Category Archives: Collecting News

Wattographs Autograph Services For Celebration V!

Wattographs is pleased to announce that we will once again be picking up autographs for people at Celebration V.

Can’t make the show? As we have done since Celebration II, Wattographs will pick up autographed show photos or will take your personal items to be signed for you. If you are going to the show and don’t want to wait in lines, let Wattographs pick up your photos or handle your items for you, so you can enjoy seeing the sights and sounds of the convention without having to wait in long lines!

Ordering ends at the end of July and all items must be to Wattographs no later than July 31 in order to be included. Further details can be found at www.wattographs.com.

Also check out Wattographs for another special signing opportunity with creature shop artist: Nick Maley!

What If??? Droid Factory Playset

Last night I was thinking about the abandoned concept of a Droid Factory Playset meant to add additional play value to the now expired Build-A-Droid feature from the Legacy Collection and came up with the above mockup.

Is this something you wish Hasbro would have attempted or does the idea of recycling a 30 year old mold smack of desperation? Click the image above for a closer look and if you have an opinion, feel free to comment on this on our Facebook page or in our forums.

12″ Momaw Nadon and Nadon’s Nook

Sideshow Collectibles has updated today with the Momaw “Hammerhead” Nadon 12″ figure and it is now available for preorder. The Exclusive version includes an Ithorian staff accessory only available through Sideshow.


Also available through Sideshow is Mos Eisley Cantina – Nadon’s Nook which includes two chairs and a table that features an LED light-up element and a refreshing beverage accessory!

Head over to Sideshow and order yours today!

New Catalog Confirms Rumored Clone Wars Figures

Yakface forum member “paulskywalker” sent in a few scans of the new Toy Catalog packed in with the new Hasbro vehicles hitting Toys”R”Us stores now which confirms all of the rumored Clone Wars figures we posted last month. Click the image above for a closer look. With this news, we’ve also updated our 2010 Clone Wars Toyguide page to reflect this latest confirmation.

Entertainment Earth Reveals New Exclusive Comic Packs

Yakface Sponsor Entertainment Earth has revealed tonight that they have acquired the exclusive rights for the 4 previously cancelled Comic Packs.

They are: Baron Fel and Ysanne IsardDarth Nihl and Deliah BlueJarael and Rohlan Dyre and Jaster Mareel and Montross! You can order them each pack individually, as a 4-pack or by the case. Expected arrival date in November 2010. Head to Entertainment Earth for the full details.

June 2010 Archive

New at PGT: Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, & Harry Potter
June 30, 2010 | 9:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


For all you big Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans out there, we’ve got updated images for our 2010 Clone Wars preorders, including individual figures, battle packs, and vehicles. Buy them all now so you won’t have to worry about hunting them down later!

If you love Star Wars action figures, but aren’t buying the Lego sets too, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Check out our new Star Wars Lego sets, which are sure to keep you entertained for days to come! We’ve also got Harry Potter Lego available too!

We’ve got new packaged images of all our GI Joe Pursuit of Cobra preorders, and they look fantastic! Stop by and check them out, then make sure to preorder so that you don’t miss out on these sure-to-be amazing toys!

The final new preorder available this week is the 2010 BotCon Exclusive Transformers Timelines Generation 2: Redux box set, featuring five cool Generation 2 inspired figures that will help you relive a long lost era in toys.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Celebrating 15 Years and Free Shipping
June 30, 2010 | 9:09 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles will celebrate 15 years in business on July 1st, 2010. To commemorate this milestone, we are offering all customers 15% discount on in-stock merchandise and FREE UPS ground shipping over $40.00 after discount. The discount code is “15years”. This offer is available starting July 1st through July 6th, 2010. Your shipping address must be within the continental USA for the free shipping. Offer not valid on pre-order items. A Credit/Debit card must be used for payment.

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Celebration V Diorama Workshop Figure Fund
June 30, 2010 | 3:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


As a reminder, you can help make the Celebration V Workshop the BEST it can be! Frank D’Iorio ofNiub Niub’s Universe is looking for your extra Hoth figures and vehicles to fill the enormous The Hoth Echo Base Diorama planned for Celebration V. If you can help, please visit Niub Niub’s Universe to find out our your spare item can be part of history!

 


 

What Street Date?
June 30, 2010 | 12:47 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

Despite the first week of August “street date”, I managed to score myself a treasure trove of new goodies at my local ToysRUs today at lunch. Best part, I didn’t even have to ask for it as it was already out on the pegs! I picked up what they had of the first Vintage wave (Dengar, AT-AT Commander, Vader, Cloud Car Pilot, 4-LOM and Boba Fett), a couple new Clone Wars figures (Aurra Sing, Pre Vizsla and Battle Damaged General Grievous) and the Snowspeeder and Twin-Pod Cloud Car. They’re out there folks so it might be time to visit your local ToysRUs. If you do have a finding, be sure to sound off in our forums or on facebook.

 


 

Update: New Products Hitting Stockrooms and Shelves at TRU?
June 30, 2010 | 11:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


We are reading and receiving reports from around the country that the new Vintage Collection figures and SOTDS (Shadow of the Darkside) packaging vehicles are starting to arrive at ToysRUs retail stores this week. Forum member “WiiWhitey” reports finding the Vintage and Saga Legends figures at his California stores, while SWAN forum member “cle1138” scored himself the Snowspeeder and Cloud Car from his Wisconsin ToysRUs.

Might be worth your time to check out your local store to see what you can find.

UPDATE: Forum member WiiWhitey has posted TRU item# for the cases of various products leaking out in stores/stockrooms. Head to the forums for the info.

 


 

Reminder: Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Promotion Ends Today
June 30, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 

   

Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to send off for the Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Mailaway Figure with Fold Out Display. Envelopes must be postmarked with today’s date (June 30, 2010) to meet the eligibility requirements – and don’t forget to include those qualifying UPCs or you’ll miss out on this special fishy Jedi which happens to be one of the best figures in the entire Clone Wars line.

 


 

Clone Wars Ki-Adi Mundi and Robonino Posted at JediDefender
June 29, 2010 | 4:23 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Our friends at JediDefender have posted to sneak peek images showcasing the as of yet to be officially confirmed Ki-Adi-Mundi and Robonino from the Clone Wars line. Head on over to check them out!

