February 2009 Archive

World War II Film Coming From George Lucas
February 28, 2009 | 4:49 PM EST | Justin2

The Maker himself is about to produce his first post Star Wars film, based on the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. For more details, click here.



Sideshow Collectibles: Premium Format Scout Trooper
February 27, 2009 | 8:47 PM EST | Jayson


Sideshow Collectibles has posted an update revealing the next character in their high-end Premium Format line – the Scout Trooper. This figure dovetails nicely with Sideshow’s previous Scout Trooper and Speeeder Bike Premium Format set. Head to Sideshow for a sneak peek.



Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 63rd Edition
February 27, 2009 | 3:56 PM EST | Jayson


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 1/16. Topics this week cover: Ugnaught accessory details, possibly a new movie Jabba for 2010, and clarification on the new packaging design for Fall 09.

Head to our forum to find out the answers.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 26, 2009 | 10:42 PM EST | Bill


Here’s the latest update from the Big Bad Toy Store: We have a variety of cool new preorders and more new arrivals. There is a ton of cool Hasbro stuff mentioned below – take a look:


This new Turbo Tank is expected to be a huge playset-type vehicle like other recent releases, in scale with the size of the figures. It is designed to carry up to 20 figures, and includes lights, phrases and sounds, along with a launchable Speeder Bike and removable command center. We’ve got this great new vehicle priced at $119.99, and we’re expecting it this April.

The second wave of 2009 Mighty Muggs includes Obi-Wan Kenobi from ‘A New Hope,’ as well as Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear, a Gammorrean Guard and a Scout Trooper. This wave should be pretty popular, and we’ve got the case of four listed at $49.99, and individuals (sorry, Scout Trooper is already sold out) at $12.99 each.

This new wave of build-a-droid figures includes figures old and new. Included are Owen and Beru Lars, Captain Typho, Tarados Gon, Episode II Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, an Order 66 blue ARC Trooper and more. There are a couple of case assortments listed at $99.99, the set of 10 at $89.99, a set of 6 at $53.99 and singles of everything at $9.99, except previous releases, that will be priced as listed.

This new remote-control R2-D2 features sounds and lights and a simple remote control unit that responds to the press of a button. This figure is priced at $35.99, and is expected to arrive this June.

More of these fantastic license-blending figures are on the way. Waves 2 and 3 of the 2009 releases include figure such as Obi-Wan, Clone Troopers, Kit Fisto, a Battle Droid, Anakin, Luke and more, each transforming into one of their ships. We’ve got the new cases of 6 priced at $104.99 each, and singles priced from $19.99 to $24.99 each.

The fifth wave of 2009 Star Wars Titanium includes some old friends as well as new ones. Prince Xizor’s Virago, Bossk’s Hound’s Tooth, Red 4 X-Wing, Baron Fel’s TIE Interceptor, Sebulba’s Pod Racer, Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring and more fill this case, and it’s priced at $79.99 for the twelve ships. You can also take a look at the singles, priced from $7.99 to $9.99 each.

Sideshow’s latest announcement offers up this new 12″ Lando Calrissian figure from “The Empire Strikes Back.” He comes dressed in his standard outfit, with long blue cloak and a blaster or two, among other
accessories. Lando is priced at $77.99, and should arrive later this year.

This line is a great way to get caught up on previously-released figures. Characters like Obi-an Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Yoda, Plo Koon and an assortment of Clone Troopers make appearances here, and the case of 12 is priced at $104.99.

These assortments are also good for catching up on missed figures. Each of these cases includes a different mix of heroes and villains, priced at $84.99 for the case of twelve two-packs. Pick up Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, Count Dooku and more and enjoy.

This new case of Star Wars Vehicles includes something generically named Tank, along with Anakin and Obi-Wans’ Delta 2 Jedi Starfighter, a Super Vulture Droid and a V-19 Clone Shuttle. The case of 5 is priced at $134.99, and we’re expecting them this June.

It looks like Hasbro is pairing up figures and vehicles for this new assortment. We’ve got Anakin on a Can-Cell, a Clone Trooper with BARC Speeder, a Crab Droid and a Battle Droid with Episode I Mini Tank listed,
each singly for $18.99, or by the case of one each of the four, priced at $69.99.

The hottest bounty hunter in the galaxy is getting his own assortment of Kubricks. This line includes 1 McQuarrie Boba Fett, 1 McQuarrie and Johnston Boba Fett, 1 Holiday Special Boba Fett, a black and white
prototype version, a Droids version and a vintage toy version. We’ve got the box of twelve blind-boxed Bobas listed at $194.99, with the full Master Case of 48 priced at $749.99.

Check it all out here.



Legacy Collection Wave 7 Preorders
February 25, 2009 | 8:39 PM EST | Bill

Andrews Toyz has just added pre-orders for Wave 7 of the Star Wars Legacy Collection which includes Anakin Skywalker, Tarados Gon, Obi-Wan Kenobi from Attach of the Clones, prequuel Owen and Beru Lard and Captain Typho for preorders. Check it out here.



Kotobukiya QnA
February 25, 2009 | 9:10 AM EST | Mark

Hello all collectors out there. On the heals of Toyfair this year, our meeting with Koto was very informative and they have offered to have you the collectors ask questions and they will provide the answers. These question can be directed at product, product availability, concerns, and also towards the designers about the products. Please send them in. As I get the questions, I will compile the list as we get sets of 10 questions, I will send them to KOTO. Please send the questions to me.



Yakface on Facebook
February 24, 2009 | 11:07 PM EST | Jayson


In order to branch out further and take advantage of its vast social network, Yakface has opened a group on Facebook. There you can meet other collectors, learn more about the Yakface staff and make new friends along the way.

