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Star Wars Collecting Sites Join Forces for Star Wars Celebration Patch Giveaway

Star Wars Collecting Fan Sites and Podcasts have again combined Forces at 2017’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando! Visit the Celebration Collecting Track Social Lounge (Room W305) to meet  the faces…

A Sith Unleashed in Your First Look at STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1!

    A Sith Unleashed in Your First Look at STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1! On Sale February 1st!   New York, NY – January 9th, 2016 – This February,…

Episode 489: Rogue Group – A Rogue One Discussion

The very first Star Wars standalone movie has arrived. Without the Skywalkers and the Jedi, how does Rogue One stack up compared to the “saga” films? On this show Arnie…

FOREST WHITAKER TO APPEAR IN SEASON 3 OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS’

    FOREST WHITAKER TO APPEAR IN SEASON 3 OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS‘   Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who stars as Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in “Rogue One:…

Episode 488: The Star Wars Holiday Sale & Gift Guide 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Star Wars Action News listeners! And welcome to our 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Guide!In this issue Marjorie and Arnie run down all the major Black Friday toy sales.…

Episode 487: Troops in Black

Stores are stocking up for holiday shoppers, and a good portion of their shelf space is devoted to Star Wars: Rogue One toys! While they have been out for a…

Episode 486: New York Comic Con 2016!

In just a few years New York Comic Con has become one of the top three most important conventions for collectors. Each year the number of exhibitors grow, now including…

Original Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Ghostbusters Production Materials to be Auctioned

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies is to hold an exclusive online auction of puppets, models, artwork and production materials from the career…

Episode 485: Rogue Friday Around the World!

Last Friday the Rogue One toys were released! Well, officially any way…they had been showing up on store shelves worldwide for weeks before the official street date. But, like for…

Go Rogue! Order Your Star Wars Rogue One Toys Online Now!

Why go out late on a work/school night, stand in the cold, and brave the crowds only to be met by disappointment when the guy in front of you takes…

Hasbro Announces Star Wars Rogue One Exclusive Toys for 2016

Hasbro’s new Star Wars toys, tying into the new movie Rogue One, will hit store shelves on Sep 30th.  Today Hasbro announced what exclusive toys will be released the 30th or…

Episode 484: Hasbro Star Wars Figures? There’s an App for that.

Next week Star Wars will again descend upon stores across the world. Sep 30 is this year’s designated date for Rogue One toys, housewares, and more to be released. Some…

Episode 483: ICE — Collecting to the Extreme!

Over Labor Day weekend a group of Star Wars collectors from across the globe gathered in the Washington DC area for an International Collector’s Event–or ICE. Items were sold and…

Amazon puts Star Wars: Rogue One figures up for pre-order

Didn’t expect this today! Amazon.com has put up for order a ton of new Hasbro figure for Rogue one!  Plus other new figures that will be shipping around this new…

NOW LIVE – Hasbro’s SDCC 2016 Exclusive Toys

Up for order right now are Hasbro’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive toys! If you want them, read the rest of this article later.  Go now to Hasbro’s order page and…

Episode 482: SDCC Exclusives — Thumbs Up!

San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, but the desire for exclusives lives on! Yesterday Hasbro Toy Shop put up for order their three Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch 2016…

Episode 481: Star Wars Collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

San Diego Comic-Con was last weekend, and Star Wars was everywhere! From announcements on books and comics to toys and collectibles, the Star Wars Action News team was there to…

Episode 480: Celebrating Star Wars in Eurorpe, 2016!

Arnie C: http://swactionnews.podbean.com/mf/feed/fi2c7q/SWAN480.mp3       …

Episode 479: We Collect Eternal…Shiny and Chrome!

