July 2017

Hasbro sends HASCON Exclusive Info...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 31 2017
Marvel & Star Wars

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available at HASCon)
Join the infamous Merc with a Mouth on his next katana-wielding mission with this comic-inspired DEADPOOL Figure from the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES! Showcasing his alternate UNCANNY X-FORCE outfit and outfitted with iconic accessories including two katana swords, a rocket launcher, three blasters, taco and alternate head, this collector grade DEADPOOL figure also features premium articulation and deco. MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH UNCANNY X-FORCE DEADPOOL Figure will be for sale during HasCon 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available at HASCON)
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

HASCON Exclusive Products Include:
• TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime Converting Power Bank ($49.99 USD)
• Dungeons & Dragons My Little Pony Dice Tin ($20.00 USD

Multi-Convention Exclusive Products Available at HASCON Include:
• Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch UNCANNY X-Force Deadpool Figure ($19.99 USD)
• The 2017 MAGIC: The Gathering HASCON Collection ($29.99 USD):

HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers."

No official word yet on whether the SDCC or Celebration Star Wars Exclusives will be available, but rumors sure abound. Stay tuned to our HASCON Thread as we share updates to what HASCON has to offer!

Panther gets his daughter in on his dio building!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 31 2017
"With my eldest daughter visiting me for 3 weeks I thought I would take a little time off, or so I thought. My daughter asked if she could help me construct a diorama or two while she is here and this is what we did.

Taking black foam board and cutting it into three wall, we marked out the brick on three of the pieces and the carved into board. The other three pieces were used as a second layer to strengthen the boards. We then cut in between some of the bricks and then pulled then apart to destroy parts of the walls and use them as rubble for the floor. I used two pieces of balsa wood for the floor, scoring the wood gently to make it look like floor boards."

JDeck updates us on his Throne Room...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 31 2017
"I worked on the wall sections, making damaged stucco effects. I painted the main archway section with WS watercolors. I had to totally rebuild the far side wall section, because it had a huge gap, that I overlooked, that is still in the process. So, you know, it's coming along.
I'll take better pictures of the details, when I pull it all apart again, just wanted a test fit. Much to do I still have."

It is looking good to me!

Stan is back with a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 31 2017
"These are droid we're looking for Hasbro! Big thanks to Hole in the Ground Production and Echosix for making these possible."

Great Droids Stan. Hats off to Hole in the Ground Productions. Give em a look see, sure to bring a smile to your customizing face!

Ron Hembling gives us a video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 31 2017
"Hi All,

The transporter room is now 96% done I just need to add the black/white emitters on the transporter back wall and front edges then add the roof.

I completed the control panel and also added two LED's in the roof of the transporter pad and also some sound using a recorder from a teddy bear shop.

I also did a little video so here is the link to that."

We decided giving you the full video was better than just a link. Awesome Ron!

I got my Thrawn!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 30 2017
Well I had to have this one and was overjoyed to see this show up in the mail yesterday. I was even able to get it for a not so high price!

Show us you latest acquisition here!

Ron Hembling almost done with his Transporter Room Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 30 2017
"Hi All,

Well the last lot of WIP pics were supposed to be the last lot for 2 weeks but I can't put this project down and I am now on the last legs so I thought I would complete it before moving on to the commission pieces. The transporter room is now 90% complete and I'm hoping to have it completed by Tuesday this week.

I have painted the transporter room walls and floor and painted and added a few transporter console controls and just need to make a few more.

The roof of the transporter pad was done by using clear plastic furniture proctectors (pic attached) and then painting them and the steps were done using foam board.


Now that is looking just like I remember from the show!

Darth Daddy and Elias are back with new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 29 2017
"We've been busy here at home. So busy we haven't had a chance to share any of our new creations, so we apologize for posting so many figures at once.

created by Elias

created by Darth Daddy

The Clone Wars
"Shadow Warrior" Padmé Amidala
created by Darth Daddy


"2X-3KPR Security Patrol Droid"
created by Elias

Now that is a lot of great new figures!

Gold Leader One fixes up a Bandai TIE Stryker...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 29 2017
"I picked up a TIE Striker Bandai model kit today. These are 1:72 scale (same scale as Action Fleets). While there was no painting or any custom work done, I did give it a few changes.

I dremeled a hole underneath towards the front to get it on a stand. I didn't want to, but the hole towards the back wasn't working, as there was too much weight forward.

I lost the tips to the laser cannons under the cockpit (very small). I cut off some tips from some X-wing laser cannons and just replaced them. They gave you a choice with the canopy window - black but no plastic covering, or a clear window with no black paint. I chose the clear window and just painted in the black, as the stickers were terrible for the clear canopy.

These go great with Action Fleets, so I may look into getting others. I can't fully get into another line, so I will most likely buy model kits of vehicles that weren't produced in Action Fleet form."

They sure do look perfectly in scale to AFs to me!

Hasbro confirms special packing for Rex at HASCON...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 29 2017
"Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure ($24.99 USD): Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. This item will be an early release with exclusive packaging and accessories!"

Sounds awesome to me!

6" Rex up for sale at HASCON!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 29 2017
Well it looks like HASCON just got a little bit more real as it was announced that the awesome removable helmet Captain Rex shown at SDCC will be available at the event in Septemember.

I am also hearing rumors perhaps the SDCC Exclusives will be available there too.

Gentle Giant announces Holiday K-2SO Mini-Bust...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 29 2017
"“I’m having a happy holiday… Cassian told me I had to…”

While most of us know that the re-programed Imperial security droid K-2SO can be a bit cranky and sarcastic, he can also be festive as evidenced by the Gentle Giant Ltd. 2017 deluxe holiday Mini Bust. This year we celebrate our 13th annual tradition of making a holiday item available to our Premier Guild members with our holiday offering: the K-2SO Holiday Deluxe Mini Bust. K-2SO is bundled up in his holiday scarf and is holding a silver ornament in the shape of the dreaded Death Star.

