October 2015


It looks like the EE Imperial Forces Four Pack is about to ship!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 31 2015
Our friends at the Astro-Mech Collection have shared an image of a store in Hong Kong that now has in stock the Entertainment Earth Imperial Forces Pack.

You know what that means, it is only a matter of time till we see shipping confirmation on our orders! If you haven't ordered one yet, get to clicking!


Phantro Customs great TIE Fighter Transformer is now up for grabs! What a cool creation.

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 31, 2015

This great TIE Fighter Decepticon can be yours!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 31 2015
Phantro Customs shared this great work the other day on our Facebook Page and now I see he has it listed up for sale! I must say it is one of the coolest custom TIE Fighters these eyes have seen and I have seen a few. Don't forget to check out his gallery for even more images as you try to resist adding this one to your custom collection. It comes with a dio, Pilot, stand, etc.



Koth is back with a REBELS Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 31 2015
"I've now had the chance to see Rebels series 1 on DVD and also the trailers for series 2. Here's my rendition of a couple of characters."

They sure do work for me. I would love to see added articulation in this line by Hasbro, but I do like the sculpt work on the characters. Seems a shame to not have both, but I will try not to get started on that this morning.



BDC41866 is back with another update to Big Padawans Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 31 2015
"Continuing on the rebel trooper kick....here's an Advosze...more to come."

Not a huge description, but the figure is definitely sound. We all need more Rebels in our lives!



We welcome the Epic ARF...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 31 2015
He has shared a fan fiction story called Snake and it sounds like he is getting ready to start a diorama. Please join me in welcoming him to ISY!



Get a 6" Chewbacca for only $11.59 on Amazon!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
This one is even in the older style blue Black Series packaging which from what I understand was supposed to be the rarer of the versions that are out there now. I don't know a whole lot more about that particular rumor, but I do know owning another 6" Furball for that price is definitely worth it!



Darth Streams shows us his final entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
For our Birthday Custom Challenge,

"All finished on Kylo ren.

Recipe is:

1 warlordarian (stripped of all armor except greaves)

1 kylo ren 5poa figure (head/hood, and shoulder scarf)

some soft goods for waist
most star wars skirts would work, I'm not 100 percent on the origin of that one (I'm sure someone here will know)

Articulation at head, shoulders, elbow, wrist, knee, mid chest, hips, ankles, and legs to hip."

Folks this is exactly as I envisioned when I thought up this birthday challenge. The range of movement is wonderful and his choice of figures to work with was, as usual, impeccable.

Don't forget folks you only have between now and November 9th to post your entry! Read the full details here!



Ron Hembling updates us on his Cantina Dio Progress...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
"Did some more to the cantina, I have added the pipes that are behind Solo's head and the table is almost done just needs sanding and the bottom to be sealed more tightly to stop the light glow.

With the table I decided to go with straight lines where the gaps are as the should be curved but I still think they make the tablen look good.

The chairs I have also gone with one longer chair for Solo instead of the single one and gave Greedo the single one. I am making the chairs out of plasti card they will be light weight but strong and sturdy.

I still have some work to do one the longer chair and the small chair I need to add the bottom and the sides."

Folks this is gonna be another one for the record books.



JDeck is back with some custom ewoks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
"For some reason I bought a bunch of sa ewok figures. I dunno, I kind of like the little buggers. But I made a couple customs. One is the pipe smoking one, the other is a background character I always thought looked cool. I might do a cool little ewok village dio/figure display, for all my furballs."

I like the look of em too. JDeck is usually involved in some great OTC Project so I really look forward to his updates, especially the TESB ones.



Ajunta pall is back with a big Clones Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
"Heres some custom clones I finished up a few weeks back. 501st battallion clone, Captain Rex, Commander Thorn, Commander Doom, Commander Wolffe."

It is great to see em all. I really am enjoying seeing em back on REBELS too. I hope they get new armor!



Starchaser is back with an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
"Here is an attempt at a Squib from the EU (first from the West End Game and then in the comics). His name is Spiceefelius-mifram, but he goes by Spic. Spic does not work for Squib Merchandising Consortium like most of his species, he is an independent. But he is still in the salvage business."

I sure like the look of him. I need to research my alien species a bit more for SW, I didn't even know this one existed till Starchaser's post.


A new episode of A New Hope is up on Webtoons! All wings report in!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 30, 2015

All wings are reporting in on Web Toons!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
It is another great chapter of the online web-comic of A New Hope on Webtoons. I have really been enjoying this a lot. I also appreciate Ben Alius keeping me aware of when a new chapter is posted (every Thursday and Sunday)!


Phantro Customs shares his latest project. Wow, now this is my idea of a cross-over!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 30, 2015

We continue to see cool custom projects on our Facebook Page!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
Have you liked us yet? If not click right here so you can stay aware of some really cool custom work that just might not make it to our front page.

This latest Deception/SW Cross-Over is by a custom artist on FB known as Phantro Customs. I think it is really cool. I have to remember somewhere I have an AT-AT Transformer. I really liked that one.



At Last We Reveal Ourselves to the Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 30 2015
"From the moment fans first set eyes on Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace he became an instant favorite, as his powerful presence and raw intensity left a lasting impression across the galaxy.

Starting with a remarkable portrait likeness, Sideshow Collectibles’ Darth Maul 'Duel on Naboo' Sixth Scale Figure captures every detail of the unforgettable villain as portrayed by Ray Park, from his red and black tattooed flesh, to his sinister yellow eyes and crown of horns. Trained as Darth Sidious' first apprentice, the vicious warrior wields his distinctive double-bladed lightsaber with removable blades, ready to seek revenge on the Jedi in an epic duel on Naboo. Crafted on a fully articulated body, and decked out in his multi-layered all-black Sith garb, the Darth Maul 'Duel on Naboo' Sixth Scale Figure will make a magnificent addition to any Star Wars collection!"


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 29 2015
MAFEX #016 BOBA FETT
The most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy stands 6.25 inches tall, and features plenty of articulation for maximum action! Even the rangefinder on his helmet can be moved! He's equipped with his rifle and blaster, and also has several interchangeable hands and a stand. $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED11071&mode=retail

HOT TOYS EPISODE VII FIRST ORDER FLAMETROOPER
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the First Order Flametrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring the sleek designed Flametrooper helmet and armor, the trooper's signature flamethrower and backpack, and a specially designed hexagonal figure stand with the First Order's emblem! $234.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10640&mode=retail

STAR WARS DARTH VADER MODEL KIT
This 1/12 scale version of the Dark Lord of the Sith depicts him as seen in "The Empire Strikes Back," and includes interchangeable hands, a removable helmet, a lightsaber hilt and a ready-for-battle lightsaber. His cape is also jointed for dramatic poses! A base is included as well. Come over to the Dark Side and place your order today! $29.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN16062&mode=retail

R2-D2 MEASURING CUP SET
This awesome set of measuring cups is fully licensed to look like R2-D2 and is completely functional in the kitchen! The body is built from 4 measuring cups: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup and has detachable utility arms that turn into nested measuring spoons: 1/4, 1/2, 1 tsp, and 1/3 tbsp. His dome is both 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp. R2-D2 is made of food-grade BPA-free ABS plastic, stands 6.5 inches tall and is not microwave or dishwasher safe (hand wash only). $19.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=THG10129&mode=retail



Darth Streams gets his SA on for the 2015 Birthday Custom Challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 29 2015
"Here's a few pics of the super articulated kylo ren I'm working on.

Articulation at head, shoulders, elbow, wrist, knee, mid chest, hips, ankles, and legs to hip."

He had me at the word "articulation". Such a cool figure now. Hasbro please make one like Darth Streams' please! Don't forget folks you only have between now and November 9th to post your entry! Read the full details here!


Kevin Watkins shows us a custom version of Savage in 6" form that looks like he could take the head off a Rancor without breaking a sweat!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kevin Watkins shows us some gorgeous 6" Custom Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 29 2015
I found this on our Facebook Page and I must say Kevin's latest custom work on a 6" version of Savage Oppress is really, really impressing me. Like I said on our Facebook Post, I think he could rip the head off a Rancor without breaking a sweat. Don't forget to take a look at our Facebook Page to see what Kevin and other customizers might share next!



Stan shares even more SA Cantina Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 29 2015
"ust about done updating all Hasbro Cantina figures. Here a new batch of SA figures: Wuher, Labria, Kabe and Boshek!"

I am gonna be sad to see it end! These are really showcasing how bad we need figures to move. Stan could replay all the movie scenes with his figures.


New animatronic Vader and Stormtrooper previewed! Tons of arty in these if you can afford it (over $100) for these.

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Here is your arty, but you will pay for it!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 28 2015
With over 30 points of articulation these new Stormtrooper and Darth Vader 16" Figures seem fantastic. Checking in at $130 a piece I gotta wonder how many of us will pick these up even when they go on sale? Still it is great to see figures this detailed!



Everyone gearing up for Christmas?
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 28 2015
Toys R Us is gonna be a fun destination with 20% off all Star Wars as highlighted in their Great Big Book of Awesome! Now for some reason the Black Series is excluded (I wonder why?), but that will get you some great savings. Stay tuned we will be looking for more deals!



New Battlefront Trailer is epic...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 28 2015
I don't know how this video game release could get hyped up more than it already is, but wow what a great new trailer for the new Battlefront coming out in just a few weeks. Learn more from the official site for the game.



Stan is still SAing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 28 2015
"Here one more SA Cantina figure Myo! Arm and ankle joints. Syay Tune more to come tomorrow!"

Again, more movement just means better figure period. It is so great to see these figures being able to have realistic poses!


Another focus on cheap fodder is through the eBay Power Seller Sinodolls!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Focus on eBay Power Seller Sinodolls...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
After featuring the last story sent in by Sjefke, I took a look at over 300 plus offerings on the Star Wars Front. They are cheap, there are a ton of accessories, the feedback is good so go get yourself some cheap stuff. I know if I planned to have a dozen or more figures in a dio, etc. this would be my go to supplier.


