It’s Star Wars Action News’ 8th Annual Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday shopping companion!
Black Friday isn’t what it used to be…it’s not even Friday any more! With sales having started Thanksgiving Day and some stretching through the weekend and even to “Cyber Monday” bargain shoppers now have almost a full week of savings. Stay on target for Star Wars bargains with this episode of Star Wars Action News! Marjorie and Arnie run down the stores with Star Wars items on sale to let you know which bargains are worth fighting the crowds, and which you can sleep through!
Also on this episode is the annual Star Wars Action News holiday gift guide! With gift ideas for men, women, and children, and in all price ranges, listen to find what to get the Star Wars collector who seems to already have everything! The entire Star Wars Action News team has contributed ideas. From books to lightsabers, toys to statues, jewelry to original art, it’s all here in today’s podcast! Plus listen to win a set of Star Wars Radio Drama CD-sets from Star Wars Action news and Highbridge Audio!
And don’t forget to sign up for the Star Wars Action Sithmas Gift Exchange! Sign-ups end December 2nd. Get and give some Star Wars joy this season by joining this Secret Santa gift exchange! All the details are at http://www.swactionnews.com/Sithmas/
We would like to take a moment to thank all of our readers for supporting our site, and to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Spend quality time with your loved ones, have your fill of good eats, and enjoy some football today. And of course, be safe!
If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on Hasbro’s new Merumeru figure, you may not be too happy about the sculpted armor on his right forearm.
But if you’re willing to shell out for a second copy of this figure, you can make a pretty simple modification to give him a more natural look, which essentially gives you a generic Wookiee. Check out this simple process after the jump!
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, Hallmark is presenting Christmas Tree Tidbits, which include a variety of facts and stats about the beloved tradition of decorating Christmas trees. One of the graphics features Yoda and Star Wars themed Keepsake Ornaments. Which has now reached an impressive (most impressive) 98 ornaments.
Looking for a way to enhance the presentation of your collection? Sideshow is offering a few attractive lighted display case options produced by Legend Studio — a perfect gift for any high-end collector this holiday season! Standard cases retail for $69.99 each and the XL sizes are $79.99.
Lighted Display Case – white
Lighted Display Case – black
XL Lighted Display Case – white
XL Lighted Display Case - black
Items are expected to ship in January 2014.
Upon making my usual stop at Target this morning, I noticed that they have started affixing foil, tamper-evident, security stickers on all of their LEGO sets priced $29.99 or higher.
It would be nice if Toys”R”Us would utilize this method of theft prevention instead of using those Spider security devices we’ve all seen marring the boxes of vehicles like the Millennium Falcon, Republic Gunship and AT-AT.
Enjoy Black Friday All Week! Great Deals NOW on 100 Items! This Sale Runs a Full Week, From Tuesday 11/26 to Monday 12/2
Dark Horse Comics has announced a huge Black Friday digital comics “megabundle” sale offering 150 comics for $100. Titles include the newest Star Wars series by Brian Wood, The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, Crimson Empire, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Legacy and more! Sale starts Nov. 29 and runs through Sunday Dec. 1. Visit DarkHorse.com for the full details.
If you were on the fence with the MTT, I’m not sure you could ask for a better deal than what Yakface reader Daniel C. is reporting finding at his local Marc’s store. A stunning price of $39.99 each for this behemoth droid transport.
Personal Note: I love this vehicle. I realize it’s not for everyone, but I felt it was worth the full retail price and think it’s a shame to see what I consider to be Hasbro’s greatest item of 2012 be ignored by a lot of the community. Sure, it’s from the worst Star Wars movie, but it’s still a killer toy and is the only Separatist related item that stacks up size-wise against all the clone trooper related vehicles Hasbro has produced.
It’s a new week – and that means it’s time for a new Concept Series reveal by localgotal!
The latest concept is an update on a character that Hasbro first released back in the POTJ line.. I’d buy this figure… would you? Decide for yourself after the jump!
Throw this in the rumor pile for now, but DeathStar.nl has posted an interesting tidbit about the possibility of 3D versions of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith heading to theaters (at least in the Netherlands) in December of 2014.
Yakface forum members continue to raise the bar with their customs figures, which means another spotlight of their amazing work is overdue!
First up, Evilivo shares his take on a Wookiee Chieftan, which gives Hasbro a run for its money with their new figure of Merumeru.
DarthVirunga returns with a huge update, including the Sith Lord, Darth Ruin. Check it all out here.
Next up, customizing legend Glassman has begun customizing Hasbro’s new 6″ scale line, and shares a Stormtrooper Han Solo and other 6″ updates too!
Last but not least, forum member DeltaSev shares a group of his latest customs, including Mira from KOTORII.
Black Friday is almost here and we have some incredible deals (Available to all countries listed) on GI JOES, Assassin’s Creed, Marvel, Star Wars The Black Series, Walking Dead and more…PLUS spend $99 USD in store and the shipping is on us! (USA domestic customers only).
We also have same day shipping (Order before 1pm) not forgetting super saving flat rate shipping from $5.99, so check out what’s in stock, up for Black Friday and available for pre-order at www.dorksidetoys.com
Medicom Toy has announced their next figure in their Star Wars Be@rbrick line – the 1000% Darth Vader. It stands about 27″ tall and features 6 points of articulation and has an MSRP of 29,400￥ (about $290 US).
Medicom Toy has announced their third figure in their Vintage SOFUBI (Soft Vinyl) line – the Stormtrooper. It stands about 10″ tall and features 5 points of articulation and has an MSRP of 9,450￥ (about $100 US).