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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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Hasbro Toy Shop Orders Sent in Bubble Mailers

If you have placed any orders with HasbroToyShop lately, you could be in for a bit of a surprise when you receive your order.

Some orders are being split into separate packages, and when this happens, it appears the “second” part of the order is being sent via bubble mailers to save them on shipping costs.

The result? Damaged cardbacks. If you’re going to open these anyway, you should be fine. But if you were planning on them all being on minty cards, you might want to check out the photos provided by Yakface forum member AaylaSecurasMan by clicking here.

VC48 Weequay (Skiff Master)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Weequay (Skiff Master) from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.

PROS: A long time request has been knocked off the must have list of figures. Great sculpt on the outfit which is further enhanced with a light paint wash that makes the uniform details “pop”.

CONS: Odd shoulder joint/sculpt overemphasizes the “poofy” shoulders of the outfit in certain poses. The transition from the jacket collar to neck is oddly sculpted – almost as if a detail was inadvertently left off.

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VC47 General Lando Calrissian

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of General Lando Calrissian from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.

PROS: A solid update to the OTC version with more than enough articulation, great overall sculpt and use of soft goods.

CONS: Obviously the cape strap is the glaring offender here, but don’t pass on this figure solely because of that. Ball-joint hip articulation seems a bit of overkill and distracts from the overall esthetic.

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Got a Case of Yellow Fever? There’s a Cure

For several months now, there have been many justified complaints regarding the discoloration “yellowing” of clone trooper helmets in the Vintage Collection. Our friends at JediDefender have posted in their forums a couple relatively simple fixes if yours have started to turn or if you’ve skipped buying figures because of the discoloration already present on MOC figures.

VC46 AT-RT Driver

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of AT-RT Driver from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.

PROS: Completely retooled figure improves upon the original without making the 6 year old version obsolete. Loaded with articulation enabling him to better pilot his mount. New weapons are awesome and the new head sculpt should be the new standard for all clones going forward.

CONS:Shoulder pad armor is a bit restrictive when trying to position the arms out to the figure’s side.

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VC45 Clone Trooper (Phase I)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Clone Trooper (Phase I) from the Vintage Collection’s Wave 6.
PROS: Hasbro goes back to the drawing board and creates a totally new and more accurate clone trooper. Loaded with articulation including ball-jointed wrists and hips. The facial expression on the new head sculpt is superb as is the paint treatment for the new weapon molds.

CONS: Sticks out like a sore thumb when compared to previous generations of clone troopers, but don’t let that stop you from buying one (or more).

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VC44 Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)from the Vintage Collection’s wave 6.

PROS: A very nice rework of last year’s Snowspeeder Luke. The head sculpt is one of the best ever in terms of Mark Hamill’s likeness in TESB. The darker fightsuit helps to convey the “wet look” even without additional weathering deco. The incorporation of the holster (with leg strap) is really well executed.

CONS: Retooled gloveless forearms make the arms seem a bit long. Should be a little more dirty (especially the helmet) considering he just crashed into a slimy mud hole.

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Clone Wars Aqua Droid Loose Images

Reports are coming in that the latest wave of Clone Wars figures are hitting at Wal-Mart, and today these were found in St. Louis. For a closer look at the Aqua Droid, click here.

Note – these were not found in the regular Star Wars section, but in display shippers in a different part of the toy department. Hopefully Hasbro has a similar shipper setup coming soon for The Vintage Collection, because right now it seems like we’re seeing the same trend from the past couple years playing out with retailers constantly getting a lot more of the Clone Wars and Legends figures to the pegs than the collector-oriented line.