“May the force be with you.” This quote rings true in the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere, and what better way to celebrate your love for the franchise than on May 4, known also as “Star Wars” Day. This day brings people together to watch the movies, dress up as their favorite characters and view their collectibles in storage.
The Origins of Star Wars Day
On May 4, 1979, Margaret Thatcher won the election and became the first prime minister of Britain. To celebrate the victory, her party rented advertising space in the London Evening News. The headline read: “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.” This message marks one of the earliest times when someone used the phrase “May the Fourth” in popular culture.
As the Internet grew, more and more Star Wars fans could connect with one another and share their love for the franchise. After some time, May 4 became a tradition among fans to the point of proclaiming it a holiday. Though George Lucas didn’t create Star Wars Day, he embraces it each year as thousands of people across the globe dress up as members of the Jedi and evil villains.
If you’re a serious Star Wars collector, some of the items you might want to add to your collection include:
- Star Wars Trilogy limited collector’s box set
- Darth Vader toaster
- Han Solo life-sized carbonite figure
- Death Star prop replica
- An original lobby banner movie poster from 1977
Protecting Your Star Wars Collectibles
If you have your own Star Wars collection, chances are you’ll want to protect it through the years. Storing your collectibles at home allows you to look at them whenever you want, but it might not always be the safe or practical option. Star Wars collections can grow exponentially over time and soon take over a room. In addition, accidental fires or theft can occur and take away your valuable collection.
Keeping your collectibles in storage gives you peace of mind knowing your items are safe and secure. For collectibles that are still in boxes, a climate controlled unit prevents heat and moisture damage and keeps everything in pristine condition. Even out-the-box collectibles can sit neatly on a storage shelf without suffering damage from direct sunlight. On May 4, you can then take your collectibles out of storage and show them off to your friends and other Star Wars fans. Use FindLocalStorage.com to find a nearby storage facility perfect for storing your valuable collection.