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!

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Flaming good deals on some figures this week, with non mint packaging Flametroopers for only $13.99, build your army now with these excellent figures or Snowtroopers, available in singles or sets of 4. The revision case of the latest Black Series 6″ figures are in stock NOW, so pick up a set to get Kanan, Ahsoka, Luke & more. The last of the Marvel Legends 6″ Civil War figures are nearly gone, so order before they are gone! Lots of other cool new products in stock and to pre-order below from DC, Hasbro, Funko and more…

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GameStop Exclusive POP! Rey with Pilot Helmet

@MayTheFunkoBeWithYou has posted a great shot revealing the upcoming GameStop Exclusive POP! Rey (with X-wing Pilot Helmet) figure from Funko. Look for this in stores in June.

New 3.75 Black Series Found In US

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Yakface reader Al Chalant writes in with the discovery of the newest Black Series 3.75″ figures at Walmart near Detroit, MI.

Comes with a couple of each in eac case looks like. With repackaged of everybody but Poe, Chewie and Ceremony Leia.

Han Solo – 630509431779
Phasma – 630509431755
Leia – 630509431762

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