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How Hasbro Created the 6″ Jabba Figure

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Our friends at JediDefender alert us to this article from Mental Floss on how Hasbro created the 6″ Jabba the Hutt for the Black Series.

SDCC 2014: Hot Wheel Booth

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Rebelscum has posted their gallery for the Hot Wheels booth showcasing all of the character cars revealed thus far and more!

SDCC 2014: Target Exclusive Rebels Vehicle Asst.

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Our friends at Galactic Hunter have posted via Facebook the reveal of 2 Target Exclusive Star Wars Rebels vehicle sets slated for November. Head on over to check out the Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype with The Inquisitor and The Phantom with Kanan Jarrus.

Hot Toys Announced 1:6 and 1:4 Star Wars License

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Hot Toys has just announced via Facebook the acquisition of both the 1:6 and 1:4 scale license for Star Wars products.

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…”

We are extremely excited to officially announce today, Hot Toys has acquired the right to manufacture 1/6th scale and 1/4th scale collectible figures from the STAR WARS universe, including the upcoming highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII that is set to hit theatres in December, 2015. Look forward to the high-end collectibles from the new movie and the original Episode I – VII!

Fans please stay tuned, and “May the Force be with you”!

SDCC 2014 Coverage Announcement

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As we prepare to gear up our coverage for this year’s SDCC we’d like to suggest that you enable notifications for your mobile devices. We will surely be bombarding our social media channels on Facebook (fb.com/yakfacecom) and Twitter (@yak_face) with news as it breaks  — PRIOR to the news hitting our front page.

We are also conscience that some may not like the constant notfications as well so we suggest turning them OFF if so inclined.

Finally, if you see a story shared by us over the next few days, it is not an attempt to give preferential treatment to any one source or not give due credit were applicable.

All that said; sit back, relax, HAVE FUN and we hope you enjoy the show!

Yakface.com Staff

 

Custom Action Figure News Podcasts

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Our friends at Imperialshipyards recently began a new video format with their Custom Action Figure News podcasts, and kicked off the new format by interviewing a well-known customizer around the community, Chad Peak aka Peakob1.

Kick back and enjoy his story by clicking on the above image, which showcases many great customs, check out his customizing tools, and learn a custom tip or two.  They also made time to do their Star Wars What’s on the Pegs feature, and talked about the new Walgreens Exclusive Boba Fett.

And if you get tired of looking at their mugs you can go to the CAFN Archive Page and download Episode 70 to your favorite device!

Prototype Boba Fett Up for Pre-Order

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Available now! If ordering via mobile device, be sure to use the “full site” view, not the mobile site.

6″ Black Series Wave 4 Now Shipping

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Time to check those pre-orders. We’re receiving notifications from various online retailers that pre-orders for Wave 4 of the 6″ Black Series assortment are starting to process and ship.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Star Wars Wave Four 3.75″ In Stock, Rebels, New Walking Dead, Wolverine #1 Comic & More @ Dorksidetoys. Click on through for this week’s update!

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SDCC 2014: First Hasbro Booth Images

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We know you are all eager to see what’s in store for the Star Wars line in the coming months, and our friends at Rebelscum have posted the first SDCC gallery for your viewing pleasure. Not a lot of newness yet (to be expected) but there are a few items and they hint at: the 6″ Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot and Troop Transport from Star Wars Rebels! Head on over and check out what Hasbro has shown so far by clicking on the image above.

JediNews Reveals Hot Wheels Tusken Raider Character Car

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Our friends at JediNews have posted an exclusive reveal of the upcoming Tusken Raider character car from Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand. Check it out!

MTV Reveals LEGO Star Wars Rebels Wookiee Gunship

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MTV.com gets a SDCC  reveal this week with the announcement of the LEGO Star Wars Rebels Wookiee Gunship set.

As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99

Head on over for a 360º view of the set and to check out a full size LEGO version of Chopper from the series as well.

ANOVOS Reveals Full Darth Vader Replica Costume

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StarWars.com today announces the all-new Darth Vader (TESB) Replica Costume from ANOVOS!

Designed with costumers in mind, features include a self-aligning helmet (using magnets and keyed locking mechanisms), a built-in helmet ventilation system, reinforced shoulder bell hinges, and strategically placed ventilation mesh in both the Premier and Standard edition undersuits. ANOVOS has also maintained film-accurate details such as an asymmetrical mask, two-tone paint scheme, and 100 percent wool crepe cape.

A New Line of Star Wars Mr. Potato Head Figures

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MR. POTATO HEAD travels to a galaxy far, far away with an all-new line of Star Wars Collectible Figures.  Under license from HASBRO INC. and DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS, PPW TOYS is releasing a line of Star Wars MR.POTATO HEAD figures starting summer of 2014.  Click on through for the full press release.

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Sideshow Announces 1:6 Scale TIE Fighter Pilot

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Hot on the tail of the Luke X-wing Pilot announcement, Sideshow reveals their teaser for the Sixth Scale TIE Fighter Pilot. Head on over for a preview!

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