In Episode 12 of TOY RUN, the hosts discuss the current state of articulation, distribution and future of the 3 ¾” action figure line with Paul Harrison, co-owner of JediTempleArchives.com. Criz Bee and Jake cover Celebration Orlando news, regional Star Wars collecting clubs and what really defines an ‘action figure’ and oh yeah, Chewbacca Mom. All this and more in this week’s Star Wars action figure cast!
Question of the Week: What makes an action figure an action figure? Are Funko Pops action figures? How about Hot Toys figurines? Do you consider them to be action figures? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll discuss it on the next show!
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 can contact us on our social media pages or email the hosts Criz Bee and Jake and you just might be featured on the next show.
About TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast
TOY RUN is the only podcast solely about collecting, reviewing and appreciating Star Wars action figures. The show is hosted by Criz Bee from JediBusiness.com and Jake Stevens from From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com. When these long-time Star Wars collectors and good friends wanted to talk about Star Wars action figures even more than they do monthly on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast, they created TOY RUN. The hosts who collectively have more than four decades of Hasbro Star Wars collecting experience as well as fond childhood memories of growing up in the 70’s and 80’s playing with Kenner action figures, strive to share their love and knowledge of collecting Star Wars figures with fellow fans of the hobby. TOY RUN is hosted on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast Network, which can be found as a featured podcast on starwars.com, as well as on iTunes, Stitcher, The Zune Network and Podbean.
About Galaxy of Toys Podcast
Galaxy of Toys Podcast is a discussion about Star Wars toys from the past, present and future. The show is hosted by creator Jason Luttrull and co-hosted by Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com, Criz Bee from Jedibusiness.com, Ryan Beise from Star Wars: Collecting Cosmos Podcast and Jake Stevens from From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com. The show, which is a featured on starwars.com, can be found on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast Network for free download through iTunes, Stitcher, The Zune Network and Podbean.
JediBusiness.com – The Star Wars Action Figure Database was created by Criz Bee in 2003 in order to help Star Wars action figure collectors look-up figures. The database currently holds over 3,000 different Star Wars action figures with reviews, photo galleries, commentaries, comparison pictures and detailed information about each figure’s release. The website has a custom built toolbox which enables collectors to sort Star Wars action figures by movie appearance, movie sequence, species, profession (e.g. Bounty Hunters/Pilots), gender and more. In addition to the database the website features a wide variety of articles about collecting Star Wars action figures such as interviews with community creators and the Hasbro Star Wars brand team, various event coverages, annual reviews, top 10 figure picks, photo galleries of collector’s collections and extensive galleries of stylized Star Wars action figure photography. JediBusiness.com actively participates in the collecting community, it is part of the international The Force United fan group and the website was part of the collector group at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015 together with StarWarsActionNews.com, Yakface.com, JediTempleArchives.com and JediNews.co.uk. Criz Bee also actively participates in local Seattle area Star Wars Collector meet ups. You can also find JediBusiness.com on starwars.com’s community page as an official Star Wars collecting site.
From 4-LOMtoZuckuss.com is a website with laser (blaster) focus on Kenner and Hasbro Star Wars action figures. Born out of a passion for Star Wars figure collecting, the site was created by Jake Stevens in 2013 and provides articles, pop culture news, checklists, collector resources, release dates, detailed guides, interviews and much more on all things Star Wars action figure related. Working with Hasbro, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com participates in official Q&As, assists in Fan Choice figure selection polls and publishes information and press releases about new and upcoming Hasbro products. When not covering Star Wars Celebrations, events and comic cons for as a member of the Star Wars press for From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, Jake is also a frequent action figure panelist at Emerald City Comicon, a member of Seattle’s SARLACC collecting club, the host of The Star Wars Spinner Rack comic book podcast, a contributor on episodes of RetroBlasting’s Star Wars Follies and along with Criz Bee a founding member of the S.T.A.R.S. (Seattle/Tacoma Area Rebelscum Society) collecting group. Covering everything from 4-LOM to Zuckuss, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com strives to be an informative resource for collecting Star Wars action figure toys and can also be found on the Community page at starwars.com as an official Star Wars collecting website.