It’s that time again folks! I enjoy participating in @SWTVC’s March Madness bracket each year. You helped make these brackets by making top 25 lists of figures you wanted to see in TVC. Between Facebook, Instagram, and several other sites, almost 1000 lists were compiled, the figures ranked, and the bracket seeded. It’s time to see if you can predict how this season of voting will go (or just pick your own winner)! Click here to download the 2023 March Madness bracket. Fill it out and post it in the comments of this article. Most importantly, be sure to follow @SWTVC or join the Star Wars The Vintage Collection group on Facebook as the actual voting will take place in polls there.
We’ve been asked by our @SWTVC friends on Instagram to participate again in their yearly March Madness TVC event! While not an official Hasbro event, several key members of the Star Wars team have let us know they follow this each year. In the past, many top figures in the tournament have become action figures shortly thereafter. If you are an O96 OG, or a modern media fan, use this chance to rally others to your cause! Click here for the rules and to leave a comment with your top 25 new TVC figures.
Well everyone, I announced a few weeks ago that I would be ending regular Toy Run Tuesdays and this is it. I’ll still be around and may post the occasional article but my health and education are leading me in a different path for now and my time will be limited for collecting. Let’s do a final round up today! Did you get any new toys for Christmas? What is your favorite new collectible you got this year? Click here to add your comment.
Hello Toy Runners! It’s Tuesday again and I actually have some new toys to share with you! I’ve been sitting on a pile of loot from BBTS for quite some time now. It had some items in it I needed to give for Christmas, so I finally shipped it. Take a look at what I got by clicking here.
Hello Toy Runners! It has been a few weeks since my last post. The holidays have been keeping me busy (Halloween is a big deal at my house). I also just haven’t gotten a ton of new toys these last few weeks. I did update a few older customs with some new weapons and armor from the gifted Audes Workshop. Take a look and please leave a comment about your new toys by clicking here!
This week I went to a local toy show. They recently moved locations from Glendale to Mesa. That is much closer for me, and the new venue is easily five times larger than the old one. One could find toys from any line and any of the last several decades. Take a look and be jealous!
This last week or so I took advantage of some sales on Dorksidetoys.com. Six TVC figures made their way to my house. I also had a frustrating Target experience, and I need to vent! Something for everyone today… Click here to read about it.
Now that I live farther from the city I don’t get to go toy hunting nearly as often. I stop at Target near my employer, but that is about it. This last Saturday we went out as a family, and we stopped at a couple stores that have collectible sections. I got two new figures in the mail that I feel like I had been waiting on forever… And lastly I finished a custom of a character from the Visions anime. Take a look by clicking here.
We’re just about caught up on my collecting activities while I was away. At the end of my leave I was afforded enough time (and enough free wood) to make a dream come true. About 3 years ago I designed a small papercraft model of a large building I wanted to make for my action figures, and, in a lot less time than I thought it would take, I finally was able to finish the real thing. Take a look here.
I’ve continued to work on customs and build my collection with new releases over the last few weeks. There are two troopers I finished customs of, and both are gaping holes in the ranks of Star Wars soldiers. I’m sure we’ll get one of them soon, and the other… we’ll see. Take a look at these customs and let me know if you think figures like them should make their way into Hasbro’s release schedule.
Since the late 70’s, the Star Wars toys Kenner, and then Hasbro, made were for kids. The current line-up of Hasbro toys, however, are adult collectibles. Perhaps no recent figure makes that more apparent than the Deluxe Boba Fett (Tatooine) release. At $28, it is unlikely that the average parent would make that purchase for a child or even teenage collector. Expensive action figures are not unprecedented, nor are adult collectible 1/18 scale lines. How does Hasbro measure up? Can they compete in this market, and how does this gateway figure compare to other similarly expensive lines? More…
Good day to you, toy runners. Today I bring you a report from a local toy convention that was held in Glendale, AZ. There were plenty of toys from just about every line you can think of, vintage and modern. I ended up not buying any new Star Wars figures though! I’m at a point in my collection where I am very satisfied with what I have from past releases. I buy what grabs my attention now. See anything here that grabs yours?
