Not only is this week a major holiday to many Star Wars fans, but it is also Teacher Appreciation Week! In a year where teachers have had to relearn their entire jobs while keeping kids engaged online at home and safe when coming to schools, it is important to not forget them this May. My amazing wife who is the Executive Director of a small non-profit which works to improve and strengthen the teaching profession tasked me with creating an image for her newsletter. As a public middle school teacher myself, I have seen the sacrifice, frustration, triumphs, and tears this past year has caused for teachers and students alike and so to all my fellow educators out there, while I know so many of [...]
It is that time again, when the calendar switches out of April, to begin our month of Star Wars love! We like to proclaim the whole month of May is a time to celebrate Star Wars, as it holds not only the May the 4th holiday, but anniversaries for most of the films as well. This year we are starting our holiday celebrations on Monday and will continue to celebrate the Saga through Wednesday! There are those who turn up their nose at the fan-originated holiday which has now become a staple for retailers and Disney/Lucasfilm but we love any chance to pay love and respect to the franchise that has brought us some much joy over the past four decades. Although we will still [...]
As the year 2020 comes to an end, just like Grogu's journey, for many it has been full of ups and downs. May 2021 bring you peace, knowledge, serenity, and harmony. We were thankful for The Mandalorian Season 2 as this year was pretty sparse in terms of the normal blockbuster, superhero and sci-fi fare we enjoy. Plus, this was the first year since 2015 which hasn't produced a new Star Wars film. We are thankful for the announcement of the vast amount of Star Wars content coming in the next five years and can't wait to explore it all with you in our collections. And our expectations are high for the next adventure to drop in 2021, The Book of Boba Fett. But that [...]
Happy Star Wars Day! This year for all of us, celebrating May the 4th will be a little different from year's past. We typically host an event at our middle school and attend a Mariners or Rainers Star Wars Night but with most of the country staying home we will be celebrating distantly. But the great thing about Star Wars is the magic happens no matter the number of fans around. We plan on celebrating today in the following ways: Watching the series finale of The Clone Wars on Disney+ Watching Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian also on Disney+ Joining a Microsoft Team Meeting with Anthony Daniels Checking in on the numerous live-tweeting Star Wars events courtesy of Emerald City Comic Con Opening some Star Wars [...]
Picture Courtesy of Galaxy of Toys Our friend and host of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast Jason Luttrull has discovered a new Hasbro Star Wars action figure item on the market. Found at his local QFC grocery store, Luttrull discovered a slightly larger than a football-sized egg which according to the fine print included, "6 figures and 1 mini-comic". Picture Courtesy of Galaxy of Toys Upon purchasing the egg, he found it to include two Galaxy of Adventures 3 3/4" figures, two 3 3/4" The Last Jedi era figures and one Micro Force Series 3 blind pack (which includes 2 figurines). Picture Courtesy of Galaxy of Toys The mini-comic reference refers no doubt to the ones packed into the [...]
A happy belated New Year! We are back from our post The Rise of Skywalker winter break and looking forward to what lies ahead in both the Star Wars and action figure universe. Here's a quick glance on some of the fun we are looking forward in 2020: January – Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland; the finale of Star Wars: Resistance February – The Clone Wars Season 7 on Disney+; New York Toy Fair March - Art of and novelization of The Rise of Skywalker April - Tentative home release of The Rise of Skywalker May - 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back July - San Diego Comic-Con August – Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Fall – The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+ October [...]
What Princess Leia began in 1977 as the leader of the Rebellion is still alive and well today in the Star Wars Saga. Independent and strong female characters who require no saving from others continues 40 years later! Today we celebrate the women of Star Wars in honor of our mothers, wives, and daughters because, "everyone has a part to play - all the time, everywhere." Happy International Women's Day from a galaxy far, far away! #BalanceforBetter “When you care to send the very best – you say it with Star Wars action figures!” For more Holiday Greetings!
Hasbro's squishy-miniature line of figures continues this holiday season with a series of blind packaged tubes, entitled Micro Force WOW! In what is sure to be a hit for Wal*Mart shoppers looking for stocking stuffers, this line will cease being a Wal*Mart exclusive in the new year. This latest wave of Micro Force includes Star Wars stickers and the very first Star Wars: Resistance merchandise by Hasbro and just about any manufacturer. Pictured on the side of the box is both the pirate captain Kragen Gorr and the Astromech R1-J5 aka "Bucket". One the same day of this press release, our friend and fellow podcaster from This Week in Star Wars and Galaxy of Toys Podcast, Matt Fox found them at his local Wal*Mart on the [...]
If there is one thing we are proudly guilty of here at From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, it is loving the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special! So to celebrate its fortieth trip around the sun, we thought we'd look back at our own coverage of the "amazing" 70's variety show. We'll begin with the star-studded episode of Galaxy of Toys created to celebrate the 35th Anniversary! Celebrating Life Day with Galaxy of Toys Podcast Over the years, we've tried our meager hand at customizing a vintage Life Day Chewie. And finally, we leave with our true passion for the Holiday Special, a breakdown of the show and how to celebrate it with action figures. This was originally published for the 35th anniversary and five years later it is sad [...]
Happy New Year from your friends at From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com and may 2018 be full of peace, prosperity and figures!