Category Archives: Collecting News

Episode 8: LEGO My Revan

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Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap we chat about custom figures and purchases, new reveals from LEGO,  Medicom and Hallmark, plus we cover our recent acquisitions since our last show. Click on through to check out the latest episode and Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

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Toyguide Update: TBS #15 Merumeru

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at the Wookiee warrior, Merumeru (#15).

PROS: Merumeru is a very well done figure despite a few flaws in articulation. The sculpt captures the essence of the character and is enhanced by a quality deco which gives high- and lowlights to the fur. This figure also has some heft to it, but surprisingly, it’s not one of the largest Wookiee figures we’ve been offered over the years. Merumeru boasts a fair amount of accessories – all of which are new – including a great blaster and a two-piece battle staff with a headpiece that has some great detail/decoration which augments its phallic shape.

CONS: Hasbro (in what was surely a cost-saving measure) eliminated the waist joint – the result is a figure that leaves you wanting. The sculpted dreadlocks prohibit any real range of motion for the head.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

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Star Wars Clearances at Toys”R”us

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Toys”R”us locations are marking down quite a few older Star Wars items right now, which includes a variety of items that you’ve probably seen at your store for quite some time.  But at 40% off, you may find something worth caving in on.  As always your mileage and finds will vary — but if you’ve got a Toys”R”us store in your area, it may be worth your while to swing by and see if you can walk away with a score or two.

Episode 7: DWTSW

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Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap we talk a lot about custom figures, vehicles and packaging, plus we discuss new case assortments for The Black Series, Ralph McQuarrie’s influence on the Star Wars “brand” and a certain “ol’ smoothie” shuffling his way to the dance floor. Click on through to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

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