I've been counting down the days for the first set of Star Wars Tsum Tsums featuring OT characters ever since the official announcement from Disney! I planned ahead and called my local Disney Store to see what time the mall opened that way I could get in line a couple hours prior to when the store opened. I set my alarm for 6 am but actually woke up at 4:30 for some reason. My brain knew what day it was and therefore I couldn't fall back to sleep. I'm already not a morning person so although I was excited I was annoyed that I lost so much sleep. I got ready and left a little earlier. I had checked the Disney Store website prior to leaving and they still had every character in each size available in stock, which is a rarity as many other Tsum Tsums have sold out not long after the midnight online release. This made me feel more confident that I would get the six characters I wanted. I ended up being fourth in line and goodness was it a long wait! I spoke with other fans here and there but the combination of exhaustion and excitement made the time go by rather slow. Finally the doors opened and the cast member explained you could purchase no more than five of each character. I panicked a little inside because online they still their character limit of two each. I was unaware that they changed it in stores and worried how much stock they'd have. Thank goodness they ended up having large bins of each character! Well done Disney! You foresaw the Star Wars series to be a huge hit!
I got the characters I wanted (Leia, Wicket, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, and Chewbacca) plus I walked out with a medium Chewbacca. My plan was to get one of the mediums and use it as a pillow (yes, a pillow) but after departing I soon realized he was shedding a bit. I ended up going back hoping for a medium sized Jabba to exchange it for. Silly me forgot that there is NO such thing as a medium Jabba, only large. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do so I just exchanged it. So for now, I just have the small ones but if I can make up my mind, I may choose a larger one of the characters or just wait to see what other characters they'll do in larger sizes in future series. Overall I am very happy with the ones I got. They are wonderfully made and all have such unique features.
If you haven't got yours yet, there still may be stock at your Disney Store. Or, you can order them online! There are a few of the characters in size small that are sold out but there's still a lot of options! You can shop them all here!