Entertainment Earth has announced that the previously Target exclusive Star Wars Retro Collection will go on sale on their website on July 23rd, 2019 at 9am PST. They will be offering all single carded figures released so far including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Stormtrooper. Stay tuned to this page.
It looks as if Target.com moved the Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper), the Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) and the Star Wars Retro Collection to in-stock at 12am EST. The Retro Collection sold out online within a few minutes and Target removed the figures entirely from their website. The Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper) is readily available with in-store pick up, but the Black Series Luke Skywalker figure appears to be limited in availability with most stores in our area (Seattle) only carrying one or none at all.
Update: The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) sold out.
We don't know why Target decided to make this coming Sunday special for Star Wars action figure collectors, but this coming Sunday May 12th 2019, is the day when the street date will be lifted for several new Star Wars figures.
We have a list of figures which should be on store shelves and the corresponding DPCI numbers so you can ask a customer service manager to help you spend your money, have a look!
We've recveived a nice surprise from Hasbro! They sent a large envelope in the style of the original Kenner Early Bird Kit from 1977 which included a reproduction of the original 1977 Star Wars stickers. We'd like to say thank you to Hasbro for this fun piece and for sending it our way. We are looking forward to the Star Wars Retro Collection in a few weeks (the single carded figures are exclusively available at Target stores), and if you've been around the website then you already know that Grand Moff Tarkin has already been reviewed here on J.B.
For a look at what figures Hasbro has planned have a look at the photo gallery from this year's New York Toy Fair.
We've opened a new website section for the 3.75" Star Wars Retro Collection, make sure to keep an eye on it as we'll be adding more figures in the coming weeks. The first figure which has made it into the database is Grand Moff Tarkin, which was packed-in together with the Escape The Death Star board game, have a look here: