This weekend is Toy Fair International 2018! Tons of new Star Wars collectibles will be revealed (including, likely, the first look at SOLO toys)! Star Wars Action News will be there to cover all the releases.
But before Toy Fair, here’s a look back at the state of collecting in 2017 and expectations for 2018.
So please enjoy this 500th episode of Star Wars Action News!
Congratulations to Arnie, Marjorie and the entire SWAN team for their milestone podcast!
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has earned a billion dollars, is loved by critics, but also seems to divide fans online. Now the Star Wars Action News team comes together to give their reviews–and they’re divided as well. Join them to find out where the common ground lies, and their excitement for Solo in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!
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The exclusives, the news, the reveals!
Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July — D23 and SDCC!
Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars’ popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans.
On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.
Also on this week’s show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON — the official Hasbro con coming this September. All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast
Star Wars Celebration is one week away
and each day closer brings more announcements. Join Marjorie and Arnie on this podcast
to run down the news. Exclusives from mainstays LEGO, Funko, Gentle Giant, Hallmark, ThinkGeek and Hasbro, plus oddballs like Nissan and WonderWorld Comics are discussed.
Continue reading SWAN Episode #493: Star Wars Celebration 2017 Prep – Panels, Patches, Exclusives!
The coolest Star Wars collections are on ICE!
Over Labor Day weekend a group of Star Wars collectors from across the globe gathered in the Washington DC area for an International Collector’s Event–or ICE. Items were sold and traded, collections were put on display, and friends swapped stories. All while traveling through Virginia and Maryland visiting a dozen Star Wars collections!
Marjorie and Arnie were on-hand to see these impressive displays and talk to some of the other attendees. So kick back and enjoy this extra-cool episode of Star Wars Action News
Now with reviews of Walmart’s exclusive Wave 3 Black Series figures!
Highly detailed, highly articulated Star Wars 3.75-inch figures are the mainstay of many fans’ collections. The news that The Force Awakens would only see a handful of these Black Series figures, and that they would be Walmart exclusives, made fans worry if these new toys would be obtainable. The third wave, with versions of Han Solo, General Leia, and Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, has been elusive and fetched north of $40 per figure on eBay. But now, finally, the dam has broken and these figures are showing up coast to coast–including in the Star Wars Action News studio! On this week’s show hear a review of these latest figures and see if they’re worth more toy runs!
Yet while the Black Series 3.75-inch figures have been elusive, the main line of figures, with five points of articulation, are available at every store. Fans were divided on these detailed, but hard-to-pose figures. Now, enter Kozy–a figure customizer who has created cardbacks that elevate these figures from average to epic! He joins the Star Wars Action News hosts to talk about these cards and his inspiration for making them.
With a look at upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con International and Celebration Europe, new online sales, and much more, it’s all in this Wampa-sized episode of Star Wars Action News
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!
And also on this week’s show, the hosts review Kotobukiya’s Art-FX+ First Order Stormtrooper statue 2-pack. Listen in to find out why this may be a statue collection you want to troop build!
With a complete run down of all US Blu-ray releases of The Force Awakens,
news of an upcoming prototype Elite Series figure, and the latest rumors for 2016’s Force Friday event, it’s all on this Star Wars Action News!
Now available in Blu!
Tomorrow The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-Ray — the first new live-action Star Wars home release in 11 years. There are a handful of exclusive versions and many tie-in sales. Prep for your Tuesday shopping by joining Arnie and Marjorie to find out which version is right for you!
Plus tomorrow also marks the rerelease of the Disney Store exclusive Elite figures — including a new Boba Fett! Find out how you can score these figures that have commanded top dollar on eBay.
With a report from Wizard World Chicago, a review of the latest Funko Smuggler’s Bounty box, and more, it’s all in this new episode of Star Wars Action News!
Our friends at Star Wars Action News report via Facebook the discovery of a new 12″ Droid 3 pack from The Force Awakens hitting shelves exclusively at Target. The set includes BB-8, C-3PO and RO-4LO and retails for $29.99*.
*Thanks to Justin from JediNews for the price confirmation.
Update: for those in the hunt for this set: DPCI 087-06-0046