May 2016

JDeck shows us his WIP for the latest Custom Challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 31 2016
"Here's a WIP of my AT gunner. He's a Tropical version, for planets/moons such as Endor, Kashyyyk, etc. Just a real simple kitbash of figures and parts. I may make some modifications, paint APS and such. Been a while since I've done a figure, It was fun to build."

Don't forget you still have plenty of time to create your I.M.P.S. Heavy Gunner for our latest challenge. You can find the details here.

Ron Hembling shows us his outdoor shots...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 31 2016
"Hi All,

Here are my usual pics.


His latest 6" Obi Wan with Death Star Dio sure looks fantastic!

BDC41866 is back with more to come!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 31 2016
"Like many of you I cant wait for the action figures to be announced for Rogue One. I hope we get some articulation this time....In the meantime here is a Resistance technician using parts from Toryn Farr, Mara Jade and Luminara Unduli. More to come..."

Definitely gonna have to get a Rogue One Challenge going after our current one is up thats for sure!

The Spectre is back with various statuary...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 31 2016
"I created all of these last year just prior to my "cardiac unpleasentness" and realized that I had never shared these. People that follow me on Twitter and Facebook will have already seen these as WIPs, but I have never presented finished pics."

Folks there are a bunch of em, all with awesome back stories. I really like the God of the Air as you see above.

OC47150 is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 31 2016
"Long overdue for posting some more customs. Made the time to take some pix today and here are some of the results.

First up are two generic Jedi, a male and a female. For the male, I used an Obi-Wan body, the arms from Talon Kaarde and the head is from one of the Target two-packs.

I used a TPM Adi Galia body and the Scarlet Witch head for the female Jedi. Added a head post for the SW's head to work.

The next one is an Imperial Security Bureau officer. Used the Imp body from a comic two-pack with Luke in disguise, a head from an extra Imp officer and repainted accordingly."

It was great to see an update and there are many great figures to peruse.

Thinking of you this Memorial Day Holiday!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
As a veteran I am reminded that holidays like today are never really free. There are thousands and thousands of folks today who will not have quite as good of a time as their relatives put their lives on the line for our way of life.

We here at want to say thank you and we support you!

Take sometime today folks to remember all of our veterans and current acting armed forces as they keep us free!

Ron Hembling finishes his Obi Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
"Hi All,

Obi is done and I will get my usual pics tomorrow.

I painted his hands so they and the head match with skin tones. The hands will be able to turn and the saber can be removed so it hangs on the hook.


Talk about one fantastic base and custom action figure. I am still reeling over that paint job Ron gave Obi's head.

Stronox delves into 6" Customizing!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
"At first, I was very hesitant about whether or not to get into the larger scaled figs. However, after finally getting myself some I see how great they really are and look forward to Hasbro getting even better at making and releasing more characters...Of course, more characters means more customs to create...Here, I have created Pre Vizsla out of a Jango Fett...Just some of the highlights in creating this figure include, smoothing out the helmet(no dent or antenna), modding the thigh armor, gauntlets, jetpack, and holsters, custom dark saber and dual pistols, a fabric cape, and a new belt. I have many more plans for the 6 inch scale series upcoming..."

All I can is welcome to the Darkside Stronox. Daggone folks you talk about one fantastic custom. The level of detail is just awe inspiring. Click here to go add this to your collection on eBay.

Larifari shows new speeder for his figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
"...It was a quick thing. Completed in one day. /cutting/gluing/painting .Now there are only supposed to place them."

What he makes in one day Hasbro could sell for years and years. How many of these would you buy? Such awesome speeders!

Great Customs shared on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
I think most are aware, but if not, be sure to note that we also love to see new customs show up on our Facebook Page. The latest there this morning is a great dual set of customs by Universal Modeler.

Dan spots the Target Exclusive AT-DP at Dollar Store!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 30 2016
"Saw some poorly distributed Target exclusives at a "dollar store" in Passaic, NJ.

I do not recall even seeing this once when they were carried at Target.

I left both of them (and the Inquisitor's TIE w/Inquisitor) as I have no interest in this piece but wanted to share the sighting as I know people were looking for this 2 years back."

Kinda sad ain't it! ;)

Coruscanti Moff shares a diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"During the Battle of Hoth, Lord Vader enters the battlefield aboard his personal transport. The Imperial walkers squashes the traitors before his eyes. This is truly our finest hour."

I sure do like the subject material for this. That cockpit shot coming in on those Walkers is awesome!

JDeck finishes his Rebel Alliance Crane AT-TE!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"Kitbashing of this sort takes a lot of cutting and test fitting, along with a vast amount of model kit parts. The two frame pieces were actually meant for the 20mm FLaK, but in 2 different scales grey 1/35 and tan 1/48, for some reason they mashed up well for this application.

I added more greebles to the rear. I gave it a bunch of brackets and braces, to make it look stripped down. Once its all painted the same color it'll look better. I'm not sure if I want to add the front ball turrets, they aren't my style. I was thinking since the crane assembly is detachable, I could build other variants, like AA gun, backhoe or flatbed."

Sounds like a great idea to me. I really could so see the Rebel Alliance doing this sort of thing and repurposing some Clone Wars Era Vehicles! Cool project JDeck!

Ron Hembling shares head painting tutorial...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"Hi All

A member over at the Bandai Star Wars FB page asked how would I paint up a 1/12 Old Ben Kenobi head so here is how I did it.

I got the head from Greg Glassman and here is he's FB page

I first cleaned the head by just putting it some warm water and then give it a quick wash with washing detergent.

Pic 1 - I pianted the head using Reaper paints Tanned Skin.
Pic 2 - Then painted it using Vallejo Flat Flesh
Pic 3 - Then I gave it a medium wash using Burnt Sienna
Pic 4 - I then very lightly dry brushed it with Caucasian Flesh
Pic 5 - I then mixed some White and Red to get a Medium Pink colour and painted the eye.
Pic 6 - Then I mixed some White and Tanned Flesh to get a Medium Wite and painted over the eye again.
Pic 7 - I then painted in Black circles.
Pic 8 - I then pained in a Medium Blue and made sure to leave a thin black edge.
Pic 9 - Then I painted over the Medium Blue with a Lighter Blue.
Pic 10 - I then painted the iris's in using Black.
Pic 11 - I then painted the hair, brows and beard using Vallejo's Medium Grey.
Pic 12 - Then I dry Brushed over the grey using Vallejo's White.
Pic 13 - Then I lightly gave the hair and Beard a very light wash of Vallejo's White and I then darkened the brows using Vallejo's Black and Dark Brown. I also gave the lips a darker look using a mix of Reapers Tanned Flesh and Vallejo's Flat Flesh.
Pic 14-17 - Are the final pics of how he turned out before I put him on it's body and do the outfit.


This is a step by step process with images tutorial folks. Talk about one awesome progression!

Blizzard Force does his first video!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
He has created a video of all the wonderful custom action figures has created to go along with all the vintage custom cardbacks too. Just an awesome thing to see folks!

Stronox answers a wash question...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 29 2016
"A question was asked about how I do washes...While I mix my own washes most of the time I do use citadel from time to time. It all Depends on the look I am trying to get... I may apply paint, wash, then go back over areas in the original color or I may leave it depending on how the wash looks when dry. Or I may go over in a lighter color post wash, or I may drybrush post wash or pre wash. There really is no one rule set on how I do it. To me, that is what makes customizing fun, all the different things you can do to get various looks for any given character to make it your own work of art! Lastly, I would say the only real one sure rule I use is prep, prep, prep, before painting...And that is a whole lot of trial and error too, but is about 90% of a lasting and durable finish."

Words of advice from a customizing master!

A new update from Ron Hembling...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Hi All,

I finished doing the shell for the cockpit and added the axel areas for the legs. I will be doing the old back burner to this at the moment as I'm waiting for my plasti card to get here so while I'll wait for that I start something else.


This is really gonna be great. I so enjoy Ron's Projects!

James Doby keeping us aware on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
I really enjoy getting into our Facebook Page and seeing price alerts. James does a great job on those as for availability and lowest price. His latest post is the now famous Chewbacca Mask. Go have fun!

Panther starts work on a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Hi all.

Not much of an update but I've managed to start work on T7-01. I've created a body from foam core, which you can tell at the moment is held together wit masking tape. I will be making the back wheel struts out of adhesive but for the moment a couple of pieces of foam and cocktail sticks.

Like I said, its not much but he is starting to take shape."

I know I can definitely see the potential.

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"I could have thought of this day a bit earlier to shoot a pic of my custom 12backs...or some more Star Wars figures...but alas, I spent my time working on two more ESB figures. Well, happy Birthday to Star Wars, anyway... ;D :)

So now, let's switch over to the icy wastes of Hoth, where Rebels and Imperials are battling it out in a fierce fight. ;) I thought it fitting to complete these two together somehow...

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)"

This is the second of two awesome Hoth Figures he has done a modern vintage retake on.

Dave Filoni brings the rebellion to Celebration Europe!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni is headed to Star Wars Celebration Europe this July. Filoni (and special guests) will share highly guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!

A long-time Star Wars fan himself, Filoni’s direction has added depth and resonance to the universe and characters with the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Rebels animated series. Fans at Celebration are in for great programming, and some unforgettable Q&A sessions, whenever Filoni takes the stage.
Don’t miss Star Wars Rebels at Celebration Europe!"

Mandalorian Bookends now shipping!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 28 2016
"The Mandalorian war culture was embraced by Bounty Hunter Boba Fett after the death of his father Jango. The Mandalorian logo, emblazoned on Boba Fett’s shoulder armor, has gained as much popularity (if not more) than the Imperial Cog logo and the insignia of the Rebel Alliance.

Gentle Giant Ltd has taken this iconic insignia and fashioned it into a stunning set of bookends for use with books, video games, DVDs, or just as a stand alone decoration. This Mandalorian Logo bookend will look great on your entertainment center, or in your library! Hand cast in resin and hand painted, this limited edition piece is both collectible AND practical. May the Force be with you! (DVDs not included)."

Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Hi All,

Straight onto the next project and this time I'm going to make a 1/12 AT-PT, I will be making it out of foam board and plastic sheet and greeblies so here is the start of it.


This one is gonna be over the top too!

The Spectre shows us the "Skull Mound" of Tolkein III...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"On the Outer Rim World of Tolkien III, and ancient evil "wizard" used his sheer force of will to corrupt and sculpt the landscape to his whim, raising a stone mound from which to rule over his empire. His twisted psyche carved the stones of the mound in the images of skulls and he crafted himself a foreboding skull topped throne. A bronzoid door leads to a black and dank dungeon while cyclopean steps lead to the upper throne level.

