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Announcing the Build-A-Droid Galactic Swap Meet at Celebration V

Hasbro will be hosting the Galactic Swap Meet at the Hasbro booth at Celebration V! Bring your surplus Build-a-Droid parts and trade with us, and other fans, as our booth becomes the hub for some serious droid-part-swapping!

We will have a limited supply of complete parts available for 14 of the buildable droids from the Legacy/Droid Factory basic figure line (see attached poster for exact droids we will have). Just bring your extra Legacy/Droid Factory parts and trade them 1-for-1 for parts you need to complete your unfinished droids.

Even if you don’t see the droids for which you need parts on the list, bring what you have anyway….there’s always a chance that another fan will have what you need.

To ensure that as many people as possible can complete their droids, we ask that only 2 Droid pieces be exchanged per person per day.

Updated: Saga Legends (SL12) Obi-Wan Running Change

It looks like Hasbro heard our cries about the initial mold chosen for the Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Saga Legends line. As you may have seen, the first shipments of this figure included a repack of the mold first used in 2003 Saga line as the Outlander Nightclub version. New cases shipping now look to have switched this figure out for the more respectable 2008 TAC mold. No word yet if a similar upgrade to the Jango Fett is in the works.

NiubNiubsUniverse Celebration V Diorama Workshop – X-Wing ARCH

Frank from NiubNiubsUniverse.com has updated his YouTube Channel with a new CV sneak preview tutorial showcasing the building of the X-Wing Arch. Head on over to watch this amazing project come to life step by step!

ALSO, he still need MORE Figures to populate the diorama, 100 feet is a LOTTA trenches 🙂

If people were hesitating, now is the time to send in your unwanted Hoth toys to make it in time for CV.

Star Wars Fans Unite To Beat Leukemia

Heroes Landing, along with Star Wars Action News have joined forces to host a Star Wars Trivia Night to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Florida. The event will be held on August 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm. This event will be emceed by Marjorie Carvalho and Arnie Carvalho, hosts of Star Wars Action News, a popular Star Wars podcast.

The event will be held at Heroes Landing, located at 12348 Roper Boulevard, Clermont, FL. All questions will be Star Wars themed with topics ranging from the six Star Wars movies to the hit Cartoon Network show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Trivia will be team-based with the winning team receiving 50% of the entry fees with the rest, as well as any other money raised, donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Florida. In addition to the team cash prize, there will also be chances for individuals to win door prizes donated by Star Wars Action News, Sideshow Collectibles, Dark Horse comics, and a gift certificate to Heroes Landing.

This event will take place the evening before the official Star Wars Celebration begins in Orlando. “We are very excited that Heroes Landing asked us to help out with the trivia night,” said Arnie Carvalho of Star Wars Action News. “This is a perfect kick off to the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy – Star Wars Celebration and it’s a great benefit for great charity.”

Heroes Landing’s Todd Merrick added “Heroes Landing has always supported local charities and knew that teaming up with Star Wars Action News would reach a broader audience than just our local community. We look forward to hosting this event with great success.”

Join Heroes Landing and Star Wars Action News as bring Star Wars fans and trivia buffs together to raise money for an important cause. The event begins at 7:00 PM, teams or individuals can register starting at 6:30 PM.

TCW Kul Teska (TRU Exclusive)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Clone WarsKul Teska

PROS:Despite its immense size, Hasbro managed to pack all the articulation and sculpted details that we’ve become accustomed to on figures a third of its stature. The unique packaging also sets this figure apart from the basic figure line.

CONS: If you haven’t played the game, I doubt you know who this dude is. The $14.99 price point is a bit high but considering it uses enough plastic to make two and a half figures, I guess it seems about right.

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

Hasbro Fining Stores for Breaking Street Date?

Here is an interesting story from frequent e-mailer EvilAnimation:

I decided to go Target at lunch and I found the entire wave of new Star Wars including vehicles and Clone Wars, and I noticed a lady that had a Hasbro name tag looking and scanning the figures. So I kinda hung around deciding if I need a couple of doubles like the AT-AT commander and cloud car pilot. I overhear her on her phone calling someone and then she gives the zip code of the store and store number and starts talking about a fine of $200 saying this stuff should not be out tell August 3rd. She then says that the manager is not there but she has already informed the supervisor and they are aware.

She also said that the new Transformers were out so they could be dinged on that as well. So I quickly grabed the figures I wanted and head to the front because I could hear talking about having someone from electronic come over and pull these off the shelf.

I think that $200 fine is per offending item and not a one time fee so if true, stores are looking at some serious infractions for setting the new goods early.

Share your thoughts on this in the forums.

Update: Yakface/SWAN CV Fan Party – Coming Soon

Now that SDCC has wrapped, we are gearing up for the next big thing: The Yakface/SWAN Celebration V Fan Party! The party is going to be HUGE – thanks to all who purchased tickets.

We’d again like to give a special thanks to all our friends and sponsors that have donated generous door prizes for our party giveaways!

Uncle Milton: who will have representatives on hand with Force Trainers with which you can test your midichlorian count! And they will be donating a Holographic Animation Lab and a Death Star Planetarium!
K&C Collectibles: Donating $50 in store credit
Brian’s Toys: Donating two F/X sabers
Sideshow Collectibles: Coruscant 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Sideshow Exclusive), A Republic Clone Lieutenant (Sideshow Exclusive), a Captain Antilles 12″ Figure, and a Grand Admiral Thrawn 12″ Figure!
Backstage Toys: Hasbro Interactive R2-D2!
Most Wanted Collectibles: who is donating a number of door prizes.
FlightPose: Vehicle Display Stands
Past Generation Toys: Donating four codes each redeemable for $25 in store credit
and

The 501st Legion who will be helping keep the peace!>

See you in a couple weeks!