November 2008 Archive

Yakfinities Customizing Challenge Update
November 30, 2008 | 11:39 PM EST | Justin2


The 26th Yakfinities, ENTERTAINERS, continues through the month of December. Check out the recent entries or add your own custom into the mix by clickingHERE.



Sarlacc Pit Loose Images
November 30, 2008 | 11:35 PM EST | Justin2

Unsure whether or not you want to fork over more than $60.00 for Target’s Sarlacc Pit Ultimate Battle Pack? This is definitely an expensive item considering the lack of new product packed in, but the Sarlacc itself is very well done and DOES come with a very sturdy base that is hidden under the packaging (though a bit small).

Check out some loose pics of this ugly monster and decide if this is worth picking up after the jump!



Left Overs Have You??? Stew Time It Is!!!
November 30, 2008 | 6:53 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a semi-historical article about Yoda’s infamous pot of stew from the Empire Strikes back– along with a receipe that doesn’t look bad at all! So if you’ve got some leftover turkey, brisket, ham, lamb, or other meat (the recipe calls for lamb or “other meat”) Check it out here.



YAKstravaganza: Holiday Edition Begins!
November 29, 2008 | 2:42 PM EST | Brandon


HELLO FANS! YAKstravaganza is back for round two and we want everybody to participate! YAKstravaganza is a fun new contest that ANYBODY can play! It’s a contest about celebrating Star Wars and everybody’s favorite hobbies & skills! The purpose of YAKstravaganza is for everybody to create something that fuses together a theme (THIS TIME WINTER HOLIDAYS!) for the month, Star Wars, and your favorite hobby / skill / craft. Entries will be received all month long and a winner chosen by YAK_Den at the end of the month. The winner will then get to choose a prize from 5 randomly selected boxes :D!

This time we’re also pulling out all the stops! We’ll be giving MAJOR YAKpoints to all entries recieved and it’s a high possibility that multiple people can win! We hope you all will join us!

For more details jump on over!



Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 28, 2008 | 11:21 PM EST | Bill


Here’s the highlights from our latest update:

The first of two new Medicom RAH figures this week, the Royal guard is
clad in his red robe and helmet, and includes a Force Pike for battle. This evil sentinel stands 12″, and is the ultimate defender for your Sith forces. Don’t miss out on this this one, priced at $154.99

This 1/4 scale figure shows Anakin as he looked in Episode III after
turning to the Dark Side of the Force. Clad in dark leathers with a brown robe, this figure stands 19″ tall and includes his lightsaber as well. This figure is priced at $289.99

The other new release is the Clone Trooper Captain. This fellow has red markings on his clone trooper armor to denote his rank, and the figure comes with alternate hands and a blaster, in addition to the articulation that has made Medicom’s RAH line legendary. This one is priced at $139.99

Our newest shipment of Star Wars vehicles has allowed us to list a number of them singly. Yuo can choose from Obi-Wan’s and Anakin’s Starfighters, the V-19 Torrent and more, priced at $18.00 – $25.99 each.

Our shipment has also restocked our 2″ Unleashed Battlepacks. We’ve got many Clone Wars Hero, Clone Wars Trooper, and Clone Wars Droid sets, among others. These sets are priced at $11.00 to $14.99 each

Also in stock now are three of the new Battle Packs. This time, we’ve
received the Battle at the B’Omarr Monastery and Assault on the Shield
Generator battle packs, each containing multiple figures or two figures with vehicles. Each is priced at $27.99

This case includes twelve two-packs of Galactic Heroes figures. Some of the sets in this assortment include Anakin with STAP, Commander Rex & Ahsoka with Stonky, Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar, and more; we’ve got this case listed at $79.99

We’ve got the Wave 5 set of two in stock, containing the Clone Emperor and Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, and Commander Faie and Quinlan Vos in Jedi Robes. This set is in stock for $29.99, and we’ve also replenished a number of comic two-pack singles, like Admiral Thrawn & Talon Karrde and Leia & Prince Xizor, and these singles are priced at $12.99 to $14.99 each.

We’ve got a number of Star Wars Mighty Muggs singlles restocked – choose from figures like Darth Vader versions 1 & 2, Han Solo, Boba and Jango Fetts, Emperor Palpatine and more. We’ve got these Muggs priced at $11.99 – $20.00 each, along with sets of four available at $44.99.


The first wave of Star Wars vehicles for 2009 is up for pre-order now. This case of five ships includes two of Clone Wars Obi-Wan’s Delta 2 Starfighter, and one AAT Trade Federation Tank , along with one each of new ships the Super Vulture Droid and the Magna Guard Fighter. You can pick up the vehicles singly at $29.99 – $34.99, or pick up the case of 5 at $114.99. Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items. Black Friday Sale
November 28, 2008 | 7:28 AM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop’s huge Black Friday Sale is now in effect. Save 10% off every item in stock for regular shoppers, and 20% off for Hyperspace members!

And just in case you’re sleeping off a tryptophan haze the day after yesterday, StarWarsShop is extending the sale through the weekend and into Monday, so that’s four whole days to reap big savings on Star Wars, Clone Wars, and Indy merch!



Black Friday Star Wars Savings on Star Wars Action News
November 27, 2008 | 11:38 PM EST | Jayson


Star Wars Action News wants to wish all its listeners a Happy Thanksgiving! And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are giving you a bonus episode of Star Wars Action News!

Want to know where to shop for the best Black Friday savings on Star Wars items? Or if you’re forced to stores with family, want to know what to look for while there to add to you collection? Find out right now on our annual Black Friday pre-show on Star Wars Action News

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



The Drewton Legacy Continues!
November 27, 2008 | 1:30 PM EST | Justin2


Forum member Drewton treats us all this holiday week with another installment in his dazzling photonovel series!

