#AtoZChallenge: Vintage Star Wars Merchandise
During Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, my husband, Michael, spent hours in the Dealer Room looking for vintage Star Wars merchandise. When most Star Wars fans are looking for vintage Star Wars merchandise, they are usually referring to the original carded vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. However, there were other types of merchandise and collectibles created in the late 70’s and early 80’s that are not just these figures. The vintage Star Wars merchandise Michael was seeking at Star Wars Celebration Anahein are among the other types of collectables. Below are some of these that my husband was successful in finding during his quest:
1980 Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Yoda Bradley Quartz Digital Watch
1977 Star Wars R2-D2 Necklace and earrings
Star Wars Ewoks 2 Pack of Magnets with Wicket and Princess Kneesaa from the Star Wars Ewoks animated series
1980 Star Wars The Empire Strike Back Topps card with Darth Vader
Finally, my husband found and this Vintage pack of 4 diecast micro figures in a package for $25. However, we were not sure if these were authentic or bootleg figures based on the packaging.
Our first clue, is the outfit Luke is wearing. Based on that outfit, we could tell that these figures were from The Empire Strikes Back. After some investigation, we determined that these were part of The Empire Strikes Back Kenner Micro Collection as mentioned in this article from StarWars.com (see below).
So do you collect any vintage merchandise?
If so, what is the last piece of vintage merchandise did you acquire?