The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our newest entry in the 6″ Black Series assortment for the venerable Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn (#40).
PROS: The 6″ Black Series continues to impress with its level of detail, sculpting and paint — Qui-Gon Jinn is no exception as Hasbro did an excellent job of capturing Liam Neeson’s large stature and ever-stoic personna. The overall sculpt of the figure is quite nice with great effort applied in rendering the different textures of the Jedi outfit. Articulation is extensive despite the lack of double-hinged elbows that would have made achieving some two-handed lightsaber stances a bit easier. Hasbro included an extra “gestured” left hand for striking alternate poses or attempting Jedi mind tricks on your other figures.
UPDATE: a new detail has been brought to light thanks to a few of our readers. The eyes for Qui-Gon are actually separately cast and painted pieces allowing for much greater accuracy and realism!
CONS: The main oversight this figure contends with is the absence of a soft goods robe. Qui-Gon spent a significant portion of The Phantom Menace wearing it so it feel odd without it. Another accessory that could have been a nice bonus is the Jedi communicator (you know, the one that looks like a women’s razor). A previous 3.75″ figure has included it the past – seems a shame not to revisit it for this release.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Well if this doesn’t scream vintage flashback, I don’t know what does. There are multiple reports on the 6″ Elite Series Facebook Group of collectors finding brown hair and yellow hair variants of the Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise at Disney Stores.
We are celebrating thru the weekend with up to 20% off EVERYTHING! This will be our biggest sale of the year, so no better time to grab some 40th Anniversary or the latest Black Series 6 Inch figures.
** Sale ends Tuesday May 30th at 9AM EST US **
Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars’ popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans.
On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.
Also on this week’s show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON — the official Hasbro con coming this September. All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast
Ultimate deal finder Scott from Tulsa reports finding the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader with Display “Legacy Pack” on sale for $19.87 at his Walmart. And for those that require additional proof, here is a link to the receipt.
Galactictradingpost.com is running a one-day sale on their 6″ Space Walls sets with a special Starter Bundle Pack.
They are also running a $10 off $40 purchase sale today (not in conjunction with the other sale), with the Promo Code 1TSYTK9VR5LH
These offers are good only today, May 25.
Where has the time (and money) gone? My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.
BBTS has issued their latest newsletter with their newest preorders and new arrivals. Click on through to check out the latest Star Wars products available to order!
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Four new PX Mezco ONE:12 exclusives now up for pre-order along with new NECA 1/4 scale Spider-Man Homecoming and Wonder Woman. Plus the Star Wars Darth Revan wave is back in stock.
Vanity Fair has updated today revealing new images, characters and an article covering the photo shoot for The Last Jedi. Click on over to check out the breathtaking images and a behind the scenes video.
The new issue hit newsstands in New York and LA June 1 and nationwide on June 6.
A few well timed tweets from us this afternoon resulted in Twitter follower @1JosephBOrtiz scoring wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection of 6″ figures from his local TRU in Arizona.
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Vanity Fair has revealed four covers for a special summer issue covering the characters and style of The Last Jedi. If you subscribe to the magazine now, you’ll receive all four issues, plus a poster and early access to the article by David Camp and images from acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
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Yahoo has posted an exclusive (i.e. official) first look at several exclusive item coming this Thursday, May 25 to Disney Stores. Head on over to check out the Elite Series Han and Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise Two Pack, ornaments, figurine/statue, pins set, Tsum Tsums and more.
K & C Collectibles has added Black Series 6″, Topps 40th Anniversary Trading Card box, Older Titanium Ships, Gentle Giant Mini Bust and Hallmark Ornaments. Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.
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