Toyguide Update: Goss Toowers


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at Goss Toowers from wave 2 of the Build-A-Weapon “Forest” assortment.

PROS:  Another all-new sculpt and all-new character from The Force Awakens. It’s odd that so many of the maintenance workers in the Star Wars saga are short in stature (Utai, Ugnaughts, Pit Droids, etc.), but Hasbro looks to have executed a nice representation of the figure, at least based on the card art. Goss features a decent amount of detail in his outfit with realistic creases and folds in his jumpsuit, not to mention those metallic gold gloves. He includes a blaster pistol in case things get a little dicey when prepping starfighters for battle.

CONS: Although Goss Toowers includes a pistol, and a small one at that, he has no holster to store it when not in use. Kids (and adults) may want to store it in a baggie for safe keeping. The build-a-weapon pack-in is a curious one as, on its own, it is pretty much useless as a weapon since it is far too heavy for Goss to carry without toppling over. It might serve better as some sort of tool box, diagnostic computer or power generator than a weapon. Customizers will undoubtedly be able to find some alternate use for it though, so that’s technically a “PRO”.

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

UPDATE: FREE Kmart Exclusive A-wing Micro Machine


With the much anticipated premier of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this December, Kmart is offering shoppers an exclusive, FREE Star Wars: The Force Awakens A-Wing Micro Machine with the purchase of any Star Wars action figure $9.99 or more.

Star Wars fans and collectors can only snatch up this exclusive toy at Kmart in-stores this week (through Sat, 10/17), while supplies last. (Micro Machine can be purchased separately for $3.49.)

Kmart also has Star Wars merchandise from home to apparel, footwear and more so the whole family can join the force.

UPDATE: Kmart has sent us high-res imagery for the exclusive A-wing. Click on through to check it out.

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Episode #79: NYCC Review & More


NYCC has come and gone. Next stop, The Force Awakens! On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I distill the extensive reveals from last week’s New York Comic-Con as well as new store finds by collectors. Disney revealed their latest set of Disney Infinity 3.0 figures featuring characters from The Force Awakens which are sure to be a hit with collectors and players alike. Finally, we cover a few of our reviews from the past week as well as our new additions to our collections. This and much more on Episode #79 of The Realm Recap!

Don’t forget to submit your answer to the Gentle Giant trivia question in the comments for this post. The first one to comment correctly, wins a Jumbo Kenner Power of the Force Yak Face courtesy of Gentle Giant!

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Star Wars: Force for Change — Kid Power!


Target Partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Empower Kids to Get Active and Save Lives 

It’s no secret that kids across the U.S. have major superhero potential. And soon, they’ll have the power to save lives and help provide therapeutic food packets to kids around the world, just by getting active. Target is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help bring UNICEF Kid Power to households and students across the country. To kick-off the partnership, Target will be the exclusive retailer of the Kid Power Band—the world’s first “wearable-for-good ™.”*

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Star Wars Rebels “Fifth Brother” Voice Revealed

The voice talent for the Fifth Brother Inquisitor in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels as been revealed to be Phil Anthony Rodriguez. You can check out prolific actors screen and voice roles via his IMDB page. Star Wars Rebels premiers this Wednesday at 9:30 ET.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys


Christmas is round the corner, New York Comic Con has revealed more cool new toys, a new Star Wars movie looms, The Flash, Arrow & Walking Dead have returned to TV, in short, it’s an AWESOME time for toys! We have lots of new pre-orders and in stock items below, and be sure to check out out great prices on older POP! & Walking Dead figures.

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Disney Infinity 3.0: The Force Awakens Play Set




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6″ First Order Snowtrooper Officer Hitting TRU

Massive restock at toys R us! New 6"!

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Once again, social media proves to be invaluable in its ability to crowdsource news as one of our followers on Instagram jedimaster738 reports finding the 6″ Snowtrooper Officer at her local Toys”R”Us

Nice find! And thanks to Corey from The Wolfpack Podcast for the heads up.

Toyguide Update: Captain Phasma


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

PROS:  Even for a 5 POA figure, Hasbro’s simplistic take on Captain Phasma results in a gorgeous action figure. The proportions are fantastic as it towers over the other First Order troopers in the line, as she should. While we don’t get an actual reflective coating for her armor, the silver used is the next best thing as opposed to a sparkly gray plastic. The cape works well in this application too as it doesn’t inhibit movement in the posing in most cases. All in all, a great representation of what is sure to be a stand out character in the new trilogy.

CONS: Due to the already intense popularity of the character, she has been a bit of a struggle to find at retails (at least upon initial launch), thus her secondary market price commands a premium – in all scales. And the build-a-weapon part? Perfect for some First Order gardening or lawn edging I think.

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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