The Cargo Hold: Episode 8 – Go Rogue Breakdown Part 1

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Join Jayson (yakface.com), Corey (makingstarwars.net), and Chris Salton (“The Collectors Hutt”) for another new episode of “The Cargo Hold”.  Tonight we discuss Jayson’s “Go Rogue” product checklist, new Rogue One figure reveals and more!

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Gentle Giant Jyn Erso Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the first mini bust from Rogue One: Jyn Erso.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars story films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Putting behind a checkered past by lending her skills to a greater cause, Jyn Erso is impetuous, defiant, and eager to bring the battle to the Empire. Used to operating alone, she finds higher purpose by taking on a desperate mission for the Rebel Alliance. Sculpted from “on set” reference and Lucasfilm archive materials, color matched using fabric swatches and then hand painted to pick up every bit of weathering on her fatigues. Each stripe and every snap are finely detailed, including her holster and unique blaster. Jyn Erso was digitally sculpted to ensure precision and character correct execution. This Rogue One limited edition 1:6 scale collectible is hand numbered and comes packed with a matching Gentle Giant certificate of authenticity.

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Toyguide Update: Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Pack

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The Yakface Toyguide returns from semi-retirement today with the addition of the Exclusive 3.75″ Astromech Droid Pack from Entertainment Earth.

PROS:  If variety is the spice of life then this set is for you as Entertainment Earth has created a truly unique boxed set featuring several different astromechs pulling from live action and animated sources. My favorites of the set include Jabba’s unnamed bartender droid – a figure I for one never expected to receive; R2-C2 – Ziro the Hutt’s bartender/service droid mainly because of the wild deco; and  finally, QT-KT because of its reference to R2-KT and a great arc in The Clone Wars series. The sculpt used for the base of each droid is recycled from the Vintage Collection R2-D2 (VC25) which is a solid design with a decent amount of articulation for an astromech.

CONS: This biggest complaint I’ve run across for this set is the price, which is interesting considering the cost breakdown per figure is about what we pay at retail now for TVC/Black Series quality figures. Secondly, depending on your mileage, paint apps are a little loosey-goosey on some droids, and not quite accurate on others so it’s a mixed bag, but nothing that should stop you from acquiring this set. Thirdly, a couple of the astromechs have issues with the retractable leg remaining in its fully-extended position, resulting in the droid falling forward. And finally, the first runs of this set have a four digit date stamp pressed into each of the 6 domes* which is disappointing, but it is on the back of the dome so it’s not really a deal breaker either.

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

*According to Entertainment Earth, the date stamp should only be present on these early samples and production pieces will not have them. 

Note: this advanced sample was provided to us by Entertainment Earth and I’d like to thank Bethany and Adam for including us in this early product reveal.

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