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40th Anniversary Product Images Online

Since I’ve received dozens of emails, links and images, I’ll state openly here that images for (some) the 40th Anniversary 6″ figures have shown up across social media (via Amazon.com.mx). We won’t be sharing the images publicly per Hasbro’s request. We will say the images confirm the some of the rumors, so watch VERY SOON for preorders to go live on these items and for their full (official) reveal this weekend at Toyfair in New York.

Update: Amazon Mexico has pulled down their links and images for those figures.

Celebration Exclusive 6″ Luke X-wing Pilot Revealed

You’ve read the teases for a while but the latest edition of the Star Wars Show has revealed the Vintage Kenner style packaging for the 6″ Black Series line of 40th Anniversary figures. While not all figures are shown, they do reveal a special exclusive version of the Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) available at Star Wars Celebration.

PGM Jumbo Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber Packaging

Gentle Giant has sent out to its PG Members a preview of the final packaging for the upcoming Jumbo Kenner Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber announced back in April. PG Members can expect to receive the final product in late March/early April. Until then, click through for a behind-the-scenes look at a sample/press sheet for the cardback.

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New 3.75″ Exclusive Set Coming from Entertainment Earth

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Entertainment Earth has teased a new, upcoming exclusive to be revealed tomorrow that features SIX 3.75″ super-articulated figures – five of which are making their action figure debut!

Head on over for the full details. Who do you think will be included in this intriguing set? Leave a comment with your speculation.

Celebration Europe Collecting Track Medallions

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Announcing the Celebration Europe 2016 Collector Track Medallions! Continuing with the tradition of awesome giveaways, the Collecting Track will be handing out enameled medallions at the panels! Absolutely free! Each pewter medallion shows a detailed view of a vintage Kenner Star Wars toy! They will make awesome companion pieces to both our popular Star Tot and Celebration Medallion giveaways of the past, and are something that you can appreciate for years to come! Collect all 12!

New Bandai 6″ Movie Vinyl Collection Line

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Bandai has launched a new series of 6″ figures from The Force Awakens as part of the Movie Vinyl Collection. This budget line features basic/minimal articulation while presented on a pseudo “Vintage” blister card back. The line kicks off with Kylo Ren (#01), First Order Stormtrooper (#02), Captain Phasma (#03),  BB-8 (#04), R2-D2 (#05) and Chewbacca (#06).

You can order these figures now through sites like HobbyLink Japan and BBTS for around $15 each.

Episode 453: The First Order

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San Diego Comic-Con draws closer, and with that come even more reveals. From Lucasfilm’s Hall H panel on Friday to something even more exciting for collectors — the reveals of the first toys from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Marjorie and Arnie run down this news, and rate your chances of scoring the SDCC exclusive Hasbro figure, on this week’s show!

Then Brock and Jerry join forces for a segment that’s both a book review and a segment for vintage collectors as they look back on the various books that help collectors of the early Star Wars toys.

With Darryl providing a review of the new Star Wars figures from S.H. Figuarts, Steve “The Gingerprince” reporting on the latest UK conventions, and a contest to win a custom melted Vader head, it’s all in this issue of Star Wars Action News!

Gus and Duncan’s Guide to Star Wars Micro Collection Toys

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Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins have announced their next book in there expanding catalog of titles: Gus and Duncan’s Guide To Star Wars Micro Collection Toys. It will be available for purchase at Celebration Anaheim and online order will launch tomorrow (4.8.2015).

Update: Now available for order

Hunt for the Hunters at Celebration!

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Continuing a tradition that started in 2005 and has carried through all U.S. Celebrations since, six regional Star Wars collecting clubs will be giving away custom patches at their booths at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Each Lucasfilm-approved patch is fully embroidered and depicts an action figure from the vintage Star Wars line by Kenner. Collect all six to complete your set of Bounty Hunters from The Empire Strikes Back!

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Customizer Mega Spotlight

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Tonight we give thanks to a few of the many customizers who grace our forums by showcasing some of their work in our latest customizer spotlight.

First up, forumite Grimace shares a ton of custom mini-rigs he has completed, along with an impressive gallery of customs he’s purchased from other collectors as well.  Check them out here.

Our next highlight is courtesy of forum member JawaKing, who shows off a very cool one-footed “choco-droid” and also some other very interesting droid designs in his thread.

Monsterhjerne also joins in the fun, with a group of Biker Scout custom that he’s upgraded – you’ll want to check out his repainted speeder bikes as well.

Last but certainly not least, Darth Daddy (active as usual with great new customs) has created an upgraded Chopper droid from Rebels that is hopefully on Hasbro’s radar for an upgrade.

As always, the customizers appreciate feedback from their fellow collectors, so please feel free to share your thoughts in the forums or here in our comments section.