Folks, The Vintage Collection is treading water, and this will be our lot in life until the line goes inactive again. We are now three years out from the Star Wars film that killed the franchise, was toxic to merchandising, and contained some of the most awful characters that ever made up a Star Wars trilogy. The dreaded The Last Jedi film products are STILL poisoning retail, and now clearance outlets are beginning to taste their toxicity. (more….)
Hello boyos! Another week has passed and it’s time for another Toy Run Tuesday! This time I’ve got some updates about some things I picked up a couple weeks ago, and a few other great finds! Click through to share with us your week in Star Wars!
Wow, with special thanks to JTA reader Kevin H. for the tip, you can score the TVC Rey (Island Journey) (the exclusive that never was) figure for only $4.99 at Kids Warehouse! (We’ll ALWAYS find out what bargain outlet they get sent to, Hasbro!) There is no limit on quantities. This thing must have bombed big time.
Look what made its way to Hasbro Pulse. Special thank to all who wrote in to let us know.
JTA reader ExarKun777 is from Mexico. And his local store is getting invaded by the TVC Rey (Island Journey) figure. They’re also on clearance. Click through for his report. (It’s unbelievable how this figure never made it to Walmart.)
If you gave up on finding the TVC Rey (Island Journey) Walmart exclusive figure at Walmart when Hasbro said it was “shipped” in May, we have good news. Entertainment Earth is beginning to process orders online. Could you possibly receive her before Christmas now? Special thanks to Rum Sleg and Craig F. for the order updates!
Here are some of my feelings regarding NYCC this year which includes some opinion on The Vintage Collection, The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line, rumors confirmed and distribution’s salvation thanks to one specific retailer. Click through for more!
As we exclusively reported last month, Rey (Island Journey) has been promoted to an Entertainment Earth exclusive. Get your pre-orders in for a November delivery. So much for them hitting stores months and months ago, huh?
We have Canadian TRU Exclusive/Entertainment Earth Exclusive The Last Jedi multipack from Star Wars [Solo] as our Visual Guide update tonight. Click below to check out this set. You can also read all of the details on this exclusive set right here in our review database.
The only thing worse than another Maz Kanata figure is a holographic one. Or is it? (Hey, at least we get to see what the Force Link 2.0 chip looks like now.) See why the former Toys R Us exclusive (in the USA) Star Wars [Solo] Kylo Ren/Holographic Maz Kanata/Rey (Island Journey)/First Order Snowtrooper/Captain Poe Dameron multipack, now an Entertainment Earth exclusive, may not be a hit. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
eBay seller tunghori has relisted some of the most highly sought-after TVC basic figures including Stormtrooper (Mimban), Rey (Island Journey) and Doctor Aphra! Hurry before they’re gone! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark and Gregory G. for the heads up!
Well, take this as anecdotal evidence, or with a grain of salt as you wish, but Rey (Island Journey) is NEVER reaching Walmart stores until one major thing transpires…. like getting her UPC into their computers. This leaves even less hope for the TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure too. A JTA reader who asked to remain anonymous performed an investigation and found out some disturbing news. I can reveal this. “I showed him the post from Steve at Hasbro saying the Rey figures shipped months ago. I then showed him screenshots I took of the figure on eBay. Most importantly, a picture of the UPC. He looked it up and said it was not even in their system. I asked him to elaborate, and he basically said without a number they recognize, it will never be moved to the stores.“ Is anyone else over this complete cluster of a mess? This is retailing basics, and Hasbro’s most significant retail partner is squandering the line right before our eyes. It’s maddening at this point. Hasbro, please read this. Is there anything you can do to help?
Well, we’re a bit speechless at the moment. But JTA reader Jared S. reached out to Hasbro Design Director Steve Evans in Instagram to ask him where in the world the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) figure is. Steve wrote back and told him the figure hit shelves a month or so ago! So far, JTA has only received reports of this figure hitting Canada (and only sporadically). Not ONE USA store report has come into us nor has the figure gone up for sale at Walmart’s online store if that means anything to you. Hasbro, please consider using Walmart as little as possible for the future please? We’re sure you got them the figures in time, but they’re probably sitting on them in their warehouses. What do you think folks? Will Rey (Island Journey) make her debut at ROSS or TJ Maxx in time for Christmas?
Where in the heck is the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) figure? It should have been out since June (Hasbro’s SDCC presentation confirmed this too), and aside from a couple of eBay auctions, there aren’t any USA store reports and anything offering a glimmer of hope to collectors that the figure is forthcoming. We also reviewed our sample in early May. Our sources have assured us that the figure is right around the corner, but why has this exclusive not arrived on time? You REALLY have to question how screwed up distribution is, or there is something very, very wrong at the warehouse level at Walmart. However, you can whet your appetite on this great figure in our Research Droids Reviews until this figure makes it to Walmart.
JTA reader Ken alerts us to a confirmed listing of the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link 2.0 5-Pack (on their Canadian website). As you know, this item showed up in Japan recently. And now for North America remains in limbo with the death of Toys R Us.
eBay seller tunghori has listed the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure. If you’re interested, here is your chance. As you may recall, we reviewed this great figure HERE if you need some persuasion. Thanks to all who wrote in about this new listing.
We have another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update tonight, this time featuring the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) (VC122). Click below to check out our full guide page. If you didn’t catch our review of this figure posted earlier today, click here to have a look!
The Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure is PERFECT except for one major thing. Find out what it is in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
We have a sneak peek for you for The Vintage Collection’s Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure. On paper, this figure is a collectors dream come true. She’s loaded with 28 points of articulation including a premium reverse ball-socket neck and ball-socket head combination for optimal head movement. The soft-goods are tailored beautifully, and the sculpt of the figure is stunning. As you’d expect, the figure is ruined thanks to “TBS paint operations on a TVC figure.” Hasbro MUST figure out how to optimize the facial deco on these gorgeously sculpted 3.75″ super-articulated action figures. Rey (Island Journey) is a perfect 10 were it not for her disappointing and sloppily applied paint job. Check it out in our RDRs now. The review is coming tomorrow.
She sold out twice already, but The VIntage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure is back in stock from eBay seller freemantoys. If you’re interested, you have another shot at her. You know you’ll never find this at Walmart! (Don’t take that TOO seriously, folks.)
If you’re interested, both DJ (Canto Bight) and Rey (Island Journey) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ are IN STOCK. What’s more, use promo code MAD4MARCH to get 20% off your order and FREE shipping. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know about this promotion!
If you’re still looking to acquire The Black Series [Phase III] Rey (Island Journey) 6″ figure, Entertainment Earth has her in stock! Special thanks to JTA reader Agustin for the alert!
Wow! We are continuing to get many reports on people successfully finding wave 15 of The Black Series [Phase III] line at their TARGET stores. Most reports are coming in from California right now. As you know, we’ve just reviewed this entire fantastic wave in our RDRs. Check them out HERE. Special thanks to Eric T. for this latest report!
The latest wave of The Black Series 6″ figures have made their way to a Target in San Luis Obispo, CA, but they rang up at a RIDICULOUS price. Each of the figures rang up for only $2.96! That’s a pretty insane price and it’s another example of the issues plaguing Target’s inventory system. Have you found these in the wild yet? And if so, have you seen these crazy prices at your local target?
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