Gamestop Takes Pre-Orders For R5-D4

4/1/2017 40th Anniversary Collection Hasbro

Gamestop.com is now taking pre-orders for their exclusive 6" 40th Anniversary Collection R5-D4. The figure costs $22.99

R5-D4

R5-D4

40th Anniversary Collection Legacy Pack Pre-Order

4/1/2017 40th Anniversary Collection Entertainment Earth Hasbro

Entertainment Earth now offers pre-orders for one of the hottest Star Wars action figures of the year: The 40th Anniversary Collection Legacy Pack! This Hasbro set includes a newly sculpted 6" Darth Vader on a vintage inspired cardback together with a display stand. The set retails for $39.99, get yours here: ENTERTAINMENT EARTH 

Darth Vader Legacy Pack

Darth Vader Legacy Pack

Darth Vader Legacy Pack

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Giveaways Part IV

4/2/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 JediBusiness.com

More giveaways for Star Wars Celebration Orlando! This time you can collect 18 bottle caps which feature Star Wars action figures on the inside. Those bottle caps will NOT be handed out at the Space Club booth, but at the Archive Party (sold out)

Fellow SARLACC members at the party will also hand out a 11x17 display poster (designed by Curt Hanks). This poster is an homage to the 1978 Japanese Coca-Cola promotion. Criz Bee from JediBusiness.com will be at the party handing out the vintage Luke Jedi bottle cap. Look for Sarlacc members and Criz Bee wearing a red SARLACC button and ask for the Jedi Luke bottle cap.

New Disney Elite Die Cast Figures!

4/4/2017 Disney Disney Elite Series Die Cast The Force Awakens

For today's launch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the disneystore.com website updated the Disney Elite Die Cast action figure section with three new entries from Rogue One The Force Awakens

The figures currently in-stock are Finn (same as before, but now with a lightsaber), a Riot Control Stormtrooper (same as before, but now with a baton and shield) and a First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader (same as before, but now with a white shoulder pauldron).

You can buy the figures here. Below is a look at all three "new" additions to the line-up:

Star Wars Elite Series

Star Wars Elite Series

Star Wars Elite Series

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Giveaways Part V

4/4/2017 Toy Run Podcast Star Wars Celebration Orlando

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!

Toy Run The Star Wars Action Figure Cast

 

The Star Wars Space Club Schedule Announced!

4/5/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Star Wars Space Club

Here’s your chance to meet the Star Wars Space Club Commanders at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 on each day of the convention at booth #2653! Also during each day, you’ll have the opportunity to pick-up an official Lucasfilm licensed Star Wars Space Club button and other booth swag while supplies last! Fans who collect all four of the Space Club’s buttons will have their name entered into a drawing for the Star Wars Space Club Gift Pack packed-full of Star Wars Rogue One vehicles, Black Series 6” figures, vintage items and more!

Thursday, April 13th

10:00am - 1:00pm Tom Berges - IGrewUpStarWars.com

 1:00pm - 2:30pm Criz Bee - JediBusiness.com

 2:30pm - 4:15pm Jake Stevens - From4-LOMToZuckuss.com

 4:15pm - 5:00pm Criz Bee - JediBusiness.com

 5:00pm - 6:30pm Jason Luttrull - Galaxy Of Toys Podcast

 6:30pm - 7:00pm Jake Stevens - From4-LOMToZuckuss.com

 

Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - Episode 54

4/7/2017 Toy Run Podcast Star Wars Celebration Orlando

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!

Toy Run

Black Series 6" Action Figure Checklist Poster

4/7/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 JediBusiness.com

Criz Bee will be handing out two (2) of The Black Series 6" checklist posters every day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando. You will not get this poster at the booth, you will need to track Criz Bee down. Follow JediBusiness.com on Twitter, that's the only place where the time and place of the giveaway will be announced. The poster will be handed out to the first two people. The Star Wars Action Figure Checklist Poster meassures 24" x 18", it's a thick high-gloss quality print. Bring a poster tube! Quantities are limited to 2 per day!

