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Revisiting the Final TROS Trailer Plus Kylo and the Knights of Ren – The Blockade Runner Podcast #128

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This week’s episode features some lingering questions re: the final TROS trailer. We also ponder the soliciation for Marvel’s Kylo Ren #2 and how it may require us to reconsider what we thought we knew about Ben Solo’s fall and the birth of Kylo Ren. We conclude the show with a few minutes on the toy reveals coming out of Comic Con Paris and the upcoming Doctor Aphra #1 and Darth Vader #1.

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Where’s Rose?, NYCC, and Kevin Feige and the Future of Star Wars Films – The Blockade Runner Podcast #125

BR 125 CoverThis episode features the second half of our conversation last week (too big to be contained in just one show!). We begin by discussing the lack of Rose Tico in TROS products and promotion before looking at the publishing announcements from NYCC 2019. We wrap the show up with some talk of the Kevin Feige news and what it may mean for the future of the Star Wars films.

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Where’s Rose?

A Million New Characters in Cardboard Standee Form

NYCC 2019

The Future of Star Wars Films

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Triple Force Friday Recap Special – The Blockade Runner Podcast #124

BR 124 CoverThis episode features the first portion of a lengthy discussion we recorded this week that got a little bit away from us in terms of length, so we’re splitting it into two episodes. This first one features our Triple Force Friday recap including our experiences going out looking for product, our impression of the merchandise we found, and some of the problems we see with quality, promotion, and distribution.

We’ll be back later in the week with the rest of our chat covering #Where’sRose, Kevin Feige’s announced Star Wars movie, and the Star Wars book announcements from NYCC 2019.

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All the News That’s Fit to Babu Frick – The Blockade Runner Podcast #123

BR 123 CoverThis week’s episode is news heavy again as we discuss Deborah Chow directing the Obi-Wan show, the TROS issue of Empire Magazine, and the (official this time) Triple Force Friday reveals and livestream. We also talk a little bit about Babu Frick, but somehow we forgot to bring up the week’s biggest story: Kevin Fiege producing a future Star Wars film. Whoops.

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Deborah Chow to Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively on Disney+

(Some) Triple Force Friday Products Finally Revealed

Empire Magazine

Return to Vader’s Castle  #1 comes out this week!

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Two Hours on Toys Too Hot to Announce (That Come Out in Two Weeks) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #122

BR 122 Cover.jpgTriple Force Friday is less than two weeks away, and even though we haven’t really had any official announcements about what’s being released for the event, we spend two hours talking about all of the toys that have leaked so far (pretty much all of them).

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Also, John’s score on the Force Awakens table on Star Wars Pinball is higher than Ryan’s. Just sayin’.img_2112.jpg


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Episode IX Filming Wrapped Plus NY Toy Fair 2019 Announcements – The Blockade Runner Podcast #89

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It’s not a title, but the news that Episode IX has wrapped filming is super-exciting nonetheless. We spend the first half of the show discussing J.J.’s tweet and photo before looking at the many Star Wars announcements coming out of NY Toy Fair 2019.

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Episode IX and The Mandalorian Are Wrapped

Star Wars Toy Announcements

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The Power of the 90s: 1996 (Shadows of the Empire) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #83

Ryan and John are joined by Jeff “The Metal Mando” Kelts to celebrate all things Shadows of the Empire. Join us for two hours of talk about the Shadows book, comic, game, toys, soundtrack, trading cards, and more!

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