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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 12:24 PM »
So I assume we are getting no Solo figures or toys at TRU this year.

That would be my guess as well - if any of those items hit the TRU distribution warehouses, I'm sure the product is either now or will be soon, making a return trip to the Hasbro distribution hub where it came from.
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 12:43 PM »
is there a resource that breaks down what is new vs. repacks?

(store numbers from Yakface's UPC/DPCI/SKU Master List)

For Wave 1 -
UPC/Walmart SKU
630509623549/612189234  Qi’ra (Corellia) [NEW]
630509623556/966353801  Chewbacca [NEW]
630509677290/613856694  Range Trooper [NEW]
630509623594/399040842  Stormtrooper (Mimban) [NEW]
630509623587/246623601  K-2SO [refreshed RO figure with Force Link and new blaster]
630509623570/283792564  Maz Kanata [refreshed TFA figurewith Force Link and jetpack/backpack]
630509623600/561687635  Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) [TLJ repack]



Wave 2-4 are NOT official, but looks like they could be (again, from Yakface):

Wave 2
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – Moloch [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 – Princess Leia (Hoth) [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 – Kylo Ren [TLJ repack]
Force Link 2.0 – Supreme Leader Snoke  [TLJ repack]

WAVE 3
Force Link 2.0 – Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) [repack from Target 3-pack]
Force Link 2.0 – Darth Vader [probably RO repack]
Force Link 2.0 – Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
Force Link 2.0 – First Order Stormtrooper [TLJ repack]

WAVE 4
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis” – Tobias Becket [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis Trooper 1” – Rio Durant [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Artemis Trooper 2” – Val [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Perseus” – Quay Tolsite [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Medusa” – L3-37 [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Zeus Scout – Brown” – Mudtrooper [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Figure – Royal Guard [repack from Target 3-pack]

Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Hades Joker” [NEW]
Force Link 2.0 Solo Figure – “Vesta Driver” – Imperial Patrol Driver [NEW]
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2018, 02:04 PM »
So if that turns out to be true, then I really must question the logic behind this. Bog down the first 3 waves with repacks and all the new stuff in wave 4? Why not simply release 2 waves with all the new stuff and call it quits for the Solo line and move on. Why drag it out so much? Retail is already drowning in and clearancing most of these repack figures. The demand has clearly been satiated. Just seems like a recipe to create an unnecessary backlog.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2018, 02:12 PM »
That Wave 3 sucks out loud...
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2018, 08:53 PM »
I'd say the answer to that is simply Hasbro is a tanker in terms of maneuverability and demand/perceived demand requires faster steering to avoid the issues.  I'm assuming the waves were planned out long ago and it was too late to make changes on some of those.   :-\
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2018, 07:53 AM »
I'd say the answer to that is simply Hasbro is a tanker in terms of maneuverability and demand/perceived demand requires faster steering to avoid the issues.  I'm assuming the waves were planned out long ago and it was too late to make changes on some of those.   :-\

Even so, whoever is doing the planning is being "penny wise, pound foolish" including as many repacks as possible to keep overall case production costs/overhead down and just making unwise decisions for the overall health of the line, and they've been doing it for quite some time.

Things aren't great at retail and the Star Wars toy line hasn't been doing that great since The Force Awakens - that is more than enough time to plan things better.

Here's what they keep getting wrong:
- Seven figures in a case that holds 12 - right there planning has failed - they need to be making choices that allow online retailers to sell full and half cases easily.
- Carry forward figures that do not include any value or reason to pick up said figure - in Wave 1, I'm looking at TLJ Luke
- Expecting the sub-line to go beyond two waves with any level of success
     * TFA - 3 waves, third barely made it to retail, ended up being dumped at Five Below
     * RO - 4 waves, third barely made it to retail, fourth ended up being online exclusive and most collectors got third wave online too
     * TLJ - 3 waves, third ended up being only partially made available online, never at retail

The whole point of these 5POA figures was that it kept their development costs down. If that's the truth, cases of figures should contain 12 figures, 2 sets of 6, with three or four of those 6 being new figures and the remaining being repacked/refreshed figures.

So...

