On Saturday, August 20th, 2022, Jake Stevens will be returning to the panel stage at Emerald City Comic Con after a few years off to present "Beyond 1985: The Legacy of Kenner's Star Wars Action Figures". He will be joined by his Galaxy of Toys Podcast co-host, Ryan Beise aka MrByZ's Toy Reviews on YouTube. This will be the panel's sophomore outing, following its debut "sold-out" presentation at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this past May. If you are attending ECCC in Seattle this year, stop by and say hi and as always, May the Figures be with you!
This past week our good friends at Toy Anxiety invited Jake on to the show once again to discuss the struggles, joys, and current state of collecting Star Wars action figures in 2022! We always enjoy chatting with the Yes Have Some crew and you can watch the discussion above! Make sure to subscribe to Toy Anxiety's YouTube channel if you love action figure collecting, sad comments, toy hunts and so much more!
Back in March, our friends at Yakface.com posted glam shots of a new 9.5" figure line. These figures feature very limited articulation and retail for around $10. Thanks to our good friend Paul Van Dyk, we can now confirm this line has been found at retail. At first glance, while they appear to be similar to the Value line of the recent past, these are actually new sculpts. Each figure appears to include a single accessory and has three points of articulation (3POA). Thanks to Paul we have scale comparison shot with a Hot Wheels Boba van: These were found in a Canadian grocery store so we can assume these will appear at deep-discount retailers like Big Lots, Dollar General and TJ Maxx here in [...]
When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day One – Show Floor After an early look at the Hasbro Booth, we ventured out into the rest of the show floor since the first day of Celebration Chicago did not play host to any panels or shows. Action Figures When it comes to Star Wars action figures, Celebrations never [...]
The plans for Rogue One merchandising have apparently been activated as today we have received a landslide of news pertaining to what toys will be available on September 30th! EW.com revealed a collection of Jyn Erso action figures from multiple toy lines that will be debuting next month. This appears to be not only a great way to show off the main character but also to make amends for the #wheresrey controversy from earlier this year. Figures shown include Jakks Pacific 20", Hasbro 12", Hasbro 3 3/4", Lego, Funko Pop, Disney Elite, Disney figurine, and Hasbro 6". USAToday.com also a sneak peek of a handful of toys from Rogue One that included not only Hasbro but Jakks, Mattel, Disney and Lego toys as well. And rounding out this [...]
This past weekend owner and webmaster of From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, Jake Stevens and his family were the subjects of a new ad campaign for Windemere Real Estate. In the #yourstoryisourstory short, a very small sampling of Jake's collection can be seen. Everyone's homeownership story is different. Check out this story about the Stevens Family, who needed a great home for their family- but also storage for From From 4-LOM to Zuckuss blogger Jake's gigantic Star Wars collection! #yourstoryisourstory A big thanks goes out to Marguerite Giguere - The Skydiving Agent as she is not only a fantastic realtor in the Seattle-Tacoma area but she's assisted many times with the tech side of this very website! For those interested in moving to Tacoma make sure to check out Marguerite's site MovetoTacoma.com. And [...]
The hosts of Galaxy of Toys Podcast are joined once again by our friend and Star Wars Blogger Mike MacDonald to chat about a potpourri of Star Wars topics on Episode #40. Also for those attending Celebration Anaheim next month don't forget Galaxy of Toys will be putting on a live show on the Podcast Stage: Galaxy of Toys: Live Podcast The Celebration Podcast Stage room 208AB Saturday, April 18 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm To read more from Mike make sure to check out his site and read his blog "Looking Away to the Horizon" at MikeTarkin.com!
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 always nice to see good people with awesome collections featured on Starwars.com and our Canadian Corespondent Mike MacDonald fits that bill! Mike is featured in fellow fan Amy Ratcliffe's article "Fully Operational Fandom: The Star Wars Collector within us All". In the article, featured in the Fan + Community section of the official site, Mike reveals how his collection began with a very simple intention from a purely nostalgic perspective. To read more about his and a few other collector's collections click on the picture below. To read more from Mike make sure to check out his Star Wars focused blog, Looking Away to the Horizon. And finally to hear Mike's thoughts about Star Wars collectibles check out his appearance on Galaxy of Toys Podcast!
The Force will be strong at next week's Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Washington! From 4-LOM to Zuckuss is joining forces with fellow collectors Gus Lopez of The Star Wars Collectors Archive who has authored many Star Wars collecting books and articles, Ryan Beise of Galaxy of Toys Podcast who hosted "Collect all 2000?!?" at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, FL and Chris Bortz of Jedi-Business.com who has the leading Star Wars action figure archive on the web for a collecting panel on Star Wars action figures! Join us as we take an historical look at the toy line which changed action figure collecting forever from the Kenner days, through POTF2, into the current Black Series, and beyond. If you'll be in Seattle attending the con, we'd love to see you at [...]