Yakfinities #36 – Deadline Approaching

The latest Customizing Challenge is about to wrap up! The doors on this Yakfinities with close at 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, August 31.

This one of a kind Customizing Challenge gives you the opportunity to pay tribute to your fellow customizers by creating a custom of any character that has appeared in a photonovel shown in the forums. Three random winners will be selected and will receive two new figures each courtesy of Yakface.com.

So be sure to get those last minute entries in by entering them here.

VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of See-Threepio (C-3PO) from the Vintage Collection

PROS: A far cooler figure once removed from the card. Loaded with sculpted details that are hidden under the removable coverings. Even the removable parts have intricacies on their reverse side. A far better interpretation than the 2004 VOTC figure.

CONS: Seems a little underscaled. The carded presentation neglects to showcase that he has the removable panel feature. Lack of the metalized finish hurts the overall look slightly.

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

VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) from the Vintage Collection

PROS: Despite having received a new, super-articulated Bespin Luke a couple years ago, Hasbro managed to fine a way to make it obsolete. This is by far the best interpretation of this figure to date. The deco, likeness, sculpt and articulation are in a word perfect. This figure should easily serve as a base for a future “Dagobah Training” version with a simple torso and arm upgrade.

CONS: A minor quibble – the hole that received the post on the lightsaber hilt is a tad too small and brittle as after a few repeated interactions with the hilt, the tiny loop split. : (

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

Kubrick DX Series 2 Chases Revealed

After months of speculation, Instinctoy has revealed the 2 chase figures for the soon-to-be-released Kubrick DX Series 2: The AT-ST Driver and Hoth Rebel Trooper! DX Series 2 is themed around the Battle of Hoth and consists of a Snowtrooper Commander, Chewbacca (Mechanic), Han Solo in Hoth Gear (Blue Coat), Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear, Princess Leia in Hoth Gear and R-3PO. Collect all 6 figures and you’ll have all the parts to build a Kubrick-scaled AT-ST. Click the images above for a closer look.

VC03 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit) from the Vintage Collection

PROS: This is the first time we’ve received this particular treatment of the Han in Hoth Gear. A great attention to detail has been given to the parka in particular (although it hangs a tad long) and the contrasting color inner “liner” is a nice touch as well. Facial sculpt is a great likeness to Mr. Ford. The welding tools are nice extras for working on the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

CONS: The kitbash body used here is still very gangly and the leg articulation tends to go all “ostrichy” in when in comes to the knee joints. Holster is a kind of sloppily attached esthetically. The hair-do seems a bit “off” at some angles.

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

Thanks to Hasbro and the team at HunterPR for providing us with this product.

VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Leia (Hoth Outfit) from the Vintage Collection

PROS: A major improvement over prior attempts. Hasbro has addressed the wonky arm poses and overall figure scale and stability with a great, super articulated body. She’ll undoubtedly make for an excellent base for a future Bespin Escape figure.

CONS: A tad light in the accessories department, an oxygen mask or welding goggles and/or tool would have added to the value. The lipstick treatment is a bit heavy for my tastes. No ankle articulation = : (

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

Thanks to Hasbro and the team at HunterPR for providing us with this product.

UPDATE: Clone Wars (CW36) Quinlan Vos Carded & Loose Images

Today we update with a closer look at the upcoming Quinlan Vos figure from the Clone Wars line. Not much is known yet about Master Vos’ role in Season 3, but judging by his pack-in “speederboard” it looks like this Jedi will be in for some gnarly adventures! Cowabunga!

UPDATE: A few eagle-eyed readers have observed that the lightsaber looks to have the ability to attach to the included speederboard for extra play value. It is unknown if this is an actual toy feature or if we’ll see this functionality play out in the series itself. Click the mock up image above for a down and dirty interpretation of what this combo might look like.

New Pre-Orders At Sideshow

Over at Sideshow Toy, they have the new pre-orders up for the week…

Anakin VS Asajj Diorama – Faux-Bronze Edition Anakin VS Asajj Diorama – Faux-Bronze Edition

As well as Commander Cody 12″

Other IN STOCK right now include…

You’re Going To Regret This – Princess Leia VS Jabba The Hutt Diorama – Sideshow Exclusive EditionYou’re Going To Regret This – Princess Leia VS Jabba The Hutt Diorama – Sideshow Exclusive Edition

Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Premium Format Figure Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Premium Format Figure

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