Sunday, November 1, 2015

Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun Cork Board

I recently picked up this odd ball piece of licensed merchandise. It's a small cork board featuring Luke Skywalker on a Tauntaun. The crazy part is that he's wielding a red lightsaber. Don't you remember that part of Star Wars? It's the best part.

This item hung in all the coolest kid's bedrooms around the release of the Empire Strikes Back. I can only assume that they figured Luke needed a saber to be identified by kids who hadn't seen the film yet. New costume, kids might not recognize Luke. Why red? They already used to much gray.

This little cork board was made in 1980 by Mantop Cork. The art work is screen printed on the cork.

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