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Episode 495: Summer ’17 Cons: D23 & SDCC

The exclusives, the news, the reveals!

Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July — D23 and SDCC!

On this new Star Wars Action News podcast Daryl joins Arnie and Marjorie to bring first-hand accounts from both conventions. Find out about the exclusives, the reveals, and more!

Rumor Report: Interactive/Electronic Porgs

A lot of squawking has been happening since the Porgs were officially revealed in the behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi at D23. Upon revisiting a few coded listings for products, “IP Beak” is all but officially confirmed to be an Interactive Plush Porg. Nothing earth shattering or previously theorized, but as we approach Force Friday II, and unofficial checklists are being put together, it’s helpful to know what these things are despite their coded aliases.

D23 Exclusive Elite Series Premium Figures

Nerdist has posted the exclusive first looks at 3 new Disney Store Elite Series Premium Action Figure Sets that will be revealed in conjunction with D23. Head on over Princess Leia (Hoth) and Darth Vader, Jyn Erso (Eadu) and Director Krennic and Rey (Resistance) and Kylo Ren (Unmasked). Each set is $79.95 and limited to 1000 pieces an feature multiple accessories and soft goods clothing.

Star Wars D23 / Disney Store Exclusives

The D23 Fan Club site has updated today announcing what collectors can expect for some of the Disney Store exclusives issued for the event.

Highlights include:

The Disney Store shop will feature Star Wars apparel, accessories, drinkware, and, of course, collectibles. Notable highlights of the assortment are the limited-edition Star Wars Elite Series Premium Action Figures, featuring iconic hero and villain duos: Princess Leia and Darth Vader; Rey and Kylo Ren; and Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic. Each duo retails for $79.95 and is limited to an edition size of 1,000.

Several NEW Droid Factory Products Coming to Disney Parks

The insanely collectible Droid Factory program is about to expand in a huge way as several new products were revealed today by the Disney Parks team at Star Wars Celebration.  Click on through for images of tomorrow’s launch of the Protocol Droids, several carded releases for the holidays and D23 PLUS the tease of a Sandcrawler with Power Droid Playset!

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Funko Announces Star Wars Dorbz

Funko’s popular Dorbz line has now expanded to include the Star Wars brand. Brian Mariotti announced this a few moment ago at Toy Fair. The line will include figures, vehicles and other offerings kicking off with a D23 exclusive Ridez vehicle and character 3 pk. Watch the video above for the full announcement (after the Disney Treasures box info).

Disney Store Exclusive Elite Series Set Available 41% Off

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Collectors that missed the initial release of the Disney Store Exclusive Elite Series box set of die cast figures (first available at D23) have another chance to score one via Woot!. They have it marked down 41% ($409.99) from the original $700 MSRP. This set is a limited edition of 500 pieces and commands a high price on the secondary market.

Thanks to Bo Sanders for the heads up.

Episode #72: Week of Leaks

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A few short weeks ago we vented our displeasure with the lack of info surrounding product availability on Force Friday. That all changed last week and fans crowd sourced breaking news to reveal dozens of collectibles and more for The Force Awakens. But that wasn’t all. New images from Episode VII were released through Entertainment Weekly and we got our first look at Rogue One via a cast photo revealed at D23. Needless to say Episode #72 of The Realm Recap is jam-packed with the latest in Star Wars news.

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Rogue One – The Daring Mission Has Begun

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (August 15, 2015)—Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, “Rogue One,” has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

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No Footage for The Force Awakens at D23

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J.J. Abrams himself has stated via Entertainment Weekly regarding The Force Awakens presence at D23:

“It is true, we are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise,” director J.J. Abrams tells EW. “In the fall, there’ll be a trailer.”

For people hoping to see official Episode VII merchandise shown at D23, I wouldn’t hold my breath for that. It’s all coming after Sept. 4.