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Ross Finds Continue

Ross stores continue to receive a variety of random Hasbro Star Wars item; seemingly on a weekly basis.  If you have a Ross in your area, share with us what you’re finding here in the comments or in our forums.

Personal Note:  The red A-Wing from TLJ continues to elude me at Ross, but I did pick one up via eBay for a fair price.  I must say, that thing is awesome

Photo-Real – 3.75″ Scale Game Changer?

We are starting to really see the benefit that photo-real technology has on bringing realism to some classic characters,  such as Luke Skywalker.  The facial features on these figures compared to older counterparts is stunning.

And as we know, Hasbro has dug into the same well over and over many times through the years… and as long as the figures have been improvements over previous versions, many of us have  happily purchased the product (nearly the same product as before).

Here we are in 2019… many of us have been invested in the modern hobby for 20+ years…  so, how many characters do you want to see Hasbro visit again with photo-real?  Are you willing to jump back into the prequels again with a Chancellor Palpatine, Padme, etc?  Or just OT classics like Luke and Han Solo?  Or not at all?

Share your thoughts after the jump!

Personal Note:  I’m in it for the long haul.  I’ll purchase nearly any 3.75″ product that is an upgrade over the older version… especially for the OT era.  And I guess sequel era too, I just don’t have room for much prequel stuff anymore.   Older versions of figures go into my custom fodder supplies.

Yak’s Elite 25 – Final Results Posted

Over a year ago, we began multiple rounds of fan voting by Yakface readers to help identify just which figures our readers wanted to see Hasbro make the most from The Vintage Collection and The Black Series.

The final numbers are in, and we have posted them in our forums.  I think it’s safe to say that the interest in the Original Trilogy still holds very strong based on these results, and both 3.75″ and 6″ totals came to the same “Most Wanted” figure.

Find out which character that is, and check out the full results at the links below!

THE VINTAGE COLLECTION

THE BLACK SERIES

The Many Expressions of Luke Skywalker

We all know that Luke Skywalker experienced great conflict in The Last Jedi, but I don’t think we were expecting Hasbro’s photo-real tech to emulate such a range of emotions on the new Luke Skywalker figure (VC 146).

For those that have gotten their hands on this figure, what are your impressions?  I have two of them now… one looks really good and I love it; but the other one… not so much.

Let us know your thoughts after the jump!

UPDATE – New expressions added!