Some of our friends in Canada have already enjoyed some of the Power Rangers Lightning Collection thanks to an error by EB Games but now the figures have arrived in the USA courtesy of Target stores. Many, many folks have reported finding the first wave of figures on store shelves.
Unfortunately for collectors, the figures are “hard” street dated for May 1st 2019 meaning they will require an override by a supervisor or manager to be sold, or an associate to simply ring up a “miscellaneous item” for the same price (which some have done but most have not). A secondary date of April 21st is being floated around as a release date due to what associates’ handheld terminals are telling them, but we can confirm on a personal level that the registers specifically state “This item is unable to be sold prior to May 1st 2019”.
The first wave of Hasbro’s Power Rangers Lightning Collection includes:
Amazon.com has already begun shipping some of the figures (Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Mighty Morphin Lord Zedd, SPD Shadow Ranger, Dino Charge Red Ranger) out to collectors who ordered when pre-orders immediately went live. WalMart.com still shows a late April release while Target pre-orders have all changed to “Back Ordered” withouvt notification, but with an estimated date of delivery still being prior to May 1st 2019.