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.
Toys”R”us is running a Buy 1, Get 1 40% off sale through October 8 on all 3.75″ action figures and vehicles. This is a good time to stock up on army builders and some custom fodder this price… and even take the plunge on some vehicles, if you can get over the NERF features.
Now that the dust has begun to settle a bit, we’re curious how everyone’s toy runs for new Star Wars merchandise has gone since Rogue Friday.
Share your experiences here on in our forums!
For all you fans of 3.75″ Super Articulated figures, Fresh Monkey Fiction and Remco Toys are teaming up to relaunch the return of the 1980s military action figure line EAGLE FORCE.
They have kicked off the return of Eagle Force by launching a Kickstarter campaign for a set of 4” action figures, as well as play sets and vehicles.
These guys are doing great on the kickstarter, but still have a little way to go – if you’d like to join in to help get these figures made, and have some really cool collectibles as a result, click here.
After being completely amazed by the quality of their diorama Space Walls, I was fortunate enough to be able to see first hand how great a few of the other diorama pieces are shaping up through GTP Toys.
The boxes and barrel I received are rubber prototypes – the final product will be plastic and in line with the quality of the walls. I snapped a few pics, which can be seen here.
Everyone – I completely am sincere when I say these are some of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in the hobby. I’ve been an avid adult collecting enthusiast for over two decades now, and have always felt there was a gaping hole in my collection – environments to display my figures. Having these items in person, and setting them up is on par with the excitement of putting together the stellar BMF (Falcon) from several years ago because the quality is just that great. This is professional quality – not 3D printed with print lines. It’s top line product for an affordable price.
The only way the guys at GTP Toys are going to be able to continue to make products like this (including 3.75″ scale) is from support from the collecting community. So if you’re looking for a better way to display your collectibles, check them out!
Something wonderful has happened – after years on end, high quality modular diorama walls are now available for purchase from 3rd party seller, Galactic Trading Post.
I placed my first order last week, and already received them today. And I have to say, these might be the most exciting thing to happen to the hobby for me… since… heck, I don’t even know that I have EVER seen something this fantastic for displaying a collection.
My son (age 9) and his friend (age 8) went bonkers as well wanting to set them up. Pretty damn cool… hopefully we see a lot more out of these guys as for many of us, this could be a game changer in collecting.
You can check out a few pics that I snapped here, and be sure to visit their site – and place an order as they have some currently in stock as of this post.
After years on end of Star Wars fans being left out in the cold when it comes to dioramas and playsets, it looks like we may be seeing a 3rd party that could really help fill the void… GTP-Toys.
Right now they are offering some fantastic walls that are in line with 6″ scale figures, and have 3.75″ ones on the way (which is what I’ve personally REALLY been waiting for). Demand appears to already be high enough to put the 6″ scale ones (9-pack starter set) on back order. However, they do have a 2-pack starter set available here.
But just imagine – SOMETHING other than a plain shelf or a cardboard backer for people to display their action figures with! Each wall panel is separate, which allows you to create or recreate your favorite scenes… something I still can’t believe has been neglected by the official toy brand for over two decades now.
If the current retail Star Wars offerings have been boring you to death (like they are me!), eBay selling legend tunghori has listed more super articulated army builders at very reasonable prices… and even the amazing TVC Nien Nunb is listed as “in stock” as of this post! If you need him, act fast as quantities appear to be limited.
If you’re a diorama lover, and have the funds, forum member kevin1126 has made the tough decision to part with some amazing custom diorama/playsets by Carl Boumansour (aka Boutros77).
If you are interested in contacting Kevin, you may contact him through our forums, or email me at email@example.com and I will be sure he gets your contact information.
You can also take a closer look at these dioramas by clicking on the image above.
If you’re feeling like there’s just not a whole lot to get excited about for the 3.75″ market these days, I would suggest checking out the great range of custom diorama products available at Holeinthegroundpro.
There you will find a very nice selection of various items to not only help fill the gaps in your displays, but also help quench the thirst to add some more cool 3.75″ items to your collection. Check out what they have to offer after the jump!
If you’re looking forward to purchasing the Toys”R”us exclusive TBS6 droids 3-pk, they are showing up in Canada now and should be popping up in the United States soon (if not already). The Canada retail price will set you back a whopping $89.99.
Thanks to Yakface reader Mike F. for the report.
One thing Hasbro has grossly neglected time and time again over the years is playsets/dioramas/environments for their action figure lines.
So in that light, our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge theme is custom playsets/dioramas/environments! This Yakfinities runs through the end of September, so there’s plenty of time to create and submit an entry.
For all the details, click here!
While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart. The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.
Personal Note: As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing. Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around. Wasted toy runs over and over. Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines? How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines? What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand? Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums. Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!
If you’re a 3.75″ collector and have felt like you’ve been left out in the cold, it might be time for you to head on over to Holeinthegroundpro and check out what they have to offer.
For myself, the items I have purchased have helped ease the “dark times” of collecting for a while now as I know that I can always head on over there and find something awesome for my dioramas.
Check them out here and share your thoughts in the forums (and for a sneak peek at a new item coming).
A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has begun! Whether you’re a first time customizer or a crafty veteran, we invite you to take part and customize a creature in our latest customizing challenge.
Repaint an existing toy or make your own fan-fiction creation – it’s up to you! Entries will be accepted through June 30. Head on over to the forums for all the details!