June 2016

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
**** 4th of July Sale ***
150 items are up for sale from 6/29 to 7/12.

Hot Toys presents Han Solo and Chewbacca collectible figures in 1/6 scale from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens! These figures are specially crafted based on the images of Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Chewbacca. Han Solo features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, a specially tailored outfit and winter gear, and all-new blaster pistol. Meanwhile, Chewbacca features a new face sculpt with an articulated jaw, multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout the whole body capturing his unique appearance, all-new bowcaster, and bandolier bag. Each figure includes a specially designed figure stand, and come in a set or individually.

New JoeCon Sky Patrol figures by Hasbro are now up for pre-order! This box set contains 15 3.75” GI Joe figures. Included are figures from the 1990s Sky Patrol Team: Skydive, Recon Scout, Quartermaster, Demolitions, Weapons Specialist Drop Zone, Communications Cliff “Airwave” Mewett, A.D.D.E.R.S. Sky Creeper and Cobra Night Vulture, Devil Commander Cobra Flying Scorpion, Cobra Black Vulture, and A.D.D.E.R.S. Commando Air Devil. All of these figures come with accessories and stands to display! This box set is a must-have for any GI Joe collections! $499.99

From a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it's the amazing Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 Pocket Pal Key Chain! Featuring the sculpted look of your favorite Astromech unit and original phrases/sound effects from the new movie, like "Bleep-bloop!," "Whistle!" and who could ever forget, "Blorp-Buzz?" This key chain is a must have for any Star Wars fan or collector! $7.99

The TMNT vinyl figures by The Loyal Subjects are 3 inches tall and feature 9 points of articulation with strong ball joints that are not intended to be interchangeable. Each figure comes packed with character specific accessories and is foil bagged with a character card. Possible figures include Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Slash, Leatherhead, Splinter, Shredder, Rocksteady, Bebop, and a Foot Soldier. $13.99

The Takodana Encounter figure pack commemorates the moment our heroes Ray & Finn meet the wise Maz Kanata. Included are 3.75” figures of Rey, Finn, BB-8, Maz Kanata, as well as her chest that holds Luke Skywalker’s lighsaber. $26.99

This Marvel Legends Comic 2-pack includes Mar-vell Captain Marvel and Carol Denvers as Captain Marvel, as well as the Carol Corps comic book. Kids and fans alike can collect their favorite Marvel comic characters in this 3.75" figure 2-pack assortment, each packed with a Special Edition Marvel comic book! Figures feature detailed articulation, sculpting, and deco. $21.99

This assortment combines the most elite Spartan Soldiers from both Fireteam Osiris and Blue Team to make the ultimate Halo 5: Guardians action figure line! This Best of the UNSC collection includes Master Chief, Spartan Locke, Kelly, Fred, Tanaka, and Buck. Each 6” figure comes with a free Supply REQ pack code to unlock in-game content! $89.99

Bandai Japan introduces a new breakout line from S.H. Figuarts of highly realistic, articulated figures created with the artist in mind. Over recent years, the numbers of digital artists has increased rapidly and with Tamashii Nations' new humanoid figure collection, you can easily create a base pose to even the most dynamic of drawings! Over 30 articulated joints make it even easier to recreate a desired pose or action. The DX sets include everything you need to create a masterpiece: interchangeable hands, mini books, PCs, tablets, model guns, swords, pens, smartphones, cell phones, and special display bases. $59.99 Each

The Closet Jedi and Nicov55 team up on a Star Destroyer Console!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
"Please let me share what he has done regarding our star destroyer project since he allowed me to do it and i will soon lay my hands on it (eager)."

Well I can sure see why. It looks fantastic!

Mandalore 25 finishes his 195th Custom!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
"Worked all night to finish this one, here is my finished 195th figure! Put a clear coat over the spray paint, and detailed it with two shades of brown. 13 hours in to this figure, a lot of sculpting, but always worth it to see the finished product. I primarily based it off of the Kotor version I pictured with the WIPs, but I gave it a touch of the The Old Republic version (the spikes on the back are more similar to that version), and added my own twist. My personal twist comes from the lack of eyes, for playing Kotor at the age of 11, I could clearly see frame in the game clearly has no eyes (apparently they are in the texture that goes over the frame?), so I just assumed they didn't. Even then I had already read of many blind Jedi that could "see" through the force better than those using their eyes, and it makes perfect sense to me when they are known as jedi killers. If they saw through the force, a jedi would be like a beacon. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer mine over the TOR version all fleshy looking, nothing like the feral jedi eaters they are.

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

What a great accomplishment and a great custom figure if you are interested!

Berszu shows us his papercraft Walker!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
"Another project . 30 "AT -AT . The model from scratch made from cardboard."

Wow! Just Wow!

Spry shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
See what I mean about our Facebook Page? Good ole Luke Sprywalker has created Kylo Ren's Shrine to Vader and can make these available as kits if you want one!

More great stuff showing up on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 30 2016
I am liking this dio!

Mandalore 25 is back with a work in progress...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 29 2016
"Been working on a Terentatek for my 195th figure, here's the work so far, shaved him down, sculpt him up, and put a base coat on."

Wow, that is spot on with his reference image. I like it! And congrats on a 195th custom!

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 29 2016
"Havent posted in awhile so here is a Stennes Shifter mercenary /thug. Im thinking part of a Hutts retinue o maybe a swoop gang member. More to come..."

I always like seeing that last part.

The Closet Jedi shows us his Tantive IV Hallway...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 29 2016
"So here is my Tantive IV Hallway with door.

Its been printed at shape ways and I love it. Still a work in progress most of the detail painting has to be done. This section will be printed in three Parts. Left side with floor. Right side wall that fits perfectly against it and the Arch way and door wall in one piece. The left and right walls will be available in many different combinations or any way you want it. I have printed enough of these to be sure that each piece will print out beautifully each time.

Right Now I am trying to complete the whole Tantive IV corridor for myself. I would like to have a two foot section with a angled hallway and side hallway entrance for Princess Leia's transfer of the plans to r2D2. I am sure most of you have seen that incredible diorama on youtube where some one built a long corridor out of paper."

It looks great to me!

More great custom projects shared on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 29 2016
I wake up to find at least one new cool entry there daily. I like it!

Gentle Giant starts their SDCC Exclusives...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
Look like their are two different versions of their GG Jumbo ANH Luke:

Farmboy Luke Brown

Farmboy Luke Yellow

Don't forget you need to be a Premier Guild Member to order.

Stay tuned, we will keep you apprised of the new offerings.

Wraithnine is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
Its a presence I haven't felt in a long time. Jay is still working his magic on 1/6 Scale Customs. Be sure to take a look at his Custom 1/6 ARF trooper and Sgt Grimm wolfpack ARF!

Jay it is great to see you back bud!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
"Here's a custom Resin Cast RANAT Figure that was recently made by me. Every piece of this custom figure is resin cast and it has poseable arms.

This custom figure stands 2 3/8" tall and it is in scale with all 3.75" action figures. A small strong magnet is embedded into his right hand and also into the resin cast Tusken Battle Talisman that he plans on trading to a Jawa in Mos Eisley."

Pretty cool if you ask me!

Blizzard Force making real a lost German Vintage Kenner Line!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
"Well...there were several vintage lines worldwide. The UK had Palitoy, France Meccano, Mexico Lili Ledy etc... In Germany the distributor was Parker, years ago pics surfaced of this flyer with mockups:

...note the Stormtrooper on the far right with a German logo. ;) However, this concept seems to never have been realized....well, until now, that is. ;) I've designed a new front and reverse side (full German text) for the first 12... I'm currently trying out materials because I'm using satin photo paper (instead of glossy) for the first time..."

Once again this is so great. I can't wait to see what he gives us as the final entry on this one. So awesome to see vintage like this.

Berszu shows us the making of...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
Wow, remember that paper Falcon I showed you the other day? Well here is a Facebook Gallery of the making of! Great stuff.

Talk about some cool customs!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
I got a message on our Facebook Page yesterday and found this!

Anovos Storm Trooper Kits are back...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 28 2016
"ATTENTION: The kit is recommended for greater customization options during fitting, but a pre-assembled ensemble will also be available. Please note that build times and difficulty levels vary between users, and as such there isn't a definitive "baseline." New builders to full-size armor kits will likely require more time and expense than those who have previous experience in building similar armor kits.

Stormtroopers are elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and impossible to sway from the Imperial cause. They wear imposing white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. ANOVOS is proud to offer the STAR WARS™ Imperial Stormtrooper costume available as a do-it-yourself kit, with optional soft goods suite (neck seal, undersuit, and gloves). Shipping estimated to begin January 2017. Pre-order items are subject to change in availability and features.

Do-It-Yourself Kit (Without Soft Goods)

This kit includes details duplicated using 3D scans and reference taken from the original asymmetrical hand sculpted assets combined with idealized elements.

