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The first and best podcast dedicated to Star Wars collecting, hosted by action figure collectors Marjorie and Arnie. This couple collects almost anything with the Star Wars logo! Join them and their team as they review everything from Band-Aids and facial tissue to high end life-sized replicas.




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!

Duration: 00:56:03

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 Ann [...]

Duration: 01:18:08

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,...

Duration: 01:18:08

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...

Duration: 01:30:06

Episode 491: Death Star Light, Death Star Bright

It is the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. Toy companies are sure to celebrate the occasion with loads of merchandise, much of which will be revealed next week at Toy Fair International. While we wait for all that news, Marjorie & Arnie are back with a new episode of Star Wars Action News! On this week's show hear an in-depth review of Hasbro's AT-ACT toy. This bluetooth enabled walker came with a high price tag but has been on deep discount since Christmas. Listen to find out how much this...

Duration: 01:01:42

Episode 490: Star Wars Collecting 2016 Year in Review

In 2016 Star Wars collectors got 21 new Black Series 6-Inch figures, over a dozen Hot Toys figures, 3.75-inch figures, LEGO sets and more. To look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of the year Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Steve, Justin, Daryl, Andrew, and Action Figures Blues host Eddie. Relive the year that was with their two-hour retrospective! Also on this show Brock and Nathan P Butler look at all the Star Wars books and comics that expanded the new canon. The show ends with a...

Duration: 02:03:50

Episode 489: Rogue Group - A Rogue One Discussion

The very first Star Wars standalone movie has arrived. Without the Skywalkers and the Jedi, how does Rogue One stack up compared to the "saga" films? On this show Arnie and Marjorie are joined by several members of the Star Wars Action News Team: Steve, Brock, Daryl, Andrew, and Jerry. Plus we have special guests Eddie from the Action Figure Blues podcast, and Chris and Sarah. They go through the new characters in the film, how it changes their view of the Original Trilogy, and which toys...

Duration: 02:00:17

Episode 486: New York Comic Con 2016!

In just a few years New York Comic Con has become one of the top three most important conventions for collectors. Each year the number of exhibitors grow, now including Sideshow and Hot Toys, Kotobukiya, Sphero, Air Hogs, Hallmark, Beast Kingdom and more! And Hasbro isn't on the show floor, but they use the event to reveal new toys as well. For all the Star Wars news out of NYCC join Arnie, Marjorie, and Daryl for this podcast. Watch exclusive interviews with Hasbro, Tantrum Cases, and...

Now Playing Podcast's Review of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Due to the illness of the hosts of Star Wars Action News, there will be no new podcast this week. Instead we invite you to join Arnie and Now Playing Podcast as they begin their Star Wars Retrospective Series. Star Wars. It twice became the biggest movie of all time. It has launched a billion dollar empire of movies, toys, and merchandise. It has even started a religion. But now, under the ownership of Disney, the Star Wars universe is set to expand infinitely with a new movie each year --...

Duration: 02:30:40

Episode 412: 2013 Year In Review Part 1 - Hasbro

Since Kenner resumed making Star Wars figures in 1995 collectors have had a steady stream of items to buy, but in 2013 Hasbro changed up the game and collecting may never be the same. nbsp;First there is a line of 3.75-inch figures with articulation levels reminiscent of the 1970s. nbsp;Then Star Wars figure collectors had to think big--6-inches big--as collector-focused figures got a new scale for the first time in 35 years. nbsp;How did fans react to these changes, and what is in store...

Episode 411: Get the 411 On Star Wars Discounts

Collecting Hasbro's Star Wars toys is filled with highs and lows, and this holiday season it seems to be both at once! While the new 6-inch and 3.75-inch Black Series figures remain elusive, bargains abound on exclusive vehicles and figures. On this week's podcast Marjorie and Arnie look at the discounts and tell you how to save the most money on the toys, and also discuss what these markdowns may mean for future exclusives. All that, plus a detailed review of Hasbro's Black Series Wave 2,...

