This week on another informational-packed episode of TOY RUN, the hosts, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens, take a long look at all of the Star Wars news released over the past seven days! On the docket for discussion is the recent The Last Jedi TV trailer, Disney’s new Toy Box line of action figures, Kathleen Kennedy’s statements on the future of Star Wars, the latest Rebels episodes, Toys R’ Us’ exclusive poster giveaways and vehicle, Forces of Destiny Volume 2, the pricing of Kohl’s exclusive 3 ¾” multipack and of course all the Hasbro Star Wars action figure news you can handle. Episode #84 also features the longest Toy Rundown of the News yet, so don’t miss out and tune in to discover what deals can be had on Star Wars action figures this week! Listen now and subscribe!
This week on another thrilling episode of TOY RUN, freaky figure fiends, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens, explore the action figure realm of figures in disguise! With Halloween right around the corner, join them for some terrifically terrifying discussions about figures playing dress-up. Plus discover who Lucasfilm’s first choice to direct the sequel franchise was; the latest way to support Rancho Obi-Wan; what was found on this week’s toy runs; how The Last Jedi director felt upon entering the Falcon set for the first time and lots more spooky action figure news! Episode #83 is to die for as we are creepin’ it real this week on TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe!
On this episode of TOY RUN, Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com join Criz Bee and Jake Stevens in a conversation about his experience attending Hasbro’s roundtable discussions at New York Comic Con. The three break down each of Hasbro’s reveals as well as their hopes and thoughts on the return of The Vintage Collection line. Jake gushes over the trailer. Criz discovers some great buys on ebay. The week’s toy run down of the news and much more in Episode 81 of your friendly weekly Star Wars action figure cast! Listen now and subscribe!
In this week’s episode of TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens share their thoughts on the recent Star Wars: Forces of Destiny special and upcoming Adventure Figure releases. After the toy rundown of the news, the hosts breakdown the highs and lows of each Force Link action figure released to date. Who are their favorite figures in the line so far? How many times can Jake make a reference to The Power of the Force 2 line? What does Criz Bee think of the recent Guardians of Evil 6” multipack? What do they expect to be revealed at New York Comic-Con this weekend? The answer to these and much more can be found by listening to Episode 80 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
On this week’s episode of TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens take a deeper look at Toys ‘R’ Us’ bankruptcy, contemplate why there’s no Force for Change campaign for The Last Jedi and breakdown the recent happenings on the TOY RUN Facebook group. Then after the week’s Toy Rundown of the News, the hosts review the recently released HASCON exclusive 6” Black Series Clone Commander Rex figure. All this and a little John Legend is included in episode #78 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode of Toy Run, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss Hasbro’s own Hascon convention, go through the list of Star Wars action figure announcements and discuss the 400 million dollar Toys’R’Us debt. In addition the hosts will share their Toy Run experience from the past week and give a detailed overview of all the Star Wars action figure news which has come out. Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode of Toy Run, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens share their Force Friday II experiences and discuss the onslaught of Star Wars action figure announcements over the past weekend by Bandai, Disney and Hasbro. In addition to a detailed look at every announced exclusive Star Wars figure, the hosts share their thoughts about the Force Link functionality, make sure to listen now and subscribe to episode 76 of Toy Run!
This week on TOY RUN, the hosts provide the Force Friday II break-down with a comprehensive list of the Star Wars action figure products from Hasbro which will be on store shelves on September 1. Jake Stevens breaks down possible plot points for an Obi-Wan film, Criz Bee shares his recent The Last Jedi action figure finds and his trip to the new Funko flagship store in Everett, WA. Plus the toy rundown of the news and much more in Episode 75!
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!
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!
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!
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!
On this week's episode Criz Bee and Jake Stevens look at all the Star Wars action figure news from the past week, plus they share their thoughts about D23, Star Wars land, the Star Wars hotel experience and the Last Jedi sizzle reel. Jake shares some stories from his toy run in Portland, OR and the hosts discuss all the rumors about Hasbro's 3.75" The Last Jedi and The Black Series 6" toy lines which launch on Force Friday II. Listen now and subscribe!
On this week's episode of Toy Run Criz Bee talks about his trip to the Washington coast, old Star Wars Insider magazines and all the Star Wars action figure news from the past two weeks. Jason Luttrull from the Galaxy Of Toys stops by to help with the Toy Rundown Of The News while Jake is on vacation and Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com talks to Criz Bee about his staircase display to help and inspire fellow collectors with display options for their collections. Make sure to check out Tom Berges' collection on the Toy Run Facebook group or in the JediBusiness.com show notes! Listen now and don't forget to subscribe to Toy Run on iTunes!
