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Toyguide Update: Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Reveal

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today, with the first entry in the Star Wars Rebels 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Reveal Set.

PROS: Faithful representations in terms of sculpt and deco to their animated likenesses. Paint operations are good/better than most Saga Legends/Mission Series figures. The Holographic Obi-Wan is obviously the real draw of the set as Kanan and Ezra will be available as single carded releases.

CONS: Cost is about $5.00 too high for two 5 POA* figures (which are/will be repacks) and an accessory. Ezra includes the same cadet helmet from the basic carded release – it would have been nice to receive his customized deco version here and/or his special lightsaber.

*Note: Kanan’s hands are separate parts that are glued into the forearms to prevent separation by young collectors. Samples that I have seen vary in how they are attached. Be mindful of the wrists as if you get a bit overzealous in the twisting, the wrist peg may sheer off resulting in damage.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set 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.

Walgreens Prototype Boba Fett Giveaway

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Here are the details for our Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett Giveaway!

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Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Black Series 3 3/4 inch Wave 4 & Wave 5.  The New 6″ Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and Wave 5 of the 6″ series.  Also added items from Sideshow Collectibles, Quantum Mechanix (keychains), Tech Deck (figure skateboards) and LEGO’s.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
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Episode 30: Bounty Hunted – Be Well!

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This week’s episode is loaded once again with the latest Hasbro news involving the 6” line but that’s not all as new Star Wars Rebels product has hit stores as well! Plus, we discuss the reveal of some old Clone Wars and Original Trilogy vehicle Value Packs shipping back to stores. LEGO, Sideshow and Gentle Giant make a return this week with new products, preorders and more. Spoilery Episode VII spy images hit the web this week – is black the new black? All this and more in Episode 30 of The Realm Recap! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Disney Store Exclusive Figurine Sets Hitting Retail

Twitter follower @cybertronprime / Dan from SWCollector.com tagged us in this tweet with his find at Disney Stores today. Still no sign of the “Empire” set.

Kmart Receives Special Value Vehicle Sets

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As as follow up to our previous article, Facebook follower Lando Griffin writes in with photographic confirmation that the vehicle value packs are hitting Kmart stores as well. Click the image above for a closer look.

UPDATE: Return of the Vehicle Special Value Packs

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted an interesting article regarding the return of those Special Value Offer vehicle 2-packs that were available at ToysRUs back in October 2012. Head on over for the details on where and how you can find them in your area.

UPDATE: Check your Kmart stores as well as we’ve received a report that these are turning up there as well for $14.99 a set

Spark of Rebellion DVD Early Release?

Stephen Stanton (The Clone Wars) tweeted an image last night showing some signage at Walmart and you’ll notice that the release date for Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is listed for October 3 – the same day the special airs on the Disney Channel. This contradicts the October 14 release date stated back in August. Signage could be wrong, or Walmart has an exclusive distribution deal with Disney/Lucasfilm.

Coming Soon….

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Find Fett Feature Functional

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Still need to track down the Prototype Boba Fett? Walgreens.com has unlocked their “Find a Store” feature to allow you to search for availability* at a store near you.

Thanks to The Collectors Cantina for the tip!

*Yakface.com assumes no responsibility to the accuracy of Walgreens inventory control :)

UPDATE: Jedi Reveal Set Found

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Facebook follower Lando Griffin sent in this photo of his find today of the “Jedi Reveal” exclusive from Toys”R”Us in Arizona. This score marks the first Star Wars Rebels 3-3/4″ figures to hit retail.

Nice find! Send in your reports if you find this as well.

UPDATE: We can also confirm that the Holographic Obi-Wan is 1 POA with ball-socket articulation at the neck.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.comJoin us on our Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr & Facebook pages for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more.

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Hasbro “EP7″ Product In Development

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Looks like product development at Hasbro for Episode VII is in full swing as seen above in this screen shot from the Speeder Bike development video released earlier today. While nothing is spoiled in terms of character names, you can see that there is a product labeled “SW E7 secondary hero battler”.

It goes without saying (but I will anyway) that Hasbro has been in “Episode VII mode” for a while now, the purpose of the post is to show the actual, observable “proof” that development has commenced.

TRU Exclusive Battle on Endor Set on Sale

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ToysRUs is now offering their exclusive Battle on Endor set for $79.99 (Drop it to $59.99 and I’ll bite). Thanks to twitter follower @Cybertronprime for the heads-up.

From Concept to Collectible: Speeder Bike

How did Hasbro create the Black Series Speeder Bike — the first Star Wars toy vehicle made in a 6-inch scale – and its accompanying Biker Scout? In the first installment of Star Wars: From Concept to Collectible, the designers behind the fan-favorite Black Series line of action figures discuss making the new collectible set, from early ideas to design to finished product.

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