After a bit of a delay between updates, localgotal strikes back with a vengeance with his latest additions to the popular Concept Series lineup he’s created. This latest update harkens back to the roots of the Star Wars saga, and includes three figures that are long overdue for updates by Hasbro.
Why they aren’t making figures like he proposes is quite beyond my capacity. Check them out, enjoy the pics, and join in the discussion after the jump!
In this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss the latest official reveals (and leaks) from Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Medicom and more as San Diego Comic Con looms large on the horizon and our wallets. We also discuss a few new pre-orders launched from Gentle Giant and we touch a bit on some Star Wars Rebels, Episode VII,VIII, IX and spin-off film rumors. It’s the storm before the storm on this week’s episode of The Realm Recap! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.
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Continue reading Episode 20: The Storm Before the Storm
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Jedi Master Yoda (#22)*.
PROS: Arguably, this may be one of the best looking Yoda figures on the surface, especially when used to enhance the OTC #01 Luke or the upcoming TBS #21 figure. The fabric for the robe is tailored fairly well and has enough fraying to look used without a lot of shedding. The backpack accessory is well done and is a nice improvement on prior iterations. Since this figure has limited articulation don’t expect a lot of posing options but given the reference material he is drawn from, he serves as an decent representation.
CONS: Articulation for this figure is very disappointing considering it is part of the Black Series line – a line touted as being “for collectors”. There was great potential for this figure judging by what was initially planned – it’s a shame that so many corners were cut in its production. With its limitations, Yoda is essentially an accessory (albeit a nice looking one) for the Black Series Luke – a figure with its own problems.
Head to the toyguide for the partial image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.
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*This is a loose sample – additional images will be added upon receipt of a packaged/carded sample.
Our friends at JediDefender have alerted us to the fact that wave 3 of the Mission Series figures have started to hit retail. This example was found at Target in North Carolina. This wave include Obi-Wan with General Grievous and Bespin Luke with Darth Vader. If 5 POA is your thing, now’s the time…
This evening we invite you to take a peek into the customizing world of forum member Evilivo. This customizer specializes in upgrading figures of characters most of us already have, and the results are outstanding. Head to the forums for a closer look at his recent work.
Announcing a new MID-CAMPAIGN BONUS inspired by all of you who share a passion for collecting Star Wars memorabilia. Support UNICEF through #ForceForChange this week and you’ll ALSO be entered for a chance to win The Ultimate Hasbro Prize Package featuring collectables from the Black Series figure line, including the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jabba the Hutt!! Click on through to check out the latest video featuring Steve Sansweet and donate today!
We’ve just been informed by our sponsor DorksideToys that the revision case assortment that was to include 3x of the 6″ Boba Fett figures has been canceled by Hasbro. The breakdown of this case was as follows:
- Darth Vader x 2
- Sandtrooper x 1
- Luke Skywalker Jedi x 1
- Chewbacca x 1
- Boba Fett x 3
YodasNews today has posted the reveal of a large “Hero Series” Millennium Falcon due out later this year. Like the previously announced X-wing Fighter, this vehicle is largely action-featureless save for movable cannons and radar dish (it does not hold action figures of any scale). And despite it looking to have a lot of detail in its sculpt, expect a lower price point due to the simple (hollow) construction and lack of parts. Head on over for additional imagery.
Rebelscum has updated today posting the first look at packaged samples of Vader, Chewbacca, Jedi Luke and Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron) in the revamped Black (& Blue) Series line look. Head on over for a closer look.
On this episode Marjorie and Arnie review the Mission Series Bespin and Utapau figure packs, Jerry’s Vintage Viewpoint looks at country of origin stamps, and we give information on the 4th Annual San Diego Comic-Con Fan Breakfast!
Star Wars collectors have braved the Hasbro booth year after year to get the latest, hottest exclusive toys. While the lines have been long and brutal and the toys expensive it was, at least for the past several years, the only line for exclusive, hard-to-get Star Wars toys. Until 2014. Now, as Disney’s corporate partnerships bring new Star Wars toys around the globe, Hasbro toy competitor Mattel has a license for Hot Wheels from a Galaxy Far, Far Away! The line has been previewed and the first opportunity to get an exclusive Darth Vader car is at SDCC this summer! On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie discuss the released photos and share why collectors shouldn’t need to race as hard to the Mattel booth on Preview Night!
And as San Diego Comic-Con International draws near it is also time to announce details for the 4th annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast at SDCC. This year Star Wars Action News has partnered with Steve Sansweet to raise funds for Rancho Obi-Wan and make the fan breakfast the best yet! Watch this episode of the podcast for the details.
With Jerry returning to put his stamp on a new Vintage Viewpoint, looking back at the original Kenner toys, Johnathan telling you what is On the Pegs, and Marjorie and Arnie reviewing the newest Mission Series figure packs, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!