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The first and best podcast about Star Wars collecting! Join Arnie and Marjorie as they look at Star Wars figures from Hasbro, Disney, Jakks Pacific, Bandai, and more! Plus higher end collectibles from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and eFX!


  • 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 are hitting shelves now, but come Sep 30 everyone will have access to figures of Jyn Erso, the Deathtrooper, and more! On this episode of Star Wars Action News the team gathers to discuss their anticipation for the toys, the new movie, and so much more. LEGO, Hot Toys, Disney Elite figures, and, of course, Hasbro Toys! Build your anticipation for this toy release with this episode of Star Wars Action News! Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!

  • 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 traded, collections were put on display, and friends swapped stories. All while traveling through Virginia and Maryland visiting a dozen Star Wars collections! Marjorie and Arnie were on-hand to see these impressive displays and talk to some of the other attendees. So kick back and enjoy this extra-cool episode of Star Wars Action News! Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!

  • 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 exclusives: Jyn Erso, Unmasked Kylo Ren, and A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi with talking holographic Leia! They were all gone in under an hour. Are these figures worth the trouble it took to get them? Or the eBay prices? Join Arnie and Marjorie on this week's show for in-depth reviews of all three Hasbro SDCC 2016 exclusives! With a bonus review of Funko's SDCC exclusive BB-8 with "Thumbs Up" lighter, and a look at the new Star Wars novel Aftermath: Life Debt, all this and much more is in this week's new podcast! Also, please check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help to make it happen!

  • 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 toys and collectibles, as well as information on Episode VIII, Rogue One, and Rebels! And the Star Wars Action News team is going to be at both conventions covering it all. Join the hosts this episode for the ultimate SDCC shopping guide. From exclusive Hasbro Black Series figures to Chewbacca watches to car decals--Arnie and Marjorie run down and rate the numerous Star Wars collectibles only available at the show! And Steve "The Gingerprince" joins in to share his excitement for this weekend's Celebration Europe 3! With an exclusive Black Series Kylo Ren figure, a bevy of Original Trilogy stars signing autographs, and more, Steve preps you for the event. With a review of the Kotobukiya Art-FX+ Captain Phasma and a Vintage Viewpoint reviewing Topps' new Empire Strieks Back trading card book, it's all in this extended Star Wars Action

  • 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 figures, and that they would be Walmart exclusives, made fans worry if these new toys would be obtainable. The third wave, with versions of Han Solo, General Leia, and Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, has been elusive and fetched north of $40 per figure on eBay. But now, finally, the dam has broken and these figures are showing up coast to coast--including in the Star Wars Action News studio! On this week's show hear a review of these latest figures and see if they're worth more toy runs! Yet while the Black Series 3.75-inch figures have been elusive, the main line of figures, with five points of articulation, are available at every store. Fans were divided on these detailed, but hard-to-pose figures. Now, enter Kozy--a figure customizer who has created cardbacks that elevate these figures from average to epic! He

  • 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 crush on the galaxy's favorite Wookiee. She's Maz Kanata -- and if you want her in action figure form you have to buy the Takodana Encounter figure 4-pack. On this episode of Star Wars Action News, hear a review of that set to see if it's worth hunting for! Also on this show, last week ticket sales began for the eighth Star Wars Celebration in the United States, this time back in Orlando! Listen as Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Jake Stevens from From 4-Lom to Zuckuss as they look ahead to next year's biggest Star Wars party. With two new premium format figures from Sideshow, a real-life Star Wars hologram, and more information about this year's Star Wars Celebration in London, it's all in this brand new Star Wars Action News! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show be

  • 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 LEGO and more! Biggest of all, the next Star Wars Celebration convention was confirmed! On this week's podcast Marjorie and Arnie are joined by Ryan and Amy from Star Wars Collecting Cosmos. The four look back on the highs, lows, and purchases of May the 4th, 2016! Also on this week's show, Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel BLOODLINE. Taking place between Episode VI and VII, this book had direct input from Lucasfilm to help shape the universe for Episode VIII. Join Brock to find out if this is a must read for you. With a review of the S.H. Figuarts Captain Phasma, a Darth Vader Humidifier, and a run-down of the perks of being a Jedi Knight or Master, it's all in this week's new podcast! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the ful

  • 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 and Arnie are joined by Marvelicious Toys podcast host Justin as they discuss the immediate future of the line. They also review the two new waves showing up in stores now, with new figures including Jango Fett, FN-2187, The Force Awakens style Han Solo, and A New Hope version of Tattooine Luke Skywalker! Also on this week's show, the hosts went to Indiana Comic-Con with special guests Ray Park and Ian McDiarmid. Join them, and their guest Daryl, as they discuss the convention--and the collectibles found there! With a run-down of all the May the 4th day Star Wars specials known so far and more, it's all in this oversized episode of Star Wars Action News! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better and bring back the full video podcasts, but we need your help

