Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded, and with 60 different “Rebel Militia” custom entries, there’s a ton of customizing fun for your viewing pleasure in our Roundup Report.
So kick back, relax, and check out all the entries – and also see which of the participants are walking away with some cool prizes after the jump!
Several sites at SDCC were been able to secure Q&A sessions with Hasbro’s global marketing team for the Star Wars brand. Check them out below and be sure to share your thoughts back here or at the respective sites.
Sir Steve’s Guide
Star Wars Collector
Star Wars Action News
An up close and personal review of the Toys”R”us/SDCC Jabba the Hutt has been posted for your viewing pleasure at Mightyjabba.com
Be forewarned, for those of us that had been excited by this new slug for our 3.75″ collections may not be so pleased considering some of the news in the review (including the paint apps)…
A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just begun – the Pegwarmer Roundup!
Let’s face it, there’s figures that Hasbro makes just too many of, or the figure just falls short of expectations. Sometimes, this is where customizers come in and save the day by making a purchase nobody else will… for a custom!
Got some pegwarmers in your area that a retailer can’t seem to give away? Help these unwanted toys find a home (only to be chopped up repainted) by joining in the Pegwarmer Roundup!
So far, 2015 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Hasbro’s product brand, but their new 6″ scale Wampa is one of the greatest items I’ve ever seen them produce.
Obviously they have a huge opportunity with the Fall lineup, but given how awesome this new Wampa is, I’m not expecting to see much product this year that tops it.
Head on over to the forums for a closer look, including a comparison of this mold next to the 3.75″ scale Wampa, which is looking very outdated now.
Forum member Warsaw has posted in our forums a jaw-dropping update featuring an original design of the AT-DP and driver by Joe Johnston during production of The Empire Strikes Back. Enjoy this masterful update after the jump!
The hobby may be slow right now, but customizers always find a way to make even the dark times a bit brighter with their creative works by sharing them with the community.
So we kick things off on this Customizer Mega Spotlight with Peakob1, who shows off yet again another group of amazing Clone Wars custom figures. Check them out here.
Next, mousedroidhoojib has created something truly unique; Padme Amidala in a bio-hazard suit!
Also, General Rieeken really is outdated by today’s standards, so check out how forum member Customjedi is fixing that.
Last but not least, forum member CloneTroopr shows off a fantastic custom of Republic Commando Gregor.
Got some customs to share? Head on over to the forums and show us what you’ve got!
Forum member CloneCrazy is at it again, with another outstanding installment in his photonovel series, Will of the Force.
Head on over to the forums to check out his latest chapter, and be sure to leave him some feedback for his efforts!
Recently I was part of a Q&A session with the fine crew at Faster and More Intense. The topics focused mostly on customizing, and general thoughts on things in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Head on over to their site for the full session.
Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge only has a couple weeks left, as entries will be accepted through June 30.
So, if you’re planning on making a custom figure, be sure to get your entry submitted before the deadline! Or if you’d just like to kick back and check out some cool customs made by other collectors, the forums are just a click away!
If you’ve been able to get your hands on Hasbro’s latest 3.75″ Han Solo, chances are you are wondering how they could have given this otherwise flawless figure such a poorly sculpted (and painted) head.
There’s a quite simple fix though, as thankfully back in 2006, Hasbro “got it right” with Harrison Ford’s likeness.
This is a simple head swap for everyone, and takes no customizing skills whatsoever – head on over to the forums for a closer look and to share your thoughts!
Over the weekend, forum member Jodo ran into something very few people have seen at a Target store in a long, long time… several new Black Series figures. Not full cases, of course, since Target seems to reject the notion of giving their customers a full selection of Star Wars figures these days, but it still seems like a positive sign (I ran into some stores that also stocked last week, though it was as usual, just 2-3 figures at a time).
Keep those store reports coming in, and hopefully the last handful of figures from the final waves of pre-Episode 7 Black Series actually make it to the pegs in decent supply before the onslaught of product in September…
For those active in our forums, you’re probably already familiar with the awesome custom diorama pieces that forum member Raylen creates, and offers up to fellow collectors. He specializes in obscure items that some may overlook, but these things are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75″ collection.
His latest sneak peek is one many of us have been hoping would be available for our collections for decades now, and that time is finally coming if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of painting! Head on over to the forums for a closer look!
Rebelscum forum member Holographic_Elvis has posted a new image of the upcoming “Jabba’s Rancor Pit” set in their forums. Check out the full size image in all its glory here.
He notes that the retail price will be $130, and that it’s marked as a Comic Con product, but we should expect to see them in stores soon. Is the price just too much for this? Or are collectors willing to shell out that kind of money for a set of repacks, but with a new Jabba? Head to our forums to share your thoughts!
Thanks to darthmac for the heads up!
Forum member Jodo has posted a new bit on his blog about the current state of Hasbro’s Star Wars lineup. In particular, a focus on what so many of us encounter when we walk into a retail store, planning to spend some money on the brand, but just can’t find anything we want. And of course, the price hike to $12.99 that many outlets now charge for The Black Series.
Check it out here, and share your thoughts in our comments section or in the forums!