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CurtoBurns Collectors Cast – Aug 2013

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It’s time for August’s Collectors Cast with your hosts James Burns and Dan Curto – it’s a MEGA show with updates on the Caravan of the Force, a look back at Star Wars Celebration Europe with Steve Sansweet (~18mins) along with a teaser of something big happening very soon with Rancho-Obi-Wan. James and Dan also look back at San Diego Comic Con and review all the latest Star Wars figures from Hasbro (~77mins) including the Mission Series 2-Packs, Saga Legends, The Black Series 3¾” figures and the brand new 6″ line too – plus there’s all the latest rumors as well! Get your Star Wars collector fix and tune in now

Black Series Taped Fresh from the Case?

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Yak Face reader Adam Vinson, writes in with an interesting find at his Target. It appears that the latest batch of The Black Series figure have the bubble taped fresh from the case in order to address the bubble adhesion issue. Here is his report:

Looks like Hasbro is reading the reports or at least Target is….Notice the tape, this was a fresh new case, all of the figures had it.

Episode 402: Separation Anxiety

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New figures are on the pegs and Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Star Wars Action News studio ready to review them! On this week’s podcast the hosts look at new new Saga Legends figures from Hasbro. With limited articulation and smaller card backs these figures have divided collectors between those who demand more collector-oriented figures and those who find the limited pose-ability a throwback to vintage collecting. Hasbro claims they’re some of the best sculpts they’ve ever done. Listen to find out the final verdict!

But with the new items shipping there seem to be new problems for collectors. The figures seem to have problem staying on the cards, and reports are widespread regarding shipping damage to the Amazon exclusive Slave I. Even those who received perfect Slave I vehicles may still have issues as many report manufacturing issues and missing parts with Boba Fett’s iconic ship. Marjorie and Arnie run down these disappointing details.

With listener voicemails giving their thoughts on the toys, a review of the Star Wars chess set, and a Legend-ary Darth Maul collectible, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Download the show: MP3 (Audio Only) / M4A (Enhanced)