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Sneak Preview: Hasbro’s 2010 Jabba the Hutt

As we gear up for Comic Con, let’s take a look at the new Jabba the Hutt.

So what’s in store?

Packaging: Standard to all the Shadow the the Darkside packaging, Captain Rex overlooks the dark sky and we are given an amazing piece of art of everything that is contained in the box: Jabba, throne, Salacious Crumb, and Oola the Dancing Girl!

So what about the figure set itself?:

The throne is all new with rolling wheels and GREAT sculpting detail on the surface. The gargoyle heads on the front and sides look great but are TINY. They do have real metal rings though! The hooka is just a rehash of what we got in the SAGA Ultra set….nothing new there. Thrown in for a little decoration is eight pillows of various colors and sizes, a suprise (but welcomed) touch!

Salacious Crumb is a slight retool on the Crumb that was included with the TAC C-3PO. Well sculpted, but sits awakwardly on the throne (because he was sculpted to be sitting on C-3PO’s shoulders).

Oola is the stand out hit from the whole set. All new sculpt, super articulated and soft goods outfit (yes, you can even recreate the infamous breast reveal shot from the film). The body of the figure is just a “blank” female body (think Barbie but green).

Jabba himself is all new, beautifully sculpted (even includes the tail scar and the arm tattoo). He has articulation in the head and arms and a “bendy” tail. However…………there is a HUGE flaw with this figure. The body is hollow and the material is a VERY, VERY thin rubbery material covering the body (anyone remember those horrible talking Yodas from the past) that’s what we are dealing with here. Do not be surprised if the body splits and tears over time. MAJOR disappointment.

Overall, pleased with the set, will make a great diorama, and by far the most accurate Jabba to date!

Stay tuned into Yakface as we begin to unload the secrets at San Diego Comic Con 2010! For all the photos, be sure to visit our Facebook page with the complete preview gallery!

Hidden Enemy Battle Pack Clones Revealed

Confirming our rumor report from back in May, eBay power seller “Tunghori” has posted images of 3 clone troopers from the Hidden Enemy Battle Pack. This themed set is based off of the Season 1 CW episode of the same name and includes (so far) clone troopers Gus, Slick and Chopper – complete with Battle Droid finger souvenir necklace! Head to JediDefender for the pics.

CV Exclusive Camie & Fixer Comic Pack

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Celebration V Exclusive Camie & Fixer Comic Pack

PROS: “Wormie” finally gets his friends! Well articulated – perfect for Tatooine diorama filler or for fans of cutscene and/or concept figures in general. Plus, they make a great accompaniment to the Academy Biggs Darklighter and Floppy Hat Luke from the TAC line.

CONS: For myself, none but some might consider them a little obscure and difficult to track down after the convention. Accessories are a little light. I would have liked to see Fixer include a set of macrobinoculars.

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

Thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us this advance sample.

Prequel “Vintage” Commander Cody Revealed

The title is a oxymoron, but today an image surfaced of the first non-Original Trilogy Vintage cardback featuring Commander Cody from Revenge of the Sith. This new image also confirms rumors of the return of the UGH-style “chase” figure that will be sprinkled in starting with the ROTS wave. Tap the image above to for a closer look, but be warned OT/Vintage purists as in doing so, your brain might explode or the fabric of space/time might be irreparably torn.

Image courtesy of VolkerC.

Deluxe Cad Bane Loose Images

Among the new items hitting Toys”R”us are the Clone Wars deluxe figures, which includes some great additions to the line… one of those being the new Cad Bane.

This new figure is very well done, fits in pretty good with the regular realistic line, and almost hits the mark in terms of articulation… check out a few pics and share your thoughts on this upgraded bounty hunter after the jump!

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!