If you’re a Facebook member, be sure to join our group and if you’re not yet on Facebook, what better time to join?



Star Tours 2.0… Past Present and FUTURE
February 24, 2009 | 8:42 PM EST | Bill

Fans of the Disney Star Wars ride called Star Tours have been wondering since the debut of the prequel trilogy when Lucas and the Mouse would team up to update the ride. We’ve posted a lot of the updates here over the years, however Disney fan site Disneyland and More has updated with a very nice article on the “history” (or rumors thereof) of Star Tours 2.0 along with current best guesses on when we may see an update get installed along with some great artwork as well. Check it out here.



Episode 183: Toy Fair Redux
February 24, 2009 | 6:53 PM EST | Jayson


However it may seem to us collectors and web site staff, Toy Fair doesn’t exist to excite collectors about toys, it’s there for toy manufacturers to hook up with toy distributors to get shelf space for toys each year. But not all manufacturers rely on distributors for sales, such as eFX and Sideshow Collectibles, and in this economy where every dollar counts some companies choose to excite collectors by making announcements during Toy Fair without actually taking the trip to New York. Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant released a lot of information on new products this past week, and Star Wars Action News previews these items for you.

Also this week, we discuss the dearth of Yarnas that seem to be clogging many pegs, none more so than in Times Square in New York. Plus new Toys R Us and Target exclusives are showing up. We run these down.

With a UK Collecting Report, a Vintage Figure review, and your voicemails, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

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



Minnie In A Certain Bikini???
February 23, 2009 | 8:47 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with images of this year’s Disney Star Wars Big Fig crossovers. This year there’s a goofy Chewie, or should I say Goofy as Chewie, Mickey with Yoda (Dagobah Training), Duck in a Slab (Donald as Han Solo in Carbonite), and Slave Minnie (wearing Leia’s ROTJ slave outfit).Check out all the images here.



K & C Collectibles: Saga Legends Snowtrooper and TLC Wave 5
February 22, 2009 | 4:05 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received the new SAGA Legends figure – SNOWTROOPER this week.

IN STOCK – Saga Legends Collection – Action Figures
Sandtrooper – #21
Luke Skywalker – #22
Tri-Droid – #24
Snowtrooper – #25
Saesee Tinn – #26
Clone Trooper ROTS – #27

NEW – Legacy Action Figures
Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper #30
Han Solo Stormtrooper #31
Spacetrooper #32
Jawa & WED #33
Obi-Wan Kenobi #34
Pons Limbic #35
Wioslea #36
Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon – #37

NEW – Legacy Battle Packs:
Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol
Shield Generator Assault
Hoth Recon Patrol
Speeder Bike Recon
Obi-Wan Kenobi & 212 Attack Battalion

In-Stock – Clone Wars Action Figures
Clone Trooper 212 Attack Battalion – #19
Padme Amidala – #20
Clone Trooper with Space Gear – #21
Magnaguard – #22
R3-S6 “Goldie” – #23

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2009
Luke Skywalker (Jedi) – Diamond Select – SAVE 10.00
Mighty Mugg Set – SAVE $12.00
Deluxe ARC-170
Count Dooku Maquette
Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Flashdrive – Boba Fett
Flashdrive – Han Solo
Flashdrive – Luke Skywalker
Flashdrive – Princess Leia
Stormtrooper Fine Art on Paper



Lando 12″ Pre-Order…
February 20, 2009 | 7:34 AM EST | Mark

He’s a card player, a gambler. A scoundrel, you’d like him… Head over today to Pre-Order him at 10 AM (Pacific Time)

Star Wars Premium Collectibles


Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 19, 2009 | 7:15 PM EST | Bill


Here’s the latest update from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com with 80+ new preorders from Toy Fair and a few new arrivals. There are an impressive selection of new items listed below – take a look:


The Ultimate Quarter Scale line’s next release adds to the power of the Dark Side of the Force. Emperor Palpatine is here in his dark robes from “Return of the Jedi” and comes with his cane and alternate Force-using hands. Set to arrive in July, you can pre-order your Emperor Palpatine for $69.99, $10 below MSRP.

This new Gentle Giant release will be great for Star Wars collectors who need different options. This 12″ polystone statue is done in a modular style, enabling a variety of poses and including interchangeable arms and weapons. This fantastic new piece is priced at $154.99, a savings of $40 off the MSRP.

This new diorama from Sideshow shows Obi-Wan as he goes to sabotage the Death Star tractor beam, allowing the Millennium Falcon to escape. Not only is it a fantastic collectible for Star Wars fans, but the machine lights up with the flick of a switch, filling the area with blue light. This piece is to ship in the 3rd quarter, and is priced at $149.99. Check it all out here.



Darth Vader’s Getting Married
February 19, 2009 | 1:23 PM EST | Jayson

MSNBC is reporting that Hayden Christensen and longtime girlfriend, Rachel Bilson, are getting married. The two of them recently starred together in the sci-fi actioner “Jumper”. Will it be a Star Wars themed wedding? I doubt it. : P



Vote for the Next Yakfinities Theme
February 18, 2009 | 12:46 PM EST | Justin2

The polls are open for Yakfinities #28 – join in and help decide what the next customizing challenge category will be after the jump!



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Gentle Giant
February 17, 2009 | 11:49 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage wraps up for the most part today and even though they didn’t have a presence at the show, Gentle Giant has passed on several images of new and upcoming general and exclusive release products. Head to the Gentle Giant Gallery for all the details.



Nikto Guard Released From Jabba’s Service
February 17, 2009 | 8:31 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Galactic Hunter are reporting that the Nikto guard who was shown to be coming with the Jabba Battle pack has, been given his pink slip by the Hutt, err rather cut from the battle pack. Check out all the info here.



