Posted by Pete | April 28, 2006 at 11:17 AM EDT |
Posted by Pete | April 26, 2006 at 03:00 AM EDT |
It is only a (strong) rumor...at least until is announced by Lucasfilm, but our pals over at Rebelscum have a bit of scoop about the possibility of Celebration IV...Click here to read the rumor.
Our good pals over at B4 The Dark Times are planning a very cool contest that will be starting this May! Dying to know what it is? Keep an eye out on the B4 The Dark Times home page for more information!
Star Wars Action News is having the best kind of problem--we're more popular than we ever expected! In the month of April our wonderful listeners have put us in the top 25 pod casts at Podcast Alley (out of over 18,000!) and downloaded our show for over 100GB of data!
Their next show will still be up this Monday so click here to read about how you can catch the next SWAN episode whether you listen through your desktop or iPod...they have all the details to hold you over until May 1st when all will be back to normal!
Entertainment Earth has all of the recently announced Gentle Giant stuff up for pre-order...from the Rancor statue to the Han and Greedo bookends. Head on over and reserve yours today. But, if you want something really special, don't forget to pick up one of the best Star Wars comedies to date...the Hardware Wars Special Edition DVD! Now that you just can't pass up!
Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2006 at 09:06 AM EDT |
The Jedi Force section of the Young Kids Visual Guide gets a small update today with the edition of Luke Skywalker and his Speeder bike. Click the images below for that up close look.
Amazon has the Clone Wars Gunship listed with a release date of May 1st along with the Defense of the Galactic Senate Battle Pack and now may be a good time to pre-order yours. Why? Well, past gunships have been scarce in the stores and at latest check the Gunship and Battle Pack rank 9th and 19th among all of the toys over at Amazon! Besides, this is the coolest gunship deco to date! Place your pre-order today while you still can!
The boys over at the NJSWCC found this carded shot of this years Hasbro figure exclusive...the 501st Stormtrooper...click the image below for a closer look.
The forums over at Chinese-StarWars.com have packaged shots of the Hunt for General Grievous battlepack. Click the images below to head over for a closer look.
The SWS informs us that the Shadow Stormtrooper packaging will not include the San Diego Comic Con logo. In addition the Official Site confirms this information by reporting that it will only be available at the Star Wars Shop. Didn't order your troop yet? Head on over to the Star Wars Shop now and get yours before they disappear into the shadows forever.
Another update in the Young Kids Visual Guide today brings you the Galactic Heroes Landspeeder that converts into a Desert Crawler and comes complete with a Tatooine Luke Skywalker. Take a closer look by clicking the images below.
The guys over at 4-Inches have a huge list of items that we'll see from Hasbro for the rest of the year, including more info on basic figures, more vehicles and yes, more 7" Unleashed and Vintage Assortment figures...even little droid scavengers with eyes that really light up! Head on over to 4-Inches now and check out the list!!
R2D Toys has started shipping the Luke on Tauntaun statue (just £99!!), and the Emperor Palpatine bust from Gentle Giant. They also started shipping Skirmish in the Senate battle pack and the exclusive remote control R2-Q5 and R4-P17 droids from Tomy Japan. Target`s exclusive Demise of General Grievous to include star case is almost SOLD OUT ! Please hurry if you want it now. And...they have a special promotion for the Utapau Shadow Trooper figure, normally £14, reduced to £12, now just £10 !
Click here to read the entire news letter!
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that their 2006 Comic-Con Exclusive Medicom Super Deformed figure will be a 501st Clone Trooper! Also remember that on April 27 the 12" Darth Vader Sith Apprentice will go on pre-order for SDCC attendees, and on the 28 for non-attendees. Make sure you have your Sideshow newsletter web site accounts all set so you can order! See the Sideshow SDCC page right here!
