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New Carded Wave 7 Images at JTA

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted new card back images from wave 7 from The Vintage Collection. Head on over for shots of Bom Vimdin, Barriss Offee, Bespin Han Solo, ARC Trooper Commander, Rebel Fleet Trooper and Logray! These figures were purchased in the Philippines so the what we see released in the US in the next couple weeks might differ slightly.

VC25 R2-D2 Cardback Variant

Proving that they are willing to address their mistakes (from time to time) Hasbro corrected the “First Issue” error on the back of the VC25 R2-D2 card. The 2010 cardback photo has been replaced with a more standard inset photo there are other typographical and design changes as well. Click the image above for a look at the side by side comparison and see if you can spot them all.

Toyguide Update: VC25 R2-D2

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of R2-D2 from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave (Wave 3).

PROS: After 7 years, this is a great second attempt at the “BAR2-D2” figure. The drink tray is far superior to the previous version in terms of sculpt and the ability to remove the individual glasses. Loaded with accessories and features to re-enact other scenes from the Original Trilogy.

CONS: Little pieces can be easy to loose if not careful. Dome rotation is limited when lightsaber or periscope accessories are in use. Smaller scale seems unnecessary at this stage of the hobby.

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

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Toyguide Update: Rocket-Firing Boba Fett (VCP03)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Mailaway Exclusive from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro has done an amazing job at re-creating the original Boba Fett. The sculpt and paint operations are very crisp and well executed. Looks gorgeous on the Vintage card.

CONS: The figure suffers from balance issues due to the incorporation of the rocket-firing feature. The ankles also seem to be sculpted in an angle that makes standing (without the aid of a display stand) a challenge. Hand sculpt (right hand) for holding the blaster is too wide and thus is prone to dropping the weapon. Despite this flaws, this figure is not one to pass on.

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Toyguide Update: VC21 Gamorrean Guard

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Gamorrean Guard from the Vintage Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave (Wave 3).

PROS: One of the top offerings by Hasbro, action figure wise, in recent years. Everything from the sculpt to the paint and likeness hit their mark. Well accessorized and the fuzzy loincloth is the drool on the cake.

CONS: A tough figure to find at retail for some and thus fetches a pretty penny on eBay. Furry loincloth has a tendency to poof up when removed from the package and also sheds fibers when handled.

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Toyguide Update: “Rebel Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with final exclusive “Special Action Figure Set” from Target for the Vintage Collection. Rounding out this series is the “Rebel Set” featuring 2-1B, Leia (Hoth Outfit) and the Rebel Commando.

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Toyguide Update: “Hero Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a series of additions covering the exclusive “Special Action Figure Sets” from Target for the Vintage Collection. Next up: The “Hero Set” featuring Luke X-Wing Pilot, Ben Kenobi and Han Solo.

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Toyguide Update: “Villain Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a series of additions covering the exclusive “Special Action Figure Sets” from Target for the Vintage Collection. First up: The “Villain Set” featuring a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and the Death Squad Commander.

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