|The European Vintage Star Wars Collectors Archive|
Last update Feb 02 2013
When the first Star Wars movie "A New Hope" came to the cinemas in 1977 a unprecedented merchandising campaign begun. Also in Europe masses of Star Wars related toys, memorabilia, and other bibelot were released. For collectors of these items the forein to US logos and packaging are quite interesting, also products were released here in Europe that were not sold in the USA. So with this archive I'm trying to show the most interesting or unusual European Star Wars related products from 1977 to 1985 and I try to give an overview on the available items. This can not be complete of course and if anybody wants to correct or contribute something please email me.
I have about 175 pictures for the vintage section and I'm working on arranging them. The German section is just a preview.
Krieg der Sterne
In Germany there were no Kenner action-figures or toys with "Krieg der Sterne / Star Wars" packaging. But other items exist with this logo:
Kenner toys related
Krieg der Sterne Kenner figures case/display, scarceModel-Kits from Kenner (!) with German names. Those kits were distributed in other countries under the mpc-brand.
Model Kit "Luke Skywalker X-Flügeljäger"Miscellaneous
Mini Puzzles, display box and puzzles from the German Kenner catalog
Das Imperium schlägt zurück
There are 45 confirmed "The Empire Strikes Back" figures by the German distributor General Mills Inc. with German writing on the 45-back cardback.
German ESB Kenner dealers catalog
Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter
Similar to the USA "The Return of the Jedi" was first announced "The Revenge of the Jedi" in Germany, too. It was called "Die Rache der Jedi-Ritter". There exist some ads with this title:
German carded ROTJ 45-back General Mills figures with list of confirmed figures (scroll down)
ROTJ Store Display
Kenner advertising in comic books, size DIN A4
1 Ssssccch (Speeder Bike)
Radioplay Star Wars Cassette and Book, Remus
Die Kraft der Macht
German "The Power of the Force" items are scarce. There exist multi-packs with "Die Kraft der Macht" logo:
German exclusive "Die Kraft der Macht" Parker multi-packs