jawajames (jawajames) wrote,

Star Tours posters...

So StarWars.com does a little retrospective on the various posters associated with Star Tours
http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/news20090918.html?page=1

(this is on the heels of the announcement that Star Tours will be closed in October 2010 so that Star Tours II can be installed in 2011 with super 3-d coolness).

Anyway, their retrospective takes a look at some of my favorite Star Wars posters that i actually own: some of the Star Tours travel posters from the late 80s.



In 1989, I went to Disneyland with my 8th grade class and spent some of the scant money i had on 2 of the posters - the Endor and Tatooine ones. Even then, I wished I could afford the whole set (of 6). I even remember choosing the natural Endor poster over the Ewok village celebration poster. Years later, I'd go to disneyland, and they'd have jumbo versions of the poster in the ride exit area, but the store staff would confirm that they didn't sell the travel posters anymore.

when i went off to college, i posted my Endor and Tatooine posters on the walls of my freshman dorm room, along with maps of Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Years later, I've gotten the two posters framed. Still haven't figured out where to hang them in the house, but they are the only SW posters that meet with the wife's approval to hang in the public parts of the house. (Not even the SW: Magic of Myth exhibition from the Field Museum exhibition poster makes that cut). So for right now, they are resting on the ground at the end of the hall.

maybe it's time to find some mounting hooks...
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