VC09 Boba Fett

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Boba Fett: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: Best interpretation of the ESB armor to date. The additional deco on the blaster rifle really looks good.

CONS: Like many of the previous Fett’s sharing this sculpt, the jetpack falls off if you look at it wrong. We just got an ESB version of Fett in last year’s TLC line

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

12″ Momaw Nadon and Nadon’s Nook

Sideshow Collectibles has updated today with the Momaw “Hammerhead” Nadon 12″ figure and it is now available for preorder. The Exclusive version includes an Ithorian staff accessory only available through Sideshow.


Also available through Sideshow is Mos Eisley Cantina – Nadon’s Nook which includes two chairs and a table that features an LED light-up element and a refreshing beverage accessory!

Head over to Sideshow and order yours today!

VC11 (Twin-Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the (Twin-Pod) Cloud Car Pilot: our first basic figure entry in the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Great sculpt and deco – an amalgam of the OTC and Vintage Kenner style outfits. Closer to Ralph McQuarrie’s concept for the character than the final prop used in model photography for ESB.

CONS: Doesn’t include the comlink accessory as past Cloud Car Pilots have had.

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

New Catalog Confirms Rumored Clone Wars Figures

Yakface forum member “paulskywalker” sent in a few scans of the new Toy Catalog packed in with the new Hasbro vehicles hitting Toys”R”Us stores now which confirms all of the rumored Clone Wars figures we posted last month. Click the image above for a closer look. With this news, we’ve also updated our 2010 Clone Wars Toyguide page to reflect this latest confirmation.

Entertainment Earth Reveals New Exclusive Comic Packs

Yakface Sponsor Entertainment Earth has revealed tonight that they have acquired the exclusive rights for the 4 previously cancelled Comic Packs.

They are: Baron Fel and Ysanne IsardDarth Nihl and Deliah BlueJarael and Rohlan Dyre and Jaster Mareel and Montross! You can order them each pack individually, as a 4-pack or by the case. Expected arrival date in November 2010. Head to Entertainment Earth for the full details.

VC10 4-LOM

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of 4-LOM: the next basic figure entry in the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Excellent sculpt and deco. Another chance to grab him if you missed the TAC version. Looks great carded with the other “Vintage” (VOTC & VTAC) bounty hunters.

CONS: It’s, for all intents and purposes, a straight repack and present TRU pricing makes it $2 more for a figure with no pack-in swag. In other words – bad value.

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

June 2010 Archive

New at PGT: Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, & Harry Potter
June 30, 2010 | 9:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


For all you big Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans out there, we’ve got updated images for our 2010 Clone Wars preorders, including individual figures, battle packs, and vehicles. Buy them all now so you won’t have to worry about hunting them down later!

If you love Star Wars action figures, but aren’t buying the Lego sets too, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Check out our new Star Wars Lego sets, which are sure to keep you entertained for days to come! We’ve also got Harry Potter Lego available too!

We’ve got new packaged images of all our GI Joe Pursuit of Cobra preorders, and they look fantastic! Stop by and check them out, then make sure to preorder so that you don’t miss out on these sure-to-be amazing toys!

The final new preorder available this week is the 2010 BotCon Exclusive Transformers Timelines Generation 2: Redux box set, featuring five cool Generation 2 inspired figures that will help you relive a long lost era in toys.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Celebrating 15 Years and Free Shipping
June 30, 2010 | 9:09 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles will celebrate 15 years in business on July 1st, 2010. To commemorate this milestone, we are offering all customers 15% discount on in-stock merchandise and FREE UPS ground shipping over $40.00 after discount. The discount code is “15years”. This offer is available starting July 1st through July 6th, 2010. Your shipping address must be within the continental USA for the free shipping. Offer not valid on pre-order items. A Credit/Debit card must be used for payment.

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Forced Unleashed

Bounty Hunters

Rebels and Imperials

Legacy of the Force

The Dark Times

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

Celebration V Diorama Workshop Figure Fund
June 30, 2010 | 3:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


As a reminder, you can help make the Celebration V Workshop the BEST it can be! Frank D’Iorio ofNiub Niub’s Universe is looking for your extra Hoth figures and vehicles to fill the enormous The Hoth Echo Base Diorama planned for Celebration V. If you can help, please visit Niub Niub’s Universe to find out our your spare item can be part of history!

 


 

What Street Date?
June 30, 2010 | 12:47 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

Despite the first week of August “street date”, I managed to score myself a treasure trove of new goodies at my local ToysRUs today at lunch. Best part, I didn’t even have to ask for it as it was already out on the pegs! I picked up what they had of the first Vintage wave (Dengar, AT-AT Commander, Vader, Cloud Car Pilot, 4-LOM and Boba Fett), a couple new Clone Wars figures (Aurra Sing, Pre Vizsla and Battle Damaged General Grievous) and the Snowspeeder and Twin-Pod Cloud Car. They’re out there folks so it might be time to visit your local ToysRUs. If you do have a finding, be sure to sound off in our forums or on facebook.

 


 

Update: New Products Hitting Stockrooms and Shelves at TRU?
June 30, 2010 | 11:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


We are reading and receiving reports from around the country that the new Vintage Collection figures and SOTDS (Shadow of the Darkside) packaging vehicles are starting to arrive at ToysRUs retail stores this week. Forum member “WiiWhitey” reports finding the Vintage and Saga Legends figures at his California stores, while SWAN forum member “cle1138” scored himself the Snowspeeder and Cloud Car from his Wisconsin ToysRUs.

Might be worth your time to check out your local store to see what you can find.

UPDATE: Forum member WiiWhitey has posted TRU item# for the cases of various products leaking out in stores/stockrooms. Head to the forums for the info.

 


 

Reminder: Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Promotion Ends Today
June 30, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 

   

Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to send off for the Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Mailaway Figure with Fold Out Display. Envelopes must be postmarked with today’s date (June 30, 2010) to meet the eligibility requirements – and don’t forget to include those qualifying UPCs or you’ll miss out on this special fishy Jedi which happens to be one of the best figures in the entire Clone Wars line.

 


 

Clone Wars Ki-Adi Mundi and Robonino Posted at JediDefender
June 29, 2010 | 4:23 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Our friends at JediDefender have posted to sneak peek images showcasing the as of yet to be officially confirmed Ki-Adi-Mundi and Robonino from the Clone Wars line. Head on over to check them out!

 


 

Sergeant Bric & Galactic Battle Mat Certificate
June 29, 2010 | 4:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Back in March, JediNews.co.uk confirmed that there would be a new mailaway for the Clone Wars line after the Nahdar Vebb promotion expires (tomorrow BTW). Today, the certificate/form for the promotion turned up in Rebelscum’s forum. Head over for a closer look and then make your opinions known in our forums as to what you think about the figure.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – 6 Tickets Left!
June 29, 2010 | 1:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT to our Yakface/Star Wars Action News Celebration V Fan Party! Do not miss out on the exclusive shirt, prizes, free swag and special guests during the event. Buy your tickets ASAP!

 


 

Episode 251: Now Where Will We Eat Breakfast?
June 28, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Jayson

 


A lot of focus for Celebration 5 is on what will be there, such as George Lucas, Jon Stewart, lots of cool artists, and Frank D’Iorio leading members in making a Hoth Diorama, but with all of this there are a few notable absences from the upcoming Celebration. On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie round up all the Celebration 5 news of the week, both of what has been announced will be at Celebration, and what (or who) will not.

Also this week, we bring you up to date on all the latest Star Wars collecting news, with new releases online from Sideshow, Funko, and Gentle Giant, and a rundown of where you can order the upcoming Hasbro Legacy collection Vintage-style figures NOW! As well as a look at a recently revealed vehicle exclusive, and more details on the upcoming giant AT-AT.

With a discussion of the digital Insider subscription model, more on Her Universe girls’ tees, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

And as of this writing there are only *10* tickets left to the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party at Celebration 5! Don’t miss out, order your tickets today!

And if you’re getting into Celebration on Wednesday, Arnie and Marjorie will be MCing a Star Wars Trivia night at Heroes Landing in Clermont at 7pm with all proceeds going to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society! Find out details on how to attend in our forums.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 84th Edition
June 28, 2010 | 2:26 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week (a week late) with the answers to questions submitted back on June 4th. Head to our forum to be denied a look at the new Anakin Skywalker (Sith Apprentice) from the Vintage Collection and be smacked down in regards to having any luck finding the last waves of the 2009 Clone Wars figures at retail.

 


 

The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack
June 26, 2010 | 10:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


Consider SDCC offically spoiled! Sandtroopers.com scores the first look at The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack – including New Slave I, Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter, Boba Fett, Bossk, R8-B7, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker!

Head on over to Sandtroopers for the full image gallery then weigh in with your thoughts on this amazing set in our forums!

 


 

New Vintage and Clone Wars Figures and Vehicles In Stock at TRU.com
June 26, 2010 | 7:52 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

ToysRUs has updated today and with the New Vintage and Clone Wars figures and vehicles in-stock and ready to ship! Also in stock are many of the new ships including the Cloud Car!! Pricing is a little bit higher at $9.99 and $7.49 respectively, but they are eligible for free shipping. So, why wait until August? Get yours today!

Again, thanks to EvilAnimation for the tip.

UPDATE: Sunday (June 27) kicks of a “buy one, get one 50% off” promotion as well. (BOGO only applies once per order)

 


 

Gentle Giant Announces Exclusive 2010 PGM Greedo Statue
June 25, 2010 | 11:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


Scheduled for release December 2010, the Greedo Bounty Hunter Statue* will make an excellent companion piece to the Blue Snaggletooth Statue.

Sculpted in 1/6th scale and standing at 12″ tall, Greedo features fine blaster detail, utility belt and a section of the Mos Eisley bar. This film accurate model is hand painted following Lucasfilm archive images for character correct replication.

Exclusively developed for the Gentle Giant Premier Guild Collector Community, Greedo will be a strictly limited edition piece, hand numbered and packaged with a matching certificate of authenticity.

*Please note: You need to be logged into your premier guild account to place a pre-order for this item. You can click on the image above to navigate to the product page.

 


 

Build Echo Base at Celebration V
June 25, 2010 | 12:13 PM CST | Justin2

 


The official site has announced the return of Frank D’Iorio’s amazing diorama workshop – this time the event will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

Fans who have attended Star Wars Celebrations in the past most likely recall seeing some very cool customizing projects at the events, including the amazing workshops Frank has headed up before.

Head on over to the official press release for more details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Build-A-Droid: BG-J38
June 24, 2010 | 9:56 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of BG-J38 the final Build-A-Droid in theLegacy Collection.

PROS: Great sculpt for a long requested figure by the collecting community. Looks fantastic displayed with the other service droids in Jabba’s employ and a must have for Jabba’s Palace diorama builders.

CONS: Build-A-Droid components proved tough to track down due to the exclusivity of the figures. Legs tend to bow and warp slightly due to the soft, thin plastic used in their construction.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD61 Shaak Ti
June 24, 2010 | 9:17 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the scantily-clad Shaaki Ti from The Force Unleashed video game and the last carded figure of the Legacy Collection.

PROS: Great sculpt and deco – very faithful to the source material

CONS: Suffers from “last wave syndrome” making it far too scarce to track down at retail in any real quantity. Online retailers or eBay might be your last resort in finding her at this point.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find her.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 24, 2010 | 6:37 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SIDESHOW 12″ SANDTROOPER CORPORAL RETAILER EXCLUSIVE
This figure was made by Sideshow specifically for their retailer network, and the item will only be available from those retailers, and will not be available from Sideshow’s own site. This figure includes a pistol, a rifle, alternate hands, a backpack and a display stand, and we have him listed at $104.99 saving you $5 off the MSRP for the figure.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS VISIONS LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
This new limited edition hardcover has more than 100 artists creating works from the Star Wars universe. The 240 page book includes 5 hand-signed 10″ x 12″ giclee prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artists’ processes and sketches. Don’t miss out on this fantastic new book, priced at $429.99.

STAR WARS PLUSH – 18″, 15″ TALKING PLUSH
We’ve listed a number of new plush Star Wars characters lately. We’ve got 18″ Collector Plush versions of Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca and R2-D2, priced at $44.99 each; we’ve also got 15″ talking plush versions of Chewie, Darth Vader and Yoda, priced at $39.99 each. Pick your favorites, and grab them before they’re gone. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Star Wars Weird Alphabet Complete
June 24, 2010 | 8:50 AM CST | Jayson

 

    

World Famous Design Junkies has posted the coolest set of Star Wars illustrations I’ve seen in a long time. Created by Artist / designer / illustrator Michael Fleming has completed his alphabet of strange and/or little used Star Wars characters using the Aurabesh alphabet. They really must be seen to be appreciated. Head on over to WFDJ for the full story.

 


 

UPDATE: New Vintage and Clone Wars Items Scored…. In the US!
June 24, 2010 | 7:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


A couple days ago we reported the Vintage and Clone Wars score by SWAN forum member “gshaller”. Today, he was kind enough to pass along an better look at the Vintage shipper case emblazoned with the “do not sell before the week of August 6” warning label. Click the image above for a closer look.

 


 

Sideshow Pre-Order Today
June 24, 2010 | 6:35 AM CST | Mark

The Clone Lieutenant 12-inch Figure – Episode II – SDCC Exclusive is up for pre-order starting today at 1PM EST

Also available today for pre-order is the Gamorrean Guard 12-inch Figure

 


 

Yakfinities Customizing Challenge Update
June 24, 2010 | 2:14 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Customizing Challenge is still on through June 30 – if you’re like most of us and enjoy the vast array of Star Wars video games, this is a fun challenge to take part in. There have been a lot ofgreat entries so far.

Voting is also underway for the next category – so be sure after checking out the latest entries tocast your vote and help determine what the next theme will be!

 


 

2010 Figures Up for Pre-Order at HasbroToyShop
June 23, 2010 | 2:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


If you are worried about finding certain figures at retail the first week of August then you might want to browse the new 2010 Vintage, Clone Wars and Saga Legends figures and vehicles up for pre-order at HasbroToyShop. And remember, enter “SW2010” on checkout for 10% off the order. (Pre-orders start shipping 7/26/2010).

Thanks to “EvilAnimation” for tip.

 


 

Star Wars Super Shogun – AVAILABLE NOW!
June 23, 2010 | 8:10 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

First, Super 7 offered the (now sold out) Early Bird preorders. Then they had release parties at their San Francisco & St Petersberg stores. Now the STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN is available for order online! Literally years in the making, the mammoth figure is in stock now and can be purchased by visiting super7store.com!

But wait there’s more! Super 7 has also announced the next character in Star Wars Super Shogun Series: Boba Fett!

 


 

Episode 250: No, E3-2010 Is Not a Droid
June 22, 2010 | 2:48 PM CST | Jayson

 


When it comes to Star Wars collecting news Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con are no brainers, but each year E3 brings us the latest in Star Wars video game news, and this year had more than most! With a Star Wars game for the XBox Kinect, a new trailer for The Old Republic, a trailer for The Force Unleashed 2, and much, much more. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Nathan P. Butler to review all the news from E3 that would impace Star Wars video game players and collectors!

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie round up the latest news from Celebration V, including announcement of The Main Event, we discuss the newest online releases, we review the final EU wave of figures and the Disney exclusive Star Tours Boarding Party figure pack!

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

And don’t forget, tickets are selling fast for the Yakface/Star Wars Action News party Thursday night at Celebration V! Get yours before they’re gone!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New AT-AT Reviewed at Topless Robot
June 22, 2010 | 1:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Last month, Topless Robot posted one of the first comparison images between the new AT-AT and its diminutive predecessor. Today, they’ve posted even more images as well as a brief review of the product – as if you needed any more reason to add this monstrosity to your collections. Head on over to ToplessRobot for the full report.

 


 

The Her Universe Shop Is Now Live
June 22, 2010 | 12:31 PM CST | Jayson

 


Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Female sci-fi fans are growing in numbers and have largely gone unnoticed until now. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is not just for the boys, Her Universe, has secured it’s first license and joined forces with Lucasfilm to create merchandise for female Star Wars fans. Starting out with apparel, accessories and cosmetics, Her Universe will make fangirls “geek chic” from head to toe!

Head on over to the New Her Universe Shop for all your fan girl Star Wars clothing needs.

 


 

New GI Joe Preorders at PGT! Plus Transformers, MOTU, Star Wars & More
June 22, 2010 | 8:15 AM CST | Jayson

 


There’s nothing as exciting as new GI Joes, and that’s exactly what we’ve got this week! First up are the Resolute 7 Packs, as well as Series 1 and 2 of the Pursuit of Cobra line.

And for those of you with more diverse interests, that’s not all we’ve got. Check out our newTransformers Generations preorders, including characters from the War for Cybertron game that comes out today! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the game or on these figures.

For Masters of the Universe fans, we have Keldor and She-Ra in stock and available now if you missed them originally. Gygor and Whiplash preorders are available too!

If you’re looking for new DC Comics based toys, we’ve got some of those too, like the video game based Arkham Asylum figures or the rerelease of the impossible-to-find DC Universe Classics Wave 5. The new Justice League Unlimited Lobo is available as well.

And the final items spotlighted this week are really intriguing. Check out these Star Wars and Iron Man!

 


 

New Vintage and Clone Wars Items Scored…. In the US!
June 21, 2010 | 9:36 PM CST | Jayson

 


Forum member “gshaller” at Star Wars Action News acquired New Vintage and Clone Wars figures and vehicles his from a local toy shop in California. Although many stores may receive stock before August 1, cases are clearly marked “do not sell before the week of August 6”. Head over for the full story and congrats you lucky devil!

 


 

Mandalorian Speeder w/Mando Warrior at JediDefender
June 21, 2010 | 9:03 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have acquired a great image of the upcoming Clone Wars Mandalorian Speeder w/Mandalorian “Death Watch” Warrior from the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line. These are going to be quite popular upon release so head on over to see if this is an item worth putting on your wish lists this fall.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – Time’s Running Out
June 21, 2010 | 8:45 PM CST | Jayson

 


Less than 40 tickets remain to our Celebration V Fan Party! Don’t wait too long as the remainder is expected to sell through this week. We’d love to for you to attend so buy your tickets today!

 


 

First Look: Bossk, Boba Fett and R8-B7 Hit eBay
June 21, 2010 | 3:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

Popular eBay seller tunghori has updated his eBay store today with new Clone Wars figures. Check out the auctions for BosskBoba Fett and Mace Windu’s astromech – R8-B7 – the latter of which appears to be an-of-yet unannounced exclusive.

Share your thoughts in the Yakface Forums!

 


 

DCSWCC Announces 2010 Charity Pin Sale
June 21, 2010 | 12:58 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their fourth bi-annual charity lapel pin sale.

The 2010 pin features Luke Skywalker on his tauntaun with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument in the background, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Fourth in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality cloisonne lapel pins, officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered on the back. Only 1000 will ever be made.

All proceeds from the sales of this pin benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, the hospital housing provider for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. DCSWCC’s support this year will be directed toward military families with critically ill children at BIT’s “House on the Bay” in Ocean City, Maryland. For more information about Believe in Tomorrow, visit their website at believeintomorrow.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s charities in the Washington DC region. Their previous charity pins featured Yoda, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett, and netted over $17,000 for DC Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Inn at NIH, and the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program.

To order your Luke on tauntaun pin, visit store.dcswcc.org today!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Father’s Day Sale
June 20, 2010 | 3:38 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is having an “I’m Your Father Day Sale” starting today Sunday June 20th, 2010 through Thursday June 24th, 2010. Receive 10% off your entire order. Use discount code “father”during the check out process. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order. A Credit/Debit card must be used for payment.

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures:
Nahdar Vebb
Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – CW50
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Anakin Skywalker – Cold Weather Gear – CW42
Jek – CW38
Ziro’s Assassin Droid – CW37
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot CW34
Cad Bane – CW22
Commander Gree – CW09

In Stock: Legacy Action Packs:
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 1 of 2
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 2 of 2

In Stock: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Clone Trooper Lieutenant and Clone Trooper
Clone Trooper and Clone Commander
T’Ra Saa and Tholme
Stormtrooper and Blackhold Hologram
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures:
Jacen Solo – BD59
Snowtrooper – BD55
Clone Commander CODY – BD44
Jeremoch Colton – BD42
Ki-Adi-Mundi (Concept Art) – BD38
Clone Commander Deviss – BD37
Leesub Sirln – BD34
Imperial Scanning Crew – BD32
Saleucami Trooper – BD25
Ewoks – Paploo and NohApakk – BD18
Gungan Warrior – BD07
Stormtrooper Commander – Comic Con 2009

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julianmaurice
June 18, 2010 | 6:31 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite julianmaurice strikes back with two more installments in his new photonovel series, X-WING ALLIANCE – The Adventures of Ace Azzameen.

Kick back this weekend and enjoy both Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 in the forums!

 


 

New Lego UCS Imperial Shuttle
June 18, 2010 | 3:44 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gadget site Gizmodo.com has updated today detailing an all new Lego Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Shuttle slated for release this fall. Comprised of 2503 pieces, this set features an all-new interpretation of the Lambda-Class shuttle and includes Jedi Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Imperial Pilot and Imperial Commander mini figures. Head on to Gizmodo for a closer look.

 


 

Spy Report Update: Return of the Ultimate Battle Pack 
June 18, 2010 | 10:21 AM CST | Jayson

 


We’ve received additional information today regarding the return of the Ultimate (or “Deluxe” format) Battle Packs.

Battle of Hoth: (2 Battle Packs)
1x Attack on Hoth with 1 AT-ST, 1 AT-ST Driver, 1 Snowtrooper
1x Defense on Hoth with 1 Laser Turret, 2 Rebel Soldiers

Expect these to be priced cheaper that the TAC UBPs from 2007. No word yet as to a retail partner for these exclusives. Discuss this latest spy report in our forums.

 


 

Medicom Parco ’10 Carded Anakin Skywalker
June 18, 2010 | 8:51 AM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy Exhibition ‘10 has revealed a carded Anakin Skywalker as the exclusive Star Wars Kubrick for this year’s event. Image courtesy of Instinctoy.com

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 17, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE
Hasbro and many other vendors will be sending us huge piles of great new items this summer and fall. We need room to deal with the new items so we are putting a wide variety of items on sale. Save 20% to 75% and everywhere in between on items like: Star Wars Clone Wars, GI Joe, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Movie Toys, LPS, Zhu Zhu Pets, BBTS Exclusives and more. We have around 20 menus with discounts of 20% to 75%, and 50+ individual products with similar discounts. Please help us make room by ordering some of these items, and please ship any Pile of Loot that you are ready to receive.

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NEW PREORDERS
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GENTLE GIANT STAR WARS KABE & MUFTAK MINI BUST SET
This pair of thieves from the Cantina will now be available as a set of mini busts. They will stand 7″ and 5″ tall, and are priced at $116.99, $13 of the MSRP.

BOBA FETT BUST BANK
Star Wars’ most famous bounty hunter will now be able to guard your
fortune for you. This bust measures over 8″ tall and is listed at $17.99,
saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2010 WAVE 01 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
The newest wave of Build-A-Droid figures includes a number of Expanded Universe book and comic figures. K’kruhk, Jacen & Jaina Solo, a Darktrooper and more are available, as a case of 12 at $99.99, as a set of 6 for $74.99, and we’ve got singles available as well, at $8.99 to $14.99 each.Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party
June 17, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Due to overwhelming demand and selling through our initial ticket estimate – in only one week – we are expanding for additional capacity and we have one more block of tickets available, but when they’re gone they are gone, so buy now!

 


 

SDCC Exclusive Hallmark Ornament Revealed
June 17, 2010 | 12:51 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site updates today with the announcement of Hallmark’s exclusive K-3PO and R-3PO Keepsake Ornaments available at San Diego Comic Con this year. They will be sold as a two pack at Hallmark’s booth and are limited to 1000 pieces. Head to StarWars.com for more details.

 


 

Jabba’s Throne Break Down at Sandtroopers
June 17, 2010 | 12:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


The often professed axiom “nothing is official until Hasbro says it is” is officially thrown into the Rancor pit today as Sandtroopers.com has posted the first look and review of the upcoming Walmart exclusive Jabba’s Throne with Oola Set. Head on over to see if this vile gangster has lived up to the hype.

 


 

Spy Report Confirmed: Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter
June 16, 2010 | 3:35 PM CST | Jayson

 


Confirming our previous rumor, our friends at JediDefender have acquired an image of the Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter which is designated as a Walmart Exclusive. Head on over for a closer look and then discuss it in our forums.

 


 

New Preorders at PGT -> DC Direct, Ghostbusters, MoTU, DC & More 
June 16, 2010 | 7:34 AM CST | Jayson

 


We’ve got tons of new DC DIrect preorders up for various comic and video game based lines. In the comics realm, there’s the 75th Anniversary Kubrick Set and all four figures from the new Return of Bruce Wayne line, featuring Batman in eras across time. DC Direct is also making toys based on video games these days, like these Arkham Asylum figures and the new Mass Effect 2 line, both of which are now available for preorder.

Also new at the store are a bunch of MattyCollector.com items, including new and upcoming figures from GhostbustersMasters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics. Order now to make sure you don’t miss out on certain sell-outs like Count Marzo or the JLU Lobo.

And finally for all you Star Wars fans who also happen to be zombie fans (I imagine that’s pretty much everyone), you absolutely cannot miss out on this amazing new Death Trooper bust from Gentle Giant.

 


 

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
June 15, 2010 | 11:31 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with the announcement of the next chapter in the popular Lego series of video games: Star Wars III: The Clone Wars loaded with new features, characters and adventures! Head on over for a preview.

 


 

Kul Teska In-Hand Photos at BanthaSkull
June 15, 2010 | 10:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


The crew at BanthaSkull.com has posted some impressive in-hand photos of the upcoming Toys”R”Us Exclusive Kul Teska Clone Wars figure. Head on over for the all the images.

 


 

Armor On, Armor Off
June 15, 2010 | 9:54 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite stroebel83 was able to get a hold of some of the upcoming Vintage Collection figures early, and has shared some pics revealing some of the armor features on the new Dengar. Head on over to the forums for a closer look.

 


 

Episode 249: Allies
June 15, 2010 | 3:32 PM CST | Jayson

 


On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie bring in their allies for a jam-packed show! First, ally site Jedi Temple Archives has put out a definitive collector’s view of the 2010 Legacy Collection, and Paul from JediTempleArchives joins us this week to talk about the report and all the work that went into it.

Then Star Wars Action News ally and podcast enhancer Berent goes to The Vader Project in Los Angeles. He gives a detailed rundown of the event and interviews its curators! Listen to his report, then head to swactionnews.com to see all his pictures of the helmets.

And if that’s not enough, Jerry is here to give the third part of his vintage micro-collection series, and Brock reviews the new Fate of the Jedi novel–Allies!

With store reports, the latest online news, and a Celebration 5 news rundown, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

And don’t forget that Star Wars Action News allied with Yakface.com to deliver THE party you won’t want to miss at Star Wars Celebration 5! After only one week on sale, tickets are *75% sold out*! Even though we’re looking at adding more capacity, head to Star Wars Action News and get yours before we sell out!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Jabba The Hutt with Throne Details Revealed
June 14, 2010 | 9:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sandtroopers Forums has acquired detailed images of the packaging for the Jabba’s Throne set that is coming exclusively to Walmart later this year and it appears many of our wishlist for this impressive piece have been answered. Head on over for the full report and a glimpse at the new Rocket-firing Boba Fett too.

 


 

The Old Republic “Hope” Cinematic Trailer
June 14, 2010 | 12:51 PM CST | Jayson

 


Not to be outdone by The Force Unleashed II Trailer over the weekend, the next trailer for The Old Republic MMO game has made it’s way to the internet as well. Can we get some Star Wars feature movies like this please???

 


 

Jodo Kast Loose Image at JediDefender
June 14, 2010 | 11:20 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted new loose image of the K-Mart exclusive Jodo Kast figure available in the next couple months. As you’ll see, this version is far superior to the action-feature riddled version we got back in 2008.

 


 

In-Depth AT-AT Review at JediNews
June 13, 2010 | 5:05 PM CST | Jayson

Our friends at Jedi News have posted a cool in-depth video review of the new AT-AT that will surely answer any questions you may have regarding this enormous walker. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Upcoming Clone Wars ARF Trooper
June 12, 2010 | 6:24 PM CST | Justin2

 


If you can’t wait to find the upcoming repainted ARF Trooper at retail, you can grab one (or a handful) a little early thanks to an auction on eBay. Share your thoughts or check out a closer look at this figure after the jump!

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – 2/3 Sold Out
June 12, 2010 | 2:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


Do you have your tickets yet? Best get on it as we are now two-thirds sold out and you won’t want to miss this special event! Each ticket you purchase will not only grant you entry into the party, it will also serve as your opportunity to win any one of the great prizes for you – the fans!

Remember, these tickets are only $37 each and you’ll get an exclusive t-shirt which are available in adult and kid sizes – the perfect souvenir for your youngling!

Head to Star Wars Action News order page and get yours today!

 


 

Cinematic Trailer for The Force Unleashed II
June 12, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gametrailers.com has posted the cinematic trailer for The Force Unleashed II and in a word it is AWESOME. Entitled “Betrayal”, this trailer reveals the Starkiller’s new path and absolutely nothing will or can get in his way!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 12, 2010 | 11:21 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

15% OFF – FATHER’S DAY SALE From now until Monday June 14th, save 15% on everything except ‘New’ and ‘Backorder / Preorder’ items. Get Dad something exciting, if he’s not into figures, grab a cool t-shirt, exciting graphic novel, or get him a tie and grab some figures for yourself. Simply browse your favorite menus to start saving 15% on thousands of items.

