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Rebel Troopers DO Wear Caps

Ever since the new Vintage Rebel Fleet Trooper was revealed at Toy Fair, people have asked “what’s the deal with that baseball cap?”

After some scouring of movie frames containing the trooper in question, I found that during the Medal Ceremony on Yavin IV, you can in fact see some RFTs wearing caps in the background.

Did the prop dept. run out of RFT helmets and use the caps as a last resort? Tough to know for sure but it looks like they got that obscure detail right for the Vintage release. Sadly, the same can’t be said for the figure’s missing holster.

Click the image above for a closer look.

VC46 AT-RT Driver (VARIANT)

The Yakface Toyguide gets a quick update today with the addition of the newly discovered packaging variant for the AT-RT Driver from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.

This variation relocates the separately packaged backpack and attached it (upside down) to the figures back. Not sure why they went this route as it seems like an unnecessary change as well as making it look like the figure comes with less “stuff”. Anywho… just a heads up for those still interested in variants.

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UPDATE: Vintage Collection Wave 6 Giveaway

As you may (or may not) have seen, we’ve been teasing a giveaway on Facebook and in our forums for a few days now for a set of wave 6 Vintage Collection figures. We are going to be having an “Ultimate Galactic Hunt” of sorts where we will be posting a set of 10 “clues” in our forums and the first forum member* to post all ten correct answers will win! This contest will be open to forum members from all over the world, but those residing outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping charges.

Be sure to come back Monday morning for the official kick off!

*Winner must be a registered Yakface forum member before March 28, 2011 and can not have won a Yakface sponsored contest/giveaway in the past 12 months.

UPDATE: Congrats to forum member Ken Durham aka “r1g4r3po” as he posted all 10 answers correctly.

VC37 Super Battle Droid

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Super Battle Droid from the Vintage Collection’s Attack of the Clones wave (Wave 4).
PROS: Decent sculpt with Geonosis specific deco (at least on the legs). “Swirled” plastic helps convey the look of metal. Looks great on the Vintage cardback and the superfluous blaster pistol is great for customs or the parts bin.

CONS: Lacks the ankle joints present on the recent Geonosis Arena sculpt. Shoulder joints are still impossibly tight when trying to position them laterally.

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VC36 Senate Guard (Update)

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Senate Guard from the Vintage Collection’s Attack of the Clones wave (Wave 4).
PROS: Best. Soft Goods. Ever. Hasbro’s design team managed to select a fabric to use for the guard’s inner and outer robe that looks like it was sampled right from the costume itself. Even though the underlying figures is 6 years old, the improvements to the articulation, sculpt and deco give it new life.

CONS: Robes are slightly longer than necessary, but nothing a little creative posing can’t remedy

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Update: Alternate cardback images added.

VC49 Fi-Ek Sirch (Jedi Knight)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Fi-Ek Sirch (Jedi Knight); the final figure from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.
PROS: Hasbro went “all-in” in addressing the problems of the original Nikto Jedi. This all new figure is loaded with articulation (except ball-joint hips), features an excellent sculpt and has the coolest robe of any Jedi available thus far thanks to Hasbro’s choice of fabric.

CONS: None. Buy it!

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