Fellow Star Wars fan Manoah Crane joins Criz Bee this week to talk about his passion for Episode I and what advantages there are by having a focus in your collection. Manoah shares some emotional childhood stories and explains how The Phantom Menace helped him to get through tough times. In addition to the interview Criz Bee talks about Hasbro's 20 year old CommTech chip line and plays various audio clips which were recorded from the CommTech reader. Give it a listen, you can stream it here on J.B. or simply listen to the podcast on your smart phone or smart home device such as Alexa and subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.
Here is a look at everything which has been going on at J.B. this past week. We've added the Black Series 6" Han Solo (Mimban), the Battle Droid and Mace Windu action figures to the database. You can also find the Black Series 6" Imperial Jumptrooper and the Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusives of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul in the database now.
We've added a new site section on JediBusiness.com which is dedicated to the 3.75" Star Wars Retro Collection, the first figure which made it into the database is Grand Moff Tarkin (we absolutely love this figure, here is our favorite picture from the photo shoot). Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) from The Vintage Collection has made it into the database as well and you can now find all the information about the Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures Chewbacca, Princess Leia (Hoth) and the Stormtrooper on the website.
The other big news from this past week was the pre-order for the next wave of Vintage Collection figures at Entertainment Earth with Lando (from SOLO), the Stormtrooper from Rogue One, the Praetorian Guard, Captain Phasma and Chewbacca.
We will be handing out this strictly limited JediBusiness.com Episode 1 Checklist poster in the exhibit hall at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019! The posters are limited to 40 pieces, they meassure 18 x 24" in size and are printed on high-glossy UV protective paper. 1 poster per person and per family.
Find Criz Bee at the full-scale X-Wing Fighter in the exhibit hall at 1pm on Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Please bring a poster tube! Hope to see you there!
Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 is only a few weeks away and just like at past Celebrations we'll have another freebie for you! April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars Episode 1 Collection and to celebrate this iconic toy line we'll be giving away checklist posters on the show floor. The posters are 18 x 24" in size and are printed on high-glossy UV protective paper. The day, the time and the location on the show floor will be announced closer to the show, please stay tuned.
March 2004 is when JediBusiness.com went online for the first time. We've been archiving Star Wars figures since then almost daily, we've been covering collecting Star Wars action figure news, reported from events, wrote articles about collecting, interviewed Hasbro numerous times and interviewed fellow collectors and fan sites, and we even talked about collecting Star Wars figures via a weekly podcast, and guess what!? It's still fun!
So thank you everybody who's been stopping by here from time to time to look up Star Wars figures and thank you to everybody who's supported JediBusiness.com in the past. Here is to another 15 years!
Just when you are about to go into a food coma after feasting on too much turkey, pop-in the latest news-filled episode of your favorite Star Wars collecting podcast! Listen to Criz Bee and Jake Stevens break-down Black Friday ads, website listings and store reports of Star Wars action figures. The hosts also talk about Dewback balls, Jeffrey's Toy Box and deals at discount stores. Listen now and please leave us a review on iTunes!
We've released Toy Run episode #133! Listen to us talk about the Disney Sandcrawler vehicle, the Vandor-1 4-pack from Hasbro and all the Star Wars action figure news from the past few weeks! You can stream every episode for free here on the website or simply subscribe through your favorite podcast reader like iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, Spotify etc...
Toy Run Episode 132 features the top 13 bloodiest and most battle damaged Star Wars action figures released in the 3 3/4" line over the past 40 years. Criz Bee and Jake Stevens listen to the T.R. Nation voice mails left and they talk about all the news from the past week. Later in the show Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com stops by to share some stories about Skywalker Ranch and a fun trip he took down to California. Listen now (it's free!) and subscribe on your favorite podcast app including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean, Stitcher and more!
We've released a new episode of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast.
On today's episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the Mandalorian TV show and if we'll see Hasbro support with an action figure line. The hosts also talk about toy run finds and all the Star Wars action figure news which has come out in the past week. Later in the show Eric Berry from HoleInTheGroundPro.com stops by to talk about his company and current Indiegogo campaign. This is yet again another episode of Toy Run not to be missed, listen now and get caught up with all the Star Wars action figure news!
You can listen to every episode of Toy Run for free here on the website or through your favorite podcast streaming app including iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more!
We've released three podcast episodes over the past days which wraps up our New York Comic Con 2018 coverage. Toy Run episode #128 features the Hasbro Star Wars press and SyFy Wire Live presentation, episode #129 features the entire Hasbro Star Wars panel and Toy Run episode #130 gives you a breakdown and commentary of all the Star Wars action figure announcements. You can stream every episode for free here on the website or subscribe through your favorite podcast app.
