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Since Hasbro Wants Ideas

As you are probably aware, Hasbro’s asking collectors like you  for input on figures to fill upcoming waves in the comeback of The Vintage Collection.

So, we thought now would be a great time to remind our readers of some of the amazing concepts for new figures using a combination of new and existing molds that were posted in our forums by different fans, most notably, Yakface Forum moderator localgotal.

So, for inspiration, check out some of the great concepts that were posted HERE, and be sure to be sure to make your voice heard on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page, and stay tuned as new questions are posed to the collecting community.

Note:  Above figures are a sample of concepts posted in our forums.

Hasbro Pulse: The Vintage Conversation – Q2

Hasbro Pulse has posted their next question for The Vintage Conversation:

“What are your top 3 existing 3.75″ Star Wars super-articulated figure would you like to see updated with new parts or deco to create a new version of that character or possibly even a totally new character? Name the figures and the parts. Be descriptive!”

Post your answer on their Instagram video as well as in our comments to keep “the conversation” going.

Custom 6″ Yak Face from Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy

A new customizing community has launched via a private Facebook group. Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy is a community of like-minded customizers as well as an educational resource for 1:12 Star Wars custom figures and dioramas. Their customizer’s archive is a variable “cookbook” chock-full of figure recipes, diorama blueprints, tutorial guides and a databank of materials that will allow you to search out and find the unique custom cast parts you need to complete any project. 

To help promote this endeavor, we are proud to debut their recipe and tutorial for an amazing 6″ Yak Face/Saelt Marae figure. Click on through for the detailed images and info.

Continue reading Custom 6″ Yak Face from Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy

Be Mindful: The Last Jedi Leaks Abound

As we approach the official release of The Last Jedi, kicking off with the red carpet event this weekend, now may be the time to check out of casual online browsing, especially social media. Entire image galleries from the Visual Dictionary book (released on Dec. 15) have hit sites and even some of the new official TV spots have some pretty surprising reveals (a big one just today) that you may wish to experience in the context of the entire film rather than in a quick clip. Again, official TV spots and trailers are fair game to talk about but if you’re sensitive to “spoilers” the onus is on you to avoid them or seek them out. It is our responsibility to give you the option. If you wish to discuss spoilers, head to our forums.

Force Friday 2 Checklist Now Available

After gathering as much PUBLICLY accessible information as possible, through cross referencing the dozens of DPCIs, SKUs and UPCs and cataloging leaked product that has hit shelves and eBay, we are happy to present our official “unofficial” Force Friday 2 Checklist! Our downloadable pdf should assist you in planning for Friday’s expenditures as this year we’ve included MSRPs for most of the items. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to you, the fans, for sending in your store finds via email and most importantly SOCIAL MEDIA as they were instrumental in making this list as complete and verifiable as possible. Brands covered include Hasbro, Funko, Disney Store, Jakks Pacific, LEGO, Hot Wheels, and Sphero.

Click the banner above to download your guide to finding the Force on Force Friday!

UPDATE: In light of today’s new product announcements and before people start to ask “where is X on your list?” and “is this going to be available today?” questions – yes, I realize there are things missing (now) and I have no idea what will be available in your particular store at the particular time go there. The checklist was the best possible guide we could provide with the knowledge at hand.

Social Media Continues to Payoff for 40AC Collectors

A few well timed tweets from us this afternoon resulted in Twitter follower @1JosephBOrtiz scoring wave 2 of the 40th Anniversary Collection of 6″ figures from his local TRU in Arizona.

Be sure to follow us across our social channels (and receive notifications) especially on Twitter and Instagram for real time news and alerts when you’re on the go.

Diorama Workshop Live Twitter Tonight

Frank D’iorio is giving you sneak peek of the massive project planned for this year’s Star Wars Celebration tonight via Twitter.

Just a quick update for you to tune into TWITTER – THIS Wednesday night – MARCH 22 at 9 PM Eastern time. Find me @dioramaworkshop. I will be talking about EVERYTHING that you guys will experience at our booth next month, including showing you a PEEK at the COMPLETED Tile prototypes that you can choose to build. Make sure to tune in and I will answer as many questions as I can if I understand how that technology works LOL. See you Wednesday !!!!