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 Stan – check those out here!
Toys”R”us is running a Buy 1, Get 1 40% off sale through October 8 on all 3.75″ action figures and vehicles. This is a good time to stock up on army builders and some custom fodder this price… and even take the plunge on some vehicles, if you can get over the NERF features.
Now that the dust has begun to settle a bit, we’re curious how everyone’s toy runs for new Star Wars merchandise has gone since Rogue Friday.
Share your experiences here on in our forums!
Custom 3.75″ playset master EMPIRE continues to amaze with his latest updates – head on over to the forums and check out his latest drool-worthy creations after the jump!
A new Yakfinties Customizing Challenge is just around the corner, but before it kicks off, we need to decide on a theme.
So, if you’re a registered Yakface Forum member, we invite you to cast your vote by clicking here!
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!
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!
Rykrof Enloe is back in an all new adventure in The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series.
For those that haven’t followed the series in the past, this new chapter launches a new story arc and is a great time to start up.
The most recent Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has come to a close, and we’ve got the Roundup Report with dozens of “custom creatures” in a forum gallery for your viewing pleasure.
Check out all the customs, and see who is walking away with some random prizes after the jump!
It’s been a while, but a new installment in The Enloe Trials photonovel series is in the works – for a few previews head on over to the forums by clicking here!
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 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!