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Got Merchants?

Our current customizing challenge focuses on custom made Merchant figures, and runs through the end of September.  That means there’s still plenty of time to roll up your sleeves and start on your own custom figure for this Yakfinities.

So head on over to the forums, and check out the details and the latest entries too.  And remember, our love runs deep for our participants so as always we’ll have some random winners selected that will receive some pretty cool prizes.

Medicom 400% Be@rbrick Jango Fett

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Medicom Toy has also updated announcing the 400% Be@rbrick Jango Fett figure. Limited to 1000 pcs.,  this large scale Be@rbrick will be available later this month for 7,800¥ (around $100+) thorough US importers.

Medicom MAFEX Stormtrooper

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MedicomToy has updated today with official details for their 6″ (160mm) MAFEX Stormtrooper. Look for its release in May 2015 for about $50+ through US importers.

The Yoda We Could Have Had…

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Our latest Customizer Spotlight focuses once again on the great work of forum member Evilivo, who demonstrates with a little additional tweaking and precision; just how amazing the Black Series Yoda figure can be.  Head on over to the forums for a closer look.

Sponsor News: Urban Collector

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This week we are featuring new PreOrders like the X-Force Deadpool ArtFX+ statue, Batman Arkham Knight statue & Man-Thing 1/4 scale statue!

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Hasbro Toy Talk by Jodo

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Forum member Jodo has posted a nice read on his blog about the issues we as collectors are facing these days.

Remember  what it was like to actually look forward to walking into a retail store and know you had a fair chance at finding a Star Wars item you actually wanted to buy?  Remember when Hasbro was more creative and able to interest kids with their toys?  Do you recall the pre-2012 disaster with Hasbro, when they were doing an effective job at managing the Star Wars brand?

Check it all out at his blog, and share your thoughts too in our forums.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Massive Warehouse Clearance Sale @Dorksidetoys. Star Wars, Marvel, GI JOE, & More…

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Star Wars Commander – Now Available for iOS

Get a first look at Star Wars: Commander, a new action-strategy combat game coming to iOS devices! Build your base as you choose a side in the Galactic Civil War; will you take over the galaxy as the Empire, or command Rebel heroes to restore freedom?

Download the free game today for  iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Fan Expo Canada Exclusive LEGO Ghost Microfighter

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The Brick Fan sends word that LEGO will be offering a unique version of the Star Wars Rebels “The Ghost” Microfighter at Fan Expo Canada (Aug. 28-31). Aside from the exclusive packaging, this set differs from the SDCC version as it includes a Kanan Jarrus minifigure (SDCC version included “Chopper”). This set is only available at Booth #748 for a limited time at a first come, first served basis.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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Big Bad Toy Store has issued the latest new arrivals and preorders. Click on through to see what’s new!

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Boba Fett Life-Size Monument Preorder

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Gentle Giant is now taking preorders for the Life Size Vintage Boba Fett Monument. Standing at 6 feet tall, this fully articulated monument also includes an authentic re-scaled replica blaster accessory! A stunning centerpiece for any true collector’s display, this limited edition hand-painted monument comes with a certificate of authenticity. Price: $2750.00 with free shipping to the contiguous United States.

DorksideToys Warehouse Clearance Sale

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DorksideToys has launched their Warehouse Clearance Sale. Head on over to check out deep discounts on Star Wars, Marvel, G.I. Joe and more!

Star Wars Rebels Premier Dates/Show Schedule Announced

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Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will be available first to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. WATCH Disney XD allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.

The global television debut of “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” is set for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT in the U.S.) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the series “Star Wars Rebels” beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.

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Talking Boba Fett Now Available at DisneyStore.com

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DisneyStore.com now has available for sale the Talking Boba Fett figure available for purchase. Featuring a fully articulated body, lights and sound effects*, this collectible is sure to be a Fett fan favorite.

*Interestingly, some of the blaster and rocket sound effects are from Jango Fett.

Episode 431: Exclusive Showdown

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Marjorie and Arnie give a hands-on review of Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives, Johnathan runs down the Toys R Us AT-ST set, and Steve the Gingerprince reports in from the London Film & Comic Con!

The irony of San Diego Comic-Con is that while everyone rushes to buy the exclusives, there’s no time at the con to really look at them! Now Marjorie and Arnie are back home and have unpacked their SDCC shipment, and are ready to tell you if Hasbro’s 6-Inch Jabba the Hut exclusive, or the SDCC/Toys R Us exclusive Cantina Showdown set, was worth the trouble.

Also on this week’s show Steve the Gingerprince reports in from the London Film and Comic Con. With a not-too-surprising number of Star Wars guests (given where Episode VII is filming) and tons of toys, listen in to find out about that European event.

With Johnathan telling us what’s hitting stores, a look at the Star Wars Celebration pin set, and more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

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