———— NEW ARRIVALS ————

STAR WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2010 WAVE 01 his long awaited exclusive wave is finally in stock. We have a variety of singles, sets of 6, and full cases. Characters include Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, TFU Shaak Ti, K’Kruhk, Darktrooper and Spacetrooper.

STAR WARS R/C MILLENNIUM FALCON
Following up on last year’s flying R/C ships, this year brings us the R/C Millennium Falcon. These ships are safe for indoor use, and we have it listed at $54.99, with a August release date.

STAR WARS LEGO SETS Lego has announced four new Lego sets. We now have listings for the Clone Turbo Tank Set at $152.99, the General Grievous Starfighter Set at $63.99, Plo Koon’s STarfighter Set at $31.99 and the Slave 1 Set at $101.99. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

UPDATE: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party 
June 10, 2010 | 8:39 AM CST | Jayson

 


Your wish is our command! For those of you planning on bringing your young one(s) to the Yakface/SWAN CV Fan Party, we’ve now added kids size shirts as an option when purchasing tickets! So, if you haven’t yet ordered tickets for you and your padawan – now’s the time as we have sold through 50% of the seats!

A special thanks to K & C Collectibles and Brian’s Toys for donating prizes to this special event.

 


 

Gentle Giant Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise Maquette 
June 10, 2010 | 8:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


GentleGiantCollectors.com has revealed first look at a Limited Edition Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise Maquette set to be shared exclusive for SDCC, CV and Action Figure Express. This Maquette is Limited to only 1000 units with 400 pieces sold at SDCC and 300 at Star Wars Celebration V. 100 pieces will be sold online at shopafx.com and 200 TBD.

Head over to GentleGiantCollectors.com for a YouTube preview

 


 

Sponsor News: Brian’s Toys $15 OFF Father’s Day Coupon!
June 10, 2010 | 7:47 AM CST | Jayson

 


Brian’s Toys is celebrating Father’s Day by offering customers a $15 off coupon for all orders over $75 or more. Hurry, the coupon is only good through this weekend! Your website order must be placed by 11:59PM CST, Monday, June 14th, 2010 in order to qualify for this promotion. To use this coupon, simply enter the coupon code “FATHERSDAY” when checking out from brianstoys.com and your shopping cart will automatically discount $15 from your order total!

 


 

Empty Pegs at Target
June 9, 2010 | 11:03 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in from collectors the past 24 hours that their local Target stores are suddenly void of basic Star Wars figures… no Legacy, Legends or Clone Wars figures are on the pegs at various stores around the country.

Are UFOs to blame? Or something even more sinister? Share your thoughts on this phenomena afterthe jump!

 


 

UPDATE: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party 
June 9, 2010 | 12:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Have you purchased your tickets yet? You best get on that as in the first day we sold though a third of the available seats and as more announcements are made, they’ll sure go quickly. We are also making a special announcement tomorrow directed at the potential padawans (kids) attending the event. To reserve your spot, click the banner at the top of the page or head directly to Star Wars Action News and order your ticket(s)!

A special thanks to K & C Collectibles and Brian’s Toys for donating prizes to this special event.

 


 

Customizing Challenge Updates
June 9, 2010 | 10:04 AM CST | Justin2

 


The current Yakfinities, Video Game Characters, continues with several great entries the past week. Head to the forums and submit your own creation or just enjoy the submissions by your fellow collectors here.

Discussion has also kicked off for the next Customizing Challenge, which will launch in July. So even if you haven’t rolled up your sleeves and joined in a past project, you can still contribute your ideas after the jump!

 


 

LucasArts Announces The Force Unleashed II Collector’s Edition
June 8, 2010 | 11:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArts released info today announcing a special Collector’s Edition of The Force Unleashed II slated for release this October for the XBOX 360 and PS3.

The Star Wars Force Unleashed II Collector’s Edition comes includes:
• Premium Collectible Steelbook
• Exclusive In-Game Content
– Three exclusive challenge mode levels
– Exclusive Ralph McQuarrie concept “Deak Starkiller” skin
– Exclusive Lightsaber crystal
• Exclusive Mimobot USB Designer Drive Preloaded with Bonus Content
– Starkiller 2GB Flash Drive designed by Mimobot
– Digital art book, featuring insights into the art of The Force Unleashed II

The Collector’s Edition sells for $79.99 as is available for preorder now at GameStop.com

 


 

Episode 248: Party at C5!
June 8, 2010 | 10:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Many people cited the Star Wars Action News/Jedi Temple Archives party as a high point of Star Wars Celebration 4. There, members from both sites got to meet people they previously knew only by forum handle, and make friends that they would spend the rest of the convention with. Now, Star Wars Action News and Yakface.com are teaming up to make the best party at C4 even better for C5! On Thursday, August 12th, the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party will be held at the Embassy International in Orlando. There will be music and prizes, as well as an exclusive shirt you will never be able to get anywhere else *free* with your admission! Tickets are on sale now! And on this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Jayson from Yakface to talk about the party, and then Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Star Wars Topps Sketch Card artist Kevin Graham, who is doing the art for the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party’s exclusive T-Shirt!

And that’s not the end of Star Wars Action News Celebration news! Listen to this week’s podcast to find out which Collector Panel to attend to see Marjorie as one of the hosts!

Also this week on the podcast, Arnie and Marjorie play your voicemails, including a detailed review from a listener of collectibles from Star Wars Weekends at Disney, and the Gingerprince reports in from the latest Collectormania in the UK.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

EU Legacy Wave Shipping from Entertainment Earth
June 8, 2010 | 7:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Yakface sponsor Entertainment Earth is starting to fill and ship pre-orders for their allotment of the hard-to-find Legacy EU wave. Watch those mailboxes and doorsteps boys!

 


 

UPDATE: New Airbourne Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant
June 8, 2010 | 11:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


A interesting scan from the pages of Toyfare Magazine has been floating about the interwebs of a new Airbourne Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. This version appears to have a deco similar to the Airbourne Trooper from Mace Windu’s Attack Battalion. Look for this to be available exclusively through StarWarsShop.com soon.

Update: Gentle Giant Collectors has posted high-resolution images detailing this new take on the Airbourne Trooper. It does indeed share parts with the original but also features a new rifle and arm positioning. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

JTA presents: A Digested Look at The Legacy Collection 
June 8, 2010 | 10:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


With the dust just settling on the 2009-2010 Legacy Collection, our friends at Jedi Temple Archiveshave launched an in-depth review of the line with a special twist. JTA has teamed up with Star Wars collecting sites from all over the web! The project was to have members from each participating site rank their top 10 figures with a brief thought or two as to why they made their personal lists.

We would like to thank Jedi Temple Archives for the invitation to contribute to this unprecedented multi-site event.

Head over to Jedi Temple Archives, kick back and read on to see if your favorite Legacy figures made the cut.

 


 

New Preorders at Past Generation Toys: Transformers, GI Joe, Jonah Hex, & Marvel Universe
June 8, 2010 | 7:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys will be at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend, so if you’re going to be at the convention, stop by and say hello! We’ll have lots of great stuff available for sale too.

And if you can’t make it out to the show, we’ve still got lots of new preorders online, like the newTransformers Generations figures, as well as lots more 2010 Transformers releases.

For all the GI Joe fans out there, we’ve got Pursuit of Cobra Cobra figures up for preorder, including the new mecha suits and series 2 of the line, so don’t miss this chance to guarantee yourself these figures now to avoid the hassle of hunting them down in stores.

If you’re excited about the new Jonah Hex movie, check out these amazingly detailed figures from NECA, including a great rendition of Megan Fox.

Finally, we have tons of new Marvel Universe figures, such as Captain Britain, Thanos, Ghost Rider, and more!

 


 

Announcement: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party
June 7, 2010 | 10:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


Need even more Star Wars festivities to partake in during Celebration V? We have just the thing… Yakface is proud to announce our partnership with Star Wars Action News in hosting a special Celebration V Party at 7pm on Thursday, August 13 at the Embassy Suites International in Orlando. With food, fun and best of all FREEBIES donated by many of our fine sponsors, this event is sure to be a popular destination for our fans and listeners.

The cost for attending this event is an ultra-low $37.00 per person which includes a limited edition T-shirt available no where else, an exclusive badge with your name to help you quickly identify fellow forum friends, PLUS your ticket serves as your entry to contests and giveaways we’ll be holding throughout the night. There are a few more details we are keeping up our “collective” sleeves for now, but all will be revealed over the coming weeks leading up to the event.

To reserve your spot, head to Star Wars Action News and order your ticket(s) and to specify your t-shirt size!

 


 

Sponsor News: 2010 Jedi-Con Bounty Hunters In-Stock at Brian’s Toys
June 7, 2010 | 3:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


For those of you who can’t wait for the domestic release, Brian’s Toys has restocked the 2010 Jedi-Con version of the Bounty Hunters (4-LOM/Zuckuss) 30th Anniversary Exclusive 2 Pack. This unique exclusive pays homage to the infamous name switcheroo between these two figures as well honoring their 1980s era decos! For a better look at this awesome Vintage Kenner tribute, be sure to take a gander at it in our Toyguide.

 


 

Wattographs is going to London Film & Comic Con!
June 7, 2010 | 10:28 AM CST | Brandon

For the month of June, Wattographs will be taking orders for fan’s personal items to be signed at London Film & Comic Con! We will also be offering convention provided photographs to be autographed by guests who have them available.

We are having an Exclusive image of Producer Gary Kurtz in celebration of “The Empire Strikes Back.” It is a never-before seen photograph made available to us from the Kurtz/Joiner Archives. We will be offering it in 8×10, 11×14 & 16×20 sizes. This image will only be available through Wattographs, it won’t be available at the show.

The convention has rolled out a special set of Star Wars guests including Gary Kurtz (Producer), Kenny Baker (R2-D2 / ewok Paploo), Bob Anderson (Darth Vader swordmaster/ Stunts), Ken Colley (Admiral Piett), Julian Glover (General Veers), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett/ Capt. Colton), Michael Culver (Capt. Needa), Norman Chancer (Hoth rebel), Colin Skeaping (Luke stuntman), Tony Allen (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in AOTC and Clone Wars), Quentin Pierre (Bespin guard), Stephanie English (Hoth rebel tech), Doug Robinson (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Stephen Fitzalan (Ewok celebration Mon Calamari, ESB Stormtrooper), Terence Mustoo (Imperial Officer/ Y-Wing pilot), Alan Flyng (ROTJ Imperial Officer), Tony Smart (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Marilyn Turk (Hoth rebel, Beedo in Jabba’s Palace), Kit Hillier (Hoth Rebel), Milton Johns (Imperial Officer in ESB), Alan Swaden (Hoth rebel) and Tony Guilding (Pilot in ESB & ROTJ).

Signing ends June 30th at 11:59:59. Personal send-in items need to arrive with Wattographs by that date. Please see site for full details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Hasbro Not Filling Eopie Orders?
June 7, 2010 | 10:17 AM CST | Justin2

 


According to a note sent by a reader at Rebelscum.com, it looks like Hasbro won’t be filling all their Eopie orders. So if you have been patiently waiting for yours to ship, you might be in for afrustrating postcard from Hasbro.

 


 

TRU Basic Figures Already Back to $7.49? 
June 5, 2010 | 10:37 PM CST | Justin2

Yakface reader Kyle sent in news today that he was at his local TRU and figures were back to full price even when scanned (the tags that had been on figures indicated that they would be $4.99 until July or later).

Sure enough, I went by a St. Louis TRU this evening and saw the same thing – all figures scanning back at $7.49, along with the sale tags removed. Each peg now had a blue or green circular sticker on it (so did all GI JOE Rise of Cobra figures).

If anyone has any insight into this, please feel free to share your thoughts in the Yakface Forums.

 


 

Muftak and Kabe Mini Bust Deluxe 2-Pack from Gentle Giant
June 4, 2010 | 10:40 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

GentleGiantCollectors.com has updated tonight with an exclusive first look at a Deluxe 2-pack of mini busts featuring Muftak and Kabe from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Head over for a sneak peek!

 


 

New Star Wars Celebration Collecting Panels Announced
June 4, 2010 | 9:46 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight announcing 4 additional Collecting Panels for Celebration Vwith more to come. Organized by Gus Lopez, these panels are meant to entertain and inform all collectors, from beginners to the most experienced. Head to StarWars.com for the full details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD60 Jaina Solo
June 4, 2010 | 9:01 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the other half of the Solo twins:Jaina Solo – one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: You can’t have Jacen without Jaina, decent overall sculpt – especially the head.

CONS: Again suffers from “last wave syndrome”, lower “skirt” hinders range of motion in the legs. Light on accessories. Weird bow legged left leg – much like Stass Allie.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find her.

 


 

Gentle Giant Reveals “Death Trooper” Mini Busts
June 4, 2010 | 8:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Gentle Giant showcases the macabre side of Star Wars with the release of this remarkably horrifying 1/6th scale mini-bust. Accurately sculpted with detailed and distressed armor, then hand painted to Gentle Giant’s always exacting specifications. This fine collectible is a limited edition. Each piece is individually numbered with matching certificate of authenticity. There are 2 versions of this finely crafted collectible.

Version 1 is a limited release of 2500 pieces worlwide. Each mini bust comes with a complete paperback edition of Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars horror novel : DEATH TROOPERS.

Version 2 is a Deluxe Death Trooper Mini Bust exclusive to Gentle Giant’s store and features detachable armor plates revealing the morbid decay of the Imperial walking dead, including the fiendish face behind the mask! A blaster and 3 additional Interchangeable arms are included. Allowing for dozens of customizable variations, for an army of The Empire’s undead.

Preorders are open to Premier Guild members only until June 15th. Preorders will be opened to the general Public on June 16th.

Head to Gentle Giant for the full images!

 


 

Sponsor Update Death Trooper Bust At Big Bad Toy Store
June 4, 2010 | 7:55 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
Gentle Giant has just released the information about their newest Expanded Universe Bust– A Death Trooper Be sure to check it outhere.

 


 

The Force Unleashed II Box Art Unleashed
June 4, 2010 | 12:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArt’s The Force Unleashed II Facebook page has posted the first look at the packaging art that will adorn the various cases for the TFUII game due in stores this October. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Big AT-AT Found Down Under
June 4, 2010 | 10:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


Getting a three month jump on the US market, Aussie news site Mousedroid.com reports and has visual confirmation of the new AT-AT vehicle on shelves in Target Australia (AU$199). Head down under for a closer look.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD59 Jacen Solo
June 4, 2010 | 9:02 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Jacen Solo: one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: Finally a Jacen Solo for our collection! Excellent use of the VTSC Bespin Luke sculpt

CONS: Again suffers from “last wave syndrome”;

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find one.

 


 

I….AM…. ARTOO MAN!!!
June 4, 2010 | 8:46 AM CST | Jayson

 


Ever wondered what a cross between our favorite astromech droid and Iron Man would look like? Me neither, but if you have, head over to Gizmodo for a Star Wars / Super Hero mash-up.

 


 

Detailed Look at Senate Duel Darth Sidious at JTWR
June 2, 2010 | 9:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at the Jedi Temple War Room have received a couple showing of the upcoming Senate Duel Darth Sidious from the Vintage Collection. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
June 2, 2010 | 6:08 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS – 2010 VINTAGE SERIES 02
The new Black & White Vintage line is also releasing a second wave, and it includes Anakin Skywalker, Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with Cape, Stormtrooper, Clone Trooper, Magna Guard and Commander Cody; we have them listed as a set of 8 for $79.99, or as a case of 12 for $104.99. We also have singles listed on this wave, priced at $10.99 each.

STAR WARS 14″ POSEABLE PLUSHES
We’ve listed three new 14″ tall poseable plush Star Wars figures. Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Yoda are available, priced at $24.99 each. These plush figures make great items for children, too.

STAR WARS – 2010 CLONE WARS SERIES 02 REVISION 01
Two new waves have just been announced for the new 2010 Star Wars lines. The Clone Wars Series 02 Revision 01 includes figures like Mace Windu, Commander Green, Battle Droid Commander, Clone Scout and Kit Fisto, and we have the set of 5 new figures listed at $59.99, with the case of 12 priced at $99.99, and individuals of the new figures at $13.99 (older figure prices may vary).

STAR WARS – LIGHTSABER HILTS WITH SOUND AND LIGHT
We’ve listed two different versions of the Sound & Light Lightsaber Hilts from Japan. Obi-Wan and Darth Vader Lightsaber Hilts are on their way, and we’ve got them priced at $13.99 each. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 83rd Edition
June 2, 2010 | 2:38 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on May 7th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding that unreleased Shadow Stormtrooper Trooper from the Force Unleashed Figure Pack and a question for customizers and diorama builders.

 


 

Win a Super7 Shogun Stormtrooper from AICN
June 2, 2010 | 1:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Ain’t It Cool News is giving away one of Super7’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun to one lucky contestant simply by sending in an image of a Stormtrooper! Head over to AICN for details.

 


 

Episode 247: No Toys, Just Shirts
June 2, 2010 | 8:29 AM CST | Jayson

 


Right now is a hard time for Hasbro collectors with the latest waves of Legacy figures not regularly showing up on store pegs, but when Arnie finds a Spacetrooper and Shaak Ti at a Toys R Us, the hunt is on! Join Marjorie and Arnie as they tour the St. Louis region hitting one Toys R Us after another looking for more of this elusive wave of figures!

Also on this week’s podcast, a run down on the latest Celebration 5 announcements, a review of the Star Wars Cantina game, and Nathan provides a look back at collecting RPG books and supplements as Wizards of the Coast removes all Star Wars content from their site.

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Sponsor News: A-Team, Lego, Prince of Persia, Star Wars, Arkham Asylum and more at Past Generation Toys
June 2, 2010 | 8:15 AM CST | Jayson

 


They’re the A-Team, and we have their brand new 12 inch figures, 4 inch figures, and vehicles in stock right now! Also new at the movie theaters this summer is Prince of Persia, and we have the 6 inch figures from McFarlane Toys available now. Don’t miss these and then wish you could turn back time!

The final new in-stock items are two beautiful Bowen Designs mini-busts, Blazing Skull andWolverine Logan, each standing over 6 inches tall and ready to liven up your shelf.

We’ve also got three new lines you absolutely can’t miss available for preorder right now. First up are DC Direct’s recently announced Arkham Asylum figures based on the hit video game of the same name. The lineup includes Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Scarecrow.

Next up are new preorders for Series 2 of the Black and Silver Vintage Star Wars figures.

And finally we’ve got lots of the new Lego minifigures available for preorder. Don’t worry about tracking down the one you want in stores, and instead guarantee yourself that Zombie, Robot, or Clown minifig you’ve been wanting by preordering right now.

May 2010 Archive

Spy Report: Vintage “Bounty Hunt” Foil Cards
May 31, 2010 | 9:57 PM CST | Jayson


We have one final spy report for tonight. We’ve received info that limited edition “chase” foil packaging (similar to the Ultimate Galactic Hunt cards from the TSC and TAC line) is returning with the Vintage Collection. Here is a list of the first figures with variant foil cards which will be slotted into the cases for the ROTS wave (wave 2).

1x Hoth Hangar Han (FOIL) (97571)
1x Darth Vader (FOIL) (97580)
1x Commander Cody (FOIL) (20834)
1x Magna Guard (FOIL) (20830)

 


 

Spy Report: The Clone Wars Vehicles Wave 2
May 31, 2010 | 8:02 PM CST | Jayson


Our Yakface spies have come out in full force this holiday weekend with several juicy scoops revealing several new products for Vintage and Clone Wars line. Today’s update reveals a new vehicle assortment that includes the leaked Clone Swamp Speeder and Hyena Bomber but also shows that the AT-AP Republic Walker is going to see re-release as well as a repainted AAT.

Clone Wars Vehicle Assortment Wave 2
1x AT-AP (94810)
1x Clone Swamp Speeder (94812)
1x Hyena Bomber (19695)
1x AAT (Redeco) (94811)

 


 

Spy Report: The Clone Wars Collection Wave 3, 4 & 5
May 30, 2010 | 6:04 AM CST | Jayson


Our Yakface spies have come out in full force this holiday weekend with several juicy scoops for theClone Wars line. Here is one breaking down waves 3, 4 and 5:

The Clone Wars Collection Wave 3
1x Captain Rex (98349)
1x Obi Wan Kenobi (98352)
1x Commander Cody (98353)
1x Grievous (battle damage) (97559)
1x Cad Bane (20955)
1x Odd Ball (20956)
1x ARF Trooper (20960)
1x Battle Droid (20961)
1x Ki-Adi Mundi (20803)
1x Flame Thrower Clone (20805)
1x R2-D2 (87664)
1x Pilot/Clone Trooper (20809)

The Clone Wars Collection Wave 4
1x Count Dooku (98356)
1x Mando Guard (97561)
1x Cad Bane (20955)
1x Super Battle Droid (20958)
1x ARF Trooper (20960)
1x Battle Droid (20961)
1x Ki-Adi Mundi (20803)
1x Mando Trooper (25887)
1x R4-P17 (21467)
1x Shaak Ti (21465)
1x Boba Fett (21466)
1x Embo (21468)

The Clone Wars Collection Wave 5
1x Rex Cold Weather (20954)
1x Cad Bane (20955)
1x R4-P17 (21467)
1x Shaak Ti (21465)
1x Boba Fett (21466)
1x Embo (21468)
1x Hondo Onaka (29778)
1x Zombie Geonosian (25274)
1x Clone Trooper Draa (25275)
1x Clone Commander Jet (25278)
1x Quinlan Vos (25277)
1x Cato Parasiti (25276)

 


 

Spy Report: Vintage Collection Wave 3 & 4
May 30, 2010 | 5:52 AM CST | Jayson


Our Yakface spies have come out in full force this holiday weekend with several juicy scoops for the Vintage line. Here is one breaking down the Return of the Jedi theme wave (wave 3) and the Attack of the Clones wave (wave 4).

The Vintage Collection Wave 3
1x Gamorrean Guard (21482)
1x Ackbar (21483)
1x Jedi Luke (21484)
1x Skiff Guard – Woof (21485)
1x R2 with Pop-up Lightsaber & Drink Tray (21486)
1x Rebel Commando (21487)
1x Yoda with Hover Chair (21481)
1x Wicket & Kneesaa (21488)
1x Rebel Pilot (Wedge) (21489)
1x Clone Trooper (20833)
1x Sandtrooper (20832)
1x Darth Vader (97580)

The Vintage Collection Wave 4
1x Zam Wessel (24989)
1x Obi-Wan (24990)
1x Peasant Anakin (24991)
1x Peasant Padme (24992)
1x Jango Fett (24993)
1x Kit Fisto (24988)
1x Mace Windu (24994)
1x Blue Senate Guard (24995)
1x Super Battle Droid (24996)
1x Grievous with Cape (20824)
1x Sandtrooper (20832)
1x Darth Vader (97580)

 


 

Spy Report: Vintage Packaging Exclusive Vehicles
May 29, 2010 | 6:44 PM CST | Jayson


Our spies have sent in another report today, this time revealing the two other vehicles that are receiving the variant black and silver “Vintage” packaging similar to the treatment the new AT-AT is receiving. They are TIE Fighter (w/small wings) and the snowspeeder.

27644 TIE Fighter (with small wings)
27645 Snowspeeder

Look for these two exclusives this September.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – Timh603
May 29, 2010 | 12:03 PM CST | Justin2


New Yakface forum member Timh603 has just added one heck of a display piece to the diorama section in the forums. You don’t want to miss this – click on through and enjoy!

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
May 28, 2010 | 7:50 PM CST | Bill


Hasbro has just released the information on the second series of Vintage and Clone Wars figures, and the Big Bad Toy Store has them available for preorder:

Star Wars Vintage Series 02

Clone Wars series 02

 


 

StarWarsShop: Turbo Two Day Sale
May 28, 2010 | 3:12 PM CST | Jayson


StarWarsShop.com today has launched a sale of their own where starting on Sunday at 12:01am PST, shoppers will receive 10% off all in-stock products through the end of Memorial Day Monday! Simply add your favorite products to the shopping cart, proceed through checkout, and StarWarsShop will apply the 10% discount to each in-stock product during the last step of the checkout.

The have a lot of new merchandise to choose from — from lightsaber chopsticks and Darth Vader iPhone cases to exclusive art prints and collectibles — we have something for everyone! VisitStarWarsShop.com today — and be sure to check out our great selection of exclusive art prints, including four U.S. exclusive canvas prints by ID Wall!

 


 

Hasbro Star Wars Free Gear Giveaway
May 28, 2010 | 3:04 PM CST | Jayson


Hasbro has also launched an inventory clearance promotion of sorts where if you by $25 worth of qualifying Star Wars merchandise, you’ll get your choice of a free Captain Rex Helmet or Dual-Action Role Playing Lightsaber FREE! Head to Hasbro.com for the full details! Promo valid May 28 (today) through July 31.

 


 

HasbroToyShop: Memorial Day Sale
May 28, 2010 | 2:59 PM CST | Jayson


HasbroToyShop.com is running a Memorial Day Sale starting today and running through June 6 where you can save up to 50% off Star Wars and other merchandise. There are some great deals to be had so give them a look.

 


 

Spy Report: Return of the Ultimate Battle Pack
May 28, 2010 | 11:31 AM CST | Jayson

Our Yarkora spy from the outer rim has sent us a bit of info revealing/confirming the return of the Ultimate Battle Packs! So far details are minimal other than an individual item number (20850), but stay tuned as we try to gather more intel.

 


 

Vintage Wave 2 (ROTS) and Clone Wars Wave 3 Images
May 27, 2010 | 6:21 PM CST | Jayson


Entertainment Earth has updated their pre-orders for the Vintage Collection wave 2 with images showing off the new Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, General Grievous w/Cape and Sandtrooper. They also updated their listing for The Clone Wars wave 3 showing off super-articulated versions of Mace Windu and Kit Fisto along with the Clone Scout and Battle Droid Commander. Head over to Entertainment Earth for a preview of these waves.

 


 

The Clone Wars Season 2 DVD & BluRay Arrives Oct 26
May 27, 2010 | 12:47 PM CST | Jayson


The Official Site has updated to announce details for The Clone Wars Season 2 DVD & BluRay. Head to StarWars.com for the full scoop.

The October 26 release date also coincides with the launch of The Force Unleashed II here in the US. Thanks to Twitter poster Brad M. for the reminder.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
May 26, 2010 | 6:57 AM CST | Bill


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

15% OFF SALE!
From now until Friday – save 15% on everything except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder/ Backorder’ items. Thousands of items are in stock and the sale applies to all Toys, Graphic Novels, Vintage Items, Statues, Busts, and other Collectibles. Simply browse through your favorite menus on the site to take advantage of this limited time sale pricing.

SIDESHOW, MEDICOM, HOT TOYS WAREHOUSE FIND
We were able to buy up a variety of older inventory from the three companies mentioned above. Over 100 various items are now in stock, some for the first time ever and some back again for another round. There are a bunch of 1/6 Scale Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Kubrick Parco Series 3 Carded 6 Pack
May 26, 2010 | 2:33 AM CST | Jayson


Over the weekend, Medicom Toy revealed their next set of carded figures for 2010 which will be available at the Parco Medicom Toy Exhibition ’10 this June. This set consists of C-3PO, Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber, AT-AT Driver, Lando Calrissian, Wicket and Jawa and is limited to 600 pieces.

 


 

First Look: Lego Star Wars Brickmaster Book
May 26, 2010 | 2:15 AM CST | Jayson


The Official Site has updated tonight with a sneak peek at the Lego Star Wars Brickmaster book from DK Books. This special instruction book includes over 240 Lego brick plus 2 mini figures to build 8 exclusive models not available anywhere else! Look for it this October. Head to StarWars.com for a closer look at the cover.

 


 

Gentle Giant’s Memorial Day Sale
May 25, 2010 | 9:28 PM CST | Jayson

Take advantage to the huge savings on selected in stock items through the end of June or while supplies last! Savings of up to 60% on certain items. Click on through to place your order for Star Wars statues, mini busts, maquettes and more!

 


 

AT-AT Comparison Image
May 25, 2010 | 4:42 PM CST | Justin2


If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for a comparison image between the POTF2 AT-AT and the upcoming all new version that will be available in a couple months. The wait is over. Blogging site,ToplessRobot.com has posted such an image and it is now spreading like wild fire across the various Star Wars forums.

How it’s even possible for Hasbro to make this so big at such an affordable pricepoint is amazing, and is going to surely please fans young and old.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD58 Spacetrooper
May 25, 2010 | 8:59 AM CST | Jayson


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Spacetrooper: one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: Excellent articulation and far beefier than the original POTF2 version.

CONS: Again suffers from “last wave syndrome”; forearm blasters don’t collapse into the arms.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find one.

 


 

New Mega Man, DC, Thundercats, A-Team, Star Wars & more at PGT
May 25, 2010 | 8:45 AM CST | Jayson


There’s so much new stuff this week! On the DC Comics side of things, we’ve got the recently announced DC Universe Classics 15 available for preorder. If you like your DC Comics figures a little weirder, then check out all our new DC Direct Blammoids preorders.