 


 

Sergeant Bric & Galactic Battle Mat Certificate
June 29, 2010 | 4:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Back in March, JediNews.co.uk confirmed that there would be a new mailaway for the Clone Wars line after the Nahdar Vebb promotion expires (tomorrow BTW). Today, the certificate/form for the promotion turned up in Rebelscum’s forum. Head over for a closer look and then make your opinions known in our forums as to what you think about the figure.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – 6 Tickets Left!
June 29, 2010 | 1:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT to our Yakface/Star Wars Action News Celebration V Fan Party! Do not miss out on the exclusive shirt, prizes, free swag and special guests during the event. Buy your tickets ASAP!

 


 

Episode 251: Now Where Will We Eat Breakfast?
June 28, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Jayson

 


A lot of focus for Celebration 5 is on what will be there, such as George Lucas, Jon Stewart, lots of cool artists, and Frank D’Iorio leading members in making a Hoth Diorama, but with all of this there are a few notable absences from the upcoming Celebration. On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie round up all the Celebration 5 news of the week, both of what has been announced will be at Celebration, and what (or who) will not.

Also this week, we bring you up to date on all the latest Star Wars collecting news, with new releases online from Sideshow, Funko, and Gentle Giant, and a rundown of where you can order the upcoming Hasbro Legacy collection Vintage-style figures NOW! As well as a look at a recently revealed vehicle exclusive, and more details on the upcoming giant AT-AT.

With a discussion of the digital Insider subscription model, more on Her Universe girls’ tees, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

And as of this writing there are only *10* tickets left to the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party at Celebration 5! Don’t miss out, order your tickets today!

And if you’re getting into Celebration on Wednesday, Arnie and Marjorie will be MCing a Star Wars Trivia night at Heroes Landing in Clermont at 7pm with all proceeds going to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society! Find out details on how to attend in our forums.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 84th Edition
June 28, 2010 | 2:26 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week (a week late) with the answers to questions submitted back on June 4th. Head to our forum to be denied a look at the new Anakin Skywalker (Sith Apprentice) from the Vintage Collection and be smacked down in regards to having any luck finding the last waves of the 2009 Clone Wars figures at retail.

 


 

The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack
June 26, 2010 | 10:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


Consider SDCC offically spoiled! Sandtroopers.com scores the first look at The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack – including New Slave I, Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter, Boba Fett, Bossk, R8-B7, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker!

Head on over to Sandtroopers for the full image gallery then weigh in with your thoughts on this amazing set in our forums!

 


 

New Vintage and Clone Wars Figures and Vehicles In Stock at TRU.com
June 26, 2010 | 7:52 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

ToysRUs has updated today and with the New Vintage and Clone Wars figures and vehicles in-stock and ready to ship! Also in stock are many of the new ships including the Cloud Car!! Pricing is a little bit higher at $9.99 and $7.49 respectively, but they are eligible for free shipping. So, why wait until August? Get yours today!

Again, thanks to EvilAnimation for the tip.

UPDATE: Sunday (June 27) kicks of a “buy one, get one 50% off” promotion as well. (BOGO only applies once per order)

 


 

Gentle Giant Announces Exclusive 2010 PGM Greedo Statue
June 25, 2010 | 11:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


Scheduled for release December 2010, the Greedo Bounty Hunter Statue* will make an excellent companion piece to the Blue Snaggletooth Statue.

Sculpted in 1/6th scale and standing at 12″ tall, Greedo features fine blaster detail, utility belt and a section of the Mos Eisley bar. This film accurate model is hand painted following Lucasfilm archive images for character correct replication.

Exclusively developed for the Gentle Giant Premier Guild Collector Community, Greedo will be a strictly limited edition piece, hand numbered and packaged with a matching certificate of authenticity.

*Please note: You need to be logged into your premier guild account to place a pre-order for this item. You can click on the image above to navigate to the product page.

 


 

Build Echo Base at Celebration V
June 25, 2010 | 12:13 PM CST | Justin2

 


The official site has announced the return of Frank D’Iorio’s amazing diorama workshop – this time the event will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

Fans who have attended Star Wars Celebrations in the past most likely recall seeing some very cool customizing projects at the events, including the amazing workshops Frank has headed up before.

Head on over to the official press release for more details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Build-A-Droid: BG-J38
June 24, 2010 | 9:56 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of BG-J38 the final Build-A-Droid in theLegacy Collection.

PROS: Great sculpt for a long requested figure by the collecting community. Looks fantastic displayed with the other service droids in Jabba’s employ and a must have for Jabba’s Palace diorama builders.

CONS: Build-A-Droid components proved tough to track down due to the exclusivity of the figures. Legs tend to bow and warp slightly due to the soft, thin plastic used in their construction.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD61 Shaak Ti
June 24, 2010 | 9:17 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the scantily-clad Shaaki Ti from The Force Unleashed video game and the last carded figure of the Legacy Collection.

PROS: Great sculpt and deco – very faithful to the source material

CONS: Suffers from “last wave syndrome” making it far too scarce to track down at retail in any real quantity. Online retailers or eBay might be your last resort in finding her at this point.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find her.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 24, 2010 | 6:37 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SIDESHOW 12″ SANDTROOPER CORPORAL RETAILER EXCLUSIVE
This figure was made by Sideshow specifically for their retailer network, and the item will only be available from those retailers, and will not be available from Sideshow’s own site. This figure includes a pistol, a rifle, alternate hands, a backpack and a display stand, and we have him listed at $104.99 saving you $5 off the MSRP for the figure.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS VISIONS LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
This new limited edition hardcover has more than 100 artists creating works from the Star Wars universe. The 240 page book includes 5 hand-signed 10″ x 12″ giclee prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artists’ processes and sketches. Don’t miss out on this fantastic new book, priced at $429.99.

STAR WARS PLUSH – 18″, 15″ TALKING PLUSH
We’ve listed a number of new plush Star Wars characters lately. We’ve got 18″ Collector Plush versions of Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca and R2-D2, priced at $44.99 each; we’ve also got 15″ talking plush versions of Chewie, Darth Vader and Yoda, priced at $39.99 each. Pick your favorites, and grab them before they’re gone. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Star Wars Weird Alphabet Complete
June 24, 2010 | 8:50 AM CST | Jayson

 

    

World Famous Design Junkies has posted the coolest set of Star Wars illustrations I’ve seen in a long time. Created by Artist / designer / illustrator Michael Fleming has completed his alphabet of strange and/or little used Star Wars characters using the Aurabesh alphabet. They really must be seen to be appreciated. Head on over to WFDJ for the full story.

