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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.
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DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 34.6 MB
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

DATE: Mon, 05 Jul 2010
SIZE: 47.8 MB
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Episode 252: What Street Date?!?!?

Have you been to your local Toys R Us lately? Coast to coast, reports are coming in that Toys R Us is breaking street date with their stock of new figures, Saga Legends, The Clone Wars, and Vintage Collection, all hitting pegs en masse! The Snowspeeder, Cloud Car, and Republic Tank vehicles have been spotted as well! While releases are spotty, some stores putting out everything and some putting out nothing at all, with a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal it's too enticing to pass up! Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News podcast as show listeners call in with reports and reviews on these brand new Hasbro toys! Also this week, Arnie and Marjorie round up the latest convention news, including San Diego Comic Con exclusives and Star Wars Celebration 5 exclusives, including a special collectible from the C5 collector's panels. With a Hasbro Q&A and more, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News! And while tickets are SOLD OUT for the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party at Star Wars Celebration 5, you can sign up for the waitlist in case a handful come available. For information n how to get on the waitlist, your only chance to get the awesome exclusive shirt designed by Kevin Graham, go to http://www.swactionnews.com/articles/C5/c5party.htm

DATE: Mon, 28 Jun 2010
SIZE: 37.5 MB
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Episode 251: Now Where Will We Eat Breakfast?

A lot of focus for Celebration 5 is on what will be there, such as George Lucas, Jon Stewart, lots of cool artists, and Frank D'Iorio leading members in making a Hoth Diorama, but with all of this there are a few notable absences from the upcoming Celebration. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie round up all the Celebration 5 news of the week, both of what has been announced will be at Celebration, and what (or who) will not. Also this week, we bring you up to date on all the latest Star Wars collecting news, with new releases online from Sideshow, Funko, and Gentle Giant, and a rundown of where you can order the upcoming Hasbro Legacy collection Vintage-style figures NOW! As well as a look at a recently revealed vehicle exclusive, and more details on the upcoming giant AT-AT. With a discussion of the digital Insider subscription model, more on Her Universe girls' tees, and more, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast! And as of this writing there are only *10* tickets left to the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party at Celebration 5! Don't miss out, order your tickets now at http://www.swactionnews.com/articles/C5/c5party.htm! And if you're getting into Celebration on Wednesday, Arnie and Marjorie will be MCing a Star Wars Trivia night at Heroes Landing in Clermont at 7pm with all proceeds going to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society! Find out details on how to attend at http://reviewstarwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1 5546

DATE: Mon, 21 Jun 2010
SIZE: 57.1 MB
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Episode 250: No, E3-2010 Is Not a Droid

When it comes to Star Wars collecting news Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con are no brainers, but each year E3 brings us the latest in Star Wars video game news, and this year had more than most! With a Star Wars game for the X-Box Kinect, a new trailer for The Old Republic, a trailer for The Force Unleashed 2, and much, much more, on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Nathan P Butler to review all the news from E3 that would impace Star Wars video game players and collectors! Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie round up the latest news from Celebration 5, including announcement of The Main Event, we discuss the newest online releases, we review the final EU wave of figures and the Disney exclusive Star Tours Boarding Party figure pack! All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News! And don't forget, tickets are selling fast for the Yakface/Star Wars Action News party Thursday night at Celebration 5! Get yours before they're gone at http://www.swactionnews.com/articles/C5/c5party.htm!

DATE: Mon, 14 Jun 2010
SIZE: 34.8 MB
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Episode 249: Allies

On this week's Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie bring in their allies for a jam-packed show! First, ally site Jedi Temple Archives has put out a definitive collector's view of the 2010 Legacy Collection, and Paul from JediTempleArchives joins us this week to talk about the report and all the work that went into it. Then Star Wars Action News ally and podcast enhancer Berent goes to The Vader Project in Los Angeles. He gives a detailed rundown of the event and interviews its curators! Listen to his report, then head to swactionnews.com to see all his pictures of the helmets. And if that's not enough, Jerry is here to give the third part of his vintage micro-collection series, and Brock reviews the new Fate of the Jedi novel--Allies! With store reports, the latest online news, and a Celebration 5 news rundown, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast! And don't forget that Star Wars Action News allied with Yakface.com to deliver THE party you won't want to miss at Star Wars Celebration 5! After only one week on sale, tickets are *75% sold out*! Even though we're looking at adding more capacity, head to http://www.swactionnews.com/articles/C5/c5party.htm and get yours before we sell out!

DATE: Mon, 07 Jun 2010
SIZE: 52.7 MB
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Episode 248: Party at C5!

