Toy Aisle Zen (1979 – 1983): Special Star Wars Edition

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When I say Zen, I mean Zen. See all sixteen (sixteen!) enlargeable images at Kenner Collector, where I found them initially. They originate from Ron Salvatore at the Rebelscum Forums, where you can find details on origin and location. Salvatore co-edits and writes for the definitive Star Wars Collectors Archive.

Lots of other beloved toys to be seen, including the Star Bird Avenger and Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica Viper Launch Station.

A pool of drool is collecting on my desk.

12 Responses to “Toy Aisle Zen (1979 – 1983): Special <em>Star Wars</em> Edition”

  1. 1 leftylimbo January 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Aw, man. I nearly blacked out when I just barely glanced at these pictures. Geez. I’m not even gonna bother clicking on them. lol

  2. 2 Jason January 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Aw man. Just wait until I dig out my Starbird and Viper Launch Station. Although last I remember, I had disassembled the Starbird, and the plastic parts of the foam Vipers which hooked onto the rubber bands had broken off…

  3. 3 Jay January 15, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I can remember when the aisles at Toys R Us looked like this; it pales in comparison now.

  4. 7 hobgoblin238 January 15, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Boy do I miss those days.

  5. 9 J January 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    (Alot of “J’s” read this blog.) Star Wars was more my older brother’s thing, but I had to play with him, so I know these toys well. I have many clear memories of shelves like these. Especially the post kid-nado aftermaths, when half of the merchandise was on the floors. A glorious mess.

  6. 10 leftylimbo January 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Ok, I’ve totally resisted enlarging those images, but I do see on the left side of that last one those super-cool die-cast SW vehicles. I remember those really well. I used to laugh at how out-of-scale the die-cast Landspeeder was in proportion to the TIE and X-Wing fighters.

    • 11 2W2N January 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Resistance is futile. Embrace the glory.

    • 12 Jay January 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      I had the TIE fighter; the wing connectors were, unfortunately, extremely fragile, so it was eventually relegated to the trash can.

      I do still have my Falcon, though; sits on my computer at work, where I can look at it & remember when day-to-day life wasn’t such a chore.

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