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Yak’s Top Ten: Vehicles

Yak’s Top Ten is back yet again, with the theme switching over to Vehicles.

What vehicles do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from?  Post your TVC wish list HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wish list right HERE.

Note:  Wish lists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

6″ Mimban Stormtroopers Still Arriving

There have been reports of Walmart stores receiving more shipments of the 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper recently, and this morning I saw the same thing.

If you’re looking to add to your ranks, it might worth your time to stop by your local Walmart to see if they have received new shipments (or are receiving for the first time).  Happy hunting!

Yak’s Top Ten: Creatures

Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round, with the theme switching over to Creatures.

What creatures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from?  Post your TVC wish list HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wish list right HERE.

Note:  Wish lists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

Kmart.com orders

Kmart.com orders from their  $7.50 TVC sale are showing up, and as most others, my order was wrong.  The above figures do not appear to be Death Troopers or Dr. Aphra.

Personal Note:  At least these figures arrived very mint on package (they handled the contents way better than I expected and these might be the best condition cardbacks on TVC that I’ve seen), but it’s still not what I ordered.  I’m too lazy to go through the hassle of returning these, and will find a customizing use for the figures, but I won’t be ordering from them again.  For anything. 

And I apologize to any of our readers that got duped like I did.   

TVC for $7.50 @Kmart.com

Kmart.com has listed newer TVC figures for $7.50 – you can find the listing by clicking here.

UPDATE – Based on comments from collectors who have ordered from Kmart online, the experience hasn’t been great.  Some have received poorly packaged figures and sometimes incorrect product.   So… order at your own risk, and I’ll be sure to post a report once I receive my order (err… I mean… if I receive it) .

Hyper-Articulated Hips

As an adult 3.75″ collector since 1995, I’ve seen Hasbro approach figure articulation and aesthetics in many forms… and here were are almost 25 years later, and it seems in some ways, Hasbro has taken a step back with aesthetics (at least compared to figures from 10 years ago).

What I mean is articulation is needed – I love when figures have a wide range of ball joints – but there are some times when it feels as though Hasbro goes  overboard, especially with how they are engineering the hips on figures now.   In some cases, it’s fine – but it doesn’t seem like Hasbro is in the “Goldilocks Zone” anymore when it comes to articulation… it’s either too little (5poa style) , or too much.

Thoughts?  Do you like the way these figures are designed these days, or to do prefer the style from about 10 years ago?  Share your opinions here or in the forums!