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New Photonovel Updates Compiled

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Eager for some fresh Star Wars and Indiana Jones adventures? Or just need a break from the daily grind?  If so then kick back and enjoy the latest updates from the Photonovelalliance.com, as forum member Darth Kikinou has compiled several new photonovel chapters from our forums and from other various community members into his consolidated resource site.

Hot Toys Announces 1:6 Scale Stormtroopers (3 Options To Choose)

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Hot Toys has officially taken the wraps off of their Sixth Scale Movie Masterpiece Stormtrooper figure(s). There are a few options available as you’ll be able purchase a single stormtrooper (30cm tall), a Stormtrooper set that includes 2 troopers of varied heights (30cm and 28cm) which also includes a bonus exclusive heavy blaster rifle and mouse droid and a third option (available in select markets) that includes the bonus accessories PLUS a weapon rack.

Watch for an official preorder announcement soon from Sideshow Collectibles.

Star Wars Battlefront Released Holiday 2015

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Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy Book Trailer

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy in this special trailer where author Brandon Alinger received unprecedented access to the original costumes from Episodes IV-VI.

Star Wars X-wing and TIE Fighter Now Available

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As rumored yesterday, Lucasfilm classic Star Wars games X-wing Special Edition and TIE Fighter Special Edition are now available for purchase and download for Windows PCs for $9.99 each from GOG.com

LEGO Star Wars UCS TIE Fighter for 2015?

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Rumors are floating about that the next UCS (Ultimate Collector Series) set from LEGO will be a TIE Fighter with a projected released date of Star Wars Day (May 4th) 2015. Head on over to Groovebricks for additional details.

Episode 435: It’s the Yoda Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Reviews of Hasbro’s 6-Inch Speeder Bike with Biker Scout and Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett in Prototype Armor, plus store reports and a look at new collectibles online.

Halloween is this week and the costumes and decorations have started to go on sale! On this week’s Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss the hard-to-find collectibles that combine Trick-or-Treating with the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Also on this week’s show–reviews of two new 6-inch figures! First they look at the Hasbro Black Series Biker Scout with Speeder Bike, the first vehicle in the new, larger scale. Does it live up to the preview shown at SDCC?

And then the first Walgreens exclusive Hasbro Star Wars figure–Boba Fett in Prototype Armor. How does this compare to the original outfit, and is it worth the (bounty) hunt?

With Johnathan joining for an On The Pegs segment and a look at the latest offerings from Gentle Giant and Sideshow, it’s all on this new episode of Star Wars Action News!

Star Wars Rebels: “Rise of the Old Masters” Airs Tonight

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Reminder, the next Star Wars Rebels episode “Rise of the Old Masters” airs tonight on DisneyXD. The rebel crew undergoes a rescue mission only to face a powerful foe.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Star Wars Hot Wheels Character Cars and Playset.  Also new Holiday Ornaments from Hallmark and Gentle Giant Hoth Wampa and Luke Skywalker Hoth Battle Gear.  We also have in stock Wave 4 & 5 Black Series 3 3/4″ action figures. Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Rumor: Episode VII Trailer Score Soon

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This post over at John Williams Fan Network suggests that soon John Williams will be preparing a score to accompany an Episode VII trailer he recently received.

A reliable source just said JW received a trailer from JJ Abrams on Monday, Oct 20.  JW has already written new Star Wars music to accompany this trailer.  This new trailer music will feature new music and will be recorded on November 15 in LA with full orchestra.  Still determining if the score will be recorded in London due to advanced age of composer/conductor.  14 hour flight to LA not too kind on 82 year old.  This is all a secret and this message will be deleted shortly.

Spark of Rebellion Special Edition Tonight

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As a reminder, ABC tonight is airing Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion with bonus footage of Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones. It will be brief, but should be memorable. Check your local listings for air times.

Episode 37: Exclusivo Edición

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Our show returns this week as Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. All has been quiet on the Black Series front in the US, but our neighbors to the south recently had a huge roll out of the Black Series line at Walmart that included the Prototype Boba Fett as well as a slick Limited Edition lithograph. On the other side of the pond, UK collectors are getting Star Wars Rebels action figures by way of Disney Stores as US collectors are still coming up empty. Sideshow and Medicom give us some “Rebels” teases of their own and we highlight a few notable custom pieces — all on Episode 37 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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Customizer Spotlight: Jrnyfan

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This weekend we highlight the jaw dropping custom playset work by forum member jrnyfan.  He has made numerous custom playsets and shows a teaser of his work in his customizing thread where you can leave him your feedback here.

