4th Anniversary of the 1st #ForceFriday

While today we are exactly one month away from Triple Force Friday, today is also the 4th anniversary of the very first #ForceFriday. September 4th, 2015 was the official release of The Force Awakens merchandise. The build up to the event was on par with The Phantom Menace back in May of 1999! The current form of #ForceFriday began 4-years-ago but the idea behind it began in 1999 with Toys 'R' Us's Midnight Madness. To date, there have been the following celebrations of new movie merch: Midnight Madness May 1999 - The Phantom Menace May 2002 - Attack of the Clones April  2005 - Revenge of the Sith August 2008 - The Clone Wars #ForceFriday September 2015 - The Force Awakens #RogueFriday September 2016 - [...]

By |2019-09-04T14:08:01-07:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: The Force Awakens, The Rise of Skywalker|Tags: , , |

The Last Jedi Packaging & Force Friday II Reveal

EW.com has released the packaging design for the next episode of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi.  The packaging features Episode VIII versions of our heroes Rey, Finn and Poe.  This is in contrast to the packaging of both The Force Awakens and Rogue One as they both featured villians. In addition to releasing the design which will be used by all properties producing Episode VIII paraphernalia this fall, Force Friday II was officially confirmed. The released and street date for all The Last Jedi merchandise is set for September 1st, 2017.  This is a month earlier than Rouge Friday last year but lines up with Force Friday 2015 which was held on September 4th. Look for more details about this line and launch date [...]

By |2017-02-17T10:41:28-08:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: The Last Jedi|Tags: , |

TOY RUN Episode 30: Rogue Friday World-Wide

In this week’s Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake talk about the biggest event for Star Wars action figure collectors in 2016: Rogue Friday! The hosts recount their experience while standing in line for new Star Wars action figures at Toys’R’Us, they talk about their toy finds and give their overall opinions about the event. Later in the show Jake and Criz Bee are joined by fellow Star Wars podcasters and Star Wars action figure collectors from around the world who share their Rogue Friday experiences.  Besides Rogue Friday, this episode also covers the onslaught of Star Wars action figure news, plus a chance to win a Rogue Friday 3 ¾" Stormtrooper action figure! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, [...]

By |2016-10-07T09:40:17-07:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Rogue One, Toy Run|Tags: , |

TOY RUN – Episode 29: Rogue Friday Hangover!

  In this week’s Toy Run Criz Bee and Jake suffer from a severe Rogue Friday hangover. Criz Bee gives listeners an overview of what Star Wars action figures can be found on store shelves this week and Jake discusses his early hands-on experience with the $300 AT-ACT vehicle with Chris Pirillo, Stargeek and John Adams from the Super Awesome Geek show. Listen now! We want to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on which guest to have next, a figure fact you’d like to share or opinions on what segments you did or didn’t like, let us know! You can contact us on our social media pages or email the hosts Criz Bee and Jake and you just might [...]

By |2016-10-04T00:01:11-07:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Rogue One, Toy Run|Tags: , |

Rogue One Unboxing

Thanks to our friend Chris Pirillo, Jake and a few fellow collectors were given early access to some Rogue One toys!  This group unboxing includes many of the toys that were released this past weekend during Force Friday.  The big exception, which was confirmed last week by JediDefender.com, was the walking Hasbro AT-ACT which will be released later this Fall.

By |2016-10-03T23:38:08-07:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Rogue One|Tags: , |

New Rogue One Disney Park Exclusive Set

The Disney Parks Blog has announced a multipack of new Droid Factory droids based on the upcoming Rogue One film.  This set mirrors The Force Awakens set which was released last year in September as well.  This set consists of four new droids; C2-B5, R2-BHD, R3-M2 and R5-SK1 and only one so far will also be released in the Hasbro 3 3/4" line.  C2-B5 will be included in the upcoming Rapid Fire AT-ACT vehicle.  This multipack is set for release on Force Friday and if like last year's set will be gone from the parks before the movie actually arrives in theaters on December 16th, 2016. We will add this to our Disney's Droid Factory Build-a-Droid Guide as soon as we have it in hand. [...]

By |2016-09-28T22:04:47-07:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Disney's Droid Factory, Rogue One|Tags: , |

TOY RUN Episode 2: Unboxing Chris Pirillo’s Love for Star Wars

TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast is back with their sophomore episode. In this episode, they chat with Chris Pirillo about collecting Star Wars action figures as a child and his live gig of unboxing the Hasbro Battle Action Millennium Falcon on #ForceFriday. The show is hosted by Criz Bee from JediBusiness.com and Jake Stevens from From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com who collectively have more than four decades of Hasbro Star Wars figure collecting experience as well as fond childhood memories of growing up in the 70’s and 80’s playing with Kenner action figures. Toy Run is hosted on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast feed which can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, The Zune Network and Podbean. In this episode, Criz Bee and Jake chat with Youtube personality and [...]

By |2016-03-18T07:59:27-07:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: Toy Run|Tags: , |

Galaxy of Toys & Geek Out Loud on Force Friday

The hosts of Galaxy of Toys break down the experience and fall out of #ForceFriday. Joining them is podcaster Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud, Rebel Force Radio and many other fine podcasts. During the discussion about all things The Force Awakens it became very clear that the one character we thought was missing from the teaser trailers was essentially right in front of us all along. Give Episode 49 a listen and once you do you can let us know what you think and join in the conversation on the official Facebook and Twitter pages. Don't forget you still have a couple more days to enter our Ahoska and Vader 2-Pack Collector Appreciation Giveaway! For the full details click the pic below. Until next time, May [...]

By |2015-09-18T00:11:40-07:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: The Force Awakens|Tags: , |

Ahsoka and Vader 2-Pack Giveaway

We here at From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com have had some incredible luck in tracking down the latest figures from The Force Awakens. We owe quite a bit of thanks in part to our fellow area collectors who excel at maintaining a collecting community that supports each other without markups or quid pro quos. And so with many collectors experiencing empty pegs still a week and a half after #ForceFriday, we thought it would only be fair to pay some of our good fortune forward. We are giving away the brand new Ahoska Tano vs. Darth Vader 2-Pack based upon their upcoming appearances in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels which begins on October 14th. There are multiple ways to enter to win our #CollectorAppreciation Giveaway! Simply complete one [...]

By |2015-09-14T23:19:29-07:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Star Wars Rebels, The Force Awakens|Tags: , |

Hasbro’s Exclusives Press Release & Images

On #ForceFriday Hasbro dropped the following press release which lists the exclusives that will accompany their The Force Awakens and Black Series action figure and toys lines. We must say we were delighted to see that the WalMart exclusive super articulated 3 3/4" Black Series figures which we reported prior to Midnight Madness turned up officially! For anyone who were missing Hasbro's usual slew of exclusives over the last few years will have their work cut out for them this fall. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AMAZON: Pre-order the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TROOPER EVOLUTION 4-PACK, featuring four 6-inch figures not available anywhere else, including the long-awaited PHASE II CLONE TROOPER and a FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER with exclusive red pauldron! COSTCO: The STAR WARS HERO MASHERS ULTIMATE BOUNTY MULTI-PACK features five 6-inch customizable [...]

By |2015-09-10T22:59:46-07:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: The Black Series, The Force Awakens|Tags: |
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