Like many of you, I grew up playing with Star Wars toys. I have a lot of fond memories creating my own Star Wars adventures with those toys. Good hell, I wish I hadn't lost them all. They also made George Lucas a shit ton of money! Lucas famously sacrificed a big portion of his salary on the original film in exchange for rights to any Star Wars sequels and merchandising.
A documentary has been released called Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, which "explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today."
I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but it looks great, and I will be checking it out. The doc was directed by Brian Stillman, and it is currently streaming on Vimeo, so you can watch it whenever you want. I also included a 13-minute sneak peek and a trailer for you to watch below.