Star Wars fans around the world — rejoice! In the next 2 weeks comes Star Wars Celebration Europe and San Diego Comic-Con! The news will be coming quickly about new…

Episode 478: House of Cards

Highly detailed, highly articulated Star Wars 3.75-inch figures are the mainstay of many fans’ collections. The news that The Force Awakens would only see a handful of these Black Series…

Episode 477: To the Maz

She’s the most intriguing new alien introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She somehow has the lightsaber Luke lost on Bespin. She knows of the Force. She has a…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Yoda from Empire Strikes Back

If want him you do. Pre-order you must. In the history of Star  Wars Action News there have been a number of hot high-end collectibles. But in my over 10…

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Statue

Attention troop builders and first order fans, Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for pre-order their Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper statue This screen accurate collectible features the sleekly designed…

Episode 476: You Don’t Know the Moistness of the Dark Side

May the 4th has come and gone, but for many the credit card hangover still remains. There were new releases from Disney, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Hot Toys, plus sales at…

Episode 475: May the 4th Comes Earlier Every Year

New Black Series figures are hitting shelves — but are they the last new 6-inch Star Wars toys we’ll see until fall? On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie…

Episode 474: We’re Down To buy Figuarts

Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point. One…

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – A Trailer Breakdown

The trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here!  Believe it or not, this trailer has me more excited than any of The Force Awakens did. You can…

In Memory of Erik Bauersfeld

2016 is turning into a terrible year in terms of the passing of some celebrity icons but for me, as sad as the losses of Bowie and Rickman were, it’s…

Episode 473: Blu Rey

Tomorrow The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-Ray — the first new live-action Star Wars home release in 11 years. There are a handful of exclusive versions and many tie-in sales.…

Win THE FORCE AWAKENS on Digital from Star Wars Action News and Vudu!

The Star Wars Action News Podcast and Vudu have teamed up to give away 5 Digital copies of The Force Awakens! These copies will be given out one per day,…

Episode 472: Having a Blaster at C2E2 2016

This past weekend was C2E2 in Chicago. Marjorie, Arnie, and Daryl were there checking out the panels and all the booths at the con. Join them on this episode as…

Episode 471: Hot Toys — Assemble the Troops!

While most of us spent Force Friday, 2015 standing outside our local toy stores, Hot Toys collectors were making tough choices. Up for pre-order that day were the first wave…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Digital HD April 1, Blu-Ray April 5. Exclusive editions Announced!

  Arriving early on Digital HD April 1, 2016 Bring it home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on April 5, 2016   Including new in-depth bonus offering fans the…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be 3-Disc Blu-ray Set

is coming to Blu-ray, and there may be more secrets inside! According to the specs listed on Blu-ray.com The Force Awakens will have 2 Blu-ray discs and 1 DVD.  The movie…

Episode 470: Toy Fair 2016 Pt 2 – Kotobukiya, Funko and More from Javitz

Toy Fair International is over, and Star Wars Action News is here to wrap-up all the news collectors care about! In this episode Marjorie and Arnie recap their Javitz booth…

Win a Sixth-Scale Boba Fett Figure from Sideshow Collectibles and Star Wars Action News!

  As announced on the first episode of Star Wars Action News’ Toy Fair 2016 coverage — Star Wars Action News and Sideshow Collectibles are teaming up to give away this…

Episode 469: Toy Fair 2016 Pt 1 – LEGO, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, and more!

Marjorie and Arnie are in New York City to bring you the latest news from Toy Fair International 2016! And if that’s not enough — they’re also giving away a…

Episode 468: Turning Japanese

Toy Fair International is just 5 days away! This weekend Hasbro, LEGO, Kotobukiya, and so many more companies will reveal their 2016 Star Wars line-up. But will there be much…

Episode 467: In Space…No One Can Hear You Troop

Star Wars Action News is back with its first regular show of 2016, and it’s a Hot one! Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Hot Toys addict Andrew to review…

Star Wars Episode VIII Release Date Pushed Back

Lucasfilm has announced that Star Wars Episode VIII has been delayed. Originally scheduled to open May 26, 2017, the new release date is December 15, 2017. The full press release is…

Episode 466: 2015 Star Wars Collectors’ Year in Review

For Star Wars collectors 2015 started in a famine and ended in a feast — with plenty of highs and lows along the way! We look back at the Star…

Episode 465: The Fans Awaken

SPOILER WARNING: This podcast has an in-depth discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The toys, the movie, the books, are all fair game. Nothing shakes up Star Wars collecting…

