The first Star Wars movie aired in 1977 and I was a 9 y/o kid seeing it live at a movie theater in Va Beach, Va. Not long after Santa brought me Star Wars action figures and a board game. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader had retracting light sabres while Han Solo and Chewbacca figures were nearly impossible to find. I dare anyone to Google that board game and try to buy it at a reasonable price today lol. Worse part of that game was being sent to the 'trash compactor'. It was like the 'Go to Jail' card on Monopoly. Fyi... there is a Monopoly version of Star Wars too.
Anyway in recognition of the new movie just released, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we're featuring this article about Star Wars and it's Christmas history or lack of in it's early stages. Article is complete with a 1977 retro commercial. Wanna see more retro Star Wars commercials?... YouTube 'Star Wars - All 1977-1978 Kenner Toy Commercials' or click here. Enjoy!
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