May is for Celebrating Star Wars!

Happy May Day! Today kicks off an exciting month-long celebration of all things Star Wars! On Wednesday, the world will now celebrate the fan-created/corporate-embraced holiday May the Fourth! On this day, fans will show their love for the Saga and companies will release new product for collectors new and old. Hasbro Pulse will be kicking off the day with a Fan First Wednesday Livestream on YouTube which will most likely reveal new Vintage Collection and Black Series figures. On May 5th, you'll find us at our local watering hole for some Revenge of the 5th trivia!   Star Wars will celebration its 45th birthday on May 25th aka OG Star Wars Day. Then of course we have Star Wars Celebration beginning on May 26th! Just [...]

By |2022-05-01T21:37:20-07:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Hasbro Pulse, Holiday, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Panel Announcement – Beyond 1985: The Legacy of Kenner Star Wars Action Figures

We are happy to finally announce that Jake Stevens and Galaxy of Toys co-host and friend Matthew Fox will be hosting a panel on the official Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track stage next month in Anaheim, California! The announcement was made via the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Facebook group and the panel will take place on Saturday, May 28th, at noon! All attendees will receive an exclusive Star Tot and in the Collectors Lounge, there will most likely be more swag distributed (but more on that later). We hope to see you there! "Beyond 1985: The Legacy of Kenner Star Wars Action Figures". Join lifelong Star Wars collectors Jake Stevens and Matthew Fox as they take you on a journey into the lasting impact [...]

By |2022-04-19T09:14:53-07:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Vintage|

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020

UPDATE:  All 4-Day pass sold out in about an hour! Star Wars fever is high! Even though Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is 432 days away, tickets for the Star Wars mega-con went on sale this morning. Most were in queue for longer than usual which reinforces the ideas that despite what some about Disney's take over of the franchise, Star Wars is as popular as ever with fans! So popular that according to the LA Times, 65,000 fans attended Celebration this past April in Chicago. After 41 minutes in a virtual queue (with a student assigned each period to watch my computer as it is the last day of school) we were able to make our purchase. In shock to no one, the $900 Jedi Master [...]

By |2019-06-21T11:51:51-07:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|

“Action Figures: A Star Wars Story” Insider #189

Today, Star Wars Insider #189 hits newsstands and features an article that is exclusively about the lasting impact and nostalgia of the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. The article was written but Star Wars super-collector and author, Gus Lopez. In addition to the delight of seeing Star Wars action figures being written about in the Insider, I was very happy to able to contribute to this particular article by providing Gus some information and images about modern Star Wars action figures. "ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE...YOU, AND STAR WARS TOYS!" The article does a great job highlighting the journey vintage Star Wars action figures have made to becoming the highly valued line it is today. Gus charts not just the gems from the vintage era [...]

By |2019-04-29T23:19:51-07:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, Vintage|Tags: , , |

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 3 – Hasbro Press Images

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 3 - Hasbro Press Photos During the third day of Celebration Chicago, our friends at Hasbro sent over official Press Release and Images from Hasbro's Star Wars panel the previous day. HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION REVEALS 2019 STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION JABBA’S TATOOINE SKIFF Vehicle (HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: [...]

By |2019-04-29T21:33:58-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

The Sandcrawler #73 – The Stevens Strikes Back

We are beyond grateful to Mac and Dan from The Sandcrawler for inviting us on the show this week to discuss the toys and reveals from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Make sure to head on over to TheSandcrawler.net and subscribe to the show to get your steady dose of action figure therapy! It’s an XXL Sandcrawler this week!  With the sounds of Game 7 of the Leafs vs Bruins matchup in the background we continue our look at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  Last week we geeked out over the Rise of Skywalker teaser and this week we welcome back our good buddy, Jake Stevens of From4-LomtoZuckuss.com, as he recaps his experiences at Celebration. Jake interviewed different members of Hasbro’s team and shares what they had [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:15:48-07:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Day 3 – Hasbro Interview

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 3 - Hasbro Interview On Saturday morning, the day after Hasbro's panel full of reveals, we were given 10 minutes with Patrick Schneider and Sam Smith who are both members of Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Team. Schneider is the Senior Manager of Global Brand Development & Marketing and Smith [...]

By |2019-04-23T10:12:35-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Day 2 – Recap

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 Two - Panels and Booths The second day of the con kicked off with the Star Wars: Episode IX panel. Just like the last 2 Celebrations, the panel featured most of the cast of the movie and premiered the first teaser trailer. This time we added the additional reveal [...]

By |2019-04-23T09:25:10-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Galaxy's Edge, Hasbro Pulse, Star Wars Celebration|

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 2 – Hasbro Panel

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 Two – Hasbro Panel On the second day of the convention while fans everywhere were riding high on the debut of The Rise of Skywalker teaser, Hasbro held their Star Wars panel.There were some great packaging reveals  and the announcements for a series of exclusives were also made. New [...]

By |2019-04-19T15:29:03-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration, The Black Series, The Vintage Collection 2|Tags: |

Star Wars Celebration Chicago Day 1 – Recap

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 [...]

By |2019-04-19T08:52:23-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Action Figures, Convention Coverage, Star Wars Celebration|Tags: |
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