He’s also got a lot more to show at his site, plasticplaysets.com – and the best thing is, you can even order some diorama pieces for your own collections too, by clicking here.

Personal Note:  Get it together, Hasbro.  You’ve had this license forever and have totally missed the boat with dioramas and playsets and focused on doomed gimmicks instead.  Innovative collectors from all over the world are finding ways to make their collections feel more complete, and are willing to spend good money for nice sets to display their figures in… 

Hole in the Ground Productions at Rhode Island Comic Con

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On November 2/3, Rhode Island Comic Con will be held, and in attendance for the first time as a vendor will be Hole in the Ground Productions.  If you’re in that area and make the show, be sure to swing by their booth as they will have a full stock of their custom movie props and custom diorama items available.

Medicom Toy Announces Sofubi Chewbacca

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Continuing their line of Star Wars themed Vintage Sofubi vinyl figures, Medicom Toy announces Chewbacca. Standing 250mm tall (9.8″), the Sofubi Chewbacca will be available for preorder in Japan on November 30 with an expected February 2015 release date. Price is set at 9000¥ (approx, $84 US)

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.com. Join us on our Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr & Facebook pages for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more. Checkout our massive POP vinyl deal, but be quick, ends Sunday.

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New 1:6 Luke Skywalker X-wing Pilot Preview

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Sideshow has updated with a new preview for their upcoming 1:6 Luke Skywalker (Red Five X-wing Pilot) figure. Watch for the preorder soon!

Star Wars Rebels Figures Hit Disney Store UK

 

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Our friends at JediNews passed word to us via Instagram that the long awaited Star Wars Rebels figures are starting to hit Disney Stores in the UK. The image above was from the Milton Keynes location. Stock included basic figures and Mission Series sets.

Plastic Galaxy iTunes Preorder

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Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys is now up for preorder on iTunes with a release date of Nov. 4.

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared… Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. Like no toys before them, Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, and ultimately creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over its fans. Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts and authors like Stephen Sansweet and Gus Lopez, and of course collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.

New Jakks Large Scale Figure Preorders at BBTS

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New large-scale Star Wars figures are on the way. The 31″ line sees a new Yoda figure, which is priced at $49.99. The Rebels 20″ line has a Set of Zeb and the Inquisitor at $49.99 or the Inquisitor singly at $29.99. The Classic 20″ line has the Series 02 Set of Greedo, Han and Luke at $84.99 (as well as singles of Luke at $29.99) and Series 03 Set of Bossk and Darth Maul at $54.99.

“Empire” Figurine Set Available at DisneyStore.com

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The final Star Wars themed Figurine set is now available through DisneyStore.com. The Empire Strikes Back set includes: Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot), Stormtrooper, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Han Solo in Carbonite and Yoda. This and the other two movie sets are available for $12.95 each

Mexico Black Series Launch Prototype Boba Fett Lithograph

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Hasbro kicked off a great Black Series launch at Walmart in Tepeyac, Mexico recently complete with 3-3/4″ and 6″ figures from the new black and blue line look. The festivities also included a very cool Limited Edition (1500) Prototype Boba Fett Lithograph*.

*Photo courtesy of Mitzy minerva

Walmart Mexico Gets Prototype Boba Fett

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For collectors in Mexico, it looks like the Walgreens Exclusive 6″ Black Series Prototype Boba Fett will be getting released as a Walmart Exclusive as seen in their holiday promotions.

Thanks to Mr Steel MEX for the tip.

Star Wars Rebels: “Fighter Flight” Airs Tonight

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Reminder, the next Star Wars Rebels episode “Fighter Flight” airs tonight on DisneyXD.

While on a simple errand, Ezra and Zeb steal an Imperial vehicle.

Shadow Squadron Re-Listed on Target.com

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Target.com has re-listed their exclusive 6″ Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron pack. It is currently not available for order and their “Find In Store” feature is disabled, but you can bookmark the page if you want to go the online route.

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