Toyguide Update: R5-G19 (TBS #01)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of the R5-G19, our first entry for the 3-3/4″ Black Series (Blue) line look.

PROS: New (i.e. never before offered) figures from the Original Trilogy come few and far between these days so it’s nice to add another to the collection and scratch another off the list (Despite the less-than-accurate deco). R5-G19 recycles the Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory mold so it’s cross compatible with prior B.A.D. figures. Yay! Hasbro retired that bland black and orange card for a nicer TIE Pilot design in a more traditional 6×9 format.

CONS: The inaccuracy of the deco has ruffled a few feathers of diehard astromech collectors, as well as the use of the B.A.D. mold. Although purely anecdotal, R5-G19 has achieved Peg Warmer Status: Level 10 at most of the Toys”R”Us stores I visit.

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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The Force Awakens 6″ Figure(s) Image

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Rebelscum has posted a link and image to a leaked photograph of five 6″ figures from The Force Awakens. The image gives us our first “real” full look at characters from the teaser and one shot of a familiar walking carpet. Spoiler warnings apply.

UPDATE: Image has been removed from Rebelscum per the request of HunterPR. Image is still available at the original link.

Episode 45: But It’s A Whole ‘Nother Year

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As we close out 2014, Flyguy and I discuss the latest collecting bits with news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, LEGO, Gentle Giant and more. Customizing and artwork gets another big focus this week as we feature some great builds and illustrations that again must be seen be believed. Finally, we run down the latest news regarding The Force Awakens, more Marvel cover variants and our latest toy acquisitions. All this and much more on Episode 45 of The Realm Recap.

We would like to thank everyone that has listened, watched, commented and shared our shows over the past year. You are all the reason why we keep doing it and we hope to continue into 2015 and beyond. MTFBWY.

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New Prototype Herocross R2-D2 and C-3PO Images

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Herocross continues to expand its Hybrid Metal Figuration figures as R2-D2 and C-3P0 were on display at Toy Soul 2014. These super articulated/super deformed figures join Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Shadow Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and the Sandtrooper. R2-D2 and C-3PO should retail in the US, through importers, for $80-90 each. Click the image above for closer look, then check out the Star Wars Hong Kong Facebook page.

Walgreens Prototype Fett Preorder Update

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I received an interesting/unexpected email this morning from Walgreens regarding a Prototype Boba Fett which I had on preorder, but first a little background. This preorder was placed on 7/23 using a credit card which I had to have replaced due to a security breach at a national retail chain. I (and many collectors) was/were originally told that there was no way to update credit card information that was used to place the order(s). Fast forward 5 months and read the email I was sent…

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Toys”R”us Raising Price on Legends/Rebels

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Even though most stores can’t seem to get the new single carded Rebels figures in stock, Toys”R”us is raising prices for the 5POA figure line.  Head on over to the forums to see how much you can expect to pay for these there moving forward.

Personal Note:  If they could just get the figures in stock, they’d have no problem moving figures like Chopper, Inquisitor, Kallus for a little more… there’s no doubt that the 5POA Rebels figures are an upgrade over the other Legends stuff from the past year or so…  it’s just a shame that this stuff didn’t hit like it should have in time for Christmas gifts…!

AT-AT Mini Bookends

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Gentle Giant/The 3D Studio has launched their all-new website and they are offering their first preorder – a set of AT-AT mini bookends for $225.00. Interestingly, the sculpt for these was teased a few days ago via their YouTube video, which should support the thoughts that other unannounced items in that video will probably see the light of day.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the AT AT Mini Bookends features the mechanical monstrosities as they were seen traversing the terrain on the planet Hoth in pursuit of the Rebel Alliance. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted bookend set comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity.

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