Many people cited the Star Wars Action News/Jedi Temple Archives party as a high point of Star Wars Celebration 4. There, members from both sites got to meet people they previously only knew by forum handle, and make friends that they would spend the rest of the convention with. Now, Star Wars Action News and Yakface.com are teaming up to make the best party at C4 even better for C5! On Thursday, August 12th, the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party will be held at the Embassy International in Orlando. There will be music and prizes, as well as an exclusive shirt you will never be able to get anywhere else *free* with your admission! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.swactionnews.com/articles/C5/c5party.htm And on this week's episode of Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Jayson from Yakface to talk about the party, and then Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Star Wars Topps Sketch Card artist Kevin Graham, who is doing the art for the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party's exclusive T-Shirt! And that's not the end of Star Wars Action News Celebration news! Listen to this week's podcast to find out which Collector Panel to attend to see Marjorie as one of the hosts! Also this week on the podcast, Arnie and Marjorie play your voicemails, including a detailed review from a listener of collectibles from Star Wars Weekends at Disney, and the Gingerprince reports in from the latest Collectormania in the UK. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 31 May 2010
SIZE: 51.2 MB
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Episode 247: No Toys, Just Shirts

Right now is a hard time for Hasbro collectors with the latest waves of Legacy figures not regularly showing up on store pegs, but when Arnie finds a Spacetrooper and Shaak Ti at a Toys R Us, the hunt is on! Join Marjorie and Arnie as they tour the St. Louis region hitting one Toys R Us after another looking for more of this elusive wave of figures! Also on this week's podcast, a run down on the latest Celebration 5 announcements, a review of the Star Wars Cantina game, and Nathan provides a look back at collecting RPG books and supplements as Wizards of the Coast removes all Star Wars content from their site. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 24 May 2010
SIZE: 86.8 MB
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Episode 246: Memories Strike Back

Last Friday was the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. It is undoubtedly daunting to try and make a follow-up to the most successful film of all time, but George Lucas was up to the task creating a film that many fans actually consider superior to the original. Lando, Boba Fett, Carbonite, and Luke's paternal revelation, all iconic images created with this second installment in the Star Wars saga. In celebration of this anniversary, Star Wars Action News brings you an extra-long episode full of your memories, your first time watching Empire Strikes Back on theaters or video, your favorite Empire toy, and more. And Jerry joins us with his favorite Empire collectibles, Nathan P. Butler gives us a retrospective of fandom and the EU when Empire was released, and Arnie reviews Alan Arnold's Once Upon A Galaxy -- The Making of The Empire Strikes Back. With the news of Lucas' arrival at Celebration 5, some new collectibles up for pre-order, and Harrison Ford as an old man, it's all this and more on this we ek's Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 17 May 2010
SIZE: 66.9 MB
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Episode 245: Revenge of the Sith -- 5th Anniversary Show

While this month Empire Strikes Back is hogging the spotlight what with a StarWars.com site redesign, a Wampa rug, and Cloud City C-3PO backpack, it's little brother Revenge of the Sith is turning 5 this month and to celebrate the staff of Star Wars Action News reflect on the final film in the Star Wars saga, recounting their experiences first watching the movie, Nathan P Butler joins us to reflect on the movie's acclaimed novelization, and Arnie and Marjorie review their favorite Revenge of the Sith collectible. Also they review a new Revenge of Sith Collectible--the Sideshow Yoda and Clone Trooper Premium Format Figure! Also this week, Marjorie talks to Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano on the Clone Wars and founder of the Her Universe Star Wars clothing line for girls, Marjorie and Arnie explain why you HAVE to go to Celebration, and we review the figures in the Force Unleashed multi-packs. All this and more on the latest Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 03 May 2010
SIZE: 34.5 MB
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Episode 243: No Rules, Just Right

Can a sale on action figures not only help your wallet but change your worldview? The answer is "yes!" This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie reflect on the insane sale on Star Wars figures last week at Toys R Us, and discuss not only how it allowed fans to stock up on figures at better-than-2005 prices, but also how it gave Arnie a totally new attitude towards collecting. Also this week we preview Gentle Giant's 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Mini-Bust, the third in StarWarsShop.com's Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary art collection, and Sideshow's new Captain Rex figure. With a Hasbro Q&A and more, it's all this week on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 26 Apr 2010
SIZE: 45.9 MB
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Episode 242: Metal Mania

