When Star Wars landed in theaters, audiences discovered a galaxy filled with heroes, villains, robots, space ships, and aliens. But when the lights came up, they disappeared. Unless you had the toys!
Like none before them, Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, and creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over pop-culture. Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys is a documentary that explores this groundbreaking and breathtaking world. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts and authors like Stephen Sansweet and Gus Lopez, and of course collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.