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Vinylmation Eachez Series 8 (Star Tours) Released

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Vinylmation World as posted that today marks the release date of the Limited Edition Vinylmation Eachez Series 8 that features Star Tours Starspeeder pilots Rex (9/10) or Ace (1/10)  . This series is available now at Disney Parks at Disneyland and Disney World and on DisneyStore.com.

Head on over to Vinylmation World for the full details.

Toyguide Update: STAR TOURS Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering a few of the past STAR TOURS releases available at Disney Parks. We continue with the addition of the 2013 Jedi Mickey’s Starfighter.

PROS: Disney dips into the 3-3/4″ scale vehicle pool by repainting the 2005 Jedi Starfighter mold from Revenge of the Sith giving it a striking red, yellow and black deco. The vehicle is virtually the exact same sculpt except for a small peg sculpted to the seat to hold the included Jedi Mickey figure when placed in the cockpit. Mickey himself is based off of a prior release as well with a slight tweak to the color. The surprise in the set is the included R2-MK which utilizes Disney’s (now proprietary) Droid Factory/Build-A-Droid R2-series sculpt.

CONS: A tad gaudy with the Mickey logo emblazoned on the wings and rear. If you are a build-a-droid completist, you’ll need this release for the R2-MK which may be a bit of a hit to the wallet at a MSRP of $34.95.

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

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Toyguide Update: STAR TOURS Sector 2 Security

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering a few of the past STAR TOURS Sets available at Disney Parks. We continue with the addition of the 2013 Sector 2 Security Figure Set.

PROS: As someone that passed on the many of the initial Star Tours figures, it’s nice to be able to get some of the droids from the attraction. The G2 Droid is the star of this set as it’s an all-new figure with a lot of detailing in the sculpt and has a surprising amount of articulation. He sort of has that Johnny 5/Wall-E look about him which I find fun. C-3PO is a repaint of an older TSC figure but the vacmetal treatment is pretty unique. RX too, has a lot of articulation as each “ring” of the body can move independently making for a wide variety of display and posing options. Plus, he can fit into the newer, larger Starspeeder 1000 vehicle, bringing added play value to both pieces.

CONS: $34.95 may seem like a high price for 3 figures, especially since we are getting C-3PO again, albeit in a new, brighter gold. Something about the RX droid feels more Hoover vacuum cleaner than Star Wars universe character, but I admit that’s a fault of my perception and not the overall design.

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

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Toyguide Update: STAR TOURS Search for the Rebel Spy

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering a few of the past STAR TOURS Sets available at Disney Parks. We start things off with the addition of the 2013 Search for the Rebel Spy Figure Set.

PROS: Aside from getting another Sky Trooper, the highlight of this set is the cool Seeker Droid that looks like a cross between a “Bayformer” Decepticon and an Imperial Probe Droid. It features several unique parts that are only available in this set. The deco for all 3 figures is well done as the Signal Droid gets a fresh coat of paint which helps to set it apart from the prior release and the Sky Trooper (depending on which variant you get – see toyguide details for info) again looks cool as the gray stripes break up the stark white armor nicely.

CONS: $34.95 may seem like a high price for 3 figures, but the deco refreshes and the new components should help to sway your opinion, especially if you liked the experience of the ride itself. I know I did. (I was the Rebel Spy!)

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

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JTA Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary of RDRs

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Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have reached their 5 Year Anniversary of their in-depth Research Droid Reviews – which is no small effort considering the time, detail and effort that go into each daily release! To commemorate the milestone,  they have posted a great message along with special look at the Disney Star Tours Droid Factory parts/figures so head on over and check it out.

Congrats to Chuck and Paul!

New Star Tours Packs

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INTRODUCING THE NEW 2013 STAR WARS® Star Tours™ Action Figure Packs from Hasbro

The celebration of the amazing new Star Tours Disney theme park ride continues in 2013 with new STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs from Hasbro.  Building off of the packs released in 2011, these two sets of figures introduce new Droids from the ride experience as well as a few reprised fan favorites.  New figures include a blue Signal Droid, red RX Droid, a G2 Droid rebuilt from scratch for more accurate detail, and the very first appearance of a new Seeker Droid!

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