Stormtrooper armor is designed to fit a person that is between (but not limited to) 5 ft. 8 in. to 6 ft. (1.7m to 1.8m) in height, with a mesomorphic body type (see chart below).

Armor pieces require trimming, clean-up and physical assembly.

Basic snaps, strapping, and hook and loop suite is included for mounting of armor pieces.

Helmet and components are made from vacuum formed UV protected ABS plastic.

The visor lens is made of green tinted plastic and is adjustable.

Helmet size adjustment system ensures a comfortable and secure fit.

Equipment belt with blaster rifle holster is assembled and ready to wear.

Footwear and blaster not included.
Tools, paint, and glue not included.

Optional Soft Goods

Soft goods add-on option includes neck seal, undersuit, and gloves in sized sets of Medium through 2XL.

Neck seal features ribbing and bib.
Undersuit is two-piece with mock turtleneck collar and stirrups.
Gloves are black rubber similar to the original screen-used items.


$450.00 USD for do-it-yourself kit.
$650.00 USD for do-it-yourself kit with soft goods.
This item is eligible for Payment Plan options."

Stronox is back with a new Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 27 2016
"Been trying to upgrade my pictures lately. Since I am working in multiple scales, I thought it would be nice to be clear right on the pics. Anyways, I have been doing some other genres as well but here is my latest Star Wars fig...Darth Nihilus with Joe style hip articulation, fabric tunic, new saber, and wire seamed fabric cape. I had to do paint touch ups as well on this fig to get it right too."

What a thing of beauty. Wow. Here is a link you can go and add this one to your collection.

Mr. Jedi 1977 shows us a new batch of vintage carded customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 27 2016
"Here's the next batch of carded figures. Plenty more coming ... enjoy!"

What I wouldn't give to see Hasbro do something exactly like this. They look so great!

Panther gives us a new Rancor Dio Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 27 2016
"Just had a very busy weekend, apologizes for the lateness off this post. Before the weekend started, I managed to finish the trap door off, stick it in place and scrape off the remaining excess sand from this dio. Later this week and over next weekend, I will be making the skeletal remains which will litter the floor of this dio, giving this scene the final finishing touches.

In the mean time, here are some shots of how it is now, recreating some of the shots from the film."

It looks great to me!

New Rogue One details!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
This video is a pretty good synopsis. Guess everyone now knows for sure we will see a return of Darth Vader!

Berszu shows you want he can do with just paper!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016

My name is Bernard Szukiel and I'm modeller with Polish
I would like to show you my own collection of Star Wars paper models built from scratch.

My first model - 38" Falcon Millenium"

Folks it is absolutely fantastic. I really don't know what to say!

Ron Hembling updates us on his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
"Hi All,

The shuttle interior is 90% done I just need to complete the repelling section and the door gunner machine gun mount.

The interior was done using plasti card and bottle caps and Bandai Sandtroopers backpacks.


This is really starting to get detailed as you knew it would with Ron!

Jedi Minstrel is back with a new update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
"Hin Nisan was already training in Graqirin martial arts when it was discoverd as Force sensitive 3475 years before the battle of Yavin. His initial training was just shifting gears to adhere to the Jedi tenets. Nisan was always on guard. Not because of issues with the Jedi but he kept having simple flashes of memories that he swore, never happened. Although Graqirin martial arts taught him how to focus at an early age, He could not shake this feeling that imminent danger was always there."

I always enjoy JM's back stories and customs. I could sure ready a novel about this one! I wonder if he ever finds out what that danger is.

Blizzard Force shows us an EU Vintage Carded Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
"I've finished another addition to my Legends figures from the Thrawn trilogy...a sympathetic Bothan politician we've all come to love.......not. ;)

The figure is from the Legacy comic pack, I've touched him up in a few places, especially the head and the shoulder pads, to match his appearance better to the card picture.

Apart from that I'm currently working on something new that's related to Germany and vintage figures, but I'm not done yet and having lots of problems with the material at the moment (I'm beginning to hate satin photo paper ;) )...so here are just two small preview pics:"

Wow, how cool does a Bothan look on a vintage style cardback!

TFA Hot Toys Han and Chewie pre-order is up!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
"“Chewie, we’re home.” – Han Solo

The latest entry to the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has broken numerous box-office records around the world! The return of the original cast have been one of the biggest highlights of the epic blockbuster and Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to introduce a special collectible set featuring the new sixth scale collectible figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

The highly-accurate Han Solo collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, a specially tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

The highly-accurate Chewbacca collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the Wookiee warrior in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and features a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout the whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.

This collectible set will additionally include 3 thermal detonators, a remote detonator, and 2 Starkiller Base-themed bases attachable to Han Solo and Chewbacca’s hexagonal figure stands as bonus accessories.

Star Wars fans shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to add the legendary duo to your collection!"

Han and Chewie are available separately as well!

Gentle Giant warns its time to get ready!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 26 2016
"Dear Valued Gentle Giant Collectors!

We are announcing the first of our SDCC Exclusives next Tuesday June 28TH! Keep your eyes open for announcements through our newsletters as well as social media platforms . We will continue to reveal more SDCC exclusives every following week up until SDCC.

As always, we will offer a limited quantity of each of our exclusives to our Premier Guild members. So if you haven’t joined up yet; sign up now for the PGM membership for the opportunity to pre-order SDCC exclusives online.

Click here to sign up for the Premier Guild Membership"

Get ready its time for SDCC!

Mandalore 25 is back with an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 24 2016
"Been a while, but I'm back, and with my 194th figure! Planning some bigger things leading up to #200, and feel free to check out nearly all of them at the Dartharmoresscustoms facebook page:


For #194 I made Alema Rar from the New Jedi Order, and later book series, specifically this version is Alema as a Dark Jedi. Very playable figure as the base figure is black, used Black Widow, with plain hands, and a retooled Aayla Secura head. Alema doesn't have straps around her lekku, and they are longer, so I rectified this, along with a completely new paint job on the head, I just felt the need to make her eyes blue to be proper.

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

I like the look of her. Tough and gorgeous!

Clone Wars Fan 2011 is back after a long hiatus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 24 2016
"Hey Guys! Its been a while but im back with a new custom! I still have the parts left over from the 2 figures so Im currently using them to create another custom jedi. not based off of any characters its simply just to use up the parts i have laying around. so as i said in my "sneek peek" post i was going to make a custom Jedi Master Ima-Gun Di so here is!"

It is great to see you back!

Panther gives us a new Rancor Dio Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 24 2016
"Now I have removed the excess sand and let the Rancor stomp around this home.

As said earlier, just have the finishing touches to add to this before I can say that it is completed."

It is looking like he is really close to being done with this!

A great dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 24 2016
More great custom dioramas are showing up on our Facebook Page. I love it!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 23 2016
From Iron Studios comes their Star Wars 1/10 Scale Art Statues of Han Solo’s Stormtrooper disguise, Kylo Ren, Rey, Qui-Gin Jinn, and Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing pilot. Each polystone statue is heavily detailed and comes with their own stands. Han Solo stands at 8” tall, Kylo Ren is 10.25” tall, Rey stands at 9.50” tall, Qui-Gin Jinn stands at 10.25” tall, and Luke Skywalker is 7.5” tall.

Bioworld Merchandising brings two new laptop backpacks from Star Wars: Boba Fett and a Rebel Squadron Pilot-themed. These stylish backpacks measure approximately 13” wide x 19” tall x 8” deep and have multiple storage spaces, including padded laptop compartments. $64.99 Each

Funko Pop! Buttons bring you all of your favorite Marvel, DC Comics, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Star Wars characters in their new collection! Each box contains 34 buttons from your favorite fandoms. Get collecting today! $39.99 Each

Join the battle with Bandai Japan’s release of a Scout Trooper on a speeder bike from their S.H. Figuarts Star Wars line! This set includes the Scout Trooper, speeder bike, three replacement wrists for each hand, a blaster, and a stand. This figure is about 6” tall and the bike is about 10.8 inches long. $199.99

McRobo Creation showcases V-Wing Airspeeder Transport...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 23 2016
"V-Wing Airspeeder Transport (Model A) with 4 Detachable V-Wing Airspeeders

Transforming Merge Ship

The mighty V-wing Airspeeder Transport separates into: Han's Freighter, Leia's Command Shuttle, and Luke's Warp Wings.

For 3 3/4" figures. Made by hand with styrene sheet plastic. It's a rebel command center, star ship repair shop and response unit. The transport hosts 4 V-wings, 3 TR-3B drones, and a Service Lift Jet. The vessel is a transforming space station. There are many interior details with movable objects. Dimensions are 70 x 50 x 20 inches. TR-3B breaks down to 3 drones. $600 for individual components, $2,000 for all. US prices. Made to order."

