At San Diego Comic Con the past couple years, and Star Wars Celebration 5, the trailer for Knights of The Old Republic called “Deceived”, showing a group of Sith and a Mando sacking the Jedi Temple have had Star Wars fans drooling. While that trailer is actually not part of the game, fan response was so high that there had to be more given to that story, and now we have it — Paul S. Kemp’s Old Republic video game tie-in novel Deceived, which tells of that attack and its aftermath. On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Paul talks to Arnie about the writing of the novel, and its themes of attachment and the Jedi code.
Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie bring news of new releases from eFX Collectibles, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, and more!
With your voicemails, what’s on sale this week, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
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Baltimore MD, April 13th, 2011 – On behalf of the Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), vice president Frank Klukosky along with treasurer Bob Martinazzi and Maryland regional director Jeff Schock presented a check for $5000 to the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation (BIT).
The presentation was made at Believe in Tomorrow’s Children’s House at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore MD. Accepting the check on behalf of BIT was CEO and founder Brian Morrison and house resident manager Kathy Frost. For more information about BIT and the important work they do, please visit their website at http://www.believeintomorrow.org.
The money was raised via sales of DCSWCC’s exclusive Luke Skywalker cloisonne lapel pin which also honors the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. There is still time for YOU to help out this important cause. Visit http://store.dcswcc.org to order your pin today!
DCSWCC is one of the largest and most active Star Wars collecting clubs in America, with over 65 members. The club meets monthly and holds special events such as socials and “Roadshow” appraisal events throughout the year. During its 7-year history, DCSWCC has raised over $20,000 for children’s charities in the Washington DC region. For more information, visit the club’s website at http://www.dcswcc.org
Over the weekend, several rumor list surfaced given hints of new figures, battle packs and exclusives for the Vintage Collection and Clone Wars lines. Visit our friends at Rebelscum and Jedi Temple Archives for the spoilage! And remember, nothing is official until Hasbro says it is.
Well that went well didn’t it. We had a corruption in some files that caused the format to go a tad haywire. Until we get things straightened out, please enjoy this vanilla format for the “new” Yakface.com. Hopefully we’ll get things sorted out for you soon.
eBay seller “Tunghori” has placed the new Vintage Collection Barriss Offee up for sale for those that would like to get her early.
Thanks to forum member “Eopie Herder” for the tip.
Ever since the new Vintage Rebel Fleet Trooper was revealed at Toy Fair, people have asked “what’s the deal with that baseball cap?”
After some scouring of movie frames containing the trooper in question, I found that during the Medal Ceremony on Yavin IV, you can in fact see some RFTs wearing caps in the background.
Did the prop dept. run out of RFT helmets and use the caps as a last resort? Tough to know for sure but it looks like they got that obscure detail right for the Vintage release. Sadly, the same can’t be said for the figure’s missing holster.
Click the image above for a closer look.
Starting tomorrow through Saturday, Toys”R”Us is having an Easter Sale where they are offering Buy one, get one 50% off on all Star Wars action figures, vehicles and roleplaying items.
UPDATE: According to Toys”R”Us website, the Vintage Collection figure ARE included in this sale.
As promised, Sideshow Collectibles has updated revealing their Exclusives for SDCC 2011 and as most have guessed, the Star Wars 12″ Clone teased is in fact the Phase I Clone Trooper Commander! Head on over for a larger shot, priority pre-ordering info as well has the other offerings for SDCC!
Star Wars fans in Japan have started a relief effort called “We are JEDI ” in response to the earthquake and tsunami that has irrevocably changed their country. You can contribute to their project by ordering a Limited Edition, Lucasfilm-approved T-shirt (end of April) here as well as read a message from Steve Sansweet.