CW22 Battle Droid Commander

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Battle Droid Commander from the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: A nice repaint of the basic battle droid mold. The figure has a nice silver/metallic wash in areas in addition to the yellow commander markings.

CONS: Legs lack articulation (knee and ankle) that would really help in the overall stability and playability of the figure. The legs also warp very easily making the use of a display stand almost mandatory. Finally, and extra joint in the arms (recycled from the Battle at B’Omarr Monastery sculpt) would/should have been utilized here as well.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Customs & Answers is Back!

We are very pleased to deliver the second installment of Customs & Answers for all you customizing fans out there!

As the Star Wars galaxy continues to expand, so do the ideas of the fans; which is one of the reasons customizing continues to be such a fun aspect of the hobby. So with our second installment, we have gone directly to expert customizer DanoftheDead, who shares his perspective on the hobby and offers some great customizing tips for all our readers.

So go grab a drink and kick back and enjoy some helpful tips and walkthroughs from one of our favorite customizers in the hobby after the jump!

CW20 Mace Windu

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Mace Windu from the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: An excellent upgrade to the previous version in terms of articulation, head sculpt and utilization of soft goods.

CONS: None.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Remember, you can weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Episode 267: The Force Unleashed II — Part 1: Sean Williams Unleashed

For Star Wars fans, the biggest gaming event of 2010 is in 2 weeks! No, not Rock Band, the long-awaited follow up to the groundbreaking bestseller The Force Unleashed titled (wait for it…) The Force Unleashed *II*! The staff of Star Wars Action News are excited for the return of Starkiller, and so this week they begin three weeks of the best Force Unleashed 2 release coverage on the web by interviewing Sean Williams, author of both Force Unleashed novelizations. Arnie talked to Sean about the writing process of the books, as well as Sean’s other Star Wars tie-in novel, The Old Republic — Fatal Alliance!

Also this week on the show, find out what Hasbro exclusives are showing up in stores, Brock reviews The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, and Marjorie and Arnie run down eFX Collectibles newest pre-order for their TIE Fighter model!

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

CW11 Aurra Sing

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Aurra Sing from the Clone Wars Collection.

PROS: One of the best figures in the entire Star Wars line, not just the Clone Wars segment. She is wonderfully articulated, accessorized and captures the unique design style of the animated series perfectly.

CONS: The antenna on her head is a little wonky and too close to the center of her head. A bit of silver/gray paint would have gone a long way toward improving it.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Target Exclusives Update

Yakface Reader Steven writes in with a follow-up to our previous report on the possibility of a limit of 2 per customer on the Hoth Box Sets:

Hey, I’m a Target employee and thought I’d give you the 411 on exclusives here at the store in TN I work at. The 2 per customer rule is kind of a generic rule for all extremely collectible toys, and to be quite honest, unless it was like the Zu Zu Pets were last Christmas, 99.9% of the cashiers really don’t care. As long as you don’t come through with ten of the same thing, you should be cool. Anyway, I’ve been reading for a long time, and it’s always good to see new info on the site!

Good to know – thanks for the news Steven!

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