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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #15 on: December 2, 2018, 12:16 PM »
On the face of it, making it to the website only is still a failure for a store exclusive.

The logic goes that stores ask for an exclusive item from Hasbro so that they can drive customers into the store to make other purchases. You become a WalMart customer out of necessity and exposure. I don't think a website purchase follows that same buying pattern...

But there is a scenario where this was the intended outcome all along. If WalMart promises exclusive items and they never show up, they have collector foot traffic for months. And if they never receive the items at all, any upfront purchasing cost will be refunded by Hasbro so it literally costs them nothing.

Of the five WalMart Star Wars exclusives from this summer, only two made it to the store (Vintage TIE, BS Mudtrooper.) The two Vintage figures have been pretty much given up on at the store, and the stock has apparently been rescued online by EE. Now the playset is only showing up online.

I think the store exclusive has evolved into something scary.

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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #16 on: December 2, 2018, 03:16 PM »
Haven't seen, nor hear of this in a store. Won't be surprised if it'll be on-line only.

That is a curious development.  Especially since there was news that WalMart was going to devote more floorspace in their stores to toys this Christmas season.  And it only seems logical that WalMart would want this to get out to stores before Christmas.

If this doesn't show up in stores some time in the next week or so, it might be online only for the time being.  The one thing that comes to mind is the size of the production run on this piece or the amount of inventory WalMart has on hand.  If there isn't sufficient inventory to get out to all of the stores, then perhaps WalMart is going to limit this to online purchases only for now.
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #17 on: December 6, 2018, 09:56 AM »
Haven't seen, nor hear of this in a store. Won't be surprised if it'll be on-line only.

  And it only seems logical that WalMart would want this to get out to stores before Christmas.


This is where you lost me, using logical and Walmart in the same thought.
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #18 on: December 7, 2018, 03:09 PM »
Silly me.  I remember invoking the same reasoning LAST YEAR, wondering aloud why Hasbro and WalMart wouldn't have their exclusive 6" Black Series Kylo Ren (throne room) in stores for Christmas.

I swear, sometimes it's like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.  No matter what, she's going to pull that football away at the last moment, EVERY TIME.
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #19 on: December 9, 2018, 12:45 PM »

I swear, sometimes it's like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.  No matter what, she's going to pull that football away at the last moment, EVERY TIME.

No, that's exactly what it's like always.  ;D
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 11:45 PM »
Walmart.com has this for $20

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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2018, 04:25 PM »
Got one. Thanks!
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2018, 05:32 PM »
Would it be dumb to buy this for just the coaxium container?  Yes.

Will I do it?  Iím still pondering this.
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2018, 06:58 PM »
 Picked one up at that price as well. Now I have both cardboard Solo playsets for the price of one. And weirdly no Solo figures to go with them, or the desire to get them.

Guess this markdown settles the speculation on if this one will make it to the stores.

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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 12:02 AM »
EE is now taking pre-orders for this playset for $39.99.

Not sure what that means for it showing up at Walmart retail stores, but at least it's another option if you're desperate for this set.
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Re: Walmart Solo 3.75" Kessel Playset with Han Solo
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 07:18 PM »
EE is now taking pre-orders for this playset for $39.99.

Not sure what that means for it showing up at Walmart retail stores, but at least it's another option if you're desperate for this set.

Here's hoping that this means there's still a chance that EE will get the Vintage Collection Mimban Stormtrooper.
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