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Patience: A Final SWC 6″ X-wing Luke Slips Out of HTS

Twitter follower @j5unD sends us an amazing report that his order for the Star Wars Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot), that had been languishing in his shopping cart since April 25, filled and shipped yesterday. See the enclosed images for his proof. Crazy!

UPDATE: As a follow up to yesterday’s report, Jason sent a pic of his Luke which arrived safe and sound. We have added it to the gallery of images after the break.

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Episode 494: Star Wars Turns 40

Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars’ popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans.
On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.
Also on this week’s show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON — the official Hasbro con coming this September.  All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast!

$20 40th Anniversary Legacy Pack Found at Walmart

Ultimate deal finder Scott from Tulsa reports finding the 40th Anniversary Darth Vader with Display “Legacy Pack” on sale for $19.87 at his Walmart. And for those that require additional proof, here is a link to the receipt.

40 Years and Counting

Where has the time (and money) gone?  My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has added Black Series 6″, Topps 40th Anniversary Trading Card box,  Older Titanium Ships, Gentle Giant Mini Bust and Hallmark Ornaments.  Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.

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Update: Giveaway: GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40AC R5-D4

We managed to secure an extra GameStop Exclusive 6″ 40th Anniversary R5-D4 and we’re giving it away!* We want to know if there was one more figure to be released on the Vintage-style card back for the 6″ line, who would it be? Simply leave a comment here on this article (not our social media postings) with your answer.

We will leave the submissions open until 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 19. and announce the winner on Saturday, May 20.

*Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Update: in winter has been selected. Check the comments section to see if you’re the winner.

Hallmark Star Wars Celebration Exclusives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 16, 2017) — Commemorating 40 years of Star Wars: A New Hope, PopMinded by Hallmark will arrive at Star Wars Celebration with a new Keepsake Ornament and three new additions to the popular line of itty bittys® plush collectibles available exclusively at the fan event. Click on through for the announcement video.

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Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

Customizer Peakob1 shows off his latest custom figures, as part of his vision of what a 40th Anniversary line should look like from Hasbro.   Head on over to the forums to check it all out!

Personal Note:  In my humble opinion, these kit bashed repaints honoring the original trilogy blow Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary line out of the water.  Imagine figures like these, on vintage-esque cards… ’nuff said.