Starchaser gives us a background character... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, April 29 2016
"Skarim, a Bandalog traveler: the Bandalog are a little known (and rarely encountered) species that inhabit one of the small moons, Magin, that orbit the giant barren world of Zenis-D right at the edge of the Unknown Region. Bandalog are a long-lived and slow-paced species that generally practice a philosophy of intentional simplicity. This has led to most who encounter the Bandalog seeing them as no threat and has allowed the Bandalog to live at peace for eons. In truth, the Bandalog have very advanced technology (like Skarim's vibronic utilitool), but are non-violent. Bandalog are deliberate and thoughtful and most view themselves as philosopher-poets, not leaving their home planet. Skarim was chosen, because he is young (three hundred years old) and more adventurous than most, to travel to Bimmisaari and other university worlds to explore the philosophical ideas of the rest of the galaxy and report back to his home world what he has discovered."
Our Verse sorely needs characters like this. It was nice to see an update!
Jetpack Blues updates us on his 1313 Custom Mando... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, April 29 2016
"Progress is slow, which isn't a shock with a baby. But he is coming along. My current issue is, I can't find a good way to attach the soft good belt straps together. I may try a soldering iron as glue doesn't seem to work."
It sure does look pretty spot on to me.
JDeck shares more SW Model News... -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, April 29 2016
"I'm happy with the new lineup. The A-wing is awesome, and it'll be out next month. At 133mm the "actual" a-wing is 9.6m= 31.5 feet a large estimate, but 10 yards seems right. The new x-wing doesn't have a listed scale. I did the math based on wookieepedia it is very close to 1/144, actually 1/145.348, close darn enough, less than 1% out of scale, so that's awesome.
I absolutely love the Star destroyer, I very rarely say that about anything. I'm no Star Destroyer expert, but it looks to me like the Star Destroyer Avenger. Its only about 111mm or 4.37", But tons of detail. Scale is about 1/14,414. Like Yoda said "Size matters not...judge me by my size, do you?" They're doing sort of a non specific scale pocket-kit type thing, but very good detail.
They're up for sale if you want them, Star Destroyer $19.00, on Amazon. I always wait until available on Prime, ends up being faster to wait sometimes. Also if you look on Bandai's website the suggested retail is 648 Japanese Yen, which comes out to about $6.01 including 8% tax. So I'd wait a week or two, till the market levels off. New kits are always inflated, people are trying to make a killing off of american buyers since Bandai is banned. In a couple of weeks the prices will drop, and it'll be on Prime, which is great.
Of course 1/12 Kylo Ren is coming in the next day or so. He looks pretty cool. Again, I'd wait a while, unless you live in Japan."
Pretty nice advice from a guy who knows his models!
Anovos announces last call on the Driver and TIE PIlot! -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, April 29 2016
"As we approach final production on the Star Wars AT-AT Driver™ costume ensemble and helmet accessory, we will close the pre-order window to ensure adequate stock is available for shipping. Order by April 30th to ensure you won't miss out on this costume from The Empire Strikes Back!
As we approach final production on the Star Wars TIE Fighter Pilot™ costume ensemble and helmet accessory, we will close the pre-order window to ensure adequate stock is available for shipping. Order by April 30th to ensure you won't miss out on this costume!"
I highly recommend the Driver Outfit. To me it looks pretty accurate. Its not perfect, but daggone close!
Meet the Freemaker Family | LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures -- Posted by Tamer on Friday, April 29 2016
"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. EST) 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."
Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, April 28 2016
STAR WARS BLACK SERIES – DARTH VADER After Darth Vader and Luke join forces to defeat the Emperor, Vader asks Luke to help him remove the mask that covers his face so he can look upon his son with his own eyes. This highly articulated 6” figure of Darth Vader includes a removable helmet and his light saber. $22.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS23843&mode=retail
NEW KOTOBUKIYA ARRIVALS This just in from Kotobukiya….The Star Wars Episode VII Captain Phasma ArtFX+ Statue that features her reflective armor, weapons and cape for $59.99; and the Aliens Alien Warrior ArtFX+ Statue that is crouched on a specially designed display base inspired by the flooring on the Sulaco spaceship for $69.99. These 2 amazing items and more can be found here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18619
STAR WARS SIXTH SCALE E-WEB REPEATING BLASTER Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster Sixth Scale weapon. Featuring a portable power generator with conduit hose, the Imperial Army's powerful blaster can be positioned up and down or from side to side, to create a custom display, the perfect complement to any Star Wars Imperial Army trooper sixth scale collection. $159.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=sideshow%20sixth%20scale
STAR WARS MOVIE REALIZATION SANDTROOPER Tamashii Nations has done it again with the next addition to the Japanese feudal-style Meisho Movie Realization line. Third to join this unique series is the artillery packed Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper! The Sandtrooper version comes with two gun powder type rifles and a Japanese katana sword ready for battle. The special backpack is designed with meticulous detail and finished with a rusty look. $89.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=movie%20realization
ACID RAIN LAUREL GHOST 7 (LE 800) The Laurel is an industrial powered suit with a cockpit and hatch that features a linked mechanical structure between hatch and main engine, and is built to accommodate the included Ghost 7 Pilot. This clear Ghost version comes with a shoulder cannon and grenade launcher and is a limited edition of 800 worldwide. $99.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ORI10020&mode=retail
NEW EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS Expand your Eaglemoss Publications collections with these new offerings including 2 The Walking Dead Figures, 2 The Hobbit Motion Picture Figure Collection, 5 Marvel Fact Files including a new Special Edition, 4 Marvel Chess Figures, 2 DC Superhero Best of Figures, the second watch in the new DC Watch Collection, a DC Masterpiece Figure, 3 Star Trek Starships, and the first item in the new Star Trek Dedication Plaque line. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=20992
You still have time to submit your entry! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, April 28 2016
As a part of the awesome Takodana Encounter Set I received I also received the above notice about a cool way to possible have your collection photos used by Hasbro in their booth at SDCC this year.
All you have to do is create a scene using your action figures and vehicles from The Force Awakens and using the hashtags:
you can submit your images directly from now till May 4th! I liked the idea so much I decided to further up the ante by running a The Force Awakens Challenge Contest for folks who decide to do this. Read the full details and get to creating folks!
Thanks once again the Kelsey and the fine folks at Litzky and Hasbro for this awesome custom creating idea!
Ron Hembling updates his latest Falcon Dio... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, April 28 2016
Another little update, I ran out of foam board so I'll have this hold until after the weekend when I go and get some more.
I added the landing gear holding areas and did some frame work for when I add the hull.
Talk about one cool project. I can't wait to see it when he gets done.
Panther finishes us some custom Sith... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, April 28 2016
"Last night before heading out I added another layer of to all, thinking that they were finished until I looked at them this morning. I really have to work on their eyes lol! I had a slight accident with the hooded lord, while putting his cape on, it snapped one of this eyebrow tendrils, to be honest I kind of like that way, gives him a battle scar.
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I am really liking that Ugnaut Two Pack!
Hasbro Toy Shop lists new 6" Black Series Wave... -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, April 27 2016
I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I logged in and was able to add to my cart and purchase:
First up is a custom VURK ENFORCER figure. I was thinking he works for one of the galaxies many crime lords as hired muscle. This one of a kind figure features: - Articulated head, arms, and legs. - Custom resin cast neck area and head. - Custom blaster pistol included. - Custom paint work.