Our friends at YodasNews have tweeted a report that come July 1, action figures will be going up in price about $1 each do to rising shipping costs to distributors and stores. Since this is explained as a shipping cost issue, one can assume this won’t be limited to the Star Wars brand.
Here is a quick update about an exciting batch of new pre-orders, a large batch of new arrivals, and info on a $5,000 store credit giveaway contest!.
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According to Hasbro’s latest press release, the SDCC Carbon Freezing Chamber is now $10 higher (up from $69.99) from the info released a couple weeks ago. Here is the updated info:
STAR WARS VINTAGE SPECIAL EDITION CARBONITE CHAMBER COLLECTOR’S PACK
(Approximate Retail Price: $79.99; Ages 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con)
Pretend to visit an alternate reality with this incredible package of seven 3.75” STAR WARS figures—one figure from each film in the Saga, and one figure only available in this collectible set.
UPDATE: Yakface Reader and local collector friend Matt M. noted that maybe the reason for the price increase for this set is due to the fact of Hasbro raising the prices of their merchandise starting July 1. A sound theory for sure.
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have posted a new image today revealing a second Target Exclusive 3-pack that includes a Tusken Raider (Sand People), Boba Fett and a new Snaggletooth (aka Takeel)! Check it out at Sandtroopers.com
It’s been an interesting week to be a Star Wars collector. Some report new figure finds at Wal Mart and Target, others can’t find anything but The Phantom Menace wave. Preorders of the Mandalorian Assault Transport were cancelled, but new San Diego Comic Con and Celebration VI exclusives were teased. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie look at these developments and what it means to be a Star Wars toy collector in 2012.
Also on this week’s podcast, Brock joins us with a review of the Star Wars novel Scourge. From Jeff Grubb, an author with a Star Wars background bringing us his first Star Wars novel, this adaptation of a story from the Star Wars Role Playing Game has some fans buzzing. Listen to Brock’s review to find out why!
And with Star Wars Celebration VI coming ever closer, announcements are continuing to flow. Listen to hear about the reveal of 10 exclusive art prints, and Diorama Workshop head Frank Diorio tells you some of his plans for a diorama twice as large as the one at Celebration V, and how you can help make it a reality! Plus, don’t forget to get your tickets now
for the Yakface/Star Wars Action News party at Star Wars Celebration VI, with a FREE exclusive T-Shirt, food, drinks, fun, friends, and music, it’s a time not to be missed!
Sideshow Collectibles now has the Premium Format R2-D2 and C-3PO figure set up for pre-order.
UPDATE: The Exclusive version has already pre-sold out but you can still get on the wait list for this set.
Our friends at YodasNews has posted some great hi-res boxed and loose images of the upcoming Toys”R’Us exclusive Ewok and Yavin Pilot Battle Packs. Head on over to check them out!
On Friday, July 13th at 7:30 am, Star Wars Action News will be hosting the 2nd Annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast!
When Lucasfilm ended the Star Wars Fan Club, the long tradition of starting “Star Wars Day” at San Diego Comic Con with the Star Wars Fan Club breakfast went with it. But last year Marjorie and Arnie of Star Wars Action News started a new tradition, the Star Wars Fan Breakfast, and details were just announced for this year’s event! There is no cost to go, just pay for what you order, and there will be prizes donated by Star Wars Action News, Sideshow Collectibles, and others!
All the details can be found at swactionnews.com
It’s hard to believe we are already only months away from Star Wars Celebration VI! With the guest list growing by the week and the exclusives product announcements kicking into high gear, what better time then now to secure your tickets to the Yakface/Star Wars Action News Fan Party! We have a limited amount of tickets still available and don’t forget each ticket holder has a chance to win great prizes from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant and more! PLUS, everyone leaves with an exclusive T-shirt only available at the party. Head to SWActionNews.com to order yours today!
Yakface Reader Nic S. writes in to report finding new Star Wars Earbuds at his local Walmart. There are 4 styles to choose from: Darth Vader, Yoda, Darth Maul and C-3PO and retail for about $10 each. These were originally shown as mock-ups at Toy Fair 2012 by Jazwares.