While I am passing on most of the 5POA figures due to their lack of appeal to me, I can’t help but look at the terrible paint applications many of these figures have (when you can actually find them, that is). Example being the Mission Series Obi Wan Kenobi… I’ve seen 8 samples in person so far, and of those, maybe 1 had a decent paint job on the face.
We see terrible paint apps on a lot of the Black Series figures too – such as the Stormtrooper, which looks hideous. Does Hasbro even care anymore? Will this start getting better with Rebels? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Our friends at YodasNews have reached their 10 year milestone in reporting Star Wars news, reviews and more on the web. We congratulate them and wish you a prosperous future in the years to come.
The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge rolls on – Space Pirates! So far we’ve had many great entries and hope to see plenty more!
Entering a custom is easy – all you need to do is make a new custom of a Space Pirate of your choice, and share pics in our forums before the end of March.
Hasbro may be ignoring the diorama and playset market, but as we know, others are not – such as forum member Raylen, who is now offering up a great custom door that fits in great with many Star Wars environments, like Echo Base. He hints that more offerings are on the way, and I have a feeling based on this first item that those that jump on board with these items are going to be very pleased. Head on over to the forums to find out how you can place your order!
Not only is the Galactic Merchants team filling a huge void in collecting by creating great dioramas for collectors, but they’re also remembering the people who pushed to helped promote their efforts by giving a special thanks to us on their new packaging. It’s things like this that go to show what a great community Star Wars fans are.
For those of you that have received your sets so far, we want to hear about it and see your displays! Head on over to the forums and share your pics like others are doing. And if you haven’t received your set just yet, I know they appreciate your patience. This is a huge undertaking for these guys but they are really working hard to make each and every customer is happy with their order.
Our friend James Burns from JediNews has posted his recap of last week’s UK Toy Fair in London over at StarWars.com. While the official Hasbro news is shrouded in secrecy for the most part there is plenty of other info to take in. Check it out after the jump.
Once again, localgotal hits a home run with another amazing mockup in his popular Concept Series lineup.
This week we’re treated to yet another multi-pack, which entails several Mos Eisley characters that we just know would be a hit if released the way he has envisioned. We could only be so lucky with what Hasbro reveals at Toy Fair!
Check the latest update out, and make your voice heard if you support such ideas by sounding off in the forums!
Barracuda Labs has posted an article stating that Hasbro’s website (link not included for obvious reasons), is responsible for spreading malware to visitor’s computers. It is recommended to avoid the site until the issue is addressed.
LEGO has officially revealed their first sets tying into the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series! Click on through to check out a video of The Ghost and The Phantom presented by “Chopper” at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.