  • 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 of those new figure lines is Bandai's S.H. Figuarts 6-inch line. The price is double that of a Hasbro 6-inch figure, but is it worth it? On this episode of Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie give an in-depth review of the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper, and tell you if it's worth the price they paid! And also on this week's show, the hosts review Kotobukiya's Art-FX+ First Order Stormtrooper statue 2-pack. Listen in to find out why this may be a statue collection you want to troop build! With a complete run down of all US Blu-ray releases of The Force Awakens, news of an upcoming prototype Elite Series figure, and the latest rumors for 2016's Force Friday event, it's all on this Star Wars Action News! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better

  • 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. Prep for your Tuesday shopping by joining Arnie and Marjorie to find out which version is right for you! Plus tomorrow also marks the rerelease of the Disney Store exclusive Elite figures -- including a new Boba Fett! Find out how you can score these figures that have commanded top dollar on eBay. With a report from Wizard World Chicago, a review of the latest Funko Smuggler's Bounty box, and more, it's all in this new episode of Star Wars Action News! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better, and need your help to make it happen!

  • 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 they report on their hunts for items like Bandai Movie Realization figures, S.H. Figuarts Stormtroopers, Hasbro Black Series, and more! Plus they highlight some special Artist's Alley finds. Also on this episode, Jerry is back with another Vintage Viewpoint. He looks at the classic Stormtrooper Blaster toy, and reveals its surprising Batman tie! Finally Andrew is back with two new Hot Toys -- A New Hope Luke and Stormtrooper Luke Skywalker. Does he like these Lukes? Join him to find out in this new Star Wars Action News! And also check out Star Wars Action News' crowdfunding campaign on Podbean! We want to make the show better, and need your help to make it happen!

  • Now Playing Podcast's Review of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


    Due to the illness of the hosts of Star Wars Action News, there will be no new podcast this week. Instead we invite you to join Arnie and Now Playing Podcast as they begin their Star Wars Retrospective Series. Star Wars. It twice became the biggest movie of all time. It has launched a billion dollar empire of movies, toys, and merchandise. It has even started a religion. But now, under the ownership of Disney, the Star Wars universe is set to expand infinitely with a new movie each year -- starting with Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Now Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart go back to where it all started -- the 1977 original George Lucas film Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope). Is the Force still with Star Wars almost 40 years after its release? And which version is better, the Special Edition or the original? Listen to Now Playing to find out, then join us weekly for more Star Wars reviews culminating with The Force Awakens!

  • Episode 412: 2013 Year In Review Part 1 - Hasbro

    23/12/2013 Duración: 01h23min

    Since Kenner resumed making Star Wars figures in 1995 collectors have had a steady stream of items to buy, but in 2013 Hasbro changed up the game and collecting may never be the same.  First there is a line of 3.75-inch figures with articulation levels reminiscent of the 1970s.  Then Star Wars figure collectors had to think big--6-inches big--as collector-focused figures got a new scale for the first time in 35 years.  How did fans react to these changes, and what is in store for 2014?  These are the topics in the first part of the Star Wars Action News 2013 in review podcasts, so take a listen and hear what the Star Wars Action News team had to say!

  • Episode 411: Get the 411 On Star Wars Discounts

    09/12/2013 Duración: 119h16min

    Collecting Hasbro's Star Wars toys is filled with highs and lows, and this holiday season it seems to be both at once! While the new 6-inch and 3.75-inch Black Series figures remain elusive, bargains abound on exclusive vehicles and figures. On this week's podcast Marjorie and Arnie look at the discounts and tell you how to save the most money on the toys, and also discuss what these markdowns may mean for future exclusives. All that, plus a detailed review of Hasbro's Black Series Wave 2, including Mara Jade, Pablo Jill, and more! Also on this week's show it's a special focus on Star Wars trading cards. Jerry's Vintage Viewpoint focuses on the rerelease of the Star Wars Radio Drama from Highbridge Audio, and looks at the new Topps trading card set based on the Radio Drama. Then Marjorie and Arnie talk to Topps sketch card artist Christian Slade about his work on the cards, as well as his new prints coming from Acme Archives on Dec 15th! With a report from this weekend's Toy Man Toy Show, a new six

  • Episode 410: Black Friday Deals and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