This is just a fragment of the full story as I still have to build and paint the evil "wizard", his followers and his subjects. The H.A.C.K.S. figure is just a stand in to show scale."

Wow, this is an evil masterpiece. Wow Dan!

Darth Daddy revisits two custom figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"Revisited two older figures that annoyed me every time I looked at them. I finally put these two to bed. Readjusted the headsculpt on Bo Katan and on Ione Marcy. Also made adjustments to Ione Marcy's torso and gave her knee articulation too."

I like the look of em.

Gold Leader One paints up an MM Falcon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
"I recently picked up the Micro Machines Falcon playset that transforms into Jakku. I got it for $11 on clearance at Walmart. With how cheap it is I figured I'd use it for custom purposes. Just trying to test weathering it, giving it a battle worn look. I just did a simple dry brush with black and added in some silver marks as a blast effect.

Just wanted to get some opinions on how it looks. Constructive criticism is welcomed as this is my first time doing this so just looking to get all the help I can. Thanks!"

Wow, now thats a deal on the set. I like the look of it!

Sideshow previews Premium Format Darth Maul...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
Wow that looks good. Click here for the full size image reveal. There is also a place there to enter a drawing to win one of these!

Dan keys us in on new Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
They announced new figures at MegaCon today. Thank You to our intrepid reporter, Dan The Spectre Kosa for keeping us aware of such cool things!

Look to our Facebook Page for other MegaCon News as Dan reveals it.

Anovos announces not at the con deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 27 2016
The image above pretty much speaks for itself. Here is your link to get started!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"Do or do not. There is no try." Jedi Master Yoda was the wisest and most powerful of all Jedi. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It features two newly developed head sculpts, a specially developed body, finely tailored costume, a range of detailed accessories including a cane, crate container, small lamp, LED-light up power unit, and Dagobah diorama figure base with rocks. $199.99

We have just listed some cool new import items including S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider W Cyclone Joker, S.H. Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha from Naruto, Tamashii Effect Wind in Green & Violet, Star Wars Egg Attack R2-D2 and C-3PO, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hybrid Metal Set of 4.

Diamond Comics just announced their huge list of exclusives for SDCC 2016 and it features Ghostbusters Select Marshmallow Peter Venkman, Marvel Gallery Captain Marvel and Unmasked Spider-Gwen, a flocked and scented Pop! Swamp Thing, Marvel Now! Emma Frost White Costume ArtFX+, DC Bombshells Vinyl Noir Catwoman and Noir Wonder Woman figures, Daredevil Minimates, Batman The Animated Series Batman Logo Bust, and so much more!

From a galaxy far, far away, your favorite Episode 7 droid comes to life from JAKKS Pacific. Inspired by the Star Wars film The Force Awakens film, BB-8 stands 18" tall (in scale to other 31" figures) and is highly detailed. He includes lights, sounds, and spinning dome. Open his chest compartment to reveal a real working tech arm! $64.99

The First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure continues Sideshow’s adventure in the universe of The Force Awakens. This screen accurate collectible features the sleekly designed armor and helmet of the most feared fighting force in the Galaxy and also wields his blaster rifle. $499.99

Added some resources for our latest custom challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
I have a few messages from folks who were wanting some idea of where they could find parts and resources to build their Heavy Gunner so I quickly scrounged up the following:

Resources for parts and supplies:

eBay TESB Snow Trooper Link

eBay AT-AT Driver Link

Amazon Snow Trooper Link

Amazon AT-AT Driver Link

If anyone else finds great deals, email or pm me and I can get em listed. Figured that might help some folks out as the Snow Trooper and the AT-AT Driver are probably gonna be the base figures most folks use.

Commander Kurgan is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"Finally! I foud some time to continue on my project.
Since my focus is now fully on Rogue One, here are some more Rebel troops."

It was great to see him back with a custom figure post!

Ron Hembling finishes up his Tatooine Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
He gives us his usual outdoor images for the Probe Droid with Sandtrooper Tatooine Diorama. His project just unhinge the jaw. Once again he has multiple posts so make sure you scroll down to see em all, especially that probe droid!

JDeck shows us his progress on his AT-CRAB...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"I think its the most practical use of an AT-TE, for the Rebels. I'm not sure what to call this contraption, I was thinking The C.R.A.B. (Construction. Recovery. Armored. Base-defender.). I went ahead and threw together the crane frame. Its made of model kit frames, attached to key structural parts of the vehicle. Now that the hard part is done, all the other parts should fit as intended."

I can't wait to see this one finished. Such a cool concept!

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
"I could have thought of this day a bit earlier to shoot a pic of my custom 12backs...or some more Star Wars figures...but alas, I spent my time working on two more ESB figures. Well, happy Birthday to Star Wars, anyway...

So now, let's switch over to the icy wastes of Hoth, where Rebels and Imperials are battling it out in a fierce fight. ;) I thought it fitting to complete these two together somehow...

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

Legacy Rebel Hoth Soldier, new head and modified helmet/scarf combo, artillery remote from the "Search for Luke Skywalker" figure set, partially repainted
Real happy I found the original source pic for Kenner's vintage Rebel Soldier, as well. That way I could "demirror" it (the Grenades are now on the right side, literally) for my cardback...

ESB - Snowtrooper Commander

Black Series figure, modified helmet (discs), partially repainted (especially gloss varnish for helmet and armor)"

Celebration VIII Tickets are up for order!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
Live as of noon today you can purchase your tickets for Star Wars Celebration 8 in Orlando, FL for April 13 - 16, 2017!

"Tickets purchased on Wednesday, May 25 must be ordered online. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone.

Kids Tickets are only valid for Kids ages 6-12.

All tickets are limited in number. To assure your place in Star Wars Celebration, please book online in advance.

Tickets will be more expensive at the door -- if not sold out entirely.

Star Wars Celebration Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-upgradeable and non-resellable.

* Preshow prices above do not include state and local taxes. Taxes will be added to your Ticket purchase during checkout.

** Ticket prices will increase to onsite prices on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:00 PM Eastern time. Onsite Ticket prices listed here also include the sales tax that will be charged at time of purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep things fair, we currently have a limit of two (2) Jedi Master VIP Tickets per order. There is a limit of four (4) Tickets per Single Day or Multi-Day Ticket types. You cannot purchase more than twelve (12) Tickets total per order. If we determine that you are ordering under different names and multiple addresses, all of your orders will be cancelled immediately. Any and all scalpers that are identified will have their order(s) cancelled and Ticket(s) voided."

I.M.P.S. Chapter 2 the Norca System...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
Talk about the inspiration behind our latest custom challenge. I could watch the opening scene on this movie a hundred times (maybe I already have!). Anyhew, about 13 minutes in you will see the Heavy Door Gunners that are the characters selected by the Yarders for the latest custom challenge. Details here.

Don't forget to look at some of the great reference projects by Ron Hembling who I think might like this character almost as much as I!

Ron Hembling gives us a sand tutorial...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
"Hi All,

The figures have been based and the sand as been laid and for the size of the base here is how and what I used to make the sand.

Pic 1 - 3 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris.
Pic 2 - 5 Tablespoons of fine sand.
Pic 3 - Mix the both together before adding water.
Pic 4 - Add water and mix until you have a type of pancake consistency."

There are two more posts that finish the tutorial and it is great to see how he does it and gets the realism we all strive for. Great stuff Ron!

Clone Troopr is back with an E7 Han!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
"Seen quite a few people make super articulated versions of the 3.75" Han Solo from Episode 7, and I couldn't help but make my own. However, I do have to credit the inspiration to BlackThorne, since it was his rendition that finally pushed me to make my own version. I used a Endor Han Walmart Exclusive Black Series 3.75" figure and an Episode VII Han Solo 3.75" 5 POA figure from the Build-A-Weapon line. Enjoy

Ball-joint at the neck was sanded down to fit the head, and I added a thigh strap to the holster. Painted the boots, arms, hair, and pistol grip."

Ah, super-arty is such a way to go! It looks great!

MAXX Replicas shows us what he has been up too...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
"...after I did my first Hasbro shuttle conversion in 2012 it was time for a second one ;) Imperial Shuttle TYDIRIUM V2"

All I can say is daggone that looks good!

Dobiwan gives us a custom figure update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 25 2016
"The fall of Commander Cody & redemption of Captain Rex . . . Return of the Jedi on Endor"

I am liking seeing Rex return triumphant!

We announce our next custom challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
Well it was a close vote between Darth Revan, but the I.M.P.S. Heavy Door Gunner won the forum poll and we are excited to announce our next challenge. The contest parameters and reference materials/challenge information can be found here.

I for one cannot wait to see what the Shipyarders make!

Stronox creates an Ultimate Bounty Hunter Set...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
"All 6 Bounty Hunters in one project!

Zuckuss, Bossk, Dengar, and Boba have all been given GI Joe Style hip articulation and modified heights to better match. IG-88 has been given a full metal paint job, and 4-Lom has been re made using parts from the newer 3PO for a better overall look along with interchangeable chest plates..."

IG-88, Bossk, and Boba Fett

Dengar, Zuckuss, and 4-LOM

Talk about fantastic. I am still trying to push my jaw back into place after Stronox unhinged it yesterday! Needless to say you can find all 6 here to add to your collection. You are gonna have to fight me for a few of em! I don't think I have seen as definitive versions of these as Stronox has made. Bravo Sir!

Ron Hembling working on his Storm Troopers for his Tatooine Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
"Hi All,

Pic 1 and 2 - The seams on the troopers have had light black wash to give the armour more depth.

Pic 3 and 4 - I then gave the troopers a whole light wash using matt black.

Pic 5 and 6 - I then painted the vent on top of the helmet and mouth area with light grey. I painted the vents on the side using medium blue and once dry gave a light dry brush to make it more universal.

Pic 7 and 8 - The weapons were painted matt black and dry brushed silver and once dry I gave it a very watered down wash of matt black to tone down the silver.

Pic 9 AND 10 - The back packs were also painted the same way as the weapons and the blue/grey areas were painted with a 50/50 mix of light blue/grey and the white areas were painted white then a wash of matt black and then dry brushed white.


As you can see by Ron's post there is a lot more to see than the pic I used above. Fantastic project yet again by the customs master!