JediBusiness.com Star Wars Action Figure Checklist Poster

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Coverage 2017

4/9/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 JediBusiness.com

We've set up a page where you will find all the information about JediBusiness.com being at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. You can find meet & greet times, giveaway times, swag information, interviews and photo galleries on that page. We'll update it over the course of the weekend.

-> Star Wars Celebration Orlando Florida 2017

How To Get The Star Wars Celebration Excl. Luke Skywalker!

4/10/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Hasbro

ReedPop has released information about how to get the exclusive Hasbro 40th Anniversary Collection 6" Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) figure, and it isn't pretty. In order to purchase a Hasbro Exclusive on Thursday and Friday, a limited number of tickets will be given out.

There will be a special morning queue for those who want to receive a Hasbro Exclusive ticket in the morning. Please look for Queue 10 and the sign that says “Tickets to Purchase items from HasbroToyshop”.

Tickets for the Hasbro Exclusive will begin to be given out at approximately 6:00 AM on Thursday and Friday. After receiving a ticket for the Hasbro Exclusive, fans can join the regular Celebration Experience Exhibition Hall Chutes.

You cannot get into the Hasbro line to purchase anything at their booth without a ticket on Thursday or Friday, regardless if what you’re purchasing is the Hasbro Exclusive or not. On Thursday and Friday the only fans that can shop in the Hasbro booth are those with tickets.

On Saturday and Sunday, tickets will not be required to shop at the Hasbro booth.

Not sure why Hasbro thought this is a fair way to distribute those figures, especially with two major panels happening on Thursday and Friday morning with thousands of people expected to camp out over night. 

Also, what else will Hasbro offer for sale? Maybe the first wave of 6" 40th Anniversary Collection figures? Will we see wave 4 of 3.75" Rogue One figures? Stay tuned to JediBusiness.com for updates!

 

Luke skywalker figure

 

 

Hasbro's 6" Rey With Rey's Speeder Announced

4/11/2017 The Black Series Hasbro

IO9.com exclusively announced Hasbro's 6" Black Series Rey with Rey's Speeder this morning. 

The Speeder features two opening panels to see the inner detailing of the craft itself, and nine points of articulation—including the base (sculpted to make it look like the Speeder displacing dust and air as it floats) that can let you pose and tilt the vehicle. 

Black Series 6" Landspeeder Revealed!

4/12/2017 The Black Series Hasbro

Yahoo! Movies has revealed Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder. The set will be available this Fall and retail for $59.99.

The Black Series Landspeeder

The Black Series Landspeeder

New Disney Build-A-Droid Figures!

4/12/2017 Disney Build A Droids

Lots of news today! The Disney Blog announced today that eight new droids will be released at Star Wars Celebration this weekend (and shortly thereafter at Disney Parks). Four droids will be released in a boxed set with four Astromech droid action figures inspired by characters from the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.

Additionally, three limited release action figures are making their debut including C1-10P “Chopper” from Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels;” a two-pack featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope; and a red Protocol droid, R-3D0, that was briefly seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

These products will debut in Booth 3463 at Star Wars Celebration, a Star Wars fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017.

Build A Droids

Build A Droids

The 3.75" The Vintage Collection Will Be Back - LET'S VOTE!

4/15/2017 Hasbro The Vintage Collection Fan Poll

CHOOSE WHICH CHARACTER JOINS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION IN HASBRO'S STAR WARS FAN FIGURE VOTE, LAUNCHING TODAY!

As revealed today at Hasbro’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando panel, the 3.75-inch Vintage Collection is back in 2018. And they want you to decide which character will be next to join the fan-favorite line!

Kicking off today is Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote, where you’ll get to vote for your favorite hero, villain, droid, or alien that has yet to be made into an action figure. It could be anyone — from Doctor Aphra of Marvel’s comics to Klik-Klak from Star Wars Rebels. (And remember, the world still needs a Tonnika action figure!)

First-round voting in Hasbro’s initiative will take place at Star Wars fan sites from today, April 15-April 19; after voting closes, the top picks from each site will be entrants in a final poll at StarWars.com, which will run from April 26-30. The winner will be announced at a later date.

TYPE THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO BE MADE INTO A 3.75" SUPER ARTICULATED STAR WARS FIGURE INTO THE COMMENTS. LIKES WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

ONE VOTE ONLY. 

