TOY RUN Episode 40: A Rogue One Review Roundtable

TOY RUN Episode 40: A Rogue One Review Roundtable
In this episode, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens take a rare break from talking action figures to review and discuss the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Joining them for this spoiler-filled conversation is Gus Lopez, who shares his experience from attending the World Premiere in Hollywood and Tom Berges, an Original Trilogy ...

TOY RUN Episode 24: Growing Up Star Wars with Tom Berges

TOY RUN Episode 24: Growing Up Star Wars with Tom Berges
In this week’s episode Criz Bee and Jake pay tribute to Kenny Baker by sharing some stories and discussing some of the R2-D2 action figures which were released by Kenner/Hasbro over the last 38 years. Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com stops by to talk about his history with collecting Star Wars action figures and Star Wars ...

37 Years of Imperial Troop Transport History & Restoration

37 Years of Imperial Troop Transport History & Restoration
Our friends over at RetroBlasting have released their latest vintage Kenner Star Wars vehicle restoration video which focuses on one of the toy line’s very first Expanded Universe creations, the Imperial Troop Transport. Originally released in 1979, the ITT included an electric internal mini-record which played six “original Star Wars sounds” upon pressing the six orange ...

Star Wars Nostalgia On the Rise

Star Wars Nostalgia On the Rise
“We’re bringing to life the nostalgia that many young parents feel about Star Wars and Kraft, and creating new and exciting ways to experience them together as a family,” says Scott Glenn, brand manager for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. With Star Wars now once again approaching fever pitch as anticipation grows toward the debut of ...

The Fan Force Was Strong On Force Friday

The Fan Force Was Strong On Force Friday
Wow, what an epic time last weekend was! We are still recovering from our #ForceFridayHangover. We understand that many people came away dissatisfied with their Midnight Madness experience due to the lack of supply at retailers and that can be frustrating for those looking to buy everything in one shot. We will agree that the ...

Galaxy of Toys and the Vehicles of ’81 & ’82

Galaxy of Toys and the Vehicles of '81 & '82
In our newest episode we are joined by Jerry from Star Wars Action News Podcast to discuss the vehicles and accessories from The Empire Strikes Back. Jerry, who’s well known for his “Vintage Viewpoints”, shares his history and thoughts on these toys from ’81 and ’82. Jason and the co-hosts (Tom, Chris, Ryan and Jake) also ...

AyecaROMBA! We’re on Retroblasting!

AyecaROMBA! We're on Retroblasting!
Our own Jake Stevens teams up with Tom Berges from IGrewUpStarWars.com to assist Retroblasting with their latest Star Wars folly; AyecaROMBA! The “Magnificent” 17! To see more Star Wars action figure themed videos by Retroblasting look no further as you can now view them all right here on our newest Featured Sections page entitled Retroblasting: The Star Wars ...

“Don’t Bring Modern to a Vintage Shoot!”

Jake spent the afternoon with Tom from IGrewUpStarWars.com to talk “The Power of the Force” line of action figures. What happened next can only be titled, “Don’t Bring Modern to a Vintage Shoot”. Caution to viewers as figures were  harmed in the creation of this video and while we don’t condone the destruction of Star Wars action ...

Vintage Videos & Posters from IGrewUpStarWars!

Vintage Videos & Posters from IGrewUpStarWars!
Most likely if you grew up with Star Wars in the 70’s and 80’s then you’re already familiar with the nostalgic awesomeness of IGrewUpStarWars.com.  Tom Berges runs a great site for those who want to recapture what it was like to live and collect Star Wars during the era of the Original Trilogy.  One of the ...