John Tyler Christopher has sent out notifications that a Black & White version of his Boba Fett Action Figure Variant Cover for Star Wars #7 will be available soon. You’ll be able to preorder on his website on July 23 for $20
Disney Store has updated with the addition of new Limited Edition Statue featuring C-3PO and R2-D2. This piece features:
- Limited Edition of 500
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Fully sculptured figurine and base
- Metallic finish accents
- Press button on base to see light-up feature and hear authentic character sounds and voices from the film
- Non-skid footpads
- Requires 3 x AA batteries, included
- 9” H x 6” Diameter
It is available now for $129.95
It is with a heavy heart that we report tonight that one of our community forum members, Mark Grimshaw, passed away today from cancer.
Mark was known as Grimace in our community, and often shared a fun comic strip in our forums called Karaoke in the Cantina. He was great at bringing a fun sense of humor with these and was active across our boards. He had a strong passion for the Original Trilogy, and an impressive collection of custom figures he had purchased and also some he even created himself.
Any thoughts one has to share can be posted in the comments section here or in his Karaoke in the Cantina thread; which is a great place to look back and reminisce about the contributions he made to our community.
Personal Note: Thank you Grimace for all of your activity here at Yakface over the years and helping make our forums what they are today. You were always great to chat with about the hobby and a positive part of our community. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. God Bless, and MTFBWY – Always.
We’re sure you’ve seen or at least heard of the recent controversy surrounding some racy images published by GQ Magazine involving a couple Star Wars characters. We won’t be publishing the images or the links here due to the varied ages of our readership, but Lucasfilm has issued the following statement.
It’s not surprising that GQ would want to capitalize on the cultural cachet of Star Wars, but Lucasfilm and Disney did not authorize, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for their Luke Skywalker Hero of Yavin mini bust.
In the triumphant scene at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, we see Princess Leia decorating Luke Skywalker and Han Solo with the Medal of Yavin, for their gallant effort that resulted in the destruction of the Imperial Death Star!
Our friends at Star Wars Action News have posted their QnA with Hasbro from SDCC and they state that the Special Forces TIE Fighter from The Force Awakens will see limited release on September 4th “Force Friday”. You can listen to the entire interview on SWAN’s YouTube Channel.
Topps.com is now offering collectors their SDCC Exclusive Over-sized Star Wars Trading Card Set. Each set includes 10 cards which measure 5×7 inches. There are only a limited number of sets still available and there will be a maximum of 5 sets available for purchase per household.
Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded, and with 60 different “Rebel Militia” custom entries, there’s a ton of customizing fun for your viewing pleasure in our Roundup Report.
So kick back, relax, and check out all the entries – and also see which of the participants are walking away with some cool prizes after the jump!
Several sites at SDCC were been able to secure Q&A sessions with Hasbro’s global marketing team for the Star Wars brand. Check them out below and be sure to share your thoughts back here or at the respective sites.
Star Wars Action News
K & C Collectibles has added Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusiveT-Shirts, Black Series 6″ Figures (Han Solo & Tauntaun), Hallmark Ornaments, Boba Fett Beer Stein and Coffee Mugs, Luke & Leia ArtFX Statue and Star Wars Insider #158 (Comic Store) exclusive Cover. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
After Hasbro’s big reveal at SDCC with their massive 6″ TIE Fighter, we’re curious what our readers think… is this a “must have item” or are you disappointed that they are making this $170 toy after telling us for years that things like a Death Star playset, Sail Barge and other 3.75″ items can’t be made?
Sound off in the forums with your thoughts and be sure to take our poll in the forums too!
An up close and personal review of the Toys”R”us/SDCC Jabba the Hutt has been posted for your viewing pleasure at Mightyjabba.com
Be forewarned, for those of us that had been excited by this new slug for our 3.75″ collections may not be so pleased considering some of the news in the review (including the paint apps)…
At 1pm, Topps will be giving away their new Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday, September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect.
Next up – Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at booth 2913 at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.
Also, Topps has oversized vintage style cards for sale. There are ten sets to collect, each with ten cards for a total of 100.