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Episode 371: Black Friday Deals and 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Thanksgiving and once again Marjorie and Arnie are back with their special annual episode of Star Wars Action News running down all the Star Wars items on sale this weekend! From half-off vehicles and toys at Toys R Us to 8 figures for $25 at Wal-Mart, Dark Horse comics for under a dollar each, and so much more, listen to find out which stores you need to hit tomorrow (or tonight)!

And also in this episode the Star Wars Action News hosts look at all the items you can buy your Star Wars loving friend or family member for the holidays. All price ranges are covered from Hasbro action figures up to Gentle Giant’s newest statue and maquette releases. Listen to find their recommendations for hot holiday items, and a few things you may not have even known about!

Finally this week, Star Wars Action News has long been a supporter of Toys For Tots. Listen to this week’s episode to find out about a special eBay auction being run for a custom Death Trooper with all proceeds going to buy toys for a Toys For Tots donation! It’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

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Sponsor News: Hot Toys Bespin Luke Giveaway

Welcome to the DASH Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Giveaway (it’s not a trap)

It’s time for the latest contest from, and we couldn’t be more excited about this one. When it comes to action figures, Hot Toys makes the best in the world, and they’ve finally started on Star Wars with the Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit) figure. And we’re giving it away. You could win this $300 prize, which includes two complete figures, a load of accessories, and the high quality sculpting, paint, and design that only Hot Toys offers.

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Walmart Black Friday 8-Pack Details

We’ve received some additional details (see our original report here) surrounding next week’s Walmart Exclusive 8-pks available for Black Friday starting on Thursday night. Thanks to a Walmart employee we’ve received a few images showing that there are several (as many as 8) different assortments covering figures from the 2010 Saga Legends, 2010 Clone Wars and 2012 Clone Wars lines. Click on through to check them out.

Thanks to JD for the report.

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Toyguide Update: VC106 Nien Nunb

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Nien Nunb (VC106) from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: This figure serves the dual purpose of being a fantastic update to the vintage figure as well as a replacement for an obsolete POTF2 release. Although a bit short, Hasbro has captured the detail, likeness (at least in sculpt) and aesthetic of Nien Nunb character.  The color of the jumpsuit is just right and the inclusion of the holster is a nice bonus. As for accessories, he includes a homage to the 80s Vintage blaster pistol and a rifle that is a direct translation of his POTF weapon – minus the sling.

CONS: To me, the new Nien Nunb seems a bit on the diminutive side coming in as the shortest version of him yet. The face paint treatment could have used one more application as the lower “lip” flap and mouth should be a darker color compared to the rest of the face. Luckily, this is easily corrected with some basic painting skills. You can see my enhanced version in the toyguide gallery.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

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