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Elite Series First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Now Available

Released in the UK a couple weeks ago, reports are coming in that the Elite Series Die Cast First Order TIE Fighter Pilot is now available in the US exclusively at Disney Stores. This figure is not available online as of this post but if you’re interested you may wish to brave the post-holiday mall traffic to try to secure one of them as the die cast Elite Series line is on sale for $14.99 each.

Thanks to Pete V. for the heads up.

ANOVOS Announces First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Premier Line Helmet

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Anovos has announced their next Premier Line release with the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot from The Force Awakens.

This accessory includes details duplicated from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS screen-used production assets.

  • Helmet is assembled and ready to wear.
  • Helmet is created 3D scans and reference from the original prop.
  • Exterior shell is constructed in fiberglass.
  • Bubble lenses are tinted gray.
  • Respirator fittings are made of metal.
  • Helmet interior is lined for a finished appearance.
  • Helmet fitting pads are adjustable and removable.
  • Chest box and hose can be purchased separately at a future date. Removable plug included.

Beast Kingdom Reveals Egg Attack First Order Stormtrooper

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Beast Kingdom has revealed their next Egg Attack figure from The Force Awakens: the First Order Stormtrooper (EA-015).

This 6″ tall figure features 30 points of articulation, exclusive accessories including F-11 blaster rifle and SE-44C pistol, interchangeable officer pauldrons, articulated binoculars,  3 pairs of switch out hands and display base.

Toyguide Update: First Order Flametrooper

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the First Order Flametrooper from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Desert” assortment.

PROS:  While the movie hasn’t debuted yet, we have received a brief glimpse of the First Order Flametroopers in action via a behind the scenes video. This unit of troops looks to be particularly lethal in their methods and the figure seems to capture that design faithfully. They come across as a lot bulkier that the standard First Order Stormtrooper and evoke a silhouette reminiscent of the Republic Trooper from The Clone Wars era. The figure stands well even with his bulky backpack and the paint (or lack thereof) is applied well.

CONS: The figure could have been served better if the arms were sculpted to be able to hold the flamethrower rifle with both hands, as it looks a bit silly in an outstretched arm. Despite being a pretty solid figure, there does seem to be an issue with the hose from the flamethrower staying attached to the backpack. It seems to stay in place initially, but if you pose the (right) arm, the tension on the supply hose can result in it coming off peg. Not a huge deal but maybe frustrating for the kiddos during play. And what is that build-a-weapon pack-in supposed to be? A shield? A gun? A key fob? Obviously it is part to a larger construct, but on it’s own, it’s as out of place in the line as the other individual BAW components.

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

Toyguide Update: Finn (Jakku)

toyugide_finn375_previewThe Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at  Finn (Jakku) from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Desert” assortment.

PROS: The overall sculpting of the figure is really well done with a lot of attention to detail on the jacket especially. The figure has no issue with standing unassisted nor holding the included Resistance blaster. Thankfully, Hasbro elected to give figures in this line ball-socket heads which greatly aides in the poseability of the figure. Sure it doesn’t allow for dynamic posing, but it does allow for slight head tilts to give expression when displayed. Also, the ball socket lets collectors swap the head on to the First Order Stormtrooper body for additional play time fun!

CONS: Since Lucasfilm is limiting the selection of characters to the first third of the film, we are sort of inundated with Finn product with this particular outfit. Hopefully we’ll get a change from that closer to release date. Paint apps (on this sample at least) could be tightened up a bit, especially on the face. The inclusion of the build-a-weapon part necessitated a hole in Finn’s back which distracts slightly from the overall aesthetic.

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

Toyguide Update: First Order Stormtrooper (2)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at the First Order Stormtrooper from wave 2 of the Build-A-Weapon “Snow” assortment.

PROS: Hasbro was wise to issue another First Order Stormtrooper in the follow up wave to the Force Friday launch. I would assume that the First Order Stormtroopers will be ubiquitous in the film so getting them out there en masse is probably a safe bet. Like the first release, the sculpt is solid, albeit limited in articulation. Regardless, a hand full of these standing behind Kylo Ren or Captain Phasma in a display will look decent in most cases. The First Order Stormtrooper only includes the standard F-11D blaster, but it can attach to the right leg (like the 6″ version) which looks far better (aesthetically) than the old holsters of previous troopers. Also for this release, Hasbro elected to change up the character art and offer a new build-a-weapon part so variation devotees, take note.

CONS: Articulation is sorely missed on troopers of this sort as it appears in the trailer they’ll be seeing a lot of action. The consolation is that we’ll be getting a 3.75″ Black Series version so there’s that.

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