ToyMan Returns – December 12

This Sunday is the last ToyMan collector show of 2010 and wraps up another great year for this popular collector show.

You never know what you’ll find but there’s always a ton of Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Hasbro releases. And with Christmas right around the corner, there’s sure to be more deals to go around for everyone.

So if you’re in the St. Louis area, head to Toymanshow.com for more details.

Episode 273: A Spoonful of Star Wars with Robot Chicken!

On December 19 a Star Wars trilogy comes to its conclusion – the Robot Chicken Star Wars trilogy! Trailers have appeared online in the past week, and now Seth and Matt join Arnie and Marjorie on Star Wars Action News to discuss why this is their favorite of the three Star Wars Robot Chicken specials, how this episode is a bit different than the past two, and they even discuss a little bit about their upcoming new Star Wars animated series! Plus, does George Lucas get food trapped in that beard? Listen to this week’s show to find out!

Also this week, Steve, the Gingerprince, reports in from London’s Collectormania event and gives you a chance to win a picture hand-signed by everyone’s favorite Gungan, and Berent has an interview with Bwana Spoons and his Spoonful of Star Wars action figure paintings from DesignerCon in Pasadena!

All this, and cheap AT-ATs and Hailfire droids on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

And remember, if you enjoy Star Wars Action News, please vote daily for us on the Podcast Awards at podcastawards.com!!!!

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

VC24 Wooof

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Wooof from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

PROS: Marking one of the first truly new character offerings in a long time, Wooof gets his own figure since 1983 (collectors remember him then as “Klaatu”). Wooof features all the articulation one would expect and has an all-new sculpt for the body. (Head is a revised Giran sculpt). Well accessorized too with Vibro Ax (also from Giran), Blaster, removable helmet and bandolier.

CONS: Helmet is a little loose on the head and the skin tone is akin to a lime, but otherwise a totally solid figure worth repeat purchases.

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

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VC22 Admiral Ackbar

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Admiral Ackbar from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

PROS: Our favorite appetizer, err, Admiral receives a modern update with all the bells and whistles he would need to lead the Rebel Fleet into victory! Excellent sculpt and overall design and the inclusion of the command console is a nice touch versus that weird comlink wrist blaster from over a decade ago.

CONS: No ankle joints, not that he needed them. Wrong rank/badge sculpt on the uniform looks to have been modeled after the Mon Calamari Officer. That being said, do not skip this figure.

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

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VC15 Clone Trooper 3.0

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today revisiting the Clone Trooper from the Vintage Collection.

Third time’s a charm. Hasbro continues to tinker with figures in the Vintage Collection, this time correcting a paint operation oversight for the Clone Trooper’s removable helmet. The black brow stripe and blue cheek stripes have now been added creating a third production variant. Trick is finding one without the discolored helmet.

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

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VC13 Darth Vader

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth Vader from the Vintage Collection.

Making good on their promise for a running change for Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro doesn’t stop there as they also revise the card back to include a sneak preview of wave 5! This packaging variant is currently shipping with the Return of the Jedi wave of figures. Note: there is no change to the figure.

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

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