Episode 484: Hasbro Star Wars Figures? There’s an App for that.

September 20, 2016
Next week Star Wars will again descend upon stores across the world. Sep 30 is this year's designated date for Rogue One toys, housewares, and more to be released. Some are hitting shelves now, but come Sep 30 everyone will have access to figures of Jyn Erso, the Deathtrooper, and more!
On this episode of Star Wars Action News the team gathers to discuss their anticipation for the toys, the new movie, and so much more. LEGO, Hot Toys, Disney Elite figures, and, of course, Hasbro Toys! 

Build your anticipation for this toy release with this episode of Star Wars Action News!

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Episode 483: ICE — Collecting to the Extreme!

September 8, 2016
Over Labor Day weekend a group of Star Wars collectors from across the globe gathered in the Washington DC area for an International Collector's Event--or ICE. Items were sold and traded, collections were put on display, and friends swapped stories. All while traveling through Virginia and Maryland visiting a dozen Star Wars collections!
Marjorie and Arnie were on-hand to see these impressive displays and talk to some of the other attendees.  So kick back and enjoy this extra-cool episode of Star Wars Action News!
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Episode 482: SDCC Exclusives — Thumbs Up!

August 10, 2016
San Diego Comic-Con was last weekend, and Star Wars was everywhere! From announcements on books and comics to toys and collectibles, the Star Wars Action News team was there to bring you the highlights!
On this full video episode, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Marvelicious Toys' host Justin to talk about all the exclusives, the Hasbro reveals, and more.
Watch this episode for exclusive interviews with eFX Collectibles, Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant and Hasbro! Plus a tour of the floor and look at items by Beast Kingdom, Funko, and more!
And check out our photo galleries to see hundreds of pictures from the convention!
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Episode 481: Star Wars Collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 - Audio Only

July 26, 2016
San Diego Comic-Con was last weekend, and Star Wars was everywhere! From announcements on books and comics to toys and collectibles, the Star Wars Action News team was there to bring you the highlights!
On this full video episode, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Marvelicious Toys' host Justin to talk about all the exclusives, the Hasbro reveals, and more.
Watch this episode for exclusive interviews with eFX Collectibles, Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant and Hasbro! Plus a tour of the floor and look at items by Beast Kingdom, Funko, and more!
And check out our photo galleries to see hundreds of pictures from the convention!
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 481: Star Wars Collectables at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

July 26, 2016
San Diego Comic-Con was last weekend, and Star Wars was everywhere! From announcements on books and comics to toys and collectibles, the Star Wars Action News team was there to bring you the highlights!
On this full video episode, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Marvelicious Toys' host Justin to talk about all the exclusives, the Hasbro reveals, and more.
Watch this episode for exclusive interviews with eFX Collectibles, Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant and Hasbro! Plus a tour of the floor and look at items by Beast Kingdom, Funko, and more!
And check out our photo galleries to see hundreds of pictures from the convention!
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 480: Celebrating Star Wars in Eurorpe, 2016!

July 20, 2016
London's calling! Or it was last weekend for Star Wars fans as Reed Pop and Lucasfilm hosted their third Star Wars Celebration Europe convention!  With an exclusive Black series figure, panels looking at the upcoming Rogue One and more, Star Wars fans worldwide showed up to celebrate their love of the saga!
Star Wars Action News hosts Daryl, Steve "The Gingerprince", and Steve's wife Suzanne were all thee and recorded their reflections while at the convention! How hard was it to get the Kylo Ren Black Series figure? What new things were shown at the con? And how did Reed's controversial queuing system work? They tell you all!
And on this episode they are joined by special guests Steve Sansweet, Star Wars artist JAKe, Star Wars Fan Funday organizer  Neil Livesey, and James Burns from JediNews.UK
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Episode 479: We Collect Eternal…Shiny and Chrome!

July 12, 2016
Star Wars fans around the world -- rejoice! In the next 2 weeks comes Star Wars Celebration Europe and San Diego Comic-Con! The news will be coming quickly about new toys and collectibles, as well as information on Episode VIII, Rogue One, and Rebels!  And the Star Wars Action News team is going to be at both conventions covering it all.
Join the hosts this episode for the ultimate SDCC shopping guide.  From exclusive Hasbro Black Series figures to Chewbacca watches to car decals--Arnie and Marjorie run down and rate the numerous Star Wars collectibles only available at the show!  
And Steve "The Gingerprince" joins in to share his excitement for this weekend's Celebration Europe 3! With an exclusive Black Series Kylo Ren figure, a bevy of Original Trilogy stars signing autographs, and more, Steve preps you for the event.
With a review of the Kotobukiya Art-FX+ Captain Phasma and a Vintage Viewpoint reviewing Topps' new Empire Strieks Back trading card book, it's all in this extended Star Wars Action News podcast!
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Episode 478: House of Cards

June 27, 2016
Highly detailed, highly articulated Star Wars 3.75-inch figures are the mainstay of many fans' collections. The news that The Force Awakens would only see a handful of these Black Series figures, and that they would be Walmart exclusives, made fans worry if these new toys would be obtainable. The third wave, with versions of Han Solo, General Leia, and Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, has been elusive and fetched north of $40 per figure on eBay.  But now, finally, the dam has broken and these figures are showing up coast to coast--including in the Star Wars Action News studio! On this week's show hear a review of these latest figures and see if they're worth more toy runs!
Yet while the Black Series 3.75-inch figures have been elusive, the main line of figures, with five points of articulation, are available at every store. Fans were divided on these detailed, but hard-to-pose figures. Now, enter Kozy--a figure customizer who has created cardbacks that elevate these figures from average to epic!  He joins the Star Wars Action News hosts to talk about these cards and his inspiration for making them.
With a look at upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con International and Celebration Europe, new online sales, and much more, it's all in this Wampa-sized episode of Star Wars Action News!

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Episode 477: To the Maz

May 30, 2016

She's the most intriguing new alien introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She somehow has the lightsaber Luke lost on Bespin. She knows of the Force. She has a crush on the galaxy's favorite Wookiee.  She's Maz Kanata -- and if you want her in action figure form you have to buy the Takodana Encounter figure 4-pack.  On this episode of Star Wars Action News, hear a review of that set to see if it's worth hunting for!

Also on this show, last week ticket sales began for the eighth Star Wars Celebration in the United States, this time back in Orlando! Listen as Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Jake Stevens from From 4-Lom to Zuckuss  as they look ahead to next year's biggest Star Wars party.
With two new premium format figures from Sideshow, a real-life Star Wars hologram, and more information about this year's Star Wars Celebration in London, it's all in this brand new Star Wars Action News!

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Episode 476: You Don’t Know the Moistness of the Dark Side

May 16, 2016

May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more!  Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed!  On this week's podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!

Also on this week's show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE.  Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII.  Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.

With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it's all in this week's new podcast!

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