Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

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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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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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I've found four that I've kept, but might have some more tucked away.
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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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:D
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bosk70 wrote::D
Nice work! :-)

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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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Double post, sorry.
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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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Dengar's first appearance in Empire Strikes Back Monthly Mar/Apr 1981

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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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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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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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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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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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