Sean and I were born in the early 70’s. Among other things, that means that we had reached prime imaginative years when the Star Wars saga hit. A New Hope was the first movie Sean and I saw as children. (Both of us saw it at drive ins, too…isn’t that interesting?) I remember pestering my father for weeks after he took me to The Empire Strikes Back. “Is Darth Vader REALLY Luke’s Dad?” I was convinced I would implode from suspense during the years before the next movie came out. I played Star Wars with my neighborhood friends. I asked for and received the Death Star playset for Christmas one year. I twisted my hair into cinnamon buns.
Before the prequels were released, the restored originals came out again to the movie theaters, and you better believe that Sean and I were there…probably at the first showing.
It’s been fun and funny to discover others who were more than a little fanatic about that chapter of their lives. There’s always lots to share, but usually the sharing is limited to stories. Not so with one friend. He got a Star Wars windfall and wanted to share it with us.
These are from store displays and movie theater displays back in the day. I don’t know if Sean or the boys are more excited…I think they’re destined to be “wallpaper” for the boys’ room. There is much happiness in boyland.