Category Archives: Collecting News

Toyguide Update: Clone Captain Lock (Kmart)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the K-Mart Exclusive Clone Captain Lock from The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A nice and relatively inexpensive exclusive when compared to other retailers. Still available in stores and online.

CONS: Light on accessories and a removable helmet would have been nice.

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Toyguide Update: CW52 Commander Colt

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Clone Commander Colt from The Clone Wars Collection

PROS: We knew we were going to get this figure as soon as we saw him in solicitation imagery for the Season 3 debut, and after a not-quite-right trial run in the ARC Troopers Battle Pack, Hasbro delivers on a great figure and it’s pretty close to the onscreen version in terms of deco and the skull-face helmet deco is too cool. Lots of accessories and plenty of articulation, too.

CONS: The blueish-gray used for the accent color seems to be a bit off when compared to the character art, but still a fine figure and not a reason to pass on him.

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Episode 294: Bounty & the RockStar 2: Clone Toy Boogaloo

This week Dan & Jerry return to take the reins of Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie prepare to stand in line for Thor! (Ok, not really). Listen as they talk about the latest news this week including the upcoming Blu-Ray announcement, Savage Oppress’ action figure debut, as well as what they are finding in stores. Then Justin is back with what’s he’s finding in stores and on-line including the Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-bust that went up for pre-order this week. Then we wrap up with a step-back in time as Dan & Jerry discuss the action figures and vehicles made for the Tartakovsky Clone Wars micro-series as they prepare for Republic Forces Radio Network’s special summer programming.

All this and more on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show from swactionnews.com or use the direct links:

Regular Version:
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/SWAN294.MP3

Enhanced Version
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/Enhanced/SWAN294.M4A

New Clone Wars Battle Packs

The crew at Sandtroopers.com has posted a new set of images showcasing 4 new Battle Packs for the Clone Wars line! Head on over for a look at Assault on Geonosis, Cad Bane’s Escape (there’s that missing Bane figure!), Defend Kamino and The Hunt for Grievous!

What do you think about the drop to only 3 figures in a battle pack? Leave a comment here or post in our forums!

EDIT: Hasbro just sent us these as well, so if you have trouble viewing them there you can hit up our facebook page.

Toyguide Update: CW51 Eeth Koth

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Eeth Koth from The Clone Wars Collection

PROS: Another excellent Clone Wars-style figure, the likeness is very close to the animation model.

CONS: A little light on the accessories; absence of ankle joints may be a sticking point for some.

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Toyguide Update: VC48 Weequay Skiff Master

Weequay Skiff Guard (Variant)

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of a few of the latest variants from the Vintage Collection. Next up: VC48 Weequay Skiff Master

This running change tweaks the neck post mold a bit, shortening it so the head sits closer to the shoulder and creating a more esthetically look.

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Toyguide Update: VC43 Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of a few of the latest variants from the Vintage Collection. Next up: VC44 Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing).

This running change corrects the pale blue lightsaber which shipped in this figure’s original run and replaced it with a darker, more vibrant blue mold.

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Toyguide Update: VC41 Stormtrooper

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of a few of the latest variants from the Vintage Collection. First up: VC41 Stormtrooper

This running change corrects the oddly painted helmet of the previous version as well as adds the missing “gray dots” absent on the mid-section.

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Toyguide Update: CW50 Barriss Offee

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Barriss Offee from The Clone Wars Collection

PROS: Fantastic esthetically and the likeness is near perfect for the animated character. The fabric for the skirt is some of the best I’ve see in the modern era of collecting.

CONS: This will be a sticking point for some – articulation. There are no knee or ankle joints and the elbow only feature simple swivel joints.

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