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Toy Industry Foundation Charity Auction

A charity auction launched today by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) provides the opportunity for STAR WARS fans to own the hottest new collector’s item – Hasbro’s STAR WARS AT-AT – before it hits toy store shelves in the coming weeks. Proceeds of the auction will benefit TIF programs that provide much-needed support to charities supporting children at-risk, abused, abandoned, ill or otherwise in need.

The auction on Givingworks.ebay.com began at noon (EST) today and features two of Hasbro’s all-new STAR WARS AT-AT vehicles. The auction will close at noon (EST) on Monday, July 19.

Entertainment Earth Comic Packs Price Drop

Entertainment Earth has just sent out emails informing customers who preordered their upcoming Comic Pack Exclusives by the case that the price for these items has dropped.

Not too bad for what looks like some of the best Comic Packs out of the entire line. You’ll also notice the price drop on their website, which is good through Friday. After that, the price will return to normal.

Hasbro’s Imperial AT-AT Roundtable Review

The waiting is over. After all the teasers and sneak peeks, it’s time for the full review of Hasbro’s Imperial AT-AT. But this massive vehicle can’t be contained by a single website…so in an unprecedented move, Yakface, Rebelscum, and Jedi Temple Archives have joined forces once again to provide an in-depth detailed roundtable review! Get all the info after the link.

Toyguide Update: Imperial AT-AT

The wait is finally over! And to mark this special release, we have joined forces with Rebelscum, and Jedi Temple Archives to bring you a comprehensive look at the massive Imperial AT-AT vehicle! This is one of the greatest products Hasbro has ever produced and it surely deserves multi-site collaboration to give you all the details (and photos) you need! After checking out our toyguide update, head right over to Rebelscum and Jedi Temple Archives for their photo archives as well.

A HUGE thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us with this generous gift.

Hasbro and JediNews Team Up for Summer Madness

This event is being put on by Hasbro, Toys ‘R’ Us and Jedi News to launch the new Vintage Figure line (including the awesome AT-AT) and also to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and they’ve got lots of exciting giveaways and things going on.

At the event:
• Meet Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch who will be signing FREE autographs for the first 100 people
• WIN one of just 30 Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie Figures which will ONLY be available at this Event
• FREE Build-a-Droid Figure for the first 100 people to spend £40 or more on any Hasbro Star Wars products
• FREE Exclusive Jedi News Event Badges
• Meet the 501st UK Garrison and have your photo taken with a Stormtrooper

Head on over for the full details!

VC05 AT-AT Commander

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the AT-AT Commander: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: A nice alternative to the TSC General Veers without rendering him totally obsolete. Functional cross-draw holster is one of the better designs to come out of Hasbro. Removable armor detail is top notch as well as the added quilting texture on the inside of the helmet.

CONS: The uniform seems a little light in color at least when compared to the other Imperials of recent years. Goggles are a bit of a fight to stretch over the helmet, and once done then they are a little too loose fitting on the head under the helmet.

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

Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack

The crew at JediInsider has posted a first look at the packaging for the upcoming SDCC exclusive Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack. Designed to reflect the new “Shadow of the Darkside” style packaging for 2010, this set features a unique slipcase outerbox containing the traditionally packaged two pack. Look for this to be available at SDCC and later through HasbroToyShop and StarWarsShop.com for $14.99. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts on this in our forums

VC01 Dengar

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Dengar: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: And you thought the 2004 Saga version was nice? Although that six year old figure still has a certain charm about it, the 2010 version is a solid upgrade in terms of sculpt, articulation and accessories. This is, by all accounts, the definitive “Payback”.

CONS: None that I can discern – though it would be cool if you could mount the blaster rifle to his backpack.

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

VC08 Darth Vader

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth Vader: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: A solid enough figure to retire all other Vader versions that feature less articulation than this one.

CONS: Poor sculpt for the right hand as it can’t hold a lightsaber unaided. The three-part helmet is a useless feature as the removal of the neck collar accessory exposes a poor face paint job and misshapen head. Silver “chain” for the cape still looks ridiculous (Hasbro, please retire it). In short, if you aren’t planning on keeping this carded, stick with the 2008 TLC BD No. 8 version and you’ll be just fine.

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

What If??? Droid Factory Playset

Last night I was thinking about the abandoned concept of a Droid Factory Playset meant to add additional play value to the now expired Build-A-Droid feature from the Legacy Collection and came up with the above mockup.

Is this something you wish Hasbro would have attempted or does the idea of recycling a 30 year old mold smack of desperation? Click the image above for a closer look and if you have an opinion, feel free to comment on this on our Facebook page or in our forums.