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Yakfinities #70: DROIDS

A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is currently underway, and the theme is DROIDS.

So, roll up your sleeves and cobble together a droid of your own… or better yet, let’s see what kind of painting skills you’ve got too!   Or if that’s not your cup of tea, you can still check out the most recent entries by clicking here.

Personal Note:  The roundup report for Yakfinities #69 is coming soon – with over 150 custom entries, it’s taking longer than usual – apologies for the delay!

StarWars.com Removes Fan/Collecting Sites Section

Back in 2014, StarWars.com relaunched with a brand new site which had a dedicated section for Fan News and Blog Sites, Fan Collecting Sites and Fan Podcasts. Jake Stevens from From 4-LOM to Zuckuss noticed that those sections now have all been removed from their Community page and replaced with a statement as follows:

Notice: Lucasfilm Ltd. strives to foster an inclusive, diverse and safe environment for our fans and we ask the same of our fan community.

Fan organizations, websites, blogs, clubs, podcasts, social media accounts, etc. are not owned, endorsed, sponsored, controlled, or in any way affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or The Walt Disney Company, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Lucasfilm Ltd., The Walt Disney Company or any of their affiliates, and no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. Please see terms of use agreements and privacy policies that apply to such third-party services and content. Star Wars logos, trademarks, character names, and all related elements © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or The Walt Disney Company.

No word yet if these sections will be returning. Until then, you can click on through to check out a screen shot of the section as it once looked.

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Yak’s Top Ten: Return of the Jedi

Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round, taking us back to Tatooine and Endor!

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from Return of the Jedi?  Post your TVC wishlist HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wishlist right HERE.

Note:  Wishlists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

Yak’s Top Ten: A New Hope

Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round!

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from A New Hope?  Post your TVC wishlist HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wishlist HERE.

Note:  Wishlists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

Yak’s Top Ten: Revenge of the Sith

Yak’s Top Ten is back – this time with Revenge of the Sith!

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from Revenge of the Sith?  Post your TVC wishlist HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wishlist HERE.

Note:  Wishlists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.

A Better TVC Outlook?

It’s still early in the return of TVC, but it appears as though we really could start seeing a resurgance with this line now that Walmart stores are starting to get in both Wave 2 and Wave 3 of TVC this month… but keep in mind, Target shoppers might be in for a dry spell with all the Wave 1 pegwarmers they are sitting on (thanks to the bad decision to repack so many figures in the first wave).

On any note, good luck on those toy runs and hopefully the disparaging times many 3.75″ collectors have been feeling for the past few years will soon be a thing of the past.