VC45 Clone Trooper (Phase I)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Clone Trooper (Phase I) from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.
PROS: Hasbro goes back to the drawing board and creates a totally new and more accurate clone trooper. Loaded with articulation including ball-jointed wrists and hips. The facial expression on the new head sculpt is superb as is the paint treatment for the new weapon molds.

CONS: Sticks out like a sore thumb when compared to previous generations of clone troopers, but don’t let that stop you from buying one (or more).

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VC44 Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)from the Vintage Collection’s wave 6.

PROS: A very nice rework of last year’s Snowspeeder Luke. The head sculpt is one of the best ever in terms of Mark Hamill’s likeness in TESB. The darker fightsuit helps to convey the “wet look” even without additional weathering deco. The incorporation of the holster (with leg strap) is really well executed.

CONS: Retooled gloveless forearms make the arms seem a bit long. Should be a little more dirty (especially the helmet) considering he just crashed into a slimy mud hole.

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Clone Wars Aqua Droid Loose Images

Reports are coming in that the latest wave of Clone Wars figures are hitting at Wal-Mart, and today these were found in St. Louis. For a closer look at the Aqua Droid, click here.

Note – these were not found in the regular Star Wars section, but in display shippers in a different part of the toy department. Hopefully Hasbro has a similar shipper setup coming soon for The Vintage Collection, because right now it seems like we’re seeing the same trend from the past couple years playing out with retailers constantly getting a lot more of the Clone Wars and Legends figures to the pegs than the collector-oriented line.

Episode 286: Two Brits, a Brock, and a Battle Pack

While the release of new product has drawn to a trickle, Star Wars Action News is here to keep the collecting info flowing! Wherever you are in the world, tune into this week’s podcast as Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest sales, including an AT-AT for under $50, and the latest news on the fluctuating price of Toys R Us exclusive Battle Over Endor packs! And Steve, the Gingerprince, joins in with where in the UK he found figures for less than a quid each!

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie review some new figure exclusives, Brock joins in with a spoiler-free review of the latest Star Wars novel Knight Errant, and there are reviews of some very special items that Marjorie and Arnie received as unexpected gifts. All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

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Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone from the The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: Another great set of characters from the popular “Landing at Point Rain” episode from Season 2. With the rising cost of individual basic figures, these 2 packs are far more attractive than before. The Special Ops Clone Trooper has a great overall design with signature “Leia Buns” helmet. The Geonosian Drone too, has a great sculpt highlighted by a very nice paint job that almost passes for a realistic (non-animated) figure.

CONS: The only thing that could have made this set better is if Hasbro would have included a backpack for the Clone Trooper as most of the Special Ops Troopers wore them in this particular episode.

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Episode 285: Good Knight

At Star Wars Celebration 5 there were a number of hard to get exlcusives, from the Gentle Giant Boba Fett figure to eFX Collectibles’ Hoth Luke Helmet, but perhaps the hardest exclusive to get was the new Dark Horse Comics issue 0 of Knight Errant, written by John Jackson Miller, author of the Lost Tribe of the Sith eBooks as well as the new novel Knight Errant which takes place after the first arc of the comic series. On this week’s show, Arnie sits down with Miller to discuss his background with Star Wars writing, Star Wars collecting, and all things Knight Errant! Also on this week’s show, we run down the latest exclusives from KMart, Target, and Toys”R”Us, play your voicemails, and more all on Star Wars Action News!

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ARF Trooper “Waxer” and Battle Droid


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive ARF Trooper “Waxer” and Battle Droid from the The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: Another great set of characters from the popular “Landing at Point Rain” episode from Season 2. With the rising cost of individual basic figures, these 2 packs are far more attractive than before. Great deco for Waxer, especially the little Numa graphic on his helmet. Battle Droid deco adds more diversity to the mechanized ranks.

CONS: None really, other than the persistent stability issues with the standard Battle Droid sculpt.

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