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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!

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Star Wars 2019 Holiday Gift and Black Friday Sale Guide - Video Podcast

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Star Wars Action News. And, for the 15th consecutive year, Thanksgiving means it's time for another Star Wars Action News podcast! If you're going shopping for Black Friday, watch this episode as Arnie & Marjorie run down all the Star Wars sales in stores and online. Then, as the holiday shopping season swings into full gear, the Star Wars Action News hosts go down their 2019 Star Wars Gift Guide. From books to figures, prop replicas to kitchenware and more, it's sure to have the perfect item for the hard-to-buy-for Star Wars fan in your life! So before the tryptophan coma kicks in, sit back and enjoy this new Star Wars Action News show! Items discussed on this show include: BLACK FRIDAY SALES: Jedi Fallen Order X-Box One S Bundle - $199 ($100 off) Target - Select Star Wars Toys Buy One Get One 50% Off Star Wars 4k Movies - $22.99 JC Penny - $7.50 Galactic Heroes and Titan Figures JC Penny - Star Wars T-Shirts 66% off Gamestop - Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch - $24.99 ($5 off) Gamestop - 20% off all LEGO Sets Entertainment Earth: Sphero BB-8: $39.99 LEGO Slave I - $89.99 Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Saber - $79.99 ($120 off!) Black Series Dewback with Stormtrooper - $21.99 (63% off) Black Series Battle Droid - $14.99 Hasbro Vintage Collection Skiff - $30.99 Hot Wheels Elite Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Die Cast Vehicle - $34.99 (50% off) STAR WARS GIFT GUIDE: Holiday Themed Items: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Funko Star Wars Christmas POP! Vinyl Figures Kurt S. Adler Leia/Artoo Statue Subscriptions: Disney+ Subscription Hasbro Pulse Premium Subscription Figures: ASIS Film Models Baby Yoda (3.75” or 6” scale) Hyperreal Darth Vader The Mandalorian - Carbonized or First Release Variant Black Series Figures Hot Toys Endor Leia with Wicket Hot Toys Prequel and Original Trilogy Figures S.H. Figuarts Luke Skywalker Other Toys: LEGO Darth Vader’s Castle Set Role Play/FX Collectibles: Hasbro Force FX Elite Kylo Ren Lightsaber Video Games: Star Wars Arcade from 1-Up     Special Edition on Home Shopping Network Cyber Monday? Legends Ultimate Home Arcade Special Edition Statues and Busts: Kylo Ren Legends in 3D 1:2 Scale Bust from Gentle Giant  The Mandalorian Legends in 3D 1:2 Scale Bust from Diamond Select Toys  Kotobukiya Darth Maul Art-FX+ Statue Books: The Star Wars Archives Journey to the Rise of Skywalker :  Resistance Reborn - by Rebecca Roanhorse (adult) Star Wars: Force Collector  by Kevin Shinick (Y) Spark of the Resistance - by Justina Ireland (Y) Choose Your Destiny: A Finn & Poe Adventure - Cavan Scott (Y) The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  by Phil Szostak  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Official Guide (DK Publishing, December 2019) by Matt Jones  Ultimate Star Wars: New Edition by Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Tricia Barr, and Ryder Windham  The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Ships & Battles by Landry Walker Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart and illustrated by Kevin M. Wilson   Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed (book 2 coming in 2020)  Shirts and Apparrel:  Baby Yoda T-Shirts (Licensed) Stance Star Wars Galactic 4 Collection Stance Star Wars Duos 4 Pack Stance Star Wars BB Box Set Tom’s Star Wars Shoes Other: Wampa Bean Bag Chair BB-8 Tiki Han and Greedo Tiki Set Original Trilogy Tiki Set Stormtrooper Beer Swarovski Star Wars Figurines Royal Selangor Pewter Yoda Figurine Royal Selangor Han in Carbonite Box Regal Robot Space Slug Desk Organizer Bioworld Empire Glass Jar Stationary Set Bioworld Star Wars Tape Dispenser Bioworld TIE Fighter Stapler Bioworld R2-D2 Scarf Seven20 Rebel Throw PillowLe Creuset Star Wars Kitchenware  - High end casserole dishes, trivets and the all important Pie Bird  Porg (Some links may be affiliate links, and a small portion of sales may support keeping Star Wars Action News on the air)


