Great News For The Vintage Collection Fans!

7/2/2018 Hasbro Pulse Hasbro The Vintage Collection

Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro, has answered some fan questions on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram account. Back in April we asked all those questions and we are glad that the team at Hasbro listens to the fan community and keeps improving their Star Wars action figure line based on fan feedback. Thank you! 

You can watch the video below, read our improvement suggestions with images, or follow Hasbro Pulse on Instagram (-> we are on Instagram too by the way, please follow). 

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Thank You To The Toy And Geek Fest!

7/4/2018 ToyAndGeekFest JediBusiness.com

This past weekend we had the pleasure to attend the ToyAndGeekFest in Puyallup, WA and we'd like to say thank you to the organizers for inviting JediBusiness.com to be a small part of the event. 

Here is a picture of one of the roundtable discussions about collecting Star Wars, from left to right: Brian Volk-Weiss (producer of the Toys That Made Us Netflix TV show), Mark Bellomo (author of The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Star Wars Action Figures), Jake Stevens (standing, From 4LOMToZuckuss.com), Criz Bee (JediBusiness.com), Gus Lopez (TheSWCA.com, speaker and author of several Star Wars collecting books), Jordan Hembrough (host of the Toy Hunter TV show o the Travel Channel and QuestTV).

Toyandgeekfest

Star Wars Action Figures In A Time Capsule?

7/5/2018 Lucasfilm George Lucas Star Wars Figures

Lucasfilm posted a fun story on their Facebook page a few days ago going into the July 4th weekend. 

"36 years ago this weekend, at Lucasfilm’s annual July 4th picnic in 1981, a time capsule was buried within the cornerstone of the Main House at Skywalker Ranch containing a bottle of Skywalker Ranch wine, various paperweights, Star Wars action figures, and the contract with Universal for American Graffiti and “an unnamed science fiction movie”, among other items."

Looks like the figures included in the time capsule were Han Solo, Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca and a Japanese Takara wind-up R2-D2! What conditions could those figures be in now?

Lucasfilm Time Capsule

May The Toys Be With You Is Coming To Leicester, UK!

7/5/2018 May The Toys Be With You Kenner

The May The Toys Be With You exhibition keeps on touring through the UK and the next stop will be Leicester!

"One of the UK's finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going on display in a stunning new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. Coalville was the base for Palitoy - the British company behind the iconic vintage toys – and this Summer Star Wars is coming home!"

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and 'big kids' alike this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures, and young Jedi may even have an opportunity to dress up and wield a lightsaber themselves!

Look out for an exciting events programme to complement the exhibition including a special opening day event on Saturday 21 July!

For more information about the exhibition you can listen to our Toy Run Podcast where we interviewed the owner of the collection, Matt Fox. For more information about the exhibition have a look at the official museum website please.

May The Toys Be With You

Check Out Mickey Mouse As Luke Skywalker In Endor Gear!

7/6/2018 Disney Star Wars Weekends Return Of The Jedi

We've added the Star Wars Weekends 2013 exclusive Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker in Endor Gear action figure to the database. Even though the figure was released on a basic card, the set also included Chip and Dale as Ewoks. Check them out!

Luke Skywalker as Luke Skywalker (in Endor gear)

Chip as an Ewok

Dale as an Ewok

Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker

Forces Of Destiny Cuteness Is Coming To San Diego!

7/9/2018 Forces Of Destiny Hasbro San Diego Comic Con

Hasbro has released press images of their up-coming Forces Of Destiny Adventure doll line. The Star Wars Forces Of Destiny CHEWBACCA and PORGS set will cost $49.99 and will be exclusively available during San Diego Comic Con 2018 at booth #3329. Check out the images below!

