Episode 198: Joke's On Us
June 08, 2009


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Show Notes

Ever since 1977 Star Wars fans have loved Stormtroopers. But the problem is, they're all mostly the same. Sure, there are Sandtroopers with their colored shoulders, and Snowtroopers with their erie hoods and half-capes, but really there is just one Stormtrooper. Leave it to Hasbro to find a way to give us a multi-pack full of unique, helmet-removable stormtroopers by making the Joker's Squad of Stormtroopers from the Legacy comic books. We review these figures this week.

Also this week we look at other offerings from Hasbro including some new Titaniums, the Target exclusive remote controlled Astromech droids, the Target exclusive Jabba's Rancor, and the TIE Fighter Bust from Gentle Giant.

And remember the Star Wars Action News video idol contest where you can win great prizes and prize packs from sponsors Most Wanted Collectibles, Brian's Toys, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles. Prizes include:

  • A set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues from Kotobukiya
  • A vintage carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure
  • Kotobukiya Commander Bly Vinyl Figure
  • Kotobukiya Slave Leia Vinyl Figure
  • Gentle Giant Princess Leia Mini Statue and Accessory Pack
  • GG Classics Momaw Nadon Bust
  • GG Classics Queen Amidala Bust
  • GG Kustomz Biker Scout
  • GG Zam Wessell Bust
  • GG Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise Maquette
  • GG C-3PO Maquette
  • GG Jawas Bust
  • Code 3 ROTS Movie Sculpture Poster
  • Code 3 REVENGE of the Jedi Mini Movie Sculpture Poster
  • GG ROTS Clone Trooper Busts-Ups
  • Celebration 3 Darth Vader Topper
  • Hasbro Target Excl Demise of General Grievous Action Figure (UGH Packaging)
  • Hasbro Target Utapau Shadow Trooper Action Figure

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Star Wars Action News along with sponsors Brian's Toys, Sideshow Collectibles, and Kotobukiya are holding a contest in celebration of Star Wars Action News' 200th episode. Details are revealed on how you can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure, and more! Find out how to enter and win STAR WARS ACTION NEWS VIDEO IDOL!

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