Origins of a Hobby: How the Star Wars Toy Universe Began

It began a short time ago … at a toy maker not so far, far away. Movie-related toys had virtually died as an industry when “Star Wars” hit the big screen in 1977 and captivated audiences the world over. Moviemakers and licenced toymakers found themselves scrambling to meet an unexpected, indeed unprecedented, demand for Star Wars toys. Their initial response was somewhat lame. A few … Continue reading

Check out the Exclusive Holographic Leia Figure

Exclusive Star Wars action figures have become a staple of sci-fi conventions in recent years, and none has been more in demand than the holographic Princess Leia action figure on the Original Trilogy card. First offered as an exclusive figure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the figure is now blazing sales on eBay. It was offered on July 18 for sale on StarWarsShop and … Continue reading

Star Wars Action Figure Collection: Princess Leia Organa

It was her plea for help that sent us on the initial adventure, and from the moment we first saw her leaning over a little droid, we were enchanted. It was love at first sight. The rebel forces followed Princess Leia across the galaxy in an ultimately successful bid to defeat the evil Galactic Empire. Toy collectors have spent the past three decades scouring the … Continue reading

Labor Of Love: Restoring Vintage Kenner Millennium Falcon

“She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts.” Captain Solo was right. My original Vintage Millennium Falcon vehicle by Kenner lies battered and beaten, a shell of her former self, but to us she is among the most valuable Star Wars toys in my entire Star Wars toy collection. The pricelessness comes from the many, many memories I have of … Continue reading

Oh, Good – New Acquisition! Vintage Kenner AT-AT

“Imperial Walkers spotted on the North Ridge!” Star Wars Toy Museum has just acquired a nearly mint condition vintage Kenner AT-AT as part of its permanent collection of Star Wars toys. The Kenner AT-AT was one of the biggest and most highly coveted Star Wars vehicles of the vintage Star Wars toy collection. This particular AT-AT is not missing any parts, and incredibly, the lights … Continue reading

Blue Snaggletooth! A Star Wars Toy Holy Grail

Today my brother Cade and I discovered one of the holy grails of Star Wars toys – and as Darth Vader once famously uttered, “It will be a day long remembered.” Earlier this month Cade had learned from our cousin Jared that the barber in our hometown had boxes of vintage Star Wars toys in his basement that he wanted to sell. Thanks to our … Continue reading

Tomy Japan offers remote control R2-D2

For fans of the 3-3/4 line of Star Wars figures, there will soon be something new worth chirping about. Tomy Japan offers the first remote control 3-3/4 Star Wars action figure – the Micro Droid R2-D2 Remote Control Robot. You can control the movements and main light on everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid R2-D2 by using the remote control, which is appropriately styled to look … Continue reading

Amazing AT-AT Replica for Sale on eBay

An incredible custom-made AT-AT replica built to scale for 3 3/4-inch Star Wars action figures is now for sale on eBay. We are posting photos of this one-of-a-kind Star Wars collectible because you have to see this AT-AT toy with your own eyes to believe it! The AT-AT replica stands 41 inches tall, 51 inches long and 14 inches wide. Better yet, this AT-AT is … Continue reading

Fan-made Star Wars Toy: The Ultimate Star Destroyer!

We at Star Wars Toy Museum don’t know much about this fan-made Star Destroyer toy, but it is simply too amazing not to share with you, our fellow Star Wars collectors. As you can see, the builder obviously took great care to design a large-scale Star Destroyer replica that is both accurate and functional as a Star Wars toy. We love the attention to exterior … Continue reading

Wal-Mart Star Wars Early Bird Figures Due to Ship in November!

Star Wars toy collectors who purchased Wal-Mart’s exclusive Early Bird Figure Pack and mailed in the redemption certificate are about to be rewarded. We at Star Wars Toy Museum have just received word that the Early Bird Action Figures will be shipping in November. The Wal-Mart exclusive Early Bird Figure Packs captured the nostalgia of Kenner’s original 1977 Star Wars “Empty Box” figure set. The … Continue reading