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New Star Wars Items at Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids has added some new Star Wars merchandise to their store. These items include backpacks, clocks, coat hooks and drawer knobs and more. You can check them out online or at your local store.

Thanks to the 501st Legion’s Twitter post for the tip.

Movie Heroes Line in Serious Trouble?

It’s no secret that collectors have been extremely frustrated by Hasbro’s case assortments, carry forwards and figure selections for a while, but now it appears that Wal-Mart might sick of it too.

Head on over to JediTempleArchives.com for some interesting information they’ve come across regarding the Movie Heroes line, and share your thoughts in their discussion or here in our forums.

Target 3 Packs Hitting Shelves

For those that are in desperate need of some “new” product, start checking your Target stores this week as the two exclusive 3 packs are hitting shelves.

Droid Factory Relaunches at Disney

After a brief hiatus, due to a dwindling part count, the Droid Factory attraction at Disney and they have restocked and are offering the new parts (domes & hats) that were not available previously. Let’s hope these hold out through CVI. Thanks to our friends at Endor Express for the tip.

CVI Exclusive Jumbo Lando Pre-Order

Gentle Giant is now taking PGM pre-orders for the CVI Exclusive Jumbo Kenner Lando Calrissian. You must be a Premier Guild Member to order.

Also for one week only, Gentle Giant is removing the one pre-order per account limit on all five 2012 Premier Guild Gifts!

Thanks to JediDefender’s twitter feed for the tip.

Clone Wars Season 5 To Premiere at CVI

The Star Wars Celebration page just announced that The Clone Wars Season 5 will premiere at Celebration VI!

On Friday, August 24th at 5 pm, the Digital Stage at Celebration VI – the venue optimized for high-definition digital theatrical exhibition with state-of-the-art surround sound – will present an evening of Star Wars: The Clone Warsentertainment beginning with a special presentation of the Season Four finale, the episodes “Brothers” and “Revenge.” These are followed by “Revival,” the long-awaited Season Premiere, on Cartoon Network this fall, that continues the story of the resurrected Darth Maul.

Head to StarWarsCelebration.com for the full details!

Prototype Fett Arriving Again

As Professor Farnsworth would say, Good news everyone! Our friends at JediDefender have posted news that the Prototype Boba Fett Mailaway figure has started to ship out again to those who had their order(s) delayed so check those mailboxes.

Carbonite Chamber Back in Stock

SDCC Carbonite Chamber is back in stock  at HasbroToyShop.com

UPDATE: Gone again

Sponsor News: Entertainment Earth Sale

Entertainment Earth is having a Star Wars Sale! Simply purchase one item at regular price and get the second for 25% off*!

*Exclusions apply

Yakface/SWAN Fan Party Shirt Revealed

Here it is! This one-of-a-kind shirt, designed and illustrated by CVI artist Mark McKenna, will be GIVEN to each attendee of our Fan Party on Thursday night! Get your tickets at SWActionNews.com

Star Wars Celebration VI Collecting Track

The Star Wars Collecting Track is better than ever at Star Wars Celebration VI with the addition of the Collector’s Social Area!

Organized by Marjorie and Arnie of the Star Wars Action News podcast, the Social Area gives Star Wars collectors the opportunity to network with other Star Wars collectors, learn more about the collecting hobby, and get autographs from authors of books on collecting.

The Social Area will feature collectible roundtable discussions led by collecting experts from across the globe. You can meet other collectors from your area and join a collecting club! Listen to live podcasts about Star Wars collecting from Star Wars Action News, the ‘Chive Cast, and This Week in Star Wars! Meet the owners of some of the most popular collecting websites, and more!

Plus, on Friday night in the Social Area, the underground hotel sales come to you with the Star Wars Collectible Swap Meet! Held in the Social Area, bring some of your Star Wars items to trade! Find the one figure needed to complete your collection, or that one-of-a-kind item you can’t live without.

Stay tuned for a full schedule of events, and be sure to stop by the Collector’s Social Area, room W304.

CurtoBurns Collector Cast: Ep. 3

We couldn’t let San Diego Comic Con go by without some analysis and discussion and we’re joined by our good friend, and co-author of Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Paul Harrison from Jedi Temple Archives. We also catch up with show regular Steve Sansweet who finally reveals the details of what he’s going to be doing at Star Wars Celebration VI at the recently announced Rancho Obi-Wan Experience. Steve also reveals who else will be joining him at the Experience too. Justin LaSalata updates us on the latest Celebration VI exclusives revealed since our last show.

It’s another not-to-be-missed episode of the Curto Burns Collectors Cast!

Subscribe for free through iTunes or download at CurtoBurns.com

Gentle Giant Exclusives Now Available

Gentle Giant is now offering their 2012 convention exclusive to the general public! Take the links below before they sell out! Thanks to our friends at Star Wars Action News for the tip!

Jumbo Kenner Blue Snaggletooth

Admiral Motti Mini Bust

McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper Mini Bust

Episode 355: Cast & Crew

Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins’ first two books on Star Wars collectibles have been comprehensive, fact-filled tomes about Star Wars collectibles, both mass market and prototypes. But for their third book, they go even more rare, looking at collectible items only made available to the cast and crew of the Star Wars films and TV shows. On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Duncan and Gus join Arnie and Marjorie to talk about the new book, and give tips on how you can obtain cast and crew items in your own collection!

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie bring you BREAKING NEWS on what may be the single most limited collectible at Celebration VI!

With reflections on another San Diego Comic-Con International gone by, online availability of the Carbon Freeze exclusive set from Hasbro, and your voicemails, it’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Download the Regular Version or Enhanced Version

CVI Exclusive Astromech Banks from DST

Our friends at Star Wars Action News have posted news on two CVI exclusives coming from Diamond Select. Head on over to the Venganza Media Gazette for the details on the R2-R9 (first offered at SDCC) and the CVI exclusive R2-Q5 Astromech banks!

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