And for all you classic TV and video game enthusiasts, we’ve got a triple threat of new preorders this week: Mega ManA-Team, and Thundercats .

Last but not least, we’ve got new Gentle Giant statues up for preorder, like the D’an mini-bust and the Bantha & Tuskan Raider statue.

Check out the Past Generation Toys Blog this week too, which has lots of new posts and a brand new review style you’re sure to enjoy.

 


 

Episode 246: Memories Strike Back
May 25, 2010 | 12:43 AM CST | Jayson


Last Friday was the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. It is undoubtedly daunting to try and make a follow-up to the most successful film of all time, but George Lucas was up to the task creating a film that many fans actually consider superior to the original. Lando, Boba Fett, Carbonite, and Luke’s paternal revelation, all iconic images created with this second installment in the Star Wars saga.

In celebration of this anniversary, Star Wars Action News brings you an extra-long episode full of your memories, your first time watching Empire Strikes Back on theaters or video, your favorite Empire toy, and more. And Jerry joins us with his favorite Empire collectibles, Nathan P. Butler gives us a retrospective of fandom and the EU when Empire was released, and Arnie reviews Alan Arnold’s Once Upon A Galaxy — The Making of The Empire Strikes Back.

With the news of Lucas’ arrival at Celebration 5, some new collectibles up for pre-order, and Harrison Ford as an old man, it’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD57 K’Kruhk
May 24, 2010 | 8:27 AM CST | Jayson


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of K’Kruhk: one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: Excellent articulation and sculpt for a Jedi that spans several eras of the Star Wars universe. The removable cloak looks great on as well as off the figure.

CONS: Suffers from “last wave syndrome”; no signature straw hat included.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find one.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Update
May 22, 2010 | 11:58 AM CST | Justin2


Production on the final installment in The Enloe Chronicles has begun, and part of the process as always is creating new aliens and other characters to populate the galaxy. Several new custom figures are complete, which can be seen here.

Also for something fun, and assuming the character survives this long, check out forumiteDanOfTheDead‘s take on what this fan fic character might look like after the fall of the Empire in his customs thread.

 


 

New Disney Exclusive Star Wars Goodies
May 21, 2010 | 6:12 PM CST | Bill

Our friends at Endor Express.net have once again scored all of the 411 on Disney’s Star War Exclusive figures. This time it’s the Star Tours Boarding Party set will be released today at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. To score yours, check out all the info on Endor Expresshere, including the mail order numbers and sku numbers!

 


 

George Lucas is Attending Celebration V
May 21, 2010 | 12:21 PM CST | Jayson


It has just been announced that the creator himself, George Lucas will make a special guest appearance at Star Wars Celebration V this August in Orlando. This will be the second Celebration appearance, and only the third Star Wars convention appearance for the writer/director, who last attended Celebration III in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2005.

Lucas will appear onstage at a date and time yet to be scheduled during the four-day run of the show, which takes place August 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.

 


 

The Empire Strikes Back: Celebrating 30 Years
May 21, 2010 | 8:57 AM CST | Jayson


Today commemorates the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, which for many fans serves as the best of the entire saga and what got them started on three decades of collecting. I recommend taking a couple hours today to watch it again, but when you do, unlearn what you have learned and try to view it with those fresh eyes from your childhood.

Feel free to post your comments and memories regarding this milestone in our forums or onFacebook.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Celebrating 30 Years of Empire
May 20, 2010 | 9:20 PM CST | Jayson


As promised, Sideshow Collectibles has updated tonight and has revealed a special giveaway for a Life-Size Darth Vader Bust and a sneak peek at a 1:6 Scale Yoda! Head on over to register to win and view the production video.

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
May 20, 2010 | 6:18 PM CST | Bill


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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TUSKEN RAIDER ON BANTHA STATUE – GENTLE GIANT
Gentle Giant is producing a statue of a Tusken Raider riding on a Bantha. This piece measures 12″ tall by 18″ wide and is listed at $224.99, saving you $25 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS FIGRIN D’AN MINI BUST – GENTLE GIANT
The leader of the Modal Nodes is being given his own mini bust, sculpted with his Kloo Horn. This piece is 1/6 scale and is priced at $53.99 $6 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS BACK BUDDIES – CHEWBACCA, C-3P0 BESPIN, R2-D2
New Star Wars Back Buddies have been announced. These pieces allow you to take your Star Wars pals wherever you go, and they can even carry your stuff. We’ve got Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Chewbacca listed at $44.99-$49.99 each, with the exclusive Bespin C-3P0 Back Buddy at $89.99.

STAR WARS WICKET THE EWOK 11″ TALKING PLUSH
Wicket is now coming home in the form of a huggable 11″ plush talking figure. Give him a squeeze and get a “jub jub” in return! We have wicket priced at $29.99, and he should be arriving this August.
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NEW ARRIVALS
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WAREHOUSE FIND – SIDESHOW, HOT TOYS, MORE – 100+ ITEMS
This giant list is full of items from Sideshow, Hot Toys, Fewture and more, at discounted prices to due our special purchase. Check out the figures, like the 12″ Sideshow Star Wars figures, Hot Toys Movie Masterpieces of various lines, model kits, statues, prop replicas and more. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Acme Archives: ESB 30th Anniversary One Day Only Sale
May 20, 2010 | 4:21 PM CST | Jayson


Acme Archives Direct has announced that for tomorrow only (May 21st), you can receive 30% offyour purchases by entering promo code ESB30 upon checkout! The discount comes just in time to purchase their latest piece: “Solo” by Brian Rood.

Discout code valid at Acme Archives Direct only and not at any other affiliated site. Thanks to Scott from Tulsa for the heads up.

 


 

Brian’s Toys: 10% OFF All Orders – International Orders Too!
May 20, 2010 | 9:35 AM CST | Jayson


International customers have had the unfortunate chance of being excluded from the recent Free Shipping promotion currently being offered at Brian’s Toys. Plus, the slide of the Euro has made it more expensive for many customers. To rectify this situation, Brian’s Toys is offering a 10% Discount on all orders placed at brianstoys.com.

Take advantage of this promotion by applying the promotional coupon code “TENOFF” at check out, and your order subtotal will see a 10% discount. This offer can be used by domestic customers as well, but cannot be used in conjuction with the Free Shipping offer. Offer expires June 2, 2010.

 


 

Collect All 92! Feature at JediDefender
May 20, 2010 | 12:18 AM CST | Jayson


For a few months now, our friends at JediDefender have been running a nostalgic feature in their forums entitled “Collect All 92!”, showcasing comparisons between the original “Vintage” Kenner action figures and their modern day equivalents. Today’s feature continues with the Power Droidwhich wraps up the last of the A New Hope figures. Head on over to JediDefender to check it out.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Special Star Wars Giveaway and Reveal This Friday
May 19, 2010 | 10:17 PM CST | Jayson


In celebration of The Empire Strikes Back’s 30th Anniversary this Friday, look to their site soon for a special “Dark Side” giveaway and cool Star Wars Production Peek!

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD56 Dark Trooper (Phase I)
May 19, 2010 | 9:58 PM CST | Jayson


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Dark Trooper: the first of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: Excellent articulation as well as overall sculpt which captures the look and feel of the Dark Forces character.

CONS: Suffers from “last wave syndrome”; hose on vibro-sword hinders range of motion for right forearm.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find one.

 


 

Sandtroopers.com Storms Motor City Comic-Con
May 18, 2010 | 3:15 PM CST | Jayson

Our friends at Sandtroopers have been posting coverage of their presence at Motor City Comic-Con this past weekend. Head on over to vicariously attend the show!

 


 

Lego Cad Bane’s Speeder Revealed
May 18, 2010 | 8:50 AM CST | Jayson


The brickmasters at Eurobrick.com have posted a new images today revealing a Special Edition Clone Wars set featuring Cad Bane’s Speeder (8128). This set, coming exclusive to Target, contains 318 pieces and include mini figures of Cad Bane, the Assassin Droid, Shahan Alama, a Senate Commando and Senate Commando Captain* (aka Captain Jayfon). Click the image above for a closer look.

*Could this be the same Senate Commando Captain included in the rumored Senate 2-pack we posted this past weekend? Time will tell but I’d bet yes.

 


 

Blackest Night, Clone Wars, Alice, & Halo Reach New at PGT!
May 18, 2010 | 8:18 AM CST | Jayson


We have lots of new preorders at Past Generation Toys this week. First up is DC Direct’s hit new lineBlackest Night, with figures up for preorder from across the rainbow and from Series 1 to Series 8.

Next up are Star Wars: The Clone Wars figures on cool new cards. Don’t miss your chance to guarantee yourself these releases now!

Medicom’s new Ultra Detail Figure (UDF) Alice in Wonderland figures are shipping soon, and you can preorder both Alice and the Mad Hatter now.

Finally, we have new Halo Reach releases up for preorder, including singles and awesome new vehicle sets from the upcoming game.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

 


 

Episode 245: Revenge of the Sith — 5th Anniversary Show
May 17, 2010 | 11:35 PM CST | Jayson


While this month Empire Strikes Back is hogging the spotlight what with a StarWars.com site redesign, a Wampa rug, and Cloud City C-3PO backpack, it’s little brother Revenge of the Sith is turning 5 this month and to celebrate the staff of Star Wars Action News reflect on the final film in the Star Wars saga, recounting their experiences first watching the movie, Nathan P Butler joins us to reflect on the movie’s acclaimed novelization, and Arnie and Marjorie review their favorite Revenge of the Sith collectible. Also they review a new Revenge of Sith Collectible–the Sideshow Yoda and Clone Trooper Premium Format Figure!

Also this week, Marjorie talks to Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano on the Clone Wars and founder of the Her Universe Star Wars clothing line for girls, Marjorie and Arnie explain why you HAVE to go to Celebration, and we review the figures in the Force Unleashed multi-packs.

All this and more on the latest Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julianmaurice
May 17, 2010 | 10:51 AM CST | Justin2


Forumite julianmaurice strikes back with the second installment in his latest photonovel series, X-WING ALLIANCE – The Adventures of Ace Azzameen.

Check it out in the forums after the jump!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Clone Wars Figures, Comic Packs and TFU Packs
May 16, 2010 | 7:41 PM CST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received Clone Wars, Comic Packs and Force Unleashed figure packs this week.

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures:
Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – CW50
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Thi-sen – CW43
Commander Bly – CW39
Jek – CW38
Anakin Skywalker – Cold Weather Gear – CW42
Ziro’s Assassin Droid – CW37
Clone Tank Gunner – CW36

In Stock: Legacy Action Packs:
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 1 of 2
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 2 of 2

Click through to see the complete list of updates.

 


 

Execute Order $4.99! Target Jumps on the Bandwagon
May 16, 2010 | 10:24 AM CST | Jayson


Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted this morning that Target, not to be outdone, has placed their basic figures on Temporary Price Cut down to $4.99 matching Toys”R”Us and Walmart in their “Order 66” of current Star Wars merchandise. Some great deals to be had out there folks. Don’t miss them!

 


 

Spy Report: New Product Rumors and Details
May 16, 2010 | 9:22 AM CST | Jayson


Our spies behind the scenes have passed on some new product info again along with additional details regarding items we revealed previously. The new info includes estimated release dates as well as SKU numbers. Click through to read the full breakdown.

 


 

Customizer Mega Spotlight
May 15, 2010 | 4:55 PM CST | Justin2


This weekend we bring you another Customizer Mega Spotlight with some more great custom work from Yakface forum members.

Leading things off is forumite I-am-Boba-Fett, who has sculpted an amazing Selkath Jedi – check out his latest work here.

Next, be sure to check out some great new customs, including a realistic styled Cad Bane courtesy ofdarth naes.

Customizer Michael also strikes back with a variety of his own work, including a really cool Yarkorafigure.

Finally, you don’t want to miss out on the latest from LadyIrithyl, who has created something that we hope Hasbro soon takes notice of – Obi Wan Kenobi from the Obsession Comic.

 


 

Official Response to the CV Sticker Debate
May 14, 2010 | 10:57 AM CST | Jayson


There have been heated discussions around the various Star Wars forums recently regarding the newCV promotion where you can win a VIP trip for two this August to Celebration V. Many collectors, myself included, have been curious to know exactly how one could have a chance to win when looking inside product with stickers placed on existing, old and/or discontinued merchandise. Now we have the answer thank to Hasbro’s Public Relations, here is the official response:

“Winning tickets were placed in stickered packages of both old and current waves of Star Wars Droid Factory, Battle Packs, Comic Packs and Starfighter Vehicles. The winning packages were then hand-delivered to stores and mixed at random with stickered packages without winning tickets. When you buy a stickered product, old wave or current wave, whether you receive a winning ticket or not is purely a matter of chance.”

There you have it. How does this answer sit with you? Make your thought known in the forums.

 


 

New Clone Wars Battle Pack Rumors
May 13, 2010 | 11:47 PM CST | Jayson

We received word tonight that there are two more Clone Wars Battle Packs on tap for this year. The first is called “Hidden Enemy” and should be clone trooper based according to the Clone Wars season one episode of the same name. The second battle pack is solicited as “Nikto Robino Bounty Hunters”. It’s unclear what that means exactly from the original translation but it might be a set based on the “Hostage Crisis” episode from season one with Robonino or something new for season 3. Only time will tell…

 


 

New Star Wars Images Courtesy of Hasbro
May 13, 2010 | 10:46 PM CST | Jayson


Hasbro was kind enough to officially release the latest Star Wars product images for your enjoyment. You can view the complete photo album of Vintage, Saga Legends, Clone Wars figures, vehicles, battle packs, Transformers, Role Play items and more on our Facebook page.

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
May 12, 2010 | 9:14 PM CST | Bill


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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MILITARIES OF STAR WARS 12″ CAPTAIN REX
Sideshow’s 12″ Star Wars line will now be releasing the Popular Captain Rex, Anakin’s second in command. This figure will include standard weapons and armor, and is listed at $114.99, $10 off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

HasbroToyShop Promo Code
May 12, 2010 | 10:08 AM CST | Jayson


HasbroToyShop.com has sent out there latest email blast offering 20% off most purchases, plus FREE Shipping. Simply enter FREESHIP20 at checkout. Offer expires May 23, 2010.

 


 

Episode 244: Last Chance to Enter Hyperspace
May 11, 2010 | 10:07 PM CST | Jayson


We have a special show with some special guests hosts taking up the mic this week on Star Wars Action News. On this week’s show we talk about the end of the Hyperspace membership as we know it, the latest Celebration V perks, the Sideshow Captian Rex figure, plus other Star Wars gaming and collecting news from the internet and the store aisles.

Steve checks in with a UK Collecting Report from the Star Wars Fan Fun Day. Finally Sith Lords of Cincinnati take you along on a massive 10 store toy run to find out what they are finding.

All this plus your voicemails on this weeks Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Star Wars Celebration V Promo Stickers
May 11, 2010 | 8:09 PM CST | Justin2


In case you had not noticed, there’s a lot of older Star Wars product suddenly showing a promotion sticker with the chance to win tickets to Star Wars Celebration V. Share your thoughts on this developing story and read how the chances for winning may be stacked against you in the forums. Special thanks to forumite stroebel83 for providing photo evidence of this.

 


 

Brand New Star Wars and G.I. Joe Preorders at Past Generation Toys!
May 11, 2010 | 7:59 AM CST | Jayson


We have over 25 brand new Star Wars figures available for preorder, so don’t miss all these great new toys, like the 2010 Saga Legends and Expanded Universe Build-a-Droid waves, and the new Black and Silver Vintage Collection.

There are lots of new G.I. Joe figures available as well, including the latest G.I. Joe Convention exclusives and preorders for upcoming Pursuit of Cobra figures. These won’t last long, so be sure and order now!

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

 


 

Yakfinities #34 – Roundup Report
May 10, 2010 | 10:37 PM CST | Justin2


The Roundup Report is finally here for the most recent Customizing Challenge – and with nearly 40customs made for it, it marks one of the biggest Yakfinities to date! Check out all the action and see who the three random winners are after the jump!

 


 

TRU Exclusive Clone Wars Kul Teska
May 10, 2010 | 9:55 AM CST | Jayson


Sandtroopers full scale assault on Hasbro continues with the revelation of Kul Teska from the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes video game. This confirms a rumor Rebelscum posted back in April. Look for him only at Toys”R”Us later this year. After viewing, let us know what you think about this news inour forums.

 


 

Jabba’s Palace with Oola Revealed at Sandtroopers
May 10, 2010 | 8:04 AM CST | Jayson


Adding to their repository of first look images from over the weekend, the Sandtroopers Forum have posted the first look at the packaging for the highly anticipated Jabba’s Throne with Oola courtesy of forum member “Gorkoracing”. The packaging reveals that Jabba will have a posable tail and the set will be exclusive to Walmart. Head on over for the sneak peek and after viewing, let us know what you think about this news in our forums.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julianmaurice
May 9, 2010 | 5:30 PM CST | Justin2


Tonight we spotlight the launch of an all new photonovel series by forumite julianmaurice called X-WING ALLIANCE – The Adventures of Ace Azzameen. Be sure to check it out after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: Bounty Hunters 30th Anniversary Exclusive
May 8, 2010 | 9:02 PM CST | Jayson


The Yakface Toyguide updates tonight with a detailed look at the upcoming Bounty Hunters 30th Anniversary Exclusive featuring Vintage deco versions of the modern 4-LOM and Zuckuss figures.

PROS: The modern interpretation of these figures really invokes a sense of nostalgia for the Vintage Kenner line. 4-LOM (Zuckuss as we know him today) is the real star of the set with the lighter color and the thick vinyl soft goods. It’s perfect.

CONS: None, whatsoever. (Hasbro please make more Vintage homage figures.)

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection later this year.

 


 

EU Figures Now Available on ToysRUs.com
May 8, 2010 | 9:37 AM CST | Jayson

Toys”R”Us has updated today and has made available the hard to find (for some) EU wave.

Dark Trooper
Jaina Solo
Jacen Solo
Spacetrooper
Shaak Ti
K’Kruhk

Get them while you can and thanks to Adam for the tip!

 


 

Yakface Spy Report: K-Mart Exclusive Jodo Kast Revealed
May 7, 2010 | 7:46 PM CST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have revealed an unexpected addition to the pile of figures coming out in the new line later this year – a new and much improved Jodo Kast! Head on over and check out what looks to be an upcoming K-Mart exclusive.

Edit: This confirms a spy report we had posted back in January.

Update: Forum member Gorkoracing has posted another image, over in the Sandtrooper forums, this time revealing the cardback. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Begun the Price Wars Have
May 7, 2010 | 10:19 AM CST | Jayson


Not to be outdone by Toys”R”Us’ $4.99 price point for action figures, Wal-Mart has slashed their prices from $6.00 to $4.50. If there is anything you’ve been holding out for or wanted extras of… now’s the time. Who knows? Maybe the Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin armies will finally get cleared out as an added side benefit.

 


 

Hasbro Releases Official “Vintage Collection” Logo
May 5, 2010 | 9:22 PM CST | Jayson


Coincidentally, after creating my own version a couple days ago, Hasbro has released the official Vintage Collection logo that we’ll be seeing on the back of those iconic 6×9 cards in a few short months. Click the image above for a larger version.

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
May 5, 2010 | 7:36 AM CST | Bill


Here is another quick update from bigbadtoystore.com
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NEW PREORDERS
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SW 2010 GALACTIC HEROES SERIES 1 & 2 SINGLES
We’ve now had a chance to list the singles for the two new waves of Galactic Heroes. You can choose from old and new favorites like Anakin & Ahsoka, Cad Bane & Aurra Sing, the Emperor & Darth Vader and the Mandalorian Two-Pack, priced at $8.99 – $11.99 each.. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

New Items from Gentle Giant
May 4, 2010 | 11:05 PM CST | Jayson


Recently, Gentle Giant updated their site with 3 new items: The Kit Fisto Maquette (available Fall 2010.), a Darth Vader Force Unleashed Mini Bust (available Dec.) and a set of Jabba’s Palace Bookends (available Oct.).

These items are available for pre-order now through Gentle Giant’s website and from many of our fine sponsors. Place your orders today!

 


 

Dan Curto: Published Star Wars Sketch Card Artist
May 4, 2010 | 10:37 PM CST | Jayson

Congrats to Rebelscum’s Dan Curto on the acceptance of his 100 Sketch Cards for Topps’ The Empire Strikes Back 3D Widevision Series launching this month. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky collectors to snag yourself an original “Curto”.

 


 

New Iron Man 2 and G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Preorders at PGT!!
May 4, 2010 | 9:53 PM CST | Jayson


Iron Man 2 hits theaters this weekend, and Past Generation Toys has all your Iron Man toy needs covered. Check out our Iron Man 2 Section for great deals on the first wave of figures, and then head over to our Iron Man 2 Preorders to find all the upcoming releases you’ve got your eye on.

We just got back from the International G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention and we can’t wait for all the new Pursuit of Cobra figures. If you’re excited like us, check out our Pursuit of Cobra Preorders to make sure that you’ll be getting these awesome toys when they do finally come out!

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter.

 


 

$4.99 Figures and $19.99 Battle Packs at HasbroToyShop
May 4, 2010 | 4:33 PM CST | Jayson


HasbroToyShop has joined Toys”R”Us in blowing out several of their Clone Wars and Legacy Collection figures for $4.99 each and Battle Packs for $19.99. Click the link above for to see what deals can be had. Thanks to EvilAnimation for the tip.

 


 

2010 Saga Legends Images at Sandtroopers
May 4, 2010 | 1:52 PM CST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers have posted a new image gallery showcasing a few of the upcoming Saga Legends figure due on store shelves this August. I must admit the packaging does look sharp.Head on over for a sneak peek.

 


 

Expanded Universe Wave Update
May 4, 2010 | 1:14 PM CST | Justin2


There was a lot of frustration over the weekend as collectors around the country arrived at Toys”R”us stores hoping to find the Expanded Universe wave, and many went home empty handed.

But just today , I went by a store that sold through their stock Saturday morning, only to have the pegs filled with them once again.

So don’t give up hope just yet – you may very well find these in your area if you haven’t been able to score them yet.

 


 

May the 4th be with you… New LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie
May 4, 2010 | 9:58 AM CST | Jayson

To celebrate May the 4th, the LEGO team has come up with a new LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie tell the story of the Original Trilogy and has posted it on YouTube. Check it out.

 


 

Episode 243: No Rules, Just Right
May 4, 2010 | 9:03 AM CST | Jayson


Can a sale on action figures not only help your wallet but change your worldview? The answer is “yes!” This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie reflect on the insane sale on Star Wars figures last week at Toys R Us, and discuss not only how it allowed fans to stock up on figures at better-than-2005 prices, but also how it gave Arnie a totally new attitude towards collecting.

Also this week we preview Gentle Giant’s 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Mini-Bust, the third in StarWarsShop.com’s Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary art collection, and Sideshow’s new Captain Rex figure.

With a Hasbro Q&A and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Yakfinities #35 Kicks Off
May 3, 2010 | 6:08 PM CST | Justin2


The latest Customizing Challenge here at Yakface has begun! For more details, head on over to the forums.

Also, be on the lookout for the Roundup Report for Yakfinities #34 later this week!

 


 

Borders Exclusive Star Wars Logo Bookends On Shelf May 4
May 3, 2010 | 1:24 PM CST | Jayson


Tomorrow, in celebration of “May the Fourth Be With You”, Borders book stores (and throughBorders.com) will be selling a set of Limited Edition Star Wars Logo Bookends created by Gentle Giant. Cast in high-quality polystone and then hand painted, each bookend is numbered and comes complete with a matching limited-edition certificate of authenticity.

 


 

More Vintage Collection Rumors
May 3, 2010 | 9:55 AM CST | Jayson


Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a new rumor report that speculates on a few upcoming figures and battle packs for 2011. Head on over to see what it’s all about. Remember, nothing is official until Hasbro says so.

 


 

ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis – May 9
May 2, 2010 | 9:35 PM CST | Justin2


For all you collectors near the St. Louis area, the next Toyman Collector Show is quickly approaching. As an added bonus, the show will be hosting two important guests:

– Matt Wood (voice of Gen. Grievous & was Bib Fortuna – Star Wars Episode I)
– Mark Dodson (voice of Gremlins 1 & 2 / Salacious B. Crumb (Return of the Jedi)

For more details, head on over to toymanshow.com

 


 

Toys”R”Us.com TFU Figure Pack Shipment Errors
May 2, 2010 | 3:09 PM CST | Jayson


Looks like those that ordered the Force Unleashed figure packs online from Toys”R”Us might be in for a rude awakening once they receive and open their packages. We’ve received reports that even though folks ordered one or multiple of each set, their order were filled with 2 or in some instances four of one set. Yakreader and forum member “baghutch” ran into that very scenario with his order.

Hopefully these errors are isolated incidents maybe if a few of you run into this you can get in contact with each other via our forums and work out an exchange.

 


 

Upcoming Clone Wars Figures Packaged Shots
May 2, 2010 | 11:17 AM CST | Justin2

The folks at clonelegends.com have scored some pics of upcoming Clone Wars figures coming out later this year that show off the packaging – and apparently these have already shown up in the Philipines! After you’ve checked them out at their site, share your thoughts in the forums.

 


 

Sponor Update Big Bad Toy Store
May 1, 2010 | 5:30 PM CST | Bill


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS SUPER DELUXE AT-AT
One of the coolest vehicles in the Star Wars universe is getting a major upgrade! This huge new playset features a variety of opening doors and storage for many 3.75″ figures. We have it priced very competitively at $109.99 – take a look .

STAR WARS BLACK & SILVER VINTAGE
This line will feature awesome retro packaging and a slew of figures very similar to releases from the late 70’s. These will be great display pieces when left in the package – take a look at all the figures here – $104.99 per case & available singly.

STAR WARS FX LIGHTSABERS – 5 NEW MODELS
We’ve listed the traditional style Mace Windu and Luke ROTJ Green FX Sabers at $99.99 and also listed 3 brand new ‘Removable Blade’ style sabers at $114.99. These sabers can be displayed as a standard FX with blade fully extended, and the blade also detaches so the saber alone can be worn on a belt or displayed in a smaller area. Removable Blade versions include: Anakin, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan – each $114.99

SO MUCH MORE NEW HASBRO!!

CLONE WARS ANIMATED FIGURES

STAR WARS SAGA LEGENDS

STAR WARS STARFIGHTERS

STAR WARS TRANSFORMER CROSSOVERS

STAR WARS VEHICLE FIGURE WAVE

GALACTIC HEROES AT-AT & FIGURES

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NEW ARRIVALS
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CLONE WARS ANIMATED – WAVE 03
Another round of new Animated figures has just arrived. This wave includes: Commander Bly, Anakin Cold Weather, Commander Stone, Magnaguard, Obi-Wan Cold Weather, Rex with Heater Pack, Firefighter droid. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Gone in 60 Seconds!
May 1, 2010 | 11:29 AM CST | Justin2


This morning I waited at a local Toys”R”us for 30 minutes before they opened, hoping this would guarantee that I wouldn’t miss out on the Expanded Universe wave. Some other collectors in my area had the same idea in mind, and by 9:01 AM, all eight cases of the new wave were sold through (minus the repacks of course).

We’re curious to see how everyone else did this morning? Share your experience after the jump!

UPDATE – So far reports are coming in that a LOT of collectors came home empty handed today. We’re very sorry to hear that, and the complete frustration that so many collectors are feeling right now with how difficult this great wave of figures is turning out to be so far. Hopefully Hasbro is aware of this and will find a way to make these figures more attainable someday if Toy”R”us stores don’t get enough in to meet the demand for them.

 

April 2010 Archive

Holy Sale!
April 30, 2010 | 1:32 PM CST | Justin2

 


Hasbro has recently been hinting that they have big things in store for collectors with retail partnerToys”R”us, but I can’t say that I expected the kind of sale that I stumbled onto today.

Looks like they’re doing whatever it takes to move out all the Clone Wars and Legends figures that are hanging on the pegs in preparation for the new lines launching in a few months – but just how good were the prices I saw today? Head on over to the forums to find out.

 


 

Today Only: 20% Off All In-Stock Items at StarWarsShop
April 30, 2010 | 10:19 AM CST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com is having a one day sale offering 20% off all in-stock items! Discount is automatically applied during checkout.

 


 

The Clone Wars Season Finale Airs Tonight!
April 30, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 


Boba Fett and the bounty hunters are back as Season Two of The Clone Wars closes out tonight with two action-packed episodes: R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown. Don’t miss tonight’s exciting conclusion!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: May the Fourth Be With You Giveaway
April 29, 2010 | 9:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles is again holding their May the Fourth Be With You Giveaway where one lucky fan will win themselves a Life Size General Grievous Bust!

Plus, get a glance of an upcoming collectible from a galaxy far, far away in a brand new Production Peek video!

 


 

SDCC Exclusive McQuarrie Concept Vader from Gentle Giant
April 29, 2010 | 9:08 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gentle Giant has revealed this year’s SDCC Exclusive mini bust through G4’s Attack of the Show: the McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader featuring 3 interchangeable heads! AOTS is also offering a special bronze painted version of this piece as a giveaway through their website, with the winner being announced on tomorrow night’s Attack of the Show!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: 12″ Captain Rex
April 29, 2010 | 8:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles’ newsletter tonight has revealed the next figure in their expansive 12″ scale line: Captain Rex! Look for priority preorders to start next Friday at 10am PT for newsletter subscribers.

