GHR: Black Friday 2012 Report

By Mike — Friday, November 23, 2012

Good morning, Hunters! It's that one day of the year where shoppers are convinced they're getting a great deal, when in reality, the savings are of small consequence compared to the pain of long lines, no parking, and grumpy people in general. For Star Wars collectors, ToysRUs and Walmart have their exclusive Black Friday deals we reported on earlier and they're actually pretty good.

The house that Geoffrey built is offering a few Black Friday doorbuster deals. The prime target is the Clone Wars 2011 Shadows of the Dark Side Vehicle 2 packs, particularly the set with the scarce Mandalorian Assault Transport paired with an Anakin Jedi Starfighter. The ship was released at the tail end of 2011 before the Maul 3D line look switch over and was shorted on distribution. Now, it's here as a Value Pack for Black Friday and good luck finding one because they're selling pretty fast at 50% off for $19.99 until 11 pm today only.




The other combinations for these 2 packs include:

AV-7 Mobile Cannon/Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter
V-19 Torrent Starfighter/Separatist Droid Gunship
Jedi Speeder/Plo-Koon's Jedi Starfighter
Plo-Koon's Jedi Starfighter/Xanadu Blood
Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter/ Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter/ Hyena Bomber

There was a lot of speculation on where these 2011's leftovers will eventually end up; Marshall's or Ross being two discount stores that come to mind where closeout or short circulated toys found their bargain basement way in recent years. The regular price of $39.99 is "just okay" and close enough to their original MSRP that many would pass on at least half these vehicles. But for $10 bucks each today, it's well worth it, and if you have more than enough Anakin or Obi-Wan Starfighters, a Toys For Tots donation is a more than worthy cause.

If you end up missing out on the Mandalorian Transport, enter our contest for a chance to win one by registering in our new forums.

Other Black Friday deals at ToysRUs you may be interested in include  50% off the large Star Wars Talking Plush ($24.99, regularly $50) and $20 off the Darth Maul Ultimate FX Lightsaber. TRU also announced new doorbusters for Star Wars Role Play (Buy One Get One 50% Off) and 50% off the Star Wars Angry Birds Jenga Death Star game.

Walmart's Star Wars Action Figure Bonus 8 Packs were selling like hotcakes yesterday and probably picked through by the time you arrive at your local store. At a $25 price that makes it average around $3.12 a figure, it's a pretty spectacular deal. That spectacular-ness increases exponentially if you factor in a SeripasCW44 Ahsoka Tano, Commander Wolffe, and the Republic Commando

The packs that have been reported so far include 2011 Clone Wars and Saga Legends as well as 2012 Clone Wars and Movie Heroes. Your mileage may vary on these packs and they're fairly picked over at this point, but good luck on your hunt.





There are also more deals to be had online for today only: is offering FREE Shipping with no minimum on the order.

  -Buy One Get One FREE and Free Shipping at Marc Ecko.

  -Mimoco is having a Blooh Friday where you can enjoy 20% off everything.

  -Junk Food Clothing is having a Buy One Get One 50% off until tomorrow.

  -Save $15 off anything you like at Sideshow (with certain exceptions) until midnight tonight.

  -Get a Free Star Wars Angry Bird at Angry Bird Shop by entering the hidden code in this image.


Be sure to post your finds and photos in our Black Friday thread in the Galactic Hunter forums! Happy Galactic Hunting!