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PostSubject: Figure stand and international premier   Sun May 21, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi,

After a little hiatus from collecting I wanted to post a couple of things that I found that I thought were kind of interesting. The first thing I found was a figure stand with the first 12 figures, complete with weapons. One thing I noticed however, was the backing card was very different than the usual one that seems to have come with this stand. I am thinking that this card was a promotional card from something else that fit this, as the card is printed with "1977 20th century Fox" on it as opposed to anything Kenner. Any ideas?
    The other things I found were two poster boards that I picked up at an Antique store. These are very large and well made boards and the story I received from the store owner was this. He said that these posters were from the 1983 international premier of ROTJ. These would have been built up in such a way as to create a maize for the movie goers to walk through and put all together they would depict a scene from the movie, which in this case was the Ewok village. he said that there was a business here in town that made these specifically for Lucas Film in 83. According to him, Lucas Film had gone through and cleaned out some items that they didn't have room for and sent them back to the company. After many years in storage, the company closed its doors and they ended up in this antique store. I guess there were more of these with different pictures, but they had been cleaned out by that point.
    Anyways those are some of my newer purchases, I just wanted to share with everyone. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Sun May 21, 2017 7:09 pm

Very nice finds CROCKETT1984, I have never seen any of these items before... Especially that backdrop for the action figure stand... Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Sun May 21, 2017 7:23 pm

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Mon May 22, 2017 1:06 am

Those are amazing, I'll ask around for more information Smile ( & welcome back)
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Mon May 22, 2017 9:40 am

Welcome back and congrats on those cool and unusual items. I haven't seen any of those before either. Please update us if you get any more info!

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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks to Todd Osborn & Chamberlain:
http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=41883


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The large images are part of the Jedi Adventure center, an exhibit set up at US malls in 1983. More info later. "
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Mon May 22, 2017 7:38 pm


Good one!
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Mon May 22, 2017 8:10 pm

Very cool. I am glad to see where that card originated from. Thank you for the information!
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PostSubject: Re: Figure stand and international premier   Sat May 27, 2017 6:42 am

Good digging AJ. The Lionel track backdrop piece is such a good fit for the display stand!

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