Built from original film models and 3D data, K-2SO’s hulking stature and intricate inner workings have all been captured in this high quality, hand painted bust that is sure to brighten up your Star Wars collection not just for the holidays, but all year long!

This K-2SO Mini Bust features a removable scarf and swappable arm holding a blaster so you can display him not in “holiday mode” if you desire. Each limited edition piece is numbers with a matching certificate to ensure authenticity. Made exclusively for Gentle Giant’s collector club, The Premier Guild, K-2SO is expected to sell out quickly. Pre-order before August 11th to be guaranteed this bust will be in your collection. K-2SO will make an excellent addition to your Star Wars collection or as a special gift this holiday season!"

Mandalore 25 gives us a new Sith...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
"today I think I have a cool one with the 6in Jaina Solo coming out, a 6in Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus. Took the new 6in Death Squad Commander, put the winter soldier head on, the likeness is surprisingly close to the depictions of Jacen, made the chest armor the same way I did for the 3.75in version I make, designed the soft goods from fabric that doesn't fray, and put it together with a belt I made to go around the soft goods. Only thing I'm not stoked about is the lightsaber, for I just extended a 3.75in blade for him. I'm working on a better way to make 6in sabers, working on several 6in projects that I'm pretty excited for, out of clear plastic rods painted with clear paints, but have no idea how it will go.

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

He sure works for me!

More work from Ron Hembling on the Transporter Room...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
"Hi All,

More work done on the transporter room. I have done the back wall of the transporter pads by firstly painting it medium grey and once dry I then gave it several washes of light green.

Once the green was dry I then gave it a few washes of matte white and while it was drying I made swirls with the white. When the wall was finally dry I then used a clear plastic that has glitter in fused in it and glued it the back wall to simulate the wall.

I have also started adding control panels to the transporter control section using plastic card.


It sure looks great to me!

Jodo is back with a new installment of Era of Darkness!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
"Here is Era of Darkness VOL 2: Chapter 10"

You are in for a treat.

2019 is gonna be a good year to go to Disney!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
It looks like the D23 Expo shared some great new news on the announce Star Wars Land at Disney. Count me and my family in. We were just talking about this the other day!

Gentle Giant shares Star Wars Jumbo 4-Pack Pre-Order...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
"40 years ago a generation of kids saw a movie that changed their lives. When they left the theater and went to the store to find action figures from their favorite new movie they did not exist. When the holidays rolled around and the kids wanted to find their favorite heroes, villains and droids under the tree, none could be found. The toy makers solution to this problem was “The Star Wars Early Bird Kit.” Parents, desperate for anything Star Wars to wrap for their kids, were sold a large cardboard envelope that had a fold out stand, some stickers, trading cards and a promise that WHEN the figures were made, they would be the first kids to receive them.

Gentle Giant Ltd pays tribute to that classic Star Wars story 40 years later with the Star Wars JUMBO Early Bird 4-pack. This 4 pack of action figure is a great jumping on point to the Jumbo line for new collectors as well as bringing back some earlier, harder to find figures for current Jumbo connoisseurs.

The Early Bird Jumbo figure 4-pack will come in a retro box mimicking the original Early Bird envelope, inside will be the familiar white mailer tray with Luke Skywalker (with his double telescoping lightsaber. The first DT saber in the Jumbo line!), Princess Leia (with white vinyl cape and blue blaster) Chewbacca (with greenish Early Bird crossbow blaster) and R2-D2 (with clicking head). Also included in the set will be larger reproductions of the stickers and a large foldout, replica display stand that will hold the “original 12” figures along with the perforated cards attached to the front.
Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbo line. Just like you remember, ONLY BIGGER!

2017 PREMIER GUILD MEMBERS - If you pre-order the Jumbo Early Bird Set between now and August 11th and you can get this set for the special Early Bird price of only $230! Don't miss out on this amazing price on this classic set!

Gentle Giant shares Bossk Statue pre-order...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 28 2017
"The bounty hunter known as Bossk has been a fan favorite ever since his debut in 1980. His popularity could not be contained to his brief appearance on the deck of the Executor in the Empire Strikes Back (and in the background of Jabba’s sail barge in Return of the Jedi). Bossk soon started filling out his robust backstory in both the Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels animated series, taking on the role of mentor to the young, orphaned Boba Fett.

The artists a Gentle Giant take you on a journey to see the moments just following the events of the death of Jabba, we find Bossk standing over the shattered throne of Jabba. At his feet, a chain left by Jabba’s escaped prize. What will he do next? Pursue the rebels or look for his next bounty?

Bossk is the third statue in our new 1:8th Collector’s Gallery line, celebrating 40 years of the Star Wars universe. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity."

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 27 2017
Everyone's favorite bounty hunter goes medieval! Boba Fett joins the Meisho Movie realization series in a spectacular feudal Japan aesthetic, appropriately portrayed as a lord-less Ronin Samurai via the sculpting talent of artists Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi. $134.99

Ready for exploration into the great unknown the Acid Rain Space Scientist is a highly articulated figure standing about 4 inches tall. Dressed from head to toe is space flight gear this figure features a removable helmet, a pair of robotic gloves, and a heavy duty storage case. $39.99

Finally! Pacific Rim, the mecha masterpiece from 2013, joins the Soul of Chogokin and Robot Spirits lines! These posable action figures feature interchangeable armor, hands, and movie-accurate details.

Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.

Introducing a special action figure collection celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the classic Predator movie! NECA has brought back some out-of-production fan favorites for those who missed out the first time around and given them various upgrades. Everything comes in new collector-friendly 30th anniversary window box packaging with foil accents.

