Customizer Mega Spotlight

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!

The Force Among Us at CVI

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.
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Toyguide Update: Jar Jar Binks (Lost Line)

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.

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