Pictures from April 2001

Here is Thomas in the main room of the Museum. He's holding a Luke Skywalker Headset AM Radio, vintage 1977.

A large R2-D2 cassette player is in the foreground. To its left is a C-3PO cookie jar.

Here is a fairly crowded set of shelves. On the top shelf is one of the many Kenner toys called "Death Star Escape" or Escape From the Death Star."

The second shelf features Jabba's Palace, populated with 1990's figures.

More figures, and some Micro Machines, are on the next shelf.

The next shelf down features a display of podracers, plus some figural mugs.

On the bottom shelf are some more podracers, and on the floor in front of them is the Theed Generator Complex playset.


Here is a panoply of Star Wars items in the Lounge. In the lower left corner is the extremely nice Applause diorama of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on the Trade Federation ship. You can also see various large-scale Queen Amidalas, Princess Leia, and an Imperial Gunner. Some Phantom Menace, Expanded Universe, and custom figures are in front: notice two versions of the two-headed podrace announcer. And...yes, the multi-tentacled thing is not from Star Wars at all -- it's from The Matrix.

This is the set of shelves that we (laughingly) call "New in the Museum."

On the top shelf, you may be able to make out a Deathstar watch case, Qui-Gon and Queen Amidala statuettes from Applause, and maybe even Sae See Tiin on the right.

A row of decorative pins is next. Under them, on the big middle shelf, you may make out the Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun Teapot from 1983 (hideous but lovable), a glow-in-the-dark Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Chewbacca bookend, and...yes, a "Cobot" -- a combination of R2-D2 and a Coke can, produced in Japan as a Coca-Cola promotion. The Cobot, while not the rarest Star Wars item, is legendary among collectors for its scarcity and high kitsch factor.

The next shelf down features a lot of Galoob mini-heads (most of which were released only through Pizza Hut), some Candy Heads from 1980, and more action figures.

On the last full shelf, that R2-D2-shaped blob is the R2-D2 "Switcheroo", a Kenner light-switch cover, circa 1978.

The shelves are framed in Episode 1 bookmarks.

The crowded "West Wing" of the Museum. There's a hanging video display sign from the video release of the Special Edition, and behind it a Droid Starfighter inflatable pool toy. The Pit Droid is a 3D cardboard model.

This is not the greatest picture in the world, but we threw it in anyway.

Thomas has been dabbling in customizing droid figures, and here are a few examples.

 This is a shot of one of the display cases, mostly filled with late-1990s figures. To the right is the knee of a Battle Droid (actually, it's a 3D cardboard model.)

 Here's a shot of another display case.

The rectangular objects to top right and top left are two versions of Galoob's Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Transforming Playset. The one of the right is the actual toy; the one on the left is a hand-made production model, on loan to the Museum from the collection of Kim Dickson.

Lots of Micro Machines Epic Collection figures are in the front row, along with a few of their vehicles.

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