Daggone, what a cool creation. This could sure be the centerpiece of any Star Wars Collection.

More great Facebook Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 23 2016
I found this on our page this morning.

Forceflow is back with an update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"Continuing my TFA kick, here's another "What If" addition to the Resistance!

The Heavy Gunner provides fire support to Resistance squads and light vehicle divisions. Armed with a specially modified DLT-19 heavy repeating blaster rifle and power pack, the Gunner doesn't have to worry about reloading... just overheating. The irony of being cut down by old Imperial weaponry is not lost on First Order Stormtroopers, making the Gunner a prime target for snipers."

I am seriously liking this trooper too!

Steezy Collector is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"I finished up this custom bounty hunter. I used some marvel universe lower legs and cut them down to fit better. Head is a snake eyes head, but I cut off the visor, flipped it and put it over the mouth for sort of a Darth malak look."

He looks pretty tough to me!

Ron Hembling updates us on his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"Hi All,

Sorry for the lack of WIP pics but I have been busy getting things done as I am getting medically discharged and there is a crap load of paperwork to do and by the end of the day I'm mentally drained.

So saying that here are a few pics of the interior, I have done the floor, walls, frame work and gun/equipment rack.


Wow, that looks good!

Panther updates us on his Rancor Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"Hi all

With the paint dry, its time to add some texture to ground. Before doing this, I needed to carry out a little more research and on Sunday (Father's Day, which I've made a tradition to watch a Star Wars film that day!) deliberately watched Return Of Jedi.

I noticed that the floor is covered with sand and the rock walls also have a lot of sand build up over them.

I am now waiting on delivery for some silver sand but in the mean time I used the rock ballast, mixed with paint and PVA glue, coated the floor with it. This will give the sand to something to grip against. I also added some onto the walls, for the authentic look from the film. Excuse the blue tack on the floor, I've put that there to mark where the Rancor's feet are going, then as a barrier to keep it clear.

Now I am hoping that the colour isn't as bad as what I think because I was mixing up a light brown (which being red/green colour blind is trickery than you think!) solution mixed with the ballast before I cover it with silver sand.

I hope you like it.


Well I sure like it!

Black Thorne is back with a new diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"After Endor, the battle of Jakku is my second dio based on the last Star Wars Battlefront. Take a look."

I did and I highly enjoyed it.

Mr. Jedi 1977 is back with more custom figures carded!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"OK as promised we have part one of my carded update How i wish like many of you that Hasbro would bring tvc back . A huge thanks to DS customs for make these for me ! So on this batch of 5 random customs i wanted to try a free figure giveaway with a really obscure character which was Cain Adiss i also have enclosed the back of the card and for pure nostalgia using the original proof of purchase as well as the card for Cain Adiss as well i just need to find a plastic bubble big enough to hold cain, since he is a huge figure . In addition there's a few more as well . I will be back in a day or two with batch two."

I really love the look of these. Way to go Mr. Jedi 1977!

Blizzard Force is back with modern Vintage Figures...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"I've finished three more Vintage Collection cards...this time from Return Of The Jedi...

The first two are recards of "missing" TVC figures for which I updated the quality of the cards...Bib Fortuna and Imperial Gunner. The Imperial Gunner is a composite pic with a new background, but I think the end result came out pretty nicely...

The third one is a new cardback...one of my favorite pictures from ROTJ...would have been so cool if Kenner/Hasbro had used it in the past...

I didn't customize the figures for these three, they're straight repacks (the Luke is the Saber Construction TVC version).

These are great!

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"Female Mandalorian warrior....more to come"

Looks good to me. I always like reading the more to come part too.

McRobo Creations shares Sail Barge Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
"Custom-made Jabba Sail Barge

Our Basic Barge is $440 US. Shop time is available right now, and taking orders. The process will take 2 weeks from the time of order.

Place an order with a deposit of $220, and pay the balance when it's ready to ship. We take payments that fit your budget and schedule.

Made of new white styrene plastic. Sturdy and durable, built to last. Pieces are glued solidly together.
Acrylic enamel paint, airbrushed detail.
Four large opening bay doors, with excellent plastic hinges
Posable sails and rudders
2 floors
Upper deck canopy and cannon deck plate

We've got a long list of Add-on Features"

What a great way to get a true to scale Sail Barge. Hasbro may never do this, but you have a chance!

Great customs showing up on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
Don't forget we have a very active Facebook Page too! I am liking the new additions we see there regularly!

Darth Daddy and Peakob1 are back with a new episode...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 22 2016
Episode 9 is up!

The Closet Jedi is back with an early diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 19 2016
"This is something i put together a while back and will probably start working on real soon."

That sounds great to me!

Starchaser is back with a kitty cat...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 18 2016
"I'm finding that occasionally Schliech animal heads are helpful for customizing. So here's another custom for today:

Paatune - a Trianii Ranger. Working on (and within) the border with the CSA, Paatune has encountered various infamous personalities such as Lando Calrissian, Han Solo, Bossk and Zuckuss."

I really like how this one turned out!

Darth Daddy is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 18 2016
"THE CLONE WARS "R5-S9" created by Elias

R5-S9 was an R5-series astromech droid that worked for the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. During the Senate hostage crisis in 22 BBY, R5-S9 was working at the Republic Executive Building in the power control room when Cad Bane's posse entered the room. It was destroyed by one of Bane's IG-86 sentinel droids.

To create the figure, I used the lower half of the The Clone Wars R7-D4 and the head of a Build A Droid R5-D4."

Looks good to me.

KRZTFR is back with a custom Bandai Astro-Mech...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 18 2016
"I made this awhile ago but now that I see it on the computer the white looks too new I need to wash it with oil, maybe a bit of dry brushing too."

I love the clean look. Looks fresh out of the droid factory!

Luke Skye Walker shares on our FB Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 18 2016
I Like the look of this one!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Two LP Hologram Vinyl...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 18 2016
This one-of-a-kind vinyl set, hand etched by Tristan Duke, offers a 3D hologram experience featuring the Millennium Falcon on Disc 1 and a TIE Fighter on Disc 2. This must-have version includes the full soundtrack to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on 180-gram vinyl and features Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) for an optimal listening experience. Use a direct light source or simply hold a mobile device flashlight above the vinyl to view the holographic images. Product will be released 6/17/16.

Track List:
1. Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village
2. The Scavenger
3. I Can Fly Anything
4. Rey Meets BB-8
5. Follow Me
6. Rey's Theme
7. The Falcon
8. That Girl with the Staff
9. The Rathtars!
10. Finn's Confession
11. Maz's Counsel
12. The Starkiller
13. Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle
14. The Abduction
15. Han and Leia
16. March of the Resistance
17. Snoke
18. On the Inside
19. Torn Apart
20. The Ways of the Force
21. Scherzo for X-Wings
22. Farewell and The Trip
23. The Jedi Steps and Finale"

Seems pretty awesome to me!

GG announces Life Sized Vintage Style Darth Vader!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Q3 2015 Release
Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to their line of popular life-sized monuments with the life-sized Kenner-inspired Darth Vader Monument! Digitally scanned from an authentic mint-condition 3 3/4" action figure and reproduced to a staggering SIX FEET tall, this fully articulated monument also includes an authentic extending lightsaber, and re-scaled vinyl cape! A stunning centerpiece for any true collector's display.

Retail price includes FREE U.S. Domestic Shipping & Handling. For International Shipping & Handling Pricing: Please call Customer Service at 818-504-3555 to place your order. Please Note - Product will be shipping via the most economical way. Join the Premier Guild for access to special pricing!

This item is eligible for FREE shipping within the lower 48 states. International orders are subject to freight charges (to be determined when the item is in stock)."

Well hey, the shipping is free! I mean after spending $2,600 they did throw that in! I couldn't help but leave the preview news story image that large too. I mean its big!

Gentle Giant Ltd - Star Wars Boba Fett Classic Bust...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016

The Epic Battle to Defeat the Evil Empire Continues in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 30, 2016

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.

Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsRebels

Bonus Features:


 From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.


 Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs andconnections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.

Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!

Disc Specifications:

Release Date: August 30, 2016Format: Blu-ray (3-Disc) & DVD (4-Disc)Rating: TVY7 FV; CE: PG; CF: G (Bonus Material Not Rated)

Run Time: Approximately 485 minutes (not including bonus)Closed Captioned: Yes Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)Audio: 5.1 Dolby DigitalLanguages/ Subtitles: English, French, German & Spanish

About the TV Show:The third season of the critically acclaimed series (Star Wars Rebels) will premiere this fall onDisney XD."

Sounds good to me!

Panther gives us a new Rancor Dio Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Not much of an update but I've managed to start work on the floor. I've created a couple of mounds to slide the Rancor's feet to, giving him a little grip.

Covered them with PVA glue and covered them in small stones.

