Reports are flying about that the TPM wave of Vintage Collection figures have hit retail at Target in the US. They have been found in Utah, Arizona and California. South of the border in Mexico, the first wave of Movie Heroes sporting the new Darth Maul packaging design have hit retail as well. Seems like Christmas has come a little early for some folks.
Our friends at JediDefender are reporting that Vintage Collection figures, specifically wave 4 (AOTC), have been found at TJ Maxx and for the super low price of $4.99! Head in over for the pic and check those stores if you have them in your area.
The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the last set of answers for 2011. In this session we learn the details of the Vintage Jar Jar and the status of Grand Moff Tarkin.
K & C Collectibles has received new Vintage Collection figures, Clone Wars Figure with Vehicles and Gift Packs this week.
New: Clone Wars Multi-Pack:
Ultimate Gift Set (set of 5)
New: Clone Wars Figure with Vehicle:
AT-RT Walker with ARF Trooper (Exclusive Figure)
BARC Speeder Bike with Clone Trooper Buzz (Exclusive Figure)
Yakface Forum Member Eopie Herder has posted some detailed images as well as a breakdown of the upcoming Vintage Collection Darth Maul. By the looks of it, Hasbro got this one right! Head on into the forums to see for yourself.
Ever since Hasbro released photos of the VC #15 Clone, I was afraid it would bomb at retail because of the ginormous helmet, and bulky body sculpt. A bad situation was made worse when most of the figures ended up with lemon-yellow helmets before they even made it to the pegs.
Being very frustrated with this for over a year now, I finally rolled up my sleeves and found a very simple way to make a much better Phase II Clone Trooper. Not only is it one of the easiest custom modifications I’ve ever seen, it’s also one of the most effective.
This change literally only takes a few minutes. So check out how to do this for yourself and finally have the Phase II Clone Trooper that Hasbro should have made after the jump!
Starting November 26th Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday, November 28th, 2011, K & C Collectibles will offer 15% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $30.00. The discount code is “CYBER” and must be keyed into the Discount Code field during the check out process. Discount does not apply to money order payments or Pre-Order merchandise.
In-Stock: Clone Trooper Army Builders:
Clone Troopers – Red – item code TU0827
Clone Troopers – White – item code TU0827
E3 Clone Troopers – item code TU0305
In-Stock: Vintage Collection Vehicles:
The Search for Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker’s Tauntaun
Y-Wing Fighter – Vintage Collection
B-Wing Fighter – Vintage Collection
Imperial TIE Bomber
AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)
In Stock: Vintage Collection Action Figures
VC63 – B-Wing Pilot
VC68 – Rebel Soldier
VD69 – Bastila Shan
VC70 – Ponda Boba
VC08 – Darth Vader (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant
VC22 – Admiral Ackbar (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant
VC23 – Luke Skywalker (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant
In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures (Set of 5 for $34.99)
CW38 – Clone Commander Jet
CW39 – Hondo Ohnaka
CW53 – Plo Koon (Cold Weather Gear)
CW55 – Savage Opress (Shirtless)
CW56 – Kamino ARF Trooper
In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures
CW54 – Saesee Tiin (Cold Weather Gear)
CW57 – Stealth OPS
CW58 – Even Piell
CW60 – Kit Fisto
CW61 – Seripas
CW62 – Captain Rex
CW63 – Chewbacca
CW64 – R7-D4
CW65 – Jar Jar Binks
Stealth OPS Clone Trooper
With more images recently surfacing of the upcoming figures from The Phantom Menace TVC wave, we’re curious to see what figure is the most anticipated by Yakface readers – cast your vote in the forums after the jump!
They say Christmas gets earlier and earlier every year, but now the holiday creep has aftershocks! Hit your local stores and the Christmas items are out in full force barely two weeks into November, and on this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Star Wars holiday gifts you can find at your local retail outlets, including Christmas ornaments, candy dispensers, candy canes, and more!
Also on this week’s show, Brian’s Toys “One of Every Figure” Club recently shipped it’s Star Wars Vintage Collection Wave 8 figures, and Marjorie and Arnie review the figures in this wave, as well as the specials on Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures at BriansToys.com
With a contest to win a Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar from BackstageToys.com and a review of the new Star Wars novel Riptide, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!