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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]

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]

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