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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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May 4, 2020: May the Sales be with You - Video Podcast

May 4, 2020: May the Sales be with You - Video Podcast

May 5, 2020

"May the 4th be with you." What started as an internet pun (or a lisp) has been co-opted by Disney and become their official "Star Wars Day." (Including terms of use per the Disney+ Twitter account!)

 

Still, commercialization of fan culture is nothing new and this past weekend was a great celebration of Star Wars. We had new figure reveals from Hasbro for both the Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Gentle Giant (Diamond Select Toys) released a new mini-bust. Hot Toys got in on the action with one cool repaint and one highly requested rerelease, and more!

 

So join Arnie and Marjorie with guests Chris and Johnathan as they tell you about the best bargains, the coolest reveals, and the current state of Star Wars Celebration 2020.

Watch Now:
May 4, 2020: May the Sales be with You - Audio Podcast

May 4, 2020: May the Sales be with You - Audio Podcast

May 5, 2020

"May the 4th be with you." What started as an internet pun (or a lisp) has been co-opted by Disney and become their official "Star Wars Day." (Including terms of use per the Disney+ Twitter account!)

 

Still, commercialization of fan culture is nothing new and this past weekend was a great celebration of Star Wars. We had new figure reveals from Hasbro for both the Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Gentle Giant (Diamond Select Toys) released a new mini-bust. Hot Toys got in on the action with one cool repaint and one highly requested rerelease, and more!

 

So join Arnie and Marjorie with guests Chris and Johnathan as they tell you about the best bargains, the coolest reveals, and the current state of Star Wars Celebration 2020.

Hypercast - Star Wars Fan Celebration Figure Reveal! - Audio Podcast

Hypercast - Star Wars Fan Celebration Figure Reveal! - Audio Podcast

March 31, 2020

With Rise of Skywalker's home media release, today is Star Wars Fan Celebration! And in the spirit, Hasbro has asked Star Wars Action News to reveal a new Star Wars figure, available for order soon! What is this new figure? Watch now to find out!

Hypercast - Star Wars Fan Celebration Figure Reveal! - Video Podcast

Hypercast - Star Wars Fan Celebration Figure Reveal! - Video Podcast

March 31, 2020

With Rise of Skywalker's home media release, today is Star Wars Fan Celebration! And in the spirit, Hasbro has asked Star Wars Action News to reveal a new Star Wars figure, available for order soon! What is this new figure? Watch now to find out!

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March 30, 2020: Recent Hasbro Reveals - Video Podcast

March 30, 2020: Recent Hasbro Reveals - Video Podcast

March 31, 2020

 

Tomorrow the final chapter of the Skywalker saga comes home on Blu-Ray and DVD. On this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast get a rundown on all the various exclusive releases, and where to score the best price!

 

Also on this week's show, hear an exclusive interview with Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team, and Arnie and Marjorie run down the highs and lows of Hasbro's upcoming releases.

 

Listen to this episode now, then come back at 3pm ET March 31, 2020 for a bonus Hypercast!

 

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March 30, 2020: Recent Hasbro Reveals - Audio Podcast

March 30, 2020: Recent Hasbro Reveals - Audio Podcast

March 31, 2020

Tomorrow the final chapter of the Skywalker saga comes home on Blu-Ray and DVD. On this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast get a rundown on all the various exclusive releases, and where to score the best price!

Also on this week's show, hear an exclusive interview with Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team, and Arnie and Marjorie run down the highs and lows of Hasbro's upcoming releases.

Listen to this episode now, then come back at 3pm ET March 31, 2020 for a bonus Hypercast!

Feb 17, 2020: Let’s Get Hyperreal - Video Podcast

Feb 17, 2020: Let’s Get Hyperreal - Video Podcast

February 17, 2020

New York Toy Fair is just around the corner, and while Hasbro seems to have given away the secrets early, Star Wars Action News hosts Arnie and Marjorie think a few more surprises are on the way.

 

One of those is likely Hasbro’s Hyperreal Bespin Luke Skywalker figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Is that something to get exited over? In prep, join Marjorie and Arnie in this episode where they get Hyperreal, and hands-on, with Hasbro’s Hyperreal Darth Vader figure. 

 

Then join them this weekend for all the coverage LIVE from New York, including Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Feb 17, 2020: Let’s Get Hyperreal - Audio Podcast

Feb 17, 2020: Let’s Get Hyperreal - Audio Podcast

February 17, 2020

New York Toy Fair is just around the corner, and while Hasbro seems to have given away the secrets early, Star Wars Action News hosts Arnie and Marjorie think a few more surprises are on the way.

 

One of those is likely Hasbro’s Hyperreal Bespin Luke Skywalker figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Is that something to get exited over? In prep, join Marjorie and Arnie in this episode where they get Hyperreal, and hands-on, with Hasbro’s Hyperreal Darth Vader figure. 

 

Then join them this weekend for all the coverage LIVE from New York, including Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.