UPDATE: New image revealed via Figma/Model Kits/Anime Facebook page
Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for their Jumbo Kenner Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) figure.
Digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced at a Jumbo size, no detail has been overlooked. Made of durable plastics, this jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced Boushh helmet and rifle and comes fully articulated!
— Jesse M (@Jesse_James77) September 16, 2014
Jesse from JediDefender was able to find several sets of the Special Value Offer vehicle packs at his local Kmart including the more rare Jedi Speeder set. Here is a link to another image of his haul.
It’s been a while since the last chapter was released in The Enloe Trials photonovel series, but that’s the way it goes when trying to make new customs and dioramas for each chapter (and trying to shuffle priorities of work and being a parent). So what’s a guy to do when he doesn’t have time to make all the sets on his own? Create a few concepts, and find someone who is able to build some of the sets for you!
So, thanks to the efforts of Yakface forum member EMPIRE, another installment in the series will be happening faster than I anticipated. You’ve probably by now seen some of his amazing work here in our forums. I’m sure he’ll be posting more updates of his fantastic custom playsets before too long, but for the time being head on over and take a quick look at what he’s working on for me behind the scenes by clicking here.
PROS: Faithful representations in terms of sculpt and deco to their animated likenesses. Paint operations are good/better than most Saga Legends/Mission Series figures. The Holographic Obi-Wan is obviously the real draw of the set as Kanan and Ezra will be available as single carded releases.
CONS: Cost is about $5.00 too high for two 5 POA* figures (which are/will be repacks) and an accessory. Ezra includes the same cadet helmet from the basic carded release – it would have been nice to receive his customized deco version here and/or his special lightsaber.
*Note: Kanan’s hands are separate parts that are glued into the forearms to prevent separation by young collectors. Samples that I have seen vary in how they are attached. Be mindful of the wrists as if you get a bit overzealous in the twisting, the wrist peg may sheer off resulting in damage.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
Here are the details for our Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett Giveaway!
K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Black Series 3 3/4 inch Wave 4 & Wave 5. The New 6″ Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and Wave 5 of the 6″ series. Also added items from Sideshow Collectibles, Quantum Mechanix (keychains), Tech Deck (figure skateboards) and LEGO’s. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
This week’s episode is loaded once again with the latest Hasbro news involving the 6” line but that’s not all as new Star Wars Rebels product has hit stores as well! Plus, we discuss the reveal of some old Clone Wars and Original Trilogy vehicle Value Packs shipping back to stores. LEGO, Sideshow and Gentle Giant make a return this week with new products, preorders and more. Spoilery Episode VII spy images hit the web this week – is black the new black? All this and more in Episode 30 of The Realm Recap! 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 on the show.
Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.
— Cybertron Prime (@cybertronprime) September 14, 2014
As as follow up to our previous article, Facebook follower Lando Griffin writes in with photographic confirmation that the vehicle value packs are hitting Kmart stores as well. Click the image above for a closer look.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted an interesting article regarding the return of those Special Value Offer vehicle 2-packs that were available at ToysRUs back in October 2012. Head on over for the details on where and how you can find them in your area.
UPDATE: Check your Kmart stores as well as we’ve received a report that these are turning up there as well for $14.99 a set
— Stephen Stanton (@Stephen_Stanton) September 13, 2014
Stephen Stanton (The Clone Wars) tweeted an image last night showing some signage at Walmart and you’ll notice that the release date for Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is listed for October 3 – the same day the special airs on the Disney Channel. This contradicts the October 14 release date stated back in August. Signage could be wrong, or Walmart has an exclusive distribution deal with Disney/Lucasfilm.
Still need to track down the Prototype Boba Fett? Walgreens.com has unlocked their “Find a Store” feature to allow you to search for availability* at a store near you.
Thanks to The Collectors Cantina for the tip!
*Yakface.com assumes no responsibility to the accuracy of Walgreens inventory control