Toyguide Update: SL09 Boba Fett

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the 3-3/4″ Saga Legends line. Today we take a look at the first figure from Wave 2: Boba Fett (SL09).

PROS: Despite its lack of collector-grade articulation, the overall sculpt and deco for Fett is exemplary. The style is very much in keeping with the Vintage era while being more screen accurate. This series of figures is targeted toward the younger (or less demanding) collector and it fulfills the role nicely as he’s easy to stand for display, fits in most vehicles and the jetpack stays in place without any fiddling. Relatively cheap considering the cost of more premium action figures.

CONS: Surprisingly, Hasbro didn’t reuse the 5 POA mold from the Bespin Battle battle pack from 2012 which would have been a way to save some ever-increasing tooling costs. Some collectors will undoubtedly hate it, while others will embrace its simplicity and low price point. I, myself, am one of the latter.

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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LEGO UCS Sandcrawler Coming?

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It looks like there is a new UCS Sandcrawler on the horizon courtesy of this rumor from Chowren Toys Facebook page.

Just got wind that in 2014 there is going to be a LEGO Star Wars UCS (Ultimate Collector Series) SandCrawler 75059. It will retail for $299.99 US. Not sure when the release date will be. I guess this is probably why the Cuusoo Sandcrawler http://ow.ly/rFQX9 did not get approved by LEGO.

CurtoBurns Collectors Cast: Dec. 20 2013

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It’s the final Curto Burns Collectors Cast! All good things come to an end eventually, and  we’re closing the curtain with a bang! In addition to the usual back and forth with Dan and James, this show also includes a few guests… Teresa Delgado from Fangirls Going Rogue, a  special induction into The Force United with Corey and Chris from The Wolfpack Podcast, and of  course a visit with our regular guest Steve Sansweet from Rancho Obi-Wan.

Be sure to stay tuned until the end of the show for a very special guest appearance from an old  friend, and we reveal one last surprise for our listeners (we think you’ll like it). So long,  and thanks for all the toys!

Five Below Continues to Stock Vintage

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Last night, I came across another Vintage dump at Five Below of the Darth Malgus wave.  So if you’ve got one of these stores in your area, it may be worth your time to swing by and see if you can pick up any more goodies like the fantastic Imperial Navy Commander figure.

Personal Note:  It’s fun finding great figures for cheap, but this also adds more Phantom Menace carry forwards for Five Below to try and move, and quite honestly, this keeps me from buying Black Series figures at other stores for $10.00 a pop when great figures can be had for this price at discount stores… and I’m sure I’m not alone.  I also can’t help but wonder how the poor 2012 showing for Hasbro continues to impact the current state of the hobby.

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