Toyguide Update: Scout Walker (Kmart)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Kmart Exclusive Scout Walker from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: The third time is the charm with the Scout Walker as here we are treated to a near-screen perfect version of the Endor AT-ST. The gray color looks just right when compared to the prior versions of this design. The Vintage-style box is the main selling point here as the design is very much in keeping with the original line while looking new at the same time.

CONS: While Hasbro managed to bring us a bit closer in terms of overall color for the AT-ST, they went a bit heavy handed on the “mud” deco on the feet. Surprisingly though, once you take this off the shelf and place it outside into the “forest”, it is hardly noticeable so I really don’t count this as a negative. One major negative, at least on my version, is the wobbly legs as they are barely able to support its own weight let alone with drivers added in the cockpit.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this latest AT-ST is worth adding to your collection.

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StealThisArt Print: Smarter Than Your Average Smugglers! is doing a limited edition, high quality print run of ‘Smarter than the Average Smugglers!’ -and it will only be available for 24 hours starting at 8 am PST on Friday, August 10th, and the run is limited to only 100. From Jellystone Park to Jabba’s Palace, these two have seen it all! Two more of my childhood inspirations joining forces to keep the galaxy safe! They’ll take on the Empire for a Pic-a-nic Basket! Great for all ages- Padawans to Masters!

Yakface Celebration VI Badge & Coin Pin Set

Celebration VI is less than two weeks away so what better time to reveal our special giveaway for attendees: The Yakface Celebration VI Collectors Badge and Coin Pin Set! Click on through to check out a few images and stay tuned as to where and when you can get yours throughout the convention! Continue reading Yakface Celebration VI Badge & Coin Pin Set

Droid Factory Parts Swap at Celebration VI

“Yes, these are the droid parts you are looking for!” As part of Hasbro’s activities at Celebration VI, the Hasbro team invites fans back for the Droid Factory Parts Swap.  Bring your spare parts from the 2008-2009 Droid Factory run and swap 1-for-1 for parts to complete the droids you need.  Not all parts for all droids are available, but may be traded in by other fans during the Weekend, so check back often and happy trading.  Also, Hasbro will be giving away Droid Factory posters (while supplies last) in its booth.  Uttini!

Hasbro Confirms Final TVC Wave Online Only

Further confirming was we’ve learned from e-tailers, Hasbro sends word officially announcing the online exclusivity of the last TVC wave.

The last Vintage wave of 2012 will be released online only.  The figures will be available on Amazon, Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, Brian’s Toys, and other specialty shops.  The figures are listed below.

·        Ahsoka
·         Obi-Wan (Clone Wars)
·         Naboo Pilot
·         Mawhonic
·         Aurra Sing
·         Lumat
·         Gungan Warrior
·         Nien Nunb
·         Royal Guard
·         Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)
·         Orrimaarko (Prune Face)


Only 10 Yakface/SWAN Party Tickets Left

That’s right, with just 2 weeks until Celebration VI, we only have 10 tickets left for our not-to-be-missed Yakface/Star Wars Action News Fan Party! Your ticket will not only get you fed, but also our exclusive shirt illustrated by Mark McKenna plus a shot at a ton of prizes from Hasbro (TVC action figures & more), Sideshow (12″ figures), Mimoco (USB flash drives), Her Universe (clothing), Brian’s Toys (Force FX Lightsaber), K & C Collectibles ($100 in gift certificates) and much more!

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