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Loose TBS Wave 7 Figures Hit eBay

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VipersKingdom has posted the first loose figures for sale from the Black Series’ wave 7 assortment. Click on through to check out the execution of these early samples/factory cast offs.

Our shipment of case fresh figures should arrive shortly so look for a toyguide update soon.

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New Jedi Knight and TIE Fighter Pilot D-Tech Me Figures

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DisneyParksBlog has announced two new additions to their Star Wars D-Tech Me line of figures. Star Wars Weekends attendees can now choose from the Jedi Knight or TIE Fighter Pilot.

First introduced in May 2012, Star Wars – D-Tech Me is a 10-minute experience that uses the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine. This year, the experience will be located inside Darth’s Mall, near Streets of America across from Studio Catering Company.

Star Wars Weekends 2015 kicks off May 15 – June 14.

 

Sublime Hikari Greedo Now Available

sublime_greedoCollectors of the Hikari line of Star Wars figures from Funko can head to Entertainment Earth to preorder the Limited Edition Sublime Greedo. This figure is limited to 750 piece and is scheduled for an April arrival.

Square Enix Reveal Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper

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Square Enix reveals full image galleries for their upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper figures. These two releases join Darth Vader revealed back in December. Click on through for the images and leave your thoughts on these new figures.

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Yakfinities: Entry Submission Deadline Approaching

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Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge – Bounty Hunters – is nearing a close!  If you’re working on an entry (or need to still start), be sure to get your entry submitted by March 31!

6″ Leia in Boushh Disguise Preview

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Stephen Hayford once again provides a great first in-hand look at the upcoming 6″ Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise from the Black Series. Click the image above for a closer look.

Star Wars #4 Chewbacca Action Figure Variant Cover

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Our friends at Jedi-bibliothek posted earlier today a look at the Chewbacca Action Figure Variant cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #4. Look for it at your favorite comic shop and online on April 22.

Need Sabine? Check Kohl’s

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Reader Tim M. sends this report (and reminder) from his local Kohl’s store in Sacremento

Went to Kohl’s today in Sacramento area of California and came across this end cap of Rebels figures, the 2 packs were $14.99 with 10% off.

Thanks Tim! I really like that display tray that they are sitting in too. Hmmm….

If TFA is 5POA, will you still play?

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There’s rumblings among fans (though nothing is confirmed, so don’t freak out yet) that Hasbro may be abandoning the quality of figures so many of us have grown to know and love over the years in favor of a 5POA-only line for the upcoming Episode VII 3.75″ scale line.

If Hasbro did go this route, how would this affect your buying habits?  Would you be pleased?  Freaked out?  Done altogether?  Would you even care?  Share your thoughts here or join in the debate in our forums!

Celebration Anaheim Hallmark Exclusives Revealed

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Hallmark has issued a press release for their exclusives to be offered at Celebration Anaheim. Click on through to check them out.
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Update: Disneyland 60th Anniversary R2-D60 Figure

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Vinylmation World alerts us that in commemoration of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, they will be issuing an exclusive R2-D60 Droid Factory figure.It will be limited to 6000 pieces and retail for $12.95.

If you’re a build-a-droid part completist, this is an essential purchase.

Update: Our friends at The Astromech Collection pass on info that the R2-D60 will be available in a much wider release and not limited to 6000 pcs.

UPDATE: Saga Legends/Rebels Assortments Discontinued?

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In what will surely provide great joy and additional grist for the mill to a certain segment of collectors, there is word from Andrew’s Toyz via Facebook that Hasbro has discontinued current cases assortments for the Saga Legends/Rebels line.

Hasbro has discontinued the current Saga Legends figure assortments and will not be making additional shipments. We may receive some cases of Wave 7, but we are not sure at this time. While unconfirmed, this is likely to devote resources towards The Force Awakens product line.

We have reached out to Hasbro via Hunter PR for any comment.

UPDATE: We have clarification from our sponsor at DorksideToys, the current cases assortments are sold out (not canceled) and won’t see another production run.

Darth Vader #3 Now Available

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The next installment in the Darth Vader series from Marvel is now available via your local comic book store. You can also purchase and download the digital version through Marvel’s Digital Comic Shop.

When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra, the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus, could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?

