When I was growing up I was a huge collector of Star Wars toys. I used to go to the stores and wait outside before they opened to try and get the figures I needed for my collection. I still have multiple boxes full of unopened Star Wars action figures from those days. I don't collect toys as much as I used to, mostly because it's an expensive hobby, and I can't afford it anymore. It was fine back in the day when I didn't have to pay rent and bills. Growing up and becoming responsible ruined everything!
Here's the trailer to a great looking new documentary centered around Star Wars toys called Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, which is currently being developed by Brian Stillman. It dives into the world of Star Wars toys and collectibles, which I use to be a part of. I just wish I would have taken better care of my original Star Wars toys as a kid, I'm not sure what made me want to set them up and shoot them all with a BB gun.
Here's the synopsis:
Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys is a new documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, the film examines the toys’ history, their influence on pop culture, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.
The documentary's creator is trying to raise funds for his film through Kickstarter and is planing to release it on DVD on August 23rd, 2012. Check out the teaser trailer and let us know if you are a collector of Star Wars toys!