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D-Tech™ Returns to Star Wars Weekends

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DisneyParks Blog has updated today announcing that the D-Tech Me Experience is returning for Star Wars Weekends  (May-June 2014) and have added new options – 7″ Alderaan Princess, X-Wing Pilot (available in male or female bodies) for $99.95 each and 16″ versions as well for $1499.95 each. Head on over for the full details.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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BBTS has updated this week with their latest selection of pre-orders and new arrival. Plus! be sure to check out their Spring Cleaning Sale. Click on through for the info.

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Premium Format Savage Opress Update

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Sideshow has updated today with a gallery of images for their Premium Format Savage Opress figure. Head on over for the details and watch here for their pre-order launch tomorrow.

Yakfinities #52 – Jabba’s Entourage

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A new Customizing Challenge is upon us, and we’re back to more Original Trilogy goodness with this one – Jabba’s Entourage!  Of course though, as with all Yakfinities, customizers can branch out and create fan fiction characters, and certainly the prequels and Clone Wars characters that are part of Jabba’s gang are fair game too.

Whether you are a crafty veteran customizer or have never even attempted to make a custom figure, we welcome you to join in Yakfinities #52 – Jabba’s Entourage and show off what you’ve got!  As always, we’ll have some random prize winners selected after this wraps up at the end of June.

Han and Chewbacca ARTFX+ Figures from Kotobukiya

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Kotobukiya has taken the full wraps off of their upcoming Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ figures via their Facebook page. Head on over to check them out and watch for them to be made available for purchase this October.

Life-Size Han in Carbonite Full Preview

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Seven-thousand, no less (and probably a heck of a lot more with shipping) – that’s how many credits Sideshow’s Life-Size Han in Carbonite will set you back according to their latest blog update.  Boasting stunning realism and film accurate lighting effects, this piece will surely be the prized bounty in anyone’s collection. Pre-orders start this Thursday.

Yakfinities #51 – Roundup Report

The most recent Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has come to a close, and with 50 entries, there are plenty of great custom figures in our forum gallery for your viewing pleasure!  Check our the Roundup Report in the forums, and see who is walking away with prizes!

Toyguide Update: TBS #16 Clone Commander Neyo

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at the 91st Reconnaissance Corps leader, Clone Commander Neyo (#16).

PROS: Well done overall, no real stand-out issues that could jeopardize its playability. The sculpting of the specialized armor is, again, quite good but it can be improved.

CONS: Helmet may be slightly oversized, giving it a top-heavy stance. The weathering is slightly odd in its execution as the forearms, torso, belt and helmet don’t really match the other components. Visible/mismatched color pegs for the ankles.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Episode 9: The Winter Collector

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Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap we chat about the possible delay of Chewbacca from the 6″ Black Series line, new images from LEGO,  another great round of custom figures, pre-order announcements from Sideshow and much more. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at our ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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RebelCon IV is Coming!

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The annual German Action-Figures and Star Wars Event will held for the fourth time on May 17, 2014. Again at the highly recommended Schacht 3 in Gelsenkirchen, finds the team of Rebellenstützpunkt e.V. a great place to welcome fans, families and collectors for a fun enthusiasm day. Click through for more info.

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Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.com. Choose from NEW Game of Thrones, Magic The Gathering, Funko, Robocop, Walking Dead, Marvel, Star Wars, GI JOE, Pulp Fiction, & more…

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Premium Format Savage Opress Pre-Order Next Week

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Sideshow has announced that the Savage Opress Premium Format figure (announced back in October 2013) will go up for pre-order next Thursday (April 10).

Life-Size Han in Carbonite Coming Soon

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Sideshow Collectibles has updated with a nice teaser for their upcoming Han Solo in Carbonite Life Size Figure.

Concept of the Week #17

Our very own localgotal strikes back with another stellar Concept Series update this week, and it’s one that a lot of fans have been hoping would see action figure form for decades now.  While a bit of a controversial character, it’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t fit right in with the old Comic Packs format that Hasbro used to excel at.  Chomping at the bit to see what this is?  Then head on over to the forums and feast your eyes on this latest concept!

Space Trees Campaign Update

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The guys at TwelfthParsec, who are bringing out some great looking Space Trees playsets, have asked us to help spread the word that their goal has been met, but if they can reach a Bonus Goal, everyone who contributes to their campaign will receive a special Torch Railing with their set.  However, time is running out to get in on this deal!  Click on the above image for more details, or head on over to the forums to share your thoughts.

I’m getting very excited about finally having a modern Ewok Village – are you?

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