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Episode 298: Packing Celebration

Star Wars Celebrations – never will you find a more passionate group of Star Wars fans in one place! Every single Star Wars Celebration has been a great time for the fans in attendance, with exclusive collectibles, celebrity panels, great events, and so much more friendships are made as are memories! So there can be no bigger Star Wars news this past week than the official announcement of Star Wars Celebration VI, in Orlando, August 23-26, 2012. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie celebrate this news and look at what it means for Star Wars fans.

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie continue packing the Sithsonian and Arnie reflects on what impact the move has had on his rules of collecting.

With a discussion of the Wedge vintage figure, Hallmark SDCC exclusives, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show from swactionnews.com or use the direct links:

Regular Version:
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/SWAN298.MP3

Enhanced Version
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/Enhanced/SWAN298.M4A

TVC Wave 7 Shipping and “Revenge” Wave Delayed ’til Oct

Our pal Adam Pawlus over at Galactic Hunter and Entertainment Earth has posted updated shipping info regarding The Vintage Collection’s Wave 7 and the now delayed wave 8. TVC Wave 7 (the RFT, Logray, Fordo etc. wave) is now shipping from most online retailers, but it looks as if wave 8 and its revision case, which both include the Revenge of the Jedi recard figures, has been pushed back until October. Question is, what does that mean for the SDCC exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Mega Set?

UPDATE: TRU Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing

An interesting auction has popped up on eBay for a “new” Y-Wing Fighter that looks to be a Vintage box exclusive to Toys”R”Us. As you can see, the box art re-creates the 80’s Kenner version but with modern figures instead. The photo is just blurry and angled enough to raise suspicions regarding its authenticity. Have a look for yourself then leave a comment here or in our forums with your thoughts.

UPDATE: While we don’t have official confirmation just yet, this does coincide with comments Hasbro made regarding a revisiting of the Y-Wing to include a more detailed cockpit and functional droid socket. The Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing joins the K-Mart Exclusive “Vintage” B-Wing revealed a couple weeks ago and there is word of another previously released vehicle that will be receiving the “Vintage” box treatment as well. More as it develops…

UPDATE 2: Looks like the seller has updated the auction posting an image of the other side of the box complete with TVC logo. Again not the greatest photo but it does further confirm this officially un-announced exclusive.

UPDATE: Fake or Real? You Be the Judge

An interesting auction has popped up on eBay for a “new” Y-Wing Fighter that looks to be a Vintage box exclusive to Toys”R”Us. As you can see, the box art re-creates the 80’s Kenner version but with modern figures instead. The photo is just blurry and angled enough to raise suspicions regarding its authenticity. Have a look for yourself then leave a comment here or in our forums with your thoughts.

UPDATE: While we don’t have official confirmation just yet, this does coincide with comments Hasbro made regarding a revisiting of the Y-Wing to include a more detailed cockpit and functional droid socket. The Toys”R”Us Exclusive “Vintage” Y-Wing joins the K-Mart Exclusive “Vintage” B-Wing revealed a couple weeks ago and there is word of another previously released vehicle that will be receiving the “Vintage” box treatment as well. More as it develops…

Toyguide Update: Rocket-Firing Boba Fett (VCP03)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Mailaway Exclusive from the Vintage Collection.

PROS: Hasbro has done an amazing job at re-creating the original Boba Fett. The sculpt and paint operations are very crisp and well executed. Looks gorgeous on the Vintage card.

CONS: The figure suffers from balance issues due to the incorporation of the rocket-firing feature. The ankles also seem to be sculpted in an angle that makes standing (without the aid of a display stand) a challenge. Hand sculpt (right hand) for holding the blaster is too wide and thus is prone to dropping the weapon. Despite this flaws, this figure is not one to pass on.

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

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: “Rebel Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with final exclusive “Special Action Figure Set” from Target for the Vintage Collection. Rounding out this series is the “Rebel Set” featuring 2-1B, Leia (Hoth Outfit) and the Rebel Commando.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and a breakdown of this set to judge for yourself whether it’s worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: “Hero Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a series of additions covering the exclusive “Special Action Figure Sets” from Target for the Vintage Collection. Next up: The “Hero Set” featuring Luke X-Wing Pilot, Ben Kenobi and Han Solo.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and a breakdown of this set to judge for yourself whether it’s worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: “Villain Set” (Target Excl.)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a series of additions covering the exclusive “Special Action Figure Sets” from Target for the Vintage Collection. First up: The “Villain Set” featuring a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and the Death Squad Commander.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and a breakdown of this set to judge for yourself whether it’s worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.