The Black Series 3.75" Line (2013) - General Discussion Thread

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Especially with no movie. I doubt Resistance will have a very big figure draw, not seeing a lot of hype for the show so far.
 
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4 assortments are currently hitting discount stores.

-TLJ Wave at Tuesday Morning stores.
- Ahsoka/ERG Wave at Burlington Coat Factory.
- Ponda Baba/Proto Fett (and apparently based on one photo in these forums) the Scarif/Cassian wave at Ross stores.
I check them all, only found 6" stuff, except Tuesday morning which had Rose and Executioner Trooper (I happily bough one more of these to make the pair for $5). Really wanted a Proto Fett to open and I can't find him anywhere, never saw him in ANY retail environment. Checked 2 Burlingtons and nothing but lightsabers and 6". I am hoping it wasn't picked though already but it's quite possible the scalpers already hit it hard.
 
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I'm even more concerned that Walmart just put out a 40 page circular advertising toys for the holidays. Not a single Star Wars action figure in the whole ad. There was one small pic of a Star Wars Lego set. Guess the property is not a hot item for the holidays.
May also be the fact they lost the Exclusivity, leaving a bad taste in their mouth? Because "other" Toy Books have SW items in them. The ones I received from Kmart and Fred Meyer both featured Star Wars. As well as other circulars. So i'm thinking that it's not so much that SW is not as popular as it once was. But that Walmart specifically is giving it the cold shoulder. Which doesn't bother me in the slightest, as I don't frequent them very often. While that retailer has its supporters, I've never really been a fan. And after their handling of Exclusives, and SW line in general. I've come to to point I almost despise them. lol
 
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May also be the fact they lost the Exclusivity, leaving a bad taste in their mouth? Because "other" Toy Books have SW items in them. The ones I received from Kmart and Fred Meyer both featured Star Wars. As well as other circulars. So i'm thinking that it's not so much that SW is not as popular as it once was. But that Walmart specifically is giving it the cold shoulder. Which doesn't bother me in the slightest, as I don't frequent them very often. While that retailer has its supporters, I've never really been a fan. And after their handling of Exclusives, and SW line in general. I've come to to point I almost despise them. lol
Yeah, Walmart only has itself to blame for blowing their exclusive line that they wanted.
 
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Anyone finding anything new with the discount stores? Seems to have gone dry.
Yeah I feel like I hit them too late for the most part. I'm curious from anyone who's been there, are the toys in Burlington's only in the designated "Toy" area? In both stores I checked, it looked like a pop shop in the center of the store. Not much really there at all. I was expecting aisles, but everything is haphazardly thrown onto tables for the most part.
 
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In both instances they were in the middle of the store. Only half the locations by me received them. Maybe they are staggering them?
 
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I have been to the Burlington store in the past few weeks and have’t seen anything Black series. Only thing Star Wars I’ve seen is the light and Dark side lightsaber.
 
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During the initial sightings at Ross several weeks ago I found a Ponda Boba at Ross. Yesterday I popped in and found a Sandtrooper.
Well there is the trick, it was several weeks ago. I totally missed out, I'm sure some other wily collectors got to the good stuff before me. Still, good to know some of those discount stores carry interesting SW stuff. I was hoping to find a really cheap Rey Speeder here from the 5POA line so I could use it for my TVC figure. That, and the Snowtrooper snow speeder from TFA. They never showed it in the movie, but it's in the deleted scene.
 
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I checked a Burlington yesterday but no restocks. Was hoping Marshall’s or TJ Max would get the wave Ross received. I could use a few $3 Sandtroopers and Sandpeople.
 
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Well there is the trick, it was several weeks ago. I totally missed out, I'm sure some other wily collectors got to the good stuff before me. Still, good to know some of those discount stores carry interesting SW stuff. I was hoping to find a really cheap Rey Speeder here from the 5POA line so I could use it for my TVC figure. That, and the Snowtrooper snow speeder from TFA. They never showed it in the movie, but it's in the deleted scene.
You should check Tuesday Morning for the TFA vehicles. I'm pretty sure I've seen Rey's speeder. At one point they also had TFA snowspeeder and that other Jakku speeder (with Finn), but I can't say I seen those recently.

You can also find Rey's speeder online at walmart.com for a reasonable price and free shipping to the store.
 
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Went back to the Burlington where I found some IRGs a few weeks ago. I left about a dozen figures from the rest of the wave. None left today. not a trace. Also no restock. My guess is these are a one shot hit. Like Tuesday morning.
 
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Said this in another thread, but can you imagine how well a Bad Batch 5-pack (featuring Echo's new suit/look) would sell? Hasbro's aversion to making the most money they can off the Star Wars license continues to baffle me

 
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