Journeying to the sacred island of AHCH-TO, CHEWBACCA meets the PORGS, a curious avian species found throughout the secluded island. This detailed CHEWBACCA figure is lavishly furry and makes true-to-entertainment sounds when activated, while the PORG figures feature soft flocking that makes them a delight to hold and feel. The package carefully recreates the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, making it perfect for display, and is sure to delight collectors and fans alike. Includes 11-inch CHEWBACCA figure, two PORG figures, PORGLET nest with two baby PORG figures, and two accessories. Requires 3 A76 alkaline batteries, included. The STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY CHEWBACCA AND PORGS will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

Forces Of Destiny Porgs

Wow! Han Solo (Mimban) And Chewbacca (Mimban) Turned Out Nicely!

7/9/2018 Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0

You can now find Han Solo (Mimban) and Chewbacca (Mimban) in the database. Both figures are Force Link 2.0 enabled and you can listen to the voice samples on each database entry. All the details can be found here: 

Han Solo (Mimban)

Chewbacca (Mimban)

Han Solo (Mimban) Chewbacca (Mimban)

Check Out Rebolt And The Corellian Hound!

7/9/2018 Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0

We've added the Force Link 2.0 enabled Rebolt figure and the Corellian Hound to the database. You can learn more about each figure here:

Rebolt

Corellian Hound

Star Wars Rebolt

First Cancelled, But Saved By Entertainment Earth!

7/10/2018 Hasbro The Last Jedi Force Link

X-Wing Fighter pilot C'ai Threnalli, who could be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi sitting next to Poe Dameron, was supposed to be released in the final wave of The Last Jedi action figures. Unfortunately the entire wave was cancelled in the United States and for a long time it looked as if the figure would never be released here. Luckily Entertainment Earth managed to secure the exclusive rights to sell the figure in the United States and just a few weeks ago it finally shipped out. If you'd like to learn more about the figure take a look at our usual database entry. If you want to get the figure, Entertainement Earth has it still in stock

C'ai Threnalli

C'ai Threnalli

Hasbro Re-Tooled The Flametrooper!

7/10/2018 The Force Awakens Hasbro Force Link

Our friends at Fantha Tracks have learned that Hasbro's version of Han Solo's M-68 landspeeder is a copy of an art department concept design by Neil Ellis and not a copy of the actual model used in Solo: A Star Wars Story! Neil Ellis is a concept model maker and costume FX prop maker working for Lucasfilm. You can follow him on his Instagram account and make sure to check out the entire story at Fantha Tracks!

For a look at Han Solo's M-68 landspeeder toy

SOLO: A Star Wars Story BluRay Date Announced!

7/10/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story

TheDigitalBits.com posted that retail and industry sources have informed them that Disney & Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive on Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD on 9/25. The official announcement will be coming soon. 

If you want to get the 3D version of the movie you will have to import it from outside of the United States, because it looks as if the 4K and BluRay/DVD/Digital versions will be the only formats the movie will be released on in the United States.

If Hasbro follows their own template from the past few years, we should see the rumored Star Wars action figure 4-pack around the same time. 

Solo A Star Wars Story

 

Donald Duck As A Shadow Trooper? Yup!

7/13/2018 Disney Disney Character Figures Star Wars Celebration

Check out this Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2010 exclusive Donald Duck as Shadow Trooper figure!

Donald Duck Shadow Trooper

Donald Duck Shadow Trooper

The Empire Fights The Mimbanese!

7/14/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Force Link 2.0

You can now find the Stormtrooper (Mimban) with Imperial AT-DT Walker in the database. To learn more about this cool set have a look at the database entry please:

Imperial AT-DT Walker with Stormtrooper (Mimban)

Imperial AT-DT Walker

Pete As Jango Fett, Check It Out!

7/15/2018 Disney Star Wars Weekends Attack Of The Clones

We've added the 2015 Star Wars Weekends exclusive Disney/Star Wars mash-up figure of Pete as Jango Fett to the database. You can learn more about the figure here: 

Pete as Jango Fett

Pete as Jango fett

Let's Steal Some Coaxium!

7/16/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro The Black Series

You can now find Enfys Nest with Swoop Bike from Hasbro's Black Series 6" line in the database. We think it's the most impressive vehicle released in Hasbro's line-up yet, check it out: 

Enfys Nest With Swoop Bike

Enfys Nest Black Series

Rey Attack Mode!

