This weekend we spotlight some more of the great work being done by our forum members.
Leading things off is forum member mousedroidhoojib, who has put together an amazing soft goods version of nomadic Obi Wan Kenobi – check out several more pics here.
Next up, MarcusStarkiller shares his fantastic rendition of Kai Justiss’s astromech unit from the old Star Wars Gamer magazine.
After a bit of an absence from the forums, Darth Phantom returns with a vengeance with a plethora of new customs, including his realistic Clone Wars take on Plo Koon.
Last but not least, forumite Darth McBaine shows off some new work, including a stellar Florn Hybrid that you can see here.
Want to see your work featured on our front page? Then be sure to show your work in our Customizing Section, as new members are always welcome!
Thanks to a report from our friends at Jedi Temple Archives, it looks like we can expect the TVC AT-ST in stores relatively soon. Head on over to JTA to check out the shelf tags that are making their way into Kmart aisles this week.
Also, if you’d like to save yourself a trip, you can call your local store with UPC: 653569762034 to see of they’ve received their stock yet.
Our friends at BanthaSkull are reporting (by way of HissTank) that the Ewok Pack and the Yavin Pilot Pack have been found in California. Also, on twitter, @MattGuzy (from awesometoyblog.com) found these in Arizona as well. These sets are exclusive to TRU and retail for $39.99.
PowerA is now taking orders for the Darth Vader and C-3PO iPhone 4/4S cases. These cases feature embossed and raised details and the C-3PO has a gold vac-metal finish.
Director/Producer of The Force Among Us sequel, Cris Macht, will be appearing at Celebration 6 in Orlando. He will be at the CMI TOYS Booth #1103 in the Exhibitors Hall all 4 days. Stop by the booth to pre-order the DVD and get a FREE Tusken/Ewok poster designed by Star Wars artist Kevin Liell (exclusively for Celebration!). Cris will also be giving away 4 different trading cards designed by Paul Bateman. The quantities are limited and there will be one different trading card given away each day.
“Like” the force among us on facebook
for all the news updates.
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their Ben Kenobi Mythos statue. This striking piece features interchangeable accessories including amazing portraits of a younger “Ben” with either the Alec Guinness or Ewan McGregor likeness! Order yours today at sideshowtoy.com
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Jar Jar Binks (EP1-01) released as part of the Kenner Lost Line variant packaging for The Vintage Collection.
PROS: For fans of Jar Jar, this latest version attempts to improve upon the less articulated Movie Heroes version and does to some degree. The semi-new figure incorporates additional points of articulation in the neck, shoulders and wrists as well as well-disguised ankle joints. Hasbro also has taken this figure a step further by revising the deco to a lighter, less suntanned shade and adding soft goods for the “skirt” allowing him to sit upon a kaadu fairly well. This is a solid figure if you’ve yet to find the MH version but you may want to hold out for that one for the reasons below.
CONS: In this case being super-articulated doesn’t mean better when compared to the Movie Heroes (MH13) version. The joints are poorly matched as evidenced by they contrasting colors especially in the shoulders and knees. Also, the superfluous lower neck joint doesn’t do much to improve upon the figure and is more of an aesthetic distraction than anything else. Then there is the skin color/deco. Where the MH figure seems to hit the right colors, this new version seems too light and the ornate deco on the arms is far too dark and is flat out wrong. Overall this figure seems like a waste of tooling resources, but your mileage may vary of course.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure 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.
Big Bad Toy Store has updated with new pre-orders and New Arrivals this week. Check out the Star Wars related items after the jump.
Continue reading Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store
For the past few days images of the CVI Badges have been trickling out through various forums and social media outlets. Today, StarWars.com’s Blog has posted them in there entirety so you can now see all 19 different badges.
Anyone else like to see a nice complete set offered after the CVI? Head to StarWars.com for the full reveal.
Pre-orders have begun for the final Vintage Collection wave before it goes on hiatus next year! And as rumored by flyguy.net last month, this wave is EXCLUSIVE TO ONLINE retailers and WON’T be available in stores.
You can get your case orders in at Entertainment Earth or BBTS today!
UPDATE: BBTS has sold out of their pre-orders