Brandon Flores shows us new work on his 6" TFA TIE Hangar!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 26, 2015

Its Brandon Flores time again!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
We have been featuring his awesome TFA work lately and he is back with a new image of his 6" TFA TIE Hangar!



Sjefke puts us onto some cheap fodder for joints!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
"This Asian seller offers these in different ways. BIN and straight auction. Sometimes cheap with about $5 shipping, sometimes for more with free shipping. I've been watching them. Even the straight auctions go unbid. The price works out to a little more than $1 for 14 POA figure. Tan uniformed figures are a little boring, but if you just want to harvest the ball joints! It's really economical."

What a great way to get some cheap fodder! Matter of fact if you want Star Wars Figures, eBay Power Seller Sinodolls has a ton of Star Wars Fodder too!



Ajunta Pall is back with a REBELS Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
"Some SW Rebels W.I.P. I've been working on...

1) SEVENTH SISTER INQUISITOR
2) Unknown female BOUNTY HUNTER/MANDO

What can I say I love the ladies."

Nothing wrong with that! I am really liking that Bounty Hunter!



Ron Hembling continues his latest Cantina Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
"Back onto the cantina dio and I have been working on the table, I have used a PVC plumber pipe connection and removed about 1/2" off it to get the rough size. I glued plasti card to one end and cut and sanded it back and drilled a small hole into it.

The light is a piece of semi hard plastic that you get covering paint brushes and I cut the size off I wanted and then glued a thin piece of plasti card to that and trimmed and sanded it.

I used a fake battery candle light and as you can see by the pictures I have added some plasti card inside so that the main part of the table will fit over the candle so that a new one can be replaced when it's needed.

The tube in the middle is to reflect the light into the light on the table and it will look better once the table is painted."

Such a cool light up feature. Is there anything Ron can't do?



Stan is back with even more SA work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
He gives us a few more Cantina Patrons in full super articulated glory. Wouldn't it be great to see Hasbro do something like this for the majority of their action figures?



Ghost Skull 18 articulates the new 12" Finn...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
"Finn is made from 12inch 5poa , the base is a gijoe body , the jacket is custom made, the shirt and pants is from my 12inch fodder/softgoods box. the head, feet, and gun is from the 5poa."

His description showcases how important it is to have a good fodder box. I just got a 12" Kylo Renn as a gift yesterday and man it is a hunk of plastic. Ghost Skull 18 really improves the playability of these figures other than large paperweights!



The Clonehead reviews the new 6" TFA TIE with Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 27 2015
"More for pose than play with the tie is my take. It looks pretty good, especially on the inside where there is good control detail for pilot and gunner. Seems like the quality we expected in the 3 3/4 line of vehicles with better materials and slightly better paint apps.

I took a few pics of the pilot to start. His plastic seems on par with the other recent offerings of this scale with pretty good paint apps. I can't tell if it's the material, the blister shape, or the design that makes him look a bit bow legged coming out of the box. He is fairly arty though."

Click here for the full review as some of you will definitely want to look through the plastic bubble before buying your behemoth!


What a great way to get a set of Tonnika Sisters from a great customizer!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 26, 2015

I-am-Boba-Fett gives us an OTC Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 26 2015
"Here's two custom TONNIKA SISTERS figures. These two cantina ladies both feature resin cast heads made by me, lots of articulation, custom paint work, and custom sculpted neck collars.

This set of custom Tonnika Sisters figures are FOR SALE here."



Stan is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 26 2015
"It been awhile since I have not updated any customs! Nebrun is now SA!! This one took a while especially with paint color. Hope everyone like him on the boards!"

I know I sure like him. Stan, it is great to see you back! Its always a great idea to go SA.



BDC41866 continues with some REBELS Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 26 2015
"Im enjoying the new season of Rebels so far, and I'm digging the new designs for the Resistance troopers for The Force Awakens, so I created a couple of new Rebel troopers. Enjoy and more to come."

I am enjoying it too. It would be cool to see some new REBELS Troopers.



Sideshow has 12 questions about the new Force Awakens Trailer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 26 2015
From tactical decisions to facial emotions it looks like they are getting ready for some Star Wars Fun. I like it! Click here to go see what they are asking.


Today's feature is on the eBay Power Seller Viperskingdom who has a ton of Star Wars Inventory and rock bottom prices. Need weapons, accessories, cheap figures? I have used him myself and had no issues.

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Today's Feature focuses on cheap deals!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 25 2015
Have you ever used the eBay Power Seller Vipers Kingdom? He is well known across the internet for having great deals and being timely. You might not get perfect items, but for only a couple dollars you can get that part, accessory, or action figure you need cheap for that next custom project. Click here to go see what he has listed today!


Brandon Flores shares his new TFA TIE Hangar!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Brandon Flores shows us new TFA Work!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 25 2015
He is back again with a new daily update and it seems he is working on an TFA First Order TIE Hangar. His troops look excellent displayed there!



BDC41866 is back with a Jedi Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 25 2015
"Real life has been occupying the majority of my time lately, but Ive finally been able to start cranking out a few customs again. Here is the first, an Old Republic Mon Calamari Jedi Sentinel. More to come."

We all know how real life gets us sometimes. Still, it was nice to see an update. We always need more Alien Jedi!


I am Boba Fett is back with a new update!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 25, 2015

I-am-Boba-Fett gives us an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 25 2015
"Here is a custom Ven Zallow Jedi Master figure. This character is from the Star Wars The Old Republic game.
Fully poseable figure with removable Jedi Robe and lightsaber accessory.

This custom Jedi Master Ven Zallow figure is FOR SALE here."


Talk about some fantastic small detail work!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Talk about some fantastic small detail work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 25 2015
This was share on our Facebook Page and that customizer has to have some precise brush work to get the details that precise!


The EE Exclusive Desert Walker is in stock now!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 24, 2015

EE has their exclusive First Order Desert Walker in stock!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
"The dark side does have more fun, and now we have proof! As a preferred customer of Entertainment Earth, we want you to know about a great exclusive that’s newly IN STOCK.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper Officer - EE Exclusive
• Fantastic vehicle with a unique action figure from the Hasbro Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection that’s a limited edition exclusive AND in stock now!
• Exclusive details: Brown desert deco and red stripes on the vehicle, plus the red pauldron on the Stormtrooper officer can’t be found anywhere else.
• Unique packaging featuring explosive artwork!
• An awesome collectible that’s only available here at Entertainment Earth to add to your growing Star Wars Stormtrooper army!
• The Force Awakens action figures and vehicles are hard to find, but this one’s available NOW while supplies last. When it’s gone, it’s gone!
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper is currently in stock and available at Entertainment Earth. Click here to order yours today!"

Works for me!



Sarah Michelle Gellar debuts as the new Inquisitor next week on REBELS!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
"Sarah Michelle Gellar debuts as the “Seventh Sister” when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels"
airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Sarah Michelle Gellar will be featured as the cunning and crafty Seventh Sister Inquisitor in the transformative second season of Star Wars Rebels. A master of deception, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor is tasked by Darth Vader to track down the rebels and capture any surviving Jedi. She’s conniving, manipulative, and deadly with a lightsaber. Sarah talks about her character on “Star Wars Rebels” - https://youtu.be/b0cZ4_du1OI."


Brandon Flores working magic yet again!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 24, 2015

You know we had to have a Brandon Flores post!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
It just ain't right not to see what he is working on each day! Look at his First Order Defense Canon Gunner!



Ron Hembling is back with a mini diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
"I took a very small break from the commission work I have been doing, I picked up a few of the new micro machines figures for my son and got myself the AT-ST and Luke and Scout on speeder bikes.

I decided to do a small dio with the AT-ST which I cut up and repositioned, I then painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

The base is a table top from a old Figma figure and the ground work is spak filla mixed with brown paint. I glued the AT-ST down first then added the spak filla and once the spak filla dried I lightly dry brushed it dark brown and flat earth colours.

The trees are small twigs I got from the garden and the leaves where made using tree kit from Woodland scenic and the bushes and shrubs are from Woodland Scenics and Army
Painter."

Is it any wonder why I count Ron as one of the best in the hobby. He constantly amazes me and I have seen him make some awesome things.


Just a cool auction on a Battlefront Shocktrooper from the Beta!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Get a custom from the new Battlefront Beta!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
I know this customizer well (Bronxstalker) and find his work to be awesome and I know you can trust him which is more than you can say about some folks lately. Click here to go add this one to your collection!



Hey its Godzilla!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
I know. I know. This ain't Star Wars, but when JDeck posted about the awesome S.H.Monsterarts Godzilla Stuff I had to post this. I had too. I love Godzilla almost as much as SW as a kid. Almost.

See JDeck's Review of Godzilla from this set. I so cannot get started in a new line, but I would be fibbing if I said I wasn't sorely tempted!


Pretty cool history lesson here!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pretty cool history lesson here...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
I like history as a general rule so when JKNO posted a link to this article I knew I was all in!


http://affiliates.sideshowtoy.com/Tracker.aspx?aid=1729&href=http%3a%2f%2fwww.sideshowtoy.com%2fcollectibles%2fstar-wars-first-order-flametrooper-hot-toys-902575%2f

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Did you get your Hot Toys Flame Trooper yet?
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 24 2015
"Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are thrilled to continue to grow the First Order army with the official reveal of the First Order Flametrooper sixth scale collectible figure from the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens! These specialized troopers are depicted for the first time on the silver screen as they carry dangerous incendiary weapons that can transform a battlefield into an infernal blaze!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the First Order Flametrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring the sleek designed Flametrooper helmet and armor, the trooper's signature flamethrower and backpack, and a specially designed hexagonal figure stand with the First Order's emblem!

Recruit the new First Order Flametrooper to your army today!"


Everyone keeping up on the new chapters? Webtoons rocks!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 23, 2015

Webtoons posting new chapters twice a week!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
If you are not yet reading the Webtoons Online Comic Version of A New Hope you just don't know what you are missing folks! It is hands down fantastic.