So once you’ve had your fill of turkey and football today, sit back and enjoyChapter 4 – ARMAGEDDON



Toht Now Available…
November 27, 2008 | 12:09 PM EST | Mark

If you are an Indiana Jones Fan.. this IS THE MUST have figure. NOT because of the figure.. but because of the exclusive!!!!

Toht 12-inch Figure

The Toht 12 inch Figure features:

12-inch Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation
Authentic likeness of Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Ernst Toht
Trench coat with belt
Switch-out melted portrait
Interchangeable gloved and ungloved hands
Interchangeable right hand with medallion burn
Luger pistol
Hot Poker
Collapsable coat hanger w/ chain
Display base with Indiana Jones logo
Sideshow Exclusive: Polystone Ark of the Covenant accessory



Black Friday @ Entertainment Earth
November 27, 2008 | 12:02 PM EST | Mark

Over at Entertainment Earth they are have their sale tomorrow…

It’s time once more for our annual Black Friday Sale! Save big all Thanksgiving weekend on over 80 awesome products from Dark Horse, Hasbro, Acme Archives, Master Replicas, and more– starting right now!

Black Friday Sale!

Highlights from this sale include…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Statue, WAS $99.99, ON SALE NOW FOR $49.78

EE Exclusive Star Trek Original Series Communicator Replica, WAS $29.99, ON SALE NOW FOR $22.87

Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber Construction Set, WAS $82.27, ON SALE NOW FOR $59.97

Star Wars Treachery on Saleucami Action Figure Battle Pack, WAS $23.99, ON SALE NOW FOR $15.91

Head on over for the sale….



Black Friday @ Brian’s Toys
November 27, 2008 | 11:53 AM EST | Mark

Brian’s Toys’ Black Friday Sale has deep discounts on over a hundred products such as action figures, battle packs, and exclusives! Combined with our continuing 15% OFF Sale and $7.99 Flat-Rate Shipping, Brian’s Toys makes the perfect holiday shopping hot spot for the Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, and Indiana Jones fans in your life. New this week and in stock are Legacy Wave 2 and GI Joe Wave 13. For more details and great Christmas buys, check out!



Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27, 2008 | 7:37 AM EST | Jayson

From all of us a Yakface, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.



Gentle Giant: Holiday Sale 2008 on Select In-Stock Items
November 26, 2008 | 10:24 PM EST | Jayson

Gentle Giant is offering Black Friday prices on select in stock items through the end of the year! (Or while supplies last.) Head on over to view the great deals!



Sideshow Collectibles: 12″ AOTC Obi-Wan Kenobi Revealed
November 26, 2008 | 9:31 PM EST | Jayson


Sideshow Collectibles has updated tonight revealing the next 1:6 scale figure in the their Order of the Jedi line: Obi-Wan Kenobi as he appeared in Attack of the Clones. Priority pre-orders start Friday Dec. 7 at 10 am Pacific Time and look for a limited production run of 1000 pieces. Let the speculation begin on the Exclusive Edition’s accessory.

Update: The Exclusive Edition will include the Kamino Dart accessory as revealed in Sideshow’s newsletter. Thanks Sean K. for the tip!



K & C Collectibles: FREE SHIPPING starts Friday November 28th
November 26, 2008 | 2:51 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles is offering FREE Shipping via UPS ground Starting Friday November 28th until Saturday December 13th to all customers who order $75.00 or more. Your shipping address must be within the continental USA and use a credit card for payment. Exceptions do apply on some collectibles due to size of the items. Offer not valid on pre-order items or orders already placed.

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figure Collection: 
Count Dooku #13
Plo Koon #14
Asajj Ventress #15
C-3PO #16
Destroyer Droid #17
IG-86 Assassin Droid #18

NEW – Battle Packs: 
Training on the Falcon
B’Omarr Monastery Assault
Shield Generator Assault

NEW – Comic 2-pack Collection: 
Commnader Faie and Quinlan Vos
Emperor Palpatine Clone and Luke Skywalker
Leia Organa and Prince Xizor
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde

IN STOCK –Clone Wars – Commemorative Collection:
#1 – General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Battle Droid
#2 – Clone Trooper, Anakin Skywalker, and R2-D2
#3 – Both Collections

IN STOCK –Legacy Vehicle:
A-Wing with Arvel Crynyd

IN STOCK – Titanium
A-Wing – Battle Damaged – Blue
AT-RT – Orange Trooper
Hailfire Droid
Biggs Darklighter’s Red Three X-Wing
Shadow Trooper Gunship
Republic Gunship
Imperial Landing Craft
Rebel Transport
TIE Defender

IN STOCK – Legacy Collection – Action Figures
Stass Allie # 23
Commander Faie – #24
General Grievous – # 25
Bail Organa – # 26
Breha Organa – # 27
FX-6 – # 28
Clone Trooper 327 Star Corps – #29

IN STOCK – Knights of the Old Republic:

Pre-Order – November 27th, 2008
Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 Trading Card Box
Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette – Clone Wars
Anakin Skywalker Mcquette – Clone Wars
AT-AT Driver Mini bust
Kotobukiya – Sith – Set of 4 – SAVE $60
Darth Vader 12inch Talking Bobble Head
Boba Fett 12inch Bobble Head



New Loose TLC A New Hope Wave Images
November 26, 2008 | 9:12 AM EST | Jayson

The fine crew at has posted several loose images of some of the figures from the upcoming Legacy Collection’s A New Hope Wave. Head over for detailed shots of Trinto Duaba w/Dice Ibegon and Wioslea.



