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VC22 Admiral Ackbar

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Admiral Ackbar from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

PROS: Our favorite appetizer, err, Admiral receives a modern update with all the bells and whistles he would need to lead the Rebel Fleet into victory! Excellent sculpt and overall design and the inclusion of the command console is a nice touch versus that weird comlink wrist blaster from over a decade ago.

CONS: No ankle joints, not that he needed them. Wrong rank/badge sculpt on the uniform looks to have been modeled after the Mon Calamari Officer. That being said, do not skip this figure.

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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VC15 Clone Trooper 3.0

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today revisiting the Clone Trooper from the Vintage Collection.

Third time’s a charm. Hasbro continues to tinker with figures in the Vintage Collection, this time correcting a paint operation oversight for the Clone Trooper’s removable helmet. The black brow stripe and blue cheek stripes have now been added creating a third production variant. Trick is finding one without the discolored helmet.

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

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VC13 Darth Vader

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

Making good on their promise for a running change for Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro doesn’t stop there as they also revise the card back to include a sneak preview of wave 5! This packaging variant is currently shipping with the Return of the Jedi wave of figures. Note: there is no change to the figure.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

UPDATE: Vintage 9-Pack Preview at Galactic Hunter

Our friends at Galactic Hunter have posted a nice preview of the Target Exclusive Vintage 9-pack that Mike managed to smuggle out of their stockroom. Head on over to check it out.

Update: Paul at Jedi Temple Archives has posted an extensive breakdown of this set letting us know exactly what is “new” or just different enough to make you mad if you are one of those must-have-one-of-everything type of collectors. Head on over for their full Research Droid Review.

YAK Friday Giveaway!

It’s the craziest shopping day of the year, and once again we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our readers and forum members for their support and participation in our community.

This year we are giving away a couple of new prizes – the Target Exclusive Hoth Battle Packs!

Two random winners will be drawn – for more details on how you can throw your name into the hat,CLICK HERE!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Packs Arriving

Some lucky collectors have had a nice early Thanksgiving treat at their doorsteps this week – the new Comic Pack figures! This final wave represents some of Hasbro’s finest work in this line, making it even more of a shame that this line wasn’t handled better.

Check out some loose images of the figures from this wave after the jump!

Note – Unfortunately many collectors are reporting that their orders have been moved back to December.

New Clone Wars Figures Hitting Retail

Reports are coming in that collectors are scoring the latest waves of animated figures this past week, mostly at Wal-Mart.

While prowling the pegs for Vintage Gamorreans, I saw some of the new Clone Wars figures firsthand, and was more impressed with these than most of their recent offerings… check out a few loose pics and judge for yourself if Hasbro is stepping up the quality on this line here.