 


 

UPDATE: New Vintage and Clone Wars Items Scored…. In the US!
June 24, 2010 | 7:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


A couple days ago we reported the Vintage and Clone Wars score by SWAN forum member “gshaller”. Today, he was kind enough to pass along an better look at the Vintage shipper case emblazoned with the “do not sell before the week of August 6” warning label. Click the image above for a closer look.

 


 

Sideshow Pre-Order Today
June 24, 2010 | 6:35 AM CST | Mark

The Clone Lieutenant 12-inch Figure – Episode II – SDCC Exclusive is up for pre-order starting today at 1PM EST

Also available today for pre-order is the Gamorrean Guard 12-inch Figure

 


 

Yakfinities Customizing Challenge Update
June 24, 2010 | 2:14 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Customizing Challenge is still on through June 30 – if you’re like most of us and enjoy the vast array of Star Wars video games, this is a fun challenge to take part in. There have been a lot ofgreat entries so far.

Voting is also underway for the next category – so be sure after checking out the latest entries tocast your vote and help determine what the next theme will be!

 


 

2010 Figures Up for Pre-Order at HasbroToyShop
June 23, 2010 | 2:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


If you are worried about finding certain figures at retail the first week of August then you might want to browse the new 2010 Vintage, Clone Wars and Saga Legends figures and vehicles up for pre-order at HasbroToyShop. And remember, enter “SW2010” on checkout for 10% off the order. (Pre-orders start shipping 7/26/2010).

Thanks to “EvilAnimation” for tip.

 


 

Star Wars Super Shogun – AVAILABLE NOW!
June 23, 2010 | 8:10 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

First, Super 7 offered the (now sold out) Early Bird preorders. Then they had release parties at their San Francisco & St Petersberg stores. Now the STORMTROOPER SUPER SHOGUN is available for order online! Literally years in the making, the mammoth figure is in stock now and can be purchased by visiting super7store.com!

But wait there’s more! Super 7 has also announced the next character in Star Wars Super Shogun Series: Boba Fett!

 


 

Episode 250: No, E3-2010 Is Not a Droid
June 22, 2010 | 2:48 PM CST | Jayson

 


When it comes to Star Wars collecting news Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con are no brainers, but each year E3 brings us the latest in Star Wars video game news, and this year had more than most! With a Star Wars game for the XBox Kinect, a new trailer for The Old Republic, a trailer for The Force Unleashed 2, and much, much more. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Nathan P. Butler to review all the news from E3 that would impace Star Wars video game players and collectors!

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie round up the latest news from Celebration V, including announcement of The Main Event, we discuss the newest online releases, we review the final EU wave of figures and the Disney exclusive Star Tours Boarding Party figure pack!

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

And don’t forget, tickets are selling fast for the Yakface/Star Wars Action News party Thursday night at Celebration V! Get yours before they’re gone!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New AT-AT Reviewed at Topless Robot
June 22, 2010 | 1:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Last month, Topless Robot posted one of the first comparison images between the new AT-AT and its diminutive predecessor. Today, they’ve posted even more images as well as a brief review of the product – as if you needed any more reason to add this monstrosity to your collections. Head on over to ToplessRobot for the full report.

 


 

The Her Universe Shop Is Now Live
June 22, 2010 | 12:31 PM CST | Jayson

 


Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Female sci-fi fans are growing in numbers and have largely gone unnoticed until now. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is not just for the boys, Her Universe, has secured it’s first license and joined forces with Lucasfilm to create merchandise for female Star Wars fans. Starting out with apparel, accessories and cosmetics, Her Universe will make fangirls “geek chic” from head to toe!

Head on over to the New Her Universe Shop for all your fan girl Star Wars clothing needs.

 


 

New GI Joe Preorders at PGT! Plus Transformers, MOTU, Star Wars & More
June 22, 2010 | 8:15 AM CST | Jayson

 


There’s nothing as exciting as new GI Joes, and that’s exactly what we’ve got this week! First up are the Resolute 7 Packs, as well as Series 1 and 2 of the Pursuit of Cobra line.

And for those of you with more diverse interests, that’s not all we’ve got. Check out our newTransformers Generations preorders, including characters from the War for Cybertron game that comes out today! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the game or on these figures.

For Masters of the Universe fans, we have Keldor and She-Ra in stock and available now if you missed them originally. Gygor and Whiplash preorders are available too!

If you’re looking for new DC Comics based toys, we’ve got some of those too, like the video game based Arkham Asylum figures or the rerelease of the impossible-to-find DC Universe Classics Wave 5. The new Justice League Unlimited Lobo is available as well.

And the final items spotlighted this week are really intriguing. Check out these Star Wars and Iron Man!

 


 

New Vintage and Clone Wars Items Scored…. In the US!
June 21, 2010 | 9:36 PM CST | Jayson

 


Forum member “gshaller” at Star Wars Action News acquired New Vintage and Clone Wars figures and vehicles his from a local toy shop in California. Although many stores may receive stock before August 1, cases are clearly marked “do not sell before the week of August 6”. Head over for the full story and congrats you lucky devil!

 


 

Mandalorian Speeder w/Mando Warrior at JediDefender
June 21, 2010 | 9:03 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have acquired a great image of the upcoming Clone Wars Mandalorian Speeder w/Mandalorian “Death Watch” Warrior from the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line. These are going to be quite popular upon release so head on over to see if this is an item worth putting on your wish lists this fall.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – Time’s Running Out
June 21, 2010 | 8:45 PM CST | Jayson

 


Less than 40 tickets remain to our Celebration V Fan Party! Don’t wait too long as the remainder is expected to sell through this week. We’d love to for you to attend so buy your tickets today!

