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We’re catching up on TVC reissues! The Return Of The Jedi Saelt-Marae reissue doesn’t look all that different from its original release. However, there are some changes here. This figure also has the distinction of being the only TVC 2.0 figure that received a re-release. Hasbro got it out to collectors again to celebrate Return Of The Jedi 40. We took the time to summarize all the new details for you by producing an all-new 68-image gallery complete with comparison shots and a breakdown of what separates the 2019 version from the 2023 reissue in the Collector Notes. See this impressive figure updated in our RDRs now! There’s more difference here than you may realize.


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Welcome to another entry in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column. Hasbro recently committed to collectors that they will be “focusing” on characters in The Vintage Collection that fall under “The Ninety Six” banner. If you’re new to this, it means that there needs a modern counterpart for every classic Kenner figure. Between 2020 and 2021, Hasbro’s made an admirable effort by focusing on these characters. But there is more work to be done, and we’ll figure out where we are step by step. Today we assess Yak Face.

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1985 THE POWER OF THE FORCE Yak Face: Trilogo Update

In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

We are finishing the Trilogo line up with the final 15 The Power Of The Force Kenner figures, and there weren’t any coins provided with them. Today we revisit Yak Face. The Trilogo version has a darker wash. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1985’s THE POWER OF THE FORCE Yak Face figure HERE.

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TVC Saelt-Marae On Amazon For $14.99 Prime

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The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae is on Amazon for a decent price if you’re interested, $14.99/ Special thanks to Derek for the alert!

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Yak Face - POTF - 1985

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If you still need the retail release of The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae (VC132), It’s currently listed on for $13.99. 

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If you still need them, The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae and Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) figures are available for “decent” prices on Amazon. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!


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The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae and Lando Calrissian and many other figures are in stock at eBay seller tunghori’s online store! Special thanks to JTA reader TC for the alert!

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Yak Face Reaches Out To Jedi Temple Archives!

Out of the blue, I received a lovely email from Sean Crawford, the man who played Saelt-Marae (Yak Face), commenting on our vintage Kenner The Power Of The Force Yak Face review. Click through to see what he had to say. We’re honored to hear from him.

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Top 5 RDRs: February 2019

Here are our TOP 5 ranking Research Droids Reviews for February 2019. We rank reviews based on the total number of unique visits.

#1 Saelt-Marae (VC132) – The Vintage Collection
#2 Boba Fett – The Black Series Archive
#3 Klaatu (Skiff Guard) (VC135) – The Vintage Collection
#4 Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (VC134) – The Vintage Collection
#5 Luke Skywalker – The Black Series Archive

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The Vintage Collection Wave 20: That's A Wrap!

Behind the scenes, I calculate various statistics on what happens here on our site, just for curiosity. And I have to say you all impressed me. We had unprecedented first-day unique visits for The Vintage Collection wave 20. It seems all the hobby needs is a strong wave of Original Trilogy characters to get everyone excited again. Anyway, thank you for the astounding traffic, and we hope you keep checking back as we add more figures to this fantastic collection. If you missed checking out our larger-than-usual galleries of Saelt-Marae, Klaatu (Skiff Guard), Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) and Scarif Stormtrooper, please be sure to check them out!

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It’s time to add the next wave of The Vintage Collection to our Visual Guides! First up, we look at the amazing Saelt-Marae figure. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also stop by and check out our full review, with a huge extended gallery of this figure.

Saelt-Marae (VC132) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Saelt-Marae [Yak Face] - TVC - VC132

Here we go! It’s time to look carefully at The Vintage Collection wave 20, the wave that should have begun the line’s relaunch! Let’s check out Saelt-Marae, who is also coming as “Yak Face” with a coin in Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). And don’t forget it’s our final year of Research Droids Reviews! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.


UPDATE: I forgot to add an image that JTA reader and friend Binary_Sun put together. He took one of my images of Yak Face and Salacious Crumb and composited with a beautiful background. Check it out!

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You saw our sneak peeks at Saelt-Marae and Klaatu (Skiff Guard) figures, but tonight we have the rest of Wave 20 for you to check out! The Scarif Stormtrooper is more different than we first realized. His base armor is a little more yellow, and it appears that the dirt deco is differently placed. Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) is, of course, stellar and the best version we have of her now. Yes, that dang thermal detonator is permanently affixed to her left hand, but you’re just going to have to deal with it because the “photorealistic” technology is terrific. (Remember, these are high-resolution images, and you’re going to see every imperfection. Don’t let it taint your appreciation of her! By the way, this should have been the first wave of the relaunched The Vintage Collection. I think things would be very different right now had that been the case. Don’t forget t leave your thoughts about these figures in the comments!


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Saelt-Marae is the MOST-PERFECT action figure Hasbro has produced in a VERY LONG time. I am so blown away by this figure that I went above and beyond for you tonight. Firstly, the review is DONE. See why you’ll need MULTIPLES of this figure for your collection. Secondly, I was curious to see how Saelt-Marae compared to the many other Jabba’s Palace aliens Kenner and Hasbro produced throughout the years. So there are almost 50 ADDITIONAL images comparing Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) to other figures from Jabba’s Palace or the Battle of Carkoon. Please leave your thoughts in the comments in the review. I want to know what you think of this stunning figure! ENJOY!


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The Vintage Collection Wave 20 (Wave 4) Shipping In UK!

Wow! If you live in the UK and pre-ordered The Vintage Collection wave 4 from certain retailers like In Demand Toys, for example, your Yak Face and Klaatu figures are on their way to you! Special thanks to JTA reader Michael for the alert!

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3500th Review: Yak Face - POTF - Vintage Kenner

It’s OUR 3500th RDR TODAY! Also, DON’T FORGET TO CLICK THE COIN! Come with us to check out the FINAL vintage Kenner figure. Yak Face defines what collectibility is, and is the ONLY Kenner figure to feature “hot pink” graphics to accent the card back art. Learn everything else you need to know about this elusive yet classic action figure. “The Final Countdown” is OVER! Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

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