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Update: 50% Off 6″ Black Series Boba Fett

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HasbroToyShop’s eBay store is blowing out the 6″ Black Series Boba Fett for only $10 each with FREE SHIPPING. Thanks to Toy Sale Boat for the tip.

Update: Sold Out

Star Wars #3 Now Available from Marvel.com

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Can’t wait to pick up the physical version? No fear, head to Marvel.com to purchase your digital copy of Star Wars #3 today!

Toyguide Update: Luke Skywalker (SL22)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the latest entry in the Saga Legends/Star Wars Rebels 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) (SL22).

PROS: Hmmm…. not sure where I sit with this figure. The sculpt is very solid and the proportions are nicely executed. The removable helmet is well fitting and doesn’t look too big when worn. As a thin figure, he fits into most vehicles with little effort so there is plenty of playability for the youngsters – who these figures are targeted. For diorama builders, he may serve well as great background filler (as he doesn’t look much like Luke anyways).

CONS: Despite it being a core character, there really isn’t anything to really get excited about here as we have received what seems like dozens of X-wing pilot Lukes over the years. The paint isn’t that great, at least on this sample, and the butterscotch hair is once again perplexing. Collectors can definitely pass on it, but for kids, it might scoot by as acceptable. He has no weapons which may be a first for a Luke figure, at least as a basic figure release. (Edit: Thanks to JabbaJ for the reminder that the POTJ Luke didn’t include a weapon either.)

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: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.com. 

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Sabine Helmet Variant Discovered

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Tonight while opening a case of Mission Series figures that I just received from Entertainment Earth, I noticed that Sabine’s helmet had a markedly different appearance than the one(s) I have found at retail. Click on through for the details of this interesting variant.

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DorksideToys March Madness Sale

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Well look it is March madness after all! So Black Friday is back…in March! Join us for another epic warehouse clear-out sale this Thursday, 12th March Midnight Nashville USA Central time. You won’t be able to buy any items until after midnight, but you can browse through items before hand, planning items you want as we add them along the way. Keep checking back as new items are added every few hours. Some specials will only be added as the sales goes live… Happy shopping!

*Please note you cannot combine these black friday items with pre-orders. Please place separate orders for items not yet in stock.

6″ Commander Cody Wave Update

This just in from DorksideToys on Twitter

20 New Star Wars Books Coming In Lead Up To Episode VII

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EW.com has posted an exclusive article revealing that there are 20+ books coming this year in the lead up to The Force Awakens.

At least 20 new books—from novels for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for younger kids—will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and this December’s The Force Awakens, EW has learned exclusively.

What to Expect with The Black Series?

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Our good friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted some details regarding what we may expect to see in terms of which 3.75″ figures will be seeing higher production runs than others (i.e., which individual figures will be offered as full case assortments to online stores, etc.).

Some of this sounds like good news to fill demand on certain figures, while there’s also a couple of figures that just don’t make sense to see high production runs (such as Dutch Vander).

Personal Note:  That last assortment case that’s full of new figures, such as Carbonite Han, Boushh Leia, new Jawas, and of course Mosep has me concerned.  Will this assortment even hit retail?  Will it be in very short supply?  Check out JTA’s report and be sure to share your thoughts there or in our forums.

Toy Hunter Returns to ToyMan Collector Show

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This past weekend, the ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis once again featured special guest, Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough!

While checking out the goods from the 200+ dealers on hand, I snapped quite a few pics of various items for sale at this ever-growing collecting event – check them out by clicking here!

New Digital Release Commemorative Collection Images

Twitter follower @JOutred alerts us to this series of images from @scfeek revealing the in blister tray for the Digital Release Commemorative Collection sets hitting Walmart in Canada right now. If you thought the Black Series packaging was sparse, check out what almost looks like mockup packaging in the images above.

Episode #54: Planes, Transports and Diecast Automobiles

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Flyguy and Yakface are back once again to grind through the week’s Star Wars collecting news. On this show, we discuss the big reveal from Hasbro regarding two new Star Wars Rebels figures being added this fall. We also discuss the latest arrivals online and at retail including the Bossk wave of 6″ Black Series figures. Disney has released their merchandising catalog for Star Wars Weekends 2015 and it features a few great items collectors will surely want to track down. Finally, we dive into a bit of Star Wars Rebels news as the cast is about to expand in a big way. All this plus our latest toy acquisitions on Episode 54 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added the Star Wars Unleashed 7″ figures, New Star Wars Hot Wheel 2-packs, Battle Packs, Saga Legends action figures and Micro Machines.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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WolfPack Podcast #129: Freddie Prinze Jr And Taylor Gray Interview

On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, we are joined by Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan Jarrus) and Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger). We discuss the Star Wars Rebels Season 1 finale, as well as what’s to come on Season 2. We also dive into the return of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Star Wars Weekends, and more!