This has been an exciting week to be a Star Wars collector! New items have been made available for preorder from Gentle Giant, Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, plus Celebration 5 exclusives and more! And with new Hasbro EU figures showing up as well, it's been the busiest week we've had in a long time. Join Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie recap this week's new release info. Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie were excited to find the Di Agostini Die Cast vehicles and figures were being made available in the USA. Arnie faced the music (and the Comic Store owner) and bought 7 of these vehicles. We review them this week to see if they should become part of your collection. With an EU recap of Choose Your Own Adventure stories, a review of the Japanese handbags, and more, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 19 Apr 2010
SIZE: 50.8 MB
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Episode 241: First Vintage Collection Figure Review -- 4-Lom & Zuckuss

It's hard to recall a Hasbro toy that has excited the collector base as much as their recent announcement of returning to the Star Wars style that made it famous--the cards from the 70s and early 80s with Hasbro's new The Vintage Collection. At Jedi-Con the first Vintage Collection figures were sold, the 4-Lom/Zuckuss reversed-name 2 pack, and this week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie provide the first hands-on review of this new figure style! Also this week, Jerry returns with his vintage reviews, continuing his look at the die-cast Kenner Micro Collection sets from The Empire Strikes Back. With a review of the Uncle Milton Optical Command Unit, two comic book reviews, news about Star Wars on Blu Ray, and a review of the Gentle Giant The Force Unleashed Sith Apprentice Mini-Bust 2-pack, it's all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 12 Apr 2010
SIZE: 42.7 MB
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Episode 240: The Trouble with Time Travel

Paul S Kemp is Star Wars' newest author, and his novel Crosscurrent is making waves through fandom. It's selling well and has gotten good reviews, but certain plot points are causing controversy and discussion with Expanded Universe fans. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, we have Paul S Kemp on the show discussing why he wanted to write for Star Wars, and we go in depth on some of the book's more controversial aspects. Also this week, we discuss the newest Star Wars TV projects, say why Star Wars 3-D should not happen, and we have a Hasbro Q&A! All this and more on this week's podcast!

DATE: Mon, 05 Apr 2010
SIZE: 35.9 MB
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Episode 239: Jedi Con 2010

In Germany this past weekend, one of the biggest Star Wars conventions outside Celebration V was held, Jedi Con. Featuring the first chance for anyone to buy Hasbro's new vintage style figures (the 4-LOM/Zuckuss reverse figure pack) and a bevvy of Star Wars celebrities, it was a Star Wars party not to be missed, and Star Wars Action News reporter Steve The Ginger Prince was there! Listen to his coverage of this *fan*tastic time, including a contest where you can win these vintage figures autographed by the actors who played 4-LOM and Zuckuss! Also this week, we continue our vintage coverage as Jerry begins a series looking back at vintage toys from The Empire Strikes Back. For this first installment Jerry looks at the Kenner Micro Collection of die-cast figures, and talks about some unproduced prototypes. Finally this week, Arnie and Marjorie review Sideshow's "The Circle is Now Complete" Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan diorama and Uncle Milton's Darth Vader's Robotic Arm educational toy. It's all this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 29 Mar 2010
SIZE: 49.1 MB
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Episode 238: Return of the Packs

When Hasbro recently announced the end of the Comic Pack line of figures, which give collectors and kids a bargain having two action figures and the comic in which they appeared for one low price, Star Wars fans were understandably upset. However, Hasbro is letting the series go out with a bang, releasing some hotly anticipated characters that factor big in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, from the comics to the novels to the video games. Figures such as Exar Kun and Blackhole make EU fans happy, while the clone 2-packs are an army-builder's dream come true. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the last five comic packs to be released for mass distribution, and Nathan P Butler chimes in on comic pack collecting in relation to Star Wars stories and comic collecting. With your voice mails and a con rundown including Star Wars Celebration V VIP tickets and C2E2 Star Wars content, it's all this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 22 Mar 2010
SIZE: 50.9 MB
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Episode 237: Stunt-ed

From 2005 to 2007 Master Replicas released three great LE sabers--Obi-Wan from Episode 3, Anakin from Episode 3, and Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker version 2. Those sabers are long since sold out, but for those who are still looking to have these sabers represented in their collection eFX Collectibles stunt sabers are now out. For collectors looking for a less expensie prop replica, costumers wanting a lightweight saber on their belt, or people who missed out on these sabers the first time, these are shipping now. But being a less expensive resin prop, how do these compare to the originals? Arnie and Marjorie review these sabers this week to let you know! Also this week, Arnie interviews Backlash author Aaron Allston, Steve reports on Star Wars in Concert in the UK, and Marjorie and Arnie review a new Uncle Milton item! With a contest to win a new Clone Wars vehicle from Hasbro and more, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News.

