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Episode 402: Separation Anxiety

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New figures are on the pegs and Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Star Wars Action News studio ready to review them! On this week’s podcast the hosts look at new new Saga Legends figures from Hasbro. With limited articulation and smaller card backs these figures have divided collectors between those who demand more collector-oriented figures and those who find the limited pose-ability a throwback to vintage collecting. Hasbro claims they’re some of the best sculpts they’ve ever done. Listen to find out the final verdict!

But with the new items shipping there seem to be new problems for collectors. The figures seem to have problem staying on the cards, and reports are widespread regarding shipping damage to the Amazon exclusive Slave I. Even those who received perfect Slave I vehicles may still have issues as many report manufacturing issues and missing parts with Boba Fett’s iconic ship. Marjorie and Arnie run down these disappointing details.

With listener voicemails giving their thoughts on the toys, a review of the Star Wars chess set, and a Legend-ary Darth Maul collectible, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Download the show: MP3 (Audio Only) / M4A (Enhanced)

Amazon Build-A-Droid Carded Images

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A lot of collectors may not be happy with the Droid Factory line being an Amazon exclusive, but there’s no denying this is some of Hasbro’s finest work in terms of packaging, and it’s a true shame that this line was replaced by The Black Series.  Check out a full gallery of pics courtesy of volkerc here and also share your thoughts in our forums.

Update: Canceled Droid Factory Figures Coming to Amazon

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Hasbro’s panel at SDCC revealed that the canceled Droid Factory figures will be offered through Amazon.com. They will they will be released in the canceled packaging design as well. They will be sold as a set for $59.99 this fall.

Thanks to Galactic Hunter for the details.

UPDATE: This set is now available for pre-order – expected ship date is October 13, 2013 (Thanks to forum member Rune Haako for the tip)

UPDATE: Slave I Price Drop on Amazon

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Jedi Temple Archives has altered collectors that Amazon’s Exclusive Slave I is on sale for only $69.99. There is no telling on how long this sale will last so get your orders in quickly.

UPDATE: It appears that this markdown is more of a price adjustment than sale as it no longer lists the original $99.99 pricepoint. For those that pre-ordered, you might want to check your order status to see if the adjustment was done there as well.

UPDATE 2: Republic Attack Shuttle Now $24.99

Amazon continues its price drop on the Clone Wars Republic Attack Shuttle and it has now reached the low price of $29.99 plus FREE SHIPPING! Amazon Prime members can get it shipped to their house by tomorrow for only an additional $3.99. One wonders how much further it will go down, if at all, so you might want to pull the trigger now before it is too late. I did.

Update: Now $21.99 as a “Lightning Deal” til 1PM

Update 2: Now available for $24.99