Customizer Mega Spotlight

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After a crazy week at work, it’s nice to kick back and enjoy some of the great customs by our forum members.

Leading things off, darthcrassus shows off his custom of Nomi Sunrider; you can see this and many more of his customs here.

If you’re a fan of furballs, then check out some cool new Ewok customs by forum member darthapathy too.

We’ve also got a huge update from forum newcomer nighthawk, who reminds us just how much fun clone customs can still be.

Last but not least, wraithnine shows off his latest astromech customs as well!

Giveaway: Radio Dramas Received

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Highbridge Audio delivered to us today the two versions of the Limited Edition Radio Dramas for Star Wars: A New Hope. So, don’t forget to comment on our original announcement in order for your chance to win a set that includes two (2) exclusive Topps cards from their upcoming Star Wars Illustrated series. Watch for the Radio Drama and Topps card series to be in stores on November 6 along with the winners of our giveaway.

Toyguide Update: Darth Vader “Dark Contemplation” Mythos Statue

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a look at the Darth Vader “Dark Contemplation” Mythos Statue, the latest statue to be released from Sideshow’s Star Wars Mythos line.

PROS: While not perfect in its execution, the Vader Mythos statue is an amazing piece from concept to final production statue. It conveys a level of emotion and ambience  that few display pieces have on the market today. The sculpting is very well done, capturing the iconic costume in nearly every detail. And then there are the alternate head portraits. Sideshow’s crafters included both an “aged” likeness (reminiscent of Sebastian Shaw in Return of the Jedi) as well as a more youthful visage that is very close in its likeness to Hayden Christensen in Revenge of the Sith. These portrait are scary in their realism and almost appear to be made of flesh and bone. They, in and of themselves, are their own pieces of art.

CONS: Initial prototype imagery depicted Vader with a different pose for his right arm/fist and I think that would have improved the presentation even more than the production arm included. Also shown was an alternate arm revealing his cybernetic hand that too would have been great to have offered. Finally, the portraits revealing the human Anakin head are missing the breathing nozzles for the mask again as shown in the prototype.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this piece is worth adding to your collection.

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