Category Archives: STAR WARS

Japanese Chirashi movie posters: Pt IV – Star Wars original trilogy

Japanese Chirashi are small double-sided movie posters handed out at theatres to advertise upcoming movies. The following is a near-complete set of the Star Wars original trilogy set. To date, and as far as I’m aware, there are two ROTJ teaser variations I need along with a ROTJ theater variation. The variations are fairly minor and involve certain text colour changes and theatre information. If I can get these final three I’ll add them here. For now, here are the eight I own. Images are shown featuring the front and reverse side by side. Click to make bigger and feel the force!


Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 1

Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 1.


Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 2.

Star Wars. 1977. Theatre Release version 2.


Star Wars. 1982. Japanese dubbed re-release.

Star Wars. 1982. Japanese dubbed re-release.


TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 1.

TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 1.


TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 2.

TESB. 1980. Theatre Release version 2.


ROTJ. 1982. Teaser.

ROTJ. 1982. Teaser.


ROTJ. 1983. Theatre Release.

ROTJ. 1983. Theatre Release.


ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release.

ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release.


ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release. Reverse side.

ESB / ROTJ 1986. Double-feature Theatre Release. Reverse side.


 

The man inside R2-D2, RIP Kenny Baker

Sad to hear the news that Kenny Baker has died today. R2-D2 has always been one of my favourite characters from Star Wars, and Kenny played his part well inside this droid for six of the films, including the role of Speeder Bike thief, Paploo the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. Here are a few vintage toy ads featuring the feisty droid.


France. Pif Gadget 703. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


PIFGadget558_1979_ R2D2_Wordpress

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. PIf Gadget. 1981.

France. PIf Gadget. 1981.


 

Great Galactical Blaster Bubbles!

I’ve just updated TVTA’s UK Star Wars adverts: Palitoy (and friends) post with these cool new additions from 1978 and 1983. Enjoy.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.