Steezy Collector is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
"Added a custom Darth Zannah to my collection

I have been wanting to make this feisty female for a while and actually started a first version using a Jaina Solo body, which is now being used for another Sith Lady (stay tuned) but I definitely like this body alot more for her, although I know I am not the first to use it.

Baroness body
Scarlet head
Darth Maul Lightsaber

I kept the hair red for now, that is subject to chance once I do another paint purchase."

Looks like a good recipe to me.

Stan shares a new head sculpt...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
"Well started on Twizzit ( Cantina Bar Fly), I hope everyone like it, this my very first headsculpt so take it easy on it! I going to see if I can have Him cast, if so any one who would like can order one. After that I will work on the body. Started work on Atheloe, And the Defel facesculpt as well."

He sure looks good to me so far!

The Chewbacca Mask Mom Story gets better...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
Now that is what I call a morning commute!

Darth Daddy and Peakob1 are back with a new episode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 24 2016
"Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Lair of Grievous" and the customs the episode inspired."

UNICEF Kid Power Launches Free Star Wars: Force for Change Mission and Introduces New Green Kid Power Band to Help Kids and Fans Get Active and Save Lives This Summer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 23 2016
"UNICEF Kid Power -- The World’s First Wearable-for-Good-® -- is available in four colors, including the new green band – and now in all Target stores

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today introduced a new Kid Power Band in a special co-branded Star Wars: Force for Change green color to allow kids and Star Wars fans alike to get active and save lives. To help fans get excited about unlocking therapeutic food packets, a new Star Wars: Force for Change Mission was launched today through the UNICEF Kid Power App, free for every member of the UNICEF Kid Power Team when they update their App. Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is featured in the new Mission.

And, to make it even easier for families to get active and save lives this summer, UNICEF Kid Power Bands are now available in all Target stores as well as on*"

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 23 2016
"At the moment I'm concentrating on carding more figures...I don't have enough time for ambitious conversions/repaints due to family/house/work (in no particular order ;) ). I'll do a bit of customizing/repainting as long as it's necessary for the figure, but there's just so much (fun things) to do, so little time... ;)

I've already finished a few more designs, hope to have the next figure(s) done this week... :)

It's one of the (if not the) most iconic and important scenes in the original trilogy....and as any other Star Wars collector, I have a more than ample stack of Vader figures (Hasbro sure shelled out a lot of them over the years ;) ) why not kill two birds with one stone?"

Now that is my kind of thinking!

Steezy Collector shares a Female Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 23 2016
"Here we have the latest custom Female Mandalorian warrior to be added to my personal collection.

All the components were there so it was a simple recipe.
I used a Gi Joe scarlet body and a concept Boba Fett helmet.
The weapon is also customized and is kit bash of 3 or so guns.
I shortened the stock, added a scope and a barrel with a muzzle so it can double as an assault rifle or a medium range sniper.

I went for a simple colour scheme for now. I might revisit her later an add some more colour to her helmet or arms to compliment the deco on the gun later."

I think she looks perfect.

Jon K is back with a new KOTOR Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 23 2016
"Obviously continuing with my quest to complete my KOTOR cast, here's Carth Onasi:

Pretty straightforward build on this one. Mostly a repaint of the 30th Anniversary Yavin Luke, with the head of a TVC Naboo Royal Guard and a little greenstuff sculpting for the hair."

Looks pretty good to me!

Star Wars plus your favorite sports team equals awesome!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
A friend of mine got back from a Baltimore Orioles Game this past week and was sporting a You Underestimate the Power of the Baltimore Orioles Flag. Well after seeing that I had to go on a hunt to see if they make one for my Steelers. As you can see they do. Click here to go find your favorite NFL Team.

Matter of fact I also found out they have these flags for:

Major League Baseball


vertical NFL Banners

Darth Vader Can Coolers

Yoda Can Coolers

I think these are great fun and a good way to let folks know you like Star Wars and support your local professional or collegiate sports teams.

Help us decide the next custom challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
Well it seems a favorite character of mine is leading the pack right now, but the vote is still going on till tomorrow early am! There are a wide range of characters from different time frames and movies. Choose wisely as the winning character will be the one everyone makes for the custom challenge!

Stan couldn't wait any longer!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
"Could not wait on Hasbro any more. Rebel Briefing Tech as seen in ROTJ. Both male and Female figures has a removable hats, and Headgear. The insignia is watermark decal I create."

They sure do seem great to me!

Ron Hembling continues his Tatooine Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
"Hi All,

Not much of an update but it's something. I had to make another base as I'm running out of room so instead of four figures this new one will have two sandies and the probe droid.

The probe droid will get its final weathering done to it once the sandies are done and they were built straight out of the box.


He has already updated since this update too so make sure you scroll down!

Star-Fall Webcomic Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
"The Star-Fall gallery show at Taraden Arts is in full swing! Here are some pics from the opening reception:

Creators SJ Dann and JS Loomis

Hand-drawn and inked chibi-style portraits by JS Loomis. PM to order yours today! (pets welcome)

Immortalized as a Star-Fall character

More to come..."

It looks like great fun!

Jodo does some editing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
"After workshopping this chapter with a few members of Yakface, I decided to re-do almost all of Brior's dialogue in this chapter, and omit one frame that had poor composition. I edited the original post, and this is now officially the updated version."

Take a look at the new version!

She didn't have to share her mask after all...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 22 2016
This is an awesome follow up to the video yesterday of the awesome gal who showed how much fun a Chewbacca mask can be. Hats off to Kohls for taking advantage, the right way, and get some good pr and help a mom out.

Note the T-Shirt this mom wears, oh yes had to be an artful and brilliant mind there too!

Steezy Collectors shares a Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
"I decided to upgrade my Old Republic Sith Warrior to be on a more accurate body. The ornate details on this Cobra Commander torso work well for this character and I am much happier with this updated version!"

I like the look too!

BDC41866 is back with more to come!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
"Ive been gone far too long. Too much work and no play...yadda yadda. Heres a dark side bounty hunter....more to come..."

Now this is one great parts mix.

Darth Daddy is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
"If someone asked me a few months ago, if I planned on making the Nik Sant action figure anytime soon, my answer most likely would have been, no. Maybe at some point I would have gotten to it, but because of a comment Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni made back in March of this year in which he stated that Captain Rex was the white bearded Endor Rebel soldier that we watched in Return of the Jedi, once affectionately referred to as Nik Sant by fans due to his resemblance to Saint Nick; suddenly, the desire to create this version of him in plastic shot right to the top of the list of things I wanted to get done!

Rex was one of the coolest characters to come out of The Clone Wars television series. The idea that Rex lived to fight on Endor and had front row seats to the destruction of the second Death Star just warms the heart.

I actually bid on an action figure version of him on eBay right after the story dropped. The price went over a $100, and I gracefully bowed out knowing I could make a No-Paint-Kit-Bash replica that was exactly like the one in the auction for about $40. Maybe even for less if I still had some of the parts I needed in my fodder.

To make this custom action figure, I used the hat and body of the 1st Release 2010 Star Wars Vintage Collection - Return Of The Jedi Endor Rebel Soldier. The vest and backpack I grabbed off an extra 1st version of the Endor Rebel Soldier from the 2002 Star Wars Return Of The Jedi SAGA collection. Lastly, the head I popped off the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Templar Knight action figure.

All it took was a wardrobe change and headswap to make this great looking figure!"

I agree it looks great!

My wife puts me onto a product review
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
Now this is one fantastic review that also showcases the fun you can have with a Star Wars Mask!

JKNO shares a great history of the Walker Article...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
Good ole Serg knows his history thats for sure as his love for all things OT and Imperial is well known. I had a great time reading this history of Imperial Walkers article. I have not seen such a great resource put together on one vehicle like this.

Eric sends news for Hole in the Ground Productions...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, May 21 2016
"Well, this next new item is something I never expected to make but someone asked me if I could. A piece of the debris outside the cantina! Because of the design, I didn't feel it could be resin cast properly. So, the kit will come with two sizes of PVC tube (precut) and a series of precision cut pieces that interlock to make the "stadium". There will be some flashing on the parts that need shaved off with a hobby knife first. Then its pretty straight forward.

In looking at screen shots its very hard to gauge the size. I'd imagine that the piece of debris is supposed to be larger than what I made though. However, size = cost and while I can certainly make it larger as a custom part if someone wanted to me, I stuck with something that isn't so big as to be a problem if dealing with limited space. This size is 4.5" diameter. If someone really really wants a bigger custom size, please email me through my website and we can talk about it. If you want one sized as is, its available for order now.

Next up is a preview of the next item in the pipeline. More walls... or would that be doorways? Or maybe bulkheads? Well, I don't know what to call them, just that they look cool and will likely be my last Tantive inspired item. This is 99% finished and will be ready to order probably within a week. Ok, so what's after THAT you say? Well, I'm always open to any ideas you want to pitch my way. After all, its how you end up with debris! LOL Some of the items that I intended to make in regards to larger "rooms" and things of that nature would be two impractical and/or expensive to do. However, I am open to doing commissioned type items that can be precision cut like the debris kit is."

As always, you can check out the full description and list of products at

Hot Toys Yoda up for pre-order!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
"Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to officially present the sixth scale collectible figure of Luke’s wise mentor Yoda from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It features two newly developed head sculpts, a specially developed body, finely tailored costume, a range of detailed accessories including a cane, crate container, small lamp, LED-light up power unit, and Dagobah diorama figure base with rocks."

We promised you pre-order info when it went live and wow Sideshow and Hot Toys sure don't disappoint do they!

Its time to vote for your favorite character!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
Who will be the character that is the main focus of the next challenge? Will it be the Force Awakens AT-AT Driver, Galen Marek, Darth Reven, or some of the other characters across multiple Star Wars Time Lines? Well you can click in and choose your top 3 favorite selections as we prepare to start our next Custom Action Figure Challenge here at Imperial Shipyards.

Hot Toys sends message on new 1:6 Scale Yoda!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
"Do or do not. There is no try.”

Jedi Master Yoda was the most wise and powerful of all Jedi. For over 800 years, Yoda instructed young Jedi and instilled in them a profound sense of discipline, strength, and unity. During the dark times when Galactic Empire ruled the galaxy, Luke Skywalker went to Dagobah in search of Yoda for training to become a Jedi which led to path that will restore balance to the galaxy!

Today, Hot Toys is excited to officially present the 1/6th scale Collectible Figure of Luke’s wise mentor Yoda from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It features two newly developed head sculpts, specially developed body, finely tailored costume, a range of detailed accessories including a cane, crate container, small lamp, LED-light up power unit, and Dagobah diorama figure base with rocks.

