Yakface forum member mousedroidhoojib has recently udpdated with several new customs from The Last Jedi… there’s some really cool and creative work here (and figures that today’s Hasbro may never get around to making) – check these out after the jump!
The Enloe Trials fan-fic series is back with an all-new chapter in the Yakface Forums!
Check out Rykrof Enloe’s latest adventure as he and a group of prisoners at an Imperial penal colony begin a revolt against the Empire after the jump!
Not suggesting that it’s going to actually happen… (or am I?), but if Hasbro were to finally get the ball rolling with a serious Death Star playset in the 3.75″ scale, how would you design it? And if it were legitimately awesome, how much would you be willing to shell out for something truly epic that would be the centerpiece of any 3.75″ Star Wars collection?
For reference, there have been some really awesome custom playsets made by some very talented fans, the very cool Micro Collection Death Star World back in the vintage days (could be a great design to upscale in 3.75″) and of course you can pretty much build your own nowadays with the wonderful products at GTP-Toys.
But, back to the original question – what kind of format would you like to see? What’s your budget (if done with care and detail – not talking about cardboard playsets)? Or has Hasbro wasted the opportunity after sitting on their hands for over two decades now on this front? Should Disney just do it themselves, and make expansion sets available to enable fans to recreate scenes from ANH, ROTJ, Rogue One, etc?
Personal Note: Kudos to the guys at Jeditemplearchives for their article on this subject today. This is a subject that is very dear to me in the hobby, and something that hopefully Hasbro delivers on sooner rather than later – and if not, I’d be 100% in favor of Disney just doing it themselves. None of us are getting younger. This dream needs to come true. If Hasbro can’t figure it out, Disney is more than capable of doing this, and probably at a much better price than Hasbro would be able to.
The next installment in The Enloe Trials is almost here – for the final set of previews, click here.
Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has almost wrapped up! If you have an idea for a custom that fits in the theme of “The Unexplained” then you have until midnight December 31 to get it submitted! As always, we’ll have some random prize winners after this customizing theme has concluded.
In what should not be a surprise to many, Walmart stores are starting to clearance the Forces of Destiny line as part of their “post-Christmas” clearance binge. Check your local store if you were looking to acquire these.
Personal Note: I thought this line was doomed as soon as it was announced. And I rarely see anyone pay attention to them in the stores (I do casually observe other customers). This felt like a “forced niche” item that Disney pushed, and I would feel this line has fallen short of retailer expectations to this point. For those that do like it, or have children that enjoy these, I hope the line continues for years to come. But I personally can’t see it having legs for an extended time; unless it’s marketed better and perhaps the product moved to the store section the audience these are targeted at frequent most.
Hasbro’s “Wal-Mart Exclusive” Black Series AT-ST is showing up at some Ross stores for a mere $21.99 – one heck of a price for this spectacular vehicle and driver figure.
Personal Note: Chalk this up to another miscalculation by Hasbro… while they made the legs more sturdy, and this is a fantastic toy, the standard MSRP of $59.99 is just too much for a vehicle that has seen multiple releases over the past decade; especially when the target audience is people who probably have already bought multiples of it.
However, if it came with a Jedha rebel, and perhaps a small Jedha building wall section, this would have been a smash hit – but that kind of thinking probably doesn’t even cross Hasbro’s mind.
After a lot of discussions on the latest Star Wars film both here and in our forums, and not being overly happy with the film the first time, I decided to let the dust settle a bit before seeing it again. And now that I have, my opinion on the movie is much better than it was a week ago at this time.
Thoughts? If you’ve seen it more than once, has your opinion changed any after seeing it again? Share your feelings (for better or for worse) on the latest chapter in the saga after the jump!
Retailers need to have a good sell-through this holiday season, and from what I am starting to witness the week before Christmas, Hasbro’s line appears to be moving better right now than it was at this time in 2015/2016.
How about in your area? Are things moving, or does it look like a retail disaster? Share your thoughts and store reports after the jump!
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So here were are the week before Christmas, and the same time TLJ his theaters… and another 3.75″ wave is starting to show up; wich includes a very familar face from the past year in Rogue One packaging.
Personal Note: While I applaud Hasbro for getting another 3.75″ assortment out right now, I have to question why they included this figure of Jyn. She is probably just going to add to the logjam of Hux, Rose and Finn that are already colllecting dust…
We all love Jyn, but she’s essentially a carry forward figure that pegwarmed like crazy all of last year. Is this the best you can do, Hasbro? How about throwing in a bizarre alien from Canto Bight instead? Or a resitance trooper with some removable gear? Or include a First Order Stormtrooper again? Sigh.
Am I right? Or being too harsh? Share your thoughts and recent finds in the forums!
Are you in “spoiler free” mode right now before seeing The Last Jedi, but would still like to see some cool new Star Wars stuff?
Then check out all the latest unique custom figures being made by Yakface Forum members in our current Customizing Challenge after the jump!