DATE: Mon, 15 Mar 2010
SIZE: 40.0 MB
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Episode 236: Score One for Marjorie

"This Lightsaber is your Light". Well, okay that's not quite what Obi-Wan said to Anakin in Attack of the Clones, but it would have been if Anakin was playing with Uncle Milton's Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab! Continuing their reviews of Uncle Milton Star Wars Science items, Arnie and Marjorie this week complete their training for mini-Jedi by constructing their mini-lightsaber. This is a brand new item from Uncle Milton and in stores now. How does it stack up? Listen to this week's podcast to find out! And then continue listening to find out how you can win an Uncle Milton Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab or an Uncle Milton Clone Trooper Recon Kit! Also on this week's Podcast, Marjorie and Arnie discuss the free chrome Stormtrooper, available this week from Toys R Us, they play your voicemails, and Arnie recounts a recent purchase at a local used record store. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 08 Mar 2010
SIZE: 76.1 MB
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Episode 244: Last Chance to Enter Hyperspace

We have a special show with some special guests hosts taking up the mic this week on Star Wars Action News. On this week's show we talk about the end of the Hyperspace membership as we know it, the latest Celebration V perks, the Sideshow Captian Rex figure, plus other Star Wars gaming and collecting news from the internet and the store isles. Steve checks in with a UK Collecting Report from the Star Wars Fan Fun Day. Finally Sith Lords of Cincinnati take you along on a massive 10 store toy run to find out what they are finding. All this plus your voicemails on this weeks Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 08 Mar 2010
SIZE: 44.3 MB
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Episode 235: Lackluster Lava

Last year Uncle Milton came out with seeral Star Wars themed kits that are intended to be fun and educational. While the Force Trainer got most of the buzz, several other kits were also released. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the Mustufar Lava Volcano. Will a combination of baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar transport them to a galaxy far, far away or just leave them with more dishes to do? Listen to find out! Also this week, we have a review of the vintage Marvel Comics released in the UK by Dan, and Brock reviews the latest novel in the Fate of the Jedi series! Plus how you can win a free Star Wars Clone Wars vehicle from hasbro! All this and more is in this week's podcast!

DATE: Mon, 01 Mar 2010
SIZE: 36.7 MB
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Episode 234: Crappy Meal

Star Wars Fast Food toys are back! 8 new Star Wars toys, previously released as foreign exclusives, are now included with each McDonalds Happy Meal you buy! But how many Happy Meals do you NEED to buy? 0! Listen this week to Star Wars Action News to find out how. Also this week, we discuss a rash of Republic Commando bust orders being cancelled by Entertainment Earth and what it may mean for other orders, Scott From Tulsa updates us on his figure purge, and Nathan talks about collecting comic books in all their forms. All this and more on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 22 Feb 2010
SIZE: 58.1 MB
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Episode 233: Toy Fair Hangover

Last weekend was all about Toy Fair, and this weekend is all about...Toy Fair! Now that we've had a week to absorb all the new product announcements made at or during Toy Fair last weekend, Star Wars Action News is here to listen to your reactions to this news. Excited for a bigger AT-AT? Disappointed in lack of EU characters from Hasbro? Gunning for the new Boba Fett blaster? We round up fan response to all the new items released. And near the end of Toy Fair a new Star Wars licensee entered the fray--Super 7 with their Super Shogun Stormtrooper figure! We have an interview with Super 7 founder Brian Flynn to discuss this new, retro high-end collectible! With a roundup of new Star Wars Easter items and a UK report, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Sun, 14 Feb 2010
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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Episode 232: Toy Fair 2010 - Part 2 - Lego, Koto, and More!

Toy Fair International in New York city begins today, and Star Wars Action News is here to report on their hands-on viewing of new items from Lego, Kotobukiya, Diamond Select, Gentle Giant, and more, direct from the floor of the Javits Center in New York City! Listen to find out what hot new items you'll be looking for in 2010, and be sure to visit swactionnews.com to see photos of all the items we discuss!

DATE: Sat, 13 Feb 2010
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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Episode 232: Toy Fair 2010 - Part 1 - Hasbro

Toy Fair International in New York city officially begins Sunday, Feb 14th at New York's Javits Center, but as they've done for so many years Hasbro has given collector web sites early access to their displays! Listen to the first part of our Toy Fair coverage as Marjorie and Arnie review all the new items revealed by Hasbro, from their Big AT-AT to their new line of Vintage-type figures, PLUS we have an *exclusive interview with **Darryl DePriest*, Hasbro's Star Wars Division Manager! And be sure to check out photos of all these items at swactionnews.com.

