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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

#38
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]

Articulation:
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

Accessories:
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.






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