May The Toys Be With You Is Coming To Leicester, UK!

7/5/2018 May The Toys Be With You Kenner

The May The Toys Be With You exhibition keeps on touring through the UK and the next stop will be Leicester!

"One of the UK's finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going on display in a stunning new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. Coalville was the base for Palitoy - the British company behind the iconic vintage toys – and this Summer Star Wars is coming home!"

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and 'big kids' alike this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures, and young Jedi may even have an opportunity to dress up and wield a lightsaber themselves!

Look out for an exciting events programme to complement the exhibition including a special opening day event on Saturday 21 July!

For more information about the exhibition you can listen to our Toy Run Podcast where we interviewed the owner of the collection, Matt Fox. For more information about the exhibition have a look at the official museum website please.

May The Toys Be With You

Star Wars Action Figures In A Time Capsule?

7/5/2018 Lucasfilm George Lucas Star Wars Figures

Lucasfilm posted a fun story on their Facebook page a few days ago going into the July 4th weekend. 

"36 years ago this weekend, at Lucasfilm’s annual July 4th picnic in 1981, a time capsule was buried within the cornerstone of the Main House at Skywalker Ranch containing a bottle of Skywalker Ranch wine, various paperweights, Star Wars action figures, and the contract with Universal for American Graffiti and “an unnamed science fiction movie”, among other items."

Looks like the figures included in the time capsule were Han Solo, Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca and a Japanese Takara wind-up R2-D2! What conditions could those figures be in now?

Lucasfilm Time Capsule