PROS: A major improvement over the first attempt back in 2008. Great detailing on the armor/jumpsuit and the sculpt selection couldn’t have been better.
CONS: None really unless you live in an area without a K-Mart. A bloodied face paint job would have really put this figure over the top. Helmet is a little snug which lends itself to deforming over the head (especially over the nose). Ships with the belt assembled backward but easily correctable if you are an opener.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
eFX Collectibles has announced that at CV they will be offering a Luke Skywalker X-wing Pilot helmet as seen in The Empire Strikes Back and to make it even more special – this signature edition helmet will include a plaque to be signed personally by Mark Hamill for you at Celebration V!!! This piece is limited to 250 worldwide and limited to 2 per person.
As if you need even more reason to buy the new Imperial AT-AT, Toys”R”Us has this available for $89.99 this week – saving you $10. It’s a definite steal at this price and if you order it online, shipping is FREE, so get yours today!
After a bit of a hiatus, Yakface ally Owen Driscoll has updated his customizing website with an enticing preview of his latest project. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page HERE to catch a glimpse of this amazing custom playset!
We are now less than a week away from the Yakface/SWAN Celebration V Fan Party! The party is going to be beyond cool and the prize pool is growing by the day as is the special guest list – the best part is no one will leave empty handed! Thanks to all who purchased tickets.
We’d again like to give a special thanks to all our friends and sponsors that have donated generous door prizes for our party giveaways!
Uncle Milton: who will have representatives on hand with Force Trainers with which you can test your midichlorian count! And they will be donating a Holographic Animation Lab and a Death Star Planetarium! K&C Collectibles: Donating $50 in store credit Brian’s Toys: Donating two F/X sabers Sideshow Collectibles: Coruscant 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Sideshow Exclusive), A Republic Clone Lieutenant (Sideshow Exclusive), a Captain Antilles 12″ Figure, and a Grand Admiral Thrawn 12″ Figure! Backstage Toys: Hasbro Interactive R2-D2! Most Wanted Collectibles: who is donating a number of door prizes. FlightPose: Vehicle Display Stands Past Generation Toys: Donating four codes each redeemable for $25 in store credit Hallmark: Donating table decorations eFX Collectibles: Donating a Stormtrooper Stunt Helmet and Ahsoka signature edition LE lightsaber
Hasbro will be hosting the Galactic Swap Meet at the Hasbro booth at Celebration V! Bring your surplus Build-a-Droid parts and trade with us, and other fans, as our booth becomes the hub for some serious droid-part-swapping!
We will have a limited supply of complete parts available for 14 of the buildable droids from the Legacy/Droid Factory basic figure line (see attached poster for exact droids we will have). Just bring your extra Legacy/Droid Factory parts and trade them 1-for-1 for parts you need to complete your unfinished droids.
Even if you don’t see the droids for which you need parts on the list, bring what you have anyway….there’s always a chance that another fan will have what you need.
To ensure that as many people as possible can complete their droids, we ask that only 2 Droid pieces be exchanged per person per day.
It looks like Hasbro heard our cries about the initial mold chosen for the Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Saga Legends line. As you may have seen, the first shipments of this figure included a repack of the mold first used in 2003 Saga line as the Outlander Nightclub version. New cases shipping now look to have switched this figure out for the more respectable 2008 TAC mold. No word yet if a similar upgrade to the Jango Fett is in the works.
Frank from NiubNiubsUniverse.com has updated his YouTube Channel with a new CV sneak preview tutorial showcasing the building of the X-Wing Arch. Head on over to watch this amazing project come to life step by step!
ALSO, he still need MORE Figures to populate the diorama, 100 feet is a LOTTA trenches 🙂
If people were hesitating, now is the time to send in your unwanted Hoth toys to make it in time for CV.