Toy Fair 2019 Coverage

This weekend, Toy Fair New York kicks off its annual tradition of previewing, debuting and announcing new toys to be released throughout the year. "Toy Fair is THE can't-miss event for tapping into the $27B U.S. domestic toy market", and this weekend will be full of panels from every major toy manufacturer looking to get a piece of that billion dollar pie. On Saturday, February 16th Hasbro will hold their Hasbro’s 2019 Entertainment Brand Preview Event, powered by Hasbro Pulse. They will be providing, "a first look at the product from Hasbro’s Franchise and Licensed Brands including Transformers, Power Rangers and many more". Now, this panel is a not-to-be-missed event when it kicks off at 1:30 PM EST as Hasbro typically has announced major initiatives such as their HasLab or 40th [...]

By |2019-02-18T22:05:58-08:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Toy Fair|Tags: |

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy – Press Release

Hasbro has provided us with an official press release and images of their new Star Wars Lightsaber Academy line. STAR WARS LIGHTSABER ACADEMY FALL 2019 STAR WARS LIGHTSABER ACADEMY (HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2019) Train to become a lightsaber master with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER ACADEMY Interactive Training System! Download the official Lightsaber Academy App, choose from one of five of the best Masters in the galaxy, and begin your journey to become a lightsaber expert! Learn official STAR WARS moves and train and battle with one of 5 legendary Jedi or Sith Masters! Loaded with Smart-Hilt™ technology, your lightsaber connects via Bluetooth and tracks your motion to evaluate and score your moves. The Smart-Hilt™ will track your progress and help you [...]

By |2019-02-16T08:46:06-08:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Toy Fair|

TOY RUN Episode 102 – Updates from Backing the Barge

This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens break down all the latest announcements and developments concerning Hasbro’s crowdfunded Jabba’s Sail Barge as it enters the final phase of its campaign. The hosts discuss Season 2 of Forces of Destiny, the ongoing demise of Toys ‘R’ Us and what role KBToys might play in it. Discover how much the latest Rocket Firing Fett sold for at auction, what K-Canon is and what the boys found on this week’s toy runs. Throw in the updates from T.R. Nation and the Toy Roundown of the News for Episode 102 of TOY RUN, your only weekly Star Wars action figure podcast! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on [...]

By |2018-03-24T09:34:43-07:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: The Vintage Collection 2, Toy Fair|Tags: |

TOY RUN Episode 99 – New York Toy Fair Part II

On this week's episode Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about The Vintage Conversation on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page, they take a look at how well the Sail Barge crowdfunding campaign is going and they discuss more Toys'R'Us store closings. Mix in the Toy Rundown Of The News and even more New York Toy Fair 2018 coverage and you get episode 99 of Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen now and subscribe! Battle Of Crait 4-Pack in-stock Darth Revan (Black Series Pre-Order) Forces Of Destiny Padme Amidala 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 |2018-03-06T21:49:02-08:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Toy Fair, Toy Run|

New York Toy Fair Coverage ’18

Despite New York Toy Fair 2018 running from February 17-20, the reveals began days earlier online.  With Solo: A Star Wars Story set to drop on May 25th, 2018, Lucasfilm has gone back to showing their products at the International Toy Fair in February. Here is where we will provide all the news and reveals from this year's show. Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine's Day) Entertainment Weekly debuted the first look of the 3 3/4" Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. i09's Gizmodo previewed four new figures from the 6" Black Series line. Hasbro provided us with an official press release and images for the previewed items. Thursday, February 15th Mashable gave us at the very cute Chewbacca Furreal co-pilot which Hasbro provided us with press images and information on. STAR WARS [...]

By |2018-02-18T12:27:39-08:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Solo, The Last Jedi, The Vintage Collection, Toy Fair|

TOY RUN Episode 97: The Lando System?

New York Toy Fair 2018 is upon us and your hosts collectors Criz Bee and Jake Stevens break down the week’s Hasbro previews of toys from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Talk of Japan’s D23, the Valentines of the action figure line and a look at friend of the show Bill McBride’s Australian interview. Then in keeping with the theme of the season, Criz and Jake take a look at every Lando Calrissian figure to be cast in plastic and at what’s to come. All this plus the Toy Rundown of the News, this week’s toys runs and what’s happening in the T.R.Nation community on Facebook in Episode 97. Listen today! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions [...]

By |2018-02-16T17:29:09-08:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Solo, Toy Fair, Toy Run|

TOY RUN – Episode 48: Toy Fair ‘17 Recap Show with Galaxy of Toys

With last week’s Toy Fair now behind us, the cast of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast reassembles to bring you the Hasbro high and low lights from this year’s New York trade show. The hosts, Jake and Criz Bee also check-in with friend of the show Chris Pirillo to learn about his Disney World Star Wars VIP tour and his upcoming Galaxaar - Collectables Bazaar.  Plus Force Friday II, Han Solo’s Newbacca, the Disney Elite hiatus, Emerald City Comicon panels and much much more in Episode 48 of TOY RUN! Show Notes New York Toy Fair Hasbro Press Photos Toy Fair Coverage 2017 The Sandcrawler Podcast Galaxy of Toys Podcast Emerald City Comicon Panel Galaxaar We want to hear from you! If you have questions [...]

By |2017-02-24T00:14:11-08:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Toy Fair, Toy Run|Tags: |

Hasbro’s Toy Fair Press Photos

Hasbro has released official press photos from their Toy Fair 2017 presentation.  While they include much of what was discussed throughout the panel, they, unfortunately, do not include a first look at Jedi Master Luke in 6" form. The Black Series - 40th Anniversary Collection The Black Series - 40th Anniversary Collection: Legacy Pack with Darth Vader The Black Series - 40th Anniversary Collection: Exclusives Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot Gear) - Celebration Orlando 2017 R5-D4 - Entertainment Earth The Black Series Exclusives Imperial AT-ACT Driver - Target The Black Series - Centerpiece The Black Series - Wal*Mart Exclusive 3 3/4"

By |2017-02-20T00:12:49-08:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, Toy Fair|

Toy Fair 2017 Coverage

February 18th marks the beginning of the annual event put on the by Toy Industry Association, Inc. in New York City.  Toy Fair provides companies a showcase to debut new products that are set to be released throughout the year while trying to woo retailers into supporting their brands. While Toy Fair is open to the press only, they have produced a number to exclusive products in years past. With each major event in which Star Wars has a presence, we'll be providing coverage on all Star Wars action figure-related news and updates throughout the weekend and show. This year, in the lead-up to Toy Fair, Hasbro has released a preview of what's in store for collectors and fans through a few different major media outlets. ~ [...]

By |2017-02-20T00:25:52-08:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One, The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, Toy Fair|

Star Wars Collectors Galaxy Podcast Ep. 9 – Jake Stevens

This week the Star Wars Collectors Galaxy podcast invited Jake Stevens onto the show to chat about collecting Star Wars action figures. In this episode Jake and host Justin Seeley discuss the naming of, recent figure releases, thoughts about Toy Fair 2016 and a handful of other collecting topics. If you haven't checked out Justin's new show we highly suggest you do. His passion for collecting Star Wars figures blends perfectly with his great guests (present company excluded) make for one professionally produced podcast. As regular listens know, each show is filled with news and knowledge about the hobby, and because of this we have added this great resource to our Surfing the Holonet online resources page which can be found under Collecting Resources. To listen to the [...]

By |2016-03-01T22:04:16-08:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Toy Fair, Vintage|Tags: , |
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