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Disney Parks Droid Factory R2-H15 Now Available

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Disney Parks are now offering a new Droid Factory Astromech figure for the holidays: R2-H15.

All different types of Astromech droid populate the Star Wars galaxy. Each droid is different and has their own unique personality and colors. This loyal Astromech is optimized to function and serve in remote, sub-zero environments. Join R2-H15 on his adventure throughout the galaxy.

May the Force be with you…and your Droids!

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added New Star Wars Force Awakens Disney Droid Factory, Mission Series Action Figures Packs, Pop Figures, Hot Wheel Pop Culture, Topps Chrome Perspective Jedi vs. Sith Cards.  New Marvel Star Wars #1 Signed set of 4. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Episode #74: Force Friday Finale – Fun or Fail?

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Force Friday is over and in its wake we are left with empty pegs, a ton of exclusives, and some frustration. Join Flyguy and me as we break down last week’s reveals and announcements from Hasbro Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, S.H.Figuarts and more! Plus our show wouldn’t be complete without our new purchases and acquisitions segment. It’s a super-sized, and force-filled episode of The Realm Recap!

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2015 The Force Awakens Droid Factory Set

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Jedi Temple Archives tips us off to a new Disney Park Droid Factory Set has shown up on ebay. This set includes 4 build-a-droid astromechs: R0-4LO, R2-Q2,  R4-M9 and R5-X3 all of which are said to be from The Force Awakens. We’ll have to see about that, but in the mean time, keep and eye out for these to start popping up online.

Episode 452: Cuckoo for Koto Stuffs

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Kotobukiya had one of the most stunning booth displays at Star Wars Celebration 2015.  Their Art-FX+ display of dozens of Stormtroopers standing at the ready, with Royal Guards and Vader at the fore, was truly a spectacular sight to behold.  They also continued to grow this line of tenth-scale statues with their celebration exclusive K-3PO and R3-A2 droid pack.  Marjorie and Arnie review those new droids, as well as the Royal Guard Art-FX+ two-pack, in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

Also in this episode, a rundown of the recently announced SDCC exclusives, more news on finding the “cancelled” wave of Droid Factory figures, A New Hope for Hot Toys, and more — it’s all in this brand new Star Wars Action News show!

Episode 451: Hot Toys Stormtroopers – Shiny and New

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Hot Toys’ line of Movie Masterpiece 12-inch scale figures continues to grow. Luke and Leia have been teased, and recently they shipped their first non-exclusive figure: The Stormtrooper, sold individually and in a two-pack. Andrew has them in hand and is here with an in-depth review.

Also in this week’s show is a discussion of the “cancelled” wave of Droid Factory figures that inexplicably appeared for sale at Go! Calendar stores across the country. Johnathan has them in hand and gives his thoughts, as well as a report of what he’s finding in stores.

With Brock reviewing Paul S Kemp’s new novel Lords of the Sith, Steve the Gingerprince giving a report from Star Wars Fan Fun Days, and Arnie and Marjorie recording live at Wizard World St. Louis, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Toyguide Update: 2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory Assortment

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a special update detailing the recently surfaced 2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory Assortment.

PROS: Previously thought to be cancelled, this line look was eventually reconfigured to form many of the figures in the first waves of The Black Series as well as the 2013 Amazon Exclusive set. Many collectors preferred this line look so it is nice to get closure on that line that was very short lived. There is absolutely nothing new here so it is very skippable for the general opener/collector.

CONS: At this time, it is unknown how plentiful these cases of figures are so the price for each figure is pretty ridiculous. If you are a packaging/carded completist, this run of figures may ultimately be a hole in your collection.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether these figures are worth adding to your collection.

More Cancelled Legacy Collection Figures Found

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Following up on Rebelscum’s report about the previously cancelled Legacy Collection Droid Factory assortment from 2013, I hit up my local Go! Calendars | Games | Toys store and found a few of those figures as well. Looks like I just need the Clone Trooper Sergeant and Luminara Unduli to finish off the assortment that caps off the Amazon Exclusive set nicely.

Update: Disneyland 60th Anniversary R2-D60 Figure

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Vinylmation World alerts us that in commemoration of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, they will be issuing an exclusive R2-D60 Droid Factory figure.It will be limited to 6000 pieces and retail for $12.95.

If you’re a build-a-droid part completist, this is an essential purchase.

Update: Our friends at The Astromech Collection pass on info that the R2-D60 will be available in a much wider release and not limited to 6000 pcs.

Toyguide Update: R5-G19 (TBS #01)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of the R5-G19, our first entry for the 3-3/4″ Black Series (Blue) line look.

PROS: New (i.e. never before offered) figures from the Original Trilogy come few and far between these days so it’s nice to add another to the collection and scratch another off the list (Despite the less-than-accurate deco). R5-G19 recycles the Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory mold so it’s cross compatible with prior B.A.D. figures. Yay! Hasbro retired that bland black and orange card for a nicer TIE Pilot design in a more traditional 6×9 format.

CONS: The inaccuracy of the deco has ruffled a few feathers of diehard astromech collectors, as well as the use of the B.A.D. mold. Although purely anecdotal, R5-G19 has achieved Peg Warmer Status: Level 10 at most of the Toys”R”Us stores I visit.

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

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Toyguide Update: Sun Fac (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of Sun Fac.

PROS: Geonosians were ubiquitous in Attack of the Clones and Hasbro has done their best to have a strong representation of the species in the line since that film’s release. Even though we’ve received a Sun Fac figure before, Hasbro recycled an upgraded super-articulated sculpt for this version.

CONS: Personally, I find this to be an inferior re-deco when compared to his less articulated Saga Collection incarnation. The included blaster is less detailed in terms of paint as the chartreuse blaster effect is not present. I think that the desirability for this figure is more geared around the included TC-14 part then that of figure itself.

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

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JTA Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary of RDRs

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Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have reached their 5 Year Anniversary of their in-depth Research Droid Reviews – which is no small effort considering the time, detail and effort that go into each daily release! To commemorate the milestone,  they have posted a great message along with special look at the Disney Star Tours Droid Factory parts/figures so head on over and check it out.

Congrats to Chuck and Paul!

Toyguide Update: 212th Battalion Clone Trooper (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper.

PROS: Hasbro is slowly but surely getting the rainbow of clone troopers re-released on the original TVC Clone Trooper (Phase I) body. Surprisingly, this clone features a nice bit of weathering – not too much –  not too little. Addresses and corrects the TVC version which had the awful helmet discoloration issues.

CONS: Helmet is a bit puffy, like he’s wearing a marshmallow for a bucket. Orange seems far too vibrant when compared to the in-film clone.

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

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