Sideshow Collectibles: Holiday Savings
November 25, 2008 | 11:38 PM EST | Jayson

Sideshow Collectibles has listed several Star Wars related items that have been discounted for this holiday season.

Look for savings on the 12″ Bespin Luke Skywalker, Kit Fisto Acme Character Key, 12″ Nik Sant – Endor Rebel Commando Pathfinder, 12″ Endor Rebel Commando Sergeant, 12″ Jabba the Hutt and the Luke & Yoda Premium Format Figure.

Head over to Sideshow to see if these or the many other discounted item get you in the holiday gifting mood.



More UBPs Found
November 25, 2008 | 10:48 PM EST | Jayson



This just in from Yak Reader “JediJones”

My Target in PA sold out of the GI Joe Ultimate Battle Packs over the weekend and filled the shelf space with 2 each of the Star Wars Ultimate Battle Packs on Monday. By Tuesday those had sold out and the GI Joe set was back in place. Here are the pics to prove it…

Thanks for your report JediJones and congrats on your find.

Click the images above for a closer look.



Yak Spotlight: Premium Format Asajj Ventress
November 25, 2008 | 9:19 PM EST | Jayson

The Yakface Spotlight returns today with a review of the Premium Format Asajj Ventress from Sideshow Collectibles. Click on through or click the review image in the left column to determine if this is a piece worthy of having a place in your collection. Red Clone Army Ranks Complete!
November 25, 2008 | 5:21 PM EST | Jayson

Here from Japan. Gone in less than a parsec. For Jedi masters and Star Wars fans, a limited supply of Japanese Star Wars collectibles are available now, only at Hurry, before they disappear, plus view the Japanese movie trailer and poster.



Episode 170: Creepy Crawlers
November 24, 2008 | 11:49 PM EST | Jayson


When shopping for the Star Wars fan in your life, no matter what the age, you may be tempted to buy him or her something different; something unique. One such item can be found in the craft section of your local Wal Mart, the Star Wars Creepy Crawler Mold Maker. An impulse buy has one added to the Sithsonian’s collection. Listen as we play with the item, burn our finters, and decide if this is a good gift for fans young and old.

And speaking of young fans, our youth reviewer Owen Cheddar is back, this time reviewing the new Lightsaber Duels game for the Wii. Last week we gave you an adult’s perspective on this game, now hear what the kids think of it.

With a Hasbro Q&A, a store report, and as stuffed full of Star Wars goodness as your Thursday turkey, it’s all on Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



Customizer Spotlight – Josh
November 24, 2008 | 11:14 PM EST | Justin2


Forum member Josh has added several new updates to our diorama section, and tonight we spotlight his awesome rendition of Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge. Check out his work after the jump!



Clone Wars AAT Found
November 24, 2008 | 11:09 PM EST | Justin2


A local collecting friend mentioned that he had seen the new AAT Separatist Tank at an area St. Louis Wal-Mart. Sure enough, I hit a differnet location and was able to score one for myself. This is a very fresh look for the existing mold – head to the forums for a closer look.



StarWarsShop: New Arrivals
November 24, 2008 | 10:02 PM EST | Jayson has updated tonight with the addition of a few new pre-orders to their New Arrivals section. Look for Clone Wars 2009 wave 2, the Sideshow 12″ Stormtrooper Commander from the Force Unleashed, also from Sideshow, the 12″ Han in Carbonite Environment and the Slave Leia Premium Format Figure



TRU Exclusive Gentle Giant Bust Ups
November 24, 2008 | 9:16 PM EST | Jayson



Editor-In-Chief / Mark ran across a few of the Exclusive Clone Wars Gentle Giant Bust Ups today at his local Toys R Us.

Armada Set 1 includes Captain Rex, a Coruscant Security Trooper and a 212th Attack Battalion Trooper.

Armada Set 2 includes one of Commander Wolffe, a 41st Elite Legion Trooper and what looks like a AT-TE Tank Gunner.

Click the images above for a closer look.



New Star Tours Goodies
November 24, 2008 | 8:52 PM EST | Bill

Our Friends over at Endor have updated with a nice piece on some new collectibles which have surfaced at Disney’s Star Tours Ride, and the best part is that unless you’re getting a set off Ebay, they’re FREE. Check it out here.



Target Raises Pricing On Ultimate Battle Packs
November 24, 2008 | 1:38 PM EST | Jayson

Watch those wallets! Target has apparently taken aim at the already inflated pricing of the 2 upcoming Ultimate Battle Packs and has raised them from $62.99 to a whopping $69.99. A local collector friend reported this morning that they increased the price at 2 of his area stores, so to confirm this I just ran to my local Target and much to my dismay the DPCI scanner revealed the $69.99 pricepoint.

This must have just happened overnight as the same store had the $62.99 cost yesterday.

So, if you managed to get yours early for the lower price congrats! Let’s hope these to sets make their way to the clearance aisle sooner rather than later.



Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 22, 2008 | 11:43 AM EST | Bill


Our sale is still running and there are plenty of great deals available. Take a spin through the sales menus


The newest of Sideshow’s “Militaries of Star Wars” line is the
Stormtrooper Commander. His armor includes blue detailing to indicate his rank, and he comes with a BlasTech E-11 Blaster Rifle as well. We’ve got him priced at $84.99


These new Force FX lightsabers seem to take up where Master Replicas left off. Part of Hasbro’s Signature Series, these blades light up and have four motion sensor- controlled sound effects. The blade is permanently attached to a durable metal hilt, and comes with a display base for when not in use. Obi-Wan’s blade is priced at $99.99, with Luke’s at $109.99. Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 18 IG-86 Assassin Droid
November 21, 2008 | 11:06 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with my latest acquisition from theClone Wars Collection: the IG-86 Assassin Droid. Again, Hasbro’s designers have translated the IG-86 perfectly from screen to plastic form and they managed to load this deadly droid with a ton of articulation as well. The IG-86 Droid has a swivel head, waist and wrists, with ball joint shoulders, elbows, hips, ankles and pivoting knees. Plus it features clamp like hands perfect for grasping weapons or prey. For accessories, IG-86 includes 2 batte droid blasters and a removable weapon pack capable of holding the blasters when not in use. Overall a fabulous figure, well worth picking up multiples if so inclined.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Clone Wars: The Malevolence Saga
November 21, 2008 | 9:33 PM EST | Jayson

Although there is no new episode of the Clone Wars next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, tune to the Cartoon Network next Friday for the airing of the 3 part “Malevelance Saga” consisting of the Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence and Destroy Malevolence episodes!



Clone Wars Episode #7: Duel of the Droids
November 21, 2008 | 5:09 PM EST | Jayson

Last week’s new Clone Wars Episode “Duel of the Droids” is now streaming

Remember, The Clone Wars episode is all new tonight with Episode 8: “Bombad Jedi” featuring Jar Jar Binks at 9:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm CST. And in case you miss it, you can catch a rebroadcast tomorrow morning 9:30 am EST / 8:30 am CST. Black Friday Sale
November 21, 2008 | 2:19 PM EST | Jayson

Starting November 28, make sure you’re in front of a computer to take advantage of StarWarsShop’s huge Black Friday Sale, which knocks 10% off every item in stock for regular shoppers, and 20% off for Hyperspace members!

And just in case you’re sleeping off a tryptophan haze the day after Thanksgiving, StarWarsShop is extending the sale through the weekend and into Monday, so that’s four whole days to reap big savings on Star Wars, Clone Wars, and Indy merch!

So mark your calendars and be camped out in front of StarWarsShop’s virtual doors on November 28 to get the best deals of the year!



Woot! Special: The Star Wars Vault SOLD OUT
November 21, 2008 | 6:29 AM EST | Jayson


Internet bargain site Woot! has posted a special today on the The Star Wars Vault. Written by Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet and Pete Vilmur, The Star Wars Vault reveals dozens of rare photos, facts, collectibles, and recordings pulled from both the authors’ collections and from Lucasfilm’s own archives at Skywalker Ranch. But what makes the Vault so different — and so special — are the inserts that accompany nearly every spread: pull-out reproductions of posters, tickets, concert programs, t-shirt transfers, stickers, and scores of other collectible items (50 in all!) abound in The Star Wars Vault, many of which have never even been seen before.

You can get yours today for the low, low price of $24.99 + $5 shipping. A great Christmas present at a great price – head over and get yours today!

Thanks to Yak Reader Jason H. for the sweet find!

UPDATE: Apparently there was quite a run on today’s special as it is now sold out! Hope you got yours while they were available.



November 21, 2008 | 12:46 AM EST | Justin2


Rykrof Enloe is back, and this time he’s bringing with him a full scale assault on the Separatist stronghold of Rhen Var.

Head on over to the forums for Chapter 26 in the Rykrof Enlone Photonovel Series after THE JUMP!



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 17 Destroyer Droid
November 20, 2008 | 1:50 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with my latest acquisition from theClone Wars Collection: the Destroyer Droid. These “rollers” as they’re referred in the Clone Wars series are a faithful representation of their on-screen counterparts complete with exaggerated proportions. The figure itself features firing rocket launchers in each arm and also utilizes an action feature where the droid springs open at the press of a button located on the droid’s leg housing. The arms have a ton of articulation themselves with swivel and ball joint pivot points and the leg are posable akin to previous Destroyer Droid releases.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Wattographs “The Wookiees” Conoisseur Series Signing! 
November 20, 2008 | 1:18 AM EST | Brandon

Release from

Only 2 weeks left to get in on our autograph signing with the Wookiees of “Revenge of the Sith!” This exciting piece features 9 signatures of the Wookiees themselves including Creature Shop Supervisors Dave and Lou Esley.

We have two different group images available in a stunning 16×20 size. Additionally, we have several individual character images available for this signing.

Orders for “The Wookiees” Connoisseur Series ends 11/30/08 at 11:59:59 EST. Please contact Wattographs with any questions.



Customizing Project Updates
November 20, 2008 | 12:19 AM EST | Justin2


We’re all busy this time of year, so the deadlines for both the Shaak Ti Group Project and the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge have been extended to December 31.



Sarlacc Ultimate Battle Pack Found
November 19, 2008 | 8:16 PM EST | Jayson


Yak Reader Matt stumbled across the Battle at the Sarlacc Ultimate Batle Pack ($62.99) at his local Target in Elizabethtown, KY. Click the image above to view Matt’s findings!

And if your feeling anxious about getting this set or want to check to see if it is in-stock at your local Target, here is the DPCI code: 087-06-2070*.

*This code is shared with the Clone Wars UBP as well so if you’re looking to have this pulled from the stockroom it might help to be specific in your inquiry. New Arrivals
November 19, 2008 | 8:07 PM EST | Jayson has updated today with the addition of a couple items to their “New Arrivals” section. Today’s offering include a Solid Bronze Yoda Statue,Gentle Giant Wampa Statue and a Limited Edition Captain Rex Clone Wars Maquette. As a bonus, Hyperspace members receive an additional 10% off your order!



Hasbro Corporate Site Update
November 19, 2008 | 11:42 AM EST | Jayson‘s web site has received a facelift today head over and explore it for yourself!



