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InsaneJediGirl
11-15-2004, 01:21 PM
Does anyone else collect the promo displays or banners?I try to,as half the time ones I want are already claimed.So far,I have a Hollywood Video Vinyl Banner for the AOTC DVD Release,5 small headers telling everyone to buy SW at WM.Com,2 Vinyl vending machine displays for AOTC,and 2 Wal-Mart Displays that were above the AOTC Figures.

I just started to get into collecting the promo goods.Not something that everyone else can really just have,so maybe thats why its so interesting.Anyone get good deals?Know a easy way to wine and dine the managers out of the store displays? :D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-15-2004, 04:00 PM
When my mom worked at wally world, i scored two of displays from the Frito Lay guy which are these huge two piece sets that commemorate the SE of the trilogy in theaters. I also got the display which held all the Episode I DVD's/VHS copies when it first came out. It has like 12 shelves! very sweet! :D

as for ways to get displays: ASK EARLY. But then again, 98% of the time the display is claimed by somebody from the staff, so it's just a matter of the early bird gets the worm. :crazed:

Ji'dai
11-15-2004, 05:22 PM
A coworker asked for and got the Pepsi cardboard standees of Chewie and Jar Jar from the company cafeteria but ended up giving them to me. My brother gave me the Ep. I ceiling displays and window clings from the KB he managed. He also swiped a table menu thingy for Ep. I while dining at Pizza Hut.

One that got away: Years ago, when Jurassic Park was released on video, K-Mart had this monster cardboard replica arch of the JP gate right inside the entrance. I asked the manager to put my name down for it, but one of the nightshift employees later snatched it.

InsaneJediGirl
11-15-2004, 09:05 PM
That Jurassic Park would have been awesome.Shame it got away.

I think the key as JMG said is to know someone working at the store.Thats how I got everything but the Hollywood Video stuff,my dad worked at WM.Doesnt work there anymore,but might have to call in favors from a Aunt who works in TRU.

Jayspawn
11-15-2004, 09:10 PM
I've picked up some awesome Star Wars Promotional Swag over the years. Some interesting things too....

- A Mountain Dew Jar Jar Binks Standee
- A Pepsi Watto Standee
- All of the kid meal toys from Episode I offered by Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & KFC in 1999. Including cuptoppers!
- All of the kid meal toys and their boxes offered by Taco Bell during the Special Editions in 1997.
- Unused Taco Bell taco wrapers & drink cups from the Special Editions in '97.
- A C-3PO book display and standee from Media Play (thanks!)
- The Mylar light logo covers from "Star Wars, Empire & Jedi" Special Editions.
- The actual film trailors for all 3 Special Edition movies that were shown in the previews. I worked in a movie theatre then and had to pull some major strings to get these. Especially since we only got in 1 of each.
- The Episode I "Duel of the Fates" CD single (only given away by the Fan Club when I worked there).
- A blue t-shirt that says "Episode I" in red letters. These were ONLY given to employees of the Fan Club durring the promotional time before he film was released. Not many of these babies out there.

I think thats about it.....

bobafrett
11-16-2004, 01:00 PM
While working at Wal-Mart, I was able to get my hands on many promotional items, including a......
Darth Maul standing DVD display
Anakins Pod car with inflatable seat (hangs from ceiling)
a huge Pepsi display (still in box)
Many Pepsi cardboard Standee cutouts (Amidala, Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar, etc)
The signs that hung above the toy section when EP I came out

From Taco Bell......
Huge banner from Special Edition 1997 rerelease
A employee (not worn) t-shirt

My friend who works at a printing company was able to get me some of the samples from the taco bell promotional stuff from EP 1, as well as stuff for some video game and a pinball backdrop.

I love my promotional stuff!

Slicker
11-16-2004, 01:14 PM
My brother just got me the Trilogy DVD Darth Vader cardboard standee from Target.

dr_evazan22
11-16-2004, 08:05 PM
...The signs that hung above the toy section when EP I came out




A work friend left my job for WM about the time TPM came out. She knew I was a big fan and got me some of the same signs. Thanks Karen!

