Posted by Curto on January 3, 2012 at 06:20 AM CST
Word has come in that although the new 2012 Hasbro toys have a printed warning that toys should not be sold until January 30th, Hasbro has (wisely) decided to lift that ban. Both retail stores and online dealers can put all new Star Wars products on sale immediately. Orders should start arriving this week.
UPDATE: Hasbro has contacted me to let me know that the street date is in fact still in effect for all countries except for the UK, where the source for the original posting originated from. Look for the new toys to officially put on sale in a few weeks.

Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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