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You have to see this! 1980 report on new ESB toys!

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You have to see this! 1980 report on new ESB toys!

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Postby sparkysx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:26 am

awesome, love that they used Superman The Movie as the music.

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Postby Michael Sith » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:49 am

8) 8) link works fine, I want a time machine.

Really interesting to get the views of the Kenner guy, talking about the longevity of the product line, and coinciding with the films, where he states 25 to 30years.
The worry of the advertising on kids, obviously something that they felt strongly about and was apre cursor of things to come that's just accepted now.

The images of all that SW goodness was awesome 8) like I said ...anyone got a time machine,

Thanks for posting bud, great watch ive never seen before 8)
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Re: You have to see this! 1980 report on new ESB toys!

Postby bosk70 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:46 pm

All those crisp new boxes, found myself being mesmerised by the music, and the shelf stacking of cantina playsets :) proper vintage star wars porn :lol:
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Postby Mini99 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Thanks for posting the link, really interesting to see the vintage as new products.
Somethings and idea's haven't changed and some have, god I remember the fashons so well, and the glasses... :o

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Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:25 pm

That was terrific! Thanks so much for posting it :-)

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Postby Captainsolo1978 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:47 am

Glad you all like it. Someone posted it on one of the FB groups. It's not very well titled on there. I was pretty blown away when I saw it. There's even quite a funny video from a news report in 1983 on the Jedi figures where the reporter laughs at a man who says he is buying figures as an investment!!!! I'll try and find it again to post it here.

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Postby Mini99 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:53 am

As an investment!!!
Must be mad, they are never going to increase in value. :lol:

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Postby SAVORY100 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:17 am

Very good!
I got a bit hypnotised by the last part... all swinging camera work and that music! :lol:
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Postby dianoga77 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Many thanks for sharing this , loved the whole vintage feel of seeing all the shop stock toys on the shelves [ 8)

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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm

Excellent, never seen that before. Thanks for posting it up.

Looking at the state of some of the figures on the shelves it makes you realise how fortunate we are that so many made it in good condition. Saw a few bashed bubbles and creased cards amongst them.

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Postby subzero » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:46 pm

If I was that shop owner right now thinking back to when I sold all those hundreds/thousands of case fresh MOC figures for 30 pence profit per unit, i'd feel sick as hell lol.

Great vid, the ending almost made me cry :?
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Postby palitoyjunky » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:23 am

Really enjoyed this too 8) As mentioned I loved the music used from the original Superman Movie :D

All that mint boxed goodness 8)
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Postby spoons » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:39 pm

That was fantastic - thanks for the link!

Really interesting how the figures were 41 back ESB but nearly all the boxed stuff was SW packaging. Loved how TRU placed the 12" figs through the box fronts too. So much thought in all that.
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Re: You have to see this! 1980 report on new ESB toys!

Postby scooternick » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:34 pm

This was so good, thanks for posting. That dad who was interviewed looked a bit suspect! I reckon he was the one with the fetish. Nice flasher jacket too.....


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