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Star Wars Action News
A podcast focusing on the fanatical hobby of Star Wars collecting with a specific focus on Hasbro (formerly Kenners) Star Wars Action Figure line. Hosted by a husband and wife pair of collectors, updated weekly.
Recent Episodes for Star Wars Action News
DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 34.6 MB
Episode 264: I'd Buy That For a Dollar!!
For Star Wars collectors who value quantity over quality, the Target One Spot is the place to be! From Stress Balls to coloring books to dry erase boards, yo yos, quote pens, and more, it’s all there for $1 each! Arnie and Marjorie got it all and reviews it for you! Is a C-3PO “stress ball” worth $1? How about a Clone Wars notepad? Listen to find out! Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie are once again walking in the American Cancer Society 5k to raise money for Breast Cancer research. Please support this cause by donating to their walk at the American Cancer Society at this link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/margiec With Star Wars cups and coasters, tips on where to get Jodo Kast, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
DATE: Tue, 21 Sep 2010
SIZE: 93.2 MB
RFRN Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2: Clone Cadets & ARC Troopers
Republic Forces Radio Network is back with the season 3 premiere episodes of Clone Wars! We get, not one, but TWO episodes featuring Domino Squad on Kamino. The first episode, Clone Cadets, is a prequel to the popular season 1 episode, Rookies. Then, the second episode, ARC Troopers, fast forwards after the events on the Rishi Moon Station. The Domino Squad goes from a group of clones on the verge of failing their training until the advise of a maintenance clone, simply known as '99', helps them persevere and graduate! Then Echo and Fives head back to Kamino to defend against a Separatist attack on their home planet. Jerry, Jen, Nathan, and Berent are here this week to discuss these episodes. Also, Republic Forces Radio Network is dedicated to bringing you the best Clone Wars coverage possible. So, this week we have Brock joining us to bring a spoiler-free review of Karen Miller's Gambit duology. And finally, there is a Clone Wars-specific Hasbro Q&A. Stay tuned and enjoy!
DATE: Mon, 20 Sep 2010
SIZE: 42.1 MB
Episode 263: Making the Best of a Bad Situation
It has been a very busy week for Star Wars collectors. And as all things should, they came in 3s. Gentle Giant released for sale 3 new Vintage “Jumbo” Figures, Sideshow announcing 3 new 12” figures, and Marjorie finding 3 new Halloween Themed bobble heads at Target. Also this week, we discuss some items showing up in the mail. Marjorie and Arnie talk about the Celebration 5 “Complete” Badge set that was recently delivered, and then Jerry joins us for a “Vintage” review of the new mail-away Boba Fett figure. We also have Hasbro’s response to all the damaged Boba Fett figure cards showing up in droves coast to coast. With a Hasbro Q&A, a great bargain at Walmart, and a toy lightsaber you don’t want to touch, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!
DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 39.9 MB
Episode 262: Halloween and some Beanz
Kids are back in school so it's time for stores to replace the seasonal aisles' pencils and bookbags with candy and costumes! Yes, Halloween is coming up and as always there are a bunch of new Star Wars costumes for you and your kids to wear! This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie go over the first wave of costumes to hit Toys R Us and the Spirit Halloween Store, including two new Clone Wars related costumes! Also on this week's podcast, Arnie gave away his money to get a handful of beans...Star Wars Mighty Beanz that is. With all the trading going on in the forums and thanks to getting two as a gift from a listener, Arnie couldn't resist picking up a package of the Beanz to see what all the fuss is about. With an in depth review of Star Wars Year by Year, Nathan running down the various Star Wars CCG and TCG games to collect, and your voicemails, it's all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!
DATE: Mon, 06 Sep 2010
SIZE: 45.6 MB
Episode 261: Does Size Matter? 12 inches of Fett vs 4 inches of Fett
At Celebration 5 the hottest exclusive hands down was Gentle Giant's twelve inch replica of the vintage Boba Fett figure, designed to pull at the heartstrings of fans who grew up with vintage figures. This week the hosts of Star Wars Action News have one in hand, as well as the vintage Boba Fett Kenner figure. Listen to find out if Gentle Giant's larger figure can measure up. Also this week several listeners of Star Wars Action News call in with their reviews of items. The Wal Mart exclusive Jabba the Hutt, the Hasbro AT-AT, the new Snowspeeder toy, and even a review of Star Wars Where Science Meets Imagination! All this, plus information on where to find all the foil chase carded figures and more on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!
DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 42.9 MB
Episode 260: Thank You For 5 Great Years
Marjorie and Arnie are back home from their summer sci-fi convention tour, and back in the studio bringing you another new Star Wars Action News podcast! They look back one last time at Star Wars Celebration 5 in Orlando, including which exclusives can already be found discounted, and which now cost more. Then they recount their shopping escapades at Chicago Comic-Con, including a glut of Kotobukiya statues and a Jar Jar that’s almost five foot tall! Then they are joined by Steve, the Gingerprince, back home in the UK and letting international listeners know what is new on sheles, and where some not-so-exclusive figures can be found. And after the store reports and the online news, Marjorie and Arnie look back on five years of podcasting, thanking some of the many, many people who have contributed to the show over the years. All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 38.9 MB
Episode 259: Live from Chicago Comic-Con
With the end of Celebration 5, official con season starts to come to a close, but Marjorie and Arnie at Star Wars Action News have one more major con event--Chicago Comic-Con (aka Wizard World Chicago). Coming to you live from the Sandtroopers.com booth on the convention floor, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by seeral Star Wars guests, including Ashley Eckstein and Dan Madsen of Her Universe and Boba Fett himself, Daniel Logan! Eckstein discusses the success of the Her Universe line, including one of the most sought after Celebration 5 exclusives. Madsen discusses how he became part of Her Universe as well as his thoughts on his legacy as the creator of the first Star Wars Celebration and the death of the Star Wars Fan Club. And Daniel Logan talks about the latest boba Fett toys and his current role on the Clone Wars Cartoon Series. Then Owen and Luke Cheddar are live to discuss why their daddy should open his toys, and Marjorie, Arnie, and Chris Spice of Sandtroopers.com give you a rundown of the latest store finds, online news reports, and what's hot on the convention floor. All this and more on this week's live episode of Star Wars Action News!
DATE: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
SIZE: 85.6 MB
Episode 258 Part 2: Celebration 5 Wrap-Up
Celebration 5 is over, but the party continues with Star Wars Action News! Back home from Orlando, Marjorie and Arnie bring you in-depth coverage of their last two days of the convention. From the Autograph Hall to The Main Event with George Lucas and John Stewart, to the Last Tour to Endor and more, with reports from several Star Wars Action News staff members and listeners about their Celebration 5 experiences, including an inside look at the Star Wars Speed Dating event! All this and more on this Celebration 5 wrap-up show!
DATE: Sat, 14 Aug 2010
SIZE: 85.6 MB
Episode 258A: Celebration 5 Days 1 and 2
For Star Wars fans, there is no party bigger than a Star Wars Celebration, and the Star Wars Action News Team is on site covering everything, from the latest toys revealed by Hasbro to the Laser Tag Arena, Scrap Booking seminars, and at times having a drink or two in the Hoth Ice Bar. So join Marjorie, Arnie, Steve the Gingerprince, Jen, Dan, Chris, Suzanne the Gingerprincess, and Jerry as they recount their experiences from their first two days at Celebration 5 in Orlando, including an interview with the first person in line to see George Lucas' Main Event Saturday Morning!
DATE: Sat, 07 Aug 2010
SIZE: 58.2 MB
Episode 257: The Celebration 5 Pre-Game Show!
Star Wars Celebration 5 is THIS WEEK! So Star Wars Action News is coming out a couple days early to give you time to load up your iPod for this extra-long episode, to provide you entertainment as you drive, fly, or otherwise travel to O-Lando for the festivities! This week's episode is all about Celebration 5 and we have joining us the biggest experts on Celebration 5 there are. First, Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet joins us to discuss Celebration 5, and we ask the questions you want to know, such as--are there enough seats to see George Lucas and Jon Stewart? And what tattoo is he getting? Then Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins join us to talk about the collecting panels, as well as their new Guide to Prototypes book that they will be selling and autographing at C5. And if that's not enough, Frank D'Iorio, the artist heading the Celebration diorama building workshop, creating the icy plains of Hoth, joins us to talk about this exciting event for Star Wars fans of all ages (and skill types). BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!! Scott From Tulsa joins us to give you his convention survival tips that he wrote in the aftermath of Celebration 4, Marjorie and Arnie run down the hot items from the Celebration store, and find a list of all times and places you can meet the hosts of Star Wars Action News at Celebration. All this, and still more, on this pre-Celebration edition of Star Wars Action News!
