Hasbro and their PR Firm has sent us a Retro Collection Press Kit just in time for May the 4th.
"This Year, Hasbro is bringing you a blast from the past with their new line of Star Wars Retro Collection figures. #CelebrateTheSaga. Inspired by the original Kenner figures, the Hasbro Star Wars Retro Collection features a nostalgic retro style that is reminiscent of the iconic 1977 design."
• STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH Figure Assortment
(HASBRO/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019) Inspired by STAR WARS '70s-style action figures, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-inch-scale figures feature Kenner-style figure design and detailing, and make a great addition to any nostalgic fan's STAR WARS collection. Imagine the excitement of the '70s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun, and Kenner began releasing classic STAR WARS figures for avid fans of the space saga. With figures inspired by the original sculpt and design of the '70s, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION lets fans and collectors continue their collection from a galaxy far, far away! Characters in this assortment include LUKE SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, HAN SOLO, and STORMTROOPER. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Target and Target.com on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019.
The Star Wars fan holiday, May the 4th is tomorrow! Celebrate "Star Wars Day" with great offers from Amazon, Target, Uniqlo, Gamestop and more, available in store and online, for every Star Wars fan. Below are a few highlights of the new products and deals hitting to celebrate May the 4th. For a larger listing with over 120+ great offers on Star Wars consumer products, please see the StarWars.com roundup.
• Amazon: LEGO Darth Vader Castle
- SRP: $129.99, visit Amazon's Treasure Truck for day-of discounts
- Available: 5/4/2019
- Description: Now on Treasure Truck: Build the Empire with a LEGO Darth Vader Castle and celebrate May the 4th.
• Uniqlo: Master of Graphics T-Shirts
- SRP: Kids - $9.90 / Adults - $14.90
- Available: Available now in stores and online
- Description: Uniqlo is launching a new program called Master of Graphics, featuring an artist series of graphic tees with 3 artists, NIGO, JUN & TETSU, the program will kicking off with Star Wars.
• Target: Cross-Cat Offer
- SRP: 20% off Star Wars sale *(some exclusions apply)
- Available: 5/4/2019 online
- Description: Target is doing a 20% off Star Wars sale *(some exclusions apply)
It is with great sadness to post that Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) has passed away.
"The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.
Peter was the man behind the mask of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels, and the New Trilogy. He fought his way back from being wheelchair-bound to stand tall and portray Chewbacca once more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Add a comment
As I stated yesterday in our comments, I thought that Target unlocking the street date of 5/12 in their registers yesterday and allowing sales of the Retro Collection figures was a fluke and it looks like I was correct.
I stopped by my local Texas store today 5/2 at 11:16am and had one of the Electronics employees scan the barcode of one of the Retro Collection figures and the registers are now denying any sale until 5/12.
My local Target also received their Exclusive 3.75-Inch Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figures today and when the barcode was scanned it was also register locked until 5/12.Add a comment
While we are still waiting for an official Press Release from Hasbro, some of our other Media contacts have stated to us that the Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Black Series 6-Inch Obi-Wan and Darth Maul will be available on May 4th at 1pm EDT at HasbroPulse.com.
Hopefully Hasbro will send out a Official Press Release soon confirming the price and availability.Add a comment
Walmart's Exclusive TVC 3.75-Inch Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) Back In Stock At Walmart.com For $12.99
If you're still in need of Walmart's Exclusive The Vintage Collection 3.75-Inch Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) figure, he is back in stock at Walmart.com at the normal MSRP of $12.99 currently.Add a comment
As we have previously mention Target Stores had a release date of 5/12 for their Shared Exclusive Retro Collection figures and their registers were locked to deny any sales. But as of today May 1st their registers are now allowing sales. Their Inventory system still does show a release date of 5/12 though.
Per a Target Store Toy Manager I spoke with today, since the registers are now allowing sales of these figures (currently), it is at the store / department managers discretion if they will pull the Retro Collection figures from Back Stock and sell them now. If you happen to see these on the floor already they are fair game.
Also he noted that Stores may limit how many figures one customer can buy.
Anyways reports are starting to trickle in of readers buying these already. The DPCI# printed on the sales receipts is 087-16-8221.Add a comment
Disney has sent us a official Press Release and Images for what you can expect to find at your Local Disney Store and ShopDisney.com this May The 4th. Below is the Press Release and above is a pop-up of some of the Press Photos. We have also uploaded more / larger images on our Facebook Page as well.
• Phantom Menace Lithograph MSRP: Free Available: May 4
Description: The first 50 guests who make a purchase on May 4 will receive a free Phantom Menace Lithograph. While supplies last, available in all Disney stores, including Outlets. Star Wars events and activities will also take place throughout the day in select Disney stores.
• Star Wars Day "May the 4th Be With You" Pin 2019 Limited Release MSRP: $12.95 Available: May 4, 2019 - ShopDisney.com Retail Link.
