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Posts Tagged ‘SWAN’

Episode 438: Tarkin ‘Bout Toys

Brock reviews James Lucino’s new novel TARKIN, Jerry looks back at Vintage-era Star Wars books, and Marjorie and Arnie look at figures hitting stores and the sold-out Hot Toys exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper! It’s been a long time since Star Wars action figure [Read More]

Episode 437: Black Friday Deals and 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Want to know where to save big on Star Wars LEGOs, Blu Rays, and more this weekend?  Then join Marjorie and Arnie for the 2014 Black Friday (and Thursday) shopping guide!  While the Star Wars bargains are few, there are some choice items for those brave enough to face the [Read More]

Episode 435: It’s the Yoda Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Reviews of Hasbro’s 6-Inch Speeder Bike with Biker Scout and Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett in Prototype Armor, plus store reports and a look at new collectibles online. Halloween is this week and the costumes and decorations have started to go on sale! On this [Read More]

Episode 434: Star Wars Collectors and the Holy Grail

Members of the Star Wars collecting community share which item they most desire, and Marjorie and Arnie bring news from New York ComicCon 2014! The Holy Grail–the one item a collector pines for but has not yet grabbed.  It may be rare, it may be expensive, it may [Read More]

Episode 433: Collecting Nirvana in Aberdeen

Marjorie & Arnie are back from a trip across the American west, and of course they did some Star Wars shopping while there! Visiting with the members of SARLACC in Seattle, they visited several stores–including one of the oddest Star Wars toy shops out there. [Read More]

Episode 432: A New Dawn for Star Wars Fiction

Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel A New Dawn, Marjorie and Arnie review Black Series Wave 4, plus reports from Wizard World Chicago and Gen Con! Last Spring it was announced that the Star Wars canon was taking a new direction. To pave way for the upcoming Episode VII as [Read More]

Episode 431: Exclusive Showdown

Marjorie and Arnie give a hands-on review of Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives, Johnathan runs down the Toys R Us AT-ST set, and Steve the Gingerprince reports in from the London Film & Comic Con! The irony of San Diego Comic-Con is that while [Read More]

Episode 430: SDCC 2014 Part II: Live from the Con Floor

Star Wars Action News’ full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 is here! Recorded live at the convention, join Arnie and Marjorie as they detail the exclusives and reveals from Star Wars collectible companies like Hasbro, Mattel, Jakks Pacific, Sideshow [Read More]

Episode 429: SDCC Part 1 — Hasbro and High End Collector Presentations

2014’s San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days–both for those at the convention as well as fans watching from home. But now that the chaos is over take time to absorb [Read More]

Episode 428: Imperial Troops Have Entered the Podcast

It’s just 9 days until San Diego Comic-Con International 2014! While there are sure to be surprises and last-minute reveals every day up to the convention, most of the news is out and for Star Wars fans there’s tons of programming…and shopping. Friday is [Read More]

6″ Prototype Boba Fett Revealed

6″ Prototype Boba Fett Revealed

StarWars.com has posted the first look at the exclusive 6″ Prototype Boba Fett coming to Walgreens this fall. This confirms the SWActionNews original report from last week. Pre-orders open for this at SDCC in a few short weeks. [Read More]

Episode 427: These Aren’t the Shoes You’re Looking For!

On this episode of Star Wars Action News, hear a review of the new Kotobukiya Bishoujo Mara Jade statue, details on J.W. Rinzler’s Star Wars Storyboards books, and find out how to take the randomness out of getting the Funko Vans shoes figures from Journeys! Mara Jade [Read More]

SDCC Exclusive POP! Wampa and Hoth Luke Set

SDCC Exclusive POP! Wampa and Hoth Luke Set

Funko has just announced via twitter their exclusive Wampa (with severed arm) and Luke Skywalker (Hoth) set for SDCC The Star Wars Luke Skywalker Hoth and Wampa Pop! set will be available exclusively from Funko at San Diego Comic-Con pic.twitter.com/NG2cOiU0yV — Funko [Read More]

