On episode #12 of J.B.T. Kenner toy design legend Jim Swearingen joins Criz Bee for an hour to talk about the origins of Star Wars action figures. Jim Swearingen designed the first eleven (not twelve) Kenner Star Wars figures, he designed the Kenner Death Star playset, the Kenner X-Wing and Tie Fighter vehicles, and he came up with the concept for the trap doors for the Dewback and TaunTauns. He also designed the very first iteration of the Kenner Boba Fett figure! Listen to the episode and learn what it was like working at Kenner in the 70s, and find out why Star Wars figures are 3.75" tall. All of this and more on JBT episode #12, stream it for free now!
Hi fellow Star Wars action figure collectors and Star Wars fans! April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Celebrations and in only a few weeks (May 3rd) we'll celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Episode 1 toy line! In order to celebrate this truly iconic moment I dug in the archives and pulled out an interview with Dan Madsen, which a few years later I am still fascinated by. There are not many people who have contributed to Star Wars fandom as much as Dan, his passion for Star Wars and hard work laid the foundation for this generation's Star Wars fandom. His stories about running the Lucasfilm Fan Club in the 80's and 90's, the Star Wars Insider, exclusive fan club Star Wars figures, organizing Star Wars Celebration I in 1999, meeting George Lucas, secret knocks on doors inside Skywalker Ranch, being an extra in Episode I, watching George Lucas cut the Episode I trailer, and the excitement inside Lucasfilm before Episode I was released, all those stories are truly exciting and not to be missed! Listen now and subscribe please!
JBT - Jedi Business Talk episode #6 is out and it's all about the Sail Barge! Join Criz Bee and special guests Brian and Elias Fulton from Customs For The Kid as they talk about their experience with the brand new HasLab Khetanna Sail Barge! Listen now and subscribe please
For this episode of JBT Criz Bee went to the archives and pulled out an interview with Kenner photographer Kim Simmons, a.k.a. The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker! Join Criz Bee and Tom Berges (IGrewUpStarWars.com) on their adventure to learn more about the iconic Kenner Star Wars toy images which dominated their childhoods. Click on through and listen to the interview!
On this week's episode of JBT creator and director Guillermo Olivo stops by to talk about his new documentary series titled Plastic Crack. The first season, which includes four episodes, is available to stream on Amazon in the United States right now. Besides talking to Guillermo, Criz Bee talks about all the Star Wars action figure news which you might have missed this past week, so make sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes please. Listen here to episode #4 of JBT!
Apple iTunes has our podcast JBT - Jedi Business Talk featured in the NEW & NOTEWORTHY TV/Film category! Thank you to everybody who's subscribed and listened to the show! You can find JBT here on the website or on your favorite podcast app, including iTunes, Google Music Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and Podbean.
On episode #3 Criz Bee catches up with some headlines around the collecting community from the past week, including Hasbro's Black Series 6" Fan Vote for the next Empire Strikes Back figure. Later in the show Steve Sansweet stops by to talk about his plans for Rancho Obi-Wan at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Learn about the three segments within the exhibit, the exclusive merchandise, how to get the lightspeed pass to skip the line and find out how you can get your free autograph from Steve at Celebration! Stream this episode for free and subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app please.
JBT - Jedi Business Talk is currently on spot #34 in the iTunes TOP PODCAST CHARTS! Please subscribe and help the show by leaving a review. On this episode of JBT we learn from Gus Lopez about the Star Wars Droids WHITE WITCH vehicle, he also shares his thoughts about the up-coming Star Wars Retro Collection and some details about Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019! Check it out, listen and subscribe please!
There is only one episode of JBT so far (our podcast about collecting Star Wars action figures), but after only four days it has made it into the iTunes charts already. Thank you to everybody who's subscribed and listens to the podcast! This is amazing! If you haven't done so yet, please subscribe and leave a review to help the show please!
You can also stream JBT here on the website and discuss episode #1.
Welcome to our very first episode of JBT - Jedi Business Talk! We are still in the process of getting the podcast out to all major podcast apps, and we'll let you know once that's done, but for now, you can stream the very first episode here on J.B. already.