Episode 464: Rey Bans

There’s been an awakening…have you felt it? As The Force Awakens hits theaters, Star Wars Action News reporter Justin awakened the Disney empire with his Walmart store find — a…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Iron an Mk XXVI (Gamma) and Jakku Stormtroopers

Remember: Sign-ups for the Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys Secret Santa Gift Exchanges end today! Sign up now! Star Wars Action News Sithmas Exchange Marvelicious Toys Gift X-CHANGE…

Win a Life-Size Boba Fett Figure from Sideshow and ThinkGeek

Star Wars Fans Get a Chance to Win the  Biggest Bounty in the Galaxy! Sideshow and ThinkGeek raise the stakes with their Boba Fett Life-Size Figure Giveaway!   Thousand Oaks,…

Episode 463: 2015 Holiday Gift & Black Friday Guide

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Star Wars Action News community! While your uncle gets drunk and your sister yells about football we give you our 11th annual Holiday Gift Guide.…

Pre-Order Alert: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue

  Sideshow Collectibles’ 18.5-inch Concept Boba Fett statue is up for pre-order! Ralph McQuarrie’s conceptual drawings and paintings were instrumental in bringing George Lucas’ epic space saga to the big…

Episode 462: Phasma-tastic

As The Force Awakens draws closer we get new information, new trailers, and…new toys! With the Guavian Enforcer, Captain Phasma, Constable Zuvio and Poe Dameron the second wave of 6-inch…

Episode 461: Star Wars the Flamethrower!

Only 50 days until The Force Awakens and Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie couldn’t be more excited. Tickets have been purchased, plans made, and the countdown is…

Episode 460: Han Hot First!

Hot Toys has shipped its half-witted, scruffy looking, nerf herder…and his walking carpet pal! That’s right, the first Hot Toys Star Wars figures ever announced — Han Solo and Chewbacca…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 459: Fifty Shades of White

It’s been one month since Force Friday but the onslaught of new Star Wars products has not let up. From tie in items like vitamins to cereal to toothpaste to…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 458: Force Friday Rockin Eve!

There’s been an awakening…has your wallet felt it? Last Friday was declared “Force Friday” by Lucasfilm — the day that hundreds of items would be revealed and released for Star…

Maximize your Force Friday With This Star Wars Collectible Checklist

On Friday, Sept 4 at 12:01 a.m. in your time zone Force Friday Begins! This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 457: Star Wars Action News 10th Anniversary from Wizard World Chicago

A long time ago…on a web site far, far away Ten years ago, August 30, 2005, two Star Wars collectors released the world’s first podcast dedicated to Star Wars collecting:…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 456: Finger Falcon

We are less than one month away from Force Friday – the day when an onslaught of new Star Wars toys, books, collectibles, and more will be released! On this…

Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys to Host Wizard World Bash in Chicago

  Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys are hosting a party Aug. 22 at Wizard World Chicago — and you’re invited! A long time ago… August 30, 2005, to be…

SDCC 2015 Exclusives Up For Order NOW at HasbroToyShop.com

Update 11am:  The Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper is sold out; sold out in well under 10 minutes. The Marvel Legends Dr. Strange set is also sold out. Update 11:30…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 455: Star Wars at Conventions From San Diego to London

The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is gone, but not forgotten. In addition to the exclusive First Order Stormtrooper selling out faster than you can say “Blast it!”, the images of…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 454: The Force is With SDCC 2015

Star Wars was back in a big way at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Hasbro and Hot Toys competed for the most impressive TIE Fighter on the floor. eFX filled a…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Images Revealed on Mexican Collectible

We received an e-mail from RagingBully, sending in a photo that reveals new character reference photos from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII:  The Force Awakens. The item is a…

Hasbro’s Star Wars Fans’ Choice Poll — Round 2 Starts Now

  Star Wars Action News’ participation in Hasbro’s 2015 Fans’ Choice action figure poll nears completion! As announced Monday, Hasbro has started a new poll where Star Wars fans and collectors…

Hasbro’s Star Wars Fans’ Choice Poll is Back — And Bigger Than Ever!

