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Toyguide Update: VC102 Ahsoka

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Ahsoka from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro has worked up a nice, realistic interpretation of Ahsoka’s “maturing” sculpt that debuted in the middle of Season 3. The paint work is really well done as are the details of her outfit and head sculpt. Her accessories are standard fare – lightsabers and hilts – and are faithful to their signature designs.

CONS: With a character that is as dynamic as “Snips” (yes, I went there) in terms of fighting style, I feel that the addition of ball-jointed hips would have really served this figure better than the standard swivel hips. I also think that she is a bit too tall in respect to her Anakin and Obi-Wan figure counterparts. Finally, to pick the smallest of nits, I think that her shoto (the short bladed lightsaber) wasn’t sculpted in the right color and should be a bit more yellowish-green in hue. These oversights keep this figure from being a definitive version in my book, but don’t negate it from being good overall.

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$50 Off MTT at TRU

Thanks to a tip from Twitter follower @eopieherder, we’ve learned that the MTT is on sale for $50 off today and tomorrow. Your store’s final sale price may vary depending on location, but Anthony found his marked at $129.99. Also, the TVC figures are 2 for $16.

Thanks for the report!

TJ Maxx & Marshalls Continue to Deliver

Finding new Star Wars items at the big retailers is hit or miss these days, even so close to Christmas – but stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Five Below continue to stock some treats, and at great prices – today I saw yet another Rebel Transport Speeder at TJ Maxx – and it’s pretty hard to beat the $9.99 price tag. 

The pickings may be slim, but don’t give up toy run hope this holiday season, as these discout stores are still getting some great stuff in!

Toyguide Update: VC103 Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: For fans of The Clone Wars series, but not particularly the action figures due to their design aesthetic, Hasbro retools Obi-Wan’s early look in the series in “realistic” style. The translation works very well here as the all-new figure is faithful to that earlier design while maintaining the real world appearance of the clone armor and features a great portrait of Ewan McGregor as Kenobi. The articulation is solid and the weathered deco is something we’ve missed on many later run Clone Wars figures.

CONS: Honestly, I thought I would like this figure more than I do, but it’s probably not too surprising considering the glut of releases this version had in the animated Clone Wars line. It also feels that we were shorted an accessory or something as he only includes his basic lightsaber and hilt. Like others from this last wave, limited availability coupled with an above MSRP price through online outlets may be the sticking point for some collectors.

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Toyguide Update: VC104 Lumat

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Lumat from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: And another one gets crossed of the “to-be-remade” list. As a big fan of Ewok figures, Hasbro’s latest is quite impressive as it mixes old and new parts to get us a “new” figure. Lumat is loaded with articulation (12 POA), recycling the body from last year’s Logray figure. The weapon accessories for Lumat are all-new designs, the best of which is the bow being able to hold an arrow and the bow string is flexible enough to give the appearance of the arrow being drawn back. It’s a great piece all around.

CONS: Like others from this last wave, limited availability coupled with an above MSRP price through online outlets may be the sticking point for some collectors.

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

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