PSWCS.org Presents Valhalla Veteran’s Services With Check

PSWCS.org Donates $6500 To Valhalla Veteran’s Services

PSWCS.org launched sales of a Boba Fett medallion on May 18, 2020 and thanks to the amazing support of the collector community, sold out in just 58 hours.

On June 26th, several members of the PSWCS.org board, along with Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society members, were able to attend a Valhalla Veteran’s Services meeting where they presented a check for $6571 to the Executive Director, Eric Darling.

Thanks to all those that purchased the Boba Fett medallion, the 10th in the series, this donation was possible. We look forward to working with more charities in the future and with the support of fans, hope to continue donating to deserving organizations in and around Pennsylvania.

Regal Robot’s Han Solo’s Tauntaun

 
Regal Robot’s latest magnet, Han Solo’s Tauntaun, is now available to order!
 
At just over 3” tall, this is the start of their BEAST COLLECTION which will feature some of the coolest creatures in the galaxy.  Each is made in the U.S.A. and hand painted with a premium silver and bronze look finish. They’re set to ship in just a few weeks.
 
Like all of the magnetic mini sculptures in their Elements Series, Regal Robot’s offering FREE SHIPPING for the first two weeks of availability. 
 
 
Learn more and see a tease of the next monster in the BEAST COLLECTION on their news page: https://regalrobot.com/news/starwars-tauntaun-magnet-sculpture/
 
The next magnet in this series is currently scheduled to debut in late September, so start your collection today!
 

New Vintage Collection, Topps Cards and Boba Fett Carbonized

K & C Collectibles
 

K & C Collectibles has added new Black Series 6 inch Boba Fett Carbonized Action Figure, Vintage Collection K-2SO, Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper, Power Droid, Clone Commander Wolffe and Topps Rise of Skywalker Series 2 trading card box.  Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.

Vintage Action Figure
VC165 – Remnant Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian)
VC167 – Power Droid
VC168 – Clone Commander Wolffe
VC169 – Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
VC170 – K-2SO

Black Series 6″ Action Figures
Luke Skywalker and Yoda Jedi Training D4
Boba Fett Carbonized Graphite

Topps
Topps Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hobby Box Series 2

40th Anniversary Black Series 6″ Action Figures
Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter

Gentle Giant / Diamond Select Toys / Legends
Darth Maul – Crimson Dawn  1/6 Scale Bust

Retro Action Figure
Retro Collection Episode V: Empire Strike Back (Set of 6)
Boba Fett
Lando Calrissian
Leia (Hoth)
Han Solo (Hoth)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin)
Yoda

Hasbro: Snowspeeding Through The Years

Via Hasbro Pulse:

It’s hard to forget your first time seeing the Rebel Snowspeeders race across Hoth — scouring endless miles of snow in search of Luke and Han. The incredible sound they make as they glide effortlessly over ice-clad mountains stays with you. When taking the battle to the massive AT-ATs trying to destroy the power generators, we see the Snowspeeder’s compact design, quick maneuverability, and (very convenient) harpoon tow cable prove to be perfect foils for the Empire’s lumbering, four-legged war machines. That awesome scene firmly cemented the Rebel Snowspeeder in the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere. Today we’re going to revisit the snow-covered history of that beloved vehicle – a history that started way back in 1980 and continues today with the new 6-inch scale The Black Series Snowspeeder.

1980: The Empire Strikes Back – Rebel Snowspeeder

Released as the Rebel Snowspeeder and painted in the grey Rogue Leader markings of the vehicle piloted by Luke Skywalker and Dak Ralter, the original Snowspeeder included some incredible features. With electronic light and sound effects, a detachable tow cable, working canopy, and spring activated landing gear, the first entry in the Snowspeeder’s lineage was so well done, it would be reproduced with little change for years to come. It came in multiple pieces and required assembly and decal application, which was a fun bit of extra entertainment before the toy was ready to play with. Originally released as part of The Empire Strikes Back line in 1980, the Snowspeeder saw a package refresh in 1982 with a different color background and, again a few years later, with a The Return of the Jedi logo following that film’s release.

