The folks at Galactic Trading Post have updated with news for everyone salivating over getting their hands on their highly anticipated Classic 3.75″ walls:
The last samples we received, we found a problem with the LED panel. It was shrinking in the mold and so the gap lines were not lining up with other walls. This had further delayed the walls, but we felt it had to be fixed despite additional delays. These samples we are receiving now with have this and clip tolerance changes. We again apologize for the delays, we hope that with these final samples all the kinks will be worked out. We will update you once we receive the samples and have a better timeline from the factory of when we will have these in.
Personal Note: I’ve been waiting over 20 years now for something like this to be made, so a bit of a delay here isn’t going to be the end of the world. It’s great that it really sounds like the 3.75″ scale product will be worth the wait; and those that have the 6″ scale wall sets can already attest to just how amazing these things are. This is factory quality stuff and you can order on their website.
A new chapter in The Enloe Trials is completed. Head on over to the forums for the latest adventure in the saga of Rykrof Enloe!
Customizer Peakob1 shows off his latest custom figures, as part of his vision of what a 40th Anniversary line should look like from Hasbro. Head on over to the forums to check it all out!
Personal Note: In my humble opinion, these kit bashed repaints honoring the original trilogy blow Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary line out of the water. Imagine figures like these, on vintage-esque cards… ’nuff said.
Customizer Monsterhjerne has shared his masterpiece repainting of two different versions of Hasbro’s Jabba the Hutt offerings.
Which of these two repaints do you prefer? Check out larger images, and share your thoughts after the jump!
The latest Yakfinties Customizing Challenge has concluded, and with over 50 customs submitted, we once again have a fantastic Roundup Report to share.
Check it out and see who is walking away with prizes after the jump!
Customizing perfectionist Evilivo has shared several custom updates over the past few months in our forums, including a group of Phase II Clone Troopers that exemplify exactly how Hasbro needs to approach these army builders should they ever bring clone grunts back into circulations in the 3.75″ scale. Notice how the helmets are not oversized buckets that detract from the figure. Check out his update after the jump!
Personal Note: Nothing Hasbro did from 2010-2012 annoyed me more than the oversized bucket helmets they used on the spectacular VC45 mold Clone Trooper body. Why put such horrible helmets on such a great body? Hasbro admitted as much with our friends at Jeditemplearchives a few years ago… hopefully someday we will see some sort of definitive 3.75″ box set like what is currently being offered in the 6″ scale (or single carded figures, but I wouldn’t hold one’s breath).
Voting for the customizing theme for the next Yakfinities is currently underway.
What will be the winning theme? Tribal Aliens? Or will Rogue One prevail?
If you’re a registered forum member, be sure to cast your ballot because your vote matters!
Forum member ToyShelfReview has posted a great image in our forums showing Hasbro’s new AT-ACT alongside the vintage AT-AT mold and the 2010 version. Click here for a closer look.
We kick off the weekend with a look at some recent customs by forum memer Darth Daddy, who for years has continued to churn out great custom after great custom on what seems like a weekly basis.
Check out his super-articulated Chirrut Imwe from Rogue One, which quite franky puts Hasbro’s current offering to shame by clicking here!
Walmart.com has the new AT-ACT available online now with free shipping for a much easier price to swallow than the MSRP – with a Rollback price of $199.97.
Thanks to our friends at Jeditemplearchives for the heads up!
UPDATE – Walmart has raised the price back up to $299.99!
Like it or not, Hasbro’s probably not going to move away from 5POA for a while in the 3.75″ lineup. But, maybe there’s a better way for them to entice the market to purchase more of these figures.
Would a set of alternate arms be a good way to do this? For myself, yes, this would be a very fun way for Hasbro to make this product line much more appealing as it would help aleviate some of the frustrations with the 5POA concept.
What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section here or in the forums!
The gang at JediInsider.com have posted a great gallery of Hasbro’s new AT-ACT vehicle, with some comparison pics that help put this thing in better perspective.
Check out their image dump here, and share your thoughts in our comments section or in our forums.
Twelfth Parsec is holding a Cyber Monday sale – the first 15 customers to use the code cybermonday will receive a 15% off discount. Head on over and place your order by clicking here.
Our latest Customizer Spotlight takes us back to one of the greatest times in modern Star Wars collecting – great figures on vintage style card backs!
Check out more in the forums, courtesy of forum member mrjedi1977 after the jump!
For over two decades now, many collectors have found themselves frustrated by a lack of playsets, dioramas, and basic environments to display their 3.75″ figures with.
But those days are coming to a close thanks to Galactic Trading Post, who is now offering some fantastic high quality plastic walls to satiate this need. To order these directly, click here.
If you’re on the fence about these, I can say based on the 6″ scale walls, their product is amazing. You can see a few pics of those in our forums.