Toyguide Update: Kylo Ren


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at Kylo Ren from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Forest” assortment.

PROS:  Hasbro completely nailed the sculpt for this figure. Every thing from the multiple textures used to simulate cloth to the proportions and the overall character likeness, Kylo Ren is one of the top figures released for the build-a-weapon assortment. The market for Kylo Ren seems to bear that out as he is in huge demand by collectors of this line. While not the most articulated version we’ll be getting, Kylo stands apart from other figures in the assortment(s) in that it does look like a “cheap figure”.

CONS: Obviously, the articulation will be a let down for some, but they can be comforted in the fact that we’ll have Black Series versions in both scales as alternatives. As for the build-a-weapon pack-in? To me, it kind of looks like a bear trap or torture device. In the end, it means nothing in terms of being in the film and really only serves as fodder for customizers or something to sit unused in a bag of misfit toys.

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

HP Unveils Special Edition Star Wars Laptop


HP today has announced a Special Edition Star Wars Laptop set for release this November.

It features a 1,920×1,080 15.6-inch display, with touch as an option. Processors are from Intel’s current sixth-generation Core i5 and Core i7 family. RAM can go up to 12GB and storage up to 2TB of HDD space. Like other 2015 HP laptops,  Bang & Olufsen audio plus a collection of images and assets from the 40-year history of Star Wars.

The Star Wars Special Edition Notebook starts at $699 in the US. It can be preordered tomorrow (October 8), and it ships November 8, with international price and availability details to follow.

Episode 459: Fifty Shades of White


It’s been one month since Force Friday but the onslaught of new Star Wars products has not let up. From tie in items like vitamins to cereal to toothpaste to Pop Chips, Star Wars is on everything. And of course that means lots of new toys too!

On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Andrew to look at some of the new Star Wars items in a head to head match.
First we put two BB-8s to the test — Hasbro’s Target Exclusive Remote Control BB-8 versus Sphero’s App Controlled BB-8.  One is bigger, one is more expensive, but should you buy one, both, or neither?
Then we look at Disney’s new Elite line of 6.5-inch Die Cast action figures. They’re $5 more than Hasbro’s Black Series 6-inch, but every bit as in demand, selling out nationwide. On this show we put Disney’s Elite First Order Stormtrooper to the test against Hasbro’s Black Series counterpart.
Plus Brock joins us for a review of the novel Aftermath, we look at Hot Toys’ new Star Wars releases, and more on this episode of Star Wars Action News!

New Exclusive Armor Assortment Packs Revealed


Forum member darth_sidious alerts us to 2 new Armor assortment packs coming for The Force Awakens line listed on the ToysRUs UK site. It looks like they’ve upped the value a bit by including two sets of snap on armor.

Click on through to check out Poe Dameron (X-wing Pilot) and Captain Phasma!

Look for these exclusively at Toys”R”Us.

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