36 Years Later…I Still Want The Star Wars Give-A-Show Projector!

Star Wars - Give A Show Projector
Okay, in case you didn’t know get the memo…today is indeed my birthday. I just tell you that to help flavor the memory I’m about to share, not to make you feel bad that you possibly didn’t get me anything. It’s all good, really, I understand. *Sniff*

All of my silliness aside, in 1978 there was one item that I requested for my birthday when I first laid eyes upon it, the Kenner Star Wars Give-A-Show Projector. I had grand visions in my head of going to sleep at night and shining those film strips on the ceiling of my bedroom, the same visions I still have today to be honest, because I never received it…nor for that Christmas…and the reason was my Father absolutely refused to buy it. To be fair I was very fortunate to receive the Fisher Price Movie Viewer Theater and he couldn’t see why he should pay that much money for a slide projector when I already had what amounted to an 8mm film projector.

Thankfully for me, I mean us, T.B.T. was kind enough to upload this video of their personal Star Wars Give-A-Show projector!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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4 thoughts on “36 Years Later…I Still Want The Star Wars Give-A-Show Projector!

  1. I had the “Give-A-Show” projector handed down to me in the early 80s from my older brother – you ain’t missing much. Now, if you want to hear another “the one that got away” story, ask me sometime about how I never received that “Omnibot 2000” I asked for for three years running… Maybe I should have taken the hint.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Thank you, my friends. Very much appreciated! :)

    @Brian I hear that…we could have had a robotic friend/butler of our very own, right?

    @plcary Just give me a Thundercats shout when you find it, man. :)

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