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Episode #105: Rogue One, Wallet Zero

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Another midnight product launch has come and gone, but the news is not over as we are back this week to discuss the latest developments in Star Wars collecting. Rogue Friday proved to be a more subdued, but more satisfying experience for many this year as stores seemed to have a good amount of merchandise to satiate needy collectors. Flyguy and I discuss our experiences as well as several announcements that came in the hours before and after Sept. 30.  Enjoy the super-sized, and wallet draining Episode 105 of The Realm Recap.

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UPDATE: Final Go Rogue: A Star Wars Collecting Checklist Now Available

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The unofficial “Go Rogue: A Star Wars Collecting Checklist” is now available for download. As additional information comes to light, we will amend the checklist and post a notice when a new update/download is available.

UPDATE: The third and final version (3.0) of the checklist is now available for download. Thank you to everyone who sent in store reports, links to eBay auctions and tagged us via social media as you, the fans, were instrumental in the creation of this list. Good luck to everyone heading out tonight!

Update: New Rogue One Toy Announcements Next Week

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Shoutout the Hasbro team for hosting the fan site Hangout on Google+ this morning. There were a few interesting bits discussed for what we can expect on shelves on Sept. 30 and beyond.

Be sure to check out JediDefenderStar Wars Action News and  JediNewsUK for more info gleaned from this discussion. Look for some new official toy announcements for Rogue One next week.

UPDATE:  QnA breakdown added

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Go Rogue Checklist In Production

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We are “going rogue” and producing an independent downloadable PDF checklist (similar to last year) to guide collectors through the toy aisles on September 30 and beyond. As of now, we are including most products announced (and unannounced) for Hasbro, LEGO, Funko, Jakks Pacific, Hot Wheels, and Disney Store. 

And as last year, not all items will be available on Rogue/Force Friday, but in lieu of any of those brands providing anything “official”, we felt it would be in collector’s best interest to know what to expect/budget.

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UPDATE: Walmart URLs to New 2016 Product

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As mentioned a couple days ago, we can now provide direct links to the various 6″ Black Series, Black Series Titanium and even Hera’s Phoenix Squadron A-wing on Walmart.com. Click on through for the full list.

UPDATE: Walmart has apparently killed all of those url/links and they now redirect to a general Star Wars landing page.

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Episode 474: We’re Down To Buy Figuarts

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Now with almost 50 points of articulation!

Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!

And also on this week’s show, the hosts review Kotobukiya’s Art-FX+ First Order Stormtrooper statue 2-pack.  Listen in to find out why this may be a statue collection you want to troop build!
With a complete run down of all US Blu-ray releases of The Force Awakens, news of an upcoming prototype Elite Series figure, and the latest rumors for 2016’s Force Friday event, it’s all on this Star Wars Action News!
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