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Andor Actors, Hasbro Toys, Bad Batches, Pewter Droids – The Blockade Runner Podcast #185

This week’s episode features a look at recent Andor casting rumors, new toy reveals from Hasbro, Ryan’s impressions of the Jedi: Fallen Order next-gen update, and The Bad Batch episode 7, “Battle Scars.” That sounds like a lot, but it’s really just a prelude to the triumphant return of precious metal pewter and its grip on the Star Wars collecting community.

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In Defense of… Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Time has not been kind to The Force Unleashed in both gaming and Star Wars fandom. I’ve always had a soft spot for the multimedia project in my heart, and after revisiting it recently, I’ve found even more to love. Here are some reasons TFU deserves to be reevaluated.

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Kenobi Cast Revealed + Bad Batch, Books, and Games News – The Blockade Runner Podcast #177

After taking a week off, we catch up on all of the recent Star Wars news including the Kenobi cast announcement, Bad Batch trailer, Vintage Star Wars on Disney+, and books and games announcements.

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New Droid Army Same As The Old Droid Army – The Blockade Runner Podcast #174

Much Star Wars video game talk on this episode as we cover the Republic Commando and Star Wars Pinball VR announcements as well as Ryan’s decision to buy a $5 copy of The New Droid Army for Game Boy Advance. We also talk the Bad Batch and respond to a great listener message on the tempation of the dark side in The High Republic.

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Not Telling You What To Do With Your Toys – The Blockade Runner Podcast #173

Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars Hunters announcement, an update on Rian Johnson’s future Star Wars films, LFL’s clarification that Cara Dune will not be recast, and E.K. Johnston’s upcoming Padme book Queen’s Hope.

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Done With Cara Dune – The Blockade Runner Podcast #172

Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week’s episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week’s High Republic comics releases.

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Lucasfilm Games Reborn – The Blockade Runner Podcast #168

Lucasfilm Games was reborn this week and Ryan and John discuss that news as well as the Indiana Jones and Star Wars games they’ve just revealed. We then spend some time discussing the genres and studios we’d like to see them work with as well as Star Wars games we’d love to see rereleased on modern platforms.

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Squadrons Impressions and Holiday Porgs – The Blockade Runner Podcast #154

Both Ryan and John have been playing Star Wars: Squadrons. We spend the first half of the show sharing initial impressions before reviewing Hasbro’s recent PulseCon announcements including the HasLab, Black Series, and Vintage Collection reveals. Oh yeah, and outrageous candy cane colorway stormtroopers and holiday porgs.

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Ryan and Lindsey Journey to Virtual Batuu – The Blockade Runner Podcast #153

Ryan and Lindsey walk through their virtual life in The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu. They provide an overview of the Sims series history and gameplay before detailing the unique Star Wars experiences in store in this expansion game pack.

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Dr. Aphra’s Adventure Hour (featuring The Bad Batch, Solo Speculation, and Hasbro Toy Reveals) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #149

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Ryan and John discuss The Bad Batch announcement, some light speculation regarding what we’d like to see in future Solo-related projects, the latest Hasbro toy reveals, and Ryan’s initial impressions of the Dr. Aphra audio drama.

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