Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles is celebrating 16 years in business this weekend. To commemorate this millstone, we are offering all customers 16% discount starting today June 29th, 2011. A discount code must be keyed into the order form to receive the discount. The discount code is “16years” and expires on July 4th, 2011. Minimum purchase amount is $30. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order.

New Saga Legends Figures:
Destroyer Droid – SL31
Spacetrooper – SL31
Boba Fett – SL30
Mace Windu – SL29
Super Battle Droid – SL28
Death Star Trooper – SL27
Stormtrooper – SL25

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Episode 301: Almost There…Almost There!

This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie are joined in the studio by Johnathan, forum name RancorBoy, a long time Star Wars collector who has come to aid in the packing of the Sithsonian, and also to aid in Arnie’s quest for a complete modern carded figure collection. Listen as Johnathan shares his thoughts on the state of collecting, and exactly how close Arnie is to the dream of a carded collection.

Also this week, Marjorie, Arnie, and Johnathan run down the latest SDCC exclusives, including the Gentle Giant Vinyl Cape Jawa, the McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Bust, and a picture book from director Morgan Spurlock.

With The Gingerprince providing Vintage Collection figure reviews and Justin’s store report, all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show from swactionnews.com or use the direct links:

Regular Version:
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/SWAN301.MP3

Enhanced Version
http://www.swactionnews.com/Podcasts/Enhanced/SWAN301.M4A

Toyguide Update: VC51 Barriss Offee

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan) from the 2011 Vintage Collection’s (Wave 7).

PROS: A long-overdue upgrade to a previous incarnation delivers on design, articulation and overall playability. Two-piece plastic cloak is an inventive way to address certain limitations a one-piece cloak would have.

CONS: Initial images showed that Barriss Offee was to include a soft goods/fabric cloak. Included plastic cloak restricts movement. Lightsaber blade is a little light in terms of color/opaqueness. No word if this figure will receive a running change like Dagobah Landing Luke and Fi-Ek Sirch.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

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