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Customizer Spotlight: Buried Egg

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Few things in the hobby excite me as much as seeing collectors who know how to display their stuff in massive dioramas, so when forum member Buried Egg shared pics of his Emperor’s Arrival scene, I immediately felt ashamed of my personal pathetic display of this icon scene, and had to share his work with all of you.

It’s stuff like this that inspires me to customize more when I can, and put extra effort into photonovels and the like.  For more of his work and other great dioramas by Yakface forum members, head to the forums.

Toyguide Update: Mission Series – Senate Duel

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the Mission Series line as we take a look at the Senate Duel set featuring Darth Sidious and Yoda.

PROS: As many of you know, I’m totally in the bag for this line so it doesn’t take much to impress me when it comes to Saga Legends/Mission Series figures. That being said, the Darth Sidious has a very Kenner-esque flare from the design of the robed legs to the rather static sculpt. Surprisingly, Darth Sidious has 7 POA (he has swivel wrists!) if you count the nearly unposeable head/neck joint.

CONS: The deco for Sidious’ face isn’t great – something that is a common theme for this line so I’d expect to see samples both better and worse than the version I have. Yoda is a repaint/repack so there’s not much to complain or rejoice about there.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Concept Series Update #18

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After a bit of a delay between updates, localgotal strikes back with a vengeance with his latest additions to the popular Concept Series lineup he’s created.  This latest update harkens back to the roots of the Star Wars saga, and includes three figures that are long overdue for updates by Hasbro.

Why they aren’t making figures like he proposes is quite beyond my capacity.  Check them out, enjoy the pics, and join in the discussion after the jump!

Episode 20: The Storm Before the Storm

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In this episode of The Realm Recap we discuss the latest official reveals (and leaks) from Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Medicom and more as San Diego Comic Con looms large on the horizon and our wallets. We also discuss a few new pre-orders launched from Gentle Giant and we touch a bit on some Star Wars Rebels, Episode VII,VIII, IX and spin-off film rumors. It’s the storm before the storm on this week’s episode of The Realm Recap! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at our ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Continue reading Episode 20: The Storm Before the Storm

Toyguide Update: TBS #22 Yoda

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Jedi Master Yoda (#22)*.

PROS: Arguably, this may be one of the best looking Yoda figures on the surface, especially when used to enhance the OTC #01 Luke or the upcoming TBS #21 figure. The fabric for the robe is tailored fairly well and has enough fraying to look used without a lot of shedding. The backpack accessory is well done and is a nice improvement on prior iterations. Since this figure has limited articulation don’t expect a lot of posing options but given the reference material he is drawn from, he serves as an decent representation.

CONS: Articulation for this figure is very disappointing considering it is part of the Black Series line – a line touted as being “for collectors”. There was great potential for this figure judging by what was initially planned – it’s a shame that so many corners were cut in its production. With its limitations, Yoda is essentially an accessory (albeit a nice looking one) for the Black Series Luke – a figure with its own problems.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

*This is a loose sample – additional images will be added upon receipt of a packaged/carded sample.

Force For Change Mid-Campaign Bonus

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Announcing a new MID-CAMPAIGN BONUS inspired by all of you who share a passion for collecting Star Wars memorabilia. Support UNICEF through #ForceForChange this week and you’ll ALSO be entered for a chance to win The Ultimate Hasbro Prize Package featuring collectables from the Black Series figure line, including the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jabba the Hutt!! Click on through to check out the latest video featuring Steve Sansweet and donate today!

 

Giant “Hero Series” Millennium Falcon Revealed

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YodasNews today has posted the reveal of a large “Hero Series” Millennium Falcon due out later this year. Like the previously announced X-wing Fighter, this vehicle is largely action-featureless save for movable cannons and radar dish (it does not hold action figures of any scale). And despite it looking to have a lot of detail in its sculpt, expect a lower price point due to the simple (hollow) construction and lack of parts. Head on over for additional imagery.