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CW10 General Grievous (Battle Damaged)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of General Grievous (Battle Damaged) from the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A great second attempt from Hasbro in bringing us a correctly scaled and highly articulated droid general. Interchangeable and removable parts are fun. Legs seem to be holding up rather well in the warping department.

CONS: Shoulder plates fall off far too easily – even with the slightest of arm movement.

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

Hasbro Cutting Back on Quality?

There have been forgivable instances in the past where Hasbro’s white armored military (clones and stormies) end up yellowing over time.

But over the past year you may have found that more and more figures that are brand new and still hanging on the pegs are suffering from this (look closely next time you are at a store – there is a good chance you’ll notice this on the new Legends Clone Troopers and perhaps even some Clone Wars figures).

Is Hasbro trying to save a buck by using cheaper plastic that turns parts of these figures yellow and sometimes even green right after they are produced?

Sound off with your thoughts in the Yakface Forums.

UPDATE – Our friends at both Banthaskull and Jeditemplearchives have addressed this as well. Hasbro should be fully aware of this problem. Time will tell how they respond.

Saga Legends Battle Droid Eyes on the Mend

Looks like Hasbro has again taken heed regarding our complaints toward the oversized and misplaced eyes of the new Battle Droids in the Saga Legends line and have modified their paint operations to produce a more accurate figure. So if you’re looking for a better representation of the Geonosis Battle Droid (or are a variation hunter), you might want to take a little extra time in those aisles to track this version down.

Thanks to forum member Grimace for the photo.

VC14 Sandtrooper

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

PROS: About as close as we’ll get to an “ultimate” sandtrooper/stormtrooper for a while. Excellent sculpt and you don’t have to buy a Dewback to get one. Loaded with articulation and accessories.

CONS: Far too clean to be a Sandtrooper. Should have included electrobinoculars for more playability.

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

VC12 Darth Sidious

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

PROS: After five long years of begging, Hasbro finally releases a Senate Duel version of this infamous Sith Lord. Wicked scary head sculpt. Highly posable.

CONS: The soft goods cowl looks more “grandma” than intended due to the fabric selection. The lower “skirt” is not accurate to the costume. (See example.)

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

New Battle Pack Images Surface

Our friends over at Sandtroopers.com have gotten there imperial mitts on a couple new Battle Pack images. Previously a rumor floated by Mr. Curto at Rebelscum, these new sets consist of the Battle of Orto Plutonia from the Clone Wars featuring Cold Weather Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex and Chieftan Thi-Sen. The second is the Invasion of Utapau from Episode III featuring Commander Cody, Airborne Trooper, General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although the figures in these packs are repacks, they do include the Galactic Battle Card and Mat for added play value – if you are into that kind of thing that is. Head on over to Sandtroopers.com for a closer look.

CW09 Mandalorian Police Officer

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Mandalorian Police Officerfrom the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A nice looking figure for the most part, a little “TRON”-like, but cool. Well armed in the accessory department and the flip-up face shield is nice touch as well.

CONS: Lacks knee and ankle articulation.

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