 


 

New Preorders and a Moving Sale from Past Generation Toys
April 29, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Be sure to stop by the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention this weekend to say hello and browse our selection of toys.

We’re still running our huge sale on hundreds of items from lots of lines like G.I. Joe, DC Universe Classics, and Transformers. You can find figures for as low as $2 and up to 90% off! Check it out in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! 

We’ve also got tons of new peorders, so take a look and order now, and you won’t have to hunt them down in stores. Included are the GI Joe Resolute Cobra 7-pack and Joe 7-pack, the Force UnleashedVader Mini-Bust, Star Wars Jabba’s Palace Bookends, and the Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter. This week we’ve got coverage of the 2010 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy and Clone Wars Action Figures
April 29, 2010 | 9:25 AM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Legacy Action Figures and Clone Wars Action Figures.

NEW: Clone Wars Action Figures (Limit one per Order):
Dark Trooper Phase I – BD56
K’Kruhk – BD57
Spacetrooper – BD58
Jacen Solo – BD59
Jaina Solo – BD60
Shaak Ti – BD61
Cloud City Wing Guard (White) – BD50
R2-X2 – BD52
Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper – BD48
Clone Commander CODY – BD44

IN STOCK: Legacy Action Battle Packs:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Geonosis Assault
Birth of Darth Vader
Kamino Conflict
Battle for Endor

NEW: Clone Wars Battle Packs:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist
Ambush at Abregado

IN STOCK: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc
Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 82nd Edition
April 29, 2010 | 8:20 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the new Endor Rebel Trooper and when, if at all, we can expect a re-release of the Utapau Clone Trooper for the basic figure line.

 


 

12″ Anakin Clone Wars
April 29, 2010 | 7:57 AM CST | Mark

Over at Sideshowtoy, they have IN Stock the new 12″ Anakin from the Clone Wars Sideshow Exclusive version..

So if you are interested, head on over and pick one up.

 


 

More TFU Box Sets News
April 28, 2010 | 11:40 AM CST | Justin2

 


For all our readers in the UK that are concerned about the availability of the TFU box sets at Toysrus, Yakface moderator Paulskywalker received some good news directly from Hasbro. Their response to his question is worth a read.

As for local news on these sets, they continue to pop up in the U.S. and I was lucky enough to score some yesterday at an area St. Louis Toysrus (the Sunset Hills store to be exact).

Good luck and happy hunting!

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
April 27, 2010 | 8:59 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals as well as some great new preorder items!

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS JABBA’S PALACE BOOKEND SET
This set shows Leia as Boushh trying to free Han of the Carbonite while a
Gamorrean Guard and Boba Fett walk their rounds. The set measures 14″
wide by 9″ tall, and is listed at $224.99, saving you $25 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS DX KUBRICKS SERIES 02 – MASTER CASE, BOX
The second wave of Deluxe Star Wars Kubricks includes Chewbacca with goggles, Hot Han Solo, Hoth Leia Organa, Hoth Luke Skywalker, a Snowtrooper and R-3P0, along with the pieces to assemble a bonus AT-ST unit. We have the box of 12 listed at $199.99, or the Master Case of 48 (including chase figure) at $699.99, saving you $100 off the 4x box price.

‘SENATE DUEL’ YODA VS. DARTH SIDIOUS DIORAMA
Sideshow’s latest diorama for Star Wars is the ‘Senate Duel’ which shows Yoda and Darth Sidious engaged in battle in the Senate chamber. This fantastic collectible is listed at $239.99, $10 off MSRP, and is set to arrive this fall.

STAR WARS TALKING PLUSHES
A number of new talking plush Star Wars characters have been announced. We’ve got the 4″ mini talking plush clip-on set of 4 (Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2, Chewbacca) listed at $35.99, as well as 9″ talking versions of all four figures at $19.99 each, and even a 15″ talking Yoda plush, priced at $39.99.

STAR WARS DROIDS BANK
This new bank shows C-3P0 and R2-D2 traversing the surface of Tatooine, and is priced at $23.99.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS KIT FISTO MAQUETTE
The latest Clone Wars Animated maquette shows the Nautolan Jedi wielding twin green lightsabers. This statue is listed at $84.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED DARTH VADER MINI BUST
This bust shows the Dark Lord of the Sith with his armor and outfit burnt and tattered, with exposed mechanics and more. This piece is listed at $53.99, $6 off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

YAKFINITIES #35 – Tie Breaker Voting has Begun
April 26, 2010 | 3:13 PM CST | Justin2

Voting for the next Customizing Challenge resulted in a tie – so now what? Let’s break the tie with a new ballot, and watch the two most popular categories duke it out to the bitter end.

What are you waiting for? Make your vote count after the jump!

 


 

The Force Unleashed Figures Pack In Stock at TRU.com
April 26, 2010 | 11:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


Toys”R”Us.com has added the 2 new The Force Unleashed Figures Pack to their online store. As of now, there are no pictures but each set is currently available and qualify for the buy one, get one 50% off promotion. Hurry and get yours today! Thanks to Adam for the tip!

 


 

Episode 242: Metal Mania
April 26, 2010 | 8:55 AM CST | Jayson

 


This has been an exciting week to be a Star Wars collector! New items have been made available for preorder from Gentle Giant, Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, plus Celebration 5 exclusives and more! And with new Hasbro EU figures showing up as well, it’s been the busiest week we’ve had in a long time. Join Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie recap this week’s new release info.

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie were excited to find the Di Agostini Die Cast vehicles and figures were being made available in the USA. Arnie faced the music (and the Comic Store owner) and bought 7 of these vehicles. We review them this week to see if they should become part of your collection.

With an EU recap of Choose Your Own Adventure stories, a review of the Japanese handbags, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Spy Report: New Hasbro Battle Packs and More
April 26, 2010 | 8:17 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our spies have passed along a new list of yet to be announced goodies that are on the horizon for the line relaunched this fall. Here is a breakdown of few new battle packs, some of which were revealed at Toy Fair back in February. Also on the list are some new “Legacy of” sets as well as a listing for a certain vile gangster’s throne room and more! Note: Pricing and released dates are for the European market.

Anti-Hailfire Squad Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Droids and Clones Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Holocron Heist Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Battle of Hoth Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
ARC Troopers Battle Pack – September 2010- 29,90 Euro
Mandalorian Trooper´s (Death Watch) Battle Pack – September 2010 – 29,90 Euro

Legacy of Boba Fett – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro
Legacy of Grievous – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro
Legacy of Anakin Skywalker – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro

Cad Bane & IG-86 – September 2010 – 20,50 Euro
Senate Commando Captain – September 2010 – 20,50 Euro
Jabba´s Throne Room – July 2010 – 56,00 Euro

*Shown at Toyfair 2010

Weigh in with your thoughts on this new list in here our forums.

 


 

New Products from eFX Collectibles
April 25, 2010 | 9:37 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

Newsletters from eFX Collectibles has started hitting inboxes and they are announcing a few new products. First, they are offering 2 new Precision Cast Replica Stormtrooper helmets: one as seen in The Empire Strikes Back and one Shadow Stormtrooper. The ESB PCR helmet is wearable, features green lens and will be available at Elite Collectibles and select retailers, while the Shadow Stormtrooper helmet, also wearable, will be sold exclusively through Cozmic Toyz and limited to just 501 pieces.


Also announced is the Count Dooku Revenge of the Sith Precision Cast Lightsaber. This limited edition “stunt” version is slightly different than the EII design and features a new stand allowing for proper orientation when displaying.

 


 

Buy one, get one 50% off at Toys”R”Us
April 25, 2010 | 8:24 AM CST | Jayson

 


Today, Toys”R”Us is offering buy one, get one 50% off all Star Wars action figures, books and Lego construction sets. Offer is valid in stores and online – expires 5/1.

 


 

New Loose Images
April 24, 2010 | 11:19 AM CST | Justin2

 

 

Courtesy of eBay seller Star Wars Army Store, some great new loose images of upcoming figures from The 2010 Vintage Collection have surfaced – check them out after the jump!

 


 

The Clone Wars Episode 20: Death Trap
April 23, 2010 | 8:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


Tonight kicks of the final 3 episodes of the Clone Wars for Season Two and it also marks the return of Boba Fett. We get to witness a bounty hunter in the making as he teams up with Aurra Sing to wreak havoc on the Jedi as retribution for the loss of his father. Daniel Logan, who portrayed the young Boba in Attack of the Clones, reprises his roles and lends his voice to the series. Rest assured this is one episode you will not want to miss!!!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store.com
April 22, 2010 | 6:30 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is an update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com Hi – Here is a quick update fromhttp://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great batch of new preorders, more new arrivals and our latest sale:

———— 15% OFF SALE ————

From now until Friday – save 15% on everything we carry except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items! Thousands of items are on sale and we’ve just removed the ‘New’ designation from hundreds more. Graphic Novels, Vintage Department, Toys, Statues, Busts and many other items are included. Just browse through your favorite menus to view the sale items. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Pre-Order the New YODA vs Sidious Polystone Diorama Today!
April 22, 2010 | 3:53 PM CST | Mark

 

Senate Duel: Yoda Vs Darth Sidious Diroama Senate Duel: Yoda Vs Darth Sidious Diroama

Over at Sideshowtoy… today’s newsletter will provide you with the chance to pre-order this new display piece… wow is it nice!!!

Order today… Now available for pre-order

 


 

G4’s AOTS Celebrates Star Wars Next Week
April 22, 2010 | 1:56 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site updates today with news that G4’s Attack of the Show will be celebrating Star Wars next week with exclusive clips, interviews and giveaways. Head to StarWars.com for the complete breakdown.

 


 

First Look: Star Wars: The Old Republic – Fatal Alliance
April 21, 2010 | 9:33 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with the first look at the tie-in novel to the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic multiplayer online role-playing game. Head on over for a sneak peek at the cover and a synopsis of the story and look for Fatal Alliance it hit shelves on July 20, 2010.

 


 

Is Yoda The Target of Starkiller in The Force Unleashed 2?
April 21, 2010 | 11:34 AM CST | Jayson

 


The gaming website Gaming Target has posted an interesting theory that the mission of the upcoming The Force Unleashed 2 will center around Starkiller tracking down Yoda on Dagobah in an effort to wipe out the remaining Jedi. The theory is also supported by LucasArts website depicting Starkiller standing on the swampy planet’s surface with Yoda’s hut clearly seen in the background. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts in our forums.

 


 

A New Display Alternative: DisPLAYability Stands
April 20, 2010 | 11:35 AM CST | Jayson

 


DisPLAYabilityStands.com is very excited to debut their new product! The patented (patent pending) BDS (Basic Display System) products are now available for pre-order from various retail partners.

The BDS (Basic Display System) is a customizable and portable collectible or knick knack stand which is a display, diorama, and playset all in one.

These stands can highlight and enhance the pieces in your collections from small statues, mini-busts, die-cast cars, action figures and more. Whether you display your items or play with your items, you can find a use for DisPLAYability Stands!

Look for their CDS (Constructible Display System) to debut late 2010!

Please drop by their web site for more details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW37 Ziro’s Assassin Droid
April 20, 2010 | 10:48 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is Ziro’s Assassin Droid.

PROS: One of the best figures in terms of articulation ever produced – well worth repeat purchases. Deco also very nice and overall design fits well into the realistically styled (non-animated) figure line.

CONS: None, whatsoever.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New Mini Bust Images at Gentle Giant Collectors
April 20, 2010 | 9:55 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

GentleGiantCollectors.com has posted new images of the PGM exclusive Farmboy Luke Mini Bust and painted versions of the Animated Commander Bly and Figrin D’an busts as well.

Head on over to check them out!

 


 

Episode 241: First Vintage Collection Figure Review – 4-Lom & Zuckuss
April 20, 2010 | 8:45 AM CST | Jayson

 


It’s hard to recall a Hasbro toy that has excited the collector base as much as their recent announcement of returning to the Star Wars style that made it famous–the cards from the 70s and early 80s with Hasbro’s new The Vintage Collection. At Jedi-Con the first Vintage Collection figures were sold, the 4-Lom/Zuckuss reversed-name 2 pack, and this week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie provide the first hands-on review of this new figure style!

Also this week, Jerry returns with his vintage reviews, continuing his look at the die-cast Kenner Micro Collection sets from The Empire Strikes Back.

With a review of the Uncle Milton Optical Command Unit, two comic book reviews, news about Star Wars on Blu Ray, and a review of the Gentle Giant The Force Unleashed Sith Apprentice Mini-Bust 2-pack, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Moving Sale (Up to 90% Off) and New Preorders from Past Generation Toys!
April 20, 2010 | 8:35 AM CST | Jayson

 


Be sure to stop by and say hello to Past Generation Toys at the 2010 International GI Joe Convention in Rhode Island from April 30th to May 3rd.

We’ve got a huge new sale with big savings on hundreds of items from various lines. There are GI Joes for $2, DC Universe Classics for $5, and Transformers for $3. You can find all these deals and more on in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! Check it out now before they’re all gone.
Also new to the store are Living Dead Dolls preorders, so purchase now and guarantee that you won’t miss out on great characters like Beetle Juice.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter. This week we’ve got coverage of the 2010 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

 


 

The Star Wars Saga is Coming to Blu-Ray
April 19, 2010 | 9:16 AM CST | Jayson

 


At C2E2 this weekend, Star Wars news go-to-guy, Steve Sansweet has officially confirmed the six film Star Wars Saga is coming to Blu-Ray. No release date was given but I’d expect more details at Celebration V. Head to Cinematial.com for the report.

 


 

More TRU Exclusives Found
April 18, 2010 | 2:00 AM CST | Justin2

 


In addition to a few instances of the Expanded Universe wave being found at TRU the past week, our friends at Echobaseforums are reporting they have found the new highly anticipated box sets of figures from The Force Unleashed. Even better news is the reported price tag of $29.99 per set!

Word on the street is these will be officially hitting on or around May 1st with the Expanded Universe Wave, but if you’ve got a TRU store in your area it might be worth your time to see if these are available already for you to add to your collection.

Update – Forumite Darth Kikinou has already found these too. Happy hunting Yakkers!

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Series Update
April 15, 2010 | 8:37 PM CST | Justin2

 

  

Production on the final installment in The Enloe Chronicles is set to begin in May, and previews of both the chapter and diorama construction will be available soon after.

Until then, there’s still plenty of time to get caught up on the most recent chapter, BROKEN ORDER.

 


 

Previous Wal-Mart Exclusives Surfacing at Toys”R”Us
April 15, 2010 | 9:33 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looks like the “Ambush” themed Clone Wars 2 packs that were first exclusive to Wal-mart have now found a new home at Toys”R”Us. Yakreader Brent P. sends us an image showing the Yoda/Jek and Thire/Rys hanging from his local store’s pegs for $14.99 each. So if you missed them the first go ’round, now’s your chance to get caught up.

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys – Moving Sale!!!
April 14, 2010 | 10:40 PM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! Prices reduced on hundreds of Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers and other toy lines! Prices reduced by 20%-90%! Stop by Past Generation Toys today!

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
April 14, 2010 | 9:40 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is an update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another big list of new arrivals and many more new preorders.

————- NEW PREORDERS ————-

STAR WARS LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS SERIES 2 – DARTH MAUL, MACE WINDU, LUKE The second wave of these interesting novelties includes chopsticks based on Luke Skywalker’s green lightsaber from Episode VI, Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber and Darth Maul’s red set, which even combine end-to-end like the originals. Pick up your favorites at $11.99 per set, or grab a set of 3 at $33.99.

————- NEW ARRIVALS ———-

STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT YODA & CLONE TROOPER This set has arrived and is already running low. It includes Yoda putting his lightsaber through the chest of a post-Order 66 Clone Trooper, and the lightsaber even lights up to duplicate the scene from “Revenge of the Sith”. We have this piece listed at $329.99, $20 below the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Expanded Universe Wave Roll Out on 5/1?
April 14, 2010 | 12:45 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

I managed to score a case of the Legacy Collection Expanded Universe figures today from my local Toys”R”Us and noticed something of interest on the case itself. It appears that there is a dedicated “Collector Endcap” scheduled to be set for May 1st so hopefully if your store has a low figure count right now, they might start receiving these cases soon to supply it. Click the image above for a closer look.

Thoughts? Discuss HERE in the forums.

 


 

Customizing Challenge Update
April 13, 2010 | 9:20 PM CST | Justin2

 


Attention customizers! There’s still about two weeks left to get your entry in the current Yakfinities,SWOOP BIKERS.

In the meantime, category voting has also begun for the next customizing theme, and if you’re registered in the forums you can cast your vote HERE.

 


 

Final Legacy (Expanded Universe) Wave Starting to Hit Retail
April 13, 2010 | 1:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


Reports are circulating that the final Legacy wave comprised of Expanded Universe figures, has started to hit retail at Toys”R”Us on the west coast, namely San Diego, California. Be on the look out folks as these figures are sure to be popular.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW36 Clone Tank Gunner
April 13, 2010 | 12:15 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is the Clone Tank Gunner.

PROS:Upgrades the helmet sculpt from the Battle Pack version plus, he’s available in 2 flavors and it’s a cheaper alternative to the battle pack and Turbo Tank pack-ins.

CONS: Not much new here other than a unique deco.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 240: The Trouble with Time Travel
April 12, 2010 | 11:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Paul S Kemp is Star Wars’ newest author, and his novel Crosscurrent is making waves through fandom. It’s selling well and has gotten good reviews, but certain plot points are causing controversy and discussion with Expanded Universe fans. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, we have Paul S Kemp on the show discussing why he wanted to write for Star Wars, and we go in depth on some of the book’s more controversial aspects.

Also this week, we discuss the newest Star Wars TV projects, say why Star Wars 3-D should not happen, and we have a Hasbro Q&A! All this and more on this week’s podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Review: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash
April 12, 2010 | 6:20 PM CST | Freebird

New Review is up. This time Fate of the Jedi: Backlash by Aaron Allston. Check out the review here.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: 10% Off Your Order!
April 12, 2010 | 9:19 AM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is offering 10% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $30.00 until midnight April 15th, 2010 – Tax Day. Offer not valid on pre-order items and a Credit/Debit card must be used for payment. The discount code is taxday and must be keyed into the Discount Code field during the check out process.

NEW: LEGACY BATTLE PACKS:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Birth of Darth Vader

NEW: CLONE WARS BATTLE PACKS:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc

Pre-Order – April 25th, 2010
Darth Maul – figure with magazine
Han Solo – figure with magazine
STAP – #23
Cloud Car – #24
AAT – #49
Droid Fighter – #50
Farm Boy Luke Skywalker mini-bust
Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Flashlight

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – Ernest Borgnine
April 11, 2010 | 2:28 PM CST | Justin2

 


With more great custom work being shared in the forums, the Customizer Spotlights continue as we highlight the latest from Ernest Borgnine. Head on over to the forums and check out more of his awesome stuff here.

 


 

NEW Clone Wars Commander Bly Mini Bust
April 9, 2010 | 7:25 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Yoda’s News have posted first shots of an upcoming Clone Wars Commander Bly Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. Bly comes with a removable visor that will be able to be displayed on the figure’s helmet in the up or down position. You can see this mini bust in person at the upcoming C2E2 convention in Chicago at AFX’s booth, #767. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Still Sucking Strong
April 8, 2010 | 11:51 PM CST | Justin2

 


Nine years ago, Creature Cantina opened its doors and sucked in fans with Bill Cable‘s original Star Wars comic strip.

Although he has recently retired the comic strip, new things are in store for fans with the introduction of Collector-Z, a new series of laughs that Bill has introduced.

Head on over and congratulations to our friends at Creaturecantina.com for inching one year closer to a full decade of sucking.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW35 Padmé Amidala (Adventure Gear)
April 8, 2010 | 11:50 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is Padmé Amidala in Adventure Gear.

PROS: Loads of articulation and far better likeness than the previous Padmé figure.

CONS: Grappling Hook Launcher is a tad unwieldy.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 81st Edition
April 8, 2010 | 10:45 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the mysterious Cad Bane in Disguise figure and a confirmation of Oola as Jabba’s pack in.

 


 

Entertainment Weekly Gets Making of ESB First Look
April 8, 2010 | 10:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


The new Entertainment Weekly is offering readers a first look at the follow up to J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars book, Star Wars: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back. The new issue, on stands April 9, features several rare and never-before-seen photos and quotes from the cast and crew. You can read more about the article at EW.com

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW34 Matchstick
April 7, 2010 | 10:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the first figure from wave 10 (or wave 7 depending on your method of tracking) – the Shadow Squadron pilot – Matchstick.

PROS: Removable helmet is a nice upgrade from the previous Clone Trooper Pilot “Odd Ball” and the distinctive deco makes for a great addition to the ranks. Looks great at the helm of a Y-Wing Bomber.

CONS: Matchstick is pretty lonely with no other Shadow Squadron Y-Wing pilots to command.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 239: Jedi Con 2010
April 6, 2010 | 12:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


In Germany this past weekend, one of the biggest Star Wars conventions outside Celebration V was held, Jedi Con. Featuring the first chance for anyone to buy Hasbro’s new vintage style figures (the 4-LOM/Zuckuss reverse figure pack) and a bevvy of Star Wars celebrities, it was a Star Wars party not to be missed, and Star Wars Action News reporter Steve The Ginger Prince was there! Listen to his coverage of this *fan*tastic time, including a contest where you can win these vintage figures autographed by the actors who played 4-LOM and Zuckuss!

Also this week, we continue our vintage coverage as Jerry begins a series looking back at vintage toys from The Empire Strikes Back. For this first installment Jerry looks at the Kenner Micro Collection of die-cast figures, and talks about some unproduced prototypes.

Finally this week, Arnie and Marjorie review Sideshow’s “The Circle is Now Complete” Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan diorama and Uncle Milton’s Darth Vader’s Robotic Arm educational toy. It’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Nahdar Vebb Arriving
April 6, 2010 | 11:10 AM CST | Justin2

If you sent off for the Nahdar Vebb promotional figure, keep an eye on your mail as these have started to show up. Thanks to Yakface reader Rich N. for the heads up, who received five of the Mon Calamari Jedi on his doorstep yesterday.

 


 

Poodoo!
April 6, 2010 | 1:23 AM CST | Justin2

 


I received a letter in the mail today from the United States Post Office with bad news.

Apparently the bubble mailer I had sent off a stack of forms to order a handful of the Eopie w/ Qui Gon Jinn figures somehow came open and the contents were lost. So Hasbro didn’t receive my check or forms, but I did get the check back.

So consider this a heads up Yakkers, as the Nahdar Vebb promotion is still going – if you send off for it, be sure to quadruple tape your envelope as you don’t want THIS happening to you.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – darthmac
April 6, 2010 | 1:12 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Customizer Spotlight goes to forumite darthmac, who has put together a great rendition of an Imperial gunner station.

When a customizer puts together such a great setup, it makes one pray Hasbro will eventually do something like this! Unfortunately chances are they won’t; so if you’re wondering how you could create your own version, head on over to the forums for more pics and a detailed walk through of his process after the jump!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
April 5, 2010 | 9:31 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com

———————
SPRING CLEARANCE SALE
———————

Prices have been cut on hundreds of items and we have over 2000 total items on sale! Over 500 of these items have been discounted between 50% and 90% off our list price. We’ve also added some bonus sale menus with additional savings:

40% Off GI Joe Movie Items
20% Off GI Joe 25th Anniversary
30% Off Transformers Busts
30% Off Star Trek Movie

—————-
NEW T-SHIRT MENU
—————-

We’ve recently expanded our selection to include a variety of T-Shirts & Apparel closely related to the toys and figures you all know and love. We currently have a variety of Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Blackest Night,
Ghostbusters, Hangover and many other shirts listed. We’ll be adding shirts from many other properties soon, also be sure to check out the New Era Caps from Transformers and GI Joe.

————
NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS COMIC TWO-PACKS 2010 WAVE 3 – CASE, SINGLES
We’ve had a bit of an on-again-off-again situation with this wave of Star Wars Comic Two-Packs, but they have indeed arrived at long last. We have the case of eight two-packs, including one each of Bogey Squad, Commander Cody’s Lieutenant & Trooper, Black Hole Stormtrooper with Hologram, Tholme & Tra’Saa, Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, Darth Krayt & Sigel Dare, Luke Skywalker & Lumiya and Kyle Katarn & Yuuzhan Vong listed at $109.99. We also have singles available of all except Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, priced at $16.99 to $19.99 each.

MCQUARRIE CONCEPT R2-D2 & C-3P0
We’ve managed to get a number of this classic set from Star Wars Celebration IV at a good price, and we’re passing it along to you. This set includes McQuarrie Concept versions of C-3P0 and R2-D2 as well as a collectible coin, and is priced at $13.99.

————-
NEW PREORDERS
————-

STAR WARS 12″ 501ST LEGION TROOPER
Sideshow’s latest 12″ Star Wars announcement is the 12″ 501st Legion Clone Trooper. This figure comes dressed in blue and white armor and includes a blaster and a rifle, and we have it listed at $84.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Clone Wars Season Finale Trailer
April 5, 2010 | 8:53 AM CST | Jayson

JediInsider has posted an exclusive trailer for the Clone Wars Season Two Finale that was revealed at WonderCon over the weekend. Click on over for a glimpse at what is sure to be a can’t-miss conclusion to this ground-breaking season!

Major spoiler warnings apply.

 


 

Happy Easter
April 4, 2010 | 12:10 PM CST | Justin2

To all of our readers, we wish you a safe and Happy Easter. And good luck on those egg hunts!

 


 

Disney Star Wars Update
April 3, 2010 | 7:50 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have been busy! Here’s the latest gallery of picture from Walt Disney World in Florida’s Star Tours here.

If that wasn’t enough, they also have pictures and details on series 4 of the Disney/Star Wars cross over figures– can you say Boussh with mouse ears, and Series 4 of the Disney racers here.

 


 

Sponsor Announcement Big Bad Toy Store
April 3, 2010 | 7:44 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

————
NEW ARRIVALS
————

CLONE WARS OBI-WAN KENOBI MAQUETTE
Gentle Giant’s 8.75″ Maquette of Obi-Wan takes its design from the Clone Wars Animated series and looks like it walked straight out of ther tv screen. Obi-Wan stands with his lightsaber at the ready, and he is priced at $79.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Evolutions 50% Off Again at TRU
April 2, 2010 | 7:04 PM CST | Justin2

 


In addition to the basic figure price of 2/$10.99 that Toysrus is running this week, the Evolution 3-pks are on sale today and Saturday for 50% off. With very little new product finding its way to retail right now, this is not a bad way to stock up on some army builders or custom fodder…

 


 

501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch
April 2, 2010 | 11:41 AM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles

Priority Pre-Order event for the Exclusive 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure will be today at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).

 


 

Easter Weekend Sale and Tons of New Preorders at Past Generation Toys!
April 2, 2010 | 6:22 AM CST | Jayson

 


Celebrate Easter with FREE shipping on orders over $65! But don’t wait to order, because the sale ends this weekend!

We also have a lot more preorders listed this week, including brand new figures from The Clone WarsStar Wars, the Mego style DC Superheroes Retro Action FiguresDC Universe ClassicsMasters of the Universe Classics, and the exciting new Prince of Persia Lego sets!
Three new preorders to keep your eyes on are The AtomJacen Solo, and Tytus, because each of these might become very hard to find in the future.

And don’t forget to check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter, because we’ve got contests, reviews, news, and articles to keep you updated on the world of toys!

 


 

Sideshow SDCC 2010 Exclusive Teaser
April 1, 2010 | 2:12 PM CST | Michael

Sideshow has chosen the day of Fools to give us a teaser of what we can look forward to for this year’s exclusives. All will be revealed on/around April 8th!

 


 

501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure
April 1, 2010 | 2:01 PM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order event for the Exclusive 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure will be on Friday, April 2nd, at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW33 AAT Driver Battle Droid
April 1, 2010 | 8:28 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – the AAT Driver Battle Droid.

PROS: Variety is the spice of life, just ask the Grand Army of the Republic (or Tiger Woods).

CONS: Spindly and often times deformed legs make standing this and most battle droids unaided for long periods a chore.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

March 2010 Archive

Yakfinities Rides On!
March 31, 2010 | 10:52 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is heating up as several new entries have been submitted the past week.

There’s still plenty of time to pimp out your ride or just add your own custom swoop rider. So whether you’re a customizing veteran or new at this part of the hobby, head on over to the forums and join in!

 


 

Photonovel Spotlights Continue
March 31, 2010 | 10:38 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Tonight we spotlight the work of two of the more active photonovelists in the Yakface forums.

Leading things off, we have some excellent previews of an X-WING ALLIANCE storyline byjulianmaurice here.

Forumite Darth Depressis also shares with us his latest endeavor in his ongoing series, with THE MANDALORIAN CONNECTION.

 


 

Sith Inspired Mural Adorns Saturn Sky Roadster
March 31, 2010 | 11:22 AM CST | Jayson

 


Yak Reader “SteveSky67” has sent in an impressive Sith Lords mural has been airbrushed to a decorative panel under his Saturn Sky Roadster’s hood. Click the image above for a better look at this “masterful” work of art.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW32 Clone Commander Thire
March 31, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – Clone Commander Thire.

PROS: It’s a “new” clone to add to you ever growing clone ranks. The new dual holster belt is neat too.