DATE: Mon, 02 Aug 2010
SIZE: 61.5 MB
Episode 256: The Calm Between the Storms
Back home from San Diego Comic Con, Marjorie and Arnie and the rest of the Star Wars Action News crew are in full-on Celebration 5 prep mode. With Arnie, Marjorie, and Jerry all hosting panels at Celebration 5, plus the Star Wars Action News and Yakface party on Thursday night and Marjorie and Arnie MC-ing trivia Wednesday night, listen to this week's podcast to find out all about the hot events and exclusives for Star Wars Celebration 5! But even with all this chaos, the podcast hosts still find time for a toy run or two! Hot on the heels of Hasbro's toy reveals at San Diego Comic Con, stores both stateside and internationally are getting shipments of new product Vintage figures, Clone Wars Figures, Legacy figures, role play items, exclusive figures, exclusive Jabba the Hutt, all showing up now! On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie, Arnie, and Steve the Gingerprince report in to tell you what they found and where. Also this week Arnie interviews Karen Miller, author of the Star Wars Clone Wars novels Gambit -- Stealth and Gambit -- Siege. They discuss the proess of translating the kid's show for an adult audience,some of the novels' themes, and Miller's future with Star Wars. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!
DATE: Mon, 02 Aug 2010
SIZE: 57.9 MB
Episode 255 Part 2: San Diego ComicCon International 2010 Star Wars Wrap-Up
This past weekend ComicCon International in San Diego made news from announcements of the cast of the new Avengers film to someone being stabbed in the face over a seating dispute. However Star Wars news has remained mostly under the radar, overshadowed by the looming Star Wars Celebration 5 just two short weeks away. But despite the lack of focus, SDCC held lots of information for Star Wars collectors, from panels to the exhibit room floor. On this second part of Star Wars Action News' SDCC 2010 Coverage, Marjorie and Arnie review all the panels and floor offerings, including the new Family Guy Star Wars spoof, the book Star Wars Year by Year, and product previews from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Super 7, Acme Archives, Her Universe, Kotobukiya, Lego, Museum Replicas, Hallmark, and even more! Plus the hosts have THREE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS in this podcast, with Hasbro's Darryl DePriest, head of the Star Wars toy line, as well as representatives of Hallmark discussing their new collectibles and ornaments, and Gentle Giant talking about the 12" figures, other product offerings, and Slave Leias. And after you listen to this week's Star Wars Action News, be sure to stop by the web site at swactionnews.com to view their photo galleries of all the items discussed!
DATE: Thu, 22 Jul 2010
SIZE: 23.6 MB
Episode 255 Part 1: ComicCon International Preview Night 2010
Marjorie and Arnie are covering their fifth San Diego Comic Con and tonight, preview night, they report on the newly shown items from Hallmark, Hasbro, eFX, and more!
DATE: Mon, 19 Jul 2010
SIZE: 48.3 MB
Episode 254: ThAT-AT is AWESOME!
First revealed at Toy Fair International in February, 2010, the new Hasbro AT-AT has been one of the most anticipated new Star Wars toys in a long time. Standing over 2 feet tall, coming with an AT-AT Driver and Snow Speeder Bike, having electronic lights and sounds, and just being all-around awesome (plus exclusive vintage-style packaging), collectors have been in a frenzy of excitement for this new toy. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie have their hands on this new toy and review it for you in tremendous detail. Then Jerry joins us for a second-perspective AT-AT review and comparison of this brand-new AT-AT versus the classic, vintage AT-AT, as well as another vintage AT-AT related item. Also on this week's show, Marjorie and Arnie also review the upcoming exclusive figures from San Diego Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration 5, including the Darth Maul and Uncle Owen comic pack, the Cammie and Fixer comic pack, and the vintage style 4-LOM and Zuckuss two pack. With a Celebration 5 news round-up, an online collecting rundown, and on-location coverage of this past weekend's London Film & Comic Con, it's all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!
DATE: Mon, 12 Jul 2010
SIZE: 49.7 MB
Episode 253: We found vintage figures...and so will you.
Last week on Star Wars Action News, hosts Marjorie and Arnie shared in the excitement of many excited listeners who found the new Vintage Collection Star Wars figures at Toys R Us stores across the country. Now the hosts of Star Wars Action News are excited themselves, as they too found a Toys R Us stocked with Vintage figures! Listen to this week’s podcast to hear their hands-on reviews of these figures! Also on this week’s show, they review the Star Wars Poker Chips from Cardamundi, the Star Wars logo shirt from Her Universe, and the Gentle Giant Star Wars Bookends from Borders! And if that’s not enough, they tell you where you can look to find the elusive last wave of Hasbro Titanium vehicles...for $4 each! All this, plus updates on Star Wars Celebration V, San Diego Comic Con International, Star Wars Space Camp, and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
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I discovered Star Wars Action News over Christmas 2012, and since then I have gone through almost every back episode. I absolutely love the banter between Marjorie and Arnie, and if you love Star Wars, you will love this. I have always been addicted to toy collecting. I am now addicted to this.
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