Master Replicas' latest helmet update has some bad news, but some really good news as well. They have determined that the Shock Trooper, Special Ops, and Clone Trooper helmets were not good enough to pass their inspection and there will be a delay in getting them out. The good news is that they have decided to re-fabricate them from scratch so you get the best product possible. We may have to wait until late summer to get them, but it is great to see them giving their all to bring you the high quality product that you value so much!
Hot off the pegs comes an up-to-date review of one of the newest figures. I'm talking about the Firespeeder Pilot. This figure is packed with articulation and has a great sculpt. We've also added reviews for everyone's favorite wookiee and most feared bounty hunter of the original trilogy!! Click here to jump to the reviews and then head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room to talk about all of them.
Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie & Arnie will be hosting the collecting panel at the Pittsburgh Comicon on Saturday April 22 at 2 PM. Topics planned include collecting, buying, storing and displaying your Star Wars collection from 3.75" figures to life sized props. Come armed with questions!
In addition to sharing their knowledge of Star Wars collectibles, there will be a giveaway sponsored by Andrew's Toyz. Prizes include Gentle Giant mini-busts and Hasbro action figures. The drawing will take place at the end of the panel, so be sure to come out and get entered for one of these great prizes.
And if you see Marjorie or Arnie around the convention (wearing Star Wars Action News T-Shirts) stop and say "hi", they may just have a special giveaway for people who do!
Posted by Pete | April 20, 2006 at 02:59 PM EDT |
Remember all those great new Gentle Giant items we talked about yesterday? Well EntertainmentEarth.com has them all up for pre order so head on over and pre-order your "Who Shot First" bookends, Rancor Statue a Sultry Leia Animated maquette or the Chewbacca mini-bust now!
Posted by Pete | April 20, 2006 at 12:05 PM EDT |
The Master Replicas Han Solo and Stormtrooper Blasters are up for pre-order to the general public at 9am PDT today! Click here or one of the images below to order a set of these blasters for your collection from this awesome new line from Master Replicas!
Tonight we are adding two of my all time favorite background characters that were made in the original Vintage line. The Sand People and Biker Scout are both loaded with articulation and top all previous sculpts and articulation for both figures! You can take a closer look by clicking the images below, or by visiting the Saga Collection Visual Guide.
Order now before they are all gone! The Shadow Stormtrooper Worldwide Exclusive Action Figure is available online only at the Star Wars Shop! Even with a limit of just 5 figures per person, these are sure to sell out fast, so stop by and place your order now!
You Buy Now writes in to let you know there is lot's of great new products in-stock and available for pre-order on our web site this week. Check out some of the cool Star Wars below and read the entire Weekly Update right here!
New Arrivals This Week
Gentle Giant has the lowdown on the products that you can expect to see in early fall, and we have to tell you, it won't be an October that is easy on the wallet! Click the images below to learn about the Mos Eisley Cantina Bookends, Cantina Band bust-ups, the big, bad Rancor Statue, Chewbacca mini-bust style, and the most sultry Princess Leia you've ever seen!
Posted by Pete | April 18, 2006 at 12:05 PM EDT |
Today is the day that the new Master Replicas Han Solo and Stormtrooper Blasters are up for pre-order to the Collectors Society members! Click here or one of the images below at 9am PDT to order your set. Remaining pieces will be on sale to the general public on April 20.
Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
In this week’s show, Marjorie and Arnie continue their “Collecting 101” series this week with a discussion on what things you need to watch out for when purchasing high ticket items. Listen as Marjorie shares a tale of eBay, 9 children, a lawyer and a collapsing floor. Curious? Download this week’s show for the amusing tale of Arnie’s potentially expensive lesson.
This is also the last week to enter our contest with Yakface and MiniMag Stands to win figure stands, Ultimate Galactic Hunt figures, Clone Wars figures, and a Scorch! Listen to the show for details on how to enter and win.
Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for us at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!
The Battle of Coruscant wave is rounded out this afternoon with the addition of Clone Commander Cody to the Saga Collection Visual Guide. Cody comes complete with a pair of firearms, a removable helmet, a jet backpack and of course a villain hologram! Don't forget to head on over to Alliance Collectibles to pick up everything you need for your collection!
