Tuesday September 23rd 2014

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Rebels Vehicles: Loose In-Hand Pics


It’s been quite some time since collectors have had much to get excited about when it comes to  Hasbro’s vehicle offerings.  But that may change with the new assortment just now starting to hit from the Rebels line.   I really don’t think my pics do these things justice, but I do believe these vehicles are worth every penny!  For a better look, head on over to the forums!

New Disney Vinylmation Figures Announced


Our friend Kevin Gawthorpe from VinylmationWorld was in attendance at the weekend’s Imagination Gala at DisneyWorld and has revealed several new Vinylmation and Vinylmation Jr. Star Wars figures for 2014 and 2015. Click on through for some of the details.


Rebels Vehicles Hit Retail


With just a couple minutes to spare for a quick toy run to Toys”R”us today, I stumbled upon something not seen in quite some time by my weary eyes – 3.75″ scale vehicles worth picking up!   Head on over to the forums for a closer look.

Personal Note:  Priced at $22.99 each, these “mid-size” vehicles offer not only all-new sculpts, but are pretty well made too.  No, they’re not Hasbro’s finest achievement but for what the retailers are charging, it seems like a very fair deal.  These are light years better than all the Jedi Starfighters Hasbro’s been trying to force down our throats for years.  I’ll be getting pics posted of them “loose” as soon as I can, and I can already say I want at least two more walkers.  BTW, my son loves these.

Episode 29: The Walgreens Stalker


This week’s episode of The Realm Recap focuses heavily on the Black Series 6″ line as the first wave of the new “black and blue” line look has been hitting Walgreens stores hard (except mine of course). We also look at an amazing 6″ scale AT-ST work-in-progress that must be seen to be believed. We also discuss the merits of the new Rebels “Mystery” set that was revealed this week and the new products hitting the Disney Store and much more. 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.


Jedi Reveal Images Released

Hasbro has made available high-res images of the upcoming ToysRUs Exclusive Mission Series: The Ghost / Reveal the Rebels set. As of yet, no release schedule has been announced. Click the unwatermarked images above for another look.

1:6 Scale Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike Pre-Order Next Week


Next week on Thursday, September 11, pre-orders will open for Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike.

UPDATE: 9/11/14: pre-order for these items have been pushed back one week to September 18, 2014.

Collection Spotlight: Forum member Jodo


Today we spotlight the awesome collection of forum member Jodo – head to the forums and check it out!

Want to see your collection featured here?  If so, be sure to post some pics of your stuff in the Collection Gallery of the forums.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys


New 6″ Black Series Next Week, New GI JOE, Marvel, Walking Dead & Warehouse Clearance Ending Soon @dorksidetoys. Click on through for the full list.


Rancho Obi-Wan Gala 2014 Auction Preview


Rancho Obi-Wan has updated their website with a preview of some of the items that will be available at auction later this month for their annual Rancho Ob-Wan Gala. There are truly some gorgeous pieces available. Tickets are still available to attend or to donate as any absentee bidder.

UPDATE: ToysRUs Exclusive Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Revealed


Last week at FanExpo Canada, Hasbro officially took the wraps off of the mystery ToysRUs exclusive Star Wars Rebels Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Reveal Mission Series set that was revealed via ToysRUs.ca. The set includes Kanan, Ezra and a secret holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Thanks to the crew at AllSpark.com for photographic evidence and thanks to twitter follower Andrew W. for the heads up!


UPDATE: YodasNews has revealed loose images of the figures included in this set including the Holographic Obi-Wan

Episode 432: A New Dawn for Star Wars Fiction


Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel A New Dawn, Marjorie and Arnie review Black Series Wave 4, plus reports from Wizard World Chicago and Gen Con!

Last Spring it was announced that the Star Wars canon was taking a new direction. To pave way for the upcoming Episode VII as well as the Rebels TV series the previous Star Wars “Expanded Universe” was reclassified as Star Wars Legends, wiping the slate clean for a new era of Star Wars stories. That begins today with the release of A New Dawn, the Star Wars Rebels tie-in novel by John Jackson Miller. In this episode of Star Wars Action News, Brock joins us with a review of this first novel in a new age of Star Wars fiction.

​Also on this week’s show, Marjorie and Arnie review Hasbro’s 4th wave of Black Series 3.75-inch figures. From Dagobah Luke to Yoda to Toryn Farr, watch the video to see hands-on reviews of these collector-oriented figures!

With reports from Wizard World Chicago and GenCon, eating fresh with Rebels, and much more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

Customizer Spotlight: EMPIRE


Today we spotlight the amazing custom playset work of forum member EMPIRE.  Check out his latest update in the forums, and you can also try and win one of his fantastic Tatooine style buildings by bidding here.

Gentle Giant Labor Day Sale


The Labor Day Sale includes a selection of discounted items including Star Wars, Marvel and The Hobbit. Purchase any in stock Marvel item from August 29th through September 2nd and receive a FREE large M.O.D.O.K. Me T-Shirt.

2014 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Now Available


Thanks to a tip from our friends at JediNews, ToysRUs.com is now offering the 2014 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. The set include various mini figures, vehicles and accessories as well as an exclusive Santa-themed Darth Vader

New Rebels Short: “It’s Not What You Think”

In “Not What You Think,” a special Star Wars Rebels short, Ezra finds a downed TIE fighter on the plains of Lothal. The young rebel opens the ship’s hatch — pretending to help the ungrateful Imperial pilot — and leaves with a few souvenirs.

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