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Vintage Wave One Found at Target

According to a trusty source at Coreplanets.com, at least one St. Louis area Target has started putting the new vintage figures on the pegs. They seem to be ringing up fine at the registers and are priced at $7.99.
So, if you don’t have a Target in your area and haven’t found these yet, it might be worth your while to swing by your local Target to see if you can score these for yourself.

SDCC News: Yakface on Twitter and Facebook

If you aren’t already doing so, be sure not only watch the main page here but also follow our site onTwitter and Facebook. We’ll be updating throughout the SDCC festivities starting tonight with photos right from the show floor and with news as it happens! Although many of Hasbro’s secrets have been spoiled this year, surely there are a few more surprises left in her and from the other Star Wars license holders presenting at Comic Con!

Lego News: NEW UCS Obi-Wan “Delta 7” Jedi Starfighter

Now, you can build the ultimate LEGO version of Jedi general Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Delta-7 Aethersprite-class Jedi starfighter! Larger and more detailed than any previous Jedi starfighter model, this limited-edition collector vehicle is equipped with twin laser cannons, a full cockpit interior and a wing-mounted R4-P17 astromech droid dome that rotates. With a buildable display stand and plaque, it’s just the thing to pursue bounty hunter Jango Fett across the galaxy or battle swarms of Separatist fighters in space! Measures 9 in (23 cm) high on stand, 18″ (47 cm) long and 9″ (22 cm) wide when built.

Features:
• Ultimate Collector’s Series Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter!
• Equipped with twin laser cannons!
• Features fully detailed cockpit interior!
• The dome of Obi-Wan’s wing mounted R4-P17 astromech droid rotates!
• Includes display stand, plaque and label sheet!
• Model can be detached from display stand!
• Measures 9 in (23 cm) high on stand, 18″ (47 cm) long and 9″ (22 cm) wide when built!

Available for order directly through LEGO® beginning 
November 2010 via shop.LEGO.com or via phone

Sneak Preview: Hasbro’s 2010 Jabba the Hutt

As we gear up for Comic Con, let’s take a look at the new Jabba the Hutt.

So what’s in store?

Packaging: Standard to all the Shadow the the Darkside packaging, Captain Rex overlooks the dark sky and we are given an amazing piece of art of everything that is contained in the box: Jabba, throne, Salacious Crumb, and Oola the Dancing Girl!

So what about the figure set itself?:

The throne is all new with rolling wheels and GREAT sculpting detail on the surface. The gargoyle heads on the front and sides look great but are TINY. They do have real metal rings though! The hooka is just a rehash of what we got in the SAGA Ultra set….nothing new there. Thrown in for a little decoration is eight pillows of various colors and sizes, a suprise (but welcomed) touch!

Salacious Crumb is a slight retool on the Crumb that was included with the TAC C-3PO. Well sculpted, but sits awakwardly on the throne (because he was sculpted to be sitting on C-3PO’s shoulders).

Oola is the stand out hit from the whole set. All new sculpt, super articulated and soft goods outfit (yes, you can even recreate the infamous breast reveal shot from the film). The body of the figure is just a “blank” female body (think Barbie but green).

Jabba himself is all new, beautifully sculpted (even includes the tail scar and the arm tattoo). He has articulation in the head and arms and a “bendy” tail. However…………there is a HUGE flaw with this figure. The body is hollow and the material is a VERY, VERY thin rubbery material covering the body (anyone remember those horrible talking Yodas from the past) that’s what we are dealing with here. Do not be surprised if the body splits and tears over time. MAJOR disappointment.

Overall, pleased with the set, will make a great diorama, and by far the most accurate Jabba to date!

Stay tuned into Yakface as we begin to unload the secrets at San Diego Comic Con 2010! For all the photos, be sure to visit our Facebook page with the complete preview gallery!

Hidden Enemy Battle Pack Clones Revealed

Confirming our rumor report from back in May, eBay power seller “Tunghori” has posted images of 3 clone troopers from the Hidden Enemy Battle Pack. This themed set is based off of the Season 1 CW episode of the same name and includes (so far) clone troopers Gus, Slick and Chopper – complete with Battle Droid finger souvenir necklace! Head to JediDefender for the pics.

CV Exclusive Camie & Fixer Comic Pack

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Celebration V Exclusive Camie & Fixer Comic Pack

PROS: “Wormie” finally gets his friends! Well articulated – perfect for Tatooine diorama filler or for fans of cutscene and/or concept figures in general. Plus, they make a great accompaniment to the Academy Biggs Darklighter and Floppy Hat Luke from the TAC line.

CONS: For myself, none but some might consider them a little obscure and difficult to track down after the convention. Accessories are a little light. I would have liked to see Fixer include a set of macrobinoculars.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

Thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us this advance sample.

Prequel “Vintage” Commander Cody Revealed

The title is a oxymoron, but today an image surfaced of the first non-Original Trilogy Vintage cardback featuring Commander Cody from Revenge of the Sith. This new image also confirms rumors of the return of the UGH-style “chase” figure that will be sprinkled in starting with the ROTS wave. Tap the image above to for a closer look, but be warned OT/Vintage purists as in doing so, your brain might explode or the fabric of space/time might be irreparably torn.

Image courtesy of VolkerC.