  Once more, fans get to pick an upcoming character in the Star Wars line of figures. Hasbro announced today that they are starting a new poll where Star Wars…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 453: The First Order

San Diego Comic-Con draws closer, and with that come even more reveals. From Lucasfilm’s Hall H panel on Friday to something even more exciting for collectors — the reveals of…

Star Wars Black Series IG-88, Boushh, and Cody – $16.09 ea!

Amazon has some amazing deals on the new Star Wars 6-Inch Black Series figures!  Commander Cody, IG-88 and Boushh Leia in stock at Amazon — $16.09 each!  Get them before…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 452: Cuckoo for Koto Stuffs

Kotobukiya had one of the most stunning booth displays at Star Wars Celebration 2015. Their Art-FX+ display of dozens of Stormtroopers standing at the ready, with Royal Guards and Vader…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 451: Hot Toys Stormtroopers – Shiny and New

Hot Toys’ line of Movie Masterpiece 12-inch scale figures continues to grow. Luke and Leia have been teased, and recently they shipped their first non-exclusive figure: The Stormtrooper, soldindividually and…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 450: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Coverage Part 3 – Floor Tour & Wrap Up

Note: This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s May 4th, the day fans designated…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 449: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Coverage Part 2 – Sunday Podcast All-Stars Live Show

Note: This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Toys, panels, autographs, swap meets, trading, exclusive…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 448: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Coverage Part 1 – Saturday Live Show

Note: This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The seventh Star Wars Celebration convention was…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 447: Celebration SWAG-ger

In 3 days the world’s largest Star Wars party begins — Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! With attendance projected to be the largest of any Star Wars convention and overnights already…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 446: Hot Toys — Out of the Shadows

Star Wars Celebration is just 2 weeks away–have you gotten in line yet? Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie will be there running the Collector’s Social Area, part…

Star Wars Episode VII: The Toys Awaken

Star Wars Action News forum member Niklab wrote in with an interesting find–the Target DCPI information for loads of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys! He has broken down the…

Star Wars Gaming Updates from GAMA 2015

The GAMA Trade Show is currently being held in Las Vegas and Fantasy Flight Games, the company that currently holds to rights to produce miniature, card, and roleplaying games within…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 445: Maximize Your Fun at Celebration With a Bottle of Water and a Plan

In less than one month the world’s largest Star Wars party takes place in Anaheim — Star Wars Celebration! There will be celebrities, exclusives, panels, vendors and more! There will…

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Darth Vader Premium Format Figure

  Join me.  It is the only way Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order their latest 1/4 scale Premium Format Figure in the Star Wars line — Darth Vader.…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 444: Keep Feeling Fabrikation

At Toy Fair International last week Funko was one of the few companies with lots of new Star Wars toys and collectibles on display. A rising Force in Star Wars…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 443: Toy Fair 2015 Part 2 – Kotobukiya, Funko, and More from the Javits Center

Want to lift X-Wing starfighters with the power of your mind? Or proudly display figures showing Darth Vader as a feudal samurai? What about having a rubbery vinyl toy of…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 442: Toy Fair 2015 Part 1 – Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, and LEGO

Star Wars Celebration, San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con…when it comes to toy news they all pale compared to New York Toy Fair International. The show is where toy manufacturers…

New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens

This month saw the first Walgreens Marvel Comics exclusive figures in the Funko POP! Vinyl figure line.  Now it looks Walgreens will be getting POP! Vinylu exclusives from another Disney…

New Podcast: Star Wars Action News Ep 441: 1995 – Now: 20 Years of Modern Figures

2015 marks Hasbro’s 20th consecutive year of making Hasbro Star Wars figures.  In1995 the first figures in what’s dubbed “Hasbro’s modern figure line” were released–the Power of the Force series.…

Hasbro Not Responsible for Star Wars and Super Hero Action Figure Price Jump

Action figure collectors across the country recently took to Facebook and Twitter to vent their frustration over the rising cost of action figures. At Target, one of the three largest…

Uncle Milton to Release Holocron and new Force Trainer Toys

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing…

Video: Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1

As Star Wars makes its historic return to Marvel with the official release of Star Wars #1, hear from series writer Jason Aaron, series editor Jordan D. White, and Marvel…

Voting Now Open for 2014 Poppies Toy and Collectible Awards

  Voting is now open for the 2014 Poppies Awards. Now in its seventh year, The Poppies is an awards program presented by MWCToys.com.  Run by MWCToys owner Michael Crawford,…

Rumor: Ant-Man Marvel Legends Figure to be Walgreens Exclusive?

