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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Forum member Warsaw has posted in our forums a jaw-dropping update featuring an original design of the AT-DP and driver by Joe Johnston during production of The Empire Strikes Back. Enjoy this masterful update after the jump!
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!
With all the new rumors floating around the net recently, including more supposed leaked images, discussions are heating up in our forums regarding the possibilities for Hasbro’s Fall lineup that we anticipate will be revealed (at least in part) at SDCC next month.
Head on over to the forums to join in the Episode VII toys discussion, but be aware that spoilers apply!
Forum member CloneCrazy is at it again, with another outstanding installment in his photonovel series, Will of the Force.
Head on over to the forums to check out his latest chapter, and be sure to leave him some feedback for his efforts!
Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge only has a couple weeks left, as entries will be accepted through June 30.
So, if you’re planning on making a custom figure, be sure to get your entry submitted before the deadline! Or if you’d just like to kick back and check out some cool customs made by other collectors, the forums are just a click away!
If you’ve been able to get your hands on Hasbro’s latest 3.75″ Han Solo, chances are you are wondering how they could have given this otherwise flawless figure such a poorly sculpted (and painted) head.
There’s a quite simple fix though, as thankfully back in 2006, Hasbro “got it right” with Harrison Ford’s likeness.
This is a simple head swap for everyone, and takes no customizing skills whatsoever – head on over to the forums for a closer look and to share your thoughts!
Another Yakfinities Customizing Challenge will launch in July, but before then, we need for our forum members to decide on the theme. Head on over to the forums to cast your vote.
Also don’t forget, there’s still a few weeks left to submit an entry in the current Yakfinities, Rebel Militia (lots of great customs posted already, so be sure to check those out even if you’re not a customizer).
For those active in our forums, you’re probably already familiar with the awesome custom diorama pieces that forum member Raylen creates, and offers up to fellow collectors. He specializes in obscure items that some may overlook, but these things are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75″ collection.
His latest sneak peek is one many of us have been hoping would be available for our collections for decades now, and that time is finally coming if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of painting! Head on over to the forums for a closer look!
Rebelscum forum member Holographic_Elvis has posted a new image of the upcoming “Jabba’s Rancor Pit” set in their forums. Check out the full size image in all its glory here.
He notes that the retail price will be $130, and that it’s marked as a Comic Con product, but we should expect to see them in stores soon. Is the price just too much for this? Or are collectors willing to shell out that kind of money for a set of repacks, but with a new Jabba? Head to our forums to share your thoughts!
Thanks to darthmac for the heads up!
The latest Yakfinities Customzing Challenge focuses on the various troops fighting against the oppression of the Galactic Empire. Entries will be accepted through June 30, and so far we’ve had some great submissions.
Check the most recent custom entries out, or add your own after the jump!