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Return of the Customizer Mega Spotlight


Tonight we bring back a much overdue feature – the Customizer Mega Spotlight!

First up, all-star customizer Evilivo shows off some new OT goodness, including a fantastic take on Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise.

Next, Eyositer gets in on the fun with several great new customs, including an Underworld Gangster.

Customizing legend Fritzkrieg also gets back into the mix with a really cool Mandalorian.

Last but not least, we are treated to a ton of ANH era customs from Stancheck those out here!

Q&A with Hasbro


Our good friends at Imperialshipyards were able to get some Q&A time with the Hasbro team at New York Comic Con over the weekend.

They are doing the fan community a great service once again as they did their best to get questions that matter to the 3.75″ fans posed to the Hasbro team, with friendly suggestions to make the 3.75″ action figure brand a more appealing product again.

Tune in by clicking here!

GTP Toys Update


After being completely amazed by the quality of their diorama Space Walls, I was fortunate enough to be able to see first hand how great a few of the other diorama pieces are shaping up through GTP Toys.

The boxes and barrel I received are rubber prototypes – the final product will be plastic and in line with the quality of the walls.  I snapped a few pics, which can be seen here.

Everyone – I completely am sincere when I say these are some of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in the hobby.  I’ve been an avid adult collecting enthusiast for over two decades now, and have always felt there was a gaping hole in my collection – environments to display my figures.  Having these items in person, and setting them up is on par with the excitement of putting together the stellar BMF (Falcon) from several years ago because the quality is just that great.   This is professional quality – not 3D printed with print lines.  It’s top line product for an affordable price.

The only way the guys at GTP Toys are going to be able to continue to make products like this (including 3.75″ scale) is from support from the collecting community.   So if you’re looking for a better way to display your collectibles, check them out!

Amazing Space Walls


Something wonderful has happened – after years on end, high quality modular diorama walls are now available for purchase from 3rd party seller, Galactic Trading Post.

I placed my first order last week, and already received them today.    And I have to say, these might be the most exciting thing to happen to the hobby for me… since… heck, I don’t even know that I have EVER seen something this fantastic for displaying a collection.

My son (age 9) and his friend (age 8) went bonkers as well wanting to set them up.   Pretty damn cool… hopefully we see a lot more out of these guys as for many of us, this could be a game changer in collecting.

You can check out a few pics that I snapped here, and be sure to visit their site – and place an order as they have some currently in stock as of this post.

How Was Your Midnight Madness Experience?


All across the world, fans had their first crack at toys from the upcoming film… and from early reports, there wasn’t a whole lot of 3.75″ figures to go around in some areas.  Some places didn’t even receive a single 6″ figure in time.

But, many people also went home happy with their scores – how about you?  Happy?  Mad?  Will kids even have a shot at this stuff this weekend if distribution is as bad as this first night was in some areas?

Share your experiences and finds after the jump!

Dealers Galore at ToyMan


While attending the ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis yesterday, my son and I snapped quite a few pics of the various items we saw at the show.  Check them out here, and if you are located in the region, keep an eye on their site as soon they will be posting their 2015 schedule.

Customizer Spotlight: Jrnyfan


This weekend we highlight the jaw dropping custom playset work by forum member jrnyfan.  He has made numerous custom playsets and shows a teaser of his work in his customizing thread where you can leave him your feedback here.

He’s also got a lot more to show at his site, – and the best thing is, you can even order some diorama pieces for your own collections too, by clicking here.

Personal Note:  Get it together, Hasbro.  You’ve had this license forever and have totally missed the boat with dioramas and playsets and focused on doomed gimmicks instead.  Innovative collectors from all over the world are finding ways to make their collections feel more complete, and are willing to spend good money for nice sets to display their figures in… 

Hallmark Event Exclusive Wampa Keepsake Ornament


Hallmark has updated their site with their 2014 Dreambook of Keepsake Ornaments which feature 6 new ornaments including, Yoda (Peekbuster), The Rise of Darth Vader, Sandcrawler, Scout Trooper, LEGO Boba Fett and the Cantina Band. They also reveal, via press release, this year’s convention/event exclusive ornament – The Wampa – complete with velvety flocking.

Thanks to JediNews for the head-up.