Star Wars fans should not miss out on the opportunity to add the legendary Jedi Master to your collection!"

Folks it looks downright fantastic to me. Look for us to feature the pre-order information as soon as it becomes available. is having a 50% off sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
Its an online only sale for up to 50% off select items including toys, plush, clothing, and more! Just use the code "BONUS50" during checkout and save! Its ends Sunday and its just in time for Fathers Day.

There is a Boba Fett Work Shirt that is outta sight if you ask me (hint hint Mrs. Tamer).

Tons of cool customs on our Facebook Page!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
There are always wonderful custom projects on Facebook and I try to share as many as I can.

The latest wow project comes from Jason Eaton with just a gorgeous T-16 Skyhopper build.

Cantina Customs creates a new lightsaber...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
"Here's a really quick update! I created a "steampunk" lightsaber for a friend, influenced by Ezra's lightsaber from Star Wars Rebels. It's made from random pieces I found in my fodder bin, so I don't have a recipe."

It looks pretty daggone nice to me!

Sideshow announces First Order Premium Format Stormtrooper Exclusive
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 20 2016
"It’s not easy being a First Order Stormtrooper. You’ve got no name, lots of guard duty, and a boss with what can charitably be described as “anger issues.” Thankfully you never really have to worry about what to wear from day to day or if your eyes can be seen rolling during another speech from Hux.

The First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format™ Figure continues Sideshow’s adventure in the universe of The Force Awakens.

This screen accurate collectible features the sleekly designed armor and helmet of the most feared fighting force in the Galaxy and also wields his blaster rifle. The Sideshow Exclusive version comes equipped with an SE-44C Blaster Pistol and thigh holster display option.

The First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format™ Figure joins Sideshow’s growing line of Premium Format™ Figures from The Force Awakens and is a stunning addition to any Star Wars collection."

You can see this is limited so you might not want to wait around on this one!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 19 2016
Coming to you directly from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, this two-pack brings together Yoda, the former head of the Jedi Order, and R2-D2, the trusty blue and white astromech droid. The figures feature their look from their time on Dagobah, and the pack includes multiple interchangeable parts and a special bonus translucent spirit version of Yoda. $59.99

Go where no sushi has gone before with the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set; charge up your USB devices with the Death Star or R2-D2 USB Wall Chargers; prevent burns with the Darth Vader or Stormtrooper Silicone Oven Mitts; and role-play your heart out with the Minecraft Foam Deluxe Diamond Pickaxe or Attack on Titan Sword.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weapon, accessories, and figure stand. The deluxe version of this figure will exclusively include an additional Sarlacc diorama figure base and two real-like jetpack thrust fire accessories!

Expand your Pop! vinyl figure collection with the Pop! Heroes Firestorm, Supergirl, Black Manta, Cyborg and Powergirl; the Pop! Animation Monkey D. Luffy; and the Super-Sized 6” Pop! Giant-Man from Captain America: Civil War. These great items and so many more can be found here:

Wave 02 of Hasbro’s 3.75”, fully articulated Marvel Legends line includes Armored Spider-Man, Gamora, Living Laser, Marvel’s Rage, Daredevil, Marvel’s Vision and Ant-Man. Get all 7 new figures in a set for $99.99

Give us a character you would like to make!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 19 2016
Our next challenge everyone is going to build the same exact character! Right now we are almost ready to wrap up the character selection phase so we can start voting on this tomorrow afternoon.

On that note, here is your link to place your favorite character you would like to see everyone build for this next ISY Custom Challenge!

Starchaser is back with a kit bash...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 19 2016
"One more quick head swap: Den Banso, a Nautolan aqua-commando."

Look perfect to me in our SW Verse.

Spoiler Alert! Rogue One Official Story Guide details shared!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 18 2016
First off if you do want to hear any spoilers for Rogue One then please read no further, but a fan site out of Germany has shown us some great images of an official Rogue One Story Guide set to be released next year by Media Lab thats shows some great background on Rebel and Imperial Characters, not to mention great new ships. Of course they had me at AT-ACT! Click here to read the full story.

Also, while pre-ordering the former on I also noticed two other great books I also had to order in the form of

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Lucasfilm LTD.


Star Wars Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide by Pablo Hidalgo

that are also gonna be surefire sell outs so you might want to get your pre-orders in!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with some painted heads...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 18 2016
"Here's seven custom painted solid resin cast heads cast and painted by me. These are custom painted pieces commissioned by a customer of mine."

I am really enjoying his Mandalorian and Sith Assassin heads. The eyes are so piercing on the later.

Panther is back with more SWTOR Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 18 2016
"Finally got round to doing another couple of SWTOR customs. I found a someone on eBay who did awesome Republic Trooper helmets. After dremmeling the clone troopers face down, it fits like a glove and goes well with the clone trooper. Obviously I styled it on the 2012 Trooper release (wish they didn't cost an absolute fortune now!)

Sergeant Rusk is another obvious clone trooper repaint with Mas Amedda's head dremmeled on.

I hope you enjoy the pictures, the rest of them can be found on:"

I am definitely gonna have to fit in some time to go peruse his new FB Page!

Starchaser is back with a Wookie Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 18 2016
"Finished another project that's been sitting in my queue for a long time. This is Teshugan, a Wookiee Jedi that survived the Clone Wars. Slightly smaller than the average Wookiee and having an relatively rare black pelt, Teshugan would have faced an up-hill battle as a child, but the Jedi found he was force sensitive and took him off-world to be trained as a Jedi. Teshugan has an affinity for flora and fauna and served the Jedi Order as an excellent explorer, but was not well known to most Jedi because he rarely returned to the Temple or any other Jedi enclave. He preferred to meet up with other traveling Jedi to pass along his notes and discoveries so as not to loose time in the meetings and other inevitable formalities that accompanied a return to established Jedi centers - it was this pattern and contributed to his survival of the Clone Wars."

Talk about a great back story for a most excellent custom jedi.

New from Gentle Gaint!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 18 2016
The image above is from their latest newsletter linked to all the pertinent information. Click here to secure your Kylo Ren Mini-Bust today!

What should our next challenge be?
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
We have had some great ideas floating around and have decided everyone is going to make their take on one character. We just need to know which character you would like and then we will put together a poll and decide. Thanks so much to Mandalore 25 and Jon K for really putting some great thought into getting us this far. I like it when great minds come together!

Steezy Collector gives us a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"I challenged myself to kitbash and paint up a custom Jedi general for my custom ARF trooper squad.
Here's the outcome!

Body/legs/upper arm - Some Mace Windu I had a spare of
Forearms - Cobra Commander
Head - A random GI joe head from my fodder draw
Hands - Clone trooper hands
Custom made lightsaber also"

Now that is a great looking parts mix. Of course a good paint job always works too!

Ron Hembling updates us on his latest dio progress...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"Hi All,

Not much of a update for the Tatooine Patrol, I just got my old probe droid that I built back in 2014 and I removed the arms and repositioned them and gave it two coats of German Grey and have started adding chipping to it.


Talk about paint working some wonders on a factory product.

Cantina Customs is back with an Alien Rebel Pilot...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"This is the first commission I've ever done, and I'm happy with the results. I hope my friend is to!

Nikto Rebel Pilot:

head- Klaatu, TVC
body- Luke Skywalker, TSC
hands- some random Darth Maul... (the figure was helmet-less and hand-less when I got him)
helmet- Porkins helmet, modified to fit the head perfectly.

I love making alien versions of pilots and jedi."

He looks pretty nice to me.

Custom Creator is getting there on his blown out building...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"Posts and beams have all been magnetized. Started the weathering process. Liking how this is looking so far."

Wow, the realism is spectacular there.

Mr. Jedi 1977 is back with his third huge update of the year...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"Hello again all ! another update starting with the M-YHD droid or (stovetop) droid hat to watch the scene a few times to make sure i had something as accurate as possible next up is a battle of Yavin damaged r2-d2 hit from vaders tie fighter . ZThis figure was made already i just enhanced it with paint and a plastic arm to look like it was coming out of the body . I have the updated death star gunner and a death star droid. Last is Emperor Palpatine . This was a fun on but if i messed up it would have been a costly mistake . First i took the head off the saga palpatine which i though looked good . But if anyone has trie it the head is flat with no hair . So i took my Legacy version based on the original emperor cut the face off till i got the hair . I then glued the hair on the other head filled in the gaps with sculpy painted it up and i think it paid off and very happy with him . I also sculpted the clasp for his cloak ... Back again soon with a carded update."

I really enjoyed that R2. I always wondered why Hasbro has never made that version of R2.

DaBooma is back with a double Han Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"Hey guys! Just finished another Marauder figure. This time it's Han rocking some Marauder armor.

Head, vest and holster are from a VC Endor Han. Everything else is from Marauder Inc.

He also shares an update on an older Han from about six years ago. Both are great, but that Marauder Han is fantastic!

Starchaser is back with a Cyborg Wookie!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"I add to the Star Wars universe - Bochuffu, a Wookiee mercenary. "Bo" survived a slave uprising on Mygeeto, but lost an arm in the process. Having been a Separatist industrial planet during the Clone Wars, there were plenty of droid parts laying around, which became a prosthetic for him (complete with weapons). He now plies the space lanes selling his strength, rage and guns to the highest bidder (or whoever he happens to like at the moment)."

That SBD Arm looks great on him! I always like seeing an update from Starchaser!

Stronox is back with two new Troopers!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"Crimson Imperial Commando

I really love the look of these figures, especially the helmets, so I decked them out in some crimson to make them stand out even more..."

Wow, these look great. The Commando and Officer are sure fire wins. Click the below links to go add these to your collection:

Crimson Imperial Commando Officer

Crimson Imperial Commando

JDeck fills us in on his Bandai Source!
-- Posted by
Tamer on Tuesday, May 17 2016
"He's got the Star Destroyer kit in. More than 10 available. He raised the price by $1.00 but still better than other dealers."

Works for me, I just had to get one after seeing the one JDeck put together. These Bandai Kits are fantastic! At $5.80 and only a few dollars more for shipping from Japan these are the best prices these eyes have seen!

Steezy Collector joins the customizing boards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016
"Just wanted to show some of

my recent custom action figures
for all to enjoy."

Wow, now that is the way to introduce yourself. You can never get enough custom Mandos in my opinion! Join me in welcoming Steezy to ISY!

Ron Hembling gives us the outdoor shots...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016
"Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, please enjoy.


What can I say, his new Jawa Dio looks fantastic!