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 16 C-3PO
November 19, 2008 | 9:41 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with my latest acquisition from theThe Clone Wars Collection: C-3PO. Much like the R2-D2 from wave 1, Hasbro again raises the bar as this latest incarnation of our favorite protocol droid has great features that will hopefully carry on to realistic versions of him in the future. 3PO features several articulation points with ball joint ankles, knees, torso, elbows and head but that’s not all. He also has swivel wrists and a multi piece shoulder ball joint that provides them with a more dynamic range of motion. Another feature that this figure has is “glowing” eyes which do not glow per se but do illuminate by utilizing the light pipe design previously used on certain astromech and Jawa molds. Unfortunately, there are no accessories included with the figure which is a shame, but not surprising, since most of the dollars were allocated to producing one of the best C-3PO figures to date.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Hasbro Q & A Rounds-Up
November 19, 2008 | 7:49 AM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s web page has updated with the latest all of the latest questions and answers from the on-going Star Wars Q & A. Check it out here.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 14 Plo Koon
November 18, 2008 | 10:23 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide gets a quick update today with my latest acquisition to theThe Clone Wars Collection: the Jedi Master Plo Koon. Although Master Koon has been translated very well from the series to action figure form, Hasbro still feels the need to short change dynamic characters like Jedi by not including key points of articulation. Here, Plo Koon lacks knee and ankle joints giving him a rather static pose from the waist down. Aside from that shortcoming, Plo Koon rocks as he features ball joint elbows, swivel wrists and an interchangeable hood piece that can be displayed up or down depending on your mood. And what Jedi would be complete without his trusty lightsaber? Plo Koon is armed to the teeth in that respect as he includes 2 lightsabers (one long and one short) and a sweet double bladed lightsaber gauntlet! If that isn’t enough the 2 lightsabers can attach to the the gauntlet forming a quad blade instrument of death!

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection. Gift Guide
November 18, 2008 | 5:06 PM EST | Jayson has updated today with their “Star Wars Gift Guide” which break some of the their most popular items into easy to shop categories just in time for the upcoming holiday season. If you haven’t already, head over and start holiday shopping early for your favorite Star Wars fan.



Coming Soon… Rhen Var Assault
November 18, 2008 | 12:59 PM EST | Justin2


The next installment in the Rykrof Enloe Photonovel Series will be released in the coming days.

Stay tuned here at Yakface for Chapter 26 in its entirety!



TRU 15% Off
November 17, 2008 | 9:20 PM EST | Bill

Been waiting to add an ATTE or BMF Falcon to your collection? There’s a 15% off coupon for TRU that might help. Check it out here thanks to our friends for finding the link!



New Clone Wars Figures Revealed
November 17, 2008 | 5:21 PM EST | Jayson has updated today with a new Clone Wars case assortment that reveals a new wave for this expanding animated line. It shows Jar Jar, Jetpack Battle Droid, Kit Fisto w/Jetpack and a Green Clone Trooper. Head over for a sneak peek!

Thanks to forumer Rune Haaku for the tip.

Also, our friends at YodasNews have posted pretty hi-res shots of these new figures as well.



Episode 169: Multimedia Blitz
November 17, 2008 | 9:35 AM EST | Jayson


It’s been a huge week for Star Wars media collectors. We have the first Star Wars high definition home video release ever with The Clone Wars movie on Blu Ray, and some special high def surprises on the disc’s special features. We discuss this release, and its various exclusive releases.

Also this week not one but two new Star Wars games were released for The Clone Wars. Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels for the Wii, and Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance for the Nintendo DS. We review both these new releases.

And lest we forget, today is the 30th Anniversary of the Holiday Special, and to celebrate the release Rifftrax is giving away their Holiday Special commentary for free at We discuss Rifftrax and play an exclusive clip from their commentary.

Finally, this week had the much anticipated release of Robot Chicken Star Wars II. We review this latest Star Wars celebration from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.

All this and discussion of the eFX Collectibles X-Wing on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



K & C Collectibles: New Commemorative Collection Sets
November 16, 2008 | 4:40 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received the below NEW items this week. Don’t forget to Pre-Order your box of Star Wars Galaxy series 4.

NEW – Clone Wars – Commemorative Collection:
#1 – General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Battle Droid
#2 – Clone Trooper, Anakin Skywalker, and R2-D2
#3 – Both Collections

NEW – Comic 2-pack Collection (very limited quantity):
Leia Organa and Prince Xizor
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Talon Karrde

NEW – Battle Packs: 
B’Omarr Monastery Assault
Shield Generator Assault

NEW – Legacy Vehicles:
A-Wing with Arvel Crynyd Pilot

NEW – Titanium Vehicles
A-Wing – Battle Damaged – Blue
AT-RT – Orange Trooper
Hailfire Droid
Biggs Darklighter’s Red Three X-Wing
Shadow Trooper Gunship
Republic Gunship
TIE Defender

NEW – Legacy Collection – In-Stock:
Stass Allie # 23
Commander Faie – #24
General Grievous – # 25
Bail Organa – # 26
Breha Organa – # 27
FX-6 – # 28
Clone Trooper 327 Star Corps – #29

Pre-Order – November 27th, 2008
Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 Trading Card Box
Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette – Clone Wars
Anakin Skywalker Maquette – Clone Wars
AT-AT Driver Mini bust
Kotobukiya – Sith – Set of 4 – SAVE $60
Darth Vader 12inch Talking Bobble Head
Boba Fett 12inch Bobble Head



Battlefront II Sets at Toys R Us
November 15, 2008 | 11:51 PM EST | Justin2

Our Imperial allies over at are reporting that the Battlefront II sets (once a Previews exclusive) were found at TRU for $39.99. Head on over andcheck them out.