I took a knife to the top layer of foam by the cave and sliced a ramp. Sanded it and now just going to leave the mounds to dry before putting the first coat of paint on the floor.

Luke tried out the cave for size.."

This is gonna be so awesome when done.

Jedi Minstrel shows us a Jedi
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Space is limitless. It is wondrous, it is fearful, it is insane, it is calm, and much more. Frilik Brach has traveled the spaceways as a Jedi Scout whose mission is to explore those uncharted sections of the Unknown Regions. He was part of a three-man team of Jedi explorers. During a routine diagnostic check on a planetoid, they were attacked by a giant space slug. One of the other Jedi was eaten immediately."

I like his back stories.

Jedi Minstrel shows us a Jedi
-- Posted by
Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016

Star-Fall Webcomic Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"-Massive Update-

Hey gang, thank you for waiting so patiently while we had our first gallery show.

- We're back with a brand new comic page that you can read on the Star-Fall website!

- It's official, Star-Fall will be at HeroCon in Austin Texas! Stop by Artist's Alley and meet artist and webcomic co-creator JS Loomis!

- Coming Soon! Printed Exclsuive Preview comic books signed by the creators, featuring new content. Limited to a run of only 300 copies! And! Custom Star-Fall chibi style portraits of you, your loved ones, or your pets, hand-drawn and inked by JS Loomis. Both will only be available for purchase in the Star-Fall store soon!

- This fall we're printing a limited run of full-length Star-Fall graphic novels collecting the prologue and first 3 chapters of the webcomic, along with some new content only available in the printed versions!

- We're going to start funding the graphic novel printing on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo soon, so stay tuned and please contribute--there will be some great perks you won't want to miss out on.

- Aves is getting a digital makeover for an upcoming Star-Fall animation project."

All kinds of news!

Starchaser gives us a new Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Another for today:

Banethos Al'Tri - a Caamasi. As a young child, his Force sensitivity was recognized and he began training at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. As with most Caamasi, Banethos was pacificstic in orientation (though he could fight well with a lightsaber, if it came to it). As a result when the Clone Wars began, he was sent on diplomatic missions to Separatist leaning planets and organizations."

That is just the start of the backstory!

SSC and Hot Toys preview now Gold Trooper!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Hot Toys Gold Stormtrooper Sixth Scale Figure Announcement

Hey Star Wars™ fans! Sideshow is excited to announce the Hot Toys Stormtrooper Gold Chrome Version Sixth Scale Figure is coming to our galaxy! This figure is scheduled for Pre-Order on Thursday, June 23, 2016!"

It looks good to me!

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"Ive been playing around with my GI Joe fodder to see if I could make more military themed kitbashes. Getting ready for Rogue One. Here is an Imperial Urban Combat trooper....possibly part of a gravtank crew or a sapper. Cobra Viper body with Imp armor and helmet. More to come..."

I always like reading the more to come part. I like his new Trooper.

Sideshow announces SDCC Exclusive!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 17 2016
"There are a lot of R2 units across the galaxy, but there is only one R2-D2. Fresh off the factory line and available only as a special convention exclusive, the R2-D2 "Unpainted Prototype" Sixth Scale Figure is our favorite plucky little droid ready for a new round of adventures.

Based on the R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure, everyone’s favorite astromech has been re-imagined as an unpainted prototype droid with a distinctive monochromatic silver finish. Equipped with hinged panels and articulated light-up dome, this unique limited edition exclusive will be an excellent addition to any Star Wars collection!"

You can pick it up at the con or get it shipped!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
Sega’s Star Wars Premium figure collection features R4-K5 and R4-P17 in their newest release. These droids stand about 4 inches tall at their 1/10 scale size. $19.99

Sculpted with great care and carefully reproducing the different textures on these ships’ surfaces, Bandai Japan’s X-Wing from the Star Wars Converge lineup comes with an R2-D2 figure, while the Tie Advance X1 comes with a small Darth Vader Figure! $32.99 each

Wield the dark power of Kylo Ren with this impeccably detailed crossguard Lightsaber replica. The adult collectible “weapon” powers up with realistic light effects and features motion sensor-controlled sound effects, a durable metal hilt, non-removable blade, and a specially designed display base. $184.99

A lot of import items have arrived this week including the Star Wars Movie Realization Boba Fett; S.H.Figuarts Sailor Pluto, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor V, and Sailor Moon; the exclusive S.H.Figuarts Ultron figure; S.H.Figuarts Freddie Mercury; a bunch of Tamashii Effect parts kits; and so much more!

The incredible Superman and Armored Batman ArtFX+ statues based on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, have arrived and are so detailed they appear to have stepped off the screen! Each 1/10 scale statue features a georama base and dynamic pose that allows you to recreate the epic fight scene between these two titans! We also have the Black Panther Fine Art Statue, Alien Big Chap Mini Figures, Captain Phasma and First Order Stormtrooper ArtFX+ statues from Star Wars EPVII, and more!

Stan Lee, the creator of numerous superheroes, the man who has brought joy and excitement to comic book readers around the world for decades, has been specially crafted into a 1/6 scale figure by Hot Toys. Stan features meticulously sculpted hands and arms, finely tailored outfit, a director’s chair, detailed accessories and a figure stand. We also have the Star Wars EPVII 1/6 Scale First Order Flametrooper, the Iron Man 3 1/6 scale Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun”, and the Premium Format R2-D2 and C-3PO.

Kevin Watkins makes one cool kit!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
As you can see he is making some cool kits to turn a regular 6" Vader into Malgus. They look great!

Starchaser is back with a Female Rebel...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
"Females are certainly under-represented in the figure lines, so when I was assembling the Rex/Nick figure (based on darthdaddy's recipe and inspiration) and came across a reference image for a named female Rebel commando, I thought, "That's a custom I haven't seen and could probably pull off." So I made an attempt:

Dansra Beezer"

Makes perfect sense to me. I sorely wish they would understand gals like action figures just as much, and in some cases, more so than the boys!

Black Thorne is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
"I made some figures using the MTF all back base figures inspired by Fallout 4's Kellogg villain. The lack of secondary colors in this specific body from the first "wave" always bothered me."

They sure look great to me.

Jedi Minstrel shows us a new Jedi!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
"Hi folks. Been awhile. Busy, Busy, Busy. You all understand. Anyway, it's been months since I posted anything. I have a ton but I'll just post them one at a time.

Grrrighrr B'rrrhhn was a Jedi of the New Order before Luke Skywalker's self imposed exile (reference to SW timeline prior to Disney purchase and instituting "Legends"). Groggy to his friends, he was a Neimoidian that found his way to the Jedi Order by way of a bad business deal. When he was a child, Groggy was forcibly sold by his parents when their business went under."

That is just the start of the back story. I am eager to see more!

Blizzard Force shows us new vintage cards!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
"...an here's the update I talked about earlier. :) I've finished 15 new cardback designs (4 from ANH, 4 from ESB, 7 from ROTJ) as well as a new/updated reverse side for my TFA cardbacks (now with all 40 current figures). Some of the cards are updates to vintage cardbacks I still needed for my completion run of the Vintage Collection...most of them are new designs that I just had fun doing, though..."

Wow, you can see which one has me intrigued. It looks fantastic!

JDeck fills us in on new Bandai...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
"Official images of the 1/12 Clone Trooper. However the details are not out on Bandai's website yet. I'm no Clone Trooper expert, but it looks like you can build two variations, phase 1 or 2. With 2 weapons variants. Looks cool. I'll get a couple. In my biased opinion it looks better than the Hasbro, and it costs much less than SH.FIGUARTS Clone trooper. of course these are promotional images, but based on the Stormtrooper kits Ive bought it looks true to form. Release date is June 30th."

Thanks JDeck for keeping us informed. I agree with you it looks pretty good!

Dan shows us new H.A.C.K.S!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 2016
Looks like there will be a male and female version of the blank available in the color green. It is so great to see customizers finally getting some varied and fully articulated offerings to start their base customs.

Anthony Daniels coming to Star Wars Celebration...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 16 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!"

You never know when you will see another great celebrity announced!

Gentle Giant announces Rey Mini-Bust!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 15 2016
"Gentle Giant Ltd. is returning to Jakku with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Rey, from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. The mysterious junker from Jakku has rekindled a curiosity with Star Wars fans young and old. Who is she? Where did she come from? Why is she so strong with the Force? Only time will tell. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Rey with staff in hand, conveying a sense of calm while holding back a tremendous amount of power that she has yet to realize. Star Wars fans of all ages look forward to Rey’s story unraveling as the saga continues!

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. Rey is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection."

Looks like a great likeness to me!

