Entertainment Weekly has posted the first look at the upcoming The Making of Return of the Jedi book by J.W. Rinzler. The article also features a few never-before-seen images. Head on over for to check
Vintage fans take note. On May the 4th this fantastic vintage card back poster will be available for purchase from talented illustrator, Christopher Lee via dribbble. Here are some details on the piece:
My newest (and probably last) compendium poster pays tribute Star Wars and the iconic Kenner card back from the 80′s. This one in particular is the 92 card back which covered the entire basic figure assortment.
All of the characters were designed with the toys as reference. I took a few liberties, but the details are limited to what was provided by the figures alone.
The print will be in my shop by May the 4th (appropriately)
I’ll post a store link when I have it up.
Various time-lapse process videos can be found here:
Be sure to bookmark the page or watch for an announcement here on Yakface.com when the print becomes available.
Now through Friday! In honor of Star Wars Day ‘May the 4th’, get $4 OFF any purchase of $10 or more at www.StarWarsNotebooks.com with code: MAY4TH
Today is the final day of Entertainment Earth’s Buy one, get one 25% off Anniversary Sale. Head on over to check out what is available.
Yakface.com would like to officially welcome Urban Collector onboard as a new sponsor! They offer a great selection of Star Wars-themed collectibles from a wide variety of manufacturers. Click on through for more info.
This past weekend was the C2E2 convention in Chicago, Illinois. In its fourth year, C2E2 has grown to fill an entire hall at McCormick Place. With no major stars like Val Kilmer and John Cusack to headline, the star wattage was a little bit dimmer, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t tons to do at the con. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, hosts Arnie, Marjorie, and Johnathan are joined by Chris, Sarah, and Yakface.com’s Jayson live on the C2E2 floor! Listen as they run down their impressions of the convention, with tons of Star Wars collecting! From vintage finds to modern, high end and low end, plus custom items like coffee mugs and art, they discuss it all.
Also this week, Arnie sits down with Darth Vader and Son author Jeffrey Brown to talk about that book, the recently released follow-up Vader’s Little Princess, and his upcoming Scholastic book Jedi Academy.
With news from Sunday’s vintage toy auction, special collectibles for May the 4th, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
Want to save $25 on that Endor AT-AT hitting stores now? Head to our facebook page for a $25 off coupon. Valid until May 4th and in-store only.
io9.com has posted the exclusive look at the first novel in the upcoming Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion “Razor’s Edge” series. The series kicks off with focusing on Princess Leia and the events after A New Hope and subsequent books will revolve around Han and Luke. Head on 0ver to io9.com for more details.
Bring your friends & join the FUN! Build an exclusive mini-version of Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter, as featured in The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network airing May 29. Head to ToysRUs.com for more details and to locate a store near you.
Sideshow has placed their Sixth Scale Darth Malgus up for pre-order. Don’t miss this latest addition to their 12″ line of collectibles and be sure to place your order early as to not miss out on the exclusive version that includes an additional swap-out head!
Today, Diamond Select has announced an exclusive version of their Jawa bank – only available at C2E2 this weekend. Click on through to find out how and where to get yours if you are attending.
Today we highlight the work of some more great customizers in our forum!
First up, we have Darthstreams, who has shared a ton of pics of his customs, including a Zayne Carrick that really caught my eye.
Next, PackRatStudios reveals what he’s been working on, including a very cool rendition of a Stormtrooper unit from Vader’s Fist.
Wraith_nine also joins in the fun, showing off a great gallery of Clone Wars customs, including some killer astromechs.
Last but not least, I-am-Boba-Fett has unleashed a ton of new customs into the forums, including an amazing rendition of a very obscure character from A New Hope, called Braconnor Bakiska.
Target has the Class II Vehicles on sale through May 18 for $14.99 (these are the controversial “mid size” vehicles consisting of the Slave I, Kenobi Starfigher and Republic Tank). So if you’ve been considering these as a purchase, this is a pretty good price on these… and I for one actually think the tank is kind of cool even at a reduced scale (yes, I know I’m in the minority).