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DIY: Building the Death Star Data Tape

Last week for May the 4th, my daughters had a special “Star Wars Day” function for school where they encouraged the kids to dress up as their favorite character. Naturally, I was all for this but felt the need to take it a step further so I took it upon myself to add a bit of flare to my daughter’s Jyn Erso costume and give her her own stolen Death Star Data Tape stunt prop. Click on through to check out a few in-progress images as well as the final outfit.

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Star Wars Day Giveaway – Celebration Exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot)

We managed to secure an extra Celebration Exclusive Luke Skywalker X-wing Pilot and in honor of #StarWarsDay we’re giving one away!* Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) stating what is your favorite Luke Skywalker collectible and why. We’ll pick and announce the winner tomorrow. Good luck, and May the Fourth Be With You!

*Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Update: a winner has been selected. Details in the comment section.

Hallmark’s #popminded Reveals Star Wars Store Exclusive Details (and more)

Hallmark’s Popminded YouTube channel has revealed details on upcoming in-store and online exclusives for the Itty Bittys plush line of collectibles.

Exclusive figures include, Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Luke Skywalker with X-wing Fighter (available on Star Wars Day, May 4th) and Maz Kanata (available September 1).

Toyguide Update: Disney Store Exclusive Limited Edition Boba Fett Figurine

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with our next entry in the series of Disney Store exclusives: the Limited Edition Boba Fett Figurine.

PROS:  The overall sculpt and size is good, making it manageable for most display applications and the pose is fitting for a bounty hunter in midst of battle. The carbon freezing chamber base gives it nice presentation while making it very stable for displaying. The best aspect of this piece is the addition of the light-up base – something that would have been great in the 2014 Darth Vader base. No assembly required.

CONS: Pricey for the size and its limited edition (750 piece) production run is driving up the secondary price on eBay with listings ranging from two to three times the retail price. Paint apps could be tighter, especially the silver weathering which borders on excessive.

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

Episode #96: Star Wars Day Every Day.

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On this latest episode, Flyguy and I discuss the reveals and announcements from companies such as Funko, Hot Toys, Sideshow and more as we celebrate May the Fourth: Star Wars Day. The big news didn’t stop with products though as we already have a new date to mark in our calendars as Lucasfilm and ReedPOP announce Celebration Orlando for April 2017. All of this and more PLUS our latest acquisitions on Episode #96 of The Realm Recap.

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel. Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Sponsor News: DorksideToys May 4th Sale

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Our third ‘May the 4th be with you’ sale is coming on that very day, at 10am Central Time. Only at that time, will you be able to pick up two new killer trooper Black Series 6″ figures in a set, for only $21.99, and much more.

Don’t miss out on limited stocks of Ahsoka, Kanan, Luke and more, plus four Snowtroopers for only $59.99, or four Flametroopers for only $49.99! Deals on Funko POP, as well as new POP! reveals, Fabrikations and more.

We’ll have limited stocks of all the items in our newsletter, but you’d better be quick. Make sure your payment and address details in your account are up to date in advance of the sale. Plus spend just $69 on most items and get FREE US Domestic shipping. Outside the US? Some excellent super saver international shipping rates too, just add items to your cart and choose your country to get great low cost rates.

Star Wars: Force for Change Returns to Disney Parks

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DisneyParks Blog has announced that Star Wars: Force for Change will be returning to Disney Parks on May 4th and locations will be offering the first merchandise to feature the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story logo. Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power.

Head on over to DisneyParks Blog for the full details.

Theory: Star Wars Day Astromech Coming Soon?

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About a month ago, an unnamed mystery build-a-droid astromech surfaced online. Various theories exist as to the potential release of this figure, but with the recent ramp up of the Star Wars Day/May Fourth promotions, I theorize that this will be a Disneyland Park Commemorative Figure. A recent blog post states that special “commemorative merchandise” will be available that day, and based on the black/yellow/white colors of the logo, the corresponding colors of the droid and the precedent for Disney releasing Limited Edition astromechs, this seems to fit that theory quite well.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Star Wars: Force For Change – Win A Signed Sphero BB-8


Today, Oscar Isaac, alongside BB-8, announced details for this week’s campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change. Since April 5thStar Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, has been matching the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

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