CONS: By “new” I mean it’s a repaint of a previously released Lt. Thire from the Walmart Exclusive “Ambush” Two pack, so the deco differences might not be enough to warrant a second purchase for the average collector.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New “Chase” figures coming in 2010?
March 30, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Michael

The guys over at rebelscum.com have posted an interesting list in their 2010 Vintage Collectionphoto archive. Under the complete checklist we see a new listing for: “Antique Force Detail” Collection. Early thoughts/speculation leans towards these being repacked figures in possible vintage deco on vintage cards? Remember..nothing official until Hasbro confirms. Does give us something to ponder……… APRIL FOOL’S!

 


 

New to the Staff
March 30, 2010 | 12:55 PM CST | Michael

I’d like to take a quick opportunity to introduce myself as the newest member of the Yakface staff. I am Michael Mullins-Wright, but a lot of you around the community might know me as mrmforce.

I am thrilled to be here at Yaks and will be helping out with the daily news, Convention Coverage, and updating our SideShow 12inch Toyguide.

Drop me a line if you have any suggestions, news to share, or just want to say hello!

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW31 Captain Argyus
March 30, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – Captain Argyus.

PROS: The distinctive blue armor, open faced Senate Guard helmet and unique head sculpt sets this trooper apart from the sea of clone troopers in our collections.

CONS: Argyus’ signature sweeping hairdo doesn’t quite live up to its onscreen appearance due to the need to wear the Senate Guard helmet.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 238: Return of the Packs
March 30, 2010 | 5:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


When Hasbro recently announced the end of the Comic Pack line of figures, which give collectors and kids a bargain having two action figures and the comic in which they appeared for one low price, Star Wars fans were understandably upset. However, Hasbro is letting the series go out with a bang, releasing some hotly anticipated characters that factor big in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, from the comics to the novels to the video games. Figures such as Exar Kun and Blackhole make EU fans happy, while the clone 2-packs are an army-builder’s dream come true.

On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the last five comic packs to be released for mass distribution, and Nathan P. Butler chimes in on comic pack collecting in relation to Star Wars stories and comic collecting.

With your voice mails and a con rundown including Star Wars Celebration V VIP tickets and C2E2 Star Wars content, it’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs
March 29, 2010 | 9:05 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs this week

NEW: LEGACY BATTLE PACKS:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Birth of Darth Vader

NEW: CLONE WARS BATTLE PACKS:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist

NEW: CLONE WARS FIGURES:
MagnaGuard – CW49
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Commander Bly – CW39

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc

New: Wizard of the Coast miniatures:
The Dark Times

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter
Y-Wing Bomber

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

New Midi Scale Lego AT-AT Spied
March 29, 2010 | 4:27 PM CST | Jayson

The brick addicts at Eurobrick.com have posted as sneak peek of what looks to be a new Midi Scale AT-AT Walker (8129) over in their forums. No word yet as to where and when this may be released but it sure appears that 2010 is the year of the AT-AT with 3-3/4″ scale and Galactic Heroes versions as well.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW30 Luminara Unduli
March 29, 2010 | 11:09 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with some backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We start things off with Luminara Unduli from Wave 9 (or wave 6 depending on your method of tracking).

PROS: This all new figure ranks with the best of the best Clone Wars figures as Luminara has superb articulation in areas that a Jedi of her talents would demand. The utilization of the soft good skirt goes a long way in giving this figure the widest range of poses possible.

CONS: The extra hilt can’t be attached to her belt so it might be lost in the bottom of your toy box rather easily.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New Disney Star Wars Toys Coming Very Soon
March 29, 2010 | 7:19 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have once again gotten all the 411 on the latest Star Wars toys coming to a Disney Park near you! Check it all out here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Mailaway Promotion Revealed
March 28, 2010 | 12:50 PM CST | Jayson

Our friends at JediNews has received word from Hasbro that there is a new mailaway promotion on the board (or mat in this case) featuring a Galactic Battle Game Mat and new Clone Wars figure, Sergeant Bric, for the line look relaunch this fall. Head on over for all the new details.

 


 

Misc. Star Wars on Sale at Target and Toys”R”Us
March 28, 2010 | 10:22 AM CST | Jayson

Target has a few Star Wars items on sale this week ranging from the Lego Freeco Speeder Set for $20 to basic figures (for as low as $6.99), vehicles ($17.99) and role play items.

Toys”R”Us has basic figures 2 for $10.99 and 25% off Electronic Lightsabers

 


 

New Preorders and the “Last One” Sale at Past Generation Toys!
March 26, 2010 | 8:28 AM CST | Jayson

 


Don’t miss two great opportunities at Past Generation Toys this week. First off are new Marvel Universe preorders, including characters like Juggernaut, Colossus, Havok, and more!

We’re also continuing our “Last One” Sale, because we have over 200 items that are the last one in stock. If you wait on these, they may not be there tomorrow. For these items, 15% will be taken off the price at checkout, so it’s a great way to save on some cool figures!

And don’t forget to check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter, because we’ve got contests, reviews, news, and articles you might be missing out on!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: 12″ 501st Legion Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper
March 25, 2010 | 8:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the next 12″ figure in their Militaries of Star Wars line: the inevitable 501st Legion Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper! Priority Pre-Orders start Friday, April 2 at 10am PT.

 


 

The Return of Boba Fett
March 24, 2010 | 11:38 PM CST | Jayson

 


The official site and Lucasfilm have revealed via USA Today that a young Boba Fett will be featured in the upcoming 2-part season finale of the Clone Wars next month! The article gives plenty more spoilers regarding this long awaited pay off to this season’s “Rise of the Bounty Hunters” storyline.

 


 

Rahm Kota’s Militia Elite
March 23, 2010 | 11:25 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite DanOfTheDead was able to get a hold of several figures of the much anticipated Rebel-esque army-builder from the upcoming The Force Unleashed box sets coming exclusively to Toys”R”Us.

This figure is outstanding and hopefully Hasbro will also release it on a basic card rather than more Legends Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin repacks in the future – head on over to the forums for a closer look.

 


 

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store
March 23, 2010 | 9:22 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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GENTLE GIANT – FARMBOY LUKE BUST
Before he joined the Rebellion, before he met Yoda and trained to become a Jedi, before he knew his father was the Dark Lord Vader; Luke Skywalker spent his days working on his Uncle Owen’s Moisture Farm. Luke stands approximately 6” tall and includes a detailed lightsaber raised up over luke’s head. Preorders have been listed at 10% off MSRP

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS SHARED EXCLUSIVE – ROGUE SQUADRON COMIC 2-PACK
Exclusive Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep action figures and their helmet and weapon accessories come with an exciting comic book, sure to inspire tons of living room “battle” action! Figures come with Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1 comic book. In stock now at $17.99.

HUNDREDS MORE NEW ARRIVALS:
We’ve received tons of items in the last week – including Sideshow Sandtrooper Squad Leader Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Customizer Mega Spotlight
March 23, 2010 | 6:28 PM CST | Justin2

 

   

After a Customizer Spotlight hiatus, we strike back with a long overdue update covering a bit of the great customs by our forum members.

First up, check out the latest from GunshipGunner, who has put together a great battle scene which includes a unique take on the Republic’s Galactic Marines.

Forumite Stronox also shares his latest, including a fantastic take on a post-ROTJ Luke Skywalker.

New to the forums, Testmonkey offers up his take on a battle hardened group of Republic Clone Troopers.

Last but not least, one of our more active resident customizers, Darth Phantom shares among his latest customs a brutal Yuuzhan Vong Warrior.

 


 

Big Discounts on Star Wars items at Gentle Giant
March 23, 2010 | 12:18 PM CST | Jayson

Take advantage of the huge savings on selected in stock items through the end of the month or while supplies last! Savings of up to 60% on certain items. Click on the links below to place your order or visit GentleGiantLtd.com for more.

Princess Leia as Jabba’s Slave/Bib Fortuna Bundle 
Animated Darth Maul Maquette
Bib Fortuna Statue 
Cantina Band Bust-Ups / Boxed Set
Clone Wars Ahsoka Maquette 
Princess Leia Accessory Statue 
Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz 
TIE Fighter Kustomz 
Senate Guard Statue 

 


 

Episode 237: Stunt-ed
March 22, 2010 | 10:58 PM CST | Jayson

 


From 2005 to 2007 Master Replicas released three great LE sabers–Obi-Wan from Episode 3, Anakin from Episode 3, and Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker version 2. Those sabers are long since sold out, but for those who are still looking to have these sabers represented in their collection eFX Collectibles stunt sabers are now out. For collectors looking for a less expensie prop replica, costumers wanting a lightweight saber on their belt, or people who missed out on these sabers the first time, these are shipping now. But being a less expensive resin prop, how do these compare to the originals? Arnie and Marjorie review these sabers this week to let you know!

Also this week, Arnie interviews Backlash author Aaron Allston, Steve reports on Star Wars in Concert in the UK, and Marjorie and Arnie review a new Uncle Milton item!

With a contest to win a new Clone Wars vehicle from Hasbro and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Gentle Giant QnA Session at Gentle Giant Collectors
March 22, 2010 | 7:51 PM CST | Jayson

GentleGiantCollectors.com has updated today with a new QnA exchange with the Gentle Giant team regarding a slew of new product. Head on over to learn what they have learned. (Forum registration required). Also check out the awesome new solicitation images for one of the Farm Boy Luke Mini Busts

 


 

Collectors Vs. Cancer – Last Call!
March 22, 2010 | 10:40 AM CST | Justin2

 


This is the final week for entries to be submitted for Collectors Vs. Cancer – if you’d like to join in to help out a good cause, head to the forums for more details.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars Action Figures
March 21, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Clone Wars Action Figures this week. Also added “The Dark Times” and “Galaxy at War” Wizard of the Coast minatures

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

NEW: CLONE WARS FIGURES:
Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – CW50
MagnaGuard – CW49
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Commander Bly – CW39

New: Wizard of the Coast miniatures:
The Dark Times

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter
Y-Wing Bomber

Pre-Order – March 25th, 2010:
Yoda and Stormtrooper – figure with magazine
C-3PO – figure with magazine
Sith Speeder #21
Imperial Shuttle # 22
Rebel Transport # 47
Republic Gunship # 48
Darth Vader Ultimate Quarter-Scale Action Figure
Gentle Giant Battle Droid mini-bust
Gentle Giant Pricess Leia Hoth Fatigues mini-bust
Gentle Giant Trash Compactor Bookends

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Celebrate JTA’s 300th Research Droid Review and WIN!
March 20, 2010 | 7:42 AM CST | Jayson

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are commemorating their 300th Research Droid Review with a special giveaway to one lucky JTA Facebook Fan. Head on over for complete details!

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys “Last One” Sale
March 19, 2010 | 3:09 PM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys has 200+ items where the quantity equals 1, so to make some space they are having a sale! All items in this category are 15% OFF so head on over and take advantage of these specials before they are gone!

 


 

Clone Wars Wave 3 Hitting Retail from Coast to Coast
March 19, 2010 | 1:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


Reports are coming in that the newest Clone Wars figures have started hitting retail at Wal-mart store from California, Texas and Florida. So put on your figure huntin’ boots and start checking those Wal-mart aisles. Until you get yours, you can check out images of the entire wave in ourToyguide. Thanks to Yakreader Brent P. for an image of his findings.

 


 

Vintage Collection Wave Numbering 
March 19, 2010 | 12:06 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted an official wave list (complete with number sequencing) for the Vintage Collection waves 1 and 2/3. Although the list has some differences from some of the card backs that were on display at Toyfair this revised list has come from Hasbro themselves so this looks to be the official breakdown. Head on over and check it out for yourselves.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 80th Edition
March 17, 2010 | 1:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the Toys”R”Us exclusive EU wave and what’s up with those new Clone Wars figures that were shown but not discussed at Toyfair.

 


 

Episode 236: Score One for Marjorie
March 17, 2010 | 12:17 AM CST | Jayson

 


“This Lightsaber is your Light”. Well, okay that’s not quite what Obi-Wan said to Anakin in Attack of the Clones, but it would have been if Anakin was playing with Uncle Milton’s Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab! Continuing their reviews of Uncle Milton Star Wars Science items, Arnie and Marjorie this week complete their training for mini-Jedi by constructing their mini-lightsaber. This is a brand new item from Uncle Milton and in stores now. How does it stack up? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out! And then continue listening to find out how you can win an Uncle Milton Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab or an Uncle Milton Clone Trooper Recon Kit!

Also on this week’s Podcast, Marjorie and Arnie discuss the free chrome Stormtrooper, available this week from Toys R Us, they play your voicemails, and Arnie recounts a recent purchase at a local used record store.

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

HasbroToyShop Easter Promo Code
March 16, 2010 | 10:03 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looking to save some green? HasbroToyShop has issued a new promo code saving 20% on your order until April 4, 2010. Simply enter Easter20 at checkout.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
March 16, 2010 | 7:31 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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BBTS 15% OFF SALE
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Spring is finally here and its time for the time honored Spring Cleaning sale. We’ve cut pricing by 15% on thousands of instock items – discounts are displayed on all eligible items when you browse through our menus. ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items are note included, but Vintage Department items, and most Graphic Novels are included. Take a look through any of your favorite product lines for 15% off deals.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS KUBRICKS DX SERIES 01, 400% C-3P0
Medicom gets in on the Build-A-Figure fun – the latest wave of Kubricks is called the ‘DX Series’ and it includes parts needed to build Jabba on his throne – boxes & cases available:

STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT AURRA SING
The Aurra Sing Premium Format figure captures every detail of the ruthless alien bounty huntress. Each piece is individually painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure. Preorders have been listed $15 under MSRP at $274.99

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS CLONE COMMANDERS ARTFX SET
This popular set from Koto is back in stock at $149.99 – Each of the commanders includes a piece needed to build a Clone Trooper figure. Check it all out all the latest here.

 

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW50 Captain Rex (Cold Assault Gear)
March 16, 2010 | 6:40 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – the final figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

This all new figure was begging to be made after we saw the “Trespass” episode and, for the most part, it’s fairly faithful to that model. Some collectors may be disappointed that it doesn’t have ankle joints or a removable helmet revealing Rex’s face but over all, this is a solid figure.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW49 MagnaGuard
March 15, 2010 | 8:40 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of General Grievous’ MagnaGuard – the next figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

This version of the MagnaGuard is a partial retool/repaint of the original MagnaGuard from 2008. It features a new head, soft goods cape and all new legs and hips adding several levels of articulation not present on the previous version.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW48 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Cold Weather Gear)
March 15, 2010 | 12:59 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Obi-Wan Kenobi (in Cold Weather Gear) – the next figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

Despite its outward appearance, this version of Obi-Wan is an all-new figure and is not a repaint of the Cold Weather Gear Anakin Skywalker.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW47 Firefighter Droid
March 15, 2010 | 6:36 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Firefighter Droid – the first figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

The Firefighter Droid is a real bear get to stand without a base for assistance due to the weight of the backpack and hose. The battle droid features a new head sculpt and new lower arms that allow for not only elbow movement but they also swivel at that joint too for better two handed grasping of a blaster and/or firehose nozzle*. With some twisting, you can get the nozzle to attach to the backpack via a “magazine/clip” on either side, leaving his hands free for carrying his standard issue blaster. *The nozzle has a pivoting lever to simulate opening/closing the nozzle valve.

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

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Star Wars Comic 2-Packs
March 14, 2010 | 5:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack sets this week.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter

New: DeAgostini – Toy Vehicles:
Star Destroyer # 5 with Offical magazine
Sail Barge #6 with Offical magazine

Pre-Order – March 25th, 2010:
Yoda and Stormtrooper – figure with magazine
C-3PO – figure with magazine
Sith Speeder #21
Imperial Shuttle # 22
Rebel Transport # 47
Republic Gunship # 48
Darth Vader Ultimate Quarter-Scale Action Figure
Gentle Giant Battle Droid mini-bust
Gentle Giant Pricess Leia Hoth Fatigues mini-bust
Gentle Giant Trash Compactor Bookends

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

FREE Chrome Lego Stormtrooper
March 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Toys”R”Us is offering a FREE Chrome Lego Stormtrooper with any Star Wars Lego purchase over $11.99. It can also be purchased out right for $2.99 each. Get yours today!

 


 

Next Week’s New Clone Wars Episode Now Available on iTunes
March 13, 2010 | 9:50 AM CST | Jayson

Although there wasn’t a new episode of the Clone Wars last night, Apple’s iTunes store has placed next week’s all new episode “Senate Murders” up for download.

Update: The episode has now been pulled down from the iTunes site.

 


 

New Clone Wars and Legacy Battle Packs at Target
March 11, 2010 | 9:31 PM CST | Jayson

We’ve received a few reports that the next assortment of Battle Pack have started showing up at Target. This fresh assortment includes Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown, Birth of Darth Vader and Tatooine Desert Ambush.

UPDATE – Word in the forums is that the new Wal-Mart exclusive Comic Packs have also surfaced at retail. Happy hunting Yakkers!

 


 

Aurra Sing Pre-Order TODAY!
March 11, 2010 | 6:24 AM CST | Mark

Over at Sideshowtoy, the pre-order for Aurra Sing begins today with the newsletter release…

 

 


 

Long Time No See, Dr. Jones!
March 11, 2010 | 2:04 AM CST | Justin2

 

 

There’s no confirmation as to what the future holds for the Indiana Jones line, but the adventures live on well after Hasbro canceled the line with some outstanding diorama work by collectors Lance Quazar and Luke Sprywalker.

Kick back and relax while you check out their inspiring custom renditions of both The Indy Museumand The Raven Bar in the Yakface forums.

 


 

ToyMan Collectible Show – March 14
March 10, 2010 | 9:01 PM CST | Justin2

 


ToyMan is back in St. Louis this Sunday, March 14! This collector show is often patrolled by the 501st Legion and has a great variety of dealers with various toy lines available. You never know what you’ll find but there’s usually many Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Hasbro releases.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, head to Toymanshow.com for more details.

 

 


 

Flightpose Display Stands
March 10, 2010 | 10:13 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looking for a cool way to display your Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers and other flying vehicles and models? Lost and Found Toys has launched a new site, Flightpose, showcasing these versatile acrylic display stands that are perfect for just about anything you want to display in an “in-flight” pose. These are the same displays you may have seen used in gallery photos for Rebelscum’s Photo Archive as well as here for our Yakface Toyguide. They are available in 2.5″, 4″ and 6″ sizes and can be ordered directly from Flightpose.com.

 


 

Star Wars Survey
March 9, 2010 | 8:35 AM CST | Jayson

Our friends from JediNews have just posted a survey (open to Canada residents only) asking for general feedback on the Star Wars brand and the state of collecting in Canada. To thank fans for their time, for every survey completed, one Star Wars toy will be donated to the Starlight Foundation of Canada.

 


 

Episode Episode 235: Lackluster Lava
March 9, 2010 | 6:50 AM CST | Jayson

 


Last year Uncle Milton came out with seeral Star Wars themed kits that are intended to be fun and educational. While the Force Trainer got most of the buzz, several other kits were also released. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the Mustufar Lava Volcano. Will a combination of baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar transport them to a galaxy far, far away or just leave them with more dishes to do? Listen to find out!

Also this week, we have a review of the vintage Marvel Comics released in the UK by Dan, and Brock reviews the latest novel in the Fate of the Jedi series!

Plus how you can win a free Star Wars Clone Wars vehicle from hasbro! All this and more is in this week’s podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

UPDATE: Want Some Free Star Wars Goodies Courtesy of Hasbro?
March 8, 2010 | 2:03 PM CST | Jayson

Last week we announced a Fan Giveaway on our Facebook page and the results are in! Congrats to Jeff Victor on winning a grab bag of free goodies courtesy of Hasbro and Yakface. If you aren’t yet a fan on Facebook, how is the perfect time to join as we’ll surely be giving away more swag in the future. Thanks to all who threw their hat into the ring for the giveaway and a special thanks to Hasbro for providing our readers these great prizes!

 


 

New Hasbro / Yakface Q & A’s Announced!!!
March 7, 2010 | 8:17 PM CST | Brandon

 

Yakface.com is pleased to announce that Hasbro has selected our fan site for inclusion in two other Hasbro Product Line Q&A’s! We cannot express how excited we are to be included in two additional Q&A’s with the “Big H” and cannot wait for our forum public to be involved in the question submission process! Below you will find links so you can jump on over to the two Q&A forums and start submitting your questions today!

 


MARVEL PRODUCT LINE
 


TRANSFORMERS PRODUCT LINE
As always stay tuned for the latest developments on these exciting new features!!!

 


 

Price Drop at Wal-Mart
March 6, 2010 | 11:36 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in from Yakface readers that they are finding all Star Wars figures marked down to $6.00 each at Wal-Mart stores. This might not be a nationwide sale, but if you’ve been holding back on some purchases lately it might be worth your time to swing by your local store and see if you can take advantage of this price cut.

 


 

Yakfinities #34 – Swoop Bikers
March 6, 2010 | 1:45 PM CST | Justin2

 


Hot off the heals of Feral Droids comes the latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge. Swoop Bikersride in as the new theme for March and April!

Whether you’re new at customizing or been at it for years, head on over to the forums and join in the fun after the jump!

 


 

The Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast
March 6, 2010 | 12:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


If you’ve got a bent for all-things-vintage Star Wars and want to drop in on some hardcore collector discussion of 12-backs, Brazilian Vlixes, and C-3PO Underoos (fear not — the hosts keep the discussion accessible for beginners — however, if Underoos need to be explained to you, better do some brushing up on your kid-skivvy history), check out the new Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast, or “Chive Cast” for short.

Hosted by Skye Paine and Stephen B. Danley, the first entry in this new series has a healthy dose of vintage discussion but also touches on Celebration V, Hasbro’s new Vintage Collection, focus collectors, and a new Jawa collector site.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
March 5, 2010 | 10:59 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

——— NEW PREORDERS ————-

SW CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 WAVE 3 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
The newest wave of Clone Wars Animated figures includes Obi-Wan and Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commanders Bly and Stone, Magna Guard, Rex with Heater Pack and Firefighter Droid, and we have the set of 7 listed at $74.99. The case assortment adds Cad Bane, Anakin, Clone Commander Cody, yoda and Clone Echo and is listed at $99.99. We’ve also got singles listed of the figures, priced at $11.99 – $13.99 each.

CELEBRATION IV MCQUARRIE R2-D2 AND C-3P0 The shipment is also to contain the Celebration IV McQuarrie Concept R2-D2 and C-3P0 two-pack. This piece used to be exclusive, but now they’ll be here, priced at $13.99 per set.

NEW ARTWORK & GICLEES – HALO, SW, FUTURAMA We’ve received over 150 different giclees and other artwork pieces. From Star Wars to Halo, Futurama to Family Guy, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

CLONE WARS GENERAL ANAKIN SKYWALKER 12″ FIGURE This new 12″ figure from Sideshow shows Anakin in his role as Clone Wars General. Clad in his dark armor, this version features over 30 points of articulation, and is listed at $87.99, saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Premium Format Aurra Sing Preorder
March 4, 2010 | 8:24 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles, through their latest newsletter, has officially announced the Premium Format Aurra Sing figure as teased back on Dec 29 through their “12 Days of Sideshow” feature. Look for pre-orders to launch for this piece to start next Thursday (March 11).

 


 

Episode 234: Crappy Meal
March 4, 2010 | 5:48 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars Fast Food toys are back! 8 new Star Wars toys, previously released as foreign exclusives, are now included with each McDonalds Happy Meal you buy! But how many Happy Meals do you NEED to buy? 0! Listen this week to Star Wars Action News to find out how.

Also this week, we discuss a rash of Republic Commando bust orders being cancelled by Entertainment Earth and what it may mean for other orders, Scott From Tulsa updates us on his figure purge, and Nathan talks about collecting comic books in all their forms.

All this and more on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Feral Droids – Roundup Report!
March 3, 2010 | 12:21 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded! With nearly 40 menacing Feral Droid customs submitted, Yakface forum members were in full force this round, creating a vast assortment of outstanding custom figures.

Kick back for a few minutes and enjoy all the entries, and see who the random winners were this round after the jump!

 


 

Hyena Bomber Prototype Images Revealed
March 2, 2010 | 4:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted images for a yet to be announced Hyena Bomber for the Clone Wars line. This newest vehicle looks to have features similar to the original Vulture Droid. Head on over for the full image gallery.

 


 

Want Some Free Star Wars Goodies Courtesy of Hasbro?
March 2, 2010 | 8:13 AM CST | Jayson

 


Yep, Hasbro was kind enough to send us some free stuff to giveaway to our avid readers and fans. Here is what you need to do: Simply reply to our “Facebook Fan Giveaway” posting on Facebook and a random winner* will be chosen this friday. That’s it! Good luck… you’re gonna need it.

*Limited to continental US residents only.

 


 

Canceled CW Nikto Guard Gets a Home at TRU
March 2, 2010 | 6:26 AM CST | Jayson

 


The crew at POTF2 have posted a mockup of the previously canceled Clone Wars Nikto Guard that was originally to be included with the Clone Wars Jabba’s Palace Battle Pack. According to the mock up, look for this figure to be available exclusively at Toys”R”Us later this year.

February 2010 Archive

BROKEN ORDER
February 28, 2010 | 9:05 PM CST | Justin2

 


Order 66 has been given, and the adventures of Rykrof Enloe continue with the latest installment inThe Enloe ChroniclesBROKEN ORDER!

What happens now? Will Commander Enloe turn on the Jedi? Or will he instead strike against the newly formed Empire? Find out more after the jump!

 


 

Collectors Versus Cancer Update
February 26, 2010 | 8:37 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface is proud to support Collectors Versus Cancer, which intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society.

There is a customizing theme tied to this, so if you’ve participated in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge before or have tried your hand at making your own figures and want to help out a good cause, see how you can participate after the jump!

UPDATE! In the interest of allowing our forum members a bit more time to wrap up their entries, this charity event which launched in January has been granted a 2-week extension… head on over to the forums for all the details!

 


Star Wars McDonald’s Happy Meal Promotion Starts Tomorrow
February 25, 2010 | 8:23 PM CST | Jayson

 


Starting tomorrow, collectors and kids will be able to picked up the newest Star Wars Happy Meal toys from McDonald’s. There will be four character figure/clips available: Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, Clone Wars Yoda, Clone Wars R2-D2 and Darth Vader – each with temporary tattoos. Also available are 4 launching vehicles: the X-Wing, Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter, Millennium Falcon, and Republic Gunship. Each item includes a special code to “Help Defend McWorld from Darth Vader”.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Yoda vs Clone Trooper Premium Format Update
February 25, 2010 | 8:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their image gallery for the soon to be released Yoda vs 501st Clone Trooper Premium Format figure. This piece features real cloth clothing for Yoda and a special light up feature that illuminates Yoda’s lightsaber while being impaled through the defeated clone trooper’s chest!

 


 

StarWarsShop: 60% Off Clearance
February 25, 2010 | 6:40 PM CST | Jayson

 



StarWarsShop.com has announced their new “Massive Clearance Sale” where you can save up to 60% off select merchandise. Click the banner above to scope out some great deals!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 23, 2010 | 9:33 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 SERIES 3 – CASE, SET
The new assortment of Clone Wars Animated figures is up for pre-order now. We have it listed as a set of 7 figures (Commander Bly, Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commander Stone, Magna Guard, Obi-Wan in Cold Weather Gear, Rex with Heater Pack and Firefighter Droid) which is priced at $74.99; the case assortment adds Yoda, Anakin SKywalker, Cad Bane, Clone Echo and Clone Commander Cody and is priced at $99.99. Single figure listings are coming soon.

ULTIMATE QUARTER SCALE DARTH VADER
The Dark Lord of the Sith finally makes his way into the UQS line. Standing 19″ tall, Darth Vader comes with his lightsaber and features voice and sound effects from the films. UQS Darth Vader is listed at $89.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.

BOBA FETT 1:1 SCALE BUST
Sideshow is producing a life-sized bust of everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett. This piece stands 30″ tall by 25″ wide by 10″ deep, and includes a real cloth cape. This fantastic collectible is listed at $749.99, saving you $50 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS 12″ – GREEDO, MOS EISLEY FIGURE ENVIRONMENT
Two new Star Wars 12″ scale items have been announced by Sideshow. First comes the 12″ Greedo figure, so you can display him, either shooting first or not. Greedo is listed at $84.99, a $5 savings off the MSRP. Sideshow is also releasing a 12″ scale Mos Eisley Cantina Figure Environment set, with two chairs and a table from the cantina, to display many different cantina scenes. The environment set is priced at $84.99 as well, also saving you $5 off the MSRP.

REAL ACTION HEROES – R2-D2, C-3P0
Medicom is finally releasing the Droids in their 1/6 scale Real Action Heroes Star Wars line. C-3P0 will stand about 12″ tall and includes light-up LED features, while R2-D2 will stand appropriately smaller at 6.75″, includes light-up LED effects and can be displayed with third leg up or down, and is listed at 17.99 (also $15 off the MSRP). Don’t miss out on these figures, because they’re sure to be popular with Star Wars fans.

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BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT
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The Vintage Department is currently BUYING collections. They are looking for any sort of sealed action figures from the last 2 – 20 years, and are also for high quality loose or packaged vintage figures from Star Wars, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe and Transformers. If you need some extra cash or want to clear out space for some more current items – email vintage@bigbadtoystore.com and James will get back to you.

Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Medicom/Kubrick 400% C-3PO
February 23, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy has also officially announced the 400% C-3PO. Measuring nearly 12″ tall, this gold vac-metalized, super-sized Kubrick is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide and will also be available August 2010.

 


 

Medicom/Kubrick Deluxe Series 2
February 23, 2010 | 12:53 PM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy updates today with official announcement of the second series of Deluxe Kubricks. This Hoth themed set includes Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear), Han Solo (Hoth Gear w/Blue Coat), Princess Leia (Hoth Gear), Chewbacca (Mechanic), R-3PO, Snowtrooper Commander. As a bonus, each of the above figures includes a component to build a larger Kubrick style AT-ST Scout Walker! Available August 2010.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TLC Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper (TRU Exclusive) 
February 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper.

The Legacy Collections gets its first representative in the “Deluxe” line here with this release and although this set consists of repaints, the figure and speeder are unique in their respective decos. The Scout Trooper is a cleaner repaint of the VTSC Biker Scout while the Speeder Bike is molded in gray plastic – a Kenner/Hasbro first. This set is exclusive to Toys”R”Us and is current shipping to stores now.

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

 


 

Episode 233: Toy Fair Hangover
February 23, 2010 | 5:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


Last weekend was all about Toy Fair, and this weekend is all about…Toy Fair! Now that we’ve had a week to absorb all the new product announcements made at or during Toy Fair last weekend, Star Wars Action News is here to listen to your reactions to this news. Excited for a bigger AT-AT? Disappointed in lack of EU characters from Hasbro? Gunning for the new Boba Fett blaster? We round up fan response to all the new items released.

And near the end of Toy Fair a new Star Wars licensee entered the fray–Super 7 with their Super Shogun Stormtrooper figure! We have an interview with Super 7 founder Brian Flynn to discuss this new, retro high-end collectible!

With a roundup of new Star Wars Easter items and a UK report, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 79th Edition
February 22, 2010 | 6:06 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 5th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the packaging and what to expect for a production run on the Toys”R”Us exclusive EU wave for the send off of the Legacy Collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW STAP with Battle Droid (TRU Exclusive) 
February 22, 2010 | 9:03 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the STAP with Battle Droid.

Although this set is a rehash of existing tooling, the new paint apps for the Battle Droid and STAP go a long way in making it feel “new”. The Battle Droid is a repaint of the mold first included in the Battle at B’Omarr Monastery Battle Pack and the STAP takes on that set’s distinctive paint job here again but this time applied to a light brown STAP. This set is exclusive to Toys”R”Us and is current shipping to stores now.

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

 


 

Lookin For New Droids…..
February 21, 2010 | 2:27 PM CST | Mark

Are YOU the droid I am looking for??? So here is the story. Yakface needs YOU!!! One of you, to become the newest staff member. To help scourge the internet looking for news, images.. whatever!!! But we would really like to get someone very near the San Diego area. Please email me, and let me know if you are interested in becoming a member of the team…

 


 

Star Tours Exclusives Update
February 21, 2010 | 1:27 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Starwars.com has updated with some details on the upcoming limited edition Holographic Stitch Emperor figure, as well as another look at the much anticipated 5-piece set containing Teek. But the new photos also offer a much different perspective on the Ewok, revealing what appears to be a much less accurate head scarf.

Share your thoughts on this development in the Yakface forums.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
February 20, 2010 | 9:42 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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LIMITED EDITION GICLEES – STAR WARS, FAMILY GUY, FUTURAMA, HALO, MORE
We’ve been listing a wide variety of new Giclees and other limited edition artwork from Star Wars, Family Guy, Futurama, Halo, Indiana Jones, Venture Brothers and more. Check out the new artwork, and see what strikes your fancy.

FINE MOLDS MODEL KITS – 1/48 SNOWSPEEDER, X-WING; 1/72 TIE FIGHTER , TIE INTERCEPTOR
In addition to the 1/144 scale Millennium Falcon Fine Mold Model Kit we listed last week, we’ve now listed pre-orders for 1/48 scale model kits of the Snowspeeder ($44.99) and the X-Wing ($59.99), and 1/72 scale kits of the TIE Fighter & TIE Interceptor ($29.99 each) – check them out and pre-order your favorites.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SNOWTROOPER MINI BUST
This new Gentle Giant mini bust measures over 6.5″ tall, and portrays the Snowtrooper in full gear holding his blaster with both hands. This piece is listed at $54.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

New Tees at StarWarsShop.com
February 20, 2010 | 9:29 AM CST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com has updated their online store with a ton of new retro and vintage themed t-shirts from Junk Food Clothing in their new arrivals section. Check them out!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles Pre-Orders
February 19, 2010 | 8:39 AM CST | Mark

For all those Boba Fett Lovers!!!

Now up for pre-order over at Sideshow Toys…

The R2-D2 RAH 12″ figure…

Also.. up at 1PM EST is the new 12″ Greedo for priority pre-order

 


 

Hasbro Comic 2-Pk Exclusives
February 18, 2010 | 4:57 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Some great new images of the upcoming exclusive Comic 2-pks have surfaced courtesy ofstarwarsblog.starwars.com – thanks to paulskywalker for the heads up!

 


 

Let The Exclusives Begin…
February 17, 2010 | 6:58 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express.net have updated with the information on the first of the limited edition exclusives for the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. This year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney will feature a holographic crossover Stitch/Emperor figure limited to 1980 pieces! Check him out here.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi
February 16, 2010 | 10:24 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of one of the newer releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Clone Wars series is undoubtedly a toy manufacturer’s dream as virtually every week features a new “must have” figure or mode of transportation. The “Trespass” episode is a perfect example. Here we are treated to that installment’s signature vehicle, the Freeco Speeder and despite the included Obi-Wan not being in the appropriate outfit upon which this set is based, it is a super articulated upgrade to the original 2008 figure, complete with soft goods and much needed (and requested) leg joints.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
February 16, 2010 | 9:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker.

Although this set is purely an offscreen/EU creation by Hasbro, it may be familiar to some of you/us older, seasoned collectors. The skiff itself was released in 1996 in the deluxe assortment and it included a muscle bound Luke Skywalker. Anakin is a distinctive repaint of the B’omarr Monastery Battle Pack figure and features a new molded poncho and Vader-esque breathing mask.

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

 


 

Episode 231: Toy Fair 2010 – Multiple Shows!
February 15, 2010 | 7:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


Toy Fair 2010 – Part 1 – Hasbro
Toy Fair International in New York city officially begins Sunday, Feb 14th at New York’s Javits Center, but as they’ve done for so many years Hasbro has given collector web sites early access to their displays! Listen to the first part of our Toy Fair coverage as Marjorie and Arnie review all the new items revealed by Hasbro, from their Big AT-AT to their new line of Vintage-type figures, PLUS we have an *exclusive interview with **Darryl DePriest*, Hasbro’s Star Wars Division Manager! And be sure to check out photos of all these items at swactionnews.com.

Toy Fair 2010 – Part 2 – Lego, Koto, and More!
Toy Fair International in New York city begins today, and Star Wars Action News is here to report on their hands-on viewing of new items from Lego, Kotobukiya, Diamond Select, Gentle Giant, and more, direct from the floor of the Javits Center in New York City! Listen to find out what hot new items you’ll be looking for in 2010, and be sure to visit swactionnews.com to see photos of all the items we discuss!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links to Part One Audio or EnhancedVersions and Part Two Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars and Legacy Figures Back In Stock
February 15, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Clone Wars Action Figures. We also received the Legacy Action Figures. Lower price on the Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook.

New: Clone Wars Action Figures (Very Limited Stock):
Commander TX-20 – CW46
Darth Sidious – CW45
Clone Commander STONE – CW44
Thi-Sen – CW43
Anakin Skywalker – CW42
Clone Trooper Jek – CW38

In Stock: Clone Wars Battle Packs:
Assault on Ryloth
Ambush at Abregado

In Stock: Legacy Back In Stock:
Zuckuss – BD54
Snowtrooper – BD55
Willrow Hood – BD53
R2-X2 – BD52
Luke Skywalker – BD51
Cloud City Wing Guard – BD50
AT-AT Driver – BD49
AT-AT Driver – BD49 – Helmet On version
Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper – BD48

Figure with Vehicle:
AT-RT with ARF Trooper
Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
BARC Speeder with Commander Cody

Metal Lunch Box:
R2-D2 and C-3PO
Yoda
Star Wars Poster

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box – New Price
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Upcoming Clone Wars Figures Hit eBay
February 15, 2010 | 12:20 PM CST | Justin2

 


One of the highlights of the Toy Fair coverage was the great looking cold weather gear Captain Rex figure. Following the great revelations by Hasbro of this troop, some new images of several upcoming figures have shown up on eBay (which if you can’t wait until they hit stores, you can shell out a little extra and score loose versions early). Check them out after the jump!

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Kotobukiya, Cardinal Industries & Misc.
February 14, 2010 | 9:25 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

The Toy Fair Coverage continues tonight with new products from Kotobukiya, a huge assortment of traditional and lenticular puzzles from Cardinal Industries and more Miscellaneous items covering plush, electronic and tin items.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Diamond Select, Funko & Uncle Milton
February 14, 2010 | 8:18 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

The Toy Fair Coverage continues tonight with gallery additions for Diamond SelectFunko and Uncle Milton.

Diamond’s booth has great previews of the Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Vader, and Han Solo, a ROTS Clone Trooper (which we weren’t able to photograph) and new figure banks. Funko lives up to its namesake with a several bobbleheads, including Zombified version of our favorite characters and new digital lamps that are really cute. Uncle Milton continues with its funducational line of products with several new additions. All this and more to come…

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Lego Gallery UPDATE
February 14, 2010 | 8:34 AM CST | Mark

 

   

The inital sneak images from LEGO are up now in the LEGO section. Coming soon, close up images along with images of the LEGO party giveaway.. There are a couple this year.. The big one is Cube Dude.. a special Buzz Lightyear and a Completely White Boba Fett. Check out the LEGO page of the Toy Fair section.

The entire gallery is now live! There are some great sets to come for not only Star Wars but for Harry Potter, Cars and Toy Story 3. Be sure to check them out as well as the cool White Boba Fett, and a sweet Star Wars Lego Promo book. These photos are available on our facebook page as well.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Hasbro Slide Presentation UPDATE
February 13, 2010 | 6:51 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

Now that the barrage of traffic has subsided, giving our server a rest, we’ve updated the Toy Fair Coverage section to include the full Hasbro Presentation in it’s full glory. Head on in to browse what’s in store for 2010 and start saving today!

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Hasbro 
February 13, 2010 | 2:50 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

We have our updated photo gallery showcasing the Hasbro Presentation for Star Wars , if you like many of us are having trouble accessing the images, you can head to our facebook page and view them there as well.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage Begins
February 13, 2010 | 12:21 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our coverage begins today with the live updates of the Hasbro presentation which is kicking things off with the Marvel, Transformers and GI Joe.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Diamond Select UQS Han Solo in Hoth Gear
February 13, 2010 | 1:30 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of the Ultimate Quarter Scale Han Solo in Hoth Gear from Diamond Select. As a newcomer to this line, I can honestly say I’m quite impressed with the overall quality this line offers for the money and it sure makes for a great alternative to those other static pose 1/4 scale pieces on the market.

You can check out the full toyguide gallery here and read my quick take on this piece in our latestYak’s Spotlight Review.

 


 

Hasbro/Star Wars in 2010
February 12, 2010 | 7:41 PM CST | Jayson

Hasbro has issued a press release covering some of what we can expect to see in detail at Toy Fair this weekend. Highlights include the AT-AT, Vintage Figures, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett Mailaway, Galactic Battle Game details, Roleplay items, Remote Controlled Millennium Falcon and Hailfire Droid and finally the Galactic Heroes AT-AT. Head to Hasbro.com for these details and more.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 12, 2010 | 6:03 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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10% OFF SALE
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From now until Tuesday February 16th, we are offering 10% off everything except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items! Toys, Figures, Graphic Novels, and Vintage Department items are all included – just take a spin through your favorite menus and the sale pricing will be displayed on all eligible items!

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS FINE MOLDS 1/144 SCALE MILLENNIUM FALCON MODEL KIT
Fine Molds brings us a smaller and more affordable version of the Falcon this kit requires assembly and painting for completion, and is up for preorder at $74.99

STAR WARS ACCESSORIES – TAUNTAUN SLEEPING BAG, GARDEN JAWA, DARTH VADER
TOASTER, MORE
Take a look at these creative Star Wars products – the Tauntaun sleeping bag even features printed intestines in the sleeping bag liner. The Garden Jawa may help defend your garden from various varmints. The Darth Vader toaster burns an image of the Sith Lord into your Wonder Bread

STAR WARS SIGNED PORTFOLIO – BOBA FETT ARTIST PORTFOLIO
This cool new piece from Acme Archives is limited to a mere 75 pieces – it includes a variety of Boba Fett lore and is hand signed. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Duchess of Mandalore
February 12, 2010 | 2:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with the conclusion to the Mandalorian story arc in the all-new episode “Duchess of Mandalore”. On Coruscant, word reaches Duchess Satine that Death Watch is mobilizing, sparking a pre-emptive Republic invasion. On the run from Republic authorities, Satine and Obi-Wan set off to discover the group’s true motives.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

Sideshow Announces 12″ Greedo and Cantina Environment
February 11, 2010 | 9:23 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has updated tonight with the announcement of the Greedo 12″ figure and Cantina 1:6 Scale Environment! Pre-orders start next Friday (Feb. 19) at 10 am PST.

 


 

An Ewok TV Series Classic Revealed!
February 11, 2010 | 2:55 PM CST | Justin2

 


A pleasant surprise just showed up on eBay today… head on over to the forums for a closer look!

 


 

$6.99 Figures at TRU
February 11, 2010 | 1:24 PM CST | Justin2

It appears as though TRU has marked down all Star Wars, GI JOE and even the new Iron Man 2 figures (which are fantastic by the way) to a more reasonable $6.99.

Right now it’s unknown if this is a permanent price change, but there was a hint noted from GI JOE collecting site Hisstank.com recently that Hasbro thinks that in 2009 GI JOE figures were priced too high, so perhaps they are taking this into account for all their 3-3/4″ lines in 2010 and we could see this price drop extend to some other retailers.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – DanOfTheDead
February 9, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Justin2

 


Our latest Customizer Spotlight highlights the fantastic work of forum member DanOfTheDead, who has been treating the Yakface forum community with some amazing updates recently. You don’t want to miss his latest work, which looks straight off the Hasbro assembly line – check it out afterthe jump!

 


 

COMING SOON: Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage
February 9, 2010 | 1:11 PM CST | Jayson

 


Again this year, Yakface will have our team on the ground to bring you the latest photos and info straight from the show room floor of Toy Fair 2010. You will be able to follow our updates here atYakface.comYakfaceforums.comTwitter and on Facebook.

 


 

eFX Collectibles: Concept Vader Helmet Now Available Preorder
February 8, 2010 | 1:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


eFX Collectibles has now placed the very limited edition Signature Edition McQuarrie Concept Vader Helmet up for pre-order. If you have the means, get yours today!

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Photonovel Series Update
February 8, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Justin2

 


The Enloe Chronicles is about to take a turn toward the Dark Side as Order 66 has been issued by the Supreme Chancellor. Chapter 31 – BROKEN ORDER will debut at Yakface shortly – until then, we have a couple of previews of this upcoming installment. Check them out after the jump!

 


 

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Announced
February 8, 2010 | 8:47 AM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArts and Travellers Tales have announced the next addition to the popular Lego Star Wars series of video games with Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Slated for release this fall, this game will be based on the first two season of The Clone Wars.

Head to Gaming Target for more details on this highly anticipation installment.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Figure with Vehicles and Metal Lunch Boxes
February 7, 2010 | 2:12 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Figure with Vehicle assortment. We also received the new Star Wars lunch box assortment.

Figure with Vehicle:
AT-RT with ARF Trooper
Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
BARC Speeder with Commander Cody

Metal Lunch Box:
R2-D2 and C-3PO
Yoda
Star Wars Poster

Specials:
Han Solo Hoth & TaunTaun (large)
Luke Skywalker Hoth & TaunTaun (large)

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Episode 231: Black in Blue
February 7, 2010 | 1:48 PM CST | Jayson

 


On Monday, February 8th at 9 a.m. PST one of the most limited prop replicas made in the past 10 years will go on sale–eFX Collectibles’ Studio Scale McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader helmet. This piece, based on the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art for Darth Vader, is limited to 250 pieces. A small amount put up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth sold out in a number of hours, and fans are sure to be nervous about getting their hands on this extremely limited, gorgeous piece. This week on the Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie catch you up on the history of this piece, including its appearances at San Diego Comic Con in 2008 and 2009. Then they are joined by Barry Jones of eFX Collectibles who tells some stories of the making of this fine piece. he also updates us on what Star Wars products are coming soon from eFX Collectibles, including an announcement of an extremely limited item to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back! What is it? Listen to find out!

Also on this show, Marjorie and Arnie bring you up to date on the current and future state of Hasbro Star Wars collecting in their latest round of Q&As Hasbro gave some very important pieces of information about the current state of the line and the future of Star Wars action figures. Hear this information summarized in this week’s show.

With a eulogy of Star Wars minis by Star Wars Miniverse podcast host Mark Cheddar, a round up of new Star Wars products on the internet, and more news about red-tagged Star Wars discounts, it’s all in this week’s podcast of Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Attakus Statues Revealed from MintinBox.net
February 7, 2010 | 12:54 PM CST | Jayson

MintinBox.net has revealed today a few new Empire Strikes Back themed statues coming later this year from Attakus. There will be Boba Fett and Bossk statues painted in a Marvel comic deco. Also offered a quartet of Dagobah themed statues: Luke in Snowspeeder Gear, Jedi Training Luke, R2-D2 and Yoda.

These will be offered with a subscription to a collection sold by Atlas Comics in France from February 25.

Head to MintinBox.net for a preview.

 


 

Yakfinities Continues!
February 6, 2010 | 8:52 PM CST | Justin2

 


There’s still plenty of time remaining in the current “Feral Droids” Customizing Challenge, so if you’re itching to join in the fun and create a sentient-smashing droid, click here.

It’s also decision time for the next Yakfinities theme, where Yakface forum members determine the topic we’ll be focusing on after the current theme wraps up. So head on over to the forums and be sure to cast your vote!

 


 

New Star Tours Poster Puzzles
February 5, 2010 | 8:30 PM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express.net have gotten all of the details on a new Star Tours exclusive– a four pack of posters– 1 for each of the original trilogy movies done with the Disney crossover characters and a fourth as birthday tribute to Star Tours. Check it out here.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
February 5, 2010 | 8:25 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
We have just updated again with lots of new preorders and new in stock items waiting to ship.Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

UPDATE: Head Shot! 
February 5, 2010 | 3:54 PM CST | Jayson

 


starwars-descriptions.com has updated again with a better look at the head of this behemoth. Check it out and sound off in our forums.

 


 

Another 4-LOM Coming?
February 5, 2010 | 2:54 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface forumite stroebel83 spotted what looks to be a “metallic” version of 4-LOM that has been listed by eBay seller Star Wars Army Store. Right now it’s undetermined if this is some sort of upcoming exclusive or even part of the new “Vintage” line Hasbro has planned for later this year.

What do you think? Share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter in ’10 Packaging
February 5, 2010 | 12:14 PM CST | Jayson

 


The kind folks at the German site starwars-republic.com were kind enough to pass on to us an image of the repackaged Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter. It is slated to ship in the first two vehicle assortments for 2010 alongside the new Xanadu Blood, Heavy Missile Platform, Clone Swamp Speeder and Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter.

This new line is sure looking sharp! Head to the forums to discuss your thought of how this line is shaping up.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Voyage of Temptation
February 5, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with part two of the Mandalorian story arc in the all-new episode “Voyage of Temptation”. As the Jedi and their clones defend Duchess Satine from assassination attempts, Anakin discovers that Obi-Wan and the Duchess have a history together.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

That Armor’s Too Strong for Blasters!
February 5, 2010 | 8:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


The inevitable has happened. A leaked photo of the new AT-AT has hit the internet and after yesterday’s official announcement from Hasbro it looks like August 1st is going to be a very popular day at retailers. Check out the link above and discuss your thoughts on this in our forums.

 


 

Official Hasbro Press Release Details Full AT-AT Features
February 4, 2010 | 1:56 PM CST | Jayson

 


Confirming our spy report last month, Hasbro has issued a press release detailing the features of the much hyped AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport).

Features are as follows:
– (Approximate Retail Value: $99.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available: August 1, 2010)

In space, size does matter, and Hasbro certainly kept that in mind when creating its all-new, highly detailed STAR WARS AT-AT. The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) played a significant role in the Empire’s military assault in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and it will play an equally important role in every fan’s toy collection this year! Measuring more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this colossal vehicle holds up to 20 STAR WARS figures – 6 of which can fit in its head alone! – and includes so many play and electronic features true to its on-screen counterpart that it’s hard to believe! From the zip-line in its body and articulated legs for superb poseability, to its LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases, this is the must-have addition for STAR WARS fans of all ages. Includes a 3 ¾ inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 78th Edition
February 3, 2010 | 10:11 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on January 22th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the Vintage line and confirmation of a certain pilot being released in the Vintage line to accompany that newly confirmed Cloud Car.

 


 

eFX Collectibles: Signature Edition Concept Vader Helmet Preorder
February 2, 2010 | 11:44 PM CST | Jayson

 


eFX Collectibles latest newsletter has announced the pre-order date for the Signature Edition McQuarrie Concept Vader Helmet. Starting Monday, Feb 8 collectors will be able to place their orders for this limited edition piece (edition size 250) priced at $899.

You can learn more about the creation of this magnificent replica by 3D modeler Jay Kushwara and get complete ordering details at efxcollectibles.com.

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys (Update – 10% off Promo)
February 2, 2010 | 9:49 PM CST | Jayson

 


Yakface is proud to announce that we’ve added a new affiliate for all your Star Wars and non-Star Wars collecting needs with online retailer: Past Generation Toys. Head on over for their huge inventory of Exclusives, New Arrivals and Pre-Orders from licenses such as Star Wars, DC Comics, Disney, Gentle Giant, GI Joe, Lego, Marvel, Master of the Universe, Power Rangers, Transformers, Twilight and more.

Also, for the rest of this week enter “Yakface” on checkout and get 10% off your order!

 


 

Acme Archives: Boba Fett Artist Portfolio signed by Joe Johnston
February 2, 2010 | 8:33 PM CST | Jayson

 


Acme Archives has updated tonight with the release of a Limited Edition (75) Boba Fett Artist Portfolio signed by Joe Johnston. The Boba Fett Artist Portfolio consists of 11 images (12″ x 17″) taken from the original crew gift drawn by Joe Johnston for the Empire Strikes Back and given to select members of the pre-production staff in March of 1978. Head to Acme Archives for more details and image gallery.

 


 

Star Wars Returns to McDonald’s Happy Meals this February
February 2, 2010 | 8:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Starting February 26, McDonald’s will be bringing their Star Wars promotion to kids throughout North America. The Happy Meal promotion will feature different Happy Meal Star Wars premiums, including four “character keepers” (Darth Vader, Anakin, Yoda, and R2-D2) and four starship launchers (Millennium Falcon, X-wing Fighter, Jedi Starfighter, and Republic Gunship). Head toStarWars.com for the full details.

 


 

MintInBox.net/Gentle Giant QnA
February 2, 2010 | 10:44 AM CST | Jayson

MintInBox.net has posted an Question and Answer session they’ve recently exchanged with Gentle Giant and it giving several insights on future products from life-size statues and mini busts to conventions exclusives and more. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Yodasnews.com Six Year Anniversary Celebration
February 1, 2010 | 9:10 PM CST | Jayson

Starting today and for the entire month of February, Yodasnews is celebrating its sixth anniversary and as with previous anniversaries, they will give away TONS of amazing prizes for both casual readers and forum members, and there will be special events that will test your creativity, competitive trivia nights, and much more. Head to Yodasnews for more details and congrats on your anniversary!

 


 

Episode 230: In Memory of James E Smith
February 1, 2010 | 7:10 PM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars Action News is back and chalk full of nuts, if by nuts we’re referring to Marjorie, Arnie, Steve, Jerry, and Brock! They’re all here this week to bring you the latest Star Wars collecting news and reviews, talking about Wizards of the Coast dropping the license for Star Wars RPG books and minis to a review of the new Star Wars novel Crosscurrent, and reviews of the vintage Dewback creature and the new Adidas Star Wars shoes!

With an interview about the SARLACC charity pin, your voice mails, and news on where you can buy a mini replica of the R2-D2 mailbox, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Clone Wars Wave 2 Hits Dixie
February 1, 2010 | 4:29 PM CST | Jayson

 

    

Yakreader Chad R. writes in to inform collectors that Clone Wars wave 2 (consisting of Cold Weather AnakinThi-SenClone Commadner StoneDarth Sidious and TX-20) has hit Alabama Wal-Mart stores in the Decatur and Athens area.

January 2010 Archive

K & C Collectibles: New Pre-Order & Specials
January 31, 2010 | 6:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has posted some new Star Wars pre-order items this week along with some specials. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back order your box of 3D widevision trading cards at a special price.

Legacy and Clone Wars Figures – Back In Stock:
Snowtrooper – BD55
Zuckuss – BD54
Willrow Hood – BD53
R2-X2 – BD52
Cloud City Wing Guard – BD50
AT-AT Driver – BD49
Ziro’s Assassin Droid #37
Clone Tank Gunner – #36
Padme Amidala #35
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot #34

Specials:
Obi-Wan & Darth Vader 25th Special
Han Solo & Chewbacca 25th Special
Luke Skywalker & Leia 25th Special
Darth Maul with Sith Speeder
Captain Tarpals & Kaadu

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Evolution Sets Back to 50% Off at Toys”R”Us
January 31, 2010 | 6:27 AM CST | Jayson

This week, Toys”R”Us is again marking down their remaining stock of Evolutions Sets to 50%, so if you missed out on the previous sale or are still in need of some Rebel or Imperial Pilot rank building, more Mandolarians or Amidala sets, head to your nearest Toys”R”Us today. Sale also applies at ToysRUs.com

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 30, 2010 | 1:03 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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LEGO STAR WARS – ARC-170, REBEL TROOPER ARMY PACK, SNOWTROOPER ARMY PACK
Three new sets are on their way to fill your Lego Star Wars collection. The Rebel Trooper and Snowtrooper Army Packs each come with minifigures as well as a vehicle or battle station for them to use, and are listed at $14.99 each. The ARC-170 is listed at $84.99 and includes Kit Fisto, an R2 unit and two Clone Troopers. Check it all out here.

 


 

Rahm Kota’s Militia Elite
January 29, 2010 | 10:03 AM CST | Justin2

 


Thanks to eBay seller Star Wars Army Store, we are treated to a couple new images of one of the more desirable figures from the upcoming box sets from The Force Unleashed. Head on over to theforums for a closer look.

 


 

Follow Us and Become a Fan on Twitter and Facebook
January 29, 2010 | 9:18 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

Just a friendly reminder that you can follow our news updates on Twitter and Facebook. In doing so, you’ll receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates, breaking news as it happens and soon, you’ll be able to win prizes/contests through Facebook exclusive giveaways. Join today!

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: The Mandalore Plot
January 29, 2010 | 7:46 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with the eagerly anticipated all-new episode “The Mandalore Plot”. While investigating rumors of conspiracy surrounding Duchess Satine of Mandalore, Obi-Wan uncovers the truth about a mysterious Mandalorian plot.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

Gandalf The Grey Sideshow Premium
January 29, 2010 | 7:42 AM CST | Mark

Remember, you’ll get your chance to claim Sideshow Collectibles’ Exclusive Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure for yourself during the Priority Pre-Order event today, Friday, January 29th at 10AM (Pacific Time). Availability will be limited, so being at the PPO event right when it opens is a must!

Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure
 


 

2010 Vintage Collection Revealed at JediNews
January 28, 2010 | 12:16 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

JediNews has revealed an advanced look at the first wave of relaunched “Vintage Collection” figures for 2010 with Bespin Luke, Leia Organa (Hoth Gear), Dengar and AT-AT Commander kicking things off.

Head to our forums to discuss this new news from the UK Toyfair!

 


 

What’s New From Gentle Giant
January 27, 2010 | 4:09 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Gentle Giant has sent out their February newsletter and they’ve officially announced two upcoming Star Wars items to be released later this year: the Slave Leia Animated Maquette and Darth Revan Mini Bust. Head to the forum for the full details on the latest offering from Gentle Giant!

 


 

More AT-AT Details
January 27, 2010 | 3:24 PM CST | Jayson

Rebelscum has updated with some new info regarding Hasbro’s worse kept secret, the new AT-AT. This new eyewitness report seems to confirm our initial rumor report regarding many of features of this highly anticipated piece. Head on over to Rebelscum for more.

 


 

NiubNiub News: Build Your Own Death Star/Falcon Docking Bay
January 27, 2010 | 2:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Frank D. from NiubNiub’s Universe has passed on to us word that the step-by-step set of instructions and decals for the huge Death Star/Falcon Docking Day diorama are now available so you can build this impressive display for your collection. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW46 Commander TX-20
January 27, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the tactical droid Commander TX-20 from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Innocents of Ryloth.

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

 


 

Review: 501st – An Imperial Commando Novel
January 26, 2010 | 8:19 PM CST | Freebird

 


New Review is up. This time 501st: An Imperial Command Novel. Check out the review here.