Grandl27 is back with a new custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 27 2017
"Commander Karbin custom!"

Matter of fact he has posted quite a few new customs so please scroll around once you click in.

Custom Creator updates us on his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 27 2017
"Another quick night at the workbench. Made a half wall (first broken wall). This will be on magnets so you can remove it for photo shoots."

It is really looking great.

More progress for Ron Hembling...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 27 2017
"Hi All,

I have painted the transporter console station and have started painting the transporter pads.


He is really going to have on epic diorama when all this gets done.

Our interview at SDCC with the Star Wars Hasbro Brand Team...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 26 2017

Hot off the upload! Here is our interview with the Star Wars Hasbro Brand Team for SDCC this year. We would like to thank Todd (who graciously showed up in Shore Trooper Costume) and the Star Wars Hasbro Brand Team for giving us a bit of their time at a very busy con this year. You will like a lot of what you hear!

Click here to download directly onto your favorite device!

Ron Hembling works on his Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 26 2017
"Hi All,

While I'm waiting for the plastic to arrive to make the bridge chairs I decided to do some more on the the transporter room. I added transporter pads by using rubber soles for tables and chairs.

I then cut out circles in the transporter floor and added the rubber soles and super glued them in place. I then used a piece of thin plastic and covered the lower front section of the transporter and then used spakfilla to fill in the gaps on the transporter, walls and transporter controls.


That is gonna be fantastic when finished too!

Blizzard Force is back with a new carded project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 26 2017
"Here's a new project I started a while ago... A friend kept nagging me to finally do some vintage-style Star Wars:Rebels cardbacks....and finally I had time to follow up on his request...

Vader: "Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him."
Ahsoka: "Then I will avenge his death."
Vader: "Revenge is not the Jedi way."
Ahsoka: "I am no Jedi."

...here are my first two finished Star Wars:Rebels characters on the new vintage-style Rebels cardbacks - I really loved their duel at the end of season two..."

There will never be a better card style than vintage. Ever!

Bronxstalker is back with a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 25 2017
"Thanks guys.

Here goes my latest 6" Mando Merc. I'm really digging working in this scale. It also allows me more room to use an airbrush, which I did all reds and yellows that way, to get that smooth finish (I hate hand painting yellows). Enjoy."

Now I think he turned out great. Click here to go to eBay and add him to your collection!

Darth Sinister is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 25 2017
"Hi all! I've got a few progress pictures on Crimson Jack. I still need to do some touch-up paint. Removable coat is done. Jet pack is going to have to be re-worked. The mold came out wonky and it wont cast correctly. The jet pack is also unpainted as is the space helmet. The space helmet and Jack's head are original sculptures, molded and cast in Smooth-on Smooth Cast 325. Still working out some casting issues... (I hate casting), but all will be good with lots and lots of patients.

Last photo is a Mando head I'm working on. Not happy with this one. Might re-work it soon. All are 6" scale."

That Crimson Jack looks great!

Ron Hembling finishes up his Trek Helm...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 25 2017
"Hi All,

The Captain's chair and helm/navigation section is all done except the chairs which I'm waiting on materials to arrive.

The bit of the helm/navigation station I have to do was the targeting system which was made using plastic card. Once it was put together and let dried I used a mix of Woodland Scenics Water Effects and Green paint and filled in the viewing section to simulate the glow of the targeting screen.


Ron is definitely putting his new customizing room to good use!

Todd shares a great Hasbro SDCC Gallery...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 24 2017
Well we are gearing up to share our interview with the Hasbro Brand Team, but while we get that too you enjoy this great gallery Todd snapped while interviewing with the team.

Lets just say that Dewback looks awesome and man o man the Rebel Fleet Trooper looks good too. I can't wait to see if we get some of those Hoth releases again in vintage carded form?

Ron Hembling bringing it with his Star Trek Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 24 2017
"Hi All,

I have completed adding and painting the instrument panels and I'm now starting on the targeting scanner then the chairs.


Talk about looking great!

Panther finishes his Mortal Kombat Pit!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 24 2017
"Final shots of my commissioned piece.

I hope you like them."

I know I sure did. That is gonna be one happy customer.

Michael Cervantes shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 24 2017
He has sure souped up the BMF thats for sure. I like the paint work a lot!

Francois Fleury shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 24 2017
That is sure a nice looking Trooper!

SDCC Gallery Day 3!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 23 2017
Greg was back at it again and got us some great images from many licensees I have never seen before as well as some new offerings from companies like Halmark and Jakks Pacific. It is a great time to be a Star wars fan!

Thanks for the great images Greg!

Hasbro sends word on availability of SDCC Exclusives...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 22 2017
I just got this in from my Hasbro Contact:

"Hope you’re having a great weekend! We wanted to reach out to clarify that the availability date for the Hasbro Star Wars SDCC exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop has changed to September."

The placeholders that were there for Thrawn, Rey/Luke, and The Speeder are now gone as well. We will let you know when we find out more!

All kinds of great new Hasbro Offerings shared...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 22 2017
Lots of great news on the 6" front with Hasbro sharing news on a Dewback with Sandtrooper and a Rebel Fleet Trooper and a great looking removable helmet Rex (he even has the hash marks).

I am also liking the news on the Rogue One tank (courtesy of our friends at SWActionNews):

More great SDCC Images...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 22 2017
Greg is back at it again to share more of all the great new items being showcased at SDCC. I must say that Mythos Obi Wan is looking awesome!

Once again thanks to Greg for getting us some great images. And stay tuned he will be back at it again today!

Ron Hembling continues his Star Trek work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 22 2017
"Hi All,

I finally moved into the house Tuesday gone and completed doing my model room up. I have re-started on the bridge diorama by painting the captains chair and helm/navigation section and the floor that they sit on.

