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Episode 476: You Don’t Know the MOISTNESS of the Dark Side

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May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more!  Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed!  On this week’s podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!

Also on this week’s show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE.  Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII.  Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.

With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it’s all in this week’s new podcast!

Gentle Giant Reveals Kylo Ren Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant enters the “May the 4th” fray with the reveal of their Kylo Ren Mini Bust:

Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name.

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust (2015 Convention Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2015 Convention Exclusive Boba Fett (Prototype) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  Thankfully, Gentle Giant chose to create an all-new mini bust for this release rather than do a simple repaint of an existing sculpt – a practice that so many manufacturers employ. Although this piece is stark in its colorization, there is a different hue for the armor to set it apart from the underlying light gray jump suit that conveys a subtle realism to the bust. There is a lot of detail overall, especially in the gauntlets, jet pack and blaster that are highlighted with minimal, yet effective, paint accents and washes. For any Boba Fett fan, this is a must have piece.

CONS: Like the previous Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) bust we covered yesterday,  the aftermarket/third party price on this piece is about double the original cost,  but playing the long game on this may yield a bounty for a better price.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

Toyguide Update: Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust (SDCC 2009 Exclusive)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2009 SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  As a huge fan of anything related to Ralph McQuarrie, this item struck a chord with me back in 2009 although I only just acquired it recently due to my new and expanding “Concept/Prototype Boba Fett” collection of items. The sculpt and details of this piece captures McQuarrie’s original concept masterfully and the inclusion of the swappable helmet is the perfect touch as it give collectors options for displaying. Paint is minimal, yet effective as the overall off-white, egg shell color gives it a used “in-universe” look.

CONS: Long since sold out, the aftermarket/third party prices on this piece are elevated but there are deals out there to be had from time to time. If you really want to add this piece to your collection, I suggest having a “saved search” on eBay.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

Episode #94: Little White Boba Fett

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Since our last show, rumors have “gone Rogue” regarding the first waves of 6″ Black Series set to launch on Force Friday 2.0. Reports of 6″ Ahsoka figure sightings are becoming more prevalent as well as the appearance of the Kmart Exclusive Rey figure. New lists of Funko POP! figures have leaked as well with huge support for Rogue One characters. All of this plus Sideshow, Disney Elite, LEGO, Tsum Tsum news & reveals and much more including our latest acquisitions on Episode #94 of The Realm Recap.

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Toyguide Update: Emperor Palpatine Mini Bust (2015 PG Gift)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Exclusive 2015 Premier Guild Gift Emperor Palpatine (The Empire Strikes Back) Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS:  Sculpt and paint is well done – especially the robes – with a lot of texture and simulated cloth conveyed through the polyresin material. There are no brittle/thin parts (canes/fingers) to risk damage.

CONS: It is the most basic of the 3 available gift busts available for 2015  PG members. The likeness (while good) is not nearly as definitive as the Darth Sidious but is better than the Return of the Jedi sculpt from 2012. The relaxed pose doesn’t seem fitting for Empire more like something you’d see from The Phantom Menace.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this bust is worth adding to your collection.

Giant Giant First Order Flametrooper Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant has also announced their First Order Flametrooper Mini Bust.

Gentle Giant Ltd. announces the next of our amazing mini busts from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the First Order Flametrooper! These foot soldiers of the New Order have one purpose: Turn anything related to The Resistance into ashes! Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology, this 1:6 scale mini bust represents the next of our new collection from the ongoing Star Wars saga. Each mini bust is hand cast, hand painted and hand numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. May the Force be with you!

Darth Vader Collectors Gallery Statue

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Today, Gentle Giant has announced the Darth Vader Collectors Gallery Statue – their first in a series of 1:8 scale statues.

Sculpted by Gentle Giant’s master artisans, this Darth Vader statue recreates the scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back of Lord Vader bowing in devotion to his master, Emperor Palpatine. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity.