Kim Simmons, a.k.a. the man who shot Luke Skywalker, has announced that the vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure calendar is now available for pre-order. Kim Simmons was one of three people who worked on toy photography for Kenner in the 1980's and his photography is featured on a variety of vintage Kenner Star Wars packaging. If you are interested in learning more about Kim Simmons, please listen to our interview with him on Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast episode 36.
Below are some images of what the calendar looks like, it will cost $25 plus shipping. More information about how to order can be found on Kim Simmons Facebook page. Tell him that JediBusiness.com sent you!
This summer, Disney and Lucasfilm announced STAR WARS FORCES OF DESITNY, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the STAR WARS universe. Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY remains true to the STAR WARS saga, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters.
The animated micro-series is currently available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans are delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata as narrator).
Here is another toy commercial by Hasbro! This time it features Hasbro's 11" tall Adventure figures based on characters from the Forces Of Destiny short films. Check it out below!
Here is another TV commercial from Hasbro about their up-coming The Last Jedi playset! Check it out below!
Hasbro has officially revealed the first product which will be available on September 1st for Force Friday 2 in a new Star Wars action figure TV commercial. Check it out below!
The figure hits keep coming this week in Episode 73! Your hosts, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens, break down all of leaked Last Jedi product from your favorite lines including Hasbro, Disney and Jakks Pacific! Will we have a Luke Skywalker Porg poop variant? Is Hasbro confusing what it means to have a collector line and a kid line? The answers to these plus details on our exclusive 40th anniversary clamshell giveaway courtesy of FigureShield can be found in this leaky episode of TOY RUN - your weekly source for Star Wars action figure news! Listen now and subscribe!
We've taken a closer look at the brand new FigureShield protective clamshells which fit Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Collection figures. You can find our review here: FigureShield Clamshell Review
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens breakdown not only all of the Hasbro leaks from The Last Jedi toy line that have emerged on social media, but also how much money, depending on what you collect, you should have on hand on September 1st for Force Friday II. Plus the hosts wrap up their coverage of SDCC, share their thoughts on the current toy market and discuss the color of potential lightsaber blades. All this and more coming at you in Episode 72, listen now and subscribe!
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
HASCON Exclusive Products Include:
Multi-Convention Exclusive Products Available at HASCON Include:
HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers.
Continuing their convention coverage this week, Jake and Criz Bee are joined by their Galaxy of Toys co-hosts, Jason Luttrull and Ryan Beise, to breakdown all of the Hasbro news from last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Everything from the Media Preview Breakfast and the diorama-filled floor booth, to the Star Wars panel and show exclusives, Toy Run has you covered in this special roundtable episode! Listen now and make sure to subscribe for your weekly Star Wars action figure talk!
Episode 70 of Toy Run features two interviews which were recorded with Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team during San Diego Comic Con 2017. The first interview was conducted by Ryan Beise on behalf of JediBusiness.com and the second interview was carried out by Jason Yang on behalf of From4-LOMToZuckuss.com. Listen now and subscribe!
Gentle Giant is now taking pre-orders of the Kenner Early Bird Kit, which is a remake of the classic Kenner 3.75" Eary Bird Kit from 1978, but with larger sized figures (about 12" tall). The 4-pack will cost $279 and ship towards the end of 2017. You can get your set here.
Episode 69 of Toy Run features the Hasbro Star Wars panel from San Diego Comic Con 2017. Thank you to Jason Yang (Star Wars action figure photographer WorkMoreOrLess on Instagram) and Ryan Beise from the Galaxy Of Toys and Galactic Cosmos podcasts for providing this week's audio. Listen now and subscribe!
After interviewing the Hasbro Brand team at San Diego Comic Con and by gathering intel online, this is all the information which we currently have about the 3.75" The Vintage Collection for next year.
- The Vintage Collection will be released in Spring 2018
- Figures will cost between $10 - $15 each
- The Vintage Collection will be available everywhere and will not be exclusive to one store
- Officially announced figures are:
- Rey (re-release)
- Kylo Ren (re-release)
Ryan Beise, our JediBusiness.com correspondent during San Diego Comic Con 2017, met the Hasbro Star Wars brand team and asked your questions to Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi and Steve Evans. For a transcript of the conversation have a look here please: Hasbro Brand Team Interview @ San Diego Comic Con 2017