With Han Solo being on everyone’s mind, this week the hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens take a look back at the many Han Solo action figures Kenner and Hasbro have produced over the years! Join them for the highlights and lowlights from the past 4 decades of collecting our favorite Corellian Smuggler. Plus more discussion about the upcoming Forces of Destiny micro-series and Adventure Figure line as well as this week’s toy rundown of the news. This and more can be found in Episode 66 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Subscribe and listen now!
Friend of the show, collector and author Gus Lopez sits down with Criz Bee and Jake to discuss some of his recent travels to L.A. for the exclusive Star Wars 40th ILM reunion get-together and to Southeast Asia while on the hunt for foreign Star Wars collectibles. The hosts also begin speculation about the Han Solo announcement, get geared up for D23 and SDCC exclusives and a whole lot more on Episode 65 of Toy Run: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe!
On episode 64 of Toy Run, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss Star Wars Battlefront II and its Black Series Inferno Squadron figure along with all the news which came out of Tokyo Toy Show. This week’s special is a look at the wide range of creatures which Kenner and Hasbro have released over the past 40 years. Join the fun and listen to the hosts discuss color variations of the Acklay’s guts, trap doors in creatures and still to-be-made creatures from the movies. Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the unfortunate theft that took place at Rancho Obi-Wan and they share their opinions about a rumor which indicates that The Last Jedi action figures might come with speaking capabilities. The hosts also take listeners 12 years back in time for a retrospective to look at Hasbro’s first take on the Tititanum Die-Cast action figure line. All this and more on this week’s episode of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode of TOY RUN, the hosts discuss the latest Disney Elite Series Die Cast figures and all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Later in the show Dan Madsen, former President of the Star Wars Fan Club, sits down with Criz Bee to talk about his involvement with Star Wars in the 80’s, the beginnings of the Star Wars Insider, organizing Star Wars Celebration I, meeting George Lucas and the excitement inside Lucasfilm before Episode I was released in movie theaters. Listen now and subscribe on iTunes!
This week on a very special episode of TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the film that started it all! The hosts break down their favorite figures and toys from A New Hope, take a look at a vintage ABC news report on Star Wars toys and as always bring you the latest news from the world of collecting Star Wars action figures! But that’s not all, in this episode you will hear from listeners, authors and collectors as they share some of their favorite memories from the past four decades of Star Wars! Happy Birthday Star Wars and here’s to 40 more years of memories! Listen now and subscribe!
This week on TOY RUN, the hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens ask listeners to send in a 30 second audio snippet of their favorite Star Wars or Star Wars action figure memory, which will be used on next week’s 40th Anniversary Celebration episode. Criz Bee and Jake also discuss Space Walls, identifying Protocol Droids from Disney’s Build A Droid program and they read listener feedback about how much fans are willing to pay for Vintage Collection figures and vehicles. Michael French, the co-creator and host of RetroBlasting.com, stops by to talk about his history with Star Wars, his fandom and of course RetroBlasting. This is another jam-packed and not-to-be-missed episode of Star Wars toy talk, listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the latest Star Wars action figure news and they discuss a rumor list which leaked on Reddit about The Last Jedi figures. The hosts also discuss how much The Vintage Collection figures will cost when they launch in Spring 2018 and Philip Reed stops by for a Toy Run to talk about his latest project, the A Galaxy Of Action Figure Savings book which covers Star Wars Newspaper ads from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review the latest four new figures which make up the final wave of Rogue One’s 3 ¾” action figure line. They provide their thoughts about the Hasbro Fan Figure Vote finalist, share their pursuit of the second wave of 40th Anniversary Collection 6” figures and as always bring you the weekly toy rundown of the news. All this and more in Episode 58 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe!
On this episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens pick up where they left off last week with more talk about Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The hosts discuss Hasbro’s Star Wars panel, the return of The Vintage Collection, the new Forces Of Destiny action figure line and findings on recent toy runs. The show also features Star Wars action figure news from the past week, audio snippets of the Disney Park panel and all the information you need to be up to date with the new Build A Droid program at Disney Theme Parks, which now includes 21 new Protocol Droids. Listen now and subscribe!
While still riding high from all the great reveals, panels and amazing Star Wars mania at Star Wars Celebration, Jake Stevens and Criz Bee take you through their experience of attending the record-breaking attended con in Orlando, Florida. Tune in as they share their thoughts about the showfloor, meeting so many TOY RUN listeners, insights gained from chatting with Hasbro designers and Hasbro’s Star Wars panel as they begin to breakdown the first half of the presentation. Listen now and subscribe on iTunes, it's free!
Fresh from their whirlwind trip to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida this past weekend, the hosts of TOY RUN bring you this special episode featuring their live recording of Hasbro’s Star Wars panel. Tune in a for a panel which not only received many a applause but even a standing ovation at one point. Tune is for some great reveals and we’ll break it all down next episode! Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode, hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review Hasbro’s Jedha Revolt 4-pack, recount the week’s toy run successes and discuss the latest Black Series rumors. They also share their excitement and involvement with next week’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida and break down the swag giveaways, meet & greets, panels and everything else related to the Star Wars Space Club (booth #2653). Listen now for free and subscribe!
