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Toyguide Update: VC88 Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the our next Blu-ray deleted scene figure addition: Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro goes to the popular “Slave Leia” well one more time with this release. This figure features an improved paintjob over the previous releases giving her a much softer appearance which makes this a far superior version in terms of likeness to the TLC and VC64 releases. The combination hard/soft goods work well here for the deleted scene attire as they keep the figure relatively unencumbered.

CONS: A great figure for the most part, but the plastic hair braid forces the head to always look to one side. Maybe Hasbro in the future can try to implement real hair akin to what they did in the POTF2 line’s Princess Leia Collection.

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Toyguide Update: VC89 Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the our next Blu-ray deleted scene figure addition with Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro releases the definitive Skiff Guard Lando (aka “Tamtel Skreej”) while knocking out a cool deleted scene figure as well. The all-new sculpt of the figure is top-notch with a great amount of detail and texture captured in the skiff guard outfit. The combination of soft and plastic goods for the sandstorm gear works here as it leaves the articulation unencumbered.

CONS: Oddly, this version of Lando is substantially shorter than the General Lando figure released a few months ago. The skin tone is way off as well – it is far too light as compared to Mr. Williams. To me, the helmet seems a little small when placed on the figure’s head but that can easily be remedied by using one of the helmet sculpts from any of the 2004 or newer figures.

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ROTJ Sandstorm Deleted Scene Diorama

While shooting the latest batch of images for the toyguide, I decided to recreate the infamous “sandstorm” scene using the new Blu-ray deleted scene figures (Lando and Leia) as well as the previous Tatooine Sandstorm figures (Han, Luke and Chewbacca) from the Legacy Collection. It also gave me an excuse to finally open up my BMF! The scene above was recreated using a simple tan bath towel for the desert floor and some minimal Photoshop work. Click the preview above for a closer look and be sure to check out master diorama builder Stephen Hayford’s impressive recreation over at the Official Star Wars Blog.

Toyguide Update: VC91 Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the our next Blu-ray deleted scene figure addition with the Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Instead of phoning in a quick head and arm swap on an existing A-wing pilot body, Hasbro goes that little extra and tools a substantially new figure for this release, only recycling the legs from the TLC B-wing pilot (Ten Numb) figure. The new tooling really works here as the flight suit looks very good and the new Mon Calamari head and forearms are equally as impressive. He’s got all the necessary articulation, even ankles, so he can fix in virtually any cockpit you put him in.

CONS: None really, but watch out for wonky eye paint apps.

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Toyguide Update: VC90 Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the our first Blu-ray deleted scene figure addition with Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: A great sculpt and upgrade to the previously unnamed figure from the Saga Collection. The figure has all the articulation we’ve come to expect in the Vintage line.

CONS: Despite being are really nice sculpt, Hasbro misses the mark in terms of utilizing an incorrect sculpt for the torso. The shirt for Cracken is all wrong (note the collars/lapels – he shouldn’t have them) when compared to both the outfit in the film and the custom artwork created to the figure’s portrait on the card. The joints for the shoulders are mis-matched in terms of color and stand out quite a bit against the “sleeves” of his vest. No helmet or comlink accessory are a letdown as is the superfluous big honkin’ gun that doesn’t seem to fit quite right in the Vintage line.

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Vintage Wave 4 Rev. 1 Case Up for Pre-Order

Entertainment Earth has updated tonight and is now taking pre-orders for the delayed Vintage Collection (Evazan, Wedge, Nom Anor, etc.) case assortment which breaks down as follows:

1x VC75 Qui-Gon Jinn (Phantom Menace)
1x VC77 Ratts Tyerell and Pit Droid (Phantom Menace)
1x VC92 Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker
1x VC93 Darth Vader (Episode IV)
1x VC95 Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
1x VC87 Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)
1x VC58 Aayla Secura
1x VC59 Nom Anor
1x VC60 501st Clone Trooper
1x VC56 Kithaba (Barada)
1x VC57 Dr. Cornelius Evazan
1x VC28 Wedge Antilles

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

Vintage Deleted Scene Action Figure set of 5 in-stock at K & C Collectibles. We also have all Discover the Force Action Figures, Dewback and Vulture Droid in-stock.

NEW: Vintage Collection Action Figures
VC87 – Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)
VC88 – Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit)
VC89 – Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit)
VC90 – Colonel Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew)
VC91 – Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)

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NEW Target Vintage DPCI Clearanced?

While hunting for new/any Vintage figures tonight, I rescanned that new DPCI (087-06-2413) that turned up in the Target database last month. To my surprise, it now registered at an odd clearance? price of $6.28. Too bad this particular store didn’t have any new figures to take advantage of this bargain.

On a similar note, reader “Scott from Tulsa” sends in a report of finding TVC figures clearanced down to $4.00 at his local Walmart.