Saturday March 7th 2015

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Customizer Mega Spotlight


Yakface forum members continue to up their game as customizers – and our latest spotlight showcases some familiar names and a relative newcomer to the customizing scene.

First up, my kind of scum continues his recent customizing blitz with a great set of Tonnika sisters, which you can see a full shot of here, along with a plethora of other great recent updates.

Next, forumite CommanderJoe276 shows off his very first customs, which are some excellent 501st style Clone Wars troopers.

Finally, we get some more OT goodness from Evilivo, who has created an upgraded version of Max Rebo’s organ, a revamped version of Salicious Crumb, and more.

Check these great customs out in our customizing forums and share your thoughts!  And if you’re customizing and not sharing your work in our forums, we’d love to see your stuff!

Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash


Various news agencies throughout the night have been reporting that Harrison Ford was involved in a plane crash in which he sustained injuries. The reports of those injuries vary in severity but what ever the case, we hope he makes another speedy recovery.

Digital Commemorative Release Sets Hitting Walmart


Twitter follower The Plastic Empire has shared with us a find at his Canada Walmart – all 6 of the Digital Commemorative Release sets from Hasbro. They are priced there at 29.99CD. The packaging is well done but the contents leave something to be desired.

Show Your Disney Side app


Bring your Disney Side to life with the Show Your Disney Side app. Start with a selfie and let the app do the rest! Choose from iconic attractions and experiences like Frozen, Star Tours®*, Pirates of the Caribbean®, and Villains of Disney Parks. You can unlock special Haunted Mansion® characters by visiting either Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World®  Resort, or by sharing three Show Your Disney Side app creations.

*Star Wars character include Queen Amidala, Darth Maul and X-wing Pilot

Available for iPhone® and iPod touch®

Darth Vader Premium Format Preorder


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for their Darth Vader (Lord of the Sith) Premium Format Figure for $499.99.

Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith


Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi Vs. Sith explores the viewpoints of the Jedi and the Sith as they battle one another for control of the Galaxy. Click on through for full details of this set available this August.


A New Vote Has Begun


We’re still accepting entries for the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, but in the meantime, voting has begun to determine what the theme will be for the next one, which kicks off in April.  So, head to the forums and check out the contenders, then be sure to cast your vote!

Awesome Star Wars Fishing Lure Illustrations


Check out these very creative Star Wars Fishing Lure illustrations designed by actionfigurepainter on Instagram.

Now Playing Podcast To Review Star Wars Saga


Bleeding Cool has posted an exclusive announcement revealing that the wildly successful Now Playing Podcast (hosted by Arnie & Marjorie from Star Wars Action News, Jakob, and Stuart) is going to be reviewing the films of the Star Wars Saga. Get the full details at

Be sure to subscribe to the Now Playing Podcast for the latest movie reviews as well as an extensive back catalog of shows. You can also donate to their Kickstarter program where they are raising funds to publish their first book: Underrated Movies We Recommend

WolfPack Roundtable Star Wars Rebels: Fire Across The Galaxy


On this episode of WolfPack Roundtables, we review Star Wars Rebels S1E13 “Fire Across The Galaxy”! We talk about the reveal of Fulcrum, and our overall thoughts on this episode, and what we think will happen in Season 2.

Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 8 – Toy Fair 2015


It’s time join James Burns to wrap up all the reveals from Toy Fair and see what he thinks of the products coming out later in 2015 as well as discussing the elephant in the room – The Force Awakens products. Mark Newbold guests and shares his thoughts on his first ever Toy Fair experience from a collecting point of view. Gus Lopez joins James to discuss his collecting habits, the books he’s written with Duncan Jenkins, the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track and more. The show wouldn’t be complete without a catch up with Steve Sansweet and the latest goings on at Rancho Obi-Wan including the news about their first ever self-published book. Tune in for all this and more in a feature packed edition of the Star Wars Collectors Cast brought to you by RebelForce Radio.

Princess Leia # 1 Now Available


Marvel’s Princess Leia #1 is now available via your local comic shop or online distributor.

When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire, the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains; what is a princess without a world?

You can also purchase a digital version from Marvel’s Comic Shop.

