TOY RUN Episode 61 – Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars

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! Show Notes Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars 40th Anniversary Disney Store [...]

By |2017-05-25T12:54:30-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, Toy Run|

Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars!

By Jake Stevens As a Bicentennial Baby, I have grown up with Star Wars for practically my entire life.  Not one memory that I can recall comes from a time without Star Wars.  Like a slightly older brother, we have spent more time playing together than any of my "siblings"; G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. and He-Man. The thing that has made Star Wars the sibling that I have bonded most with is that as kid he was always up for playing with my friends, and my family. Star Wars is really the ideal brother as he gives you his complete attention when its just the two of you and yet loves to be shared with the world and put on display for how awesome he [...]

By |2017-05-25T06:52:40-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Holiday, The 40th Anniversary Collection, Vintage|

TOY RUN Episode 60: Blasting Retro with Michael French

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, 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! Show Notes RetroBlasting On [...]

By |2017-05-19T22:40:38-07:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|Tags: |

New Nerf Gamestop Exclusive

Hasbro has sent us over the details of their latest Nerf set which will be a Gamestop exclusive and tie-in to Star Wars: Battlefront: NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask set (Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Spring 2017) Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with the NERF RIVAL STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT APOLLO XV-700 blaster and face mask set! This special edition blaster and mask set features distinct Mandalorian decoration and comes with a fabric Mandalorian insignia patch. Experience intense, head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the NERF RIVAL APOLLO XV-700 blaster, sending foam rounds soaring into the air at a velocity of 100 fps, and featuring easy re-load magazine. Mask boasts a breathable design and [...]

By |2017-05-15T11:54:40-07:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Video Games|Tags: |

TOY RUN Episode 59 – A Galaxy of Action Figure Savings

On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about the latest Star Wars action figure news including 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 author 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 action figure newspaper ads from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Listen now 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 [...]

By |2017-05-12T14:05:53-07:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: The Last Jedi|Tags: |

Official Disney Droid Factory Image & Exclusives

Thanks to our friends at Disney Parks, we have been provided a high-resolution image of the 21 new Protocol Droids in the exclusive theme park Droid Factory line. This series, which debuted at Walt Disney World's Galactic Nights event held at Hollywood Studios is now also available at the Disneyland Resort. We have begun working on adding these new Protocol, LOM, CZ, Death Star and Shopkeeper Droids to our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Visual Guide. For those headed to the parks and looking to put together some of the 21 droids currently available pictured here, we have put today a checklist or cheat sheet for those wanting to build quickly. For a printable PDF copy of the checklist click here: BAD Protocols Cheat Sheet Upcoming Exclusives At [...]

By |2017-05-09T09:34:11-07:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Disney's Droid Factory, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi|Tags: , |

Galaxy of Toys Episode 62: Kenner Return of the Jedi Figures (Part 1)

In the latest episode of Galaxy of the Toys, the hosts break down the first eight Return of the Jedi figures pictured on the 65 card backs. Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) Squid Head Emperor’s Royal Guard Weequay Ree-Yees General Madine Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) The guys give their thoughts on some of the first Return of the Jedi figures from Kenner released back in 1983. You can watch the RetroBlasting video Jason refers to here: Star Wars Follies: Kenner's Epic Return of the Jedi Fail - Vintage Toy Review If you have any comments or questions about the show please email us at About Galaxy of Toys Podcast Galaxy of Toys Podcast is a discussion about Star [...]

By |2017-05-08T21:13:24-07:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, Return of the Jedi, Vintage|

TOY RUN Episode 58 – Rogue One Wave 4 Review Show

On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review the latest four new figures which make up the final wave of Rogue One’s 3 ¾” action figure line. They provide their thoughts about the Hasbro Fan Figure Vote finalist, share their pursuit of the second wave of 40th Anniversary Collection 6” figures and as always bring you the weekly toy rundown of the news. All this and more in Episode 58 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen today and subscribe! Show Notes Buy Wave 2 Of 40th Anniversary 6" Figures Now Fan Figure Vote Round Up Fan Figure Vote Winner Discuss "How To Fix Hasbro's Fan Vote" 40th Anniversary Commercial Star Wars Celebration Orlando Collector Panels Online Disney [...]

By |2017-05-05T09:52:21-07:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels, The 40th Anniversary Collection|

40th Anniversary Hasbro Commercial

Last Friday, Hasbro debuted their latest Star Wars action figure commercial and it featured something truly special. In the stop-motion animated short, it featured not only toys from Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Collection 6" line but each one of the line's vintage Kenner counterparts. This is the first commercial to truly feature Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figure line and as well as the first to use Kenner figures since the mid-80's. Look for more Kenner and Hasbro ads and commercials in our H.A.N (Hasbro Ad Network) Database.  The database is still in construction yet if you know of or have an entry that should be included please reach out to us on our social pages or at Until next time, May the Fourth Be with [...]

By |2017-05-04T23:51:11-07:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, Vintage|