I have a passion for collecting vintage Star Wars merchandise from the late 70's. Action figures, comics, trading cards etc - anything related to the first Star Wars movie. But why only until 1980? It's not that I don't love The Empire Strikes Back and beyond (I really do), but there is something about that first wave of Star Wars mania that really grips me, back when it was all fresh and exciting...

Friday, May 7, 2010

People Weekly, July '77

Another great little item from Ebay is this issue of People Weekly which came out right amidst the hype of the theatrical release of Star Wars. It's items like these that really make collecting fulfilling for me; little snapshots of that era that cover so may things other than Star Wars itself. The advertisements are great too.

'How come I enjoy smoking and you don't, you pussy!' I'm too young to remember the joys of Peter Frampton and as for the 'Thrust of the matador', I think I'll pass thanks.

The article on Star Wars didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know, but it does have some nice behind the scenes pictures I've never seen before.

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