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...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Artoo Detoo's Activity Book


Random House put out a bunch of these activity books in 1979 filled with the usual word searches, puzzles as well as a few oddities like Star Wars based recipes and ideas for things to make. Although this one is called 'R2-D2's Activity book' it really belongs to C-3PO too and is mainly based around their Tatooine adventures.






5 comments:

Joel said...

Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back and we'll talk about it.

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Joel said...

Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back and we'll talk about it.

Thanks!

Joel Houston
JHouston791@gmail.com

Unknown said...

By chance, is this the book with the recipe for Monster Munchies? They were cookies made with corn flakes.
It was accompanied by a picture of Ree Yees and another alien eating them.
I don't know if this is the same book. I thought the book I was remembering had a bright blue cover. But the name and some of those puzzles seem familiar.
If this is the right book, any chance you could post that recipe?

'77 - '80 Collector said...

This isn't that book, but that does sound awesome! If it had a picture of Ree Yees in it, then I'd imagine that it was published post-Return of the Jedi if that helps.

Greyson Parker Marcotte said...

http://www.abebooks.com/Return-Jedi-Monster-Activity-Book/4465267294/bd

That should do it :)