Star Wars Comic Ads

I don’t dislike Star Wars (I was quite smitten with in the early 80s, in fact), but I probably like it least of everybody on Team Retroist. Still, it is Star Wars Day, so what better time to share these Star Wars ads I found in early 80s comics. The first is for some sort of sweepstakes that I’m sure I would have dreamed of winning back then, and the other two are for toys. Notice the Death Star play set. One of my distant cousins had that and brought it over to Grandma’s once. I was very taken with the elevator and the trash compactor, especially the monster inside the trash compactor. May the Fourth be with you!





Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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4 thoughts on “Star Wars Comic Ads

  1. Doug, fantastic post! I will admit that I entered the MPC Star Wars giveaway…but I didn’t win anything…at all.

  2. Wow this is really cool Doug. As a kid my brother & I shared the Death Star, Cantina & the Droid factory. Sadly all that is left of them are bits and pieces, I guess its better than nothing.

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