 


 

New Product Images Revealed at JediNews
January 26, 2010 | 1:23 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

JediNews has updated today with confirmation of several new products that have been leaked onto the web these past few weeks. Head on over for packaged and loose images of Luke’s Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car and more all revealed at the UK Toy Fair.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW45 Darth Sidious
January 26, 2010 | 9:47 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth SIdious from The Clone Wars movie and TV series.

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

 


 

Exclusive Nahdar Vebb Form Available at HasbroToyShop
January 26, 2010 | 8:18 AM CST | Jayson

 


HasbroToyShop has updated today with the full details surrounding the exclusive Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Mailaway figure. Head on over for the complete terms and conditions and download theredemption form to send off for yours today!

 


 

Sideshow’s Grand Admiral Thrawn Reviewed
January 25, 2010 | 9:35 PM CST | Bill

 


The Yak Spotlight is back this week, looking at Sideshow’s 1:6 Grand Admiral Thrawn, his Command Chair and Ysalamir. Click here for a review of Thrawn.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW44 Clone Commander Stone
January 25, 2010 | 4:29 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates soldier on with the addition of Clone Commander Stone from season one’s Clone Wars episode: The Gungan General.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW43 Thi-Sen
January 25, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Talz Chieftain – Thi-Sen from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Trespass.

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

 


 

AT-AT Prototype Revealed?
January 25, 2010 | 12:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Looks like a prototype of the upcoming AT-AT has leaked on to the web courtesy of a Chinese website actoys.net. Head to the forums for what looks to be a substantial update to the walker.

 


 

Sideshow Production Blog Sneak Peek: Premium Format C-3PO and R2
January 22, 2010 | 4:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow has updated today with a sneak peek and the Premium Format versions of C-3PO and R2-D2. Head on over for a look at the progress.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Lightsaber Lost 
January 22, 2010 | 11:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode with “Lightsaber Lost”. When a wily pickpocket steals Ahsoka’s lightsaber, she enlists the help of an ancient Jedi to track down her weapon and reclaim her honor.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

The Force Unleashed Figure Packs Revealed
January 22, 2010 | 8:25 AM CST | Jayson

Rebelscum has updated today with photos and details regarding the two upcoming Toys”R”Us exclusive The Force Unleashed Figure Packs. Both sets carry a mix of all-new figures and repainted TFU figures from the 30th Anniversary Collection. Head on over to see what we can expect.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW42 Anakin Skywalker (Cold Weather Gear)
January 22, 2010 | 1:12 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Anakin Skywalker (in Cold Weather Gear) from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Trespass.

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

 


 

A Tribute to Yak’s Pub
January 21, 2010 | 8:41 PM CST | Justin2

 


All good things must come to an end (or at least a break now and then)… and with some great timing, Yakface forum member Incom has put together a fun tribute video to Niktom‘s popular fan made Star Wars Comic Strip, Yak’s Pub.

Check out the above clip, and be sure to share your thoughts or drop Niktom a line at the officialYak’s Pub site or here in the Yakface forums.

 


 

Huge Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 21, 2010 | 7:57 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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SW ANIMATED SLAVE LEIA MAQUETTE
Gentle Giant’s latest addition to their line of Animated Maquettes is this version of Slave Leia as seen in “Return of the Jedi”. Lounging in her bikini with her back to Salacious B. Crumb, this piece is listed at
$84.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.

SW DARTH REVAN MINI BUST
Gentle Giant is also producing a bust based on KOTOR character Darth Revan. Wielding red and purple lightsabers, this dangerous Jedi/Sith is priced at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP for the piece.

STAR WARS OFFICIAL FIGURINE COLLECTION – DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER
The success of DeAgostini’s line of Star Wars Vehicle lead figures has led to a new line, this time figurines of the characters. The first two entries are up for pre-order now – Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker are each available as 1/32 scale lead figures, priced at $13.99. With the popularity of the Vehicles, as well as the Marvel, DC and Buffy lines of lead figures, we expect these to go well.

SW R2-D2 POST BOX
This cute new collectible is a 16 cm post box (mailbox) done up as R2-D2. This piece will look great on any collector’s desk, and is listed at $38.99 with a February arrival date.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SW VEHICLE PACKS 2010 SERIES 1 – CASE, SINGLES
THis new assortment includes Obi-Wan on Freeco bike, Clone Scout with AT-RT, BARC Speeder with Commander COdy and Desert Sport Skiff with Anakin. You can pick up the case of 4 for $69.99, or you can pick your favorite singles, priced at $20.99 – $24.99 each.

SIDESHOW 12″ EPISODE II CLONE TROOPER
We’ve also received some of the Episode II Phase I 1/6 scale Clone Trooper. He comes with the standard trooper weapons as well as his detailed armor set with helmet, and a display base. Pick up this figure to swell the ranks of your army, priced at $87.99.

SW LEGACY BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 12 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
This new case assortment includes figures like Willrow Hood, a new versino of Zuckuss, a Bespin Wing Guard, a Concept Snowtrooper and more. We have the case of 12 listed at $99.99, with a set of 8 new figures at $79.99, and individual figure listings at $8.99 – $14.99 each.

SW CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 WAVE 1 REVISION 1 & WAVE 2 REVISION 1 – CASE,
SET, SINGLES
These assortments include a number of old and new figures, like Clone Trooper Jek, Cad Bane, Matchstick, Yoda, Clone Commander Cody and more. Wave 1 Revision 1 is listed as a case of 12 for $99.99, and Wave 2 Revision 1 is listed as a case of 12 for $99.99, and a set of 5 for $69.99. We also have singles available of most of the figures, listed at $9.99 – $13.99 each.

Check it all out here.

 


 

Star Tours 2.0 Intel
January 21, 2010 | 7:40 PM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have updated with Aurebesh translations from a new Clone Wars billboard which mentions Star Tours…. inviting you to visit Kit Fisto’s homeworld. Check it out here!

 


 

Preview: Xanadu Blood and HMP (Heavy Missile Platform)
January 20, 2010 | 1:21 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Today we’ve received a couple small preview pics of the Xanadu Blood and HMP (Heavy Missile Platform), two of the upcoming Clone Wars vehicles that we can expect to see at Toyfair next month. As you can see, the HMP looks pretty faithful to the ROTS deco, while Cad Bane’s fighter looks to have more of a subdued color scheme when compared to the Titanium counterpart.

Thanks to our Yarkora spy for his latest intel.

 


 

Unmarked Price Cuts at Target
January 20, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Justin2

Target has secretly been cutting prices on some of their Hasbro action figures this week. You’ll probably notice that these are still in the main toy aisle.

There’s only one STAR WARS item that is confirmed at this time, and that’s the Geonosis 2-pks – right now you can pick them up for $6.99. Quite a good buy considering they come with two figures in each set.

Of note, you may also want to scan some GI JOE items if you’re collecting that line or looking for some custom fodder, as the first wave of basic figures is ringing up at $3.49 and the Deluxe figures are scanning for $6.49.

 


 

UPDATE: New Hawthorne Village Collection
January 20, 2010 | 8:53 AM CST | Jayson

In case you were reserving judgment on whether or not to drop some coin on these sets until you saw final product photos, I direct you to our friends at Sandtroopers as they’ve added a couple galleries for the Mos Eisley and Hoth Sets.

The folks at POTF2 have a few images of the Mos Eisley set in their forums as well.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

 


 

One more thing…
January 19, 2010 | 5:21 PM CST | Jayson

Finally, we’ve received spy report that a “limited edition” figure coming and it is rumored to be Jodo Kast. It is unknown at this time how or when this figure will be made available whether the through the UGH mailaway program or possibly as an upcoming convention exclusive.

As always, take all rumors and speculation with a grain of salt as nothing is confirmed at this point.

 


 

“Heater Pack” Clone Clarification and Snowspeeder Details
January 19, 2010 | 4:57 PM CST | Jayson

We also received a clarification regarding that Clone Trooper with Heater Pack listing on Sunday. It has been revised to be called “Clone Trooper with Heater Pack / Rex with Heater Pack” so I guess that means a Snow Clone or Rex from the Trespass episode.

Not surprising, the leaked prototype images of the Snowspeeder will in fact be Luke’s Snowspeeder and it will ship in the same assortment as the Cloud Car.

 


 

New AT-AT Details
January 19, 2010 | 4:42 PM CST | Jayson

Wondering what to expect for that rumored new AT-AT? Look no further as we’ve received a spy report with more features of this bad boy:

Here is the translated text:
– Complete with new molding, the AT-AT bigger than ever!
– random dialogue from the movie (English), built-in sound and action
– Holds Speeder bike in the rear hatch.
– Cable arm and pull open the cover for passengers side of the body
– The blaster has a gimmick in luminous nose (light up chin cannons I assume)
– Opening the hatch at the bottom of the body to recreate Luke’s sneak attack
– AT-AT Driver figure included.
– Cockpit/head can hold 6 figures

What do you think? Discuss.

 


 

More Comic Pack Images
January 19, 2010 | 2:45 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Comic Pack line’s future, it’s sad that some of the more interesting figures Hasbro had planned may be hard to track down or not even find their way to retail at all.

With that said, there are opportunities to guarantee you will be able to get them on eBay.

What are your sentiments on these upcoming figures or the direction Hasbro has decided to take with ending this line? Share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

Galen Marek Strikes Back!
January 19, 2010 | 10:50 AM CST | Justin2

 


The highly anticipated Toys”R”Us Exclusive sets coming soon from The Force Unleashed have gotten a little more exciting with a great sneak peek of one of the new Galen Marek figures that is slated to be included in these sets courtesy of the recent Q&A with TheJawa.com

Head on over to the forums and share your thoughts on this figure here.

 


 

New Hawthorne Village Collection
January 19, 2010 | 6:32 AM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Galactic Village CollectionStar Wars Galactic Village Collection

Check out the new Village collection from Hawthorne. I contacted them to ask some questions. There will be 10 pieces in this collection. The first five are known and will be as follows:
1) Cantina
2) Hoth Cave
3) Endor Bunker
4) Yoda’s Hut
5) Jabba’s Throne

There will be 5 others and each comes with a character figurine. Click on over if you are interested.

 


 

Episode 229: Going Commando
January 18, 2010 | 10:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


Since 1977 Star Wars fans have wanted to use the Force, be it squeezing fingers together to imagine choking a despotic boss or waving our hands so automatic doors open at the grocery store. But this was all taken one step further when Uncle Milton released their Star Wars Force Trainer, supposedly allowing Star Wars fans to use their mind to control a floating Jedi Training Remote. Arnie and Marjorie have put this “fun-ducational” toy through the paces, and report back on their findings on this week’s podcast.

Also this week, Gentle Giant Star Wars mini-busts seem to never be as coveted as when they are clones or when they are exclusives, and when they are exclusive clones collectors better watch out! The Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts are reviewed on this week’s show.

With reviews of Star Wars blasters by both adults and children, a rundown on where to find $25 AT-STs, and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News, so go listen now!!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Revealed?
January 18, 2010 | 4:19 PM CST | Jayson

The weekend was awfully busy with more rumors and theories bouncing around in forums all over the ‘net. Jedi Temple Archives’ bombshell posting of the Hasbro Star Wars Marketing Schedule revealed an upcoming promotion with McDonalds, presumably another Happy Meal program which got me to thinking – did CorePlanets’ prototypes post back in December reveal these toys?

What’s your theory? Make it heard in our forums .

 


 

DisneyTheme Parks Exclusive: Jedi Mickey and R2-MK
January 18, 2010 | 1:16 PM CST | Jayson

 


EndorExpress.net is pleased to show you the latest DisneyTheme Parks Exclusive Star Wars action figure set.

The creative “Forces” at Disney and Lucasfilm are proud to announce an all-new character coming to the Disney Parks in April 2010. Every Jedi needs his own Astromech Droid, and Jedi Mickey is no exception. This spring we will be introducing Jedi Mickey’s own droid, R2-MK.

This new character is exclusive to the Disney Parks, and he will be available at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. It will come packed as a Hasbro action figure 2-pack along with Jedi Mickey and will retail for $18.95.

What do you think? Is this something you’ll be trying to track down this year? Let us know in theforums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker (Version 2)
January 18, 2010 | 5:58 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the dark brown paint variant for the Target Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this version if the Rancor is worth tracking down for your collection.

 


 

Avatar Versus Star Wars
January 17, 2010 | 3:33 PM CST | Justin2

James Cameron’s Avatar just shot past Star Wars as the No. 3 movie on the all-time United States box office charts. However by factoring in today’s higher admission prices, the original Star Wars is still light years ahead of Avatar on actual number of tickets sold.

For more, head to Yahoo News.

 


 

Help Those In Need
January 17, 2010 | 12:53 PM CST | Jayson

While we complain about overpriced action figures and distribution problems with our Star Wars obsession, many people in Haiti are suffering through real and unimaginable problems. So, instead of buying one of those figures you don’t really “need” how about donating the price of an action figure or two to a worthy cause and it’s as easy as using your phone.

Text “HAITI” to the number 90999 to donate $10, which will be added to your next cellphone bill. Or you can text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5, which will be added to your next phone bill. Also, the Salvation Army is sending 285,120 boxed meals of rice, soy, and vitamins to Haiti. Support the Salvation Army through its website today.

 


 

Feral Droids Continue to Stalk the Forums
January 17, 2010 | 12:48 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge rolls on with the latest theme, Feral Droids.

These droids have gone berserk; killing any sentient being within their cross hairs – check out the early entries and get in the fun after the jump!

 


 

Intercepted Transmission: New Clone Wars Figures Wave 3
January 17, 2010 | 11:27 AM CST | Jayson

We’ve intercepted another transmission from the Outer Rim today that details a new Clone Wars figure case assortment for 2010 with a few interesting new figures:

Clone Wars 2010 Wave 3
1x Anakin Skywalker
1x Commander Cody
1x Count Dooku
1x Yoda
1x Clone Echo
1x Commander Thire Trooper
1x Commnader Bly
1x NEW Obi Wan w/Cold Weather Gear
1x NEW Cad Bane in Disguise (Jedi or Clone?)
1x NEW Magna Guard – (alternate head maybe?)
1x NEW Clone Trooper with Heater Pack (flamethrower clone perhaps)
1x NEW Firefighter Droid

As always, head to the forums to discuss this newest bit of intel.

 


 

What Have You Done With Those Plans!! Hasbro Marketing Schedule Revealed
January 17, 2010 | 6:27 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have come across another Hasbro slide and this one has the most detailed information yet as to what (and when) we can expect new product on the shelves. Head on over for the next best thing to “official” confirmation of the AT-AT, Vintage, Galactic Hunt, Boba Fett mailaway and much, much more. Head on over for the complete details then come back and voice your opinions in the forums.

 


 

Intercepted Transmission: New Clone Wars Vehicle Assortments
January 16, 2010 | 7:01 AM CST | Jayson

We’ve intercepted a new transmission from the Outer Rim today that details a couple new Clone Wars vehicle case assortments for 2010.

Clone Wars Vehicle Assortment 2010 Wave 1 Asst 5 pc
1x NEW Xanadu Blood (Cad Bane’s fighter)
1x NEW Heavy Missile Platform (aka Droid Gunship)
1x Anakin’s Delta 2 Starfighter
1x Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

Clone Wars Vehicle Assortment 2010 Wave 2 Asst 5 pc
1x NEW Clone Swamp Speeder
1x NEW Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter
1x Anakin’s Delta 2 Starfighter
1x Super Vulture Droid
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

Expect to see final production versions of the new vehicles listed above in a couple weeks at Toyfair. Until then, weigh in with your thoughts on these new assortments in our forums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC Build-A-Droid – HK-50 
January 15, 2010 | 12:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the KOTOR II HK-50 assassin droid – the Build-A-Droid from the Legacy Collection’s Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth trying to assemble and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build it.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD55 Snowtrooper
January 15, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Snowtrooper – the final figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Princess Leia VS. Jabba the Hutt Diorama Now Available for Preorder
January 14, 2010 | 8:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Head on over to Sideshow to preorder your Princess Leia VS. Jabba the Hutt Diorama and if you hurry you may still be able to get the exclusive version that includes a Salacious Crumb accessory. Click the link above to get yours.

Also up for pre-order is the:

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles
 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD54 Zuckuss
January 14, 2010 | 11:02 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the bounty hunter Zuckuss – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD53 Willrow Hood
January 14, 2010 | 9:29 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Willrow Hood – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this special figure* is worth adding to your collection.

*Many said (and wished) this day would never come so a special congratulations is in order for Scott Pearson as his dream for the “Ice Cream Maker Guy” has finally been realized.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 13, 2010 | 9:46 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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WINTER CLEARANCE SALE
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We currently have over 1600 items in stock priced at 20% to 90% below our list pricing. 400 Items are priced at 50% to 90%. Here is a great chance to pick up some older and/or overstocked items at a significant discount.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS R2-D2 VCD
This squat vinyl version of R2-D2 takes everything cute about the little robot and magnifies it. He wants to join your collection, and we have him listed at $65.99. Don’t miss out on this 8″ version of Sci-Fi’s favorite robot.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2009 WAVE 1 RESTOCK
We’ve recently got a shipment in of the first wave of Star Wars Legacy Build-A-Droid figures. We have them in both regular and First Day Release stickered versions, and most are discounted as well – check out the available figures at the Legacy Build-A-Droid menu, and fill those holes in your collection, with some bargain prices.
Check it all out here.

 


 

2010 Star Wars Packaging Officially Revealed
January 13, 2010 | 8:33 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

The official site has “officially” revealed tonight the new look of Star Wars merchandise for 2010. Head on over to read how the “Clone and Sky” packaging came about with look for the new packaging to start hitting shelves on August 1.

 


 

Jabba Pre-Order Tomorrow
January 13, 2010 | 7:01 PM CST | Mark

With the release of the Newsletter from Sideshow Toy tomorrow, you will be able to pre-order the new Jabba and Leia Diorama…

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD52 R2-X2
January 13, 2010 | 12:54 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of R2-X2 – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Galactic Battle Game Details Revealed
January 13, 2010 | 7:43 AM CST | Jayson

 


ToyArk has posted yet another Hasbro “slide”, this one details the Galactic Battle Game pack in for select 3-3/4″ Star Wars* figures.

– Starting this fall, Galactic Battle Game components will be added to select 3-3/4 items (components include a unique character specific card with power levels, a stand and die)
– Game will allow kids to compete against one another based on the various power levels of their favorite characters.
– The game will increase kids’ knowledge of Star Wars, their engagement with fantasy and add to their play experience.

*Interesting that this says “Star Wars” figures and not the Clone Wars line specifically. Does this mean these cards and stands will be packed with OT figures as well? Maybe so, but by the looks of things we’ll find out sooner rather than later.

Tell us what you think about this latest development in our forums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD51 Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot)
January 13, 2010 | 12:54 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Luke Skywalker – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Meet The Azzameens
January 12, 2010 | 7:42 PM CST | Justin2

 


If you’ve ever played the game Rebel Alliance you are probably familiar with the Azzameen Family, who found themselves caught in the middle of the Galactic Civil War at the height of the Empire.

Our latest Customizer Spotlight pays tribute to these characters and is a bit of a preview for the next installment of the Darkchild photonovel series by forumite julianmaurice. Head on over to the forums and check out his rendition of this family who sided with the Rebel Alliance after the jump!

 


 

Hasbro/Toyfare Fans’ Choice Winner Revealed
January 12, 2010 | 2:11 PM CST | Jayson

 


Rebelscum is reporting that the Hasbro/Toyfare Fans’ Choice Winner has been revealed and, save for one character, the top vote getters represent all Expanded Universe characters with Bastila Shanfrom Knights of the Old Republic winning out in the end!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD50 Cloud City Wing Guard “Sergeant Edian”
January 12, 2010 | 12:57 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Cloud City Wing Guard, Sergeant Edian specifically – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Episode 228: The secret word is: Discount!
January 12, 2010 | 11:41 AM CST | Jayson

 


It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new episode of Star Wars Action News! And this week’s episode is all about collecting in 2010.

Various Star Wars collecting websites have been breaking tons of news about Hasbro Star Wars toys in 2010 and what’s new is…vintage? And the return of the Ultimate Galactic Hunt? Plus a giant, $100 AT-AT! Marjorie and Arnie run down the highlights of this news and give you their impressions of what the best news is.

Also this week, discounts to be had on Hasbro toys far and wide. From BOGO figures to $25 Rancors to $7 Droid Factory 2 packs. Find out what’s on sale and where by listening to this episode!

With a run down of new products revealed online, a segment on what it means to “collect books”, and a review of the all new, GREAT issue of the Star Wars Insider, it’s all his week on the Star Wars Action News Podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Star Wars Starships & Vehicles Collection from the UK
January 10, 2010 | 7:08 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has posted some new Star Wars pre-order items this week. We have added 4 additional Official Star Wars Starships & Vehicles Collection from the UK. This amazing collection includes the most authentic models of starships and vehicles, cast in metal with plastic trim parts and accurate hand-painted details. Specialist model-makers have helped to craft faithful reproductions of the ships and machines from the movies, including superbly modeled details of all the parts. Check out thed DeAgostini website starwarsvehicles.deagostini.co.uk for more information on these exciting new Star Wars vehicles.

Pre-Order – January 30th, 2010:
Sith Infiltrator – Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #17
Jedi Starfighter- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #18
BARC Speeder- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #43
Swoop Bike- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #44
Gentle Giant Jango Fett Helmet – SAVE $10.00
Gentle Giant Lando Calrissian Mini-Bust – SAVE $10.00
Gentle Giant Hoth Han Solo Mini-Bust
Gentle Giant Boba Fett w/Han Solo Carbonite Statue – SAVE $40.00
Gentle Giant Wampa Statue – SAVE $30.00
R2-D2 Projector Clock – SAVE $10.00
Darth Vader SPX Lightup Wall Clock – SAVE $10.00

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Best Hasbro Pack-In?
January 10, 2010 | 8:49 AM CST | Justin2

In anticipation of the upcoming Toy Fair next month and the ominous replacing of the Build-A-Droid pack-ins, forumite jokabofe is taking a poll across several fan sites websites asking what everyone’s favorite pack-in has been thus far in the Star Wars toy line.

The goal is to present this information to Hasbro at Toy Fair – so if you’d like to make your voice heard, as long as you’re registered in the forums here, you can do so after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD49 AT-AT Driver
January 9, 2010 | 10:26 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the AT-AT Driver – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

New Clone Wars Packaging Details 
January 9, 2010 | 9:37 AM CST | Jayson

 


Again, ToyArk has posted some advance imagery – this time it’s the carded and boxed packaging for the look of the Clone Wars. As you’ll see, it sports the new silver and blue “Rex” design as we first reported in November and the carded figures look to have a “Battle Game Card” as a pack in. Head over for a closer look.

What do you think? Give us your thoughts in our forums.

 


 

New 2010 “Vintage” Details Emerge
January 8, 2010 | 11:37 PM CST | Jayson

Collecting Site ToyArk has come through again with more details surrounding new product for 2010 – namely the much rumored return of the Vintage style carded figures. Also look for details regarding a mailaway for a certain bounty hunter as well! Head to ToyArk for the complete lowdown.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD48 Snowtrooper (Episode V Concept Art)
January 8, 2010 | 11:33 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Joe Johnston’s Concept Art Snowtrooper – the first figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

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

 


 

Comic Pack Price Hike?
January 8, 2010 | 7:21 PM CST | Justin2

Next time you head to Wal-Mart for a toy run, you might see an unpleasant price increase on the Comic Pack line. At least two different Wal-Marts in the St. Louis area have raised the price to$14.88 each. Not good news for a line that has been packed with questionable figures lately and is already scheduled to be canceled by Hasbro.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD37 Clone Commander Deviss
January 8, 2010 | 1:16 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Clone Commander Deviss – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – again.

 


 

A New Yakface Feature Has Begun
January 8, 2010 | 11:05 AM CST | Justin2

 


We are very pleased to announce a new feature for all the customizing fans out there – Customs & Answers!

As the Star Wars galaxy continues to expand, so do the ideas of the fans; which is one of the reasons customizing continues to be a fun aspect of the hobby across the board. So starting this year, from time to time a guest customizer will be selected to answer questions about the hobby, and offer tips to the rest of the customizers on the forum.

And we’re kicking our first session off with a Yakface Forums favorite, and someone who needs no introduction to a lot of our readers… Sithfire30!

So kick back and enjoy some helpful tips and previews of upcoming work from one of the greatest customizers in the hobby after the jump!

 


 

Indiana Jones News
January 8, 2010 | 6:52 AM CST | Mark

For all you Indiana Jones movie buffs and collectors. Sideshow Toys has a new Pre-order starting today at 1PM EST.

Mola Ram Premium Format Figure Mola Ram Premium Format Figure
 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD36 Boba Fett
January 7, 2010 | 8:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Boba Fett – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD35 Padmé Amidala
January 7, 2010 | 9:03 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Senator Padmé Amidala – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

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

 


 

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 6, 2010 | 3:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and preorders.

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NEW STAR WARS PREORDERS
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STAR WARS CLONE TROOPER BUST BANK
Diamond Select’s latest Star Wars Bust Bank is the Clone Trooper. This bank stands over 7″ tall and is ready to guard your credits; we’ve got this piece priced at – $17.99

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NEW STAR WARS ARRIVALS
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SIDESHOW 12″ GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN 
This powerful later leader of the Empire (or a splinter of it) in the Expanded Universe has received his own 12″ figure courtesy of Sideshow. This figure incluedes a full cloth costume with all sorts of details, along with a Ysalamiri, a gun and a base. Show off your logic skills and pick this one up, priced at $77.99.

SIDESHOW COMMANDER CODY LEGENDARY SCALE BUST
This 18″ tall Legendary Scale bust of Commander Cdy has him in his dirtied yellow and white armor, clutching a hologram projector with a light-up hologram of Emperor Palpatine. We’ve got the Commander of the 212th Attack Battalion listed at $279.99 ($20 off the MSRP).

All of this and more available in-stock and for pre-order at bigbadtoystore.com

 


 

Brian’s Toys: Not Too Late To Save $15!! Offer Expires Soon!
January 6, 2010 | 1:49 PM CST | Jayson

Brian’s Toys’ $15 off coupon for all orders over $75 or more is ending soon. Your website order must be placed by 11:59PM CST, Friday, January 15th, 2010 in order to qualify for this promotion. To use this coupon, simply enter the coupon code CHRISTMAS15 when checking out and your shopping cart will automatically discount $15 from your order total! (Restrictions apply.)

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC Build-A-Droid – YVH-1 Combat Droid
January 6, 2010 | 9:31 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the combat droid YVH-1 – the Build-A-Droid from the Legacy Collection’s Revenge of the Sith wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth trying to assemble and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build it.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD47 Commander Bacara
January 5, 2010 | 10:56 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Commander Bacara – the next figure slotted into the Revenge of the Sith themed wave.

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

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD46 Stormtrooper
January 5, 2010 | 10:12 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Stormtrooper – the next figure slotted into the Revenge of the Sith themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” for this army builder and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding a few more to your collection.

 


 

Win A Life-Size Bust of General Grievous!
January 5, 2010 | 8:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Yoda’s News have kicked off January in a BIG way by offering a chance to win a Life-Size General Grievous Bust from Sideshow Collectibles. Head on over to find out how.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD45 Plo Koon
January 5, 2010 | 3:43 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Plo Koon – the next figure in the Revenge of the Sith themed wave (wave 11).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Collectors Versus Cancer
January 4, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface is proud to support Collectors Versus Cancer, which intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society.

There is a customizing theme tied to this, so if you’ve participated in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge before or have tried your hand at making your own figures and want to help out a good cause, see how you can participate after the jump!

 


 

BOGO Finds Continue
January 4, 2010 | 11:43 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in that the TPM wave, which many of us had a hard time finding at all are showing up at many Wal-Marts in Buy-One-Get-One 2-pks.

It sort of stings if you made trip after trip to your local retailers looking for this awesome group of figures with little to show for it while Clone Wars and Legends waves repeatedly made it to the pegs… only to find out this great Legacy wave is now showing up in a discounted fashion.

Hopefully in 2010 Hasbro will get its distribution quirks worked out, but in the meantime if you find these or any other Legacy figures at such a great deal, you might regret it later if you pass them up. Be aware however that if you try and separate the packaging, you will most likely destroy the cards – but if you’re an opener, these packs are definitely for you!

 


 

Yakfinities Customizing Challenge #33: Feral Droids!
January 3, 2010 | 10:15 PM CST | Justin2

 


The first Yakfinities Customizing Challenge of the new year has begun and kicks off with Feral Droids!

So… what are Feral Droids?

According to legend, they were droids that would kill sentient beings. These droids resided in an abandoned factory district on Coruscant and it was believed they had fallen victim to a virus that altered their programming; turning them into brutal killing machines.

Whether you’re new to customizing or an old veteran, get in the action and join in the latest Yakfinities by creating your own menacing droid killer after the jump!

 


 

New Target DPCI List Surfaces 
January 3, 2010 | 7:54 PM CST | Jayson

The crew at BanthaSkull.com have posted a rather revealing list of DPCI numbers for Target. Highlights include a “Vintage”, “RC Hailfire Droid”, “Super Deluxe Vehicle” and “Mandarlorian Helmet”. Head on over for the complete list and a glimpse at the future.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Leia vs Jabba the Hutt Polystone Diorama
January 3, 2010 | 5:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Heads up! Sideshow Collectibles has revealed through today’s “12 Days of Sideshow” update, an all new polystone diorama depicting Leia vs Jabba the Hutt! Head to Sideshow for a video sneak peek!