Episode 410: Black Friday Deals and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Black Friday isn't what it used to be...it's not even Friday any more! With sales having started Thanksgiving Day and some stretching through the weekend and even to "Cyber Monday" bargain shoppers now have almost a full week of savings. Stay on target for Star Wars bargains with this episode of Star Wars Action News! Marjorie and Arnie run down the stores with Star Wars items on sale to let you know which bargains are worth fighting the crowds, and which you can sleep through! Also on...

Episode 409: The Death Star Plans are NOT in the main computer--they're in this book!

Star Wars Episode VII draws nearer! We now have a firm release date. On December 18, 2015 fans will finally see a cinematic vision of Star Wars post-Return of the Jedi, 32 years after Episode VI's release. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast your hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss this news and anticipate a holiday season full of Star Wars goodness! And the 2013 holiday season is upon us! From new Christmas ornaments in stores to gift sets, decorations, and more, the hosts run down...

Episode 408: Look My Head Look So Big To Young Eyes?

New Hasbro product is hitting fast. Exclusives are shipping from Amazon, as well as showing up on store shelves at Toys R Us and KMart. Also from Hasbro Black Series Wave 2, both 6-inch and 3.75-inch, are shipping from online retailers. On this week's Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie look at some of the new 6-inch figures, Slave Leia and Greedo, and run down the exclusives. Also this past week came the eBook editions of J.W. Rinzler's Making of Star Wars books. Enhanced with...

Episode 407: NYCC 2013

In just a few years New York Comic Con has grown to have attendance second only to the 40-year-old San Diego Comic-Con. This year had big name stars like Sylvester Stallone, Sigourney Weaver, and more signing autographs, perhaps the highest profile autograph stars at any convention. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie report on the Star Wars reveals from Kotobukiya, their exclusive Art-FX+ R2 unit, as well as the other Star Wars collectibles at the con. But the...

Episode 406: Size DOES Matter

In 2007 the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars brought an onslaught of toys, collectibles, and commemorative items. But of all the 30th Anniversary items only one provided new insight into the Star Wars saga -- J.W. Rinsler's The Making of Star Wars. With that book's success Rinzler followed up with The Making of The Empire Strikes Back for Episode V's 30th anniversary in 2010. Now, Rinzler completes his trilogy with The Making of Return of the Jedi, and he may have saved the best for last. On...

Episode 405: John Jackson Miller and the Crazy Wizard

The latest Star Wars expanded universe novel is Kenobi, a standalone story telling of the Jedi's arrival on Tatooine, including the locals and Tuskens with whom he tussles! The book is appeasing Star Wars fans worldwide, and now Arnie sits down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about this Western-inspired tale. Also in this week's episode Johnathan's back with his On The Pegs segment and Steve provides a UK Report. It's all on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast!

Episode 404: ICE, ICE, Baby! Chilling with cool collectors.

What happens when over a hundred of the world's most avid Star Wars collectors gather in one place over a long weekend? Fun, shopping and more! On this week's Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie report on the Labor Day Weekend International Collector's Event, or ICE convention, put on by some of the Seattle Star Wars collectors. They toured two of the largest Star Wars collections in the world, went on toy runs en masse, got amazing exclusives, and watched an original 35mm print of...

Episode 403: Crazy Train

Have you found the new Hasbro figures? All Hasbro's new lines, Black Series 4-inch, Black Series 6-inch, Mission Series, and Saga Legends, are showing up across the US. New toys are a welcome relief to the modern Star Wars figure collector after many months with no new releases, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast the coverage continues. Listen to this week's podcast for a hands on review of the new 4-inch Black Series figures. Then vintage Star Wars collector Jerry takes a...

Episode 402: Separation Anxiety

New figures are on the pegs and Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Star Wars Action News studio ready to review them! On this week's podcast the hosts look at new new Saga Legends figures from Hasbro. With limited articulation and smaller card backs these figures have divided collectors between those who demand more collector-oriented figures and those who find the limited pose-ability a throwback to vintage collecting. Hasbro claims they're some of the best sculpts they've ever done. Listen...
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