They are also running a $10 off $40 purchase sale today (not in conjunction with the other sale), with the Promo Code 1TSYTK9VR5LH
These offers are good only today, May 25.
MedicomToy has updated today with a product page for their MAFEX Boba Fett (ROTJ version) figure. Look for its release next month.
Tamashii Nation 2015 will be offering a special commemorative S.H.Figuarts Shadow Stormtrooper as part of their event exclusives this October. Retail price is 4,500 Yen ($38 US)
Sideshow is now taking preorders for the Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Luke Skywalker in Stomtrooper Disguise
Bandai has released new final product images for their upcoming C-3PO 1/12th scale model kit and WOW does it look fine with that gold and silver plating. It might give that Revoltech version a run for its money. Head over to TAGHobby and check them out.
Once again, we feature a unique 6″ build from customizer Brandon Flores (aka HALCION). Like his AT-ST and AT-AT that have come before, the progress and detail of his new 6″ scale Snowspeeder is unparalleled. Click on through to check out his latest creation.
We shared the custom 6″ scale AT-AT WIP a few days ago and mentioned this piece but today we’re giving it is due spotlight. Brandon Flores in an unbelievably short amount of time, constructed a 6″ scale AT-ST with full functional cockpit. Click on through to view the process of this amazing build from start to finish.
Brandon Flores has captured the attention of many collectors and customizers with his scratch-built 6″ scale AT-ST and now he’s moved on to something even bigger: A 6″ scale AT-AT! Click on through to check out part 1 of a gallery of images documenting the build.
PROS: Despite being another Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro manages to knock out a great figure with all the articulation you expect for the 6″ scale. A little refining in the paint details is required in the face but the overall sculpt is solid – especially the “Anakin” head sculpt which at its core looks a heck of a lot like Hayden Christensen. There are some nice mixes of paint finishes as well, using gloss and matte where applicable.
CONS: Even now, 12 figures into the line, Hasbro’s factories are still having paint apps issues. The irises on both head sculpts could use a lot more care in their application and one eye on each head sculpt (on my sample) has problems. The head sculpt skin tones don’t really match the neck paint apps causing a weird contrast in color under in certain sources of light. The plastic tabards that comprise his torso, inhibit the poseability of the arms slightly where you can’t establish a strong two-handed grip on the lightsaber hilt. Although the articulation is executed well overall, I’d prefer ball-joint/insert-molded hips to allow for a greater range of poses. Finally, I think the gloved forearm and hand should be darker in color as it currently matches his tunic.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
For collectors concerned about the white “skirt” shown on the original solicitation images for the 6″ Anakin Skywalker, you can now breathe as loose images for the figure have turned up on eBay with the proper brown fabric. Pre-order yours now at DorksideToys for only $14.99
Thanks to @poeghostal for the tip