Reports are coming in that some retailers, such as Target are receiving solid cases of the 6″ 40th Anniversary Princess Leia figure, such as the image above provided by forum member dubsack. This also appears to be happening at some Toys”R”us stores.
Now, we’re not opposed to this great figure of our favorite princess being in good supply, but solid cases of anything in this scale at mass retail seems like it could cause problems, unless we’re talking Stormtroopers or Royal Guards (even that would be risky).
Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the forums!
The 20+ year drought for professionally made 3.75″ dioramas / playsets for our collections if finally coming to an end! GTP-Toys has approved their first production run of 3.75″ diorama walls – if you placed an order, keep an eye on your inbox over the coming weeks.
Not only that, but they also passed details along to us about some cool new 6″ product walls that are also going to be available soon. For all the new details we’ve received (including some cool production images), click here!
After that, head on over to their website to secure your order at Galactictradingpost.com!
Looking to enhance your action figure displays? Our friends at Holeinthegroundpro have just released some great new items for your diorama building needs – check out their latest offerings after the jump!
As many collectors feared, the experiment with having TBS 3.75″ as an exclusive line to Walmart has turned out to be a mess.
In fact, the 6″ line has also become quite a nightmare across many retailers considering the mountains of Jyn and Cassian figures that are bottlenecking later assortments from reaching big box retailers.
Even with deep discounts, Walmart can’t seem to move much of this stuff (Hey, Hasbro… the trend here is you massively overproduced hero characters – and some in obscure outfits, – please don’t do this again).
How about you? What’s the trend at your current Walmart / Target / Toys”R”us / etc? Share your thoughts here or in our forums after the jump!
UPDATE – Just after posting this, forum moderator Jodo sent me this pic as his local Walmart (Edwardsville, IL) just received two more cases of this same wave that was released a year ago… how can they get in more of these when the same figures are falling off the pegs??
If this is the scene at your local Walmart, well… No Scarif Troopers for you!
Tonight we spotlight the custom work of Yakface forum moderator Jodo, who shows off his great rendition of a Blue Squadron X-Wing from Rogue One.
Who knows, maybe Hasbro will release this as part of their upcoming Vintage line? Check it out and share your thoughts after the jump!
Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded, and this was one of the best ones yet. The volume of customs submitted for the Rogue One theme was off the charts, and the level of talent shown off here is mind boggling.
Check out the full report and see who is walking away with prizes after the jump!
If you have a Five Below store in your area, if may be worth your time to swing by and check out their toy section as many stores have been receiviving TFA figures that rarely made their way to big box retailers.
Personal Note: Even if you despise 5POA, some of these figures have good accessories and heads that work out great for customs.
A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just kicked off in the Yakface forums. Entries will be accepted through June 30. Head on over to the forums for all the details!
Target stores are running some good deals this week, including $9.89 price on TBS 6″ figures. The kicker though is that the only figures that rang up for this price at my local store were Jyn, Cassian and the Death Trooper. The tags indicate it’s all figures, so if you try and purchase others, they will likely ring up for $19.99 and you will need to explain the situation to the cashier.
Jedha Revolt sets are also $19.99 – which is a steal. And on top of that, you can text STAR10 to save $10 off a $50 Star Wars purchase, and STAR25 to save $25 off a $100 Star Wars purchase (excluding LEGO of course).
The only tough news here is on the new display shippers, they have limited Baze and Chirrut to 1x each in the shipper… which is typical of Hasbro’s poor distribution model. And the 3.75″ stuff… all stuff that was released last Fall… which is absolutely ridiculous. Where’s Raddus??
The folks at Galactic Trading Post have updated with news for everyone salivating over getting their hands on their highly anticipated Classic 3.75″ walls:
The last samples we received, we found a problem with the LED panel. It was shrinking in the mold and so the gap lines were not lining up with other walls. This had further delayed the walls, but we felt it had to be fixed despite additional delays. These samples we are receiving now with have this and clip tolerance changes. We again apologize for the delays, we hope that with these final samples all the kinks will be worked out. We will update you once we receive the samples and have a better timeline from the factory of when we will have these in.
Personal Note: I’ve been waiting over 20 years now for something like this to be made, so a bit of a delay here isn’t going to be the end of the world. It’s great that it really sounds like the 3.75″ scale product will be worth the wait; and those that have the 6″ scale wall sets can already attest to just how amazing these things are. This is factory quality stuff and you can order on their website.
An all new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge kicks off in our forums in April – and now is the time to help decide what the theme will be.
If you’re a registered forum member, casting your vote is just a click away!
A new chapter in The Enloe Trials is completed. Head on over to the forums for the latest adventure in the saga of Rykrof Enloe!
Customizer Peakob1 shows off his latest custom figures, as part of his vision of what a 40th Anniversary line should look like from Hasbro. Head on over to the forums to check it all out!
Personal Note: In my humble opinion, these kit bashed repaints honoring the original trilogy blow Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary line out of the water. Imagine figures like these, on vintage-esque cards… ’nuff said.
The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series is about to pick up steam again – for previews of the next installment, click here!
Customizer Monsterhjerne has shared his masterpiece repainting of two different versions of Hasbro’s Jabba the Hutt offerings.
Which of these two repaints do you prefer? Check out larger images, and share your thoughts after the jump!