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Episode 17: TRU TBS TBA

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Another week has passed and on this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss all the toy news revealed including new potential battle packs/multipacks coming exclusively to Toys”R”Us, new 2014 LEGO sets hitting the UK, plus announcements from Hot Wheels and Diamond Select! 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: STAR TOURS Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering a few of the past STAR TOURS releases available at Disney Parks. We continue with the addition of the 2013 Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter.

PROS: Disney dips into the 3-3/4″ scale vehicle pool by repainting the 2005 Jedi Starfighter mold from Revenge of the Sith giving it a striking red, yellow and black deco. The vehicle is virtually the exact same sculpt except for a small peg sculpted to the seat to hold the included Jedi Mickey figure when placed in the cockpit. Mickey himself is based off of a prior release as well with a slight tweak to the color. The surprise in the set is the included R2-MK which utilizes Disney’s (now proprietary) Droid Factory/Build-A-Droid R2-series sculpt.

CONS: A tad gaudy with the Mickey logo emblazoned on the wings and rear. If you are a build-a-droid completist, you’ll need this release for the R2-MK which may be a bit of a hit to the wallet at a MSRP of $34.95.

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Toyguide Update: STAR TOURS Sector 2 Security

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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 continue with the addition of the 2013 Sector 2 Security Figure Set.

PROS: As someone that passed on the many of the initial Star Tours figures, it’s nice to be able to get some of the droids from the attraction. The G2 Droid is the star of this set as it’s an all-new figure with a lot of detailing in the sculpt and has a surprising amount of articulation. He sort of has that Johnny 5/Wall-E look about him which I find fun. C-3PO is a repaint of an older TSC figure but the vacmetal treatment is pretty unique. RX too, has a lot of articulation as each “ring” of the body can move independently making for a wide variety of display and posing options. Plus, he can fit into the newer, larger Starspeeder 1000 vehicle, bringing added play value to both pieces.

CONS: $34.95 may seem like a high price for 3 figures, especially since we are getting C-3PO again, albeit in a new, brighter gold. Something about the RX droid feels more Hoover vacuum cleaner than Star Wars universe character, but I admit that’s a fault of my perception and not the overall design.

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Angry Birds Star Wars II: Hits 30M Telepod Scans

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Rovio Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce that the fans of the massively popular Angry Birds Star Wars II game have scanned their TELEPODS figures into the game more than 30 million times! Released in September 2013, the game features the most extensive roster of playable characters of any Angry Birds title so far, including the first chance to play as the pigs by joining the Pork Side. At launch, Hasbro introduced the innovative TELEPODS platform, powered by Retoy, where players use smart devices to “teleport” their physical TELEPODS figures into game, and released more than 30 different TELEPODS figures including Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, Rovio is releasing a brand-new chapter for Angry Birds Star Wars II called Rise of the Clones, which brings 44 levels featuring new gameplay elements like wind and water currents.

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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.

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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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