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OUR UNDYING THANKS - For pledging to help our show with even $1 is an amazing show of support. For this you will receive our sincere gratitude.

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NAME LISTED ON OUR SITE - All $5 pledges or more will not only receive our undying thanks, but also your name listed on our SUPPORTERS page at swactionnews.com

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EXCLUSIVE BONUS MONTHLY VIDEOS - In addition to all the rewards above you will get access to a video that will never be made available to the general public.

This video could be an unboxing of a Hot Toys figure, a review of toys or statues, or other content. We will make this just for the pledges at this level.

You also get your name listed on our supporters page at swactionnews.com

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PICK AN ITEM FOR US TO REVIEW In addition to all the rewards above, if you generously pledge $25 or more then you get to pick an item for us to review on our show! (The item MSRP must be $10 or less, and the item must be readily available.  Individual accomodations may be possible for more expensive or rare items).

This pledge level is limited. Due to the time for these reviews, and the cost, we can not do more than 5 per month.

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EARLY ACCESS TO SHOWS - It takes quite a bit of time to take our podcast shows and turn them into the full video productions we release.

People who pledge this amount will receive early access to the audio version of our shows, delivered to you when we deliver them to the video editors. You may hear some mistakes, and not every show has an audio version (such as our Toy Fair coverage), but this gets you the content between 1 and 5 days before general release!

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A BOX OF STÜF! LIMITED TO ONLY 1 PERSON PER MONTH, US SHIPPING ONLY!

In addition to the rewards above you will receive our own version of a blind box in the mail. Shipping once per month you will get Marjorie's box of STÜF. What is in this box? Geeky items that may or may not be Star Wars related. Some will be items from the hosts' personal collections. Some may be items picked up or given out at conventions. 

There is no guarantee placed as to the box's maximum or minimum value, the content will vary wildly from month to month. Most of the money pledged is going to the show, not into the box. But if you want every month to feel like Christmas, you can be the one and only person to get that month's box of STÜF!

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Pledge $50 per month

$50 or more per month • 0 patrons

LISTEN TO LIVE RECORDINGS OF THE SHOW - In addition to the rewards above (all except the box of STÜF), you will have the option to join us for live show recordings.  

You'll get to hear it all! All the bloopers, all the screw-ups, all the behind the scenes chatter!  Plus there will be a chat room for you to talk to the hosts and other backers at this level.  

And, once we get enough pledges, we will also set up webcams so you can see the hosts, and the items they're reviewing, live!

These will be scheduled and communicated in advance. Due to internet availability and other technological restrictions, event coverage and other special shows may not be streamed live. But for our usual in-studio show, you'll be there to watch it live!

 

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$75 or more per month • 0 of 4 patrons

JOIN US ON THE AIR TO REVIEW A PRODUCT!In addition to the rewards above (all except the box of STÜF), you will actually have the ability to join us for a segment on Star Wars Action News, reviewing an item of your choosing!

The item must have an MSRP of $35 or less and be readily available for purchase (individual accomodations may be possible for more expensive or rare items). But then you can join us on the air to talk about it and give your thoughts!

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Help Star Wars Action News Jump to Hyperspace!

Help Star Wars Action News Jump to Hyperspace!

Since 2005 Star Wars Action News has been striving to bring you the best Star Wars collecting coverage. 

You’ve relied on us to deliver more than an hour of podcasting news and reviews every other week in audio and video format. You’ve counted on us to deliver exclusive coverage from the floor of major collecting events like Toy Fair International New York and Comic Con International in San Diego. And you’ve supported our charitable efforts, joining us for the annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast to raise money for Rancho Obi-Wan and taking part in our Toys for Tots events during the holidays.

On the air you hear Marjorie, Arnie, and our rotating cast of reporters. But behind the scenes there are more than two-dozen people working hard to deliver the Star Wars podcast worthy of its audience. Our photographers are shooting pictures for the video podcasts, our audio editors are keeping the shows tight and clean, our graphic designers are creating logos for weekly podcasts and special events, and our contributors are reaching out to toy companies for exclusive giveaways and breaking news for our listeners.

When you factor in the research, recording, photography, and editing, each Star Wars Action News episode takes 10 or more hours to produce. Even more time goes into our event shows at Star Wars Celebration, Toy Fair and Comic-Con, where some team members work without sleep to ensure these shows are of the quality that you’ve come to expect. The workload has required some sacrifice, as you know, when we cut the podcast from weekly to bi-weekly.

To put the effort into dollars, if our team were paid minimum wage each episode would cost more than $500 to produce.

So we’re looking to you, our dedicated audience, to help keep Star Wars Action News growing. With your support we will continue to upgrade our software and equipment, we will be able to pay our staff and hire new team members to provide wider coverage, and with enough help we can bring you the show you deserve every week.

NO MONEY PLEDGED IS USED TO BUY COLLECTIBLES FOR THE HOSTS OR THE STAFF. 

100% of the money raised will go into the show. It will be used to compensate our current team, keeping them motivated to deliver their best work -- as well as to bring in new talent for our shows. It will be used to upgrade our equipment, allowing even more full motion video and higher quality downloads.  It will be used to pay for server costs and storage costs. It will be used for advertising to keep the show growing. But every dollar you pledge goes to Star Wars Action News, not to buy toys or collectibles. 

If you enjoy our podcast, we hope you'll consider pledging $1 per show, or $2 per month. With just that much support from our entire listenership we could nearly double our output in all areas! And if you enjoy the show so much that you can pledge more, we will return the favor with exclusive rewards!

