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Assorted LEGO Mini Sets at Walmart

Our friends at Imperial Holocron have posted via Twitter that they found an assortment tray of polybagged LEGO mini sets at Walmart. These sets include a standard TIE Fighter, Republic Cruiser, Star Destroyer and STAP with Battle Droid. Click the pic above for a closer look and thanks to Imperial Holocron for the tip.

Sandtroopers Reveals TVC “Odd Ball” Card

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have posted a first look at the upcoming Vintage Collection “Odd Ball” (Clone Pilot) packaging. March on over for the sneak peek.

Sideshow Getting Into LEGO

Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will soon be distributing LEGO sets. Whether that means all basic retail sets or the large, just the high-end, Collector Series sets has yet to be revealed but this is great news for LEGO fans looking for alternate ways to get their “brick fix”.

Canceled Walmart 2-Packs Found

Forum Member CombatJedi reports of finding the canceled Walmart 2-packs (Obi-Wan/Gearshift & Ahsoka/Scythe) at TJ Maxx & Marshall’s stores for $9.99 each! Head to our forums for a closer look.

New TVC Carded Images at JediDefender

Our friends at JediDefender have posted our first look new Vintage Collection figures! Head on over for shots of Clone Wars Anakin, Kithaba (Skiff Guard), Nom Anor, 501st Clone Trooper, Imperial Navy Commander, Darth Vader (ANH) and Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)!

What do you think. Leave your comments on these latest reveals in our forums.

New Clone Wars and TVC Cases at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth has updated today adding new case assortments for the Clone Wars (wave 3) and Vintage Collection (waves 3, 4 and 4R1). Head on over to plan out which cases you need to get the figures you want!

Toyguide Update: VC88 Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the our next Blu-ray deleted scene figure addition: Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro goes to the popular “Slave Leia” well one more time with this release. This figure features an improved paintjob over the previous releases giving her a much softer appearance which makes this a far superior version in terms of likeness to the TLC and VC64 releases. The combination hard/soft goods work well here for the deleted scene attire as they keep the figure relatively unencumbered.

CONS: A great figure for the most part, but the plastic hair braid forces the head to always look to one side. Maybe Hasbro in the future can try to implement real hair akin to what they did in the POTF2 line’s Princess Leia Collection.

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.

Flightpose Display Discount Code

Need some awesome display stands for your vehicles? Head to Flightpose.com and use the discount code “SPGBRK” from now until Sunday, March 25 for 10% off your order.

Update: Star Wars Onesies Kickstarter Project

Looking to outfit your lil’ padawan in super cute Star Wars apparel? Mike Vasquez has launched a Kickstarter Project in order to produce some awesome Star Wars inspire onesies. Head on over to his project page to check out is designs for Chewbacca, R2-D2, Obi-Wan, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, TIE Pilot and more!

UPDATE: It appears that this project is no longer accepting funds. No explanation was given but I suspect it has to do with licensing.

Episode 337: LEGO Toy Man

This past Sunday the Toy Man Toy Show was held in St. Louis and Marjorie and Arnie were on hand to report, and to shop! On this week’s podcast they discuss the new vintage and vintage vintage items they found at the con, including a Return of the Jedi pop-up book and a deleted scene Luke Skywalker figure.

But their find of the show were two custom items made by a local craftsman–giant sized LEGO Star Wars statues! Fully articulated with removable helmets, listen to hear all about these figures and how you can get some of these for your collection!

With a store report, a 3-D phantom menace book and the Uncle Milton Darth Maul room light, all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Download the Regular Version or Enhanced Version

Jumbo Death Star Droid Revealed

Gentle Giant has revealed the Death Star Droid as their next Jumbo Kenner figure!

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Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys

Past Generation Toys is now taking pre-orders for new Vintage Collection (Aayla Secura, Kithaba, Dr Evazan, 501st Clone Trooper, Nom Anor) and Clone Wars figures (Obi-Wan, Republic Commando Boss and Captain Rex – Phase II.) figures.

Discover the Force G8-R3 Harness Variant

While photographing and reviewing the Walmart Exclusive G8-R3 a couple weeks ago, I noted that the power harness for the figure did not match the other harnesses included with the Royal Astromech Droids in terms of paint details/color.

After looking on ebay and reviewing similar image galleries at both Jedi Temple Archives and Rebelscum, I thought I might have inadvertently photographed the wrong harness for the toyguide since I gathered all of the related Naboo astromechs for a group shot.

I solicited my friend Paul at JTA for assistance as he happened to have a few G8′s on card to see if he spotted a variant amongst them and sure enough there was!

As you can see in the side-by-side image, the details on the harness “arms” have different details on the hub section and there is also a different red/green light configuration on the front of the harness arms (not visible in the carded photograph).

You can count on us adding this variant to our G8-R3 entry as soon as I can track one down for myself as all of the versions in my area have had the missing paint details (shown on the left).

Which one do you have? Leave a comment or a post in our forums. We welcome responses on facebook as well.

Yakfinities #44 Voting Has Begun

Voting has just begun for an all new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, and there’s a great variety of themes to choose from.

Simply log into the forums to cast your vote!

Complete Saga Blu-ray On Sale This Week

Target has the Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray on sale this week for $80. A great price if you have yet to add this to your collection!

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