TOY RUN Episode #66 – Han Solo Retrospective

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! Show Notes Han Solo Figures on Forces of Destiny Press Release Forces of Destiny Sneak Peek Join us on Facebook in our new Closed TOY RUN Group! We want [...]

By |2017-06-30T16:02:37-07:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Forces of Destiny, Han Solo, The Last Jedi, Toy Run|

TOY RUN Episode 65 – 40th ILM Reunion & Hunting SW Collectibles in SE Asia with Gus Lopez

Friend of the show, collector, and author Gus Lopez sits down with Jake and Criz Bee to discuss some of his recent travels to L.A. for the exclusive Star Wars 40th ILM reunion get-together and to South East 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! Show Notes Tokyo Toy Show S.H. Figuarts List Of K-Mart Stores Closing Inferno Squadron Join us on Facebook in our new Closed TOY RUN Group! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the [...]

By |2017-06-28T09:47:38-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Han Solo, Toy Run|

Thrawn’s SDCC Exclusive Easter Eggs

With San Diego Comic Con 2017 now just one month away, we thought we would take a closer look at the upcoming 6" Black Series exclusive. This figure exclusive was announced back in April at during Hasbro's Star Wars Celebration panel. To hear the actual announcement from Celebration Orlando 2017, check out Episode 55 of TOY RUN below. This figure will join fellow Star Wars Rebels characters Kanan Jarrus, Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren in 6" form. Thrawn himself, while making his new cannon debut this season in the Rebels animated show, actually is a product of the early 90's and a key character in bringing about the renaissance of Star Wars with his original debut in the Heir of the Empire novel from Timothy Zahn.  Zahn [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:09:45-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: SDCC, Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series|

TOY RUN Episode 64 – Creatures In the Star Wars Action Figure Line

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. 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 [...]

By |2017-06-16T07:49:36-07:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|

Kenner Cameo: Star Voyager

Big thanks to our buddy Mark S. for letting us know about this latest Kenner cameo. This one occurred on the cover of the 1982 Atari 2600 game "Star Voyager" by Imagic. The cover art is clearly based on Kenner's version of the Millenium Falcon and thanks to a recent gaming expo, the actual model which was referenced in the art has surfaced. "Thanks again to the esteemed Earl Green - we have another photo from the Classic Gaming Expo." We have added it to our ever growing database of Kenner (and Hasbro) action figure cameos which can be found in the pic below! And of course, we are always grateful for any tips and help in hunting down new cameos that have remained [...]

By |2017-06-14T00:01:29-07:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Kenner Cameo, Vintage|

TOY RUN Episode 63 – Titanium Action Figures: Then and Now

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! 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, [...]

By |2017-06-09T12:29:05-07:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Titanium Die-Cast Series, Toy Run|Tags: |

Shoretrooper: Variant or Error?

A fellow Washingtonian and listener of TOY RUN, J.R., sends in a report and image of what appears to be a 3 3/4" Scarif Stormtrooper (or Shoretrooper) variant. Of note in the image provided, is the missing white and black stripe on the trooper's left shoulder. Both of the troopers pictured were purchased at the same store on the same day, according to J.R.. At first, we assumed this could be a running change from Wave 3 to Wave 4 but this was not the case as both versions that we, and, have obtained from both waves featured the black and white stripes. Fred Meyer, the store in which these originated from, have begun receiving Wave 3 of the Rogue One and therefore the [...]

By |2017-06-06T15:39:59-07:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One|

Theft at Rancho Obi-Wan

We have received some unfortunate news from our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan: Dear fellow Star Wars fans and collectors, I need to share some distressing news with you because I need your help. In February we at Rancho Obi-Wan found out that we had been the victim of a major theft that surreptitiously took place over many months in late 2015 through 2016. There were more than 100 valuable items stolen, the majority of them vintage U.S. and foreign carded action figures, many of them rare and important pieces. Most have either been resold or professionally appraised for a total of more than $200,000. The theft came to light after Philip Wise, a good friend, major collector and owner of several Star Wars websites, posted [...]

By |2017-06-05T15:18:34-07:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

TOY RUN Episode 62 – Star Wars Insights with Dan Madsen

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! Show Notes Entertainment Earth: Hasbro Black Series Lando Calrissian Entertainment Earth: Hasbro Black Series Imperial Royal Guard Entertainment Earth: Hasbro Black Series Tusken Raider Disney Elite Series Die Cast [...]

By |2017-06-05T13:13:08-07:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Toy Run|
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