I have dupe's of a few and would be willing to part with them....

bobafrett
11-17-2004, 10:01 AM
A work friend left my job for WM about the time TPM came out. She knew I was a big fan and got me some of the same signs. Thanks Karen!

I have dupe's of a few and would be willing to part with them....

Cool, I missed out on one of them, I think it was the battle droids panel, but not sure. PM me, but I won't be able to get back to you until early next week.

Bobby Fett
11-17-2004, 07:14 PM
My stepson works for Frito-Lay (and used to work for Pepsi). I have:

Jango Fett standee (Frito)
Anakin Skywalker standee (Frito)
Boss Nass standee (Pepsi)
small TPM hanging display (Pepsi)
very large TPM hanging banner (Pepsi)
set of Pepsi TPM glasses (real glass!)
possibly some others I can't remember

Except for Jango and the glasses, I will probably get rid of them at some point.

dr_evazan22
11-17-2004, 07:51 PM
Cool, I missed out on one of them, I think it was the battle droids panel, but not sure. PM me, but I won't be able to get back to you until early next week.

Unfortunately, I don't have any Battle droid images at all either. What I have is 12 1/2" X 13 1/2, 2 sided with holes on the side (for hanging), 1 side has the red SW E1 starburst, the other side has an image (Ani, podracer; Amidala, her retinue; Obi, hangar duel image). A second promo piece is 10 X 12, shows QGJ with a scene from hangar, 1 sided.

LTBasker
11-19-2004, 07:09 PM
I've just got:

Wal-Mart AOTC Button
1 1/2 feet by 4 feet long banner promoting Episode 1 on video (got it off ebay)
6" x 6" Yoda sign with the original Saga card design on it (the blue backing with swirley clouds)
5" x 12" Star Wars sign with the original Saga card design on it
6" x 8" double sided sign with the original Saga card design on it, one side has R2 and 3PO, the other has Anakin. It says "Cakes" on it for the WM bakery.

dindae
11-19-2004, 07:52 PM
My girlfriend picked me up the large vinyl banner for the release of Episode I when she worked for Media Play. A couple of months ago I got an envelope of promo junk from Lucasfilms. I assume this was from the fanclub but there was no letter to explain. The only really interesting thing in it was what look to been an animated cel but it only had two eyes on it.

mastermatt24
11-19-2004, 09:55 PM
I got a large vertical vinal banner from KB that was from ATOC it has anikan with his saber and a vader helmit above it. Its hanging in my room next to my door. I kinda got it by chance because there used to be a KB really close to my house and I would go in there a lot. One night the nice lady that worked there asked me if I would like soemthing she had so I said yes and she walked over to the register and handed me it. I was shocked and she was glad I liked it. :D

.A couple of months ago I got an envelope of promo junk from Lucasfilms. I assume this was from the fanclub but there was no letter to explain. The only really interesting thing in it was what look to been an animated cel but it only had two eyes on it.
LOl. So did I. I was kind a like why the H?!! did they send me this?? I got a cell (mine was like a transparency) of a crying pair of eyes...

bobafrett
11-20-2004, 09:01 AM
My girlfriend picked me up the large vinyl banner for the release of Episode I when she worked for Media Play. A couple of months ago I got an envelope of promo junk from Lucasfilms. I assume this was from the fanclub but there was no letter to explain. The only really interesting thing in it was what look to been an animated cel but it only had two eyes on it.

It's part of the SW Fan Club package. Everyone who joined or renewed their membership was given an animation cel from the Ewoks cartoon. There is a thread around here somewhere, and you could tell which cel came in your Fan club package.

I got the head of a Female Ewok.

bobafrett
11-20-2004, 09:03 AM
Unfortunately, I don't have any Battle droid images at all either. What I have is 12 1/2" X 13 1/2, 2 sided with holes on the side (for hanging), 1 side has the red SW E1 starburst, the other side has an image (Ani, podracer; Amidala, her retinue; Obi, hangar duel image). A second promo piece is 10 X 12, shows QGJ with a scene from hangar, 1 sided.

Thanks for the note dr_evazan22. I want to start digging through some of my promo items, and get them photographed.

mastermatt24
11-20-2004, 02:35 PM
I got the head of a Female Ewok.

I wouldve been happy with that.. but crying eyes??