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

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 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015


Now with Hot Toys, TIE Fighters, Hasbro reveals, and more all from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con International!

Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor.  eFX filled a booth with upcoming prop replicas–including a fully functional, life-sized R2-D2, and Gentle Giant couldn’t satiate the demand for both the Jumbo and mini-Bust versions of Boba Fett.
Marjorie and Arnie were there on the floor of the con the entire time, posting interviews, panels, and more to the Star Wars Action News YouTube channel.  Now you can download their coverage to your iPhone and feel like you were there at the convention!
With an exclusive Hasbro Q&A, a look forward at offerings from Gentle Giant, a Hot Toys booth tour and so much more, it’s on this episode of Star Wars Action News.

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Episode #69: SDCC Wrap Up


We’re back after an extended break with our quick rundown of highlights and lowlights from SDCC including reveals from Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, LEGO and more. Speaking of LEGO, despite the TFA blackout, several sets and minifigure images have leaked onto the web giving us our first look at key vehicles and designs for the upcoming sequel. As always, we wrap things up with our latest acquisitions and reviews – all on Episode #69 of The Realm Recap!

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Update: SDCC 2015: Hasbro Star Wars Q&A sessions


Several sites at SDCC were been able to secure Q&A sessions with Hasbro’s global marketing team for the Star Wars brand.  Check them out below and be sure to share your thoughts back here or at the respective sites.

Jedi Defender
Sir Steve’s Guide
Star Wars Collector
Yoda’s News

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The Future of Hasbro’s “Big Ones” – ?


After Hasbro’s big reveal at SDCC with their massive 6″ TIE Fighter, we’re curious what our readers think… is this a “must have item” or are you disappointed that they are making this $170 toy after telling us for years that things like a Death Star playset, Sail Barge and other 3.75″ items can’t be made?

Sound off in the forums with your thoughts and be sure to take our poll in the forums too!

Topps Reveals Limited Edition First Order Stormtrooper Galactic Connexions Disc


At 1pm, Topps will be giving away their new  Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday, September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect.

Next up – Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at booth 2913 at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.

Also, Topps has oversized vintage style cards for sale. There are ten sets to collect, each with ten cards for a total of 100.

SDCC Hasbro Panel Recap


Hasbro announced a few items during their SDCC Panel:

The Black Series (6″):
Ahsoka (Rebels)
Sabine (Rebels)
Kanan (Rebels)
Jango Fett (AOTC)
Luke Skywalker Farmboy (ANH)
Elite TIE Fighter with Pilot (The Force Awakens) – $169.99
Darth Revan (Fans’ Choice Winner)

Star Wars Rebels (3.75″)
New Male Inquisitor (Season 2)

New FX Darth Vader Lightsaber
New FX Yoda Lightsaber

From what I heard, much more was planned to be shown, but mysteriously wasn’t. The wait continues….

UPDATE: SDCC Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Has Sold Out


At least people can shop safely now.