Thank you for reading, thank you for listening and watching Star Wars Action News, and thank you in advance for your pledge.

Sincerely,

 

The Star Wars Action News Team.

If you become a patron to Star Wars Action News, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 0 patron-only posts.

Passage to Alderaan

$500 per month

With this level we can hire and retain the best video editors, audio editors, photo editors, and other staff that are needed to keep our show going strong!

Punch it, Chewie!

$1,000 per month

At $1,000 we can really use the resources to ramp up our output this means more articles on the Gazette, more photos, and more YouTube videos. 

  • The roaddog1088's Podcast Creator
    The roaddog1088's Podcast 2017-04-25
    love the show! how do i get my reward? i'm new to this... lol
  • leibochips Creator
    leibochips 2016-07-13
    Yay! I finally got off my kiester and sponsored SWAN.
  • jonelisa Creator
    jonelisa 2016-03-10
    Dear Arnie and Marjorie,Our family really enjoys your show. Matter of fact we never miss an episode. Our kids even ask us to pause the show if there doing home work when they hear your voices so they don't miss anything.
    Hope our pledge helps we wish it could be more. Keep up the great work !
    The Murphys Jon,Elisa,Jonathan and Jaiden
  • penne311 Creator
    penne311 2016-02-24
    I love your podcasts and thank you so much for all the entertainment that you've provided me.
  • My Life as Chickaphant Creator
    My Life as Chickaphant 2016-02-21
    Looking forward to many more great years of Star Wars Action News.
  • kwagner7 Creator
    kwagner7 2016-02-15
    Here's to another decade of great Star Wars podcasting!
  • davebrott Creator
    davebrott 2016-02-15
    I LOVE Star Wars Action News! Keep up the good work, guys! Keep loving Jar-Jar, Marjorie!

Rewards

Pledge $1 per month

$1 or more per month • 4 patrons

OUR UNDYING THANKS - For pledging to help our show with even $1 is an amazing show of support. For this you will receive our sincere gratitude.

GET $1 REWARD
Pledge $5 per month

$5 or more per month • 5 patrons

NAME LISTED ON OUR SITE - All $5 pledges or more will not only receive our undying thanks, but also your name listed on our SUPPORTERS page at swactionnews.com

GET $5 REWARD
Pledge $10 per month

$10 or more per month • 3 patrons

EXCLUSIVE BONUS MONTHLY VIDEOS - In addition to all the rewards above you will get access to a video that will never be made available to the general public.

This video could be an unboxing of a Hot Toys figure, a review of toys or statues, or other content. We will make this just for the pledges at this level.

You also get your name listed on our supporters page at swactionnews.com

GET $10 REWARD
Pledge $25 per month

$25 or more per month • 0 of 5 patrons

PICK AN ITEM FOR US TO REVIEW In addition to all the rewards above, if you generously pledge $25 or more then you get to pick an item for us to review on our show! (The item MSRP must be $10 or less, and the item must be readily available.  Individual accomodations may be possible for more expensive or rare items).

This pledge level is limited. Due to the time for these reviews, and the cost, we can not do more than 5 per month.

GET $25 REWARD
Pledge $35 per month

$35 or more per month • 0 patrons

EARLY ACCESS TO SHOWS - It takes quite a bit of time to take our podcast shows and turn them into the full video productions we release.

People who pledge this amount will receive early access to the audio version of our shows, delivered to you when we deliver them to the video editors. You may hear some mistakes, and not every show has an audio version (such as our Toy Fair coverage), but this gets you the content between 1 and 5 days before general release!

GET $35 REWARD
Pledge $40 per month

$40 or more per month • 0 of 1 patrons

A BOX OF STÜF! LIMITED TO ONLY 1 PERSON PER MONTH, US SHIPPING ONLY!

In addition to the rewards above you will receive our own version of a blind box in the mail. Shipping once per month you will get Marjorie's box of STÜF. What is in this box? Geeky items that may or may not be Star Wars related. Some will be items from the hosts' personal collections. Some may be items picked up or given out at conventions. 

There is no guarantee placed as to the box's maximum or minimum value, the content will vary wildly from month to month. Most of the money pledged is going to the show, not into the box. But if you want every month to feel like Christmas, you can be the one and only person to get that month's box of STÜF!

GET $40 REWARD
Pledge $50 per month

$50 or more per month • 0 patrons

LISTEN TO LIVE RECORDINGS OF THE SHOW - In addition to the rewards above (all except the box of STÜF), you will have the option to join us for live show recordings.  

You'll get to hear it all! All the bloopers, all the screw-ups, all the behind the scenes chatter!  Plus there will be a chat room for you to talk to the hosts and other backers at this level.  

And, once we get enough pledges, we will also set up webcams so you can see the hosts, and the items they're reviewing, live!

These will be scheduled and communicated in advance. Due to internet availability and other technological restrictions, event coverage and other special shows may not be streamed live. But for our usual in-studio show, you'll be there to watch it live!

 

GET $50 REWARD
Pledge $75 per month

$75 or more per month • 0 of 4 patrons

JOIN US ON THE AIR TO REVIEW A PRODUCT!In addition to the rewards above (all except the box of STÜF), you will actually have the ability to join us for a segment on Star Wars Action News, reviewing an item of your choosing!

The item must have an MSRP of $35 or less and be readily available for purchase (individual accomodations may be possible for more expensive or rare items). But then you can join us on the air to talk about it and give your thoughts!

GET $75 REWARD

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