    28/11/2013 Duración: 01h13min

    Black Friday isn't what it used to's not even Friday any more! With sales having started Thanksgiving Day and some stretching through the weekend and even to "Cyber Monday" bargain shoppers now have almost a full week of savings. Stay on target for Star Wars bargains with this episode of Star Wars Action News! Marjorie and Arnie run down the stores with Star Wars items on sale to let you know which bargains are worth fighting the crowds, and which you can sleep through! Also on this episode is the annual Star Wars Action News holiday gift guide! With gift ideas for men, women, and children, and in all price ranges, listen to find what to get the Star Wars collector who seems to already have everything! The entire Star Wars Action News team has contributed ideas. From books to lightsabers, toys to statues, jewelry to original art, it's all here in today's podcast! Plus listen to win a set of Star Wars Radio Drama CD-sets from Star Wars Action news and Highbridge Audio! And don't forg

  • Episode 409: The Death Star Plans are NOT in the main computer--they're in this book!

    11/11/2013 Duración: 117h28min

    Star Wars Episode VII draws nearer! We now have a firm release date. On December 18, 2015 fans will finally see a cinematic vision of Star Wars post-Return of the Jedi, 32 years after Episode VI's release. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast your hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss this news and anticipate a holiday season full of Star Wars goodness! And the 2013 holiday season is upon us! From new Christmas ornaments in stores to gift sets, decorations, and more, the hosts run down all the new Star Wars holiday items and where you can get them cheapest! Also this week, Arnie talks with prolific Star Wars Author Ryder Windham about his newest book, the Death Star Owner's Tehnical Manual. Ryder discusses his first Star Wars projects with Dark Horse and how he has come to write so many Star Wars junior novels and reference books. With Steve providing a new UK report, Johnathan reviewing the K-Mart Exclusive Endor packs and Scanning Crew sets, a review of the new, more affordable, Star Wars

  • Episode 408: Look My Head Look So Big To Young Eyes?

    28/10/2013 Duración: 01h21min

    New Hasbro product is hitting fast. Exclusives are shipping from Amazon, as well as showing up on store shelves at Toys R Us and KMart. Also from Hasbro Black Series Wave 2, both 6-inch and 3.75-inch, are shipping from online retailers. On this week's Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie look at some of the new 6-inch figures, Slave Leia and Greedo, and run down the exclusives. Also this past week came the eBook editions of J.W. Rinzler's Making of Star Wars books. Enhanced with more photos and multimedia content, listen to find out if the new features make this worth a purchase, or re-purchase if you already own the hardcover editions. With cranially-enhanced holiday decorations, a report from the Winter London Film & Comic Con, and more, it's all on this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast!

  • Episode 407: NYCC 2013

    14/10/2013 Duración: 01h09min

    In just a few years New York Comic Con has grown to have attendance second only to the 40-year-old San Diego Comic-Con. This year had big name stars like Sylvester Stallone, Sigourney Weaver, and more signing autographs, perhaps the highest profile autograph stars at any convention. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie report on the Star Wars reveals from Kotobukiya, their exclusive Art-FX+ R2 unit, as well as the other Star Wars collectibles at the con. But the biggest Star Wars reveals were not at the Javits Center. Hasbro had no presence at NYCC, but they held a private press event the Wednesday before the con and the Star Wars Action News hosts were there. Listen to find out what was revealed, and what wasn't. Plus find out Hasbro's answer to "what's right with Mara Jade?" and news on the notorious Black Series bubble issue. With an update on all the new toys hitting stores from Johnathan, as well as a Vintage Viewpoint looking back at the Kenner Ewok toys, it's all o

  • Episode 406: Size DOES Matter

    30/09/2013 Duración: 01h19min

    In 2007 the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars brought an onslaught of toys, collectibles, and commemorative items. But of all the 30th Anniversary items only one provided new insight into the Star Wars saga -- J.W. Rinsler's The Making of Star Wars. With that book's success Rinzler followed up with The Making of The Empire Strikes Back for Episode V's 30th anniversary in 2010. Now, Rinzler completes his trilogy with The Making of Return of the Jedi, and he may have saved the best for last. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Brock gives a hands-on review of this impressive tome, which is in bookstores today! Also on this week's show, Marjorie and Arnie have the entire first wave of Hasbro's 6-inch Black Series figures in hand. With X-Wing Luke Skwalker, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and a Sandtrooper, how does this new line of figures hold up? Listen to hear their review. With some real (trick or) treats in Target's Halloween section and a report from Project Comic-Con in St. Louis, it's all in the

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