Obi-Wan Sabotage
February 17, 2009 | 4:17 PM EST | Mark

You can go over and order this awesome dual display piece now..

Obi-Wan Sabotage Dual Display Diorama


Episode 182: Toy Fair Day 2 – Lego and MUCH More
February 16, 2009 | 8:15 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues looking at the latest OTC and Clone Wars offerings from Lego, the iPod, iPhone and tech gadgets brought to us by Underground Toys, the keychains, backpack buddies, and washcloths (???) from Basic Fun, and we learn to use the Force with funjicational toys from good ol’ Uncle Milton. Plus a Hasbro Toy Fair announcement redux, all on our conclusion episode of Toy Fair Star Wars Coverage 2009!

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



Episode 182: Toy Fair Day 1 – Hasbro, Diamond, Kotobukiya
February 16, 2009 | 9:27 AM EST | Jayson


It is Toy Fair time again, and here to round up and review all the newly announced products from Star Wars licensees is Star Wars Action News. On this first day of coverage, Valentine’s Day, we heart Hasbro, Diamond Select, and Kotobukiya.

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



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Uncle Milton
February 16, 2009 | 9:23 AM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues today with the addition of several items that are not only fun, they’re educational too! Uncle Milton, makers of the Force Trainer, have created a line of products entitled Star Wars Science that teach youth in a fun new way. Highlights include The Force Trainer, Jedi Projector, Mustafar Lava Kit, Dagobah Frog Habitat, and a build-your-own Darth Vader Robotic Arm Kit.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Miscellaneous Gallery Update
February 16, 2009 | 12:55 AM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues tonight with the addition Star Wars items to the Miscellaneous Gallery. Highlights include electronic accessories such as USB hubs and iPhone covers, 1/144 scale vehicle model kits, plush items, keychains and more.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Kotobukiya
February 15, 2009 | 11:56 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues tonight with the addition Kotobukiya Gallery. Highlights include Series 1 & 2 of their masterful ARTFX collection including a prototype for Commander Fox and several Marvel Fine Art statues and busts.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Attakus and Funco
February 15, 2009 | 11:47 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues tonight with the addition of the two more galleries: one from bobblehead producer Funco and one from Attakus creators of the detailed metal figure collection and the enormous Millennium Falcon/Death Star diorama.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Diamond Select
February 15, 2009 | 11:40 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage continues tonight with the addition of the Diamond Select Gallery. Highlights of this update include the awesome Ultimate Quarter Scale Star Wars figures, bust banks from Star Wars and Indiana Jones along with a excellent showing of Star Trek, BSG, Stargate merchandise, Mini Mates and More!



LEGO Announces the Fan Choice “Home One” Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
February 15, 2009 | 1:24 PM EST | Jayson

New York, American International Toy Fair (February 15, 2009). – Kicking off the 10th Anniversary of its LEGO™ Star Wars® line, LEGO group announce the launch of an exclusive, fan-selected collector product, The Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. The unveiling took place at an exclusive gathering of collector press and fan bloggers the company hosted to open its booth this morning at the American International Toy Fair held a the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

LEGO Group and Toys “R” Us hosted a one-week online voting opportunity, inviting LEGO and STAR WARS fans around the world to choose their favorite of three exclusive, never-before-rendered-in-LEGO- form iconic scenes from the film franchise to be created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of LEGO STAR WARS. Scene choices included: The Arrest of Palpatine, Slave I and Cloud City Landing Platform, and the winner, The Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser, which receive more than 50 percent of the 10,000 votes cast.

“LEGO STAR WARS face have, over the year, proven to be very passionate about the brand”, said Mike Moynihan, vice president marketing LEGO Systems, Inc. “The 10th anniversary provides a natural opportunity to involve fans in helping to create the LEGO set they they want to see on shelves.”

Designed by Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, the lead model designer for the LEGO STAR WARS franchise, the set contains a Command Center, Repair Hangar with A-wing Fighter and six mini-figures, including Admiral Ackbar, Mon Calamari Officer, Mon Mothma, Lando Calrissian, A-wing Pilot and Gernal Madine.

“Any of those three scenes would have made for a truly remarkable set to mark the 10th anniversary of LEGO STAR WARS, ” Frederiksen said. “What I loved most about the winning set were the subtle details and authentic funtionality we were able to build into the LEGO replica. I know that fans will love it.”

The Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser, recommended for builders 9 and up, has a suggested retail price of $109.99 and will be available in August at Toys “R” us stores nationwide, via www.toysrus.com, at 23 LEGO stores across the country and via the company’s online store www.shop.LEGO.com.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Lego
February 15, 2009 | 12:31 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair coverage resumes and the Lego Gallery has been freshly stocked with a couple pages worth of images. Highlights include the massive Republic Attack Cruiser, the Republic Drop Ship with AT-OT, Endor Bunker and a new multi piece set featuring a the Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Bridge with A-wing and Hangar.



Toy Fair 09 LEGO Vader
February 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM EST | Mark

LEGO was nice enough to pass on to us one very nice collectible this year from Toyfair…


Head to the Lego Gallery Page for a closer look and check back later for the more from Lego!



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: G.I. Joe, Transformers and Wolverine
February 15, 2009 | 12:45 AM EST | Jayson


While Star Wars collecting is our main focus here, that doesn’t mean we don’t love other lines too, We’ve added a Miscellaneous Gallery to contain all our shots from upcoming lines for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and a few glimpses of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine merchandising. Spoiler warnings apply.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Hasbro Press Kit Images
February 14, 2009 | 9:50 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro has passed on a press kit of images showcasing product that’ll take us well into 2010. Check out a preview of the Hasbro Press Kit Gallery. Highlights include the Y-Wing Fighter and the next 3 wave of Clone Wars figures. More images coming soon….

