Category Archives: Collecting News

Episode 291: A Chat With Steve Sansweet

In the 90s Star Wars Action News host Arnie would anxiously rip open every new issue of Star Wars Insider and turn to the collecting Q&A where he would read answers by Lucasfilm Director of Content Management and Star Wars uber-collector Steve Sansweet about collectibles old and new. Through this, Arnie had his first exposure to the owner of the world’s largest private Star Wars collection, and in the many years since starting Star Wars Action News Arnie and Marjorie have had the pleasure of meeting Steve in person many times as well as having him on the podcast.

Steve joins Arnie and Marjorie on the show again this week for the first time not as a salaried Lucasfilm employee. Those of you who are fans of Steve Sansweet on Facebook know that about six months ago he announced his retirement from Lucasfilm, and two weeks ago he announced that Lucasfilm had hired him on as a consultant. Listen to this week’s Star Wars Action News as Steve talks with Arnie and Marjorie about these latest developments, what it means for Steve’s future, as well as updates on the next Star Wars Celebration in 2012 (and every other year after that!), how things are progressing with Steve’s collection Rancho Obi-Wan, how to protect your Star Wars collectibles from aging, and many more topics.

And also this week, Justin brings you the latest collecting news, and Marjorie gives an update on her latest creation from Bonnie Burton’s Star Wars Craft Book–The Washcloth Wampa!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or E

Episode 290: LEGO, My Star Wars

It’s been a big couple of weeks for fans of Star Wars and LEGOS! First, the fan-loved Lego Star Wars video game series had its third installment released. While the first two games covered the events from the movies, the Clone Wars TV Series has extended this franchise’s life as you can play LEGO mini-figs of Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Jar-Jar plus dozens more characters through the events of the first two seasons of the Clone Wars! Listen as Dan the Rockstar reviews this newest Star Wars video game!

But even more exciting for Star Wars Lego fans in southern California, Legoland just opened it’s Star Wars Miniland, and Star Wars Action News’ reporter Berent was on hand to cover the event with his son Pharoah, as well as talk to celebrities who share a love for Star Wars, including Gina Lee Nolan, Tony Hawk, Brooke Burke, and Christian Slater! And then Berent talks to Lego Master Builder Gary MacIntyre about the creation of this new LEGO park!

With Brock reviewing Paul S. Kemp’s new Old Republic novel Deceived, Jerry looking back at the history of Kenner, and Marjorie and Arnie finding more Star Wars collectibles in stores, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced

New Clone Wars Figure Rumor List

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have acquired a new list of potential Clone Wars figures!

  • CW60: Osi Soeck
  • CW61: Even Piell
  • CW62: Captain Keeli
  • CW63: K2-B4 (Citadel Tactical Droid)
  • CW64: ARC Trooper Fives
  • CW65: Citadel Commando Droid
  • CW66: ARC Trooper Echo
  • CW67: Adi Gallia
  • CW68: Captain Wilhuff Tarkin
  • CW69: OOM-10 (With Reprogrammed Battle Droid)

Remember, nothing is set in stone unless Hasbro says so, and even then things can change. ; )