I have also completed the captains chair and used plastic card for the instrument panels, I have started the helm/navigation console by adding the astrogator and the forward scanner plotter by printing them off the net and cutting and gluing them in place.


Looking great Ron!

Panther is shooting for a flawless victory...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 22 2017
"This morning I woke up at 6:30 and cracked on with paint work. Emphasized the brick work on both towers and then went over them with a black wash.

The bridge I used a black and a white wash and applied a second coat to the pillars before going over them with a black wash."

Now this is really coming together.

Looks like Poe gets a new speeder...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 21 2017
Perusing the interwebs and came across this. Pretty cool new Speeder for Poe for what I am assuming will be shown in the Last Jedi.

The original link I found is now dead so I am guessing this was mistakenly released a bit early.

SDCC Hasbro Breakfast Gallery Up!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 21 2017
Todd got up close and personal with a ton of great new Hasbro Products coming out. More than just Star Wars here, but wow just a ton of neat new products we can look forward to this fall.

Greg gets us an awesome gallery for Day 2
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 21 2017
Wow did my pal Greg get us an awesome Gallery of his Day 2 Afternoon experience at SDCC. Lets just say there are a few Hasbro Items I will be adding to my collection thanks to Greg too!

Have fun strolling through the full 100 plus image gallery!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 21 2017
Finally! Pacific Rim, the mecha masterpiece from 2013, joins the Soul of Chogokin and Robot Spirits lines! These posable action figures feature interchangeable armor, hands, and movie-accurate details.

Introducing the collection inspired by the classic 1994 arcade game that actually predates the movie, this Alien vs. Predator series features Razor Claws, Chrysalis, and Arachnoid Aliens! The Predators Assortment includes three Predators from the game: the Mad Predator boss, and playable characters Predator Warrior and Predator Hunter.

ANOVOS presents these wearable Rogue One helmet accessories! These helmets were recreated using 3D scans, measurments, and references taken from the original screen-used production assets.

These San Diego Comic Con exclusives won’t last long! Now you can own retro figures of your favorite Masters of the Universe characters, fan favorite comic heroes and villains, and more!

The Dark Knight Rises’ Selina Kyle has been upgraded! She features the characteristics in the face and suit as seen in the movie! She includes an interchangeable head part as well as special joint parts that allow the figure to be customized and positioned as you see fit. $79.99

Panther adds the first coat of paint to his MK Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 21 2017
"After the pillars and bridge first coat added."

It is looking great to me!

Steve Evans showcases new Hasbro Face Technique...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
"Our new Rey. New face application technique will be implemented on our 6" Black Series figs from spring 2018 onwards."


The 6" Gree is sold out!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
Well it didn't take long. I am sure it comes as no surprise. I will keep watch and let you know if it comes back in stock.

Click here to keep checking and email me if you see it before I post!

SDCC Day 2 Gallery started!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
Greg is back at the Con and going strong. Man the Kotubukiya Stuff you are going to see is awesome! Please stay tuned as Greg is snapping more images as I am posting this.

Also Todd hit up the Hasbro Breakfast this morning and a new gallery will be loaded for that too. All for the Shipyarders!

Great images of the Hasbro Booth at SDCC...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
I am doing some Facebook perusing this morning and I see our friends at Rebelscum have a gorgeous gallery of the Hasbro Booth.

Tell me these six inch diorama pieces will be for sale Hasbro!

Day 1 of SDCC Gallery...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
Once again thanks to my pal Greg for getting us some great images of Day 1 of SDCC.

And stay tuned, ISY is just gearing up for breakfast and the rest of the con so more images and info soon!

Keep checking the Imperial Shipyards Facebook Page for coverage of all things sci-fi at the Con!

And the fun for the SDCC Exclusive begins...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
My buddy Greg has sent me some great images of the con so far. It looks like the Hasbro Line will be long this year.

Look for us to share the day 1 gallery in just a sec.

Hasbro decided August 14th is the day for SDCC Exclusives...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
Of course the lucky Con Goers will start today, but for the rest of us who aren't there it looks like August 14th is the day to be online and play the waiting game. Here are the other two Star Wars Exclusives. I will also update this as the date approaches.

Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
"Imperial Royal Guard

Released: 2017

Packaging Text:
Resplendent in crimson robes and armor, the Imperial Royal Guard protected the Emperor. Secrecy shrouded the Guard, with rumors abounding about the sentinels' backgrounds and combat capabilities.
[wookieepdia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Emperor%27s_Royal_Guard]

ball-jointed neck (very limited by the helmet)
swivel-jointed lower neck (very limited by the helmet)
ball-jointed shoulders
ball-jointed elbows
ball-jointed wrists
ball-jointed waist
ball-jointed hips
swivel-jointed thighs
double-jointed knees
ball-jointed ankles

force pike
scout trooper blaster pistol

I guess the helmet and the robe are removable but it takes some force.
There is also a holster for the blaster pistol on the belt.
The helmet and the details underneath the robe are beautifully sculpted. The red colour tone looks accurate. A must-have for every imperial collection."

He has also included a full pictorial review too. Good stuff from Christoph!

Whills Scholar adds some paint to his how too...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
"UPDATE: paint preview!

I've been painting the entire playset inside and out. Here is a quickly snapped sneak preview of the interior components fully painted and with the decals glued onto them.

After the painting is done, I'll put online a whole bunch of new photos of the completed ship. I'm also hoping to get a Bodhi figure for the shoot -- you can't break up the team!

At the same time, I'll also post a brief guide that will explain how to properly prep and paint cardboard/paperboard models."

This is a tutorial for the ages! His U-Wing is fantastic!

