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Toyguide Update: Luke Skywalker (SL10)

Toyguide Update: Luke Skywalker (SL10)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the next entry in the Star Wars Rebels/Saga Legends 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at Luke Skywalker (SL10). PROS: This was one of the figures I missed in early 2014 (due to “last wave syndrome” of the [Read More]

Jumbo Kenner Ugnaught Preorder

Jumbo Kenner Ugnaught Preorder

Gentle Giant updates today announcing preorders for the Jumbo Kenner Ugnaught figure. Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced in 12” scale to the rest of the jumbo Kenner line, no detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made [Read More]

Episode 37: Exclusivo Edición

Our show returns this week as Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. All has been quiet on the Black Series front in the US, but our neighbors to the south recently had a huge roll out of the Black Series line at Walmart that included the Prototype Boba [Read More]

Plastic Galaxy iTunes Preorder

Plastic Galaxy iTunes Preorder

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys is now up for preorder on iTunes with a release date of Nov. 4. When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien [Read More]

Huge Vintage Auction

I saw this huge Vintage Star Wars auction video tonight and posted via our Facebook page. I about passed out. [Read More]

Is This Heaven? No, It’s Minnesota

Last night was our monthly JediDefender Dinner/Swap Meet and our wonderful host, Justin, gave us a crack at purchasing some of his extra Vintage Kenner goodies. A few things were off the table though like this huge wall of carded Vintage Kenner figures all presented in [Read More]

Boba Fett Life-Size Monument Preorder

Boba Fett Life-Size Monument Preorder

Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the Life Size Vintage Boba Fett Monument. Standing at 6 feet tall, this fully articulated monument also includes an authentic re-scaled replica blaster accessory! A stunning centerpiece for any true collector’s display, this [Read More]

Concept Series Update #19

localgotal returns like a Jedi with his latest additions to the popular Concept Series lineup he’s created.  This update proposes 3 much-need inclusions to the popular (and preferred) Vintage Collection line of carded figures: The Emperor, Teebo and AT-ST [Read More]

Life Size Vintage Darth Vader Monument

Life Size Vintage Darth Vader Monument

Gentle Giant has also announced their next release in the Vintage Life-Size Monument line – Darth Vader! [Read More]

RadioShack 80s Giveaway

RadioShack 80s Giveaway

RadioShack is taking it to the max with the most tubular giveaway ever imagined! They’ve started announcing fresh prizes last night just after their “Out with the Old, In with the New RadioShack”-themed Super Bowl ad ran, and they’re continuing today [Read More]

Toyguide Update: Ewok Assault Catapult

Toyguide Update: Ewok Assault Catapult

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry for the ever continuing Vintage Collection. Today, we take a look at the Kmart Exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult. PROS: Again, Kmart proves to be the retailer of choice when it comes to Original Trilogy merchandise. [Read More]

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added Build-A-Droid 6 Pack, TIE Interceptor, Slave I and Republic Gunship Vintage Collection, Ewok Assault Catapult, Death Star & Imperial Scanning Crew, Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights, Unleashed Battle Packs, Giant Pez and much more. [Read More]

Update: Kmart Exclusives on Sale for Black Friday

Update: Kmart Exclusives on Sale for Black Friday

BFads.net has posted scans for Kmart’s Black Friday deals and it looks like the Scanning Crew and Ewok Catapult sets will be on sale for $11.99 and $16.99 respectively. Thanks to JediDefender for the heads-up. Update: the sale starts this sunday and runs through [Read More]

Kmart Exclusives: A Cautionary Tale

Kmart Exclusives: A Cautionary Tale

Before you get too excited when coming upon the new Kmart exclusives in stores, be sure to check for evidence of tampering as forum member local_gotal was treated to an unwelcome surprise. [Read More]

Kmart Online Order Fulfillment Lacking

Kmart Online Order Fulfillment Lacking

As suspected, some collectors have experienced “issues” when ordering the Kmart exclusive Scanning Crew sets online. We are reading and receiving reports that people are receiving duplicate sets (2 of one or the other) rather than one of each. In an extreme [Read More]

A Wolf In Ghost’s Clothing…

A Wolf In Ghost’s Clothing…

It appears that the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels is, to borrow a phrase, ‘more than meets the eye’. Tucked in the back of the Ghost is a smaller fighter called the Wolf which has a very vintage Kenner mini rig feel. Hasbro, please tell us that you are working on [Read More]

Toyguide Update: Death Star Scanning Crew (Kmart Exclusive)

Toyguide Update: Death Star Scanning Crew (Kmart Exclusive)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry for the Vintage Collection. Today, next take a look at one of three Kmart exclusives – the Death Star Scanning Crew set. PROS: Hasbro again develops a great set of Vintage exclusives for the holiday season. A [Read More]

First Look: Jumbo First Shot Boba Fett

First Look: Jumbo First Shot Boba Fett

Our friends over at YodasNews have posted the first in-hand look at the Premier Guild Exclusive Jumbo “First Shot” Rocket Firing Boba Fett from Gentle Giant. Head on over to check it out. [Read More]

TVC Republic Gunship Hitting TRU

TVC Republic Gunship Hitting TRU

Twitter follower @MattGuzy reports finding the ToysRUs Exclusive Republic Gunship (139655) at his local store (Chandler, AZ)  – priced at $119.99 [Read More]

UPDATE: Amazon Exclusive TIE Interceptor Under Review

It looks like the shipping condition woes that plagued Slave I have been prevalent enough for the TIE Interceptor that it has been temporarily taken offline as well and is “Under Review” as evidenced by the below message on their site: While this item is [Read More]

25% Off All Star Wars This Week at TRU

25% Off All Star Wars This Week at TRU

ToysRUs this week* is offering 25% OFF ALL Star Wars & Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods action figures, play sets, role play & electronics. Offer is valid in-store only with coupon. Might be a good opportunity to pick up the exclusive X-Wing. *Sale ends Wednesday, [Read More]

Vintage Stormtrooper Life Size Monument

Vintage Stormtrooper Life Size Monument

Gentle Giant has updated today and is now taking pre-orders for their impressive Vintage Stormtrooper Life Size Monument. Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to their line of popular life-sized monuments with the life-sized Kenner-inspired Stormtrooper [Read More]

Kmart Exclusives Coming Soon

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have received word that the upcoming Kmart exclusive Ewok Catapult and Scanning Crew sets are due to hit stores next month. Head on over to JTA for the pricing details. [Read More]

Customizer Spotlight: JawaKing

Customizer Spotlight:  JawaKing

Forum member JawaKing has completed one of the coolest customs I’ve seen posted in our forums… ever.  It’s one of the headless aliens from the Droids cartoon series… and it rocks.  This is one that Hasbro really ought to look at… check it out [Read More]

Biggs X-Wing Pricing Flies in the Face of Canadian Collectors

Canadian Collector Bruno B. writes in with an observation, and a plea, regarding the pricing of the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Biggs Darklighter X-Wing Fighter in Canada. [Read More]

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