UPDATE: Second page of images is available for viewing. Highlights: Turbo Tank, Wal-Mart Exclusive Droid Factory Sets, Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolutions Sets and the Deluxe Figure with Vehicle Asst.

UPDATE 2: Third page of images is available for viewing. Highlights: Galactic Heroes, Transformers and Role Playing items



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Hasbro Gallery 2
February 14, 2009 | 7:08 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair Coverage continues with another Hasbro Gallery page. Highlights include the Clone Turbo Tank and the Republic Fighter Tank.

Also some quick notes relayed from Mark at the show:

– Most of the new items here will be out after August, but Hasbro is apparently holding back some product from this show to break at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) in July.

-In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace, there will be a mail-away promotion for the hard to find Eopie beast and includes the Evolution version of Qui-Gon Jinn. There will be stickers included with the TPM wave (wave 10) of figures to send off for it. (The Eopie itself is a repaint of the previous mold)

– The Hoth Rebel Soldier has until now been missing the soft goods skirt portion of the figure and apparently some leaked out of the factories without it. Fear not, the production error was caught and both version of the figures will include it.

– Packaging: Yes, all lines (Legends, Clone Wars and Legacy share the new card back design, and to differentiate between the 3, the bubble inserts will be different colors: Red for Clone Wars, Orange for Saga Legends and Blue-Gray for Legacy.

More as it becomes available….



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 14, 2009 | 7:07 PM EST | Bill


Here’s the latest update from the Big Bad Toy Store:


We’ve added many new items to our sale menus, and discounted many existing sale items even further. There are now over 1000 items with discounts between 50% and 90% off our original list pricing! Many mainstream and obscure lines are represented.


The new padawan from the Clone Wars cartoon is getting her own lightsaber replica. This lightsaber hilt replica duplicates the one used by Anakin’s padawan on the show, and is a Signed Director’s edition, signed by the director of the cartoon. We’ve got it priced at $348.99.

Another new replica, this one is a wearable version of the one worn by Clone Troopers in “Attack of the Clones.” It is fully padded, has LED lights, and comes with a display stand and numbered plaque. We’ve got this one priced at $349.99 and we expect it this March.

One of the most recognizable ships in all of Sci-Fi, this X-Wing is a detailed replica of the one that Luke flew in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” With an opening cockpit, detailed and illuminated cockpit interior and engines, figures of Luke and R2-D2, and more, this is an ideal collectible for true Star Wars fans. We’ve got this super piece priced at $1199.99, and it’s to arrive soon.

Medicom is releasing a 1/6 scale Real Action Heroes TIE Fighter Pilot to add to your collection. This figure will be about 12″ tall, and come with a blaster and other accessories. This new figure is priced at $169.99
($10 below MSRP) and is expected this fall.
Check it all out here.



Yakface Toy Fair Coverage: Hasbro Gallery 1
February 14, 2009 | 6:13 PM EST | Jayson


Our Toy Fair Coverage kicks off tonight with a down and dirty upload to the first Hasbro Gallery page . Highlights include Darth Krayt, Lumiya, Young Owen and Beru Lars, the Scramble on Yavin Battle Pack and at glimpse at the new packaging!

Come back soon for more updates.



Wedge’s X-Wing a Target Exclusive?
February 14, 2009 | 7:36 AM EST | Jayson

Our scoundrel friends at Han’s Hideout has received new info that the Wedge X-wing Fighter may in fact be a store exclusive as there seems to be a new DPCI in the system over at Target. Head over for the info and stay tuned as more info on this and many other items are revealed at Toy Fair!



Customizer Spotlight – E. Borgnine
February 14, 2009 | 1:10 AM EST | Justin2


This weekend we spotlight some outstanding work from one of the newest members of the Yakface forums. You won’t want to miss out on these, so head on over to the forums for a closer look.



Pre-Order Up Now
February 13, 2009 | 11:38 AM EST | Mark

Over at Sideshow you can pre-order the RAH Tie Fighter Pilot..

TIE Pilot RAH 12-inch Figure

Also in stock is the Premium Format Tusken Raider…

Tusken Raider Premium Format Figure - Sideshow Exclusive


Listen All Of Y’all It’s A Sabotage
February 13, 2009 | 8:21 AM EST | Jayson



Sideshow Collectibles has announced their new Dual Display Diorama line. Each one comes with a base to sit atop a shelf, desk or table, but if these space becomes and issue, they can be removed from the base and hung on a wall.

Sideshow’s first product in this new line is entitled Obi-Wan – Sabotage! It recreates the A New Hope scene where Obi-Wan infiltrates the inner workings of the Death Star in order to deactivate the tractor beam preventing their escape.

Head on over to Sideshow Collectibles for a closer look and stay tuned for pre-order info as it becomes available.



Wal-Mart Exclusive Ewoks Comic Pack
February 12, 2009 | 10:03 AM EST | Jayson


As long as we’re talking Comic Packs, our friends at Han’s Hideout have gotten their smuggler hands on an image of the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Ewoks Comic Pack. This set includes 3 Ewoks; Keoulkeech, Machook, and Kettch, complete with gear pulled from fallen Stormtroopers. Look for this along with the X-Wing Rogue Squadron and Empire #16 sets in March.



Toyguide Update: TLC Empire Betrayal Comic Pack
February 12, 2009 | 9:44 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the recent series of Comic Packs.

Based on the Dark Horse comic Empire: Betrayal, this set features the often repacked Darth Vader complete with those horrible hand sculpts making it next to impossible for him to hold a lightsaber and the new Grand Moff Trachta who looks to be a cross between a Borg and Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TLC Heir To The Empire Comic Pack
February 12, 2009 | 9:06 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the recent series of Comic Packs.