DATE: Wed, 10 Feb 2010
SIZE: 1.56 MB
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Get all your Toy Fair News from Star Wars Action News!

Toy Fair starts soon! Listen to find out how to get all the coverage of the event from Star Wars Action News on Facebook, Twitter, and, of course, our podcast!

DATE: Mon, 08 Feb 2010
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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Episode 231: Black in Blue

On Monday, February 8th at 9 a.m. PST one of the most limited prop replicas made in the past 10 years will go on sale--eFX Collectibles' Studio Scale McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader helmet. This piece, based on the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art for Darth Vader, is limited to 250 pieces. A small amount put up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth sold out in a number of hours, and fans are sure to be nervous about getting their hands on this extremely limited, gorgeous piece. This week on the Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie catch you up on the history of this piece, including its appearances at San Diego Comic Con in 2008 and 2009. Then they are joined by Barry Jones of eFX Collectibles who tells some stories of the making of this fine piece. he also updates us on what Star Wars products are coming soon from eFX Collectibles, including an announcement of an extremely limited item to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back! What is it? Listen to find out! Also on this show, Marjorie and Arnie bring you up to date on the current and future state of Hasbro Star Wars collecting in their latest round of Q&As Hasbro gave some very important pieces of information about the current state of the line and the future of Star Wars action figures. Hear this information summarized in this week's show. With a eulogy of Star Wars minis by Star Wars Miniverse podcast host Mark Cheddar, a round up of new Star Wars products on the internet, and more news about red-tagged Star Wars discounts, it's all in this week's podcast of Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 01 Feb 2010
SIZE: 47.8 MB
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Episode 230: In Memory of James E Smith

Star Wars Action News is back and chalk full of nuts, if by nuts we're referring to Marjorie, Arnie, Steve, Jerry, and Brock! They're all here this week to bring you the latest Star Wars collecting news and reviews, talking about Wizards of the Coast dropping the license for Star Wars RPG books and minis to a review of the new Star Wars novel Crosscurrent, and reviews of the vintage Dewback creature and the new Adidas Star Wars shoes! With an interview about the SARLACC charity pin, your voice mails, and news on where you can buy a mini replica of the R2-D2 mailbox, it's all in this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
SIZE: 60.1 MB
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Episode 229: Going Commando

Since 1977 Star Wars fans have wanted to use the Force, be it squeezing fingers together to imagine choking a despotic boss or waving our hands so automatic doors open at the grocery store. But this was all taken one step further when Uncle Milton released their Star Wars Force Trainer, supposedly allowing Star Wars fans to use their mind to control a floating Jedi Training Remote. Arnie and Marjorie have put this "fun-ducational" toy through the paces, and report back on their findings on this week's podcast. Also this week, Gentle Giant Star Wars mini-busts seem to never be as coveted as when they are clones or when they are exclusives, and when they are exclusive clones collectors better watch out! The Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts are reviewed on this week's show. With reviews of Star Wars blasters by both adults and children, a rundown on where to find $25 AT-STs, and more, it's all this week on Star Wars Action News, so go listen now!

DATE: Mon, 11 Jan 2010
SIZE: 67.7 MB
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Episode 228: The secret word is: Discount!

It's a new year, and it's time for a new episode of Star Wars Action News! And this week's episode is all about collecting in 2010. Various Star Wars collecting websites have been breaking tons of news about Hasbro Star Wars toys in 2010 and what's new is...vintage? And the return of the Ultimate Galactic Hunt? Plus a giant, $100 AT-AT! arjorie and Arnie run down the highlights of this news and give you their impressions of what the best news is. Also this week, discounts to be had on Hasbro toys far and wide. From BOGO figures to $25 Rancors to $7 Droid Factory 2 packs. Find out what's on sale and where by listening to this episode! With a run down of new products revealed online, a segment on what it means to "collect books", and a review of the all new, GREAT issue of the Star Wars Insider, it's all his week on the Star Wars Action News Podcast!

