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The News / Re: Where did things go so terribly WRONG?
« Last post by keyboard53 on Yesterday at 11:46:11 AM »
Action figure hunting is simply no fun anymore.  When I approach the action figure aisle in Target, Walmart, Kmart, and Toys R Us (before going bankrupt), my mood runs to guarded optimism instead of excited anticipation of what I might find.  The old expression, "I've been to well but I'm still thirsty", is apt because finding well-stocked pegs of Star Wars figures is no longer the norm. Only empty pegboard spaces exist. 

I will admit that I was caught flat-footed regarding the first wave of the Force Link 2.0 figures.  By the time I discovered one at Target (a Luke Skywalker, which I bought), subsequent visits to the other big box stores were fruitless.  So collectors can rightly ask, "Where are the figures?", and "Why is Hasbro being so stingy?".  Their one or two case shipments to stores just won't do.  Perhaps I should take up another hobby! :banghead:
The News / Where did things go so terribly WRONG?
« Last post by dj121 on April 23, 2018, 07:59:01 PM »
Here we are, a full 10 days after the street date "Launch" of Hasbro SOLO: A Star Wars Story products. Yet many collectors are running into the same problem. WHERE is the new product? Friday came and went, with little to no real excitement or product availability. Target stores were a bit more on top of things, with larger dedicated shelf space and new merchandise being available. Almost all retailers only received one or two cases of figures, leading to quick sell outs, or being scooped up by scalpers. Even basic 5 POA figures were limited to only one or two cases on pegs.

With the current Disney model of one new movie a year, it is totally understandable that Hasbro is under extreme pressure to keep up and stay ahead. It takes 12-18 months from concept to retail. This may very well explain the lack of characters available, but does it also mean product availability has to suffer? We all know Hasbro lost the "Jurassic Park" license to competitor Mattel. Hasbro's last attempt for JP movie toys was absolutely dreadful. While the current JP property model is NOT one movie a year, that obviously means they have a much longer lead time to get product on shelves. Lots of product. With articulation and action features. Judge for yourself as you look at the images below from a typical Walmart Store. See the difference between dedicated retail space for the upcoming movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (which is nearly full) versus the retail space dedicated to the upcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story". (Still no 6" figures, no Vintage Collection and only two pegs for basic) Also, on a side note to Hasbro. Seriously, HOW MANY TYPES OF LIGHTSABERS DO WE NEED?

The News / Custom Remote Control Jawa Sandcrawler
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 08:27:43 AM »
While we await for the scale over-priced Haslab offering of a scale Jawa Sandcrawler, click below for an impressive video of what you can do with the OTC version if you happen to own it.  Thanks again to Bill at for the link!  United We Find.

The News / Mos Eisley News Brief: Hasbro unveils New Unboxing Contest!
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 07:39:41 AM »
Hasbro is constantly looking for ways to strengthen fan relationships and connect with the passionate Star Wars community. We're thrilled to share that Hasbro Pulse is celebrating the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story by launching its first-ever fan unboxing contest.  The winner chosen will not only be adding this piece to their collection, but Hasbro is also inviting them to come to Hasbro HQ to unbox a new product from The Black Series line for the first time.

Official rules to enter the #HasbroBlackSeriesUnboxingCont​est can be found here and the submission deadline ends at 11:59pm ET on 4/18. Be sure to check the @HasbroPulse Instagram on 5/25 when the new The Black Series product will be revealed! Also, if fans are interested in adding to their Hasbro collection, Solo: A Star Wars Story product is now rolling out at retail until the movie's theatrical release on 5/25.

The News / C2E2 Saturday Photo Gallery: Bring the Heat!
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 07:18:01 AM »
It's no doubt beginning to be quite to take to not only handle the Saturday crowd at C2E2 but endure the walking.  Click below for a quick photo gallery of what is the biggest day of the convention in terms of attendance.  Thanks again to the staff at ReedPop for an amazing, well run show that included a new incorporation of securityKudos to staff and volunteers for making Saturday morning, easier than last year.

The News / Update from Figure Shield: 3 3/4 now Available
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 06:50:53 AM »
With the return of the Vintage Collection for 3 3/4 inch action figures, we are happy to announce Figure Shield has a protective case now available for this line!  Click below to keep the dust and more important UV rays from hitting your figures.  Make sure to mention where you heard about them Troopers, United We Find.

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The News / Mos Eisley News Brief: New Solo TV Spot!
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 06:43:41 AM »
In the latest Han Solo trailer you will see just a glimpse of some of the action promised next month, click below for a 45 second preview of what director Ron Howard says "will not leave you disappointed"!

The News / This just in from Brian's Toys:
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 06:29:14 AM »
We've got some fun stuff this week.  Get excited. We have a bunch of new Han Solo: A Star Wars Story items and they are now for sale. We have also added a very rare Han Solo figure to our vintage inventory.  Plus we have just added ungraded 20/21 back figures and much more in our newsletter.

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The News / Solo Toy Finds?
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 16, 2018, 06:04:29 AM »
As sad as it may be, the toy release of the Solo figures from Hasbro might be the worst debut yet.  It appears many Target and Walmart had the date of 4/15 when it was supposed to be 4/13!  How did you do in your hunts?  Please drop a line in the forums or our Facebook page. United We Find!
The News / Dewback Patrol: C2E2 2018
« Last post by Darth Spice on April 10, 2018, 05:51:55 AM »
The largest pop-culture event in Chicago took place last weekend downtown and needless to say we have determined C2E2 still holds the title! While there was no exclusive available for Star Wars fans, the amount of new and older Star Wars product on the floor made it more than worth the trip.  Click below for our first photo gallery from Friday!

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