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Toy Run Episode 41 – So Long, Princess.

This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years.  In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016.  Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines.  All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN – The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!

Elite Series First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Now Available

Released in the UK a couple weeks ago, reports are coming in that the Elite Series Die Cast First Order TIE Fighter Pilot is now available in the US exclusively at Disney Stores. This figure is not available online as of this post but if you’re interested you may wish to brave the post-holiday mall traffic to try to secure one of them as the die cast Elite Series line is on sale for $14.99 each.

Thanks to Pete V. for the heads up.

Toyguide Update: BB-8 (Holiday Edition) Mini Bust (2016 PGM Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the  2016 Premier Guild Exclusive BB-8 (Holiday Edition) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS: Excellent sculpting and deco, and the lights are a perfectly festive touch. LED lights are bright and the button batteries are included (preinstalled). 3 lighting modes give the collector options, although I suspect most will choose the solid (non-flashing) setting.

CONS:  Must be a PG Member to purchase ($120) which will probably drive the after market price higher in the future.  Fragile antennae could easily break if not handled properly.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery (and our YouTube page for a video) to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

New Images for S.H.Figuarts Padme and More

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Tamashi Nations has presented several new S.H.Figuarts figures at Tokyo Comic Con. Figures include Padmé Amidala (Geonosis Arena),  Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope), Han Solo (The Force Awakens) Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One) and Finn/FN-2187 (The Force Awakens). Click on through to check them out.

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6″ C-3PO Resistance Base Variant

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It was something we mentioned in our initial review of this figure and now it looks like Hasbro has addressed the oversight as they have issued a variant to the 6″ Black Series C-3PO (Resistance Base) figure. Instead of the cheap looking plain red arm, they have now given it a proper, screen accurate deco. I’ll definitely be picking this version up.

Thanks to Rebelscum for their report.