This past weekend was the C2E2 convention in Chicago, Illinois. In its fourth year, C2E2 has grown to fill an entire hall at McCormick Place. With no major stars like Val Kilmer and John Cusack to headline, the star wattage was a little bit dimmer, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t tons to do at the con. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, hosts Arnie, Marjorie, and Johnathan are joined by Chris, Sarah, and Yakface.com’s Jayson live on the C2E2 floor! Listen as they run down their impressions of the convention, with tons of Star Wars collecting! From vintage finds to modern, high end and low end, plus custom items like coffee mugs and art, they discuss it all.
Also this week, Arnie sits down with Darth Vader and Son author Jeffrey Brown to talk about that book, the recently released follow-up Vader’s Little Princess, and his upcoming Scholastic book Jedi Academy.
With news from Sunday’s vintage toy auction, special collectibles for May the 4th, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
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Want to save $25 on that Endor AT-AT hitting stores now? Head to our facebook page for a $25 off coupon. Valid until May 4th and in-store only.
io9.com has posted the exclusive look at the first novel in the upcoming Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion “Razor’s Edge” series. The series kicks off with focusing on Princess Leia and the events after A New Hope and subsequent books will revolve around Han and Luke. Head on 0ver to io9.com for more details.
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mini-version of Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter, as featured
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May 29. Head to ToysRUs.com for more details and to locate a store near you.
Sideshow has placed their Sixth Scale Darth Malgus up for pre-order. Don’t miss this latest addition to their 12″ line of collectibles and be sure to place your order early as to not miss out on the exclusive version that includes an additional swap-out head!
Today, Diamond Select has announced an exclusive version of their Jawa bank – only available at C2E2 this weekend. Click on through to find out how and where to get yours if you are attending.
Today we highlight the work of some more great customizers in our forum!
First up, we have Darthstreams, who has shared a ton of pics of his customs, including a Zayne Carrick that really caught my eye.
Next, PackRatStudios reveals what he’s been working on, including a very cool rendition of a Stormtrooper unit from Vader’s Fist.
Wraith_nine also joins in the fun, showing off a great gallery of Clone Wars customs, including some killer astromechs.
Last but not least, I-am-Boba-Fett has unleashed a ton of new customs into the forums, including an amazing rendition of a very obscure character from A New Hope, called Braconnor Bakiska.
Target has the Class II Vehicles on sale through May 18 for $14.99 (these are the controversial “mid size” vehicles consisting of the Slave I, Kenobi Starfigher and Republic Tank). So if you’ve been considering these as a purchase, this is a pretty good price on these… and I for one actually think the tank is kind of cool even at a reduced scale (yes, I know I’m in the minority).
As I finalize the photography and put the finishing touches on the toyguide update, check out our Facebook page for a preview of the Ben Kenobi – Desert Nomad Mythos statue from Sideshow Collectibles. It is by far one of the coolest pieces ever produced by their team.
The Endor Imperial AT-AT that many of us have been waiting to see at retail is finally showing up at Toys”R”us stores here in the states – thanks to forum member AaylaSecurasMan for the heads up!
Sideshow has updated today with images and pre-order info for their sixth scale Darth Malgus figure. Pre-orders start April 25th.
JediNews.co.uk is reporting that Jakks Pacific will be releasing both a blue 501st clone trooper and a red shock trooper this summer. Click here for their report!
The Original Trilogy CUSTOM Collection on CANVAS – black wooden frame
Each canvas measures 24″ x36.” These canvases are stretched and mounted on a black wooden frame. Frame measures 1 1/16″ deep x 1″ thick. Each canvas is coated with a professional polymer to protect against UV rays, dust particles, and other environmental elements.
Each canvas set is limited to only 300 pieces and will NEVER be printed again. Each canvas is signed and numbered on the back of the artwork.
*Original artwork by Drew Roberts. Licensed and owned by Lynx Collection, a division of Sabre Products.
Looking for the poster set and not the canvas set? We have multiple sizes available here.
“Stay On Target” with one of these cool t-shirts featuring the classic targeting computer screen. Orders close on April 25th, so jump on it now. Order yours here.
When the book Star Wars: The Blueprints by J. W. Rinzler was released in 2011 few could argue that it was not an impressive collection of schematics and a wealth of information about the construction of some of the most iconic creations in movie history. But also, few could afford the massive book. Now the book has been rereleased in a more shelf-friendly size and at a more affordable price. Listen to find out how this new release compares to the original, and if you should pick this up.
With Steve reviewing the Star Wars Steelbook releases and Johnathan discussing his latest Star Wars display, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
And be sure to look for Arnie, Marjorie, and Johnathan this weekend at C2E2! Stop them and get a free convention exclusive Star Wars Action News badge with a code that can be redeemed for an exclusive T-Shirt design! All thanks to our awesome graphic designer Chris!