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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!

3.75″ Diorama Goodies

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If you’re feeling like there’s just not a whole lot to get excited about for the 3.75″ market these days, I would suggest checking out the great range of custom diorama products available at Holeinthegroundpro.

There you will find a very nice selection of various items to not only help fill the gaps in your displays, but also help quench the thirst to add some more cool 3.75″ items to your collection.  Check out what they have to offer after the jump!

TFA Clearances Getting Almost Ridiculous

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While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart.  The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.

Personal Note:  As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing.  Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around.  Wasted toy runs over and over.  Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines?  How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines?  What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand?  Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves?  Share your thoughts in the forums.

Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums.  Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!

Gentle Giant Reveals Kylo Ren Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant enters the “May the 4th” fray with the reveal of their Kylo Ren Mini Bust:

Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name.

Stay Connected to Yakface on Instagram

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Tomorrow, Instagram is rolling out a new algorithm that will change the behavior of their app (for the worse). Posts from everyone you follow will no longer appear in a chronological timeline but shift to a “best post” sorting order. To our 7600+ followers, be sure to Turn On Post Notifications via the menu next to our icon through the app. This will ensure you get the latest info as well as our continued direct social engagement.

The Better Side of 5POA

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For those of you active in our forums, you are probably aware that I am not a fan of 5POA figures.  I could be, if Hasbro tweaked the assembly of them a bit… (customizers, you probably know what I’m referring to).

However, Hasbro’s latest TFA offerings are starting to show some improvement over much of what they’ve been pushing the past few years in this style – head on over to the forums for a quick look (and mini-review) at Sidon Ithano, First Mate Quiggold, Unkar Plutt, and Admiral Ackbar!

Customizer Mega Spotlight

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There have been some great customs shared in our forums lately – which means a Customizer Spotlight is well overdue!

First up, take a gander at the latest creations by forum member Peakob1 – as always, amazing stuff and Hasbro should take notice.

After that, be sure to hop on over to the customs thread of Uttinniii, who has updated with several new droids.

Forum member Clonetroopr has also been busy, with a fantastic take on a Sith Acolytes from the Old Republic.

Last but not least, one of our favorite customizers, mousedroidhoojib, continues to shine with a great custom of a concept Sith Lord known as Darth Tigran.