JDeck shares new model reviews...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 20 2017
"I got the 1/144 Snowspeeder and AT-ST. This is the set in what I call the concept line. The concept line is really difficult to get in the U.S at a reasonable price. Because they are so inexpensive it is unprofitable for anyone to ship them from Japan. In my world a 33% markup is standard for retailers, this set I paid over 100% markup. Crazy.

On to the review. First the Snowspeeder. It is very nicly done, great details. As far as I know, it is 1/144. It does come with stickers, not water slide decals, like I'd like, but the stickers are still good. The Snowspeeder comes with a standard black stand, with a ball joint.

The AT-ST is very nice as well. It has a ball joint head. The legs do not move at all, so sometimes it's difficult to get it to stand. It does have one sticker, depicting the TESB Hoth variation. Otherwise, it would work great in an Endor dio as well."

Might have to get these as well!

Stronox back with a new Star Wars Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 19 2017
"Of all the outfits this guy wears, I would say this is his most popular look and the one fans want most! If you are interested in having him join your Star Wars Black Series 6 inch scale figures, be sure to check him out on eBay...Available for seven days only!"

Blizzard Force is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 19 2017
"Oh my...it's been ages again since I last had the chance to update here - sorry for that. So - let's start with my most recent project - a new reverse side for my The Vintage Collection custom cardbacks... :)

The "definitive" vintage reverse side for me is Kenner's POTF cardback featuring all figures on a yellow background. So I always wanted to update that to a modern version - with modern figures. However, the necessary work hours to realize this had always kept me from trying this....until now, that is. ;)

So - based on Kenner's classic design, here are all 96 modern equivalents (including a few necessary customs) of the complete Kenner lineup for the original trilogy... More than 115 layers in Photoshop, my most ambitious reverse side yet...can't wait to get this printed... :D"

Wow, thats a lot of layers!

New The Last Jedi SDCC Exclusive?
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 19 2017
This has been making the internet rounds and I must say I sure do like the look of Luke. Now I have to get these in addition to the Thrawn Pack!

Stronox wows us with his new 6" Durge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 18 2017
"He's big, he's bulky, and he's ready hunt down and destroy pretty much anything in his path. It's Durge from The Clone Wars! Like him or hate him, he is ready to be added to your collection! This one of a kind piece is available on eBay now, simply follow the link to check him out!

Bronxstalker is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 18 2017
"Concept "I'm not going back to Jakku" Finn complete. I know he's not the most popular character to customize, but I dig the look a lot.

3 figure parts went into him, minor sculpting, and shoulder pad attached via elastic strap, so articulation is no hindered in any way."

Looks good to me. Click here to go add him to your custom collection.

Syamsul Sam III shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 18 2017
Now that is one nice Trapjaw. I so loved He-Man cartoons as a kid. I mean, I HAVE THE POWER!

Last call for your Hasbro Questions for SDCC!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 17 2017
It is hard to believe the time is already upon us and as we eagerly approach another San Diego Comic Con and the great information we will see from all the genres I wanted to send out word that we will be wrapping up the question submission period for our SDCC Interview with the Brand Team at Hasbro during the Con.

Thank you to those who have contributed great questions and to Todd, Litzky PR, and the Brand Team for getting us in on the action. I can't wait to hear the answers to these. I will be sending these questions in on the AM tomorrow so if you have any last Q's get em here.

Remember, you can also email me at tamer@imperialshipyards.net if you would prefer and please include the title SDCC Hasbro Questions.

New Behind the Scenes Video of The Last Jedi!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 16 2017
"Published on Jul 15, 2017

Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In theaters December 15."

It is great to see this!

JDeck finishes his Bandai AT-AT Model Review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 16 2017
"Alright, so I finished the build. I estimated a 4 hour build time, but I got it done in about 3 hours, meybe less. The undercarriage is very nicly detailed, it has soft plastic hip joints, so the legs can be removed without damage. The body has 2 panels that are removable with mechanical details underneath. This is the most detailed AT-AT kit I've ever seen. It's the ultimate AT-AT. Yes, it's a little small, at 6.5 inches, but it packs a wallop. What more can I really say, it's a great kit.

I chose not to paint this one. It doesn't really need it. However a black wash would really bring out the detail, and add some realism. The cockpit could use some paint and detailing, as could the underside of the removable panels."

I have one just like this. I need to build it. Thanks for the review JDeck!

Ghost Skull 18 starts again...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 16 2017
"Hi everyone, I have been away from custom work for a while now an I am now returning to post new customs very soon. Due to the whole photo bucket thing I am now starting my page over from scratch, I have saved all my old photos an will be uploading them to this new page!"

Ah yes, the photobucket ransom thing is so old.

Stan is back with a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 16 2017
"Kabe, update her body and added some water slide detail up the quality."

Looks pretty nice to me!

JDeck reviews the Bandai 1/144 AT-AT...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 15 2017
" I finally bought the Bandai 1/144 AT-AT. I've been waiting for this since that one video of the motorized version of this AT-AT. Back in 2014.

I'm not sure of the parts count, but I estimate it to be about 134, about the same as the 1/144 TFA Falcon. The parts are mostly cast in a light grey plastic. The little drivers are also in the light plastic. Not sure why they didn't cast it with the white parts. The kit also comes with a white snowy display base. There are also clear red parts for the view port and laser effects.

The instructions are in both English and Japanese. I noticed they are now being distributed in the U.S, by Bluefin. However they do not distribute the figure kits, only the vehicles. The kit only comes with a few small decals 2 for the Pilot's helmets, and 3 small silhouettes for the view port."

Stay tuned as he takes us along his build!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 14 2017
Each 6-inch scale figure features detailed design, is easily poseable with premium articulation, and includes a Build-A-Figure component. This series features Daredevil, Punisher, Elektra, Jessica Jones, Blade, and Bullseye. Collect them all to assemble Marvel’s Man-Thing!

