Struggling to keep up with the times and remain competitive with retail behemoths Walmart and Target, Sears Holdings announces the closings of 100-120 Sears and K-Mart stores. Sales are off 5.2 percent in the 4th Quarter and points to a fading brand and aging stores. Only time will tell if this means one less retailer and point of distribution for collectibles, but it may in the short term result in less leverage for the retailer to carry exclusives and cycle in fresh stock.
Following up on Adam's Wal-mart post, select Target stores have also begun marking down their Vintage Tauntaun and Landspeeder exclusives along with their exclusive Search For Lukeskywalker Battle Pack. A couple of stores in San Diego have them marked down to $17.48 (regularly $24.99). Happy Hunting!
It says "Hasbro" on the box, but this Star Tours Yoda is more of an abomination. It's ugly, and there are three variations of it involving lightsaber and skin coloring. Should you get it? (No.) Read on!
Tis the season for randomly marked-down products! Walmart has marked down their Ultimate Gift Sets for Star Wars as well as Transformers and Beyblade, but prices vary by store-- the $30 sets were as little as $15 in my neighborhood, which is a steal given you get 5 figures in the set.
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars lineup as well as our last sale of the year.
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It's R2-D2, the way you always wanted him... as a reindeer. This 2002 exclusive was in short supply, but thanks to the collective short attention span of modern collectors he's cheap again! Rejoice, and read on!
Brian's Toys wishes a Merry Christmas and safe holidays to all! For this week's newsletter, check out new products from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and Hasbro. Pick up the Wicket the Ewok mini bust, the 12" Vintage Jumbo Death Squad Commander, or the complete set of G.I. Joe Wave 4 Renegades.
This 2009 Han Solo gave us the figure with a stormtrooper belt, helmet, and armor for some reason. Well, it's still a decent figure, but getting his head right seems to be dang near impossible. Read on!
Happy Holidays from BBTS! - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a huge list if new preorders and new arrivals:
There are two Silver R2-D2 figures. One was a vac-metal sold carded based on the 2000 Power of the Jedi figure mold. The second was a Saga Collection figure in a UK-only boxed set with a matte finishe, based on the Vintage 2004 mold. The set was pretty tough to get in the USA... but now you don't need to get it.
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He's green now! The second attempt on R2-X2 seems to be the "official" one thanks to some bunghole suggesting the 2006 release be black. Ah well. Whose fault do you think that was? I sure don't know. Anyway, read on!