Yakfinities Continues

The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge runs through June 30.

There have been a lot of great entries over the past few weeks in the forums but we’d love to see more.  Whether you are a seasoned customizing veteran, or have never attempted a custom before, we invite you to join in the fun – head on over to the forums and submit a custom of your own after the jump!

Just remember, all customs submitted should be new customs created for this current Yakfinities (not older customs even if they fit the “Desert Dwellers” theme).

Gentle Giant Chewbacca Milestones Resin Statue Preorder

Gentle Giant is also taking preorders for their new 1:6 scale Chewbacca Milestones Resin Statue ($199.99).

Measuring approximately 14 inches tall, this 1/6 scale piece comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.

Update: You can also preorder this now from sponsor Entertainment Earth.

Gentle Giant Range Trooper Mini Bust Preorder

Gentle Giant has opened preorders for their 1:6 scale Range Trooper Mini Bust from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust depicts the new breed of trooper seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, rifle at the ready, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.

Update: You can preorder this now from sponsor Entertainment Earth

Rumor: KOTOR Movie In The Works?

I’m told that THIS is the kind of thing we should be reporting, so here it goes. There are strong rumors swirling that a movie based on Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is in the early stages of development! Buzzfeed News has an exclusive report that according to 3 sources, Laeta Kalogridis (whose work includes Altered Carbon, Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys) is writing the screenplay.

Kathleen Kennedy, was tightlipped when asked at Star Wars Celebration about a potential film or series saying only that “we are developing something to look at”. With the built-in Expanded Universe fan base that the KOTOR series has, this should be a no-brainer.

What do you think, should there be a KOTOR film or series of films? How closely should it fall in line with what has already been developed for that story – a direct interpretation or should it take certain aspects (characters, locations, etc.) pull them in and develop an all-new storyline around them?

Next Week: Free $10/$25 Gift Cards with purchase at Target

Starting on Sunday, qualifying toy and/or game purchases will earn you a FREE $10 gift card (with $50 purchase) or $25 gift card (with $100 purchase) at Target.

If your store is swimming in pegwarmer TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figures like mine are, now may be a good time to bolster your Imperial ranks!

New Vanity Fair Features TROS

Next month’s Vanity Fair will feature an in-depth first-look covering the details of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Accompanied by photography by Annie Leibovitz, the story will give readers our best look yet at the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga. Print editions featuring two collectible covers will be on newsstands on June 4.

Jabba’s Palace Playset – In Hand Thoughts

Packages containing Wal-Mart’s highly anticipated Jabba’s Palace playset have been showing up on doorsteps the past few days.

For those that have received your order, what say you?  Are you pleased, or do you feel Hasbro missed the mark?   Are you eager for more offerings in this format?  Share your thoughts here or in the forums!

Update: Galaxy’s Edge Black Series Sets Now In App (NFS)

Last night, Dan from StarWarsCollector.com noticed that the Shop Disney Parks app has updated with a slew of new merchandise for the pending launch of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. Among the new products are the 3 recently revealed exclusive 6″ Black Series sets (Droids, First Order, Smugglers) They are currently unavailable for purchase via the app but hopefully this is an indication that they will be available at the attraction when it opens at the end of the month.

Update: on a related note, the Shop Disney Parks app is being discontinued on May 31, 2019 to consolidate its store with the ShopDisney app.

EE Tatooine Skiff Orders Are Safe

For those concerned about your Skiff preorders from Entertainment Earth,  Adam Pawlus has confirmed that they are still safe, but warns that is subject to change (like most preorders).

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