VC18 MagnaGuard

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the MagnaGuard from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: The definitive mangaguard. Awesome use of articulation and incorporation of soft goods. The deco is top notch as is the new electrostaff.

CONS: None really, other than once you buy one, you’ll want another, and another and another and….

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

Sandtrooper Card Variant

Yakface reader “Shabby Blue” writes in with a very interesting find regarding a new variant surrounding the Vintage Collection Sandtrooper.

There appears to be a running change for the photo on the vintage Sandtrooper card. The original photo was more blurry with its colors faded, but the new version is sharper with deeper colors. It’s most noticable with the deeper blue sky and the sharper whiter looking sandtrooper in the photo. This new “blue sky” version has a newer date stamp on the back of the card, confirming that its the 2nd version with the faded card being the original. It’s also not a one-time factory error because I just saw a 2nd one at Walmart yesterday after finding the first at TRU earlier in the week. I’ve attached a few hi-res photos showing the difference. The new “blue sky” version is on the left and the old faded version is on the right.

Very cool Shabby Blue – thanks for the heads up!

7th Annual JediCon Kicks Off Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Oct. 9) marks the 7th JediCon WV at the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum in Wheeling WV, with special guests John Booth, Kim Simmons and former ILM model maker / animator Jon Seay who will bring along actual pieces of the Death Star.

There will be vendor tables filled with Star Wars collectibles, a lightsaber training course by the Capital City Jedi, appearances by local 501st and Rebel Legion costuming groups, trivia contest, door prizes plus a silent auction of SW merchandise to benefit Children’s Miracle Network, along with ALL food sales and a portion of ticket sales as well.

Please check out more info at, and if you’re in the area stop by and enjoy the fun and help contribute to a great cause!

VC17 General Grievous

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with addition of General Grievous from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Nice upgrade to the prior TLC BD25 version, the cape is great addition as is the revised deco. Well accessorized too.

CONS: The mold is very rubbery, making prolonged posing a delicate/frustrating balancing act. No foot peg holes in the feet to accept a display stand. New articulated hands pop off very easily.

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

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