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Episode 32: Hairy Hairy Hot Toys

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The Realm Recap returns after an extended weekend with our take on the latest news in Star Wars collecting. This week, we discuss new images for the upcoming waves of 6” Black Series and 3.75” Rebels Saga Legends figures and vehicles, Hot Toys official launch of their sixth scale Han Solo and Chewbacca; plus announcements from Kotobukiya, Hallmark and more. We also discuss the debut of the Star Wars Rebels movie – does it have the “spark” to ignite a new generation of fans/collectors or will they “rebel”. Finally, we touch on recent Episode VII rumors and leaks including our first look(?) at a new Stormtrooper from the sequel trilogy. 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 an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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6″ TBS Wave 6 with Free Shipping from DorksideToys

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DorksideToys has also added pre-orders for 6″ TBS wave 6 which includes Yoda, TIE Pilot, Clone Trooper Sergeant and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III). For a limited time, they are offering FREE domestic shipping on this assortment only.

New Rebels/Saga Legends Pre-Orders at DorksideToys

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DorksideToys has updated tonight with new preorders for wave 2 of the Star Wars Rebels/Saga Legends assortment of 3.75″ figures. You can order by the full case (2x of each figure), half case (1x of each) or as individual pieces. New figures in this assortment include:

  • TIE Pilot
  • AT-DP Driver
  • Commander Gree
  • Plo Koon
  • Jedi Temple Guard
  • AT-AT Driver

 

Star Wars #1 Variant Cover

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StarWars.com has updated today revealing the book cover for Marvel’s Star Wars #001 debuting in January 2015 – illustrated by the famous Joe Quesada.

Hallmark Yoda Peekbuster Available Oct. 4

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This motion-activated ornament will catch peekers and snack seekers. Hear Yoda dish out wise warnings to stay away whenever he senses that peekers have come near. The Yoda Peekbuster ornament is available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores beginning Oct. 4 for $19.95.

Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Star Wars Rebels Figure pack, New Star Wars Salt & Pepper Shakers, Imperial mug and espresso mug sets.  Also new 2015 calendars from the Star Wars Rebels and the Saga.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.

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Got a Hole in Your Collection?

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Jedi Temple Archives is looking to help collectors out there fill a few holes in their collection. Paul has posted a partial list of carded and loose figures and vehicles with the promise of more to come. If anything jumps at you don’t hesitate to contact them as everything is on a first come, first served basis. A lot of TVC and Legacy Collection figures as well as a large range of product from The Clone Wars can be had – if The Price is Right™. Click on over to check it out.

Is This Heaven? No, It’s Minnesota

Last night was our monthly JediDefender Dinner/Swap Meet and our wonderful host, Justin, gave us a crack at purchasing some of his extra Vintage Kenner goodies. A few things were off the table though like this huge wall of carded Vintage Kenner figures all presented in acrylic cases. While I have seen this before, it is still an surreal experience every time I look upon them all and felt it was too good not to share.

New TBS 6″ Packaged and Loose Images

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New packaged and loose images for the 6″ Black Series Yoda, TIE Pilot and Clone Trooper Sergeant have shown up on the website AmiAmi. Watch for high-res images soon until then, click through.

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Jedi Reveal Set Now Available Online

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ToysRUs.com has updated today and now has their exclusive Jedi Reveal Mission Series set available for order. Still on the fence? You can check out our initial impression of this set as well as explore our full Toyguide Update.

Thanks to Ashley S. for the report.

Verizon FiOS Watch Disney XD Star Wars Rebels Sweepstakes

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You can will a Grand Prize trip for 4 to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA and more! Click through for details.

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Toyguide Update: TBS #27 Jabba’s Skiff Guard

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 3-3/4″ line. Today, we take a look at Jabba’s Skiff Guard (#27).

PROS: Sgt. Doallyn. Brock Starsher. Jabba’s Skiff Guard #3 on the left. Whatever you call him, this figure is pretty much what we’ve been waiting for since he started popping up on fan wishlists. It features all the articulation collectors require and as decent, if not passable, amount of detailing in the outfit. He’s great for scene filler in any diorama where you’d need a bounty hunter, thug, palace or cantina patron.

CONS: For a figure with sparse paint apps, you’d think they could tighten up the tolerances a little bit as the copper stripes that run on the chest are a tad careless. The head is a smudge under scaled and I’m not sure that shade of yellow was the best choice for the neck post, but who knows what his skin looks like underneath that ensemble he’s wearing – neither nitpicks are a deal breaker. Hasbro (again) cheaped out on the paint apps for the weapons which just feel flat and rubbery especially the blaster. Finally, the black paint on the boots was applied too thin in spots, so the white plastic shows through in areas. Your individual experience may vary of course.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Now Available

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DisneyXD subscribers can now watch Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion online or via mobile device.

It is, in a word – Perfect

The Clone Wars Legacy

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StarWars.com has updated with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the content created for future episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars including full episode story reels, concept art and more!

Kotobukiya Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia ARTFX+ Statues

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Kotobukiya has released images for their Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia ARTFX+ Statue. Click on through to check them out and look for this set to hit stores in May 2015

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