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6″ Black Series Retailer Exclusive Preorders on Robot Kingdom

Can’t wait for the U.S. release date for some of the 6″ Black Series retailer exclusives? Head on over to Robot Kingdom and preorder the Guardians of Evil 4pk., Supreme Leader Snoke with Throne, Kylo Ren with Throne Room, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit), and First Order Stormtrooper with Gear 

Robot Kingdom expects them for early October shipping.

Kotobukiya R2-C4 ARTFX+ Statue Now Available

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R2-C4, much like another little R2 unit who went on to gain further fame, was an astromech droid under the service of the Royal Naboo Security Forces during the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. R2-C4 served with the pilots of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps stationed at the city of Theed on Naboo, and was one of many to bravely partake in the Naboo Space Battle, fighting valiantly against the Trade Federation’s droid starfighters.

Offered exclusively thru Barnes & Noble, this limited production statue stands nearly 4 inches tall in 1/10 scale. R2-C4 can be displayed either upright or inclined on its magnetic display base and also includes a collectable, commemorative coin.

The R2-C4 ARTFX+ statue is available now at Barnes & Noble stores or online

Kotobukiya R2-M5 ARTFX+ Statue Now Available

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R2-M5 was an R2-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton that served the Royal Naboo Security Forces. It was one of the astromech droids aboard the Queen’s starship as of 32 BBY. When a Trade Federation battleship opened fire on the Naboo Royal Starship, R2-M5 went out, along with R2-N3 and other astromech droids, to fix an imbalance in the starboard engines. Both droids were blasted off the hull.

Offered exclusively through Barnes & Noble, this limited production statue stands nearly 4 inches tall in 1/10 scale. R2-M5 can be displayed either upright or inclined on its magnetic display base and also includes a collectable, commemorative coin.

The R2-M5 ARTFX+ statue is available now at Barnes & Noble stores or online.

Episode 364: Star Wars Action News Reads Day in Roseville

Last Saturday was the first annual Star Wars Reads Day, an event promoted by Del Rey and Lucasfilm to promote literacy in general, and the reading of Star Wars books in particular. Over 1,000 libraries and book stores across the country took part, with kits provided by Del Rey giving kids activities and crafts, and promoting Star Wars. Marjorie and Arnie of Star Wars Action News trekked to Roseville, MN for one of these events at Barnes & Noble with guests Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, and Dan Wallace. On this episode of the podcast, they recap the events and share their hopes for next year’s event to make it even better!

And with Star Wars Reads day what better book is there than the Star Wars Essential Reader’s Companion to introduce new readers to the Star Wars Expanded Universe? Star Wars Action News Book Club liaison Brock provides an in-depth review of this new book on this show.

With a recap of finds at the Toy Man Toy Show in St. Louis and the Fallcon convention in Roseville, new finds at Toys R Us, a die-cast C-3PO, and more, it’s on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

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Episode 363: Pablo Hidalgo’s Essential Companion

On October 6, 2012 is the first Star Wars Reads day. Across the country bookstores will be hosting events celebrating Star Wars books, both fiction and nonfiction. Many stores are having Star Wars authors speak and autograph books, including the Barnes & Noble in Roseville, MN where Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie will be going to see authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace, and John Jackson Miller.

With Star Wars Reads day being the biggest thing for Star Wars fans since Celebration VI, it is the perfect time for the release of Pablo Hidalgo’s Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion. With Star Wars fiction predating the Star Wars films themselves, and with a constant stream of expanded universe novels coming for over twenty years, The Essential Reader’s Companion provides summaries, trivia, and artwork for over 100 Star Wars adult novels, plus many more junior novels and comics besides!

On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Arnie sits down with Pablo to discuss the inception of this new book and how it can be used by Star Wars readers of all experience levels–from those who’ve just read their first novel to the experienced reader who’s consumed every book released!

And also on this week’s show, Star Wars fans and Disney fans alike go crazy for Disney’s Vinylmation figures. Exclusive to the Disney theme parks, the second series of Vinylmations was released in August, simultaneous with Star Wars Celebration VI. Events were held on both coasts, at Disney World in Orlando, and Disneyland in California, and Podcast Enhancer Berent’s significant other Carmilla attended Disneyland to get a set of these figures! On this week’s podcast, listen to hear their impressions of this new series, and how you can win a full set of these figures from Star Wars Action News!

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