Star Wars Hasbro Fan Poll

 

 

 

 

What Have We Learned From Hasbro At Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017?

4/17/2017 Hasbro Star Wars Celebration Orlando

During Star Wars Celebration Orlando we stopped by the Hasbro booth several times to get new information about their up-coming Star Wars action figure lines. You can read all the info gathered, combined with the announcements during the Hasbro panel in this article.

The Black Series 6" Tarkin Release Date

4/18/2017 Hasbro The Black Series

Hasbro has reached out to let us know that the Black Series Tarkin 6" figure with Interrorgation Droid will be released in Spring 2018. The figure will cost $19.99.

 

 

Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - Episode 55

4/20/2017 Toy Run Podcast Star Wars Celebration Orlando

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!

HASBRO'S STAR WARS FAN FIGURE VOTE - THE RESULTS!

4/20/2017 Hasbro Fan's Poll The Vintage Collection 2

Hasbro gave you the chance to vote for a character which you'd like to see made next as a 3.75" super articulated Star Wars figure in the up-coming The Vintage Collection 2 in 2018. Below are the results which we'll pass on to Hasbro. Voting will continue on StarWars.com, more details about that soon!

Every person had to type the name of the charcter they wanted to see made into the comments, this helped eliminate multiple "up-votes" on different characters and made it easy to spot multiple entries by the same person.

Here is our TOP 6:

Ben Skywalker

Luke Skywalker (from The Force Awakens)

Dr. Aphra

Tonnika Sisters

Dash Rendar

Pong Krell

Thank you to everybody who participated, may the Force be with you!

 

 

 

Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - Episode 56

4/21/2017 Toy Run Podcast Star Wars Celebration Orlando

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! 

Star Wars Toy Run

Hasbro's 3.75" Rogue One Wave 4 In-Stock On Ebay

4/21/2017 Hasbro Rogue One GoRogue

If you are worried about finding the last wave of Hasbro's Rogue One figures on store shelves you might want to consider ordering them online. There are several Ebay sellers who have them in stock now, take a look: Rogue One Wave 4

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: 40th Anniversary Panel Photo Gallery

4/23/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 40th Anniversary

Here are some pictures from the 40th Anniversary Panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The people on stage included Warwick Davis, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Billy Lourd, Peter Mayhew, John Williams with the Orlando Symphony and Kathleen Kennedy.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Panel

Star Wars 40 Years Panel

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: The Last Jedi Panel Photo Gallery

4/24/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 The Last Jedi

Here are some photos which we took during The Last Jedi Panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in 2017. Guests included Josh Gad, Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson and Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Panel

The Last Jedi Panel

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Hasbro Panel Photo Gallery

4/24/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Hasbro

Hasbro's Star Wars panel during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 was one of the better Hasbro Star Wars panels in recent history. The Hasbro team celebrated 40 years of Star Wars action figures by taking a look at many never-before-seen concept sketches from the mid 1980's and they revealed many design decisions and thought processes for up-coming Star Wars action figures. The panel ended with the reveal of the return of the 3.75" The Vintage Collection in Spring 2018 and the fan vote campaign. 

Check out our Hasbro panel photo gallery!

Hasbro Star Wars Panel

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Vendor Booths Photo Gallery

4/25/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Here are some pictures of booths selling Star Wars action figures during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. We spotted an original Early Bird Kit for $14k and several Kenner 12Backs in the $1k range. Overall there was a lot of cool stuff to be found at Celebration this year, some sellers even had a wide range of modern prototypes and pre-production pieces. 

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Vendor Booths

Star Wars action figures at Star wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Star Wars Episode IX Release Date Announced!

4/25/2017 Star Wars Episode IX

Lucasfilm announced the release date for Star Wars Episode IX today. 

Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.

The official announcement was released on StarWars.com.

Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - Episode 57

4/28/2017 Toy Run Podcast Star Wars Celebration Orlando

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!

Toy Run Podcast

The Poll Is Live On StarWars.com - What Dark Magic Is This?

