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

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:19 am
by Captainsolo1978

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:26 am
by sparkysx
awesome, love that they used Superman The Movie as the music.

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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:49 am
by Michael Sith
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)

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

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:46 pm
by bosk70
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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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 pm
by Mini99
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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Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:25 pm
by Snaketibe
That was terrific! Thanks so much for posting it :-)

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

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:47 am
by Captainsolo1978
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:53 am
by Mini99
As an investment!!!
Must be mad, they are never going to increase in value. :lol:

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:17 am
by SAVORY100
Very good!
I got a bit hypnotised by the last part... all swinging camera work and that music! :lol:

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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:04 pm
by dianoga77
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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Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm
by ScruffyLookingNH
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:46 pm
by subzero
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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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:23 am
by palitoyjunky
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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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:39 pm
by spoons
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:34 pm
by scooternick
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.....