28 Nov 2019

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March 30, 2020: Recent Hasbro Reveals - Video Podcast

Tomorrow the final chapter of the Skywalker saga comes home on Blu-Ray and DVD. On this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast get a rundown on all the various exclusive releases, and where to score the best price! Also on this week's show, hear an exclusive interview with Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team, and Arnie and Marjorie run down the highs and lows of Hasbro's upcoming releases. Listen to this episode now, then come back at 3pm ET March 31, 2020 for a bonus Hypercast!

1hr 13mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Feb 19, 2019: Hasbro's Toy Fair 2019 - Video Podcast

All of 2019 feels like a slow build-up to the biggest cinematic event of the year: Star Wars Episode IX in December. With "Triple Force Friday" already announced for October it's clear many of the toys and figures of 2019 will be a secret for eight more months. Yet Hasbro still had plenty of Star Wars to share in both 3.75-inch and 6-inch scales at this year's Toy Fair International in New York. Join Arnie and Marjorie now for all the information directly from New York!


25 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Feb 17, 2020: Let's Get Hyperreal - Video Podcast

New York Toy Fair is just around the corner, and while Hasbro seems to have given away the secrets early, Star Wars Action News hosts Arnie and Marjorie think a few more surprises are on the way. One of those is likely Hasbro’s Hyperreal Bespin Luke Skywalker figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Is that something to get exited over? In prep, join Marjorie and Arnie in this episode where they get Hyperreal, and hands-on, with Hasbro’s Hyperreal Darth Vader figure. Then join them this weekend for all the coverage LIVE from New York, including Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


17 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 504: SDCC 2018 Pre-Game Show

San Diego Comic-Con starts tomorrow! So be prepared for a deluge of news and reveals from your favorite toy and collectible companies. Arnie, Marjorie, Justin, Daryl, and Berent will be there bringing you all the Star Wars news there is. To prepare for the con Marjorie and Arnie bring you this SDCC Pre-Game show. They look at all the Star Wars convention exclusives, discuss the new SDCC lottery system, and provide hands-on reviews of Hasbro's SDCC exclusives including the Black Series Han Solo and The Vintage Collection Dr. Aphra 3-Pack.With Brock reviewing the novelization of The Last Jedi and more, it's all in this brand new episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast!

17 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Jan 7, 2020: Star Wars Collectors' 2019 Year in Review - Video Podcast

For Star Wars collectors 2019 was a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good included the most detailed Star Wars vehicle/playset ever in the form of Jabba's Sail Barge. Plus the Black Series 6-inch line continued strong with great offerings from Clone Wars Armor Obi-Wan Kenobi to The Mandalorian, plus several Rise of Skywalker figures. Mixed in with that was some bad: The limited-articulation 3.75" line that had been a mainstay for years was cancelled. The Vintage Collection filled that niche, but lacked in new figures and in-store availability. The new 5-inch Galaxy of Adventures line didn't click with many collectors. Then in the ugly was the limited availability of Retro Collection figures at Target--especially the multi-colored Darth Vader. And what, no Baby Yoda toys? In this new Star Wars Action News podcast the team comes together to reflect on what the last year brought--and what they hope the new year can deliver!

1hr 9mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Hypercast: Hasbro's Toy Fair 2019 Presentation - Video Podcast

No video recording was allowed during Hasbro's presentation at Toy Fair 2019, but audio recording was allowed. So enjoy this recording of Hasbro's Star Wars presentation, and the video is accompanied by photos of all the items they discuss!