 


 

First Look: Bossk, Boba Fett and R8-B7 Hit eBay
June 21, 2010 | 3:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

Popular eBay seller tunghori has updated his eBay store today with new Clone Wars figures. Check out the auctions for BosskBoba Fett and Mace Windu’s astromech – R8-B7 – the latter of which appears to be an-of-yet unannounced exclusive.

Share your thoughts in the Yakface Forums!

 


 

DCSWCC Announces 2010 Charity Pin Sale
June 21, 2010 | 12:58 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their fourth bi-annual charity lapel pin sale.

The 2010 pin features Luke Skywalker on his tauntaun with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument in the background, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Fourth in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality cloisonne lapel pins, officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered on the back. Only 1000 will ever be made.

All proceeds from the sales of this pin benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, the hospital housing provider for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. DCSWCC’s support this year will be directed toward military families with critically ill children at BIT’s “House on the Bay” in Ocean City, Maryland. For more information about Believe in Tomorrow, visit their website at believeintomorrow.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s charities in the Washington DC region. Their previous charity pins featured Yoda, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett, and netted over $17,000 for DC Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Inn at NIH, and the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program.

To order your Luke on tauntaun pin, visit store.dcswcc.org today!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Father’s Day Sale
June 20, 2010 | 3:38 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is having an “I’m Your Father Day Sale” starting today Sunday June 20th, 2010 through Thursday June 24th, 2010. Receive 10% off your entire order. Use discount code “father”during the check out process. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order. A Credit/Debit card must be used for payment.

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures:
Nahdar Vebb
Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – CW50
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Anakin Skywalker – Cold Weather Gear – CW42
Jek – CW38
Ziro’s Assassin Droid – CW37
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot CW34
Cad Bane – CW22
Commander Gree – CW09

In Stock: Legacy Action Packs:
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 1 of 2
Force Unleashed Figure Pack 2 of 2

In Stock: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Clone Trooper Lieutenant and Clone Trooper
Clone Trooper and Clone Commander
T’Ra Saa and Tholme
Stormtrooper and Blackhold Hologram
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures:
Jacen Solo – BD59
Snowtrooper – BD55
Clone Commander CODY – BD44
Jeremoch Colton – BD42
Ki-Adi-Mundi (Concept Art) – BD38
Clone Commander Deviss – BD37
Leesub Sirln – BD34
Imperial Scanning Crew – BD32
Saleucami Trooper – BD25
Ewoks – Paploo and NohApakk – BD18
Gungan Warrior – BD07
Stormtrooper Commander – Comic Con 2009

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julianmaurice
June 18, 2010 | 6:31 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite julianmaurice strikes back with two more installments in his new photonovel series, X-WING ALLIANCE – The Adventures of Ace Azzameen.

Kick back this weekend and enjoy both Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 in the forums!

 


 

New Lego UCS Imperial Shuttle
June 18, 2010 | 3:44 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gadget site Gizmodo.com has updated today detailing an all new Lego Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Shuttle slated for release this fall. Comprised of 2503 pieces, this set features an all-new interpretation of the Lambda-Class shuttle and includes Jedi Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Imperial Pilot and Imperial Commander mini figures. Head on to Gizmodo for a closer look.

 


 

Spy Report Update: Return of the Ultimate Battle Pack 
June 18, 2010 | 10:21 AM CST | Jayson

 


We’ve received additional information today regarding the return of the Ultimate (or “Deluxe” format) Battle Packs.

Battle of Hoth: (2 Battle Packs)
1x Attack on Hoth with 1 AT-ST, 1 AT-ST Driver, 1 Snowtrooper
1x Defense on Hoth with 1 Laser Turret, 2 Rebel Soldiers

Expect these to be priced cheaper that the TAC UBPs from 2007. No word yet as to a retail partner for these exclusives. Discuss this latest spy report in our forums.

 


 

Medicom Parco ’10 Carded Anakin Skywalker
June 18, 2010 | 8:51 AM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy Exhibition ‘10 has revealed a carded Anakin Skywalker as the exclusive Star Wars Kubrick for this year’s event. Image courtesy of Instinctoy.com

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 17, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE
Hasbro and many other vendors will be sending us huge piles of great new items this summer and fall. We need room to deal with the new items so we are putting a wide variety of items on sale. Save 20% to 75% and everywhere in between on items like: Star Wars Clone Wars, GI Joe, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Movie Toys, LPS, Zhu Zhu Pets, BBTS Exclusives and more. We have around 20 menus with discounts of 20% to 75%, and 50+ individual products with similar discounts. Please help us make room by ordering some of these items, and please ship any Pile of Loot that you are ready to receive.

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NEW PREORDERS
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GENTLE GIANT STAR WARS KABE & MUFTAK MINI BUST SET
This pair of thieves from the Cantina will now be available as a set of mini busts. They will stand 7″ and 5″ tall, and are priced at $116.99, $13 of the MSRP.

BOBA FETT BUST BANK
Star Wars’ most famous bounty hunter will now be able to guard your
fortune for you. This bust measures over 8″ tall and is listed at $17.99,
saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2010 WAVE 01 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
The newest wave of Build-A-Droid figures includes a number of Expanded Universe book and comic figures. K’kruhk, Jacen & Jaina Solo, a Darktrooper and more are available, as a case of 12 at $99.99, as a set of 6 for $74.99, and we’ve got singles available as well, at $8.99 to $14.99 each.Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party
June 17, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Due to overwhelming demand and selling through our initial ticket estimate – in only one week – we are expanding for additional capacity and we have one more block of tickets available, but when they’re gone they are gone, so buy now!

 


 

SDCC Exclusive Hallmark Ornament Revealed
June 17, 2010 | 12:51 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site updates today with the announcement of Hallmark’s exclusive K-3PO and R-3PO Keepsake Ornaments available at San Diego Comic Con this year. They will be sold as a two pack at Hallmark’s booth and are limited to 1000 pieces. Head to StarWars.com for more details.

 


 

Jabba’s Throne Break Down at Sandtroopers
June 17, 2010 | 12:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


The often professed axiom “nothing is official until Hasbro says it is” is officially thrown into the Rancor pit today as Sandtroopers.com has posted the first look and review of the upcoming Walmart exclusive Jabba’s Throne with Oola Set. Head on over to see if this vile gangster has lived up to the hype.

