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LE Vinylmation Donald Han & Goofy Chewbacca Set

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Our friends at Vinylmation World have alerted us to news that D-Street stores will be offering an exclusive Limited Edition set of Vinylmation Disney/Star Wars crossover figures. This two pack features Donald Duck as Han Solo and Goofy as Chewbacca and will retail for $29.95.

New Custom Action Figure News Podcast

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Our friends at Imperialshipyards have continued their podcast video format as Dayton Allen aka Sith_Fire_30 has rejoined them for their latest update. He gets into all his great new ALIEN, ALIENS, Prometheus, Blade Runner, and of course Star Wars Custom Action Figures and Dioramas. As many in the community know, Sith_Fire_30 is a great ambassador for customizing in general and he gives viewers some tips, new techniques, and some especially promising new product information to make your customizing easier and better!  Check it all out after the jump!

TBS 18 Figure Case Canceled???

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We have just received a tip that the 18 figure case assortment of The Black Series has been canceled and will be replaced by “something else”. Bear in mind, that doesn’t necessarily mean the figures themselves are canceled, just the uber-large case assortment. More details to come…

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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New Star Wars, GI JOE, Marvel Infinite, Walking Dead, We’re At Fandom Fest In Our Dorksidetoys Newsletter

New Deluxe, Exclusives, Command and Armory Products Hitting Toys”R”Us

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Dan from over at StarWarsCollector.com has posted that he found several new Black Series Deluxe, exclusives, Star Wars Command and Rebels Role Play/Armory items at his local Toys”R”Us. Check out the images here.

More New Goodies at Target

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After one of the largest droughts in modern Star Wars collecting history, new Star Wars items are being found (mostly at Target so far), including the very cool new Mos Eisley Cantina by Lego.  While not all Target stores have officially put these items on the shelves yet, some have (and the most others have them in their stockrooms by now for imminent aisle resets).  So keep your eyes peeled, and hopefully many of you have been saving your collecting dollars for the influx of new product that is about to bombard the toy aisles!

Toyguide Update: 6″ TBS #12 Anakin Skywalker

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today, kickstarting a series of entries in the The Black Series 6″ line. Today, we take a look at Anakin Skywalker (#12).

PROS: Despite being another Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro manages to knock out a great figure with all the articulation you expect for the 6″ scale. A little refining in the paint details is required in the face but the overall sculpt is solid – especially the “Anakin” head sculpt which at its core looks a heck of a lot like Hayden Christensen. There are some nice mixes of paint finishes as well, using gloss and matte where applicable.

CONS: Even now, 12 figures into the line, Hasbro’s factories are still having paint apps issues. The irises on both head sculpts could use a lot more care in their application and one eye on each head sculpt (on my sample) has problems. The head sculpt skin tones don’t really match the neck paint apps causing a weird contrast in color under in certain sources of light. The plastic tabards that comprise his torso, inhibit the poseability of the arms slightly where you can’t establish a strong two-handed grip on the lightsaber hilt. Although the articulation is executed well overall, I’d prefer ball-joint/insert-molded hips to allow for a greater range of poses. Finally, I think the gloved forearm and hand should be darker in color as it currently matches his tunic.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Enough Said…

Jedi-Con 2014 Receives Exclusive Jabba’s Throne Room Set

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Jedi-Con announced yesterday their Hasbro exclusive for their 2014 convention and it looks like collectors in Germany will get their chance at the SDCC “exclusive” 6″ Black Series Jabba the Hutt’s Throne Room set as well. It is limited to 1200 pieces – pre-orders are available now for a discount and sets will be available  at the event as well.

Episode 429: SDCC Part 1 — Hasbro and High End Collector Presentations

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2014′s San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days–both for those at the convention as well as fans watching from home.

But now that the chaos is over take time to absorb all the news about new and upcoming releases from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, eFX Collectibles, Gentle Giant, and Kotobukiya! If you missed their panels on Friday you can relive them on Star Wars Action News’ first part of their SDCC coverage. Watch these presentations and find out about all the upcoming new items.

Then join us later for the second part of San Diego Comic-Con coverage with exclusive interviews, product reviews, and news about all the exclusives at the convention!

Imperial Shadow Squadron UK Release Details

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Our friends at JediNews share the following via Facebook regarding the release of the Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron set in the UK.

Release late October RRP£50 from diamond comics wholesalers. So all uk comic stores can order this product. Head to your local comic shop and order by next Monday to guarantee your orders uk fans !!!

New MAFEX Vader and Stormtrooper Images

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Our friends at JediDefender also notify us that new images for Medicom’s MAFEX line of figures have been posted from Wonder Festival showing great shots of the Vader and Stormtrooper.

New Revoltech Star Wars Figures / Vehicles

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Super customizer Sith_fire30 has alerted us to this Facebook gallery of images that showcase some new Star Wars products coming from Revoltech. head on over to check out 6″ scale prototypes for Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Stormtrooper. Plus, look for teasers for Boba Fett, Ahsoka?, an X-wing and Millennium Falcon.

Images courtesy: Tag Hobby

Episode 55: Boring Conversation Anyway – SDCC Overview

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We’re back! Another long ‘Boring Conversation Anyway’ gives an in-depth SDCC overview. Regulars +Dan Curto+Yakface.com+Dorksidetoys+Tamer ofthe Shipyards & Jedi Temple Archives chew the fat over Hasbro, +Sideshow Collectibles & more. Click on through to view!

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Rebels Items Hitting Target

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Some Target stores are beginning to put out new Rebels product in advance of official store resets.   Today I came across some new Lego sets and some of the new Star Wars Command line.  If you have a Target store in your area it may be worth your while to swing by and see what you come across, but remember your success rate will likely vary as today I was turned down by a store to get me a new Black Series Deluxe Jabba, even though the store had them in the back (which I think many of us have had similar experiences in the past with that).

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