DATE: Mon, 28 Dec 2009
SIZE: 64.7 MB
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Episode 227: 2009 in reviews, the 00s in review

Just over 10 years ago The Phantom Menace was rereleased in theaters for a limited run charity engagement, Episode I and Power of the Force 2 figures still shared pegs, and we were all still reeling from the death of our most beloved Wookiee. Now we look forward to a new decade of Star Wars with more years of the Clone Wars ahead of us, a still much promised live action TV series, and, of course, Star Wars Celebration V and the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Join Arnie, Marjorie, Brock, Jason, Jerry, Nathan, and Scott as they look back on 2009 in Star Wars. Discussing all the major collectibles from Hasbro, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and eFX Collectibles as well as the year in the expanded universe from books to comics to video games, and also reflect on how Star Wars has changed for them in the past 10 years. And finally they look forward to 2010 and what is to come... May it be a Happy and Star Wars filled New Year to all listeners of Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
SIZE: 65.0 MB
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Episode 226: Something, Something, Something, Action News

If your Christmas shopping isn't yet done, here is Star Wars Action News with an episode bursting like a tree with too many presents for you to listen to while you shop! (And if you ARE done, well la de da, you can listen while everyone around you fights crowds in stores). On this week's podcast, Arnie and Marjorie talk to Kirker Butler, writer on Family Guy and now The Cleveland Show. Kirker is the head writer of the new Family Guy/Star Wars special, The Empire Strikes Back spoof Something, Something, Something Darkside (available Tuesday only on Blu Ray and DVD!). Kirker tells us a bit about the production process for this episode, if it will air on television, and what to expect in the future in the way of Star Wars/Family Guy episodes. Also this week, the hosts discuss custom "vintage" Star Wars Christmas Stockings and R2-D2 wreaths, and then give a run down of Star Wars news, including the rumors of a new Star Wars movie, the Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition "exclusive" Hoth level's availability for download, and three new Sideshow 1/6 scale releases this past week. Then they are joined by Nathan who talks about collecting classic Star Wars comics, Darth Kozy gives a quick customizing tip to "fix" your newest figures, and Jerry gives us a vintage report on some "Christmas Tauntauns" (and Wampas too!) With your voice mails, a recount of a coffee-fueled impulse buy, and a brand new Hasbro Q&A uncovering the fate of some previously announced Galactic Heroes Battle Packs, it's all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
SIZE: 43.3 MB
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Episode 225: Star Wars Action News meets Star Wars In Concert

Starting overseas, Star Wars in Concert has been touring the states for many months now. At last that tour has reached the midwest and last week they played in Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Marjorie, Arnie, and Kubrick Boba attended the concert and are here to give you an in-depth review of the concert and the exhibit outside. And after you've listened, be sure to visit www.swactionnews.com to see all the photos from the event. Also Arnie got the chance to talk to David Iskra, curator of the Star Wars props on the show. They talk about some of the origin of the props and some of the challenges unique to a Star Wars road show like this. And finally this week, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Marjorie and Arnie talk about some of this year's new Hallmark ornaments, and Marjorie reveals how she made a vintage Empire Strikes Back Christmas Tree Skirt! With a Hasbro Q&A and what hot items you can still order from Brian's Toys for Christmas, it's all on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 07 Dec 2009
SIZE: 37.3 MB
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Episode 224: Time to Celebrate

Remember before Star Wars Episode I came out? How fans surfed the net for every scrap of information, every set pic? Freeze-framing the teaser trailer to figure out what was happening? Perhaps the biggest, longest Star Wars tease since Episode I was the oft-teased announcement of Star Wars Celebration V. And now, after what feels like eternity, the information has been revealed. Orlando. August. 4 Days. No one can be more excited than Arnie and Marjorie of Star Wars Action News, and on this week's episode they discuss this news. Also this week, we add an epilogue to our Star Wars Gift Holiday Guide. A few new items and bargains came to light this week and you can find out all about the deals in stores, online, and a special coupon for Hasbro toys on this week's show! With a review of Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, talk about foreign book collecting, and a UK report where you can win rare Star Wars actors' autographs, it's all this and more on this week's podcast of Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Thu, 26 Nov 2009
SIZE: 44.2 MB
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Episode 223: Black Friday and Holiday Gift Ideas 2009

The holiday season is now officially upon us (and yes, the stores have tried to tell us it's here for the past 4 weeks but now it's REALLY here). It's time to break out the wallets, bt this time it's not for any Sideshow or Gentle Giant pre-order, but for the loved ones in your life. And okay, maybe a bit for yourself as well. As is an annual tradition at Star Wars Action News, the hosts run down every Black Friday sale for those of you braving the crowds in the endless search for a bargain. And as there aren't as many bargains this year (no Target Black Friday exclusives) shopping for that perfect gift for the Star Wars lover in your life is now harder than ever. Fortunately Star Wars Action News is here to help. With your suggestions as posted in the Star Wars Action News forums as well as the hosts' own ideas, we tell you the best toys and collectibles to buy this year, and guaranteed they have some items you hadn't thought of. It's all this week on the all new Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 23 Nov 2009
SIZE: 36.7 MB
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Episode 222: Ugh... NOT

