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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2018, 05:53 PM »
I may be wrong but I put this on Disney/Hasbro. Don't change the release date. Especially on somewhere like Target that is pretty anal about their planogram dates, etc.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 06:35 PM »
I think that Hasbro and/or Disney are rolling back the hype machine deliberately.  There was SO MUCH hype from the launch of the product line for THE LAST JEDI, but it happened 3 months before there was a movie to see.  Hasbro's CEO expressed that he thought it was too big of a gap between Force Friday and the theatrical release of the movie, and that the merchandising probably suffered.

In this case?  The movie itself was beset by bad press as a result of Lucasfilm firing the original directors of the film.  And it seems like the movie was reshaped significantly by Ron Howard.  To his credit, Howard did a lot to build up fan interest with his social media content.  The slow rollout on the product line might be an effort to keep expectations for both the movie and the merchandising in line.  It's better for Disney and Lucasfilm if this movie exceeds expectations, rather than having people's fears about the movie confirmed.


But back on topic?  I found Chewie today, and it was a pretty cool feeling.  He's always been a favorite character of mine, and with the movie seeming to build upon his story, I actually feel a bit excited to see an exploration of Chewbacca's partnership with Han Solo.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 06:59 PM »
To quote one of the Spaceballs ďI ainít found ****Ē.

I have, but man I havenít found much.  Kmart I didnít expect good things and wasnít let down. 

People bitch about TRU and say good riddance but not me.  Itís one less place to look. 

Iím not impatient and stuff but I am looking forward to some of these toys. Be nice to have them.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2018, 02:15 PM »
Ended up grading the Swoop bike and Luke/Wampa. Gotta admit that I like the look of the Swoop bike set. It's looking like an opener for me.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 04:04 PM »
I got the Wampa from Amazon yesterday, and found the Mimban trooper at Target so I think I'm caught up aside from the Black Series Tarkin.

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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2018, 01:33 PM »
I dunno what's going on with WM, but two of them in my area have shrunk the SW section leaving no space allocation to either Black series or Vintage.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2018, 05:48 PM »
I wandered over to the downtown Chicago Target at lunch today and found a lone Qi'Ra...  they also had a Millennium Falcon vehicle that was $30?  What the hell is that thing?!  It looked just like the $99 one but was small as hell.  I think a lot of parents are going to be confused.

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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2018, 06:07 PM »
Itís part of the discount simpler vehicles.  Sold usually at stores like Dollar General and stuff but they seem to be branching out.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2018, 08:10 PM »
Itís part of the discount simpler vehicles.  Sold usually at stores like Dollar General and stuff but they seem to be branching out.

The box was so light it felt empty.  Is this thing made of Styrofoam?!

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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2018, 08:40 PM »
Light hollow plastic. 🤷‍♂️  So kinda yeah haha.
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2018, 08:56 PM »
Light hollow plastic. 🤷‍♂️  So kinda yeah haha.


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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2018, 10:08 PM »
Isn't that kind of the idea of the value line?
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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2018, 11:17 PM »
Pretty much everyone has reset for Solo around here. Vintage is spotty. Rey and Hoth Soldier are MIA. Mimban Stormtrooper. 6 inch Tarkin. And the Wampa, though I lucked out and found him at Target tonight. Enjoy this little line a lot so far.

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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2018, 07:17 AM »
The past hero series vehicles are really excellent if you give them the chance.  The X-Wing from RO had a ton of detail and the scaling is pretty nice.  They arenít for interacting with the figures, but these are nice for kids that love vehicles.

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Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2018, 08:15 AM »
I had some good luck at Target yesterday.  At one store I picked up Han Soloís land speeder.  And at another I was able to get the 3.75Ē Qiíra, Rangetrooper and Mimban Stormtrooper. 
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