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How Was Your Midnight Madness Experience?

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All across the world, fans had their first crack at toys from the upcoming film… and from early reports, there wasn’t a whole lot of 3.75″ figures to go around in some areas.  Some places didn’t even receive a single 6″ figure in time.

But, many people also went home happy with their scores – how about you?  Happy?  Mad?  Will kids even have a shot at this stuff this weekend if distribution is as bad as this first night was in some areas?

Share your experiences and finds after the jump!

Target Clearances

target clearance deluxeAs you are likely aware, Target stores are marking down basically everything in their older Star Wars inventory prior to the Force Friday launch September 4.

Some stuff is down 50% now, including the 6″ scale deluxes at some stores for just $12.48 per forum member TVC15’s report (recall Target lowered the everyday price on these a while back once it became apparent that there wasn’t enough demand to move them at full retail of $39.99).

Personal Note:  If you’ve been holding out on these, the 6″ deluxes are pretty good, so passing on this price could lead to regret down the road...

 

Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

Once again, forum member Peakob1 knocks our socks off with another batch of amazing Clone Wars custom figures.

Great sculpting, painting and articulation really bring these animated custom figures to life; with a style that blends in great with the realistic versions of characters Hasbro usually produces.

Check out his latest update and leave him a comment or two after the jump!

One With the Force…

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It is with a heavy heart that we report tonight that one of our community forum members, Mark Grimshaw, passed away today from cancer.

Mark was known as Grimace in our community, and often shared a fun comic strip in our forums called Karaoke in the Cantina.  He was great at bringing a fun sense of humor with these and was active across our boards.   He had a strong passion for the Original Trilogy,  and an impressive collection of custom figures he had purchased and also some he even created himself.

Any thoughts one has to share can be posted in the comments section here or in his Karaoke in the Cantina thread; which is a great place to look back and reminisce about the contributions he made to our community.

Personal Note:  Thank you Grimace for all of your activity here at Yakface over the years and helping make our forums what they are today.  You were always great to chat with about the hobby and a positive part of our community.  You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.  God Bless, and MTFBWY – Always.   

Yakfinities #56: Roundup Report

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Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded, and with 60 different “Rebel Militia” custom entries, there’s a ton of customizing fun for your viewing pleasure in our Roundup Report.

So kick back, relax, and check out all the entries – and also see which of the participants are walking away with some cool prizes after the jump!

The Future of Hasbro’s “Big Ones” – ?

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After Hasbro’s big reveal at SDCC with their massive 6″ TIE Fighter, we’re curious what our readers think… is this a “must have item” or are you disappointed that they are making this $170 toy after telling us for years that things like a Death Star playset, Sail Barge and other 3.75″ items can’t be made?

Sound off in the forums with your thoughts and be sure to take our poll in the forums too!

Yakfinities #57 – Pegwarmer Roundup

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A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just begun – the Pegwarmer Roundup!

Let’s face it, there’s figures that Hasbro makes just too many of, or the figure just falls short of expectations.  Sometimes, this is where customizers come in and save the day by making a purchase nobody else will… for a custom!

Got some pegwarmers in your area that a retailer can’t seem to give away?  Help these unwanted toys find a home (only to be chopped up repainted) by joining in the Pegwarmer Roundup!

Hasbro’s Best Star Wars Toy in 2015?

So far, 2015 hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Hasbro’s product brand, but their new 6″ scale Wampa is one of the greatest items I’ve ever seen them produce.

Obviously they have a huge opportunity with the Fall lineup, but given how awesome this new Wampa is, I’m not expecting to see much product this year that tops it.

Head on over to the forums for a closer look, including a comparison of this mold next to the 3.75″ scale Wampa, which is looking very outdated now.

Customizer Mega Spotlight

 

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The hobby may be slow right now, but customizers always find a way to make even the dark times a bit brighter with their creative works by sharing them with the community.

So we kick things off on this Customizer Mega Spotlight with Peakob1, who shows off yet again another group of amazing Clone Wars custom figures.  Check them out here.

Next, mousedroidhoojib has created something truly unique; Padme Amidala in a bio-hazard suit!

Also, General Rieeken really is outdated by today’s standards, so check out how forum member Customjedi is fixing that.

Last but not least, forum member CloneTroopr shows off a fantastic custom of Republic Commando Gregor.

Got some customs to share?  Head on over to the forums and show us what you’ve got!