Marjorie & Arnie are back from Chicago Wizard World and are here this week to review a handful of new purchases, all of which happen to be Gentle Giant mini-busts: The Entertainment Earth exclusive Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi, the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper, the Expanded Universe based Twi’lek Darth Talon, and another Twi’lek–Oola from Jabba’s palace. They discuss the details of these busts, and address the recent price increases among these and other high-end collectibles.
Also this week, Steve reports in from post-riot UK with what toys he’s finding on shelves, and Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest online finds, including some very cool new items from Kotobukiya that are not yet available in the states.
With TWO contests, one where you can win a custom Han in Carbonite Mighty Mugg and one from Backstage Toys where you can win the Toys R Us exclusive Battle of Geonosis figure set, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
It seems that the new assortment of Clone Wars figures (Chewbacca, Jet Pack Rex, Even Piell, Savage Opress etc.) is hitting retail across the country. For an advanced look at these new releases, head on over to our friends at Jedi Temple Archives!
As much as we love Hasbro’s sculpts, there are times when a talented customizer comes along and creates a mold that blows us away… fans will recall that back in February, we spotlighted some amazing custom head sculpts by customizer Evergray.
Now, he’s done it once again with some more amazing sculpts that we only wish we could get our hands on! See the Stormtrooper comparison above – how cool would it be nice for them to adopt something more like the above helmet on the right as a standard moving forward?
Check out more of Evergray’s work, and share your thoughts after the jump!
The blog Star Wars Aficionado Magazine has posted a list of rumored deleted scenes that will be included in the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray set next month. Head on over for the unconfirmed list.
UPDATE: Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a nice disc by disc breakdown as well.
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Yakface forum member “combatJedi” reports that he found the Republic AV-7 at his local Toys”R”Us. Nice find!
Sideshow’s Mos Eisley – Chalmun’s Cantina 12″ Figure Environment is now available for pre-order for $249.99
The crew over at BanthaSkull.com have posted a new list of Target DPCIs taking us from now through the first part of 2012. Head on over for the breakdown.
UPDATE: I hit up my local Target today to check out the new DPCIs and grab their corresponding prices:
087-06-0269 Vintage Vehicles – $24.99
087-06-1732 Vintage Vehicle (Landspeeder & Tauntaun) – $24.99
087-06-1736 CW Figure Collection – $19.99
087-06-1749 Vehicle Figure Scene Pack (Search for Luke Skywalker) – $24.99
087-06-0320 Darth Maul double Lightsaber – $20.00
087-06-0765 Battlefields of Naboo – $29.99
087-06-0780 Attack Vehicles – $24.99
087-06-0920 Villains and Sith- $14.99
Attakus continues its celebration of George Lucas’ universe with the most popular Jedi Master in the galaxy in a new prestige format!
Remember your amazement the first time you saw Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back”? Re-experience this excitement at home with this unique piece of art: a limited edition 21.26’’ tall Yoda using the Force on the swamp planet of Dagobah!!
This cold cast resin Prestige Statue is highly detailed, beautifully textured and portrays the revered Jedi Master leaning against a tree-trunk at a very intense yet serene moment, perfectly captured by our workshop.
This hand painted and hand crafted tour de force is already a legendary statue in the Attakus’ line of Star Wars collectibles and will be the centerpiece of your collection. Scheduled to ship at the end of 2011.
For more images visit the Attakus blog page.
Cartoon Network has announced that Season 4 of The Clone Wars will debut with a one-hour premiere on September 16 at 8pm/7pm CST (the same day as the Complete Saga on Blu-ray). Until then, check out the new extended trailer for Season 4 “Battle Lines” loaded with action, new and returning characters and easter eggs!