In this week’s episode, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com and Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com return to the show to discuss in roundtable format the results of Hasbro’s Fan Choice Poll! Hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens also provide a detailed look at the fairly new S.H. Figuarts action figure line by Bandai! Throw in action figure news from the week, a great new logo by Jorge Baeza and a collector calendar breakdown in Episode 19 of TOY RUN!
One. Hundred. Episodes. On this milestone episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I bring you the latest in Star Wars collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Funko, and more. We’re still waiting with anticipation for Hasbro to finally, officially, reveal their exclusive(s) for SDCC, but in the meantime, they are teasing something special for July 6. Do you know what it is? (Leave a comment if you have a guess). We also discuss the expanding line of Funko POP!s that have started hitting online and in store over the past week. Hot Toys made new (and spendy) news this week with that announcement of new sixth scale figures from The Force Awakens. Are they the best figures yet? Listen to find out our opinion. And finally we run down the latest news breaking with several official announcements regarding Rogue One characters and image revealed via Entertainment Weekly. All of this and much, much more on Episode 100 of The Realm Recap!
Thanks to all of our viewers and listeners in the collecting community that have supported our show. As a thank you for your support, listen to the show to find out how you can receive a Star Wars gift pack courtesy of sponsor DorksideToys.
Tamashii Nations has updated today with a detailed look at their upcoming S.H.Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi from Attack of the Clones.
May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at LEGO and more! Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed! On this week’s podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016!
Also on this week’s show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE. Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII. Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you.
With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it’s all in this week’s new podcast!
Now with almost 50 points of articulation!
Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One of those new figure lines is Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it’s worth the price they paid!
Tamashii.jp has updated their site with details for the upcoming S.H.Figuarts Jango Fett. Interestingly, this looks to be an amalgam of the Kamino and Geonosis armor based on the jetpack, bladed gauntlets and harpoon/grappling cable accessories.
Look for it this September where S.H.Figuarts figures are sold.
Things are looking much brighter, and fuller, in the toy aisles as store continue to receive new product. On this week’s episode, Flyguy and I discuss several store reports coming in from all over the US and Canada. Medicom’s MAFEX has stepped up to the plate offering their own take on 6″ scale figures from The Force Awakens. How do they rank against the likes of Hasbro and S.H.Figuarts? Listen on to find out. Gentle Giant is back with another new figure for their Jumbo Kenner line and Anovos debuts their new Kylo Ren ensemble! All of this plus our recent acquisitions on Episode #90 of The Realm Recap.
Tamashii Nations has also reveal new images for their S.H.Figuarts Luke Skywalker (A New Hope) figure. This looks to be the go-to 6″ scale figure for Luke in this outfit as the details, sculpt, deco and accessories are amazing.
Tamashii Nations has updated today revealing their S.H.Figuarts First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper figure.
One. More. Week. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I discuss the latest in Star Wars collecting. There have been a slew of product leaks and discoveries since our last show, and one of them in particular has drawn the legal forces of the
First Order Disney. We also break down the latest announcements from Sideshow and Hot Toys, LEGO and a great preview of new figures from S.H.Figuarts. All this and more in this jammed-packed Episode 84 of The Realm Recap!
Click on over to Flickr to check out To Ho’s amazing photostream of 6″ S.H.Figuarts figures from the Akiba Showroom. Figures on display include Darth Maul (with Sith Speeder), Mace Windu, C-3PO (Episode II), Battle Droids, a full range of phase I clone troopers, a gorgeous Luke Skywalker from A New Hope and much more.
Oh hell yes! In addition to the other figuarts, First Order Stormtrooper, Heavy Gunner, & Riot Control! pic.twitter.com/uBot2KuRg8
— Den-Obi-Wan Kenobi (@DenO_Tokunation) October 31, 2015
Looks like the ranks of the First Order are expanding as the Riot Control Stormtrooper and First Order Heavy Gunner have been added to S.H.Figuarts lineup of 6″ scale figures.
Thanks to @DenO_Tokunation on twitter for the info.
Sith_fire30 alerts us to several new 6″ scale figures coming from Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts line. They include Chewbacca (with articulated mouth), Han Solo and Luke Skywalker with blast-shield helmet and training remote. Plus, in the reflection you can see Jango Fett as well.
UPDATE: Also you can check out General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi (AOTC) and Shadowtrooper, Geonosis Battle Droid and Super Battle Droid as well.
UPDATE 2: S.H.Figurarts is also producing Mace Windu, Jabba the Hutt, C-3PO (AOTC) and additional Clone Trooper variants from Attack of the Clones.
HobbyLink Japan is now taking preorder for the S.H.Figuarts Captain Phasma figure. If you’re interested, this is something to jump on now as preorders have been selling out quickly through other distributors.