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VC15 Clone Trooper 3.0

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today revisiting the Clone Trooper from the Vintage Collection.

Third time’s a charm. Hasbro continues to tinker with figures in the Vintage Collection, this time correcting a paint operation oversight for the Clone Trooper’s removable helmet. The black brow stripe and blue cheek stripes have now been added creating a third production variant. Trick is finding one without the discolored helmet.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

VC13 Darth Vader

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

Making good on their promise for a running change for Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro doesn’t stop there as they also revise the card back to include a sneak preview of wave 5! This packaging variant is currently shipping with the Return of the Jedi wave of figures. Note: there is no change to the figure.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

UPDATE: Vintage 9-Pack Preview at Galactic Hunter

Our friends at Galactic Hunter have posted a nice preview of the Target Exclusive Vintage 9-pack that Mike managed to smuggle out of their stockroom. Head on over to check it out.

Update: Paul at Jedi Temple Archives has posted an extensive breakdown of this set letting us know exactly what is “new” or just different enough to make you mad if you are one of those must-have-one-of-everything type of collectors. Head on over for their full Research Droid Review.

YAK Friday Giveaway!

It’s the craziest shopping day of the year, and once again we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our readers and forum members for their support and participation in our community.

This year we are giving away a couple of new prizes – the Target Exclusive Hoth Battle Packs!

Two random winners will be drawn – for more details on how you can throw your name into the hat,CLICK HERE!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Packs Arriving

Some lucky collectors have had a nice early Thanksgiving treat at their doorsteps this week – the new Comic Pack figures! This final wave represents some of Hasbro’s finest work in this line, making it even more of a shame that this line wasn’t handled better.

Check out some loose images of the figures from this wave after the jump!

Note – Unfortunately many collectors are reporting that their orders have been moved back to December.

New Clone Wars Figures Hitting Retail

Reports are coming in that collectors are scoring the latest waves of animated figures this past week, mostly at Wal-Mart.

While prowling the pegs for Vintage Gamorreans, I saw some of the new Clone Wars figures firsthand, and was more impressed with these than most of their recent offerings… check out a few loose pics and judge for yourself if Hasbro is stepping up the quality on this line here.

Target Exclusive Vintage 9-Pack Details

Hasbro also sends word detailing the release of the upcoming Vintage 9-Pack.

It’s a very exciting time for Star Wars as the extraordinary Target exclusive Vintage 9-pack will be going on sale soon (Nov. 28th). There are two important things to note with this set. First, this set will be more limited than some of our other recent exclusives. Second, Target (and we) are so excited about the Vintage collection overall and these 3-packs that we have decided to keep this “collection within a collection” idea going at Target. Another wave of 3 3-packs will be coming in Spring and like these, they follow the Vintage character lineups. We think this an exciting development, and thanks to Target’s support, hopefully fans will be treated to even more in this series. Thanks again for the support and be sure to get to Target soon. Happy Holidays – the Hasbro Star Wars team.

There you have it! Start looking for this exclusive set next week.

Lost/Canceled/Delayed Comic Pack Revealed???

Adam Pawlus over at Galactic Hunter has posted an interesting discovery revealed on the packaging of Entertainment Earth’s Exclusive Comic Packs. These sets reveal an in-limbo set that was to include a super articulated Bespin Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in white Rebel Pilot Gear. Head on over for a closer look and for Adam’s take on all four exclusive packs.