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Yak Face - POTF - Basic

Yak Face

Detailed Visual Analysis

Yak Face

General Analysis

A creature with long facial hair wearing a furry mantle seen in JABBA's Throne Room and on the SAIL BARGE.

I have no childhood memory of Yak Face. And when I first learned about him as an adult collector, I didn’t trust what I was hearing and stood in disbelief until I had him in my hands at an antique show in Atlantic City NJ in the late nineties. Ironically, Yak Face is the consummate Kenner action figure. And it personifies collectability and rarity. I don’t think he is rare in a true sense necessarily, but he is an elusive and obscure Star Wars action figure. And that’s all it takes to make an action figure as collectible as he is. Yak Face is a great looking figure. You can see how far Kenner came with their tooling and their paint jobs. And because of his relative scarcity, he will always be one of the most highly sought-after action figures in the Kenner line. Because I was only able to enjoy this figure as a young adult, he doesn’t have the same meaning to me as Snaggletooth, Walrus Man, Bossk (Bounty Hunter) or Bib Fortuna. While in college, I manage to secure three loose but pristinely mint figures for my collection, and I still have them today. They are featured in the Photo Gallery. I picked up extra vibrostaffs from Nikto figures over the years as well. After my good friend, Mark, passed away from cancer, his estate bequeathed to me a Trilogo Yak Face figure that was signed by Sean Crawford, the man who played him in RETURN OF THE JEDI. I will keep that figure forever. Hasbro did something amazing for collectors. They finally updated a definitive super-articulated version of him for THE VINTAGE COLLECTION, but he’s arriving in two separate ways. The first one is a pack-in figure with JABBA’S SAIL BARGE (THE KHETANNA) HasLab release and comes in THE POWER OF THE FORCE mock-up packaging along with COLLECTOR COIN. And then a general marketplace version in RETURN OF THE JEDI and proper name Saelt Marae will be part of a 2019 case assortment.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2019's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Yak Face figure from JABBA'S SAIL BARGE (THE KHETANNA) or 2019's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Saelt-Marae (VC132) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Yak Face

Collection: The Power Of The Force

Source: Return Of The Jedi

Release: 1985

Status: Yak Face is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 93840

UPC: N/A

Retail: $2.99 USD

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. POTF-92

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: December 22, 2018
Category: Power Of The Force, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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