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Sponsor News: K&C Collectibles

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K & C Collectibles is celebrating Super Bowl Sunday with 10% OFF all this week starting Sunday, February 1st, 2015 through Saturday, February 7th, 2015.  We have added LEGO Pens, Star Wars Insider & other Star Wars cover magazines, two Star Wars Snow Globe Collectibles, Darth Maul & Han Solo / Chewbacca Kotobukiya statues.  Don’t miss out on the Star Wars Hot Wheels Diecast Cars Complete Set of 8.  Click the NEW PRODUCT link for a complete list of recently added items.
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Episode 50: Rebels Returns To Retail

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Join Flyguy and Jayson as we break down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro including reports of new product actually hitting shelves! The 6” Bossk (and Hasbro) gets a reprieve this week as it turns out he can actually chew gum and be posed at the same time. Someone one with deep pockets, and a forgiving significant other, dropped some serious bank on a 35 year old action figure this week, plus we run down the latest Episode VII rumors, games and custom news on Episode 50 of The Realm Recap!

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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Knights of the Old Republic Photonovel

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Yakface forum member CloneCrazy has kicked off a new photonovel series set in the times of the Old Republic.  The visuals are breathtaking and the story is great.

Kick back, take a few minutes, and enjoy this first installment in his new series… and be so kind to leave him a comment too for his hard work and for sharing it with us.

Hikari Sofubi Greedo Vinyl Figure

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Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for the Hikari Sofubi Greedo vinyl figure from Funko. Limited to 2000 pieces.

Thanks to Star Wars Action News via twitter for the heads-up.

UPDATE: StarWars.com has posted an update announcing several other characters coming to the Hikari line in 2015.

Vinylmation Yoda Eachez Released Today

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Our friends at Vinylmation World remind us that today is the release date for the Vinylmation Eachez Yoda figure. It has an edition size of 2500 pieces, 250 of which are chase “Spirit of Yoda” pieces. These are available for $16.95 at D-Street stores in CA and FL – while supplies last.

6″ Deluxe Assortment Down $24.99 at Target

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Target has marked down the 6″ Deluxe Black Series Assortment down to $24.99. The discount is being observed in stores and online, hopefully to make way for the next wave with Han and Tauntaun.

New Diorama Items at Hole in the Ground Pro

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Forum member Raylen has updated us with some fantastic new diorama items to fill the needs of collectors.  Check out his latest items, which are sure to be another hit by clicking here.

Personal Note: I’ve ordered Raylen’s products many times, and it’s clear he is a true fan of the hobby.  We see it in his posts in the forums, and in the quality, fair pricing, and amazing service with his products.  So if you like to display your Star Wars 3.75″ collection loose, these items will truly enhance your collection and bring life to it.  And it’s not like the company that makes the figures is going to suddenly wake up and make things this cool – they’ve had TWO DECADES now, and still ignore requests for these items.

Star Wars Celebration Official Supporter

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We are happy to announce that Yakface.com has been added to the list of official supporters of Star Wars Celebration. See you in April!

Rare Palitoy Figure Fett-ches £18k at Auction

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A Star Wars collector has dropped some serious credits on a very rare Palitoy Boba Fett. Craig Stevens put up for auction several vintage Star Wars items with Boba Fett selling for an amazing £18,000.

Mission Series Sets Continue To Trickle Out

Keep checking those Target aisles and Saga Legends/Mission Series set continue to make their way to shelves as shared above by @MattGuzy on twitter.

Star Wars Mac & Cheese

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Just when you thought Mac & Cheese couldn’t get any better, Kraft has a new assortment of Star Wars shaped dinners for “foodies” to collect. Shapes include Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Yoda and X-wing. Available in 5.5 oz. boxes or 1.9 oz. cups (4 pk.).

6″ Bossk and Han Stormtrooper Set at DorksideToys

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No need for carry forward/repacks? DorksideToys has a set of 6″ Bossk and Han (Stormtrooper) for preorder for only $41.99

New Hot Toys Interrogator Droid Accessory Images

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Hot Toys has finalized the Interrogator Droid accessory that is to be included with their Darth Vader (A New Hope) 1:6 scale figure. It looks like they’ve nailed the details on this piece as well – which is too be expected from Hot Toys. Click on through for some detailed pics.

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Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Holographic Emperor POP Vinyl Figure

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PopVinyl.net has announced that this Friday, ToyWars.com will be offering an Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Holographic Emperor POP Vinyl bobble head figure.