1996: The Power of the Force – Electronic Rebel Snowspeeder

The 1980 Snowspeeder was reproduced in 1996 with the release of the all-new Power of the Force line. Mostly original tools were used, but the vehicle did receive updates in the form of new deco, movie-inspired sound effects, and a larger harpoon gun. The new deco on the 1996 version featured battle damage, and the more common red paint scheme seen, for example, on the Rogue Two version of the vehicle that found Luke and Han after a chilly night out on Hoth. This is the last time a Snowspeeder would include electronic light and sound features.

2002: The Power of the Jedi – Luke Skywalker’s Snowspeeder

The original was again released, this time under the Power of the Jedi line in 2002, as a retailer exclusive featuring the first Dak (misspelled Dack on the package) Ralter action figure. It was packed out in diorama packaging that featured the Snowspeeder crashed on Hoth. This time around, the electronic light and sound features were removed, and the battle damage deco was applied even more heavily. The larger harpoon gun from the 1996 release was replaced with the smaller, more movie-like version that was included with the original 1980 Snowspeeder but did not include the detachable tow cable that came with previous releases.

2006: The Saga Collection – Rogue Two Snowspeeder

Battle damage was greatly toned down for this official release of the Rogue Two Snowspeeder from the Hoth rescue scene. It was presented in a diorama style box and included the first Zev Senesca action figure ever available. The Zev figure had a great amount of detail and featured a removable helmet. A few updates were added to this version of the Snowspeeder in the form of flip-up air brake flaps at the rear of the vehicle, and additional engine details.

2009: The Legacy Collection – Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot Figure

It’s worth mentioning that until 2009, no Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder pilot figure had ever been released. We had Dak Ralter from 2002’s The Power of the Jedi, and Zev Senesca from 2006’s The Saga Collection, but no Luke. This changed with his addition to The Legacy Collection.

2010: The Vintage Collection – Rebel Armored Snowspeeder

In 2010 the Snowspeeder got a full overhaul for The Vintage Collection, and the Clone Wars line. CAD files from the Lucasfilm theatrical re-release of The Empire Strikes Back were provided by Industrial Light & Magic to use as reference, giving the vehicle screen-accurate updates, and scale that was true to the action figures. New toyetic features were also added to enhance play in the form of swappable weapons that could convert the Snowspeeder from movie-accurate, to a missile launching play pattern, adding appeal for younger fans and collectors alike. The battle damage seen on previous releases was removed for a clean presentation of the vehicle, and for the first time, interior details were added to the cockpit on both the front and rear-facing sections. Manually operated landing gear was added, and the tow cable now included a rear compartment to neatly store it away. This version of the Snowspeeder was also released in Clone Wars packaging.

2020: The Black Series – Snowspeeder

The all-new Black Series Snowspeeder is the culmination of 40 years of toy and movie history, brought to life with the most screen accurate detail to date. The Vintage Collection Snowspeeder was the inspiration for this version, with many of its features carried forward here. Newly provided photo reference of the cockpit was used to add detail that has never been seen before, including storage for removable thermal detonators, a grappling hook, controls, and targeting displays. Other new features include articulated air brake flaps on the bottom rear, and doors to hide the landing gear when in flight position. For deco, the weathering and battle damage is at an all-time high in terms of realism and screen accuracy. Finally, it includes an accompanying Black Series Dak Ralter figure, ready to take on the whole Empire himself.

BBTS News: Disney Ultimates, Bardock, Bandai/Banpresto, X-Men, Pennywise, Gundam, Witcher & More!

