The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2016 Premier Guild Exclusive Maz Kanata Deluxe Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.
PROS: An amazing recreation and likeness to Maz Kanata’s design from The Force Awakens. The sculpting overall is exquisite with many different textures and fabrics capturing in the polystone medium. The colors are vibrant – from her orangish skin to her clothing and jewelry – as well as having a nice wash to bring out the fine wrinkles and folds. The inclusion of the swappable arms allows for two display options which is nice to have with some of these static pieces.
CONS: Must be a PG Member to purchase ($120) which will probably drive the after market price higher in the future. Could benefit from some tightening in the paint apps, especially on the hand gripping the lightsaber.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.
Members of the Elite Series Collectors group on Facebook are reporting* the discovery for 3 “new” Elite Series figures coming soon to Disney Stores in the UK (and the US). Soon, you be able to add Riot Gear Stormtrooper, Finn with Lightsaber and Squad Leader Stormtrooper to your collection. Also of interest is a slight packaging refresh for the line which looks to universalize the box to cut down the cost of printing, requiring only a sticker to differentiate each character.
Thanks to Corey for First Order Transmissions for the heads-up.
*Images have now been deleted from the Facebook Group
Gentle Giant has sent out notifications to those who preordered the PGM Maz Kanata Mini Bust that orders will begin processing tomorrow.
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Rey and BB-8 Premium Format Figures as seen yesterday on The Star Wars Show. There are a few options to choose from as they are available individually or as a bundle which saves you $40.00. Order yours today using our handy affiliate links below.
Rey – Exclusive Version or Standard Version
BB-8 – Exclusive Version or Standard Version
Rey & BB-8 Bundle
Gentle Giant has announced Finn – the latest 1:6 Scale Mini Bust from The Force Awakens. This amazingly detailed mini bust has been digitally sculpted using top of the line 3D software and prototyped using 3D Systems industrial 3D printers. The final product is hand cast in polystone, and painstakingly hand painted so that no detail is missed. Comes with numbered certificate of authenticity.
MedicomToy has announced their MAFEX (No. 043) FN-2187 figure from The Force Awakens. Click on through for the full image gallery.
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Hot Toys has announced their R2-D2 (The Force Awakens) 1:6 scale figure. It features Touch LED light-up functions, remote control sound effects and a die cast dome. Watch for it to go up for preorder on Sideshow Collectibles soon.
UPDATE: Preorders are now open
Funko has updated today announcing their next Hikari Sofubi vinyl figure – the Kiln (First Order) Stormtrooper. Limited to only 400 pieces.
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!
Sideshow Collectibles is sending out notifications to those that preordered the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker (The Force Awakens) Sixth Scale figure. Originally solicited with an estimated arrival period between January-March 2017, it has now been revised to July-August 2017.
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.
Here is a look at the Finn vs Captain Phasma 2 pk. coming soon from Hasbro. As you may recall, this set was on display at SDCC 2016 but without Phasma’s BFG accessory. Look for this to be shipped along side carry-forward packs of the Baze Malbus and Stormtrooper set in a few weeks.
Big Bad Toy Store is now taking preorders for Kotobukiya’s new Rey & Finn ARTFX+ 1/10th Scale Statues. Click on through for the details and photo gallery. Continue reading Kotobukiya Rey and Finn ARTFX+ Statues
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.
Funko has updated their blog today announcing their Hikari Sofubi First Order Snowtrooper. Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide.