Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone from the The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: Another great set of characters from the popular “Landing at Point Rain” episode from Season 2. With the rising cost of individual basic figures, these 2 packs are far more attractive than before. The Special Ops Clone Trooper has a great overall design with signature “Leia Buns” helmet. The Geonosian Drone too, has a great sculpt highlighted by a very nice paint job that almost passes for a realistic (non-animated) figure.

CONS: The only thing that could have made this set better is if Hasbro would have included a backpack for the Clone Trooper as most of the Special Ops Troopers wore them in this particular episode.

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

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Episode 285: Good Knight

At Star Wars Celebration 5 there were a number of hard to get exlcusives, from the Gentle Giant Boba Fett figure to eFX Collectibles’ Hoth Luke Helmet, but perhaps the hardest exclusive to get was the new Dark Horse Comics issue 0 of Knight Errant, written by John Jackson Miller, author of the Lost Tribe of the Sith eBooks as well as the new novel Knight Errant which takes place after the first arc of the comic series. On this week’s show, Arnie sits down with Miller to discuss his background with Star Wars writing, Star Wars collecting, and all things Knight Errant! Also on this week’s show, we run down the latest exclusives from KMart, Target, and Toys”R”Us, play your voicemails, and more all on Star Wars Action News!

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

ARF Trooper “Waxer” and Battle Droid


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive ARF Trooper “Waxer” and Battle Droid from the The Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: Another great set of characters from the popular “Landing at Point Rain” episode from Season 2. With the rising cost of individual basic figures, these 2 packs are far more attractive than before. Great deco for Waxer, especially the little Numa graphic on his helmet. Battle Droid deco adds more diversity to the mechanized ranks.

CONS: None really, other than the persistent stability issues with the standard Battle Droid sculpt.

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

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Yakfinities Customizing Challenge Update

Due to popular demand, the 2011 Yakfinities Customizing Challenge schedule has changed to a quarterly event, which means the current theme will run through the end of March.

Yakfinities #40 is currently in the discussion phase, and the voting will begin next week.

In the meantime, this gives everyone some more time as there is still another month to complete entries for the current theme, Alien Military Forces!

Update: 02/24/11

This week @ PastGenerationToys.com

Lots of preorder listed this week! We have Thor Movie Action Figures, Captain America Movie Action Figures, GI Joe Pursuit of Cobra, Marvel Universe and Star Wars Saga Legends! Check them out below!

Thor Movie Action Figures – Series 1 through 4 are listed as PreOrders!

Captain America Movie Action Figures – Series 1 and 2 are listed as PreOrders!

GI Joe: Pursuit of Cobra – These PreOrders include: Blowtorch, General Hawk, Steel Brigrade, Cobra (The Enemy), Cobra Commander, Jungle B.A.T., Snake-Eyes (Temple Guardian), Crazy Legs, Croc Master, Rock Viper, Viper, and Iron Grenadier

Marvel Universe Action Figures – Series 13 through 14 are listed as PreOrders!

Series 13 includes Cable with Baby, 1st Appearance Wolverine, Apocalypse, Gladiator, and Cyclops

Series 14 includes Doctor Strange, Falcon, Scarlet Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, and Skarr

Comic 2-Packs: Wolverine & Silver Samurai and Deadpool & Taskmaster

Star Wars Saga Legends Action Figures – These PreOrders include: SL24 Obi-Wan EPIII, SL25 Stormtrooper, SL27 Death Star Trooper, SL28 Super Battle Droid EPIII, SL29 Mace Windu EPIII, SL30 Boba Fett EpVI, SL31 Destroyer Droid, and SL32 Spacetrooper

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