It’s been now more than a month that Force Friday happened and that The Force Awakens were released across the globe. Today we take a look at what is the situation in France concerning the release of TFA products. In the US, we have heard a lot of complains that people did not find most of the Build-A-Weapon figures and Hasbro at NYCC once again said that they had distribution problems and other kind of stuff. Is it the same in France?
Well, in France concerning the BAD figures, it is not the same as in the United States, we actually find them very easily for the Snow/Desert wave 1 & 2 and Space/Jungle wave 1. There are plenty of them and they often get more arrival of them which is a good thing. The problem is the price as I mentioned it in a previous post, the prices are high. However, recently the Carrefour stores also received the figures and at a much lower price – 9.90€ ! Which means 3€ cheaper than the other stores! So it’s a great deal what the Carrefour stores have compared to the King Jouet, Joué Club, La Grande Récré, Disney Store & Toys R’ Us stores. Then, there are the armor-build up figures that are also widely available, here the prices are cheaper at Toys R’ Us as Carrefour doesn’t have them yet, the highest price for these are at La Grande Récré for 19.99€. For the 2-packs figures, they are starting to appear at Disney Stores and will soon be in the other stores.
Concerning the vehicles, everything that are speeders from light to middle size vehicles are available everywhere. However, the X-Wing is nowhere to be found in stores (except online stores of course), the First Order Tie Fighters are slowly appearing (the two Ties the space one and the desert damage one that is an Toys R’ Us exclusive).
Then we have the big stand-ups in the Toys R’ Us stores and it’s absolutely mind-blowing, when you get in one of these stores it’s the first thing you see and some of the vendors even have TFA shirts! So on the promoting part, Hasbro is doing their best in France and it is appreciated.
So the situation in France for the release of The Force Awakens toys is actually good, we have plenty of products the only problem is the prices as I discussed about it last month in a post and as we get closer to the release of the film, we will surely see even more figures hitting stores! And we can only hope that the problems of distribution in US will get better so they will have all the figures they need.