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Discover the Force G8-R3 Harness Variant

While photographing and reviewing the Walmart Exclusive G8-R3 a couple weeks ago, I noted that the power harness for the figure did not match the other harnesses included with the Royal Astromech Droids in terms of paint details/color.

After looking on ebay and reviewing similar image galleries at both Jedi Temple Archives and Rebelscum, I thought I might have inadvertently photographed the wrong harness for the toyguide since I gathered all of the related Naboo astromechs for a group shot.

I solicited my friend Paul at JTA for assistance as he happened to have a few G8’s on card to see if he spotted a variant amongst them and sure enough there was!

As you can see in the side-by-side image, the details on the harness “arms” have different details on the hub section and there is also a different red/green light configuration on the front of the harness arms (not visible in the carded photograph).

You can count on us adding this variant to our G8-R3 entry as soon as I can track one down for myself as all of the versions in my area have had the missing paint details (shown on the left).

Which one do you have? Leave a comment or a post in our forums. We welcome responses on facebook as well.

If you can’t sell it, mark it down…

Barely a month after new product hit the shelves, some Wal-Marts are already putting some of Hasbro’s new line on clearance.  It seems like some retailers are realizing that vastly inferior repacks from a decade ago aren’t in demand; especially at inflated prices  – how long before Hasbro realizes this too?

For more details on what was found marked down in the St. Louis area today, click on the image above.

Toyguide Update: Ric Olié & Naboo Pilot (Walmart Exc.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a “two-for-one” special since they are both so closely related. We continue on with the addition of Ric Olie (9 of 12) and the Naboo Pilot (10 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Hasbro makes the most of its tooling budget here with two “all new” figures. While Ric “Captain Obvious” Olié was a great figure in 1999, this new version is simply great, especially the likeness of actor Ralph Brown. The generic Naboo Pilot is no slouch either. He features a completely nondescript portrait making him the perfect army builder for any Naboo display or hangar diorama so you’ll want a few to pilot those new N-1 starfighters due in a couple weeks, but they’ll work with the original 1999 vehicle just fine. Finally, the inclusion of the soft goods overcoat completes both of these figures nicely as does the removable helmet, both of which are unique sculpts to each figure.

CONS: Having two virtually identical figures as separate, concurrent exclusives seems like a odd move, but the line has to pay for all those other repaints and repacks some how, right? The color of the plastic coat seems a bit too brown when compared to the on-screen costume. In another strange move, the Naboo Pilot, not Ric Olié, will be making his way to the Vintage Collection – everybody say it with me – pegwarmer!

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether these figures are worth adding to your collection.

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Toyguide Update: G8-R3 (Walmart Exc.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with G8-R3 (4 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Hasbro knocks one of the final Naboo starship astromechs off the “to-be-made” list with G8-R3. Since this droid uses the build-a-droid sculpt, you can incorporate/interchange its components with other B.A.D.s to create custom astromechs. For added play value, G8-R3 includes the droid power station accessory that is compatible with other astromechs and the 1999 Naboo Royal Starship vehicle/playset.

CONS: It utilizes the build-a-droid mold so it has those superfluous holes in the body, which some find unsightly. This figure is exclusive to Walmart and, as of yet, there are no plans for its release elsewhere. Its limited availability may prove to be difficult for for some collectors to find.

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: Aurra Sing (Walmart Exc.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the next addition for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We continue with Aurra Sing (1 of 12) from Walmart’s exclusive “Discover the Force in 3-D” collection.

PROS: Aurra Sing gets an all-new sculpt for 2012 and it’s a great one. She features most of the necessary articulation collectors require (except ankle joints). The figure not only has a great design but is loaded with weapons and a cool trophy case to house the lightsaber hilts from her past kills. As a bonus, if you have trouble finding her at Walmart, she will be available later in the Vintage Collection.

CONS: Lacks ankle articulation.

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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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.

New MTT Image Revealed

While doing some sleuthing tonight, I discovered that a certain big box store *cough* Walmart *cough* has possibly inadvertently posted an image of the upcoming MTT Droid Carrier on their website. If you head over to their Star Wars section and scroll through the 3D images you’ll notice one of them is in fact the MTT. You’ll also notice that the Battle Droids included in this set are all upright, which conflicts with the reports that most of them were in their collapsed/storage mode.

Also of interest, since this is being shown on Walmart’s site that seems to negate the possibility of this being an exclusive to Target. Click the image above for a closer look.

Walmart Discover The Force Floor Display

As we reported yesterday, Walmart is now starting to get their exclusive “Discover the Force” wave of figures. Don’t give up the search if you don’t see the figures in the regular action figure aisle on the pegs. Forum member EopieHerder tweeted the above image of a four-sided aisle/floor display he found as his local store. As you’re well aware, Walmart tends to be creative as to where they display their merchandise sometimes so you might take the time to roam around the store a bit to locate one.