Collecting Star Wars Toys, 1977-1997: An Unauthorized Practical Guide

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Presented here in lively text and over 650 color photographs are the toys that have been played with and collected by ardent fans of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy for twenty years. The action figures, accessories, playsets, and spacecraft of the Rebellion and the Empire are displayed in a colorful and easily referenced format. The gaming equipment, model kits, playthings, promotional items, puzzles, and weapons produced from 1977 through 1997 are examined as well. Not stopping there, this sweeping survey ...
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Overview

Presented here in lively text and over 650 color photographs are the toys that have been played with and collected by ardent fans of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy for twenty years. The action figures, accessories, playsets, and spacecraft of the Rebellion and the Empire are displayed in a colorful and easily referenced format. The gaming equipment, model kits, playthings, promotional items, puzzles, and weapons produced from 1977 through 1997 are examined as well. Not stopping there, this sweeping survey includes an overview of the most popular items from the rest of the ever-expanding Star Wars collectibles universe. Newly revised prices are included in the captions; listings for toys both loose and mint-in-the-package are provided whenever appropriate. Rounding out this practical guide are a short history of science fiction films, an examination of action figures, and a bibliography.
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Antiques & the Arts
An introduction to pricing and a chapter featuring a brief history of science fiction films are followed by oodles of toys categorized by form. Values are given in captions.
Antiques & the Arts
An introduction to pricing and a chapter featuring a brief history of science fiction films are followed by oodles of toys categorized by form. Values are given in captions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764309069
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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