Toy Run Episode 41 – So Long, Princess.

This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years.  In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016.  Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines.  All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN – The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!

Customizer Spotlight: Evilivo

Customizing perfectionist Evilivo has shared several custom updates over the past few months in our forums, including a group of Phase II Clone Troopers that exemplify exactly how Hasbro needs to approach these army builders should they ever bring clone grunts back into circulations in the 3.75″ scale.  Notice how the helmets are not oversized buckets that detract from the figure.  Check out his update after the jump!

Personal Note:  Nothing Hasbro did from 2010-2012 annoyed me more than the oversized bucket helmets they used on the spectacular VC45 mold Clone Trooper body.   Why put such horrible helmets on such a great body?  Hasbro admitted as much with our friends at Jeditemplearchives a few years ago… hopefully someday we will see some sort of definitive 3.75″ box set like what is currently being offered in the 6″ scale (or single carded figures, but I wouldn’t hold one’s breath).

Recent 3.75″ Figure Assortment Cancelled?

A few days ago, Robot Kingdom posted a new case assortment of 3.75″ figures featuring a mix of Rogue One and Rebels characters that included Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebels), Imperial Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One), Admiral Raddus (Rogue One)Shoretrooper (Rogue One), Galen Erso (Rogue One) and Lieutenant Sefla (Rogue One). We have intel that this case is being cancelled.

Now, before the requests for Hasbro to be decimated from low orbit (like Scarif Citadel), we have heard that the figures themselves are not cancelled, so it just may be that the case assortment (figures included and number of each) is different than originally set.  More as this develops….

3.75″ Star Wars Rebels Saw Gerrera Coming Soon?

On Episode 62 of The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast. Forest Whitaker himself refers to seeing 3 figures of his Saw Gerrera character, one from Rogue One (as part of the Jedha Revolt 4 pack), the Funko POP! figure and one from the animated series (Star Wars Rebels) which he misidentifies as The Clone Wars. Hear it for yourself at the 51:50 timestamp.

Thanks to @RobGower on Twitter for the report.

Star Wars Rebels Grand Admiral Thrawn Rank Variant

Since the figure was revealed back in July 2016, collectors have voiced their concern about the incorrect rank badge given to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure from Star Wars Rebels. Initial shipments did feature the improper coloration, but now, our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report a running change which corrects the oversight. Alas, the card art still features the wrong color break.

Both versions are on eBay right now for those that need further confirmation.

ToyMan Show Jan 8th

The St. Louis ToyMan Show schedule has been released, with the first event coming this Sunday, January 8th.

With  over 200 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices!

You may even run into yours truly and a few of our forum members!  For more details, click on the image above.

Toyguide Update: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Artist Series Boba Fett Statue

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the  Ralph McQuarrie Concept Artist Series Boba Fett Statue from Sideshow Collectibles.

PROS: An absolutely stunning rendition of Ralph McQuarrie’s concept for the super commando Boba Fett. The application of the paint to bring out the definition in the armor and flight suit is fantastic. The pose is dynamic and looks as if it’s ready to leap off of the Slave I inspired base. This version includes the exclusive, iconic T-visor helmet that can be switched out for the original design of the Boba Fett helmet, which I find preferable for display.

CONS: Price is the biggest obstacle that collectors will encounter with this piece.

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

Update: TBS AT-ST Walker with Driver Found at Walmart

Instagram Follower Fett_Ventures reports finding a new (unannounced) 3.75″ Black Series AT-ST Walker with Driver at his local Walmart in Houston, TX. Retail price is approximately $60.00. Stay tuned for more details as we receive it.

Update: here are the UPC and Walmart numbers for this item

UPC 630509536498 / walmart.com 133811432 / #556511747

Update 2: Back of box image added

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3.75″ Universe/Rogue One Wave 4 Assortment Reveals New Figures

Robot Kingdom has listed the next wave of 3.75″ Star Wars Universe figures featuring new figures from Rogue One. This wave consists of Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebels), Imperial Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One), Shoretrooper (Rogue One), Admiral Raddus (Rogue One), Galen Erso (Rogue One) and Lieutenant Sefla (Rogue One).

No word yet as to which outfit Galen Erso will be sculpted.

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