Category Archives: Collecting News

Toyguide Update: Sandtrooper (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We start things off with the Sandtrooper.

PROS: Hasbro takes their previous TVC/Lost Line Sandtrooper and gives it a fresh deco/wash and new rank by way of a black pauldron. Plenty of accessories give you a variety of display and play options and the incorporation of the sentry droid into the backpack is a nice feature — albeit not a new one.

CONS: Only way to obtain this figure was to order a set of figures that you may not have necessarily wanted or needed, making it a relatively spendy figure.

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

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Episode 424: Jabba In a Box!

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In this episode the hosts of Star Wars Action News look at the Episode VII casting announcement, new toy offerings by Disney, report from the Toy Man Toy Show, and much more!

Star Wars Action News is back and with May the 4th behind us there is tons of collecting news to talk about. Sideshow Collectibles has released more than half a dozen new products in one-sixth, one-quarter, and full scales; Disney Stores have stocked up on exclusive figures, plushies, and statues, and Hasbro has revealed their San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Jabba the Hutt! Listen as Marjorie and Arnie discuss all the latest news in this podcast.

Also on this show, Steve the Gingerprince hasn’t had much time to collect lately but he made up for it over May the 4th weekend at Star Wars Fun Days. Listen as he reports in on all the finds across the pond. And joining in also is Jerry with a look at pseudo-Vintage Star Wars items.

With a stand-ing report by Scott From Tulsa, a look at last weekend’s Toy Man Toy Show, collecting news from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and reactions to the Episode VII casting news, it’s all in the latest Star Wars Action News podcast!