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!
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Amazon’s exclusive Slave I is back in stock after being briefly taken down to sort out the rampant shipping issues.
It appears that some orders processing out of Amazon warehouses are forgoing shipping boxes and just slapping the labeling right to the TVC packaging. Check out this post at Rebelscum for an image that will shock and amaze. If your order hasn’t processed yet, I strongly suggest you call and request your order be packed out correctly.
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.
Amazon is now sending out emails to those that preorderd Hasbro’s upcoming TVC Slave I, with expected arrival dates at your doorstep in late August. Keep an eye on your inbox for your status update, and start making room on your display shelves for this awesome vehicle!
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)
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.
Our friends at Star Wars Action News alerted us that the TVC Slave I is now available for pre-order ($99.99) on Amazon.com with FREE shipping an expected ship date of 8/15.
Amazon.com has a Deal of the Day today featuring the Vault Edition of The Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace. It is available today only for $69.99 ($30 off) and is eligible for FREE Shipping.
Amazon has added a new listing to their site revealing a new action figure collecting resource book from super-fan Steve Sansweet. Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 Years of Characters features 352 pages and is slated for an October 17, 2012 release. Pre-order yours today!
Thanks to KnightsArchive.com for the tip!
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