Based on the popular Expanded Universe Heir To The Empire. storyline, this set features a new take on the Grand Admiral Thrawn which was first available back in the POTF2 days and figure first timer Talon Karrde.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.



Friday Night Clone Wars Double Feature
February 11, 2009 | 8:59 PM EST | Bill

Valentine’s Eve, will feature two new episodes of the animated Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network, these two look very interesting, titled “The Blue Shadow Virus” and “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”. Check out the previews from our friends over at Jedi Insider here.



Star Wars:Top Toy License for 2008; Clone Wars is #1
February 11, 2009 | 11:18 AM EST | Jayson

Driven by the popularity of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, the Force remained strong in 2008 as Star Wars catapulted to the Number 1 spot of all traditional toy licenses, according to The NPD Group, Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today. U.S. toy retail sales for the brand in 2008 exceeded $450M.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was the single most popular licensed toy property in 2008 according to data released by the NPD Group. It was also, as a result, the top boys’ toy license of the year.

During the 2008 holiday season, U.S. retailers reported the strongest sales for Star Wars toys and products in the 31 years since the first Star Wars movie was released theatrically, even as the overall retail economy faced significant challenges.

Head to StarWars.com for the full report.



Octuptarra Droid
February 10, 2009 | 11:45 PM EST | Justin2

Jedinews.co.uk is reporting news of a larger version of the Octuptarra Droid being on tap from Hasbro this year. No images have surfaced yet, but it sounds like this will be in the mid sized vehicle assortment and be a larger version of the TAC version.



Galactic Heroes Singles?
February 10, 2009 | 9:09 PM EST | Bill

It seems that we’re about to see another round of single Galactic Heroes. While a number of them appear to be re-releases, it looks like some may be figures which haven’t been released in mass quantities. Our friends over at Rebelscum have the 411 on the next round of single heroes. Check it out here.



Episode 181: State of Collecting Address 2009
February 10, 2009 | 11:45 AM EST | Jayson


The stores are full of stale Organas and Yarnas (congrats to all those who prognosticated Yarna’s future peg warming status). Manufacturers have been tight-lipped about new product, in some cases awaiting the glut of news that is Toy Fair and in other cases simply because there is no news. And figure prices are above the $7 mark everywhere, and some places over the $8 mark. There’s a lot of grimness out there, but there’s a bright future ahead for the hard core Star Wars collector. Here to analyze all the news or lack thereof, Star Wars Action News brings you the first State of Collecting Address.

Also this week, Fanboys opened in theaters telling the tale of four Star Wars fans trying to break on to Lucasfilm Ranch and see The Phantom Menace early. Reviewing this much-delayed film for Star Wars Action News are Brock and Elisha, hosts of the movie review podcast Now Playing.

With a bit of talk of Clone Wars Wave 4 and Build-A-Droid Wave 5, all this and more is on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

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

Also available, the newest episode of Republic Forces Radio Network is online now discussing — The Hidden Enemy, featuring clone intrigue and pointless lightsaber battles. Download it now.



The Clone Wars: The Ryloth Trilogy Trailer
February 9, 2009 | 9:06 PM EST | Jayson

Debuting at New York Comic-Con was this first look at the Ryloth Trilogy, a three-part story arc in The Clone Wars series that airs February 27 – March 13. Head to StarWars.com for a sneak peek.



StarWarsShop.com: Limited Edition Autographed Mark Hamill Photo
February 9, 2009 | 4:24 PM EST | Jayson


Attention autograph collectors! StarWarsShop has updated today with the addition of an Autographed Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker 1976 Publicity Photo. This rare item is limited to 40 pieces and starts shipping this Friday.



Cartoon Network Picks Up Second Season of The Clone Wars
February 9, 2009 | 12:50 PM EST | Jayson

The Official Site reports today that Cartoon Network has picked-up a second season of the hit CG-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Head to StarWars.com for the full story.



K & C Collectibles: Wave 5 – Action Figures
February 8, 2009 | 5:14 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received the new LEGACY action figures wave 5 this week.

NEW – Legacy Action Figures
Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper #30
Han Solo Stormtrooper #31
Spacetrooper #32
Jawa & WED #33
Obi-Wan Kenobi #34
Pons Limbic #35
Wioslea #36
Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon – #37

NEW – Legacy Battle Packs:
Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol
Shield Generator Assault
Hoth Recon Patrol
Speeder Bike Recon
Obi-Wan Kenobi & 212 Attack Battalion

In-Stock – Clone Wars Action Figures
Clone Trooper 212 Attack Battalion – #19
Padme Amidala – #20
Clone Trooper with Space Gear – #21
Magnaguard – #22
R3-S6 “Goldie” – #23

IN STOCK – Titanium Vehicles
Emperor’s Hand Imperial Shuttle
Shadow Scout Speeder Bike
TIE Defender
Hailfire Droid
Dagger Squadron B-Wing
Jedi Starfighter – with Hyperdrive Ring

IN STOCK – Saga Legends Collection – Action Figures
Sandtrooper – #21
Luke Skywalker – #22
ARC Trooper Commander – #23
Tri-Droid – #24
Saesee Tinn – #26
Clone Trooper ROTS – #27

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

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2009
Luke Skywalker (Jedi) – Diamond Select – SAVE 10.00
Mighty Mugg Set – SAVE $12.00
Deluxe ARC-170
Count Dooku Maquette
Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Flashdrive – Boba Fett
Flashdrive – Han Solo
Flashdrive – Luke Skywalker
Flashdrive – Princess Leia
Stormtrooper Fine Art on Paper



Toyguide Update: TCW AT-TE Assault Squad 
February 8, 2009 | 3:30 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the Clone Wars AT-TE Assault Squad Battle Pack.