How do you do, Toy Runners? Thank you again for tuning in to another Toy Run Tuesday. Preorders from the latest wave continute to arrive. I also updated one of my dioramas with a scale replica arcade carpet. Sometimes it’s good to take a turn with another collection to avoid fatigue, but that doesn’t help the wallet. Please share your new collectibles or just come to comment by clicking here.
Yesterday at the Hasbro panel at SWC, they announced a few pipeline figures for The Vintage Collection. All three were solid reveals that we’ve been waiting for a while to have in the line. Hunter from the Bad Batch has already been made in The Black Series, and while most fans were excited for the figure, it’s eventual repaint into Delta Squad was not well received due to the stylized sculpt. We need to make sure that the upcoming TVC version doesn’t make this same mistake…
Hello Toy Runners! I’m pleased as punch to finally have some new toys to talk about. The most recent TVC Wave is showing up in the mail and in some stores. I’m still awaiting several figures from that wave, but I did get my Death Watch mandalorians. Have you gotten your figures yet? Please share in the comments what you’ve found and how you have integrated them in your displays!
Good morning Toy Runners! We’re back today with a couple updates. Some solid army building figures were recently revealed, and I’ve seen some posts of people starting to receive the Death Watch mandos in the mail. I recently received a Mandalorian throne and finished a custom figure from another Lucasfilm franchise. Click here to take a look.
Hello Toy Runners! How have you been faring lately? This lull is starting to drag on; I’m not expected to have any preorders arrive until June. Have you picked up any new figures these last few weeks? Let us know in the comments!
Hello Toy Runners! We are back today with the 131st TRT. I am still waiting on my preorder of the TVC Lobot figure from Hasbropulse (big surprise). Thankfully, a fellow collector on Facebook had one for a very reasonable price loose, and I snagged it quickly. Since the recent Gennedy Clone Wars figures have all arrived, things seem pretty quiet. What do you do during collecting lulls? Click here to add your thoughts.
Hello once again, Toy Runners! Lots going on in the world today. Hopefully you have still been able to find the time to enjoy your action figures and escape a little from “real” life! Click here to read more.
We’re thrilled to again participate in @SWTVC’s March Madness event! In January our readers, along with 400 other collectors submitted their top 25 most wanted TVC figures. Thanks to the help of the folks running SWTVC, we now have a compiled bracket with the top 64 figures from those 400 lists. They have been pitted head to head to see who the most wanted action figure is! You can find a hi-res blank bracket here. Once completed, share your bracket in our comments so that @SWTVC can compile the number one winners from across the board!
Hello fellow runners! I hope you had a productive week for your collections! I recently received my sets of the Bad Batch 4-pack. It’s a cool set, but certainly not worth $67. I want to see what you received this week though! Please click here to share your new collectibles!
Hello Toy Runners! I know for sure a lot of you had a great week for collecting because those Razorcrest Haslabs are being delivered all over the country! Please hop on in and share some pictures of how you plan to display this beast of a ship! Click here to check out my current display.
Hiya, folks, I was out with all 19 covids last week. Thankfully my family’s symptoms were minor and we are all feeling better now. During my time quarantining at home, I got a bunch of new figures! Please click here to share your new toys from the last couple weeks.
I already have a list of figures I want from the Book of Boba fett. If that list isn’t filled by Hasbro and quickly, I will start making customs on my own. I’ve already begun the process with a custom Boba Fett (Tusken Prisoner) figure. Take a look after the jump! Please leave a comment about your BOBF wishlist and your week in Star Wars.
JTA has been invited to participate in the @SWTVC March Madness bracket again this year! In preparation, we are asking our readers to list their top 25 The Vintage Collection wants. Click here to find instructions and to leave your comments.
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