 


 

New LEGO Sets
January 3, 2010 | 9:21 AM CST | Mark

Over at LEGO.com they have in two brand new sets for order..

LEGO


Luke’s Landspeeder Set #8092


Republic Swamp Speeder Set #8091

 


 

More Prototype Images
January 2, 2010 | 11:50 AM CST | Justin2

 


For your viewing pleasure, our friends at Jedidefender have revealed some more prototype pics of upcoming vehicles in the Hasbro lineup for 2010. These are some rather nifty new pics showing quite a bit more detail on these vehicles – head on over and check them out after the the jump.

 


 

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!
January 1, 2010 | 5:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers are reporting that the next pack-in for the Hasbro “Legacy” basic figures could possibly be collectible badges. Head over and prepare to be underwhelmed if this turns out to be the case.

UPDATE – efranks at the Rebelscum forums posted a photo this evening that might put this to rest.

 


 

Yakfinities #32 – Roundup Report
January 1, 2010 | 5:55 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up, and was one of the best to date. Head on over to the forums and check out 24 all new custom figures created by Yakface readers, all with a Light Side vs Dark Side theme, and see who the lucky winners of some new figures are after the jump!

 


 

New Clone Wars Episodes Tonight 
January 1, 2010 | 5:29 PM CST | Jayson

 


Kicking off the New Year with a special double-dose of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, General Grievous emerges from the shadows to stir up trouble for the Jedi heroes, ensnaring them in a trap that threatens their mission and their lives. It’s a deadly game and the scheming Separatist cyborg doesn’t plan on playing by the rules! It’s a full hour of all-new Clone Wars thrills, beginning with “Grievous Intrigue,” at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, January 1 on Cartoon Network. And the action continues with a clone showdown in “The Deserter,” pitting brother against brother in a battle of ideologies

 


 

Happy New Year!!!
January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM CST | Jayson

 


From the entire staff here at Yakface.com, we would like to wish a Happy New Year to you – our fans, families and friends. We would also like to thank you all for your patronage over the past year and we hope you continue your support for the new year and beyond.

November 2009 Archive

Boshuda…. Is this the new Jabba the Hutt? MAYBE, MAYBE NOT
November 20, 2009 | 4:58 PM EST | Jayson

 


The intel operatives at Sandtroopers have gotten their hands on a prototype photo of what they speculate is the upcoming all-new Jabba the Hutt for the Legacy Collection (or what ever they’ll be calling it in 2010). Looks fantastic to me, so hopefully this spy reports pans out for all of us. Head over to Sandtroopers or click the photo above to see what you think.

Update: I received an email from a trusted source saying this is probably from a different manufacturer (non-Hasbro).

Update 2: Received another email and for now the verdict is out as to what this might be but it sure gets the Jabba drool flying with anticipation for whatever Hasbro officially reveals.

 


 

First Look: 2010 Packaging
November 20, 2009 | 11:59 AM EST | Jayson

 


Want a peek at the 2010 packaging and branding design for Star Wars merchandise? Click the image above for a closer look! Look for an “official” announcement possibly at the end of the month.

Thanks to the “little Jawa” out there for the report.

What do you think? Weigh in with your opinions on the new design in our forums.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Legacy of Terror
November 20, 2009 | 11:32 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode continuing the battle on Geonosis with “Legacy of Terror”. When Luminara goes missing, Obi-Wan and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead a platoon of clones in search of her. When the search leads to a mysterious lair, the Jedi are faced with a horde of undead warriors.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD32 Imperial Scanning Crew
November 20, 2009 | 11:21 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Imperial Scanning Crew – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toy Liquidation Sale at Toyrocket!
November 19, 2009 | 11:21 PM EST | Brandon

 


Yakfaceforums.com moderator mercuryartstudios chimes in to let everyone know about some great deals! Looks likeToyrocket.com is having a huge liquidation sale on all Star Wars, Marvel, GIJoe, etc. Go check it out! Thanks for the tip mercuryartstudios!

 


 

Walmart Exclusive Octuptarra Droid On Sale
November 19, 2009 | 1:54 PM EST | Jayson

 


For those that were holding out for a sale or clearance on the Clone Wars Octuptarra Droid, your day is here as Walmart.comhas marked these down to an attractive $28.00. If your store doesn’t reflect this price, fear not as you can use the Site To Store option and get this shipped to your nearest store for free.

 


 

Toys”R”Us Door Busters: Star Wars Figures – 2 for $11.99
November 19, 2009 | 12:28 PM EST | Jayson

Toys”R”Us has released this week’s Door Buster Deals and this friday (11/20) from 3pm to midnight and on Saturday (11/21) from 7am to 1pm they are offering 2 Star Wars figures for $11.99. This deal applies to Clone Wars, Saga Legends and Legacy Collection assortments.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars Battle Packs and Deluxe Figures In-Stock
November 19, 2009 | 9:21 AM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Clone Wars Battle Packs and Deluxe figures.

NEW – Clone Wars Battle Packs: 
Assault on Ryloth
Ambush at Abregado

NEW – Clone Wars Deluxe Figures:
Speeder Bike with Count Dooku
Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi

New – Legacy Comic Packs:
Vuuzhan Vong and Kyle Katarn
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare
Lumiya and Luke Skywalker

In-Stock – Legacy Creature with Figure:
Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

In-Stock – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) w/AT-ST Driver

Pre-Order – November 30th, 2009:
Galaxy Series 5 Trading Card Box
Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Vader
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Luke
Clone Wars Lightsaber Flashlight
Darth Vader Helmet Clock Radio
Star Wars Workman Tin – Set of 3
Dark Times Booster Pack

 


 

Nahdar Vebb Packaged Shots
November 19, 2009 | 1:25 AM EST | Justin2

 


New images have surfaced on ebay of the upcoming Clone Wars mail away figure, Nahdar Vebb. This Mon Calamari Jedi will have a new style of packaging featuring a 3D diorama display.

Check out the latest pics of this figure and decide if this is something you’ll be adding to your collection by clicking here.

 


 

Variant Bespin Wing Guard on the Carbonite Slab
November 18, 2009 | 5:18 PM EST | Jayson

 


Creature Cantina received a bit of sad info through their QnA with Hasbro this week. Just like his scenes from The Empire Strikes Back, the second version of the Bespin Wing Guard (Utris M’Toc) is getting left on the cutting room floor and will not be released in plastic form.

 


 

Seattle SARLACC Announces Charity Lapel Pin
November 18, 2009 | 10:37 AM EST | Jayson

 


SARLACC, the Seattle ARea Lucasfilm Artifact Collectors Club, proudly announces its first Collectible Charity Lapel Pin. SARLACC is one of the earliest Star Wars collecting clubs, but this is their first ever charity fundraising campaign.

Full details, along with images and ordering info, will be on its way soon. But, by way of a teaser, here’s the webpage to watch:

 


 

Yakfinities #32 Update
November 17, 2009 | 11:09 PM EST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge continues as forum members have selected one of the more interesting themes yet.

What happens when a noble Jedi falls to the Dark Side of the Force? Or when an Imperial officer sees the light and seeks to uphold the ways of the Jedi Order? Find out, or even submit your own entry after the jump!

 


 

Episode 221: Bric-à-Brac
November 17, 2009 | 4:38 PM EST | Jayson

 


Christmas is coming, and the toy aisles are humming! From Hasbro figures to vehicles, to Christmas decorations at Target, gift packages at Toys R Us, and lots of party supplies at Factory Card Outlet. So much Star Wars everywhere, and we try to run down as much of it as we can on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

Then also this week we have some in depth reviews. Have you been eying one of the flying vehicles, either the Jedi Starfighter or the Gunship? Arnie and Marjorie do their “consumer reports” rundown on the flying Jedi Starfighter to let you know if it’s worth your hard earned money.

Then Jerry joins us for an in-depth look at Hasbro and Kenner 3.75″ scale AT-STs. With the new Wal Mart exclusive super AT-ST, Jerry takes us back in time to the Kenner vintage original and then all the rereleases through the years.

And finally this week, perhaps you’ve heard that the new book The Complete Vader has had its release date pushed back from October, 2009 to October *2011*! Arnie already got his preorder from Amazon, and he reviews this book and discusses the issues surrounding its recall.

With your voice mails and what’s new at Brian’s Toys, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Battle Packs Appearing at Target
November 17, 2009 | 2:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our intrepid staffer Chewie, has sent word that he found the new Exclusive Battle Packs at his local St. Louis Target. These new sets consist of the Ambush at Abregado with Plo Koon, Sinker, Boost and Rocket Battle Droid and the Assault on Rylothwith Mace Windu, Waxer, Boil and Commander Cody. You might want to try running the DCPI (087-06-0751) on your next visit.

Nice find Justin!

 


 

NiubNiub News: Death Star Red Room
November 17, 2009 | 9:55 AM EST | Jayson

 


After an brief hiatus, NiubNiub’s Universe returns with an amazing update showcasing the construction of Death Star Red Room! Fans and fellow customizers can now follow along and build your own iconic set piece / playset that will easily be the highlight of any diorama display. Head to Niub Niub’s Universe for the full details.

 


 

Dave Filoni Interview at Jedi News
November 17, 2009 | 7:07 AM EST | Jayson

In celebration of season one of The Clone Wars on DVD and Blu-ray, our friends at Jedi News have scored themseleves an interview with the man himself, Dave Filoni. Head on over for the inside scoop.

 


 

Geonosis Arena Sets on Sale at Target
November 17, 2009 | 6:58 AM EST | Jayson

Our friends at JediDefender have received word that the Target exclusive Geonosis Arena 2-packs will be on promo this Sunday 11/22 for $9.99. So, if you were holding out for a sale or clearance, this weekend looks like the best bet.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 75th Edition
November 16, 2009 | 5:53 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on October 23rd. Topics this round cover the status of the Galactic Heroes AT-AT and other GH style vehicles, the release schedule for the New Jabba and the Tauntaun, and suggestion for the release of the beardless Hoth Trooper. Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD31 Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Co-Pilot)
November 15, 2009 | 11:22 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Co-Pilot) – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 13, 2009 | 9:31 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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BBTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY – 15% OFF SALE
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Time has sure flown by, and BBTS has just turned 10! We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years and we could not have done it without all of you – our awesome customers. We’d like to thank you for helping us to reach the 10 year mark, and we look forward to the next 10. As a thank-you for all the business over the years, we’ve just put up a 15% off sale. Everything except ‘new’ and ‘preorder / backorder’ items are on sale – and the pricing will be adjusted on our site. Just take a spin through your favorite menus and take advantage of the sale – it ends Monday.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS VEHICLE FIGURE PACKS WAVE 4 REVISION 1 SINGLES
We’ve stocked up our singles from the latest Vehicle Figure packs. We’ve got Count Dooku with Speeder Bike, Anakin with Can-Cell, Freeco Bike with Obi-Wan and BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper, each priced from $18.99 to $21.99.

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VINTAGE DEPARTMENT IS BUYING
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Our vintage department is currently looking to increase inventory levels and is looking for collections of sealed toys from the past 1 – 25 years, and also looking for high quality loose vintage Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe, and He-Man. If you need to thin out the herd a bit, or need some extra cash, please email James in the vintage department at vintage@bigbadtoystore.com with information on what you’d like to sell and he’ll get back to you. check it all out here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Weapons Factory
November 13, 2009 | 4:44 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode in the exciting second series with “Weapons Factory”. The battle on Geonosis continues! Luminara and Anakin act as decoys to divert new enemy super-tanks, while Padawans Barriss Offee and Ahsoka attempt to destroy a Separatist droid factory. Don’t forget, the series returns to its regular 9/8pm time slot so set those DVRs accordingly.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD30 Han Solo (Death Star Escape)
November 13, 2009 | 4:16 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Han Solo (Death Star Escape) – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA #75 Delayed 
November 13, 2009 | 4:05 PM EST | Jayson

Readers anxious for the Hasbro’s response to the QnA this week will have to wait a few more days as the Veteran’s Day holiday this week threw them off schedule a bit. Look for answers to be posted here on Monday.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Premium Format Darth Talon
November 13, 2009 | 8:07 AM EST | Mark

Now up for pre-order is the premium format figure of Darth Talon…

 


 

UQS Emperor Palpatine Packaging Revealed
November 12, 2009 | 12:35 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

Diamond Select Toys’ Art Asylum Blog has updated today with final packaging shots of the Emperor Palpatine Ultimate Quarter Scale figure. Head over for a closer look.

 


 

Museum Replicas: Free Gift Cards
November 12, 2009 | 11:16 AM EST | Jayson

 


Museum Replicas is offering a FREE Museum Replicas Gift Card on all orders placed this month. Each card is worth at least $10 up to $100. The value of the card can be checked and redeemed on our website. One Gift Card per online order, but place as many orders as you like. This is our way of saying “Thank You” to our faithful customers.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD29 R2-D2 (Jawa Ambush)
November 12, 2009 | 9:34 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of R2-D2 (Jawa Ambush) – the first figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is just different enough to warrant adding to your collection.

 


 

TFU Shaak Ti Hits eBay
November 11, 2009 | 11:53 PM EST | Justin2

 


The very cool looking upcoming Shaak Ti from The Force Unleashed has shown up online. Check out a great preview of this upcoming figure here.

For a bit of fun, you can also look back at some great customs inspired by this design of her that Yakface forum members created last winter.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD05 Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice)
November 11, 2009 | 2:13 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection (again).

 


 

K & C Collectibles: AT-ST Now in stock and New Pre-orders 
November 10, 2009 | 10:40 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has sent word that they have received their shipment of AT-STs and have posted a new set of pre-orders to their store.

New – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) w/AT-ST Driver

Pre-Order – November 30th, 2009:
Galaxy Series 5 Trading Card Box
Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Vader
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Luke
Clone Wars Lightsaber Flashlight
Darth Vader Helmet Clock Radio
Star Wars Workman Tin – Set of 3
Dark Times Booster Pack

 


 

UTINNI! StarWarsShop.com Exclusive Garden Jawa
November 10, 2009 | 11:46 AM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop is proud to introduce you to the cultured, well-traveled (but perhaps not so well-behaved) Garden Jawa! Measuring close to a foot tall and crafted in durable all-weather resin, the Garden Jawa protects your tomatoes, zucchini, and daffodils from the dark side, armed with a garden tool bandolier, a garden hose, and a thumbs-up attitude. Reflective amber-colored eyes peek out from underneath his hood, challenging any unwelcome visitors looking to feast on his turf.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julienmaurice
November 10, 2009 | 11:01 AM EST | Justin2

 


If you’re active in the Yakface forums, you are most likely familiar with his amazing photonovel series. And now forumitejulienmaurice returns with an amazing Imperial diorama featuring several custom assault vehicles and a great surrounding scene to house these cool creations.

Be sure to check out all his detailed images and share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

25% Savings on All In-Stock Merch at StarWarsShop!
November 10, 2009 | 6:48 AM EST | Jayson

 


Starting today, StarWarsShop is launching its Turbo Tuesday savings event that slashes 25% off ALL in-stock items, with no exclusions and no minimum purchase required!

For two days only you can pick up those in-stock items that you’ve been meaning to buy but have been putting off. Well, don’t put off those purchases any longer because you’ve got until Wednesday, November 11 at 11:59 PST to save BIG TIME at StarWarsShop!

 


 

Episode 220: When Stores Compete, You Win!
November 10, 2009 | 6:37 AM EST | Jayson

 


First books, then DVDs, and now toys…with the American economy in a slump, unemployment topping 10% for the first time in a quarter of a century, stores are fighting harder than ever for each person’s expendable income during this holiday shopping season. And these price wars are now impacting Star Wars collectors. Listen this week as we discuss where the savings can be had on Star Wars toys this holiday season!

Also on this week’s Star Wars Action News, we review the Season 1 DVD Box Set of the Clone Wars Cartoon Series, tell you how to save 20% off your Kotobukiya orders, and run down the latest in store and online finds, including information on how to find some Wal Mart exclusives that may not have yet made it to shelves in your area! And we look at the future of book collecting with the advent of the Amazon Kindle and other eBook readers.

With the beginning of the Star Wars Action News Sith-mas gift exchange, our continuing call for Christmas gift ideas, and more, it’s on this week’s podcast Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Sponsor Alert: Entertainment Earth Pre-Black Friday Sale
November 9, 2009 | 10:44 PM EST | Jayson

Heads up, Black Friday bargain shoppers! Entertainment Earth is ready to start giving you amazing deals today! Get the latest and greatest toys, action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles in time for the holidays, and get them at amazing Black Friday discounts from Entertainment Earth. Choose from thousands of terrific Black Friday deals that are sure to light up the eyes of everyone on your gift list!

And don’t forget, for the remainder of the month they’re offering FREE shipping on orders of in-stock merchandise totaling $59 or more.

 


 

Wattographs Autograph Signings: Jabba the Hutt CS & Wayne Pygram!
November 9, 2009 | 9:50 PM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is pleased to close 2009 with the debut of the next in our Connoisseur Series, Jabba the Hutt! This exciting piece features the creative team behind the vile gangster and will be signed by Mike Edmonds (Jabba’s tail), Dave Barclay (Chief Jabba puppeteer), Toby Philpott (Jabba’s Head & Arm), Howie Hammerman (Jabba’s burps!), as well as John Coppinger (Jabba sculptor) Mike Quinn, Bob Keen, Jez-Gibson Harris, and Richard Padbury. Sizes are available in 11×14 and 16×20. We are also taking fans’ personal items for individual autographs also.

Wayne Pygram portrayed the sinister Governor Tarkin in the closing scenes of “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” While his role was intended for dialogue, it was shortened to joining Vader & the Emperor to gaze at his destructive creation. Pygram is no stranger to movies or television having appeared in abc’s LOST & as Scorpious on ‘Farscape.’ Mr. Pygram will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal items!

Orders for the Jabba the Hutt CS will be taken through December 1st. Signing for Wayne Pygram ends on December 3th. Personal items need to be in Scott’s possession by those dates. Please see site for full details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD26 ARC Trooper
November 8, 2009 | 11:02 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the ARC Trooper – now shipping in revision cases of theLegacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD13 Obi-Wan Kenobi
November 8, 2009 | 10:50 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Obi-Wan Kenobi – shipping in revision cases of the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection (again) and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and why it’s different from the BD44 figure.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD12 Biker Scout
November 8, 2009 | 10:46 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Biker Scout – shipping in revision cases of the Legacy Collection’s The Phantom Menace and Return of the Jedi waves.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Dewback, Legacy and Clone Wars Figures In Stock
November 7, 2009 | 12:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Titanium, Legacy action figures, Clone Wars action figures and the Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

New – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport)

New – Legacy Collection – Creature with Figure:
Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

New – Legacy Collection – Build-a-Droid Action Figures:
Ugnaught – BD28
Clone Scuba Trooper – BD27
ARC Trooper – BD26
Saleucami Trooper – BD25
Nikto Skiff Gunner – BD23
Malakili – Rancor Keeper – BD22
Giran – Klatooinian Rancor Keeper – BD21
Major Panno – Dressellian Commando – BD20
Nein Numb – B-Wing Pilot – BD19
Ewoks – Paploo and NohApakk – BD18
Princess Leia – Slave Outfit – BD17
Luke Skywalker – Death Star II – BD16
Jango Fett – BD15
Anakin Skywalker – Episode II – BD14
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode II – BD13

New – Clone Wars Action Figures: 
Count Dooku – #27
Ziros Assassin Droid #37
Clone Tank Gunner – #36
Padme Amidala #35
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot #34

NEW – Titanium:
Magnaguard (P-38) Starfighter
TIE Defender
Malevolence
Punishing One – Dengars Ship
Republic Gunship – Closed Doors
Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter with hyperspace ring
Mist Hunter

NEW – Comic Packs:
Vuuzhan Vong and Kyle Katarn
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare
Lumiya and Luke Skywalker

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 6, 2009 | 10:34 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES
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If you’ve not yet had a chance to take a look at some of the 1800 items we currently have on sale from 20% to 90% off, be sure to sit back, relax, take a minute and see if we have any overstocked toys that would enjoy a new home.

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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STAR WARS RAPLH MCQUARRIE CONCEPT ACTION FIGURE SET
This special set collects thirteen of the McQuarrie concept figures in two handy box sets for fans who may have missed the original releases. Figures in the sets include Concept Chewbacca, Concept Han Solo, Concept Obi-Wan, Concept Yoda, Concept Boba Fett, Concept R2-D2, Concept C-3PO, Concept Vader, Concept Storm Trooper, Concept Snow Trooper, Concept Rebel Trooper, Concept Star Killer, and Concept Luke, and you can pick up the set for 84.99 and save yourself $20 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS 2009 WAVE 3 REVISION 1 – CASE, SINGLES
The newest assortment of Star Wars Battle Packs includes a little something for everyone. This assortment includes the Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol, Rishi Moon Outpost Attack and Geonosis Assault Battle Packs. We’ve got the sets available individually at $25.99, or you can save yourself almost $9 and pick them up as a case, priced at $94.99.

STAR WARS LEGACY COLLECTION BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 11 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
We have this new wave listed in a variety of ways, so everyone can get what they want. We’ve got the set of 8 figures which includes a Stormtrooper, Commander Bacara, Plo Koon with removable mask, Agen Kolar, Commander Cody, Captain Colton, Utai Alien and Concept IG-88 (along with their build-a-droid pieces), and it is priced at $79.99. Yuo can also choose the case assortment, which includes all of the above and adds R2-D2, an Ewok two-pack, Han Solo with Stormtrooper Armor parts and Boba Fett, for $99.99. Finally, we’ve got singles listed for all of the figures in this wave, priced from $11.99 to $14.99 each.

STAR WARS GALACTIC CINEMA SCENES WAVE 4 REVISION 1 CASE
This new assortment includes Boba Fett with the captured Han Solo in Carbonite and his Slave I ship, as will as the Endor Attack with Han & Leia, a Scout Trooper, two Stormtroopers and two Ewoks. We’ve got the case of two listed at $49.99 – don’t miss out on this new wave of Galactic Heroes sets.

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STAR WARS CLONE COMMANDER CODY ARTFX
From the popular Star Wars The Clone Wars film and television series comes this exclusive Commander Fox ArtFX+ (plus) Statue from Kotobukiya! This Commander Fox statue stands approximately 6.5 inches tall. Commander Fox CC-1010 is well known to carry two blaster pistols in holsters on the sides of his kama. He wore the distinctive crimson color of the Coruscant Guard on his armor. Fox led a squad of his Coruscant Guard clone troopers on a mission to rescue Senator Amidala from Ziro the Hutt’s palace on Coruscant when her negotiations with the crimelord went awry.

STAR WARS SOUND EGG KEYCHAINS
Nifty Japanese keychains play a variety of awesome Star Wars sounds – grab a few of these neat imports from Takara-Tomy for just $2.99 each.

STAR WARS TRANSFORMERS 2009 WAVE 8 – CASE, SINGLES
A new assortment of Red Box Star Wars Transformers has been listed. This new assortment includes new figures of Anakin transforming into his Twilight ship and a Y-Wing Clone Pilot that changes into a Clone Wars Y-Wing. We’ve got the case of 6 (including those two plus Obi-Wan/Red Jedi SF, Battle Droid Commander/AAT, Luke Skywalker/X-Wing and Clone Trooper/V-Wing) listed at $109.99, or you can opt for singles of the various figures, listed at $19.99 to $29.99 each.
check it all out here.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC B.A.D. R3-M3 (Imperial Astromech)
November 6, 2009 | 9:57 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Imperial Astromech R3-M3 – one of the Build-A-Droids from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build him.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Hasbro: The Clone Wars Diorama Contest FINALISTS!
November 5, 2009 | 3:46 PM EST | Jayson

 


Hasbro’s excited to announce that the finalists for its STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS DIORAMA CONTEST have been selected. You can vote now at Hasbro.com/StarWars and help us crown the 2009 Fan Favorite winner!

Congratulations to the top five finalists (in no particular order):
– Felucia Order 66 – Tusken Camp Ambush – Sith Reunion – Hoth Hanger – Captain Solo Awaits His Fate in the Carbon Freezing Chamber

Voting will conclude November 16, 2009.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Sideshow/Medicom Yoda VCD
November 5, 2009 | 7:25 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Yoda VCD (Vinyl Collectible Dolls) – the newest release from Sideshow Collectibles.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Five… Five Dollar…. Five Dollar Coupon
November 4, 2009 | 5:38 PM EST | Jayson

 


Before you leave the checkout lanes at your local Target, be sure to stick around and wait for the coupons that often accompany your receipt as Target has started handing out special offers good for $5.00 off Star Wars toy purchases of $25.00 or more. The coupon is also valid on Transformers and G.I.Joe purchases as well so if you shop for your toys there as much as I do, these can really come in handy! Coupons expire 12/24/2009.

 


 

Coming 2010: Star Wars Year by Year
November 4, 2009 | 4:51 PM EST | Jayson

 


Explore over three decades of Star Wars history with an indispensable hardcover title from DK Books coming next summer.Star Wars: Year by Year — A Visual Chronicle.

Head to the Official Site for more details.

 


 

Yakfinities #32 Has Begun
November 4, 2009 | 12:50 PM EST | Justin2

 


Hot off the heals of some smokin’ ladies customs, the next Customizing Challenge has just launched.

This time around we’re looking at a completely new theme never before explored in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge. Head on over to the forums for a breakdown of the rules and how you can join in the fun after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD28 Ugnaught
November 4, 2009 | 7:00 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the variant Ugnaught – shipping in revision cases of theLegacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD23 Nikto Gunner “Nysad”
November 4, 2009 | 12:58 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Nikto Gunner – the next figure from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Legacy Drought Ending?
November 3, 2009 | 2:07 PM EST | Justin2

After a rough stretch where most collectors are finding mostly shipments of Legends figures or Clone Wars, many are wondering if the final Legacy waves of 2009 are going to be hard to find at retail.

Over the past couple of weeks however the ROTJ wave has been hitting many Target stores in healthy numbers. And just today I found the ANH wave at a Wal-Mart and the ROTS wave at a TRU (both in the St. Louis area).

So keep your eyes open and your wallets ready Yakkers; there’s a lot that could be hitting your stores over the next few weeks.

 


 

The Ladies Strike Back
November 3, 2009 | 10:39 AM EST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities has just wrapped up, with an amazing 40 LADIES created for this recent Customizing Challenge.

For a review of all the customs submitted and the prize winners, check out the new ROUNDUP REPORT.

 


 

Episode 219: What the Hoda?
November 3, 2009 | 6:54 AM EST | Jayson

 


A mint on card Vlix. A life sized bronze Yoda statue. A custom action figure of Steve Sansweet in an Ewok outfit. There are some collectibles that we collectors will never get, either due to cost, availability, the fact that they are one of a kind, or perhaps simply because we don’t know about them. But with Steve Sansweet’s new book 1,000 Collectibles — Memorabilia and Stories From A Galaxy Far, Far Away we can find out abot some of these items, as well as some more common ones such as Monkey-Face Leia from 1995’s Power of the Force 2 line. Arnie and Marjorie review that book, as well as the Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary, on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Also this week, rundowns on he latest toy bargains from Toys”R”Us and Wal Mart, your voice mails and a recounting of the horror that was Matt Lauer in a blonde wig. All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

ROTS Wave Found at Toys”R”Us
November 2, 2009 | 11:45 PM EST | Justin2

 


According to forumite DjReich, the ROTS wave has shown up at TRU! Check out his figures showing themselves off in all their glory on a restaurant table after the jump!

 


 

IG-97 Hits Ebay
November 2, 2009 | 4:02 PM EST | Justin2

 


The very cool looking upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Comic Pack droid, IG-97 has shown up online. Check out some great images of this upcoming figure here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode This Wednesday
November 2, 2009 | 3:15 PM EST | Jayson

 


This week is going to be a busy one for Clone Wars fans, not only does the season one DVD/Blu-Ray Set comes out tomorrow, we’ll also get an all new episode titled “Landing at Point Rain” this Wednesday at 8pm (7pm CST) and it will air again at it’s normal time slot this Friday as well.

Thanks to Jango’s Dad for the heads up.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 1, 2009 | 9:24 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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OVERSTOCK CLEARANCE SALE
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We’ve analyzed our inventory and come up with a ton of new price cuts on older, overstock, and slow moving items. There are 1800+ total items currently discount between 20% and 95% off our list price, with over 450 of those being between 50% and 95% off! Take a look at the main menu page here, there are links for the large sale pages as well as 10 featured sale items. Thanks for your business and enjoy the savings

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DARTH TALON PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
Darth Krayt’s lovely Hand from the Star Wars Legacy comics is receiving her own Premium Format figure. This loyal henchwoman is clad in her leather boots and …armor, and wields a traditional red Sith lightsaber. You can get your pre-order in now for this great new piece, priced at $259.99 ($20 off the MSRP).

STAR WARS GAMORREAN GUARD 1:1 SCALE BUST
Jabba’s ugly, pig-headed guards are finally getting a little respect. This Gamorrean Guard Life Size bust measures 17″ tall and is literally dripping with detail. We’ve got him priced at $469.99, a savings of $30 off the MSRP. check it all out here.

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