This battle pack is based on the events of the Clone Wars movie where Anakin, Ahsoka and must attack the B’moarr Monastery in order rescue Rotta the Huttlet from Asajj Ventress and features 3 Recon Clone Troopers and the new AT-TE Gunner figure. The Recon clones are repaints of the standard white clone trooper with distinctive gray and red marking first utilized on the clones from Speeder Bike Recon Battle Pack. The clones from this set do not have the wide stance legs as the Recon Battle Pack clones had and most notably, one of them has what appears to be a different rank marking on the chest plate. (Two clones have 2 dots while the third has 3 dots). The highlight of this set is the AT-TE Gunner which feature new arms, torso and distinctive gunner helmet. And, if that wasn’t enough, this set includes more weapons (13 total) than any previous battle pack which is perfect for arming your collection of clone troopers or stocking the weapons hold of your AT-TE walker.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW Yoda & Coruscant Guard Clone Troopers
February 8, 2009 | 2:48 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the Target Exclusive Clone Wars Yoda & Coruscant Guard Clone Troopers Battle Pack.

As another “pre-downsize” battle pack, this army builder set features a repack of the articulation deficient Clone Wars Yoda figure and four clone troopers adorned with the distinctive markings of the elite Coruscant Guard. These particular troopers serve and protect many important leaders and dignitaries on Coruscant and serve under the leadership of Commander Fox.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW Obi-Wan Kenobi & 212th Attack Battalion
February 8, 2009 | 2:20 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the Target Exclusive Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi & 212th Attack Battalion Battle Pack.

Developed before the dark times of the smaller 4 figure battle packs, this instant army builder set includes a repack of the Clone Wars Obi-Wan figure (minus the interchangeable helmet) and four clone troopers* adorned with their distinctive orange 212th Battalion coloration.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

*These clone troopers utilize slightly different deco on their helmets and different helmet sculpt than the recently released 212th Attack Battalion Clone Trooper.



Revenge of the Photonovels!
February 7, 2009 | 11:49 PM EST | Justin2



Tonight we play a little catch up on the photonovel front as we spotlight the latest work of three of our forum members.

First, jlw515 leads things off with the first chapter in his impressive new series, Vader’s Quest.

Photonovel guru Darth Depressis introduces readers to an adventure all its own in the first installment of Memoirs of a War Profiteer.

Last but not least, Commander Gray brings out an interesting new series, titled Band of Brothers.

Thanks as always to Yakface readers for your continued support of the customizers and photonovelists in the hobby.



So What Does It Cost To Build A Death Star
February 7, 2009 | 6:09 PM EST | Bill

Let’s just say a lot more the US Budget, or even the National Debt! Our friends over at Yodas Newshave come across an interesting piece on the internet exploring just what it would cost in terms of raw materials– steel, oxygen, nitrogen, etc. (for get the cost of the electronics, architectural plans etc) to build just 1 death star. Check it out here.



Big Bad Toy Store Update
February 7, 2009 | 11:22 AM EST | Bill


Here’s the latest update from the Big Bad Toy Store:


This Fine Molds product is done in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, and is a fully assembled, painted and weathered 1/72 scale model of the Millennium Falcon. It is limited to 500 pieces, and is mounted on a serially-numbered base and enclosed in a removable acrylic display case. Measuring just over 32″ long, this piece needs to be seen to be believed, and we’ve got it listed at $1799.99.

This new case assortment includes a wide variety of figures to fill in your collection. We’ve got the case of 12 listed $99.99, and it contains the following figures: R2-D2, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Trooper, Super Battle Droid, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, 501st Trooper, Sandtrooper, Saesee Tiin and Episode III white Clone Trooper.


This new case includes two sets – the Escape from the Death Star set with General Dodonna, Jek Porkins, an R4 unit and an X-Wing Fighter, and the Snowspeeder set with a snowspeeder, Luke skywalker and his co-pilot, along with a probe droid. This case is priced at $49.99. Check it all out here.



Toyguide Update: TLC Wave 5 Build-A-Droids R5-A2 & R2-L3
February 7, 2009 | 12:31 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates conclude tonight with the addition of the two Build-A-Droids from the fifth wave in the Legacy Collection: R5-A2, and R2-L3.

Seen as a background character on Tatooine in Episode IV, R5-A2 can be assembled by collecting the droid components* from the new Luke, Han, Spacetrooper and the Jawa figures. R2-L3 can be seen during Episode II in the streets of Mos Espa moments before Anakin’s discussion with Watto and he can be assembled by collecting the droid components* from the new Obi-Wan, Pons Limbic, Wioslea and Trinto Duaba figures.

*Repacks from previous TLC waves also include new the B.A.D. components.



StarWarsShop New Arrivals: Legacy Comic Packs 
February 6, 2009 | 11:20 PM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop has updated today with a couple new additions to their online store. The Ki-Adi Mundi and Sharad Hett and Stealth Armor Luke Skywalker and Deena Shan Comic Packs are in stock and ready to ship.



Toyguide Update: TLC No. 37 Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon
February 6, 2009 | 10:53 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon , the last figure in the Legacy Collection’s A New Hope wave.

Rounding out this wave, we are treated to two more cantina patrons who’ve also been on many fan wishlists. Hasbro pulled out the stops and has given us a couple highly detailed and articulated figures. Trinto Duaba, also known as “Terminal Man”, has the standard fare of articulation with swivel hips, wrists and waist and features ball jointed shoulders, knees and ankles. Sadly, he has the angle cut elbows that keep this from being a truly great figure on his own. Making up for it though, Trinto is packed with Dice Ibegon which is surprisingly large and well articulated, being able to position each arm independently and swiveling through the main body. Together, these figure bring the famous cantina scenes that much closer to completion.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TLC No. 36 Wioslea
February 6, 2009 | 8:53 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of Wioslea from the Legacy Collection’s A New Hope wave.

