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
StarWars.com’s official Instagram page has revealed (via Tom Kane, the voice of Yoda in the Clone Wars) the all-new 6″ Black Series Yoda!
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.
Image courtesy of CollectionDX
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.
Funko has announced that in addition to their Re-Action line of 3-3/4″ figures from properties like Alien, Firefly, Goonies, they have revealed they will also be debuting a 6″ “Legacy” scale (similar to Hasbro’s Black Series line) as well. Click on through for the announcement and look for the unveiling at Toy Fair in 2014.
In what might be the ultimate build for the 6″ line, talented customizer Joe Amaro has created a fabulous Jabba the Hutt with Dais and fully articulated Salacious Crumb. It really must be seen to be believed. Click the image above to check out the images at StarWarsBlackSeries.net and his blog to view images of its construction.