Back in 1979, Star Wars-mania was in full-effect and everyone was excited about the sequel they knew was on the horizon. I was ten-years-old, and I was certainly a part of that very enthusiastic group of fans whose eyes lit up at the mention of anything related to those characters.
One of the few things I do recall not being overly crazy about though, was the Star Wars-inspired jewelry. It’s also one of those things that, over the years, I’ve come to appreciate in a different way. Now, I think they’re kinda cool.
This is a mail-away offer I do recall, but due to my being far more interested in mailing away for my non-rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure, I passed on the offer. Not on the candy – I had my share of Nestle Crunch and Choco’lites back then.
Presented today are three of the wrappers from this promotion. The offer was also found on $100,000 bar wrappers, but I do not have that one in my collection.
Visiting Gus Lopez’s amazing Star Wars archive database, I turned up a wonderful photo of the mailing envelope along with the pendants, that was shipped out for this promo:
Finally, here’s a parting shot of these pieces, removed from their chains. This image comes from RebelScum Star Wars forums:
That’s all for this one today. Drop back by tomorrow as I’ll showing off an early 80′s candy box that I’ve been looking for, for five years. It’s the first image of this one to ever hit the internet, and it’s a cool one. It’s going to be devilishly good.