Hello Toy Runners, it’s Tuesday evening, and a fine time for a TRT. Please click here to post your weekly finds, collections, and customs in the comments!
According to CNBC, “sales of [Hasbro’s] licensed content from entertainment studios fell 12% to $1.08 billion for the full year, [but] its sales of Star Wars grew by 70% over that period.” That’s a pretty hefty percentage for a single year. What on earth, do you suppose, could have possibly contributed to such an increase in sales? That’s rhetorical, by the way. The article without stating it directly basically says “The Mandalorian was really great for business.” Do you expect Hasbro to increase their product due to these sales? How much do you think The Black Series vs The Razorcrest campaign contributed to these numbers? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Sorry, Toy Runners! I had my semester final today and in the business and stressing out about a test I passed, I ended up putting this off till late! But it’s still Tuesday here, so I’ll count it. Anyway, I was able to finish up my Bo Katan I’ve been working on. I also got a small lot of figures in the mail and a gift from a fellow JTA reader and Toy Runner local to me. Take a look!
Good evening, Toy Runners! I waited to do today’s post so I could take some photos of my new figures I got in the mail! I also found a new figure in the store (shocker), so I will share them together. Check it out and share your photos in the comments!
Hello, Toy Runners! Welcome back to another wonderful Tuesday. I have a couple fun things to share with you this week, and I hope to see your week’s finds as well! Were you able to locate the Target exclusive Mando build up pack? What about the new TVC wave? Please let us know in the comments!
Well, Toy Runners, yesterday marked the end of the biggest toy run of the year. I’m very happy I was able to back the Crest, and congrats to everyone who made it possible! This week I only have a work in progress of a custom to share with you. It’s rather shocking. I hope to see your finds this week in the comments!
While the US eagerly (or anxiously) awaits the results of today’s elections, let’s talk about something else. It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means! It’s TRT time! I know, it’s late, but at least we have something to get our minds off of current events and on something much more fun. Click here for more…
Welcome back to another wonderful Tuesday everyone. I’m happy to report I have a couple new figures to share with you this week. I hope to see many positive reports of Star Wars collecting in the comments as well! Click here for more.
Welcome back, Toy Runners! I’ve been seeing reports of some great finds at Target and mail deliveries of Hascon exclusives lately. I hope we’ll see what you got this last week in the comments. I got a lot of toys this last week… I mean a lot. I didn’t get a chance to take a big group shot, so there will be lots to look at in this article! Click here to check it out!
The Hascon exclusives went live a few minutes ago for premium members. I was able to secure the Vintage Collection ARC Trooper 3-pack. How did you fare? They were still available as of writing this post. Did you like how the process worked this time with the captcha? Let us know if you got what you wanted or if you came up a little short!
Hello Toy Runners! It’s a late edition of our article today as I just stopped off at Target for a quick toy run. Lo and behold, they had something! Click here to check it out.
Welcome back to another fine Tuesday my fellow Toy Runners! I hope you had a relaxing holiday weekend (US), and had a successful week collecting! I have a toy photo I took to share with you and a WIP photo of a pair of Tonnika sisters I’m working on. Take a look by clicking here!
Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Toy Run Tuesday! I’m excited to share a couple of this week’s acquisitions. They are related to the clone wars/prequel era so if you like clones, this may be of especial interest to you! Click here to see more…
Welcome again to Toy Run Tuesday! Let’s get going with some photos of a new diorama set I received in the mail, and a custom Old Republic custom of Meetra Surik, the Jedi Exile. Click here to take a look!
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Wow, these are incredible looking figures folks. Maybe one day we’ll get them in 3.75″ too, but for the favorite children of Hasbro, you get 4 all-new figures from The Clone Wars in 6″ form. Check out the photos of the individual figures and their packaging HERE. Thanks to Mike Z. in the Star Wars The Black Series Collectors Facebook group for the heads up!
The article states they will be available for preorder exclusively from Walmart tomorrow at 10 AM EST.
Wow, Toy Runners! We’ve officially made it an entire year into the Toy Run Tuesday weekly segment! This week I have one new custom to share with you, and for the anniversary, we’ll review the top 3 TRT’s of the last year. Click here to check it out!
Yes, this is part of the #fightforTVC campaign, but I pose this as a legitimate question to 6″ Black Series collectors. For over 40 years, 3.75″ action figures have dominated the Star Wars collecting market. Only a few years ago, the 6″ Black Series line entered the scene, and has since grown into a line with many new figures per year and a large collecting group. But how long can it continue? Is collecting 6″ figures sustainable? Let’s explore a few reasons why it may not be…
We’ve rumored since November that Zeb would be released as a deluxe figure in The Black Series, and this confirms our suspicions. It is a deluxe figure retailing for $34.99 at Gamestop (and most likely other retailers). Also listed are upcoming TVC figures that were on Amazon for a short time, as well as the rebels crew repacks for TBS. Thanks to Robbert in a Black Series collecting group on Facebook for the images. Click here for full images of what was added!
This week was great. I got some incredible new acquisitions that I am very excited to share with you! One item is BIG. I got some fodder in trade, and some not-so-shiny new troopers. There is even more, so please click here so I can share it with you!
This last weekend I was able to attend two different toy shows, and an additional collectible store in Phoenix. Since I moved, I haven’t been able to go to collector stops near as often as I used to because I live so far away, so it was a real treat being able to attend this weekend. Check out my small haul after the jump!
I want to make a plug for 2 of my favorite shops online for custom parts: Krazy D’s Customs, and Watto’s Scrapyard. Both companies offer 3D printed parts of their own skilled original design, but for very different aspects of the customizing world. For people like me who love to customize, they fill a valuable, if not crucial role, in collecting today. Click here to see what I mean.
Another fine week in Star Wars. Some good new figures have been leaked. I ehar of new shippers hitting Walmart, but I feel that it may be some time before we get some new items we have yet to hear of. What have you been able to pick up this week? Let us know in the comments!
This week, EA games announced (finally) that they would be adding instant action to Battlefront II. That’s the best part of the old Battlefront games in my humble opinion, so I’m extremely excited for the addition to the new games. Now I just need an Xbox One or a gaming PC….. Anyway. The other new addition to the game are Clone Commandos. With Clone Wars on its way next year on Disney+, it got me thinking: Hasbro really needs to make an all-new clone commando in TVC and TBS and re-use the heck out of it with different color schemes. Click through for a review on the clone commando figures we’ve gotten thus far!
A couple weeks back I posted that I got a grail piece in my collection: the Black Series Shock Trooper Helmet. This week I’m pleased to say that I was able to add another grail piece to my collection. The title is your answer, but there is more to the story. I also received an awesome photo from the client who I made those 2 ARC troopers for. Click through for my week in Star Wars, and let us know what you added to your collection this week in the comments!
More and more Star Wars collectibles are showing up at discount retailers, and it looks like the next one to hit Ross is Captain Rex. Surprising to me since it’s such a good figure, but this probably has more to do with distribution than collectors not buying it at retail. It looks like the search is on once again to find this figure on the cheap. Thanks to Mike Y. and Rand R. from Arizona for the images. Have you found this figure at Ross too? Let us know in the comments!
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