Episode 96: 1998 and Karen Traviss' Sacrifice
June 25, 2007


Show Notes

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the store runs of Marjorie and Arnie.

This week there were some startling revelations from Star Wars Action News listeners regarding the highly coveted McFigures. Where have they been spotted? Listen to find out!

Also this week Karen Traviss, author of the new Legacy of the Force chapter Sacrifice, answers some questions for us. This interview is spoiler-filled, but also full of great information for those who have been reading this exciting new saga from Del Rey books.

Marjorie and Arnie also turn their eye back on another expanded universe time, 1998 when figures from Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire, and Dark Forces were on shelves...or were they? And Jakob analyzes the nuances of the Hasbro expanded universe fiction. All this and more on this week's Star Wars Action News!

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