NEW PRE-ORDERS

Tons of new items went up this week. Super7 has created three Disney characters in their Ultimates line: Mickey, Pinocchi and Prince John. Bardock has joined the S.H.Figuarts line along with two new Ultraman figures. Robot Spirits gets two new figures as well with the Crossbone Gundam and Tachikoma. Pennywise has been brought down to size with Mezco’s Designer Series. Banpresto has a bunch of new figures from Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece and more. The two newest X-Men figures to join the Marvel Legends Series are Rogue and Pyro. We’ve also got a BBTS shared exclusive with the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Cryo Zombie! There are a bunch of new Funko Pops! to choose from: McDonald’s, The Simpsons, Casper, Dragon Ball and Harry Potter. Two Marvel S.H.Figuarts are now up from Avengers: Endgame with Thor and Thanos. Vivi from Final Fantasy IX has been created into an action doll by Square Enix. Games such as Monopoly, Operation and Jenga received some makeovers with Super Mario, Pac-Man and The Mandalorian. While we wait for the new Witcher TV series to air, we’ve got a new Nendoroid with Triss and a new Geralt figure from Dark Horse. There is all this and so much more to check out this week!

NEW ARRIVALS

The Night King is finally here in 1/6 scale from the Game of Thrones television series. Fan favorite character, The Child, is here in Pop! form holding a cup. Seven Justice League Animated figures are now in stock. The Mario and Luigi Nendoroid figures are also back in stock. Third party figure fans can grab the GT-99 ReBuilder figure with 52% off along with the Planet X Apocalypse also with a great discount! Kotobukiya brings G.I. Joe fans the Bishoujo Lady Jaye statue and also, for Star Wars fans, the ArtFX Darth Maul statue. The Dark Souls Crystal Lizard 1/6 scale light-up statue is back in stock. Be sure to grab it before it is gone!

Topps Star Wars Living Set 2 Card Bundle – Cards #123 – #124

As part of the Living Set program, Topps will only issue one card per character per film, live-action series or animated series. Two new characters will be offered every week and will be available for purchase for just one week.

The Star Wars Living Set is inspired by the iconic 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 1 design. The blue starfield design still resonates as one of the most popular trading card designs in Topps’ history. The Star Wars Living Set will feature artwork by notable Star Wars artist, Kris Penix, whose impeccable photo-realistic style brings new life and perception to Star Wars characters.

Click below to order cards 123 and 124

Snowspeeder Dak Ralter, Remnant Stormtrooper Vintage and Darth Maul

K & C Collectibles
 
K & C Collectibles has added new Black Series 6 inch Luke and Yoda Action Figure set and Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter Action Figure, Vintage Collection Remnant Stormtrooper, Gentle Giant Darth Maul Crimson Dawn.  Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.
 

Black Series 6″ Action Figures
Luke Skywalker and Yoda Jedi Training D4 

40th Anniversary Black Series 6″ Action Figures
Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter

Vintage Action Figure
Remnant Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian)

Gentle Giant / Diamond Select Toys / Legends
Darth Maul – Crimson Dawn  1/6 Scale Bust

Sideshow 12″ Action Figures
Sandtrooper Desert Sands Detachment
Sandtrooper Sergeant
General Obi-Wan Kenobi
OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander

Retro Action Figure
Retro Collection Episode V: Empire Strike Back (Set of 6)
Boba Fett
Lando Calrissian
Leia (Hoth)
Han Solo (Hoth)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin)
Yoda

Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection by Daniel Wallace

 From Luke Skywalker’s iconic lightsaber to Darth Maul’s fearsome double-bladed hilt to Kylo  Ren’s unique crossguard design, there is no other weapon more deeply entwined within Star Wars than the lightsaber.

Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection (10/20; $26.99) is a comprehensive visual exploration of the numerous lightsabers found within the Star Wars galaxy, featuring favorite hilts from the movies, animated series, comics, and video games.

Filled with detailed illustrations of the series’ most iconic lightsabers, the book explores the intricate detail of the hilts and the brilliance of each energy blade, tales of each weapon’s construction, and additional anecdotes.

This stunning book is a must-have for fans looking to discover more about legendary
lightsabers and the warriors who wielded them. The book is available for preorder now at this link