Toyguide Update: TRU Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights (1 of 2)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry for 2013 Vader Collection. Today, we take a look at one of two Toys”R”Us exclusive Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights sets.

PROS: These sets pretty much came out of the blue as I don’t think that Hasbro ever “officially” announced them. All the Jedi figures included are debut characters as they’ve never been released before making these sets truly an anomaly. The Jedi themselves are 14 POA figures using bodies that meet and exceed most colllector’s expectations – again a rarity considering these are released in the 2013 Vader packaging which, until now, has been reserved for the limited articulation figures.

CONS (Update): This set really would have been a knockout if Hasbro were to have utilized the TVC Phase I Clone Trooper sculpt for Captain Deviss. The original (03/50) figure is nice, but it pales in comparison to the newer figure. Some collectors seem to balk at the $40 price point but for a set of exclusive, first release figures, I feel the price is fair. It appears that there is a factory error with 2 of the figures in this set. Full details are provided in the Yak Facts section of the toyguide entry. (Thanks to the Guardian for the hands heads-up.)

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Hasbro Preview Party Images

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Thanks to our friend Rich Alot from over at Rebelscum/Cool Toy Review, we can present to you a few photos from the floor of Hasbro’s ‘Twas the Night Before…Party last night. It goes without saying that Hasbro really is honoring that statement saying that the Black Series is meant for collectors as some of these figures are the best issues that have ever been done.

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Hasbro Unveils Star Wars Rebels Packaging at NYCC

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 In anticipation of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels panel at New York Comic Con (Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in room 1E of the Javits Convention Center) Hasbro is officially unveiling the packaging treatment for its Star Wars Rebels 3.75-inch action figure line supporting the upcoming animated series. Click on through for the full press release.

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NYCC 2013: New Black Series Figures Confirmed/Revealed

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Jedi Temple Archives has also posted images revealing the first looks at several new Black Series figures. They include a what looks to be a Hoth-centric wave featuring Toryyn Farr, Snowtrooper Commander, Luke Skywalker (Dagobah), Yoda (Dagobah), Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot) and Darth Vader (Revenge of the Sith armor). Head on over to their Facebook page for a look.

UPDATE: And they received confirmation that Ree-Yees is planned for a future TBS (3-3/4″) wave.

Toyguide Update: TBS #05 Luke Skywalker

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry for wave 1 in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Luke Skywalker (#05).

PROS: Hasbro has revisited a much maligned attempt from 2007 and improved upon it greatly with an excellent head sculpt and deco (no more chocolate pudding hair!), and screen accurate accessories with the proper blaster and lightsaber. The articulation isn’t any better from the previous version but the other improvements made up for it in spades.

CONS: It there was any one nit to pick, I would say that the jacket is too pale in comparison to the screen used wardrobe.

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