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Jodo Kast (Bounty Hunter) (K-Mart Exclusive)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the K-Mart Exclusive Jodo Kast (Bounty Hunter)

PROS: A major improvement over the first attempt back in 2008. Great detailing on the armor/jumpsuit and the sculpt selection couldn’t have been better.

CONS: None really unless you live in an area without a K-Mart. A bloodied face paint job would have really put this figure over the top. Helmet is a little snug which lends itself to deforming over the head (especially over the nose). Ships with the belt assembled backward but easily correctable if you are an opener.

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

CW08 Pre Vizsla

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Mandalorian Death Watch leader: Pre Vizsla (CW08).

PROS: Awesome figure all around. Primo articulation and sculpt – one of the best figures in the entire Clone Wars line.

CONS: Like many modern day Mandalorian figures, the jetpack doesn’t stay attached very well.

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

Announcing the Build-A-Droid Galactic Swap Meet at Celebration V

Hasbro will be hosting the Galactic Swap Meet at the Hasbro booth at Celebration V! Bring your surplus Build-a-Droid parts and trade with us, and other fans, as our booth becomes the hub for some serious droid-part-swapping!

We will have a limited supply of complete parts available for 14 of the buildable droids from the Legacy/Droid Factory basic figure line (see attached poster for exact droids we will have). Just bring your extra Legacy/Droid Factory parts and trade them 1-for-1 for parts you need to complete your unfinished droids.

Even if you don’t see the droids for which you need parts on the list, bring what you have anyway….there’s always a chance that another fan will have what you need.

To ensure that as many people as possible can complete their droids, we ask that only 2 Droid pieces be exchanged per person per day.

Updated: Saga Legends (SL12) Obi-Wan Running Change

It looks like Hasbro heard our cries about the initial mold chosen for the Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Saga Legends line. As you may have seen, the first shipments of this figure included a repack of the mold first used in 2003 Saga line as the Outlander Nightclub version. New cases shipping now look to have switched this figure out for the more respectable 2008 TAC mold. No word yet if a similar upgrade to the Jango Fett is in the works.

TCW Kul Teska (TRU Exclusive)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Clone WarsKul Teska

PROS:Despite its immense size, Hasbro managed to pack all the articulation and sculpted details that we’ve become accustomed to on figures a third of its stature. The unique packaging also sets this figure apart from the basic figure line.

CONS: If you haven’t played the game, I doubt you know who this dude is. The $14.99 price point is a bit high but considering it uses enough plastic to make two and a half figures, I guess it seems about right.

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

Hasbro Fining Stores for Breaking Street Date?

Here is an interesting story from frequent e-mailer EvilAnimation:

I decided to go Target at lunch and I found the entire wave of new Star Wars including vehicles and Clone Wars, and I noticed a lady that had a Hasbro name tag looking and scanning the figures. So I kinda hung around deciding if I need a couple of doubles like the AT-AT commander and cloud car pilot. I overhear her on her phone calling someone and then she gives the zip code of the store and store number and starts talking about a fine of $200 saying this stuff should not be out tell August 3rd. She then says that the manager is not there but she has already informed the supervisor and they are aware.

She also said that the new Transformers were out so they could be dinged on that as well. So I quickly grabed the figures I wanted and head to the front because I could hear talking about having someone from electronic come over and pull these off the shelf.

I think that $200 fine is per offending item and not a one time fee so if true, stores are looking at some serious infractions for setting the new goods early.

Share your thoughts on this in the forums.

SDCC News from the Floor: Hasbro

We’re just got off of a short QnA with the fine folks at Hasbro in order to clear up a few inquiries we’ve had regarding all the news from SDCC.

UGH Vintage Collection Variants:
There has been rumblings that there are UGH specific paint variants for the some of the foil card back “chase” figures this year. Some were wondering about Anakin Skywalker specifically as the face/head sculpt seems quite different in terms of paint and expression.

Answer: Hasbro has clarified this and there will be NO paint variants. Anakin on both the standard and UGH will both feature the same sculpt/deco both with the “Sith eyes” treatment.

Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Card Back Portrait
People have questioned exactly which cardback portrait will be used for the new Jedi Luke.

Answer: Hasbro has confirmed that they made a huge error in this regard as this figure is intended to represent the “Endor Surrender” scene in Return of the Jedi, but the design used the wrong art when designing the card and it will depict his appearance from Jabba’s Palace – just like the 1983 Kenner version.

Senate Commandos Removable Helmets?
Some have wondered if the helmets on the new Senate Commando/Captain Jayfon are removeable.

Answer: No they are not.

Wicket and the Interchangeable Hood
Some folks wonder what the new Wicket looks like with the alternate hood.

Answer: For the answer, head to Facebook.