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Target Exclusives Hitting Stores

The newest Target Exclusive have started showing up around the country, and while there does seem to be a bite in the wallet for the Landspeeder and Luke’s Tauntaun (087-06-1732) at $24.99 a pop, the Search for Luke Skywalker set (087-06-1749) is well worth its $24.99 pricepoint. Look for these exclusives on the endcap, not in the aisle, in most stores.

Episode 317: NYCC 2011 Coverage

New York Comic Con is one of the fastest growing sci-fi and comic conventions in the country. Run by ReedPop, the convention organizers behind Chicago’s C2E2 and Star Wars Celebrations 5 and 6, this year they attracted a major Star Wars presence, with Hasbro making their first official New York Comic Con appearance, as well as Hallmark who brought along another Keepsake Ornament exclusive!

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Toyguide Update: VC52 Rebel Fleet Trooper

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rebel Fleet Trooper (VC52) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: We’ve suffered through a bulky version as well as poorly articulated and oddly colored versions, now we’re treated to a superbly sculpted and articulated figure that has accessories in spades! A perfect candidate for army building especially since it’s reshipping in wave 9 case assortments. 

CONS: The most glaring oversight here is the lack of a holster. It’s inclusion would have put this figure in the “no need to make another one ever again” category, but sadly it falls short of that honor.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

2012 Naboo Pilot & Ric Olie Review

Our friends at Jedidefender.com have got an early review of two great looking 2012 figures from The Phantom Menace.  Head on over and check it out by clicking on the above image!

Customizer Spotlight – Peakob1


Yakface forum member Peakob1 has added several more creations recently to his customizing thread, including an amazing alternate paint scheme on the Clone Wars Y-Wing Bomber.

Be sure to check this out, and keep your fingers crossed that someday Hasbro puts this kind of weathering onto their animated vehicle offerings, because this is awesome!

Landspeeder Comparison

Unsure if you want to fork over $24.99 for the latest version of Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder?  Yakface forum member darthmadonna has shared another comparison pic, this time with the latest version alongside the SAGA version from nearly a decade ago.

Which version do you prefer?  Click on the above image for a closer look.

Tauntaun Comparison

Yakface forum member darthmadonna has posted a nice comparison of Hasbro’s new Tauntauns, with an older version next to them.  Check it out and good luck hunting down this new beast at your local Target stores after the jump!

The Clone Wars Season 3 Available Today

Just a friendly reminder that The Clone Wars Season 3 is  available on DVD and Blu-ray today, October 18. The season does have its highs and lows, but overall a season worth adding to you video library

NYCC Hasbro Star Wars Presentation

For your enjoyment, Hasbro has passed on to us their Star Wars Presentation from last week’s New York Comic-Con. Click on through to check out some of what’s coming in 2012 then discuss what you think in our forums.

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Sam Witwer to Voice Maul in The Clone Wars

NuketheFridge.com has posted the exclusive report that Sam Witwer (The Force Unleashed, The Clone Wars) is returning to The Clone Wars to voice Darth Maul! Head on over for NTF for the full story.

Landspeeder and Tauntaun Hitting Target

We’ve received reports that the Target exclusive Landspeeder and Luke Skywalker’s Tauntaun (both in Vintage packaging) are starting to hit stores this week for UPDATE$24.99 each. Good luck on your hunting! DPCI 087-06-1732

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K&C Collectibles has received new Vintage action figures and a few Master Replicas .45 lightsabers. New Star Wars Wallpaper has been added to our Pre-Order section.

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UPDATE: NYCC Hasbro Presentation Breakdown

We’ve revised the list of products discussed at Hasbro’s Collector Panel. Click on through for a more detailed list of product for 2012! Watch for the presentation slides to be posted soon…

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Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys

Here is the latest pre-orders and new in-stock items at Past Generation Toys!!

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Finally! New Vintage Collection Figures Found

This morning I was finally able to get my hands on new figures from the Vintage Collection from my local Target. Other figures shipping in this case are Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape), Logray, Wicket, Jango Fett, Rebel Fleet Trooper. All of which include the mailaway Prototype Armor Boba Fett sticker and form.

Facebook Poll: Maul Packaging

Now that you’ve seen shots of the actual product, we posted a poll on our facebook page asking what you think of the new Maul packaging showcased at NYCC?

NYCC Coverage: Galactic Hunter UPDATE

The coverage for NYCC continues to hit the web! Next up is Galactic Hunter with some great shots from the floor. Head on over for a look at carded TPM figures for  the Vintage Collection, battle packs, Sith/Villain 2-packs, Pod Racers sets and much more!

Once you take a gander, be sure to post your thoughts in our forums.

UPDATE: GH has added more photos from today’s events at NYCC – check them out here.

Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D One-Sheet

StarWars.com has updated with the first look at the official one-sheet for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D as well as an article and sizzle reel showcasing the return of Darth Maul.

Yakfinities #42 Has Begun

A brand new customizing challenge has launched in the Yakface forums – Mirrored Reflections!

With this new Yakfinities, customizers are open to pretty much any alternative take on an existing Star Wars figure… if you’ve never customized a figure before, or are a crafty veteran, join in and show off your creative skills after the jump

And as always, three random winners will be selected from the entry list and will each receive two Hasbro action figures.

Lucasfilm Announces BOOK OF SITH

Tired of lurking in the shadows of the Jedi, waiting for a chance to seize control? At long last, the secrets of the dark side are being revealed. Whether you are a master or an apprentice, you can now fulfill your destiny with BOOK OF SITH: Secrets from the Dark Side.

This companion piece to THE JEDI PATH, explores text collected from Sorzus Syn, Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Mother Talzin, Darth Plagueis, and Darth Sidious as well as notes from prominent Sith and Jedi such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Asajj Ventress, Mace Windu, Quinlan Vos, and others.

For more information visit PRweb or AmazonBOOK OF SITH: Secrets from the Dark Side is available February 10, 2012.

Vintage Hoth Luke Revealed at Jedi Insider

Our friends at Jedi Insider have posted some pre-show images from the floor of NYCC. In the shots you can feast your eyes on the FX Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn, Deleted Scene figures, a new Death Star Trooper and the highly anticipated Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear! Head over to Jedi Insider for all the images.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

Here are the latest Sales, Pre-Orders and New Arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com! (more…)

Maul Lives on in The Clone Wars This Spring

Followers of the Clone Wars series have known for months that Darth Maul was teased last season as brother of Savage Opress. With the return Episode I to theatres in 2012, Lucasfilm is cashing in on the obvious tie-in and is announcing that Maul will at last be revealing himself to the Jedi (again, and shirtless) in the Clone Wars in 2012. We don’t yet know how he managed to survive being defeated by Obi-Wan but one thing’s for sure, it will make for some interesting episodes. Head to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly for their exclusive reports on the news.

What do you think about this? Discuss it in our forums!

Sideshow Reveals Utapau Shadow Trooper

Sideshow Collectibles has reveal (officially) their newest clone trooper to join the ever expanding ranks of their hugely successful Militaries of Star Wars line with the 12″ Utapau Shadow Trooper! Head to Sideshowtoy.com for this teaser and more!

Yakfinities #41 – Roundup Report

The most recent Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has concluded!

Click here or on the above image for the Roundup Report and check a out great variety of 49 different smugglers from around the galaxy, and find out which Yakface forum members are walking away with some free figures!

And a big thanks to DanOfTheDead for compiling the images once again!

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