In a perfect and ideal world a company such as Hasbro would make sure that anyone who wants to buy something gets the chance to do so – by either simply walking into a store and finding things on shelves and pegs, or by going online and buying from Amazon, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys or any other etailer. But reality is different. The “exclusive” figure or set has become a staple of collecting, exclusives are no longer the exception, but have become the norm. And scarcity seems to be a concept companies like Hasbro or Funko (and not just them) seem to like a lot. Why? Click through for some thoughts about collecting!
If you are attending the Emerald City Comic-Con you can now put your name in a lottery to reserve a copy of the con-exclusive edition of The Last Jedi novelization. Details are as follows:
By entering the ECCC lottery, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the convention exclusive edition of the novel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This limited special edition has an exclusive cover and is signed by author Jason Fry. As an added bonus, purchasers receive a free Star Wars pin. In order to enter the lottery, you must have a valid ECCC 2018 badge for the day you select to enter.
If you’re a collector of these cute itty bitty’s, then you’ll definitely want to grab this Limited Edition Greedo while you can! Even if you’re not a collector, he’s just so darn adorable I must have him! Also, the Greedo PopMinded Exclusive Ornament on a Vintage Card is out as well! Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for the tip!
Hasbro’s own OFFICIAL SITE has added the Rey (Jedi Training)/Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 6″ SDCC exclusive two-pack to their product pages. It has an MSRP of $49.99 and an order date of August 14, 2017. If Hasbro gets upset at this post my head will honestly explode. See the proof for yourself HERE. And click through for a detailed description. Special thanks to JTA reader Marcel for the alert to this product page!
Hallmark has posted details about their exclusives available at SDCC this week. Click through for the full press release…
Check out the 2017 SDCC exclusive Holographic Princess Leia Collector’s Gallery Statue. And, if you didn’t have a chance to pick one up at Celebration Orlando this year, you have another chance to pick up the 2017 Convention Exclusive Han Solo McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust at SDCC.
Funko has revealed their D23 Expo Dorbz Exclusives. I personally do not collect these, but the Hoth Han looks pretty neat! Check out the rest here!
You are? Well, how much do you enjoy standing in lines? Lines, lines, lines, and more lines! Star Wars Celebration is the same way. If you want exclusives, let’s face it, you’ll be in a line most of the day. Wouldn’t it be great if there was another way? Well, there is and I think it is time that everyone gets on board. Click through to see how to quell the queue madness.
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