Category Archives: Collecting News

Power Droid Breakdown

Upon the reveal of the new Target Exclusive Droid 3-pk by Sandtroopers.com, forums and social media outlets have been abuzz. Forum member JACKOFTRADZE over at JediDefender was quick to point out that Power Droid included in this set is actually a new sculpt and not a simple repaint of a previously released Gonk Droid mold. Based upon the discussions, I whipped up a quick analysis of the differences between this new sculpt and the prior versions to point out just where some of the differences lie.

Click the image above for a breakdown.

Episode 350: Scourge of the Collector

It’s been an interesting week to be a Star Wars collector.  Some report new figure finds at Wal Mart and Target, others can’t find anything but The Phantom Menace wave.  Preorders of the Mandalorian Assault Transport were cancelled, but new San Diego Comic Con and Celebration VI exclusives were teased.  On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie look at these developments and what it means to be a Star Wars toy collector in 2012.
Also on this week’s podcast, Brock joins us with a review of the Star Wars novel Scourge.  From Jeff Grubb, an author with a Star Wars background bringing us his first Star Wars novel, this adaptation of a story from the Star Wars Role Playing Game has some fans buzzing.  Listen to Brock’s review to find out why!
And with Star Wars Celebration VI coming ever closer, announcements are continuing to flow.  Listen to hear about the reveal of 10 exclusive art prints, and Diorama Workshop head Frank Diorio tells you some of his plans for a diorama twice as large as the one at Celebration V, and how you can help make it a reality!  Plus, don’t forget to get your tickets now for the Yakface/Star Wars Action News party at Star Wars Celebration VI, with a FREE exclusive T-Shirt, food, drinks fun, friends, and music, it’s a time not to be missed!
All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Toyguide Update: VC99 Nikto (Skiff Guard)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Nikto Skiff Guard (VC99) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro crosses one of the last remaining figures from the original Kenner line to be re-sculpted off the list. As excited people were for Tarkin to make it to the Vintage line (myself included), Nikto simply delivers on all counts: the colors, the sculpt, the accessories and the cardback convey that sense of nostalgia we all feel for this line.

CONS: Other than being able to find this figure at retail, he’s pretty much flawless.

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

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