Christmas Morning, 1980: The Empire Strikes Back

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Would you let your parents dress you up in these atrocious outfits if you knew loot like this waited beneath the tree? Yes. Yes you would.

In the first shot, unboxed, we’ve got two Tauntauns (Solid Belly), the Falcon, Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer, and a Darth Vader Collector’s Case. Among the heap of boxes behind the kids, I see the Snowspeeder, the Twin Pod Cloud Car (I think that’s a second one on the far left), and the Cloud City Playset (a Sears exclusive). Only one of the toys is from the original Star Wars line: Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter. You can see it better in the third photo.

Our furniture looked like this. We had those TV trays. My dad had those moccasins.

3 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1980: <em>The Empire Strikes Back</em>”


  1. 1 narvo September 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Epic with a capital P. Dood, these pics need to be in the Growing Up Star Wars Flickr group. Source?


  1. 1 The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer Action Playset (Kenner, 1980) | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on September 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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