Palitoy 65-C with John Menzies Price Sticker and Rare A1 Poster Exclusive to John Menzies
Good Old John Menzies...
Back in my home town-centre, we had a John Menzies and it sold a mixture of stationary, newpapers, books and toys - including Vintage Star Wars:
It closed a long time ago, but I hear that one of the rear access doors (that opened into the local indoor market still has the old sign in-place:
Below is a Giant vintage poster that you could have gotten back in the day, if you'd spent a minimum amount on Star Wars. The poster is Huge (A1 -Size) and full of great images; there’s a group shot of the new (at the time) ROTJ release figures. Note also the Blue Sabre in Luke’s Hand.
Thanks to Jo Polson, I have been able to source a Palitoy 65-C Luke Jedi with a John Menzies price sticker to go with it.
Although John Menzies’ retail shops are long gone, they’re still are going strong today as a company providing Logistics and parcel deliveries. Only the other day I had a John Menzies van pull up outside my front door with a parcel of Star Wars; I liked the thought that 35 years later, I am still getting some vintage Star Wars from Menzies.