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...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pizzazz Magazine #14 - November, 1978

Straight to the Star Wars strip and I have to say I love the pink fur trim on the Imperial Officer's uniform. As per usual for this period, Luke Skywalker looks a lot like He-Man.

It was a pleasant surprise to see a pic of those Topps Star Wars cards featured in this 'Consumer Guide to Gums'.   

This is a nice feature, putting our Alderaanian princess up there with Barbarella and the incredibly hot Maya from Space: 1999. 


david_b said...

Alas, FINALLY a site for my SW tastes..

I'm not a HUGE Star Wars fan, but if I do collect ANY items from this franchise, it'll be anything before 1981.. Any SW and early 'Empire' promotional stuff.

Anything afterwards is just too 'franchisey' for me, if that makes any sense. While I love what's all available now at conventions, I prefer movie cards and glossies from this time period only.

Before it became 'Episode IV'..

Great site, thanks again..!!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Rand and I have 9 sets of the Star Wars complete Burger King glasses sets, thats 12 glasses a set. Selling all...randhoyt@hotmail.com.

I hope it was OK to do this...


julia bandth said...

Wasp dudes! Amazing stuff continues the good work. Brooklyns Finest The Film Tips

Anonymous said...

Looking for price on "star wars fan club" book 1979. Circle cover with the emphasized on both sides