Some of those store displays where really nice. The Watto life-size I have and (the one you saw in those previous pictures), I still have the small store display/sign framed for it, announcing its raffle. But there were some big store displays like a Battle Droid made of cardboard that were really cool, if I remember correctly. The only store display/sign I have now displayed is one I framed for my son from Toys R Us. It was one of those signs that used to get inserted in the flip up tops for the action figure isle, and it is for Clone Wars since my son loves the series I had it framed for him Here it is ...I had almost all the life size store Pepsi product display cardboard cut outs, as I worked at a grocery store for years and stayed friends with the Managers. I used to own Jar Jar, Watto, Queen Amildala, Darth Maul and Obi Wan. I did not have Qui Gonn. They quickly filled up my bedroom and then seemed...odd LOL...when I had dates over. So I got rid of them at a local dealer who gave me next to nothing for them but made a killing.
I tend to agree, I bought every single magazine that came out with TPM in it, all the Taco Bell items, had store displays from Taco Bell and B&N too. There was such buzz to have NEW Star Wars characters and product after 16 years we all went crazy I think!
Now you HAVE to be selective and pick themes or it spirals out of control so quick!
I had the Vanity Fair magazine you show and some of the illustrated cover TPM TV Guides. Now you make me want to dig up my magazine collection LOL! That is an Awesome Clone Wars sign, I didn't keep a single store displaySome of those store displays where really nice. The Watto life-size I have and (the one you saw in those previous pictures), I still have the small store display/sign framed for it, announcing its raffle. But there were some big store displays like a Battle Droid made of cardboard that were really cool, if I remember correctly. The only store display/sign I have now displayed is one I framed for my son from Toys R Us. It was one of those signs that used to get inserted in the flip up tops for the action figure isle, and it is for Clone Wars since my son loves the series I had it framed for him Here it is ...
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As for magazines, I pretty much collected the TV Guides with different covers that were released back then. I have kept them in pretty much pristine condition. Here are some pictures ...
These are from the week of May 15-21, 1999 for TPM (four different covers released)
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These are from the week of June 12-18, 1999 for TPM (Four different covers)
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These are from the week of May 1-7, 2005 for ROTS (four different 3-D covers with images that would change)
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And this is a Vanity Fair from May of 2005. I have more, but they are in my storage unit right now ..
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And this is another set of TV Guide magazines from the week of August 11-24, 2008 with C-D Roms for the Clone Wars animated series ...
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* Thank you for making me look for these! It's good to visit the past every now and then.
These are AWE-SOME ! I used to play guitar in a grunge / metal band in the '80s (one of those embarrassing things in your past) and had all the Guitar World (I think) magazines for years. Lots of metal guys, classic rock and of course sheet music so you could play the songs. They were nice, thick magazine printed on glossy stock. I do wish I held onto those.And since we are talking about magazine collecting, I have to plug in my Heavy Metal magazine collection. As you all might have seen me mentioned before, my second passion after Star Wars is Heavy Metal music. All of these I bought them myself at the store, so I've been the only one owner for way over 30 years. My wife says I should go to one of those contest shows for this music as I can pretty much identify a Metal song within the first ten seconds of it playing. So, I collected lots of Heavy Metal magazines back in the 80's as I wasn't into Star Wars then. Here are pictures of my Heavy Metal magazine collection from the early 80's, when the word ROCK meant a band with electric guitars, a drum set and singers that could actually sing. I have separated them by groups. There you have Motley Crue , Ratt, Kiss, Scorpions, Wasp, Twisted Sister, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. Yes, Judas Priest will always be among my favorite bands. Some people stopped listening to them when Rob Halford came out saying he was gay. To me that did not make a difference. I care about their music, and their huge contribution to the true Rock world. Halford's gender preference is his own choice. Actually, I wish artists nowadays would put aside all their political and gender BS and do their job as what they are supposed to be: entertainers. Those bands from back in the day , stood there and performed for everyone without any distinctions. Why am I showing this in a Star Wars website some may ask? Simple. It is part of who I am as a collector.
