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Toyguide Update: STAR TOURS Search for the Rebel Spy

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering a few of the past STAR TOURS Sets available at Disney Parks. We start things off with the addition of the 2013 Search for the Rebel Spy Figure Set.

PROS: Aside from getting another Sky Trooper, the highlight of this set is the cool Seeker Droid that looks like a cross between a “Bayformer” Decepticon and an Imperial Probe Droid. It features several unique parts that are only available in this set. The deco for all 3 figures is well done as the Signal Droid gets a fresh coat of paint which helps to set it apart from the prior release and the Sky Trooper (depending on which variant you get – see toyguide details for info) again looks cool as the gray stripes break up the stark white armor nicely.

CONS: $34.95 may seem like a high price for 3 figures, but the deco refreshes and the new components should help to sway your opinion, especially if you liked the experience of the ride itself. I know I did. (I was the Rebel Spy!)

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

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Toyguide Update: Sun Fac (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of Sun Fac.

PROS: Geonosians were ubiquitous in Attack of the Clones and Hasbro has done their best to have a strong representation of the species in the line since that film’s release. Even though we’ve received a Sun Fac figure before, Hasbro recycled an upgraded super-articulated sculpt for this version.

CONS: Personally, I find this to be an inferior re-deco when compared to his less articulated Saga Collection incarnation. The included blaster is less detailed in terms of paint as the chartreuse blaster effect is not present. I think that the desirability for this figure is more geared around the included TC-14 part then that of figure itself.

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

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Episode 16: Black Series Friday

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Another week has passed and on this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss all the toy news revealed including Black Series products from Hasbro, new reveals from Medicom, pre-orders from Sideshow, Episode VII news, spin-off movie news and more!! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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Toyguide Update: 212th Battalion Clone Trooper (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper.

PROS: Hasbro is slowly but surely getting the rainbow of clone troopers re-released on the original TVC Clone Trooper (Phase I) body. Surprisingly, this clone features a nice bit of weathering – not too much –  not too little. Addresses and corrects the TVC version which had the awful helmet discoloration issues.

CONS: Helmet is a bit puffy, like he’s wearing a marshmallow for a bucket. Orange seems far too vibrant when compared to the in-film clone.

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

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Episode 15: Hungry Like the Wolfpack

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Another week has passed and on this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss all the toy news revealed including Saga Legends, the return of the SDCC Boba Fett w/Carbonite Han, new preorders from Gentle Giant and Sideshow, plus Episode VII, Star Wars Weekends, Star Wars Rebels news and more! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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Toyguide Update: FA-4 (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of FA-4.

PROS: Making good on their intentions, Hasbro found a way to get this figure into collector’s hands. The sculpt is pretty solid as it doesn’t go overboard with unnecessary “super articulation”. It is a build-a-droid compatible figure so you can use its parts to augment other B.A.D. figures like protocol droids and astromechs. Looks really great displayed alongside your favorite Count Dooku figure.

CONS: Being the only all-new figure in the set made some collectors rankle at “needing” to purchase 5 additional figures to get it. If you have  OCD (obsessive completionist disorder),  you’d be missing out on an official build-a-droid figure (despite it not being advertised as such) if you passed on it.

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Toyguide Update: Black Squadron TIE Pilot (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of the Black Squadron TIE Pilot.

PROS: TIE Pilots have always been one of my favorite Imperial figures and whenever Hasbro finds it necessary, I welcome them being slotted back into the line. This version takes the Evolutions figure from 2009 and changes up the deco slightly and gives it a nice vintage throwback blaster. Fits in any TIE Fighter cockpit you have lying around thanks to ample articulation and a slender body. The overall deco is great with a mix of matte and glossy paint treatments to break up an otherwise solid black figure.

CONS: Only way to obtain this figure was to order a set of figures that you may not have necessarily wanted or needed, making it a relatively spendy figure. Still utilizes those weird legs that sometimes bend at the knee in unnatural ways and no ankle joints – but that’s a minor picking of nits.

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Toyguide Update: Sandtrooper (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We start things off with the Sandtrooper.

PROS: Hasbro takes their previous TVC/Lost Line Sandtrooper and gives it a fresh deco/wash and new rank by way of a black pauldron. Plenty of accessories give you a variety of display and play options and the incorporation of the sentry droid into the backpack is a nice feature — albeit not a new one.

CONS: Only way to obtain this figure was to order a set of figures that you may not have necessarily wanted or needed, making it a relatively spendy figure.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and judge for yourself whether this figure 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.