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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
If you’re feeling like there’s just not a whole lot to get excited about for the 3.75″ market these days, I would suggest checking out the great range of custom diorama products available at Holeinthegroundpro.
There you will find a very nice selection of various items to not only help fill the gaps in your displays, but also help quench the thirst to add some more cool 3.75″ items to your collection. Check out what they have to offer after the jump!
Rykrof Enloe is back in an all new adventure in The Enloe Trials Photonovel Series.
For those that haven’t followed the series in the past, this new chapter launches a new story arc and is a great time to start up.
The most recent Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has come to a close, and we’ve got the Roundup Report with dozens of “custom creatures” in a forum gallery for your viewing pleasure.
Check out all the customs, and see who is walking away with some random prizes after the jump!
If you’re looking forward to purchasing the Toys”R”us exclusive TBS6 droids 3-pk, they are showing up in Canada now and should be popping up in the United States soon (if not already). The Canada retail price will set you back a whopping $89.99.
Thanks to Yakface reader Mike F. for the report.
One thing Hasbro has grossly neglected time and time again over the years is playsets/dioramas/environments for their action figure lines.
So in that light, our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge theme is custom playsets/dioramas/environments! This Yakfinities runs through the end of September, so there’s plenty of time to create and submit an entry.
For all the details, click here!
It’s been a while, but a new installment in The Enloe Trials photonovel series is in the works – for a few previews head on over to the forums by clicking here!
Wal-Mart stores in the St. Louis area are beginning to roll back basic figure prices on TFA merchandise… we’ve even had a report of the Spin Master Yoda for as low as $20 in Colorado.
Let us know what sort of markdowns (or lack thereof) you are finding after the jump!
The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge only has a couple weeks left – ending on June 30.
Head on over to the forums to check out the latest custom creature submissions, or to submit your own custom creature.
A new Yakfinities Customzing Challenge kicks off on July, but before that begins, we need to tally up the votes to determine the theme.
So head on over to our forums, and if you’re a registered Yakface Forum member, cast your vote!
While Hasbro may consider their TFA lineup a success, it’s hard to believe that most retailers are quite as pleased given the mass quantities of product collecting dust and getting marked down by ridiculous margins… many of Hasbro’s lines have been marked down significantly at places like Walmart. The same can be said for the goofy Spin Masters gimmick toys.
Personal Note: As for basic 3.75″ figures, we all know what most of us are experiencing. Empty pegs or the obvious pegwarmers hanging around. Wasted toy runs over and over. Will Hasbro get their act together for the upcoming films and actually produce better offerings in the basic figure lines instead of focusing on all the destined to be doomed gimmick lines? How much patience can retailers have with such weak product lines? What happened to the company that once took pride in the Star Wars brand? Why can’t they get product the product they make that IS in demand onto the shelves? Share your thoughts in the forums.
Above Walmart clearance photo credit goes to darthapathy via our forums. Expect to see many more reports of immense markdowns this summer, folks!
If you’re a 3.75″ collector and have felt like you’ve been left out in the cold, it might be time for you to head on over to Holeinthegroundpro and check out what they have to offer.
For myself, the items I have purchased have helped ease the “dark times” of collecting for a while now as I know that I can always head on over there and find something awesome for my dioramas.
Check them out here and share your thoughts in the forums (and for a sneak peek at a new item coming).
Several of the photonovel artists in our forums have posted some outstanding stories as of late for our readers’ enjoyment.
First up, Yakface staffer Jodo continues his outstanding Era of Darkness series, which can be seen here.
Next up, forum member Choi has added another action packed installment to his Alliance Intelligence series.
Need a break from the Original Trilogy? Then check out the latest update in the Will of the Force series by CloneCrazy by clicking here.