Thursday October 2nd 2014

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Sponsor News: DorksideToys


DorksideToys updates today with Star Wars Black Series, New ReAction & POP! Figures, Deadpool, Daryl Dixon & More In their @Dorksidetoys Newsletter


The Star Wars Trilogy Retold


USA Today has posted a great video and article for the upcoming children’s book Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight featuring the art of the late Ralph McQuarrie. It is available for pre-order now with a release date of October 8.

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store


Big Bad Toy Store updates this week with a truck load of new arrivals and pre-orders to kick off October. Click on through to check out new Black Series, Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, and more!


Sponsor News: Urban Collector


This week we are featuring new PreOrders like the Luke Skywalker Princess Leia ArtFX+ statue, Robocop EM-208 1/6 scale figure, and Star Wars Leia Jumbo figure! Click on through to check out what’s new!


VANS to Release STAR WARS™ Themed Holiday Collection


Vans teams up with the Star Wars brand once again, this time exploring the dark side of the Force to introduce new designs inspired by villains from the original trilogy. Taking cues from the summer collection, the Vans x Star Wars holiday offering extends through Classics footwear to men’s apparel and accessories combining heritage Vans prints with Star Wars villains from around the galaxy.


Episode 433: Collecting Nirvana in Aberdeen


Marjorie & Arnie are back from a trip across the American west, and of course they did some Star Wars shopping while there! Visiting with the members of SARLACC in Seattle, they visited several stores–including one of the oddest Star Wars toy shops out there. Watch to see a Star Wars shop unlike any other!

Also on this week’s show, new toys are showing up in stores! With the impending premiere of Rebels on Disney XD stores are stocking up with tons of new Star Wars merchandise from chairs to Christmas ornaments to even a few new action figures! Listen to find out what’s hitting, as well as a brief review of the Toys R Us exclusive Jedi Reveal Rebels figure 3-pack.

But the biggest news last week was a new sixth-scale Star Wars figure line from high end Hong Kong company Hot Toys! Through Sideshow Collectibles, the first two figures have gone up for pre-order–Han Solo and Chewbacca. Join Arnie, who has over 50 Hot Toys in his collection, to hear his impressions of these new Star Wars collectibles!

With a look at the Disney Store original trilogy figure sets, Halloween themed Star Wars collectibles, a review of the Star Wars Lootcrate and more, it’s all in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!

USA Today Reveals New Star Wars Rebels Clip and Kanan’s Master

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USA Today has posted an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels where we see The Inquisitor’s prowess with a lightsaber as well as his knowledge of his opponent – revealing Kanan’s former master.

Episode 32: Hairy Hairy Hot Toys


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.


6″ TBS Wave 6 with Free Shipping from DorksideToys


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


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

star-wars-1-joe-quesada-cover-1 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


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


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.


Got a Hole in Your Collection?


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.

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