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.

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February 16, 2018

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!

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This week on TOY RUN, the hosts begin to work through the avalanche of new Star Wars media both shown and announced. Criz Bee and Jake Stevens share their thoughts on the teaser trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jake describes his trip to Toy Traders in British Columbia, Canada, and they discuss how collecting habits need to change with so much new Star Wars on the horizon. Then the focus turns to the product images leaked from the Nürnberg Toy Fair in Germany. Join us for all this and much more in Episode 96 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast.

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On this week's episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens wonder what will be shown at New York Toy Fair, which officially announced Forces Of Destiny Adventure Dolls will make it out to retail stores and if 3 3/4" Star Wars figures will go away for good in the near future. Jake Stevens shares some thoughts about his new cookbook, which is filled with Star Wars action figure goodness, and Criz Bee learns more about Matt Fox and his May The Toys Be With You exhibition that's currently touring the United Kingdom. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast, join the Toy Run Facebook group and be part of the community. 

Thank you for listening and good luck on your toy run!

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The conversation surrounding The Vintage Collection and its return continues this week. Hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the exclusive nature of the previous releases. Episode 94 also features talk of Toys ‘R’ Us’s store closures, the Rebels mid-season trailer, a Battle of Crait multipack and as always a look at the week’s toy runs and listener posts on the official Facebook page. Throw in the Toy Rundown of the News and you have another episode chock-full of action figure action!

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This week on TOY RUN, we go in depth into our most requested topic: Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection! Join Criz Bee and Jake Stevens as they recount the successes and failures of the popular figure line. From figure variants to foil chase cards, to amazing multipacks and overpriced vehicles, they cover it all in preparation for the return of The Vintage Collection line this Spring! Join in on the conversation and listen to Episode #93 for all your latest action figure news!

00:00 - 07:46 Intro - Oh no, canceled figures! EE to the rescue!
07:46 - 11:07 New York Toy Fair / When will the Han Solo promo start?
11:07 - 14:21 Tough situation for Lucasfilm
14:21 - 16:51 Rian Johnson blowing up Star Wars figures
16:51 - 27:11 Toy Run finds from this past week
27:11 - 34:25 Toy Run Community Spotlight
34:25 - 37:13 The Toy Rundown Of The News
37:13 - 93:16 A look back at The Vintage Collection
93:16 - 99:37 Hasbro's The Vintage Collection segment during the SDCC panel
99:37 - 113:25 A look forward at The Vintage Collection & Outro

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On this week’s episode of TOY RUN, the hosts catch up on all of the latest action figure happenings of 2018 thus far. Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the Han Solo leaks, the purchase of Fox studios,and the many crazy post-Christmas markdowns. Criz Bee addresses the Hollywood Reporter’s slumping Star Wars sales report, Jake shares his search for bootlegs in Southeast Asia and they give their five-second review of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us. This and the Toy Rundown of the News in Episode #92 of your weekly Star Wars action figure cast!

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On this special episode of Toy Run the hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens dissect The Last Jedi three weeks after its release together with special guest Jason Luttrull from The Galaxy Of Toys podcast. Stay for additional comments after the end credits! Toy Run will return to its laser sharp Star Wars action figure focus next episode!

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For this episode of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens invited Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com and Ryan Beise from the Collecting Cosmos back onto the show to discuss the best and worst Star Wars action figures of 2017. 

Side note, this episode was recorded before The Last Jedi was released in movie theaters. 

00:00 - 02:50 Welcome to Toy Run Episode 90
02:50 - 09:53 Catching up with Tom Berges
09:53 - 12:05 Catching up with Ryan Beise
12:05 - 16:54 How Excited Are You About The Last Jedi?
16:54 - 35:09 A Look At Star Wars In 2017 / Personal Hightlights
35:09 - 40:23 Tom's Thoughts About Porgs And Captain Phasma
40:23 - 46:52 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro Force Link Figure
46:52 - 48:45 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro Force Link Creature/Vehicle
48:45 - 53:48 Should Hasbro's Force Link Continue In 2018?
53:48 - 59:11 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro Titanium Black Series 3.75" Figure
59:11 - 64:50 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro Black Series 3.75" Figure
64:50 - 67:33 Thoughts About Disney's 5" Toybox figures
67:33 - 68:55 Thoughts About Bandai's 5.5" SH Figuarts line
68:55 - 84:55 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro Black Series 6" Figure
84:55 - 88:11 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro 6" Value Figure
88:11 - 94:42 Thoughts About Bandai's 6" Star Wars Action Figure Model Kits
94:42 - 95:22 Brief Thoughts About Medicom's 6" Mafex line
95:22 - 99:40 2017 Best/Worst Hasbro 12" Hero Figure
99:40 - 101:06 Thoughts About Jakks Pacific in 2017
101:06 - 104:44 2017 Best/Worst Disney Die Cast Elite 6.5" Figure
104:06 - 106:20 Thoughts About Disney's Premium Elite 11" figures
106:20 - 109:16 Overall Best Figure Or Set Of 2017
109:16 - 122:56 2018 What do we know so far?
122:56 - 129:59 2018 Predictions
129:59 - 132:41 Thank Yous
132:41 - 134:06 Outro Credits & Outtakes

 

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This week on TOY RUN, the hosts breakdown the latests in the press tour and hype leading up to next week’s debut of The Last Jedi. Everything from Kimmel’s gift, Columbia jackets, Nenodroids and vintage AT-ATs on the Star Wars Show pop up in this pre-holiday episode. Also, Criz Bee breaks down the latest from Bandai's line of SH Figurarts figures and Jake shares his thoughts on a possible Disney/Fox merger? Plus, is it OhOhEm-9 or OOM-9, all this and more in Episode #89 of your friendly weekly Star Wars Action Figure Cast!

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