JBT - Jedi Business Talk

JBT - Jedi Business Talk

A podcast for the Star Wars action figure collecting community with news, reviews, interviews and event coverage.... Show More

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Join Criz Bee and special guest James Burns from Jedi News, which is one of the biggest and longest running Star Wars websites in the UK, as they talk about Triple Force Friday. James was at the Triple Force Friday Global Reveal event at Pinewood Studios outside of London, he covered the Forbidden Planet TFF opening at midnight in the heart of London and he was on the show floor only hours later at New York Comic Con! This show ... Read more

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September 27, 2019 33 min

Join Criz Bee on this episode of JBT for a look at all revealed Star Wars action figures and role playing items  during the Triple Force Friday Global Live event. There is lots of Vintage Collection, Black Series and Galaxy Of Adventures talk, listen and subscribe!

 

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September 17, 2019 38 min

Listen to Jedi Business Talk episode #20 to catch up with Star Wars action figure news! Get an overview of what's coming for this year's Triple Force Friday based on social media leaks and Yakface.com's rumor list, and learn about the lack of 3.75" support for the Mandalorian, Jedi Fallen Order and the Rise Of Skywalker!

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Listen to this episode of JBT - Jedi Business Talk for a round-up of Star Wars action figure news and a D23 announcement round up! 

 

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Catch up on Star Wars action figure news this week with JBT episode #18! This episode features the U.S./China trade war, some thoughts about Disney's Elite Series Die-Cast line, R5-BOO19, the ToyBox figures of Poe Dameron and BB-8, the japanese Vintage Collection Rogue One Stormtrooper and a look at what's been happening in the JBC Boshuda - Jedi Business Community Facebook group. Listen now and subscribe!

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Join Criz Bee on JBT - Jedi Business Talk episode #17 for some Star Wars action figure talk and news coverage from San Diego Comic Con 2019. 

 

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Welcome to another episode of JBT - Jedi Business Talk. On this episode Criz Bee talks about all recent Star Wars action figure news from The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Galaxy Of Adventures 5POA line and he goes over the release dates for up-coming Star Wars SH Figuarts action figures.

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On this episode of J.B.T. Criz Bee talks to Derryl DePriest who was the former Vice President of Global Brand Management at Hasbro and the Star Wars brand team leader who oversaw the development and design of The Vintage Collection toy line. Listen to this episode and learn about Blue Milk LLC and the creative team who's hard at work at creating one of the most amazing, high-quality Star Wars action figure reference guides f... Read more

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Listen to Criz Bee talk to fellow collector and Star Wars expert Chris Pirillo about the opening day of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, CA. Chris met Dave Filoni, Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton and other celebrities as he was experiencing Batuu for the first time. He piloted the Falcon with Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge as his Engineer, he visited Dok-Ondar and he helped the Resistance with their fight against t... Read more

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Fellow Star Wars fan Manoah Crane joins Criz Bee this week to talk about his passion for Episode I and what advantages there are by having a focus in your collection. Manoah shares some emotional childhood stories and explains how The Phantom Menace helped him to get through tough times. In addition to the interview Criz Bee talks about Hasbro's 20 year old CommTech chip line and plays various audio clips which were recorded... Read more

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On episode #12 of J.B.T. Kenner toy design legend Jim Swearingen joins Criz Bee for an hour to talk about the origins of Star Wars action figures. Jim Swearingen designed the first eleven (not twelve) Kenner Star Wars figures, he designed the Kenner Death Star playset, the Kenner X-Wing and Tie Fighter vehicles, and he came up with the concept for the trap doors for the Dewback and TaunTauns. He also designed the very first iter... Read more

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This episode was recorded at the Weber Grill bar in downtown Chicago 2019 during Star Wars Celebration. Listen to Tom Berges and Criz Bee talk about their experience while half-way through Star Wars Celebration. Please listen, subscribe and leave a review!

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Here is the JediBusiness.com interview with Hasbro team members Patrick Schneider and Sam Smith from Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 followed by a short interview with Disney representative Devon from the Galaxy's Edge booth. Please listen and subscribe.

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Here is the live audio captured during Hasbro's Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. The panel featured Hasbro team members Patrick Schneider (senior manager, global brand development & marketing, Star Wars), Sam Smith (product design manager, Star Wars), Vickie Stratford (director product design and development, Star Wars) Sarah Carroll (director global brand strategy & marketing, Star Wars),
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Hi fellow Star Wars action figure collectors and Star Wars fans! April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Celebrations and in only a few weeks (May 3rd) we'll celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Episode 1 toy line!  In order to celebrate this truly iconic moment I dug in the archives and pulled out an interview with Dan Madsen, which a few years later I am still fascinated by. There are not many people who have c... Read more

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Join Criz Bee on this week's episode of JBT for some Star Wars action figure talk and learn more about droid builder and droid operator Lee Towersey. Lee has worked on The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rogue One, SOLO and he just recently finished his work on Star Wars Episode IX. This interview dives into Lee's history with collecting and his love for all things astromech droids. Have fun listening and please subscribe!... Read more

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Join Criz Bee on another news-filled episode of JBT! Brian and Elias Fulton from Customs For The Kid stop by this week to talk about Hasbro's Khetanna. The guys cover it all from the shipping experience, the assembly all the way to populating the barge with Star Wars figures and its surprise features. Listen now and make sure to subscribe!

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  • For this episode of JBT Criz Bee went to the archives and pulled out an interview with Kenner photographer Kim Simmons, a.k.a. The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker! Join Criz Bee and Tom Berges (IGrewUpStarWars.com) on their adventure to learn more about the iconic Kenner Star Wars toy images which dominated their childhoods.

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  • On this week's episode of JBT creator and director Guillermo Olivo stops by to talk about his new documentary series titled Plastic Crack. The first season, which includes four episodes, is available to stream on Amazon in the United States right now. Besides talking to Guillermo, Criz Bee talks about all the Star Wars action figure news which you might have missed this past week, so make sure to subscribe and leave a review... Read more

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    On episode #3 Criz Bee catches up with some headlines around the collecting community from the past week, including Hasbro's Black Series 6" Fan Vote for the next Empire Strikes Back figure. Later in the show Steve Sansweet stops by to talk about his plans for Rancho Obi-Wan at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Learn about the three segments within the exhibit, the exclusive merchandise, how to get the lightspeed pass ... Read more

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