I came across this pic on the interwebs today, mentioning what seems to be some sort of contest to win a midnight madness shopping spree at the Toys R Us flagship location in Times Square.
One can only wonder…
According to this article, Toys R Us is not renewing their lease when it comes back up in 2016. Though it isn’t confirmed, it is thought they will be moving to a location still on Broadway, but no longer in Times Square.
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While Star Wars product (and perhaps all product) has been hit or miss this early holiday season, the Black Series 6” Wave 5 continues to roll into Toys R Us stores. Click through for the full sized image.
File this under bitter sweet. We received this report of multiple Black Series cases at a Toys R Us in central Massachusetts, but the wave 6 assortment is awful. The last thing stores need is a lot more Yodas. Hopefully the holiday season clears the decks for the good figures next year. Click through for the full sized image.
While the web is awash (including here on Bantha Skull) with reports of new 3.75” Black Series and Rebels figures hitting en masse. I once again draw the booby prize. My trip to Toys R Us uncovered super shampoo bottles.
We’ve got another report of wave 5 of the 3.75” Black Series hitting Toys R Us. This time we have photographic proof. If you need a Ree-Yees or Starsher, you might want to hit up your local TRU. Click through for the full sized image.
While we don’t have an accompanying pic, a faultlessly reliable source has texted in a store report stating that the Black Series 3.75” Wave 5 (Ree-Yees / Starsher) was spotted at Toys R Us. The last two waves seem to be making their way thought the system quickly. Unfortunately it’s only speeding us towards a lackluster wave 6.
Moichendizing. Moichendizing. Moichendizing. I popped into Toys R Us this evening and spotted a totally gratuitous licensed product that I regret not buying. $7.99 will buy you a deck of playing cards that tell the story of Darth Vader in a plastic Darth Vader mask carry case.
Even though my local Toys R Us completed their reset, it seems they’re still tweaking as we get closer to the Rebels release.
I don’t usually get too geeked out about Toys R Us resets because they’re typically bland. That is unless Star Wars is getting a feature display which is what is happening for Star Wars Rebels as first reported by our friends at Yak Face. My local store recently underwent the transformation. Click through for the results.
The two figure types that lend themselves to extreme “repaintability” are clones and astromechs, so it was natural that Hasbro updated the hard to find R2-B1 for 2007’s repaint wave.
Once upon a time Hasbro was cool and Ewoks came with another Ewok. Such is the case with this Romba & Graak 2-pack from 2007’s 30th Anniversary Collection
There was seemingly no source Hasbro didn’t scour for figures in the 30th Anniversary Collection to include the largely verboten Holiday Special which is the source of this Animated Debut Boba Fett.
By 2007 the Yavin Ceremony Luke Skywalker figure was in desperate need of update. Hasbro delivered, but the end result is so horrific that Alabama passed a law barring women and children from ever setting eyes on it.
By 2007, Hasbro had tapped practically all the on-screen clone armor variations so they opted for this dressed down version in training fatigues.
Clones and repaint waves go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, so it should come as no surprise that Hasbro released this 7th Legion Clone Trooper as part of 2007’s repaint wave.
Giving fans a second crack at the VOTC Stormtrooper at basic figure prices was a huge perk, but the on change that was made to the 30th Anniversary Collection Imperial Stormtrooper was largely unwanted.
It’s fitting that the Darth Vader figure in the line that commemorates the first Star Wars movie likewise represents the culmination of the first lightsaber battle in motion picture history.
Not only did Hasbro celebrate the art work of Ralph McQuarrie with the 30th Anniversary Collection, but they also included a figure of the man himself with this General McQuarrie figure.
The Force Unleashed wave of The 30th Anniversary Collection allowed Hasbro to do something that makes both them and us happy. They were able to release a never before made version of Darth Vader with this Battle Damaged Darth Vader from 2008.