5 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Dec 23, 2019: Roundtable of Skywalker

What's better than a new Star Wars movie in theaters? Talking about it with friends after watching! Continuing the tradition started with The Force Awakens, the Star Wars Action News team has gathered to discuss all aspects of The Rise of Skywalker. Join them, and feel the Force of friendship and Star Wars love!

1hr 52mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 503: The ORIGINAL Star Wars Collecting Podcast is back!

After a short break, Star Wars Action News is back with Arnie and Marjorie looking at the state of collecting. They discuss why Star Wars sales are down, why Barge sales were up, and what's coming with SDCC and SWCC! Hear this show to catch up, and then join them TUESDAY July 17th for a SDCC pre-game show!

15 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 502: Everything is Under Control. Situation Normal. But we're all fine here, now. How are you?

Star Wars fans were used to delayed gratification. Under George Lucas the pattern was one movie every three years. It took 27 years for the first six films to complete. Now, though, it's a much different time as Solo--the fourth Star Wars film in under three years--came out. But can there be too much of a good thing? The Star Wars Action News crew is back! Join Marjorie, Justin, Chris, Andrew, Jerry, and Arnie for this SPOILER FILLED discussion of Solo and Star Wars movies in general! Listen to this review, then head to Now Playing Podcast to hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart's in-depth analysis of the film!

1 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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501st Episode: Marching on Toy Fair

Toy Fair international begins TOMORROW! In this episode Marjorie and Arnie discuss the things they hope, and expect, to see at this weekend's show. Listen now, and then follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for live VIDEO updates from the show!Also in this episode, Arnie talks to Nathan P Butler, author of A Saga on Home Video about his Star Wars video collection, his book, and what the digital revolution means for physical media. With Brock reviewing the novel Cobalt Squadron and more, it's all in this pre-Toy Fair episode of Star Wars Action News!

16 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 500!

This weekend is Toy Fair International 2018! Tons of new Star Wars collectibles will be revealed (including, likely, the first look at SOLO toys)! Star Wars Action News will be there to cover all the releases.But before Toy Fair, here's a look back at the state of collecting in 2017 and expectations for 2018.So please enjoy this 500th episode of Star Wars Action News!

12 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 499: The Last Jedi Roundtable

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has earned a billion dollars, is loved by critics, but also seems to divide fans online. Now the Star Wars Action News team comes together to give their reviews--and they're divided as well. Join them to find out where the common ground lies, and their excitement for Solo in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!

3 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 498: Black Friday & Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all our listeners from the entire Star Wars Action News Team!It's time for Star Wars Action News'13th annual Black Friday sale report, and holiday gift guide!Join Arnie & Marjorie as they tell you where the best savings are for Star Wars games, toys, and more. Then the entire Star Wars Action News Team have gathered their ideas of the best Star Wars collectibles are this season. From books to games, figures big and small, and so much more, listen now to hear it all!

23 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 497: 2 Cons 1 Porg

This weekend is New York Comic-Con...or it might be called a mini Star Wars Celebration! There are dozens of Star Wars guests including Mark Hamill, Felicy Jones, Ashley Eckstein, plus Star Wars comic creators, artists, and more! On this Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Force-filled events at this con! Including an interview with Star Wars author Greg Stones, whose book 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire is on sale now and he'll be signing at the show!Plus hear a first-hand report of Hasbro's own HASCON convention! Arnie was there. Hear if this is a con you should plan on going to next year. Plus Arnie is joined by Steve Niven and Joe Ninivaggi from Hasbro for an exclusive interview talking more Star Wars Toys.With an interview with Justin, owner of FigureShield protective cases, and an early report on Hasbro's Han Solo movie figures, it's all in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!

