Yakface sponsor Entertainment Earth has listed a soon-to-be-officially announced Clone Wars Mandalorian Gunship in the mid-size vehicle assortment. Not a whole lot is known about this particular ship other than pricepoint, but speculation seems to be of a consensus that it is the Mandalorian Fighter seen in the Season Two arc involving the Death Watch faction on Mandalore.
So, kick back and take a few minutes to enjoy the latest Roundup Report and see which forum members are walking away with some free figures after the jump!
Hi – Here is a quick update from bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of great new preorders and more new arrivals!
————–4000 ITEM SALE————–
We’ve just cut pricing on hundreds more items and updated the sales menus. There are now over 4000 items priced between 20% and 90% off our list price! Check for many new additions in the lower discount brackets and check for great deals on previous sale items in the higher discount brackets. View the link for all the sale items:
We have some very sad news to share as a great friend in the Yakface community has passed away tragically. Mike Martinez, also known around the customizing community as Mercury Art Studios, was killed in a car accident on July 2.
Mike was a moderator and active customizer in our forums, and a full time staff member at Echobasenews.com – he was also running a new customizing contest over there, which will still be completed – so if you have ever been into customizing, there would be no better tribute to a fellow collector than to enter a custom of your own into this contest that he worked so hard to put together here.
Above all, Mike was a great person and a devoted father. He will be sorely missed and our prayers and thoughts are with his family and those closest to him.
UPDATE: If you wish to send a donation directly to Mike’s fiancee Hollie, here is the Paypal address with which to do so. email@example.com
Our pals at Jeditemplearchives are reporting that the new AV-7 Mobile Cannon has not only been found, but also have an impressive gallery of pics of this outstanding Clone Wars offering to share as well!
Check out all their pics of this great new vehicle and share your thoughts on this Clone Wars offering in the Yakface Forums!
One of the more popular segments of Expanded Universe figures will be back in circulation again, with what appears to be enhanced sculpts and articulation – the Republic Commandos!
Find out more details in the forums.
In case you haven’t been following, we created a new album on our Facebook page showcasing the amazing Yoda’s Hut 1:6 Scale Environment from Sideshow Collectibles. If you’ve been on the log, err fence about ordering this piece, I can attest that this high-end collectible that is far too good to pass up if you have the means.
K & C Collectibles is celebrating 16 years in business this weekend. To commemorate this millstone, we are offering all customers 16% discount starting today June 29th, 2011. A discount code must be keyed into the order form to receive the discount. The discount code is “16years” and expires on July 4th, 2011. Minimum purchase amount is $30. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order.
New Saga Legends Figures:
Destroyer Droid – SL31
Spacetrooper – SL31
Boba Fett – SL30
Mace Windu – SL29
Super Battle Droid – SL28
Death Star Trooper – SL27
Stormtrooper – SL25
We knew this day was approaching, and now it’s upon us – Yak’s Pub has reached its final comic strip.
We invite all the fans of this amazing ride to share your laughs and shed your tears with us in the forums – and thank you Niktom for endless jokes! Yak’s Pub will always have a special place in our community!
For those that placed orders for the Clone Wars 12″ Boil and Waxer with Numa Set, Sideshow has sent out notices that these orders with be processed in about a month. So make sure your account is in order. If you haven’t ordered this set yet, you can still add yourself to the wait list in case more become available.
This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie are joined in the studio by Johnathan, forum name RancorBoy, a long time Star Wars collector who has come to aid in the packing of the Sithsonian, and also to aid in Arnie’s quest for a complete modern carded figure collection. Listen as Johnathan shares his thoughts on the state of collecting, and exactly how close Arnie is to the dream of a carded collection.
Also this week, Marjorie, Arnie, and Johnathan run down the latest SDCC exclusives, including the Gentle Giant Vinyl Cape Jawa, the McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Bust, and a picture book from director Morgan Spurlock.
With The Gingerprince providing Vintage Collection figure reviews and Justin’s store report, all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
You can download this week’s show from swactionnews.com or use the direct links:
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have posted boxed and loose image of the newest Clone Wars Battle Pack revealed a few months back. “Stop the Zillo Beast” includes repacks of the standard Clone Trooper, Mace Windu and Yoda and “Capture of the Droids” features C-3PO, R2-D2 and Cad Bane with TODO-360. Head on over for a closer look and these sets.
PROS: A long-overdue upgrade to a previous incarnation delivers on design, articulation and overall playability. Two-piece plastic cloak is an inventive way to address certain limitations a one-piece cloak would have.
CONS: Initial images showed that Barriss Offee was to include a soft goods/fabric cloak. Included plastic cloak restricts movement. Lightsaber blade is a little light in terms of color/opaqueness. No word if this figure will receive a running change like Dagobah Landing Luke and Fi-Ek Sirch.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Going into the weekend, Gentle Giant revealed their latest SDCC exclusive item – a McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Mini Bust with alternate head! Pre-orders are open now for Premier Guild Members only.
Head on over there for some close up pics, and thanks to Yakface forum member Grimace for the heads up!