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Toys”R”us Exclusive Biker Scout Sets Found

Reports are starting to trickle in from around the country that Toys”R”us stores are putting out their latest cool exclusive out!  Forum member Aaylasecurasman scored them today in Arizona, and I was lucky too and found them in St. Louis tonight… and with today’s one day coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 75% off any Hasbro Star Wars item there, the second one was only $5.50!

Hopefully things at retail this Fall will be better than the first 8 months of the year…?

UPDATE – Loose pics have now been added, including a size comparison to the old speederbike mold.

James Burns Inducted Into 501st

Congrats to our friend and partner, James Burns from JediNews, CurtoBurns Collectors Cast and The Force United on his honorary induction in to the 501st Legion during Celebration VI.

Star Wars Mythos: Gamorrean Executioner

Sideshow Collectibles updates today with a preview of the Gamorrean Executioner – their next offering in their amazing Star Wars: Mythos series. Watch for their exclusive product reveal next week on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and for pre-orders to launch next Thursday.

Captain Rex Legendary Bust Pre-Order

Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their Captain Rex Legendary Scale Bust.

TVC / Lost Line Continue to Hit TRU

 

I headed over to my local (Minnetonka, MN) Toys”R”Us over lunch today to satiate my new found Fighter Pods addiction and lucked into a case of TVC/Lost Line figures. This was my first encounter with these at retail so with the new Speeder Bike, Ewok and Yavin pilots hitting, it’s best you too head to your local Toys”R”Us.

TRU Reward Special: BOGO 75% Off

Our friends at Star Wars Action News alerted us to a great deal valid today only for Toys”R”Us Rewards Members. Purchase any Star Wars Action figure, playset or accessory and get a second for 75% off!

Episode 360 Part 5: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Celebration

On Sunday night Star Wars Celebration was winding down, but the Collectors’ Social Area still had hundreds of people pouring through trying to complete their Star Tots collection! Marjorie, Arnie, Berent, Jay, and Steve were all there handing out Star Tots but as the line grew longer the Star Wars Action News team took a break to reflect on the end of Star Wars Celebration VI. In this final episode of Celebration coverage, Marjorie, Arnie, Berent, Steve, and Scott from Tulsa reflect on the high points of C6, discuss Celebration Europe 2 in Germany, the release of both Episodes II and III in 3-D in 2013, and the SWAG they got and missed.

Listen to this episode of Star Wars Action News, then share YOUR thoughts on Celebration. If you attended, what did you love? What did you see? Who did you meet? If you didn’t attend, will you be attending Celebration Europe 2? Are you excited by the expedited release of the prequels? What did you think of Detours? Let us know at 415-508-JEDI or send an MP3 to show@swactionnews.com

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Captain Rex Legendary Bust Gallery

Sideshow has updated today with their Photo Gallery and pre-order information for their upcoming Captain Rex Legendary Scale Bust. Check it all out here and watch for pre-orders to start this Thursday.

Darth Maul Battle Pack Hitting Soon

Yakface reader DarthChuckMc writes in with word that Target stores are prepping for the arrival of the Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack within the next week or so. His local store has already allocated shelf space and placed shelf tags. You can check your local store inventory with DPCI: 087-06-1175

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Hitting

Yakface reader Chickaphant writes in with discovery of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendar  at his local Toys”R”Us in Orlando, FL. This set retails for $59.99 and is available in-store and online.

Toys”R”us Labor Day Sale

Toys”R”us is running a Labor Day sale that is good through Monday – all Hasbro Star Wars items are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off.  Might be a good time to try and score those exclusive Ewok and Yavin sets!  Good luck!

Episode 360 Part 3: Live from Celebration VI, Saturday Afternoon

Celebration VI was underway, George Lucas was taking a Detour on stage, but Marjorie, Arnie, and a number of Star Wars Action News listeners were still having fun in the Star Wars Collectors’ Social Area Saturday at noon! Listen to the second live podcast from the show where the Star Wars Action News hosts discuss being frozen in Carbonite, the bounty of items found at the Social Area Swap Meet and Social Friday night, Marjorie’s impending new tattoo, and more! Plus we have an interview with the voice of Star Wars fiction, Marc Thompson who performed the audiobook editions of the Thrawn Trilogy of novels, the Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi series, and many more!

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The Force United Cards Available

I’ve had several requests for our The Force United card from Celebration VI. If you’d like one to complete your set, send an email to news@yakface.com with Yakface TFU Card in the subject line and simply include your address.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

Our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is now taking pre-orders for the Walmart Exclusive “Wolf Pack” Ultimate Gift Set. As revealed first by Sandtroopers.com, this set includes Plo Koon, Clone Commander Wolffe, Clone Trooper Boost and Clone Trooper Sinker with the clones sporting their Phase II armor. Expected arrival date is late 2012.

UPDATE: CVI Fan Site Patch Sets Available

If you were unable to attend Celebration VI or were unable to complete your full set, we now have a limited supply complete 6-pc. sets for sale for $25. If you’d like to add this to your collection, please email me at news@yakface.com with CVI Fan Patch Set in the subject line for further details. These are available on first come, first served basis.

UPDATE: Sold Out

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