Retailer exclusives can be frustrating for today’s collector. I know I’m spending less time hitting brick and mortar stores for traditional toy runs, so when a toy company announces them, I start worrying about whether I’ll actually be able to acquire them for my collection.
With these Hasbro exclusives for Marvel Legends and Star Wars, I guess I needn’t have worried.
- Marvel® Captain America Legends Infinite Series Figure collection – Pack of 3 (Captain America, Radioactive Man, and Ms. Marvel) – $35 at Target.com (on sale from $50)
- Marvel Legends All New X-Men Set (Iceman, Cyclops, Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl) – $59.98 at ToysRUs.com (on sale from $89.99)
- Spider Man Marvel Legends Infinite Series Agent Venom Figure – $19.99 at Walgreens.com
- Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Figure – $19.99 at Walgreens.com
While I’m glad these exclusives are readily available, it makes me wonder about how this will affect retailer support for these lines moving forward. I think collectors are continuing to shift to online purchasing. In the past, retailer exclusives have not been offered online, so they would be an enticement for these shoppers to visit the stores.
Now we have them available online, with some on sale. And I can’t remember the last time I saw Toys R Us put an exclusive item on clearance. Is this signaling a decrease in demand?