May The Toys Be With You

Until 6th March 2015

Special Exhibitions Room on the first floor of Beaney

Back when Star Wars began in 1977 no one could have predicted that the merchandising of Star Wars would actually earn more than the film itself. The toys of Star Wars took the world by storm and became the must have playthings for an entire generation. From 1977 – 1985 an estimated 300 million action figures were sold, allowing children to re-enact the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

Star Wars

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape.

This is an unmissable exhibition for little kids and ‘big kids’ alike – the force is strong at the Beaney!


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