Extraordinary 6″ TBS Captain Poe Repaint

It is truly amazing what is possible when time and extraordinary talent is applied to Hasbro’s products. Case in point is this jaw-dropping example of OldBoy CTTS’s work on this repaint of the 6″ Black Series Captain Poe Dameron from The Last Jedi. Click the image above for a closer look and then head to his Facebook page for more examples of his astounding work.

Toyguide Update: 6″ Black Series Inferno Squad Agent (GameStop Exclusive)

PROS:  Despite using existing tooling from previous Black Series releases, the Battlefront II Inferno Squad Agent still impresses as a figure. The bold red accents and sigils are striking as they almost have a Special Forces First Order TIE Pilot feel. The sculpting still holds up well today and the repurposed Han Solo stormtrooper belt from 2013 makes this figure stand apart from prior TIE Pilot releases.

CONS: Sadly, this figure doesn’t represent the main protagonist of the Battlefront II story, Iden Versio, though I understand the need to recoup tooling costs and still make something in the spirit of the game. There were several issues in the order fulfillment for this figure from delays and dropped orders. GameStop must work on their exclusives relationship with Hasbro if they want to be a successful player in the game. (Pun intended).

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

Toyguide Update: 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait (TRU Exclusive)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Toys”R”Us exclusive 6″ Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) Crait figure.

PROS:  The upgraded deco and soft goods for Rey make this far superior (in my opinion) to the standard Black Series figure release. The inclusion  of diecast weapons are a nice touch as they feel weighty in the hand and add a bit more authenticity to the figure. The included Crait base components are nicely sculpted and painted. It will be interesting to see how this environment and Rey interact in the film.

CONS: I, and I think many, feel that issuing superior versions of the same character in such close proximity to the initial figure release date reinforces the practice of collectors waiting out inital product launches. Despite the improvements to the figure and the inclusion of the environmental base, the price of this exclusive at 75% markup over the basic Black Series figure seems excessive.

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

Toy of the Year Awards 2018 Voting Open

The voting process for Toy Association’s annual Toy of the Year Awards is now open. The Star Wars products that are nominated in the following categories include:

Action Figure of the Year:
Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures  – Hasbro

Collectible of the Year:
Master Minis – Funko

Construction Toy of the Year:
Lego Star Wars BB-8 – LEGO Systems

Creative Toy of the Year:
Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit – LittleBits

Licensee of the Year:
Star Wars – Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media

Outdoor Toy of the Year:
Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder – Radio Flyer

Specialty Toy of the Year:
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon – LEGO Systems

To vote, simply register your information and once submitted, you are eligible to win every toy in that particular category. Winners will be announced February 2018.

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