The ever expanding list of action figure cover variants for Marvel’s Star Wars series continues with the Stormtrooper for issue #007. Like the others, this variant features the work of John Tyler Christopher giving the cover a Vintage Kenner inspired design with a realistic twist. Look for it at your local comic shop on July 29.
Instagram user, @TatooineWalker has sent word that Star Wars Rebels Season One is available to stream via Netflix in Denmark. Thanks to @HeyItsBossk for the heads up. Let us know if it is available in your region and we’ll update this post.
StarWars.com YouTube page has launched a new preview for this weekend’s Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal movie. It features Darth Vader is some impressive piloting force the crew of the Ghost to go on the defensive.
Amazon has posted a placeholder page for the Star Wars Rebels Blu-ray revealing a September 1 release date. No cover image is shown but it does list a total run time of 450 minutes. Watch for an official announcement soon.
The Realm Recap is back after the Memorial Day Weekend bring and in our absence, there were plenty of developments in collecting. Collectors success at retail has started to improve as more folks are finding Black Series figures (in both scales) at their local stores. eBay caused a bit of a frenzy this week as a notorious seller posted the first auction for a collectible from The Force Awakens — a 6″ First Order Stormtrooper which closed at a ridiculous price. Is it legit??? Also this week, new store finds from LEGO, product news for Disney Infinity 3.0, custom 6″ figures and vehicles as well as a new character name revealed fro The Force Awakens! It’s all on Episode 63 of The Realm Recap!
StarWars.com has updated today with an expanded interview with Annie Leibovitz from the recent Vanity Fair feature. The new article reveals a new image of Andy Serkis in full mo-cap mode as well as the character he will be playing (name only). For spoiler-phobes steer clear, but for others click on over to the official site.
USA Today has announced today the return of Star Wars Reads Day – Oct. 10, 2015. This marks the fourth anniversary of the event and to commemorate it, Disney/Lucasfilm has created a new logo featuring BB-8 from The Force Awakens. For more info check out the article and visit the Star Wars Reads Facebook page.
Hot Toys’ line of Movie Masterpiece 12-inch scale figures continues to grow. Luke and Leia have been teased, and recently they shipped their first non-exclusive figure: The Stormtrooper, sold individually and in a two-pack. Andrew has them in hand and is here with an in-depth review.
Also in this week’s show is a discussion of the “cancelled” wave of Droid Factory figures that inexplicably appeared for sale at Go! Calendar stores across the country. Johnathan has them in hand and gives his thoughts, as well as a report of what he’s finding in stores.
With Brock reviewing Paul S Kemp’s new novel Lords of the Sith, Steve the Gingerprince giving a report from Star Wars Fan Fun Days, and Arnie and Marjorie recording live at Wizard World St. Louis, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
Are you a Loot Crate subscriber? A Mad Magazine fan? A Yoda enthusiast? Loot Crate has partnered with MAD Magazine to offer subscribers* a limited edition “Alfred as Yoda” 11 x 14 poster which reproduces the famous January issue from 1981. Each poster is hand numbered by artist Jack Rickard.
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A lot has happened in collecting news since our last show. With long-thought cancelled product hitting stores again as well as new preorders going live, there hasn’t been a shortage of things to purchase this week so you definitely need a deep wallet. Star Wars Weekends is officially underway and there is A LOT of merchandise available from there as well, from clothes to Build-A-Droid parts and more. We cover all of this plus Disney Infinity 3.0 news, new images from The Force Awakens and, as always, our newest reviews and acquisitions — all on Episode 62 of The Realm Recap!