Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys

The Story of Star Wars Toys

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Podcast Release Date:
Nov 14, 2014

We discuss if this documentary is plastic fantastic!

George Lucas’ 1977 space fantasy Star Wars changed the way American audiences consumed films.  More, though, it also changed the landscape for movie merchandising, with more money being made on toys, games, and collectibles than on the movies themselves.  Now the documentary Plastic Galaxy looks back at the first generation of Star Wars toys, released between 1977 and 1985 from Kenner.  Does this film capture the childhood magic of Star Wars figures, and can the documentary appeal to anyone not already obsessed with little plastic Stormtroopers?  Find out in this special Now Playing/Star Wars Action News crossover podcast hosted by Marjorie, Arnie, and Jerry!

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Movie Details

Series
Individual Movie Reviews
Original Title
Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
Title
Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
Director
Brian Stillman
Author
Producer
Brian Stillman, Karl Tate
Writer
Brian Stillman
Actors
Gus Lopez, Bill McBride
Runtime
1 h 10 min
Release Date
14 January 2014
Genres
Documentary
Overview
Plastic Galaxy explores the ground breaking and breathtaking world of 'Star Wars' toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, the documentary looks at the toys' history, influence, and the passions they elicit today.

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