TOY RUN Episode #57 – Celebration Round-UP Part 2

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! Show Notes Star Wars 40th Anniversary Panel Star Wars The Last Jedi Panel Star Wars Hasbro Panel [...]

By |2017-04-28T12:54:30-07:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, Titanium Die-Cast Series|Tags: |

Disney’s Droid Factory Exclusives Update

We have updated our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Visual Guide to include the four recent exclusives from Star Wars Celebration Orlando. For those looking for the additional 21 new Build-a-Droids that were released at Disney's Hollywood Studios this month, know that we are currently working on that update to the visual guide and in the meantime we have provided a printable Part Checklist for your reference if you are headed to that park soon. Star Wars Protocol Droid Factory (2017) Protocol Droid Wave 1 (April 2017) Following a tradition Disney has done in the past, they debuted their latest set of droid parts during a Star Wars Celebration convention. On April 14th, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios exclusive Star Wars-themed Galactic Nights event, following the second [...]

By |2017-04-28T12:37:43-07:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Disney's Droid Factory, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: , |

Hasbro’s Fan Figure Vote Round-Up

Last week during Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Hasbro asked a few dozen Star Wars action figure blogs, websites, Instagramers and podcasters to host the first round of nominations for this year’s Fan Figure Vote. The nominations were cast for the figure fans would most like to see created in 3 ¾” scale and included in next year’s return of The Vintage Collection. The nomination process closed last Wednesday with the results needing to be submitted to Hasbro by midday last Friday. Most sites, including From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, published their top six nominations which were chosen by fan submission this past weekend. Unbeknownst to most, this year’s first-round voting process would spark some controversy with several sites due to the characters their listeners/readers/followers nominated. Unhappy with the large [...]

By |2017-04-23T23:24:45-07:00April 23rd, 2017|Categories: The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

TOY RUN Episodes #55 & #56: Star Wars Celebration

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 show floor, 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. 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 an applause [...]

By |2017-04-21T18:40:20-07:00April 21st, 2017|Categories: Star Wars Celebration|

And the 1st Round Winners are…

The results of our first round of voting for the 2017 Star Wars Fan Figure 3 3/4" vote are in.  Fans and collectors have flooded us with nominations for the character they want most to be turned into a super-articulated figure included in this Spring's return of The Vintage Collection! The six finalist submitted by fans since Saturday's announcement at Hasbro's panel at Star Wars Celebration include: Ben Skywalker Now if you have been active on social media this week you have probably been witness to the frustration that many longtime collectors are having to the numerous nominations for Ben Skywalker, a novel character from the now defunct Expanded Universe. This particular Skywalker earned no less than 25% of our votes and appears to have a [...]

By |2017-04-20T14:57:03-07:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: The Vintage Collection|Tags: |

Star Wars Fan Figure 3 3/4″ Vote

Hasbro has just announced at the Hasbro Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration the return of The Vintage Collection in all of its 3 3/4" super-articulated glory!  And once again they are asking fans to participate in which figures they include in this popular series. The 2017 Fan Figure Vote is now open and will run from 6:30 PM Saturday EST, April 15th to Midnight this Wednesday, April 19th PST. To cast your vote for which Star Wars character you feel should be a part of the return of the 3 3/4″ The Vintage Collection, simply contact us in one of the following ways and remember you may only vote once: Send an email to 4LOMKUSS@gmail.com Comment on this article on our Facebook page Send [...]

By |2017-04-15T16:48:38-07:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: The Vintage Collection|

Hasbro’s Celebration Booth – First Look

We were able to get an early look at Hasbro's Celebration Orlando show floor booth.  While other than showing off their latest action figure and toy offerings, Hasbro has gone all out in showing their love for the history of the action figure line. The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars and Hasbro's long legacy of creating Star Wars toys is treated with great appreciation and love. While not only displaying large vintage card backs from Kenner, they pay respect to Mark Bordeaux, pay tribute to The Epic Continues, and have a timeline of every action figure line they have produced since gaining the license on June 7, 1977.

By |2017-04-12T22:49:43-07:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: 12" Figures, Star Wars Celebration, The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series|

Forces of Destiny Adventure Figures Press Release

In what appears to be a direct reaction to the "Where's Rey?" controversy of 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm have teamed with Hasbro to create a line of 11" "adventure" figures to accompany a new animated series of shorts which will debut this Summer. The figures in this line appear to include much more than the 5POA (points of articulation) currently found in Hasbro's 12" line of figures and truly does what no other Star Wars action figure line has ever done before by making the male figures the minority. Disney and Lucasfilm Celebrate Iconic Heroes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…with Star Wars Forces of Destiny Micro-series of original, animated shorts will focus on untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn [...]

By |2017-04-12T22:22:55-07:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: 12" Figures, Forces of Destiny|Tags: , |

Hasbro 6″ Black Series Vehicle Press Photos

Hasbro and Yahoo Movies have announced the next two vehicles that will be joining the 6" Black Series line.  Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder will be debuting this Fall on Force Friday and will include a new version of the farmboy.  The set will be numbered #02 as it is the second vehicle to be released in the red Black Series packaging. This version of Luke includes his poncho making this set somewhat reminiscent of Hasbro's Ultimate 12" Luke Skywalker (100th Action Figure Collection) figure released in 2000's Power of the Jedi line. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES X-34 LANDSPEEDER & 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER Figure (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2017) The third vehicle to see release in this line which is making [...]

By |2017-04-12T21:38:09-07:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: The Black Series, The Force Awakens|

TOY RUN Episode #54 – The One Before 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! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on which guest to have next, a figure fact you’d like to share or opinions on what segments you did or didn’t like, let us know! You can contact us on our social media pages or email the hosts [...]

By |2017-04-06T23:48:46-07:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Toy Run|