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.
The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has concluded, and with over 70 unique customs made, it’s one of our most successful customizing challenges yet! Check out all the entries and see which Yakface Forum members are walking away with some random prizes for their participation after the jump!
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.
Tonight we share a stellar customizing update by forum member Monsterhjerne, who has significantly upgraded Hasbro’s Jabba’s Dias set with some amazing repaints and custom modifications.
For a closer look, swing on by the forums!
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!
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.
Yakface staffer Jodo has posted his latest chapter in the Era of Darkness Photonovel Series. Check it out and leave him some feedback after the jump!
Our current Customizing Challenge is over halfway through, but there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action and submit a custom.
Entries will be accepted through March 31. Check out the latest submissions, or post your own after the jump!
Thank you all for your continued support and patronage during our extended downtime over the past week. I have yet to receive a proper explanation from our provider as to the cause and how it was resolved, but the good news is we’re back up and running. For how long? Your guess is as good as mine.
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!
An all new story in the adventures of fan-fiction character Rykrof Enloe will soon be posted in the Yakface forums. Catch up on the most recent chapter before this one kicks off by clicking here!
Another chapter in The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series is nearing completion and will soon be posted in the Yakface Forums. Until then, full size previews are available after the jump!
A New Yakfinities Customzing Challenge kicks off on January, but before that begins, we need YOU, the Yakface reader, to help determine the theme. So head on over to our forums and cast your vote.
Note: Many of the categories are Episode 7 themed, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, mild spoilers apply.
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially been released, we’d love to hear the thoughts of those who have seen it in our forums.
Warning: Spoilers are allowed. So stay back if you are trying to avoid them.
Tomorrow night, many of us will be seeing the highly anticipated new film, but what’s the retail situation looking like with only about a week before Christmas?
Our focus on this post is really around what’s on the pegs at Wal-Mart, due to their exclusive rights to the 3.75″ Black Series line that most collectors (and yes, even many KIDS) want to get their hands on… we’re seeing reports come in across the continental U.S. that even Wave 3 is showing up in some areas, but sadly, it appears that some Wal-Mart stores have declined to carry this line past the initial wave… even removing space for the figures.
What’s the scoop in your area? Share your experiences (good and bad) after the jump!