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Wolf Pack Ultimate Gift Set Online Only?

HasbroToyShop has updated with pre-orders for the 104th Battalion “Wolf Pack” Ultimate Gift Set. In the descriptive copy is reads:

Available Online Only This Ultimate Gift Set has everything you need for a truly spectacular battle between the 104th Battalion “Wolf Pack” and the “intergalactic” forces of evil!

The set was assumed (and stated by Hasbro at CVI) to find a home at Walmart as the previous Star Wars and Marvel sets. Pre-order your set today for an early December delivery.

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received all new Star Wars Collectibles – Darth Maul Returns, Ewok and Yavin Pilot Pack, Speeder Bike AT-ST and much more.

New: Clone Wars Battle Pack:
Darth Maul Returns

New: Battle Pack:
Ewok Pack
Yavin Pilot Pack

New: Vehicles:
Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper
MTT – Multi Troop Transport

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Customizer Spotlight: OGTrilogy

Diorama guru OGTrilogy recently wrapped up construction on an amazing Indiana Jones custom diorama/playset — what a shame it is that Hasbro hasn’t worked out a deal with a company like Sideshow to produce stuff like this for our 3.75 Star Wars, Indiana Jones and GI JOE collections!

Head to the forums for many more great pics of this masterpiece!

Toyguide Update: Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Lost Line)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Clone Trooper Lieutenant (EP2-02) released as part of the Kenner Lost Line variant packaging for The Vintage Collection.

PROS: It’s surprising that it took Hasbro this long to start repainting the ultra-articulated VC45 Clone Trooper into some of peripheral clone officers from Attack of the Clones. There is not a whole heck of a lot new here but the execution here is good with an accurate color selection for the armor flashes and a fairly decent application of them. Again like the VC45 version, articulation is abundant making with widest range of posing options possible. Accessories are basic with the standard trooper kit of a blaster, rifle and removable helmet.

CONS: A solid figure all around but maybe the only issue with it is that the paint treatment looks odd around the ankles as I don’t recall the black body suit being visible on the Phase I clones. Again with most figures, finding one at retail may be a bit of a chore, but they are turning up in decent numbers at Walmart and Toys”R”Us on both card back variants.

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

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Toyguide Update 2: Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper

After my suggestion via twitter that Hasbro should have included an alternate display arm for the Speeder Bike to pose them at varying heights, I realized they inadvertently did! If you assemble the cannon base in its tripod configuration, you can mount the speeders right on top. I’ve added 3 more images to the toyguide entry to showcase this discovery.

Toyguide Update: Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack from 2012 “Darth Maul” Collection and The Clone Wars.

PROS: This set is a bit of an anomaly but a welcome change from Hasbro as this set not only includes 2 all-new figures but a repack of a hard-to-find figure as well in the armored Savage Opress. Couple that with the fact that this set is (currently) only $19.99 make for a lot of happy collectors. The designs of the new “cyborg” Darth Maul and Nightsister are excellent in both articulation and deco – areas that have been points of consternation with fans of Clone Wars line. On an accessory note, the lightsabers can be removed from the red “spinning force attack” accessory and assembled into Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber. If you’d like to see how the spinning accessory works, check out our YouTube page.

CONS: There are very few issues will this set but there are 2 that are pretty obvious and consistently noted among collectors of this line. The first is the fact that we aren’t given a proper Mother Talzin, which is surprising considering her importance to this story arc. Hasbro explained this as not having enough lead time to develop a proper figure given the fluidity of the design changes for the show. The second is that collectors have wanted another chance at the armored Savage and thankfully we got it, but sadly without his signature lightsaber from his earlier basic card release.

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

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