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Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi | 14 January 2014 (USA)
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When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tom Beaumont Tom Beaumont ... Himself
Tom Berges Tom Berges ... Himself
John Booth John Booth ... Himself
John Cook John Cook ... Himself
Chris Fawcett Chris Fawcett ... Himself
Steve Fink Steve Fink ... Himself
David Gaule David Gaule
Chris Georgoulias Chris Georgoulias ... Himself
Aaron Kleinman Aaron Kleinman ... Older Brother
Jacob Kleinman Jacob Kleinman ... Younger Brother
Rachel Kleinman Rachel Kleinman ... Sister
Gus Lopez ... Himself
Jason Luttrull Jason Luttrull ... Himself
Bill McBride Bill McBride ... Himself
Matthew McGregor-Mento Matthew McGregor-Mento ... Hands (as Matt McGregor-Mento)
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When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared... Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them. Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway... Written by Anonymous

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The Force is kinda-sorta with it, I guess
1 August 2016 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

Documentary focusing on the creation of the original Star Wars toy line by Kenner and the subsequent collecting fandom that has sprung up around it over the last 40 years.

Not a lot of new info here for the seasoned vintage era collector (like myself), but interviews with former Kenner employees do offer a peek behind the curtain of the creation of a legitimate pop culture phenomenon in its own right, and featured collectors show off their impressive and drool-worthy collections. Strictly for the Star Wars fan; particularly the collector or those who grew up with these toys in the 70s/80s.


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