7/16/2018 The Black Series The Force Awakens Hasbro

We've added the Rey (Starkiller Base) Centerpiece to the database. This release marks the fourth release in the Black Series Centerpiece line. To learn more about Rey have a look at the database entry:

Rey (Starkiller Base) Centerpiece

rey centerpiece black series

Everything You Need To Know About Hasbro's SDCC 2018 Exclusives!

7/19/2018 SDCC San Diego Comic Con Hasbro

Here is an overview of what exclusive Star Wars action figures Hasbro has for sale at San Diego Comic Con 2018. Hasbro can be found at booth #3329. 

The first set is a Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny multipack with Chewbacca and a Porg family for $49.99.

Journeying to the sacred island of AHCH-TO, CHEWBACCA meets the PORGS, a curious avian species found throughout the secluded island. This detailed CHEWBACCA figure is lavishly furry and makes true-to-entertainment sounds when activated, while the PORG figures feature soft flocking that makes them a delight to hold and feel. The package carefully recreates the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, making it perfect for display, and is sure to delight collectors and fans alike. Includes 11-inch CHEWBACCA figure, two PORG figures, PORGLET nest with two baby PORG figures, and two accessories. Requires 3 A76 alkaline batteries, included. The STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY CHEWBACCA AND PORGS will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

Forces Of Destiny Porgs

Check Out The Awesome Hasbro Diorama At SDCC!

7/19/2018 SDCC Hasbro Solo: A Star Wars Story

Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro for Star Wars toys, has posted a video of the fantastic train diorama from Solo: A Star Wars story. Check it out!

You asked for a video of our conveyex diorama... you got it!

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Listen To Our HASBRO SDCC EXCLUSIVES Review Episode!

7/19/2018 Toy Run JediBusiness.com SDCC

Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast Episode 116 is now available! You can stream every episode for free here on the website, iTunes, Google Play etc...

On today's episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review every Hasbro San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive figure which includes an in-depth look at the Forces Of Destiny Chewbacca with Porg family, the Black Series Centerpiece with Rey (Starkiller Base) and Kylo Ren, the Black Series Han Solo Exogorth Escape set and the Vintage Collection Dr. Aphra 3-Pack. What figures are re-packs? What's the differences between the single boxed Centerpiece Rey and the SDCC version? What's new about the Kylo Ren figure packed-in with Rey? Is The Vintage Collection Dr. Aphra's flight cap removable? Can you remove Bespin Han from the packaging without breaking it? How many Death Stars will the hosts give each set? All those questions will be answered by your favorite Star Wars collecting podcast! Listen and subscribe now!

Check out the full archive of the Toy Run Podcast!

Toy Run Podcast

The Clone Wars Is Coming Back!

7/19/2018 The Clone Wars Lucasfilm Disney

Lucasfilm, during the 10th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018, announced that The Clone Wars will be back. Now the question is, will Hasbro resurrect their animated line of figures to support the TV show? Check out the trailer below!

Pre-Panel SDCC PRESS PHOTOS Are Here, Check 'Em Out!

7/19/2018 Hasbro SDCC San Diego Comic Con

We've received press photos from Hasbro today with a handful of images of up-coming Black Series and Vintage Collection photos. We expect more photos on Friday, so please check back!

Check out the press photos here!

San Diego Comic Con Hasbro Star Wars

A Look At The Kessel Mine Playset!

7/20/2018 Hasbro San Diego Comic Con Force Link 2.0

During the Hasbro San Diego Comic Con panel today, it was revealed that two new playsets for 3.75" figures will be released in the Fall of 2018. Both playsets will have graphics on the front and back so that it can be rotated 360 degrees. Hasbro mentioned that each playset will cost below $50. The Kessel Mine playset will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores and it will include a Han Solo action figure (the figure looks to be the same as the one which is packed-in with the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon) Here is a look at the cardboard backdrops and the graphics on it, take a look below.

Kessel Mine Playset

So, What Did We Learn From Hasbro's San Diego Comic Con Presentation?

