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Episode 46: New Year’s Revelations

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Happy New Year! The Realm Recap returns after the holiday break with a full plate of news. This week, Flyguy and I attempt digest developments from Hasbro regarding leaked 6″ The Force Awakens figure images, the potential switch to a new, smaller scale for Episode VII figures, and reports of some stores pulling the shelf tags for the Saga Legends/Rebels basic figures. Sideshow and Hot Toys revealed a few chestnuts since our last show — all look great and expensive. Finally, we cover a cornucopia of news from LEGO, Hot Wheels, Bandai, Revoltech and more. We close out the festivities with rumors and speculation for The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Celebration. All this and much more on Episode 46 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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Star Wars Celebration Pin Sets Arriving

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Rebelscum is reporting the arrival of the Star Wars Celebration Early Bird pin sets and shirts to those badge holders that ordered. The set includes R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Head on over to Rebelscum for a closer look.

Revenge of the Sith 3D To Premiere at Celebration Anaheim

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I received my latest issue of the Star Wars Insider today and was surprised to read that Revenge of the Sith will be making its theatrical 3D premiere during Celebration Anaheim in April. Attendees will be able to view the entire Prequel Trilogy in 3D (along with the Original Trilogy in non-3D) over the course of the four day event.

Customizer Spotlight: mousedroidhoojib

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This weekend we highlight the customizing work of one of the most creative members of our forums – mousedroidhoojib.  Diving into various EU sources and official film characters, you never know what project mousedroidhoojib is going to show off next.  Check out the latest updates after the jump!

Hasbro Toys: The Force Awakens

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We’ve seen the official trailer countless times, some great concept art, and even some apparent 6″ scale figure prototypes, but there are so many questions on what direction Hasbro is going to be taking with the toy line for The Force Awakens.

Another cool art image was recently revealed by Indie Revolver, which appears to show a very cool new ship design for the next film.  How would this translate into a toy?  Pretty awesome, one would think, if Hasbro chooses to make it.  Hopefully we’ll get a taste of what’s coming in February during Toy Fair.  Until then, head on over to the forums to join in the EP7 toy discussions, and remember, spoilers apply.

The Enloe Trials: Customizing Update

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Following the most recent chapter in The Enloe Trials photonovel series, work continues as numerous customs and diorama pieces are being constructed for future chapters.

Check out some new custom parts lists and recipes for several figures that have shown up in recent adventures, and some other characters that will appear in future installments after the jump!

ToyMan Collector Show in St. Louis

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The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, January 11

With  over 180 dealer tables, you never know what vintage or new Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices! Heck, you may even run into yours truly!  For more details, click on the image above and for some pics of items for sale at recent shows, click here.

Walgreens Continues to Stock 6″ Black Series

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The pickings at most retail stores may be slim right now, but it seems Walgreens continues to receive a steady stock of new 6″ scale Black Series figures.  If you’re in an area with a lot of these stores, chances are a bit of persistence will pay off if you are looking to score Hasbro’s latest wave.

Not having such luck?  Or are things going better than expected?  Share your finds (or lack thereof) in the forums!

McQuarrie Stormtrooper Artist Series Statue

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As part of their “12 Days of” event, Sideshow Collectibles has announced a Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Artist Series Statue. Watch for the preorder announcement soon…

Let the Hunt Begin…

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We kick off the new year with another fun Yakfinities Customizing Challenge – Bounty Hunters!  Yakface forum members have already started strong with several entries submitted, and we’ll be accepting submissions through March 31.  For more details, click here.

Keep an eye on our front page as we’ll be announcing the prize winners for Yakfinities #54 – Order 66 Survivors soon!

Happy New Year’s Eve

Again, we’d like to thank all of our readers here on the site, followers/subscribers on our respective social media channels, friends and sponsors for another fantastic year of sharing in our Star Wars fandom. 2015 will undoubtedly be the biggest year yet, so BE SAFE this evening if you plan on attending or hosting any New Year’s Eve festivities.

The WolfPack Podcast #113: Year End Review

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On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Chris, Corey, Curto, Steve, and Jayson talk about their top Star Wars moments of 2014, ranging from Hasbro to The Clone Wars to The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer. We also talk about the top things we are looking forward to in 2015! May The Force Be With You, Always.

