The always funny John Hodgman (The Daily Show, various Apple ads, Areas of My Expertise) has had a wonderful podcast which satirizes the TV courtroom show format. This week on Judge John Hodgman: should a family going to Star Wars Celebration VI compel the mother to wear a costume since the husband and son are going to Jedi it up a bit?
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The largest gathering of Star Wars fans, Star Wars Celebration VI, is about to take place again in Orlando, Florida August 23rd through the 26th and Ashley Eckstein announced today that she and her fangirl apparel company, Her Universe™, will be there in a big way with a special event, a panel and exclusive merchandise.
Frank D'Iorio celebrated the 10th anniversary of his diorama building workshop by creating his largest and most ambitious project yet: Return to Tatooine. Fans participating in the diorama building workshop will be able to build their own portion.
2012's Convention season is ending not with a whimper but with a bang! Star Wars Celebration VI starts in 10 days, but last weekend was also Wizard World's Chicago Comic-Con, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down both.
New for 2012, but old now, is the first-ever movie-specific Quinlan Vos figure. Based on a background extra, this presumed authentic release looks fantastic. Should you get one?
While not as new as some recently featured figures, Yoda is no less impressive! This tiny figure is more of a statue than an action figure, and he's super-cheap on eBay. The figure has an amazing paint job and, frankly, looks better than a lot of the movie Yodas out there.
It's the new Jek Porkins, just now arriving at Toys R Us stores! Part of a Yavin Pilot Pack, the figure is a little bit bigger than his fellow pilots but thinner than the 2000 figure.
Will Hasbro do crazy pull-back Star Wars vehicles for this line like they do for Marvel? Uhhh... why are you asking that? Are we going to talk about stock issues? I guess so. There's nothing else to ask about? And does someone really think Hasbro will get to putting out Malakili on a vintage card? I gotta say, I don't, but I ramble on about Ewoks this week so who am I to judge taste? Read on and send in your questions for an upcoming column!
Hasbro repaints 2009's awesome AT-ST mold, repacks it in a Vintage Collection box, and offers it up as a K-Mart exclusive. For $34.99, it's rightly priced without a figure compared to the $44 that included one with the Legacy Collection Wal-Mart exclusive. Are the superb Vintage packaging and enhanced deco enough to make you collect another Chicken Walker?
GHR has enjoyed my little break, but it's time to start hitting your local ToysRUs and K-Mart, hunters, as the new exclusives are out!
Hasbro may not have an exclusive for Celebration VI, but they still have something planned for their booth, including another Droid Factory Parts Swap. They also officially confirm the internet only exclusivity of Vintage Wave 7:
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The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Celebration VI will be selling memberships that will include a Celebration exclusive Yoda patch designed by Jerry Vanderstelt. It is the perfect companion patch for the Obi-Wan Kenobi patch that members have already received with their membership kit.
Here's the final wave of Star Tots characters that will be given away at Celebration VI, and lo and behold, I want that Blue Snaggletooth!