CW10 General Grievous (Battle Damaged)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of General Grievous (Battle Damaged) from the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A great second attempt from Hasbro in bringing us a correctly scaled and highly articulated droid general. Interchangeable and removable parts are fun. Legs seem to be holding up rather well in the warping department.

CONS: Shoulder plates fall off far too easily – even with the slightest of arm movement.

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

Hasbro Cutting Back on Quality?

There have been forgivable instances in the past where Hasbro’s white armored military (clones and stormies) end up yellowing over time.

But over the past year you may have found that more and more figures that are brand new and still hanging on the pegs are suffering from this (look closely next time you are at a store – there is a good chance you’ll notice this on the new Legends Clone Troopers and perhaps even some Clone Wars figures).

Is Hasbro trying to save a buck by using cheaper plastic that turns parts of these figures yellow and sometimes even green right after they are produced?

Sound off with your thoughts in the Yakface Forums.

UPDATE – Our friends at both Banthaskull and Jeditemplearchives have addressed this as well. Hasbro should be fully aware of this problem. Time will tell how they respond.

Update: Damaged Boba Fetts Galore

Reports are coming in that collectors are receiving the vintage rocket firing Boba Fett… however so far it looks like most people are receiving these in very poor condition. Head on over to the forums to share your thoughts.

Update: Yakreader Jeff wrote in to say he contacted Hasbro Consumer Affairs Division (1-800-327-8264) regarding his damaged Fett. They offered to send him a replacement and a return label for his damaged one. Might be worth a call if you are in the same situation.

Saga Legends Battle Droid Eyes on the Mend

Looks like Hasbro has again taken heed regarding our complaints toward the oversized and misplaced eyes of the new Battle Droids in the Saga Legends line and have modified their paint operations to produce a more accurate figure. So if you’re looking for a better representation of the Geonosis Battle Droid (or are a variation hunter), you might want to take a little extra time in those aisles to track this version down.

Thanks to forum member Grimace for the photo.

Customizer Mega Spotlight

Thanks to the customizers among our ranks in the forums, there’s always new and interesting custom figures for your viewing pleasure in the Yakface Customizing Boards.

For those that have been into customizing for a while, you’re probably familiar with the older work of Darth Nirvana. He’s recently gotten back into customizing mode – check out his latest figureshere.

After that, be sure to click through for the most recent updates from stormforce customs.

Customizing master DanoftheDead also shares his latest, including a Besalisk General, which can be seen in all its glory here.

Last but certainly not least, forumite Mungo Baobab shares his latest customs, including some outstanding custom Jedi.

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