The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our first entry in the Mission Series line as we take a look at the Death Star set featuring Han and Chewie.
PROS: If you’ve followed my previous entries for the 2013-2014 Saga Legends line, you’ll know I’m totally in the bag for these figures. They scream nostalgia with their rigid stances and 5 points of articulation and if Hasbro’s factories could tighten the paint operations a little more, these figures would really be the true continuation of the original “Vintage” line.
CONS: Again, these figure aren’t for everyone due to their limited articulation and less than optimal paint apps. Chewie’s neck joint isn’t much of a joint at all as the hair prohibits any real movement – a waist joint could have been better served in this instance. Han is pretty great, though I’d have liked his shirt to be a little more yellow and the eyes to be brown rather than blue but overall it’s a solid figure – FOR KIDS.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set 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.
BBTS News: Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Avengers Infinite, SH Figuarts/MonsterArts, Evil Dead 2, Transformers, NECA 1/4 Batman, Gundam, Hot Toys & More! Click on through the latest from Big Bad Toy Store!
Continue reading Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store
Santa Cruz Skateboards™ is honored to collaborate with Lucasfilm™ to present a Limited Edition Star Wars™ Collection of skateboard decks and cruzers. Click on through for the details.
Continue reading Santa Cruz Skateboards Announces The Star Wars Collection
The annual German Action-Figures and Star Wars Event will held for the fourth time on May 17, 2014. Again at the highly recommended Schacht 3 in Gelsenkirchen, finds the team of Rebellenstützpunkt e.V. a great Place to welcome fans, families and collectors for a fun enthusiasm day. For your comfort will be a food buffet (advance order necessary) and a bright range of cakes.
You can book accommodations locally. Please visit www.rebellenstuetzpunkt.de for more information and photos of RebelCon 3. Make a mark for May 17, 2014 on your calendar and visit the RebelCon 4.Doors open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Our friends at Star Wars Action News have posted via Facebook the finding of The Black Series Wave 3 at Walgreens. Might be worth a stop if your heading out on toy runs today.
Today’s issue of Entertainment Weekly has listed Star Wars Rebels as part of their 2014 Preview feature and the accompanying photo shows a new image of The Inquisitor with a couple stormtroopers. Interestingly, it reveals that his unique lightsaber staff appears to have a couple modes where it can be used as more of a sword with the full [rotating] ring folding in half to serve as a traditional hand guard.
UPDATE: Article is now online.
Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for their sixth scale Captain Han Solo – Hoth figure. Head on over to choose between 2 versions: exclusive edition with Brown coat or exclusive edition with blue coat.
Our friends at JediDefender have posted note that Wave 3 of the Black Series 3-3/4″ figures has started showing up at Walmart in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Newsarama has posted an exclusive report that the story arc involving Darth Maul in The Clone Wars series will be concluded via a four-part limited edition comic book series titled: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir this May.
It is a huge disappointment that these episodes won’t be completed in their intended animated form, but at least the story will finally get some closure.
Sideshow has updated today with an expanded preview of their Captain Han Solo – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure going up for pre-order this Thursday. Click on through for all the details including the exclusive version that includes brown or blue parka and alternate head sculpt.