Hits like Saga, The Walking Dead, and Outcast feature new exclusive figures from San Diego Comic Con 2017! These never-before-seen collectibles are must-haves for any comic book fan.

From the movie Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the legendary sci-fi movie, you can bring home the action with these highly articulated action figures depicting the characters as they appear on screen. Series 1 includes Deckard featuring the likeness of Harrison Ford and Officer K with the likeness of Ryan Gosling. Each action figure stands approximately 7 inches tall and comes with a gun accessory.

You heard right! These Star Wars 2D PVC cutouts are in the shape of lightsabers that can be attached to a rear windshield wiper assembly, using 3M Dual Lock Reusable Fasteners! $19.99

Sideshow presents the Snowtrooper Commander 1/6 scale figure to lead your Star Wars collection in the assault against the Rebel forces! This 12-inch trooper comes with the Empire’s best gear for launching an attack on the Hoth Rebel base to ensure a swift victory. $208.99

From Star Wars and Marvel come collectible helmets! Each feature series-accurate details, making them awesome additions to any collection!

Sideshow shares pre-order for the new 1/6 Snowtrooper Commander!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 14 2017
"The Snowtrooper Commander Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

Newly developed Snowtrooper Commander helmet sculpt
Snowtrooper Commander armor with unique chest plate, back plate and forearm armor
Fabric pants
Long coat
Three (3) sets of armored gauntlets including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of rifle grip hands
One (1) pair of snow boots
One (1) BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle
One (1) BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol with holster
Belt-mounted thermal detonator

Expected to Ship
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018"

Custom Creator updates us on his latest dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 13 2017
"Second wall up and started!"

His Link to the Past Dio is really looking great!

Congratulations to Mandalore 25 on his 300th Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 13 2017
"Happy 300th figure to Darth Armoress Customs, with this 6" Cole MacGrath as he appeared in the inFAMOUS 2 video game. Made him from a DC Batman vs. Superman Lex Luthor, shaved down around the joints a bit, and sculpt the hair. His backpack, and Amp (his weapon) are made from scratch, just cut up rubber sheet, plastic rods, and Green Stuff (for some flex). The backpack even comes off by magnets, and holds his Amp with straps that connect by magnet. All the electricity was bought in a set.

For anyone interested you can see nearly all 300 of my figs here: https://www.facebook.com/DarthArmoressCustoms/

Well though I posted the product of my molding, but my internet has been going down randomly. Anyway, here is the first complete Vodo-Siosk Baas made with a casts of the parts I sculpt. As of right now there will be at least 3 more to come, and I started to cast them in red."

Hot Toys sends me an email...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 13 2017
Hot Toys – MMS429 – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

The 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure specially features:

- Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
- Body with over 30 points of articulations
- Approximately 28 cm tall
- Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
· One (1) pair of hands for holding lightsaber
· One (1) injured right hand
· One (1) gloved right fist
· One (1) left fist
· One (1) open left hand
· One (1) right hand for holding blaster pistol
· One (1) relaxed left hand
· Two (2) gesturing hands
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

- One (1) black top
- One (1) pair of black pants
- One (1) grey tunic with belt
- One (1) dark brown cloak
- One (1) black-colored leather-like belt with a pouch, a hook and a D-ring with silver-colored button clips
- One (1) pair of black-colored leather-like boots

- One (1) LED-lighted green lightsaber (white light, battery operated)
- One (1) lightsaber hilt
- One (1) green lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt)
- One (1) blaster pistol

- One (1) pair of silver-colored hand cuffs
- Interchangeable graphic cards
- Specially designed figure stand and detachable accessory with Luke Skywalker nameplate and movie logo

- Head Sculpted by Kojun
- Head Painted by JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: Approximately Q2 – Q3, 2018

**Prototype shown is not final, pending licensor approval
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
© 2017 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Dayton Allen with an update on the ALIEN Med Bay...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 12 2017
What can I say, this guy is the stuff of legend in the customizing community. If you get a chance take a look at all of his ALIEN and ALIENS and NOSTROMO Stuff. You won't be disappointed!

Panther is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 11 2017
"It's been a busy couple of weeks with work, grabbing time to work on this project has been difficult recently but when I have, my problems with work have melted away.

As you can see, I have made three grooves into the Pits floor for the pillars to sit into. For the top of each tower, a wall which each side of the bridge will now slot comfortably into.

All that is needed before painting this is to finish off the pillars and a back wall with a skyline."

Customizing is a great stress reliever!

Michael Rhey shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 11 2017
He has just uploaded a nice Micro-Man Jango Fett Custom. I like it!

Gentle Giant shares McQuarrie Han Solo Mini-Bust...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 11 2017
"Han Solo Ralph McQuarrie Concept Series Mini-Bust

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Han Solo display a vast difference from that of the final version as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Designed initially as a Lightsaber wielding, bearded Jedi Knight, this mini bust explores a fascinating look into the conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most roguish smugglers.

Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology. The 1:6th scale Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.
Limited edition of 750 pieces."

Gentle Giant announces Holographic Leia Statue...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 11 2017
"Holographic Princess Leia Collector’s Gallery Statue

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi… you’re my only hope”
It’s the phrase that spurned a farm boy to be a hero, made an exiled Jedi come out of hiding and ignited our imaginations for the past four decades. To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, one of the most iconic moments in modern film history is captured here, in this Collector’s Gallery statue from Gentle Giant Ltd., when a holographic message from Princess Leia Organa, that was smuggled inside the memory banks of a feisty droid, is played first for a dumbfounded Luke Skywalker and then again for the message’s intended recipient, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. the holographic Princess Leia Collector’s Gallery statue features a light up function and button activated sound clip to help you even in your most desperate hour. This limited-edition statue comes hand numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity.

Limited edition of 770 pieces."

