Following up on our earlier report, Target seems to be the retailer selling the Titanium 3 packs for Hasbro's MSRP of $19.99, which leads us to believe that Walmart, usually the "low price leader' amongst big box retailers, has their $29.96 pricing in error or they are getting really greedy. We lean towards the former.
This set as a whole is not bad. The not fully assembled Episode I C-3PO, while lacking the 14 points of articulation we see as standard today, is as solidly sculpted and painted now as it was back in 1999. The only drawback is that he can't hold the included Anakin Podracer flag as he should be able to. The Power of the Jedi Sebulba (Boonta Eve Challenge) sculpt is good enough and Anakin Skywalker, from 2000's POTJ "mechanic" figure, is marginal for what he is due to the limited articulation. This Anakin mold is also used for the Target 2 Pack exclusive, with the "dirtier" variation for this Battle Pack.
Walmart appears to be the retailer of choice for exclusives in 2012 with their "Discover The Force" campaign. Each Hasbro Star Wars merchandise includes a pair of 3D glasses and a 3D image on the packaging to share the concept with the TPM re-rerelease. The Royal Starship Droids aren't entirely new but it is a great Battle Pack that evokes one of my favorite scenes in the film which re-introduces R2-D2 as always saving the day.
Yakface.com reports that the Walmart exclusive Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid were found at a local store for $29.98 each. Happy Hunting!
***SOLD OUT*** The Walmart Discover The Force exclusive Royal Starship Droids and Mos Espa Arena Battle Packs are now available online at Walmart.com for $24.96 each! Save time, gas and shipping and choose Site to Store to have it delivered to your local Walmart!
The new Walmart U.S. exclusive Discover The Force figures were reported being found across the pond in the U.K.at a local ASDA store by a poster in the Rebelscum Forums
Walmart continues to be the destination for Star Wars 2012. Along with new Movie Heroes, Clone Wars, Vehicles and Battle Packs, the retailer is now receiving and putting out the new The Vintage Collection The Phantom Menace wave. These were found at a Scottsdale, AZ store and retailed for $8.96 each. Note that these cards do not have the Maul promotion sticker and entry form. Happy Hunting!
Walmart also began putting out Wave 1 of the Class 2 Vehicles this evening which incude re-issues of the Sith Infiltrator, AAT, Anakin's Podracer, and Sebulba's Podracer. We've taken some front and back boxed photos for your perusal. These were found at a Walmart store in San Diego.
New product is trickling in to stores for the New Year. We found the new wave of Deluxe Class 1 Vehicles at a Walmart in San Diego, CA. This wave includes the Naboo Royal Fighter with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sith Speeder with Darth Maul, Barc Speeder with Clone Trooper, and STAP with Battle Droid. Happy Hunting!
Hasbro adds new goods in the booth after the presentation including the Walmart Discover The Force wave based themed with Episode I figures and comes with 3D glasses. Also added are the new Movie Heroes assortment that features characters from all movies, some with brand new sculpts and most with electronic action features. Check out these preview photos and come back for the all the photos added to our Image Bank! Enjoy!
You'll now have to add the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber to your hunt list. Mickey Gunslinger found two while searching for the newly out ROTJ wave at at a store in Chula Vista, CA. The pricepoint is $38.97. Happy Hunting!