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Dark Fatha American Emperial Stout

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One of my local collector friends ran into this Star Wars themed beer last night at a local liquor store: Dark Fatha American Emperial Stout from Bent Brewery from right here in Minnesota. I guess I know where I’m going tonight.

Disney Star Wars Event: Children’s Costumes

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Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus are children’s costumes. The line starts off with Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper for $59.95 each which be available in various size runs (S, M, L, XL). The fit and finish of these costumes are above and beyond what Rubies has done in the past.  Look for more characters to be available in the future. Click on through for the gallery.

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Disney Star Wars Event: Diecast Vehicles

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Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus are the die cast vehicles. Similar to Hasbro Titanium Series line, these vehicles consist of all metal construction, moving parts and have a price range of $9.95 for the smaller vehicles to $19.95 for the larger or “Deluxe” offerings. Note: yes the X-Wings engine are installed incorrectly – these are plastic/resin prototypes – the final version will be correct. Click on through for the gallery.

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Disney Star Wars Event: Character Mugs

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Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus are the porcelain character mugs. Each design varies in size and scale to reflect the character portrayed i.e. R2-D2 mug is short and squat, Chewbacca mug tall and thin. The outside design is also reverse embossed or “raised” to give even more detail to the piece. Each mug retails for $14.95. Click on through for the gallery.

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Disney Star Wars Event: Plush Figures

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Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus are the new plush items featuring R2 (with swivel dome), Jawa, Bantha and Tauntaun (no open belly – yet). The fit and finish of the actual product we saw in store was great and thus will make a great gift to any plush fan or collector. Pricing for R2 and Jawa is $9.95 each, the Bantha, Tauntaun and Chewbacca (not shown) are $19.95 each. Click on through for the gallery.

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Disney Star Wars Event: Original Trilogy Figure Sets

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Next up in our Disney Star Wars Event focus is the Original Trilogy Figure Sets. Each un-articulated figure set features 6 characters (scaled slightly smaller than Hasbro’s 3-3/4″ line) and retails for $12.95 per set. Click on through for the gallery. Available May 4th.

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Disney Star Wars Event: 12″ Scale Figures

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If you followed along via Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, you’ll be up to speed on these but if not, here is a gallery of the 12″ scale line of figures coming to the Disney Store starting in May for $29.95 each. Things kick off with the Stormtrooper and then a new figure is released approximately every week there after. First for figures are  Han, X-Wing Pilot Luke, Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader. Later in the fall we get Boba Fett and a 15″ Chewbacca. Click on through for the gallery.

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Rebels Customs Event Winding Down

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The fan community was recently exposed to Hasbro’s upcoming Rebels line, which has been met with mixed results as so many of us prefer good articulation and more detailed sculpts with the Star Wars lines rather than what Hasbro revealed.

Soon after, we teamed up with Imperialshipyards.net to host a customizing event where fans can make their own Rebels themed customs and have a chance to win some cool prizes.  While the number of entries has been somewhat modest thus far, the quality has been fantastic.

To check out the latest entries,  click here – and remember, entries will be accepted until the end of April.

New TBS Carded/Loose Images

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Our friends at YodasNews have posted new carded and loose images for The Black Series (3-3/4″) line. Head on over to check out high-res shots of Darth Vader (Episode III), Ree Yees and Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Pilot)

 

Disney Store Boba Fett (Prototype)

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As we prepare to sort through all of the photos taken during Disney’s Consumer Products presentation today, here is a quick gallery for the prototype of the Talking 13″ Boba Fett coming later this year.

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New Disney Store Products

Kicking things off on May 4th, Disney will be offering new exclusive Disney Store merchandise nationwide. Click on through for a overview of what’s to come.

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Disney Store In-Store Events for May the Fourth

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On May the Fourth, Guests will be introduced (or perhaps, re-introduced) to the story and characters of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In-Store events and an exciting Disney Store-exclusive product launch are in the works.

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AFI Reveals Jumbo Kenner TIE Pilot

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Gentle Giant teased last week a special reveal coming from Action Figure Insider today and they have the exclusive announcement of the Jumbo Kenner Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot figure. Watch for the pre-order to be listed later this week.

Episode 11: They Might Be Gentle Giant

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Another week has passed and it’s time for our look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap we chat about new reveals from Hallmark, several new and yet-to-be-announced items from Gentle Giant, the striking back of Mpire merchandise, Episode VII and Star Wars Rebels info and more! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at our ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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The Force is Strong with the Disney Store Star Wars Event

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On April 21 and 22, Disney is holding a special VIP event to showcase new product coming to their Disney Stores as well as a tour of their merchandising headquarters. Everything is hush-hush for now in terms of what will be shown but thankfully we will be onsite to report the reveals and announcements firsthand! Check back with us over the next couple of days as we breakdown and share with you the latest from “The House of the Mouse”!

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