2014 was a great year for From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com and we are very excited for what lies ahead in 2015. With major events like Star War Celebration Anaheim 2015, new Marvel comic books, the second half of Star Wars Rebels Season 1 as well as the beginning of Season 2, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the modern line of figures and of course Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the coming year will be one to remember. Now to make sure you don't miss any of 2015's major Star Wars events, figure releases or special dates make sure to bookmark our The Collector's Calendar where we are constantly making updates as new Star Wars related announcements are made. We would like to thank everyone who helped grow, promote and contribute to From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com this [...]
As 2014 comes to a close Hasbro will be shutting the books on their 19th year of producing Star Wars action figures. It goes without saying that 2014, although better than 2013, was not a banner year for the toy producer’s Star Wars line. Distribution problems still existed, product offerings were very light, advertisement was minimal and public “collector” opinion about their 5 points of articulation didn’t improve. But despite these criticisms, Hasbro continued a long tradition of giving children, fans and collectors some great Star Wars toys to play with and collect! Now to hear which figure and vehicle we specially liked (and disliked) the best from 2014, you’ll need to make sure to listen to Episode 37 of Galaxy of Toys Podcast. While [...]
Merry Christmas and seasons greetings from your friends at From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com ! Its hard to believe but this is our final Christmas before The Force Awakens in 357 short days! And with so little product on the shelves this holiday it has given us a little spare time to dress-up a few vintage friends for the Christmas season. If you have holiday custom figures, we'd love to see them! You can share them on our official Facebook page or send them to 4LOMKUSS@gmail.com. And for more Holiday Greetings click here. And until next time, May the Figures be with you!
This may be one of the last non-centered Star Wars Christmases for a long while to come. So since we are expecting very little in the way of new Star Wars toys under the tree this year we thought we would cast a wist to Santa for a repeat of one of our favorite all-time Christmas gifts! Merry Christmas Eve everyone and remember, “When you care to send the very best – you say it with Star Wars action figures!” Click the pic for more Holiday Greetings! And May the Figures be with you!
This week Jason and the hosts of Galaxy of Toys Podcast had a chance to speak with author Mark Bellomo about his new Star Wars action figure guide. Last month saw the release of Bellomo's The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977-1985 which sold out of its first printing and just begun its second. In Episode 36, Bellomo shares some great behind the scenes information about both the creation of the guide and his massive action figure collection. For those who are not familar with the super collector or have not had the pleasure of flipping through his GI Joe and Transformer figure guides, he has this to offer: If you're unfamiliar with my work, I suppose the aspects of my career that [...]
Its hard to believe but in just 364 more days we'll be seeing the movie we've dreamt about for the last 31 years! When the Force awakens again on December 18th, 2015, we'll be once more beginning a new saga in that galaxy far, far away. In just 12 months, a whole new generation will have their eyes opened to many of the characters we have loved for close to four decades. In just 8,765 hours we'll be taking our first step into a new and larger world. In just 525,949 minutes we'll be seeing the first film fruits of LFL and Disney's labor. But who's counting! Our excitement for The Force Awakens continues to grow with each image, teaser and reveal Abrams and company drops [...]
Yesterday it was announced that Yoda and his original voice would be returning to Star Wars. Now Yoda himself was seen just earlier this year in Netflix's Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions dealing with some heavy issues but his original voice is another story. In a surprise move, Frank Oz who voiced the diminutive Jedi Master in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be once again providing his voice in January 5th's episode of Star Wars Rebels according to TVGuide.com. An appearance in Rebels would be the character’s first official or canonical appearance since his self-imposed exile to Dagobah at the end of Revenge of the Sith. This will be the third actor from the Original Trilogy to reprise their role on the new series. James [...]
In our newest episode we are joined by Jerry from Star Wars Action News Podcast to discuss the vehicles and accessories from The Empire Strikes Back. Jerry, who's well known for his "Vintage Viewpoints", shares his history and thoughts on these toys from '81 and '82. Jason and the co-hosts (Tom, Chris, Ryan and Jake) also give their thoughts about The Force Awakens teaser which debuted over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For a trip down an Episode IV-themed memory lane check out Episode 35. And if you are interested in other vintage Star Wars pics make sure to check out the galleries at IGrewUpStarWars.com. Want more from The Empire Strikes Back check out Episode 22: Kenner Star Wars Vehicles, Playsets Ect. 1980! For a visual guide of [...]
This past week we were invited by our friends at Jedibusiness.com to take part in some fun speculation about what we can expect for next year's action figure lines. We were joined by a handful of well known longtime Star Wars collectors from across the web suchas: James Burns from JediNews.co.uk Arnie and Marjorie Carvalho from Star Wars Action News Corey from TheWolfpackPodcast.com Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com Gus Lopez from The Star Wars Collectors Archive.com Jason Luttrull from Galaxy of Toys Podcast and our own Jake Stevens of From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com The article includes a lot of great knowledge and educated guesses about the toy industry and will be an equally fun read once again in a year from now when The Force Awakens merch has been released . As an added bonus [...]
Today Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive with Lucasfilm to reveal the names of the characters from The Force Awakens teaser trailer. This seriously increased our anticipation for seeing these figures in plastic in the coming year. Now that these characters are being named we can only feel that they will be the ones (if any) featured at February's New York Toy Fair. Either that or we could very well be seeing these as possible Sneak Preview wave of figures released sometime in the summer. To see the rest of the images with captions which were presented in vintage Topps trading card style, head on over to EW.com. To add further to our excitement for the release of Episode VII we want to thank Tomas Lundholm from Leia's [...]