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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December 1, 2017

Episode 88: Holiday Toy Runs

On this episode of TOY RUN, hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens discuss the increasing hype building up to the The Last Jedi which is now just two weeks away! You’ll also find this week's reports on Black Friday
finds, Small Business Saturday scores, the Toy Rundown of the News and what’s happening with the T.R.
Nation on the official Facebook page. And finally, Jake and Criz breakdown the top stores you should be
hitting to find the latest Star Wars actions figures this holiday season on your toy runs! Tune in and may the
figures be with you!

00:00 - 06:57 The Last Jedi Magazine Covers
06:57 - 07:49 Welcome To Episode 88 - Show Overview
07:49 - 12:14 Star Wars Action Figures In Cookbooks
12:14 - 16:56 Toy Runs On Black Friday, Small Business Saturday And Cyber Monday
16:56 - 21:41 Thoughts About Hasbro's Black Series 6" Rey With Crait Base
21:41 - 24:21 Sandcrawler & Disney's The Last Jedi 3-Course Meal Experience
24:21 - 31:21 Toys'R'Us Is Selling Bandai's SH Figuarts Figures
31:21 - 34:01 Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary / New Bandai 12" line
34:01 - 36:22 Lego's Kenner inspired Sandspeeder & Jake's misdelivered General Organa figure
36:22 - 37:30 Mark Hamill tweets picture of "Ugly Sweater Convention Panel" figure
37:30 - 48:23 Toy Run Facebook Community Highlights / Discussions / Posts
48:23 - 50:15 The Toy RunDown Of The News
50:15 - 80:36 An overview of stores where you can purchase Star Wars action figures this Holiday season
80:36 - 83:40 May The Figures Be With You / Outro

 

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On episode 87 of Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake Stevens talk about Black Friday deals, pick out cool posts from the Toy Run Facebook community and share their past week's toy run experiences. Criz Bee is wondering why Lego can sell a $800 Millennium Falcon while Hasbro's Black Series 6" Special Forces Tie Fighter doesn't sell out at $50. The guys talk about Star Wars Battlefront II and what Star Wars figures Hasbro should make from the game and they talk to fellow hard-core Star Wars action figure collector Jon Gray while at Jason Luttrull's Sarlacc Holiday Special Life Day party. Please subscribe and help out the podcast by leaving a review!

00:00 - 07:30 Intro - Three Weeks To Go Until The Last Jedi
07:30 - 13:09 Thanksgiving - We Are Still Sick!
13:09 - 20:56 Star Wars Battlefront II Action Figures
20:56 - 22:38 Gregory Titus - Hasbro's The Black Series Artist
22:38 - 30:25 Star Wars Lego Collector VS. Star Wars Action Figure Collector
30:25 - 34:33 Toy Runs this past week / latest aquisitions
34:33 - 42:10 The Toy Run Facebook Group Community Highlights
42:10 - 44:52 Toy Rundown Of The News
44:52 - 60:58 A Conversation With Fellow Collector Jon Gray
60:58 - 63:50 Thoughts About Hasbro Wanting To Buy Mattel
63:50 - 69:23 Outro

 

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This week your hosts take a break a from their Bacta Tanks to review the latest wave of The Last Jedi Force Link figures. Criz Bee and Jake Stevens also play catch up from the last two weeks by discussing Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and an upcoming TV show. In addition, they share what’s been found on recent toy runs and by fellow collectors on the official Toy Run Facebook page. What does Jake think about about the new Yoda 12” figure? Is Criz feeling the mid-season finale of Rebels? Why is Lego copying Kenner designs from 1985? All this and another huge Toy Rundown of the News this week on Episode 86 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast!

00:00 - 15:30 Intro Talk New Trilogy / New TV Show
15:30 - 16:50 Show Overview
16:50 - 19:33 Kenner's The Epic Continues Sandspeeder as a Lego vehicle?
19:33 - 21:15 Hasbro's Micro Force Figures
21:15 - 25:40 Star Wars Rebels talk
25:40 - 35:15 Toy Runs / what's on store shelves? Found any deals?
35:15 - 40:10 The Toy Run Facebook Community Posts
40:10 - 43:38 Toy Run Down Of The News
43:38 - 54:12 Force Link 3.75" Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) Review
54:12 - 60:53 Force Link 3.75" DJ Review
60:53 - 65:10 Force Link 3.75" Jyn Erso Review
60:53 - 70:50 Force Link 3.75" R2-D2 Review
70:50 - 76:12 Force Link 3.75" Rey (Island Journey) Review
76:12 - 83:00 A Look at Disney's Star Wars ToyBox Rey 5" Figure
83:00 - 91:38 Bistan & Shoretrooper 2-pack Review
91:38 - Outro

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This week on TOY RUN Criz Bee runs solo on a short episode while him and Jake Stevens recover from nasty colds. Episode 85 features the news from the past week and some Force Link audio snippets of the brand new Toys'R'Us exclusive Stormtrooper Executioner and Elite Praetorian Guard. Criz Bee also hightlights the different voice samples in the single carded Poe Dameron X-Wing Pilot figure and the packed-in Poe Pilot figure with the Boosted X-Wing Fighter. Listen now and subscribe!

 

 

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This week on another informational-packed episode of TOY RUN, the hosts, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens,
take a long look at all of the Star Wars news released over the past seven days! On the docket
for discussion is the recent The Last Jedi TV trailer, Disney’s new Toy Box line of action figures,
Kathleen Kennedy’s statements on the future of Star Wars, the latest Rebels episodes, Toys R’ Us’
exclusive poster giveaways and vehicle, Forces of Destiny Volume 2, the pricing of Kohl’s exclusive 3 ¾”
multipack and of course all the Hasbro Star Wars action figure news you can handle. Episode #84 also
features the longest Toy Rundown of the News yet, so don’t miss out and tune in to discover what deals
can be had on Star Wars action figures this week!

00:00 - 08:25 Intro Talk The Last Jedi TV spot / Lucasfilm 10 year planning
08:25 - 13:50 Toy Runs this past week
13:50 - 16:50 Toys'R'Us The Last Jedi Poster #2
16:50 - 18:20 Thanks To Hasbro For SDCC Exclusives
18:20 - 20:50 Nano Metal Star Wars figures coming?
20:50 - 21:55 Playmobil Star Wars figures coming?
21:55 - 25:12 Rancho Obi-Wan Star Wars Action Figure T-Shirt
25:12 - 29:26 Star Wars Toybox figures
29:26 - 30:19 25% Off Disney Store Deal Coming Up
30:19 - 34:46 12" Electronic 4-pack Star Wars action figure set / Action Fleet
34:46 - 37:00 MCM London Hasbro Black Series Porg 2-pack reveal / Star Wars Value Figures
37:00 - 40:22 Kohl's Stupidly Overpriced Star Wars Action figure 4-pack
40:22 - 48:31 Forces Of Destiny Talk
48:31 - 52:45 Star Wars Rebels Episodes and figures of the main cast in disguise
52:45 - 56:40 Toy Run Down Of The News
56:40 - 62:45 Outro

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