It's always special when somebody involved with a Star Wars production finds JediBusiness.com and looks for Star Wars figures. Thanks to Matt Booker from Fanthatracks.com and of course Dee Tails, the actor who played Quay Tolsite in Solo: A Star Wars Story, for the shout out on his Instagram page.
For more information about the Quay Tolsite action figure and the voice samples implemented in it have a look here please: Quay Tolsite
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!
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).
Criz Bee (founder of JediBusiness.com) will be at the ToyAndGeekFest in Puyallup, WA this coming weekend! You can catch Criz Bee on the main stage at 2pm on Saturday for the Toy Masters At The Toy Table panel where he'll discuss the future of Star Wars collecting and how collecting has changed personally over the years. The panel will be hosted by Jake Stevens (co-host of the Toy Run podcast and owner of From4-LOMToZuckuss.com), Jordan Hembrough (host of the Toy Hunter TV show on the Travel Channel and QUEST TV), Brian Volk-Weiss (Executive Producer of The Toys That Made Us Netflix TV show), Gus Lopez (author of several Star Wars collecting books, founder of the first Star Wars collecting website THESWCA.com, and organizer of Star Wars Celebration Collecting Tracks) and Mark Bellomo (author of several collecting books including The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985).
On Sunday at 2pm Criz Bee will host a live Toy Run podcast episode with his co-host Jake Stevens. Guests will include Tiya Sicar (the voice of Sabine Wren on Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Forces Of Destiny), Jordan Hembrough and Mark Bellomo
Other special guests at the show include Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tiya Sicar (Star Wars Rebels), who will be on the main stage together with Jake Stevens.
Our friends Gus Lopez will host a panel about Star Wars movie locations and collecting original Star Wars movie props, and Ryan Beise will talk about some of the most obscure Star Wars action figures made over the past 40+ years.
The 501st will be there, the Jet City Saber Guild, Ewok Builders and the R2 Builders and there will be photo opportunities with Roxy the Rancor, the Luggabeast, a life-size Landspeeder and the interior of the Millennium Falcon!
We hope you'll come by and say hi!
For all the details and other celebrity guests at the show have a look at the official website: ToyAndGeekFest.com
This week on TOY RUN, the hosts continue their coverage of Han Solo figures and toys that are set to drop on Solo Friday! New reveals from Jakks Pacific, Hasbro, Bandai and even some hints from Disney are covered in the show. Plus thoughts on the latests official trailer, posters and advertisements from Solo’s promotional partners and lots of TR Nation happenings, the Toy Roundown of the News and what Jake and Criz Bee have found this week on their toy runs round out Episode 105 of TOY RUN, your weekly action figure and Star Wars news podcast! Listen now and subscribe!
If you've been here recently you might have noticed that the website wasn't loading properly, or that some of the images were missing, and that was simply due to us out-growing the old server. So we are in the progress of upgrading and moving onto a new one, and everything should be running smoothly again in a few days just in time for the 4/13 Solo: A Star Wars Story toy launch!
Thank you for your patience!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Star Wars Collecting Fan Sites and Podcasts have again combined Forces at 2017’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando!
Visit the Celebration Collecting Track Social Lounge (Room W305) to meet the faces behind top Star Wars collecting sites and receive and get exclusive swag!
Jedi Business (JediBusiness.com), Jedi News (JediNews.co.uk), Jedi Temple Archives (JediTempleArchives.com), Star Wars Action News (SWActionNews.com), and This Week in Star Wars (ThisWeekInStarWars.com) each will be on hand to greet fellow collectors, and during their slots they will be giving out one piece of a six-part patch set featuring vintage Star Wars action figures.
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!
We are proud to announce our second giveaway for Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017! The May The Figures Be With You button, which is offically licensed by Lucasfilm, will be given out at the Star Wars Space Club booth #2653 on all four days of the convention. Come say hi to Criz Bee and pick up your free button!
Here is how you can find JediBusiness.com at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017! JediBusiness.com will be part of the Star Wars Space Club, which is located at booth #2653 right next to the Tattoo pavillion. The exact times when Criz Bee will be at the booth will be announced closer to the show.
Fans and collectors of Hasbro's 3.75" action figure line wish Hasbro would return to the times between 2005 and 2012 when almost every 3.75" Star Wars action figure released was well articulated. Not only were those Star Wars figures nicely detailed, but Hasbro also released a lot of background droids and obscure alien characters (and even included diorama pieces with some figures!) which helped SW figure collectors to round out displays and dioramas.
