Welcome to Episode 115 of Toy Run! On this week’s episode Criz Bee and Jake Stevens get you caught up on all the Star Wars action figure news from the past few weeks and Jake sits down with Brian Volk-weiss (Executive Producer of the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us), Mark Bellomo (author of several action figure collecting books) and Jordan Hembrough (host of The Toy Hunter series formerly on the Travel Channel). Listen now and subscribe!
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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 at www.toyruncast.com and can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher 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 meetups. 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.comparticipates 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 Comic Con, a member of Seattle’s SARLACC collecting club, the former host of The Star Wars Spinner Rack comic book podcast, 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.