Episode 486: New York Comic Con 2016! - Video Podcast

October 18, 2016
In just a few years New York Comic Con has become one of the top three most important conventions for collectors.  Each year the number of exhibitors grow, now including Sideshow and Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, Sphero, Air Hogs, Hallmark, Beast Kingdom and more! And Hasbro isn't on the show floor, but they use the event to reveal new toys as well.

For all the Star Wars news out of NYCC join Arnie, Marjorie, and Daryl for this podcast. Watch exclusive interviews with Hasbro, Tantrum Cases,  and Kotobukiya (along with their Celebration '17 exclusives!).  Plus a booth tour of Sideshow and Hot Toys, and news from so many other collectible lines!

Plus a review of the new Star Wars novel Ahsoka, it's all in this feature-length episode of Star Wars Action News! (and available in both full video and audio versions!)

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 485: Rogue Friday Around the World!

October 4, 2016

Last Friday the Rogue One toys were released! Well, officially any way...they had been showing up on store shelves worldwide for weeks before the official street date.  But, like for The Force Awakens, these Rogue One toys were celebrated with a midnight release at Toys R Us and Walmart stores. Plus exclusive figures at Target, Walmart, K-Mart, Toys R Us, and more.

On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie recount their Midnight Madness shopping, and are joined by collectors in California, England, and Australia to see how the experiences were in other areas as well!
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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!

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 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!
And also 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 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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