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Episode 40: Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
November 14, 2014

We discuss if this documentary is plastic fantastic!


MOVIE DETAILS:
Title: Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys
Rating: NR
Running Time: 70 mins
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Director: Brian Stillman
Writer(s): Brian Stillman, Karl Tate
Starring: Steve Sansweet, Gus Lopez, Ron Salvatore, Chris Fawcett, Brian Stillman, Karl Tate
Company: X-Ray Films

SHOW NOTES:
George Lucas' 1977 space fantasy Star Wars changed the way American audiences consumed films.  More, though, it also changed the landscape for movie merchandising, with more money being made on toys, games, and collectibles than on the movies themselves.  Now the documentary Plastic Galaxy looks back at the first generation of Star Wars toys, released between 1977 and 1985 from Kenner.  Does this film capture the childhood magic of Star Wars figures, and can the documentary appeal to anyone not already obsessed with little plastic Stormtroopers?  Find out in this special Now Playing/Star Wars Action News crossover podcast hosted by Marjorie, Arnie, and Jerry!

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