Although dressed similarly to a member of the Jedi Order, Wioslea is the gal to see if you’re in the market or are looking to sell a landspeeder at the Mos Eisley Spaceport. This figure is one my favorites from this wave mostly because she is just so weird looking. Wioslea’s head is covered with eyeballs, adorned with antennae and has a mouth only a mother could love. The figure is an excellent representation of the movie’s depiction but also takes some artistic license in the leg and arm sculpt areas. The figure itself features a soft goods skirt and robe (complete with antennae holes) and has insert-moided (ball) joints in the shoulders, elbows and ankles. She also includes a blaster pistol (repacked from the McQuarrie Chewbacca) for when those speeder deals don’t go as planned.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Wedge w/ X-Wing Revealed
February 6, 2009 | 5:27 PM EST | Justin2

Forbidden Planet has revealed a repainted version of the X-Wing, this time with Wedge Antilles, and what looks to be a removable astromech droid, and even a pair of ladders (finally). For more details head on over to Forbidden Planet.

Thanks to Yakface reader Darth Stringfield for the heads up!



Toyguide Update: TLC No. 35 Pons Limbic
February 6, 2009 | 4:13 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of Pons Limbic from the Legacy Collection’s A New Hope wave.

Hasbro goes back to what seems like a never ending well of characters from the A New Hope’s cantina scene and they do not disappoint. Pons Limbic*, or “Brainiac” to most Star Wars purists, has been on fan wishlists for years and what we end up with is everything you need in action figure – a full complement of articulation, a fantastic sculpt and a great paint job.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

*The name “Pons Limbic” is actual derived from medical terminology describing the system involving the brain and its components.



Wattographs Private Signing: Liz “Friday” Wilson & Dalyn Chew!
February 6, 2009 | 12:43 AM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is proud to announce our February autograph signings with original and prequel trilogy actresses Dalyn Chew and Liz “Friday” Wilson!

Chew played Jabba’s dancer Lyn Me in the “Return of the Jedi: Special Edition.” Wilson played Queen Amidala’s handmaiden, Eirtaé in “The Phantom Menace.” Both women will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal items!

Signing ends February 28th at 11:59:59pm EDT. Personal items need to be sent to Wattographs before ending date. Please contact Wattographs with any questions.




Yakfinities Update
February 5, 2009 | 2:19 PM EST | Justin2


The current Customizing Challenge, Black Sun, continues as customizers work on upgrades to existing Hasbro characters, make the figures Hasbro hasn’t gotten to yet and also introduce fan fiction criminals working for the syndicate.

Check out all the entries so far or add your own after the jump!



Toyguide Update: TLC Jabba’s Rancor & Luke Skywalker Battle Pack
February 5, 2009 | 8:03 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Target Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor & Luke Skywalker Battle Pack from the Legacy Collection.

Oh Yes, the Rancor! What a difference a paint job makes! After what I think was an unsuccessful attempt at bringing the TFU Rancor to market last year (judging by the numbers that hit clearance), Hasbro/Target goes on the hook again this time for a much more accurate Return of the Jedi version. Gone are the harness and saddle, this time the Rancor is fitted with a removable wrist shackle and a fashionable metal earring. Also, this one features “Rancor Grip” – a substantial upgrade over the previous version in the form of a new right hand/claw that is now fully posable as opposed the pre-posed shape of the left hand. This Battle Pack also includes the Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight figure as previously released in the TAC line, complete with lightsaber, lightsaber hilt and bone accessories.

Overall, I think this set is well worth the $40 retail price and is sure to be in much higher demand than the TFU version so I wouldn’t necessarily expect it to make it to the clearance aisle.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

Big thanks to my friend Ryan L. for donating his set for picture day.



Yak’s Pub Continues
February 4, 2009 | 10:14 PM EST | Justin2


With what seems like an never ending barrage of price hikes in the basic line, at least Niktom can help us all find a bit of humor in it as he continues with more jokes for his readers. For all the latest comic strips head on over to Yak’s Pub.



Rykrof Enloe Chapter 27 – SHADOW RISING
February 3, 2009 | 1:38 PM EST | Justin2


The shadows of the dark side have risen to new heights as The Enloe Chronicles continues with an all new chapter.

Swing by the forums and check out the latest installment as an end to the Clone Wars draws closer.



Episode 180: Fandex
February 3, 2009 | 5:56 AM EST | Jayson


eFX Collectibles gave us little advance notice before the Ahsoka Tano lightsaber, with a plaque signed by Dave Filoni, went on sale Feb 1st. This first saber replica from the new prop replica company is based on the design for Anakin Skywaker’s new Togruta padawan from the animated series, and to talk about the new product we interview Barry from eFX Collectibles. Barry describes what went into the Ahsoka lightsaber, the new Director’s Edition signature edition, and what the future holds for high end collectible offerings.

Then Brock, Star Wars Action News’ Book Club Liason, catches us up on Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. This spoiler-free review will tell you if this is a book you should shine a light on, or leave in the shadows.

Finally this week, Marjorie and Arnie catch you up on the latest in Star Wars collecting with the newest waves of figures and Muggs hitting shelves, Wal Mart clearance items, and a review of some odd item called the Star Wars Fandex.

All this, and a Hasbro Q&A too, on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

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



Jabba’s Pet Reviewed
February 3, 2009 | 2:18 AM EST | Justin2

Our friends over at Sandtroopers.com have posted some great photos of the upcoming Target Exclusive ROTJ Rancor. Click on over and check out their early review.