Wave 1:
Qi’ra (Corellia) [NEW]
Chewbacca [NEW]
Range Trooper [NEW]
Stormtrooper (Mimban) [NEW]
K-2SO [refreshed RO figure with Force Link and new blaster]
Maz Kanata [refreshed TFA figurewith Force Link and jetpack/backpack]

Wave 2:
Moloch [NEW]
“Artemis” – Tobias Becket [NEW]
Princess Leia (Hoth) [NEW]
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) [TLJ repack]
Supreme Leader Snoke  [TLJ repack]
Kylo Ren [TLJ repack]

Wave 3:
“Artemis Trooper 1” – Rio Durant [NEW]
“Artemis Trooper 2” – Val [NEW]
“Medusa” – L3-37 [NEW]
“Zeus Scout – Brown” – Mudtrooper [NEW]
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) [repack from Target 3-pack]
Royal Guard [repack from Target 3-pack]

Wave 4:
“Hades Joker” [NEW]
“Vesta Driver” – Imperial Patrol Driver [NEW]
“Perseus” – Quay Tolsite [NEW]
Darth Vader [probably RO repack]
Rey (Jedi Training) [TLJ repack]
First Order Stormtrooper [TLJ repack]


Wow - look at that, I didn't omit or leave any figures out from the list - every case has three or four new figures in it and each wave is 6 figures.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 07:54 AM by Pete_Fett »
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2018, 10:43 PM »
Not sure is who self-sabotaging Star Wars more, Hasbro or Disney.

I recall retail demands refresher waves with new stuff, but retail (WAL-MART) doesn't restock, so they want more bricks but won't give the straw. Or some other clumsy metaphor.


Good thing HasbroToyShop will always have the latest waves in stock... :D

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2018, 05:03 PM »
So I assume we are getting no Solo figures or toys at TRU this year.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #38 on: April 2, 2018, 05:51 PM »
Just dropping in to say can't wait for the Mudtrooper figure.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #39 on: April 9, 2018, 09:36 AM »
New pics today gave us a new alien character (SPOILERS):

https://jediinsider.com/images.php?mode=view&album=Solo-A-Star-Wars-Story-Product&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=0|19606

Very PT and very cool.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #40 on: April 9, 2018, 09:51 AM »
New pics today gave us a new alien character (SPOILERS):

https://jediinsider.com/images.php?mode=view&album=Solo-A-Star-Wars-Story-Product&pic=10.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0&sl=0|19606

Very PT and very cool.

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #41 on: April 9, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Anyone have an in at Target that is sure this stuff will be on the sales floor this Friday at Target? The toys are blocked with a 4/20 message. And the planogram is listed as 4/15. Which if things haven't changed means it gets set that week sometime. Fitting 4/20 not 4/13
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #42 on: April 9, 2018, 02:44 PM »
I'm stupefied by the fact there is no basic Han Solo

The more I look over things, the more it sticks out that there are no basic carded Han figures.  Han with Force Link scanner; Han with Landspeeder, Han/Chewie 2-pack; Han with Falcon; Black Series 6" Han; TVC Han, 12" Hero Series Han - but nothing for the basic 5POA figure line (yet)? 

Never in a million years would I have guessed that I'd be adding zero new carded Han figures to my carded basic figure Han Solo collection for the HAN SOLO movie.   :-X
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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #43 on: April 9, 2018, 03:10 PM »
It boggles the mind... I can see them wanting to make the Force Link and TVC versions a little more desirable by not competing with them in the main line, but give us something. Fur Coat Han or something. Who I figure will show in the inevitable Entertainment Pack. Since I'm speculating wildly and I dig what I'm seeing from this movie, early guess at the four pack:

Han (Fur Coat)
Qi'Ra (Heist Jacket Thing)
Dryden Voss
Some Alien (Six Eyes or Therm Scissorpunch)

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Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« Reply #44 on: April 9, 2018, 03:20 PM »
I know it screws with your Han collection Jeff, but from a collector perspective I'm kinda glad there isn't a single carded Han if we're already getting four other versions. 

I'm not sure how many outfits he has on in this movie (seems to be at least three significantly different ones from the trailer), but if its a lot, it would have been cool to have him in a basic outfit on a basic card.