TOY RUN Episode 127: Q&A with the T.R. Nation

This week on TOY RUN the hosts answer questions from the Toy Run Nation! Criz Bee and Jake Stevens share their thoughts on distribution, HasLab, missing figures, customizing and how to display more of your collection. Plus we break down the news from the past week including Disney’s Sandcrawler, the passing of Gary Kurtz, Germany’s Noris Force Con and SOLO’s secret ending. Thanks for listening to TOY RUN, the weekly Star Wars collecting podcast where you will find passion for plastic from a galaxy far, far away! We’d love to hear from you! Now you can call the TOY RUN Hotline at (971) 231-9307 to share your Star Wars finds, questions and action figure stories with the rest of the T.R. Nation! You can join [...]

By |2018-09-28T07:33:48-07:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Toy Run|

Who Will be the Next Vintage Collection Figure Announced?

So far with the return of The Vintage Collection line, Hasbro has taken the same course of action they began with Wal*Mart’s exclusive Black Series 3 ¾” line which began in 2015. They are weaving in an equal number of reissued figures in order to keep new figure tooling costs down. So far to date, Hasbro has announced figures through next Summer in their The Vintage Collection line but they have not revealed every figure though. For a full list of these releases look here. In order to speculate which figures may soon be announced, we have done some comparison work between the 3 3/4" Black Series line and The Vintage Collection both past, present and future. Now for many of the reissued figures in the upcoming TVC waves, [...]

By |2018-09-17T19:39:21-07:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: The Black Series, The Vintage Collection 2|

How to Finish Hasbro’s Force Link 2.0 SOLO Figure Line!

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story has been released on Digital Download (which we have already watched twice) we can’t help but to speculate about what Hasbro will offer fans of the film over next 14 months! With some key characters from the film still missing in the 3 ¾” line, Hasbro has time before the Episode IX onslaught of merchandising takes place to really finish out the Force Link 2.0 line completely, which is something they haven’t had a chance to do with the four previous Disney-era films. This is, of course, understandable due to the pace of motion picture content Lucasfilm is currently putting out but with this break in media (pending next month’s Star Wars: Resistance series doesn’t commandeer store shelves) Hasbro [...]

By |2018-09-15T10:27:47-07:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Force Link, Solo|

TOY RUN Episode 125 – All About SOLO: A Star Wars Story Action Figures!

In this week's Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - we celebrate all things SOLO: A Star Wars Story! Every Force Link, Black Series, Vintage Collection, 12", Big Fig, etc. dedicated to SOLO is covered in this episode! The hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens undertake a massive 500-mile toy run with the legendary Tom Berges from and share their thoughts Portland's Rose City Comic Con, the creepy Yardbirds mall, Billy Galaxy's toy shop the amazing StarWarStore! Throw in talk of the Noris Force Con exclusive, poorly made t-shirts, the Toy Rundown of the News and a check on the TR Nation and you have Episode 125! Please make sure to tune-in, subscribe, and if so moved, leave a review on iTunes [...]

By |2018-09-14T11:09:16-07:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Convention Coverage, Solo|

Editorial: Stop Toying with Vintage Kenner-Themed Products

In 2018, products featuring Kenner’s vintage Star Wars action figure line have become quite popular. Everything from backpacks, shot glasses, greeting cards, calendars, and posters have appeared at various retailers both domestically and internationally. While these items are very welcomed and have the potential to strike many a nostalgic feel with longtime fans, it is their gross ignorance of the brand that makes many of these items a laughing matter more than a desirable purchase. Many of the offending products use the same stock figure photos which first appeared a few years ago on the Topps Collectible Card Trader app. The problem begins here as some figures either have no or include the wrong accessories. More recent products have taken these images and applied them [...]

By |2018-09-10T10:28:19-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Vintage|

Hasbro’s TBS International Convention Exclusive

Hasbro has provided us details about their first international Black Series convention exclusive. This Hoth themed set will be available throughout Europe. The set includes exclusive packaging and a new version of Han Solo in his Hoth gear. Hasbro's press images and release are as follows: Fans will be able to purchase this exclusive set at Noris Force Con (Germany) for £49.99, followed by MCM London Comic Con (England), Comic Con Paris (France), and Lucca Comics & Games (Italy) in limited quantities while supplies last. Please feel free to share with your readers and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HAN SOLO AND PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA Figures (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: £49.99) Kids and fans alike can imagine the [...]

By |2018-09-07T14:43:34-07:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Convention Coverage, The Black Series|

TOY RUN Episode 123 – Store Exclusives Going Into Fall

On this fun-filled episode of Toy Run the hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens give an overview of up-coming retailer exclusive Star Wars figures in the United States, Criz Bee talks about meeting Star Wars concept designer Colin Cantwell and Jake shares his toy run finds while hunting for Star Wars figures in Oregon. Listen now, subscribe and please leave us a review to help bump the show up! THANK YOU T.R. NATION! 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 by joining our Facebook community page! Or you can email us at! ______________________________________________________________________ About TOY RUN: [...]

By |2018-09-04T23:26:58-07:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: The Black Series, The Vintage Collection 2, Toy Run|

Fan Expo Canada 2018 Recap

This past weekend Hasbro held a panel for the third time this Summer in North America. At Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, Hasbro revealed two new additions for their popular action figure lines. The panel featured Hasbro talent; Andrea Demiaco, Sam Smith, and Steven Gilbert. The first reveal was that Captain Phasma will be joining The Vintage Collection. Hasbro has provided us press images for each of the new reveals. Now Phasma is a reissue from the Wal*Mart's 3 3/4" Black Series exclusive version and will be on card number #142. The back of the card also provides an additional reveal as Chewbacca is listed on the back of the card in his Original Trilogy accessories. The second reveal was a part of The Black [...]

By |2018-09-05T23:05:58-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Convention Coverage, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection|
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