Gold Leader One customizes up an AF TFA Falcon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 15 2016
"I did some more work on my custom TFA Millennium Falcon tonight. With testing my weathering skills on the Falcon/Jakku Micro Machines playset, I wanted to give it a go on the Action Fleet version. I used the Galoob Falcon, as I thought the Saga 2002 Falcon from Hasbro was too dark. This way I can weather it until I feel its the right amount.

I weathered it and dry brushed the ship with some black paint. I went darker at the back of the ship on top, towards the engine. In TFA there's a few shots on Jakku where the same area is quite dark. I weathered the rest of the ship just enough so it's noticeable, with the front and underside a bit darker then the rest of the ship. I also added in blast effects towards the front of the ship and near the new sensor dish. I dry bushed those areas with black and made the area bigger, and also added in some silver for the blast effects. Lastly I painted in 3 small circles, on both sides of the top laser cannon dark gray, just to give it a bit more detail."

I so missing Action Fleet. Nice work Dave!

Ron Hembling starts a new project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 15 2016
"Hi All,

Started a new dio last night and finally got around to taking some WIP pics.

This dio will depict a Imperial troop combat shuttle hovering about the ground so that the troops can repel out to the battle below.

The base so far is just an old shelf section. I used foam board to start the frame work of the mountain, I have used a piece of PVC piping and lock tight to keep it in it's place and the partial shuttle is made from foam board so far.


Wow, that is gonna be one huge dio!

Blizzard Force gives Han the treatment...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 14 2016
"...and, since we're already talking about articulation, here's a superarticulated update of another vintage figure....or at least, this one has as many 5POAs as necessary... ;)

ROTJ - Han Solo (in Carbonite)

The Carbonite block is the current version from the Black Series, which I fully repainted. It was a fun little project and I think the block looks a lot less like plastic now (original on left, repaint on right)...

...and the finished version on a new custom cardback."

Folks to say I am enjoying his work is an understatement!

Coruscant Cantina Customs is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 14 2016
"Here's a quick figure I threw together as a gift. This is "sith apprentice Padme", or what would happen if Padme were to follow Anakin to the dark side and become his apprentice."

Sounds like a great story line to me! A nice looking custom too.

Customizing the Clone Wars - Episode 8!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 14 2016
"Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of discuss "Trespass" and the custom Clone Wars custom action figures the episode inspired."

Larifari is back with Ackbar's Chair!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 13 2016
"'IT'S A TRAP!! "I finally got Mr.Admiral Ackbar figure. I was very happy for him because he's one of my favorite characters from the classic Star Wars. But I missed he's chair..."

Wow, why have we never gotten this figure with his signature chair? Larifari's version looks fantastic!

Panther shows great progress on his Rancor Diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 13 2016
"First coat of paint applied, you'll have noticed the dark small cave for Skywalker to try hide from the Rancor."

It is really starting to take shape now!

Ron Hembling wraps us his second contest custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 13 2016
"Hi All,

it's all done, please enjoy.


I like the idea, Light Armored Fighting Suit!

Era of Darkness sees a new Volume!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 13 2016
"Era of Darkness VOL 2: Chapter 1"

I really appreciate Jodo taking the time to post this. The photo-novel guys never get enough love in my opinion and doing this all for the sake of fans like us is awesome! Thank you Jodo!

Ron Hembling getting closer to finishing his latest project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 11 2016
"Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I have weathered the figure using paints and pastel chalks by using silver, sand brown, light sand, gun metal and matt black and I used medium brown and light brown pastels.

As you can see I have started the base and I have used to real stones from the construction site next door and I mixed plaster sand and small rocks and spread it over the base. I have started painting it by using flat brown and I have just started weathering it by giving it two washes of orange and light brown.


I didn't see how he was gonna top his last project, I may have been premature!

DaBooma is back with a new Marauder Makeover!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 11 2016
"Greetings gents!

Here's yet another Star Wars character.. yup.. in Marauder Armor. I haven't been able to find the Walmart Black Series Phasma yet, so I decided to make my own. And I'm more satisfied with this version as opposed to Hasbro's

Body, pouches, shoulder armor, and alternative head are all Marauder INC.Helmet, belt, cape and blaster are from the 5POA Phasma Chest armor is from the Armor Up (WarMachine) Finn

I painted the Marauder Task Force figure's armor plates silver, as well as the Armor Up Finn's. I cut the neck peg off of the 5POA Phasma, cut the host figure body's too. I actually added a little piece of plastic I saw laying around to elevate the peg a bit higher, to give Phasma more height.

I also cut off one the extra pouches I ordered from Marauder INC and glued the peg on to the blaster, so it can peg in to Phasma's thigh.

I loved that we never saw Phasma's face in Force Awakens. Which got me thinking.. how cool would it be that Phasma is the name of the armor, and not the person wearing it? If someone dies wearing it, another dons it. And Phasma lives on.. living up to the namesake... which is a ghost/phantom/apparition. Phasma could be male or female. Alien or human.

Anyway, comments are always welcome!"

Folks, I love his take on her/him. The Character looks so much tougher!

JDeck fills us in on new Bandai...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 11 2016
"Tokyo toy show shows 1/72 OT Falcon. Another image of 1/12 battle droid and 1/72 Black Squadron T-70."

They all look good to me. Such a great Falcon Dio with those ships.

Official Trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 11 2016
"NEW OFFICIAL Trailer Available for "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" – Premieres Monday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m., ET/PT on Disney XD!

Zach King to Host Live-Stream "Brick-Building" Event, which will Feature Series Sneak Peek

Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.

Fans will get a sneak peek at the series during a special live-stream "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Battle of the Bricks" event tomorrow, Saturday, June 11 (8:00 p.m. EDT). Presented by Disney XD (https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyxd), YouTube stars (EvanTubeRaw, Parker Games, 101 Dark Monkey, ZexyZek ) and LEGO enthusiasts will gather in teams to determine the galaxy’s BRICK BUILDING CHAMPION. Instagram celebrity, Zach King will host, and a panel of LEGO Master Builders will judge the showdown.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
Behold the Buckethead! Make way for the shock troopers of the Imperial Army. The Stormtrooper Toaster and Waffle Maker will make striking additions to your assortment of kitchen electronics.

Zebra Imaging 3D Holograms are printed on black gloss acrylic and feature a holographic Star Wars character or scene on the front with an elegantly styled Star Wars logo on the back. These sleekly designed 3D holograms are optimally viewed within the 3D Hologram Display -- a light field display stand created to illuminate your Star Wars Holograms. We have the display unit in bundles with different holograms or you can purchase them separately.

Among the newly arrived figures are S.H.Figuarts Avengers: AoU Ultron, Star Wars First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper and Pikachu!

The newest addition to NECA's line of quarter scale action figures is Marvel's Merc with the Mouth, Deadpool - possibly the most skilled mercenary in the world...and definitely the most annoying! This incredibly detailed 18" figure has over 30 points of articulation for great action poses. Accessories include katanas, sai, machine guns, pistol and knife accessories, all with working holsters and sheaths. $104.99

Ghostbusters is back with all new heroes and these 6 inch figures celebrate that paranormal team! Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann and Patty Tolan feature authentic details, actress likeness and a true-to-movie uniform. The 6 inch Ghost figures celebrate the new, cool paranormal stars with true-to-movie details and the Rowan and Theater Ghosts feature a light up head and torso. Ghostbusters Set of 4 for $99.99 and Ghosts Set of 3 for $38.99

Tonphanan is back with a two pack!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Comic book artist Tom Hodges has a comic series he is making using Kickstarter (unintentional plug) called Midknight. This is one of the characters - Hades"

He looks great to me. Spot on from the reference image he used.

Coruscant Cantina Customs is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Here's a custom I'm super excited about! I've been gathering parts to assemble Joruus C'baoth for a while, and I finally picked up a LOTR Gandalf at a swapmeet, and was able to finish. All softgoods are sewn by me, and I hope to do more softgoods in the future as I really enjoy sewing!

Insane Jedi Clone Joruus C'baoth, from the Thrawn Trilogy."

He shares the recipe for this one at the link.

New TFA Vintage Card Work from Blizzard Force!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"I've finally completed the fourth wave of vintage TFA cardbacks - #31 - #40. :) Will work on an updated reverse side with all 40 figures next. I'm really happy with the results, especially Maz and the Resistance Rey. Looking very much forward to getting all those carded soon, I hope you like them as well..."

Like them? Thats an understatement! Wow!

Stronox wowing us with his 6" Customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Jaster Mereel and Montross 6 inch..."

Folks all I can seem to say is wow, wow, wow! Matter of fact here are the two links you can add em to your collection with:

Jaster Mereel


An update on Ron Hembling's latest project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Hi All,

I'm 80% done on doing the trooper all I need to know is add greeblies to the chest and then paint him up.

The pack back/engine section has had pieces added to it using Bandai 1/12 and 1/72 parts and Ma.k 1/20 piece. The vent section was done using fly screen and plasti card and the camera on the helmet is also Bandai 1/12 parts.