Walgreens Exclusive 6″ Boba Fett Coming

Our friends at Star Wars Action News has received a scoop about a potential exclusive 6″ Black Series Boba Fett figure heading to Walgreens this August. Head on over to their Venganza Media Gazette for their full report [Read More]

Episode 426: Hot Wheels & Heavy Mattel

On this episode Marjorie and Arnie review the Mission Series Bespin and Utapau figure packs, Jerry’s Vintage Viewpoint looks at country of origin stamps, and we give information on the 4th Annual San Diego Comic-Con Fan Breakfast! Star Wars collectors have braved the [Read More]

Episode 425: Only Imperial Stormtroopers Are So Verbose

Marjorie and Arnie review the Disney Store 13-inch talking Stormtrooper, discuss upcoming convention and marathon events, review new Black Series rumors, and more! With Hasbro having difficulty getting new figures to store pegs in any scale, collectors are forced to find [Read More]

Episode 423: Live from the CBR Bar at C2E2!

Marjorie and Arnie are joined by more members of the Star Wars Action News family to talk Star Wars Collecting at C2E2! This past weekend saw the largest comic convention in Chicago — Reed Pop’s C2E2! Saturday night Marjorie, Arnie, and several members of the [Read More]

TBS 6″ Wave 4 Pre-Order – Chewy’s Out

TBS 6″ Wave 4 Pre-Order – Chewy’s Out

Entertainment Earth has posted pre-orders for wave 4 of The Black Series 6″ line. The pre-order confirms SWAN’s rumor of Chewbacca being delayed and having a couple sought after figures carried forward. [Read More]

Episode 422: To Buy, Or Not To Buy? That is the Question.

Yes, Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order its newest life-sized Star Wars figure — The Han Solo in Carbonite.  And it has Arnie waxing philosophical about collecting, and how much is too much to spend on one item.  On this episode of the Star Wars Action [Read More]

Rumor: TBS 6″ Chewbacca Delayed?

Rumor: TBS 6″ Chewbacca Delayed?

Our friends at Star Wars Action News have posted a rumor that the The Black Series 6″ scale Chewbacca may be held back due to packaging issues in the current black and orange line look. Head on over to their Venganza Media Gazette page for the full story. [Read More]

Episode 421: Is 6-Inches Short for a Stormtrooper?

Reviews of all 4 figures shipping with Hasbro’s Black Series Wave 3, plus new online sales and Episode VII news! From coast to coast the third wave of Hasbro’s 6-inch Star Wars Black Series has started to appear in stores.  This wave has three new figures, a [Read More]

Episode 420: Cheers to Planet Comicon!

Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest collecting news, with new releases from LEGO, Star Wars Decks, and reports from the Toy Man Toy Show and Planet Comicon! Planet Comicon was held in Kansas City this past weekend, and Marjorie and Arnie were there and on the hunt for [Read More]

Episode 419: Locked Down with Joe Schreiber

Few first time Star Wars novelists get the promotional push that Joe Schreiber received in 2009 for Deathtroopers.  The first unabashed horror story set in the Star Wars universe the combination of zombies and the galaxy far, far away inspired cosplay even before the book [Read More]

Episode 418: Star Wars – Disney Style!

We run down the latest collecting news, including Rancho Obi-Wan auctions, Disney World Star Wars Weekends exclusives, and more! With Lucasfilm, and all things Star Wars, now owned by The Walt Disney Corporation it should be no surprise that Disney is the place to look for [Read More]

Episode 416: Toy Fair 2014 – Hasbro’s Reveals

Marjorie and Arnie recap the Hasbro presentation kicking of New York’s Toy Fair International 2014! The next Star Wars film may be over a year away, but the new Star Wars figures are on the horizon!  From Black Series figures, in both the 6 and 4-inch scales, plus [Read More]

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