Episode 504: SDCC 2018 Pre-Game Show

July 17, 2018

San Diego Comic-Con starts tomorrow! So be prepared for a deluge of news and reveals from your favorite toy and collectible companies. Arnie, Marjorie, Justin, Daryl, and Berent will be there bringing you all the Star Wars news there is.  

To prepare for the con Marjorie and Arnie bring you this SDCC Pre-Game show. They look at all the Star Wars convention exclusives, discuss the new SDCC lottery system, and provide hands-on reviews of Hasbro's SDCC exclusives including the Black Series Han Solo and The Vintage Collection Dr. Aphra 3-Pack.

With Brock reviewing the novelization of The Last Jedi and more, it's all in this brand new episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast!



SDCC 2018 Exclusives:


  • IDW




      • Baby Fuzzball by Flat Bonnie (Chewbacca -- 100 made, $20)
      • BunEwok Wall Art by Flat Bonnie (10 made, $100)
      • Weekend Dad Trooper 3.75-in figure (25 made, $55)
      • Jumbo Art Trooper Andy (12-in figure, 15 made, $165)
      • No Toys 4 Us Geoffrey Giraffe Figure (40 made, $65)
      • Worst Gift Ever 2-1B (40 made, $45)
      • Ewokalypse Now figure (30 made, $55)


  • Toynk Booths 815, 4437, 5245


      • Super Blitz Plush Chewbacca (2,000 made, $10)
      • Super Blitz Plush Chewie with Goggles (2,000 made, $10)
      • Super Blitz Lando (2,000 made, $10)
      • Super Blitz Qi’ra (2,000 made $10)
      • Super Blitz Han Solo (2,000 made $10)
      • Star Wars Movie Poster Pins -- only $1,000 made. $25


  • Super 7:  Booth 4945



  • Entertainment Earth: (Pre-order now online, ships after con if stock available)



  • LEGO




      • Solo Print by Russell Walks - $35


  • Funko:


      • AT-AT Backpack Set $60
      • Han Solo Backpack Set $50
      • Han Solo Handbag Set (Rebel symbol) $50
      • Endor Scout Coach’s Jacket $60
      • Endor Commando Coaches Jacket $60


  • Bluefin




      • Jumbo Return of the Jedi Fett on ROTJ card $80
      • McQuarrie Yoda Mini-Bust (750 made, $100)
      • Jedi Luke Mini-Bust with light-up saber ($120)
      • Left Coast Graphics Cantina Adventure Pin Set $24, limited to 1500
      • Left Coast Graphics Collector Enamel Pins, blind box. Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Han Solo (small head), Chewbacca and one MYSTERY CHASE character. PG members can buy whole set, including chase for $100.



      • Lando & Lobot Keepsake Ornaments (2,975 made, $35)
      • Boba Fett itty bitty on Vintage Card (2,500 made)
      • Golden BB-8 Perpetual Calendar (1,200 made)
      • PXL8 Boushh and Han in Carbonite Pins



      • Porg mini-backpack (limited to 500, and also shared with Think Geek)



      • Porg and Falcon Hot Wheels



    • Egg Attack Boba Fett - 140 sets made. $80



      • No Character Key
      • Empire Strikes Back Darkness Shines Metallic Variant : $65
      • Other silkscreen pritns


  • Hasbro:



Episode 503: The ORIGINAL Star Wars Collecting Podcast is back!

July 15, 2018

After a short break, Star Wars Action News is back with Arnie and Marjorie looking at the state of collecting. They discuss why Star Wars sales are down, why Barge sales were up, and what's coming with SDCC and SWCC!  Hear this show to catch up, and then join them TUESDAY July 17th for a SDCC pre-game show!


Episode 502: Everything is Under Control. Situation Normal. But we’re all fine here, now. How are you?

June 1, 2018

Star Wars fans were used to delayed gratification. Under George Lucas the pattern was one movie every three years. It took 27 years for the first six films to complete.  Now, though, it's a much different time as Solo--the fourth Star Wars film in under three years--came out. But can there be too much of a good thing? 

