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Sponsor News: Galactic Trading Post


Yakface.com is proud to welcome Galactic Trading Post,  creators of the amazing SPACE WALLS and accessories for 3.75″ and 6″ scale figures, as our newest sponsor. Customizers, diorama builders and toy photographers have wanted set pieces from the saga to accentuate their action figure displays for years and GTPToys has filled that need with their modular and expandable system. If you haven’t, please visit their site at GTPToys.com and check out their selection of in-stock and preorder products.

Masterpiece Quality 3.75″ Diorama Walls

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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.

Amazing Space Walls

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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.

GTP-TOYS: Space Walls!

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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.

More Diorama Goodies Available

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It may seem like there’s fewer items worth buying in the 3.75″ market these days – and if you feel this way, head on over to Holeinthegroundpro.com for a refreshing focus on items in this scale for scene and diorama building (collector language for playsets).

All kinds of fantastic items are available… the prices are fair, the quality is the best I’ve seen, and orders are received in a timely fashion.  For more details, check them out here and share your thoughts in our forums.

“Desert Den” Playsets Arriving

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If you pre-ordered a “Desert Den” playset from Twelfth Parsec, start keeping an eye on your email for a shipping notice as these have begun to arrive on the doorsteps of collectors.

Personal Note:  Independent groups who are actually fans themselves are starting to take advantage of Hasbro’s negligence on the playset front, and hopefully we will see bigger and better things like this in the future.

On any note, head to the forums for a closer look.

Hot Toys Unveils 1:6 Scale Millennium Falcon Cockpit

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Just when you thought your collection couldn’t get any bigger, Hot Toys has announced their first step into a larger world of collectibles with the Millennium Falcon Cockpit environment for 1:6 scale figures.

Hot Toys has been introducing a number of finely detailed and meticulously crafted collectible figures from the beloved Star Wars series and now Hot Toys is raising the bar once again to bring Star Wars fans some astonishing collectibles of the saga’s spacecrafts in 1/6th scale!

An incredibly detailed prototype of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit will makes its first appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con this week, so don’t miss the chance to check it out at Booth #1929 during the event!

S.H. Figuarts Death Star II Throne Room Diorama

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A few weeks back we shared an article from JediDefender about new S.H. Figurarts figures on the way from Tamashii Nations including a Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. It looks like they will also be offering a very cool Death Star II Throne Room Diorama as well. Click on through for the full screen shot. Thanks to Sith_Fire30 for the intel.

Continue reading S.H. Figuarts Death Star II Throne Room Diorama

Custom Troop Transport Now Available

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Eric Berry from Hole in the Ground Productions has released for immediate sale their latest custom for 3-3/4″ figures – the Troop Transport

I didn’t think the vehicle was all that interesting when I first started work on it but I’m now in love with this thing. Lots of options. The rear bench seat is removable so you can place it on either side on the transport or take it out so it can haul standing troops, droids, or other cargo. Paint it grey and it would make a great vehicle for the Empire too.

More Diorama Bits Available!

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Movie prop guru and forum member Raylen is back with another new diorama item Star Wars fans have been clamoring for since the mid 1990s… cantina chairs!  To find out how you can own your own set, head on over to the forums.  Once you have them, all you need to do is crack out the paints and you’re set!

Personal Note:  How is it that Hasbro feels it’s good business sense to ignore essential diorama items such as these (and ones that don’t require the expensive assembly process by their labor force)?  If it looks cool and is reasonably priced, the market will support it.  Simple as that!

Galactic Merchants Diorama Reviews Continue

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Last week we gave a very positive review on the Galactic Merchants modular diorama walls, and those who have received their sets thus far all seem to agree – these things are outstanding!

I would have to agree with how Tamer at Imperialshipyards puts it, “These may be best action figure product I’ve bought all year!”

Check out their review at Imperialshipyards.net and a similar conclusion by the folks at Flyguy.net!