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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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TARGET Reset Next Week! Here Are Some Details!

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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Target reported yesterday that toy sales for the 2019 holiday season disappointed and didn’t meet expectations. Toy sales were basically flat compared to 2018. Click through for more!

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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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JTA reader Will P. is one of many store reports we’re getting that the TBS6 [P3] Wedge Antilles/Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) wave is arriving at TARGET. I found the wave myself yesterday too!

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On The 18th Day Of Triple Force Friday, Retail Gave To Me....

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!

    

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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!

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Get Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter For $75 With FREE Shipping!

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Do you want The Vintage Collection Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter for $75 shipped? Use THIS link and add playing cards for $3.59 to put you over the $100 threshold. All Star Wars orders $100 or more get a $25 savings. Use your RED CARD for further discounts too. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mike for the alert! ICYMI, see our review of the vehicle HERE.

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How Was Your Triple Force Friday Experience?

Tell us about your Triple Force Friday experiences, and don’t forget to add photos if you took any! Was it triple the Force or triple the farce? Let us know in the comments!

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Order The Carbonized Mandalorian From TARGET!

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Order the carbonized Mandalorian from TARGET.com!

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TARGET And Disney Store Join Forces This October

Here is an interesting development. Disney and Target announce 25 Disney shops coming to Target stores in October, in addition to a new website. USA Today has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Ruari W. for the alert!

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TARGET.com has listed the Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) figure. The figure goes on sale 7/21. Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know.

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We’ve received some slightly “unconfirmed” information that today TARGET gathered up the remaining The Vintage Collection and The Black Series [Phase III] exclusives to be sent to charity and/or discount chains. Many reported asking TARGET associated to go back to the stockroom to get the sale merchandise. There was a reason they were in the back as this was the plan. This is supposedly universal, so count yourselves fortunate if you found them on sale. Apparently, their stock status in-store has been changed to “Item Not Found.” TARGET, known for the decent handling of Hasbro Star Wars exclusive, totally let the ball drop on these items. Many explained that their stores NEVER had the Father’s Day displays while others never saw any products arrive at all. And now it’s like they never existed in TARGET now. Although, I am sure we can expect these exclusive to visit ROSS one day.

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If your TARGET has any leftover Han Solo (Stormtrooper), Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape), or, yes, the Retro Collection figures, they’re all 50% because they fall under Father’s Day gifts, at least at JTA reader Scott K.’s local TARGET in NY! Unbelievable! He writes: “If any Target stores have leftovers the VC Han Stormtrooper, he is $6.49, the Retro figures are $4.99 and I believe The Black Series Luke Stormtrooper is $9.99.”

    

UPDATE: It looks like this might be universal. My TARGET had only the 6″ Luke Stormtrooper leftover and they all rang up $9.99.

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As we told you, many TARGET locations set aside the new Hasbro Star Wars exclusive items in a special section away from toys for a quasi-Father’s Day type of display. See image below for the proof. As you know, the merchandise sold out almost immediately. There is good news as well as a silver lining. Just after selling out hours on May 12th, Gary H.’s store received a new shipment of Retro Collection figures. Other merchandise is expected soon as well. Keep the faith!

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How Did You Fare Searching For Today's Target Releases?

Today Target ‘officially’ released several highly anticipated Star Wars items. In case you have been living in a hole, May 12 is the drop date for The Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper), The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape), The Retro Collection Escape From Death Star game (with Grand Moff Tarkin), and the complete wave 1 from the Retro Collection

So, how did you fare on your hunt? Did your store have plenty, or were the shelves cleared out quickly? Let us know in the comments!

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TARGET Exclusives: What You Need To Know For May 12th!

As you know, there are four major releases this Sunday at TARGET. The already popular Retro Collection figures will make their debut (and have already shipped from online if you’ve pre-ordered them). The second big release is The Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figure. The third is The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) figure with slicked-back wet hair. Lastly, the Escape From Death Star Board Game with exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin is also an official release May 12th.

Here’s what you need to know….

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LEGO Darth Vader Bust At TARGET Online!

The Celebration exclusive LEGO Darth Vader Bust is up at Target. Cost is $39.99 and is one per Redcard holder. Order at TARGET.com. Special thanks to JTA reader John L. for the alert!

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TARGET Online: Solo Vandor-1 Playset 60% Off!

If you’re interested, TARGET has placed their exclusive Vandor-1 playset on sale for 60% off. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

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TARGET Is On To The Trickery!

You likely remember when we reported about a plethora of Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor TBS6 figures arriving at TARGET unexpectedly and in vast numbers. With your help, we figured out that the Five Below stock (both online and in stores) was purchased for $5 each and then people used their TARGET receipts to return the $5 figures with receipts of new figures they paid full price for. Well, it appears TARGET is onto the bait and switch. They’ve covered up the UPCs and created a unique UPC on the clearance sticker to ensure these never get returned to the store again. Acts like this will change return policies for the worse and could make some products ineligible for return for all of us. Let’s not make Hasbro’s bad case assortment decisions worse with this type of clearance life cycle that seemingly is without end. We’ll be seeing Jun and Cassian in stores until who knows when.

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New Target Planogram Relegates TVC to Just One Peg

My local target has just finished their action figure reset, and it is rather sorry. They had the new archive figures in stock (I let some sixer friends know). Unfortunately, the 3 pegs of Vintage Collection figures that were present before the reset are now relegated to just 1. Fellow Council of Collectors members, what can be done? Full Story

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New Star Wars [Resistance] Two-Packs Found At TARGET!

JTA reader Geoffrey B. found the latest Star Wars [Resistance] figures at his local TARGET store. Sadly, they wouldn’t sell them to him because they have a street date of January 15th. These are two-packs, a pilot with a droid and they look very cool. Below is Jarek Yeager & Bucket (R3-B7) and Poe Dameron & BB-8.

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Hasbro Is Struggling?

While we are still a few weeks away before Hasbro will release their numbers for the 4th quarter and full year there are already some early numbers and estimates that paint a rather grim picture for Hasbro, especially when it comes to action figures and here especially Star Wars. Click through for some very interesting numbers that may be reason for concern.

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TARGET Online Has The 6" Range Trooper For $7.14!

If you’re interested, TARGET.com has the 6″ Range Trooper for a mere $7 and change. Special thanks to JTA reader Ray K. for the alert!

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