Today we update the 2002 Saga deluxe visual guide with the coolest of all the Jedi Masters, Mace Windu, as he takes on a pair of Separatist Battle Droids! Click the images below for a close-up look of Mace with the tan and variant red Battle Droid deluxe figures.
You Buy Now writes in to let you know that even though it may have been a slow week, the goods that came is are great. Head on over to check out the Master Replicas AT-AT Walker and the Star Wars Titanium Vehicles that are in stock now and ready to ship. And while there, don't forget to pre-order your Boba Fett SE Blaster. To read the entire newsletter click here!
Master Replicas has finally announced the pre-sell date for both the Han Solo and Stormtrooper Blasters! And...on top of receiving a really cool .33 scale blaster, it comes with its own protective display case! Collectors Society members will be able to pre-order both of these on April 18 at 9 am PDT and then the general public will have their chance to snag a pair on April 20.
Posted by Pete | April 14, 2006 at 05:25 AM EDT |
Sideshow Collectibles has outdone themselves in their latest newsletter by not only revealing this years San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Darth Vader – Sith Apprentice, but also by releasing the pre-order schedule and production run of this years exclusives!
The 6,000 piece Darth Vader – Sith Apprentice will be up for pre-order on April 27th for SDCC attendees and the 28th for non-attendees. Click here to see all of the Sideshow SDCC exclusive information and the image below to see more of Vader!
Oh yeah...did we mention that this is part of the new Lords of the Sith line?
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the Anakin Skywalker packaging design. Head on over to their Production Blog to have an up close look!
Action HQ has in the new Bossk and Sandtrooper Titanium die-cast figures in stock and ready to ship. Also stop by to place your order for the Remote Control R4-P17 and R2-Q5 Astromech Droids!
The Gentle Giant Blog has issued an open invitation to ask you what you think the best way to handle the purchase and distribution of convention exclusives might be. They have listed a number of possibilities to get the brain working. While posting your response is not a guarantee of how the exclusives will be handled, your opinion is sure to help guide them. Click here and scroll down to their March 31 blog entry to let them know your thoughts!
Today is the day when the Master Replicas Boba Fett blaster from Return of the Jedi will be available for pre-order to general public. Head on over to Master Replicas at 9am Pacific Time to reserve your copy of this awesome prop replica!
The Jedi Temple Research Droids Reviews continue to bring the Saga Collection up to date with reviews of a couple of Jabba's henchmen in the likes of Bib Fortuna and Barada. Look for more reviews very soon as we continue to bang out the Saga line. After reading these reviews feel free to head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room to discuss your thoughts on these figures!
R2D Toys is introducing a pre-order system for ALL future products starting today. So, you save 10% on all products when you order in advance of stock arriving in their warehouse. They also got in and are expecting a bunch of great new stuff from Hasbro (Skirmish in the Senate), Gentle Giant (Luke on Tauntaun), Master Replicas, and more! Click here to read the entire news letter!
And with tonights update we are one step closer to completing the 4" section of the 2002 Saga Visual Guide! Count Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi in their flippin' deluxe form. Take a closer look by clicking the images below.
Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie go on a Galactic Hunt for Galactic Hunt figures. How many did they end up with after their road trip? There’s only one way to find out!
Collecting 101 continues this week with a discussion on where to buy toys. Whether you buy from brick and mortar stores or shop online exclusively, you will find some helpful hints in this week’s show. Also covered is trade etiquette and how not to get scammed on ebay.
Star Wars Action News is hitting the road again! Marjorie and Arnie will be appearing at the Pittsburgh Comicon. They are hosting the collecting panel on Saturday April 22 from 2-3 PM. If you are in or around Pittsburgh make plans now to attend! Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for us at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!
