The 50th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has entered its second month, and already we have seen some of the most amazing entries ever in one of our customizing challenges. We invite all of our readers who have any interest in customizing to join in the fun, and to check out the latest entries!
Reminder: As in each Yakfinities, customs should be NEW customs, and not older work to be in consideration for prizes. If anyone posts older work, it should be noted so we are aware. Thank you!
BFAds.net has posted a new listing of Black Friday ads and, as expected, the exclusive Vintage Republic Gunship is marked down to $89.99. Click the image above to check out all of the other limited deals that launch at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Thanks to our friends at Star Wars Action News for the alert.
The ToyMan cllector show was back on in St. Louis today, and once again there were was a heavy dealer presence offering a great variety of items for sale. The place was packed but I managed to snap some pics of some of the items that caught my eye. Head on over to the forums for a collection of images from today’s event.
K & C Collectibles has added Build-A-Droid 6 Pack, TIE Interceptor, Slave I and Republic Gunship Vintage Collection, Ewok Assault Catapult, Death Star & Imperial Scanning Crew, Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights, Unleashed Battle Packs, Giant Pez and much more.
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry for the 2013 Vader Collection. Today, we take a look at the Evolution of Darth Vader Gift Set*.
PROS: The pros are few but this set does bring together nearly the best sculpts of each figure Hasbro has to offer and makes for a nice gift pack for $30-40. Surprisingly, the main reason to buy this set is for the Vader. Sure, it’s just the Evolution/TVC08 sculpt but the deco on the underlying head sculpt is a marked improvement over the TVC figure as it corrects that weird white stripe on the chin.
CONS: As if the world needed more opportunities to buy an Anakin or Vader figure. Pick this set up if you are one of the few completists out there that absolutely need every repaint or if you are an incurable Anakin devotee.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
*This set was provided to us courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth.
You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.
Hasbro’s initial Class II Vehicle Assortment, after a very short-lived shelf life, started showing up at discount stores several months ago. Stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx, unable to move these items, are now clearancing them down to $7.00 each. So if you have one of these stores in your area, and want to buy smaller versions of what you already have, now’s the time to get them on the super cheap.
Personal Note: One can’t help but remember how excited the Hasbro Star Wars team was when they announced these. It seemed in their minds, the smaller/cheaper scale was the answer to their 2012 problems. The overwhelming consense at the time from collectors across forums here and other sites was that this new scale was not a good idea, and look where we are now. Rather than understand the problem Hasbro created in 2012 by pushing product everyone already had, they appear to have made their mess even deeper… at least in my eyes. I’m not much of a fan of the 5POA style either, and am hoping that Hasbro isn’t planning on this sort of strategy with the Episode VII line.
The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, November 3.
With over 180 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices! For more details, click on the image above, or head to their Facebook page.
Today’s kicks off the unofficial “Ewok Appreciation Day” on Twitter. Started by our friend Steve “The Ginger Prince” (@TGP73) and his wife, Suzanne (@DancingEwok), we encourage you to offer your support by tweeting a photo of your own and be sure to include the hashtag #YubNub with your post.
If you were able to place an order for the Star Tours Action Figure Sets earlier this week with the amazing price Disney offered, be on the lookout as just two days after placing my order, mine was delivered to my doorstep today.
Note: These appear to already be sold out now as the listing has disappeared from the Disney Store site.
This may not be Star Wars related, but it’s a damn cool spooky diorama that any customizer can appreciate, especially on Halloween.
Head on over to the forums and check out this amazing Evil Dead 2 hand made scene by forum member Scarrviper after the jump!
We would like to wish all of our readers a very safe and happy October 31st today!
This chapter was completed in September, but in the spirit of the season, an army of undead Stormtroopers and other creatures await you in the forums in Chapter IV of The Enloe Trials photonovel series.
Take a few minutes to kick back and enjoy the latest installment of this series as Rykrof Enloe and a small band of rebels struggle to fend off their flesh eating enemies; and stay tuned for previews of the next chapter in the coming weeks.
You may want to take this all with a grain of salt, or do the opposite and start saving your money, as forum member Greg revealed some possible upcoming 3.75″ figure information at JediDefender today.
Thanks to our friends at Jedi Temple Archives for alerting us to this news, and we invite you to share your thoughts in our comments section or in our forums.
The second wave of The Black Series has been sighted at big box retailers stateside… head on over to the forums for the full scoop, and thanks to forum member combatJedi for the report!
Entertainment Earth has listed, and is now taking pre-orders for, Wave 3 of The Black Series 3-3/4″ figures. Click on through to secure yours and to check out the case breakdown. Expected to ship December 2013.
Sideshow has just announced the Clone Wars Savage Opress Premium Format figure. Click on through for the preview!