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Get ready for another episode of Custom Action Figure News!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 30 2014
Chad and I are back at 8PM Eastern tonight for a catch up on the latest news mode. Of course we will highlight some current customs that caught our eye, the current collecting and Star Wars News of the week, and see if there are any products or sales that are getting a bit of our notice. And don't forget about What's on the Pegs! Don't forget if you can't wait you can always visit our YouTube Channel and watch a previous episode!

Gentle Giant annouces Labor Day Sale!
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 30 2014
They have some great prices and discounts on select Star Wars Items including a White Clone Trooper and Boba Fett Bundle, the Droid 3-Pack AFX Exclusive Kenner Jumbo Figures, and the Luke Snowspeeder Pilot Deluxe Mini Bust. Plus if "purchase any in stock Marvel item from August 29th through September 2nd and receive a FREE large M.O.D.O.K. Me T-Shirt." Sounds like a win all the way around to me!

Disneystore.com is having a Labor Day Sale...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 29 2014
If you were sitting on the fence about any of the new Disney Items perhaps now is the time to bite. If you use the code "EXTRA25" in the promotion code area at checkout you can save an extra 25% on already discounted items. Please note this will not work on all items, but its worth a try. Click here to see their entire Star Wars Section.

Starfall gets his Bounty Hunter on for the latest custom challenge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 29 2014
"I saw that the options to vote on for this contest had included, among other interesting possibilities, a "gender-swap" contest. Even though Bounty Hunters won (and why shouldn't they?) I was interested in the idea of gender-swapping, so I gender swapped everyone's favorite Star Wars Bounty Hunter. I decided to go with Boba Fett's first appearances. The first is from the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. The second is from The Empire Strikes Back. I am obsessive about accuracy and details, so I pushed myself to make these figures as close to 100% screen accurate as possible." Now this is what I call a dynamic duo! The paint jobs on these are just flawless. Make sure you see his large images. Don't forget time is running out for you to get your own bounty hunter on so click here to see the full challenge rules and details.

Toy R Us doing a SW REBELS Spotlight...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 29 2014
It seems they are gonna have a spotlight a week on a special vehicle or character from the Star Wars Verse. Up this week is the AT-AT and man o man am I hoping this might mean perhaps we could see these iconic vehicles not only make an appearance in SW REBELS, but one in the retail aisle too. Many of the vehicles, ships, and characters are already known to be hitting the toy pegs so I can but hope we see a re-release of the larger size Imperial Walker in perhaps a REBELS Logo Box.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 28 2014
This Stormtrooper figure stands about 6.3" tall and comes loaded with articulation as well as an articulated stand and blaster. It is priced at $54.99.

This piece 'floats' at a total height of 17.5" and has sound and light effects in addition to manipulator arms and more. This figure can join your Hoth display for $249.99.

This jumbo Kenner-type figure comes with a laser rifle and is listed at $79.99.

Don't forget to see all the great new pre-order and in-stock listings in the latest Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter!

Entertainment Earth lists a great Star Wars Daily Deal...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 28 2014
Wow, was there ever a great time to get into cosplay. This Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket w/ Medal of Yavin ensemble is only $64 off of an original $275! "Own your own Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal of Yavin - and you don't even have to destroy the Death Star to get it! As seen in the movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, this Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket from Museum Replicas is yellow and made from a poly-cotton blend. The jacket has been faithfully reproduced with reference from the only jacket made for the film, now in private hands. Note that the Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal of Yavin has a form-fitting athletic cut that's wider in the shoulders and narrower in the waist. There is no zipper. It comes with an accurate version of the Medal of Bravery that is not attached to the jacket and can be worn with or without the coat. Available in sizes M, L, and XL."

MAXX Replicas gives us an update to his Episode V ILM Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 28 2014
He is back with another new Industrial Light and Magic Special Effects Workshop Diorama. As you can see he is leaving no detail overlooked. I must say this is one of the coolest diorama projects I have ever seen. The ILM Folks must be amazed!

Sjefke is back with a new ROTJ update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 28 2014
"Can you believe I haven't opened my TVC Kithaba yet? I only have the brown bandanna version, so of course in the interest of screen accuracy, I had to tweak my opener. Once I got started, I couldn't stop. Kithaba is a great figure, but Hasbro left him so bland, and the mismatched joint colors of didn't help.

Here's what I did:

1. Painted the bandanna red. (Duh!)
2. Detail painted the face. I got a nice vein on his forehead, that I couldn't capture on the camera. I painted the gums a nasty grey, pink, and separated the teeth,
3. Dremelled down the ball joints, dabbed on primer and paint and but on a teeny, tiny application of acro-cyanate glue as a sealer. So far it's holding nicely.
4. Weathered the leather pouches, belts and boots.
5. Added shadowing.
6. Detailed the monotone pistol and staff."

Folks he surely did make this one look awesome like it was intended!

BDC41866 gives Big Padawan's Customs an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 28 2014
"New custom time. Pretty simple head swap and an addition of some belts and accessories and we have a Dresselian Jedi." He is really creating some awesome kit bashes lately.

Its a DC update for Most Wanted Collectibles...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 27 2014
I was perusing the new products at MWC and saw this great new DC Comics Super Villains Bust of Deathstroke and thought it look pretty daggone rad. I must say this character reminds me so much of Deadpool and I am guessing perhaps DC might be trying to piggyback a bit on that character's popularity.

That being said there is an awesome DC Section at Most Wanted Collectibles and I would definitely peruse the entire section. It truly is the year of the collector with just a ton of great products to choose between. Remember, its never too early to start shopping for that DC Fanboy or Fangirl on your shopping list.

Hangarbay94 is back with an X-Wing Alliance Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 27 2014
"Guys, it's been ages since I've been active here, sadly all of my creativity has been focused on work, but it has been paying off, things seem to be looking up! Man did I have a rough time... Anyhow I am still determined to complete this story before possibly returning to it sometime in the future. The final chapter will be some time away yet, but it will be completed. Here is just a taster before I disappear once again." Well after an awesome graphic like that I hope he doesn't stay away too long. It is always great to hear an update about X-Wing Alliance!

Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth is having a huge Summer Blast Clearance Event!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 27 2014
And I mean huge! With over 2,500 items to peruse get yourself a big cup of java and prepare to get a refill. I must say even briefly glimpsing through some of that this morning they have some awesome prices on some great items. And of course if you want to be Star Wars Specific I have a separate link for their SW Section too.

Darth Streams is back with a great Custom REBELS Kanan...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 27 2014
"So it's been awhile, I'll blow the cobwebs off this thread and bring it back to life. My latest custom is of Kanan from Star Wars Rebels." Wow, does that look great both custom action figure and the custom vintage style cardback!

Mr. Black updates us on his Man Cave Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 27 2014
"Never realized placing 180+ figures neatly in a row could be so time consuming. It was much easier to just throw them in a big bin :D But I have to admit, it's very satisfying seeing all these on display." I really like how he has the vintage figure with their most modern counterpart. Nice work Remco!

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