Millennium Falcon Book Review
November 15, 2008 | 4:38 PM EST | freebird

Here’s the latest my fine feathered friends. This time we go for a ride through the history of The Millennium Falcon. To read my latest review click here.



ARC-170 Fighter at Toys R Us
November 15, 2008 | 10:18 AM EST | Mark

Over at TRU online

The EXCLUSIVE Star Wars The Clone Wars – ARC-170 Fighter is now in stock…

Also available is the Star Wars Battle Pack – Attack of the Clones II – STAP Attack EXCLUSIVE
The Star Wars Dagger Squadron with B-Wing Fighter EXCLUSIVE



Clone Wars Episode #6: Downfall of a Droid
November 14, 2008 | 5:37 PM EST | Jayson

Last week’s new Clone Wars Episode “Downfall of a Droid” is now streaming Remember, The Clone Wars episode is all new tonight with Episode 7: “Duel of the Droids” and in case you miss it, look for it to re-broadcast tomorrow (Saturday) morning on Cartoon Network.



Force Unleashed Costume Pack #1 Now Available
November 14, 2008 | 4:35 PM EST | Jayson

LucasArts sends word that they’ve released a new costume pack for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners through Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Network, the costume pack allows gamers to play through the game disguised as several new characters.

Costumes in the pack include:

• Hooded Combat Gear
• General Starkiller
• Sith Assassin
• Imperial Commando
• Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker
• Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi
• Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker
• Darth Sion
• Ki-Adi-Mundi
• Kit Fisto

In addition, new themes and picture packs are available for download.



Another Clone For Christmas…
November 14, 2008 | 7:31 AM EST | Mark

Pre-Orders are available now…



Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 13, 2008 | 9:03 PM EST | Bill



We’ve just cut prices on over 1000 items and added hundreds more to our sale menu. There are over 3100 total items selling between 20% – 60% off MSRP or our List Price. This is a great time to pick up some deals on a huge variety of older and overstocked product.

The newest in Diamond Select Toys’ Ultimate Quarter Scale line will be Jedi Master Mace Windu. Made famous by Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu will be loaded with articulation, include his purple lightsaber, and say phrases from the films. Check him out – we’ve got him listed at $64.99, a savings of $15 off MSRP.

Sideshow’s new Han Solo in Carbonite figure environment is a great addition to the 12″ Star Wars line. This piece includes Han frozen in the block of Carbonite, displayed in Jabba’s alcove. The Carbonite piece is
easily removable from the alcove display, and includes excellent detail work. This great new piece is priced at $189.99 (a savings of $10 off MSRP) and would be great for any Star Wars fan.

We’ve got new listings for Wave 5 of the Legacy Collection Build-A-Figure series. This wave is available in either the regular case of 12 or an Internet-exclusive case of 12, each at $99.99, or you can mix and match your favorite single figures, $9.99 – $11.99 each.

We’ve also listed Wave 5 of the Clone Wars Animated figures. The set of seven is comprised of White Battle Outfit Padme, Space Clone Trooper, Magna Guard Droid, Jar Jar in Jedi Robe, Jet Pack Battle Droid, Green
Clone Trooper and Kit Fisto, for $79.99, or you can pick up the Wave 5 case and add in five more figures like Asajj Ventress and a Destroyer Droid for just $99.99.

Anopther new listing from Hasbro is the Star Wars transformers Wave 6. This wave is scheduled to appear in March and includes new transformers like Darth Vader/TIE Fighter, Clone Pilot/V-19 and Plo Koon/Jedi
Starfighter. You can pre-order a case of six for $99.99.

We have listed the first waves of the Clone Wars Titanium vehicles for 2009. Up for pre-order now are the Wave 1 case, as well as the Wave 1 Revision 1 case of 12 and set of 11. New vehicles in this wave would include Prince Xizor’s Virago, the Dagger Squadron B-Wing, the Gold Squadron Gold 1 Y-Wing and more


This Previews exclusive version of the classic TIE Fighter is emblazoned with the Rebel Alliance symbol and piloted by rebel pilots during an Imperial infiltration. We’ve got this ship listed at $52.99, saving you $7 off MSRP

This assortment of Mighty Muggs includes returning favorites Farth Vader Version 2 and Hoth Han Solo, and adds new figures Darth Maul Version 2 and Darth Revan from Knights of the Old Republic. This set is priced at $44.99, and we’ve also got singles available of Hoth Han Solo and Darth Vader Version 2, only $12.99 each

STAR WARS TITANIUM SINGLES – Aaylas SF, Dagger Sq B-Wing, Ecliptic TIE
We’ve received a large number of Star Wars Titanium vehicles as well, and we still have stock of some of the ships. In addition to the Wave 6 Set of six priced at $37.99 and the case of 12 at $69.99, check out the
available single vehicles, such as the Ecliptic TIE Fighter, the Dagger Squadron B-Wing, Aayla Secura’s Starfighter and more.Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Jedi Master R2 Mail Box
November 12, 2008 | 9:09 PM EST | Bill


Yak Reader SteveSky67 sent up some great images of the scaled R2 Mail Boxes which have started hitting retail. Click here to check them out.



Sideshow items…
November 12, 2008 | 8:11 AM EST | Mark

Coming Soon…

Still Available to order….

Great Christmas gifts to yourself… 🙂



StarWarsShop: Airborne Trooper Bust Back in Stock
November 11, 2008 | 9:55 PM EST | Jayson has restocked and has a few more of the Exclusive Airborne Trooper Mini Busts from Gentle Giant. This must have bust ships at the end of the month and if you’re a Hyperspace member you’ll receive and additional 10% off!