Customizer Spotlight: I-am-Boba-Fett


It’s time for another Customizer Spotlight, and I’d say this one is long overdue – forum member I-am-Boba-Fett continues to churn our custom figures at a staggering pace, creating all kinds of figures that we can only hope Hasbro gets to someday.

Check out his latest work after the jump!

Endor Han and Logray Pins Preorder Tomorrow


The next pin set in the Celebration trading program goes up for preorder tomorrow for Celebration Anaheim ticket/badge holders. Check them out at

New Star Wars Weekends Merchandise


Our friends at VinylmationWorld have posted details for new Star Wars Weekends merchandise to attendees this May. Head on over for a look at some great Disney Parks merchandise including Vinylmation, new D-Tech figures, pins and more!

Sarah Michelle Gellar Joining Star Wars Rebels


It has been a big week for Star Wars Rebels fans and it isn’t over yet. Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is joining the cast! To what capacity is unknown but details will be revealed soon.

UPDATE: EntertainmentWeekly has posted a brief article

New Star Wars Celebration News

CelebrationAnaheimlogo has just posted a huge update for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim announcing the return of Ian McDiarmid, an expansion in the autograph guest lists and the return of Frank Diorio’s Diorama Workshop

Confirmed: Ahsoka and Darth Vader Set


We just received confirmation via HunterPR that Ahsoka and Darth Vader figures revealed yesterday will be sold together (Mission Series style) and not on individual cards.

We are still a few months away from their planned fall release so plans may change before then.


New Visions of Ahsoka from Her Universe


Ahsoka Tano is BACK!!! In honor of her appearance on Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni designed this new t-shirt inspired by Ahsoka and her former master! This shirt is exclusively available at Her Universe!

Rebels Recon #14 – Season 2 Preview

The final Rebels Recon video has been posted for Star Wars Rebels Season 1. It goes into detail regarding the events of Fire Across the Galaxy as well as a preview of season 2 which includes a lot of familiar concept art.

New Ahsoka and Darth Vader Figures Revealed


USAToday has posted an exclusive article summarizing season 1 of Star Wars Rebels as well as revealing special “Rebels” figures including Ahsoka and Darth Vader! Click on through for the high res version.


SWAN Episode 444: Keep Feeling Fabrikation

Star Wars Action News Enhanced Podcast Feed

Marjorie and Arnie review three of Funko’s Star Wars Fabrikation figures — Yoda, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett! Plus a review of the new Star Wars novel Heir to the Jedi and a look at the first Hot Toys Star Wars figure–Sideshow’s Bespin Luke Skywalker!

At Toy Fair International last week Funko was one of the few companies with lots of new Star Wars toys and collectibles on display.  A rising Force in Star Wars collections, Funko has cornered the market on “cute” Star Wars figures.  Last year they expanded that line to include Star Wars Fabrikations.  They’re part action figure, part plushie, and all adorable.  On this week’s Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie look at three figures in this line:  Boba Fett, Chewbacca, and Yoda!
For more high end Star Wars collectors, the first Star Wars figure from Hot Toys is shipping soon–the Shadow Stormtrooper!  To prepare, listen to a review of that other Hot Toys Star Wars figure–the Bespin Luke Skywalker.  Done as part of Sideshow’s 1/6 scale figure line, this version of Luke was a partnership with Hot Toys and shows what fans can expect from the new company.
With a review of the new Star Wars novel Heir to the Jedia review of the Disney Store exclusive Empire Strikes Back figure set, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim announcements, and more, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News show!

HasbroToyShop Discount Code


The Spring Friends/Family discount code from HasbroToyShop is now active. Use “Family2015″ for 20% off your order plus free shipping (no minimum order required).

Thanks to Mike from JediDefender for the heads-up.

Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Tonight!


Who is Fulcrum? Who will fall? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed tonight on the season finale of Star Wars Rebels. You can get caught up with the entire series today on DisneyXD as a marathon starts at 2 PM beginning with the Spark of Rebellion.

Tune in after the show tonight to The Wolfpack Podcast as we break down all that was revealed on the finale.

ToyMan Collector Show: March 8

The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, March 8.

With  over 180 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices!  For more details, check out their official site, and we have plenty of images in our forums from their recent shows to give collectors an idea of what kind of toys to expect to find.

Also as an added bonus, Jordan Hembrough from Toy Hunter fame will be in attendance once again.

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