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Episode #57: Countdown To Anaheim

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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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Amazing TIE Fighter Short Film Complete

A few years ago, we shared a work-in-progress anime project featuring the amazing work of OtaKing77077. He has finished his project and it is a thing of wonder.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

Episode #55: The Journey Continues…

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Flyguy and Yakface are back to break down the week’s collecting news and more. This week, product is coming in at record pace with wave after wave of Saga Legends, Mission Series and 6″ Black Series products hit retail. Plus, there are even great sales to be had as well. There are a few very cool customs to discuss this week, the main one grabbing headlines around the world is the drone speeder bike which is too cool not to hit production. Finally, big news broke from Disney involving the first of the standalone films as well as the official release date for Episode VIII. There is a lot to wrap our addled brains around but you can watch/hear it all on Episode 55 of The Realm Recap!

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Episode #54: Planes, Transports and Diecast Automobiles

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Flyguy and Yakface are back once again to grind through the week’s Star Wars collecting news. On this show, we discuss the big reveal from Hasbro regarding two new Star Wars Rebels figures being added this fall. We also discuss the latest arrivals online and at retail including the Bossk wave of 6″ Black Series figures. Disney has released their merchandising catalog for Star Wars Weekends 2015 and it features a few great items collectors will surely want to track down. Finally, we dive into a bit of Star Wars Rebels news as the cast is about to expand in a big way. All this plus our latest toy acquisitions on Episode 54 of The Realm Recap!

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AT-AT Mini Bookends

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Gentle Giant/The 3D Studio has launched their all-new website and they are offering their first preorder – a set of AT-AT mini bookends for $225.00. Interestingly, the sculpt for these was teased a few days ago via their YouTube video, which should support the thoughts that other unannounced items in that video will probably see the light of day.

Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., the AT AT Mini Bookends features the mechanical monstrosities as they were seen traversing the terrain on the planet Hoth in pursuit of the Rebel Alliance. Crafted using only the highest quality polystone, each limited-edition hand-painted bookend set comes individually numbered and is packed with a matching certificate of authenticity.

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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Episode 42: The Fandom Awakens

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After a day that is surely to be long-remembered, Yakface and Flyguy are back this week to discuss the new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens! But before we get to that, we run down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Anovos and more while we also touch on some of the new customs and artwork spawned by The Force Awakens trailer. All this and more on Episode 42 of The Realm Recap.

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Black Series Vader Neck Issue Fixed

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Despite opinions to the contrary, the Black Series Darth Vader (#26) suffered from a horrible neck design the essentially rendered the figure to “look, don’t touch” status. We are very happy to share that Hasbro has indeed addressed the known issue (by their admission) and the Black Series #03 Vader now features an updated sculpt with longer neck peg.

Thanks to Dan from StarWarsCollector.com for bringing this to our attention.