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Star Wars Sale 2 | by Glen Mullaly
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Star Wars Sale 2

Nanaimo, B.C., 1980

 

....Now I knew that they weren't going to be the original actors or costumes from the movie ( after all I was 11 not 5 ), but I was under the belief that the company in Vancouver that was supplying the actors and costumes had high quality outfits and that they would look great. Great was not the word I would have used.

 

First up - C-3PO ( as advertised in the ad ) never showed up. I don't remember now but it might have been an issue of overbooking. Not a good start. Then the characters that did show up looked only slightly more authentic than the homemade Star Wars costumes my friends and classmates had made for the Halloweens of 1977, 1978 and 1979.

 

Darth ( as you see him above ) was the most authentic of the three. About 5"10, wearing black dress slacks and a sweater. Flat black cloth chest plate. No lightsabre. No cool breathing sounds.

The smile you see on my face was pretty forced.

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Taken in August 1980