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June 17, 2021 The Black Series Star Wars Fan Days Reveals and Hasbro Interview - Audio Podcast

June 17, 2021 The Black Series Star Wars Fan Days Reveals and Hasbro Interview - Audio Podcast

June 17, 2021

Without events like SDCC and NY Toy Fair Hasbro changed their announcement methods. Instead of finding out about six months' worth of figures in one day the Star Wars team releases a few figures every few weeks.

This week has been full of Star War preorders for Star Wars Fan Celebration and Star Wars Action News is honored to be part of the announcements.

Join Marjorie and Arnie in this new Hypercast to look at three new Black Series clones going up for order tomorrow, June 18th, at 1pm ET. The good news is they're cool clones. The bad news is they're exclusives to Walgreens and Walmart...and what is with the price?

See the reveals, and then stick around as Arnie joins in an interview with the Star Wars brand team.

We hope you enjoy this new podcast, and may the pegs be stocked and the Force be with you!

June 17, 2021 The Black Series Star Wars Fan Days Reveals and Hasbro Interview - Video Podcast

June 17, 2021 The Black Series Star Wars Fan Days Reveals and Hasbro Interview - Video Podcast

June 17, 2021

Without events like SDCC and NY Toy Fair Hasbro changed their announcement methods. Instead of finding out about six months' worth of figures in one day the Star Wars team releases a few figures every few weeks.

This week has been full of Star War preorders for Star Wars Fan Celebration and Star Wars Action News is honored to be part of the announcements.

Join Marjorie and Arnie in this new Hypercast to look at three new Black Series clones going up for order tomorrow, June 18th, at 1pm ET. The good news is they're cool clones. The bad news is they're exclusives to Walgreens and Walmart...and what is with the price?

See the reveals, and then stick around as Arnie joins in an interview with the Star Wars brand team.

We hope you enjoy this new podcast, and may the pegs be stocked and the Force be with you!


Dec 20, 2020: I Can’t Tell the Difference. Can You? - Video Podcast

Dec 20, 2020: I Can’t Tell the Difference. Can You? - Video Podcast

March 1, 2021

It is a period of collector unrest. Hasbro figures, hardly seen brick and mortar stores, have now become a scare commodity online.

Lucky collectors have managed to score store exclusives, including from the dreaded Walmart and Target. 

Beseiged by scalpers and scarcity, the problem gets worse when Amazon and Walmart ship collectible figures in barely padded envelopes.

On this Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by several collector friends to talk about how these challenges have changed their collecting.  

Then our hosts dare to try and get a full set of Empire Strikes Back Retro figures in good condition, though most were mailed in flimsy envelopes.

With a comparison of the Retro figures to their actual Vintage counterparts and much, much more, it's in this epic two-hour Star Wars Action News podcast!

 

 

 

 


Dec 20, 2020: I Can’t Tell the Difference. Can You? - Audio Podcast

Dec 20, 2020: I Can’t Tell the Difference. Can You? - Audio Podcast

March 1, 2021

It is a period of collector unrest. Hasbro figures, hardly seen brick and mortar stores, have now become a scare commodity online.

Lucky collectors have managed to score store exclusives, including from the dreaded Walmart and Target. 

Beseiged by scalpers and scarcity, the problem gets worse when Amazon and Walmart ship collectible figures in barely padded envelopes.

On this Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by several collector friends to talk about how these challenges have changed their collecting.  

Then our hosts dare to try and get a full set of Empire Strikes Back Retro figures in good condition, though most were mailed in flimsy envelopes.

With a comparison of the Retro figures to their actual Vintage counterparts and much, much more, it's in this epic two-hour Star Wars Action News podcast!

 

 

 

 

Feb 24, 2021: The Black Series Bad Batch Wrecker Reveal! - Video Podcast

Feb 24, 2021: The Black Series Bad Batch Wrecker Reveal! - Video Podcast

February 24, 2021

On this special Star Wars Action News it's all about Hasbro!

First, as part of today's Fan Site Figure Reveal, we at Star Wars Action News get to reveal Bad Batch member WRECKER! We give our first glance reactions, and you can see a full photogallery on our website.

Then, last week we had a chance to interview the Hasbro Star Wars team about their Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary figure line.  You can see that full interview, over half an hour, on this week's show!

We hope you enjoy this new podcast, and may the pegs be stocked and the Force be with you!


Feb 24, 2021: The Black Series Bad Batch Wrecker Reveal! - Audio Podcast

Feb 24, 2021: The Black Series Bad Batch Wrecker Reveal! - Audio Podcast

February 24, 2021

On this special Star Wars Action News it's all about Hasbro!

