Ric Olie Mountain Dew Can (1999)

You just can't overstate how saturated the market was with Episode I product back in 1999. PepsiCo, with its snack and fast food empire of Frito Lay and Kentucky Fried Pizza Bell, was flush with Star Wars tie-ins. As crazy as some of the fast food premiums were, I don't think they hold a candle …

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Anakin Skywalker (1999)

Its Father’s Day here in the US, and that presents me with an opportunity to do a themed post. I'm a sucker for themed posts. It's a weakness, I know. What better character to talk about on Dad's day than Star Wars' most important dad, and a figure that brings the uncool dad concept to …

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Expanded Universe Airspeeder (1997)

I'm amazed that the 90s Star Wars series started dipping into pre-production sources for inspiration so early in its life. The Airspeeder is based on designs by Ralph McQuarrie, and the toy is a bear-perfect representation of its two-dimensional counterpart. The lines and deco are pure McQuarrie, and one can spot the future Snowspeeder throughout …

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