The cords are from some old ear phones and the connectors are from the Bandai Sandtrooper harness section. The black edges are welding seams which where done by hitting up a small screw driver and lightly pressing it into the plastic.


Wow, that backpack is looking so detailed!

Stan is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
He is back with an update on Atheloe and Tzizvvt. They are really starting to look great!

Jedi Wolf 69 shows us more...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Here are sum more customs please enjoy."

A couple I recognize from before, but many are brand new and I love some of the color combinations on these new ones.

Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber Prop Replica is here!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 10 2016
"Great news! The Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber Prop Replica is now in stock! It has just arrived, and now is the time for people to buy it if they want it by Halloween or Christmas."

Sounds like an awesome present to me! It would look great under my Christmas Tree!

Stronox shows us a 6" Starkiller...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"This one was a lot of work to get right. So many mods and sculpting done so that he is super articulated and I ended up testing him over and over and over again for paint rubbing until I finally got it right..."

Daggone that looks good. He looks tough enough to just disintegrate your body with a thought! Awesome work Stronox!

Add him to your custom collection, he could sure be the ultimate centerpiece for it.

MR. Jedi 1977 gets some custom figures carded!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"Back again with some carded work! I want to thank Foxtrot Delta for his help on these batch of cards with a second batch on the way! His use of pictures and scenes have been fantastic and i recommend if getting in touch with him if your looking for cards. Enjoy back soon!"

I absolutely love seeing awesome custom figures getting the custom card treatment. Love it! Foxtrot Delta and Mr. Jedi 1977 teaming up to produce magical carded creations!

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"Some more love for my favorite movie of the trilogy - ESB - today. :) I've finished two more custom Vintage Collection figures...the first one is an update (Rebel Commander) and the second one "new" (Admiral Piett).


Hoth Rebel Soldier (Legacy) body, arms and head from TVC Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear). Some touchups on head/scarf. For the cardback, I wanted to use his correct name (with his vintage designation in brackets) and the same pic Kenner used...but with better quality. ;) It's a screencap from ESB that I've modified a bit.


Actually this is the first custom I ever attempted (about two years ago), this was my start into the customising hobby... ;D SAGA Admiral Ozzel body with POTF Admiral Piett head. I gave his head a new paintjob, though...wasn't really satisfied with the one from two years ago. I would have loved him as a TVC figure...he's one of the only recurring Imperial officers, after all. The pic is another screencap from ESB."

More on that Hoth Rebel Commander tomorrow, but I had to use Piett. Such a cool project Blizzard Force has going!

Drakos is back with some new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"I finally got around to finishing the Custom 3.75" A'sharad Hett that I've been procrastinating over for the past year!

Still having a few issues with the paint scraping off a bit, not sure if it's the type of paint or if it needs to set longer. Otherwise though, he's done!"

Ah, the good feeling that comes from finishing a product!

Ron Hembling shows progress on his latest project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"Hi All,

Only did a little bit tonight and as you can see I have started on the suit power source. The back section was done by using plasti card, I still have more sanding and then adding the greeblies.


I can't wait to see this when its done. Still not seeing how he can top his last one, but I have been wrong before!

BDC41866 gives us more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"For those of you that play SWTOR (or Star Wars Knights of The Fallen Empire), you might like this guy. My version of a Bala D'ur bounty hunter. The Bala D'ur are a Gen Dai faction (same race as Durge) of the White Maw pirates on the planet Hoth. Fairly easy head swap. This is a Husk body with a Chitauri head, and some fodder weapons...more to come."

He looks perfect in our SW Verse if you ask me!

Bronxstalker is back with a custom 6" Armored Obi-Wan!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
"I have a few updates to post, just need to get around to taking pictures. Here's a completed 6" Obi Wan in clone armor I put together using a black series clone and a custom sculpted beard/hair. I also dremeled down the clone's upper legs and torso/chest piece so that I could use fabric for his under suit. I also weathered him up to look like he's tired from fighting."

He looks great to me. Love the 6" Custom Work. Matter of fact here is a link you can own him with:


BOSS Fight Studios for the win!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
They are now offering White Blanks too!

Thanks to our intrepid reporter, Dan The Spectre Kosa for keeping us aware of all the new happenings with Boss Fight and H.A.C.K.S.

McRobo Creations is at it again...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 8 2016
What can I say other than wow!

Ron Hembling starts second contest custom project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 7 2016
"Hi All,

This is the be my other entry for the Custom Star Wars Builders comp that is happening over on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718385445101505/. This is still a WIP and I will show pics as I go.

The base figure is the Bandai Sandtrooper and I have used parts from and old Ma.k Snake Eye kit I built years ago but got damaged.

I also didn't clip the bicep and calf armour all the way in and left a small gap the make them look slightly bigger, I used plasti card to fill in the gaps.


Well I don't know how he is gonna top that last entry, but you know this is gonna be good.

Foxtrot Delta is back with some new EU Vintage Style Cardbacks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 7 2016
"Republic Commando Cardback Set, been wanting to this set a while back."

Now that is just plain awesome!

The Corporation is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 7 2016
"Finally finished another custom, this is my take on a Nathan Drake type adventurer/PMC."

We haven't seen him around in awhile so it was awesome to see this update.

Customizing the Clone Wars - Episode 7!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, June 7 2016
"Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Jedi Crash", "Defenders of Peace" and the customs the two episodes inspired."

I like it when I see a new episode shared our Facebook Page!

Steezy Collector is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 6 2016
"Custom Outer Rim weapons dealer.

He lost his right arm for double crossing the Hutts and his left from double crossing the Black Sun. Some people never learn."

Looks good to me.

JDeck reviews the Bandai A-Wing...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 6 2016
"Alright. I finished building the 1/72 Bandai A-wing. I love this kit, having built several of the AMT-MPC A-wing kits, this puts them to complete shame. The parts seemed to fit very smoothly, even more so than the other Bandai kits. They're making the directions in English now, I've been so used to going by the pictures I didn't notice the English text at first. the details are just incredible."

That is just part of the review folks. Click in and see his overall recommendation.

Stan completes his Torture Droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 6 2016
"Well she finally takes her place in Jabba's Torture Room. She has movable mouth just like her vintage countrrpart. Big thanks to hike in the ground production for doing the articulation and idea for the chair."

Nice Stan. Very nice!

Mr. Jedi 1977 is back with another mega-update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, June 6 2016
"Hello again all ! Time for the next update in the ever growing collection. I have been looking for more really minor back round characters and i have a couple in this update as well as some upgrades . So jumping into this one i have given the other klattu sail barge guard that was released as a three pack way back from the power of the force collection all with full articulation . I have also upgraded General Dodonna fully articulated and Captian Antillies as well . Herchek Kal Fas was upgraded and with the correct color pants . Finally the two minor characters . First the pictures were already on wikipedia and thanks to the decipher game we have (weird ) names first Lieutanant Lepria (gold 4 ) and his y-wing droid R5-F7 which were made and offered with the Y-win from the 30th Anniversary collection and the the other is Red 7 Elyhek ryu . Enjoy."

I know I am sure enjoying them!

BDC41866 shares his Challenge Entry...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"Here is my entry for the IMPS AT-AT heavy door gunner contest. Pretty straightforward kitbash. I used an engineers head with the helmet covering from a ROTS clone trooper, Vintage Collection snowtrooper body, and a harness from a Destro figure. The gun is from an Iron Grenadier, while the base and power converter are from the fodder bin."

I like it! Don't forget to click here to see the full IMPS Gunner Custom Challenge Details.

Guns Empty is back with a Boba Fett Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"Here is a Work in Progress.

Boba Fett. Western theme, so I switched his rifle to Cad Bane's Winchester. I patched the dents in helmet and cod piece with putty in order to more accurately paint an earlier Boba, with less battle-worn armor. Groundwork needs more more work.

I was taking a break from Star Wars Battlefront PC."

So works for me!

Ron Hembling finishes his Contest Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"Hi All,

The first 1/12 contest figure is completed.

The base as mentioned is high density foam and the rock sections were covered using plaster of paris. I used fine sand for the ground and fish tank plants, I painted and weathered the base using Vallejo paints.


Uh, wow! Don't ya think he oughta win?

JDeck builds his Bandai Death Star Turret...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"I put the DS turret together. It's cast in grey plastic with just a hand full of parts. I really don't know what scale it is. I know its not 1/72. None the less its really cool. The details are crisp, and accurate. The guns elevate 90°, the turret traverses 360°. I'll find something cool to do with this turret. It definitely needs paint, black canons white tower, with weathering. With some plastic surgery you could make the tower shorter. Even though its out of scale, it still looks great along with the 1/72 fighters. Of course its pretty neat just by itself."

I totally agree, its great to see this offering! And another awesome review by JDeck!

