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Toys R Us showing some great Star Wars Deals...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 19 2017
Part of their early Black Friday Campaign. I just glanced at this this morning and noticed a ton of great Star Wars Deals. It is definitely gonna be a good Christmas if you put Star Wars Toys under it!



Dag Marus is back with a Hoth Update!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, November 19 2017
"When I was a kid, I would watch those toy commercials where these kids got to play in these scaled, cool environments and I always wanted that. Well, I have a nephew now who's a massive Star Wars fan and experience in diorama building...so this is his Xmas gift."

How come I couldn't get an uncle like this when I was a kid? Wow!



Grandl27 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Iden Versio 3.75 Custom"

Now this turned out awesome!



Panther sends in an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Last night was time to work on the pavement surrounding this building. Cutting out a piece of foam board, marking out where the building will sit on board. I marked out the curb and pavement slabs which run across the front of the building. Either side of the building I want it to look like a concrete alleyways.

Still need to add second coats of paint to building and paint the pavement."

Talk about looking fantastic!



Facebook, Fitbit, Industrial Light & Magic, Instagram, Twitter, Google and Lucasfilm Join Forces With littleBits to Inspire the Next Generation of Inventors at Droidathon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, November 18 2017
"Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, and Kelly Marie Tran Named As Judges For littleBits Inventor Competition Running November 15 - January 10

San Francisco, CA – November 15, 2017 – littleBits, the award-winning company that empowers kids to be inventors, joined Lucasfilm today to reveal never-before-seen Droids designed by technologists from top Bay Area innovators, all created in celebration of a global competition aimed to inspire the next generation of inventors and shed light on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

Held at the Lucasfilm San Francisco campus, iconic Bay Area technology companies came together for the first-ever “Droidathon,” an event for kids from local organizations including the Black Girls CODE, Booker T. Washington School Community Center, The Boys & Girls Club, and the YMCA where inventors showcased their Droid creations and discussed their ideation and inspiration. Using the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit as a starting point, teams of engineers, programmers, and designers created innovative Droids using the core electronic building blocks together with 3D printing, craft material, soldering and programming. Initial photos from the event can be found here. More content will be available the morning of November 16.

The Droidathon kicked off the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit which invites kids, families, and Star Wars fans—residing in the US, UK, and Canada - to share their own unique Droid creations with the inventor community. The competition will run from November 15, 2017 to January 10, 2018. Fans and families will be able to submit their own Droid design creations, with qualifying submissions judged by Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy) and Kelly Marie Tran (the actress who portrays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) alongside Ayah Bdeir (founder and CEO of littleBits) and Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm).

“Star Wars has always expanded kids’ imaginations and inspired them to see what is possible,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We’re excited to collaborate with all of these incredible companies and littleBits to showcase the power of STEAM in action and inspire the next generation of inventors.”

Both the Droidathon event and competition seek to inspire kids to explore technology and think of themselves as inventors: to accept challenges, make mistakes, persevere, and feel the triumph and pride of creating something with their own two hands. The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit is a gender-inclusive product that celebrates kids’ own self-expression and ingenuity, while showcasing the same characteristics of imagination, grit and invention that are embodied in the Star Wars franchise. For more information about how young inventors can get involved, visit www.littlebits.com/droidinventorkitcompetition.

“We believe the two best way to inspire kids about STEAM is through fun and role models. What
could be more fun and inspiring than seeing the world’s top innovators and role models creating the
weirdest Droids anyone has ever seen?” said Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO with littleBits. “We’re thrilled to work together to inspire kids of all ages, backgrounds, genders and interests to become tomorrow's change-makers."


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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
BLACK PANTHER MARVEL LEGENDS FIGURES
With the Black Panther Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie–based Marvel characters. Each 6 and 12-inch scale Black Panther Legends Series figure is highly articulated and features a movie or comic-inspired design, making them another worthy addition to the Marvel Legends Series.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?FeaturedIn=12505&Brand=2085

MCFARLANE STAR TREK KIRK & PICARD ACTION FIGURES
McFarlane finally brings your favorite explorers to their 7-inch scale lineup! Each action figure is sculpted from the image of actor and designed with over 12 points of articulation for dynamic posing. $17.99 Each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?HideSoldOut=true&PageSize=50&SortOrder=New&Brand=2438

JUSTICE LEAGUE WONDER WOMAN 1/6TH SCALE FIGURE
Aside from the amazing costume, the figure also comes with assortments of weapons and accessories such as a the sword, a shield with weathering effect, two pairs of Wonder Woman’s signature Bracelets of Submissions, her Lasso of Truth, bullet sparkling effects, and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?HideSoldOut=true&SortOrder=New&Company=28

MORTAL KOMBAT 5.50” ACTION FIGURES
The popular video game franchise Mortal Kombat is the latest to join Funko Action Figures! These fully articulated figures stand roughly 5.5 inches tall, many of which hold deadly weapon accessories! The series includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kitana, and Liu Kang. $14.99 Each
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Search?SortOrder=New&Brand=1778




A new custom from I-am-Boba-Fett...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"Here's another custom Clone Wars style ASAJJ VENTRESS DARK DISCIPLE figure that I created. This was a commissioned piece for a customer that wanted one after they saw the first one I had made back in 2016. This custom 3.75" action figure features one of my custom resin cast Asajj with hair heads and one of my custom resin cast Asajj bounty hunter helmets. She has custom made vinyl clothing and strapping. Custom sculpting, resin cast hip pockets, armor, and custom paint work."

