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Phase 2 Clones Like They Oughta Be

Ever since Hasbro released photos of the VC #15 Clone, I was afraid it would bomb at retail because of the ginormous helmet, and bulky body sculpt.   A bad situation was made worse when most of the figures ended up with lemon-yellow helmets before they even made it to the pegs. 

Being very frustrated with this for over a year now, I finally rolled up my sleeves and found a very simple way to make a much better Phase II Clone Trooper.  Not only is it one of the easiest custom modifications I’ve ever seen, it’s also one of the most effective.

This change literally only takes a few minutes.  So check out how to do this for yourself and finally have the Phase II Clone Trooper that Hasbro should have made after the jump!

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

Starting November 26th Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday, November 28th, 2011, K & C Collectibles will offer 15% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $30.00. The discount code is “CYBER” and must be keyed into the Discount Code field during the check out process. Discount does not apply to money order payments or Pre-Order merchandise.

In-Stock: Clone Trooper Army Builders:
Clone Troopers – Red – item code TU0827
Clone Troopers – White – item code TU0827
E3 Clone Troopers – item code TU0305

In-Stock: Vintage Collection Vehicles:
The Search for Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker’s Tauntaun
Landspeeder Vehicle
Y-Wing Fighter – Vintage Collection
B-Wing Fighter – Vintage Collection
Imperial TIE Bomber
AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)

In Stock: Vintage Collection Action Figures
VC63 – B-Wing Pilot
VC68 – Rebel Soldier
VD69 – Bastila Shan
VC70 – Ponda Boba
VC08 – Darth Vader (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant
VC22 – Admiral Ackbar (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant
VC23 – Luke Skywalker (Revenge of the Jedi) Variant

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures (Set of 5 for $34.99)
CW38 – Clone Commander Jet
CW39 – Hondo Ohnaka
CW53 – Plo Koon (Cold Weather Gear)
CW55 – Savage Opress (Shirtless)
CW56 – Kamino ARF Trooper

In Stock: Clone Wars Action Figures
CW54 – Saesee Tiin (Cold Weather Gear)
CW57 – Stealth OPS
CW58 – Even Piell
CW60 – Kit Fisto
CW61 – Seripas
CW62 – Captain Rex
CW63 – Chewbacca
CW64 – R7-D4
CW65 – Jar Jar Binks
Stealth OPS Clone Trooper

Episode 321: Let’s Get Ready To Holiday!

They say Christmas gets earlier and earlier every year, but now the holiday creep has aftershocks! Hit your local stores and the Christmas items are out in full force barely two weeks into November, and on this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Star Wars holiday gifts you can find at your local retail outlets, including Christmas ornaments, candy dispensers, candy canes, and more!

Also on this week’s show, Brian’s Toys “One of Every Figure” Club recently shipped it’s Star Wars Vintage Collection Wave 8 figures, and Marjorie and Arnie review the figures in this wave, as well as the specials on Gentle Giant Jumbo Figures at BriansToys.com

With a contest to win a Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar from BackstageToys.com and a review of the new Star Wars novel Riptide, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

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Enhanced Version

TVC Wave 9 Still Eludes Collectors

As evidenced by our recent post on Facebook, the Vintage Collection’s Wave 9 still seems to prove difficult to find for some collectors. Although I’ve been fortunate to see decent quantities of this wave, many collectors have all but given up hope for seeing this new assortment at retail. As a result, we’ve posted a new poll on our Facebook page asking how often do you actively “hunt” for new product at retail? Head on over to our facebook page to participate and join in on the chatter.

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.

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: VC69 Bastila Shan

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Bastila Shan (VC69) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: As winner of the 2009 Fans’ Choice Poll, Hasbro delivers pretty much the ultimate Bastila. Faithful to the KOTOR source material though the figure’s portrait on the card has had a likeness makeover. Great articulation and paint as well.

CONS: Due to the figure’s popularity, she might be a little difficult to find in the wild at retail. Could benefit from ball jointed hips for addition display options but not a deal breaker.

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.