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Episode 494: Star Wars Turns 40

Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars’ popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans.
On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.
Also on this week’s show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON — the official Hasbro con coming this September.  All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast!

40 Years and Counting

Where has the time (and money) gone?  My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.

Vanity Fair Reveals Four Collector Covers for The Last Jedi

Vanity Fair has revealed four covers for a special summer issue covering the characters and style of The Last Jedi. If you subscribe to the magazine now, you’ll receive all four issues, plus a poster and early access to the article by David Camp and images from acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Disney Announces Star Wars Forces of Destiny Animated Shorts and Toy Line

Glendale, Calif. (April 12, 2017 – 9:00PM PST) – Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia,Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

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Revenge of the Sith Tsum Tsum Coming April 4

Disney Store has posted a preview of their next assortment of Star Wars-themed Tsum Tsum plush characters. Available on April 4, the Revenge of the Sith set includes General Grevious, Clone Trooper*, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker**.

*Note the Phase I design for the Clone Trooper and not the proper Phase II

**I also assume that the image take for the graphic above has been horizontally flipped and Anakin’s scar is over the wrong eye.

Rogue One #VuduViewingParty and Digital Copy Giveaway

Vudu is preparing to once again go back to a long time ago and visit a galaxy far, far away with the digital release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Part of this preparation is seeking out the most Rebellious fans the World Wide Web has to offer. We’re reaching out in hopes that you, the fans, can help us blow out the digital release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! The newest entry in the Star Wars saga invades Vudu on Friday 3/24. Click on through for the full details and learn how to get one of 10 free digital download codes courtesy of Vudu and Yakface.com! Continue reading Rogue One #VuduViewingParty and Digital Copy Giveaway