Episode #70: Leaks and Sneak Peeks

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The shroud of “The Disney Side” is slowly, but surely, being lifted on the plans for Force Friday. This week, Flyguy and I discuss some of the images, product lists and unwitting retail employees leaking out info ahead of September’s big reveal. Speaking of big, Hot Toys revealed the ultimate 1:6 item – the Millennium Falcon display recently in Hong Kong. It not only went viral in the collecting community, but caught worldwide attention on media outlets as well. Is something like this actually viable in today’s market? We wrap things up with a bit of comic news as well as our weekly breakdown of new purchases and acquisitions and more on Episode #70 of The Realm Recap!

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Star Wars #8 Tusken Raider Action Figure Variant Cover

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The ever expanding list of action figure cover variants for Marvel’s Star Wars series continues with the Tusken Raider for issue #008. Like the others, this variant features the work of John Tyler Christopher giving the cover a Vintage Kenner inspired design with a realistic twist. Look for it at your local comic shop on August 19

DIY LED Frame Project for The Force Awakens‬ Poster

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Since acquiring the teaser poster for The Force Awakens via Disney Movie Rewards, I knew I’d want a special way to display it without spending a fortune on a dedicated backlit display case. Click on through to find out how you can build one yourself with the simplest of tools and the least amount of money. We’re all saving up for Force Friday, right?

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Disney Store Launching Exclusive Star Wars Elite Series Figures

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Disney Store will launch an exclusive collection of Star Wars items at D23 EXPO on Friday, August 14. The collection will feature apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the Star Wars Elite Series, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The action figures will be sold individually at Disney Store locations beginning later this year; however, D23 EXPO attendees have the opportunity to purchase the full set of Star Wars Elite Series action figures, which includes D23 EXPO-exclusive versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.

No word as of yet regarding the scale of these figures.

Head on over to D23.com for additional Star Wars merchandise debuting at the expo.

Hot Toys 1:6 Princess Leia Organa Preview

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Hot Toys has updated via Facebook today their full preview of the upcoming 1:6 Scale Princess Leia Organa figure.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

Watch for preorders very soon on Sideshow Collectibles which will include a special bonus backdrop.

Episode 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015

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Now with Hot Toys, TIE Fighters, Hasbro reveals, and more all from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con International!

Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor.  eFX filled a booth with upcoming prop replicas–including a fully functional, life-sized R2-D2, and Gentle Giant couldn’t satiate the demand for both the Jumbo and mini-Bust versions of Boba Fett.
Marjorie and Arnie were there on the floor of the con the entire time, posting interviews, panels, and more to the Star Wars Action News YouTube channel.  Now you can download their coverage to your iPhone and feel like you were there at the convention!
With an exclusive Hasbro Q&A, a look forward at offerings from Gentle Giant, a Hot Toys booth tour and so much more, it’s on this episode of Star Wars Action News.

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Episode #69: SDCC Wrap Up

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We’re back after an extended break with our quick rundown of highlights and lowlights from SDCC including reveals from Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, LEGO and more. Speaking of LEGO, despite the TFA blackout, several sets and minifigure images have leaked onto the web giving us our first look at key vehicles and designs for the upcoming sequel. As always, we wrap things up with our latest acquisitions and reviews – all on Episode #69 of The Realm Recap!

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Limited Edition C-3PO & R2-D2 Statue

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Disney Store has updated with the addition of  new Limited Edition Statue featuring C-3PO and R2-D2. This piece features:

  • Limited Edition of 500
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Fully sculptured figurine and base
  • Metallic finish accents
  • Press button on base to see light-up feature and hear authentic character sounds and voices from the film
  • Non-skid footpads
  • Requires 3 x AA batteries, included
  • Resin
  • 9” H x 6” Diameter
  • Imported

It is available now for $129.95

One With the Force…

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It is with a heavy heart that we report tonight that one of our community forum members, Mark Grimshaw, passed away today from cancer.

Mark was known as Grimace in our community, and often shared a fun comic strip in our forums called Karaoke in the Cantina.  He was great at bringing a fun sense of humor with these and was active across our boards.   He had a strong passion for the Original Trilogy,  and an impressive collection of custom figures he had purchased and also some he even created himself.

Any thoughts one has to share can be posted in the comments section here or in his Karaoke in the Cantina thread; which is a great place to look back and reminisce about the contributions he made to our community.

Personal Note:  Thank you Grimace for all of your activity here at Yakface over the years and helping make our forums what they are today.  You were always great to chat with about the hobby and a positive part of our community.  You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.  God Bless, and MTFBWY – Always.   

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