Category Archives: Podcasts

Episode #100 – Milestone

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One. Hundred. Episodes. On this milestone episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I bring you the latest in Star Wars collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Funko, and more. We’re still waiting with anticipation for Hasbro to finally, officially, reveal their exclusive(s) for SDCC, but in the meantime, they are teasing something special for July 6. Do you know what it is? (Leave a comment if you have a guess). We also discuss the expanding line of Funko POP!s that have started hitting online and in store over the past week. Hot Toys made new (and spendy) news this week with that announcement of new sixth scale figures from The Force Awakens. Are they the best figures yet? Listen to find out our opinion. And finally we run down the latest news breaking with several official announcements regarding Rogue One characters and image revealed via Entertainment Weekly. All of this and much, much more on Episode 100 of The Realm Recap!

Thanks to all of our viewers and listeners in the collecting community that have supported our show. As a thank you for your support, listen to the show to find out how you can receive a Star Wars gift pack courtesy of sponsor DorksideToys.

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The Cargo Hold: Episode 1

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Welcome to the first episode of The Cargo Hold, A Making Star Wars Collecting Podcast! Join hosts Corey from First Order Transmissions and Jayson from Yakface.com as they go over the latest Star Wars collectible news.

In this episode:

  • We go over the San Diego Comic Con exclusives for Hasbro
  • The new wave of Funko Pops
  • New Mafex figures
  • Hot Toys
  • Topps Star Wars Card Trader
  • New releases in Marvel Comics
  • and much much more!

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Episode #99: Summertime Sadness

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Despite the majority of retail outlets being devoid of new products on shelves, there are still a few surprises as online retailers are receiving a “new” 6″ version of Rey – which may be just different enough to make you mad/sad. Funko continue to promote like no other brand as teases for the next Smuggler’s Bounty box have sparked some discussion of potential for new characters. The biggest (and most spendy) news of last week was the announcement of an ultra-high end tier of prop replicas from Propshop – the manufacturer responsible for the very same screen used props in The Force Awakens. And finally, we close out Episode #99 with a few new acquisitions to tide us over until the next “must-have” item comes along.

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First Order Transmissions #208: Rogue 2.0

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On this special episode of First Order Transmissions, I take over hosting duties and am joined by Dan Curto and Chris Salton as we discuss the latest in Star Wars news including new ultra-high end collectible props, the overblown report(s) of Rogue One going through extensive reshooting, and the current state of collecting.

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Episode #97: Rogue Reveal

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After taking a post-Star Wars Day break from the show last week, Flyguy and I are back to discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. A mysterious Black Series set of astromechs turned up in Hong Kong and we speculate on its destination. Funko dropped their new Smuggler’s Bounty this week and we break down its contents and criticisms. Plus, Rogue One had a series of “spoilers” drop this week in terms of characters names, aliens and vehicles. All of this and more PLUS our latest acquisitions on Episode #97 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 476: You Don’t Know the MOISTNESS of the Dark Side

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May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more!  Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed!  On this week’s podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!

Also on this week’s show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE.  Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII.  Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.

With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it’s all in this week’s new podcast!

Episode #96: Star Wars Day Every Day.

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On this latest episode, Flyguy and I discuss the reveals and announcements from companies such as Funko, Hot Toys, Sideshow and more as we celebrate May the Fourth: Star Wars Day. The big news didn’t stop with products though as we already have a new date to mark in our calendars as Lucasfilm and ReedPOP announce Celebration Orlando for April 2017. All of this and more PLUS our latest acquisitions on Episode #96 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #94: Little White Boba Fett

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Since our last show, rumors have “gone Rogue” regarding the first waves of 6″ Black Series set to launch on Force Friday 2.0. Reports of 6″ Ahsoka figure sightings are becoming more prevalent as well as the appearance of the Kmart Exclusive Rey figure. New lists of Funko POP! figures have leaked as well with huge support for Rogue One characters. All of this plus Sideshow, Disney Elite, LEGO, Tsum Tsum news & reveals and much more including our latest acquisitions on Episode #94 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 474: We’re Down To Buy Figuarts

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Now with almost 50 points of articulation!

Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!

And also on this week’s show, the hosts review Kotobukiya’s Art-FX+ First Order Stormtrooper statue 2-pack.  Listen in to find out why this may be a statue collection you want to troop build!
With a complete run down of all US Blu-ray releases of The Force Awakens, news of an upcoming prototype Elite Series figure, and the latest rumors for 2016’s Force Friday event, it’s all on this Star Wars Action News!
And also check out Star Wars Action News’ crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!

Toy Run: Episode 6 – Yakking About Star Wars with Jayson

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On this week’s episode, Criz Bee (JediBusiness) and Jake (From4-LOMToZuckuss.com) talk about Emerald City Comic Con, discuss the Rogue One toy packaging, breakdown the past week’s action figure news and chat with Jayson about the history of Yakface.com, 5 points of articulation versus super articulation, Rogue One toys, Star Wars Rebels and the future of Hasbro’s Star Wars action figure line.

You can check out their latest episode at the links provided below.

Huge thanks to Criz and Jake for inviting me on the show. I had a great time!

Episode #93: Good To See You

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On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I reunite from across the globe to discuss the latest in Star Wars news. A lot has transpired since the last time we broadcast: The Force Awakens has been released in the US (in various incarnations), a glorious teaser for Rogue One debuted and a sail barge-sized load of collecting news has dropped from Hasbro, Sideshow, Bandai and Funko! All of this and much more on  Episode #93 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 473: Blu Rey

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Now available in Blu!

Tomorrow The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-Ray — the first new live-action Star Wars home release in 11 years. There are a handful of exclusive versions and many tie-in sales. Prep for your Tuesday shopping by joining Arnie and Marjorie to find out which version is right for you!

Plus tomorrow also marks the rerelease of the Disney Store exclusive Elite figures — including a new Boba Fett! Find out how you can score these figures that have commanded top dollar on eBay.

With a report from Wizard World Chicago, a review of the latest Funko Smuggler’s Bounty box, and more, it’s all in this new episode of Star Wars Action News!

Episode #92: That New Figure Smell

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On this week’s episode Flyguy and I talk about the surprise reveal (via auctions) 4 new super articulated figures for The Force Awakens, figures hitting retail and the imminent release of the Takodana Encounter set. Funko had a big reveal of 9 new POP! figures last week featuring characters from the Original Trilogy and the Prequels including more Walgreens exclusives. Lastly Episode VIII filming is well underway and we discuss new characters, vehicles, and beasts on set. All of this and much more on  Episode #92 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #91: Super Tuesday Fun Time

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On this week’s episode, Flyguy and I discuss the reveal of the much anticipated exclusive 6″ Rey figure from Kmart, new teases and reveals from Funko and their POP! line. Plus (newly confirmed) details for blu-ray release(s) of The Force Awakens, production updates for Episode VIII and much more. All of this plus our recent acquisitions on Episode #91 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #90: May The Aisles Be Ever In Your Favor

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Things are looking much brighter, and fuller, in the toy aisles as store continue to receive new product. On this week’s episode, Flyguy and I discuss several store reports coming in from all over the US and Canada. Medicom’s MAFEX has stepped up to the plate offering their own take on 6″ scale figures from The Force Awakens. How do they rank against the likes of Hasbro and S.H.Figuarts? Listen on to find out. Gentle Giant is back with another new figure for their Jumbo Kenner line and Anovos debuts their new Kylo Ren ensemble! All of this plus our recent acquisitions on Episode #90 of The Realm Recap.

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