With Hasbro's focus on a new Star Wars movie every year, and the focus of the main 3.75" action figure line on kids, there is little room to satisfy the demand of long-time and older Star Wars action figure collectors. Currently the only retailer to offer super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures by Hasbro is Walmart, which has about 16 different figures per year with roughly half of them being re-releases of older figures.
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!
Disney released a new Star Wars action figure line in November 2016 exclusively at Disney Stores. The figures are between 10" and 12" tall and retail for $34.95 each. So far Disney has released seven figures with two from the Original Trilogy, two from The Force Awakens and three from Rogue One. You can find our new site section dedicated to this action figure line under the Disney brand here:
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!
JediBusiness.com will join the Star Wars Space Club at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017! Come by booth 2653 and say hi to Criz Bee on all four days of the convention. There will be swag given out on all four days (we will announce the giveaways in the weeks leading up to the convention). Here is the official announcement:
Whether you are a vintage Star Wars collector or a lover of all things modern, this is the booth for you! The Star Wars Space Club is comprised of life-long collectors from JediBusiness.com, IGrewUpStarWars.com, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com and the Galaxy of Toys Podcasting Network who all share a passion for Star Wars collecting, especially when it comes to the action figures. By visiting the Star Wars Space Club during the show you’ll find meet and greets with fellow Star Wars collectors and content-creators who love to talk collecting.
You’ll be able to test your action figure knowledge, enter to win giveaways or come simply to trade buttons and swag! You will also be able to meet some of the cast of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast and the Plastic Galaxy documentary, take part in interviews for the TOY RUN podcast, and receive exclusive limited edition swag for free! The Star Wars Space Club is a positive place for collectors to express their love of Star Wars toys and merchandise and whether you come to request help identifying action figures from Criz Bee, debate the greatest toy lines from the past 40 years with Jake Stevens, wax nostalgic with Tom Berges or discuss the future of collecting with Jason Luttrull all are welcome!
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 the past JediBusiness.com featured Kenner and Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars action figures exclusively, but in 2013 The Black Series 6" line came along and we decided to do our first expansion after 11 years. Now almost four years later it's time to expand yet again! We are excited to announce that in addition to Hasbro's 3.75" and 6" Black Series lines, we'll be adding Disney's Elite Series Die Cast 7" line. And with that come a few changes.
Our Star Wars action figure master list has now a new filter which lists figures for Kenner 3.75", Hasbro 3.75", Hasbro's Black Series 6" and now Disney Elite Series Die Cast as well. Website sections which list Star Wars action figures by movie, by character, species, holograms, pilots, bounty hunters etc... will now show a second drop down filter where figures can be sorted by brand and size. Look for the second drop down right below the "Quick Links" drop down.
To accommodate Disney's Elite Series die cast figures the main navigation has changed slightly to make room for the Disney section.
Over the next few weeks we will keep adding figures to the Disney Elite Series Die Cast section, please be patient!
Thanks for your time everybody and MTFBWY!
We have a new logo! When we went live with the site re-design last year we also went live with our main logo, which we will continue to use on the website and which you will still find on all the images we take of figures. However, there are cases when a long logo like the one we have on the website doesn't work as well (the Facebook profile pic for example is square), and so we asked the incredibly talented Jorge Baeza (if you are unfamiliar with his work, please have a look at his website and his art work) to help out yet again and create a new version of it. The center of the logo, which has two vintage Kenner lightsabers crossed, gives tribute to the original vintage toy line which started it all! Anyways, we hope you like the round version of the J.B. logo as much as we do!
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!
We've added additional filters to the master list, you can now sort Star Wars action figures by Kenner 3 3/4", Hasbro 3 3/4" and Hasbro 6". This is in addition to sorting by letter, name, title, toy line, scale and brand. Have fun playing around:
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!
Thank you to all the JediBusiness.com readers and fellow Star Wars Action Figure collectors! 2016 has been an incredible year for JediBusiness.com! Thank you everybody and we hope you'll have a wonderful and healthy 2017!!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
We hope you'll have a wonderful and restful few days with lots of Star Wars action figures and Star Wars toys under the Christmas tree. If you are interested in finding out what Christmas themed Star Wars action figures Hasbro/Disney have released in the past, take a look at the list below! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
Three older site sections are back due to popular demand! You can now sort figures again by species, holgrams and spirit figures and females only!
Have fun browsing:
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