 


 

Spy Report Confirmed: Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter
June 16, 2010 | 3:35 PM CST | Jayson

 


Confirming our previous rumor, our friends at JediDefender have acquired an image of the Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter which is designated as a Walmart Exclusive. Head on over for a closer look and then discuss it in our forums.

 


 

New Preorders at PGT -> DC Direct, Ghostbusters, MoTU, DC & More 
June 16, 2010 | 7:34 AM CST | Jayson

 


We’ve got tons of new DC DIrect preorders up for various comic and video game based lines. In the comics realm, there’s the 75th Anniversary Kubrick Set and all four figures from the new Return of Bruce Wayne line, featuring Batman in eras across time. DC Direct is also making toys based on video games these days, like these Arkham Asylum figures and the new Mass Effect 2 line, both of which are now available for preorder.

Also new at the store are a bunch of MattyCollector.com items, including new and upcoming figures from GhostbustersMasters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics. Order now to make sure you don’t miss out on certain sell-outs like Count Marzo or the JLU Lobo.

And finally for all you Star Wars fans who also happen to be zombie fans (I imagine that’s pretty much everyone), you absolutely cannot miss out on this amazing new Death Trooper bust from Gentle Giant.

 


 

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
June 15, 2010 | 11:31 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with the announcement of the next chapter in the popular Lego series of video games: Star Wars III: The Clone Wars loaded with new features, characters and adventures! Head on over for a preview.

 


 

Kul Teska In-Hand Photos at BanthaSkull
June 15, 2010 | 10:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


The crew at BanthaSkull.com has posted some impressive in-hand photos of the upcoming Toys”R”Us Exclusive Kul Teska Clone Wars figure. Head on over for the all the images.

 


 

Armor On, Armor Off
June 15, 2010 | 9:54 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite stroebel83 was able to get a hold of some of the upcoming Vintage Collection figures early, and has shared some pics revealing some of the armor features on the new Dengar. Head on over to the forums for a closer look.

 


 

Episode 249: Allies
June 15, 2010 | 3:32 PM CST | Jayson

 


On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie bring in their allies for a jam-packed show! First, ally site Jedi Temple Archives has put out a definitive collector’s view of the 2010 Legacy Collection, and Paul from JediTempleArchives joins us this week to talk about the report and all the work that went into it.

Then Star Wars Action News ally and podcast enhancer Berent goes to The Vader Project in Los Angeles. He gives a detailed rundown of the event and interviews its curators! Listen to his report, then head to swactionnews.com to see all his pictures of the helmets.

And if that’s not enough, Jerry is here to give the third part of his vintage micro-collection series, and Brock reviews the new Fate of the Jedi novel–Allies!

With store reports, the latest online news, and a Celebration 5 news rundown, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

And don’t forget that Star Wars Action News allied with Yakface.com to deliver THE party you won’t want to miss at Star Wars Celebration 5! After only one week on sale, tickets are *75% sold out*! Even though we’re looking at adding more capacity, head to Star Wars Action News and get yours before we sell out!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Jabba The Hutt with Throne Details Revealed
June 14, 2010 | 9:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sandtroopers Forums has acquired detailed images of the packaging for the Jabba’s Throne set that is coming exclusively to Walmart later this year and it appears many of our wishlist for this impressive piece have been answered. Head on over for the full report and a glimpse at the new Rocket-firing Boba Fett too.

 


 

The Old Republic “Hope” Cinematic Trailer
June 14, 2010 | 12:51 PM CST | Jayson

 


Not to be outdone by The Force Unleashed II Trailer over the weekend, the next trailer for The Old Republic MMO game has made it’s way to the internet as well. Can we get some Star Wars feature movies like this please???

 


 

Jodo Kast Loose Image at JediDefender
June 14, 2010 | 11:20 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted new loose image of the K-Mart exclusive Jodo Kast figure available in the next couple months. As you’ll see, this version is far superior to the action-feature riddled version we got back in 2008.

 


 

In-Depth AT-AT Review at JediNews
June 13, 2010 | 5:05 PM CST | Jayson

Our friends at Jedi News have posted a cool in-depth video review of the new AT-AT that will surely answer any questions you may have regarding this enormous walker. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Upcoming Clone Wars ARF Trooper
June 12, 2010 | 6:24 PM CST | Justin2

 


If you can’t wait to find the upcoming repainted ARF Trooper at retail, you can grab one (or a handful) a little early thanks to an auction on eBay. Share your thoughts or check out a closer look at this figure after the jump!

 


 

Update: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party – 2/3 Sold Out
June 12, 2010 | 2:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


Do you have your tickets yet? Best get on it as we are now two-thirds sold out and you won’t want to miss this special event! Each ticket you purchase will not only grant you entry into the party, it will also serve as your opportunity to win any one of the great prizes for you – the fans!

Remember, these tickets are only $37 each and you’ll get an exclusive t-shirt which are available in adult and kid sizes – the perfect souvenir for your youngling!

Head to Star Wars Action News order page and get yours today!

 


 

Cinematic Trailer for The Force Unleashed II
June 12, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gametrailers.com has posted the cinematic trailer for The Force Unleashed II and in a word it is AWESOME. Entitled “Betrayal”, this trailer reveals the Starkiller’s new path and absolutely nothing will or can get in his way!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 12, 2010 | 11:21 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

15% OFF – FATHER’S DAY SALE From now until Monday June 14th, save 15% on everything except ‘New’ and ‘Backorder / Preorder’ items. Get Dad something exciting, if he’s not into figures, grab a cool t-shirt, exciting graphic novel, or get him a tie and grab some figures for yourself. Simply browse your favorite menus to start saving 15% on thousands of items.

———— NEW ARRIVALS ————

STAR WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2010 WAVE 01 his long awaited exclusive wave is finally in stock. We have a variety of singles, sets of 6, and full cases. Characters include Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, TFU Shaak Ti, K’Kruhk, Darktrooper and Spacetrooper.

STAR WARS R/C MILLENNIUM FALCON
Following up on last year’s flying R/C ships, this year brings us the R/C Millennium Falcon. These ships are safe for indoor use, and we have it listed at $54.99, with a August release date.