Today is the day when the Master Replicas Boba Fett blaster from Return of the Jedi will be available for pre-order to Collector's Society members. Log in at 9am Pacific Time on April 11 and reserve your copy of this awesome prop replica! Remember, if there are any remaining pieces they will go up for pre-order to the general public on April 13.
So you want to go to this years San Diego Comic Con for free and have some spending money? Who doesn't? Head on over to DarkHorse.com and register and you could win a trip to the SDCC that includes airfare for 2, hotel from the 21-23, 2 passes for the 21-23, "VIP" pass to all Dark Horse Comics-related events and $500 in spending money!
Master Replicas blog chimes in to let us know that if you had purchased a Luke Skywalker Signature Edition Lightsaber that now is the time to let them know you need the edition size plaque. Send an e-mail to LukeSEPlaques@masterreplicas.com and let their customer service do the rest!
Also, for those of you waiting for your Darth Sidious and Yoda LE plaques they are on their way...expect to receive yours in 3-4 weeks.
Our pals over at Rebelscum have the scoop on this years Hallmark ornaments! Expect to see a Clone Wars 3-pack of Asajj Ventress, Anakin Skywalker and Yoda, an AT-AT and Rebel Snowspeeder, an ESB Luke and Yoda and a ROTS Anakin and Obi-Wan final duel. See the images over at Rebelscum.
Now it is time to start filling up the full scale prop replicas section of the Master Replicas Visual Guide. What better way to start off than with the lightsaber of old Ben Kenobi from A New Hope? With perfect detailing this lightsaber embodies all that is Star Wars, from the memories it brings to those of us old enough to have seen the original Star Wars in the theatres to the weathering of the saber that speaks volumes of just who Ben Kenobi really is. Check it out by clicking below and look for the Master Replicas Visual Guide to continue to fill up.
You've had questions about the VG Contest and now we've got all the answers in one spot. Click here to head over to the Questions and Answers section for the contest and remember, if you have any of your own questions just send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org! In the meantime, break out those cameras...the guides will be filling up with all the great entries we have in already, but for each collectible you send in your chances of winning your choice of prizes grows and grows!
Entertainment Earth has the Battle of Endor wave 6 case up for pre-order. It comes chock full with Chief Chirpa, Moff Jerjerrod, Death Star Gunner, C-3PO and Emperor Palpatine and the case is rounded out with old favorites like Commander Cody, R2-D2 & Darth Vader.
It's the weekend and what better time could there be to check in on that collection to see what you can do to join in on the fun with the 2006 Visual Guides Contest! Which prize pool will you pick is you win...the MR Han Solo Blaster, 2006 Convention Exclusives, those Hasbro figures that have not hit the pegs yet or one of the other $1,000s in prizes? Click here to get started!
Entertainment Earth is listing another wave of the Heroes and Villains line that will feature figures from Revenge of the Sith. Click the image below to head to Entertainment Earth or right here for more information.
The mighty Jawa Sandcrawler has been added to the LEGO Visual Guide today. This set will keep you busy for an evening or two as you build one of the larger LEGO building sets out there. The UCS Sandcrawler even comes with 11 mini-figs, a working front door, rear treads that turn, a jawa crane and a variety of opening hatches! Click below for a closer look!
Master Replicas has officially announce one of tier coolest pieces to date...Boba Fett's blaster as seen in Return of the Jedi. This fantastic piece will be available as a Limited Edition and a 1,000 piece Signature Edition that will feature a numbered plaque with Jeremy Bulloch’s signature!
The piece will be available for pre-order to Collector's Society members at 9am Pacific Time on April 11 and remaining pieces will be on sale to the general public on April 13.
Entertainment Earth is celebrating 10 years in business and they want you to help celebrate with them! Right now they have over 500 items on sale for up to 50% off...including some great deal on Star Wars stuff! Click here to head over and take advantage of this fantastic sale!
After a long hunt we finally got an Anakin from the ROTS bust-ups that was not the chase version and he can finally be added to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide along with the group shot of the wave. Don't forget that Andrew's Toyz can meet all you Gentle Giant needs...head on over today to add to your collection!