Blizzard Force gives us a vintage style Thrawn...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016

One of my absolute favorite characters....regardless of whether you're calling it EU or "Legends" now... ;) In Germany they produced an absolutely brilliant audio drama of the Thrawn trilogy (14 CDs total, featuring all the original German voice actors from the OT movies) which still is a favorite of mine on long car trips... :)

The figure in the original Hasbro 3,75" figure, I removed the Ysalamiri because it's not on the cardback picture either. No worries, it's being kept safely and animal-friendly on a small tree in my bits box..."

Wow that looks great!

Jodo gives us a new chapter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016
Enjoy Chapter 10 of Era of Darkness!

Peak OB1 and Darth Daddy are back with a new episode!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016
"Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Cloak of Darkness" and the customs the episode inspired. We tried a different format tonight shortening things down to just 30 minutes by covering only one episode this time to make it easier to consume."

Its great to see Customizing the Clone Wars!

New Photos of Star Wars Jawa Set!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 16 2016
"Jawa Sixth Scale Figure Set Production photos update!"

They look pretty daggone good to me!

Ron Hembling shows us his Jawa Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Hi All,

The Jawa dio is almost complete I just have to weather the base/figures/equipment.

The Jawa's eyes were done by using small joint connectors and cut them in half. The weapon was done by using the pistol from the Bandai Stormtrooper and then I cut the scope off and the barrel was done using plasti card and the cord is just old computer cable.

The harness was made using leather and cutting out the desired shape and the pouches are from a Marvel figure. The droids I built ages ago and have been waiting for a dio to put them on, the machine gun is from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the junk on the ground are pieces of an old 1/6 machine gun.

The crates were done using plasti card and the tarp is some old material just was glued done then painted.


Ron is so quick I can't keep up! As of this posting he has already started a new project too!

Tunghori back with new Wal-Mart Exclusive TFA Figures!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Worth mentioning Tunghori is selling new WalMart black series Force Awakens figures that I honestly didn't even know were out yet. Winter gear Han and a Leia Organa. I ordered the Leia on the 5th and it's already arrived, not sure what is happening but 10 days from Macau is completely unheard of for me."

I would like to thank Jon K for sending in this news!

Ajunta Pall is rocking REBELS and The Clone Wars Characters...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Now its time for another clone wars about some Clone wars styled...

1) Old Man Rex (Clone Wars Style non rebels style)
2) Bad Batch Clone Trooper "Echo" (from the lost reels bad batch 99 episodes)
3) Clone Commander Wolffe (clone wars style Nonrebels style)"

Folks, trust me this is small drop in the bucket for quite a few updates. I like his take on em all!

Mandalore 25 shares great customzing product...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Speaking of side things, the fancy markers I use for tattoos dried out so I had to track them down, found them with really quickly this time, and I believe someone asked me what I used on tattoos before, so here's another Amazon link."

They sure do look great to me!

Mandalore 25 is back with an update and some great tutorials...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Made this Clone Wars Kix with a figure mailed in from a customer, really just a repaint with weathering, but I like it, not too big a fan of the Medic symbols though..."

I think the Medic turned out pretty good, but make sure you scroll around as he has given us a great tutorial on mold making as well as a great product to do action figure tatoos!

Stronox is back with a new Mando!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Mandalorian Sniper...I have made quite a few Mandos now and wanted to keep doing different stuff so this is what I came up with..."

Wow, she looks fantastic. Click here to go add her to your own custom collection. She could sure be the centerpiece thats for sure!

The Boo is back with a new X-Wing Maquette!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Hey all!

Well, I finished my X-wing! This one was a lot of fun, but cramming everything in was a bit of a pain. Not sure what the next project will be, might not be another maquette since the wife wants a full-size Tom Servo :D

So, first I started with an F/X X-wing from 1996. I took it apart, and started cutting. I had to take out the switches and slides, then patch the holes and greeblie it up. I was going off photos of the original shooting model."

Folks to say this turned out just as great as his TIE would be an understatement. The electronics are also a must see too. So cool!

How cool is this!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
This is the first JJ Custom Director Action Figure I have yet seen. I think it looks great!

Darth Daddy is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"R4-M1 was an R4-series agromech droid that was present inside the Jedi Temple around 21 BBY. When Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu were trapped on the Endurance at Vanqor, R2-D2 rushed into the Temple to play their distress message, jostling the R4 unit as he sped past. It was seen with an unidentified blue R5 unit. It was later seen aboard CC-3636's transport during the Mission to Aleen and then on Adi Gallia's flagship during the Battle of Patitite Pattuna, and was able to escape the cruiser before it exploded. We even spotted this droid smashing into the wall of a home located in a village ravaged by Maul and Savage in the season finale for Season Four of the show."

Looks good to me.

JDeck shares news on new Bandai SW Kits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"I found some pictures of some Bandai kits from the Japanese hobby show!

I'm kinda giddy about it. First 1/72 TIE Interceptor looks cool. 1/144 Y-wing, that's awesome! Clone trooper with cool variants. I assume the battle droid w/stapp are model kits, however it could possibly be SH.FIGUARTS, but who knows. I can say one of the battle droids is a model kit, because of the distinctive black stand. I'm not big on prequel stuff, but I'd get a few of those droids. Evidently your not supposed to take pictures. Many Bothans died to bring us this information."

JDeck definitely has me hooked on those Bandai kits. I own the Snowspeeder and AT-ST and they are great!

Carrie Fisher headed to Celebration Europe!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Star Wars Celebration presents cast and crew from across the Star Wars saga, plus pop culture personalities, artists and writers, and celebrities who love Star Wars. With new Star Wars movies on the horizon, Celebration will be the first place to meet those behind the future of the galaxy far, far away! Guests will be announced right here and be on the look-out for surprise guests, too, as there's no telling who might make special appearances at Celebration!"

Click here to find out more about all of the special guests already lined up to attend.

Gentle Giant offers limited Stormtrooper Bust...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 15 2016
"Stormtroopers are elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire. Wearing white armor, and wielding blaster rifles, Stormtroopers have struck terror throughout the Star Wars Galaxy! Depicted as they appear in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6 scale Stormtrooper Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity."

As you can see its limited to 300, but is still in-stock as of the time of this posting.

BDC41866 is back with more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 13 2016
"Here is an ARF/Scout trooper heavy weapons combo. More to come..."

I always like reading the more to come part. I like this combination a good bit and wow that huge weapon looks fantastic on him!

JDeck reviews the Bandai Star Destroyer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 13 2016
"I finished the Star Destroyer. It took me 10 minutes or so. Real simple build, no trick parts, everything fits. There are a few very small gaps, which is no big deal. The length is about 4" width is 1.5". Its a really neat kit. Just like all Bandai Star Wars It didn't disappoint. These small kits, named the concept series, so far are very good, same detail as the big kits just smaller and cheaper. According to the box the paint recommendation is 75% white 25% gull grey."

It sure does look great and around $6 US Dollars you won't break the bank!

Here is an eBay Link for those of you wanting to get it the same way JDeck did.

Cantina Customs is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 13 2016
"I've worked on this one for a long time, but I'm not sure it's finished yet. Sorry for the poor lighting in the pictures!

Twi'lek Jedi Hunter with Light whip

head- Aayla Secura (battle of Geonosis)
torso- Kit Fisto TCW (heavily modified)
arms- Anakin Skywalker TCW
belts- Boushh Leia (TVC), Kit Fisto (TCW), and Aayla Secura (ROTS)
legs- Aayla Secura (ROTS)
belt/strap across chest- Pirates of the Caribbean Elizabeth Swan
light whip (energy is removable)- Barriss Offee light saber hilt, sith lightening."

Talk about one fantastic custom figure. I love the light whip too!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
Gentle Giant is joining the dark side with their new 1/6 scale Kylo Ren Star Wars Mini Bust, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This highly detailed mini bust captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his crossguard lightsaber. $107.99

Funko celebrated May the Fourth by announcing their full line-up of the next wave of The Force Awakens Pop! figures. This wave includes General Leia, Luke Skywalker, Maz Kanata, ME-809, General Hux, Guavian Enforcer, Rey, Kylo Ren, FN-2199, and Snap Wexley. Also coming soon: Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Luke Skywalker (Endor), and Dagobah Yoda. $9.99 each!%20star%20wars

Sideshow continues their Star Wars Legendary Scale line with the breathtaking 1:2 scale C-3PO and R2-D2 figures. R2-D2 is nearly 2 feet tall and features a light-up head, articulated dome, reversible shoulder covers and magnetic restraining bolt. C-3PO is just over 3 feet tall and features light-up eyes, magnetic restraining bolt, articulated head and more. The Premium Format Kylo Ren features an expertly tailored costume with strategically integrated wire to allow for customizable drape and flow, and his signature crossguard lightsaber.

The galaxy’s favorite “Nerf herder” and legendary smuggler, Han Solo, and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca the Wookie, have become Mr. Potato Head figures! Han and Chewie each stand 6 inches tall and feature removable components. Han features his iconic “A New Hope” outfit and is armed with his blaster. $19.99 each

This list features a bunch of cool new exclusives and imports including the S.H.Figuarts Black Panther from Captain America: Civil War, S.H.Figuarts Star Wars Jango Fett, S.H.Figuarts Jigen Daisuke and Zenigata from Lupin the 3rd, FiguartsZero Cavendish and Bartolomeo from One Piece, and many more.

The movie-accurate Ant-Man Collectible Figure features a newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, LED light-up function when helmet is closed, specially tailored Ant-Man suit, an Ant-Man miniature figure, detailed accessories and a specially designed figure stand. The movie-accurate Princess Leia collectible figure is based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia and features a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
"New weekly variety series celebrates the franchise, fans, and fun of the world of Star Wars

SAN FRANCISCO -- (MAY 11, 2016) -- Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) today premiere an all-new digital variety series, The Star Wars Show.

Starting this week, the seven minute show recaps the latest happenings in the Star Wars galaxy directly from the source, showcasing the energy, excitement, and passion of the fan community, as well as sitting down with prominent superfans. Hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley unveil the latest headlines from a galaxy far, far away as well as chat with special guest stars to explore all things Star Wars.

Episodes of The Star Wars Show will be available every Wednesday at 12:00 pm PT on the Star Wars YouTube channel,, the official Star Wars app (available on iOS and Android), and Star Wars social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter."

