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Toyguide Update: Mission Series – Death Star

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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.

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The Countdown to Rebel Con 4 Starts Now

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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.

UPDATE: New Inquisitor Lightsaber Image in EW

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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.

Darth Maul Clone Wars Storyline to Conclude in Comic Form

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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.