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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.

UPDATE: Disney Store Premium Elite Series 12″ Figures Revealed

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Today we’ve received our first look at Disney Store’s Exclusive line on Premium Elite Series Figures. These high-end versions include 32 points of articulation, soft goods and interchangeable accessories.

Look for Rey and Kylo Ren on November 15 and Leia and Darth Vader on November 29.

Thanks to usetheforce305 (via toy_capture) for the image.

UPDATE: An important detail for this line is that the figures are approximately 12″ tall and are plastic, NOT die cast.

UPDATE 2: I ran over to my Disney Store at lunch and snapped a quick comparison/scale pic of Disney’s Marvel Ultimate Series Premium Action Figure line and also received verbal confirmation of the Premium Elite Series being a 12″ line. Click on through for the image.

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Toyguide Update: 6″ TBS C-3PO (Resistance Base)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates continue for our next entry in the 6″ Black Series assortment with the droid you don’t recognize: C-3PO (Resistance Base).

PROS:  A fantastic sculpt overall, capturing the silhouette and posture of one of the most recognizable droids in all of cinema. The details are very well done for a figure in this price point. Articulation is about what one should expect for a protocol droid as they aren’t that dynamic or action-oriented in their function anyhow. Non-TFA C-3PO fans can look forward to seeing this figure repainted as a Walgreens exclusive sporting the more popular “Original Trilogy” coloration. Hopefully we will see future releases with this body to get some additional protocol droids into the market. (Maybe Entertainment Earth can release a 4 pack featuring R-3PO, K-3PO, TC-70 and C-3PO from Attack of the Clones?)

CONS: It has taken a very long time for C-3PO to finally come to fruition and I can’t help but feel that it’s a slight let down in execution. While the figure is painted in a vibrant gold hue, it’s the omission of vac-metal finish that is really the main point of contention. Secondly, this figure severely lacks in the accessory department. Other than a secondary gold arm or removable panels (like the 3.75″ Black Series version), there isn’t a lot of “stuff” you could add to this figure to make it more interesting. Maybe the map key pulled from BB-8? Finally, the red arm should have been given a dark wash (as seen in the film) to pop some of the details in its sculpt. It looks too flat and honestly cheap with out it. What Hasbro saved in articulation, accessories and finish, could have easily been used to accentuate that “phantom limb”.

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.

Elite Series TFA Han Solo Found

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Yakface reader Charlie G. writes in with store report after finding the Han Solo Elite Series figure this morning in Lutz, FL:

Just wanted to say I was at a Disney Store Outlet this morning and purchased the Han Solo you guys recently mentioned. The store also had about 12 of the First Order Squad Leaders figures in stock but I passed on it. The outlet bizarrely only received two Han Solo figures, one of which I purchased. Happy Hunting!