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“Yak”Facebook Preview: VC53 Bom Vimdin

In today’s “Yak”Facebook Preview, we take a look at Bom Vimdin (Cantina Patron). This long-requested fan favorite has a truly amazing sculpt, is loaded with articulation and features a forehead only a mother could love. For more images, head to our facebook page and be sure to keep an eye out for more Wave 7 editions over the next few days as well as complete Toyguide Updates for each figure.

Toyguide Update: VC55 Logray

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) from the 2011 Vintage Collection’s (Wave 7).

PROS: Hasbro knocks another Ewok sculpt revision out of the park with this new take on Logray. The accessories are great in terms of sculpt and deco. Also, designers went that extra mile and incorporated ball-joint elbow – a first for an Ewok – making this the most highly articulated Ewok yet.

CONS: Fur seems a tad dark when compared to movie still or other reference images, but hardly a reason the pass on this figure, if and when you can find it.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

“Yak”Facebook Preview: VC55 Logray

Thanks to one of my local MN collector pals, I was able to secure a few of the latest Vintage Collection figures from Wave 7. In today’s “Yak”Facebook Preview, we take a look at Logray (Ewok Medicine Man). This all new version features the most articulation yet for an Ewok, sporting not only ball-jointed hips and ankles, but elbows as well! Let’s hope this trend continues with future furball releases. For more images, head to our facebook page and be sure to keep an eye out for more Wave 7 editions over the next few days as well as complete Toyguide Updates for each figure.

Toyguide Update: VC26 Rebel Commando

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rebel Commando from the 2011 Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave (Wave 3).

PROS: This latest attempt at an Endor Rebel Solider (aka Rebel Commando) shines above all others. Well accessorized and articulated making it another “must-have” figure from the Vintage line. Easily removable accessories make customizing and variant creation possible with minimal effort – you’ll want/need more than one of these guys for your Endor Strike Team.

CONS: Odd forward-tilting angle of the neck post sculpt force the figure to look in a downward direction.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

TVC Wave 7 Shipping and “Revenge” Wave Delayed ’til Oct

Our pal Adam Pawlus over at Galactic Hunter and Entertainment Earth has posted updated shipping info regarding The Vintage Collection’s Wave 7 and the now delayed wave 8. TVC Wave 7 (the RFT, Logray, Fordo etc. wave) is now shipping from most online retailers, but it looks as if wave 8 and its revision case, which both include the Revenge of the Jedi recard figures, has been pushed back until October. Question is, what does that mean for the SDCC exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Mega Set?

Toyguide Update: VC28 Wedge Antilles

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Wedge Antilles from the 2011 Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave (Wave 3) case revision 11.

PROS: Finally, Wedge receives a basic (non-exclusive) carded release. Likeness is above average and looks great on the Vintage-style card back.

CONS: It’s hard to believe we waited so long for Wedge considering there is nothing “new” here other than the head. The helmet is very snug on the figure’s head when worn so the head may come off the post when trying to remove the helmet. The limited availability of the Vintage Collection may hamper the ability to find this figure which is sending secondary market prices for this latest version of Wedge to ridiculous heights.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

UPDATE: TRU Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing

An interesting auction has popped up on eBay for a “new” Y-Wing Fighter that looks to be a Vintage box exclusive to Toys”R”Us. As you can see, the box art re-creates the 80’s Kenner version but with modern figures instead. The photo is just blurry and angled enough to raise suspicions regarding its authenticity. Have a look for yourself then leave a comment here or in our forums with your thoughts.

UPDATE: While we don’t have official confirmation just yet, this does coincide with comments Hasbro made regarding a revisiting of the Y-Wing to include a more detailed cockpit and functional droid socket. The Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing joins the K-Mart Exclusive “Vintage” B-Wing revealed a couple weeks ago and there is word of another previously released vehicle that will be receiving the “Vintage” box treatment as well. More as it develops…

UPDATE 2: Looks like the seller has updated the auction posting an image of the other side of the box complete with TVC logo. Again not the greatest photo but it does further confirm this officially un-announced exclusive.