Tag: R2-D2

Fantastic Coca-Cola Star Wars/Burger Chef Posters (1977)

Fantastic Coca-Cola Star Wars/Burger Chef Posters (1977)

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Growing up I was intimately familiar with the great sets of Star Wars drinking glasses sold at Burger King, with the Empire Strikes Back collection being my favorite. If you need a reminder, here's an ad for the 1977 edition: But what I didn't know about until very recently was the series of beautiful posters from which the design on those glasses was borrowed. Although these are listed as being produced for Burger Chef rather than Burger King. The artwork on these four beauties is credited to Del Nichols, and boy did he do one hell of a job. Let's look: Del Nichols These are all so very gorgeous, but if I had to pick a favorite I'd go with the Darth Vader poster, featuring Grand Moff Tokin. As great as the original movie posters are, I'd hang these bad b...
Classic Star Wars Pro-Immunization Poster (1977)

Classic Star Wars Pro-Immunization Poster (1977)

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Well I know one movie that won't be seen in Jenny McCarthy's house any time soon -- Star Wars. At least not once she gets a load of this pro-immunization poster from 1977, featuring C-3PO and R2-D2 on it. This is great ad copy right here: "Parents of Earth, are your children fully immunized? Make sure - call your doctor or health department today. And may the Force be with you." If only there was a vaccine to prevent midichlorians. (via eBay)
Where’s C-3PO?

Where’s C-3PO?

Funny Stuff
Disney goes to great lengths to ensure that the employees who wear those giant costumes at the park are never seen with them off by the public.  I can imagine it would be traumatic for a kid to see Goofy out by the dumpster smoking a Kool.  So even though I'm well into adulthood it's pretty weird to see this photo of the cast of Star Wars, circa 1977/78, hanging together in civvies.  I'm sure once George Lucas gets his hands on this he'll photoshop Hayden Christensen in it. I'm sure you recognize Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).  You can probably figure out which ones are R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).  The last one (next to Han) is Darth Vader himself, David Prowse.  Sorry Anthony Daniels, you weren't invit