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Monday, 23 December 2013

Star Wars original action figures – and how the box is worth more than the toys

The first dozen Star Wars action figures from Kenner

Thirty-six years ago this week, thousands of American children received an empty box for Christmas. 

It wasn't that they had displeased Santa. It was just that the year's hottest toys – Star Wars action figures – hadn't been manufactured yet.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Looking back at Star Wars Weekly – issue 1

Star Wars Weekly issue 1, with cover art by Howard Chaykin

Just as Star Wars was finally arriving in the UK regions, so was the comic book adaptation of the movie – heralded by a TV ad narrated by See Threepio himself.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The characters of Star Wars: Han Solo

It's not often discussed, but this scene between Han Solo and Luke Skywalker is one of the big moments in Star Wars

In the second of my occasional series of posts about the characters of Star Wars, I look at the space pirate we boys all wanted to be – Han Solo.