Stan shares his latest head sculpt...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"Just finish up my second headsculpt Of Atheloe ; he will be joining his partner Tzizvvt Soon in the cantina. I will be getting casting of both. If anyone would like one give a pm."

I have a feeling he is gonna get a lot of pms!

Panther is back with his finished SWTOR work!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"I have finally finished off my HK-51 and T7-01 droids.

I am pleased with how T7 has turned out because I have built him from scratch and only used a pair of astromech legs. If I was to do him again, I know what I would differently but I think he looks great, especially along side his master and his team.

HK-51 has been a simply repaint but still is awesome.

I hope you like them too.


He also has finished off a few more so make sure you scroll down!

The Closet Jedi is back with a question!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"Was inspired last night to create a death star window to put behind a 3.75 scale emperor sitting on his throne. Right now the window is 10 inches in diameter and if it ever gets printed would be printed in one piece. Still has some work to do but my biggest problem is the scale. just how big should this be?"

What a great idea. I know a certain background that shows that! Click the link to help him figure out the size and scale!

Gold Leader One fixes up the new Han...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"I dry brushed yet another Han Solo figure tonight, this time on the new Black Series Starkiller Base figure. Same technique as with the past 2 Han figures, I dry brushed with a dark gray, then again with a lighter gray.

Even though it is an annoyance that we have to make corrections to our figures to be accurate, when its little things like this I don't mind."

I agree with him and man what a difference!

Blizzard Force is back with a modern Vintage Figure...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"It's currently fun to alternate between "missing" Kenner figures (in the Vintage Collection) and figures that were never published in the vintage line ('77 - '85) at all. I think I'm gonna keep that up for a while... :) So, next up:

Return Of The Jedi - A-Wing Pilot

Base figure is a TVC Mon Calamari Pilot (the only pilot figure with the correct flight dress / gear). Neck repainted, new head (TVC AT-AT Commander), new gloves (from another pilot), new helmet (A-Wing Pilot, partially repainted), modern "Endor Gun".

And here he is on the finished cardback. I added the Star Destroyers in the background to make the scene a bit more interesting..."

He is so doing what I wish Hasbro had done when they revived the line!

Star Wars sends word to vote now!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016
"It’s time to choose the Audience Choice Award winner of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, and you’re our only hope!

Available now on StarWars.com are the top 25 entries of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards — comedies, action/adventures, and more creative works — as decided by the official judges, and we want to know which you think is strongest with the Force. Vote for your favorites, and the film with the most votes will be named the Audience Choice Award winner!

Voting is open globally until June 19, 11:59 p.m. PT, and there is a limit of one vote per person per day per Audience Choice finalist (midnight to midnight PT). See Official Rules for full details on Audience Choice Award voting. Log in to vote with your existing Star Wars account, or log in using your Facebook or Google account.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on the Star Wars Fan Film Awards!

Voting for the Audience Choice award begins June 1 at 12 noon PT and ends June 19 at 11:59 p.m. See Official Rules for more details."

Sideshow partners with YouTube for their Kylo Ren Giveaway!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, June 5 2016

Enter our latest contest through the link in this description above for a chance to win Hot Toys' Kylo Ren Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars. Additionally you can receive bonus entries into this contest by subscribing to our YouTube channel, liking, and commenting on this video, so be sure to leave your comments below too!

Contest Rules: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Must be a resident in a country in which Sideshow can currently ship to. Selected winners are responsible for the shipping cost of their prize, unless otherwise specified. Non-U.S. Winners are responsible for any import fees, VAT, customs, or taxes collected by their government. For complete contest rules: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/help/promo...

Giveaways every week!

We'll hook you up with more giveaways, news, collectibles and more pop culture goodies all the time, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!"

I am Elemental Series 2 almost here!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 4 2016
Dan is once again timely with the intel. I know I already have my set ordered!

Click here to go order yours!

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. continues to grow!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 4 2016
Dan "The Spectre" Kosa keeps us updated in regards to this new line via our Facebook Page.

L.E. shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 4 2016
He is still hard at work on his Bandai Chewbacca!

Jan Duursema sends word on a new Kickstarter Campaign!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 4 2016
"Very excited to tell you that I've got a new indie graphic novel called HEXER DUSK by myself and John Ostrander. The biggest challenge of doing a creator-made project is getting word out about it--so I'm hoping this email is cool with you.

We've got a 9 page story preview here-- www.hexerdusk.com

Or if you'd like to back this project--or tell your friends about us, we're on Kickstarter with just a week left to go. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/313324911/hexer-dusk

Thanks for taking a look!

Jan Duursema"

Jan is well known to the Star Wars Community being responsible for tons and tons of comics and such awesome work to the expanded universe. Her artwork is just fantastic and I for one hope we will all support her!

Celebration Exclusive!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, June 4 2016
"Fans attending Star Wars Celebration can look forward to yet another exclusive experience that only Celebrations can provide: a sneak peek at some of the costumes and props that will be featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, curated especially for the show.

Plans are in the works for a walk-through exhibit where fans can get up close to admire the craftsmanship and incredible design of artifacts actually used on the Rogue One sets.

This special exhibit of Rogue One props and costumes will be available all three days of the show to anyone holding a valid Star Wars Celebration ticket."

Jon K shares his Challenge Gunner!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"OK I think I'm done with this guy. I decided to take a slightly different route with mine, and build a 14-point POA First Order AT-AT Forest Gunner. In the new first order, AT-AT door gunners have taken on the expanded role of commanding incursion troops once the heavy vehicles have cleared a path. Accompanied by his tactical and communications droid, BB-6C, the First Order Forest Gunner is a formidable opponent to the resistance."

Daggone that looks good! Click here for the full Custom Challenge Details!

Stronox rocks another 6" Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Star Wars 6" scale...Mandalore the Ultimate! Lots of modifications to this one for height and proportions...Sculpted the mask me self...Thanks for looking guys!"

To say I am enjoying his six inch work is an understatement.

Click here to go add it to your collection on eBay!

Panther is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"With T7-01 I am now in the process of applying a dark grey coating to him, leaving certain silver area's exposed. I have noticed the silver base coat is giving the grey a metallic shine to it.

While his head was drying, I started to apply a first coat of paint to Kira, using (and I think because I'm colour blind (please someone tell me!)) a light brown on her armour pieces & gloves, light grey boots and her red for her hair. I'm not sure whether the brown really works on her legs or would either a grey or gold would be better? Being colour blind really sucks at times like these!

Then finally!

No SWTOR group would be complete without its very own HK droid. I managed to get my hands on a cheap Build a Droid HK-50 and since I have recently acquired my own in the game, this one had to be done!

I have completely repainted him with a base coat of silver and dremmeled an alcove into his chest for his "arc reactor"."

They both look good to me!

I-am-Boba-Fett is back with a new Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Here's another custom SHADO VAO Twi'lek Jedi Master action figure that I was commissioned to make for a customer of mine. My finest custom Shado Vao figure yet.
This 4" tall custom figure features:
-Modern G.I. Joe figure super articulation
-Soft goods clothing
-Sculpted upper torso
-Sculpted Neck Collar
-Sculpted Armor Pieces
-Sculpted Forearm and hand armor
-Custom Resin Cast head and Lekku headtails
-Custom Paint Work
-Custom double bladed lightsaber"

Talk about one fantastic Jedi!

Ron Hembling shares his latest project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Hi All,

This figure is for a comp that is happening over at CUSTOM STAR WARS BUILDERS and in a nut shell you have to convert a Bandai Sandtrooper or Stormtrooper anyway you want and paint it up as long as it's not white. You also have to build a diorama for it as well, I have attached a link to the FB page and anyone can join and you don't even have to enter if you don't want to you can just see what people are doing with the Troopers.


Anyway here is one of my entries as I'll have two in the comp.

Most of you have more then likely guessed what mine in based upon the only major difference is I added air hoses. I got the same 1/72 and 1/48 airplane and chopper kits that I did for the 3.75 one I did and added a different back section which a Boba Fett jet pack.

I have also parts from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the Bandai R2/R4 kit and also used plasti card.


JDeck is back with a new Bandai Model Kit Review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"I got my Bandai 1/144 X-wings today. I opened the mailbox and one side of the box was crushed, I was worried. However after opening, the individual boxes were undamaged. So hats off to Hobby_Japan.

The pieces are very nicely detailed. Much like the 1/72 version but half the size and fewer parts. It has the sticker decals, no waterslide. The markings are for Luke's Red5, I would love for a manufacturer to make decals for x-wings other than Red5, but that's a Pipedream. It only has the R2 unit head, no R5 like the 1/72 version, no BFD, at this scale it doesn't matter a whole lot. The cockpit canopy is solid one piece, not hollow. No landing gear, but the wings can be moved to attack position, or cruising. Again directions are on the underside of the lid, in English. So cool kit, especially for less than $6.00 So I'll build one of these bad boys up and see how it looks. Stay tuned."

