ToyMan is Back – July 11


ToyMan is back in St. Louis once again this Sunday, July 11! This popular collector show is often patrolled by the 501st Legion and has a great variety of dealers with many toy lines available. You never know what you’ll find but there’s always a ton of Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Hasbro releases.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, head to Toymanshow.com for more details.


VC01 Dengar

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Dengar: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: And you thought the 2004 Saga version was nice? Although that six year old figure still has a certain charm about it, the 2010 version is a solid upgrade in terms of sculpt, articulation and accessories. This is, by all accounts, the definitive “Payback”.

CONS: None that I can discern – though it would be cool if you could mount the blaster rifle to his backpack.

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

Toyguide Update: Kubrick Series 8: The Phantom Menace

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today taking a slight detour from the current deluge of new product. Today, we’re updating the Kubrick section in preparation for the arrival of DX Series 1 with the addition of Series 8 featuring characters from Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

This series consists of a Battle DroidDarth MaulAnakin SkywalkerQueen AmidalaQui-Gon Jinnand C-3PO. We also added a couple of those pesky hard-to-find “chase” figures packed in select boxes of this series which include Jar Jar Binks and Aurra Sing. Not showing for picture day is the illusive Iktotchi Jedi Master, Saesee Tiin.

Toyguide Update: Kubrick Series 9: Attack of the Clones

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today taking a slight detour from the current deluge of new product. Today, we’re updating the Kubrick section in preparation for the arrival of DX Series 1 with the addition of Series 9 featuring characters from Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

This series consists of a Clone TrooperJango FettObi-Wan KenobiCount DookuYoda and Anakin Skywalker. We also added one of those pesky hard-to-find “chase” figures packed in select boxes of this series – the Clone Trooper Commander. Not showing for picture day is the clawdite bounty hunter, Zam Wesell and the Togruta Jedi Master, Shaak Ti.

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!

VC08 Darth Vader

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth Vader: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: A solid enough figure to retire all other Vader versions that feature less articulation than this one.

CONS: Poor sculpt for the right hand as it can’t hold a lightsaber unaided. The three-part helmet is a useless feature as the removal of the neck collar accessory exposes a poor face paint job and misshapen head. Silver “chain” for the cape still looks ridiculous (Hasbro, please retire it). In short, if you aren’t planning on keeping this carded, stick with the 2008 TLC BD No. 8 version and you’ll be just fine.

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

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.

VC09 Boba Fett

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Boba Fett: the next basic figure entry in the 2010 Vintage Collection.

PROS: Best interpretation of the ESB armor to date. The additional deco on the blaster rifle really looks good.

CONS: Like many of the previous Fett’s sharing this sculpt, the jetpack falls off if you look at it wrong. We just got an ESB version of Fett in last year’s TLC line

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

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