Many collectors out there (including myself) have been looking for an economical way to acquire the one-sheet poster for Star Wars The Force Awakens. Finally, a solution has presented itself via an email Disney Movies Anywhere. If you are a member, and have at least 500 points, you can redeem them for the official two-sided teaser poster. Points can be acquired through the purchase of Disney movies (physical or digital).
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Season One of Star Wars Rebels will be available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, 2015. Click on through for the full press release.
A report from Infinity Inquirer has posted that each of the four Star Wars Rebels characters (Kanan, Ezra, Sabine and Zeb) revealed recently will initially be exclusive to 4 separate retailers as part of a timed release.
They also go on to say that after a few weeks, they should all be available where Disney Infinity figures are sold.
Thanks to our friends at MakingStarWars.net for the heads-up.
San Diego Comic-Con draws closer, and with that come even more reveals. From Lucasfilm’s Hall H panel on Friday to something even more exciting for collectors — the reveals of the first toys from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Marjorie and Arnie run down this news, and rate your chances of scoring the SDCC exclusive Hasbro figure, on this week’s show!
Then Brock and Jerry join forces for a segment that’s both a book review and a segment for vintage collectors as they look back on the various books that help collectors of the early Star Wars toys.
With Darryl providing a review of the new Star Wars figures from S.H. Figuarts, Steve “The Gingerprince” reporting on the latest UK conventions, and a contest to win a custom melted Vader head, it’s all in this issue of Star Wars Action News!
Boring Conversation Anyway returns after a far too lengthy hiatus as Dan Curto, Eddie from DorksideToys, Flyguy and myself (Jayson) wax nostalgic for toys and memories surrounding arguably the best* Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back.
*From a certain point of view
Rebelscum has posted word of another SDCC Exclusive from Jakks Pacific which was teased at Celebration Anaheim. The 20″ First Appearance Boba Fett is based on the original deco from when the armor was worn during the San Anselmo County Fair in 1978.
This piece is limited to one per customer at a retail price of $50.
IGN has posted an exclusive clip from this weekend’s Star Wars Rebels Season 2 special event. In this clip, Darth Vader confronts the crew of the Ghost with an impressive display of force powers.
Legendary Star Wars™ Bounty Hunter and Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Available Early Through the Limited Edition Exclusive Star Wars Saga Starter Pack
Despite persistent server problems, The Realm Recap is back with the highlights in collecting and Star Wars news from the past week. Hasbro has officially taken the wraps off of this year’s SDCC exclusive and while it didn’t surprise, it did impress. Disney also confirmed the addition of Star Wars Rebels figures and characters for their new Disney Infinity 3.0 system. Finally we conclude with customs, comics and a a tribute to a Count and more on Episode #65 of The Realm Recap!
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Amazon has posted a placeholder page for the Star Wars Rebels Blu-ray revealing a September 1 release date. No cover image is shown but it does list a total run time of 450 minutes. Watch for an official announcement soon.
Thanks to José R for the heads up.
Also released today at Star Wars Weekends is the Star Wars Rebels Vinylmation set featuring Chopper and Zeb. The set is limited to 2500 pieces and retails for $29.95
USA Today has posted an exclusive article discussing Ahsoka Tano’s effect on the franchise and her return to Star Wars Rebels in Season Two.
Kabam, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm, have announced the development of Star Wars: Uprising, the first mobile game to take place in the time period between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can view the trailer at playstarwarsuprising.com and check out character images and locales at StarWars.com
Our friends at MakingStarWars.net turned us to a post over at HothBricks which claims to have the names, piece counts and prices for seven LEGO sets coming for The Force Awakens. Nothing really spoilery in terms of reveals but there is a new vehicle listed that has yet to be mentioned previously. Click on through for the list.