CVI: Celebration VI Collecting Awards

By Mike — Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The first-ever Star Wars Collecting Awards ceremony was held Sunday
afternoon at Celebration VI in Orlando.  The categories and winners are:

SWAN 360: Celebration VI Friday, Thinking Geek With Mark McKenna

By Mike — Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Star Wars Action News was in many places at Celebration VI.  Perhaps you met one of the staff at The Force United booth, or running the Collectors' Track Social Area.  At the Swap Meet on Friday night, or in the Hasbro and Del Rey panels.  Now, we begin our coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI which will be a series of episodes recorded at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,881

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Check out this Clone Trooper.  It's red! There are other ones too, but this one is red.  It also has some added panel lining, so it looks good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,880

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This Power Droid is in stores now, exclusive to Target and an all-new tool. The top comes off! Amazing. Well, it's neat, let's say.  Is it worth your while?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,879

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 27, 2012

While not the last, this release of  Commander Bacara may well be the best.  It came in a Battle Pack and has some nice damage deco.  Should you get yours?  Read on!

CVI: As You Wish Helmet Auction

By Mike — Monday, August 27, 2012

The As You Wish Project's re-imagined helmets are now up for auction on eBay to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There were over forty helmets displayed at Celebration VI created and customized by artists from WETA studios and Legacy Effects.

CVI: Sideshow Exclusive Commander Ganch Now Online

By Mike — Monday, August 27, 2012

The sold out at the show Sideshow Celebration VI exclusive Sixth Scale Commander Ganch is now available online! The price is $124.99 each.

CVI: Official Hasbro Images

By Mike — Monday, August 27, 2012

Hasbro has provided us with official images of what was revealed at Celebration CVI on Friday for next year's Droid Factory Wave 2, 2013 Clone Wave 1, 2013 Movie Heroes Wave 1, Class I and II Vehicles, and Fighter Pods. Here's the breakdown:

Q&A: Hasbro Answers Your Question at Celbration VI, Part 1

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 26, 2012

I got to ask Hasbro your questions while I was at Celebration VI over the weekend! I lost my voice and I'm really tired, but screw me-- this is about you! Read on to see what you asked regarding upcoming roleplay, vehicles, and more straight from the Hasbro design and marketing people! (And yes, we have more of these next week!)

Galactic Battle Game Discontinued

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Galactic Battle Game campaign officially comes to an end in 2012 and will not be included as a pack-in feature for the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortments in 2013. 

Legacy Collection in 2013 will be including the Build-A-Droid parts for Droid Factory as its pack in and the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortment packaged in the new Yoda line look will only include an action figure stand.

Clone Wars Season 5 Trailer

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

EW.com has posted up the Clone Wars Season 5 trailer previewed at Celebration VI over the weekend. The new season is set debut on September 29th on The Cartoon Network with a new timeslot of 9:30 am Saturdays.

CVI: Celebration II Europe Announced, EPII And III 3D In 2013

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

The grand show is over but some announcements were made at today's closing ceremonies which will possibly influence your travel and entertainment plans for 2013. The second Star Wars Celebration in Europe has been announced for July 26th through the 28th 2013 in Messe Essen, Germany.

TRU Ewoks And Pilots Online

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

ToysRUs.com now has both the Ewok and Yavin Pilot sets online for $39.99. Click here to order today!

CVI: Views From The Floor

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

Panels are good and fun, but we're collectors and the convention floor and dealer booths are where the hunts are at, particularly for this show where mostly everything is Star Wars. There was a bountiful amount of vintage Kenner merchandise and even if prices were beyond your budget, being able to see and touch a MISB Vintage Death Star brings back many memories, at least for this reporter. I literally spent all day Saturday browsing through all kinds of goodies from loose action figures to signed McQuarrie prints.

CVI: Disney And Carbon Freeze Me

By Mike — Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Disney booth was ripe with activity as Celebrationers clamored for their Star Wars meets Mouse themed exclusives. Their Holographic Leia Vinylmation that was limited to 2,500 pieces sold out by Saturday.