Christmas Shopping took me into Smyths this week, open again after the November lockdown.
It was good to see new Hasbro product on the shelf, particularly the latest Marvel Legends wave for Venompool (minus the movie Venom who seems to be scarce at the moment). There was also the latest Star Wars Black Series wave (Incinerator Trooper being the hardest to find currently) and the 3rd wave of this years 40th Anniversary stock - all at £19.99. In 3.75 inch, there was a peg of the Vintage Collection Carbonized set, £16.99 each.
The other section of note was a new Halo area complete with the 3.75 inch figures from Wicked Cool Toys / Jazwares, each priced at £9.99. Accompanying them were a Warthog at £29.99 with a figure included, and a Mongoose with Master Chief at £19.99. Sadly, no sign of the 6 inch versions.
Finished with a quick look at Fortnite, and interesting to see the McFarlane stock dwindling considerably with no new releases for some time and the Jazwares figures taking over. This included the latest 6 inch figures of The Brat, P-1000 and Doggo.
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