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

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

Ron"

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



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



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

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

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

I know I can definitely see the potential.



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

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

ESB - Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)"

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

Ron"

This one is gonna be over the top too!



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

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

Wow, this is an evil masterpiece. Wow Dan!



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

I like the look of em.



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

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

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



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



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

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



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


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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, May 26 2016
STAR WARS EPISODE V 1/6 SCALE YODA
"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
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10677&mode=retail

NEW BANDAI JAPAN & OTHER IMPORTS
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.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=21132

SDCC 2016 EXCLUSIVES
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!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=sdcc%202016

STAR WARS EPVII 18” DELUXE BB-8 FIGURE
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
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=JAK12653&mode=retail

STAR WARS EPISODE VII PREMIUM FORMAT FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER
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
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC11424&mode=retail



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

Resources for parts and supplies:





eBay TESB Snow Trooper Link

eBay AT-AT Driver Link

Amazon Snow Trooper Link

Amazon AT-AT Driver Link

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




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