September 12th 2013 will be a day long remembered; Rancho Obi-Wan has been confirmed as the Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia according to Guinness World Records 2014 and features in a double feature spread in the 2014 Guinness World Records Book that’s now available for purchase worldwide.
A spy report from the Nuremberg Toy Fair courtesy of Jedi News reveals more of what's planned in 2013 from Hasbro, including the Black Series 3.75 inch line (Vader Card) where some of the planned Droid Factory figures will end up, a "budget" Movie Heroes assortment, and a "Mission Series" 2 pack.
Click here to find out more and thanks to Dan Curto for the heads up!
Publishing a book of all the 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figures ever produced by Kenner/Hasbro is quite the daunting task. Adam has been writing his Figure Of The Day feature for the past 5 or 6 years and has yet to hit 2,000. Steve Sansweet's Action Figure Archive has always been the seminal book in prose, style, and format and we've been waiting for an update for 13 years since the Power of the Force 2 collection from the Nineties.
It’s literally only a few days to Star Wars Celebration VI and everybody is either on their way or already enjoying the Florida sun (and occasional rain). This month, we catch up with Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com to talk about their sold out party with Star Wars Action News on Thursday night, we also check in again with Frank Diorio about the latest updates regarding the Diorama Workshop.
We couldn’t let San Diego Comic Con go by without some analysis and discussion and we’re joined by our good friend, and co-author of Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Paul Harrison from Jedi Temple Archives. We also catch up with show regular Steve Sansweet who finally reveals the details of what he’s going to be doing at Star Wars Celebration VI at the recently announced Rancho Obi-Wan Experience.
It's a massive show this month, jam-packed with the latest news and previews as we get ready for convention season.
It's called a good problem for Disney but less than ideal for vacationing collectors. Dan Curto is at Disney Star Wars Weekends and reported some changes with the Droid Factory packaging and availability of parts.
Hasbro's Star Wars action figure line has a long history of including "bonus" pack-ins with each figure: Freeze Frames, 3-D dioramas, Commtech Chips, Force Files, display stands, mini-hologram figures, collector coins, weapons lockers, and most recently...battle cards and battle dice.
The end of an era is upon us as a collecting community. Dan Curto has announced on his Facebook page today that he is no longer with Rebelscum. Dan's passion, tireless energy, and love for the hobby has created the most prolific Star Wars photo archive on the net and played a huge part in making Rebelscum what is today. While he will certainly be missed, his talent and drive won't be easy to contain and we look forward to his next project. Thanks for all your hard work, efforts and contributions Dan! Collecting News will not be the same without you (at least temporarily, we imagine.). May The Force Be With You, Always.