Category Archives: Events

The Weekend is Nigh: Star Wars Weekends To Retire in 2016


WDW News Today is reporting a rumor that popular annual event, Star Wars Weekends, is retiring in 2016.

Star Wars Weekends has been perhaps the most popular annual event in the history of Walt Disney World since it was introduced in 1997, so much so that it became an annual event in the early 2000’s at the then Disney-MGM Studios. Well, after 16 fantastic events, it seems Star Wars Weekends is being shelved in 2016.

Rancho Obi-Wan Galaween 2015


Galaween takes place in the midst of the world’s largest collection of Star Warsmemorabilia and is hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. The Gala will raise funds for the ongoing costs of maintaining Rancho Obi-Wan and enable us to continue our mission of inspiring others. We look forward to spending an incredible evening with you celebrating our mutual love of Star Wars and relaxing amongst friends! Head to Rancho Obi-Wan for the details. Celebrates 15 Years


From Chris at

We’d like to thank all of our affiliates and friends in the Force that have made the past 15 years simply amazing. This month kicked off the 15th Anniversary celebration at their Sponsor Brian’s Toys. Make sure to check out the new video clips that feature never before seen footage of Brian’s Toys and his personal collection and stay tuned as we are putting together additional photos from the tour. We’ll also be dropping many giveaway prizes to celebrate a decade and a half of service to the collecting community!”

Star Wars Action News 10th Anniversary Podcast Party

Ten years ago, August 30, 2005, two Star Wars collectors released the world’s first podcast dedicated to Star Wars collecting:  Star Wars Action News.  From the Revenge of the Sith line through The Black Series, and even looking back at Vintage and 90s toys, Marjorie and Arnie have covered it all.
Now join Star Wars Action News at a party to celebrate this milestone!  At Wizard World, Chicago, join Arnie, Marjorie, Brock, Jerry, Daryl, Andrew, and other members of the Star Wars Action News team for drinks, food, cake, and fun!
The party starts at 7:30pm, Saturday, Aug 22 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, the hotel attached by skywalk to the Stephens Convention Center.
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Episode 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015


Now with Hot Toys, TIE Fighters, Hasbro reveals, and more all from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con International!

Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor.  eFX filled a booth with upcoming prop replicas–including a fully functional, life-sized R2-D2, and Gentle Giant couldn’t satiate the demand for both the Jumbo and mini-Bust versions of Boba Fett.
Marjorie and Arnie were there on the floor of the con the entire time, posting interviews, panels, and more to the Star Wars Action News YouTube channel.  Now you can download their coverage to your iPhone and feel like you were there at the convention!
With an exclusive Hasbro Q&A, a look forward at offerings from Gentle Giant, a Hot Toys booth tour and so much more, it’s on this episode of Star Wars Action News.

For even more coverage, subscribe to our YouTube channel where you can see the Hasbro Panel, the Star Wars Collectibles Panel, and the Star Wars Books panels in full!

Our SDCC 2015 Coverage Is Awakening


San Diego Comic-Con is nearly here and as we have done in the past,  we will be aggregating news as it is revealed via our site and various social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news. If you are sensitive to constant alerts, notifications and potential spoilers,  we suggest you temporarily mute our channel(s) over the next few days. That being said, we hope you follow along and experience the reveals with us. #sdcc2015

Episode 450: SWCA 2015 Coverage Part 3 – Floor Tour & Wrap Up


Marjorie, Arnie, and many guests walk the floor and discuss the collectibles on display–and The Force Awakens!

Note: This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

It’s May 4th, the day fans designated “Star Wars day” and has been quickly co-opted by every Star Wars licensee to discount the items that don’t sell! But here is welcome relief from a deluge of 10% off codes — a new episode of Star Wars Action News!

In this, our final episode from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015, Marjorie and Arnie record right from the show floor. Join them for booth tours of Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, the Celebration official store, and more!

Plus join Arnie as he talks action figures with the Hasbro Star Wars brand team. You submitted your questions and Arnie asks them!

With a group of fans giving their reactions to the new Force Awakens trailer moments after it was shown, and a recap on the convention as a whole, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!