How tough is this one!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 23, 2015

Mandalorian Strong shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
I am telling you our Facebook Page this week was almost as popular as our forums. Mandalorian Strong Customs shares this one with me personally and I promptly took it to our main page.


It says in stock until you add it to your cart and then you get the ole auto reset they are out of stock? Toys R Us what are you doing?

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 23, 2015

Toys R Us can't figure out its' cart!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
I thought I was onto a 6" Phasma this morning on their .com site, but it kept doing the ole auto switch thing. Guess it might be like getting the Snowtrooper Captain. I would keep checking if I were you!

It does look like Poe and the Gauvian Enforcer are ready to go though.


I vote Brandon Flores for president of every toy company in the world. Wowzer!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Brandon Flores strikes again!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
His First Order Speeder and Scout Walker are just fantastic creations. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page to see what he shares today!



Ron Hembling is back with a new Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
"Did some more work today, I covered the structure using spak filla and added brown dye as this will make it easier to paint. The frame ribbed section on the side was done by using plasti card."

Yepper, its gonna be another good'un.



Souly Dyes shows us his collection...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 23 2015
"This is a practice video, but it gives an idea of what we've got going on in our collection. Right now, I'm focusing on getting my Phase 2 Clone Army on stands. I really liked the clear REALSTANDS, but they're no longer produced, so I'm falling back on the Hasbro stands for now. I hope to have an updated video in the near future with more figures displayed."

Looks fantastic to me, let him know what you think here.


Imperial Walkers have been spotted in the new episode of REBELS!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Walkers have been spotted on REBELS!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
I couldn't help but wake the whole house up this morning when I watched the new episode of REBELS. We get Walkers and AT-AT Drivers in this one folks. So cool!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
STAR WARS LIGHTSABER UMBRELLA
The Lightsaber Umbrella is 45" long and has built in LED lights with three color options: Red, Green, & Blue. Pre-Order now for $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BKG10029&mode=retail

IMPERIAL AT-AT DRIVER 12 INCH FIGURE
“Echo Station 3-T-8. We have spotted Imperial walkers!” The Imperial AT-AT Driver most famously remembered from the Battle of Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is ready for cold climate battle in a standard-issue uniform featuring a streamlined helmet and glossy armor over a grey flight suit. He also includes interchangeable hands and a BlasTech E-11 Blaster. $209.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC11376&mode=retail

MIXED MATERIAL BI-FOLD WALLETS
These cool branded wallets feature three horizontal card pockets, two vertical card pockets, one transparent ID window, and one full size currency compartment. We have Superman, Batman, Captain America, Star Trek Command Badge, Star Wars Imperial, Star Wars Mandalore, Star Wars Rebel, and Legend of Zelda logo. $17.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=mixed%20material

HOT TOYS AND SIDESHOW NEW ARRIVALS
Check out the cool new arrivals from Sideshow and Hot Toys including the Movie Masterpiece Age of Ultron Hulk Deluxe Set with Smash Torso for $374.99; the Star Wars EPVI: A New Hope Han Solo and Chewbacca Set for $479.99 as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi for $219.99, Han Solo for $229.99, and Chewbacca for $254.99; and the Dark Knight Rises 1/12 Scale The Bat Deluxe Set with Batman and Catwoman figures for $779.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18178

STAR WARS HOT WHEELS CHARACTER CARS
Hot Wheels and Star Wars have joined forces! Kids and collectors alike will love seeing their favorite Star Wars characters reimagined as Hot Wheels cars. Each 1:64-scale car is individually designed to retain the “Force” of an iconic Star Wars character and combines the thrill and real racing excitement of Hot Wheels. We have Kylo Ren and Darth Vader for $4.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=character%20car%20series%2004


Oh Hasbro, Brandon Flores is sending you a little note!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Brandon Flores keeps on rockin TFA!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
I guess you could say he is still on his The Force Awakens kick eh? Stay tuned as I bet he shows us more today!


"It's interesting that girls want what the boys are playing with, too," he says. "They don't want a Star Wars toy that...

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 22, 2015

VP at Hasbro, Derryl DePriest confirms why I like him...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
You can see the direct quote from the article I linked about how he things Star Wars has affected girls play. I couldn't agree more and thank the maker he is VP over at Hasbro. Go Derryl, Go!



Dorkside Toys sends us an updated Newsletter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
One of the biggest things I am seeing is the MAFEX Vader is now in stock and I cannot wait to get mine! He looks really tough and I cannot wait to compare him to his Hasbro Counterpart.

Trust me there is a lot more to see than just this. Click in to see their new update with pictures for all their great deals.


Oh yeah, new customs on our Facebook Page!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Custom submitted on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
Looks pretty tough to me. Our Facebook Page is getting a lot of love this week!



Bon-Ton has a ton of Star Wars Products!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 22 2015
Including some really good deals on T-Shirts. Take a look here at all their offerings and daggone it is great to see Star Wars everywhere!


Hole in the Ground Productions is offering dio pieces!

Hole in the Ground Productions is offering Diorama Pieces!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"The long awaited Death Star styled (“Battlestation”) wall panels are now available for order! 3 different wall panels and 2 floor panel options. All sold separately so you can mix and match and add on however many you choose and in whatever order. Check out the webpage for more details.

Please keep in mind when ordering that I usually get backlogged on new diorama parts very quickly. So it could be 3-4 weeks even if you’re order is made fairly quickly. I would’ve stocked up more ahead of time but with all the different options, I have no idea what will likely be ordered in what quantities.

These will not be the only panels I will be making to fit in with the Battlestation theme. More will come but right now I will be switching over to Starship corridors as I want to give everyone a little something they’re interested in.

Eric Berry
(aka Raylen)
Hole in the Ground Productions"

Well now this sounds like fantastic news to the ole Tamer. We have seen some start ups start up and fizzle, but HITG Productions has been up for awhile and offers quality products. I have ordered from em myself and actively support em if you want to know what I think!


Shared on our Page, I like it!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Padawan Painter shares some work on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
I like it. He is one tough looking ARC Trooper! Be sure to check out our Facebook Page folks as you will see things there that may not be on our front page or forums.

Of course that works vice versa, but you have a ton of options to see new work, customizing of all genres, etc. at ISY!


Here is Mandalore25's other update. We need more Alien Jedi period!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mandalore25's other Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"Second, I made a Male Vuvrian jedi, with full leg articulation.

One of my disappointments with figures with legs like this is that hasbroken never made them fully articulated, even if the rest of the figure is, ex. geonosians, wioslea, Voolvif Monn. So I though I'd do it myself. I took the upper arm of the base figure, put it in where the knee was, then turned the lower leg of the base figure backwards, and attached it to where the elbow would go (adjust the feet accordingly). Really wasn't difficult at all, and he stands just fine, curious to why hasbroken never did this."

Makes sense to me. That picture will get you to a link where you can own this one too. We all need more Alien Jedi in our lives!


Mandalore25 is back with some new Jedis

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mandalore25 drops 2 new Jedis on us...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"Made a couple custom jedi yesterday, first off a custom female Ishi Tib.

She features a ball jointed head now that I modified the original by drilling the hole wider (about the exact same size as the neck nub so it's very snug), and put enough clay inside so it the heads sits where I want it, then moved it around to round out the inside. Worked perfectly, and look at the side pic the head only covers enough of the nub to stay on, so there is a huge range of motion to it. I also cut the hands off the Ishi Tib figure, glued the hands on the base, and then sculpt the lower arm to her new hands to make her as accurate as possible"

Clicking the image above will get you to a link you can add this one to your own collection.



Bronxstalker is back with a Shock Stormtrooper!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"Battlefront beta was crazy fun....I just had to make a battlefront shock trooper (a shock trooper wearing old school stormtrooper armor)."

I am so jonesing on a PS4 right now. I just have to get one. Great looking Trooper.



Star Alien 70 shows us another comic character...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"Here’s another from the Classic Marvel Star Wars comic stories: Dani the Zeltron.

Mainly from TBS Mara Jade; head modified and repainted, also replaced the feet with slightly larger ones from TVC Darth Maul. Holsters and repainted jacket from TVC Aurra Sing. Repainted arms and modified hands from TBS Bastila Shan."

Just a great recipe if you ask me.



The Iron Panda is back with a Snowtrooper Costume!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
"FINALLY! i have my first Snowtrooper-costume finished.i'm so happy with it that i feel like sharing it with you guys
I was dreaming of one since i was a little Kid.It's from British manufacturer RS Propmasters.But since i ordered mine unweathered i had all the weathering done by myself,and it was quite a challenge because i never worked on such large surfaces.right now me and my buddy Ralf are working on my correct "Empire E-11" because all i have now is a Replica of the"legendary"Pugman-blaster and its a little rough..."

Now that looks fantastic to me. I so want to make one of these outfits one year myself!



This is me and my daughter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 21 2015
They could of so cast me and my daughter and wife in this commercial. Although, I don't have quite the chore it seems when it comes to getting the toys (aka Choose Darkside Box) it seems. I thought this would be a good thing to get a smile on our faces this morning.



Just an awesome eBay Deal!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 20 2015
I just got an email that the 6" Black Series Clonetrooper is being sold now by Hasbro for only $13.59 on eBay! Now that will let you build your Clone Army!



Its true. All of it!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 20 2015
"The Dark Side. The Jedi. They're all real.

The Force its calling to you. Just let it in!"

If you weren't in from just knowing a new new Star Wars Film was coming out, this new trailer will hook you and reel you in! Bravo JJ! Bravo!


Buy your movie tickets online!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time to buy your The Force Awakens Tickets...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 20 2015
Click here to go to Fandango and get your movie tickets for Episode 7 The Force Awakens!


@Brandon Flores shares his latest. So cool!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 19, 2015

Brandon Flores with a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 20 2015
He has got to be excited as I am after seeing the new trailer last night and I can only wonder what he will be creating from that! Follow Brandon on Facebook!


The Resistance gathers tomorrow. Watch @ESPN’s Monday Night Football for a new look at #TheForceAwakens. https://t.co/Ft8vVg26VG

— Star Wars (@starwars) October 18, 2015

The Resistance gathers tomorrow. Watch @ESPN’s Monday Night Football for a new look at #TheForceAwakens.
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 19 2015
"Monday Night Football is getting some visitors from a galaxy far, far away.