Star Wars stormtroopers Whip and Nae Nae on Britain's Got Talent...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
"The Force was strong with Boogie Storm on Britain’s Got Talent Saturday night, when the stormtrooper dance troupe marched onto the talent competition show’s stage with a scene-stealing routine — one that earned them the coveted Golden Buzzer from the Dark Lord himself, Simon Cowell."

I have to admit it was pretty cool. That is a side of Stormtroopers I didn't think I would ever see.

Thanks to Sjefke for making me aware of it!

More crane work from JDeck...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
"Here's a wip shot. I'm still figuring out the engineering. I may have to do a great deal of plastic surgery."

It is really starting to take shape now I must admit.

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
"Well I finally caught up with work after my vacation, so Ive started to crank out a few customs. Ive been playing Knights of The Fallen Empire non stop too....sooooo awesome now. Anyway, here is an Old Republic Chiss Jedi Master...more to come."

I like the look of this one a good bit.

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 12 2016
"Here's the now completed custom ASAJJ VENTRESS DARK DISCIPLE figurethat I made.
Pictures are updated with this custom Asajj Ventress wearing her new helmet now.

Her helmet is a custom solid resin cast piece molded from an all new original sculpt done by me.

This one of a kind custom Clone Wars style figure features:

-Interchangeable custom solid resin cast head and solid resin cast helmet for two different looks
-Custom sculpted armor, lower legs armor, and hip pouches
-Custom vinyl soft goods to allow for better posability
-Custom paint work
-Multi-articulated custom action figure"

She looks pretty fantastic to me!

Blizzard Force is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Lately things have been real hectic here (family, work etc.) lately, so I didn't get to do much new figure customising. I'm currently focusing on completing my own collection of TFA vintage-style figures...and even though those are only 5POAs, I really like the results so far. Here's a pic I took last weekend of my current TFA display at home:

On Monday I finished three more figures:

Want to complete the first 30 now, also working on my fourth wave of designs at the moment (figure #31 - #40)."

It really is a beautiful thing to behold. What a hit Hasbro would have on their hands if they did up the new TFA Figures on vintage style cardbacks. I would buy them even at 5 POA!

Hasbro Toy Shop has 6" Black Series in stock!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
I got an email this morning that their 6" Ahsoka Tano and the ANH Luke Skywalker and Kanan Jarus are back in stock. I even went in to check really quick and you can add them to your cart. That is great news if you are still looking for them.

Here are the quick links:

Black Series 6" Ahsoka

Black Series 6" ANH Luke Skywalker

Black Series 6" Kanan Jarus

Mandalore 25 is back with an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Made Maw the Dark Jedi from Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Used a Marvel Universe Hulk as the base, ripped the legs off, sculpt the repulsorlift lower half, and sculpt the head. Cut up a robot, and put the pieces on the repulsorlift to make it look more electronic, the game wasn't too detailed, so made some things up there. Used some jewelry wire for all the wires coming out of him. Gave him a fancy stand so he can float around in a variety of ways.

If anyone is interested, he's listed here."

He looks pretty awesome to me!

UPDATE: Mandalore 25 sent me a link to the cool display stand he used for this:

Obitsu Body Clear Stand

A Mythos Project from Ron Hembling!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Hi All,

I have put the Falcon on the go slow table as I need to complete a few diorama's/figures before a show that is just under six weeks away.

I started to a 1/12 mythos Vader which is from Bandai and I cut the cape out of black material it's not the greatest cut but seeing that I needed to damage the cape with cuts and tears it suited the figure.

I used thin wire to make the edges of the cape fold better, I still need to fill in joints and add more damage to Vader and the cape and robe and then paint and weather him and make the base.


Daggone that turned out nice!

Custom Creator updates us on his blown out building project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Started throwing around some cracks tonight. Didn't want to overdo it, and some I need to fix up a bit, but I am liking it. Decided to rip out the middle window altogether so that I can have characters crawling/peeking in through the big hole. Also started the second I was going to go with 10 foot (inch) beams, but quickly decided that it would be too much wood to purchase as they come in 36 inch long pieces (meaning 3 boards per 36 inch piece). I then decided to start messing around with all sizes to simulate broken/missing flooring, and found this look much more appealing!"

This just looks ultra realistic to me!

Tonphanan continues his Big Hero 6 Custom Series...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Continuing my Big Hero 6 series - Baymax in Battle Suit."

He looks good to me. We love our Star Wars around here, but it is so cool to see customs from other genres too. All are welcome here at the Yards!

Stan is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"SA. Garindan, has all the bell and whistle in articulation, added a skirt that Hasbro did not add, and new fowl the closer in what you see him running around in Mos Isley."

Wow, he looks great. And super arty too!

Cantina Customs shares four new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
He updated the forum threads too, but I was able to see the pictures via the post on our Facebook Page. That might be the first time I have seen Palpatine as a member of the Light Side!

JDeck gets to work on his Crane AT-TE!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"I started working on the magnetic crane mechanism. Now that I have the crane I'll be able to figure out how to mount it to the back of the AT-TE, and make my modifications. I think it looks pretty neat . Its fully functional with elevation, traverse and the magnetic grapple can be lowered. Once the rubber tubes start to stretch the grapple will hang better. I'll add a few more details later, for now I have what I need."

This is gonna be so cool when finished. I think we can all see the Rebels repurposing this into the affair JDeck is envisioning.

Darth Daddy and Peakob1 are back with a new episode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 11 2016
"Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Downfall of a Droid" "Duel of the Droids" & "Bombad Jedi". SPOILER HEAVY!!!!

Darth Jar Jar Theory - Explained In Depth"

Its episode 3 of Customizng the Clone Wars!

Panther has a new Sith Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 9 2016
"I did manage to get the chance to add some finishing touches to my Sith pure bloods, adding a little gold really does pick up some feature. I am starting to work on a Sergeant Rusk and a Republic trooper. I'll post there development as soon as."

He sure has a nice set up for his Sith to pose in too. I really enjoyed his Sith Temple Build.

Clone Crazy is back with a new chapter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 9 2016
Enjoy Will of the Force: KOTOR #9 Old Wounds!

I know I sure did!

ServO wows us again!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Heya team...just a quick look at my latest scratch build...
It's just a lot of styrene, glue, and some kit parts..."

Folks, he makes it sound so easy, but daggone this is fantastic! You have to click in and see the build on this and some larger images to appreciate it.

Kelcken is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Hello all! It's been a while. I moved states, and haven't found the time do anything until this last month!
It's good to be back.

Anyways, here's a new Darth Malgus I made. He's going to a part of a SWTOR line I'm working on.

I sculpted everything except for the shoulders, chestpiece, belt, and knees. The head was purchased from I-am-Boba-Fett.

Sculpted on a microman body, I cannot recommend them enough for other customizers. The articulation is phenomenal, and the frame is small enough that you can almost sculpt from a blank slate."

It was great to see him back and wow the eyes are so piercing!

Jon K is back with a new KOTOR Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Here's my next KOTOR custom, Mira. body is Aurra Sing, legs are Juno Eclipse, arms are Barriss Offee. I carved into the body to leave the top, and built the dart attachment to the arm out of greenstuff, finished off with an ebay cast head of Jubilee. I've been tinkering with this one for a while, and I'm pretty happy with the end result."

I like the look too.

Ajunta Pall is back with four new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Hey all been busy with life and my youngest sons birthday is Revenge of the Fifth so I finally have literally one free hand to post some updates here as theres been alot going on. Hope you guys enjoy.

1) Jedi Master Tera Sinube (clone Wars)
2) Twi'lek Grey Jedi (Did this in Honor of Prince passing)
3) Republic Commando Gregor ( Head cast from Darth Daddy)
4) Arc Trooper Fives ( a personal custom update)"

That Grey Jedi is pretty cool and I love the tribute. Still reeling from the Spider Maul he showed us last time.

JDeck shows how to get some greeblies!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Believe it or not I was starting to run low on greebles. I bought a Tamiya 1/35 88mm gun FLaK 36/37 from amazon. If your new to kitbashing or scratch building this is the kit to get. I bought the Afrika Korps version 3 years ago, I've used at least one part from the kit on all my star wars scratch building projects. Matter of fact I used the barrel for the 1/18 moisture vaporator I built when I first joined the 'yards. The kit has at least 200 parts, ranging from fairly big to very tiny. This kits a bit different from the afrika version, it comes with the carriage, which is cool, a lot of neat parts. i know ill use a lot of these parts on my Rebel AT-TE project."

I always appreciate JDeck taking the time to share his resources. Such cool things he shows us all someitmes. Thanks JDeck! Click here to go check one out.

Black Thorne is back with a Star Wars Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Back to Star Wars. The Han Solo we all deserve."

Nough Said!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
"Here's a custom JAINA SOLO IN ADVENTURE GEAR figure made by me."

She looks pretty awesome to me. The flexibility and articulation is magic to behold!

Sideshow announces Free Comic Book Day...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, May 8 2016
Its from their Court of the Dead Line and I have to admit it is an interesting read with some fantastic artwork. Click here to find out more if you dare.

Young Han Solo has been cast!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 6 2016
"Disney and LucasFilm have found their new Han Solo.

“Hail, Caesar!” thesp Alden Ehrenreich has been tapped to star in the “Star Wars”-universe standalone movie revolving around Han Solo, sources tell Variety. Deadline Hollywood first reported that Ehrenreich was the frontrunner to land the role, and sources have now confirmed that he’s set to play the rebel smuggler, originally portrayed by Harrison Ford.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing with Kathleen Kennedy producing.

No plot details have been revealed, other than that the film will be set prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” like the other standalone pic “Rogue One.” Production is not expected to begin until January. Sources told Variety earlier this year that the reason for the January start may be so that the character may cameo in “Rogue One,” giving the production time to shoot the scene that introduces the new Han Solo.

The film will bow on May 25, 2018. The latest movie in the blockbuster franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opened in December.

While “Hail, Caesar!” was underwhelming at the box office, Ehrenreich was applauded by critics for his breakout performance. He is repped by CAA."

Cool deal!

Enjoy Civil War Today!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 6 2016
I am of course just as excited to go see this today myself as I am sure everyone else is and couldn't resist seeing what crossovers there were for Star Wars and Marvel. This is part of a really cool Clonetrooper Avengers mash up (artist unknown at this point, but I hope to give credit).

I also read a neat article about how a Marvel Star Wars Movie would so work!

I hope you are your family have a great plan to see Captain America: Civil War this weekend. I have a date night with my daughter tonight!

Rainy Weekend Ahead?
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 6 2016
Well here is something you might try if you can't get outside to enjoy the warmer weather. It has been awhile since I have played Star Wars Commander so I might just have to knock the dust off this weekend.

