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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]

One Day Sale at Toys”R”Us – Today Only!

One Day Sale at Toys”R”Us – Today Only!

Toys”R”us is having a one-day sale that appears to have slipped under the radar – the Battle on Endor Battle Pack!  Most of us already have the pack-ins from this set and it seems many of our forum members see this set as a waste of time, but it’s [Read More]

Target Exclusive Vehicles with Figures Hitting

Target Exclusive Vehicles with Figures Hitting

The new Rebels vehicles have been showing up at various retailers recently, and now Target stores are getting in on the fun with their exclusive versions, which come with bonus pack-in figures.  For $24.99 it’s hard to find anything complain about – even when [Read More]

New Photonovel Updates Compiled

New Photonovel Updates Compiled

Eager for some fresh Star Wars and Indiana Jones adventures? Or just need a break from the daily grind?  If so then kick back and enjoy the latest updates from the Photonovelalliance.com, as forum member Darth Kikinou has compiled several new photonovel chapters from our [Read More]

Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

Customizer Spotlight:  Peakob1

This weekend we run a well overdue Customizer Spotlight on the amazing work of forum member Peakob1.  Just imagine how much  more exciting the Clone Wars line would have been in 2012 with attention to detail (and variety of characters) like this! Check out his latest work [Read More]

Custom Action Figure News Podcast

Custom Action Figure News Podcast

Enjoy Episode 76 of Custom Action Figure News as our friends at Imperialshipyards interview the great custom artist know as Sjefke. Listen to them stroll down through his custom work including Cane Addiss, Wam, and his great new Wookiee Gal. As always, they make time for [Read More]

Rebels Stormtrooper Up Close

Rebels Stormtrooper Up Close

Yakface forum member Trooper31 was able to score the new Rebels Series Stormtrooper, which looks to have a pretty nice paint job, but appears to be suffering from inconsistent plastic coloring. For those of you planning to collect this line, how will a possible army of half [Read More]

Customizer Spotlight: TCSloan

Forum member TCSloan has updated his customizing thread with some of the most mind blowing custom vehicles I’ve ever seen. His scratch-made Tantive IV is just a teaser into this world of customizing perfection – head on over to the forums and prepare to be [Read More]

The Enloe Trials Update

The Enloe Trials Update

It’s been a while since the last chapter was released in The Enloe Trials photonovel series, but that’s the way it goes when trying to make new customs and dioramas for each chapter (and trying to shuffle priorities of work and being a parent).  So what’s [Read More]

Toys”R”us Wave 4 Sightings

Toys”R”us Wave 4 Sightings

With the new Toys”R”us reset, obviously most of us are hoping this means better things for the collector lineup’s distribution.  Today I came across some Wave 4 figures for the first time at a Toys”R”us; which was a sight for sore eyes. Now is [Read More]

Rebels Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype Loose In-Hand Pics

Rebels Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype Loose In-Hand Pics

Forum member Grimace has shared several pics of Hasbro’s new Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype in the forums.  It looks to me like Hasbro has hit another home run here, meaning all three of the new Rebels mid-size vehicles surpass most of Hasbro’s [Read More]

Diorama Product Sneak Peek…

Diorama Product Sneak Peek…

For all you diorama fans, forum member Raylen has just revealed a special sneak peek at a new 3.75″ scale item I am guessing many of you are going to want to add to your collections.  Soon, he will have them available for order at his site. For now, head on over the [Read More]

Collection Spotlight: Forum member Jodo

Collection Spotlight:  Forum member Jodo

Today we spotlight the awesome collection of forum member Jodo – head to the forums and check it out! Want to see your collection featured here?  If so, be sure to post some pics of your stuff in the Collection Gallery of the forums. [Read More]

Customizer Spotlight: EMPIRE

Customizer Spotlight:  EMPIRE

Today we spotlight the amazing custom playset work of forum member EMPIRE.  Check out his latest update in the forums, and you can also try and win one of his fantastic Tatooine style buildings by bidding here. [Read More]

The Yoda We Could Have Had…

The Yoda We Could Have Had…

Our latest Customizer Spotlight focuses once again on the great work of forum member Evilivo, who demonstrates with a little additional tweaking and precision; just how amazing the Black Series Yoda figure can be.  Head on over to the forums for a closer look. [Read More]

Hasbro Toy Talk by Jodo

Hasbro Toy Talk by Jodo

Forum member Jodo has posted a nice read on his blog about the issues we as collectors are facing these days. Remember  what it was like to actually look forward to walking into a retail store and know you had a fair chance at finding a Star Wars item you actually wanted [Read More]

Is Anything Actually Selling at Retail?

Is Anything Actually Selling at Retail?

Pretty much anywhere you go these days that has put out Hasbro’s latest Star Wars merchandise, you see the same thing.  Pegs of Command Series not selling, Hero Series X-Wings begging to be purchased, etc.  Very little of anything targeted at the kids is actually [Read More]

New Product Hitting, Your Thoughts?

New Product Hitting, Your Thoughts?

By now most Target and Toys”R”us stores are putting out Hasbro’s latest Star Wars products, but how many of us are excited by what we are seeing? I contend that what retailers now have in their Hasbro Star Wars sections is about as exciting as staring at a [Read More]

Great Diorama Parts Available

Great Diorama Parts Available

If you’re like me, you liked some of what you saw at SDCC out of Hasbro, but for the upteenth year in a row now you find their lack of dioramas and playsets disturbing.  So what can you do?  Go to a resource who listens to the wishes of those that like environments [Read More]

New Custom Action Figure News Podcast

New Custom Action Figure News Podcast

Our friends at Imperialshipyards have continued their podcast video format as Dayton Allen aka Sith_Fire_30 has rejoined them for their latest update. He gets into all his great new ALIEN, ALIENS, Prometheus, Blade Runner, and of course Star Wars Custom Action Figures [Read More]

More New Goodies at Target

More New Goodies at Target

After one of the largest droughts in modern Star Wars collecting history, new Star Wars items are being found (mostly at Target so far), including the very cool new Mos Eisley Cantina by Lego.  While not all Target stores have officially put these items on the shelves yet, [Read More]

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