Realm Recap co-host Flyguy reports that the Toys”R”Us Exclusive Commander Gree has started arriving at store in Australia as well. Good on the rest of the world getting them in a timely manner as its usually everyone but the US that gets the shaft on exclusives.
One. Hundred. Episodes. On this milestone episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I bring you the latest in Star Wars collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Funko, and more. We’re still waiting with anticipation for Hasbro to finally, officially, reveal their exclusive(s) for SDCC, but in the meantime, they are teasing something special for July 6. Do you know what it is? (Leave a comment if you have a guess). We also discuss the expanding line of Funko POP!s that have started hitting online and in store over the past week. Hot Toys made new (and spendy) news this week with that announcement of new sixth scale figures from The Force Awakens. Are they the best figures yet? Listen to find out our opinion. And finally we run down the latest news breaking with several official announcements regarding Rogue One characters and image revealed via Entertainment Weekly. All of this and much, much more on Episode 100 of The Realm Recap!
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Despite the majority of retail outlets being devoid of new products on shelves, there are still a few surprises as online retailers are receiving a “new” 6″ version of Rey – which may be just different enough to make you mad/sad. Funko continue to promote like no other brand as teases for the next Smuggler’s Bounty box have sparked some discussion of potential for new characters. The biggest (and most spendy) news of last week was the announcement of an ultra-high end tier of prop replicas from Propshop – the manufacturer responsible for the very same screen used props in The Force Awakens. And finally, we close out Episode #99 with a few new acquisitions to tide us over until the next “must-have” item comes along.
Images for a new LEGO Star Wars set have made their way online revealing the Rebel Combat Frigate (Phoenix Home) from Star Wars Rebels. This set includes 5 mini figures including Commander Sato, Ezra Bridger, Chopper, Ahsoka Tano and Agent Kallus.
Thanks to Realm Recap co-host Flyguy for the heads up.
On this week’s episode Flyguy and I talk about the surprise reveal (via auctions) 4 new super articulated figures for The Force Awakens, figures hitting retail and the imminent release of the Takodana Encounter set. Funko had a big reveal of 9 new POP! figures last week featuring characters from the Original Trilogy and the Prequels including more Walgreens exclusives. Lastly Episode VIII filming is well underway and we discuss new characters, vehicles, and beasts on set. All of this and much more on Episode #92 of The Realm Recap.
On this week’s episode, Flyguy and I discuss the reveal of the much anticipated exclusive 6″ Rey figure from Kmart, new teases and reveals from Funko and their POP! line. Plus (newly confirmed) details for blu-ray release(s) of The Force Awakens, production updates for Episode VIII and much more. All of this plus our recent acquisitions on Episode #91 of The Realm Recap.
There has been an a-Rey-kening. Have you felt it? Collectors, fans, and now media outlets are all-in on Rey merchandise from the various licensors out there, but the narrative seems to be there is barely any to be had (anywhere) or that it is coming soon. On this weeks show, Flyguy and I wade into the fact and fiction of this topic. Also, we discuss new product images that have been revealed/leaked from Hasbro, Kotobukiya, LEGO and more. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 86 of The Realm Recap.
New Year! New Show! We’re back after taking some time to bask briefly in the afterglow of The Force Awakens. With the holiday’s behind us and Toy Fair right around the corner, there is still much to be discussed in the collecting community from Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Hot Toys and more. We also give a few parting thoughts on The Force Awakens as we prep ourselves for Rogue One in December. All this and more on Episode 85 of The Realm Recap.
We are one week past Force Friday, but the aisles look like the week before. The desired product is virtually wiped out with only drips and drabs of stock replenishment taking place. To add further insult to injury, Kmart set many collectors up for failure in trying to obtain their exclusive 6″ Kylo Ren by launching a very early Sunday morning preorder. Is there hope for the modern day collector in this environment? We also discuss some of the latest product reveals from figures and vehicles to more exclusives. All this and much more on episode #75 of The Realm Recap!
The Realm Recap returns this week with the latest in Star Wars collecting news. On this episode, Flyguy and I discuss the availability (or lack thereof) of the SDCC Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper that was briefly available on HasbroToyShop.com last week – plus new merchandising and marketing hitting stores prior to Force Friday. Christmas in July was clearly on Gentle Giant’s mind as they revealed their holiday themed Jumbo Salacious Crumb for PG Members. Did this cause you to laugh maniacally? LEGO leaks continue to trickle out as another list of products for 2016 hit the web with a couple interesting reveals. With Episode VII news, Rogue One filming about to begin and our developing addiction to Topps’ Card Trading app, Episode #71 of The Realm Recap is “groomed” for your enjoyment.
We’re back after an extended break with our quick rundown of highlights and lowlights from SDCC including reveals from Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, LEGO and more. Speaking of LEGO, despite the TFA blackout, several sets and minifigure images have leaked onto the web giving us our first look at key vehicles and designs for the upcoming sequel. As always, we wrap things up with our latest acquisitions and reviews – all on Episode #69 of The Realm Recap!