STAR WARS LEGO SETS Lego has announced four new Lego sets. We now have listings for the Clone Turbo Tank Set at $152.99, the General Grievous Starfighter Set at $63.99, Plo Koon’s STarfighter Set at $31.99 and the Slave 1 Set at $101.99. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

UPDATE: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party 
June 10, 2010 | 8:39 AM CST | Jayson

 


Your wish is our command! For those of you planning on bringing your young one(s) to the Yakface/SWAN CV Fan Party, we’ve now added kids size shirts as an option when purchasing tickets! So, if you haven’t yet ordered tickets for you and your padawan – now’s the time as we have sold through 50% of the seats!

A special thanks to K & C Collectibles and Brian’s Toys for donating prizes to this special event.

 


 

Gentle Giant Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise Maquette 
June 10, 2010 | 8:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


GentleGiantCollectors.com has revealed first look at a Limited Edition Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise Maquette set to be shared exclusive for SDCC, CV and Action Figure Express. This Maquette is Limited to only 1000 units with 400 pieces sold at SDCC and 300 at Star Wars Celebration V. 100 pieces will be sold online at shopafx.com and 200 TBD.

Head over to GentleGiantCollectors.com for a YouTube preview

 


 

Sponsor News: Brian’s Toys $15 OFF Father’s Day Coupon!
June 10, 2010 | 7:47 AM CST | Jayson

 


Brian’s Toys is celebrating Father’s Day by offering customers a $15 off coupon for all orders over $75 or more. Hurry, the coupon is only good through this weekend! Your website order must be placed by 11:59PM CST, Monday, June 14th, 2010 in order to qualify for this promotion. To use this coupon, simply enter the coupon code “FATHERSDAY” when checking out from brianstoys.com and your shopping cart will automatically discount $15 from your order total!

 


 

Empty Pegs at Target
June 9, 2010 | 11:03 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in from collectors the past 24 hours that their local Target stores are suddenly void of basic Star Wars figures… no Legacy, Legends or Clone Wars figures are on the pegs at various stores around the country.

Are UFOs to blame? Or something even more sinister? Share your thoughts on this phenomena afterthe jump!

 


 

UPDATE: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party 
June 9, 2010 | 12:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Have you purchased your tickets yet? You best get on that as in the first day we sold though a third of the available seats and as more announcements are made, they’ll sure go quickly. We are also making a special announcement tomorrow directed at the potential padawans (kids) attending the event. To reserve your spot, click the banner at the top of the page or head directly to Star Wars Action News and order your ticket(s)!

A special thanks to K & C Collectibles and Brian’s Toys for donating prizes to this special event.

 


 

Customizing Challenge Updates
June 9, 2010 | 10:04 AM CST | Justin2

 


The current Yakfinities, Video Game Characters, continues with several great entries the past week. Head to the forums and submit your own creation or just enjoy the submissions by your fellow collectors here.

Discussion has also kicked off for the next Customizing Challenge, which will launch in July. So even if you haven’t rolled up your sleeves and joined in a past project, you can still contribute your ideas after the jump!

 


 

LucasArts Announces The Force Unleashed II Collector’s Edition
June 8, 2010 | 11:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArts released info today announcing a special Collector’s Edition of The Force Unleashed II slated for release this October for the XBOX 360 and PS3.

The Star Wars Force Unleashed II Collector’s Edition comes includes:
• Premium Collectible Steelbook
• Exclusive In-Game Content
– Three exclusive challenge mode levels
– Exclusive Ralph McQuarrie concept “Deak Starkiller” skin
– Exclusive Lightsaber crystal
• Exclusive Mimobot USB Designer Drive Preloaded with Bonus Content
– Starkiller 2GB Flash Drive designed by Mimobot
– Digital art book, featuring insights into the art of The Force Unleashed II

The Collector’s Edition sells for $79.99 as is available for preorder now at GameStop.com

 


 

Episode 248: Party at C5!
June 8, 2010 | 10:17 PM CST | Jayson

 


Many people cited the Star Wars Action News/Jedi Temple Archives party as a high point of Star Wars Celebration 4. There, members from both sites got to meet people they previously knew only by forum handle, and make friends that they would spend the rest of the convention with. Now, Star Wars Action News and Yakface.com are teaming up to make the best party at C4 even better for C5! On Thursday, August 12th, the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party will be held at the Embassy International in Orlando. There will be music and prizes, as well as an exclusive shirt you will never be able to get anywhere else *free* with your admission! Tickets are on sale now! And on this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Jayson from Yakface to talk about the party, and then Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Star Wars Topps Sketch Card artist Kevin Graham, who is doing the art for the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party’s exclusive T-Shirt!

And that’s not the end of Star Wars Action News Celebration news! Listen to this week’s podcast to find out which Collector Panel to attend to see Marjorie as one of the hosts!

Also this week on the podcast, Arnie and Marjorie play your voicemails, including a detailed review from a listener of collectibles from Star Wars Weekends at Disney, and the Gingerprince reports in from the latest Collectormania in the UK.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

EU Legacy Wave Shipping from Entertainment Earth
June 8, 2010 | 7:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Yakface sponsor Entertainment Earth is starting to fill and ship pre-orders for their allotment of the hard-to-find Legacy EU wave. Watch those mailboxes and doorsteps boys!

 


 

UPDATE: New Airbourne Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant
June 8, 2010 | 11:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


A interesting scan from the pages of Toyfare Magazine has been floating about the interwebs of a new Airbourne Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. This version appears to have a deco similar to the Airbourne Trooper from Mace Windu’s Attack Battalion. Look for this to be available exclusively through StarWarsShop.com soon.

Update: Gentle Giant Collectors has posted high-resolution images detailing this new take on the Airbourne Trooper. It does indeed share parts with the original but also features a new rifle and arm positioning. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

JTA presents: A Digested Look at The Legacy Collection 
June 8, 2010 | 10:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


With the dust just settling on the 2009-2010 Legacy Collection, our friends at Jedi Temple Archiveshave launched an in-depth review of the line with a special twist. JTA has teamed up with Star Wars collecting sites from all over the web! The project was to have members from each participating site rank their top 10 figures with a brief thought or two as to why they made their personal lists.

We would like to thank Jedi Temple Archives for the invitation to contribute to this unprecedented multi-site event.

Head over to Jedi Temple Archives, kick back and read on to see if your favorite Legacy figures made the cut.