It seems the last few waves of both Legacy and Clone Wars figures have been scarce on toy shelves these past few months, but in time for Black Friday new toys are hitting and hitting hard. Be it the new revision of the Ughnaught, Cad Bane, the A New Hope Wave, or exclusives like Wal-Mart's Dewback or AT-ST, the time for collectors to shop is now! On the latest episode of Star Wars Action News, hosts Arnie, Marjorie, and Scott talk about which stores are most likely to have the figure you're looking for. Also this week on the podcast is a Hasbro Q&A discussing the sales of the Clone Turbo Tank, the ending of the Comic Pack line, the will-they-or-won't-they of the Bespin Guard variant, and the did-they-or-didn't-they of the Bearded/Beardless Hoth Trooper variant. With news of great online bargains and a recap of last Friday's Gentle Giant PGM sale, it's all on this week's Star Wars Action News Podcast!

DATE: Mon, 16 Nov 2009
SIZE: 56.2 MB
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Episode 221: Bric-a-Brac

Christmas is coming, and the toy aisles are humming! From Hasbro figures to vehicles, to Christmas decorations at Target, gift packages at Toys R Us, and lots of party supplies at Factory Card Outlet. So much Star Wars everywhere, and we try to run down as much of it as we can on this week's Star Wars Action News. Then also this week we have some in depth reviews. Have you been eying one of the flying vehicles, either the Jedi Starfighter or the Gunship? Arnie and Marjorie do their "consumer reports" rundown on the flying Jedi Starfighter to let you know if it's worth your hard earned money. Then Jerry joins us for an in-depth look at Hasbro and Kenner 3.75" scale AT-STs. With the new Wal Mart exclusive super AT-ST, Jerry takes us back in time to the Kenner vintage original and then all the rereleases through the years. And finally this week, perhaps you've heard that the new book The Complete Vader has had its release date pushed back from October, 2009 to October *2011*! Arnie already got his preorder from Amazon, and he reviews this book and discusses the issues surrounding its recall. With your voice mails and what's new at Brian's Toys, it's all this week on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 16 Nov 2009
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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Season 2 Episode 6: Weapons Factory

The battle continues on Geonosis as padawans Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee go up against super-tanks! And also on this week's episode, the first part of our interview with Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, James Arnold Taylor, including a clip of him performing a Clone Wars scene as seen in Back to the Future!

DATE: Mon, 09 Nov 2009
SIZE: 36.0 MB
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Episode 220: When Stores Compete, You Win!

First books, then DVDs, and now toys...with the American economy in a slump, unemployment topping 10% for the first time in a quarter of a century, stores are fighting harder than ever for each person's expendable income during this holiday shopping season. And these price wars are now impacting Star Wars collectors. Listen this week as we discuss where the savings can be had on Star Wars toys this holiday season! Also on this week's Star Wars Action News, we review the Season 1 DVD Box Set of the Clone Wars Cartoon Series, tell you how to save 20% off your Kotobukiya orders, and run down the latest in store and online finds, including information on how to find some Wal Mart exclusives that may not have yet made it to shelves in your area! And we look at the future of book collecting with the advent of the Amazon Kindle and other eBook readers. With the beginning of the Star Wars Action News Sith-mas gift exchange, our continuing call for Christmas gift ideas, and more, it's on this week's podcast Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 09 Nov 2009
SIZE: 40.0 MB
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Season 2 Episode 5: Landing at Point Rain

Flamethrowers! Lasers! Lightsabers! This week's Clone Wars episode, Landing at Point Rain, was all about the action as Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ki-Adi Mundi return to Geonosis to launch an attack on a weapons factory. Listen to the roundtable participents of Republic Forces Radio Network discuss this show, and as an added bonus you can hear the scenes Dave Filoni wrote bridging the last 2 Clone Wars episodes as performed by the voice actors (and Steve Sansweet!) at Star Wars Fan Days 3.

DATE: Mon, 02 Nov 2009
SIZE: 41.4 MB
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Episode 219: What the Hoda?

