Every attendee to our collecting panels in room 210AB at Celebration Anaheim will receive a special commemorative “Star Tot”! Based on the unproduced toy line from 1979, each flat die-cast enameled collectible measures almost 2” high, and features a charming rendition of your favorite characters from The Empire Strikes Back. Be sure to collect all 20!
Click on through for a look at all 20 Star Tots as well as info on more panels and events.
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Hundreds of artists were considered for the Star Wars Celebration Art Show, in the end Lucasfilm and the panel of judges selected 35 to create exclusive new illustrations for the event. Some of the artist chosen are known for their work in film and special effects while a handful like Alex Ross, Cat Staggs, Katie Cook, & Ken Lashley are recognizable for their work in comic books. Two such artists are the duo of Joe Corroney and Hi-Fi color design’s Brian Miller who frequently collaborate on cover illustrations for sci-fi comics like X-Files, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, and Doctor Who as well as Star Wars art for book covers, Star Wars Insider magazine, Topps trading cards, and Star Wars collectables for ACME Archives.
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StarWars.com has updated today with a preview of exclusive Celebration Anaheim apparel to be sold at the show. Head on over to check them out.
Better late than never. Flyguy and Yakface are back to break down the latest collecting news from the past week. On this episode, we discuss the new Black Series products hitting eBay, new product listings hitting Target’s DPCI database, the confusion around the cancelation/discontinuation of some Saga Legends case assortments and Hasbro’s absence from presenting at Celebration Anaheim. Funko continues to churn out product this week including the return of a retired POP bobblehead as well as several exclusives planned for Celebration. Play Arts Kai figures made quite and impression on collectors this week with the reveal of not one, but two figures: the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. Will these figures tempt you to the dark side? All of this plus Celebration news, reviews and our latest toy purchases, acquisitions and more on Episode 57 of The Realm Recap!
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Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Andrew for an in-depth three-person review of the first Star Wars figure from Hot Toys–The Shadow Trooper!
Star Wars Celebration is just 2 weeks away–have you gotten in line yet? Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie will be there running the Collector’s Social Area, part of the official Celebration Collector’s Track of events! On this week’s podcast, they run down the exclusives announced so far for the convention, and tell you about the one event no Star Wars collector should miss–the Swap Meet Saturday night at 7pm.
Also on this week’s show Andrew joins the hosts to look at the first figure in a new line of Star Wars figures: Hot Toys’ Shadow Trooper. After many years of creating the single best figure line for Marvel movie fans Hot Toys has now come to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. They’ve put seven figures up for pre-order already, but the first to ship was the black-armored trooper. Watch this week’s show to see how this figure ranks, and if you have to add it to your collection!
All this and more in this week’s Star Wars Action News!
Kotobukiya has announced a limited availability preorder for their Star Wars Celebration Exclusive R3-A2 & K-3PO ARTFX+ set for non-attendees. Preorders go live this Thursday, April 2.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 2nd beginning at 10AM PST for the upcoming non-attendee pre-order of the Star Wars Celebration Two-Pack ARTFX+ featuring R3-A2 & K-3PO. This extremely limited, one-time production will only be available for purchase at SW Celebration (April 16-19) and through kotous.com while supplies last.
Funko has announced 5 POP! Vinyl Bobblehead exclusives heading to Star Wars Celebration next month (with the promise of 2 more to be announced soon)! Head on over to check out E-3PO, Unmasked Darth Vader, R2-Q5, Shock Trooper and R2-R9.
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Customizing legend sillof (Jamie Follis) will be hosting a customizing panel at Star Wars Celebration on Friday, April 17th from 12pm-1pm. Work from some of the Yakface forum members your are familiar with will be featured in this panel. This will be the second time that Jamie has lead up this event, and if your are going to be at C7 and enjoy customizing or are interested in getting started, you ought to make an effort to attend.
At this panel, Jamie Follis will give attendees a complete overview of the process of creating or modifying your own action figures. The panel will have something for newcomers as well as seasoned customizers including an introduction to the hobby, different types of customizing, instructions, suggestions, and tips on the hobby, and a showcase of some of the most creative fan made figures. Instructions will range from construction, to sculpting, painting, casting and 3-D printing your own pieces. A few lucky attendees will receive random prices. Jamie will also be hosting customizing classes daily at the Diorama Workshop area in the main showroom throughout the convention.
For more details, head on over to our forums or through the official C7 site.
As you’ve seen the panel schedule for Celebration Anaheim has been released and conspicuously absent from the listing was a dedicated Hasbro panel. We can confirm that Hasbro will NOT be offering a panel/presentation as in years past – only a booth presence throughout the event.
As Obi-Wan said, “Patience”.
The Star Wars Celebration site has also updated with the full event schedule. Check it out here and plan accordingly, there will be A LOT to take in.
Star Wars Celebration site has updated today announcing 5 new pins that will be available throughout the convention. The break down is as follows:
Biker Scout – Samsonite
Boushh – Anovos
The Emperor – EFX Collectibles
Lando Calrissian – ThinkGeek
Emperor’s Royal Guard – PPW Toys
Jedi Temple Archives has revealed their first Celebration Anaheim exclusive:
Jedi Temple Archives is proud to announce our exclusive for Celebration VII: Anaheim. We have put together a beautiful poster as our tribute to the Vintage Kenner collection of released carded figures! This beautiful full-color 18″x24″ poster features a total of 197 Vintage card backs. This includes the full run of 196 card backs (plus one of the most famous figure variations) all framed together in amazing detail together like never before seen! There are multiple ways you can secure this exclusive poster and full details can be found here: