Sponsor News: DorksideToys Black Friday Preview


It’s nearly here! Get a look at some of the Black Friday bargains and huge savings you can make across Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, Funko POP! & More. Items in the sale cannot be purchased until the 26th November 2015 at 6pm (18:00 CT) See what time this is in your country/time zone.

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Episode #81: Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back


It’s the return of The Realm Recap! After an extended break we are back with the latest in Star Wars collecting news. A lot has happened over the past few weeks so we’ll get right to it with the newest developments from Hasbro, Sideshow, Hot Toys, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Funko and so much more! We also discuss media barrage of all things “The Force Awakens” – from trailers, posters, TV spots and special behind the scenes looks. It’s all on a jammed-packed episode of The Realm Recap

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Toyguide Update: Walmart Exclusive 6″ Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper


The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive 6″ Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper from The Black Series.

PROS:  The Shock Trooper is a solid, no-brainer offering from Hasbro. Having a cross-sell product for the game required little additional investment other than a new deco for the existing trooper and a new attractive box. The deco for the figure is well applied for the most part, but discerning collectors may want to pick and choose from the available figures at retail in order to obtain the best product sample.

CONS: It is early yet to offer any real cons on the figure itself (other than the slight leg bowing due to the packaging) but  the relaying of information from the manufacturer and retailer to collectors that this was even going to be available was/is lacking. There seems to be a disconnect between all parties in knowing what is available (and when) to the consumer. With the planned marketing and product release push that Star Wars Battlefront received, you’d think that tie-in promotional product such as this would be better communicated and advertised to the public.

Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

Black Series Rumor: 6″ Trash Compactor Scene


We’ve received an intelligence report from a trusted source that there are plans for an exclusive 6″ Black Series Trash Compactor scene in the works. Our rebel spy was able to see a newly sculpted head for the existing 6″ Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise. It is unknown at this time if it would include multiple figures (Han, Chewie, Leia, and Luke) or if it would be something like the recent Kmart Exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) as the concept is still looking for an official retail partner. More to come….

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