The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is now open for entries!
This time the theme pays tribute to all the photonovelists out there who have devoted countless hours to creating a rich universe of fan fiction characters and new story lines for their fellow collectors to read and enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the forums to see the early entries or to submit your own custom figure after the jump!
This event is being put on by Hasbro, Toys ‘R’ Us and Jedi News to launch the new Vintage Figure line (including the awesome AT-AT) and also to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and they’ve got lots of exciting giveaways and things going on.
At the event:
• Meet Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch who will be signing FREE autographs for the first 100 people
• WIN one of just 30 Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie Figures which will ONLY be available at this Event
• FREE Build-a-Droid Figure for the first 100 people to spend £40 or more on any Hasbro Star Wars products
• FREE Exclusive Jedi News Event Badges
• Meet the 501st UK Garrison and have your photo taken with a Stormtrooper
Our Yarkora spies have passed along some new treats today. First up is a re-release of the Freeco Speeder but with Cold Assault Clone Trooper for Captain Rex to command! Click the images above for a closer look and for a sneak peek at a Armored Scout Tank with Tactical Droid!
Our Yarkora spies have passed along some new treats today. Next up is a Clone Commando Squadcontaining 4 Clone Troopers (Clone Trooper w/Space Gear, Captain Rex (Cold Assault Gear, Clone Pilot and ARF Trooper). Judging by the packaging this could be a foreign release and/or a yet-to-be-determined US exclusive set. In any event, click the image above for a closer look.
After a bit of teasing, today we reveal the exclusive Fan T-Shirt that we will be giving to attendees of our joint Yakface/SWAN Celebration V Fan Party next month. There maybe a few final tweaks to the design/colors before they are printed but shouldn’t differ too greatly from the above. A huge thanks to illustrator Kevin Graham for lending his talents to the design. Click the image for a closer look!
eBay continues to be a rich source for upcoming, unannounced product as today seller “viperkingdom” reveals Clone Flame Trooper (CW26) for the 2010 line. Click the image above for a link to the auction.
Gentle Giant has revealed the packaging for the SDCC exclusive 12″ Vintage Stormtrooper and has also give us a sneak preview of the next offering in the new line: Sand People! Clicky the pics above for a closer look.
Just because I’ve been slacking on the Customizer Spotlights lately doesn’t mean that Yakface forum members haven’t been busy putting together all kinds of great new work!
Without further delay, leading things off with some great new customs is forumite Squirepec7, who has recently updated with a ton of new figures he has made here.
We’ve also got plenty of new creations for your viewing pleasure courtesty of stroebel83, including a Jedi version of Corran Horn.
For all you fans of the old Ewok television films , be sure to check out some awesome stuff by forum member darth_sidious as well!
Last but certainly not least, new forumite njocraig has shared several great new customs from the Darth Bane era. Be sure to check his latest work out here.
PROS: A nice alternative to the TSC General Veers without rendering him totally obsolete. Functional cross-draw holster is one of the better designs to come out of Hasbro. Removable armor detail is top notch as well as the added quilting texture on the inside of the helmet.
CONS: The uniform seems a little light in color at least when compared to the other Imperials of recent years. Goggles are a bit of a fight to stretch over the helmet, and once done then they are a little too loose fitting on the head under the helmet.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.