Wow, he has been back with some great work eh!



Ron Hembling back with a new Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"Hi All,

New Rogue One dio 1:144 scale.

U-wing - is from Bandai and is the 1/144 scale and built straight out of the box. I painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Figures - the rebel troopers are from PEGASUS and are U.S Modern troops, they were in a desert cam and I just used Vallejo paints to repaint them.

The Stormtroopers are from the old AMT Hoth set and I did some sanding to remove the karma's and the back of the helmets and they were painted using Vallejo paints and then given a light wash of matt black.

Base - is from local hardware shop and the sande is a mix of spakfill/sand/Vallejo Iraqui Sand/PVA glue. The palm tree's I got from a bucket of pirates which had all these palm tree's so I removed the palms and the cut the trucks off the bases and then wrapped them in tissue paper and applied watered down PVA glue.

Once the tisse was dry I removed all the palms from the O-ring they were attached to and repainted them, I then painted the trunks and glued the palms back on to the truncks.

The grass tufts are from Army Painter and were perfect for this scale to simulate tall grass, the bushes are from Woodland Scenics and pulled apart and glued in place.

The patches of water left over by the high tide was done using Woodland Scenics and I added a little Vallejo Beige brown to the water once it was poured.

Ron"

Now that is one awesome diorama!



More reviews from Larifari...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
This time out he is back with even more reviews of the Wal-Mart Exclusive 3.75" Wave. I really like how his images capture what we as fans want to see; the movement, the sculpt, the paint apps, etc. Definitely a must see to truly appreciate the figures in my opinion.



Introducing MICRO FORCE - Hasbro's NEW Star Wars Collectibles!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, November 16 2017
"STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99/Available: December 2017)
Collect the Galaxy of fan-favorite characters with the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE Blind Bags Assortment. Each figure has a squishable feel and unique pose, creating an exciting new way to bring iconic STAR WARS scenes to life! These stylized and movie-inspired micro collectibles include iconic characters such as REY, FINN, DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each blind bag includes two figures and a collector card. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com."

Ready more about if from the official site who got an exclusive reveal:




I-am-Boba-Fett is back with a new Droid...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 15 2017
"Here is a custom Star Wars OLD REPUBLIC MEDICAL DROID figure. This 1:18 scale custom figure features one of my resin cast heads, lots of articulation, sculpted details, and custom paint work.

This one of a kind custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

I like the look of this one!



A new review from Larifari...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 15 2017
This time out it is an image review of the Elite Praetorian Guard.



Panther gives us an update on his latest build...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Last night first coat of paint applied. Black for the fire escape, light grey for the roof and a grey/burnt umber mix for the bricks.

I completed the outside and inside the ground floor it by the then it was late last night and I’d run out of the made up paint and was too tired to do the 1st floor. The outer steps I made up a medium grey and for the surrounding border.

This morning I had to quickly spray the fire escape because the paint I had used had been absorbed into the wood.
2nd coat needs applying then numerous washes to weather the exterior of the building. The floors need painting and a pavement still needs to be done."

I would say this is coming along nicely!



I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Here's a custom Star Wars FEMALE FARGHUL figure created by me. Farghul are cat like aliens in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This 3.75" figure features one of my exclusive resin cast heads molded from an original head sculpt that I sculpted a few years back. I "weathered" her jumpsuit and boots with different paint washes. Her hands have custom sculpted fur details added. I custom painted her head, hair, and hands to complete her.

This custom figure is FOR SALE here:"

Looks good to me!



Ron Hembling creates a Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Hi All,

New dio.

Recipe

Falcon - is from Bandai and is the mini Falcon. I built it straight out of the box and painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Base - I got from the craft shop and the destroyed piece of hull was done using plastic card and plastic tube. I painted it with Vallejo's German Grey and then gave it a few washes of Vallejo's matt black and the dry brushed it using Vallejo's Medium grey.

The rust was done buy using a light brown and light red pastel chalks and making a powder with them and then mixing them together. Once they were mixed together I then used mixed it with a small amount of water and added it the hull section.

While it is drying I then use a almost dried baby wipe and dap away at the areas that I applied the rust mix until I was happy with the result.

Ron"

Looks awesome to me!



Larifari does a pictoral review of the WM Black Series 3.75" Rose...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 14 2017
"Resistance Tech Rose"

Part of the support Crew that keeps the Resistance starfighters flying,Rose has hated the First Order since she was a child.Now able to fight back against the enemy,Rose keeps her focus on her mission." (From the back of the box)"

He has done a great pictoral review showing all the right articulation.



JDeck is back with a REBELS Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, November 13 2017
"This is my interpretation of Governor Pryce, from Star Wars Rebels. It is a common custom, but like every custom it is a little different. I used the Deena Shan body with Irina Spalko head. I made code cylinder and rank plaque using Miliput. I put a black wash on the face to highlight the cheekbones and facial features."

She looks spot on to me. Reminds me I have a lot of catching up to do on that particular show!






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