The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut at halftime of ESPN's Monday Night Football (8:15 ET/5:15 PT) tonight. The trailer, which fans expect to be a little more revealing than the two that came before it, will be the final full-length look at the film before its premiere on Dec. 18.

After the trailer launch tickets will officially go on sale for The Force Awakens, as well as for a seven-movie marathon event that will show every single Star Wars film at theaters around the country.

Lucasfilm announced the new trailer while premiering a new poster Sunday, which gave fans their first peek at Carrie Fisher's return as Princess Leia and a new mystery to mull over in the form of a large, circular space station that looks an awful lot like a Death Star."

Well now I will have to stay up to at least see this!


We are back online and fully operational!

Everything's under control. Situation normal!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 19 2015
I was just flabbergasted at the amount of email I got today asking about our status and when we were going to be back online! It was great to see so many of you count your visits here as that important!

We had a slight weapons malfunction, but thanks to some diligence and foresight we were able to get rid of some of those pesky mynocks and get back to full power, including making sure the hyperdrive was working I might add. It was pretty cool to see our ISP bring about the full weight of the Empire today, not only to get us back up and running, but taking care of some pesky REBELS SCUM!



Ajunta Pall is back with another new update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 19 2015
"Next up is my custom "TECH" my favorite character of the clone force 99 aka the bad batch from the clone wars lost reels."

Wow, that looks spot on from how I remember him too. I miss those Clones. It was so great to see Rex, Wolffe, and Gregor this past weekend in the new REBELS.



Bronxstalker is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 19 2015
"Nothing major here, just a shock trooper that I was commissioned to make. Almost done, just need to add additional paint stripes on the helmet and legs. Also, another animated styled snake eyes for my own collection, nothing major, just a repaint of a steve rogers figure, with some abdomen/knee armor sculpt and fodder."

I like the look of them both!



Star Alien 70 shares a great Scuba Leia...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 19 2015
"Here's one from the Classic Expanded Universe. Leia Organa (Scuba Diver) from the Classic Marvel Star Wars comic story: The Iskalon Effect. Mainly from repainted TVC Aurra Sing. Arms and repainted gloves from TBS Mara Jade. Lower legs from Harry Potter Luna Lovegood with feet from TBS Bastila Shan. Repainted front part of head from TBS Bastila Shan, combined with back of head from POTJ Leia General."

What a great take on her and man she looks great with the mask on too.



Did you order your EE Imperial Forces Set yet?
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 18 2015
"Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures- EE Exclusive:

Entertainment Earth's first 6-inch The Black Series exclusive!

Four debut Imperial forces additions to the series.
Set includes the first-ever Crimson Stormtrooper action figure!

Also a Sandtrooper Sergeant, TIE pilot Lt. Oxixo, and black droid R2-Q5.

Each figure features awesome weapons and amazing paint!
Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figures - Entertainment Earth Exclusive. The set brings you four 6-inch scale plastic action figures in the employ of the Galactic Empire - including one you've never seen before as a toy! Each features awesome weapons and amazing paint, so you really should pick up a few of them to serve Darth Vader and the Emperor on your toy shelves. The 4 figures include:

Sandtrooper Sergeant - The Black Series debut! Sandtrooper Sergeant includes a white pauldron, backpack, rifle, grenade launcher, and Stormtrooper blaster, plus his survival backpack. Measures 6-inches tall and sports 26 points of articulation.

Crimson Stormtrooper - World action figure debut! This red Stormtrooper has never before been seen as an action figure in any size, so here's your chance to get the very first one. With 26 points of articulation, he measures 6-inches tall and serves the will of the Emperor with a rifle and blaster.

Lieutenant Oxixo - The Black Series debut! As a TIE Fighter pilot, this 6-inch tall figure serves the Imperial forces on the Death Star above Endor. He has a uniquely painted helmet with a distinctive silver crest, distinguishing him from his fellow squad members in the Imperial Navy. Lieutenant Oxixo boasts 24 points of articulation and a working holster.

R2-Q5 - The Black Series debut! With spinning wheels, a rotating dome, and a retractable third leg, this black robot conceals all sorts of secrets under his bronze panels! He measures 3 1/4-inches tall and sports 6 points of articulation.

Size: 6-inch scale"

I know I got my order in! This looks to be a great pack.


Truly my wife's parents knew what they were doing raising their daughter. Its no wonder I love her so much!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Birthday to my wife!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 18 2015
I don't normally do a lot of personal Star Wars posting, but came across this picture of my wife as a child sporting her Star Wars Nightgown and R2 Bop It and just had to get this up here today. She has dealt with a lot this year and I just wanted to share how much I love her and how proud I am of her, especially this past year.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us an awesome Ziro the Hutt...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 18 2015
"Here's a custom ZIRO THE HUTT done in a more realistic style instead of the animated style seen in the Clone Wars show. This is a commissioned piece made for a customer of mine. I resculpted the facial area including the mouth,nose,warts, and eyes. I opened up the areas around the eyes to make the eyes bigger. I handpainted all of the tattoos seen on this custom figure. Then once all of the tattoos were dry then I painted the yellow tattoos and Ziro's eyes with flourescent paints so that they all glow under blacklight.I custom made Ziro's flower/feather adornment for his headgear from artfoam that I cut and painted. I made Ziro's custom headgear and it has three strong magnets embedded in it that attach to strong magnets that I embedded into three areas of Ziro's head. This allows the headgear to attach/detach easily to/from Ziro the Hutt's head.Once all painting was completed I painted a light blackwash over the entire custom Ziro the Hutt figure."

This looks absolutely phenomenal in a black light! What a great update.


Brandon Flores finishes his First Order Snowspeeder Diorama

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 18, 2015

HALCION finishes his FO Snowspeeder Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 18 2015
Its a new day with a new image from Brandon Flores. What can I say that I haven't said? He is just creating the stuff we all wish we could own. Stay tuned as who knows what he will show us today!



Clone Crazy is back with a new chapter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 18 2015
He has shared Will of the Force: KOTOR #4 New Beginnings and it is another enjoyable chapter. Get in there and let him know what you think. The photo-novel folks are in a league by themselves for creating their wonderful stories that add to our overall fandom often with very little accolades.

This is just one great story as hour heroes inform the Jedi Council of the evil of Darth Malak. What will happen, you will just have to click in to see.


Brandon Flores starts a new Episode 7 Project!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Brandon Flores starts a new TFA Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 17 2015
Talk about someone who is all in for the new movie, HALCION just keeps cranking out such wonderful projects. I am absolutely loving the First Order Snowtrooper Dios, Troopers, Speeders, etc. that he is working on and this one seems like it is gonna be even better yet! Stay tuned to our Facebook Page as he shares how this turns out.



Ajunta Pall is back with a JOE Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 17 2015
"Round two. I'm a big GiJoe fan and my collection is getting bigger so I did a custom Crimson Cobra Commander. Pretty basic yet I'm stoked it came out like I envisioned it in my head. Hope someone likes it too."

Well I sure do. It looks spot on perfect with the reference image he was using.



Darth Crassus shows us how important weathering is...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 17 2015
"I added a bit of weathering to the Leia in Boussh outfit 6" figure. I used a black detail wash. It's a light effect, but it helps bring some of the detail out and dirty up the outfit (the figure comes with no weathering)."

Make sure you scroll around while there as he has also done this to a 6" Rey to good effect too.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a KOTOR Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 17 2015
"Here's a custom Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II DARTH TRAYA figure with custom made stand. This is a commissioned piece for a customer. She features an all new exclusive resin cast head molded from an original sculpt by me,sculpted forearm wraps,resin cast upper torso, removable left hand, soft goods with hood sewn in place,and a custom stand with three removable magnetically attached lightsabers that can be placed into any position to simulate her levitating swirling triple lightsabers seen in the game."

I think she looks pretty cool, especially the system he rigged up for the levitating sabers.



New Season of REBELS looks promising...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 17 2015
From new Inquisitors to Ahsoka getting rowdy to the return of Rex, Gregor, and Wolffe to seeing OTC Ships like the B-Wing and AT-AT this new season of REBELS is gonna be fun.

It kicked off on October 14th, but be sure to go to Watch Disney XD Go to catch up online if you are like me and have limited time on Wednesdays to watch the new episodes!



Did you order your Sideshow Exclusive Sixth Scale AT-AT Driver
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 16 2015
If not, this is your link, as I must say I am really impressed with this overall. I think their idea to have a vintage styled blaster rifle for their exclusive version was just a win win for the extra item. Talk about nostalgic. And yes, yes I did get my order in!

Be sure to scroll down and see our full image gallery for this wonderful offering too. Thank you Sideshow for creating my ultimate dream offering in this scale. I have a Marmit version, but this one looks like it is gonna give it a real run for its money. Now I only need Premium Format, Hot Toys version, and perhaps one day they will make a bust?


Brandon Flores test fitting his new First Order Snowspeeder...

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 16, 2015

Brandon Flores is keeping it real!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 16 2015
His First Order Snowspeeder just looks phenomenal to me and I can wait to see how his final diorama turns out. Yesterday he sent us an image of the test fit and it looks like the ole FO Snowtroopers are parallel parking to good effect. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page to see what he shows us today!



Ajunta Pall is back with a Marvel Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 16 2015
"Haven't posted this here I don't think! One of my favorite childhood marvel characters is T'challa aka Black Panther. Always wanted him as an action figure so Ijust made one using a Black Lightning (first African american Dc comics character) as a base. Go figure right?"