Click here to find out more information and download it on your favorite device! You can play for free!

Our Facebook Page is seeing new customs!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, May 6 2016
Luke Skye Walker has shared a great Galactic Marine on a nice looking base and I wanted to share that this morning along with the message that if you share to our social channels we will try to get the word out! Be sure to take a look at our Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Pages and like and follow and subscribe!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
After Darth Vader and Luke join forces to defeat the Emperor, Vader asks Luke to help him remove the mask that covers his face so he can look upon his son with his own eyes. This highly articulated 6” figure of Darth Vader includes a removable helmet and his light saber. $22.99

This just in from Kotobukiya….The Star Wars Episode VII Captain Phasma ArtFX+ Statue that features her reflective armor, weapons and cape for $59.99; and the Aliens Alien Warrior ArtFX+ Statue that is crouched on a specially designed display base inspired by the flooring on the Sulaco spaceship for $69.99. These 2 amazing items and more can be found here:

The release of the anticipated film, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so now is the time to add the deadly Black Widow to your 1/6 figure collection! The highly accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film. It features an all-new head sculpt specially crafted by the talented Korean artists Yulli and E-Lee, with long curly brownish-red real fabric hair, a brand new Black Widow outfit made with fine detail textures, two pistols, 2 styles of batons, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand. Furthermore, an approximately 3cm tall miniature Ant-Man is included as a bonus accessory! $219.99

Medicom brings Knightmare Batman from "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" to their MAFEX lineup! With about 20 points of articulation and standing 6.25" (16cm) tall, this figure of Batman from his nightmare during the film includes his trench coat and goggles, interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, binoculars, rifle and pistol. He also comes with a cowl that Superman can hold after yanking it off Batman's head! $54.99

This 6th wave of figures in the popular World of Nintendo 4” line is up for preorder and includes White Tanooki Mario, Para Troopa with Coin, Falco Lombardi, Red Yoshii with Egg and Link Wind Waker HD. Get all 6 new figures in a set for $59.99

I receive a cool May the 4th Gift from Hasbro!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
It was so awesome to get home from work yesterday and see this waiting on my doorstep. And in such a cool box too! Thank you so much to the fine folks at Hasbro and Litzky PR for thinking of me on the coolest of holidays! The full blitz on this can be found on our Facebook Page.

Stan is back with two new droids...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"These are not the droid were looking for... First up few repainted droids roaming where the streets have no name: r2-A5 and r5 unit! Now on the R5 United Hasbro forgot the blue. Color allots for screen accurate. Thanks tamer and Jedi1977 for compliments. Next up...Garindan!"

Stan just does great work!

JKNO shares eFX Vader Helmet Review on Conan!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"CONAN Highlight: Jordan is so enamored of his eFx Darth Vader replica mask that he doesn't even want to take it out of the box, which hurts Conan's feelings."

This is hilarious! Thanks for bringing it to my attention Serg!

Darth Daddy gives us a May the 4th Update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"May the 4th be with you! To celebrate today's festivities, we figured we'd release a project that was inspired by the first scenes that we were introduced to the crew of the Ghost on "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion". We knew it was a project we needed to do once Ezra's Speeder Bike was released.

Imperial Combat Drivers or AT-DP Pilots were a special brand of Imperial pilots, that operated exclusively with the All Terrain Defense Pod walkers and several other Imperial vehicles such 614-AvA Speeder Bikes and Imperial Troop Transports. When driving ITTs, they were outfitted with darker-colored suits.

AT-DP Pilots were well trained, and were equipped with heavy armor.An 614-AvA Speeder Bike (also known as an Imperial Speeder Bike) were a series of speeder bikes used by the Galactic Empire. Manufactured by Aratech Repulsor Company, these speeder bikes were armed with twin laser cannons located at the front and work alongside All Terrain Defense Pod walkers and TIE Fighters to form a high-speed strike force, cutting down escaping rebels.

Speeder Bikes were ideal for long-distance scouting missions and patrolling large areas with minimal use of fuel or personnel. More nimble than Troop Transports, they allowed Stormtroopers to survey difficult terrain or chase after fleeing suspects. It could also tow up to two crates.

To complete this project, we just needed to do a repaint the armor of the AT-DP Pilot to match the colors of the Imperial Combat Drivers on Speeder Bikes, and to repaint Ezra's Speeder Bike white. Elias painted the Speeder Bike and Darth Daddy repainted the Imperial Combat Driver. It took about half a day of work, and we love the results."

I like em all!

Ron Hembling is back with more Falcon Work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"Hi All,

Did a little more work on the Falcon and this time I did the slopping top hull sections. I have been using the FRAGILE tape to also go along the joints and it also good to use as it's very strong so when I start super gluing all the hull sections it won't melt.

I will need to get more foam board over the weekend so I can do the bottom section and then onto the cockpit. I have plastic card but not enough so I have ordered more so when that come in I can start doing the detailing.


It is really taking shape now!

Anovos accepting orders on Rey Ensemble!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"A scavenger on a harsh desert planet, Rey finds herself drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict, and learns that her life is being shaped by the mysterious power of The Force. ANOVOS is proud to offer the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Rey Jakku Costume Ensemble. Shipping estimated to begin by October 2016. Customers who purchase this item will be added to our monthly STAR WARS newsletter for updates. Pre-order items are subject to change in availability and features. This item is eligible for Payment Plan options upon checkout.

The Premier Line offering is for the insatiable costumer, who needs every detail meticulously studied and excruciatingly reproduced for the ultimate wearable costume.

This ensemble includes details duplicated from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS screen-used production assets.

This ensemble is assembled, finished, and ready to wear.
Dress is made of viscose gauze.
Shirt is made of cotton lycra with shoulder embellishment.
Sleeves are crepe wraps.
Wristlet and belt are made of genuine leather.
Pant material is made of silk.
Pouch is canvas with metal buckles.
The fabric and leather pieces have been dyed to match the color of the screen-used assets.
Footwear is not included."

It seems spot on movie accurate to me!

Eric is back with Hole in the Ground News!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 5 2016
"We now have the Starship Door and Doorway Wall available for order! Get all the details"

It will be great to get some set pieces!

Happy May the 4th Be With You!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
Before the day leaves me we here at Imperial Shipyards want to wish you and yours a very happy Star Wars Day. We hope your day is filled with Star Wars Goodness and maybe an action figure or two! If you would like to write a message to your fellow Star Wars Fans click in and share the joy.

Reed POP sends word on next US Star Wars Celebration!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"May the Fourth Be With You! Star Wars Celebration Set for Orlando 2017

Tickets to go on sale Wednesday, May 25 at Noon Pacific

Star Wars Celebration, an event that registers a seismic jolt in the Force among Star Wars fans around the world, is headed back to Orlando, Florida on April 13-16, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Tickets, including 4-day, single-day, and VIP, are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, May 25 at 12:00 noon Pacific/3:00pm Eastern/9:00pm GMT+1 at

"Star Wars Celebration has always been about the fans," said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. "It allows Lucasfilm to connect directly with the thousands of fans who have given their dedication and support to the world of Star Wars over the years, and is the perfect opportunity for us to give something back."

Guest and event announcements for Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando will begin soon on and

Star Wars Celebration is a Star Wars experience like no other, and one that only Lucasfilm could provide. Fans at Celebrations experience four days filled with engaging entertainment, celebrity appearances, stage shows, panels, interactive events, special shopping, screenings and exclusive Star Wars sneak peeks into the future of the epic saga. For many fans, Star Wars Celebration is an essential waypoint on the journey towards a new Star Wars theatrical adventure, providing an invigorating boost of excitement that resonates throughout the worldwide fan community.
There's something for everyone at Star Wars Celebrations. The events are immersive, where fans of all levels can enjoy four unforgettable days of Star Wars experiences and community. Celebrations are a unique opportunity for attendees to rediscover old friends, meet like-minded fans, and create new Star Wars memories for Celebrations to come.
Star Wars Celebrations are produced by Lucasfilm with the collaboration of ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world.

This year's Star Wars Celebration will take place at London's ExCeL Centre July 15-17."

What a great day to give out the info! The graphic pretty much sums up the news, but please visit the official site for more information!

Gentle Giant continues their festivities with an exclusive Kylo Ren Mini-Bust!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name like his grandfather before him! This limited edition, hand-painted, 1:6 scale Star Wars Mini Bust is cast in high-quality polyresin, and comes individually numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. Kylo Ren is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection."

At $120 bucks a pop that is one fantastic price, but you have to agree it looks fantastic!

Entertainment Earth offering huge May the 4th Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
As you can see the Han Cholo Items are over 40% off.

Don't forget that EE is also having a huge sale on all of their other Star Wars Items too. Tell em the Tamer sent you!

I know one thing when I want a package done right I can use EE and order and forget it. They have always done right by me for years!

The 4th is strong at ThinkGeek...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
As you can see they too have some really deep discounts and exclusive Star Wars Products. I feel like its Christmas already today. So many Star Wars Products and choices and such deep discounts, up to 60% off 200 or more SW Items.

As you can see by the graphic below there is also a free BB-8 Rotating Pin for those who order over $30 of merchandise.

Reed POP shares May the 4th Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
As you can see there will be 25% Off all Star Wars Merchandise from today till the 6th! Click here to get started.

Star sends word about Digital Deals!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
Disney Interactive sends word on discounts of up to 77% off certain digital products including video games, movies, and other digital media. Now that is some savings!

We knew we were gonna see Star Wars Deals today so stay tuned for more! I am just getting warmed up.

Sideshow Collectibles shares May the 4th Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
From contests to giveaways to great deals on 1/6th Scale and Premium Format Items today might be the day to put in the Sideshow Order. Click here to go get started!

Dorkside Toys announces May the 4th Promotion...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
They have some really fantastic deals right now especially on 6" Black Series items like:

Ahsoka for $21.99

Jango Fett for $15.99

The TFA Flametrooper and Snowtrooper for $21.99 a set!

There is of course a lot more to see so be sure to check out their entire Star Wars Section.

Zak sends word about May the 4th Promotion!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"Celebrate Star Wars Day in Style with Zak and
Get 25% Off

Spokane, WA (May 4, 2016) – For millions of devoted fans, May 4 will always be affectionately known as Star Wars Day in this galaxy as well as those far, far away. This year, celebrate Star Wars Day in style with ceramic and glass dinnerware and drinkware from Zak Designs that showcases just how iconic May the 4 really is. And to give fans another reason to celebrate, Zak is offering 25% off all Star Wars products through this week."

