The Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport Commercial (1980)

Imperial Troop Transport
Of the many Christmas mornings that have passed some of the most memorable involved the Star Wars toys I was fortunate to get in my youth. One of my most favorite of the Kenner line was the Imperial Troop Transport. Like so many things back then I had no idea that such a thing existed until I tore off that wrapping paper to see the toy beneath. It was well loved and used a lot, surviving the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends up until it was used by my G.I. Joe figures.

Sadly it met it’s end though when I accidentally left it sitting out in the hallway of our house one night and as my Father was getting ready to go to work he stepped on it…with his work boots…which crushed it.

Still, I have very fond memories of the toy and thanks to The Museum of Classic Chicago Television we can enjoy the original commercial that was originally broadcast on February 7th, 1980.


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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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