TOY RUN Episode 61 – Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars

TOY RUN Episode 61 - Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars
This week on a very special episode of TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the film that started it all! The hosts break down their favorite figures and toys from A New Hope, take a look at a vintage ABC news report on Star Wars toys and as always ...

Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars!

Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars!
By Jake Stevens As a Bicentennial Baby, I have grown up with Star Wars for practically my entire life.  Not one memory that I can recall comes from a time without Star Wars.  Like a slightly older brother, we have spent more time playing together than any of my “siblings”; G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. and ...

TOY RUN Episode 58 – Rogue One Wave 4 Review Show

TOY RUN Episode 58 - Rogue One Wave 4 Review Show
On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review the latest four new figures which make up the final wave of Rogue One’s 3 ¾” action figure line. They provide their thoughts about the Hasbro Fan Figure Vote finalist, share their pursuit of the second wave of 40th Anniversary Collection 6” figures ...

40th Anniversary Hasbro Commercial

40th Anniversary Hasbro Commercial
Last Friday, Hasbro debuted their latest Star Wars action figure commercial and it featured something truly special. In the stop-motion animated short, it featured not only toys from Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary Collection 6″ line but each one of the line’s vintage Kenner counterparts. This is the first commercial to truly feature Hasbro’s The Black Series 6″ ...

Hasbro’s Celebration Booth – First Look

Hasbro's Celebration Booth - First Look
We were able to get an early look at Hasbro’s Celebration Orlando show floor booth.  While other than showing off their latest action figure and toy offerings, Hasbro has gone all out in showing their love for the history of the action figure line. The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars and Hasbro’s long legacy of ...

Celebration Orlando Swag – Part 1

Celebration Orlando Swag - Part 1
 For those headed to Star Wars Celebration Orlando next month, you’ll have the opportunity to hunt down Jake Stevens in order to obtain a 40th Anniversary edition “I’m a Star Wars Action Figure Collector” button.  Now this button, whicih is not endorsed by Lucasfilm/Disney will not be distributed at our Star Wars Space Club booth ...

Hasbro’s Toy Fair Press Photos

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 ...

Toy Fair 2017 Coverage

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 ...

TOY RUN #47: The State of the Hobby with Yodasnews’ Mark Picirilli

TOY RUN #47: The State of the Hobby with Yodasnews’ Mark Picirilli
This week Criz Bee and Jake Stevens are joined by Mark Picirilli to discuss the current collecting atmosphere, the 13th Anniversary of Yodasnews.com and thoughts about this year’s New York Toy Fair. The hosts then break down the recent Hasbro press releases and announcements and as always provide the latest Star Wars news and happenings ...

Hasbro Press Release – Black Series Titanium & Centerpeice

Hasbro Press Release - Black Series Titanium & Centerpeice
Hasbro has provided us with an official press release revealing some of the new items they’ll be offering in their 2017 Black Series. Hasbro interestingly will be bringing back their 3 3/4″ Titanium Die-Cast Series from 2006. These figures, which commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, are similar to the original series as they consist ...