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Episode #73: Force Friday – Substance or Spectacle?

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The Realm Recap is back after an extended break, but in our absence, plenty of news broke by way of crowd sourcing as Force Friday product continues to leak on to store shelves. We take a look at the latest reveals as well as our thoughts on the planned 18-hour  global “unboxing” event from Disney/Lucasfilm. Officially, Disney did release their Infinity 3.0 system and the reviews are generally very positive. We close things out with a discussion on the new micro teaser Lucasfilm released via Instagram, Topps Trading Card app praises and our latest toys acquisitions. All this and much more on Episode #73 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode #72: Week of Leaks

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A few short weeks ago we vented our displeasure with the lack of info surrounding product availability on Force Friday. That all changed last week and fans crowd sourced breaking news to reveal dozens of collectibles and more for The Force Awakens. But that wasn’t all. New images from Episode VII were released through Entertainment Weekly and we got our first look at Rogue One via a cast photo revealed at D23. Needless to say Episode #72 of The Realm Recap is jam-packed with the latest in Star Wars news.

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Episode #71: Elusive Exclusive

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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 availability (or lack thereof) of the SDCC Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper that was briefly available on HasbroToyShop.com last week – plus new merchandising and marketing hitting stores prior to Force Friday. Christmas in July was clearly on Gentle Giant’s mind as they revealed their holiday themed Jumbo Salacious Crumb for PG Members. Did this cause you to laugh maniacally? LEGO leaks continue to trickle out as another list of products for 2016 hit the web with a couple interesting reveals. With Episode VII news, Rogue One filming about to begin and our developing addiction to Topps’ Card Trading app, Episode #71 of The Realm Recap is “groomed” for your enjoyment.

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Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Princess Leia Now Available

HT_leia_previewSideshow is now taking preorders for the Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Princess Leia figure.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture in Princess Leia’s iconic bun hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

This special edition includes a specially designed backdrop as a bonus accessory.

Episode #70: Leaks and Sneak Peeks

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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!

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Hot Toys 1:6 Princess Leia Organa Preview

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Hot Toys has updated via Facebook today their full preview of the upcoming 1:6 Scale Princess Leia Organa figure.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

Watch for preorders very soon on Sideshow Collectibles which will include a special bonus backdrop.

Episode 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015

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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

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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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Our SDCC 2015 Coverage Is Awakening

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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

Hot Toys Unveils 1:6 Scale Millennium Falcon Cockpit

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Just when you thought your collection couldn’t get any bigger, Hot Toys has announced their first step into a larger world of collectibles with the Millennium Falcon Cockpit environment for 1:6 scale figures.

Hot Toys has been introducing a number of finely detailed and meticulously crafted collectible figures from the beloved Star Wars series and now Hot Toys is raising the bar once again to bring Star Wars fans some astonishing collectibles of the saga’s spacecrafts in 1/6th scale!

An incredibly detailed prototype of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit will makes its first appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con this week, so don’t miss the chance to check it out at Booth #1929 during the event!