With a limit of 2 purchases per house hold and fairly priced at $14.99 USD, it may just buzz out the door and sell out fast, so make sure you lock this date and time into your phones and calendars so you dont miss out on this awesome new Holographic pop vinyl.

Another Mission Series Wave 2 Report

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Forum member Jodo checks in with a new store report – he spotted the Mission Series Wicket/Scout Trooper 2-pk at his local Target in Edwardsville, IL.

Personal Note:  Both reports I’ve seen so far indicate to me, Target is still splitting cases at distribution centers.  Hopefully we’ll see evidence of some actual FULL cases shipping to Target stores again soon!

Nom Nom: Bossk DOES Have An Articulated Jaw

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Despite me getting “confirmation” that articulation was removed from the 6″ Bossk, new images have surfaced via Facebook disproving that claim.

New Rebels Mission Series Hitting Target

Adam Pawlus (Galactic Hunter, 16bit) has posted via twitter the sighting of the Mission Series Sabine and Stormtrooper and Wookiees pack at his Target in Arizona. Bring’em on I say.

ANOVOS AT-AT Driver Ensemble Preorder

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ANOVOS is now taking preorders* for their AT-AT Driver Ensemble!

Suit features everything you will need to start serving the Empire, with exception of the undergarments, socks and footwear, which you are to provide at your own discretion… The Empire will provide the AT-AT, and the Rebel scum will provide the targets of opportunity.

Tier 1 pricing starts at $1200 US, so if you are interested, best get in before the 11:59 pm CT tomorrow night.

*Preorders open to North America customers only.

Episode 441: 1995 – Now — 20 Years of Modern Figures

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Marjorie and Arnie go into the show archives for this classic review of the first wave of Hasbro’s modern figure line!

2015 marks Hasbro’s 20th consecutive year of making Hasbro Star Wars figures. In 1995 the first figures in what’s dubbed “Hasbro’s modern figure line” were released–the Power of the Force series. To commemorate this, Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie dug deep into the show archives to bring you an encore presentation of this episode from 1995!

Join Marjorie and Arnie as they review Wave 1 of Kenner’s Power of the Force 2 figure line, including Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and the Stormtrooper!

Then join Brock for the review of the then-new novel Darksaber, and Nathan P. Butler reflects on the conclusion of the Dark Empire saga with the “new” release Empire’s End!

All that, plus a look back on what it means to have 20 years of figures, on this encore presentation of Star Wars Action News!

Star Wars Landspeeder Found In Disney Infinity 2.0

Forbes has just published an article regarding the reveal of another Star Wars item in the Disney Infinity 2.0 game – the Landspeeder. Click the video above from FamilyGamerTV to check out The Hulk taking it for a drive.

Episode 49: They Are Toys After All

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Join Flyguy and Jayson as we break down the latest in collecting news from Hasbro including details on the new Hero Mashers line, new Saga Legends reveals and preorders. UK Toy Fair was held this past week and while most info was kept on the down-low, some news did slip out including new 2015 LEGO sets and a swanky “Force Awakens” tote bag given to corporate VIPs. Also this week, we have several custom features ranging from action figures to artwork to wearable costumes. Finally, we wrap things up with our reviews and acquisitions for the past week. All this and much more on Episode 49 of The Realm Recap!

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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Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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DorksideToys is now taking case and individual figure preorders for 6″ Black Series wave 7 figures including Bossk, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), Chewbacca and TIE Fighter Pilot. Plus FREE SHIPPING in the US!

New Saga Legends Figures Revealed

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Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have received new images for figures in Saga Legends/Rebels assortment. New figures include: SL25 Commander Bly, SL26 Han Solo (Endor), SL27 Luke Skywalker (Endor) and SL28 Princess Leia (Endor). One more figure not shown or mentioned though is SL21 – a repack of Mace Windu.

Our Saga Legends/Rebels toyguide has been updated to reflect these details.

New LEGO Stormtrooper Sergeant Polybag Figure

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A mysterious LEGO Star Wars polybag has turned up online thanks to a tweet from @JediMasterOutred. It features a Rebels style Stormtrooper Sergeant. Look for more details on the release of this figure soon.

Star Wars Rebels: Visions of Hope Available OnDemand

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The next episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Visions of Hope”,  is now available through the Comcast/XFinity OnDemand* service.

The crew of the Ghost try to thwart an Imperial plan to capture an exiled dignitary who wants to host a secret rally on Lothal.

Look for this episode on the DisneyXD app on Monday or to air on DisneyXD Channel, Feb. 2

*On TV only, DisneyXD subscription required

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