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ToyMan is Back – September 26

ToyMan is back in St. Louis once again this Sunday, September 26! This popular collector show is often patrolled by the 501st Legion and has a great variety of dealers with countless toy lines available.

You never know what you’ll find but there’s always a ton of Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Hasbro releases. So if you’re in the St. Louis area, head to Toymanshow.com for more details.

Update: Damaged Boba Fetts Galore

Reports are coming in that collectors are receiving the vintage rocket firing Boba Fett… however so far it looks like most people are receiving these in very poor condition. Head on over to the forums to share your thoughts.

Update: Yakreader Jeff wrote in to say he contacted Hasbro Consumer Affairs Division (1-800-327-8264) regarding his damaged Fett. They offered to send him a replacement and a return label for his damaged one. Might be worth a call if you are in the same situation.

Customizer Mega Spotlight

Thanks to the customizers among our ranks in the forums, there’s always new and interesting custom figures for your viewing pleasure in the Yakface Customizing Boards.

For those that have been into customizing for a while, you’re probably familiar with the older work of Darth Nirvana. He’s recently gotten back into customizing mode – check out his latest figureshere.

After that, be sure to click through for the most recent updates from stormforce customs.

Customizing master DanoftheDead also shares his latest, including a Besalisk General, which can be seen in all its glory here.

Last but certainly not least, forumite Mungo Baobab shares his latest customs, including some outstanding custom Jedi.

Yakfinities #36 – Deadline Approaching

The latest Customizing Challenge is about to wrap up! The doors on this Yakfinities with close at 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, August 31.

This one of a kind Customizing Challenge gives you the opportunity to pay tribute to your fellow customizers by creating a custom of any character that has appeared in a photonovel shown in the forums. Three random winners will be selected and will receive two new figures each courtesy of Yakface.com.

So be sure to get those last minute entries in by entering them here.

Vintage Sales – Early Impressions

Hasbro has indicated time and again that the vintage push is going to pull collectors back into the mix that they feel abandoned them recently.

Now that many of us have had a few weeks to take in the new product and gather our own impressions, how is the line doing so far at retail? Does it look like it’s going to be a success? Or has Hasbro missed the boat?

Share your thoughts after the jump!