They have a really cool line of Star Wars Dinnerware folks!

HOT TOPIC announces May the 4th Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"The 4th awakens... get 25% off Star Wars merch NOW!"

They also offer $15 Hot Cash for every $30 you spend. I think it is fantastic the gals in our life has so many Star Wars choices too. I saw some really cool looking The Force Awakens Dresses during my quick perusal this morning too.

Star Wars Insider sends word on May the 4th Deals!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"It's our favorite time of the year where we get to celebrate everything Star Wars and to mark this special occasion, we have some fantastic offers available across all of our Star Wars magazines!

Celebrate May the 4th by taking out a subscription to one of our official magazines. We have Star Wars magazines for all the family whether you are a young Padawan, rebel scum, or you have been seduced by the dark side. You can save up to 40% on the cover price, but act now because this biggest ever saving is available today only!

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Star Wars Rebels Magazine
The all-new companion to Disney XD’s award-nominated, hit T.V. show!
To celebrate May the 4th, you can save 30% on the next 6 issues of Star Wars Rebels Magazine.

Star Wars Jedi Master Magazine
Packed full of facts, puzzles, games and character profiles from the entire Star Wars saga, Jedi Master is the ultimate guide to the galaxy for all young Star Wars fans! For one day only, readers in the US and Canada can get the next 6 issues for just $22.50, saving 25% on the cover price!

Disney announces May the 4th Exclusives...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
From Tsum Tsums to an Elite Die-cast Prototype Fett to exclusive T-Shirts they have quite a few interesting products to choose from today. Orders over $75 ship free with the code: SHIPMAGIC. Click here to see the entire product list.

I will try to get word out about other Star Wars Sales today as I get the chance. I am sure the SW Deals will abound today!

Clone Troopr is back with a great Ren...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"Obviously, others have done this head-swap before, but I couldn't get my hands on the 5POA figure that came with this head. A seller on eBay is selling high-quality, unpainted recasts of these heads for a fair price, so I bought one, and painted the eyes, brows, and hair. Enjoy, and May the Fourth Be With You! :)"

It sure looks great to me. Some of his images are just fantastic too! Great action shots.

Mr. Jedi 1977 shows us his second batch of customs for 2016!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"Happy May the 4th everyone ! Another quick batch of random back round figures. Starting with the Ishi Tibs (now articulated and with soft goods) that were in the rebel briefing room in ROTJ . One of the imperial Dignitaries that was hardly visible but can be seen and a alternate version of the cloud car pilot using the head from the Otc version pilot and painted the shoulders to match. More stuff on the way soon."

His Ishi Tibs in all their color variations are fantastic. Such cool characters. Heck all are great, make sure you let him know what you think!

JDeck builds up his fleet...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"I did some painting on the MC-80s the winged version came out like I wanted. Mon cal ships sort of look like a combination Blue Whale, Shark and conch shell, so I used them as inspiration. The non winged one, I would have liked to have better color variations, but at this scale its almost impossible without it looking wacky. I'll work on the display, meybe tomorrow. I've been a little side tracked lately. After this I've got an idea for my next project, I've been trying to simplify the design, but still be cool. Anyway, you'll see what I mean."

One project giving rise to another, you gotta love it!

StarFall is back with a new custom character...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, May 4 2016
"Our final cast member, Metra Freyy, or as we call her around the studio, "Worm Girl" a nickname we assure you she will live up to in later chapters of the comic. Metra is a mysterious and deadly assassin with the ability to turn any object into a weapon. Obsessively goal oriented, she kills without regard to the lives she is taking. Her origins are mostly unknown, but it's rumored that she may not even be an organic lifeform at all, some say she's a robot while others believe she may be an angry spirit in possession of the body of a legendary warrior..."

Wow, now that sounds mysterious! I like the look of her too. She wields one large blade!

Rezakia rocks a TFA Scene for out latest challenge!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
"So I decided to keep this here and one other site it's and old vintage Daigobah playset I had some trunk looking pencils and some Takodana backdrops with some crafters paint/moss.

I liked the front on image for the lighting effect but I wasn't happy with it, also the angle wasn't accurate with the scene from TFA.

I turned the camera around and I liked it better

Added some darker effects to it to get a closer look to the film... not exactly the pose since Rey is squatting in the scene and the Blackseries figure can't exactly get into a pose like that. But after an afternoon of backdrops on cardstock falling over I decided to leave it be.

Anyways I really wish Rey could get into a squat like the scene but I can forgive it since the Black series is a pretty decent figure overall.


I think it turned out great. Remember today is the last day to submit your own TFA Entry!

Custom Creator starts on the second floor...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
"I started on the second floor. I decided to make the whole floor part attachable by magnets to the beams. So basically the big floor beams, and wall beams will all be one piece, and the support beams will attach via magnet. At last that's the plan so Some adjustments required. Took a couple Punisher shots as well."

It is really coming along now.

Mandalore25 is back with a Marvel Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
"Trying to get into 6 inch figures more with this Marvel Legends Amora the Enchantress. Mostly a repaint of a Scarlet Witch, made the skirt, and sculpt the belt. I did use VHT Vinyl Dye on her lower half, and it's really cool stuff, feels like the figure was always black, definitely the best spray I've used on a figure.

If anyone is interested, she's listed here."

She looks pretty spot on to me!

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
"Heres a Jedi Knight custom using some GI Joe bits and Star Wars fodder. Roc Jonsunn."

I like the look!

Wal-Mart posts Takodana Encounter...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
James Doby, via our Facebook Page, sends in word to strike while the iron is hot!

Gentle Giant shares May the 4th Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, May 3 2016
It looks like there are some fantastic Vintage Jumbos, Mini-Busts, and book ends that are 20% off their regular price.

Click here
to see the full sale.

JDeck reviews the new Bandai Kylo Ren...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Pretty rad, check out the details even on the back of his helmet. Awesome stuff. They show a side by side with the SH.FIGUARTS Kylo, the kit isn't as good, but for the price not bad. The only thing that gets me are the elbows, they disappear when bent. However it allows for better range of motion, articulation is useless without range of motion. The details are nice and crisp. With a little black wash and chrome paint, the mask would really pop. I don't like that mask decal. Cool kit though. Suggested retail including 8% tax, 3,240 Japanese Yen, or $30.46 USD"

It looks pretty fantastic to me.

We welcome Cantina Customs to the boards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"I just wanted to post a figure I've recently customized. There are far too few female figures made! The story behind this custom is that she was a padawan fighting by her master's side when order 66 was issued. Her master was killed, and she fled in terror. She later returned to collect some clone armor from the battlefield and later became a bounty hunter."

Join me in welcoming a new member! I like the look of this female custom too!

Stan is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Finally had little time to work on some new custom. Next up is M'yroon Onith, had to give her a soft good skirt, and fix those elbow swivel and replace them with ball joints. She finally take seat with rest of Cantina figures. Now. I think I have cover all Cantina figures except for Hammerhead; figure cross thT he coming in the black series next year. Next up is a pair of droids in Tatoonie. Thank you every one for compliments."

With awesome work like his Onith, he better get ready for more compliments!

Jon K is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Been kind of held up by the big move lately, but one I finished just before I left in the KOTOR line: Bao Dur. First time using a GI Joe Base, I thought it worked well because he always struck me as a taller character. Tunnel Rat body and legs, Darth Maul head (I had a hell of a time finding a ball-joint Maul head and ended up drilling out a swivel head instead, it actually worked out better than expected). The energy arm was made from a bunch of clippings of an emperor lightning-effect hand glued directly into a random cup-shaped piece of plastic that I drilled out into a proper joint. Genuinely had a hard time with adhesive because I was mixing light-colored soft rubber with hard plastic darker pieces for dynamic effect, but I like how it turned out in the end."

I like how it turned out too!

Ron Hembling shares his 6" Dengar!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Hi All,

Dengar is done and here are a few pics until I get my usual outdoor ones tomorrow.

The turbin was done using left over material and the figure was weathered using Vallejo, paints and chalk pastels.

The base was one I built a while ago for the I.M.P.S trooper I did but decided against it and I'm glad I did as it is perfect for the Dengar figure.


Wow, he looks great!

A new episode is up for Darth Daddy!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
Customizing "The Clone Wars" see its second episode. Be sure to add it to your favorites!

Blizzard Force shows us a new one!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"'s been a while. Sorry for the radio silence, but I've had a small operation in a hospital mid-April and even though it was all planned in advance it still took more time to recover from that than I'd thought before...

Anyway, here's my next addition...couldn't really leave that Luke Stormtrooper all by himself..."

I like the look of custom figures on custom vintage cards! FTW!

StarFall is back with a new addition...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"I've managed to crank out the remaining 2 main cast members of the Star-Fall comic as well. So without further ado...

Meet Payjiiana "Payj" Vadovaysiian. Payj was genetically engineered by her father, a famous warrior, to be the perfect squire to accompany him into battle and help carry his weapons and gear. She's also a gifted inventor, engineer, and tech-wiz. A few chapters down the road we'll see her run into Rrrouthaan and J'Vaadus and become one of the main heroes of the story."

She looks great to me. The apparatus on her back is just fantastical!

Clone Troopr is back with an TOR Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Nadia's one of the characters in the Star Wars: The Old Republic video game that introduced us to a new species called Sarkhai. Sarkhai had a tradition of face-painting to scare off predators.

The hair was "hard-sculpted" like my Satele and Kira figures. Robe is soft-goods, and the belt is sheet metal. The saber was made from the plastic missiles that came with the Zeb/Chopper 2-pack, and another missile for the hilt."

She looks tough to me!

Starchasers shares two new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"One more today. I saw this Wilykit figure on clearance and bought it thinking I could make a Padawan out of her. I finally got around to it."

I think she looks great! We so need more Padawans in our Jedi Ranks!

Mandalore25 shows us a new Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, May 2 2016
"Was going through my list of characters I'd like to make at some point, and found Keelyvine Reus from The Clone Wars web comics. Pretty tough dual wielding jedi general, really love the character, thinking to make her clone commander Ganch sometime as well. When I saw her in the list I realized I had all the parts for her, and had to put her together. She's mainly a vintage collection Barriss Offee, with a clone wars Padme, and Marvel Universe Valkyrie arms. I sculpt the bun, and made the soft goods with a little extra on the edges so they can liquid stitched down for no fraying. To get the flow as it currently has I ran warm water over the lower half for ten minutes, and it worked very well."

You can even add her to your collection if you are so inclined!