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Episode 434: Star Wars Collectors and the Holy Grail

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Members of the Star Wars collecting community share which item they most desire, and Marjorie and Arnie bring news from New York ComicCon 2014!

The Holy Grail–the one item a collector pines for but has not yet grabbed.  It may be rare, it may be expensive, it may just be elusive, but the hunt continues.  Most collectors have that one item that beguiles them and they would love to own.  On this episode of Star Wars Action News Arnie celebrates capturing one of his Holy Grail collectibles after an eight year hunt!  Then members of the Star Wars Action News community share their holy grails.  Join these collectors as they reveal their hearts’ desires.
A common holy grail is an original vintage rocket-firing Boba Fett prototype.  Rare and expensive, this figure was promised on cardbacks but the rocket-firing version never shipped.  On this episode Star Wars artist Christian Slade tells Marjorie and Arnie about how he finally added this wonder to his collection, getting his own holy grail!
And from the old to the new, on this episode also hear coverage of this weekend’s New York Comic-Con.  Hasbro had an event with new Black Series, Rebels Series, and Mission Series figures revealed!  From IG-88 to the Emperor to Han in Carbonite, listen to find out about all the new figures that will be hitting store shelves in the coming months!

UPDATE: 6″ Black Series Exclusive Pack

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We were sent this image this morning of an upcoming 6″ Black Series Exclusive Pack which includes repacks of 4 figures: Han, Slave Leia, Boba Fett and Greedo. Look for an update soon with more info on where (probably Costco or Sam’s Club) you can find this and when.

UPDATE: Juan Carlo sends us word that he found this at a Walmart in Monterrey Mexico for $999 Pesos ($77 US). No word yet on US distribution.

Episode 35: NYCC Wrap Up and More

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The Realm Recap is back again this week picking up where we left off with NYCC news as we touch on a few developments released through QnAs from various sites in attendance. Hot Toys surprises this week with the tease of a new 12” Stormtrooper – which may be more than meet the eye (oops, wrong franchise). 2015 LEGO set images were revealed/leaked this week, again running the gamut of source material and they all impress. Lots of Star Wars Rebels news this week with new (and free) shows, the return of James Earl Jones and Kanan getting an original story in 2015. This and much more in Episode 35 of The Realm Recap!

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Customizer Spotlight: 6″ Scale AT-ST

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We shared the custom 6″ scale AT-AT WIP a few days ago and mentioned this piece but today we’re giving it is due spotlight. Brandon Flores in an unbelievably short amount of time, constructed a 6″ scale AT-ST with full functional cockpit. Click on through to view the process of this amazing build from start to finish.

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