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Customizer Spotlight: 6″ Scale AT-ST

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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.

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Toyguide Update: 6″ TBS #12 Anakin Skywalker

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today, kickstarting a series of entries in the The Black Series 6″ line. Today, we take a look at Anakin Skywalker (#12).

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.

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Another 6″ Line Coming via MedicomToy

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Over the weekend at the annual Winter Wonder Fest 2014 in Japan, MedicomToy announced that they will be adding the Star Wars to their line of 6″ super detailed and articulated MAFEX figures. Those wanting better quality figures may have gotten their wish, but it does come with a price at about $40 per figure. Thanks to Imperial Holocron for the heads-up.

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Customizer Mega Spotlight

112313spotlightYakface forum members continue to raise the bar with their customs figures, which means another spotlight of their amazing work is overdue!

First up, Evilivo shares his take on a Wookiee Chieftan, which gives Hasbro a run for its money with their new figure of Merumeru.

DarthVirunga returns with a huge update, including the Sith Lord, Darth Ruin.  Check it all out here.

Next up, customizing legend Glassman has begun customizing Hasbro’s new 6″ scale line, and shares a Stormtrooper Han Solo and other 6″ updates too!

Last but not least, forum member DeltaSev shares a group of his latest customs, including Mira from KOTORII.