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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.

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

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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.

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

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What If??? TVC Search for Luke Set

With the new exclusives hitting the aisles at Target, one thing is for certain, Vintage packaging sells. I took it upon myself to create my own “exclusive” that could have/should have been released by Hasbro – and with no new tooling costs or over-inflated pricing.

In essence, it is the new “Search for Luke Skywalker” set but reworked to take advantage of the popular Vintage packaging design. This version switches out the new, super-articulated, Hoth Han for a more screen (and scene) accurate sculpt and it also drops the superfluous Hoth Rebel Trooper, remedying the fact that there isn’t a Hoth Luke in stores to tie into Target’s exclusive “Luke’s Tauntaun”. How’s that for poor retail planning?

By now you’ve heard or seen that both new beasts have the non-functional open belly plug, but with a little prying and some extra guts from the 2003 Toys”R”Us exclusive “Battle of Hoth” multi-pack, you can take Han’s cool new tauntaun and make it even better.

Hopefully Hasbro sees that with a little more planning and minimal development costs, it is possible to get more play value than you can swing a lightsaber at for kids and adult collectors alike.

Toyguide Update: VC52 Rebel Fleet Trooper

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rebel Fleet Trooper (VC52) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: We’ve suffered through a bulky version as well as poorly articulated and oddly colored versions, now we’re treated to a superbly sculpted and articulated figure that has accessories in spades! A perfect candidate for army building especially since it’s reshipping in wave 9 case assortments. 

CONS: The most glaring oversight here is the lack of a holster. It’s inclusion would have put this figure in the “no need to make another one ever again” category, but sadly it falls short of that honor.

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: VC50 Han Solo (Bespin)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Han Solo in Bespin Outfit (VC50) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Finally, the nearly definitive Bespin Han has been delivered! Hasbro went the extra mile with this release by tooling an excellent sculpt loaded with articulation and the included accessories are gravy as well.

CONS: A minor quibble is that the thigh strap is missing from the holster –  not a deal breaker, but it would have really brought this version into the perfect category. Even though it includes the welder and goggles*, one wonders why a gas mask or binders weren’t included. *Hasbro must really have an affinity for the welding profession considering similar accessories were included with the Echo Base version.)

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

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Toyguide Update: VC61 Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Boba Fett – Prototype Armor (VC61) mailaway from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: This never-before-offered figure looks striking both on and off the card. Nice paint apps where applicable and uses a great sculpt as a base. Shipping now and in a reinforced shipping mailer.

CONS: Being a kitbashed figure, it’s not entirely accurate in terms of accuracy to the test costume, namely the inclusion of the holster. Another Boba Fett mailaway? Hopefully Hasbro ventures out to other Star Wars characters for the next one. This figure is part of the sequential number system usually reserved for figures available at retail.

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.

Facebook Preview: Proto Armor Boba Fett

Not a follower of our Facebook page? What better time to do so as we’ve added a Facebook Sneak Preview of the Mailaway Prototype Armor Boba Fett (VC61) from the Vintage Collection! Look for the full Toyguide update soon along with the pros and cons (yes, there are some) of this latest release right here at Yakface!

A special thanks to Yakface forum member Yak_Jackoftradze for hooking me up.

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New: Clone Wars Action Figures:

CW38 – Clone Commander JET
CW39 – Hondo Ohnaka
CW53 – Plo Koon
CW54 – Saesee Tiin
CW55 – Savage Opress
CW56 – ARF Trooper
CW60 – Kit Fisto
CW61 – Seripas
CW62 – Captain Rex
Stealth Ops Clone Trooper

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UPDATE: Prototype Fett Mailaway Form

Hasbro has made available the Redemption Form for the exclusive Prototype Armor Boba Fett (VC61) online!. Any 5 Star Wars action figure collection UPCs will qualify for this offer. Head to Hasbro.com for the complete details and let’s hope the figures show up on doorsteps in better condition than the previous Mailaway Fett did.

UPDATE: Hasbro must have realized their mistake regarding the UPCs for the Prototype Fett as the website and form now specify the qualifying asst. accepted.

Collect and save the UPC codes of any 5 figures from these Star Wars action figure collections: Vintage (97568 Asst.), Saga Legends (21115 Asst.) or The Clone Wars (94736 Asst.)

So to further clarify, the valid UPCs are from the current Vintage, Saga Legends and Clone Wars collections shipping to stores.

No word yet if orders will be honored for those that already sent in their forms with now non-qualifying UPC.

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received all new Clone Wars figures this week.

New: Clone Wars Action Figures:

CW38 – Clone Commander JET 

CW39 – Hondo Ohnaka 

CW53 – Plo Koon

CW54 – Saesee Tiin

CW55 – Savage Opress 

CW56 – ARF Trooper

CW60 – Kit Fisto

CW61 – Seripas

CW62 – Captain Rex

Stealth Ops Clone Trooper

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