Puppets + Star Wars + Youthful Nostalgia = Mmmmmmm…07.12.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Nils de Mol van Otterloo
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Ahhhh, the Kenner AT-AT Walker….
George Lucas hit a Movie Making/Marketing Grand Slam when he released the follow up to “Star Wars”. 1980′s “Return of the Jedi” is widely regarded as the best movie in the franchise, but more than that it created a marketing Juggernaut that swept like a Collosus over the American youth scene. I was there. Come “Return of the Jedi” I was 8 years old and owned significant stock in GEORGE LUCAS Ltd., I can’t remember how many figures and space ships and play stations I owned, but I was not suffering for love in this dept.
Except for one thing.
The AT-AT Walker was the PLUS NON ULTRA of Starwars playthings, and no matter how many times I wished for one to magically appear it was not to be. Thanks go to Patrick Boivin for so perfectly creating the what I can only imagine.