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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.


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!


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!

 


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.


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.

Jan 7, 2020: Star Wars Collectors’ 2019 Year in Review - Audio Podcast

Jan 7, 2020: Star Wars Collectors’ 2019 Year in Review - Audio Podcast

January 7, 2020

For Star Wars collectors 2019 was a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good included the most detailed Star Wars vehicle/playset ever in the form of Jabba's Sail Barge. Plus the Black Series 6-inch line continued strong with great offerings from Clone Wars Armor Obi-Wan Kenobi to The Mandalorian, plus several Rise of Skywalker figures.

Mixed in with that was some bad: The limited-articulation 3.75" line that had been a mainstay for years was cancelled. The Vintage Collection filled that niche, but lacked in new figures and in-store availability. The new 5-inch Galaxy of Adventures line didn't click with many collectors.

Then in the ugly was the limited availability of Retro Collection figures at Target--especially the multi-colored Darth Vader. And what, no Baby Yoda toys?

In this new Star Wars Action News podcast the team comes together to reflect on what the last year brought--and what they hope the new year can deliver!

Jan 7, 2020: Star Wars Collectors’ 2019 Year in Review - Video Podcast

Jan 7, 2020: Star Wars Collectors’ 2019 Year in Review - Video Podcast

January 7, 2020

For Star Wars collectors 2019 was a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good included the most detailed Star Wars vehicle/playset ever in the form of Jabba's Sail Barge. Plus the Black Series 6-inch line continued strong with great offerings from Clone Wars Armor Obi-Wan Kenobi to The Mandalorian, plus several Rise of Skywalker figures.

Mixed in with that was some bad: The limited-articulation 3.75" line that had been a mainstay for years was cancelled. The Vintage Collection filled that niche, but lacked in new figures and in-store availability. The new 5-inch Galaxy of Adventures line didn't click with many collectors.

Then in the ugly was the limited availability of Retro Collection figures at Target--especially the multi-colored Darth Vader. And what, no Baby Yoda toys?

In this new Star Wars Action News podcast the team comes together to reflect on what the last year brought--and what they hope the new year can deliver!


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