Fans of TOY RUN - THE STAR WARS ACTION FIGURE CAST, meet your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens at the Star Wars Space Club booth #2653 on all four days of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, FL! We'd love to chat with you about all things Star Wars and of course Star Wars action figures!
We will also have some officially Lucasfilm licensed buttons for you! We are looking forward to seeing you!
On this week’s Celebration Orlando focused episode of TOY RUN, hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss Rogue One’s home video release, Leland Chee’s exclusive Star Wars action figure, the collecting podcasts appearing on the Podcast Stage at Celebration and the latest from their most recent toy runs. Then Pete and Rich from the Vintage Rebellion Podcast and Mark Newbold from JediNews join the show to share information about the free swag they will be handing out at Celebration and their involvement with the convention. Later in the show, Celebration's collecting track organizer and friend of the show, Gus Lopez stops by to talk about the history of the Collecting Track, the origins of the Star Tots giveaways and the various panels at this year’s show. And finally, they share some listener feedback about last episode's Hasbro subscription service before breaking down the Star Wars action figure news from this past week! Listen now and subscribe!
On this week’s episode, Jake and Criz Bee discuss the release of Rogue One on home video, the conclusion of last week’s Star Wars Rebels episode and some of the great deals that can be found currently at retail. The hosts then address listener feedback on what the future of Hasbro figure line might look like and they discuss the possibility of a Hasbro Star Wars action figure subscription service. Toss in the toy rundown of the news and the collector calendar for the latest action figure-filled episode of TOY RUN!
On TOY RUN this week, the hosts bring listeners an exclusive interview with YouTube action figure reviewer Victoria from Victoria’s Cantina. Additionally, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens debate the possibility of Disney introducing competition for Hasbro in 2020, announce Jake’s panel at Celebration Orlando on the Collectors Stage, drool over fan swag, discuss the latest figure news from the past week and reminisce about the days of fruitful toy runs. All this plus a panel clip from Emerald City Comic Con and the collector’s calendar in Episode 51.
On TOY RUN this week, hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the collecting climate of this year’s Emerald City Comic Con. Plus from the con, exclusive clips from friend of the show Gus Lopez’s “A Star Wars Collector’s Journey” panel, the possibility of Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts coming to Disney Stores, and the upcoming return of Hondo Onaka in Star Wars Rebels. Toss in Celebration Orlando news, recent pick-ups and thoughts on the latest Rebels episode all in our first anniversary show!
This week on TOY RUN, Frank D’Iorio from DioramaWorkshop.com stops by to share stories about his past experiences of building Hasbro action figure dioramas at Star Wars Celebrations and what he has planned for Celebration Orlando next month. The hosts also share news of the Star Wars Space Club coming to Celebration, post-Toy Fair thoughts, Disney Elite figure news and what is up with the Rogue One BluRay! All this and more in Episode 49 of TOY RUN!
With last week’s Toy Fair now behind us, the cast of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast reassembles to bring you the Hasbro high and low lights from this year’s New York trade show. The hosts, Jake and Criz Bee also check-in with friend of the show Chris Pirillo to learn about his Disney World Star Wars VIP tour and his upcoming Galaxaar - Collectables Bazaar. Plus Force Friday II, Han Solo’s Newbacca, the Disney Elite hiatus, Emerald City Comicon panels and much much more in Episode 48 of TOY RUN! Listen now and subscribe!
This week Criz Bee and Jake Stevens are joined by Mark Picirilli to discuss the current collecting atmosphere, the 13th Anniversary of Yodasnews.com and thoughts about this year’s New York Toy Fair. The hosts then break down the recent Hasbro press releases and announcements and as always provide the latest Star Wars news and happenings from the past week. Listen now and subscribe!
In Episode 46, full time collectors and hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss Hasbro’s earnings for 2016, debate the need for Jyn Erso’s autograph at Star Wars Celebration and report on the latest action figures announced by Hasbro. Throw in a timewarp back to 2002’s Attack of the Clones toy commercials and the collector’s calendar and you have this week’s edition of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe, it's free!
In this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the leaked Hasbro catalog from Spain with 40th Anniversary information in it, the latest clearance finds and Mark Hamill defending the prequel trilogy. The hosts also review Hasbro’s wave 3 of Rogue One 3.75” figures, which included Bodhi Rook, the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist and more. And just like always, Jake and Criz Bee cover all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Listen now and subscribe on your favorite streaming service (iTunes, Google Play, etc...)!
