Jbt - Jedi Business Talk



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


  • Star Wars Action Figure News Round-Up Before SDCC

    14/07/2019 Duration: 20min

    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.

  • Derryl DePriest And Blue Milk's Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

    21/06/2019 Duration: 01h18min

    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 for collectors. In addition to details about the book and the Kickstarter campaign, Criz Bee talks to Derryl about distribution, why we have a Black Series 6" line, the build-a-droid concept, the damage on the original vintage Millennium Falcon tooling and several other topics. This is another episode not to be missed, give it a listen please, subscribe and support the show by hitting the 5 star in your podcast app. THANK YOU! The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book Blue Milk LLC

  • Galaxy's Edge Opening Day With Chris Pirillo

    06/06/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    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 the evil First Order. This is another fun-filled episode of JBT not to be missed. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or set up Alexa to play JBT, hit the 5 star and leave a review to help the podcast please!   

  • Episode 13: 20 Years Of The Phantom Menace With Manoah Crane

    24/05/2019 Duration: 01h22min

    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 from the CommTech reader. Give it a listen on your smart phone or smart home device such as Alexa and subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.   

  • Episode 12: Kenner Legend Jim Swearingen & The Origins Of Star Wars Figures

    17/05/2019 Duration: 01h01min

    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 iteration of the Kenner Boba Fett figure! Listen to the episode and learn what it was like working at Kenner in the 70s, and find out why Star Wars figures are 3.75" tall. All of this and more on JBT episode #12!

  • Episode 11: At The Bar With Tom Berges Talking About SWCC 2019

    19/04/2019 Duration: 38min

    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!

  • Episode 10: The Hasbro Interview From SWCC 2019

    19/04/2019 Duration: 24min

    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.

  • Episode 9: Hasbro's Panel @ Star Wars Celebration 2019

    16/04/2019 Duration: 49min

    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), Mark Boudreaux (senior principal product designer, Star Wars), and Eric Franer (associate product designer, Star Wars) and Chris Gollaher (director, product development at Lucasfilm).

  • Episode 8: Dan Madsen's Amazing Contributions To Star Wars Fandom

    05/04/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    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 contributed to Star Wars fandom as much as Dan, his passion for Star Wars and hard work laid the foundation for this generation's Star Wars fandom. His stories about running the Lucasfilm Fan Club in the 80's and 90's, the Star Wars Insider, exclusive fan club Star Wars figures, organizing Star Wars Celebration I in 1999, meeting George Lucas, secret knocks on doors inside Skywalker Ranch, being an extra in Episode I, watching George Lucas cut the Episode I trailer, and the excitement inside Lucasfilm before Episode I was released, all those stories are truly exciting and not to be missed! 

  • Episode 7: Collecting Astromechs With Lee Towersey

    29/03/2019 Duration: 41min

    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!         

  • Episode 6: Sail Barge Talk With Customs For The Kid

    22/03/2019 Duration: 59min

    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! CustomsForTheKid Hasbro's Sail Barge Fan Displays The first 24 hours with the Sail Barge Jabba's Sail Barge Accessory Guide Custom Sail Barge Vizam (with clip-on cannon) Nikto Gunner (with clip-on cannon) Re-recordable Push Button Sound device on Amazon

  • Episode 5: Kenner Star Wars Toy Photography With Kim Simmons

    15/03/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    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. TheManWhoShotLukeSkywalker.net  IGrewUpStarWars.com Kenner Star Wars Action Figure Archive on J.B.

  • Episode 4: Guillermo Olivo - Plastic Crack!

    08/03/2019 Duration: 53min

    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 on iTunes please.  Plastic Crack on Facebook Plastic Crack on Instagram Stream the Plastic Crack TV series on Amazon Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is opening The Leaked Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Black Series 4-Pack 15 Years Of JediBusiness.com Black Series General Grievous Shipping From Entertainment Earth

  • Episode 3: Steve Sansweet & Rancho Obi-Wan At Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019

    01/03/2019 Duration: 35min

    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 to skip the line and find out how you can get your free autograph from Steve at Celebration! Show Details 00:00 - 01:20 - Intro01:20 - 04:28 - Hasbro's Black Series 6" Fan Vote04:28 - 05:21 - Thoughts About Hasbro's 3.75" Resistance Toy Line05:21 - 06:16 - Black Series 6" Dryden Vos Easter Egg06:16 - 08:30 - The History Of Jabba's Sail Barge08:30 - 29:14 - Steve Sansweet & Rancho Obi-Wan At Star Wars Celebration Chicago 201929:14 - 33:22 - Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures 33:22 - 35:40 - Thank yous - Outro More information  Offical Rancho Obi-Wan Website Rancho Obi-Wan Merchandise The Histor

  • Episode 2: The Story Of The White Witch With Gus Lopez

    25/02/2019 Duration: 37min

    On this episode of JBT we learn from Gus Lopez about the Star Wars Droids WHITE WITCH vehicle, he also shares his thoughts about the up-coming Star Wars Retro Collection and some details about Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019!  00:00 - 03:28 - Intro03:28 - 15:00 - Gus Lopez & The White Witch15:00 - 28:44 - Thoughts About The New Retro Collection28:88 - 33:33 - Star Wars Celebration Chicago Collecting Track33:33 - 37:24 - Toy Run Finds & Outro For details about the Collector Yearbook SWCC 2019 email Martin Thurn (collectingtrack@gmail.com) Leave your comments for Criz Bee in the comments on this page please The Star Wars Collectors Archive Thank you for listening, please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes please!

  • Episode 1: LIVE From NY Toy Fair 2019

    20/02/2019 Duration: 41min

    Welcome to the very first episode of J.B.T. - Jedi Business Talk! On this episode you'll learn about two team members on the Hasbro Star Wars team, you get to listen to the show room Q&A which was recorded after the main presentation, plus you get in-depth details about Hasbro's up-coming Vintage Collection Skiff and Vintage Collection Jabba's Palace Adventure Playset!  00:00 - 00:35 - Intro 00:35 - 01:09 - Welcome 01:09 - 05:36 - Vickie and Sam 05:36 - 25:46 - Hasbro Star Wars Q&A 25:46 - 28:50 - The Vintage Collection Skiff 28:50 - 29:37 - The Vintage Collection Skiff Guard 3-Pack 29:37 - 32:28 - The Vintage Collection Jabba's Palace Adventure Set 32:28 - 39:19 - News Summary, incl. Black Series 6", SW Resistance, GOA, Triple Force Friday 39:19 - 41:13 - Good-bye - Outro Complete JBT Podcast archive: JediBusiness.com/JBT Vintage Collection Skiff on EE Vintage Skiff 3-pack on EE  

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