This week we were treated to a special delivery from Hasbro in the form of a very long box! Finn, my 10-year-old, delivered it to my office had no idea what was inside but upon discovering it was Darth Revan's Force FX Elite lightsaber he began jumping around and begging we open it immediately. Coincidentally, we had started play Knights of the Old Republic on the original Xbox the night before. Now his excitement for something he didn't even know existed was justified as this saber is awesome! For a family who can swim in Blade Builder Sabers from the last 5 years, this was an incredible upgrade to our saber arsenal. If you are unfamiliar with this latest addition to The Black Series saber [...]
With both yesterday's new Clone Wars episode showing Ahsoka at her finest and a new Galaxy of Adventures Finn and Poe short we just had to do an update!
We are on a The Mandalorian high so we put together a new page where we will both track the figures from the series that have been released/announced and propose ones we’d love to see in the future! Be wary, MILD SPOILERS about Chapter 1 included!
A huge thanks to our good friend Paul Van Dyk for the heads up on a new modern Kenner Star Wars action figure item. This tumbler appears to use the same standard Lucasfilm-approved images that most recently were used on a deck of playing cards. While this tumbler looks great, the images themselves are quite inaccurate when it comes to the vintage Kenner figure line. You can find the link for this item which is still listed as coming soon here. STAR WARS MINT IN BOX 16 OZ STAINLESS STEEL CAN TUMBLER The exciting new Star Wars x Igloo collection showcases the worldwide pop-culture phenomenon featuring iconic images and original artwork from the beloved saga. Whether one is strong with the Force, supports the Rebellion or [...]
This past weekend, Toy Story 4 made its debut and so did the animated versions of two of our favorite vintage Kenner action figures! As we discussed earlier this year, Walrus Man and Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi from 1978 are featured in the latest addition to the Toy Story franchise. SPOILER WARNING: While their appearance is very brief it is reminiscent of their encounter in the Mos Eisley Cantina. When Woody enlists his old sweetheart Bo in a mission to recover his Bonnie's new "toy" Forky, they visit a pinball machine which acts like a speakeasy club for lost toys. On their way to recruit Duke Kaboom they past a dismembered Zebra plush who sits next to Old Ben and Panda Boba reenacting their first interaction. In [...]
We were thrilled last week to stumble upon the latest wave of Black Series figures, as they not only begin our ramp-up to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the start of the Prequels but provide collectors a chance to add two new characters never done before to their collections. Wave 20 of Hasbro's The Black Series includes 6 new figures: Mace Windu, Padme Amidala, Battle Droid, Han Solo (Mimban), Vice Admiral Holdo and Dryden Vos. Of these six, Holdo and Vos have yet to be done in action figure form which makes these two very exciting (although we 3 3/4" collectors are still holding our breath). Now as mention at New York Comic Con last year, the leader of Crimson Dawn comes with a special feature [...]
Welcome to Day 5 of my Birthday Scavenger Hunt. If you haven't looked over the details on how to play or how to enter to win make sure you check out Day 1's entry. Today's walk down memory lane looks quite a bit different from the previous 4 entries but it really does reflect accurately my youth. While Star Wars was incredibly important to me in my youth, much like many other kids of the eighties Star Wars faded from my mind starting around 1984. The various mega lines of the decade captured my heart and attention. In varying degrees of completion, here are the numerous action figure lines I collected as a kid. 1975 - 1985 - Adventure People (Fisher Price) 1978 - 1980 - Star Wars [...]
Toy Run Episode 132 features the top 13 bloodiest and most battle damaged Star Wars action figures released in the 3 3/4" line over the past 40 years. Criz Bee and Jake Stevens listen to the T.R. Nation voicemails left and they talk about all the news from the past week. Later in the show, Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com stops by to share some stories about Skywalker Ranch and the fun trip he took down to California. Listen now and subscribe! 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 the TOY RUN community on our Facebook page [...]
We have added the latest found Kenner Cameo to our database. A new Halloween-themed book titled Are You Scared Darth Vader? by Adam Rex includes a custom head shot of the author depicted as a Kenner Red Snags.
This week on TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens attempt to contain their inner geeks as they share their thoughts on all of the reveals from last weekend's New York Toy Fair. Much of the conversation center's on Hasbro's new HasLab crowd-funded campaign to bring collectors the largest Star Wars vehicle ever, Jabba's Sail Barge -The Khetanna. Lots of exciting Solo reveals, Hamill's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hasbro's new Photo Real 6" technique and much more on Episode 98 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast. 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 [...]