 


 

New Preorders at Past Generation Toys: Transformers, GI Joe, Jonah Hex, & Marvel Universe
June 8, 2010 | 7:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys will be at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend, so if you’re going to be at the convention, stop by and say hello! We’ll have lots of great stuff available for sale too.

And if you can’t make it out to the show, we’ve still got lots of new preorders online, like the newTransformers Generations figures, as well as lots more 2010 Transformers releases.

For all the GI Joe fans out there, we’ve got Pursuit of Cobra Cobra figures up for preorder, including the new mecha suits and series 2 of the line, so don’t miss this chance to guarantee yourself these figures now to avoid the hassle of hunting them down in stores.

If you’re excited about the new Jonah Hex movie, check out these amazingly detailed figures from NECA, including a great rendition of Megan Fox.

Finally, we have tons of new Marvel Universe figures, such as Captain Britain, Thanos, Ghost Rider, and more!

 


 

Announcement: SWAN/Yakface Celebration V Fan Party
June 7, 2010 | 10:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


Need even more Star Wars festivities to partake in during Celebration V? We have just the thing… Yakface is proud to announce our partnership with Star Wars Action News in hosting a special Celebration V Party at 7pm on Thursday, August 13 at the Embassy Suites International in Orlando. With food, fun and best of all FREEBIES donated by many of our fine sponsors, this event is sure to be a popular destination for our fans and listeners.

The cost for attending this event is an ultra-low $37.00 per person which includes a limited edition T-shirt available no where else, an exclusive badge with your name to help you quickly identify fellow forum friends, PLUS your ticket serves as your entry to contests and giveaways we’ll be holding throughout the night. There are a few more details we are keeping up our “collective” sleeves for now, but all will be revealed over the coming weeks leading up to the event.

To reserve your spot, head to Star Wars Action News and order your ticket(s) and to specify your t-shirt size!

 


 

Sponsor News: 2010 Jedi-Con Bounty Hunters In-Stock at Brian’s Toys
June 7, 2010 | 3:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


For those of you who can’t wait for the domestic release, Brian’s Toys has restocked the 2010 Jedi-Con version of the Bounty Hunters (4-LOM/Zuckuss) 30th Anniversary Exclusive 2 Pack. This unique exclusive pays homage to the infamous name switcheroo between these two figures as well honoring their 1980s era decos! For a better look at this awesome Vintage Kenner tribute, be sure to take a gander at it in our Toyguide.

 


 

Wattographs is going to London Film & Comic Con!
June 7, 2010 | 10:28 AM CST | Brandon

For the month of June, Wattographs will be taking orders for fan’s personal items to be signed at London Film & Comic Con! We will also be offering convention provided photographs to be autographed by guests who have them available.

We are having an Exclusive image of Producer Gary Kurtz in celebration of “The Empire Strikes Back.” It is a never-before seen photograph made available to us from the Kurtz/Joiner Archives. We will be offering it in 8×10, 11×14 & 16×20 sizes. This image will only be available through Wattographs, it won’t be available at the show.

The convention has rolled out a special set of Star Wars guests including Gary Kurtz (Producer), Kenny Baker (R2-D2 / ewok Paploo), Bob Anderson (Darth Vader swordmaster/ Stunts), Ken Colley (Admiral Piett), Julian Glover (General Veers), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett/ Capt. Colton), Michael Culver (Capt. Needa), Norman Chancer (Hoth rebel), Colin Skeaping (Luke stuntman), Tony Allen (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in AOTC and Clone Wars), Quentin Pierre (Bespin guard), Stephanie English (Hoth rebel tech), Doug Robinson (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Stephen Fitzalan (Ewok celebration Mon Calamari, ESB Stormtrooper), Terence Mustoo (Imperial Officer/ Y-Wing pilot), Alan Flyng (ROTJ Imperial Officer), Tony Smart (Snowtrooper/ Stunts), Marilyn Turk (Hoth rebel, Beedo in Jabba’s Palace), Kit Hillier (Hoth Rebel), Milton Johns (Imperial Officer in ESB), Alan Swaden (Hoth rebel) and Tony Guilding (Pilot in ESB & ROTJ).

Signing ends June 30th at 11:59:59. Personal send-in items need to arrive with Wattographs by that date. Please see site for full details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Hasbro Not Filling Eopie Orders?
June 7, 2010 | 10:17 AM CST | Justin2

 


According to a note sent by a reader at Rebelscum.com, it looks like Hasbro won’t be filling all their Eopie orders. So if you have been patiently waiting for yours to ship, you might be in for afrustrating postcard from Hasbro.

 


 

TRU Basic Figures Already Back to $7.49? 
June 5, 2010 | 10:37 PM CST | Justin2

Yakface reader Kyle sent in news today that he was at his local TRU and figures were back to full price even when scanned (the tags that had been on figures indicated that they would be $4.99 until July or later).

Sure enough, I went by a St. Louis TRU this evening and saw the same thing – all figures scanning back at $7.49, along with the sale tags removed. Each peg now had a blue or green circular sticker on it (so did all GI JOE Rise of Cobra figures).

If anyone has any insight into this, please feel free to share your thoughts in the Yakface Forums.

 


 

Muftak and Kabe Mini Bust Deluxe 2-Pack from Gentle Giant
June 4, 2010 | 10:40 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

GentleGiantCollectors.com has updated tonight with an exclusive first look at a Deluxe 2-pack of mini busts featuring Muftak and Kabe from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Head over for a sneak peek!

 


 

New Star Wars Celebration Collecting Panels Announced
June 4, 2010 | 9:46 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight announcing 4 additional Collecting Panels for Celebration Vwith more to come. Organized by Gus Lopez, these panels are meant to entertain and inform all collectors, from beginners to the most experienced. Head to StarWars.com for the full details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD60 Jaina Solo
June 4, 2010 | 9:01 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the other half of the Solo twins:Jaina Solo – one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: You can’t have Jacen without Jaina, decent overall sculpt – especially the head.

CONS: Again suffers from “last wave syndrome”, lower “skirt” hinders range of motion in the legs. Light on accessories. Weird bow legged left leg – much like Stass Allie.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find her.

