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Toyguide Update: VC62 Han Solo (In Trench Coat)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Han Solo (In Trench Coat) (VC62) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Great articulation, paint and the new coat fits well and looks good. Overall a nice improvement of the 2006 version.

CONS: Kind of seems like a wasted slot in the Vintage Collection considering he’s been released on a Vintage card before.

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Toyguide Update: VC70 Ponda Baba

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Ponda Baba “Walrus Man” (VC70) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro has again rendered all previous versions useless, not to mention laughable, with this ground up rework of fan favorite Ponda Baba. Great sculpting details in the jacket. The inclusion of both style of hands and the switch out severed arms is what playing with toys is all about! Paint operations are minimal, but well done (kudos to Hasbro for painting that little snap on the jacket pocket).

CONS: Nothing major, his head seems a tad under scaled, jacket could use a dirty paint wash and Hasbro gave him the wrong blaster and he’s missing the yellow stripes down each of his pant legs. Also, too bad his partner in crime, Dr. Evazan, isn’t on the pegs at the same time.

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Toyguide Update: VC68 Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rebel Soldier in Echo Base Battle Gear (VC68) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro gives us a nice tribute to the original Kenner Rebel Soldier figure. Great sculpt over all, you want a few for your Hoth dioramas.

CONS: Removable goggles don’t serve much purpose for this figure as he can really wear them over his eyes, at least not very well. Some might not like that Hasbro changed the figure’s portrait from the original movie still used on the 1980’s card.

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Toyguide Update: VC54 ARC Trooper Commander

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the ARC Trooper Commander (VC54) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro delivers an amazing rendition of fan favorite “Captain Fordo” here in the ARC Trooper Commander. Great options for display and/or customizing with the switch out clone trooper gear. Awesome head sculpt and loads of articulation with the use of the new (VC45) clone trooper body. 

CONS: Might still be tough to find in any quantity (luckily Hasbro intends to reship him later). Probably could have included the standard issue DC-15A blaster rifle for more weapon options.

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Toyguide Update: Luke Skywalker’s Tauntaun

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the exclusive Luke Skywalker’s Tauntaun from Target from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: While the new Tauntaun here is of superb quality and design, the Vintage packaging is the real draw to this exclusive.

CONS: The price. The price. The price. Wow, $24.99 for a single “beast” while a battle pack with tauntaun and 2 figures retails for the same thing just inches down the shelf???? For shame Target. Although there is no corresponding “Hoth Luke” on the shelves right now, nor has there been since 2007, Hasbro has promised a new Luke for 2012.

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