In the wee hours of the morning, Starwars.com released an announcement about Galaxy’s Edge-themed merchandise coming to Target stores on August 30th. These exclusives include three different Hasbro items consisting of two 6″ figures and one very large 3 3/4″ vehicle. Rumored for many months now, Captain Cardinal and DJ-R3X will be joining The Black Series and after years of speculation and requests, the BMF aka the Legacy Falcon will be re-released with some upgrades to reflect the version found in the Disney Parks.
As exciting as these sets are, the hype surrounding them quickly faded as many fans and collectors (mostly on the West Coast) were left a bit stunned as these items became available for pre-sale at 6 AM PST and sold-out in a matter of minutes. With last week’s Wal*Mart reveals, the massive retailer gave over a week of notice to collectors about the time of release of their items. Target chose instead to release their items this morning with nothing more than vague Twitter ads with no date or time.
With lots of luck and research, hopefully, collectors will be able to score these in stores in late August but then again this might be at the same time as the next Vintage Collection HasLab which may deter those on a budget from buying a reissued Falcon over a new HasLab creation which is expected to come with an equal or higher price tag.
We’ve provided the descriptions and images of the new products below from the Target site which also includes activity sheet PDFs for younger fans.