Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys shows at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures on Saturday


If George Lucas taught us one thing with his Star Wars saga, it’s that the force is strongest with the license holder. The original 1977 movie cemented its hold on the collective imagination with the incalculable assistance of toys (first by an overwhelmed Kenner) — to which Lucas had kept the rights, ensuring the director’s incalculable fortune.

The loving documentary Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys looks back at this mold-breaking moment in marketing and primitive play. It screens at 2 p.m. Saturday, ​​February 27, at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (5235 Oak). Admission is included with a day’s entry to the museum; see toyandminiaturemuseum.org.

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