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Toyguide Update: “Old Wounds” Comic Pack

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a timely addition: the 2010 SDCC Exclusive Visionaries “Old Wounds” Comic Pack featuring Cyborg Darth Maul and Owen Lars.

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

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Toyguide Update: Tusken Raider (11 of 12)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with the Tusken Raider (11 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: The Tusken Raider from 2006 gets back to the market for those that might have missed him previously. Soft goods are superior in texture, weight and overall esthetic to many other modern figures that feature fabric accents. The deco update addes variety to the Tusken ranks as they all should look different from one another in that respect.

CONS: Swivel elbows are a reminder of how spoiled we are with most of today’s super-articulated figures. Forearms have a tendency to pop off when posing the figure dynamically.

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: Destroyer Droid (3 of 12)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with the Destroyer Droid (3 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Hasbro revisits the upgraded Destroyer Droid from the TAC line with a slightly different paint job and a recast of the deflector shield remedying its transparency issue to some degree.

CONS: You still can’t “transform” the droideka into is rolling mode and you only get half of the deflector shield. The figure’s interaction with the shield is a bit clunky but overall it serves it’s purpose. Despite Hasbro efforts to recast the shield in a more translucent plastic, it might have been better to carry the previous shield color forward to avoid having mismatched complete shields.

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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Discover the Force G8-R3 Harness Variant

While photographing and reviewing the Walmart Exclusive G8-R3 a couple weeks ago, I noted that the power harness for the figure did not match the other harnesses included with the Royal Astromech Droids in terms of paint details/color.

After looking on ebay and reviewing similar image galleries at both Jedi Temple Archives and Rebelscum, I thought I might have inadvertently photographed the wrong harness for the toyguide since I gathered all of the related Naboo astromechs for a group shot.

I solicited my friend Paul at JTA for assistance as he happened to have a few G8’s on card to see if he spotted a variant amongst them and sure enough there was!

As you can see in the side-by-side image, the details on the harness “arms” have different details on the hub section and there is also a different red/green light configuration on the front of the harness arms (not visible in the carded photograph).

You can count on us adding this variant to our G8-R3 entry as soon as I can track one down for myself as all of the versions in my area have had the missing paint details (shown on the left).

Which one do you have? Leave a comment or a post in our forums. We welcome responses on facebook as well.

Toyguide Update: Ric Olié & Naboo Pilot (Walmart Exc.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a “two-for-one” special since they are both so closely related. We continue on with the addition of Ric Olie (9 of 12) and the Naboo Pilot (10 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Hasbro makes the most of its tooling budget here with two “all new” figures. While Ric “Captain Obvious” Olié was a great figure in 1999, this new version is simply great, especially the likeness of actor Ralph Brown. The generic Naboo Pilot is no slouch either. He features a completely nondescript portrait making him the perfect army builder for any Naboo display or hangar diorama so you’ll want a few to pilot those new N-1 starfighters due in a couple weeks, but they’ll work with the original 1999 vehicle just fine. Finally, the inclusion of the soft goods overcoat completes both of these figures nicely as does the removable helmet, both of which are unique sculpts to each figure.

CONS: Having two virtually identical figures as separate, concurrent exclusives seems like a odd move, but the line has to pay for all those other repaints and repacks some how, right? The color of the plastic coat seems a bit too brown when compared to the on-screen costume. In another strange move, the Naboo Pilot, not Ric Olié, will be making his way to the Vintage Collection – everybody say it with me – pegwarmer!

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Toyguide Update: Aurra Sing (Walmart Exc.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with Aurra Sing (1 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Aurra Sing gets an all-new sculpt for 2012 and it’s a great one. She features most of the necessary articulation collectors require (except ankle joints). The figure not only has a great design but is loaded with weapons and a cool trophy case to house the lightsaber hilts from her past kills. As a bonus, if you have trouble finding her at Walmart, she will be available later in the Vintage Collection.

CONS: Lacks ankle articulation.

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Gentle Giant WonderCon Exc. Yoda Mini Bust

To celebrate the return of 1999′s Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gentle Giant presents the special commemorative exclusive Yoda With 3-D glasses Mini Bust. This highly-detailed, film-accurate collectible puts the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of “Obi-Wan Cinemas” popcorn and a removable pair of “3-D” styled glasses which sport real red and blue cellophane gel lenses. This hand-numbered limited edition is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. Available at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA!

Walmart Discover The Force Floor Display

As we reported yesterday, Walmart is now starting to get their exclusive “Discover the Force” wave of figures. Don’t give up the search if you don’t see the figures in the regular action figure aisle on the pegs. Forum member EopieHerder tweeted the above image of a four-sided aisle/floor display he found as his local store. As you’re well aware, Walmart tends to be creative as to where they display their merchandise sometimes so you might take the time to roam around the store a bit to locate one.

2012 Product Officially Available Today

Today is the official release/on-shelf date for all of the 2012 Hasbro product that has been hitting stores now for several weeks. Chances are you will have no trouble finding figures from the Movie Heroes wave or remnants from the Clone Wars line. Alas, be prepared to miss out on some of the exclusive products and possible Vintage offerings due to stores not stocking fully or not receiving certain items altogether.