Category Archives: Collecting News

VC25 R2-D2 Cardback Variant

Proving that they are willing to address their mistakes (from time to time) Hasbro corrected the “First Issue” error on the back of the VC25 R2-D2 card. The 2010 cardback photo has been replaced with a more standard inset photo there are other typographical and design changes as well. Click the image above for a look at the side by side comparison and see if you can spot them all.

Toyguide Update: VC25 R2-D2

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of R2-D2 from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave (Wave 3).

PROS: After 7 years, this is a great second attempt at the “BAR2-D2” figure. The drink tray is far superior to the previous version in terms of sculpt and the ability to remove the individual glasses. Loaded with accessories and features to re-enact other scenes from the Original Trilogy.

CONS: Little pieces can be easy to loose if not careful. Dome rotation is limited when lightsaber or periscope accessories are in use. Smaller scale seems unnecessary at this stage of the hobby.

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 296: Store Wars

Star Wars Action News is back and playing your voicemails! Where are Vintage Collection Wave 6 figures being found? What stores are rearranging their toy aisles and what does it mean for Star wars toys? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out!

Also on this week’s show, Nathan and Brock join us to run down this summer’s new Star Wars book offerings for summer reading fun, Steve reports from Star Wars Fundays, and Dan and Jerry report from a Thors-Day toy run! All this and more on this week’s 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/SWAN296.MP3

Enhanced Version
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/Enhanced/SWAN296.M4A