7/21/2018 Hasbro San Diego Comic Con The Vintage Collection

Here is a rundown of what we have learned from Hasbro's San Diego Comic Con 2018 panel, plus images sent to us by Toy Run listener (a weekly podcast which we produce) Rob Paladino (thanks Rob!) and links to official press releases sent to us by Hasbro, and a closer look at Hasbro's fantastic San Diego Comic Con exclusives this year. 

So, what did we learn from the Hasbro presentation?

The Vintage Collection 3.75" 

In 2019 Hasbro will use their Photo Real face printing technology on The Vintage Collection figures. This is exciting news and means much more accurate faces and good-bye bad paint apps! Hasbro has confirmed some new figures for 2019 and how many per months they'll release. The current release schedule for The Vintage Collection looks like this: 

Check Out The Vandor-1 Playset!

7/22/2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro Playset

Here are some close-up images of the Vandor-1 playset from Hasbro which will come exclusively to Target stores this Fall. The playset is made out of heavy cardboard stock and it has printed fantasy situation printed on the front and back. We absolutely love this throwback to the Kenner vintage days! The Vandor-1 playset will cost between $30 - $40 in the United States.

Vandor-1 Playset

Han Solo Escaping The Exogorth - Check It Out!

7/28/2018 Han Solo The Empire Strikes Back San Diego Comic Con

We've added the Hasbro Black Series 6" Han Solo (Exogorth Escape) to the database. To learn more about the figure have a look here: 

Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)

Han Solo Exogorth Escape

Clone Commander Wolffe Is Ready For Action!

7/28/2018 The Clone Wars The Black Series Hasbro

We've added the Black Series 6" Clone Commander Wolffe figure to the database, check it out!

Black Series Clone Commander Wolffe

Black Series Clone Commander Wolffe

Rey VS. Kylo Ren Centerpiece - SDCC Exclusive!

7/30/2018 The Black Series San Diego Comic Con The Force Awakens

You can now find the Black Series battle damaged Kylo Ren figure and the Rey Centerpiece figure from San Diego Comic Con in the database, check 'em out:

Black Series Kylo Ren (Battle Damaged)

Black Series Rey (Centerpiece)

Rey Centerpiece San Diego

Doctor Aphra, Tripple Zero, BT-1 Are Here!

7/30/2018 The Vintage Collection Hasbro San Diego Comic Con

You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra, 0-0-0 and BT-1 in the database. 

Doctor Aphra

0-0-0

BT-1

Doctor Aphra

European The Vintage Collection Packaging! Doctor Aphra Is Coming To Germany!

7/31/2018 Noris Force Con The Vintage Collection Hasbro

The organizers of the Noris Force Con in Germany have announced that there will be three Hasbro convention exclusives available at their event. So far two of the three have been announced while the third exclusive is going to be announced in the near future. 

The first exclusive is the Doctor Aphra Comic Set 3-Pack which was available at San Diego Comic Con in the United States. This time however the packaging will look quite different with several different languages on the front of the box. The figures will be the same however, a price has not been announced yet. 

The second exclusive will be the Han Solo Exogorth Escape set, which was also previously available at San Diego Comic Con in the United States. The packaging looks identical but the back will likely be updated in multiple different languages. A price has not been announced yet. 

Exclusives will only be sold at the show and will not be available online afterwards. Even though those figures are exclusive to the convention in Germany, there is a good chance that they will be available at other conventions in Europe over the coming months. Hasbro will have two representatives at the show holding a panel and a Q&A with attendees about their Star Wars toy line. Noris Force Con will be held from September 21 - 23rd 2018 in Fürth, Germany. You can follow Noris Force Con on Facebook for more information.

Noris Force Con Star Wars

Noris Force Con Star Wars

Mickey Mouse As Episode I Anakin Skywalker?

7/31/2018 Disney The Phantom Menace Mickey Mouse

We've added the 2012 Disney Theme Park exclusive Mickey Mouse as young Anakin Skywalker action figure to the database. Check it out!

Mickey Mouse As Anakin Skywalker (Series 6)

Mickey Mouse As Anakin Skywalker