Could the next Walgreens exclusive Hasbro Marvel Legends figure be Ant-Man? Read on for why this now seems likely.…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 440: 2014 Year in Review Part 2 and 2015 in Preview

The Star Wars Action News Year-End shows conclude with this second part of the team’s roundtable discussion! Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Steve “The Gingerprince”, Johnathan, Curtis, Daryl, Brock,…

Do 100 Variant Covers Mean Free Copies of Marvel’s Star Wars #1?

Understand, saying one million copies are sold does not mean one million fans bought it. It means stores, often small-business local comic shops, bought one million copies...and given that so…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Darth Vader

  Hot Toys’ newest 1/6 scale Star Wars figure is up for pre-order now:  Darth Vader. Darth Vader is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 439: 2014 Year in Review Part 1 – Hasbro Star Wars Toys

For Star Wars fans 2014 came in with a whimper but went out with a bang! From a year that started with few Star Wars figures to be found in…

Frank Oz returns as the voice of Yoda in the all-new Star Wars Rebels episode

​ ​​ Frank Oz returns as the voice of Yoda in the all-new Star Wars Rebels episode, “Path of the Jedi!”     Recognizing it’s time for Ezra to undertake…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Quarter-Scale Boba Fett Figure

The ultimate bounty from Hot Toys is now available for Pre-Order – their Quarter Scale Return of the Jedi Boba Fett Figure. In July Hot Toys announced they had obtained…

New Podcast: Star Wars Action News Episode 438: Tarkin ‘Bout Toys

It’s been a long time since Star Wars action figure collectors could shop exclusively at their local brick-and-mortar stores to get the figures they wanted.  Since the release of Hasbro’s…

Relive the Original Marvel STAR WARS™ Adaptations With Remastered Graphic Novels in 2015!

​ Relive the Original Marvel STAR WARS™ Adaptations With Remastered Graphic Novels in 2015! ​With their Marvel Masterworks collections and their digital comics online​ Marvel recolors much of their art. …

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 438: Tarkin ‘Bout Toys

It’s been a long time since Star Wars action figure collectors could shop exclusively at their local brick-and-mortar stores to get the figures they wanted. Since the release of Hasbro’s…

Star Wars #1: Hasbro Previews Exclusive Variant

This morning, Diamond Comics feed debuted the latest  variant cover to Marvel’s eagerly anticipated new comic, STAR WARS #1: the HASBRO PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT The variant cover was photographed using…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Shadow Stormtrooper MMS Figure

Hot Toys collectors, fans of 12-Inch Star Wars figures, and troop builders, you can stop reading right now and just hurry to Sideshow Collectibles’ site to put in your order now…

The Force is Strong With Your New Look at STAR WARS™ #1

The Force is Strong With Your New Look at STAR WARS™ #1   New York, NY – December 5th, 2014 – Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to…

10 Things to Notice in The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

After months of anticipation the Star Wars:  The Force Awakens teaser trailer has been released. As a Star Wars fan, and collector, I have been “cautiously optimistic” about the future…

Star Wars Action News “Sithmas Exchange” Registry is Open

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR STAR WARS ACTION NEWS SITHMAS GIFT EXCHANGE Annual event gives fans chance to have a Force-full holiday! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, Ill – November 26, 2014 – Today…

New Podcast: Episode 437: Black Friday Deals and 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Want to know where to save big on Star Wars LEGOs, Blu Rays, and more this weekend? Then join Marjorie and Arnie for the 2014 Black Friday (and Thursday) shopping…

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