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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.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure 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.

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.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure 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.

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.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set 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.

TVC Wave 9 In-Stock at Entertainment Earth

The headline says it all: TVC wave 9 is in-stock and ready to ship at Entertainment Earth! This case contains new figures as well as Revenge of the Jedi “chase” cards and breaks out as follows:

1x VC22 Admiral Ackbar (Revenge)
1x VC23 Jedi Luke Skywalker
1x VC27 Wicket (Revenge)
1x VC34 Jango Fett
1x VC52 Rebel Fleet Trooper (Ep. IV)
1x VC55 Logray (Ep. VI)
1x VC39 Luke Skywalker (Ep. IV)
1x VC68 Echo Base Trooper
1x VC69 Bastila Shan (Knights of the Old Republic)
1x VC70 Ponda Boba (Walrus Man)
1x VC63 Keyan Farlander (ROTJ)
1x VC08 Darth Vader

Yakface Fans’ Choice Poll Ends This Sunday

Okay you’ve had a few days to ponder your wishlist for Hasbro’s Fans’ Choice Poll right? Well, throw it out the window! In an effort to stick with the theme of the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi in 2013 we are limiting the selection to characters from that film only. That’s right, no EU or Clone Wars, we’re going old school and sending a straight up Original Trilogy/Vintage/ROTJ-themed list. These can be figures that Kenner/Hasbro has already done since 1995 but just need to be brought up to today’s standards of esthetics (ahem, Yak Face) or an all new ROTJ figure that hasn’t been done yet.

The process is easy, simply post your list in our forums. Each forum member may submit five (5) characters for their lists, the top 10 figures from the compiled lists will form our official Yakface.com/Hasbro Fans’ Choice Poll submission. The deadline for list submission will be Sunday, September 25 at 11:59pm PST.

Rules: Forum members need only apply. Only one list per forum member, (IP addresses will be reviewed to weed out ballot stuffers). In the effort of full public disclosure, all list submissions sent in via email, facebook, or other media avenues will not be counted.

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received a lot of new items this week. They include Clone Wars Action figures, Legacy & Clone Wars figure with vehicle, Clone Wars Vehicle, Vintage Ships, Clone Wars Battle Packs and Blu-Ray figure sets.

NEW Clone Wars Action Figure:
Stealth OPS Clone Trooper

NEW Legacy Vehicle with Figure:
Rebel Transport Speeder with Rebel Ground Crew

NEW Clone Wars Vehicle with Figure:
Separatist Speeder with Geonosian Warrior

NEW Clone Wars Vehicle:
Republic Attack Shuttle

NEW Vintage Vehicles:
B-Wing Fighter
Y-Wing Fighter

NEW Clone Wars Battle Packs:
Defend Kamino
Assault on Geonosis
Stop the Zillo Beast
The Hunt for Grievous
Cad Bane’s Escape

NEW Blu-ray Commemorative Figure Sets:
Episode I: Darth Maul, Battle Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn
Episode II: Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku, Clone Trooper, Jango Fett
Episode III: Commander Bly, General Grievous, Yoda, Mace Windu
Episode IV: Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, Sandtrooper
Episode V: Princess Leia Organa, Snowtrooper, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker
Episode VI: Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Biker Scout

NEW Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Sets
Imperial Forces – Bossk, IG-88 and Snowtrooper
Imperial Set – Imperial Commander, Dengar and AT-AT Driver
Android Set – C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca

NEW Vintage Collection Figures:
VC55 – Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)
VC54 – ARC Trooper Commander
VC53 – Bom Vimdin (Cantina Patron)
VC52 – Rebel Fleet Trooper
VC51 – Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan)
VC50 – Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

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VC23 Luke Variation #327

Joining the never-ending crop of variants from the Vintage Collection (half of them seem to spawn from this Luke figure alone), Jedi Temple Archives is reporting that Hasbro has finally corrected the missing “chrome” gradient in the name pill for the Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) first present on the “Jedi Knight Outfit” cardback from wave 3. Head on over for a detailed look.