Friday, March 9, 2007
The Toy Drought of 77'
It's no secret that I am just a big of fan of the original Star Wars Trilogy as I am of Batman (among other things). So I thought I would post a photo of one of my first Star Wars items. This was purchased at a now closed mall named Windsor Park. I had seen the movie about a week before and was hooked, I had to have some stuff from that movie. As most of you know the toys would not be around for another year (things were a lot different then) and I really do not think manufacturers were ready for the Star Wars fever that hit back in 1977. My parents took a trip to Windsor Park Mall that weekend in search of Star Wars stuff, at least in my mind. What we found was a little circular table in the middle of an isle of J.C. Pennys that had buttons, posters, and t-shirts. I made out like a bandit with two buttons, one The Brothers Hildebrandt poster, and a t-shirt with the poster image on it. This is the surviving artifact from that trip. The big tah do about this button is that the manufacturer was in such a hurry to produce it that Darth Vader's name was misspelled. Making the button that much cooler in my opinion, but probably not worth much to anyone except me because of the memories.