Sears Wish Book, Other Catalogs and Classic ‘Star Wars’ Commercials

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Often we are so caught up in all the new merchandise, movies, and more coming out, that we forget the originals.

With that in mind I went and pulled up old Star Wars commercials and the beloved Sears Wish Book!  If you were a kid back when the original trilogy was coming out, you likely remember the Sears Wish Book a.k.a. the Christmas catalog.

I found several resources but WishbookWeb.com is one of the best! I was checking out other toys from when I was a child.

1978

1979

1980 JC Penney Catalog (Yes. they had one too!)

Sears 1981

Sears 1982

Sears 1983

1984 Sears

1984 Wards Catalog

Finally 1985

It all went on clearance.

Here is a video compilation of the commercials from 1977 – 1985 from All Things 80’s on Youtube.

These commercials are from 1995-2000 from Henderson Productions on Youtube

I had so much fun doing this article. I recommend the Wishbookweb.com page for anyone wanting to see the old catalogs from years ago. Made me happy to see. Most of what I remember was 1984 on, but it was neat to see so many things I recognized.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Sources: WishbookWeb.com, Killer Toys on Twitter, worthpoint, All Things 80’s Youtube, Henderson Productions Youtube, StarWars.com


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