Sideshow Sixth Scale Jango Fett Pre-order

By Mike — Friday, May 2, 2014

Pre-order is now up for Sideshow's latest entry in the Sixth Scale Scum and Villainy collection: Jango Fett! Boasting a reputation as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, the expert mercenary is ready for hire decked out in a hand-tailored flight suit, layered belts with holsters and pouches, a hardshell armored vest, and western-style poncho. Destined to one day become the face of the Clone army, Fett’s identity can be concealed behind his iconic Mandalorian helmet, or revealed with an additional swap-out portrait complete with pilot headgear.

The Disney Store Has New Star Wars PVC Figure Sets Coming Soon

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 1, 2014

At the Star Wars Disney Store event, one of the better value items was a trio of what they refer to as Fig Sets. There are no fruity treats included as the name may imply, but rather six, roughly three-inch figures in a decent box for a pretty low price.

So far we only got a glimpse at sets from the original three movies, and it seems to be a stunning start. Read on for more!

Funko Previews Pop! Series 6

By Mike — Thursday, May 1, 2014

The folks at Funko gives us a nice sneak peek of their Star Wars Pop! figures Series 6 just in time fror Star Wars Day. This assortment includes the Wampa (super sized at 6 inches!), Luke Hoth, Bossk, The Emperor, Hammerhead, and a Biker Scout. Peep out the images after the jump!

iOS Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace Launches Today

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 1, 2014

Disney gave us a hands-on heavily embargoed look at a new Star Wars app last week called Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace. While sort of a neat throwback - it's an iOS take on the classic Buena Vista storybook + record sets some of us had in kids mashed up with trivia and a video game - it's also aimed at people much shorter and younger than the average reader of sites like this one.

Follow us on Twitter @Galactichunter and @Adam16bit - we'll be giving away free codes to download this one!

Featuring lush art and amazing voiceover work by James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi and others on The Clone Wars), it's $6.99 and will be on the iTunes store roughly nowish.

Sideshow Life-sized Boba Fett Pre-order

By Mike — Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for their amazing life-sized Boba Fett. Created in collaboration with the talented prop replica specialists at Tom Spina Designs, this magnificent six-and-a-half foot tall replica is so realistic, you’ll swear he jumped right off the Slave I!

Disney Store - New Star Wars Mugs for 2014

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Disney Store retail outlets are fortunate enough to have a parent company that seems to have a real lust for developing its newfound intellectual properties. Sure, there are toys to be had, and lunch boxes, and kid-size shirts, but now you can get mugs too. Excited? Well, it's a mug, what do you want from me?

Read on for more! Or don't.

Disney Store New 12 3/4-Inch Action Figures Debuting in Store May 4

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last week, Star Wars and Disney bloggers were at the House of Mouse to check out new toys including Disney's own 12 3/4-inch scale electronic Star Wars action figures. It's important to note that these are not 1:6 scale (12-inch figures) - Luke is taller at 12 3/4-inches, with other characters like Darth Vader and Chewbacca exceeding 14-inches.

Each figure has a lot of articulation plus electronic lights and sounds - a decent deal at $29.99, wouldn't you say? Read on for more!

Super7 Celebrates Star Wars Day

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Our friends at Super7 celebrate May the 4th (Star Wars Day) at their San Francisco store with guests including the 501st Legion, a Star Wars Photobooth and Mini Arcade, raffle prizes and more.

BBTS: Bandai, Hot Toys, Batman, Acid Rain, Assassin's Creed, Transformers, GI Joe & More!

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here are the this week's latest pre-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com! Pre-orders include Batman, Final Fantasy, and the latest import exclusives. Click through for the full listing!

TOP NEWS: Star Wars Episode 7 Cast Announced

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014

StarWars.com officially announces the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Most notably and not surprisingly, the original cast of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are finally confirmed. The highlights of new cast members include veteran actor Max Von Sydow (Darth Ming?), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), and Adam Driver (Girls).

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SWAN 423: Live from the CBR Bar at C2E2!

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This past weekend saw the largest comic convention in Chicago -- Reed Pop's C2E2! Saturday night Marjorie, Arnie, and several members of the Star Wars Action News family got together to talk about the convention, their Star Wars celebrity encounters, and their collectible finds! But the past two weeks have been full of news for Star Wars fans and collectors alike. 

Brian's Toys: He-Man 8 Back, 12 Inch Vintage TIE Pilot, Mission Series Wave 3

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: This week Brian's Toys has posted a video detailing the the awesome condition of the original He-Man 8-Back AFA 85 action figure.  The video is in HD and shows off the back and front.  

Q&A: Helmets, Black Series Assortments, and the Future of the Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 27, 2014

New in Q&A this week: Boba Fett Helmet toys! Did you miss it? Well, it's going to cost you now. And New Black Series Cases - where is Chewie? He's still coming. Also, let's have a tidy rant about the supposed "loss" of the Expanded Universe - we've been through this before, and those stories from the past still mean something because it just happened to work out that way! Read on!

C2E2: High-End Star Wars Costume Replicas from Anovos

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 26, 2014

Another costume licensor! C2E2 allowed Anovos to debut its Star Wars wares after it put out some top-notch gear from Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. Previously Windlass Studios put out some top-notch costumes for Padme, Anakin, and others. Anovos has shown Luke Skywalker's Bespin togs from The Empire Strikes Back, some high-end Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper armor, Han Solo's holster from the original Star Wars, and the prototype for their first Darth Vader costume.

EU Rebooted - StarWars.com Confirms Future Movies Not Tied to Previous Books, Comics, Games

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 26, 2014

While the Expanded Universe - not even called such until 1998 - has long been a way to get fans to buy paper much like Hasbro has found a way to get us to buy plastic, it hasn't been all that unusual for a bit of slate-cleaning now and again.  Today, StarWars.com confirms it's basically wiping the slate as clean as can be.