Welcome to the latest edition of The Rantcor Pit Live, the only Dallas-based live Star Wars podcast (and home of the Moist Side of the Force).
One of the biggest parts of Star Wars fandom from 1977 to the present day has been the action figure. Introduced as a licensed product by Kenner Products in one of the riskiest and most brilliant marketing schemes, the original toy line met with a success that lasted nearly a decade. A revival ten years after the demise of the original Star Wars line has been going strong ever since.
Cole Houston and Eddie Medina, both avid action figure collectors, talk the phenomenon of Star Wars action figures from their introduction of the 3.75" scale through the more contemporary "Black Series" 6" scale figures and beyond. Joining them in the Deep Ellum on Air studio was Greg Brown, producer of the DFW G.I. Joe and Action Figure Show coming up on Saturday, June 20, 2015!
The discussions covered the long history of the action figure lines but did veer off into G.I. Joe (natural, considering the guest) and even other favorite toy lines. Be sure to check out this episode to discover the origin of #EwokStalker and get in on #IceCreamSoldierHunter should you be attending the convention this weekend.
Language Advisory: There is a bit of adult language early in the episode. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!
The Rantcor Pit 2015-06-14 by DeepEllumOnAir