Category Archives: Customizing

SAGA TOYS in St. Louis

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If you’re anywhere near the St. Louis area, I have to recommend you check out SAGA TOYS.

I’ve personally already picked up many items from this collector (and kid!) friendly store and will continue to make them one of my weekly stops.

This place has a fantastic variety of loose and carded toys across a variety of brands such as Star Wars, GI JOE, Transformers, LEGO and more.  The prices are very fair too.

Be sure to check them out if you’re in the area, and “like” their Facebook Page!

Custom Kylo Ren/”Matt” Radar Technician Figures

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It was only a matter of time. Since the hilarious Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base skit aired on SNL last weekend, customizers have taken the initiative in creating action figure versions of Kylo Ren as “Matt” the Radar Technician. SlashGear.com has posted an article that features an image we shared via social media last night and have posted another giving “Matt” the Black Series treatment.

If this doesn’t scream convention exclusive or at least cosplay material, we’ve failed as a fandom.

Fan-Fiction Photonovel Stories Update

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All the attention is around The Force Awakens, but we’d be remiss to not mention that there have been some great new fan-fiction stories being shared in the photonovel section of our forums recently .

Forum member CloneCrazy has recently shared the latest installment in his Will Of The Force series, and Jodo has also posted a new chapter in his Era of Darkness saga.

With great special effects, custom figures, dioramas and creative storytelling, both of these artists continue to up their game – check out their latest efforts and other fan stories in the Yakface Forums after the jump!

Beware of Fused Joints on 3.75″ Black Series Finn

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While it was a nice surprise finding Wal-Marts latest wave of 3.75″ Black Series today, the excitement quickly turned to aggravation once opening Finn… I picked up two of this figure, and both had fused right elbow joints.

The first one snapped immediately – the second one I was able to save only through my experience with customizing.  Hopefully this doesn’t turn out to be a widespread issue… but please share your experiences after the jump!

Create a Scavenger

Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge only has a few more weeks – so be sure to grab some figure parts and slap something together before the deadline of December 31!

As always, we’ll be giving away some prizes to three random winners, so what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to the forums and submit an entry, or look a the current submissions for inspiration!

Jimmy Kimmel Previews 6″ Black Series Princess Leia (Sort of)

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had a special “Force Awakens” themed show featuring the stars of the film and director J.J. Abrams. Check out the custom 6″ Black Series version of Abrams as Han Solo and Jimmy as Princess Leia which incidentally provides a pretty clear look the upcoming 6″ figure – the body and soft goods anyway.

Thanks to HunterPR’s Justin Aclin for the heads-up.

More Diorama Goodies Available

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It may seem like there’s fewer items worth buying in the 3.75″ market these days – and if you feel this way, head on over to Holeinthegroundpro.com for a refreshing focus on items in this scale for scene and diorama building (collector language for playsets).

All kinds of fantastic items are available… the prices are fair, the quality is the best I’ve seen, and orders are received in a timely fashion.  For more details, check them out here and share your thoughts in our forums.

Episode #81: Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

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It’s the return of The Realm Recap! After an extended break we are back with the latest in Star Wars collecting news. A lot has happened over the past few weeks so we’ll get right to it with the newest developments from Hasbro, Sideshow, Hot Toys, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Funko and so much more! We also discuss media barrage of all things “The Force Awakens” – from trailers, posters, TV spots and special behind the scenes looks. It’s all on a jammed-packed episode of The Realm Recap

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel. Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Super Awesome Me 3D Figures Available at Target

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Target is now starting to add Super Awesome Me 3D Figure stations* to select stores. Reader Jeff C. sends in a few images of the station showing the Star Wars options available: Stormtrooper, Male Jedi and Female Jedi (coming soon) for $59.99 each. Click on through for a closer look.

*To clarify, these stations do not print your figure while you wait. Photos are taken and the order is placed in store, the figure arrives shipped to your address at a later date.

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