A mint on card Vlix. A life sized bronze Yoda statue. A custom action figure of Steve Sansweet in an Ewok outfit. There are some collectibles that we collectors will never get, either due to cost, availability, the fact that they are one of a kind, or perhaps simply because we don't know about them. But with Steve Sansweet's new book 1,000 Collectibles -- Memorabilia and Stories From A Galaxy Far, Far Away we can find out abot some of hese items, as well as some more common ones such as Monkey-Face Leia from 1995's Power of the Force 2 line. Arnie and Marjorie review that book, as well as the Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary, on this week's Star Wars Action News! Also this week, rundowns on he latest toy bargains from Toys R Us and Wal Mart, your voice mails and a recounting of the horror that was Matt Lauer in a blonde wig. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 26 Oct 2009
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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Episode 218: Death Troopers, Death Troopers, Smell Like Death, Talk Like Troopers

It's the biggest Star Wars novel to be released this year, with the biggest promotional push behind it--Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber featuring the first hard core horror Star Wars novel ever, with violence and gore that would earn any film an R rating. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie sits down with Joe to discuss the creation of this book, talk about the challenge that is doing Star Wars horror the right way, and finds out the troopth about the Deathtroopers promotional CD that was rumored to have been handed out at New York ComicCon last February. Also this week, Star Wars Action News correspondent Scott from Tulsa has attended the Star Wars in Concert, and he gives us his review of that show as well as some of the latest comic packs hitting stores. And speaking of comic packs, Star WArs Tales author Nathan P. Butler let's listeners know his behind the scenes take of the release of the Hasbro comic figure 2-pack based on his comic book Equals and Opposites. With a UK report, a Hasbro Q&A, and a contest where you can win a copy of Chronicle's The Art of Clone Wars book, it's all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

DATE: Mon, 19 Oct 2009
SIZE: 45.7 MB
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Episode 217: Hasbro Fan's Choice Figure Finalists

Since San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Action News and other Star Wars collecting sites polled you Star Wars fans to determine which Star Wars figures you want made most. Hasbro has compiled all the results into a final list, and voting is open now. Who are these 30 characters fans cannot live without? Find out on this week's Star Wars Action News. Also on this week's show, Owen Cheddar gives us a kid's viewpoint of Clone Wars: Republic Heroes for Wii, Brock updates you on what's hot and new at Brian's Toys, and Reverend Strone joins us with a review of the new Art of the Clone Wars book. And after his review listen to find out how YOU can win a copy of this new book. With your voice mails, a store report, and more, it's all this week on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 19 Oct 2009
SIZE: 32.4 MB
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Season 2 Episode 4: Senate Spy

On this week's Republic Forces Radio Network we finish our interview with Yoda himself, Tom Kane, and discuss this blasterless, lightsaberless, explosionless episode of the Clone Wars series!

DATE: Mon, 12 Oct 2009
SIZE: 48.4 MB
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Season 2 Episode 3: Children of the Force

Cad Bane, in the employ of Darth Sidious, has been tasked with kidnapping future Jedi babies, and it takes the combined might of Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka to stop him! Listen as we discuss this episode, and present part 2 of our interview with Master Yoda himself, Tom Kane!

DATE: Mon, 12 Oct 2009
SIZE: 33.5 MB
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Episode 216: A Lego A Day For Those In UK

It seems like it's been years while we awaited the new Star Wars novel coming out this week--Deathtroopers, and while the book jacket certainly looked grusome enough, evoking images of Hellraiser's Pinhead going to town on the Emperor's troops, and the thought was so exciting to some costumers that zombie stormtroopers could be seen walking the floor at San Diego Comic Con. But for all the hype, including exclusive "letters from the IMperial Prison Barge Purge" published on our own site, there has been some nervousness in the fan community about this title. A Sci-Fi horror mashup? Those sometimes work (Pitch Black) but often don't (Leprechan in Space), and for Star Wars fans the question has been--is this book the dawning of a new type of Star Wars fiction, or doomed to be a failed experiment? With the book in stores this week, Star Wars Action News brings you their in depth spoiler free review of this novel, so you can listen and find out if this is the perfect way to Star Wars up your Halloween horror reading. Also in new releases, there is a new Star Wars video game out, Clone Wars: Republic Heroes. While there seems to be a lot of hype coming from official sources surrounding this game, many people felt the downloadable demo was less than spectacular. With the final game released, Star Wars Action News gives the PS3 version of the game a full review. With talk of the latest, best, and most exclusive Star WArs Halloween costumes, a day by day run down of the free UK Lego sets, and a look at the vintage remote control R2-D2, it's all this week on Star Wars Action News!

DATE: Mon, 01 May 2006
SIZE: 0.75 MB
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Episode 0: About Star Wars Action News

Our introductory episode is everything you need to know about Arnie, Marjorie, and Star Wars Action News. It's Calorie Free, Caffeine Free, and Sodium Free so try it now!

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