Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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May the 4th be with you!!!!

K & C Collectibles has added New Takodana Encounter (Maz Kanata, Rey, Finn and BB-8) also New Black Series 6 inch Action Figures (Ahsoka, Kanan, Luke, Rey (Starkiller Base)).   Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Kmart Shipping Kylo Not Rey?

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Those that preordered the exclusive 6″ Black Series Rey (Starkiller Base) figure from Kmart have a new reason to pause when checking their mailboxes. There are reports people are receiving the exclusive Kylo Ren instead of the Rey figure that was ordered.

 

Star Wars: Force for Change Returns to Disney Parks

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DisneyParks Blog has announced that Star Wars: Force for Change will be returning to Disney Parks on May 4th and locations will be offering the first merchandise to feature the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story logo. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power.

Head on over to DisneyParks Blog for the full details.

Theory: Star Wars Day Astromech Coming Soon?

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About a month ago, an unnamed mystery build-a-droid astromech surfaced online. Various theories exist as to the potential release of this figure, but with the recent ramp up of the Star Wars Day/May Fourth promotions, I theorize that this will be a Disneyland Park Commemorative Figure. A recent blog post states that special “commemorative merchandise” will be available that day, and based on the black/yellow/white colors of the logo, the corresponding colors of the droid and the precedent for Disney releasing Limited Edition astromechs, this seems to fit that theory quite well.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust (2015 Convention Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2015 Convention Exclusive Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  Thankfully, Gentle Giant chose to create an all-new mini bust for this release rather than do a simple repaint of an existing sculpt – a practice that so many manufacturers employ. Although this piece is stark in its colorization, there is a different hue for the armor to set it apart from the underlying light gray jump suit that conveys a subtle realism to the bust. There is a lot of detail overall, especially in the gauntlets, jet pack and blaster that are highlighted with minimal, yet effective, paint accents and washes. For any Boba Fett fan, this is a must have piece.

CONS: Like the previous Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) bust we covered yesterday,  the aftermarket/third party price on this piece is about double the original cost,  but playing the long game on this may yield a bounty for a better price.

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

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust (SDCC 2009 Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2009 SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  As a huge fan of anything related to Ralph McQuarrie, this item struck a chord with me back in 2009 although I only just acquired it recently due to my new and expanding “Concept/Prototype Boba Fett” collection of items. The sculpt and details of this piece captures McQuarrie’s original concept masterfully and the inclusion of the swappable helmet is the perfect touch as it give collectors options for displaying. Paint is minimal, yet effective as the overall off-white, egg shell color gives it a used “in-universe” look.

CONS: Long since sold out, the aftermarket/third party prices on this piece are elevated but there are deals out there to be had from time to time. If you really want to add this piece to your collection, I suggest having a “saved search” on eBay.

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

Mark Hamill Announced for Celebration Europe

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At what comes as no great surprise, ReedPop has announced that Mark Hamill will official be attending Star Wars Celebration Europe. He will be hosting various panels and signing autographs over the course of event. Star Wars Celebration Europe runs from July 15-19, 2016 at the ExCel London Exhibition Centr. Friday and Sunday single day tickets are still available.

Can’t attend? Visit crowdrise.com/forceforchange to learn how you can win tickets for two to attend and meet Mark himself!

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