Celebration Orlando Panel: 40 for 40 – Highlights from Four Decades of Star Wars Collectibles

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We are happy to finally announce that Jake Stevens will be joining his fellow collectors from around the world as a presenter at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017!  Jake and fellow podcaster Matt Fox from This Week in Star Wars will be kicking off the collector track this celebration by covering 40 years of Star Wars collectibles and the ever changing marketing behind them.

40 for 40: Highlights from Four Decades of Star Wars Collectibles

Join life-time collectors and podcasters Matthew Fox from “This Week in Star Wars,” and Jake Stevens from From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars by chronicling 40 different toy lines and collectibles from the past four decades. Selections will include the famous, the infamous, and the forgotten. Memorable not only for what they are, these collectibles also tell the story of how Star Wars changed over the years. A unique franchise which has been diversely perceived and marketed over the years: surprise phenomenon to kids’ property; dormant franchise to 90’s nostalgia revival; prequel oversaturation to pre-Disney aimlessness to the omnipresent cultural staple it is today. Whether you prefer Kenner or Hot Toys, Hasbro or Lego, Pez or Bend-Ems, the hosts cover it all with a 40-year look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the ever-expanding universe of Star Wars collectibles.

The collecting panels will begin Thursday, April 13th at noon on the Collector’s Stage (W307):

Gus Lopez and his enthusiastic and creative crew return to Celebration with another great round of panels on collectibles. Don’t miss the exclusive Star Tot giveaways, created especially for Celebration Orlando and available only at these panels. Find the full schedule for this and all other stages on the Celebration mobile app and in the printed Insider’s Guide to Celebration. We clear the Star Wars Collectors’ Stage after every performance.

There are a lot of amazing panels this year and you can view the whole list on the Star Wars Celebration website!

In addition to presenting, Jake will also be found at the Star Wars Space Club booth (#2653).

Whether you are a vintage Star Wars collector or a lover of all things modern, this is the booth for you! The Star Wars Space Club is comprised of life-long collectors from JediBusiness.comIGrewUpStarWars.com, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com and the Galaxy of Toys Podcasting Network who all share a passion for Star Wars collecting, especially when it comes to the action figures. By visiting the Star Wars Space Club during the show you’ll find meet and greets with fellow Star Wars collectors and content-creators who love to talk collecting. You’ll be able to test your action figure knowledge, enter to win giveaways or come simply to trade buttons and swag! You will also be able to meet some of the cast of the Galaxy of Toys Podcast and the Plastic Galaxy documentary, take part in interviews for the TOY RUN podcast, and receive exclusive limited edition swag for free! The Star Wars Space Club is a positive place for collectors to express their love of Star Wars toys and merchandise and whether you come to request help identifying action figures from Criz Bee, debate the greatest toy lines from the past 40 years with Jake Stevens, wax nostalgic with Tom Berges or discuss the future of collecting with Jason Luttrull all are welcome!

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We are looking forward to Star Wars Celebration and hope to see you there!

May the Figures be with you!