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Episode #88: Rumors, Reveals, Rebels & Rogues

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As Toy Fair creeps ever closer, more and more products are leaking out and being officially revealed. On this week’s show, Flyguy and I discuss the announcement of a new Leia figure , a rumored list of 6″ figures and some surprising (and welcomed) enhancements to the 3.75″ line. Also, we discuss news of the push back of Episode VIII, Rogue One news and the latest Mandalorian-heavy preview for Star Wars Rebels. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 88 of The Realm Recap.

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New 6″ Black Series Figure Rumors

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As we’ve been hinting in the last few episodes of The Realm Recap, the weeks leading up to Toy Fair are a prime time for product reveals and leaks. Jedi Temple Archives has posted a new rumor list of 6″ figures planned for The Black Series including Original Trilogy figures like Ben Kenobi, AT-AT Driver and Snowtrooper. Head on over for the story.

Episode #87: POP! Goes the Wallet

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Our heads are on a bobble as new POP! bobble heads from Funko are making their way to retail and quickly into collector’s hands. On this week’s show, we discuss our latest obsession with this POP! line as well as cover the latest announcements from Hasbro as well as new product hitting stores. Also, we glaze longingly upon new product images that have been revealed from Hot Toys including their stunning sixth scale Rey figure. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 87 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #86: “Rey”diculous

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There has been an a-Rey-kening. Have you felt it? Collectors, fans, and now media outlets are all-in on Rey merchandise from the various licensors out there, but the narrative seems to be there is barely any to be had (anywhere) or that it is coming soon. On this weeks show, Flyguy and I wade into the fact and fiction of this topic. Also, we discuss new product images that have been revealed/leaked from Hasbro, Kotobukiya, LEGO and more. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 86 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 466: 2015 Star Wars Collectors’ Year in Review

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For Star Wars collectors, 2015 started in a famine and ended in a feast — with plenty of highs and lows along the way! We look back at the Star Wars Celebration: Anaheim reveals, the convention exclusives, and all the action figures, mini-busts, import figures, and high-end collectibles. Plus the bottled water, the oranges, the cereals, and all the other tie-ins!
So listen now as Arnie and Marjorie are joined by other Star Wars Action News team members and friends and look back on the year that was…and the next year to come!

Episode #85: 2016 – Just Let It In

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New Year! New Show! We’re back after taking some time to bask briefly in the afterglow of The Force Awakens. With the holiday’s behind us and Toy Fair right around the corner, there is still much to be discussed in the collecting community from Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Toys and more. We also give a few parting thoughts on The Force Awakens as we prep ourselves for Rogue One in December. All this and more on Episode 85 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #84: Come On Baby, Don’t Let Me Down

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One. More. Week. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. There have been a slew of product leaks and discoveries since our last show, and one of them in particular has drawn the legal forces of the First Order Disney. We also break down the latest announcements from Sideshow and Hot Toys, LEGO and a great preview of new figures from S.H.Figuarts. All this and more in this jammed-packed Episode 84 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode 463: 2015 Holiday Gift & Black Friday Guide

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May the Force be with your wallet!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Star Wars Action News community!

While your uncle gets drunk and your sister yells about football we give you our 11th annual Holiday Gift Guide.  What do you get for the Star Wars collector who has everything?  Or what should those in your life buy for you? Marjorie and Arnie, along with guest host Andrew, have dozens of gift ideas here in this show. From stocking stuffers to action figures to life sized statues, the whole range is in this guide!
Plus the Black Friday sales are about to start. As early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning stores are starting their deep discounts for the holiday season. Are there any Star Wars sales worth braving the crowds? Listen to find out!
And be sure you get, and give, a Star Wars themed gift this year! Our annual Sithmas gift exhange registration is open. Sign up before Dec 2 to join in this fun Secret Santa type fun. Find out all the details and sign up now.

Episode #82: Thankful For Star Wars

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We are only a few days away from Thanksgiving and there isn’t a better time to be a Star Wars collector. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting – everything from Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, Funko and more! It’s all in the jammed-packed episode 82 of The Realm Recap

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SWAN Episode 462: Phasma-tastic

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As The Force Awakens draws closer we get new information, new trailers, and…new toys!  With the Guavian Enforcer, Captain Phasma, Constable Zuvio and Poe Dameron the second wave of 6-inch Black Series figures is hitting stores now. On this episode of Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie review this new wave of figures–and try to guess how they fit into the new movie.  And they also review the new KMart exclusive Kylo Ren – Starkiller Base Black Series figure.
Also on this week’s show, with tomorrow’s release of Battlefront the game, Brock joins us to look at the Star Wars: Battlefront novel Twilight Company. He also reviews the new audiobook adaptations for the young readers’ adaptations of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
With Berent’s report from Gentle Giant Days in Burbank, a rundown of new Star Wars merchandise hitting stores, and more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

Episode #81: Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

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It’s the return of The Realm Recap! After an extended break we are back with the latest in Star Wars collecting news. A lot has happened over the past few weeks so we’ll get right to it with the newest developments from Hasbro, Sideshow, Hot Toys, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Funko and so much more! We also discuss media barrage of all things “The Force Awakens” – from trailers, posters, TV spots and special behind the scenes looks. It’s all on a jammed-packed episode of The Realm Recap

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Episode 445: Star Wars The Flamethrower

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Only 50 days until The Force Awakens and Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie couldn’t be more excited. Tickets have been purchased, plans made, and the countdown is on.

But for collecting it may be easier to list the items that don’t have Star Wars tie-ins instead of those that do. Soup, bottled water, apples, coffee creamer, El Paso Tacos!  On this week’s show the hosts sift through the plethora of items and tell you which are the cool ones to hunt for.

With new waves of Hasbro figures hitting shelves, Black Series exclusives from Walmart, Target, and K-Mart, and where you can find Wave 2 of the new Force Awakens figures, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Episode #79: NYCC Review & More

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NYCC has come and gone. Next stop, The Force Awakens! On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I distill the extensive reveals from last week’s New York Comic-Con as well as new store finds by collectors. Disney revealed their latest set of Disney Infinity 3.0 figures featuring characters from The Force Awakens which are sure to be a hit with collectors and players alike. Finally, we cover a few of our reviews from the past week as well as our new additions to our collections. This and much more on Episode #79 of The Realm Recap!

Don’t forget to submit your answer to the Gentle Giant trivia question in the comments for this post. The first one to comment correctly, wins a Jumbo Kenner Power of the Force Yak Face courtesy of Gentle Giant!

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Episode #78: It’s Not Easy Bein’ PZ

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We are less than a week out from NYCC and less than a month away until the next trailer for The Force Awakens, but in the meantime there are plenty of new products hitting retail and announcements from manufacturers. On this episode, Flyguy and I discuss new Hasbro figures hitting Walmart, a new line of Titanium collectibles, and a great new 1:6 preorder from Hot Toys. Also, we discuss new info regarding the Inquisitors from Star Wars Rebels, new Topps trading card releases and much more. All this, plus our weekly, show and tell of new acquisitions and purchases on episode #78 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode #77: Across the Galaxy in 80 Days

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Despite being only 80 days away from the The Force Awakens, the flow of product in and money out seems to be never ending. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I take a look at the latest reveals from Hasbro, Bandai, Funko, Anovos and much more (and hopefully with 100% less audio distortion).

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