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Yakfinities #55: Roundup Report

Yakfinities #55:  Roundup Report

Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has wrapped up!  We ended up with over 40 unique custom Bounty Hunters!  Head on over to the forums for a fully gallery of the entries and see which random entries are walking away with and some Hasbro action figures as [Read More]

Which One’s the Smuggler?

Which One’s the Smuggler?

Forum member Darth Vlad’s Clone has shared nearly a dozen pics for your viewing pleasure of the new 6″ Black Series Han Solo in Stormtrooper gear – all side by side with the standard Stormtrooper.  Check out the pics, and let’s hear your thoughts in [Read More]

Off Topic – Jurassic World Toys at TRU

Off Topic – Jurassic World Toys at TRU

Hasbro’s new Jurassic World line has been spotted at Toys”R”us, apparently breaking a “street date” of May 11.  Head on over to the forums for a closer look at some of the toys they had already put out – and share your thoughts on [Read More]

In 2005, The Force Was Alive

In 2005, The Force Was Alive

A decade ago, a lot of us were in Star Wars collecting heaven with the ROTS product launch, and literally throwing our money at Star Wars as we ate up the action figure line.  Our good friends at jeditemplearchives have posted some great pics of the retail launch back [Read More]

Upcoming Black Series Carded Shots

Upcoming Black Series Carded Shots

VolkerC has posted some more carded images of upcoming 3.75″ and 6″ scale figures from The Black Series via starwars-figuren.com.  Check them out, and share your thoughts in our forums. UPDATE: You can check out unwatermarked versions at DorksideToys Facebook [Read More]

Boxed Upcoming 6″ Scale Black Series

Boxed Upcoming 6″ Scale Black Series

Volkerc has posted some good shots of the upcoming 6″ scale IG-88, Commander Cody and Princess Leia figures.  Check out full sized pics here, and share your thoughts in our forums. [Read More]

When Toy Runs are Depressing… Customize!

When Toy Runs are Depressing… Customize!

Retail toy runs have been quite depressing for some time now for a lot of us, but with some spare parts, a touch of paint and a bit of effort, I always find that customizing can add a lot of magic back into the hobby. Head on over to the forums for a closer look at a [Read More]

If TFA is 5POA, will you still play?

If TFA is 5POA, will you still play?

There’s rumblings among fans (though nothing is confirmed, so don’t freak out yet) that Hasbro may be abandoning the quality of figures so many of us have grown to know and love over the years in favor of a 5POA-only line for the upcoming Episode VII 3.75″ [Read More]

Action Figure Customizing Panel at C7

Action Figure Customizing Panel at C7

Customizing legend sillof (Jamie Follis) will be hosting a customizing panel at Star Wars Celebration on Friday, April 17th from 12pm-1pm.  Work from some of the Yakface forum members your are familiar with will be featured in this panel.  This will be the second time [Read More]

What to Expect with The Black Series?

What to Expect with The Black Series?

Our good friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted some details regarding what we may expect to see in terms of which 3.75″ figures will be seeing higher production runs than others (i.e., which individual figures will be offered as full case assortments to [Read More]

Toy Hunter Returns to ToyMan Collector Show

Toy Hunter Returns to ToyMan Collector Show

This past weekend, the ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis once again featured special guest, Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough! While checking out the goods from the 200+ dealers on hand, I snapped quite a few pics of various items for sale at this ever-growing [Read More]

ToyMan Collector Show: March 8

The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, March 8. 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!  For more details, check out their official [Read More]

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]

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