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Toyguide Update: Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Pack

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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.

Hasbro Reveals Exclusives for Rogue Friday

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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).

TRU Exclusive 6″ Hovertank Pilot (with Sticker)

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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.

New Costco Exclusive Big-Fig 3 Packs

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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.

UPDATE: Exclusive Leia Hologram Variant

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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.

The Cargo Hold: Episode 5 – SDCC Recap Part 1

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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, RebelsRogue 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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