Episode #78: It’s Not Easy Bein’ PZ


We are less than a week out from NYCC and less than a month away until the next trailer for The Force Awakens, but in the meantime there are plenty of new products hitting retail and announcements from manufacturers. On this episode, Flyguy and I discuss new Hasbro figures hitting Walmart, a new line of Titanium collectibles, and a great new 1:6 preorder from Hot Toys. Also, we discuss new info regarding the Inquisitors from Star Wars Rebels, new Topps trading card releases and much more. All this, plus our weekly, show and tell of new acquisitions and purchases on episode #78 of The Realm Recap!

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Toyguide Update: First Order Flametrooper


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the First Order Flametrooper from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Desert” assortment.

PROS:  While the movie hasn’t debuted yet, we have received a brief glimpse of the First Order Flametroopers in action via a behind the scenes video. This unit of troops looks to be particularly lethal in their methods and the figure seems to capture that design faithfully. They come across as a lot bulkier that the standard First Order Stormtrooper and evoke a silhouette reminiscent of the Republic Trooper from The Clone Wars era. The figure stands well even with his bulky backpack and the paint (or lack thereof) is applied well.

CONS: The figure could have been served better if the arms were sculpted to be able to hold the flamethrower rifle with both hands, as it looks a bit silly in an outstretched arm. Despite being a pretty solid figure, there does seem to be an issue with the hose from the flamethrower staying attached to the backpack. It seems to stay in place initially, but if you pose the (right) arm, the tension on the supply hose can result in it coming off peg. Not a huge deal but maybe frustrating for the kiddos during play. And what is that build-a-weapon pack-in supposed to be? A shield? A gun? A key fob? Obviously it is part to a larger construct, but on it’s own, it’s as out of place in the line as the other individual BAW components.

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

Sneak Peek: Black Series Titanium Helmets

titanium_helmetsThe Hasbro Pulse is proud to bring you your very first look at something new for 2016! Introducing STAR WARS: The Black Series Titanium Series Helmets. Collect the most iconic character helmets from the classic STAR WARS films as well as from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Helmets include KYLO REN, POE DAMERON, CAPTAIN PHASMA, and FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER. Each pack includes two highly detailed mini-helmets along with two display stands. Each pack sold separately.

Thanks to @justinlasalata on twitter for the heads up.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles


K & C Collectibles is offering all customer a 15% off coupon.  The coupon is valid starting October 3th, 2015 through October 9th, 2015.  The redemption code is OCT2015.  We have added New Star Wars Mattel Hot Wheels 2-Packs and Funko Figures.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Toyguide Update: Constable Zuvio


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at  Constable Zuvio from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Desert” assortment.

PROS:  The figure is on par from a sculpt aspect with a lot of details in the outfit and there is a fair amount of weathering on the armor pieces. The removable backpack is a nice touch to either share with other compatible figures or swap out for other build-a-weapon parts. Zuvio is well balanced for easy posing and can hold his included weapon without much fuss. A nice “generic” figure for customizers to use for parts and/or repaint for diorama filler.

CONS: Out of all of the Force Awakens figures released thus far, I find this one the least interesting for some reason. And, by the peg warmers on shelves, I’m apparently not alone in this. Since we don’t have any real “official” details surrounding this character’s importance to the plot, I may have to reserve further judgement until after I see the film. But as it stands, he’s nothing more than scene filler in dioramas.

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

Sponsor News: Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty Giveaway

Yakface.com is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Funko to give away a couple of their new Smuggler’s Bounty subscription boxes. In case you’re unfamiliar, you can catch the announcement here. The debut box — themed The Force Awakens — will ship this November and contain two exclusive Pop! vinyl bobbleheads from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as a host of other surprises perfect for fans on both sides of the Force.

As we stated, we will be giving away 2 of these boxes – one through the forums and one through a future episode of The Realm Recap so watch for those details soon.

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