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UPDATE: New Toys”R”Us Exclusive Rogue One 2-pk

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A new exclusive Deluxe “Vs.” set has popped up on Toys”R”Us.co.uk featuring Captain Cassian Andor and an Imperial Stormtrooper Officer. The Cassian is repacked from the U-Wing Fighter and the Stormtrooper is a repaint of the single carded basic/universe figure.

Click on through for a closer look.

Thanks to MNA for the heads-up.

UPDATE: This is confirmed for a US release as well via Hasbro’s Official Collectors Checklist

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Toyguide Update: K-2SO

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the Rogue One 3.75″ basic figure assortment with the reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO.

PROS:  K-2SO may be the best of the Rogue One released thus far in the line up as Hasbro managed to capture the stature, details and scale for this figure almost perfectly. From its lanky frame, to its new, yet familiar Imperial design aesthetic, K-2SO looks pure “Star Wars” which is not only a testament to the character’s concept, but to Hasbro in translating that into plastic. Sure, it’s only 6 POA (all ball-joints), but I think you’d be hard-pressed in finding anything else to take issue.

CONS: Despite the figure’s fantastic sculpt and deco, it is lacking in accessories as you only receive a retractable zipline attachment where a piece of in-film weaponry or piece of tech may have better served this figure.

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

Product provided by Entertainment Earth.

Toyguide Update: 3.75″ Sgt. Jyn Erso (Jedha)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the Rogue One 3.75″ basic figure assortment with Jyn Erso (Jedha).

PROS:  Aside from a few minor paint application issues, the second basic version of Jyn Erso is a very nicely done figure. Again, Hasbro has created an all-new figure which is surprising as they could have easily recycled the legs from the Eadu version. Even the blaster is new for this figure. The removable cowl is made of a pliable plastic that fits over the head easily and doesn’t look too bulky. The sculpted details of her uniform/outfit are well done, conveying a variety of textures and fabrics.

CONS: Unlike the first Jyn Erso we reviewed, this one takes a step backward in reverting to the 5 POA form-factor (although still a good figure). Not the best likeness of Felicity Jones but that can be said about most human characters in this scale.

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

Product provided by Entertainment Earth.

Toyguide Update: 3.75″ Sgt. Jyn Erso (Eadu)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with our first entry in the Rogue One 3.75″ basic figure assortment with Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu).

PROS:  First off, this isn’t your typical “5POA” figure as this version of Jyn has two additional points of articulation – swivel forearms -bringing the POA count up to 7 making for a slightly better figure. Sure, it’s not an elbow or knee joint, but it does allow for more variety in posing. Her overall aesthetic is good, with a lot of sculpting details in her outfit that is reminiscent of Princess Leia in Endor gear. Hasbro also sculpted a full outfit underneath the vinyl “poncho” – which is not really intended to be removable, but bonus points for their forward thinking. She includes a blaster pistol that can be stowed in her holster and a large rocket/projectile launcher for added play value.

CONS: The breathing mask/apparatus takes a bit of futzing to get situated on her face properly. Due to her small frame and higher center of gravity, it does take a bit of trial and error to get her to stand unassisted. It’s not impossible by any means but it could be a point of contention for kids with little patience or the heavy handed.

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

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