TOY RUN Episode 44: The 20th Anniversary of the Special Editions!

In this week’s episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens celebrate 20 years of the Star Wars Special Editions!  The hosts share their memories 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.  Show Notes 40th anniversary logo on Chirrut Imwe on Entertainment Earth Baze Malbus on Entertainment Earth Hero Masher Checklist on Star Wars Celebration Art Show We want to hear from [...]

By |2017-01-26T23:22:46-08:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: The Power of the Force 2, Toy Run|Tags: |

The 40th Anniversary Collection Logo

We are very excited about the many "rumors" that are peculating surrounding a "possible" 40th Anniversary Collection.  Hasbro multiple times last year stated that they would be doing something to pay tribute to the anniversary.  From what we have seen and heard so far, 6" collectors will be very happy. Today's reveal of the "potentially" logo, which also references, looks absolutely fantastic and hopefully as they have reported will feature the classic double racetracks. We are positive all will be confirmed in the next few weeks leading up to New York Toy Fair on February 18th-21st. Until then, May the Figures be with you!

By |2017-01-25T12:45:23-08:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection|

Star Wars Episode VIII Revealed revealed today the title for the upcoming sequel to The Force Awakens.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes its spot in the middle chapter of the sequel trilogy. We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.  Now we can't help but to speculate what it means;  is the title referring to Luke as [...]

By |2017-01-24T00:12:29-08:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: The Last Jedi|

TOY RUN Episode 43: The ‘Chive Cast’s Stephen B-Wing Danley

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!     Show Notes Eric J Berry's Custom AT-TE Galen Erso debut AT-ST Driver With Scout Walker Bootleg Or Factory Error Rey With BB-8 The 'Chive Cast Jyn Ersos @ Kmart We want to hear from you! If [...]

By |2017-01-20T10:38:04-08:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|Tags: , |

Hero Mashers Visual Checklist

While not a line of figures many collectors were excited about, we welcome Hero Mashers to the website. This may be the only the visual guide and checklist for this line available on the net so for those who collect these, we'd love to hear from you!

By |2017-01-19T17:22:47-08:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: The Force Awakens|Tags: |

TOY RUN Episode 42 – The 30th Anniversary of Star Tours

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, discuss the recently discovered vintage Kenner prototype Ewok figures and warn against the recent increase in figure swapping. Listen now by subscribing for free on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or Podbean for today! Show Notes Acme Archives Direct Funko Pop Vintage-style 3-Pack Jake's Future Duracell AT-ACT Store Display Star Tours Action Figures [...]

By |2017-01-13T12:39:45-08:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|Tags: |

Mads Debuts Galen!

Hasbro has provided us with the first loose look of the upcoming Galen Erso action figure. This figure comes included with a blaster and a mouse (MSE-6) droid and depicts the Death Star scientist in his imperial uniform seen in the movie on Eadu. While the MSE droid is a reissue, it has not been seen in the modern line since The Vintage Collection's 2012 Tarkin release. This figure made its actual debut on Instagram as the actor himself, Mads Mikkelsen, posted the first carded look of his figure. This special reveal may have been in response to his appearance on the red carpet at the Rogue One premiere when asked about having an action figure: Now who knows if we will be seeing either of [...]

By |2017-01-12T12:18:06-08:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One|

More TV Figure Appearances Found

Thanks to the many collectors and fans who share their findings on social media we are able to add three more Kenner and Hasbro Star Wars action figure appearances to our Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! filmography! On a very special Christmas episode of Cagney and Lacey in 1982 "I'll Be Home For Christmas", the detectives hit the stores only to pass by some beautiful packed-on-the-pegs Empire Strikes Back figures. Special thanks to Jason L. for the heads up and Toby B. for the use of the images! Next up, we have a more modern appearance in the form of a few Power of the Force 2 figures that appeared in an episode of Dexter. This scene appeared in Season 2's episode titled "The Dark Defender" which [...]

By |2017-01-11T07:52:11-08:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One, The Empire Strikes Back, The Power of the Force 2, Vintage|

TOY RUN Episode 41: So Long, Princess.

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 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! Show Notes Admiral Thrawn variation on 12" Action Figure Hero Series Checklist On Princess Leia Organa Action Figures We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the [...]

By |2017-01-05T22:37:32-08:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|Tags: , |

Director Thrawn – The Grand Admiral Variant

With the latest wave of Rogue One 3 3/4" figures hitting online etailers, there is now a new variant in the wild for those so inclined to pursue.  It appears the good Grand Admiral has the same ambition as Director Krennic as he can be found with two different ranks. Our TOY RUN co-host over at received the correctly ranked Grand Admiral where we received a version mimicking the doomed director of the Death Star project. We are assuming the correct version as seen on Star Wars Rebels is the second version, produced after our own which bears the date stamp of Friday, October 28th, 2016. We do find it interesting that the card art bears the incorrect rank as well as seen below.   Here you [...]

By |2017-01-04T00:22:33-08:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels|Tags: , |
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