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Star Wars Tech Decks Kick Flip Their Way Into Target

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Our friends at JediDefender posted news today that Star Wars Tech Decks (from Spin Master) have started showing up at Target hot off the announcement from Santa Cruz. For the uninitiated, Tech Decks are mini skateboards (about 3.5″-4″ depending on board style) that reproduce current or vintage skateboard designs. Seeing as that I grew up a “skater”, these will definitely be on my radar to acquire. The question is, can I still land a pop shove-it to 5-0 grind? Click on through for the image gallery courtesy of Flyguy.

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Episode 419: Locked Down with Joe Schreiber

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Few first time Star Wars novelists get the promotional push that Joe Schreiber received in 2009 for Deathtroopers.  The first unabashed horror story set in the Star Wars universe the combination of zombies and the galaxy far, far away inspired cosplay even before the book hit shelves.  While somewhat controversial for its more R rated gore and violence, the book became a fan favorite and just one year later the sequel Red Harvest was released.

Now after a four year absence from Star Wars fiction Schreiber is back in bookstores with the new novel Darth Maul:  Lockdown.  This prequel era tale follows the Sith apprentice on a mission for his master before the events of The Phantom Menace.  Lockdown is a departure from the author’s previous horror stories but the hard action and flare for visuals remain–as does the promotion.  From the graphics flaunting Darth Maul fighting a Yuuzhan Vong to the news that this new story ties in closely with James Luceno’s 2012 book Darth Plagueis fan expectations couldn’t be higher.

In this bonus episode of Star Wars Action News Arnie talks with the author about what he’s been working on since 2010, what stories influenced this prison story, and what continuity landmines he had to avoid when setting a story in this era.  Listen to get all the behind-the-scenes details of this new book.

With Johnathan back hitting the bricks for a special LEGO focused “On the Pegs” segment, this is one podcast you won’t want to miss!

The Black Series Wave 4 Images

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Andrew’s Toyz has uploaded a fresh batch of TBS series images to their Facebook page. Head on over to check out carded and loose shots of wave 4 from the 3-3/4” and 6″ lines. What do you think? Oy, those elbows on Luke ruin a potentially supendous figure. But hey it’s super articulated so it must be good, right?

UPDATE: YodasNews has posted carded and loose images of Bastila Shan and Dak Ralter to their Facebook page as well.

Episode 5: Bricks ‘N ‘Flix

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Not much in the way of Hasbro news this week but Flyguy and I hash out the bevy of LEGO news that has been assembled, chat a bit about the Clone Wars on Netflix (no spoilers) and discuss our recent acquisitions. Click on over to YouTube to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.