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You had me at Nita ...Yeah. I know the magazine you are talking about. I also try to play guitar back in the 80's but I sucked at it. I figured I was better at listening to it than playing it. There was also a good magazine back in those days featuring great guitar players. The magazine was called "Guitar Heroes". Speaking of guitar players, I don't know if you know this lady, but she plays a mean lead guitar. She is the guitar player for Alice Cooper but she has a solo career. Her name is Nita Strauss, and she really can kick a$$...
I love those Vader keys!! Enjoy Julian and don't spend your mortgage there !Since we've been flashing back 15-20 years, give or take, to what was available then and things related to the Prequels, etc, before I leave to Galaxy's Edge tonight, I wanted to show a couple of other things from back in those days that I've kept through all these years. Not a big deal, but they are nonetheless items that represent a time in Star Ward movie history ...
The first one is this Toys R us T-shirt that was given only to Toys R Us employees at the time to have on the night that started it all again; the first midnight madness and the release of all the toys for The Phantom Menace. My Mom worked for Toys R Us at the time, so she saved her shirt for me. That was an unforgettable night by the way. My wife and a bunch of friends being there helping me get all the different battle droids, etc, etc was awesome. Being as she was 8 months pregnant and going around with a shopping cart full of action figures, my wife was interviewed for the local Fox 7 News
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This one is from Celebration III in Indianapolis April 21 to Sunday, April 24, 2005. There I picked up the convention exclusive Sandtrooper Corporal mini bust, but it wasn't easy. These are the magnetic access door keys for the hotel room. We were able to pick up three of them, but I believe there was a fourth key showing the duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan ...
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This one gathers different gift cards I collected back in the day that could be obtained from Wal-Mart and Toys R US ...
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And this last image is of a couple of free tickets that were sent to me in '99 for the premier of TPM ...
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* I'll be back in week, folks. Galaxy's Edge, here I come
That is odd...yet fascinating Serg, thanks for sharing!Sorry Julian for taking your thread .
Well then I have to travel back in time.
For us it is customary if you are not married at the age of thirty you have to "sweep". That means the friends pick you up and you don't know what they're up to. In my case, I was surprised and had to put on a Darth Vader costume.
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So far I thought ok at the time, that's not so bad ..... and it got worse !!! The supposedly good friends developed into sadists . Now I was hung on the front of an old tractor (so that everyone else in town had something of it - many thought it was a doll ),
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and driven in front of the fire station (there is traditional sweeping). Then wood chips are distributed, which you have to sweep up.
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Until you are kissed freely by a "virgin". And besides, you have to consume various types of alcohol (which is not the worst). So it was almost 16 years ago , and a personal piece of "Star Wars history" for me !!!
Afterwards, of course, there was a real celebration (without costume ).
There was also my best buddy (Andre') Julian, I think you know his collection tooThanks for the farewell wishes, guys. I'm leaving tonight at 4:00 am to avoid the horrible traffic on I-95 so I still had time to check out your posts. This was too funny. We went from pictures of Nita Strauss, to tickets for TPM to Sven hanging from the front of a tractor!
Sven, that image of you as Vader hanging from the front of a tractor around town with a broom in your hand will follow me for the rest of my life. Who are your friends? I'd love to meet them. Way too funny! At the same time all of these pictures show our love for Star Wars through the years and the fun we've had with it one way or another. Thanks for all the pictures, folks! C-ya
It's the old school 1/7 scale!! Also, THIS art print comes with every statue too .Wow! That looks great. Thanks for sharing the info. Looks like something I would definitely buy. Do you by any chance know what the scale is? So I hope it is not the small scale. I looked around for some info on its size, but all I found was just this picture, same as what you posted.
That is fantastic. I can't wait to see the actual product. That is one price I'll be looking forward to get this yearIt's the old school 1/7 scale!! Also, THIS art print comes with every statue too .
I agree. It has motion to it, and yet the pose is not as drastic as some Unleashed were. I love Tusken Raider , heck i live anything Tatooine related, so this is something that hits the spot for me.I like this! Reminds me of the unleashed line but this looks more statuesque.
I sent you a PM earlier this week bud. I had some questions for you.That is fantastic. I can't wait to see the actual product. That is one price I'll be looking forward to get this year
I agree. It has motion to it, and yet the pose is not as drastic as some Unleashed were. I love Tusken Raider , heck i live anything Tatooine related, so this is something that hits the spot for me.