The Yakface Toyguide returns from semi-retirement today with the addition of the Exclusive 3.75″ Astromech Droid Pack from Entertainment Earth.
PROS: If variety is the spice of life then this set is for you as Entertainment Earth has created a truly unique boxed set featuring several different astromechs pulling from live action and animated sources. My favorites of the set include Jabba’s unnamed bartender droid – a figure I for one never expected to receive; R2-C2 – Ziro the Hutt’s bartender/service droid mainly because of the wild deco; and finally, QT-KT because of its reference to R2-KT and a great arc in The Clone Wars series. The sculpt used for the base of each droid is recycled from the Vintage Collection R2-D2 (VC25) which is a solid design with a decent amount of articulation for an astromech.
CONS: This biggest complaint I’ve run across for this set is the price, which is interesting considering the cost breakdown per figure is about what we pay at retail now for TVC/Black Series quality figures. Secondly, depending on your mileage, paint apps are a little loosey-goosey on some droids, and not quite accurate on others so it’s a mixed bag, but nothing that should stop you from acquiring this set. Thirdly, a couple of the astromechs have issues with the retractable leg remaining in its fully-extended position, resulting in the droid falling forward. And finally, the first runs of this set have a four digit date stamp press into each of the 6 domes which is disappointing, but it is on the back of the dome so it’s not really a deal breaker either.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
Note: this advanced sample as provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.
Preorders for the eagerly anticipated merchandise for Rogue One official goes up for preorder starting Friday, Sept. 2 at Entertainment Earth.
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The recently announced Entertainment Exclusive 3.75″ Astromech Set will be available in the UK through Forbidden Planet for £84.99.
Thanks to @PhilJones77 via Twitter for the info.
Entertainment Earth Exclusive! The droids you are looking for are here. Celebrating the entire Star Wars saga and the 10th anniversary of our super-popular, sold-out, 2006 exclusive astromech droid sets, this amazing new Star Wars action figure gift set will knock your socks off! The sextet of astromech droids comes to you in a specially designed R2-D2-shaped box with 3 3/4-inch scale action figures. Each droid sports multiple points of articulation, similar to the collector-favorite figures of The Vintage Collection. Dating back as early as the 1977 version of the original Star Wars movie, and all the way to the recent The Clone Wars animated series, this set has robots with personality you won’t want to live without. Each figure includes rolling wheels on their feet, plus jointed domes, ankles, shoulders, and maybe even a few other surprises.
Click on through for the details for each figure. Preorder yours here.
Continue reading Star Wars Astromech Droids 3-3/4-Inch Figures
Entertainment Earth has teased a new, upcoming exclusive to be revealed tomorrow that features SIX 3.75″ super-articulated figures – five of which are making their action figure debut!
Head on over for the full details. Who do you think will be included in this intriguing set? Leave a comment with your speculation.
Entertainment Earth has just announced their first Star Wars exclusive for SDCC. The 18″ C-3PO Vac Metal Big Fig from Jakks Pacific. Priced at $59.99 it is only available at comic-con booth #2343
While browsing a few new product listings at Entertainment Earth, I came across this item in one of the Hot Wheels Starship assortment cases:
2x Starship Raven Deluxe vs. X-Wing
Is this the name of a Rogue One specific vehicle? It looks like it based on a quick Google search of “Rogue One” and “Raven Deluxe”.
I received a case of 6″ TBS wave 1 courtesy of Entertainment Earth today as was happy to find that the recent reports of the Rey with lightsaber variant shipping in this case as well. You can click on through to check out additional images of the case breakdown and shipper box.
Continue reading 6″ Rey Variant Also Shipping in Wave 1
As we posted last week, today (3/15/2016) marks the official preorder date for Hasbro’s Takodana Encounter set. Feel free to use the affiliate links listed below to support our sponsors and our site.
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Entertainment Earth is currently taking preorders for the Bandai/Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Taikoyaku Stormtrooper. Includes 4 interchangeable hands, 2 drum sticks, a conch shell, and a flag set. Expand your army today!
There has been an a-Rey-kening. Have you felt it? Collectors, fans, and now media outlets are all-in on Rey merchandise from the various licensors out there, but the narrative seems to be there is barely any to be had (anywhere) or that it is coming soon. On this weeks show, Flyguy and I wade into the fact and fiction of this topic. Also, we discuss new product images that have been revealed/leaked from Hasbro, Kotobukiya, LEGO and more. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 86 of The Realm Recap.
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Continue reading Episode #86: “Rey”diculous
Entertainment Earth has posted updated product imagery for the Snow Desert assortment Wave 5 which includes new image reveals of Nien Nunb, Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and the First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader.
Continue reading New Figures Revealed via Entertainment Earth
Preorders have opened on online for the 6″ Black Series Wave 4 assortment. It includes General Hux, First Order Snowtrooper, Ello Asty, as well as repacks of the First Order TIE Pilot, Rey with BB-8 and Kylo Ren.
You can order yours from Entertainment Earth and/or DorksideToys
I was checking out few things on Entertainment Earth and stumbled across two (unannounced?) skateboards from Santa Cruz featuring Captain Phasma and BB-8. These join the 4 previous character decks revealed for The Force Awakens.
Captain Phasma and BB-8 are scheduled for release in April 2016