The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has kicked off, and the Rogue One theme is one that holds a ton of promise considering the depth of figures Hasbro has yet to offer in the ever-popular 3.75″ super articulated line.
Get in on the fun and create a custom (or several) by heading on over to the forums!
Those of you who watch Star Wars Rebels are more than likely familiar with one of the highlights of Season 2… Captain Rex’s modified AT-TE!
Customizer Raylen has gone to great lengths to customize an AT-TE that would definitely give Hasbro a run for their money if they ever decided to update their Clone Wars version of this awesome vehicle.
Head on over to the forums for a closer look!
It’s a cold and blustery Friday here in Minnesota/Hoth, and a new rumor has risen over the frozen horizon. The exact details are coded and the source had a self-destruct, but it’s a good bet that the Empire (Hasbro) knows it’s coming and Darth Vader is seeing to it personally (as a pack-in).
Yakface and Flyguy are back after the holidays and the release of Rogue One to ring in the new year with the latest in Star Wars collecting and news – including the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope. New, unannounced items have been hitting retail as well as huge clearances. This and much more on Episode 108 of The Realm Recap.
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years. In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016. Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines. All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN – The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
Customizing perfectionist Evilivo has shared several custom updates over the past few months in our forums, including a group of Phase II Clone Troopers that exemplify exactly how Hasbro needs to approach these army builders should they ever bring clone grunts back into circulations in the 3.75″ scale. Notice how the helmets are not oversized buckets that detract from the figure. Check out his update after the jump!
Personal Note: Nothing Hasbro did from 2010-2012 annoyed me more than the oversized bucket helmets they used on the spectacular VC45 mold Clone Trooper body. Why put such horrible helmets on such a great body? Hasbro admitted as much with our friends at Jeditemplearchives a few years ago… hopefully someday we will see some sort of definitive 3.75″ box set like what is currently being offered in the 6″ scale (or single carded figures, but I wouldn’t hold one’s breath).
A few days ago, Robot Kingdom posted a new case assortment of 3.75″ figures featuring a mix of Rogue One and Rebels characters that included Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebels), Imperial Death Trooper Specialist (Rogue One), Admiral Raddus (Rogue One), Shoretrooper (Rogue One), Galen Erso (Rogue One) and Lieutenant Sefla (Rogue One). We have intel that this case is being cancelled.
Now, before the requests for Hasbro to be decimated from low orbit (like Scarif Citadel), we have heard that the figures themselves are not cancelled, so it just may be that the case assortment (figures included and number of each) is different than originally set. More as this develops….
On Episode 62 of The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast. Forest Whitaker himself refers to seeing 3 figures of his Saw Gerrera character, one from Rogue One (as part of the Jedha Revolt 4 pack), the Funko POP! figure and one from the animated series (Star Wars Rebels) which he misidentifies as The Clone Wars. Hear it for yourself at the 51:50 timestamp.
Thanks to @RobGower on Twitter for the report.
Since the figure was revealed back in July 2016, collectors have voiced their concern about the incorrect rank badge given to the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure from Star Wars Rebels. Initial shipments did feature the improper coloration, but now, our friends at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss report a running change which corrects the oversight. Alas, the card art still features the wrong color break.
Both versions are on eBay right now for those that need further confirmation.
The St. Louis ToyMan Show schedule has been released, with the first event coming this Sunday, January 8th.
With over 200 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!
You may even run into yours truly and a few of our forum members! For more details, click on the image above.