So far, the only thing that has been shown 100% positively to have a "street date" is the Vintage Collection basic figures. Here's the Picture of "DO NOT PUT ON SHELF before the week of August 6, 2010" printed on the Vintage Wave 1 case.
So how come stores in the UK has them on the shelves already? Is that sticker only being put on cases that ship to US stores?
There has been no concrete evidence to indicate the rest of the new stuff (like all the stuff in the new blue/black CW packaging) has the same restrictions. Like you said, the new ships are in-stock at EE so either they are breaking the date or there isn't one for the "Shadow of the Dark Side" packaging stuff.
I'm thinking that there isn't any restriction on that stuff - 'cause I don't think EE would risk being sanctioned by Hasbro just so they could sell the vehicles early.
Also, Target is probably going to be pretty heavy into the Clone Wars and Legends lines with only a minimal presence of the Vintage collection, so I could still totally see them clearing the old stuff out in June 'cause they know new stuff is coming in July.
I'll be totally stoked if I can start to pick up stuff and a reasonable pace as opposed to one big launch push.
No offense or anything, but do you go to counseling for collecting SW stuff? You seem awfully high strung here at JD.
Why do you feel the need to call me out bro? Just put me on "Ignore" if you find my personality tiresome. Life is too short for you to be worrying about what goes on inside my head.
I just love toys. I am excited for the relaunch. Anything I collect, I collect with passion.
I'm with ya McMetal - the break's been too long and there are some pieces coming for the Clone Wars line that I'm VERY excited to get - Aurra Sing, Pre Vizla, Kul Teska, Cad Bane w/Pirate Bike, Mando w/Speederbike and that Jabba the Hutt set at WM are all on my "I want them yesterday" list.