The Star Wars Action News crew is back! Join Marjorie, Justin, Chris, Andrew, Jerry, and Arnie for this SPOILER FILLED discussion of Solo and Star Wars movies in general!

Listen to this review, then head to Now Playing Podcast to hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart's in-depth analysis of the film!


501st Episode: Marching on Toy Fair

February 16, 2018

Toy Fair international begins TOMORROW! In this episode Marjorie and Arnie discuss the things they hope, and expect, to see at this weekend's show. Listen now, and then follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for live VIDEO updates from the show!

Also in this episode, Arnie talks to Nathan P Butler, author of A Saga on Home Video about his Star Wars video collection, his book, and what the digital revolution means for physical media. 

With Brock reviewing the novel Cobalt Squadron and more, it's all in this pre-Toy Fair episode of Star Wars Action News!



Episode 500!

February 12, 2018

This weekend is Toy Fair International 2018! Tons of new Star Wars collectibles will be revealed (including, likely, the first look at SOLO toys)!  Star Wars Action News will be there to cover all the releases.

But before Toy Fair, here's a look back at the state of collecting in 2017 and expectations for 2018.
So please enjoy this 500th episode of Star Wars Action News!

Episode 499: The Last Jedi Roundtable

January 3, 2018

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has earned a billion dollars, is loved by critics, but also seems to divide fans online. Now the Star Wars Action News team comes together to give their reviews--and they're divided as well. Join them to find out where the common ground lies, and their excitement for Solo in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!


Episode 498: Black Friday & Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving to all our listeners from the entire Star Wars Action News Team!

It's time for Star Wars Action News'13th annual Black Friday sale report, and holiday gift guide!

Join Arnie & Marjorie as they tell you where the best savings are for Star Wars games, toys, and more.  Then the entire Star Wars Action News Team have gathered their ideas of the best Star Wars collectibles are this season. From books to games, figures big and small, and so much more, listen now to hear it all!




  Hot Toys



  Household Items




Episode 497: 2 Cons 1 Porg

October 3, 2017
This weekend is New York Comic-Con...or it might be called a mini Star Wars Celebration! There are dozens of Star Wars guests including Mark Hamill, Felicy Jones, Ashley Eckstein, plus Star Wars comic creators, artists, and more! On this Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Force-filled events at this con! Including an interview with Star Wars author Greg Stones, whose book 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire is on sale now and he'll be signing at the show!
Plus hear a first-hand report of Hasbro's own HASCON convention! Arnie was there. Hear if this is a con you should plan on going to next year. Plus Arnie is joined by Steve Niven and Joe Ninivaggi from Hasbro for an exclusive interview talking more Star Wars Toys.
With an interview with Justin, owner of FigureShield protective cases, and an early report on Hasbro's Han Solo movie figures, it's all in this new Star Wars Action News podcast! 

Read Arnie, Marjorie, Stuart, and Jakob's reviews of 125 Underrated films in the first Now Playing book!

Protect your 40th Anniversary Figures with FigureShield Use code SWAN15 for 15% off your order through 10/31/17!


Episode 496: Force Friday II

September 5, 2017

This weekend was like Black Friday for Star Wars fans. Force Friday II -- the weekend where Hasbro, Sideshow, Hot Toys, and every other company unleashes their new products for the first time! New figures were found in 6-inch and 3.75-inch...plus some super-articulated figures that weren't supposed to be out yet!

On this episode of Star Wars Action News the team comes together to report on Force Friday not just across the US but across the globe! Hear reports of store finds from California, Illinois, Florida, Nebraska, and even the UK! What were everyone's favorite finds? Join the crew to find out!
Plus on this episode Marjorie and Arnie review some new Hasbro 3.75-inch items, including the new C-3PO, Hux, and First Order Stormtrooper figures, the Rey and Praetorian Guard 2-pack, and the new deluxe Rathtar and Imperial Probe Droid!

All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast!


Episode 495: Summer ‘17 Cons: D23 & SDCC

August 15, 2017

Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July -- D23 and SDCC!

On this new Star Wars Action News podcast Daryl joins Arnie and Marjorie to bring first-hand accounts from both conventions. Find out about the exclusives, the reveals, and more!