Toyguide Update: Saga Legends Wave 1

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with an entry dump covering the first wave of Saga Legends figures.

At this point, you’ve learned all you need to know about these figures and most collectors are in one of three camps: “hate’em”, “love’em” or the ever popular  “meh”. I’ll go on record again saying that I love them and can appreciate them for what they are – an inexpensive alternative play pattern for kids with a bit of nostalgia thrown in for collectors who grew up in a simpler time.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether these figures are 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.

Black Series 6″ – How’s it Selling?

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By now, we should be able to have a pretty good gauge on how well Hasbro’s new scale of Star Wars figures are moving.  In my neck of the woods, the first wave is starting to dry up, but Luke and Maul aren’t exactly flying off the shelves.

Thoughts?  How’s this line doing so far in your area?  Let us know by sharing your thoughts here or in our forums!

UPDATE: Amazon Exclusive TIE Interceptor Under Review

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It looks like the shipping condition woes that plagued Slave I have been prevalent enough for the TIE Interceptor that it has been temporarily taken offline as well and is “Under Review” as evidenced by the below message on their site:

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

Thanks to AaylaSecurasMan for the heads up.

Update (10:35 am EST): It is now back up for ordering

Yakfinities #49 – Dark Horse Comics

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The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has seen some great entries over the past week – and there’s still some time left to get a custom entry submitted before the deadline on Sunday, September 30th.

This one’s easy too – just make and submit a custom of something that appeared in ANY Star Wars Dark Horse comic, and your submission has been entered!  Or, if you’d rather just kick back and check out the latest entries, just hop on over to the forums!

Oh, my! What have you done? I’m BACKWARDS!

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We don’t enjoy posting negative news about Hasbro this often – but you have to see the latest reports on the bubble issues with The Black Series… some employees are inadvertently reattaching the figures on backwards now – which is understandable given the general lack of distinction between the front and back of the cards.

A couple years ago, Hasbro seemed surprised when fans told them that clone helmets were yellow and green while still on the card (this was months after the clones had been showing up at retail)… so we can only hope Hasbro hasn’t failed to realize this bubble issue by now and are working to address this for subsequent waves of both The Black Series and Legends.

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