 


 

Gentle Giant Reveals “Death Trooper” Mini Busts
June 4, 2010 | 8:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Gentle Giant showcases the macabre side of Star Wars with the release of this remarkably horrifying 1/6th scale mini-bust. Accurately sculpted with detailed and distressed armor, then hand painted to Gentle Giant’s always exacting specifications. This fine collectible is a limited edition. Each piece is individually numbered with matching certificate of authenticity. There are 2 versions of this finely crafted collectible.

Version 1 is a limited release of 2500 pieces worlwide. Each mini bust comes with a complete paperback edition of Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars horror novel : DEATH TROOPERS.

Version 2 is a Deluxe Death Trooper Mini Bust exclusive to Gentle Giant’s store and features detachable armor plates revealing the morbid decay of the Imperial walking dead, including the fiendish face behind the mask! A blaster and 3 additional Interchangeable arms are included. Allowing for dozens of customizable variations, for an army of The Empire’s undead.

Preorders are open to Premier Guild members only until June 15th. Preorders will be opened to the general Public on June 16th.

Head to Gentle Giant for the full images!

 


 

Sponsor Update Death Trooper Bust At Big Bad Toy Store
June 4, 2010 | 7:55 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
Gentle Giant has just released the information about their newest Expanded Universe Bust– A Death Trooper Be sure to check it outhere.

 


 

The Force Unleashed II Box Art Unleashed
June 4, 2010 | 12:39 PM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArt’s The Force Unleashed II Facebook page has posted the first look at the packaging art that will adorn the various cases for the TFUII game due in stores this October. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Big AT-AT Found Down Under
June 4, 2010 | 10:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


Getting a three month jump on the US market, Aussie news site Mousedroid.com reports and has visual confirmation of the new AT-AT vehicle on shelves in Target Australia (AU$199). Head down under for a closer look.

 


 

Toyguide Update: BD59 Jacen Solo
June 4, 2010 | 9:02 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Jacen Solo: one of the last figures in the Legacy Collection’s Expanded Universe wave.

PROS: Finally a Jacen Solo for our collection! Excellent use of the VTSC Bespin Luke sculpt

CONS: Again suffers from “last wave syndrome”;

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – if you can find one.

 


 

I….AM…. ARTOO MAN!!!
June 4, 2010 | 8:46 AM CST | Jayson

 


Ever wondered what a cross between our favorite astromech droid and Iron Man would look like? Me neither, but if you have, head over to Gizmodo for a Star Wars / Super Hero mash-up.

 


 

Detailed Look at Senate Duel Darth Sidious at JTWR
June 2, 2010 | 9:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at the Jedi Temple War Room have received a couple showing of the upcoming Senate Duel Darth Sidious from the Vintage Collection. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
June 2, 2010 | 6:08 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS – 2010 VINTAGE SERIES 02
The new Black & White Vintage line is also releasing a second wave, and it includes Anakin Skywalker, Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with Cape, Stormtrooper, Clone Trooper, Magna Guard and Commander Cody; we have them listed as a set of 8 for $79.99, or as a case of 12 for $104.99. We also have singles listed on this wave, priced at $10.99 each.

STAR WARS 14″ POSEABLE PLUSHES
We’ve listed three new 14″ tall poseable plush Star Wars figures. Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Yoda are available, priced at $24.99 each. These plush figures make great items for children, too.

STAR WARS – 2010 CLONE WARS SERIES 02 REVISION 01
Two new waves have just been announced for the new 2010 Star Wars lines. The Clone Wars Series 02 Revision 01 includes figures like Mace Windu, Commander Green, Battle Droid Commander, Clone Scout and Kit Fisto, and we have the set of 5 new figures listed at $59.99, with the case of 12 priced at $99.99, and individuals of the new figures at $13.99 (older figure prices may vary).

STAR WARS – LIGHTSABER HILTS WITH SOUND AND LIGHT
We’ve listed two different versions of the Sound & Light Lightsaber Hilts from Japan. Obi-Wan and Darth Vader Lightsaber Hilts are on their way, and we’ve got them priced at $13.99 each. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 83rd Edition
June 2, 2010 | 2:38 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on May 7th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding that unreleased Shadow Stormtrooper Trooper from the Force Unleashed Figure Pack and a question for customizers and diorama builders.

 


 

Win a Super7 Shogun Stormtrooper from AICN
June 2, 2010 | 1:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Ain’t It Cool News is giving away one of Super7’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Super Shogun to one lucky contestant simply by sending in an image of a Stormtrooper! Head over to AICN for details.

 


 

Episode 247: No Toys, Just Shirts
June 2, 2010 | 8:29 AM CST | Jayson

 


Right now is a hard time for Hasbro collectors with the latest waves of Legacy figures not regularly showing up on store pegs, but when Arnie finds a Spacetrooper and Shaak Ti at a Toys R Us, the hunt is on! Join Marjorie and Arnie as they tour the St. Louis region hitting one Toys R Us after another looking for more of this elusive wave of figures!

Also on this week’s podcast, a run down on the latest Celebration 5 announcements, a review of the Star Wars Cantina game, and Nathan provides a look back at collecting RPG books and supplements as Wizards of the Coast removes all Star Wars content from their site.

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Sponsor News: A-Team, Lego, Prince of Persia, Star Wars, Arkham Asylum and more at Past Generation Toys
June 2, 2010 | 8:15 AM CST | Jayson

 


They’re the A-Team, and we have their brand new 12 inch figures, 4 inch figures, and vehicles in stock right now! Also new at the movie theaters this summer is Prince of Persia, and we have the 6 inch figures from McFarlane Toys available now. Don’t miss these and then wish you could turn back time!

The final new in-stock items are two beautiful Bowen Designs mini-busts, Blazing Skull andWolverine Logan, each standing over 6 inches tall and ready to liven up your shelf.

We’ve also got three new lines you absolutely can’t miss available for preorder right now. First up are DC Direct’s recently announced Arkham Asylum figures based on the hit video game of the same name. The lineup includes Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Scarecrow.

Next up are new preorders for Series 2 of the Black and Silver Vintage Star Wars figures.

And finally we’ve got lots of the new Lego minifigures available for preorder. Don’t worry about tracking down the one you want in stores, and instead guarantee yourself that Zombie, Robot, or Clown minifig you’ve been wanting by preordering right now.