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Yakfinities #52 Continues

041914yakOur current Customizing Challenge is starting to kick into high gear as customizers across the fan community have created some amazing custom figures already in honor of Jabba the Hutt’s Entourage!  Check out the latest submissions, or roll up your sleeves and create your own entry and show off your skills after the jump!

RebelForce Radio: 4.18.2014

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This week on RFR, Jimmy & Jason begin the countdown to Celebration Anaheim including a BIG announcement in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, Steve Sansweet joins us with an update on all the cool things happening at Rancho Obi-Wan, and Geek Out Loud’s Steve Glosson sits in on the news, including Episode VII updates, The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, and Star Wars connections in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and much more!

Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 2

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Star Wars Collectors Cast looks back at the questions we asked Hasbro after their presentation during last month’s New York Toy Fair, with guest Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com. As usual there’s a roundup of the latest news and rumors and our regular visit to Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan (the home to the world’s largest Star Wars collection) – all not to be missed!

Kmart Sale Through 4/19

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If you have a Kmart in your area, you may want to head there quick to see if they have any Scanning Crew sets yet – as stores have dropped the price down to $10 per set through 4/19!  Be aware though that it’s unconfirmed if this is a national sale or not.

Of note, their clearance toys are an additional 50% off through 4/19 – there are some great buys to be had, mostly non-Star Wars items; but the 31″ Vader is currently marked down for a very low price too.

Super7 Space Vader Preview

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Super7 and Acme Archives Proudly Present a New Series of Limited Edition Star Wars Prints     

Each silkscreened print is produced in a numbered edition of 200, and designed by and available exclusively from Super7.

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Gentle Giant Mystery Announcement

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Finally, Gentle Giant is teasing a mystery announcement exclusive to Action Figure Insider on April 21. Judging by the graphic, I suspect it being something Jumbo in nature and tied to The Empire Strikes Back. If I were to venture a guess, I’d say that it will be a Jumbo Kenner Tauntaun.

Life Size Vintage Darth Vader Monument

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Gentle Giant has also announced their next release in the Vintage Life-Size Monument line – Darth Vader!

Gentle Giant Announces Ezra and Chopper Maquette

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Gentle Giant has announced today a new Star Wars Rebels Maquette featuring heroes Ezra & Chopper. Scheduled for release in early 2015, this piece captures the look and feel of the animated characters while serving as a great companion piece to the Inquisitor maquette coming later this year.

Disney Publishing Announces 4 New Star Wars Books

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Disney Publishing Worldwide & Lucasfilm announced today four new books to introduce readers to the classic Star Wars saga.

“Lucasfilm announced today, via Publishers Weekly, four brand new books aimed at introducing new readers to the classic Star Wars saga by bridging the ‘multi-arc storyline in anticipation of the release of Star Wars Episode VII in December 2015.’”

Click the image above for the article or the YouTube video below.

WolfPack Podcast Special: Dave Filoni Interview

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In this very special episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Dan, Chris, Logan, Marco, and Mike chat with Dave Filoni (Supervising Director of Star Wars The Clone Wars and Executive Producer of Star Wars Rebels) as we talk about the latest season of Star Wars The Clone Wars, and take a look back at past seasons. Dave tells us a lot of great answers to questions the Star Wars community have been wondering about, such as “How would Ahsoka and Bo Katan work together? And “Is Barriss Offee still alive? We also talk a little bit about the upcoming Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Weekends. So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in the new exciting episode!

TBS 6″ Wave 4 Pre-Order – Chewy’s Out

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Entertainment Earth has posted pre-orders for wave 4 of The Black Series 6″ line. The pre-order confirms SWAN’s rumor of Chewbacca being delayed and having a couple sought after figures carried forward.

Custom Tree Huts Project Update

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The guys at TwelfthParsec have written in to let us know about an update on their campaign to deliver some cool Ewok related items to the market (including playsets).  They have met their fundraising goal, but have been able to extend their campaign a bit longer with some new stretch goals in mind, and for each goal met, contributors will get special perks with additional accessories with their order.

Read all about it here, and their campaign page can be accessed here.   Better act quick if you want to get your hands on one of these sets though, the campaign ends in one week!

Action Figure Xpress – Easter Sale

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Our friends at JediDefender have alerted us that Action Figure Xpress is holding an Easter Sale with some great discounts on various Star Wars items.

Imperial Seal Bookends $59.49 (reg. $69.99)
Cad Bane Bust Bank $16.19 (reg. $26.99)
Jumbo Kenner Zuckuss $43.99 (reg. $79.99)
Jumbo Kenner Dengar $43.99 (reg. $79.99)
Han in Carbonite Business Card Holder $19.19 (reg. $31.99)

Sale ends April 20.

Customizing Spotlight: 6″ Prototype Boba Fett

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If you have been following along with our recent episodes of The Realm Recap, you’ll be familiar with the fact that I recently acquired a gorgeous custom 6’ Prototype Boba Fett from talented customizer Chris Veach. As I alluded to in the show, I thought how cool would it be to have a custom box to go along with it. So, after some quick prototyping (pun intended) I came up with a nice design to complement Chris’s work. Click on through for a complete gallery of images.

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PGM Holiday Edition Yoda Available

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For Premier Guild Members that missed out on Gentle Giant’s Yoda Holiday 2013 Jumbo Kenner figure, it is once again available for order*. As a reminder, this figure includes a special bonus gift — a mini Vintage carded Boba Fett packed inside the gift bag!

Thanks to our friends at Jedi Temple Archives for the alert.

*You must have a valid PG Membership to access the page for ordering.

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