You Buy Now writes in to let you know things have picked up a bit from last week, see below for some of the new items we received as well as all the new items we added to our site for pre-order this week. You can read the entire Weekly Update right here!
New Arrivals This Week
Hasbro.com updates with news about the Battle of Endor Wave. Click the image below to read more and see the big pictures!
R2D Toys writes in to let us know that they are deep in the process of moving to their new facilities so they can bring you a much wider selection of merchandise. In the meantime, shipping times could be slower as they move stock to the new location, but by April 17 all will resume as normal...or even better! Click on through for more info.
Master Replicas newsletter informs us today that the Studio Scale Y-Wing edition has now been set at just 1,000 pieces. If you've seen this in person, you've probably already had the urge to order it, and with a edition size so low, now is the time to place that order!
They also let us know that the Qui-Gon Jinn CE materials have been changed from the original resin to a "more handsome, durable die cast metal".
Posted by Pete | April 04, 2006 at 12:40 PM EDT |
Our buddies over at Rebelscum have the lowdown and high resolution images of the George Lucas in Stormtrooper disguise, the Mos Eisley Cantina wave and just when you thought you could finally relax from all this hunting...well, click on through to read what is in store next.
The first of the 2006 Scaled replicas is added to the Master Replicas Visual Guide today. This lightsaber is from the Attack of the Clones and is the first lightsaber we see young Anakin Skywalker wield. Check out the detail in this saber by clicking the images below!
Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
April showers bring...another Star Wars Action News! This week Arnie and Marjorie discuss the challenges in obtaining Ultimate Galactic Hunt figures as well as what else is or is not in the stores. In addition, the Collecting 101 series is continued with a look at the 10 items that Arnie thinks that every serious Star Wars collector must own. Marjorie thinks otherwise.
The SWAN hosts enjoyed a childhood activity this week – coloring Easter eggs! The winners of the Mas Amedda contest are announced. On the heels of that contest announcement, Star Wars Action News, MiniMag Stands, and Yakface have teamed up for a contest where you can win Ultimate Galactic Hunt figures and more! Listen to Star Wars Action News for details!
A new month has rolled around so we would appreciate your support at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!
So...Hasbro still hasn't made some of your "must haves" yet, heck, they haven't even made the final 25 in the Toy Fare fan figure voting, but you are not going to let that stop you from adding them to your collection. The thing is, you've never made your own custom figure before...Have no fear, the first part of the JTA Customs Tutorial is live and ready to help you on your custom adventure!
The tutorial starts off with the basics, but it is more than enough to get you going well on your way to creating your very own Star Wars universe! Click here to head on over to the Customs Tutorial!
We've got a few more additions to the Battle of Coruscant wave today. These General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have all been seen before...but the Obi and Anakin both come with great soft goods robes now! Check them out by visiting the Saga Collection Visual Guide or by clicking below. Head on over to Alliance Collectibles to pick up your Battle of Coruscant today!!
Brian's Toys Newsletter #352 has hit the presses and lists the Ultimate Galactic Hunt figures in stock and ready to ship! Head on over and get yours before they fly off the pegs! They also have the Master Replicas Luke Skywalker ANH Lightsaber (Signature Edition) to wet the appetite of, well...everyone! Be sure to check out their stock of ROTS, OTC, Titanium, Master Replicas and their Vintage section as well...you're sure to find something you need for the collection at Brian's Toys!
R2D Toys has tons of great Master Replicas pre-orders up for items like the Stormtrooper Helmet Replica...both the LE and CE editions, the Boba Fett Helmet and E-33 Blaster, Scaled Blaster replicas, the Millennium Falcon Studio Edition and more! Also, stop by and buy any Master Replicas product and you will be entered to win the Darth Maul lightsaber before it is available anywhere else in the UK! Click here to read the entire news letter!
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