Customizer Mega Spotlight

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Yakface forum members continue to up their game as customizers – and our latest spotlight showcases some familiar names and a relative newcomer to the customizing scene.

First up, my kind of scum continues his recent customizing blitz with a great set of Tonnika sisters, which you can see a full shot of here, along with a plethora of other great recent updates.

Next, forumite CommanderJoe276 shows off his very first customs, which are some excellent 501st style Clone Wars troopers.

Finally, we get some more OT goodness from Evilivo, who has created an upgraded version of Max Rebo’s organ, a revamped version of Salicious Crumb, and more.

Check these great customs out in our customizing forums and share your thoughts!  And if you’re customizing and not sharing your work in our forums, we’d love to see your stuff!

Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

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Various news agencies throughout the night have been reporting that Harrison Ford was involved in a plane crash in which he sustained injuries. The reports of those injuries vary in severity but what ever the case, we hope he makes another speedy recovery.

Digital Commemorative Release Sets Hitting Walmart

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Twitter follower The Plastic Empire has shared with us a find at his Canada Walmart – all 6 of the Digital Commemorative Release sets from Hasbro. They are priced there at 29.99CD. The packaging is well done but the contents leave something to be desired.

Show Your Disney Side app

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Bring your Disney Side to life with the Show Your Disney Side app. Start with a selfie and let the app do the rest! Choose from iconic attractions and experiences like Frozen, Star Tours®*, Pirates of the Caribbean®, and Villains of Disney Parks. You can unlock special Haunted Mansion® characters by visiting either Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World®  Resort, or by sharing three Show Your Disney Side app creations.

*Star Wars character include Queen Amidala, Darth Maul and X-wing Pilot

Available for iPhone® and iPod touch®

Darth Vader Premium Format Preorder

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Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Darth Vader (Lord of the Sith) Premium Format Figure for $499.99.

Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith

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Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi Vs. Sith explores the viewpoints of the Jedi and the Sith as they battle one another for control of the Galaxy. Click on through for full details of this set available this August.

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A New Vote Has Begun

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We’re still accepting entries for the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, but in the meantime, voting has begun to determine what the theme will be for the next one, which kicks off in April.  So, head to the forums and check out the contenders, then be sure to cast your vote!

Awesome Star Wars Fishing Lure Illustrations

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Check out these very creative Star Wars Fishing Lure illustrations designed by actionfigurepainter on Instagram.

Now Playing Podcast To Review Star Wars Saga

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Bleeding Cool has posted an exclusive announcement revealing that the wildly successful Now Playing Podcast (hosted by Arnie & Marjorie from Star Wars Action News, Jakob, and Stuart) is going to be reviewing the films of the Star Wars Saga. Get the full details at BleedingCool.com.

Be sure to subscribe to the Now Playing Podcast for the latest movie reviews as well as an extensive back catalog of shows. You can also donate to their Kickstarter program where they are raising funds to publish their first book: Underrated Movies We Recommend

WolfPack Roundtable Star Wars Rebels: Fire Across The Galaxy

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On this episode of WolfPack Roundtables, we review Star Wars Rebels S1E13 “Fire Across The Galaxy”! We talk about the reveal of Fulcrum, and our overall thoughts on this episode, and what we think will happen in Season 2.

Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 8 – Toy Fair 2015

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It’s time join James Burns to wrap up all the reveals from Toy Fair and see what he thinks of the products coming out later in 2015 as well as discussing the elephant in the room – The Force Awakens products. Mark Newbold guests and shares his thoughts on his first ever Toy Fair experience from a collecting point of view. Gus Lopez joins James to discuss his collecting habits, the books he’s written with Duncan Jenkins, the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track and more. The show wouldn’t be complete without a catch up with Steve Sansweet and the latest goings on at Rancho Obi-Wan including the news about their first ever self-published book. Tune in for all this and more in a feature packed edition of the Star Wars Collectors Cast brought to you by RebelForce Radio.

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