Off topic a bit here, but if you have a Five Below store in your area, you may want to swing by and see if they are stocking GI JOE figures – the ones in my area just started putting GI JOE Retaliation figures out this week, for the awesome price of $5.00 each.
A lot of the later figures from the “movie line” are really great figures, but sadly were not distributed well (a trend we see with Hasbro these days).
Last month, we launched a joint Star Wars: Rebels customizing event with our friends at Imperialshipyards – and so far, we’ve had several great submissions, which you can check out here.
But the clock is ticking, as entries will only be accepted through the end of April! So if you’re interested in taking part in this customizing challenge, head on over to the forums for all the details.
DisneyParks Blog has updated today announcing that the D-Tech Me Experience is returning for Star Wars Weekends (May-June 2014) and have added new options – 7″ Alderaan Princess, X-Wing Pilot (available in male or female bodies) for $99.95 each and 16″ versions as well for $1499.95 each. Head on over for the full details.
BBTS has updated this week with their latest selection of pre-orders and new arrival. Plus! be sure to check out their Spring Cleaning Sale. Click on through for the info.
Sideshow has updated today with a gallery of images for their Premium Format Savage Opress figure. Head on over for the details and watch here for their pre-order launch tomorrow.
A new Customizing Challenge is upon us, and we’re back to more Original Trilogy goodness with this one – Jabba’s Entourage! Of course though, as with all Yakfinities, customizers can branch out and create fan fiction characters, and certainly the prequels and Clone Wars characters that are part of Jabba’s gang are fair game too.
Whether you are a crafty veteran customizer or have never even attempted to make a custom figure, we welcome you to join in Yakfinities #52 – Jabba’s Entourage and show off what you’ve got! As always, we’ll have some random prize winners selected after this wraps up at the end of June.
Kotobukiya has taken the full wraps off of their upcoming Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ figures via their Facebook page. Head on over to check them out and watch for them to be made available for purchase this October.
Seven-thousand, no less (and probably a heck of a lot more with shipping) – that’s how many credits Sideshow’s Life-Size Han in Carbonite will set you back according to their latest blog update. Boasting stunning realism and film accurate lighting effects, this piece will surely be the prized bounty in anyone’s collection. Pre-orders start this Thursday.
The most recent Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has come to a close, and with 50 entries, there are plenty of great custom figures in our forum gallery for your viewing pleasure! Check our the Roundup Report in the forums, and see who is walking away with prizes!
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 91st Reconnaissance Corps leader, Clone Commander Neyo (#16).
PROS: Well done overall, no real stand-out issues that could jeopardize its playability. The sculpting of the specialized armor is, again, quite good but it can be improved.
CONS: Helmet may be slightly oversized, giving it a top-heavy stance. The weathering is slightly odd in its execution as the forearms, torso, belt and helmet don’t really match the other components. Visible/mismatched color pegs for the ankles.
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.