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New Bandai 6″ Movie Vinyl Collection Line

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Bandai has launched a new series of 6″ figures from The Force Awakens as part of the Movie Vinyl Collection. This budget line features basic/minimal articulation while presented on a pseudo “Vintage” blister card back. The line kicks off with Kylo Ren (#01), First Order Stormtrooper (#02), Captain Phasma (#03),  BB-8 (#04), R2-D2 (#05) and Chewbacca (#06).

You can order these figures now through sites like HobbyLink Japan and BBTS for around $15 each.

Episode 474: We’re Down To Buy Figuarts

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Now with almost 50 points of articulation!

Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!

And also on this week’s show, the hosts review Kotobukiya’s Art-FX+ First Order Stormtrooper statue 2-pack.  Listen in to find out why this may be a statue collection you want to troop build!
With a complete run down of all US Blu-ray releases of The Force Awakens, news of an upcoming prototype Elite Series figure, and the latest rumors for 2016’s Force Friday event, it’s all on this Star Wars Action News!
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Episode #93: Good To See You

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On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I reunite from across the globe to discuss the latest in Star Wars news. A lot has transpired since the last time we broadcast: The Force Awakens has been released in the US (in various incarnations), a glorious teaser for Rogue One debuted and a sail barge-sized load of collecting news has dropped from Hasbro, Sideshow, Bandai and Funko! All of this and much more on  Episode #93 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode #87: POP! Goes the Wallet

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Our heads are on a bobble as new POP! bobble heads from Funko are making their way to retail and quickly into collector’s hands. On this week’s show, we discuss our latest obsession with this POP! line as well as cover the latest announcements from Hasbro as well as new product hitting stores. Also, we glaze longingly upon new product images that have been revealed from Hot Toys including their stunning sixth scale Rey figure. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 87 of The Realm Recap.

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Toyguide Update: Mei Sho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Mei Sho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett figure* from Bandai/Tamashii Nations.

PROS: If you are looking for an ornately sculpted and painted piece in the 1:12/6″ scale line, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than Bandai’s Mei Sho Movie Realization figures. The intricacy of the sculpts and precision in the articulation result in a truly museum-quality collectible that you can actually handle repeatedly without fear of breaking the figure (or wallet) as you might with Sideshow and/or Hot Toys products. The Ronin Boba Fett is a unique and “real world” interpretation of the iconic bounty hunter with a feudal Japanese/Samurai aesthetic. It is loaded not only with attitude, but accessories as well like throwing knives, a sword, and a re-imagined EE-3 rifle and jet pack. In total, this figure is a must-own for fans of the style, scale and Boba Fett alike.

CONS: These figures aren’t for your everyday collector due to the price and niche style. The various hands for the figure can be difficult to switch out, let alone be “massaged” enough to hold the weapons. As Obi-Wan said,  “patience” is the key here – don’t try to force anything.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

*Review sample provided by DorksideToys.

Update: New S.H.Figuarts Figures Revealed

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Sith_fire30 alerts us to several new 6″ scale figures coming from Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts line. They include Chewbacca (with articulated mouth), Han Solo and Luke Skywalker with blast-shield helmet and training remote. Plus, in the reflection you can see Jango Fett as well.

UPDATE: Also you can check out General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi (AOTC) and Shadowtrooper, Geonosis Battle Droid and Super Battle Droid as well.

UPDATE 2: S.H.Figurarts is also producing Mace Windu, Jabba the Hutt, C-3PO (AOTC) and additional Clone Trooper variants from Attack of the Clones.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Christmas is round the corner, New York Comic Con has revealed more cool new toys, a new Star Wars movie looms, The Flash, Arrow & Walking Dead have returned to TV, in short, it’s an AWESOME time for toys! We have lots of new pre-orders and in stock items below, and be sure to check out out great prices on older POP! & Walking Dead figures.

Click the image above for the complete list or pre-order and new arrivals.