Looks good to me. These Bandai Models are off the charts great!

Cantina Customs is back with new work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Here's a figure that I've had completed for a while, but as it's a pretty simple one, I decided I needed a cool gun to accompany her. Here's my female Falleen Smuggler.

head- TVC Barriss Offee (dremmeled)
braid- random Skylanders figure, painted.
body- Cato Parasitti

The gun was assembled using parts from several different G.I. Joe and Star Wars weapons that have been chopped up, glued together, sanded, and weathered."

Looks good to me!

Darth Daddy is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Here at home we are hoping to work some more on filling out Jabba's Palace with some of the unproduced characters from the action figure line. Our latest addition is Jess.

In 4 ABY, Jess was a Human female musician present in Jabba's Palace, hoping to eventually leave the establishment by joining a band. Jess was often seen in the company of Bib Fortuna stroking his lekku. He reciprocated the gesture, often leading her around the throne room by hand. She was in Bib's company when the dancing girl Oola was fed to the rancor. Later, she was left to slumber alone on Jabba's dais, as Bib Fortuna lay in wait with his master, ready to spring the trap as Leia Organa, disguised as Boushh, released Han Solo from carbonite.

To create the action figure, I used the lower legs of an Indiana Jones Marion Ravenwood action figure, the upper torso and arms of a Vintage Slave Leia, and an original headsculpt that I created."

Looks spot on from what I remember that character to look like.

JKNO puts me onto a new official producer of prop replicas!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"Star Wars Ultimate Studio Edition Prop Replicas:


Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica products for fans. Made to order by propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios using digital data collected during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the production process marries cutting-edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on screen. Available initially in the U.S., starwarsultimatestudioedition.com is the exclusive location to purchase these products.

Props to include the following...

Rey's Graflex Hilt
Kylo Ren Lightsaber Hilt
Chewbacca Bowcaster
Poe Dameron Helmet
Darth Vader Melted Helmet
Rey's Staff
FN-2187 Stormtrooper Helmet
Kylo Ren Helmet

Sabers and staff priced at $1,250 each, helmets at between $1,750 - $3,500 each and the Bowcaster at $2,500."

So its not for the faint of heart, but it looks like the authenticity could never be beat!

New Premium Format Darth Maul up for pre-order!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, June 3 2016
"“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.”

Darth Maul may be one of the greatest villains to emerge from the Star Wars universe. A figure cloaked in shadow, he broadcasts his intentions through his terrifying tattooed visage, leaving little to the imagination. It is no wonder that Sidious chose Maul as his apprentice.

Our Darth Maul Premium Format™ Figure captures the highly detailed likeness of Ray Park as the feared Sith. From a tattooed face beneath a crown of thorns, his gleaming yellow eyes pierce onlookers, while his stance - double-bladed lightsaber clenched in hand - is one of absolute power and control. Wrapped in a fabric costume, the piece begins to exude the grace and intensity of this imposing character.

The Sideshow exclusive addition to the Darth Maul Premium Format™ Figure is a swap out hand featuring a severed version of his trademark lightsaber."

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 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

Blizzard Force creates a great Mara Jade and Card!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"Star Wars - LEGENDS - Mara Jade

My next Vintage Collection addition, had a lot of fun designing the card and customising the figure, since I'm a big fan of the Thrawn trilogy... :)

I used a Black Series Mara Jade figure with a new head from a Marvel Black Widow (repainted). The cloak is from a SAGA Lando Calrissian (Death Star Attack) and was shortened slightly. No idea why her mouth looks a bit weird on the closeup pic...somehow her upper lip vanishes in the darker colour below it seems, making her look as of her mouth was wide open. Doesn't look that weird in real life, fortunately... ;)

Here's the finished figure on the custom cardback I did for her."

Wow, what a perfect figure! I really like this one a good bit!

Sjefke shows us how to fix our pesky hips!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"Hey Yarders
It's been a while since I posted anything. I'm in the process of moving and all my stuff is boxed up until I'm settled.

Yesterday, I found the Marvel Universe Beta Ray Bill wave at Five Below for of course $5 each. I grabbed a few fodder pieces including a pair of Valkyrie figures. I love the SheHulk sculpt, it shares the same design flaw as the X-23 sculpt. The ball peg hips lack a good range of motion.

That's a bit limited.

I'm always looking to improve posing, so here's my quick fix."

You are gonna really like the results (See above). Thanks for the tip Sjefke!

BDC41866 shows us his Gunner WIP...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"My initial parts mock up for the IMPS door gunner contest......thoughts anyone? I have all of the gun parts and am thinking of adding a harness and other bits and what not...more to come."

Oh yeah, looking good. Click here to find out more about the IMPS Gunner Challenge!

Panther sends in a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"First coat of paint added!"

He is getting there!

We welcome Closet Jedi to the customizing boards!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"Hello guys. This is my first time posting up here and I just wanted to say what’s up and to tell you a little about my self. I got into 3d modeling a few years ago and I have been able to design quite a lot since I started. My passion has always been Star Wars since I saw the first movie in the theatre. I mean Episode IV when it first came out about 100 years ago! I was a pretty small and did not really have any of the toys until years later when I swapped some gijoes for some star wars figures in the school playground.

I always wanted a Tantive IV play set that I could call my own. I should probably have just gotten the pieces from hole in the wall (which look great) but I really wanted to build something myself. There is nothing like being able to say “I Built That”. Be warned 3d printing is still very costly! Consumer level printers can be really cheap or really expensive. I have seen some amazing stuff printed on a diy reprap printer ($300) and I have seen some really bad stuff printed on a $3000 makerbot.

That being said its not always the printer but the model used that affects the quality of the printed object as well as the speed, the settings, Slicing software, and even the weather.

I have owned 3d printers before and have enough experiencing with them to know that I wanted my pieces printed at a service that was going to give me the quality that I wanted. So enough on of the yapping. Here are some shots of the stuff I am working on."

Well first off welcome to the Yards and second, wow what great set pieces!

The Spectre shows us new Kickstarter!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
Now those animal warriors seem very interesting. I can sure see what plans Dan has for those. Remember we post things on our Facebook Page all the time too!

More 5 Below finds from Sjefke!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, June 2 2016
"I wasn't as excited about those tired old pilots as I was about the Beta Ray wave from the Marvel Universe line. There was a great assortment, all for five bucks. It was mostly Beta Ray that was hanging, but I grabbed a pair of Valkyrie figures. I love that She Hulk sculpt."

Time to head to 5 Below for some good fodder folks. And on articulated figures to boot!

Panther shows progress on his custom droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"T7-01 has his chassis put together, it just needs fixing into place. A couple of licks of paint and he'll be good to go!"

He looks pretty good to me!

Guns Empty shows us an awesome Camo Paint Job!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"Forest trooper.

Flecktarn camouflage."

Wow, anyone that has painted camo knows how hard it is. This is fantastic!

Jedi Wolf 69 is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"Hello the yards."

Well right back at you! It looks like he has been having some six inch custom mando fun!

JDeck finishes the Rebel Alliance AT-TE recovery. "Oola Belle"
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"I'm pretty much done with my Rebel AT-TE recovery. I've nicknamed it "Oola Belle" as a spoof on the "LuLu Belle" the name of the piece of junk M3 Grant tank in the 1943 film Sahara.

After the German grey base coat I painted her royal light grey, then painted a few areas like the cockpit Hull Red. I added the Rebel decals, I thought about adding more decals/colors but less is more sometimes. Then I weathered it using pastel chalks and oil paints."

Talk about one cool project. I can so see the RA using this beast!

Mandalore 25 is back with an EU Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"Been really busy lately preparing to move again, this time it will be for a while at least. Anyway, here's my Tahiri Veila from the New Jedi Order book series. Made her from a G I Joe Cover Girl, think the get up looks pretty darn close to the book art.

She's listed here if anyone is interested."

Looks good to me!

Darth Daddy shares the latest episode of Customizing the Clone Wars...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"Peak-OB1 and Darth Daddy discuss "Dooku Captured", "Gungan General" and the customs the two episodes inspired."

A great Skiff shows up on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
I am loving how popular our FB Page is becoming. The latest is this fantastic custom skiff by the artist you see above.

Spry sends in an update via Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"My repainted of the Hasbro 6 inch Chewbacca."

Wow, shows you what a great paint job can do to drastically improve an action figure. Looks great L.E.

We get in a 5 Below Store Report!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, June 1 2016
"I found these at the 5B at Festival Mall in Bel Air Maryland. They've also put out more 3D Naboo pilots for $5."

Cheap custom fodder is always welcome! We love to get store reports and be sure to send your name so we can give credit!