3 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 496: Force Friday II

This weekend was like Black Friday for Star Wars fans. Force Friday II -- the weekend where Hasbro, Sideshow, Hot Toys, and every other company unleashes their new products for the first time! New figures were found in 6-inch and 3.75-inch...plus some super-articulated figures that weren't supposed to be out yet!On this episode of Star Wars Action News the team comes together to report on Force Friday not just across the US but across the globe! Hear reports of store finds from California, Illinois, Florida, Nebraska, and even the UK! What were everyone's favorite finds? Join the crew to find out!Plus on this episode Marjorie and Arnie review some new Hasbro 3.75-inch items, including the new C-3PO, Hux, and First Order Stormtrooper figures, the Rey and Praetorian Guard 2-pack, and the new deluxe Rathtar and Imperial Probe Droid!All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News podcast!

5 Sep 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 495: Summer '17 Cons: D23 & SDCC

Force Friday is a few short weeks away and (aside from a few leaks) Star Wars fans have little idea what to expect. But some news was had at the two big Star Wars events in July -- D23 and SDCC!On this new Star Wars Action News podcast Daryl joins Arnie and Marjorie to bring first-hand accounts from both conventions. Find out about the exclusives, the reveals, and more!

15 Aug 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 494: Star Wars Turns 40

Forty years ago today blockbuster movies jumped to hyperspace. Science fiction was forever changed, as were the lives of millions of moviegoers. Over the four decades since Star Wars' popularity has only grown, as have the collections of fans. On this Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie discuss the few 40th Anniversary exclusives released. And then they are joined by Justin, Brock, and Andrew to reminisce on some of their early Star Wars collecting memories.Also on this week's show, a wrap-up of Celebration Orlando, a review of the new Thrawn novel, and a look at HASCON -- the official Hasbro con coming this September. All this and more on the new Star Wars Action News 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!

25 May 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 493: Star Wars Celebration 2017 Prep Show

Star Wars Celebration is one week away and each day closer brings more announcements. Join Marjorie and Arnie on this podcast to run down the news. Exclusives from mainstays LEGO, Funko, Gentle Giant, Hallmark, ThinkGeek and Hasbro, plus oddballs like Nissan and WonderWorld Comics are discussed.On this show you can also hear interviews with Celebration Art Show artists Brian Miller and Joe Corroney, discussing their exclusive artworks for the convention. And Frank Diorio is back on the show to talk about this year's Celebration Diorama Project -- the Death Star. But what if you're not going to Celebration? Star Wars Action News is here with reviews of things to watch and buy while at home, including Hasbro's new Jedha Revolt action figure 4-pack, and a rundown of the Rogue One Blu-Ray exclusive releases.Then you can follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook and Twitter for live updates and broadcasts from the convention! Whether you're in Orlando or not, Star Wars Action News will bring the Celebration to you!Online or at home, be sure to catch Star Wars Action News at the following Celebration Events!Saturday 2pm ET: Meet and Greet/Patch Giveaway (W305)Sunday: 12:30pm ET: Live Podcast on the Celebration Podcast Stage!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!

4 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 492: Celebration of Collectors

Star Wars Action News is back! And they're preparing to Celebrate. In four weeks the largest Star Wars party in the world erupts in Orlando. Exclusives. Panels. Autographs. SWAG! On this podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest Celebration news. They also give their tips on how to make this convention the best time it can be! Whether you're a con newbie or veteran there's sure to be some tips here to make your Celebration even better.Plus the Artist Alley prints have gone up for order. On this show Daryl interviews Brian DeGuire about his print "Desert Palace" and how he got his start as an official Star Wars Artist.And on the show find out about the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Collecting Track! Marjorie & Arnie are again running the Collector's Social Area in Room 305. Find out about some of the meet-ups there, including the always-packed Saturday Night Swap Meet. And new this year, Star Wars Re-Collections -- a video diary of collectors sharing their favorite memories. All in Orlando next month!All this, plus details on the Star Wars Action News pre-Celebration dinner, and a review of Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End are in this jam-packed 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!

17 Mar 2017

Rank #20