Star Wars collectibles may be coming in a trickle, but the news is fast and furious, and on this week's Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie have a round-up of the hottest Star Wars toys and tchotkes. From iPhone cases to ice cube trays to SDCC exclusives, it's all on this week's podcast along with another UK report from Steve the Gingerprice from Collectormania 18!
Figures are starting to trickle back into stores, with new figures being reported found at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us. But as reported on last week's podcast, the quickest, most reliable way to get some new figures at close to retail were to order them from Amazon.com. Arnie and Marjorie ordered a handful of new Star Wars Vintage figures from Amazon including Dr. Evizan, the 501st clone, and Arc Trooper Commander to have some openers.
The figures are out there. They are not easy to find, they are not plentiful, but if you hit the stores often enough, if you're lucky enough, if the Force is with you, new Star Wars vintage collection figures are in stores to be bought. And not just action figures, new Star Wars Titanium vehicles are hitting stores, plus even more Star Wars toys are on closeout for the bargain hunters out there.
Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Sithsonian this week with another Star Wars Action News podcast, and they bring tidings from the Pacific Northwest...tidings, and toys that is! Thanks to the Star Wars collectors of SARLACC a number of unique and rare Star Wars items were seen, from Star Wars pinball machines to arcade games, bootleg items, and more, including a tour of Gus Lopez's impressive array of Star Wars props and prototypes.
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.
This week, Dan and Jerry are back to discuss all that is happening--or perhaps NOT happening at store shelves. Even though the "brick and mortars" are quiet, there is a lot of on-line news this week. Gentle Giant put three new pre-orders up and there's sure to be something for everybody: a jumbo vintage figure, a deluxe mini-bust, and a deluxe statue.
We are rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the second Star Wars prequel film--Attack of the Clones.
While pictures online of the next wave of Vintage, Movie Heroes, and Clone Wars figures appear on Star Wars collecting sites, the stores themselves are still lacking in new Star Wars toys. But just because the latest wave of figures isn't there doesn't mean there's nothing to buy! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie recount their multi-city toy run and play your voicemails. Listen to find out where to get discounts on Legos, exclusive Hasbro toys, Gentle Giant busts, and more!
Kicking off the con season this week Marjorie and Arnie headed to the windy city for C2E2 to check out the art, the autographs, and the shopping. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast they are joined by fellow C2E2 attendees Chris and Sarah to talk about the figures they found and the other collectibles on the C2E2 showroom floor!
Marjorie and Arnie are back behind the mic on Star Wars Action News, and they've brought with them new Star Wars collecting news and reviews. On this week's podcast, they review two exclusive Gentle Giant mini-busts, the 2011 Collector's Guild exclusive Commander Fox and the 2012 WonderCon exclusive Yoda with 3-D glasses. With limited production runs are these two busts worth featuring in your collection? Listen to find out!
As Star Wars toys continue to trickle in across the country, new product has starting showing up in stores.
Star Wars sales continue as the ramp up for Easter hits its peak; both Toys R Us and Target are both having half-off sales on Star Wars this week. On the latest Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down the sales, including how to maximize your Fighter Pods purchase, and where you can get an Ultimate Force F/X lightsaber for $10 shipped!
Maybe not since Heir to the Empire has a Star Wars Expanded Universe been as hotly anticipated as James Luceno's Darth Plagueis. Since Revenge of the Sith hit theaters Star Wars ans have wondered how much of Palpatine's tale of his former master was true. Could Plagueis stop people from dying? Did he pass on the knowledge to Palpatine? And, most importantly, did Plagueis cause the creation of Anakin Skywalker? But after appearing on Del Rey's Star Wars book list for release in 2008 the book was pulled by Lucasfilm.
This past Sunday the Toy Man Toy Show was held in St. Louis and Marjorie and Arnie were on hand to report, and to shop! On this week's podcast they discuss the new vintage and vintage vintage items they found at the con, including a Return of the Jedi pop-up book and a deleted scene Luke Skywalker figure.
This past weekend a light went out in the universe as Ralph McQuarrie passed away at the age of 82. The concept artist of the original trilogy, the artist took Lucas' words and created visions of a galaxy far, far away that would inspire generations of artists to come. It is to the memory of this great visionary that Marjorie, Arnie, and the crew of Star Wars Action News dedicate our latest podcast. He will be missed.