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.
As a follow up to Jedi Temple Archives report earlier this week, Yakface reader Mike writes in with word that he found the updated Saga Legends Jango Fett at his local Target in Las Vegas so it looks like it has now officially it the US.
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 jediconwv.net, and if you’re in the area stop by and enjoy the fun and help contribute to a great cause!
Yakface forum member “leebo” has posted some great loose images of the Target exclusive Defense of Hoth and Attack on Hoth Battle Packs in our forums. Head on in to see what is new and different in the two sets.