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Episode 370: Clone Taper Caper

At Five Below stores across the country an unusual figure is showing up. It was first reported at JediTempleArchives.com and has been spotted by many collectors, including Arnie and Marjorie of Star Wars Action News. It’s a variant of the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper with a more detailed, more white helmet. But the odd thing is, the figure has seemingly been opened, then taped back shut. Have you found this new variant? Hear about the figure part swap on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Also on this week’s show, more finds at discounted prices, from other Star Wars collectibles at Five Below to hard-to-find exclusives at TJ Maxx, to value bundles at Toys R Us. Plus holiday items hitting store shelves, Lego sales, and a hint of Black Friday (or is that Thursday) sales next week!

With an X-Wing miniatures gameplay review by Darth Cheddar, Steve the Gingerprince updating us on his collecting, and a review of the Angry Birds iPhone game, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

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Toyguide Update: VC107 Weequay

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Weequay (VC107) from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: What a difference 16 years can make. That’s how long it’s been since we’ve received a new Weequay out of Hasbro and thankfully, this new iteration doesn’t disappoint (much). The figure hits all the right marks in terms of deco, articulation and detail especially that iconic craggy face. The overall stance of the figure is pretty much in keeping for what this figure needs to be… a guard and goon for Jabba. The accessories are sparse but we do get his signature vibro-ax and a blaster. The new Weequay looks amazing with the other skiff and palace guards we’ve received in recent years and I can only imagine how good he might look on the deck of a huge sail barge (wink, wink).

CONS: Despite this being the definitive version we’ve all waited for, it does have a few minor faults. First, the mismatched joint pins in the knees are a complete eyesore but thankfully, they are only visible when its knees are bent or when looking at the figure from behind. Second, it would have put this figure over the top if he would have included a holster to stow his included blaster. Third, since this figure is available only as an online exclusive, collectors won’t get the chance at “guard building” this guy for dioramas as they might have otherwise.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has the K-Mart Ewok and AT-ST crew 2-pack in-stock. We have reduced prices on almost all Vintage Collection Action Figures. We also added Diamond Select Ultimate Quarter Scale Action Figures and added a lot of Clone Wars vehicles to the site. Clone Wars Commander Fox and Wolffe are back in-stock.

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Ewok Scouts and Endor AT-ST Crew

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Boba Fett – Prototype Armor Figure (MINT)
Darth Vader – VC93 – Unpunched
Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) – VC92
Vintage Collection Wave 2.5 – Set of 4 (UNPUNCHED)
Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) – VC87
Wave 4 – Set of 6 – Lost Wave – unpunched
Wave 4 – Set of 6 – unpunched
Wave 4 – Set of 6
Wave 4 – Set of 6 – (NON-MINT)
Wave 4 – Set of 6 – Lost Wave (NON-MINT)
Wave 2.2 set of 5 Vintage Action Figures (UNPUNCHED)
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Hasbro deliveries have arrived at some locations but that last wave of The Vintage Collection is still making its way to us, but literally any day they will be in hand.

Last time for a good while to nab those oh so cool vintage carded figures; Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, Nien Nunb, Aurra Sing, Lumat, Republic Trooper, Gungan Warrior, Weequay Hunter and The Emporer’s Royal Guard.

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Toyguide Update: VC113 Republic Trooper

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Republic Trooper (VC113) from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: With the Republic Trooper, Hasbro has created a fantastic figure in virtually all aspects. This figure is loaded with articulation, accessories and paint apps and for the most part, is very faithful to the Old Republic source material. One cool feature is that you can swap around the ammo and knife/sheath accessories for custom configurations or to recreate Commander Jace Malcom, a main character in the SWTOR MMO.

CONS: A few minor quibbles. First, this figure is part of the online exclusive wave, so you won’t find him in stores. Second, the deco is a bit clean for a battle hardened Republic Trooper . Finally, the “Havoc Squad” unit logos are missing from the shoulder armor.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Update: TRU Black Friday Promotion

Toys”R”Us Black Friday promos have been revealed and show that those Special Value Offer vehicle 2 packs are going to be on sale for 50% off! The promo starts Thanksgiving Day at 8pm and lasts until Friday at close. If you’ve held off on getting some of these vehicles or, like many, NEED that Mandalorian Assault Transport this may be your last shot at it.

UPDATE: For fans of plush figures and Star Wars Transformers, those large deluxe talking plush figures of Yoda, Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 and all Star Wars Transformers figures will also be 50% off.