4/28/2017 Hasbro Fan's Poll The Vintage Collection 2

If you've been following JediBusiness.com for a while you know that we've collected fans' votes several days ago for Hasbro's next 3.75" Star Wars action figure, which will be released in the Vintage Collection in 2018. We handed our results to Hasbro several days ago, they tallied all the results from participating fan sites and came up with this list:

Dr. Aphra

Yakface

Sim Aloo

Ahoska Tano

ARC Trooper Fives

Emperor Palpatine

This list is a big head-scratcher. J.B. reader Brian Borg sent following graphic to us, it's an accumulation of all participating fan sites and their results. The bottom has the finalists listed, take a look:

Star Wars Fan Vote

So what happened here?

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Disney's Galactic Nights Photo Gallery

4/29/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney

Here is our photo gallery of Star Wars Galactic Nights which was held at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fl on April 14th, 2017 during Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

Star Wars Galactic Nights

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017: Disney Parks & SW Merchandise Panel Photo Gallery

4/29/2017 Disney Star Wars Celebration Orlando

We've uploaded all of our pictures from Star Wars Celebration Orlando of the Disney Parks & Star Wars Merchandise panel. The panel, which was very well received by attendees, had a few surprises in store. Besides revealing 21 new Protocol Droids in the Build A Droid program at Disney Theme Parks, Disney also revealed that a Sandcrawler playset vehicle will be released towards the end of the year. Have fun browsing the gallery and check out some of the cool astromech droids coming in the line in Fall 2017!

Star Wars Disney Panel

Hasbro's Wave 2 Of 6" 40th Anniversary Figures Found!

4/30/2017 Hasbro 40th Anniversary The Black Series

Fellow Star Wars action figure collector Mark Schroeder found wave 2 of Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Star Wars figures at his local Walmart in Washington State. The figures included in the second wave are the Jawa, Tusken Raider, Death Squad Commander, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper and C-3PO.

Happy Hunting!

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Figures

Disney Die Cast Elite Star Wars Figures On DEEP Discount!

4/30/2017 Disney Disney Elite Series Die Cast Disney Elite Series Premium

If you like Disney's Elite Die Cast Star Wars action figures in the 6.5" scale you might want to visit your local Disney Store Outlet if you have one. They currently have all the Disney Elite Series Die Cast figures on deep discount at $5.99 each. Those figures usually cost $26.95 each ...  Our local store even had the recently released First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader with white shoulder pauldron and the newly released Finn with lightsaber on shelves. The 11" Disney Elite Premium Series was also on discount for 50% off, which brought each of those figures down to around $17 each. 

Happy Hunting and check out the pictures from the Marysville, WA outlet store!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series I: Walking Around The Show Floor

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Here is a look at the show floor at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. This was a live broadcast. 

 

SW Celebration Orlando

Posted by JediBusiness.com on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series II: Walking Around The Show Floor

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Here is a look at what the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 show floor looked like before the doors opened! Check it out!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series III: New Reveals At The Hasbro Booth!

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Here is a live feed video which we recorded right after the Hasbro Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. As you can see, people were excited for Hasbro to add new Black Series 6" figures to the display cases.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series IV: Final Walkthrough The Hasbro Booth

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Hasbro

Here is another live broadcast where we walked through the entire Hasbro booth once more showcasing all the new Star Wars action figures which were on display.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series V: Build A Droid - Disney Springs

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney Build A Droid

Here is a live video which we broadcasted from the Once Upon A Toy Store located at Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). 

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series VI: Galactic Nights Launch Bay

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney

Here is a video which we broadcasted live from Disney's Hollywood Studios' "Galactic Nights" event held during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.

 

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series VII: Galactic Nights - The First Order Marching

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney

Here is a video which we broadcasted live from Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. The broadcast was streamed live during Disney's Galactic Nights which was held during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Video Series VIII: John Knoll, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Marshall At Galactic Nights

4/30/2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Disney

Here is a video which we live broadcasted from Disney's Hollywood Studios special event titled "Star Wars Galactic Nights". In the video you'll see Vanessa Marshall (the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels) interview John Knoll and Alan Tudyk. 

Hasbro's Star Wars 40th Anniversary TV Commercial

4/30/2017 Hasbro 40th Anniversary

Here is a fun one! We haven't seen a Star Wars action figure TV commercial by Hasbro in quite some time, check this out: