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FREE LEGO Darth Revan Minifigure

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As we speculated on our last show, it has now been confirmed that the LEGO Darth Revan mini figure will indeed be available as the “May the Fourth” promotion. Thanks to JediDefender for the heads-up to pointing us to The Brick Fans’ confirmation and details.

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 Retro Re-Action Figures,  NEW Pacific Rim, NEW Fabrikations, Walking Dead, Marvel, Star Wars, GI JOE, Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones & more…

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Episode 8: LEGO My Revan

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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 custom figures and purchases, new reveals from LEGO,  Medicom and Hallmark, plus we cover our recent acquisitions since our last show. 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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Yakfinities #51 Winding Down…

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Our current Customizing Challenge is entering its final days – and wraps up on Monday, March 31. That gives you a few days still to submit your custom Space Pirate – which you can do – or just check out the latest submissions like the group of cool customs submitted by forum member my kind of scum by clicking here!

New Ewok Be@rbricks from MedicomToy

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MedicomToy has posted their monthly update and have revealed two new Ewok Be@rbrick two packs featuring Wicket and Romba and Paploo and Teebo.  If interested, they are available for pre-order now at Big Bad Toy Store for $37.99 per set. Shipping is expected for August 2014.

Toyguide Update: TBS #15 Merumeru

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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 Wookiee warrior, Merumeru (#15).

PROS: Merumeru is a very well done figure despite a few flaws in articulation. The sculpt captures the essence of the character and is enhanced by a quality deco which gives high- and lowlights to the fur. This figure also has some heft to it, but surprisingly, it’s not one of the largest Wookiee figures we’ve been offered over the years. Merumeru boasts a fair amount of accessories – all of which are new – including a great blaster and a two-piece battle staff with a headpiece that has some great detail/decoration which augments its phallic shape.

CONS: Hasbro (in what was surely a cost-saving measure) eliminated the waist joint – the result is a figure that leaves you wanting. The sculpted dreadlocks prohibit any real range of motion for the head.

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.

Star Wars Clearances at Toys”R”us

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Toys”R”us locations are marking down quite a few older Star Wars items right now, which includes a variety of items that you’ve probably seen at your store for quite some time.  But at 40% off, you may find something worth caving in on.  As always your mileage and finds will vary — but if you’ve got a Toys”R”us store in your area, it may be worth your while to swing by and see if you can walk away with a score or two.

Celebrate May the 4th at Rancho Obi-Wan!

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Celebrate “May the 4th” in the ultimate Star Wars environment! No crowds of people, no lines, no hassles; just a fun day with other Star Wars fans. Click on over to Rancho-Obi-Wan for your chance at a special invitation-only event.

Hallmark Star Wars Itty Bittys®

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Our friends at Imperial Holocron have alerted us to news that Hallmark will be adding the Star Wars license to their new line of Itty Bittys plush figures. Watch for Luke, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Jawa, R2-D2, and C-3PO coming this September to a Gold Crown store near you. Click the image above for the checklist.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.com. Not only Walking Dead, Marvel, Star Wars, & GI JOE, but also Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, Robocop, Furby, Aliens, Predator, Simpsons & more…

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Episode 7: DWTSW

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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 talk a lot about custom figures, vehicles and packaging, plus we discuss new case assortments for The Black Series, Ralph McQuarrie’s influence on the Star Wars “brand” and a certain “ol’ smoothie” shuffling his way to the dance floor. Click on through to check out the latest show. 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.

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Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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BBTS has released their latest Pre-Orders/New Arrivals update this week. Click on through to check them out

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Concept of the Week #16

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We’ve got another Concept Series update by localgotal , who returns with a killer battle pack mockup featuring a key scene from Star Wars Episode IV:  A New Hope!

Be sure to check out this latest mockup, which seems like another sure fire hit that Hasbro has overlooked.  But hey, maybe at SDCC we’ll see some awesome surprises similar to the great concepts localgotal has been presenting the past number of months.

Mark Hamill to Attend Star Wars Weekends 2014

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For the first time in event history, Mark Hamill, the actor who brought Luke Skywalker to the silver screen in the Star Wars saga, will appear at Star Wars Weekends. Hamill will be one of the celebrity guests for Weekend IV, June 6-8, 2014. Fans can see him in the daily “Legends of the Force” Star Wars-themed motorcade and in a featured talk show. Click on through for the full details.

The Indy Adventures Continue…

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Recently, forum member Lance Quazar began an all new Indiana Jones photonovel series that takes place in the final days of World War II… this storyline really captures the grit and enjoyment of the 1980s films we all know and love.

Lance has recently wrapped up a new chapter in this ambitious project, and even if photonovels aren’t your thing, this is a read definitely worth checking out.  So kick back and take a few minutes to enjoy this latest endeavor he has put together for the viewing pleasure of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fans after the jump!

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