Episode 140: Attack of the Pod People
April 28, 2008

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On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast we come to you from the Pittsburgh Comicon 2008 where the Star Wars Action News hosts held panels on Star Wars collecting. We report on the con and scour the vendors' booths for any Star Wars items available.

Also this week, everyone knows that keeping a large carded figure collection can take a lot of space. A LOT of space. We look at the options of loosing some of those figures from their cards and ways to store the figures in a safe way.

Finally we have a double dose of vintage as Darth Gawth continues reviewing vintage mint-on-card figures in his collection, and Darth Bounty informs us about the ancestors of the Titanium figures, Kenner's first die-cast Star Wars vehicle line.

And with a Hasbro Q&A that puts the Aayla Secura decal sheet issue to bed once and for all, this is a Star Wars Action News not to be missed!

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Hasbro Q & A

1) At Toy Fair during the Saturday Q&A Darrel said that there are no plans to release a new Millennium Falcon in '08. However, he looked uncomfortable saying that, so everyone just assumed it would be in '09. Now there are pictures out of the new Falcon (and it looks ASTOUNDING, kudos to every single person involved), and it appears it is coming out this summer. If it is indeed coming out this summer, why the outright denial at Toy Fair?

2) The new Target exclusive Aayla Secura Jedi Starfighter has no decal sheets, to the upset of many, yet Hasbro.com says they cannot provide decal sheets for this vehicle. Why was the decision made to release this starfighter without decals?

3) In the recent wave of Titaniums (including Anakin's Pod Racer) there is a Red 5 X-Wing and a Slave I. Are these new sculpts, repaints of older sculpts, or simple repacks of previous popular vehicles?

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There is a fund raising event going on for Cystic Fibrosis One of SWAN's forum admins daughter is affected by CF and Red5's family is doing a walk in Dallas in a few weeks. Please check out the message below:

I wanted to take a moment and let my extended Star Wars family know that in May my daughter Cassidy is turning 4 and we are participating in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May 17th, 2008 here in Dallas. We have organized a group, Team Cassiebug, that is raising funds and would greatly appreciate any help anyone is willing to give. Our team goal is to raise $1,000 for our efforts and I wanted to make it fun by throwing a little Star Wars into the mix. If we can raise $500 I will wear my Stormtrooper Armor in the walk, but if we hit our goal of $1,000 I will wear my Darth Vader Costume.

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