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Walgreens Prototype Fett Preorder Update

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I received an interesting/unexpected email this morning from Walgreens regarding a Prototype Boba Fett which I had on preorder, but first a little background. This preorder was placed on 7/23 using a credit card which I had to have replaced due to a security breach at a national retail chain. I (and many collectors) was/were originally told that there was no way to update credit card information that was used to place the order(s). Fast forward 5 months and read the email I was sent…

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Episode 435: It’s the Yoda Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Reviews of Hasbro’s 6-Inch Speeder Bike with Biker Scout and Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett in Prototype Armor, plus store reports and a look at new collectibles online.

Halloween is this week and the costumes and decorations have started to go on sale! On this week’s Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss the hard-to-find collectibles that combine Trick-or-Treating with the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Also on this week’s show–reviews of two new 6-inch figures! First they look at the Hasbro Black Series Biker Scout with Speeder Bike, the first vehicle in the new, larger scale. Does it live up to the preview shown at SDCC?

And then the first Walgreens exclusive Hasbro Star Wars figure–Boba Fett in Prototype Armor. How does this compare to the original outfit, and is it worth the (bounty) hunt?

With Johnathan joining for an On The Pegs segment and a look at the latest offerings from Gentle Giant and Sideshow, it’s all on this new episode of Star Wars Action News!

UPDATE: TRU Exclusive Jedi Reveal Release Imminent

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Check out my local TRU today to see if they refreshed their stock of merchandise* and I was surprised find shelf tags the Star Wars Rebels Jedi Reveal Mission Series set.

*Another interesting observation, this particular store killed the entire new set up for the Star Wars line and went back to having 2 standard aisle for product. Weird.

UPDATE: ToysRUs.ca has this set up for preorder now with a 10/17 release date.

Update: Jedi-Con 2014 Hasbro Exclusive?

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There is another. We have received word that Hasbro will be unveiling an official Jedi-Con 2014 exclusive figure on July 28. And according to this image from JediBusiness, it looks like it may feature (6″?) C-3PO*. What do you think? Leave a comment here or in our forums.

Note: For clarity sake, IF this does include C-3PO, it is probably a simple variant on packaging or an included accessory. It is not meant to imply that 3PO is exclusive to Jedi-Con as we know that it will be available in future Black Series assortments.

Journeys Exclusive 6″ Vinyl Figures with Vans Shoe Purchase

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Journeys.com is having an exclusive offer where if you purchase a select pair of Star Wars Vans shoes, you receive a FREE Vinyl collectible figure produced by Funko. The figures themselves are about 6″ tall and are randomly packed. We have received a few emails and posts via Facebook that people are starting to receive these now with their orders.

Toyguide Update: Disney Store Exclusive Talking Luke Skywalker

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with our next entry for the Disney Store exclusive large scale talking figures. We continue with the fun, but flawed Luke Skywalker.

PROS:  The overall sculpt is great with a passable resemblance to a youthful Mark Hamill. The flight suit has a nice dirty wash that adds a bit of depth to the outfit. Features 22 high-quality sound effects that are pulled right from A New Hope’s climactic assault on the Death StarSurprisingly, Disney did their homework and gave him the proper pistol when they could have easily went with the design used for Han. Includes a removable helmet that fits snuggly, though maybe a tad oversized.

CONS: Luke with no lightsaber? Blasphemy I say, but I suppose it is technically accurate since he didn’t wield it while wearing his X-wing flight gear, but why include the blaster since he didn’t use that particular model either? The hair looks too dark for my liking — coupled with the glossy plastic makes it look as if he is sporting a chocolate hair helmet.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery (and SFX demo) and judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: Disney Store Exclusive Talking Han Solo

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with our next entry for the Disney Store exclusive large scale talking figures. We continue with the fun, but flawed Han Solo.

PROS:  The overall sculpt is great with a decent resemblance to a youthful Harrison Ford and captures the iconic look of his smuggler outfit. Articulation is similar to the stormtrooper with 13 POA, but Han has upgraded ball-jointed hips for a far better range of poses. Features 19 high-quality sound effects that are pulled right from A New Hope and are very clear, very loud. SFX activation buttons are well hidden and don’t distract from the overall design of the figure. Battery access is hidden behind his removable vest which also help hide the screw holes in his back.

CONS: Where the glossiness of the plastic benefitted the stormtrooper, it really detracts from Han, giving him a sweaty, oily look that honestly cheapens the look of the whole piece. I’d rate this as my least favorite of the four talking figures.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery (and SFX demo) and judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: Disney Store Exclusive Talking Stormtrooper

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with our first entry for the Disney Store exclusive large scale talking figures. We kick things off with the Stormtrooper.

PROS: Proving that a realistically styled and detailed figures will draw both young and old collectors alike, Disney really hands Hasbro their lunch in producing a desirable figure at a relatively modest price point. The overall sculpt is fantastic (with accurate human proportions) and stable for displaying in various poses thanks to multiple points of articulation. The 20+ high-quality sound effects are pulled right from A New Hope and are very clear with little to no distortion. Batteries (included) are removable to prevent corrosion.

CONS: Not really anything to speak of other than the included holster is functional for no apparent reason and is inaccurately sculpted.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery (and SFX demo) and judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.