I think it turned out great!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
STAR WARS ARTFX+ CAPTAIN PHASMA
Captain Phasma is ready for battle in her reflective armor and weapons at the ready. With optional arm parts, you can choose two different poses and the magnets in her feet give extra stability to the display. This incredible ArtFX+ statue of the Captain of the First Order will be a fantastic addition to any Star Wars collection. $59.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11456&mode=retail

R2-D2 OVEN GLOVES
By utilizing some of the galaxy's finest robotic work, we've somehow made cooking dinner that much more exciting! Whether you're turning a well done Tauntaun steak over a bare lightsaber blade, or pulling a dish of blue milk mac and cheese from the oven, these bad boys will keep your hands safe from the heat. Modeled after R2-D2's iconic look from the original trilogy, these fabric oven gloves are kitchenware for a more civilized age. Get the Two Pack for $18.99 or just one glove for $10.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20oven

HOT TOYS AND SIDESHOW NEW ARRIVALS
A bunch of new items arrived this week including the Age of Ultron Artist Mix Figures, Age of Ultron Cosbaby Vinyl Collectible Figures, Age of Ultron 1/6 Scale Hulk, Dark Knight Rises 1/12 Scale The Bat Set, and the 12” Jango Fett figure from the Scum & Villainy collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18178

SANTA CLAUS RETRO ACTION FIGURE
Santa himself has been created in the 8 inch retro figure format. Santa will be dressed in a detailed cloth Santa suit, complete with hat and belt. The detail on this Santa allows him to fall right in line with all of your Figures Toy Company superhero and superstar retro figures! $29.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=FGR10234&mode=retail


The Exclusive Version Includes a Vintage Styled Blaster Rifle! This is due to go up for pre-order on Thursday, October 15th!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Is everyone ready for the SSC AT-AT Driver Pre-Order today?
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
I am so so looking forward to being able to add the pre-order link to this news story today.

UPDATE: This is now live! Here is your pre-order link for the Sixth Scale Exclusive Version of the AT-AT Driver! Be sure to get the version that includes the vintage blaster rifle. What a great collectible from Sideshow!



I finally get my email it is in stock!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
So, I guess after about a week of it showing up in stock sporadically the email feature actually does work. Guess there goes my morning rant!

All joking aside, click here because right now, as of 5:55 AM Eastern Time this is in stock.

I will also try to do what I did yesterday and update this news story with its status, but it is beginning to look like the craze for this is dying down and it will actually stay in stock everywhere so all of us can get one or two!


Brandon Flores creates an awesome 6" Scale Hoth Diorama!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Brandon Flores shows us his 6" Hoth Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
Look at the full to scale 6" Snowspeeder! For the win! It is always amazing to see what HALCION is building in this scale. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page as he seems to add at least one update daily!



Darth Samurai finishes his Tantive IV Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
"So I finished the diorama for now, I still need to get some better lighting and smoke effects, but here are some test pictures."

Looks pretty nice to me!



The Clonehead is back with a new Femme Mando Parts Pack!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 15 2015
"Got another Femando set listed starting at .99 ends Saturday."

Concise and to the point as always, Clint gives you a chance to make an ultimate female Mandalorian at the fraction of the cost if you tried to pick up these pieces on your own. Not to mention the pop on Mando Armor, you won't find that anywhere!



Sideshow releases new images of their Sixth Scale AT-AT Driver!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
"Suited for cold climate battle, the AT-AT driver comes fitted in a standard-issue uniform, featuring a streamlined helmet connected by pressurized hoses to a life support system, and glossy white armor over a pristine grey flight suit.

Interchangeable driving gauntlets feature a com-link and allow dexterity for handling AT-AT controls, while positive gravity pressure boots keep him grounded in all situations.

Although typically found in the cockpit, Sideshow’s Exclusive Imperial AT-AT driver also comes armed with a vintage inspired rifle blaster (shown below) – a nostalgic feature Star Wars collectors are sure to enjoy.

Ready to serve the Galactic Empire with honor and distinction, the Imperial AT-AT driver will be an exceptional addition to any Star Wars Hoth or military collection!

Both the regular and Exclusive editions of the Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $209.99, with optional payment plans available. Pre-orders begin this Thursday, October 15th.

Click here to go see the great new images. I cannot wait until tomorrow to get mine ordered. I have been waiting for a long time on this one!



The ongoing saga of the Toys R Us Exclusive Snowtrooper Commander...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
This is really hitting well in many areas and I have seen pictures of people finding multiples posted on Facebook, but for yours truly and many others in rural situations like myself who rely more on internet etailers rather than toy store runs this one is getting about as frustrating as trying to get an SDCC First Order Trooper in your cart and checking out on Hasbro Toy Shop! I was able to get to the place where I thought I had it paid for only for it to come up with none found. Argh!!! And does their email me when available feature actually work? I know I have signed up under two separate emails and it has been available again three times that I know of since I signed those up. Cmon Toys R Us! Click here to keep checking throughout the day and if you don't see me posting someone email me if you see it is back in stock so I can let others know as Toys R Us sure ain't gonna! Ok, morning rant over I think!

UPDATE: Its back in stock as of right now. Hurry, Hurry Hurry!

It is back in stock at of 3:34 PM! Still in stock as of 3:56 PM too! I hope you were able to order one!



Get that hard to find part from Clint's Toys and Video Games!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
We have all been there. You need one piece of one action figure and you don't need the whole thing. What do you do? Most of us bite it and buy the entire thing knowing the parts we don't need will collect dust. Well let the Clonehead save you all that waste by getting just the part you need. From helmets to heads to other great parts and accessories you will find exactly what you need at a great price.

Some of the things that are popping out to me right now are:

Custom Resin Finn Head for 6" Figures

Custom Resin Flame Trooper Head for 3 and 3/4" Figures

Custom Resin Captain Phasma Head for 3 and 3/4" Figures

So, there is a lot of Force Awakens love in addition to some great parts combinations you won't see anywhere else. Tell him you heard about him from the Tamer!



Ron Hembling stars a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
"Onto another project and this is a commission piece that the client want's done and after some chatting together we both decided that a SS type Cantina diorama/display would be the way to go.

As you can see I have started out using foam core which will be the major material used in this build."

I am still reeling from his 6" Partial Falcon Dio which was one of his best. Ever!


Brandon Flores is at it again, you know its gonna be good!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Brandon Flores shows us his next WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
Looks like he was able to score a couple of Toys R Us Exclusive Snowtrooper Commanders! Now he is off on a Snow Diorama. Follow this build on our Facebook Page!


Stronox shows us why we think he is one of the best. Very cool!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Stronox Customs is back with a Mando Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
"This is an original figure I came up with...Because Mandalorians with sabers are just cool..."

I agree! Click here to go add him to your collection!



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a Droid Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
"Here's a couple of custom Star Wars PROBE DROIDS. The Separatist Probe Droid was made last year but I didn't get a picture of it posted until today. The custom Probe Droid and Stand were made a few months back.This custom Probe Droid is removable from the custom made stand."

Wow, those look great. I always thought there would be a ton of different venerations of the Imperial Probe Droid!



Kid Power! Target Partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Empower Kids to Get Active and Save Lives!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 14 2015
"It’s no secret that kids across the U.S. have major superhero potential. And soon, they’ll have the power to save lives and help provide therapeutic food packets to kids around the world, just by getting active. Target is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help bring UNICEF Kid Power to households and students across the country. To kick-off the partnership, Target will be the exclusive retailer of the Kid Power Band—the world’s first “wearable-for-good.

The one-size-fits-all UNICEF Kid Power band retails for $39.99 and comes in four colors: blue, orange, and two special Star Wars: Force for Change editions in black and white. The bands go on sale at Target.com beginning Nov. 29, just in time for the holidays, and are available now for pre-order. They’ll also be available in select Target stores beginning in 2016.*

*For each UNICEF Kid Power Band purchased in US Target stores and target.com between 10.13.2015 and 12.31.2016, Target will donate $10 to United States Fund for UNICEF."



FREE Star Wars Exclusive Toy only @ Kmart This Week!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
"With the much anticipated premier of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this December, Kmart is offering shoppers an exclusive, FREE Star Wars: The Force Awakens A-Wing Micro Machine with the purchase of any Star Wars action figure $9.99 or more.

Star Wars fans and collectors can only snatch up this exclusive toy at Kmart in-stores this week (through Sat, 10/17), while supplies last. (Micro Machine can be purchased separately for $3.49.)

Kmart also has Star Wars merchandise from home to apparel, footwear and more so the whole family can join the force."

Now that is a great reason to go on a toy run if you ask me!


Build yourself a great Female Mandalorian with this Armor Set!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Clonehead creates some great parts kits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
I am telling you, leave it to the Clonehead to create something that will really get your creative juices going. Some of his latest kits include this great Mandalorian Female Armor Kit that will give you the parts to put together one tough action figure. Click here to go see his entire store!


New chapters of Webtoons are up! I am really enjoying this webcomic!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New chapters are up on Webtoons...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
Thanks to Ben Alius now I see that there are new chapters of the A New Hope Story up on Webtoons. Such a great version of our beloved Classic Trilogy. I cannot wait to see them get to The Empire Strikes Back!


Brandon Flores just keeps on creating things we can but dream about!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 12, 2015

HALCION just keeps on cranking...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
His dioramas are things we can but dream about. The precision and attention to detail just unsurpassed in the six inch scale. Make sure you are paying attention to our Facebook Page as he shares daily!


What an accomplishment!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy anniversary to Sith Fire 30...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
It has been 10 years since Dayton Allen aka Sith Fire 30 has gotten involved in the hobby. He is such a great ambassador for our passion and he took some time to put together a gallery of his work over the years.


Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Enjoy the NYCC Gallery for Sunday!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
Our roving reporter, Dan "The Spectre" Kosa dared the lines and crowds and got us some great footage for the final day of the con. I see a lot of great items I know I sure would love to have!


Here is another novel idea. Lets get our gals some action figures!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Just a great idea for girls action figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 13 2015
My wife actually put me onto this great kickstarter campaign,

"HeroMe: Introducing HeroMe Girl

We're back! Last fall you, our backers, helped us launch HeroMe so that kids could have the power to create their own superhero action figures. Now, we're excited to launch HeroMe Girl - a line of customizable female superhero action figures. We know the power and importance of a child's imagination, and we're excited to add female figures to inspire the creativity of all children as they write and tell their own superhero stories."

Get into that link and lets get em funded!


