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Episode 440: 2014 Year in Review Part 2 and 2015 in Preview

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Arnie and Marjorie are joined by the Gingerprince, Johnathan, Curtis, Daryl, Brock, Jay, and Andrew to look back at the High End Star Wars Collectibles of 2014 and what they expect 2015 to bring.

The Star Wars Action News Year-End shows conclude with this second part of the team’s roundtable discussion!

Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Steve “The Gingerprince”, Johnathan, Curtis, Daryl, Brock, Jay and Andrew to look back at the high-end collectibles that Force-d them to open their wallets! From Gentle Giant mini-busts to Sideshow Premium Format Figures and the new, high end sixth scale figure line from Hot Toys, it’s all discussed in this show!

Then the team puts 2014 to bed and looks forward to what 2015 Awakens. With the first new live-action Star Wars film in a decade coming this December, Rebels on television, and a new continuity for novels and comics, join them to hear what is in store!

Episode 47: Sticker Shock

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The holidays are over but that hasn’t stopped the fireworks this week as a lot of news and confirmations surrounding Hasbro’s plans for 2015 have come to light. The big news this week was several lists of proposed product for The Force Awakens made their way online. Although nothing incredibly revelatory, there does seem to be no holding back in terms of merchandise. Target also gets a large spotlight this week as they’ve started implementing a new price for The Black Series that has caused quite a response from collectors. Is this an isolated event or will other retailers follow suit? Sideshow news this week is light but there is something they have in common with Hasbro – a delay of product. Celebration Anaheim announcements are starting to gear up with the reveal of an new set of pins and the debut of Smuggler’s Bounty audio drama from Kyle Newman. Plus, Flyguy and I run down our latest reviews and acquisitions from the past week! All this and much more on Episode 47 of The Realm Recap!

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No Force Awakens at Toy Fair from Hasbro

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Hasbro has sent word to folks attending Toy Fair next month that there will be quote:

“no toys based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Star Wars Episode VII) shown at Toy Fair this year.

Obviously, we know that there’s a huge amount of anticipation for Star Wars toys this year, and we wanted to be forthcoming about this as we know it might make a difference for some of you in regards to travel plans.

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Episode 46: New Year’s Revelations

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Happy New Year! The Realm Recap returns after the holiday break with a full plate of news. This week, Flyguy and I attempt digest developments from Hasbro regarding leaked 6″ The Force Awakens figure images, the potential switch to a new, smaller scale for Episode VII figures, and reports of some stores pulling the shelf tags for the Saga Legends/Rebels basic figures. Sideshow and Hot Toys revealed a few chestnuts since our last show — all look great and expensive. Finally, we cover a cornucopia of news from LEGO, Hot Wheels, Bandai, Revoltech and more. We close out the festivities with rumors and speculation for The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Celebration. All this and much more on Episode 46 of The Realm Recap!

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Hasbro Toys: The Force Awakens

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We’ve seen the official trailer countless times, some great concept art, and even some apparent 6″ scale figure prototypes, but there are so many questions on what direction Hasbro is going to be taking with the toy line for The Force Awakens.

Another cool art image was recently revealed by Indie Revolver, which appears to show a very cool new ship design for the next film.  How would this translate into a toy?  Pretty awesome, one would think, if Hasbro chooses to make it.  Hopefully we’ll get a taste of what’s coming in February during Toy Fair.  Until then, head on over to the forums to join in the EP7 toy discussions, and remember, spoilers apply.

The WolfPack Podcast #113: Year End Review

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On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Chris, Corey, Curto, Steve, and Jayson talk about their top Star Wars moments of 2014, ranging from Hasbro to The Clone Wars to The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer. We also talk about the top things we are looking forward to in 2015! May The Force Be With You, Always.

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Star Wars Collectors Cast #7: Happy Holidays

 

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It’s time for another dose of the monthly Star Wars Collectors Cast, the last for 2014.  This month James Burns is joined by one half of the dynamic duo that is RebelForce Radio – Jimmy Mac – to talk through his collecting habits and what’s new in the world of Star Wars collecting, including the recently leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure prototype images

As always, James heads to northern California to check in at Rancho Obi-Wan and catch up with Steve Sansweet and find out what’s been going on at the world largest collection, and all about the brand new Rancho Recruiter initiative.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, tune into this month’s Star Wars Collectors Cast now!

The Force Awakens 6″ Figure(s) Image

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Rebelscum has posted a link and image to a leaked photograph of five 6″ figures from The Force Awakens. The image gives us our first “real” full look at characters from the teaser and one shot of a familiar walking carpet. Spoiler warnings apply.

UPDATE: Image has been removed from Rebelscum per the request of HunterPR. Image is still available at the original link.

Episode 45: But It’s A Whole ‘Nother Year

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As we close out 2014, Flyguy and I discuss the latest collecting bits with news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, LEGO, Gentle Giant and more. Customizing and artwork gets another big focus this week as we feature some great builds and illustrations that again must be seen be believed. Finally, we run down the latest news regarding The Force Awakens, more Marvel cover variants and our latest toy acquisitions. All this and much more on Episode 45 of The Realm Recap.

We would like to thank everyone that has listened, watched, commented and shared our shows over the past year. You are all the reason why we keep doing it and we hope to continue into 2015 and beyond. MTFBWY.

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New The Force Awakens Character Name Revealed?

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StitchKingdom has posted the discovery of a recently registered trademark thought to give clue to a new character for The Force Awakens. We won’t post the name here as to be sensitive to those wishing to stay spoiler free, but check it out if you’d like and then let us know what you think in the comments or forum.

This is an unconfirmed rumor at this point, so be wary off attaching too much to it.

Episode 44: Guardians of the Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Even as the holidays quickly approach, the deluge of collecting news and speculation is flowing as fast as ever. On this week’s show, Flyguy and I break down the latest info from Hasbro, Sideshow, Bandai, S.H.Figuarts, Hot Wheels, and more. Gentle Giant looks to be teasing some great product for 2015, what it is exactly is anyone’s guess but we are giddy in its potential. The biggest news of the week though was the (partial) character names released for The Force Awakens. What do they mean and will we have to “unlearn what we have learned” based on prior speculation and leaks? Finally, Flyguy and I run down a few reviews and new acquisitions — all this and much more on Episode 44 of The Realm Recap.

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