Jumbo Kenner Vintage Trilogo Yak Face Figure by Gentle Giant (Celebration Europe II/Toy Palace Exclusive)
I posted about the SDCC exclusive Jumbo Yak Face figure a few weeks ago, and since then that figure has become even less “exclusive” than I thought. Several online retailers are now offering it, even though it was only supposed to be available to people attending San Diego Comic Con, as well as Gentle Giant’s own Premier Guild members. I guess they didn’t sell as well as expected at SDCC.
This version of Yak Face was exclusive to CEII (Celebration Europe II) and was sold by the German retailer Toy Palace. It features the “trilogo” card (with logos in three different languages) that was used on the rarer version of the vintage Yak Face figure. Aside from the difference in logos, the trilogo version uses red behind the figure and his name, while the “normal” version uses pink. And like the original trilogo Yak Face, it doesn’t come with a staff (although the plastic tray holding the figure in place does have a place for it). I did feel a little silly trying to explain to my wife how this was different from the figure I had just received earlier this month…
I was on the fence about buying this, and certainly wouldn’t have gone so far as to order directly from Toy Palace to get one. But as I speculated in my post about the other version, these did indeed briefly become available to Gentle Giant’s PGM members in America, and since I still had the $30 coupon that came with my membership, I decided to go for it. It sold out in less than a day, so it appears that this version is legitimately a lot rarer than the normal one. Since I already have the other version and the difference in packaging is really the only draw for this one, I don’t plan on opening it up.