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 pressed 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.
*According to Entertainment Earth, the date stamp should only be present on these early samples and production pieces will not have them.
Note: this advanced sample was provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.
Facebook Group Star Wars Elite Series Collectors has revealed a new image of a Elite Series Deluxe Gift Set that has made its way to shelves in the UK. It includes Captain Phasma, exclusive bloody FN-2187, Flametrooper, Kylo Ren, and an exclusive First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. The set retails for £99.99
Yakface reader Derek T. reports finding the “Ahsoka Wave” of 3.75″ Black Series figure today at his local Wisconsin Walmart. As you can see in the image above, the case breaks down as follows:
3x Ahsoka Tano
3x Emperor’s Royal Guard
3x Lando Calrissian
3x Admiral Ackbar
As promised, Hasbro has unveiled a few of their exclusives for Rogue Friday next week – two of which have leaked prematurely. Head on over to Yahoo to check out the 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso (Kmart), Imperial Hovertank Pilot (ToysRus), Cassian Andor Blaster Rifle (Target), Smart R2-D2 (Walmart) and the Black Series Battlefront Shadow Trooper Helmet (Amazon).
An image of the upcoming Sabine POP! figure from Funko has show up over on the May The Funko Be With You Facebook page. This helmeted version is exclusive to Walgreens and is due in stores next month.
Since the 6″ Black Series Hovertank Pilot leaked yesterday, people questioned if it was really an exclusive to Toys”R”Us as the packaging was missing the silver foil sticker. Now, eBay auctions have sprouted up and the sticker is present on those. This is not too dissimilar with what happened with the Exclusive First Order Snowtrooper Officer last year.
Thanks to Corey from First Order Transmissions/The Cargo Hold for the heads-up.
Joining the ranks of the S.H.Figuarts Clone Troopers is the upcoming Tamashii Nations 2016 Exclusive Clone Trooper Captain. This figure will only be offered at the show October 28-30.
You can head over to TheFwoosh for the full details.
Twitter follower Jeremy sends us this first look at the Toys”R”Us Exclusive 6″ Black Series Imperial Hovertank Pilot from Rogue One.
Update: Images added as well as UPC info: 630509498659
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We ran into this news this weekend but @geektroooper on Twitter shares this excellent side-by-side image of two new Jakks Pacific exclusive 18″ Big-Fig packs hitting Costco stores. The Force Awakens set includes Rey, Kylo Ren and Finn and the Rogue One Anthology set includes K-2SO, Stormtrooper and Death Trooper. Both retail for $39.99.
You have until 11:59pm tomorrow night to order Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty “Death Star” theme box for September. This month’s box includes TWO POP! figures so don’t miss out!
Jedi Insider alerts collectors (by way of Robot Kingdom) that a new wave of 3.75″ Black Series is coming soon to Walmart. The wave consists of Ahsoka Tano, Admiral Ackbar, Emperor’s Royal Guard and General Lando Calrissian – all of which are repacks from The Vintage Collection.
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the PG Member Exclusive Maz Kanata Mini Bust. This exclusive version includes an alternate outstretched arm which holds Luke’s lightsaber.
Heads up variant hunters. It appears that there is in fact a variant for the holograph Leia that is included with the exclusive 6″ Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi. A post from the 6″ Black Series Collectors Group on Facebook shows the example of her with the painted face and hands. Which do you prefer?
Thanks to @cerbres_child on Twitter for the alert.
UPDATE: The person on Facebook apparently customized theirs to have the painted face and hands. No variant exists. Crisis over.
As of 11:00am ET, Hasbro Toy Shop has opened orders for their convention exclusive 6″ Black Series figures.
UPDATE 1: Jyn Erso – Sold Out (11:11am ET)
UPDATE 2: Ben Kenobi – Sold Out (11:22am ET)
UPDATE 3: Kylo Ren (Unmasked) – Sold Out (approx. 11:45am ET)
On this episode of “The Cargo Hold,” Jayson, Corey, and Chris are once again joined by Chris K of “The Bad Motivator” and “First Order Transmissions.” We break down all the product reveals from San Diego Comic-Con 2016, including:
- Hasbro The Black Series, Rebels, Rogue One, and The Force Awakens reveals
- An exclusive interview with Hasbro
- The latest in Hot Toys’ Star Wars offerings
- SDCC Funko POP! exclusives
- And more!
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