In what seems to be the default retail flow for Walmart exclusives, the bargain chain finds continue as Jedi Temple Warchives...ehrmmm...Archives (Just kiddin Paul! We think your site rocks!), reports finding the Barc Speeder with Clone Trooper Buzz and AT-RT with Arf Trooper at a Ross Department store.
We are able to further confirm Yakface's report on the G8-R3 Harness Paint variant while hunting a Scottsdale, AZ Walmart. The unpainted harness appears to be the more uncommon for now. There's also a packaging/blister variation with the Discover The Force assortment. Hard core variant collectors take note.
Despite lingering stock of Movie Heroes Wave 1 and Clone Wars re-issues, we found the second wave of Movie Heroes featuring mostly new or "newish" figures, particularly the awesome new Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi with Light Up Lightsabers.
There's certainly been a disturbance in The Force the last few days with the passing of the legendary Ralph McQuarrie, Hasbro announcing a reduction in force of 170 employees, and Curto moving on. The store activity has also lulled, save for the recent Walmart markdowns. This week starts with a new TRU BOGO offer and hunting for some good online deals.
Walmart's known to follow their own lead, so when it's time to make shelf space, why not start moving that "new" old stuff? No massive sale at ToysRUs this week, but there are a couple of items cheaper than usual.
There was a question in a past Q&A about finding The Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon (aka BMF) at retail and FREE Shipping. Well, we have the answer to this question, this week's ToysRUs deal, and an update to yesterday's Walmart $4 Vintage bonanza in today's Galactic Hunt Report!
Walmart screwed up, and it's to your benefit, Hunters. They've marked down ALL their Vintage Collection basic figures to $4 (regularly $8.96). ALL means the latest The Phantom Menace and Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes waves (if you can find them).
The second wave of Titanium 3 Packs have been spotted at a Target store in Southern California. This wave features vehicles from the Original Trilogy and includes re-issued versions of Luke's X-WING, the AT-AT, and Vader's TIE.
As things settle down from all the new TPM 3D product, it's time to go hunting for deals. And this week, we have the K-Mart B-WING on sale, Target has a coupon, and TRU another free goodie with purchase.
Target sweetens the deals this week by marking down their "Shadows of the Dark Side" merchandise by 70%. This includes The Republic Attack Shuttle at an astoundingly low $23.99 (that's less than a price of a Class II vehicle!). If you haven't grab one yet, now is the time to do so. It may be not as appealing as an Original Trilogy toy, but it is fun and feature rich. The exclusive Vintage 3 Packs have also been marked down to $5.93. But there's a twist.
After a lackluster January 30th that saw most merchandise released by Walmart weeks before and Discover The Force looking to be delayed until The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters, it's time for some bargain hunting. Our Galactic Hunt Report advises you to stay on Target.