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Join the Rebellion: Rogue One IMAX Screening Sweepstakes


Calling all rebel forces: in preparation for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ve placed an exclusive in-theatre display in select IMAX theatres starting November 3!

Brush up on your Aurebesh – that’s how you’ll decode secret messages hidden by the Rebel Alliance throughout the display.

That’s not all! Your mission: find one of our IMAX-exclusive displays, take a picture in front of the display and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #RogueIMAXsweeps.  Boom! Now you’re entered to win a trip for two to IMAX’s headquarters in LA for a private screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – in the same theatre where director Gareth Edwards and the filmmaking team worked on the IMAX version of the movie!

Click on through to see the hidden messages I’ve translated thus far.

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Toyguide Update: 6″ TBS C-3PO (Resistance Base)


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the 6″ Black Series assortment with the droid you don’t recognize: C-3PO (Resistance Base).

PROS:  A fantastic sculpt overall, capturing the silhouette and posture of one of the most recognizable droids in all of cinema. The details are very well done for a figure in this price point. Articulation is about what one should expect for a protocol droid as they aren’t that dynamic or action-oriented in their function anyhow. Non-TFA C-3PO fans can look forward to seeing this figure repainted as a Walgreens exclusive sporting the more popular “Original Trilogy” coloration. Hopefully we will see future releases with this body to get some additional protocol droids into the market. (Maybe Entertainment Earth can release a 4 pack featuring R-3PO, K-3PO, TC-70 and C-3PO from Attack of the Clones?)

CONS: It has taken a very long time for C-3PO to finally come to fruition and I can’t help but feel that it’s a slight let down in execution. While the figure is painted in a vibrant gold hue, it’s the omission of vac-metal finish that is really the main point of contention. Secondly, this figure severely lacks in the accessory department. Other than a secondary gold arm or removable panels (like the 3.75″ Black Series version), there isn’t a lot of “stuff” you could add to this figure to make it more interesting. Maybe the map key pulled from BB-8? Finally, the red arm should have been given a dark wash (as seen in the film) to pop some of the details in its sculpt. It looks too flat and honestly cheap with out it. What Hasbro saved in articulation, accessories and finish, could have easily been used to accentuate that “phantom limb”.

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

Product provided by Entertainment Earth.

Toyguide Update: 6″ TBS Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the Rogue One 6″ Black Series assortment with the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader.

PROS:  The colorful Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader recycles the fantastic Imperial Hovertank Pilot sculpt only this time, we get a new helmet and belt. Obviously an easy update but the recast is another amazing trooper from Rogue One. The deco and weathering on the figure looks faithful to the shots of the trooper we’ve seen. Hasbro also elected to detail the new E-22 blaster rifle with various paint apps which goes a long way to finish off the overall presentation of the figure. Articulation is comparable to the Hovertank Pilot and despite this trooper having the kama/waistcoat, most poses are unencumbered resulting in some great battle stances.

CONS: This trooper has already proven to be in high demand based on third party sales, discussions in various forums and social media interactions, so expect the Scarif/Shoretrooper to be a tough character to spot at retail — at least initially.

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

Product provided by Entertainment Earth.

Elite Series TFA Han Solo Found


Yakface reader Charlie G. writes in with store report after finding the Han Solo Elite Series figure this morning in Lutz, FL:

Just wanted to say I was at a Disney Store Outlet this morning and purchased the Han Solo you guys recently mentioned. The store also had about 12 of the First Order Squad Leaders figures in stock but I passed on it. The outlet bizarrely only received two Han Solo figures, one of which I purchased. Happy Hunting!

Sideshow 1:6 Scale Han Solo in Carbonite Preorder


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their 1:6 scale Han Solo in Carbonite figure.

Multiple display options are available as the carbonite slab is able to be positioned both horizontally, as it is moved through a Bespin hallway, and vertically, as rests in the freezing chamber.  The base itself has swappable floor options to further enhance whichever way collectors choose to display the piece.  Further, there is illumination in the base and along the carbon slab control panel.

Toyguide Update: Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise)


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the Rogue One 3.75″ basic figure assortment with Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise).

PROS:  Instead of simply swapping heads with the previously existing stormtrooper body, Hasbro elected to create an all-new mold – one that is markedly improved over the original. The figure reflects Kanan’s taller stature as well as captures a better representation of the character’s animated likeness. Hasbro also created an all-new lightsaber for Kanan with this release – although not as detailed in sculpt as the previous version. The helmet is well proportioned and doesn’t appear overly bulky when worn. In total, there are a lot of useful accessories for extended and expanded playability.

CONS: The pauldron doesn’t fit the greatest when the helmet isn’t being used. Ugh, that disk-firing projectile. For some reason, I just don’t like it (in what ever flavor it comes in).

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

Product provided by Entertainment Earth.