Action Figure Customizing Panel at C7

Customizing legend sillof (Jamie Follis) will be hosting a customizing panel at Star Wars Celebration on Friday, April 17th from 12pm-1pm.  Work from some of the Yakface forum members your are familiar with will be featured in this panel.  This will be the second time that Jamie has lead up this event, and if your are going to be at C7 and enjoy customizing or are interested in getting started, you ought to make an effort to attend.

At this panel, Jamie Follis will give attendees a complete overview of the process of creating or modifying your own action figures.  The panel will have something for newcomers as well as seasoned customizers including an introduction to the hobby, different types of customizing, instructions, suggestions, and tips on the hobby, and a showcase of some of the most creative fan made figures. Instructions will range from construction, to sculpting, painting, casting and 3-D printing your own pieces. A few lucky attendees will receive random prices. Jamie will also be hosting customizing classes daily at the Diorama Workshop area in the main showroom throughout the convention.

For more details, head on over to our forums or through the official C7 site.

No Hasbro Panel at Celebration Anaheim

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As you’ve seen the panel schedule for Celebration Anaheim has been released and conspicuously absent from the listing was a dedicated Hasbro panel. We can confirm that Hasbro will NOT be offering a panel/presentation as in years past – only a booth presence throughout the event.

As Obi-Wan said, “Patience”.

Star Wars Celebration Schedule Is Live

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The Star Wars Celebration site has also updated with the full event schedule. Check it out here and plan accordingly, there will be A LOT to take in.

Onsite Trading Pins Revealed

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Star Wars Celebration site has updated today announcing 5 new pins that will be available throughout the convention. The break down is as follows:

Biker Scout – Samsonite
Boushh – Anovos
The Emperor – EFX Collectibles
Lando Calrissian – ThinkGeek
Emperor’s Royal Guard – PPW Toys

Amazing TIE Fighter Short Film Complete

A few years ago, we shared a work-in-progress anime project featuring the amazing work of OtaKing77077. He has finished his project and it is a thing of wonder.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

New Target DPCI List Surfaces

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Our friends at JediDefender have received a new list of Target DPCI numbers (and prices) for later this year courtesy of forum member “Nicklab”. The list breaks down several segments of toys from action figures (3.75″, 6″ & 12″), vehicles, roll play, Micro Machines and more. Click on through to check it out. Spoiler warnings apply.

Update: You can also check out the list at the Venganza Media Gazette if your workplace has a block on message boards/forums.

JTA Celebration Exclusive Poster

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Jedi Temple Archives has revealed their first Celebration Anaheim exclusive:

Jedi Temple Archives is proud to announce our exclusive for Celebration VII: Anaheim. We have put together a beautiful poster as our tribute to the Vintage Kenner collection of released carded figures! This beautiful full-color 18″x24″ poster features a total of 197 Vintage card backs. This includes the full run of 196 card backs (plus one of the most famous figure variations) all framed together in amazing detail together like never before seen! There are multiple ways you can secure this exclusive poster and full details can be found here:

Funko POP Limited Release Greedo

Funko has announced that they are pulling the POP Greedo vinyl bobble head out from the vault for a limited run.

Hunt for the Hunters at Celebration!

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Continuing a tradition that started in 2005 and has carried through all U.S. Celebrations since, six regional Star Wars collecting clubs will be giving away custom patches at their booths at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Each Lucasfilm-approved patch is fully embroidered and depicts an action figure from the vintage Star Wars line by Kenner. Collect all six to complete your set of Bounty Hunters from The Empire Strikes Back!

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Customs & Answers is Back!

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We are very pleased to deliver a new installment Customs & Answers for all you customizing fans out there!

It had been a while since we had interviewed one of our active forum members like this – so while Hasbro seems to be dithering with the hobby, it made sense to interview a customizer who keeps the 3.75″ dream alive – Peakob1. 

Go grab a drink and kick back and enjoy some helpful tips and walkthroughs from one of our favorite customizers in the hobby after the jump!

50% Off Target Exclusive Hero Series 6pk

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Target has dropped their weekly flyer today they’re offering their exclusive Hero Series 6 pack of figures (Darth Vader, Ezra, Inquisitor, Kanan, Shadow Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper Captain) for only $19.99.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added the next wave of Saga Legends action figures and Rebels Vehicles.   More Micro Machines and Star Wars Rebels Twin Bedding set have been added.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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