Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Rey Update

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Hot Toys has added new accessories to be included with their 1:6 Scale Rey figure(s) from The Force Awakens.

The desert gear head wrap with goggles can now be freely put onto Rey’s headsculpt to provide an additional look for our beloved scavenger or have the head wrap cover the whole face to reenact the opening scene of the movie!

Furthermore, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber will now be included for Rey as a bonus accessory!

These new accessories will be included with the individual Rey figure and the Rey & BB-8 set. You can preorder either now at Sideshow Collectibles.

Episode #86: “Rey”diculous

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There has been an a-Rey-kening. Have you felt it? Collectors, fans, and now media outlets are all-in on Rey merchandise from the various licensors out there, but the narrative seems to be there is barely any to be had (anywhere) or that it is coming soon. On this weeks show, Flyguy and I wade into the fact and fiction of this topic. Also, we discuss new product images that have been revealed/leaked from Hasbro, Kotobukiya, LEGO and more. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 86 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 466: 2015 Star Wars Collectors’ Year in Review

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For Star Wars collectors, 2015 started in a famine and ended in a feast — with plenty of highs and lows along the way! We look back at the Star Wars Celebration: Anaheim reveals, the convention exclusives, and all the action figures, mini-busts, import figures, and high-end collectibles. Plus the bottled water, the oranges, the cereals, and all the other tie-ins!
So listen now as Arnie and Marjorie are joined by other Star Wars Action News team members and friends and look back on the year that was…and the next year to come!

UPDATE: Winter Is Coming to the 3.75″ Scale

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ToyArk has posted an interesting article stating that Funko is expanding further into the 3.75″ scale market with a line Game of Thrones figures (and playset). What sets these apart from their Reaction 5POA line is that these figure look to feature more advanced sculpts and 9 points of articulation including elbow and knee joints.

No word on pricing or availability.

UPDATE: Image removed per Funko’s request.

Kotobukiya Kylo Ren ARTFX+ Statue

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Kotobukiya has revealed Kylo Ren, their latest ARTFX+ statue, from The Force Awakens.

The shrouded Kylo Ren accompanies the First Order in their quest to control the galaxy. As he aids this campaign new information surfaces about the whereabouts of a Jedi Master that will lead him on a direct course to face his past. Display Kylo Ren with his hood up or down in 8 unique poses with the included action parts.

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill. Kylo Ren is perfectly scaled (1/10) to the figures in the ARTFX+ line and comes with magnets in his feet for extra stability on the included metal display base. Display this Dark Force-wielder alongside other Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens figure kits from Kotobukiya!

You can pre-order now with an available of July 2016.

Control Sphero BB-8 Via New Wearable Tech

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Gizmodo has posted an article regarding the development of a new wearable piece of tech from Sphero to control their popular BB-8. The wrist-worn device uses simple hand gestures to control the rolling droid rather than relying on an app on a smartphone. It will be available later this year as standalone purchase or bundled with BB-8. Also stated in their article is Sphero’s plan to release a weathered/battle-damaged version of the droid as well.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added New Black Series 3.75″ Action Figures (Rey, Finn, Poe and Han), New Titanium Vehicles, Boba Fett ESB Shogun 24″ figure, Star Wars Insider #162 Comic Edition Cover and more Light-up Lightsaber Chopsticks.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Fan-Fiction Photonovel Stories Update

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All the attention is around The Force Awakens, but we’d be remiss to not mention that there have been some great new fan-fiction stories being shared in the photonovel section of our forums recently .

Forum member CloneCrazy has recently shared the latest installment in his Will Of The Force series, and Jodo has also posted a new chapter in his Era of Darkness saga.

With great special effects, custom figures, dioramas and creative storytelling, both of these artists continue to up their game – check out their latest efforts and other fan stories in the Yakface Forums after the jump!

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