Lets help eradicate this daggone disease and support girl's action figures!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Care to promote cancer awareness and cancer research?
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 12 2015
After dealing with this in my own family this dreaded disease has really become personal to me and my family. I am Elemental is an action figure company that started up last year in an effort to give girls some quality action figure choices right along there with the boys. I have gotten their entire line for my own daughter and love the message they send along with the figures. They are now offering an exclusive LIMITED EDITION PINK BRAVERY AND GREETING CARD SET where all the proceeds will go to cancer research. Go support em folks!



Stenhunter is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 12 2015
"It has been some time since I last posted.. I know.. where does the time go? Well, in my case I've sold a house, shared a house and finally built a house over the last 18 months. With that, the new house is coming along and I was able to build and finish my workbench this weekend in the garage, which gods be praised has allowed me to at last dig out all my craft material..

On top of that, what a time to be alive right? TFA!! coming in just a few short months... Plus all the new stuff and things being released I couldn't help myself I just had the itch to paint, and really anything. It's not a large piece (those are coming) but it felt so awesome to paint again.. I give you..

The Red Osprey, YT-1300R (New MF micro machine, but not the TFA one)"

It is so great to see him back. As you will see he sure hasn't got any rust on him!



Black Thorne is back with wave 2...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 12 2015
"I got the "wave 2" done."

Not much description, but the figures pretty much speak for themselves.



Clone Crazy is back with a new chapter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 12 2015
He has shared Will of the Force: KOTOR #4 New Beginnings and it is another enjoyable chapter. Get in there and let him know what you think. The photo-novel folks are in a league by themselves for creating their wonderful stories that add to our overall fandom often with very little accolades.



New Premium Format SSC Boba Fett Photos...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 12 2015
"Brand new images of the Boba Fett Premium Format Figure in the photo gallery!"

It sure is a great looking offering to me. Click here to go see it for yourself and pick one up!


Tweets by @The_Shipyards

Stay tuned to this feed all day as The Spectre heads back to New York Comic-Con!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
Our Twitter Page and Facebook Page will feature all of his exploits today. Look for him to showcase all the Star Wars And Sci-Fi and Customizing features he can find in his travels today. Dan, thanks as always, and have a fun day!


Imperial Shipyards joins the ranks of the First Order as we unveil great new Hasbro Products for 2015! Stay tuned to this gallery as we highlight all the wonderful things Hasbro sends us. Thank You Hasbro!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 9, 2015

#CHOOSEDARKSIDE Continues...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
We got the box open after a very sick day I had yesterday. As you will see, one little girl had an absolute blast with the items which we will revue in their entirety here in the future. All I have to say at this point is if you don't get your kids a NERF First Order Blaster for Christmas shame on you! Click here to see the entire album.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a new Cantina Patron...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
"Here's a custom Cantina Patron, a RANAT custom figure. He features a custom resin cast head/body/belt pouches/legs, custom sculpted tail, knife accessory, custom resin cast deactivated pit droid accessory, custom paint, and he has poseable arms and hands.

This one of a kind custom figure is FOR SALE here."

Looks good to me, I love these obscure alien cantina characters. I wish Hasbro would do a wave a year with some of these!



Star Alien 70 is back with a Femme Trooper Cosplay AF...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
"Not posted for a while, thanks for your comments and shares on the cantina figures. I’ve got a few more customs to post, so I’ll start with this one.

Female Stormtrooper (Femtrooper Cosplay):

I never got the Joker Squad battlepack, so I wanted to make my own female stormtrooper. I intended it to be just a modified stormtrooper with a female head, but then I started playing around with the parts and decided to base it on a femtrooper cosplay style. I wanted to use mainly stormtrooper parts, but I found the stylised clone parts were more suited (and the Captain Rex chest piece is the soft plastic type which made it easy to swap)."

Wow, she looks absolutely gorgeous to me! I am sure the female cosplay community will give her a great reaction too.



Halnarthax87 is back with an arty fix for the new Ahsoka!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
"My hopes for Ahsoka were realized with Star Wars Rebels, a cryptic seemingly helpful but slightly dangerous entity turns out to be our wayward padawan. And then they were good enough to give us an action figure of her... sad figures aren't what they used to be in terms of articulation. I fixed that."

He did at that folks, it is just fantastic to see the movement in her. What a difference it makes to get realistic poses.



Ron Hembling finishes his 6" Faclon Diorama!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
"I have completed the Falcon, I added a fuel line by using an old extension lead and some irrigation hose. I glued the two together and then used plasti card as the metal brackets and secured it in place by using think plastic rod.

The static charge cables are old head phone cables and the static base was made from pieces of plasti card 1/35 parts and plastic rod."

Folks hands down this is one of the best looking dioramas I have seen. Click on through and make sure you scroll around. Start from the initial work in progress and work your way through. Talk about a journey!


Brandon Flores is just stealing the show!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Brandon Flores shares a new First Order Work Custom Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
As you can see he is First Ordering Up. What an impressive diorama. Ah, if only we could get the Big H to man up and make something like this! Till then, we can only marvel at the great diorama work that is HALCION!



Sjefke gives us his final Yakface Reveal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
"What I like about this figure is that most of the articulation is hidden behind soft goods, but not inhibited by them.

I was thrilled with the whiskers. I may go back and customize Mosep Binneed's and Tawss Khaa's whiskers this way too."

He also shares the full recipe for a custom that for me is the most definitive version of this character I have ever seen.


Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dan has great fun at New York Comic-Con...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 11 2015
Enjoy the gallery of his Saturday Fun at the convention. You will enjoy the image spread!


Imperial Shipyards joins the ranks of the First Order as we unveil great new Hasbro Products for 2015! Stay tuned to this gallery as we highlight all the wonderful things Hasbro sends us. Thank You Hasbro!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 9, 2015

The #CHOOSEDARKSIDE Promotion has begun!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter Pages as we reveal the start of what looks to be a wonderful new partnership between ISY and Hasbro!

Don't worry I will have that box open and the contents posted soon!



We get some answers back from Hasbro...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
First off I would like to thank the Star Wars Brand Team of Joe and Steven for giving us a few minutes of their time from what was no doubt a very busy day to answer a couple of our questions. We were able to clarify a few things that were on the rumor mill. Click here to go see what they answered.



Sjefke is back with an awesome Yakface Custom Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
"Hey Yarders, A few weeks ago, I scored a POTF2 YakFace and showed off some improvements I had made to the head. I wanted to go further with the whole figure. As usual, it's a big mish-mash of parts. I'm coining the term "Franken-figure".

The body needed a complete makeover. The rubber cloak is ugly. He needs way more articulation, and the hands are oversized and cartoonish. Using just a The Corps action figure and a few spare ball joints, I got him to 14 POA.

I put a ball joint onto the wrists. The original POTF2 hands are way oversized, so I sculpted new ones over the Corps figure's hands."

Folks, that is just the start of the awesomeness that is this update. We don't have to worry about Hasbro as long as custom artists like Sjefke are around to really show what a figure could really be!



McRobo Creations creates a Ghost Barge just in time for Halloween!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
"-Custom made by hand

-Solid ABS plastic, double thickness

-44" long x 16" wide x 18" tall

-11 lbs (5 kgs)

-Spray clear coat is glow in the dark

-See through vents for light

-Double lined rails with rivets

-Gold trim all around"

And folks that is just a small part of the description for this great new offering. Finally someone is giving you the chance to own a Sail Barge! Click here to go add it to your collection!


Brandon Flores is creating a great AT-SD Pilot!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 9, 2015

HALCION is making a pilot for his AT-SD!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
I am still blown away by Brandon's Walker and now I can see he is creating an over the top pilot for it to boot.


Brandon Flores has a growing First Order Custom Army!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 9, 2015

Brandon Flores shares his First Order Custom Army...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
Talk about a great six inch First Order Line Up. At this rate he will have an entire division by the Episode 7 Debut date!



Help Sideshow support a great cause...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 9 2015
"The Michael P. Nosco Foundation, Inc. supports our Southern California communities whose mission is to provide financial relief to families and/or individuals who are confronting a life threatening illness. The foundation's mission is realized by organizing an annual cycling event, the Michael Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride, to generate revenue."

I am definitely gonna go take a look myself today. Take it from the ole Tamer, dealing with a life threatening illness means all the support you can get! Click here to go see what Sideshow has up for auction to support this Foundation.


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 8 2015
NEW STAR WARS EXCLUSIVES
Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figures. The set brings you Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant Oxixo and R2-Q5! Each features awesome weapons and amazing paint and the box set is $99.99; Crush the resistance in the desert with the Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper Officer! Your army won't be complete until you add this awesome armored officer and his ride to your squadron for $33.99!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=20187

1/6 SCALE FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER PILOT
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features an all new glossy black color designed TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, meticulously tailored flight suit, detailed blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem! $199.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=hot%201/6%20vii

STAR WARS EPISODE VII APPAREL
Dazzle your friends and fellow movie-goers at the Star Wars Episode VII premier with these new apparel items from Bioworld including Mini Satchels, Duffle Bags, Knit Beanies, Wallets, Jacquard Scarves, Keychains, and Dog Tags—all based on characters from the upcoming film. Prices range from $5.99 to $34.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=episode%20vii%20apparel

STAR WARS EPISODE VII DIE-CAST VEHICLES
Re-create the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with Black Series Titanium vehicles. With exacting attention to detail, vehicles in this series set the standard for quality and realism that Star Wars fans expect. No collection -- or adventure -- is complete without these Black Series Titanium vehicles. Build up an epic collection with all the figures and vehicles from The Black Series. Waves 02, 03, and 04 are available in Case of 12 for $59.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=EPISODE%20VII%20DIE-CAST

STAR WARS MIRACLE ACTION FIGURES
The MAFEX No 010 Stormtrooper figure comes with a blaster rifle and an articulated figure stand and the MAFEX No 006 Darth Vader features a removable helmet, lightsaber and fabric cape. Both figures are in the 6 inch scale and feature high quality attention to detail and nice articulation. $54.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=STAR%20WARS%20MAFEX

STAR WARS PAPER FIGURE BLUEPRINTS
Papercraft figures are easy-to-build punch-out figures that require no scissors, no tape, and no glue. Perforated, scored, and embossed, they go from flat to figure in five minutes! Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Stormtrooper are in stock and ready join your collection for $7.99 each!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%2012%22%20paper

STAR WARS FIGUARTS DARTH MAUL
The deadly Dark Lord of the Sith known as Darth Maul has joined the S.H. Figuarts Star Wars lineup and includes extra head and hand parts, his signature double-bladed lightsaber, and features the flexible Figuarts body style that allows you to create his iconic acrobatic maneuvers. $94.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN16398&mode=retail


The Press Photos that Hasbro released to coincide with their NYCC 2015 showcase. Stay tuned we will be adding to this!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Here are the Press Photos from Hasbro!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 8 2015
Hot off the download, here are the PR Photos for their NYCC Reveals this Fall. Stay tuned, I sure hope this gallery gets way way bigger as the con continues today!


Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dan gives us more great images from the Night Before Party...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 8 2015
More Star Wars, no problem! Dan "the Spectre" Kosa braved a train delay to get in there and get you the new information. stay tuned as I even have the new Promo Photos if I can find time to download em!


Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Spectre hits the Night Before Party with a bang!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 8 2015
As you can see by the gallery above he is showing us all the cool new items Hasbro had to showcase last night!



This week we feature another much needed SW Offering...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 7 2015
I have decided to make Wednesday our what do we sorely need and try to show you where to find it day. Last week out we featured some of the awesome 6" Soft Goods Cloaks by one rickhor409 and we got a most excellent response.

Well today I am back with a way for you to get a 6" Han Solo in Carbonite. This was part of the exclusive SDCC Boba Fett Offering that got the six inch line started and Hasbro has said that we may see it again offered singly down the road. Evidently that road is still far in the distance as there isn't even a hint of a rumor of this seeing retail again.

So, I am here to show you that there is hope. eBay to the rescue. You can right now get three different versions of this on the proverbial find anything place. From High to Middle to Low End Range with a range in price from $59 dollars to $25 dollars you have what seems to me to be three pretty good choices for how to add this to your collection if you weren't able to score that pricey SDCC Exclusive.


Brandon Flores is joy riding again!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maybe today is the day of HALCION!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 7 2015
Brandon Flores is joy riding again on our Facebook Page. I am guessing this one was added to his already fantastic First Order Jungle Assault Diorama that has his awesome AT-SD in it. Make sure you get onto our Facebook Page to see what he posts next!


It didn't take Brandon Flores long to get his new First Order Scout Walker dirty!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HALCION goes out and gets his AT-SD dirty!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 7 2015
Talk about one fantastic First Order Diorama in action! It looks like the Rebels are on the loosing end of this one.


Brandon Flores finishes his First Order Scout Walker. Nice!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Brandon Flores finishes his FO Scout Walker...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 7 2015
As you can see it looks great on full First Order Display. And don't worry we have one more pic of this in action too.



Ron Hembling adds more lights to his 6" Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, October 7 2015
"Here are three more pics with a landing bay light made from plasti card, a clear section of a nacelle fro Star trek and a fake candle light."

This is really turning out to perhaps be his finest build yet and if you know Hemble Creations you know that is saying something. Stay tuned as he brings this project to fruition.


Brandon Flores creating six inch vehicles for his figures. Awesome looking Scout Walker for his First Order Stormtrooper!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 5, 2015

HALCION for president I say!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
Look at this Scout Walker he created for his First Order Stormtrooper.

Wouldn't it be cool to just spend a few hours in the workshop of Brandon Flores. Talk about something for your bucket list.



Ron Hembling continues his epic 6" Falcon Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"Finished the Falcon and just now need to do the base. With the Falcon I painted and weathered the ramp and gave the ramp and the hull a very light wash of watered down matt black.

Once the wash dried I then used pastels to bring out the streaks and panels and then gave the whole thing 3 coats of matt varnish. I still need to add dust to the ramp but will do that once the sand base is done.

Added lights to the bottom of the Falcon by using the fake candle lights. Sorry for the crappy pics I can never get good pics when there is light and in the dark."

I don't think these new pics with the lights are bad at all! Man, what we all wouldn't give to have something like this to display our 6" Figures in.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"Here's a custom Star Wars 6 Inch Black Series style TWILEK FEMALE AAYLA SECURA in Smuggler Disguise. This custom one of a kind figure features resin cast head tails, custom sculpted headgear, custom sculpted forehead jewelry, custom sculpted ears, custom lightsaber with magnetically attached/detached blue saber blade, custom resin cast belt pouches and added gear, and is a fully poseable custom figure.

This custom one of a kind figure is FOR SALE here."

I must say this one is downright gorgeous. Hasbro would have a good mine if they released her in this outfit.



CloneTroopr is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"Hello there! I haven’t updated in quite a while it seems. Been a bit busy with non-SW customs, but here we go! The Imperial Commando, the next stage of the Republic Commandos, wasn’t something that was explored much in the EU. The only “no-longer” canon source we had of the Imperial Commandos was a novel and its dark cover art. The features of the armor were purposely hard to see. The only other time we got to see Imperial Commandos was in the Force Unleashed video game. The Imperial Commando armor was an unlockable costume.

With so few reference images to choose from, and the variability in design, it’s no wonder that I couldn’t find one version of this armor in custom action figure form. This was all I had to work with.

I modified a super-articulated Republic Commando action figure. The helmet has been heavily customized to look more sinister and Stormtrooper-like: the visor was deepened, vents were added, the breath vents were made bigger, etc. I also scratch-built a backpack for the figure from transparent plastic.

What I’m most proud of, however, is the vibroknife that is attached to the figure’s fist plate. In the game, the player could quickly eject a vibroknife from the knuckle plate to take down an enemy. To reflect this, I made a small vibroknife that could be attached or removed from the figure.

I hope you like my interpretation of the Imperial Commando!"

Wow, now that was some description. I must say I was gonna cut a bit of it off, but it really lends to the overall effect of the figure.



Ghost Skull 18 super articulates the 12" Kylo Ren...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"Kylo is made using a 12in 5poa figure, the head an hands were modified to fit the super articulated body. The pants are from a darth maul an the boots are from vader. The rest of the outfit was cut an sewn by me. The belt is made from a foam strip with the belt clasp cut from the 12in 5poa."

Now that is some fancy needlework. It is great to see customizers refusing to accept 5 POA. I think it sends a great message to Hasbro that folks want the action put back in their action figures.



BDC41866 gives us a new SWTOR custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"New custom time. I have been playing a lot of SWTOR lately, leveling up several characters before The Fallen Empire update. Got inspired to do this Heavy Weapons Trooper. The McQuarrie concept figures are some of my all time favorites, and they really lend themselves to customizing. Enjoy!"

Talk about a great parts recipe of this one. He packs a big ole gun too. That just equals win win to me.



JKNO reviews the Sideshow Scout Trooper with Speederbike...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"SSC Scout and Speederbike arrived. Easy assembly, the only issue I had was with trooper's belt being too wide and I used some hidden tape to hold it up as it should have been in the first place. A nice set of figures, 8.5 out of 10."

Serg knows his Imperials. Like really knows his Imperials. 8.5 from Serg means this is pretty daggone nice. We will see how he elaborates on this in the coming days.



Ajunta Pall is back with some Stormies with removable helmets...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"Heres my custom Jes Gistang and Stormie Luke and Han!"

She looks pretty spot on to me. They all do. It is good to see AP posting again!


See how Brandon Flores sets up his custom displays and dioramas!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Monday, October 5, 2015

See how HALCION displays his customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
With all of Brandon Flores' outstanding creations, especially Episode 7 lately, I always wonder how they showcase their creations. Here we get to see exactly that. Pretty cool if you ask me!



The Spectre is back with a Dalek takeover...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, October 6 2015
"I am getting close to finishing the non-canon Cushing films inspired red and blue variants, the gray/black "Genesis Of The Daleks" inspired and gold/black "Day Of The Daleks" inspired versions."

He also started off with a snazy black and gold version too. I must say I can see why he likes them. I really need to watch a few episodes of Dr. Who, I bet I would really like it.



BBTS lists Star Wars 6" Black Series Imperial Forces Exclusive Box Set of 4...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 5 2015
"Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figures. The set brings you four 6-inch scale plastic action figures in the employ of the Galactic Empire - including one you've never seen before as a toy! Each features awesome weapons and amazing paint, so you really should pick up a few of them to serve Darth Vader and the Emperor on your toy shelves. This item is priced at $99.99"

Talk about one great set folks, this is sold out everywhere else I know of. Leave it to BBTS to list the hard to find packs and still give you a chance to won em at a reasonable price.



BBTS sends work on great exclusive items...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, October 5 2015
"Crush the resistance in the desert with the Star Wars The Force Awakens Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper Officer! This fantastic boxed set brings you a 3 3/4-inch scale action figure and a vehicle. Your army won't be complete until you add this awesome armored officer and his ride to your squadron! This item is priced at $33.99."

Stay tuned, we have one more to feature this morning as well! You can always count on BBTS to feature a wide range of collectibles from your favorite lines!



Good ole Tunghori is back with The Force Awakens Figures!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 4 2015
I wondered if he would get involved in The Force Awakens Products and I can see he is back in Full Force!

From GENERAL HUX to GUAVIAN ENFORCER to the new REBELS Season 2 AHSOKA TANO he seems to have em all.

Click here to go get started!


I just saw this Imperial TIE Walker is for sale!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Imperial TIE Walker up for sale on eBay...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 4 2015
I just featured this story a few minutes ago and promised information on how you could own it. Well here you go.

At $210 this is a very fair price for a build this detailed. I am having a hard time not bidding on it myself!


You know he had me at Imperial TIE Walker! Wow!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Look what I came across on our Facebook Page!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 4 2015
I found this last evening posted on our Facebook Page. Talk about Spectacular. In my opinion something like this should have been featured in our beloved film series a long time ago. An Imperial TIE Mech just makes perfect sense!