Description: Celebrate Star Wars Day in intergalactic fashion by arming yourself with this limited release cloisonne pin. Featuring Boba Fett preparing for battle, "May the 4th Be With You" the whole year through!Add a comment
Hurry, Walmart's Exclusive Vintage Collection Jedi Jabba's Palace Adventure Set Playset is back up for Preorder as of this post.
Walmart.com states the release date is May 16th.Add a comment
Hasbro has sent us a updated Press Release which now states the Retro Collection is not a Target Exclusive.
"Available exclusively at Target and Target.com on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019."
• STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH Figure Assortment
(HASBRO/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019)
Inspired by STAR WARS '70s-style action figures, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-inch-scale figures feature Kenner-style figure design and detailing, and make a great addition to any nostalgic fan's STAR WARS collection. Imagine the excitement of the '70s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun, and Kenner began releasing classic STAR WARS figures for avid fans of the space saga. With figures inspired by the original sculpt and design of the '70s, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION lets fans and collectors continue their collection from a galaxy far, far away! Characters in this assortment include LUKE SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, HAN SOLO, and STORMTROOPER. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Target and Target.com on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019.Add a comment
Walmart.com is now taking preorders for their Exclusive The Vintage Collection Return of the Jedi Jabba's Palace Adventure Set Playset.
As for the arrival date, it seems to vary. Some people was given a arrival date of this week, while others had one towards the end of the month. Guess we will have to wait and see when they start to actually show up.
Update: This item is now bouncing in and out of preorder status. If your in need be sure to keep checking the page.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR Firm Litzky has sent us a Press Announcement in the form of a Early Bird Certificate Package, stating they are sending us a box of product for May The 4th. I thought the Early Bird Certificate Package looked pretty cool, so thought I would share some photos of it with you guys. You can view the Pop-up picture above or check out some larger images on our Facebook Page.Add a comment
We have been receiving lots of reports of people finding Walmart's Exclusive Imperial TIE Fighter with Pilot on clearance for $19.00 (MSRP $79.00) at their local stores.
I checked my local Walmart stores prices via Brickseek using SKU# 891805680 and out of the 12 store listed with stock, 8 had them at $19, while the other 4 had them at $40.
Happy Hunting!!Add a comment
Entertainment Earth has started to send out emails to customers that preordered their Exclusive Star Wars Force Link 2.0 The Last Jedi Figure 5-Pack (Previously Toys R Us Exclusive) and Resistance A-Wing Fighter Vehicle with Resistance Pilot (Previously Walmart Exclusive) stating these items are now cancelled.
If you recall the Resistance A-Wing Fighter Vehicle with Resistance Pilot started to show up at Ross stores earlier this month, so we reached out to Entertainment Earth to see if they would still be getting this item and they stated they were expecting this item any day and it was not cancelled. Obviously that has changed now.Add a comment
StarWars.com has posted some of the deals you can expect on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. Announced are deals from companies such as Acme Archives, Bandai, Build-a-bear, Cubcoats, Design by Humans, Fanwraps, Fathead, Fifth Sun, Flex, Hallmark, IDW, and more.Add a comment
Target's Exclusive 3.75-Inch Retro Collection Figures have begun to hit local stores, but as we previous mentioned the street date for these is 5/12/19, so don't waste your time trying to buy these until that date, because you will be denied the purchase at the register.
Also these figures are only 6 per case. Inside the case you will find 1x Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Luke, Han, Leia, and Stormtrooper. The case is really small. It has a diameter of about a single card with a thickness of about 2.75 inches.Add a comment
Star Wars day is coming up which is May the 4th, so I checked in with my local Disney Store to see what they will be offering this year and its not much. They will have a 2019 May The 4th Be With You Pin (looks great), some T-shirts, and a Free The Phantom Menace Lithograph to the first 50 customers that make a purchase.Add a comment
ShopDisney.com once again has the Disney Exclusive Droid Factory Sandcrawler Playset in stock as of the post. Its been a few months since I have seen this in stock and people are always asking me when it will be available again, so here you go. Price is $99.99 with free shipping, use code: SHIPMAGIC.
Don't forget the Sandcrawler includes a lot of electronics, thus the high price tag.Add a comment
This week the Solo 3.75-Inch Wave 4 has shown up at my local Kroger and HEB (Texas Grocery Chain) grocery stores on multiple occasions. Also the Ross Stores in my area are also receiving Wave 4 as well.
Yes its a little late for Solo: A Star Wars Story products, but I know a lot of fellow collectors missed out on this wave especially the Han Solo (Mimban) and Quay Tolsite figures that were 1 per case.
If you recall, the Wave 4 figures trickled into Walmart Stores back in October 2018 and were also available at online retailers as well.
Happy Hunting!!Add a comment
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