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Life Size Vintage Kenner R2-D2 Coming Soon

Life Size Vintage Kenner R2-D2 Coming Soon

Rumors are rolling regarding upcoming products to be featured at Celebration Anaheim. The latest is that Gentle Giant is planning on releasing R2-D2 as part of their Life Size line of Kenner figure statues. Look for more info on this in the coming days. * Image above is [Read More]

A New Proof: Kenner Star Wars Packaging Design 1977-1979

A New Proof: Kenner Star Wars Packaging Design 1977-1979

Preorders are now open for A New Proof: Kenner Star Wars Packaging Design 1977-1979 by Mattias Rendahl. This must-have book for vintage fans is limited to only 500 copies and features full-color imagery as well as interviews with the design team responsible for developing [Read More]

Hunt for the Hunters at Celebration!

Hunt for the Hunters at Celebration!

Continuing a tradition that started in 2005 and has carried through all U.S. Celebrations since, six regional Star Wars collecting clubs will be giving away custom patches at their booths at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Each Lucasfilm-approved patch is fully embroidered and [Read More]

Star Wars #3 Action Figure Variant Cover

Star Wars #3 Action Figure Variant Cover

Jedi-Bibilothek has posted the action figure variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #3. The “Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi” variant joins, Luke Skywalker (Star Wars #1), Han Solo (Star Wars #2), Darth Vader (Darth Vader #1) and Princess Leia Organa (Princess Leia #1). [Read More]

Rare Palitoy Figure Fett-ches £18k at Auction

Rare Palitoy Figure Fett-ches £18k at Auction

A Star Wars collector has dropped some serious credits on a very rare Palitoy Boba Fett. Craig Stevens put up for auction several vintage Star Wars items with Boba Fett selling for an amazing £18,000. [Read More]

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot Now Available

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot Now Available

Sideshow is now taking preorders for their Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot Sixth Scale figure. It features a detailed fight suit and helmet, interchangeable gloved hands and the exclusive version includes a very cool vintage Kenner style blaster pistol. Preorder is set for [Read More]

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]

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