I also found out he has this one up for grabs on eBay too. Look for a separate news story to follow this one on those details.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a new Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 4 2015
"Custom Star Wars FEMALE CEREAN JEDI KNIGHT figure.

Features:
Custom tattoos painted onto her face that glow under black light, all new exclusive resin cast head, resin cast upper torso, soft goods lower skirt, custom lightsaber, custom paint work, black star wars stand included, and she is fully poseable.

This one of a kind custom figure is FOR SALE here."

She would look fantastic in any Jedi Collection if you want my opinion.



I-am-Boba-Fett gives us a Clone Wars/REBELS Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, October 4 2015
"Here's a Custom Star Wars Clone Wars/Rebels show style SNIVVIAN SPACEPORT WORKER.

FEATURES:
-Resin cast hat is attached by small strong magnets embedded -inside of figure's head and also inside of the hat, Custom -exclusive resin cast head, Solid resin cast cargo comtainer included, Fully poseable figure.

This custom one of a kind figure is FOR SALE here."

He sure would look at home in any Spaceport Type Scene wouldn't he!


More pics of my BB8 pumpkin @R2Builders #bb8pumpkin #bb8 #StarWars #episode7 #pumpkin #droid #Halloween pic.twitter.com/BMlbk3j76t

— Daniel Hoogkamp (@Dantooine2) September 27, 2015

What a cool way to carve a pumpkin!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
Courtesy of the Twitter Account of one Daniel Hoogkamp is the great image gallery of his BB-8 Pumpkin.


Brandon Flores is doing it again!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Brandon just keeps doing it!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
Hot off the press are a few new 6" TFA Customs, Resistance Pilots this time out. I can only sit here and hope that he might make a to scale X-Wing for one of them to fly in.

As anyone who follows HALCION's Work he sure is known for creating vehicles and dioramas for his figures to populate. He is daily taking the six inch line to new levels.



Ben Alius finishes his Wooden B-Wing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
"It is finished, and as a little bonus for my little hero son: a BB8 #Buildingtoysformyson style."

What started out as sticker price shock has turned into a fantastic new wooden line of gorgeous heirloom quality toys. Anyone would be proud to own one of these. The playability and ingenuity of these is astounding!




Ron Hembling gives us a new 6" Falcon Dio Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
"Did some minor add ons by adding a few more raised panels by using plastic card and also scribed the larger panel lines to make them a little deeper.

I also added the battle damage by using a dremel and cut out the base that the Falcon will be on and finally decided to make it a docking bay 94 base."

Folks, this one is sliding into the home stretches and pardon my baseball puns but he it taking a home room and turning it into a grand slam.



BDC41866 is back with a Jedi Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
"Taking inspiration from SWTOR, I created these three Jedi. Enjoy and as always, more to come."

I like the parts mix he put together using the Togruta parts.


Rancho Obi-Wan, Petaluma, Ca. sends word on a new promotion for Halloween!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rancho Obi-Wan sends word about Halloween Gala...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, October 3 2015
"Rancho Obi-Wan's Annual Fundraiser: "Galaween" October 24, 2015 Auction Preview!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL 75+ ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION!

Only attendees and absentee donors can place bids for these items, which will be auctioned at the 2015 "Galaween" at Rancho Obi-Wan on Saturday, October 24th. They will either be part of a silent or live auction."


Brandon Flores shares his very impressive TFA Diorama, not complete with First Order Banners!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 2, 2015

See what I mean about HALCION!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 2 2015
We not only see his impeccable Phasma, but now his First Order Diorama complete with First Order Banners. To say I like this is an understatement.

Once again be sure to click into the post and let him know what you think. Work like this is worth a post or ten!


Brandon Flores kicking it with TFA 6" Customs!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 2, 2015

Brandon Flores for president!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 2 2015
He has posted his latest 6" The Force Awakens work on our Facebook Page and I can really add nothing to his spectacular work. Click in and let him know what you think of his Phasma on the Hunt!


I just read the first 3 Chapters of the Webtoon I just featured. It is just a wonderful take on A New Hope. I would give this one a hundred starts if I could!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 2, 2015

Go read the first chapter of A New Hope on Webtoons...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 2 2015
I just featured it from the official site, but after reading the first three chapters I had to do another article. It is our beloved A New Hope told from a new perspective. The artwork and new story line do nothing but add to the original framework too.

I just couldn't stop till I was finished with all three chapters. Click here to go get started. And please share this with your friends and on the various social platforms you frequent. We have to keep this going!


New Webtoons!

Posted by Imperial Shipyards on Friday, October 2, 2015

The Official Site releases news on Webtoons!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 2 2015
"LINE Webtoon’s popular digital Star Wars comic series — debuting today in the US for the first time — retells the stories of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in all-new way. Created by gifted writer/artist Hong Jacg, the story is told from the perspective of a young Luke Skywalker as he grows up on Tatooine, with detailed, full-color art that recreates scenes in a vibrant style. Beginning today, fans can read Star Wars every Thursday and Sunday for free at webtoons.com or by downloading the official LINE Webtoon app through the Apple App Store and Google Play."

What a cool way to see the Original Trilogy!



Custom Creator calls his Service Station Dio finished...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, October 2 2015
"Pretty much calling this diorama done. I need to finish the ice merchandiser, but that's kind of on the back burner."

He has already started on a new one. You can find all kinds of goodness like this in our Diorama Section!


Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 1 2015
EPISODE VII HOT WHEELS ELITE
First Order Tie Fighter features an opening cockpit hatch with a non-removable pilot figure and a display stand; and both the Resistance X-Wing Fighter and Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter feature opening wings and cockpit with non-removable Astromech Droid and pilot figure, and interchangeable landing gear and display stand. $69.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20hot%20wheels


EPISODE VII CERAMIC MUGS
Keep your favorite beverages hot or cold with these Star Wars Episode VII themed molded ceramic mugs from Zak Designs! Channel the dark side of the force with the Kylo Ren mug for $12.99; become a leader of the First Order with the Captain Phasma mug, or join the resistance with the BB-8 astromech droid mug for $14.99 each. We also have the classic Darth Vader and Stormtrooper bank and mug sets for $24.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Zak%20Designs

STAR WARS THE ULTIMATE VINYL COLLECTION
Relive every epic cinematic moment with the original soundtracks available for the first time on vinyl in one box set collecting Episodes I through VI by Oscar-winning composer John Williams. All music has been restored from the original masters and includes the original album packaging for Episodes IV through VI, including booklets and inserts. All six individual albums (11 LPs) come in gatefold jackets on 180-gram vinyl and include a digital download card for one complete box set of all six soundtracks. $239.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NAX10000&mode=retail

HOT TOYS EPISODE VII SNOWTROOPERS
The latest generation of Snowtrooper is equipped with completely redesigned advanced insulated armor and helmets that can reduce the glare of icy terrain when carrying out the First Order’s missions in extreme climate. The highly-accurate collectible figures are specially crafted based on the image of First Order Snowtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Each Snowtrooper features a brand new designed Snowtrooper armor, helmet, and backpack. The standard First Order Snowtrooper will be equipped with a blaster rifle with extended stock while the First Order Snowtrooper Officer is armed with a blaster rifle with extended stock, a pair of articulated binoculars, and a red color pauldron that indicates the rank of officer. Two additional blaster rifles are included exclusively in this collectible set! Snowtrooper is $214.99, Snowtrooper Officer is $219.99 and the Set is $389.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=hot%201/6%20vii

GENTLE GIANT JUMBO STAR WARS
Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! The latest additions to the exciting line of vintage Kenner-inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions are Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise), Admiral Ackbar, and Wicket W. Warrick. Each figure was digitally scanned from the Kenner originals and reproduced to jumbo size; with articulation and character specific accessories also included. $71.99 each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=gentle%20giant%2012%22%20star%20wars

FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER ARTFX+ SET
The inaugural ARTFX+ from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the First Order Stormtrooper Set! Create up to 12 variant poses with the included Blaster Rifles (long and short). This pre-painted statue kit is easy to assemble in seconds for display. Magnets on the bottom of the feet allow for stable arrangements on the base next to other characters. $74.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11434&mode=retail



Sideshow lists pre-order for the new Hot Toys 1/6 Scale TFA TIE Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 1 2015
We featured a gallery on this the other day, but SSC sure did get it listed quickly! The looks of these new First Order Troopers is definitely getting my attention. Of course Hot Toys just means quality.

"The First Order has enlisted a wide range of troops to carry out its will across the galaxy in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Following the reveal of the First Order Snowtrooper, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are continuing to expand the First Order army and are delighted to officially present the newly designed First Order TIE Pilot sixth scale collectible figure from the highly anticipated movie!

The skilled pilots of the First Order launch into combat aboard advanced fighter crafts to hunt down enemy vessels and protect space around First Order installations and warships.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a newly designed glossy black TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, meticulously tailored flight suit, detailed blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!"

Order yours today!



Ron Hembling continues his 6" Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 1 2015
"Have completed sanding and adding the rest of the greeblies and gave her coats of medium grey as a under coat. I will have to spray her Tamiya's Deck Tan over the next few days and then start weathering her."

Isn't this just breathtaking! I don't know how he does, but he does and man what I wouldn't give to see the Big H do something even a sixteenth as good as this. Stay tuned, you know its only gonna get better!



Ron Hembling spruces up the new 6" Chewbacca...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 1 2015
"Just two quick pics of 6" Chewie #04 I painted and weatherd and gave him a rifle from when they a escaping thru the DS EP4.

Here are the outdoor pics and I had to use the imperial rifle as I can't fond Chewie's Blaster..."

Wow, now that is one soup up of one of our favorite furballs!



Submit your questions to Hasbro so we can share them here...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, October 1 2015
We will once again be attending the Hasbro Twas The Night Before Party compliments of our roving reporter Dan "The Spectre" Kosa. There are just a ton of things going on Star Wars wise that I would love to know, but I am saving our space for your questions. Please post them here and we will compile them and get Dan the list.