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The Sandcrawler – Episode #95: Power of the Force Cinema Scenes

The Sandcrawler podcast is back with a healthy dose of action figure therapy! Episode #95 begins a look at The Power of the Force 2 Cinema Scene line and the great variety of figures within the 13 sets. Join hosts Mac Tarkin and Dengar Dan along with Jake Stevens for an episode that is an action figure oasis of Star Wars collecting fun! We managed to get this show to you despite numerous technical difficulties including no video for a promised YouTube segment (sorry, eh?).  What did we manage to bring you? A huge I Wanted Everything featuring a very emotional Mac finding a replacement for a special childhood Star Wars toy.  We then dive into part one of our look at the Cinema Scene [...]

By |2020-06-16T21:26:35-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: The Power of the Force 2, The Sandcrawler|Tags: |

The #RetroRedo Challenge! – UPDATE

UPDATE - Inspired by our good friend Jayson over at Yakface - we are expanding the contest to include redos or new variations of the front of the box as well! See contest and examples down below! Over the past month, the Retro Collection wave of The Empire Strikes Back figures (which currently are Wal*Mart exclusives) have arrived at many stores and mailboxes across the country. The six figures in the wave, which include near-Kenner replicas of Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo (Hoth) and Leia (Hoth), have become highly sought after not just for their nostalgia factor but also due to the poor quality online orders are arriving in and lack of any other new 3 3/4" figures currently on the [...]

By |2020-06-06T09:43:29-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

Galaxy of Toys – Episode 88: Rebels Return, Fans First Reveals & #SAVE375

The  Galaxy of Toys Podcast is back with Episode 88! Host Jason Luttrull is joined by co-hosts Matt Fox (This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (MrByZ Reviews), Chris Moorehead, Jayson Krebsbach (Yakface) and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss) to talk about the latest in Star Wars action figure collecting over the last month. Tune in and let us know what you are most looking forward to as we enter the second half of 2020 on our social pages! Join us as we talk about the latest Star Wars action figure reveals from Hasbro. We also discuss the fan movement to save Hasbro's 3&3/4 inch Star Wars figures. #BackTVC  #Save375 #FightForTVC Please send questions and comments to galaxyoftoys@gmail.com

By |2020-06-03T21:44:28-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Galaxy of Toys|

New Black Series Packaging Press Release

This past Thursday, Hasbro surprised fans and collectors with not only a reveal of the new Black Seris packaging that will debut this fall but also two full waves of presales including a new deluxe Zeb and his now PhotoReal Rebels crew. Hasbro has provided us with both information and images of the new figures which are now up for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse and other online retailers. HASBRO STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES UPDATED PACKAGING 2020 ONE SHEET The new Star Wars: The Black Series packaging featured below welcomes a new era for collectors and fans, featuring several new details and colorways. Each colorway represents a Star Wars entertainment property and helps fans to collect figures based on their favorite Star Wars movies and [...]

By |2020-05-31T15:50:03-07:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series|

The Wal*Mart Dilemma

This past week many collectors across the country have begun to find in stores and/or be delivered their Wal*Mart preorders of the exclusive Retro Collection wave two based on The Empire Strikes Back. For those finding them in stores, it appears only some Wal*Marts are placing these on pegs as many have chosen to simply stack them on the shelves. Regardless of the stocking of these figures they both appear to both be generally mint when found in stores and unfortunately for many to disappear from shelves fairly quickly. Stores appear to be getting one or two cases of the figures in this initial release. The card backs on these figures are much thinner than their true vintage counterparts and are very susceptible to arching [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:56:54-07:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, Retro Collection, The Empire Strikes Back|

Black Series Archive Collection Final Vote

Hasbro Pulse has now launched the final vote for fans to choose the next figure to be included in the 2020 Black Series Archive Collection. From4-LOMtoZuckuss and other Fan Media Sites hosted the first round and now HasbroPulse.com hosting the final vote. We are very excited by the 10 finalists as it shows once again our readers and fans have their pulse directly on the hobby as the final ten we submitted to Hasbro was the exact ten figures that made the final vote! At Hasbro Pulse, fans come first! That’s why we’re counting on YOU to help choose the next Star Wars The Black Series Archive Collection figure. Thanks to all the fans that participated in the first round of voting with the fan [...]

By |2020-05-15T18:17:56-07:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series|Tags: , |

Archive Fan Vote Round 1 Results

Yesterday we tallied all of our votes concerning the next Black Series Archive Collection figure as submitted by fans and collectors over the previous week. Votes were cast via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and forwarded to Hasbro. A final vote for which figure should be added to next year's Archive Collection will take place this Friday, May 15th on Hasbro Pulse. We were asked to submit the our top 10 as voted on by our readers and followers: #1 Commander Cody #2 Jango Fett #3 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III) #4 Qui-Gon Jinn #5 Greedo #6 Princess Leia (Jabba's Prisoner) #7 Jyn Erso #8 Ahsoka Tano #9 501st Clone Trooper #10 Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) Once Hasbro tallies not only our votes but those gathered [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:39:44-07:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: The Black Series|Tags: , |

Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team Zoom Q&A Session

This morning we had the privilege to speak with the Hasbro Star Wars Brand Team via a Zoom conferencing video call in an exclusive Q&A session. We spoke with Patrick Schneider (marketing) and Eric Frane (design) and were joined by the good folks at Star Wars Figuren, Toy Shiz, Planete Star Wars, and Coffee with Kenobi. Make sure to check them out for potential coverage of today’s session. We have transcribed our interview answers for you below and make sure to let the brand team know your thoughts by commenting on our socials. From4-LOMtoZuckuss – It is becoming clear that 2020 will be a transition year in many ways for Hasbro’s Star Wars line due to brand team changes, a renewal of the Star Wars [...]

By |2020-05-06T13:41:56-07:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Happy May the 4th 2020

Happy Star Wars Day! This year for all of us, celebrating May the 4th will be a little different from year's past. We typically host an event at our middle school and attend a Mariners or Rainers Star Wars Night but with most of the country staying home we will be celebrating distantly. But the great thing about Star Wars is the magic happens no matter the number of fans around. We plan on celebrating today in the following ways: Watching the series finale of The Clone Wars on Disney+ Watching Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian also on Disney+ Joining a Microsoft Team Meeting with Anthony Daniels Checking in on the numerous live-tweeting Star Wars events courtesy of Emerald City Comic Con Opening some Star Wars [...]

By |2020-05-04T08:42:33-07:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Holiday|

Fan First Friday 2020 Press Release and Images

Happy May the 4th Eve! This weekend has started with a bang with Hasbro's Fan First Friday Livestream Event which resulted in quite a few Black Series reveals and a Vintage Collection reveal as well. Most of the figures announced went up for pre-sale on Friday but a few associated with Hasbro were delayed until Saturday where Hasbro Pulse hosted the initial offering for Amazon. We are very excited about many of these releases which you can learn more about in the official press release info and images below. Now Hasbro has hinted that tomorrow there may be more revealed so keep your eyes posted to social tomorrow in between your May the 4th viewings and celebrations! We are preparing to spend the day saying [...]

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