The shroud of “The Disney Side” is slowly, but surely, being lifted on the plans for Force Friday. This week, Flyguy and I discuss some of the images, product lists and unwitting retail employees leaking out info ahead of September’s big reveal. Speaking of big, Hot Toys revealed the ultimate 1:6 item – the Millennium Falcon display recently in Hong Kong. It not only went viral in the collecting community, but caught worldwide attention on media outlets as well. Is something like this actually viable in today’s market? We wrap things up with a bit of comic news as well as our weekly breakdown of new purchases and acquisitions and more on Episode #70 of The Realm Recap!
We’re sure you’ve seen or at least heard of the recent controversy surrounding some racy images published by GQ Magazine involving a couple Star Wars characters. We won’t be publishing the images or the links here due to the varied ages of our readership, but Lucasfilm has issued the following statement.
It’s not surprising that GQ would want to capitalize on the cultural cachet of Star Wars, but Lucasfilm and Disney did not authorize, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.
San Diego has come and gone, but there has been an awakening, and it is the confusion and frustrations of the Star Wars collector. Read on as I attempt to armchair quarterback last week’s Hasbro event and hope for better things to come in our journey to Force Friday.
San Diego Comic-Con is nearly here and as we have done in the past, we will be aggregating news as it is revealed via our site and various social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news. If you are sensitive to constant alerts, notifications and potential spoilers, we suggest you temporarily mute our channel(s) over the next few days. That being said, we hope you follow along and experience the reveals with us. #sdcc2015
Disney and Lucasfilm today have officially announced the Han Solo Anthology film. Directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie) and screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Head to the official site for details and look for Han Solo Anthology in theatre May 25, 2018.
EW.com has posted that fans expecting to see new trailer or even new footage at SDCC from The Force Awakens will be disappointed as there will be none shown. Head on over to EW.com for what you can expect.
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).
Instagram user, @TatooineWalker has sent word that Star Wars Rebels Season One is available to stream via Netflix in Denmark. Thanks to @HeyItsBossk for the heads up. Let us know if it is available in your region and we’ll update this post.
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.
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.
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.