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Return of the Customizer Mega Spotlight


Tonight we bring back a much overdue feature – the Customizer Mega Spotlight!

First up, all-star customizer Evilivo shows off some new OT goodness, including a fantastic take on Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise.

Next, Eyositer gets in on the fun with several great new customs, including an Underworld Gangster.

Customizing legend Fritzkrieg also gets back into the mix with a really cool Mandalorian.

Last but not least, we are treated to a ton of ANH era customs from Stancheck those out here!

Masterpiece Quality 3.75″ Diorama Walls


For over two decades now, many collectors have found themselves frustrated by a lack of playsets, dioramas, and basic environments to display their 3.75″ figures with.

But those days are coming to a close thanks to Galactic Trading Post, who is now offering some fantastic high quality plastic walls to satiate this need.  To order these directly, click here.

If you’re on the fence about these, I can say based on the 6″ scale walls, their product is amazing.  You can see a few pics of those in our forums.

Yakfinities Continues


The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge runs through the end of September, and some fantastic entries have been rolling in.

Check out the latest submissions, or get your own entry in after the jump!

Reminder:  All entries should be new custom dioramas made during this Yakfinities window (July-September).  Older dioramas, if shared, should be clarified as older as they are not eligible for a prize in the roundup report.  

GTP Toys Update


After being completely amazed by the quality of their diorama Space Walls, I was fortunate enough to be able to see first hand how great a few of the other diorama pieces are shaping up through GTP Toys.

The boxes and barrel I received are rubber prototypes – the final product will be plastic and in line with the quality of the walls.  I snapped a few pics, which can be seen here.

Everyone – I completely am sincere when I say these are some of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in the hobby.  I’ve been an avid adult collecting enthusiast for over two decades now, and have always felt there was a gaping hole in my collection – environments to display my figures.  Having these items in person, and setting them up is on par with the excitement of putting together the stellar BMF (Falcon) from several years ago because the quality is just that great.   This is professional quality – not 3D printed with print lines.  It’s top line product for an affordable price.

The only way the guys at GTP Toys are going to be able to continue to make products like this (including 3.75″ scale) is from support from the collecting community.   So if you’re looking for a better way to display your collectibles, check them out!

Yakfinities Challenge: Custom Dioramas


Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenges pushes the envelop a bit with the latest theme – Custom Dioramas.

For all you customizers, this is a great time to expand your comfort zone – and there’s still over a month left to submit an entry.  So roll up your sleeves and let’s see what you can come up with!

For ideas, see what has been submitted so far!

Amazing Space Walls


Something wonderful has happened – after years on end, high quality modular diorama walls are now available for purchase from 3rd party seller, Galactic Trading Post.

I placed my first order last week, and already received them today.    And I have to say, these might be the most exciting thing to happen to the hobby for me… since… heck, I don’t even know that I have EVER seen something this fantastic for displaying a collection.

My son (age 9) and his friend (age 8) went bonkers as well wanting to set them up.   Pretty damn cool… hopefully we see a lot more out of these guys as for many of us, this could be a game changer in collecting.

You can check out a few pics that I snapped here, and be sure to visit their site – and place an order as they have some currently in stock as of this post.

Hasbro Q&As at SDCC


There were a couple of Q&A sessions with Hasbro at SDCC a few weeks ago that revealed some intriguing responses from Hasbro Star Wars Design Director, Steve Evans, in terms of 3.75″ SA figures… and even the topic of playsets.

Check out what Steve Evans had to say via coverage from our friends at Imperialshipyards and Jedidefender.

You can share your thoughts in the Imperialshipyards Forums, Jedidefender Forums, or here with us at Yakface.

Masterpiece Dioramas for Sale


If you’re a diorama lover, and have the funds, forum member kevin1126 has made the tough decision to part with some amazing custom diorama/playsets by Carl Boumansour (aka Boutros77).

If you are interested in contacting Kevin, you may contact him through our forums, or email me at rykrofenloe@yahoo.com and I will be sure he gets your contact information.

You can also take a closer look at these dioramas by clicking on the image above.