In another bad turn of events, this time in the collecting world, Hasbro has sent word to distributors that they will halt open preorders/backorders for the 40th Anniversary Black Series Wave 1.
This comes to us from the guys over at Yakface.com:
” …open preorders/backorders for the 40th Anniversary Collection wave 1 (consisting of Han, Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan and R2-D2) will not be fulfilled as the wave has reached out of production status.”
Now, I read on the comments section that the Entertainment Earth Han Solo and R2-D2s that are supposed to arrive in October should be fine and I’m crossing fingers on both hands that this is true!
This particular wave of figures has been a difficult one for Star Wars collectors over the last few months with distribution problems left and right, damaged orders and scalpers taking advantage every step of the way.
Another fine move by HasBLOW!
I guess the mass panic to pick up the remaining figures is underway. Let the scalping begin!