Episode 493: Star Wars Celebration 2017 Prep Show

April 4, 2017
Star Wars Celebration is one week away and each day closer brings more announcements. Join Marjorie and Arnie on this podcast to run down the news. Exclusives from mainstays LEGO, Funko, Gentle Giant, Hallmark, ThinkGeek and Hasbro, plus oddballs like Nissan and WonderWorld Comics are discussed.
 
On this show you can also hear interviews with Celebration Art Show artists Brian Miller and Joe Corroney, discussing their exclusive artworks for the convention. And Frank Diorio is back on the show to talk about this year's Celebration Diorama Project -- the Death Star.  
 
But what if you're not going to Celebration?  Star Wars Action News is here with reviews of things to watch and buy while at home, including Hasbro's new Jedha Revolt action figure 4-pack, and a rundown of the Rogue One Blu-Ray exclusive releases.
 
Then you can follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook and Twitter for live updates and broadcasts from the convention!  Whether you're in Orlando or not, Star Wars Action News will bring the Celebration to you!
 
Online or at home, be sure to catch Star Wars Action News at the following Celebration Events!
 
Saturday 2pm ET: Meet and Greet/Patch Giveaway (W305)
 
Sunday: 12:30pm ET: Live Podcast on the Celebration Podcast Stage!
 
Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!

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  Celebration Schedule - Spreadsheet Version

Celebration Orlando Shuttle Schedule

Rogue One out Tuesday Apr 4

    Celebration Art Show

Celebration Orlando 2017 Exclusives

 

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Episode 492: Celebration of Collectors

March 17, 2017
Star Wars Action News is back! And they're preparing to Celebrate.  In four weeks the largest Star Wars party in the world erupts in Orlando. Exclusives. Panels. Autographs. SWAG! 
 
On this podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest Celebration news. They also give their tips on how to make this convention the best time it can be! Whether you're a con newbie or veteran there's sure to be some tips here to make your Celebration even better.
 
Plus the Artist Alley prints have gone up for order. On this show Daryl interviews Brian DeGuire about his print "Desert Palace" and how he got his start as an official Star Wars Artist.
 
And on the show find out about the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Collecting Track!  Marjorie & Arnie are again running the Collector's Social Area in Room 305.  Find out about some of the meet-ups there, including the always-packed Saturday Night Swap Meet.  And new this year, Star Wars Re-Collections -- a video diary of collectors sharing their favorite memories.  All in Orlando next month!
 
All this, plus details on the Star Wars Action News pre-Celebration dinner, and a review of Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End are in this jam-packed podcast!
 
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Episode 491: Death Star Light, Death Star Bright

February 10, 2017
It is the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. Toy companies are sure to celebrate the occasion with loads of merchandise, much of which will be revealed next week at Toy Fair International.
 
While we wait for all that news, Marjorie & Arnie are back with a new episode of Star Wars Action News!
 
On this week's show hear an in-depth review of Hasbro's AT-ACT toy. This bluetooth enabled walker came with a high price tag but has been on deep discount since Christmas. Listen to find out how much this toy really should cost you!
 
Also on this show, Brock reviews the novelization of Star Wars: Rogue One. Listen to see if there are any of those cut plot threads revealed in its prose.
 
With a look forward to Toy Fair and a review of Uncle Milton's USB powered Death Star Projector, it's all in this week's new Star Wars Action News!
 
Then follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook and Twitter for all the news live from Toy Fair in New York next weekend!
 
 
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Episode 490: Star Wars Collecting 2016 Year in Review

January 11, 2017
In 2016 Star Wars collectors got 21 new Black Series 6-Inch figures, over a dozen Hot Toys figures, 3.75-inch figures, LEGO sets and more.  To look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of the year Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Steve, Justin, Daryl, Andrew, and Action Figures Blues host Eddie.  Relive the year that was with their two-hour retrospective!
 
Also on this show Brock and Nathan P Butler look at all the Star Wars books and comics that expanded the new canon.  
 
The show ends with a look at what 2017 will bring--it is the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars!  So jump to

hyperspace while listening to this new Star Wars Action News podcast!
 
Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
 
Then tell us YOUR favorite collectible of 2016! Join the conversation in our forums!
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Episode 489: Rogue Group - A Rogue One Discussion

December 22, 2016
The very first Star Wars standalone movie has arrived. Without the Skywalkers and the Jedi, how does Rogue One stack up compared to the "saga" films?

On this show Arnie and Marjorie are joined by several members of the Star Wars Action News Team: Steve, Brock, Daryl, Andrew, and Jerry.  Plus we have special guests Eddie from the Action Figure Blues podcast, and Chris and Sarah.  They go through the new characters in the film, how it changes their view of the Original Trilogy, and which toys the film made them want to buy!

And also on this show Brock gives a spoiler-free, in-depth review of the Rogue One prequel novel Catalyst by James Luceno!

So join these Rogues on their mission to review the new film!

Then head to NowPlayingPodcast.com for Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob's in-depth review of the movie!

Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
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Episode 488: The Star Wars Holiday Sale & Gift Guide 2016

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Star Wars Action News listeners! And welcome to our 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Guide!

In this issue Marjorie and Arnie run down all the major Black Friday toy sales. Find out where to get Black Series figures, video games, Star Wars themed glasses and gifts, and other toys with the biggest savings! Then follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the best online Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

Then the hosts, aided by the entire Star Wars Action News team, run down the best Star Wars themed gifts for 2016.  With prices from $5 to $800, there's something for fans of all ages and interests!  What are the must have collectibles this year?  Join us to find out!

All this and a 2016 Toys For Tots Challenge in this issue of Star Wars Action News!

Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
 
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Episode 487: Troops in Black

November 1, 2016
Stores are stocking up for holiday shoppers, and a good portion of their shelf space is devoted to Star Wars: Rogue One toys!  While they have been out for a bit over a month some of the first wave of figures are still elusive. 

On this episode of Star Wars Action News join Arnie, Marjorie, and Scott from Tulsa as they give in-depth reviews on the Black Series 6-Inch Rogue One figures. Plus a look at Amazon's exclusive Shadow Trooper Helmet -- all in this spooky Halloween episode!

Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
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Episode 486: New York Comic Con 2016! - Audio Podcast

October 18, 2016
In just a few years New York Comic Con has become one of the top three most important conventions for collectors.  Each year the number of exhibitors grow, now including Sideshow and Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, Sphero, Air Hogs, Hallmark, Beast Kingdom and more! And Hasbro isn't on the show floor, but they use the event to reveal new toys as well.

For all the Star Wars news out of NYCC join Arnie, Marjorie, and Daryl for this podcast. Watch exclusive interviews with Hasbro, Tantrum Cases,  and Kotobukiya (along with their Celebration '17 exclusives!).  Plus a booth tour of Sideshow and Hot Toys, and news from so many other collectible lines!

Plus a review of the new Star Wars novel Ahsoka, it's all in this feature-length episode of Star Wars Action News! (and available in both full video and audio versions!)

Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
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Episode 486: New York Comic Con 2016! - Video Podcast

October 18, 2016
In just a few years New York Comic Con has become one of the top three most important conventions for collectors.  Each year the number of exhibitors grow, now including Sideshow and Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, Sphero, Air Hogs, Hallmark, Beast Kingdom and more! And Hasbro isn't on the show floor, but they use the event to reveal new toys as well.

For all the Star Wars news out of NYCC join Arnie, Marjorie, and Daryl for this podcast. Watch exclusive interviews with Hasbro, Tantrum Cases,  and Kotobukiya (along with their Celebration '17 exclusives!).  Plus a booth tour of Sideshow and Hot Toys, and news from so many other collectible lines!

Plus a review of the new Star Wars novel Ahsoka, it's all in this feature-length episode of Star Wars Action News! (and available in both full video and audio versions!)

Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!
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Episode 485: Rogue Friday Around the World!

October 4, 2016

Last Friday the Rogue One toys were released! Well, officially any way...they had been showing up on store shelves worldwide for weeks before the official street date.  But, like for The Force Awakens, these Rogue One toys were celebrated with a midnight release at Toys R Us and Walmart stores. Plus exclusive figures at Target, Walmart, K-Mart, Toys R Us, and more.

On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie recount their Midnight Madness shopping, and are joined by collectors in California, England, and Australia to see how the experiences were in other areas as well!
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