Episode 168: In the Cards
November 11, 2008 | 4:56 PM EST | Jayson


Little hard sticks of pink powdery gum. Wax packs discarded by the hundreds. Chase cards selling for thousands of dollars. If these sound familiar to you then you must be familiar with trading card collecting. This week, Star Wars Action News explores this great hobby focusing on Star Wars trading cards, including an interview with Topps Cards discussing everything from the infamous “dirty” 3PO card to the upcoming new Galaxies series.

Also this week, we run down this week’s Star Wars Clone Wars DVD release. There are exclusives at Best Buy, Target, and Wal Mart. What are those exclusives? And where is the cheapest location to buy the Blu Ray? We tell you on this week’s show.

Plus a discussion of the two new Star Wars video games coming out this Tuesday, it’s all on Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



A Reason To Get Up On Saturday Mornings Again….
November 10, 2008 | 8:46 PM EST | Jayson

Beginning this Saturday, Nov. 15, Cartoon Network will add an encore presentation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Saturday mornings! All-new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiere at 9 p.m. Fridays. And now, at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday, Cartoon Network will re-air the previous evening’s 30-minute episode, providing a new opportunity to experience the adventure.



What Are The 10 Most Expensive Star Wars Collectibles At Auction
November 10, 2008 | 8:07 PM EST | Bill

Well, our friends over at Galactic Binder have compiled the whole list for you, including adjustments for inflation and the full cost with the buyer’s premium at auction. Check it out.



“Duel of the Droids” Preview at
November 10, 2008 | 4:40 PM EST | Jayson has updated today with a preview of this coming Friday’s new Clone Wars episode: Duel of the Droids. You can also head over to read a brief synopsisof the episode as well.



Star Wars Robot Chicken Producers Interviewed at YodasNews
November 10, 2008 | 3:29 PM EST | Jayson

Seth Green and Matt Senreich chat with Mark from about the upcoming Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II Special! The executive producers of “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II” take time out of their busy schedules to talk with them about creating the new special, what was easier this time around, what fans can look forward to and much more…

Head over to for the interview.



K & C Collectibles: New Star Wars Titanium
November 9, 2008 | 6:29 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received some new Titanium Ships this week. Pre-Order your box of Star Wars Galaxy series 4 today.

NEW – Titanium Vehicles
A-Wing – Battle Damaged – Blue
AT-RT – Orange Trooper
Hailfire Droid
C-9979 Landing Craft
Biggs Darklighter’s Red Three X-Wing
Droid Gunship
Rebel Transport
Imperial Landing Craft
TIE Defender

NEW – Legacy Collection – In-Stock:
Stass Allie # 23
Commander Faie – #24
General Grievous – # 25
Bail Organa – # 26
Breha Organa – # 27
FX-6 – # 28
Clone Trooper 327 Star Corps – #29

NEW – Legacy Vehicles:
A-Wing with Arvel Crynyd Pilot

NEW – Battle Packs: 
B’Omarr Monastery Assault
Shield Generator Assault

NEW – Mighty Muggs (Exclusive):
Admiral Ackbar
Shadow Stormtrooper

Pre-Order – November 27th, 2008
Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 Trading Card Box
Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette – Clone Wars
Anakin Skywalker Maquette – Clone Wars
AT-AT Driver Mini bust
Kotobukiya – Sith – Set of 4 – SAVE $60
Darth Vader 12inch Talking Bobble Head
Boba Fett 12inch Bobble Head



BMF Discounts at Target
November 9, 2008 | 9:36 AM EST | Jayson

Check your local Target stores this morning as the Millennium Falcon has been marked down from $159.99 to a more modest $127.99. Also, the AT-TE has returned to $89.99 from its previous $99.99 price tag.



Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 8, 2008 | 3:01 PM EST | Bill


We’ve also just cut pricing on 200 items.


Pricing on 200 items including: Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars, Gentle Giant, Minimates, Hasbro and more has just been cut. Most items are 20% to 50% off with some discounted even further. Please take a look through the list, there are a variety of good deal – start your holiday shopping early or reinforce your collection.


This nifty pirate version of the TIE fighter has just arrived today and is available for $52.99. The Hobbie Klivian pilot figure is also included.

This new Star Wars piece shows Luke and his Tauntaun being attacked by the Wampa on Hoth. At 18″ x 19″ x 18″ this piece is truly impressive, and a great piece for any Star Wars collector. We’ve got this one listed at $279.99 , so save yourself $20 off the MSRP and get yours today.

Another new Real Action Hero from Medicom is the Clone Trooper Captain
figure. This 1:6 scale figure from “Attack of the Clones” is in Clone
armor with red details highlighting his rank, and comes with alternate
hands and a blaster. He’s priced at $139.99 – take a look!

The new Star Wars Transformers are in stock now, too. These figures are in the new Clone Wars Star Wars Transformer Crossovers packaging, and we’ve got many singles in stock, like the Anakin/Jedi starfighter, the Imperial Trooper/AT-AT, the Emperor Palpatine/Imperial Shuttle and more, priced at $17.99 each. Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Yakfinities Customizing Challenge # 26
November 8, 2008 | 12:49 PM EST | Justin2


Yakfinities # 26 has begun! The theme this month is a broad one – Entertainers. So if you’re itching to make a custom of a singer, musician, jester, dancer, etc., this is the Customizing Challenge you’ve been waiting for! Head on over and join in after the jump!



Yakface/Hasbro QnA: #59th Edition
November 7, 2008 | 6:05 PM EST | Jayson


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 10/24. Topics this week cover new Greatest Hits figures, news on an upcoming EU themed wave and info on new Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter and it’s future release(s).

Head to our forum to find out the answers, then be sure to submit your own questions for consideration as well.



