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The Indy Adventures Continue…

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Recently, forum member Lance Quazar began an all new Indiana Jones photonovel series that takes place in the final days of World War II… this storyline really captures the grit and enjoyment of the 1980s films we all know and love.

Lance has recently wrapped up a new chapter in this ambitious project, and even if photonovels aren’t your thing, this is a read definitely worth checking out.  So kick back and take a few minutes to enjoy this latest endeavor he has put together for the viewing pleasure of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fans after the jump!

Episode VII Principal Photography Starting This May

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The Official Site has posted that principal photography for Episode VII will commence this May. They also confirm that the story will continue 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and feature three new young leading actors as well as a some familiar faces.

How a Star Wars Fan, and Soldier, Potentially Saved POTUS

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Over the years, we have all had that special store, convention, garage sale or eBay find that we go back to in our minds as being something that can never be outdone. Today, we believe we have found the ultimate example of that due to not only its uniqueness, but its potential for saving lives – maybe even the President of the United States. Click on through to read an amazing account from a US Army Officer stationed in Afghanistan back in 2012.

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Episode 420: Cheers to Planet Comicon!

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Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest collecting news, with new releases from LEGO, Star Wars Decks, and reports from the Toy Man Toy Show and Planet Comicon!

Planet Comicon was held in Kansas City this past weekend, and Marjorie and Arnie were there and on the hunt for toys and autographs!  This show saw a rare signing by John Ratzenberger who is mostly known for being a Pixar and Cheers star, but Star Wars fans know he was also Major Bren Derlin on Hoth.  With the con having its first three-day convention, listen to find out what you missed and if you should make it a destination in 2015!

Also in this week’s show, a lot of new Star Wars toys and collectibles have been announced recently.  From Potato Heads to replica skate boards to LEGO and more, find out about it all in this week’s podcast!
With a report from last week’s Toy Man Toy Show, a visit to Duncan Jenkins’ Sithsonian, and a close-up look at the breakdown of vintage plastic, it’s all in episode 420 of the Star Wars Action News podcast!

Yakfinities #51 Continues

We’ve only got until the end of March before Yakfinities #51 winds down, and as usual we’ll have plenty of random prizes to go around.  So if you like to customize, this is a great category with lots of potential – head on over to the forums and submit a custom Space Pirate after the jump!

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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Starting today through midnight St. Patrick’s Day Monday, March 17th, 2014, K & C Collectibles is offering 15% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $35.00. The discount coupon is “Green2014” and must be keyed into the Redemption Code field during the check out process.  Offer valid while supplies last.  K & C Collectibles has Black Series Wave 3 in-stock, Mission Series Wave 2, Saga Legends Wave 2, more LEGO sets and much more.  Click on through for a list of recently added items.

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Episode 6: Black Series Blues

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Another week has passed and it’s time for our week in review of the latest news in Star Wars collecting. This show, we are joined by Paul from Jedi Temple Archives as we discuss the highs and lows regarding new figure images from The Black Series, new customs and crowd-funding items, our latest toy purchases and we delve into Jayson’s psychosis regarding his acquisition of the “shampoo bottle” figures. Click on through to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at our ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 can be made available, simply leave a comment here on this post and a link will be provided.

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Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Check out all that’s in stock this week, (including our sale ) and available for pre-order at dorksidetoys.com. Not only Walking Dead Marvel, Star Wars, & GI JOE, but now also Game of thrones, Aliens, Predator, Simpsons & More to come soon.

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JTA Celebrates 10 Years Online

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Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have reached their 10 Year Anniversary in delivering their unique brand of reporting to the collecting public. Congrats!

CIV McQuarrie R2 & C-3PO at 5 Below?

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Imperial Holocron has posted via Twitter an odd find at 5 Below. Apparently, Celebration IV Exclusive R2-D2 McQuarrie figures have shown up at a Philly, PA store for $5. Weirdness.

Black Series Wave 3 Continues to Arrive

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Reports continue to come in (though sporadic) of collectors spotting Wave 3 of the Black Series in greater numbers, across various retailers.

We know that Hasbro’s changing their case assortment ratios moving forward, and more of what we see coming appear to be more “in demand” figures and characters than what we’re used to seeing.

Perhaps we are in for a healthier distribution flow in 2014?  Agreed?  Or do you see this as just a big tease?  Share your thoughts after the jump!

“Space Trees” Playset Update

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For those of you who have contributed so far to the “Space Trees” playset campaign, the guys at Twelfth Parsec have already met their campaign funding goal!  There’s also still time to get your order in, which you can do by clicking here.  They expect to start seeing their customers receive their items in July. 

Our friends at Imperialshipyards will also be hosting a podcast with Twelfth Parsec on March 20, you can find those details here – and also discuss your thoughts on this campaign (and speculate on what they have coming next!) in our forums.

Yakfinities #52 Voting Has Begun

It’s that critical time once again where you, as a Yakface forum member (provided you are registered in the forums), are able to exercise your freedom and cast your vote in the next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge!  Check out what the options are and cast your vote after the jump!

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store

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BBTS has released the latest Pre-Orders/New Arrivals update this week. Click on through to check out your favorite lines including a new Hybrid Metal Shadow Stormtrooper figure from 86 Hero.

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This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament 2014

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Last year’s bracketed showdown to decide the most popular character in a galaxy far, far away – as voted by fans – is back! This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament 2014 is fully armed and operational, with many special modifications. Click on through for the details.

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