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Episode 455: Star Wars at Conventions From San Diego to London

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The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is gone, but not forgotten.  In addition to the exclusive First Order Stormtrooper selling out faster than you can say “Blast it!”, the images of giant TIE Fighters, working R2-D2 robots, and McQuarrie art based statues still dance in our heads.
Last week you had a floor tour of the major booths at the con.  Now join Marjorie and Arnie this week as they recap San Diego Comic-Con, including the companies with the best showings and the coolest items coming soon.  They are also joined by resident Hot Toys expert Andrew to discuss that TIE Fighter and that even bigger Millennium Falcon, and Berent recounts his experience getting into the Star Wars panel at Hall H!
Also on this week’s show, Steve “The Gingerprince” reports in from a convention on the other side of the pond:  London Film and Comic Con.  He recounts his celebrity meetings and rare purchases at the con.
All this and Brock’s review of Dark Disciple in this week’s new Star Wars Action News!

Episode #68: And the Nominees Are….

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The Realm Recap is back a little early this week and we are joined by the Wolfpack Podcast team as we discuss Hasbro’s official Fans’ Choice list for the 6″ Black Series.

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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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Episode #65: Down But Not Out

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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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Episode #64: Retail, Retcon & Red Arm

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On this week’s show Flyguy and I discuss the latest collecting news including not one but two waves of TBS 6” figures hitting retail, new details on the TRU/SDCC exclusive Jabba’s Rancor set and a new source in the US for those “cancelled” Legacy Collection figures. New LEGO news leaked this week regarding several sets tied to The Force Awakens and it looks like we’ll be getting gray bricks as far as the eye can see. Disney announced additional info for the next Disney Infinity expansion which focuses heavily on the Original Trilogy and its characters. All of this plus comic news, Star Wars Weekends merchandise, a “leaked” product hitting Mexico from The Force Awakens and more on Episode #64 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 48: Yakface Exclusive Variant Edition

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Join Flyguy and Yakface as we break down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro including details for the next 2 waves of 6″ figures. Marvel unleashed Star Wars #1 and its dizzying number of variants this week and we discuss our favorites and the ones we acquired. The Force Awakens gets a few updates as well with casting rumors and new concept art. Finally, we wrap things up with our reviews and acquisitions for the past week. All this and much more on Episode 48 of The Realm Recap!

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Star Wars Collectors Cast #7: Happy Holidays

 

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It’s time for another dose of the monthly Star Wars Collectors Cast, the last for 2014.  This month James Burns is joined by one half of the dynamic duo that is RebelForce Radio – Jimmy Mac – to talk through his collecting habits and what’s new in the world of Star Wars collecting, including the recently leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure prototype images

As always, James heads to northern California to check in at Rancho Obi-Wan and catch up with Steve Sansweet and find out what’s been going on at the world largest collection, and all about the brand new Rancho Recruiter initiative.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, tune into this month’s Star Wars Collectors Cast now!

Episode 42: The Fandom Awakens

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After a day that is surely to be long-remembered, Yakface and Flyguy are back this week to discuss the new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens! But before we get to that, we run down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Anovos and more while we also touch on some of the new customs and artwork spawned by The Force Awakens trailer. All this and more on Episode 42 of The Realm Recap.

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Episode 33: The Rebels Are Here!

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Didn’t we just leave this party? The Realm Recap is back, right on the heels of our last show a few days ago with developments in the 6” TBS line as well as new items from Sideshow, Jakks Pacific, Vans and more! October looks to be a huge month with Star Wars Reads III and several new reference quality book releases hitting shelves, Plus, Star Wars Rebels is here and so is the marketing push behind it! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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Episode 30: Bounty Hunted – Be Well!

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This week’s episode is loaded once again with the latest Hasbro news involving the 6” line but that’s not all as new Star Wars Rebels product has hit stores as well! Plus, we discuss the reveal of some old Clone Wars and Original Trilogy vehicle Value Packs shipping back to stores. LEGO, Sideshow and Gentle Giant make a return this week with new products, preorders and more. Spoilery Episode VII spy images hit the web this week – is black the new black? All this and more in Episode 30 of The Realm Recap! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

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Episode 432: A New Dawn for Star Wars Fiction

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Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel A New Dawn, Marjorie and Arnie review Black Series Wave 4, plus reports from Wizard World Chicago and Gen Con!

Last Spring it was announced that the Star Wars canon was taking a new direction. To pave way for the upcoming Episode VII as well as the Rebels TV series the previous Star Wars “Expanded Universe” was reclassified as Star Wars Legends, wiping the slate clean for a new era of Star Wars stories. That begins today with the release of A New Dawn, the Star Wars Rebels tie-in novel by John Jackson Miller. In this episode of Star Wars Action News, Brock joins us with a review of this first novel in a new age of Star Wars fiction.

​Also on this week’s show, Marjorie and Arnie review Hasbro’s 4th wave of Black Series 3.75-inch figures. From Dagobah Luke to Yoda to Toryn Farr, watch the video to see hands-on reviews of these collector-oriented figures!

With reports from Wizard World Chicago and GenCon, eating fresh with Rebels, and much more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

Episode 431: Exclusive Showdown

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Marjorie and Arnie give a hands-on review of Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives, Johnathan runs down the Toys R Us AT-ST set, and Steve the Gingerprince reports in from the London Film & Comic Con!

The irony of San Diego Comic-Con is that while everyone rushes to buy the exclusives, there’s no time at the con to really look at them! Now Marjorie and Arnie are back home and have unpacked their SDCC shipment, and are ready to tell you if Hasbro’s 6-Inch Jabba the Hut exclusive, or the SDCC/Toys R Us exclusive Cantina Showdown set, was worth the trouble.

Also on this week’s show Steve the Gingerprince reports in from the London Film and Comic Con. With a not-too-surprising number of Star Wars guests (given where Episode VII is filming) and tons of toys, listen in to find out about that European event.

With Johnathan telling us what’s hitting stores, a look at the Star Wars Celebration pin set, and more, it’s all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

New Custom Action Figure News Podcast

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Our friends at Imperialshipyards have continued their podcast video format as Dayton Allen aka Sith_Fire_30 has rejoined them for their latest update. He gets into all his great new ALIEN, ALIENS, Prometheus, Blade Runner, and of course Star Wars Custom Action Figures and Dioramas. As many in the community know, Sith_Fire_30 is a great ambassador for customizing in general and he gives viewers some tips, new techniques, and some especially promising new product information to make your customizing easier and better!  Check it all out after the jump!