One of our all-time favorite diorama builders has just wrapped up construction of one of his most impressive pieces to date, with his custom Fortress Defense Gate Playset.
You have to see this one to believe it – head on over to the forums and check it out after the jump!
Voting for the next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is underway in our forums. If you’re a registered forum member, cast your vote by clicking here!
I haven’t been able to customize all that much lately, but I did manage to throw a handulf of customs together recently and I thought it would be fun to share – check them out after the jump!
If you placed a 3.75″ space walls order with GTP-Toys, then be on the lookout as these are starting to show up on doorsteps this weekend!
The quality is amazing… and the drought of waiting for over TWO DECADES for something like this for our Star Wars action figures is finally over!
Head on over to the forums to check out a few pics I snapped with my phone today after putting together a quick setup, by clicking here!
Tonight we spotlight the amazing custom work of expert customizer Evilivo, who has perfected Hasbro’s 3.75″ K-2SO by giving it a major upgrade in articulation (not to mention an enhanced paint job).
Hopefully we’ll see something along these lines in the Spring with the return of The Vintage Collection… until then (or if Hasbro disappoints), check out the tutorial he created so you can make your own after the jump!
Do you have customzing talent? Or a complete lack thereof? Either way, we invite you to join in our current customizing challenge in the Yakface Forums!
Any new custom figure from your imagination that falls under the loose banner of “Tribal Aliens” qualifies… so roll up your sleeves and throw a custom together in our latest Yakfinties right here!
The fact that Hasbro’s 5poa TFA figures are showing up at Five Below stores isn’t “new” information, but just how many of these figures never made it to primary retail outlets is amazing.
Hasbro just seems unable to get their product on a consistent distribution flow to big box retailers anymore – which of course that isn’t new information either!
But – if you are looking for some decent 5poa figures for about $5 each, and have a Five Below store in your area… well, you know the drill.
Yakface contributor Jodo has just released a new installment in his Era of Darkness photonovel series… click here to check it out!
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.