In this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens celebrate 20 years of the Star Wars Special Editions! The hosts share their stories of experiencing the rebirth of Star Wars on two different continents while covering each of the action figures that have been released based upon the 1997 re-releases. Throw in some speculation about the upcoming 40th Anniversary Collection, what the title of Episode VIII really means, UK Toy Fair, a rundown of the week’s news and the collector calendar for Episode 44 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast. Listen now and subscribe!
This week on TOY RUN, Stephen Danley, co-host of the Star Wars vintage collecting podcast The ‘Chive Cast AKA The Vintage Pod, shares his adventures running Star Wars marathons, collecting B-Wing Pilots and recently appearing on Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest series. Also Criz Bee and Jake begin planning for Celebration Orlando, discuss what they are finding on store shelves and announce the winner of the Rebels Princess Leia giveaway. This and much more on Episode 43 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
This week on TOY RUN, the hosts and former Disney Cast Members, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens, celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Star Tours attraction by reminiscing about their days at Walt Disney World and taking an in-depth look at the entire range of Star Tours action figures from 1987 until today. In addition, the hosts give away a 3 ¾” Star Wars Rebels Princess Leia action figure sponsored by Genestoyz.com, discuss the recently discovered vintage Kenner prototype Ewok figures and warn against the recent increase in figure swapping. Listen now!
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake remember Carrie Fisher and her numerous Princess Leia action figures that have been released over the past 40 years. In addition, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com stops by to reflect on collecting Star Wars action figures in 2016. Together they discuss how Hasbro treated the 3 ¾” and 6” Rogue One and Force Awakens lines. All this plus the latest in Star Wars action figure news from the last few weeks on Episode 41 of TOY RUN - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Stream now for free!
In this episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens take a rare break from talking action figures to review and discuss the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Joining them for this spoiler-filled conversation is Gus Lopez, who shares his experience from attending the World Premiere in Hollywood and Tom Berges, an Original Trilogy purist now faced with a movie set in his wheelhouse. What did these four lifelong OT era fans think of this “prequel”? Give Episode 40 a listen to find out and we’ll be back with your regularly scheduled action figure news next episode! LISTEN HERE!
This week on TOY RUN, as the lead-up to next week's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's release in theaters hits a fever pitch, the hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the recent TV and international trailers, the LFL press junket, Disney’s new Death Star, and the prep for this weekend’s World Premiere Red Carpet! Additionally, they review each of the 3 ¾” Rogue One vehicles released to date. Join them for the latest action figure news, toy reviews and more in Episode 39 of TOY RUN now found exclusively at www.toyruncast.com. You can also stream every episode of Toy Run free here on JediBusiness.com.
On this week’s episode of TOY RUN Criz Bee and Jake Stevens announce the departure of Toy Run from the Galaxy Of Toys Podcasting Network, you can now get Toy Run episodes on iTunes and Podbean as its own standalone show, make sure you subscribe! Jake and Criz Bee also discuss the Entertainment Earth press release, crazy European prices for Star Wars action figures and the latest acquisitions over Black Friday weekend. After talking about the news, the hosts give listeners an update to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts release schedule and they review Hasbro’s A-Wing Fighter with Hera from Star Wars Rebels. All of this and more on Episode 38 of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
On this week’s episode of TOY RUN Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the Hasbro interview from the new Star Wars Insider Special Edition, Black Friday ads and Star Wars action figure sightings on store shelves this past week. The hosts also discuss the Rogue One press tour and all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Toy Run Episode 37
This week on TOY RUN Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the brand new International trailers and TV commercials for Rogue One, recent store finds and the Force Awakens 3D release. Later in the show Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com joins Criz Bee for an interview with Kim Simmons who photographed vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures in the 1980’s. All this and the latest Star Wars action figure news on episode #36 of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now!
This week on TOY RUN Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the new mystery Rogue One box from Hasbro, the Rogue One TV commercial and of course all the Star Wars action figure news from this past week. Lee Towersey, a fellow astromech collector and R2 Builder who is currently busy building droids at Pinewood Studios for the upcoming Han Solo movie, stops by to discuss his beginnings as a collector and his love for astromech droids. All this and more in Episode 35 of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!
This week on TOY RUN, the hosts, Jake Stevens and Criz Bee, take a look at how The Force Awakens 3 ¾” figure line stacks up when compared to Star Wars movie lines of the past. Did Episode 1 have a larger line? Was Revenge of the Sith a preview of what was to come? Why so few figures for 2008’s Clone Wars movie? Find out all of these answers plus what’s new in stores this week in Episode 34!
In this week’s episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake talk about their store finds, Star Wars action figure news, a young Lando Calrissian and the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels.
Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast #32 is out. Listen now!
In this week’s Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast Criz Bee and Jake talk about Hasbro’s New York Comic Con 3 ¾” and 6” reveals and they announce the winner of the Rogue One Stormtrooper action figure giveaway.