Rykrof Enloe Chapter 27 – Coming Soon
February 2, 2009 | 1:03 PM EST | Justin2

The next installment in The Enloe Chronicles will be released soon… very soon. Check out a few sneak previews of Chapter 27 after the jump!



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 23 R3-S6 “Goldie”
February 1, 2009 | 4:44 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the final figure in the Clone Warscollection’s fourth wave: R3-S6 aka “Goldie”.

After losing R2-D2 in a space battle during the episode “Downfall of a Droid”, Anakin begrudgingly takes on a new astromech, R3-S6 or “Goldie” as affectionally named by Padawan Ahsoka Tano. What little do they know it that this droid might not be playing for the same team. In the next episode “Duel of the Droids” R3’s motivations are discovered and the rescued R2-D2 puts him in his place – the scrap heap. As for the figure, at first glance he looks just be a repaint of the original Clone WarsR2-D2 mold, but that’s not entirely accurately. Goldie has new legs that forego the snap-on rocket booster accessories. All of the other features hold true though as he has the removable middle leg, opening manipulator arm panels, the retractable tow line and extendable sensorscope in the dome.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 22 Magnaguard
February 1, 2009 | 4:02 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Clone Wars collection’sMagnaguard.

Developed for General Grievous’s need to have a more deadly and competent battle droid, the IG-100 Magnaguards serve as the droid commander’s personal bodyguards. This figure’s design is pulled right from the frames of the Clone Wars movie and TV series and, aside from their oversized feet, blend quite well with the realistically styled figures. As for articulation, the legs are lacking but the arms and torso are quite posable. For accessories, the Magnaguard includes the signature electrostaff and a rather large firing rocket launcher. Despite initial Hasbro SDCC presentation photos showing an alternate head sculpt available with this figures, no such piece was included. So, you can bet another version of this figure will be released in the not-to-distant future. In the meantime, the cloak from the ROTS era Magnaguards can be used and it works quite well.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 21 Clone Trooper with Space Gear
February 1, 2009 | 2:42 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Clone Wars collection’s Clone Trooper with Space Gear.

Clones, Clones, Clones. The Clone Wars are full of them and the current TV series seems to crank out new designs (much to Hasbro’s delight I’m sure) in nearly every episode. This particular design made its debut in the first episode of the Malevolence story arc “Rising Malevolence” and these unique clones serve under the command of Jedi Master Plo Koon. The figure itself features a removable, firing rocket pack (first available with the Obi-Wan figure) and includes space gear that incorporates a cool working holster for the small blaster.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 20 Padmé Amidala
February 1, 2009 | 1:51 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Clone Wars collection’sPadmé Amidala.

This figure revisits an Attack of the Clones costume design that was prominent in the Geonosis arena, while utilizing a portion of the outfit that was only shown during AOTC’s deleted scenes. The Clone Wars TV series has provided the opportunity to explore this design again and debut in the “Bombad Jedi” episode. While not the most articulated figure in the Clone Wars line up, it does feature a removable cowl and cape with working holster. She includes her signature blaster along with a battle droid blaster as well.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TCW No. 19 Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion)
February 1, 2009 | 1:21 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of the Clone Wars collection’s Clone Trooperfrom the 212th Attack Battalion.

At first glance, this figure looked to just be a repack of the 212th clones included with the Target Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi and 212th Attack Battalion Battle Pack, but there are several differences ranging from deco application to a completely different sculpt for the helmet. This clone includes the standard issue DC-15A Blaster Rifle and large rocket launcher with firing projectile.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.



Yodasnews Turns 5!
February 1, 2009 | 12:49 PM EST | Jayson

Starting today and for the entire month of February, Yodasnews is celebrating its fifth anniversary. As with previous anniversaries, they will give away TONS of amazing prizes for both casual readers and forum members, and there will be special events that will test your creativity, competitive trivia nights (in their new chat room), and much more. Some of the items up for grabs include a Sideshow Exclusive Edition Dagobah Luke Skywalker Premium Format Statue, Attakus Sandtrooper Sergeant Exclusive Statue, Various Gentle Giant mini-busts and maquettes, sets of Hasbro figures, books, cookie jars, over a half-dozen Kotobukiya vinyl model kits and more!

You can see these as well as other prizes at the Yodasnews Prize Page, they kick off the festivities with a particularly spectacular prize, an eFX Phase 1 Clonetrooper helmet from Attack of the Clones! Check out Yodasnews for all the info!



Willrow Hood Design Sketches Revealed
February 1, 2009 | 12:08 PM EST | Jayson


The crew at JediDefender, in their latest QnA, have received preliminary design sketches for Willrow Hood aka “the Ice Cream Maker Guy”. Head over for a look at the proposed design including the infamous Ice Cream Maker accessory!

Congrats to my fellow MN collector Scott Pearson for having is dream figure getting that much closer to reality.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 1, 2009 | 12:21 AM EST | Bill


Here’s the latest update from the Big Bad Toy Store:


This brand-new starfighter is sized to work with the 3-3/4″ figures, and is the first version of what would later become Incom’s X-Wing Fighter. One of the main ships of the Republic’s forces, the ARC-170 was used in battle against the Separatist forces. We’ve got it listed at $74.99.

The latest wave of Star Wars Mighty Muggs that Hasbro has announced is the new specialty-exclusive 2009 Wave 1. This assortment includes Qui-Gon Jinn, the Wampa, an Imperial Guard and Wicket the Ewok. Pick up the set of 4 at $47.99, or mix and match your favorites at $12.99 each.


Sideshow delivers another cool 1/4 scale statue – the Tusken Raider ismade of polystone and measures around 24″ tall. In stock now at $279.99 – $20 under MSRP. Check it all out here.