COME ABOARD OUR WAYBACK MACHINE AS WE HIGHLIGHT
VINTAGE Star Wars!
"May the FORCE BEAM be with you"??
Star Wars comic book ads. One of the biggest joys of growing up in the 1970's and 80's. Even when the ad is clearly for a knockoff product. Who wouldn't want to "be a Starwalker on your own planet"? We found this UK ad on the I Grew Up Star Wars Facebook Group page.
VINTAGE MARVEL COMIC HOMAGE!
We would like to thank our good friend, Chris Hamilton, for sending us this awesome One Year Anniversary gift! It really captures our love of vintage Star Wars and specifically, the original Marvel Comic series! We can't wait to make this into a couple of posters! Listen to this week's show for the story!
NETFLIX'S "THE TOYS THAT MADE US!"
The Sandcrawler is proud and very excited to show our support for the upcoming Netflix documentary, The Toys That Made Us! This documentary series is dedicated to the beloved toy lines of the 1980’s. Star Wars toys will obviously be a huge part of this series, but look for other toy lines like G.I. Joe, Barbie, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We have a feeling that those are just a few of these glorious plastic items that mean so much to us and others!
The air date has been yet to be announced, so stay tuned for further updates. Until then, head over to all of their social media outlets, subscribe, like and follow! The social media accounts are constantly showing off collections and items that were used for shoots! Show your support and let them know how excited you are to see this.
The Toys That Made Us on Netflix!
Star Wars FILMSTRIP
Remember filmstrips in grade school? The teacher would turn the lights out and one kid would beg to be in charge of controlling the projector? Remember seeing STAR WARS in your classroom?????? This originally appeared on the old Star Wars Hyperspace subscription website. The site had each slide as images and a separate audio track. We've combined them here so you can relive what it was like sitting in your desk in school!
This filmstrip was released by Pendulum Press.
HEY KIDS, BEFORE THE INTERNET, BEFORE IPADS AND IPHONES AND TABLETS THERE WERE THESE THINGS CALLED "BOOKS." ARMED WITH A SIMPLE TOOL KNOWN AS A "PENCIL," CHILDREN BACK IN THE LATE SEVENTIES WOULD FIND ENTERTAINMENT BY PLAYING GAMES SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'VE FOUND IN THIS GEM FROM 1979.
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker Activity Book
If you grew up around the period of the original Star Wars you might be familiar with this book and a whole series of books that were made available to schools through the Scholastic book program. This one was released in 1979 and we've highlighted a few ahem, Sandcrawler related activities. So grab your best #2, fire up the printer and get ready for some puzzling fun!
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