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Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

Customizer Peakob1 shows off his latest custom figures, as part of his vision of what a 40th Anniversary line should look like from Hasbro.   Head on over to the forums to check it all out!

Personal Note:  In my humble opinion, these kit bashed repaints honoring the original trilogy blow Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary line out of the water.  Imagine figures like these, on vintage-esque cards… ’nuff said.

Customizer Spotlight: Raylen

Those of you who watch Star Wars Rebels are more than likely  familiar with one of the highlights of Season 2… Captain Rex’s modified AT-TE!

Customizer Raylen has gone to great lengths to customize an AT-TE that would definitely give Hasbro a run for their money if they ever decided to update their Clone Wars version of this awesome vehicle.

Head on over to the forums for a closer look!

ToyMan Show Jan 8th

The St. Louis ToyMan Show schedule has been released, with the first event coming this Sunday, January 8th.

With  over 200 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices!

You may even run into yours truly and a few of our forum members!  For more details, click on the image above.

Return of the Customizer Mega Spotlight

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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!