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Carded/Loose Images of Jabba’s Skiff Guard

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Andrew’s Toyz has posted via Facebook, the first carded look at the upcoming Jabba’s Skiff Guard figure from The Black Series. As you can see, the figure omits the character name for something more generic, probably due to the confusion on which character this is intended to represent: “Sgt. Doallyn”  or “Brock Starsher”. It was confirmed in Star Wars Insider #143 that this is in fact Brock Starsher. Also take note that the included weapons shown with the new images are different than the ones shown in the solicitation image and from what was on display at Toy Fair 2014.

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Potential Answers to Ordering the Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett

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From the moment it was revealed, fans have questioned “how will the Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett be made available to both SDCC attendees and the general public?” Thanks to Facebook reader, Jason F., we may have an answer. Click on through for the details.

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Episode 22: At the Corner of Happy and Healthy (and HTF?)

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On this special pre-Independence Day weekend episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I gather to discuss a bit of the breaking news that has happened since the weekend. We get confirmation of the Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Fett, clarification on the Cantina Showdown set, plus we chat about the new official Star Wars.com website and more! 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.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Toyguide Update: TBS #21 Luke Skywalker

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Luke Skywalker (#21).

PROS: The most articulated Luke ever (albeit not the most attractive). Admittedly at first, I hated the mechanics and aesthetic of this figure with all of the exposed joint pins in the elbows, but once I started to physically pose and “play” with the figure, I found that the arms are really quite functional, allowing for a huge array of posing possibilities that aren’t possible with other figures – especially a two-handed lightsaber grip. Also features switch out hands that either aid in balance during handstand poses (which takes a bit of work to achieve) or allow him to reach out with the Force.

CONS: Deco again is an issue as it took me 3 samples just to find something suitable for photographing manly due to poor eye paint apps. Also, be sure to take notice of the lower legs of this figure should you decide to buy it. Two of my 3 samples each had a different assembly issue where either the left or right “shin” was facing backward in the packaging. Elbow joints are a little loose and I can see these becoming very floppy over time. Skin colored plastic is used for the hip joints and it is really evident in profile images. Knee joints are surprisingly limited in their range of motion. Finally, the belt/holster has no included hole to receive the peg from Luke’s lightsaber hilt – this oversight forces you to balance the hilt peg on a little sculpted tab.

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: TBS #20 Bastila Shan

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Bastila Shan (#20).

PROS: The real benefit for this figure is that it (theoretically) gets a previously hard-to-find figure back on the retail market.

CONS: Like many of the more recent 3-3/4″ figures, this one suffers from an inferior paint job, especially when compared to the previous release. Paint is applied sloppily (face) and thin (torso, gauntlets, boots) in areas and downright missing in others (boots). I recommend skipping this one altogether and picking up the TVC version. It may cost more but I think the quality is far, far better. With the persistent retail distribution issues, I don’t expect this figure will be any easier to find at retail than the previous release. Your best bet is to pre-order but then you are at the mercy of what you are sent versus being able to pick out a figure with a somewhat decent deco at retail.

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Sponsor News: DorksideToys Summer Sizzler Sale!

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Check out our Summer Sizzler SALE! Tons of great GI JOE, Marvel, Walking Dead, POP! Vinyl & More at Dorksidetoys.com.  Make sure you join us on our Twitter, Google+ & Facebook page for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more. Click on through for the latest specials!

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Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles is celebrating 19 years in business on July 1st.  To commemorate this milestone we are offering all customers 19% discount starting today June 29th, 2014 through July 5th, 2014.  A discount code must be keyed into the order form to receive the discount.  The discount code is 19Years. Click on through for the newest arrivals!’

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