Sideshow Preorder
November 7, 2008 | 12:09 AM EST | Mark

Over at Sideshow they now have a new pre-order up for sale…



What’s Better Than Sliced Bread?
November 6, 2008 | 8:00 PM EST | Bill


How abouth Sith on a shingle! Star Wars has just announced the toaster from the Dark Side, with Vader himself appearing on your sithed, err toasted, bread! Check it out here.



TRU Clone Wars DVD Release Specials
November 6, 2008 | 2:10 PM EST | Jayson

On Tuesday, November 11, the animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars will make the jump from the big screen to DVD and Blu-Ray players everywhere. Also on November 11, kids can relive the excitement of the new Star Wars flick on their Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS systems with the release of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars videogame. To celebrate these exciting releases, Toys“R”Us will offer exceptional values on Star Wars toys, electronics, role play accessories and more for the entire week!

Here are highlights of the great deals Star Wars fans can take advantage of at Toys“R”Us stores from Sunday, November 9 through Saturday, November 15:

· FREE Star Wars: The Clone Wars Force Action Lightsaber with the purchase of any Star Wars 3 ¾-inch Battle Pack
· Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off on select Star Wars Transformers, Star Wars Mighty Muggs, Star Wars Unleashed Battle Packs and Star Wars Comic Packs
· 30% off Star Wars Galactic Heroes Game and Star Wars Battleship
· 20% off Star Wars The Clone Wars Force Action Lightsabers
· Save $10 on select Star Wars electronics
· Save $10 on select Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS videogames with the purchase of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS



The Clone Wars DVD Reviewed
November 5, 2008 | 9:33 PM EST | Bill

While it’s still nearly a week away, IGN has posted a review of the upcoming DVD release of the Clone Wars. Check out all the digital goodness here.



Star Wars Holiday Special Topps Cards at StarWarsShop
November 4, 2008 | 6:47 PM EST | Jayson



For all you Star Wars diehards keeping track out there, November marks the 30th anniversary of the notorious “Star Wars Holiday Special,” a somewhat misguided 90-minute variety show that aired just once on November 17, 1978. In celebration of “The Star Wars Holiday Special” (or, at least the animated segment), is offering an extremely limited edition series of exclusive Topps trading cards FREE to its shoppers while supplies last! There are 11 cards total, with one card being randomly inserted in all StarWarsShop orders starting today. Because these are random-packed, we hope fans will want to trade the cards with others — they are called trading cards after all!

Head to to view all 11 cards.



Rykrof Enloe Chapter 26 Previews
November 4, 2008 | 3:14 AM EST | Justin2


Production is in full swing on the next installment in the Rykrof Enloe photonovel series. For an early bird glimpse of what’s to come, click HERE.



Ultimate Quarter Scale Update
November 3, 2008 | 10:11 PM EST | Jayson

Art Asylum has updated their blog with new images of the Darth Maul Ultimate Quarter Scale figure packaging in its near final form. Head on over for a look. Also, they’ve updated their “Ask DST” (QnA #13) which addresses a few questions regarding products from their Star Wars license. Look for a question asked by yours truly answered there as well.



Exclusive Airborne Trooper Mini Bust at
November 3, 2008 | 9:50 PM EST | Jayson


StarWarsShop has updated tonight with addition of the shared exclusive Airborne Trooper Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. Also, if you’re a Hyperspace member, you’ll receive 10% off your order. Head over and order yours today – ships Nov. 30.



Coming Soon, Clone Wars 2 Packs Are
November 3, 2008 | 7:55 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Rebelscum have just posted pictures of the upcoming Clone Wars figure 2 packs. While these do not appear to have any new figures and paint operations, they are certainly a new type of packaging, and may be a great way to snag some figures you missed. Check them out here.



Episode 167: You are an Obsession
November 3, 2008 | 4:15 PM EST | Jayson


A few weeks back Star Wars Action News and the publishers of the new trivia book Obsessed With Star Wars teamed up to give away two copies of this book. We had a simple request–tell us why YOU were obsessed with Star Wars. Man, did we get more than we bargained for as the answers ranged from the obvious (Leia is Hot in a Bikini) to the ridiculous (you’ll have to listen to find out what…). We read some of the submissions and announce the winners on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

We also have Steve reporting from the Collectormania Midlands Convention in the UK, telling us about the latest finds and his encounters with several celebrities at that convention.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



Yakfinities #25 – Roundup Report
November 3, 2008 | 10:23 AM EST | Justin2


The 25th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up, and the winner declared. Check out all the entries and the winning submission after the jump!



Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 1, 2008 | 10:27 PM EST | Bill


The format for last week’s inventory clearance sale is now a permanent
feature on our website. There is a new light-blue ‘Sale Item’ button in the middle of the top navigation bar on our site. We will be adding more new sale items from time to time, so be sure to check through the list.

Sideshow has announced a 1/4 scale new Premium Format figure of Princess Leia in her slave outfit, from when she was held prisoner by Jabba the Hutt in “Return of the Jedi.” This 16.5″ tall figure has loads of detail from the movie, with a cloth skirt included as part of the outfit.


We’ve secured a limited supply of the Saga Collection’s Endor recolor of the AT-AT. This new version of the classic toy features electronic lights and sounds, and includes both a Biker Scout and an AT-AT Driver to man it.

The new Wave 4 Titaniums are in stock also. This case assortment includes two each of the camo AT-RT, Hailfire Droid, Droid Gunship and the Red 3 X-Wing, and one each of the Red 2 X-Wing, an Episode I Landing Craft, a blue A-Wing and the Battlestar Galactica Classic Cylon Raider, for $69.99. A number of the vehicles are also listed singly, priced from $7.99. Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.