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Episode #67: You Must Choose

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The Realm Recap returns this week with the latest in Star Wars collecting news. On this episode, Flyguy and I discuss the relaunch of the Fans’ Choice poll from Hasbro where collectors and fans get to choose their favorite character to be released in the 6″ Black Series line. Also this week, several more SDCC exclusives were announced from Funko, LEGO, Gentle Giant and more so get those wallets and shelf spaces ready. Star Wars Rebels was back last week with the Siege of Lothal and this week, we finally get details on the Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD release. As always we wrap things up with reviews and our new acquisitions for the week. All this and more on Episode #67 of The Realm Recap!

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SDCC Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett Mini Bust

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Gentle Giant has announced today their next SDCC Exclusive: the Prototype Boba Fett Mini Bust.

In the summer of 1980, The Empire Strikes Back introduced us to one of modern cinemas most recognizable characters, Boba Fett. A man of few words, the gritty bounty hunter quickly made his mark despite having roughly 3 minutes of screen time in his debut film. The character had long been teased by Lucasfilm as far back as 1978, appearing in animated form and as a costumed character in parades and special events across the country.

It is available now for preorder for Premier Guild Members and retails for $120.00

Sponsor News: K & C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added more Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusive Pins, Black Series 6″ Figures, TOPPS Trading Cards, R2-D2 Cooler, Wedge Antilles Bust, Trilogy Watches, Forbidden Planet Granov B&W Boba Fett cover and Princess Leia #1 – Signed.  In-stock Sabine Wren with Stormtrooper and Hera Syndulla with Stormtrooper Commander Mission Series action figures 2-packs.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

R2-D2 Droids SDCC 2015 Exclusive Jumbo Figure

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In 1985, everyone’s favorite protocol droid and astromech droid starred in their own animated TV series. Star Wars: Droids, featured R2-D2 and C-3PO on their early adventures that took place before Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.

To commemorate the May the 4th and the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars: Droids Animated Series, Gentle Giant Ltd is happy to announce one of our Star Wars San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Droids R2-D2 Kenner Inspired Jumbo Figure! This figure was digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾” Kenner originals and reproduced in 12” scale while maintaining all of the figure’s details. Injection molded with durable plastics, this figure features original articulation. The Star Wars: Droids R2-D2 figure will even feature a jumbo replica of the coin that came with the original figures!

To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Star Wars Droids inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display this limited edition figure. This limited edition R2-D2 figure will be one of the hottest exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2015!

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added new Hot Wheels Die Cast ShipsHot Wheel Character Cars, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusive Pins, and Lightsaber Chopsticks.  In-stock Mission Series action figures 2-packs.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

 

Toyguide Update: 2015 Convention Exclusive General McQuarrie Mini Bust

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the 2015 Convention Exclusive General McQuarrie Mini Bust from Gentle Giant.

PROS: Anything that results in more tributes to the iconic Ralph McQuarrie is okay by me, but it does come at at price. The overall sculpt and paint are good with crisp details especially on the jacket and (non-removable) cap. For fans of Ralph McQuarrie and the Original Trilogy, this should be a welcome addition to your mini bust display.

CONS: The prices for Gentle Giant bust have steadily crept up over the last few years and this one falls victim to that trend as well. It is an exclusive, and it is McQuarrie, but $120.00 is pretty steep for this non-deluxe bust.

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

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has added a few Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusives.  In-stock Mission Series action figures 2-packs and Saga Legends.  We have joined Twitter – Please follow us for updates and specials.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Celebration Exclusive: Jumbo Kenner Droids C-3PO

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Rebelscum has revealed Gentle Giant’s Exclusive for Celebration Anaheim: The Jumbo Kenner DROIDS C-3PO. This figure comes complete with vintage style card back, protective clamshell and a reproduction of the original collector coin. PGM members can look access to the pre-order page on Gentle Giant’s site to be live soon (as it is currently yielding a 404 error).

Episode #56: See Ya’ Leia

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Flyguy and Yakface are back to break down the week’s collecting news and more. This week we discuss the most recent developments in regards to the Ceremonial Princess Leia (straight from Hasbro no less) as well as new images of Black Series products. Gentle Giant is back in a big way on this show as they made several product announcements for their Jumbo Kenner line as well as a new statue that is both cool and confusing. Fans of Boba Fett were treated to new images and preorders for the upcoming Revoltech Boba Fett – now does it stack up to other figures in the line? In our TV/ Movie/Book/Game News segment we breakdown the news regarding the new post-ROTJ novel “Aftermath” as well as give our thoughts on the latest installment of “Princess Leia” from Marvel – they aren’t good. Celebration news abounds as we are less than a month away from the biggest event of the – aside from The Force Awakens. All this and A LOT more on Episode 56 of The Realm Recap!

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Zam Wesell Statue Preorder

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Gentle Giant is also taking preorders for their Zam Wesell statue.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the Zam Wessel Statue features the changling assassin in her highly detailed costume holding her sniper rifle and container of Kouhun Worms. Zam also includes 2 interchangeable portraits, one humanoid portrait, and one Clawdite. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted statue comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity.

Jumbo Kenner Logray Preorder

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Gentle Giant is also taking preorders for the Jumbo Kenner Logray figure.

From Star Wars: Return of the Jedi comes the shaman of the Ewok tribe of Endor, Logray! Logray was one of the many Ewoks that helped the Rebels destroy the Shield Generator, exposing the new Death Star. Recreated here with his ornate churi bird headdress, medicine bag and walking staff, no details have been missed on this amazing figure.