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Wal-Mart Awakens

Wal-Mart Awakens

Tonight I swung by Wal-Mart, and questioned why I even waste my time there anymore.  But to my surprise, I walked by the pallets and saw a fresh case of Wave 1 Rebels figures.  Perhaps this is an isolated chance of dumb luck, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing [Read More]

Custom “Realistic Style” Chopper Droid

Custom “Realistic Style” Chopper Droid

Hasbro’s take on Chopper from Star Wars Rebels is a fun little droid, but unfortunately it falls short a bit in the articulation department.  While it’s a figure that my son loves, I wanted something a little different that fit in better with my collection, so [Read More]

Signs of Life at Target

Signs of Life at Target

Reports are coming in that Target stores across the United States are starting to receive singles here and there of the second wave of Rebels figures (already in the past week, I’ve seen more of these figures than all of Wave 1 combined since they were first [Read More]

Custom Agent Kallus w/ Super Articulation

Custom Agent Kallus w/ Super Articulation

Today we share another simple way to make a super articulated Rebels figure, Agent Kallus! Head on over to the forums for a closer look – while it’s not screen accurate, it’s a pretty easy way to make your Agent Kallus fit into your realistic collection a [Read More]

Custom AT-DP Driver w/ Super Articulation

Custom AT-DP Driver w/ Super Articulation

A lot of our readers find the Rebels figure line intriguing (when they can actually find them in stores), but frustrating because so many of us would like for the figures to have more articulation, or even have more of a hybrid/realistic appearance. There’s a few [Read More]

Customizer Mega Spotlight

Customizer Mega Spotlight

Tonight we give thanks to a few of the many customizers who grace our forums by showcasing some of their work in our latest customizer spotlight. First up, forumite Grimace shares a ton of custom mini-rigs he has completed, along with an impressive gallery of customs [Read More]

Desert Alcove Sets Available for Preorder

Desert Alcove Sets Available for Preorder

After a boring Toy Fair, and really a down time for 3.75″ collecting in general, there’s finally something to get excited about!  Thanks to Twelfth Parsec, who is now offering preorders for some spectacular looking Desert Alcove playsets, collectors can FINALLY [Read More]

Remaining Wish Lists – The Phantom Menace

Remaining Wish Lists – The Phantom Menace

Hasbro’s focus is going to be on the upcoming films moving forward, so it’s doubtful we are going to see them dip into the existing films for reference material for a while, but there’s still quite a few characters that have yet to be realized in plastic [Read More]

Toy Gear Figure Storage Kickstarter

Toy Gear Figure Storage Kickstarter

Forum member digktialx informed us in our forums of a kickstarter they are launching that may be right up the alley for collectors looking for ways to store their loose figures in style, while at the same time protecting their treasures. For more details, check out [Read More]

New Diorama Items at Hole in the Ground Pro

New Diorama Items at Hole in the Ground Pro

Forum member Raylen has updated us with some fantastic new diorama items to fill the needs of collectors.  Check out his latest items, which are sure to be another hit by clicking here. Personal Note: I’ve ordered Raylen’s products many times, and it’s [Read More]

Another Mission Series Wave 2 Report

Another Mission Series Wave 2 Report

Forum member Jodo checks in with a new store report – he spotted the Mission Series Wicket/Scout Trooper 2-pk at his local Target in Edwardsville, IL. Personal Note:  Both reports I’ve seen so far indicate to me, Target is still splitting cases at distribution [Read More]

Walgreens Continues to Stock Black Series

Walgreens Continues to Stock Black Series

Toy runs at places like Wal-Mart and Target may be a complete waste of time for most of us, but if you have Walgreens stores in your area, it’s definitely worth swinging by to see what the situation is. Most stores receive at least one delivery each week, and are [Read More]

Hasbro Toy Talk by Jodo: Part 2

Hasbro Toy Talk by Jodo:  Part 2

Forum member Jodo has posted another good read on his blog about the issues we as collectors are facing these days (a follow up to his previous article). Check it out here, and share your own thoughts in our comments section or in the forums. Personal Note:  Hopefully [Read More]

A Tale of Two Heads

A Tale of Two Heads

I’ve felt for a while that the Black Series Ree Yees has been sporting a head a tad too small, so I dusted off my dremel so I could see what the POTF2 version’s head looked like on there. Does it look better?  Or worse?  Does it really matter?  I dunno [Read More]

Customizer Spotlight: mousedroidhoojib

Customizer Spotlight:  mousedroidhoojib

This weekend we highlight the customizing work of one of the most creative members of our forums – mousedroidhoojib.  Diving into various EU sources and official film characters, you never know what project mousedroidhoojib is going to show off next.  Check out the [Read More]

Hasbro Toys: The Force Awakens

Hasbro Toys:  The Force Awakens

We’ve seen the official trailer countless times, some great concept art, and even some apparent 6″ scale figure prototypes, but there are so many questions on what direction Hasbro is going to be taking with the toy line for The Force Awakens. Another cool [Read More]

ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis

ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis

The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, January 11 With  over 180 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices! Heck, you may even run into yours truly!  [Read More]

Walgreens Continues to Stock 6″ Black Series

Walgreens Continues to Stock 6″ Black Series

The pickings at most retail stores may be slim right now, but it seems Walgreens continues to receive a steady stock of new 6″ scale Black Series figures.  If you’re in an area with a lot of these stores, chances are a bit of persistence will pay off if you [Read More]

Let the Hunt Begin…

Let the Hunt Begin…

We kick off the new year with another fun Yakfinities Customizing Challenge – Bounty Hunters!  Yakface forum members have already started strong with several entries submitted, and we’ll be accepting submissions through March 31.  For more details, click here. [Read More]

Post-Christmas Clearances at Retail

Post-Christmas Clearances at Retail

Now that the dust is starting to settle following the Christmas rush, retailers are beginning to mark down some items in the toy section as they prepare for the new year. Among the items being cleared out is the Target exclusive Shadow Squadron set, being spotted at many [Read More]

Dealers Galore at ToyMan

Dealers Galore at ToyMan

While attending the ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis yesterday, my son and I snapped quite a few pics of the various items we saw at the show.  Check them out here, and if you are located in the region, keep an eye on their site as soon they will be posting their 2015 [Read More]

TBS Battle on Endor price reduction

TBS Battle on Endor price reduction

While at Toys”R”us yesterday, I noticed that the Toys”R”us exclusive Endor Battle pack was marked down to an everyday price of $79.99.  This may or may not be widespread, but if you are on the fence about this set – and especially if [Read More]

Rykrof Enloe Returns…

Rykrof Enloe Returns…

The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series returns today with an all-new installment in the series – Veils of Deceit! Check out this new chapter in our forums, which is filled with all kinds of new custom figures and dioramas after the jump! [Read More]

20% off Star Wars @ Toys”R”us

20% off Star Wars @ Toys”R”us

Toys”R”us has another sale going on with Star Wars – the new 20% promotion runs through Wednesday, 11/26.  Many items are also on sale online but be advised that most LEGO items are excluded from any sale price. Note that Transformers merchandise are [Read More]

New Product Hitting Toys”R”us

New Product Hitting Toys”R”us

After a very tough run for Star Wars at retail, it seems like things are actually starting to improve – especially at Toys”R”us.  Today I ran into the best selection of action-figure related Star Wars merchandise that I’ve seen anywhere in a long, [Read More]

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