Enter to win a Spider Man Premium Format Statue at Sideshow!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 11 2017
"Want a chance to win a Marvel collectible? Simply fill out the required entry fields and answer the question on the contest entry form and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Pre-Order of the Spider-Man Premium Format™ Figure!"

Click here to enter!

Ron Hembling is back with updates on 3 Star Trek Projects!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 10 2017
"Hi All,

All my model room has been moved to the new room so to keep me sane I have started on two new Star Trek TOS items which are the shuttle and transporter room. I won't be able to finish these until the move is completely done which looks like next week now as I'm waiting on the removalist to get the ok from defence.

So here are WIP pic of the last bit of work I did to the bridge, shuttle and also the WIP pics of the transporter room.


Wow, all of these look fantastic! I will include pics of the transporter room and shuttle below this.

Stan is back with a new update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 10 2017
"It been a while, got a little whole up on a lot of figures, but they are coming. One of the figure I always want to revamp was 2-1B. Tubing, bendable knees, wiring in the chest and neck, etc. I hope you like him, this was labor of love."

I know I sure like him!

The Boo starts up a new project!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 10 2017
"Hey all!

This time I'm trying to post things up as I go along, in case anyone has any questions along the way.

OK! Shuttle Tydirium! This one is getting the full workup, including Arduino-controlled nav lights, lots of cockpit work, and attachable landing gear doors so that I can put it in either mode when it's on display. I'm using the same kits (Flakverling & hanomag) as the original model used.

Let's start with the cockpit:"

Uh, wow!

Clonetroopr is back with a nice repaint...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 9 2017
"Hi all,

Nothing too fancy, just did a repaint of Galen Erso's face from Rogue one.

I repainted the stubble and eyebrows on Galen's face. Also gave him some gray in his hair. Hope you like it."

I think it looks pretty good!

Send in your SDCC Questions!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 8 2017
We will once again be talking with the Star Wars Hasbro Brand Team this SDCC! Be sure to send in your burning questions or email em to tamer@imperialshipyards.net and we will try to ask as many as we can in the time they give us. A big thanks to Kelsey and Todd for getting us all signed up and rearing to go!

Look what I found on Facebook!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 8 2017
I am telling you, you can see just about anything there. I saw this in my feed yesterday. Who doesn't want a drink tray for our 6" Astros! It looks like it will fit Bandai's version too!

More of Peakob1's great Admiral Trench
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 8 2017
I saw this on Facebook yesterday and had to share it. Daggone that is one of the coolest customs I have seen all year!

Hasbro shares more Hascon Information!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 8 2017
I got an email yesterday from the fine folks at Hasbro breaking down all the events per various Toy Line that will be happening as Hascon from September 8 to 10th. Click here to read the full press release.

Toys R Us Commander Gree available July 20th!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 7 2017
Toys R Us has updated their site with their 2017 Comic Con Exclusives and it looks like July 20th will be the time to find it. Click here to go to their site and see Gree as well as their other exclusives.

Jodo updates us on his collection...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, July 7 2017
"Here are a few new pictures of what my office looks like. With my newest additions, I officially have over 100 Stormtroopers on display now."

Now that is pretty daggone awesome!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 6 2017
From the 2017 Justice League movie, Batman joins the S.H.Figuarts line! Standing just about 6 inches tall and featuring an all new costume this Batman figure is highly articulated and armed with his grapple gun and batarang. Batman also includes several interchangeable hands and a cloth cape with wires for posing. $59.99

The set includes the first-ever Carter Burke with the likeness of Paul Reiser, a special edition Concept Aliens Warrior with Dome, and a replica of the population sign for Hadley's Hope. $44.99

This Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. series includes a Female Orc Conqueror, Knight of Asperity, Felonious Human Mage, and Narissa Dark Elf as articulated and detailed action figures! $24.99 Each

Fans can continue to collect their favorite characters from Marvel's vast universe of comic-based characters. These impressive 3.75-inch scale figures feature detailed articulation, sculpting, and deco. Get a set of Magneto, Captain America, Spider-Man 2099, Jessica Jones, and Ultron!

Now you can add Marvel to your Geeki Tikis collection! The creative, colorful drinkware products combine some of Marvel's most-beloved characters with the unique stylization seen in traditional tiki culture. Each ceramic Geeki Tiki stand approximately 7 inches tall, is top-shelf dishwasher safe, microwaveable, and boast a capacity of up to 16 ounces. $17.99 Each

Each Hot Toys 1/6 scale collectible figure features realistic details and movie-accurate weapons, accessories, and themed-stands from Star Wars, Resident Evil, Civil War, and more!

I just got a new Boba Fett Shirt!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 5 2017
I just got my new Boba Fett Work Shirt in the mail the other day and really liked it. So much so I thought I would share where I got it with the visitors here. I mean $18 bucks with free shipping you can't really go wrong, but the fabric really feels great too. Can't wait to sport it at my next social gathering! Click here to go order one.

Thank the Maker gives you one more day to save big on Space Walls!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 4 2017
Click here to go get your set before they sell out! I got my set in hand yesterday and they are fantastic folks and the instructions you get enable even the begging customizer the ability to pull off a quality job to give your three and three quarter action figures a home!

Happy 4th from the Yards!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 4 2017
We wanted to take a bit of time to wish you and yours a very Happy Fourth of July! We are reminded today that the freedom we enjoy has been built thanks to the sacrifices of our service men and women and their families across the United States today. Thank You to those great folks and I hope everyone's day is filled with fun, family, and grilling, not to mention fireworks!

Michael Cervantes shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 4 2017
Looks like he has been gone for about five years, but it is great to see some new work from Samurai Geek Designs!

