We were very sad to hear the news of Peter Mayhew's passing on this past Tuesday. A true member of Star Wars royalty, the Chewbacca actor spent his life after the movies with his fans. He spent over 30 years on the convention circuit giving fans all over the world to meet the lovable Wookiee himself. We were shocked by his death as we saw him in the autograph area just weeks ago in Chicago at Star Wars Celebration and he was set to appear in Dallas this very weekend. Jake shares his memories of meeting Peter throughout the last 20 years: I had the pleasure of meeting Peter many times over the years and every time I always walked away with a unique and [...]
When Marvel reacquired the comic publishing license from Dark Horse Comics to print comic books they wasted no time creating new canonical stories each month. Marvel quickly tapped the talent of John Tyler Christopher to produce a series of Action Figure Variant Covers for many of their first issues and as well for their flagship Star Wars ongoing series. Star Wars Ongoing Series; January 2015 #1 Luke Skywalker Courtesy of johntylerchristopher.com #1 Luke Skywalker Black & White [Diamond’s C2E2 2015 Exclusive] #2 Han Solo #3 Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi #4 Chewbacca #4 Boba Fett [JohnTylerChristopher.com Exclusive] #5 See-Threepio (C-3PO) #6 Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) #7 Stormtrooper #7 Boba Fett Black & White [JohnTylerChristopher.com Exclusive] #8 Tusken Raider #9 Star Destroyer Commander #10 Jawa #11 Luke Skywalkwer: X-Wing Pilot [...]
This past weekend, we had the great pleasure of making the acquaintance of Michael and Melinda from Retroblasting. Retroblasting is a great Youtube channel focused on analyzing, critiquing, restoring and mostly celebrating toys and cartoons from the 80's. And since Star Wars action figures played a big part of that era, Retroblasting has paid it the attention it deserves on multiple occasions. Michael and Melinda do such a thorough job in their episodes and restoration guides that we have added them to our "Collecting Resources" page and plan on hosting all their Star Wars focused videos here in the future. But for now, we collected a few of our favorite Star Wars action figure themed episodes and have posted them below. Do yourself a favor and give them [...]
Star Wars action figures are awesome! More than just movie toys; they have been a staple in toy aisles for decades, become pop culture icons and are credited for jump-starting the collectability of action figure toys the world over. We here at From 4-LOM to Zuckuss appreciate what Lucasfilm, Kenner and Hasbro have created so much so that we have dedicated ourselves to covering all things Star Wars action figure related and that’s where you come in! We are seeking out those who share our passion, to share their thoughts and memories of playing with and collecting those amazing little figures from a galaxy far, far away. 4LOMKUSS: Thanks so much Dave for getting back to us! We have been very excited to talk to [...]
New York Times book reviewer Andrew Ervin lovingly praises mega collector Steve Sansweet's newest action figure book. In an article published at Salon.com, Ervin gushes over the former Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Fan Relations director's book Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection. Sansweet who is now president and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, a Star Wars museum/collection, has produced numerous incredible books over the years but his most recent is a must have for any Star Wars action figure collector or fan. Ervin confesses to Star Wars toys having a huge impact on his life and give his outlook for the future of the hobby. To read the article click here. To purchase the book (which was a complete labor of love for not only Sansweet but other [...]
Celebrate Return of the Jedi's Anniversary with 4LOMKUSS.COM, Jedi-Business.com, Igrewupstarwars.com and others with a look back at 30 years of ROTJ figures! Click on the pic above after the jump!