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Star Wars Collectors Cast #7: Happy Holidays

 

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It’s time for another dose of the monthly Star Wars Collectors Cast, the last for 2014.  This month James Burns is joined by one half of the dynamic duo that is RebelForce Radio – Jimmy Mac – to talk through his collecting habits and what’s new in the world of Star Wars collecting, including the recently leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure prototype images

As always, James heads to northern California to check in at Rancho Obi-Wan and catch up with Steve Sansweet and find out what’s been going on at the world largest collection, and all about the brand new Rancho Recruiter initiative.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, tune into this month’s Star Wars Collectors Cast now!

Hot Toys 1:6 Darth Vader Now Available

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Sideshow Collectibles is now taking preorders for the Hot Toys Darth Vader 1:6 scale figure.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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Big Bad Toy Store has issued their latest newsletter with New Arrivals and Preorders head on over to check out new Star Wars items from Hot Toys, Play Art Kai, Revoltech, Hero Cross, Bandai, and more!

Episode 439: 2014 Year in Review Part 1 – Hasbro Star Wars Toys

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Arnie and Marjorie are joined by the Gingerprince, Johnathan, Curtis, Daryl, Brock, Jay, and Andrew to look back at the Hasbro Star Wars toys of 2015!

For Star Wars fans 2014 came in with a whimper but went out with a bang!  From a year that started with few Star Wars figures to be found in either the 4 or 6-inch scales, it ended with Expanded Universe 6-Inch figures, new lines of 3.75-inch figures, and Star Wars fans everywhere trying to “get to da Chopper!”
Now in the first part of the Star Wars Action News year in review, the Star Wars Action News team looks back at 2014 from the point of view of a toy collector.  Marjorie and Arnie are joined by several other collectors to rate the best and worst of Star Wars collecting this year!

Several New Topps Trading Card Series for 2015

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IcV2.com has posted info regarding several new trading card series coming to retail and hobby shops from Topps in 2015. Head on over to check out details for Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Masterworks, Chrome Perspectives, Star Wars Rebels, 3D Widevision and more.

Exclusive Star Wars Swag in Loot Crate for January

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New Loot Crate for January looks to have some exclusive Star Wars swag. Subscribe today! Use code “Save3″ to save $3.

With the start of 2015 upon us we wanted the first crate of the new year to celebrate the geek and gaming icons of the past. Join us as we REWIND and give you EXCLUSIVE items from Star Wars, Voltron, and more! Plus, an exclusive licensed shirt and retro gaming-inspired mashup figure!

LEGO Admiral Yularen Minifigure Polybag

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Groovebricks spreads word regarding new images (via Taobao) for the upcoming exclusive LEGO Star Wars Admiral Yularen minifigure polybag. Head on over for a closer look and stay tuned for details on the availability of this figure.

Hot Toys Reveals 1:6 Darth Vader Details

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Hot Toys has officially revealed the full details for their upcoming 1:6 Movie Masterpiece Darth Vader figure. Click on through for the breakdown and watch for a preorder announcement very soon.

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LEGO Exclusive Hoth Han Solo (Again)

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It looks like LEGO Store will be offering their Free* Exclusive Han Solo (Hoth) figure again this February according to LEGO Star Wars and Beyond. This figure was offered back in 2013 as part of the May 4-5 promotions.

*Free with any LEGO Star Wars purchase

LEGO UCS Slave I Found Early

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Looks like the LEGO UCS Slave I has been spotted on shelves a few days early thanks to a report from Boba Fett Fan Club. The set was found at LEGOLAND in Florida for $199.99

ISY 2014 Birthday Challenge Wrapup

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Our friends at Imperialshipyards recently hosted a great customizing challenge that churned out some fantastic customs.  Head on over to their forums and check out the great figures made by members of the community after the jump!

7 Days of Savings at Entertainment Earth

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Entertainment Earth is having their year-end 7 Days of Savings sale with deep-discounts (up to 95% off) on over 600 items. Get great deals on toys, action figures, graphic novels, bobble heads, games, and more. From Disney and Marvel to Star Trek and Star Wars, we have the world’s best deals on hundreds of amazing products. There’s no better time to buy yourself the gift you really want. Shop now!

Star Wars Rebels: Path of the Jedi Now Available

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DisneyXD subscribers can now watch the next episode of Star Wars Rebels via WatchDisneyXD.com or through the app. Path of the Jedi features Kanan training in a Jedi temple on Lothal as Ezra faces a challenge that will help him grow. This episode also includes the return of Yoda as voiced by Frank Oz.

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