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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 pm

Cheers guys. This thread is really fascinating. I'm a graphic designer and love all that stuff, but I was too young the first time round to read and remember it (had the toys but never the magazines).

It's great seeing all the old advertising, it's adds to the nostalgia and appreciation of, what is quite literally an outstanding and unrivalled (IMO) packaging and product design line.
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby bosk70 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Some more old school ad's to enjoy think two have been on here before but I think the large picture at-at airfix is a new one and the first pic well just because :D
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby tobedesu » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:56 pm

I've found four that I've kept, but might have some more tucked away.
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Postby Mini99 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:08 pm

tobedesu wrote:I've found four that I've kept, but might have some more tucked away.

Really think that these would look fantastic in frames.

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Postby bosk70 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:49 pm

:D
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:52 pm

bosk70 wrote::D

Nice work! :-)

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Postby Mrleemur » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:56 pm

Having a dig through some of my RotJ comics, and there aren’t any Star Wars toy ads in the ones I’ve looked at so far. Guess they figured everyone buying the mags already wanted the toys any way.

Did however find this double page spread that may be of interest
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby chipsteak » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Double post, sorry.
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby chipsteak » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:37 pm

Lovely stuff there. Cool finds.

I remember finding ROTJ Weekly a bit fluffy at the time in that it was full of thinly veiled adverts for toothbrushes, toys, biscuits and more. Now I love dipping into them for exactly the same reasons!

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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby spoons » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:39 pm

Dengar's first appearance in Empire Strikes Back Monthly Mar/Apr 1981

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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:02 pm

spoons wrote:Dengar's first appearance in Empire Strikes Back Monthly Mar/Apr 1981

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Nice find, Spoons :) I haven't started on the SW titled comics yet and I've not come across that ad in any earlier comic than May so far, so that would certainly appear to be his first appearance to date. That same ad appears in:

Marvel Action #8 (20/05/1981)
Marvel Super Adventure #3 (27/05/1981) and #14 (05/08/1981)
Spider-Man & Hulk #427 (13/05/1981) and the 1981 Summer Special

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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby spoons » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:39 pm

That's interesting Si - I've been scanning all the SWW and ESBM SW ads as I read them. So here's a few more with dates

26th April 1978

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18th April 1979

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1st August 1979

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15th August 1979

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26th September 1979

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Fett was 9th April 1980

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First seen 21st May 1980 (in colour the week after)

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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby bosk70 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:12 pm

really love these old adverts. thanks for posting them, just takes you back down memory lane, if I find any new ones not already posted in the 2000ad comics as I read them I will post them up :D
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Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

Postby Markzane » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:37 pm

Does anyone else remember seeing adverts for the Kenner Micro collection, specifically the Bespin set?

I've searched all my old ESB comics but can't find them anywhere!?

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Postby spoons » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:09 pm

Markzane wrote:Does anyone else remember seeing adverts for the Kenner Micro collection, specifically the Bespin set?

I've searched all my old ESB comics but can't find them anywhere!?


Not in the UK. The micro stuff was only released in Australia (and NZ?) and the US
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