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Episode #77: Across the Galaxy in 80 Days

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Despite being only 80 days away from the The Force Awakens, the flow of product in and money out seems to be never ending. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I take a look at the latest reveals from Hasbro, Bandai, Funko, Anovos and much more (and hopefully with 100% less audio distortion).

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Toyguide Update: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader figure from Bandai/Tamashii Nation.

PROS: The minute I saw this figure previewed back in June 2014, I knew I had to have it and now that it has arrived, it’s probably my favorite collector item of 2014. The samurai armor has been beautifully merged with the Star Wars aesthetic and the result is an amazing sculpt with ornate details and paint work. The articulation is nearly perfect, allowing collectors to set a wide range of realistic display possibilities and intimidating postures. Accessories are plentiful with 3 additional pairs of hands for gesturing or holding the included katana-like lightsaber and/or hilt.

CONS: Admittedly the style isn’t for everyone, nor is the premium price for essentially a 6″ scale figure.

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Episode 41: It’s Not Wise To Upset A Mouse

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Yakface and Flyguy are back again this week as we discuss new Black Series 6” figures landing at Target, the release of new product images for Saga Legends and Mission Series for 2015 as well as Hasbro’s failed suicide attempt/merger with DreamWorks. Sideshow and Gentle Giant are thrown into the mix with new preorder announcements as well as details for upcoming model kits from Bandai, We round things out this week with Rebels, Episode VII and Celebration Anaheim announcements and updates. All this and more on Episode 41 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 38: Rebels Rebels, Distribution’s A Mess

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Our show returns this week as Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting and just in time. It appears that the drought is lifting as new product is shipping to and being received by collectors. New Black Series, Star Wars Rebels, and Saga Legends/Mission Series are all starting to show up online and in stores. Sideshow comes through huge this past week with a few preorders that are sure to put a dent in the wallet and Bandai again tempts collectors with their expanding line of samurai-themed figures. Episode VII and Star Wars Rebels gets a few hits this week as principal filming has wrapped on the sequel and we now get a clearer understanding of the Inquisitor’s task by way of new Vader footage on a special telecast of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. This and much more on Episode 38 of The Realm Recap!

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