First, as part of today's Fan Site Figure Reveal, we at Star Wars Action News get to reveal Bad Batch member WRECKER! We give our first glance reactions, and you can see a full photogallery on our website.

Then, last week we had a chance to interview the Hasbro Star Wars team about their Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary figure line.  You can see that full interview, over half an hour, on this week's show!

We hope you enjoy this new podcast, and may the pegs be stocked and the Force be with you!

Nov 26, 2020: Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday Sales - Video Podcast

Nov 26, 2020: Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday Sales - Video Podcast

November 26, 2020

Shopping for Star Wars fans can be daunting. What don’t they have? What will they love? What about things for women, or items on a budget?

 

The Star Wars Action News 16th Annual Black Friday Sale and Holiday Gift Guide episode is here to answer all those questions. We run down cool, unusual, and fun gifts. One is sure to fit the Star Wars fan in your life...or maybe you’ll end up shopping for yourself and getting a few things you hadn’t known about before.

 

With a rundown on what few Black Friday Star Wars sales there are, it’s the return of Star Wars Action News! Listen now at SWActionNews.com


Nov 26, 2020: Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday Sales - Audio Podcast

Nov 26, 2020: Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday Sales - Audio Podcast

November 26, 2020

Shopping for Star Wars fans can be daunting. What don’t they have? What will they love? What about things for women, or items on a budget?

 

The Star Wars Action News 16th Annual Black Friday Sale and Holiday Gift Guide episode is here to answer all those questions. We run down cool, unusual, and fun gifts. One is sure to fit the Star Wars fan in your life...or maybe you’ll end up shopping for yourself and getting a few things you hadn’t known about before.

 

With a rundown on what few Black Friday Star Wars sales there are, it’s the return of Star Wars Action News! Listen now at SWActionNews.com

May 11, 2020: Conspiracy Theory - Audio Podcast

May 11, 2020: Conspiracy Theory - Audio Podcast

May 11, 2020

 "Hasbro doesn't want to make 3.75-inch figures because there is no profit."

"Hasbro is lying about Vintage Series sales numbers. They're really higher than Black Series ones."

"If you don't pay full price for the rerelease of Slave I you are killing the line."

"The Vintage Collection line is dead. Hasbro just hasn't told us yet."

 

Those and many other rumors swirl around Hasbro's current 3.75-inch figure line "The Vintage Collection." Fans, frustrated by the lack of new figures released in that line, start "storytelling" to come up with reasons why the number of new Star Wars figures in the classic scale is so small while the 6-inch Black Series line gets so many.

On this new Star Wars Action News podcast we take those statements directly to the source! Listen as our host Arnie interviews Patrick Schneider (Hasbro's Senior Brand Manager for Star Wars) and Eric Franer (Product Designer on Hasbro's Star Wars team). In addition to asking about Black Series rereleases, Retro Collection beasts, and, the heart of the conversation, what is the status of The Vintage Collection.

Also on this show Arnie and Marjorie are again joined by Chris and Johnathan to discuss the history of the 3.75-inch highly articulated line, the benefits of 6-inch versus 3.75-inch figures, and the feasibility of the many conspiracy theories that surround the toys.

Listen (or watch) now to hear all this and more on this Star Wars Action News podcast!

 

May 11, 2020: Conspiracy Theory - Video Podcast

May 11, 2020: Conspiracy Theory - Video Podcast

May 11, 2020

 "Hasbro doesn't want to make 3.75-inch figures because there is no profit."

"Hasbro is lying about Vintage Series sales numbers. They're really higher than Black Series ones."

"If you don't pay full price for the rerelease of Slave I you are killing the line."

"The Vintage Collection line is dead. Hasbro just hasn't told us yet."

 

Those and many other rumors swirl around Hasbro's current 3.75-inch figure line "The Vintage Collection." Fans, frustrated by the lack of new figures released in that line, start "storytelling" to come up with reasons why the number of new Star Wars figures in the classic scale is so small while the 6-inch Black Series line gets so many.

On this new Star Wars Action News podcast we take those statements directly to the source! Listen as our host Arnie interviews Patrick Schneider (Hasbro's Senior Brand Manager for Star Wars) and Eric Franer (Product Designer on Hasbro's Star Wars team). In addition to asking about Black Series rereleases, Retro Collection beasts, and, the heart of the conversation, what is the status of The Vintage Collection.

Also on this show Arnie and Marjorie are again joined by Chris and Johnathan to discuss the history of the 3.75-inch highly articulated line, the benefits of 6-inch versus 3.75-inch figures, and the feasibility of the many conspiracy theories that surround the toys.

Listen (or watch) now to hear all this and more on this Star Wars Action News podcast!

 


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