Sideshow shares 4th of July Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 4 2017
"Terms and Conditions for code FIRE-WORKS17. The code expires on 7/5/17 and is only eligible on select items while supplies last. Promo code FIRE-WORKS17 can only be used once per account / household and only on new orders, after code is applied. Promo code FIRE-WORKS17 requires a $50.00 order minimum. To assist you, non-qualifying in-stock and pre-order items will be identified during cart checkout at Sideshow.com.

The code is not redeemable for cash, cannot be applied after the check-out process is complete, cannot be combined with any other discounts, bundle offers, or promotions and cannot be reinstated if the order is canceled. The code is limited to one use per customer / online account holder."

Click here to go get started!

Thank the Maker announces 4th of July Sale on his Space Walls!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 3 2017

Click here to go get your set before they sell out!

Stronox is back with new 6" work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 3 2017
"Hi guys! Here is a couple of recent commissions pieces I did for the 6 inch series...As always thanks for taking a look at my work!"

Needless to say, we think both of these are fantastic!

Panther updates us on his Mortal Kombat Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, July 3 2017
"The Pit is coming along nicely. Today was a succesful day, I stripped off the top layer of card from towers, bridge andf floor. Once removed, I've started adding in the detail. Removing the top layer, makes the foam board bow, to stop this, I have added a second layer of board to the bridge.

The next part is turning the foam into stone pillars, to do this I have added a layer of modroc over each piece of foam and the wooden scure place through the middle of each to keep them straight. Just need these parts to dry before adding details to the tops of the towers and a back wall."

Looks pretty awesome to me!

My Kind of Scum gets his kit bash on twice and thrice for the latest challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 2 2017
"First up is a fairly basic one. I see her as a slicer/spy for the rebels. It uses the full body and head of a GI Joe "Shooter" figure with the vest from Jyn Erso black series, a wrist computer from the Toys R Us Thunderbirds toyline, and a gun from the Acid Rain line:

Next up is a member of Saw's partisans on Jedha. She uses the full Jyn Erso black series body, head and hood from Marauder inc, cloth goods from Leia black series, straps/gear from Chirrut Imwe, and a rebel fleet trooper blaster.

These were both great entries. And that my friends it what we call a wrap to our latest customizing challenge. It was one of our most successful and entered to date and I was pretty stoked to see all the great combinations that were put together with nothing but parts. Remember folks, customizing doesn't always have to be about hours and hours and highly detailed work. Sometimes it just takes the right combination of parts and a little creativity and you can really make something over the top! Also for the last time, the full gallery of all the entrants is here:

Sjefke is back with the Winter Wookie!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 2 2017
"The Winter Wookiee WIPs

Hey Yarders

I want to show the build of a figure I made for Clone_Crazy's latest photonovel chapter. He had asked for "kick a$$ Wookiees. I talked him into my female Wookiee. I'm not sure he'll use her, but I've fabricated some freaking awesome accessories for her.

This one I eventually nicknamed the Winter Wookiee. I started out with an MU Drax, an MU Dreadlock head and all the body parts from a Terminator T-1000. I cut up the Terminator and lengthened the upper arm with a plastic gun butt and spliced on the left wrist of Dreadlock with a Megablock figure ball joint. I cut off the Drax leg at the thigh and glued on the Terminator leg, making sure that the knee joints were even. The cyborg ankle is the right upper arm flipped upside down. The foot is the T-1000's upper arm, so it has rocker ankles. I dremelled out most of Drax's chest and secured the Terminator chest and back pieces."

Looks pretty rad to me!

Fiala Fernbrugg reviews the 6" BS AT-AT Driver...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, July 2 2017
"AT-AT Driver

Released: 2016

Packaging Text:
The Empire's combat drivers are trained to handle everything in the Imperial ground arsenal, but AT-AT drivers see themselves as elite, controlling their massive four-footed assault vehicles in combat against Rebel targets.
[wookieepdia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/AT-AT_pilot]

ball-jointed neck + lower swivel neck (up and down)
ball-jointed shoulders (limited by the shoulder armour)
ball-jointed elbows
ball-jointed wrists
ball-jointed waist
ball-jointed hips
swivel-jointed thighs
double-jointed knees
ball-jointed ankles

E-11 blaster rifle

The helmet, other armour pieces and the hoses going from the chest box into the back of the helmet are not removable.

A beautifully sculpted figure with a lot of tiny details. A must-have for every collection."

I couldn't agree more. It is nice to see Fiala pick up some of my slack. How I never found time to review this particular offering myself is a travesty!

Also, look for us to feature our latest figure reviews (not just Star Wars) on the right side of the page below the "Ask Hasbro" Section.

Jodo is back with a new installment of Era of Darkness!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 1 2017
Enjoy Era of Darkness VOL 2: Chapter 9!

And Jodo is dealing with the mess that photobucket created for us all yesterday so look for volume 8 to be back in a little bit. Daggone photobucket!

Jennifer sends new word on Hascon!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, July 1 2017
"Wanted to share that Hasbro just announced some stellar additions to its first-ever HASCON FANmily™ Event on September 8 – 10, 2017, including panels, meet & greets and autograph sessions with James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2) and Stan Bush (singer, “The Touch” from TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE). HASCON will also feature a headline performance by Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya!

Previously announced talent includes appearances by DUDE PERFECT, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE); and “Chewbacca Mom,” Candace Payne.

Hasbro also just unveiled some awesome perks for the HASCON VIP packages, which will offer fans special VIP 1-hour early access to the show floor to buy HASCON exclusive products from My Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons as well as multi-convention exclusives from Star Wars, Marvel and Magic: The Gathering.* VIP’s will also receive a Hasbro goodie bag, access to the VIP lounge and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hasbro headquarters, in addition to one very exclusive event (Transformers Hall of Fame Dinner, My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek or others!)."

Click here for the full press release. It sure sounds like a good time to me!