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Star Wars is fantastic operatic story, being a combination of mythology, fantasy, and science fiction. Created by George Lucas, the series includes 11 movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, and novels. All together, it is about the rise, fall, and redemption of many characters, thus giving it a grand, epic sense as it ultimately describes an entire fictional universe over many centuries.
The world was introduced to Star Wars in 1977 with the movie (retroactively) called Episode IV: A New Hope. This was the first of what is called "The Original Trilogy:" Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Episode VI:Return of the Jedi (1983).
After the success of the original trilogy, a "The Prequel Trilogy" was released:
Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
In 2012, George Lucas sold his production company to Disney, which produced "The Sequel Trilogy:"
Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
These nine films together are referred to as "The Skywalker Saga." There were two additional movies that are asides to The Skywalker Saga but contribute to the main story:
Rogue One (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Star Wars also saw TV screen time with The Star Wars Holiday Special* (1978), five animated series, and the new popular The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Andor, Obi-Wan Kinobi, and Ahsoka.
Star Wars is one of the most successful merchandising franchise, being the fifth highest-grossing franchise of all time.
At Starlight Nights, we recognize that several generations grew up with some part of Star Wars touching their lives. We are proud and humble to collect and protect memorabilia from this entertainment platform, which is showcased and organized below. Check back often, as we make many trips to "a galaxy far, far" away to see what we can find in their dusty attics.
*As much as Twentieth Century Fox, Lucas Film, and Disney might try to hide this..."difficult"...piece of entertainment, we have a copy here for you. Be warned, do not watch on a full stomach!
"You don't know the power of the dark side." -Lord Vader to Luke Skywalker.
When Darth Vader first made his debut in 1977, a phenomenon began that would lead to this character becoming globally iconic and recognizable. Indeed, the first six Star Wars movies can be considered to be about the rise, fall, and redemption of this tortured soul. Darth Vader not only appears in film, but in books, comics, and cartoons. And the labored sound of his breathing can still send chills up your spine.
Born Anakin Skywalker, his mother, Shmi, told Qui-Gon Jinn that Anakin had no father. This led Qui-Gon to believe that Anakin was born of the Force itself -- a creation of the mitichlorians. However, it is later learned in the comic book Darth Vader #25 that Anakin's father was indeed Palpatine. This ties in to Palpatine telling Anakin in Revenge of the Sith about Darth Plagueis the Wise learning how to create life.
Anakin was never comfortable as a Jedi, and it is later understood that by bringing balance to the Force he could be neither Jedi nor Sith. That is why it was easy for Palpatine to manipulate Anakin to turning and becoming Darth Vader but also why Luke Skywalker could help Vader find the good within him.
As a Sith, Vader is one of the cruelest villains in fiction, responsible for the deaths of millions and the torture of thousands, never letting anything or anybody stand in the way of his or his master's goals.
The tall and muscular stature of the character of Darth Vader was provided by actor David Prowse, while his iconic voice was the work of the brilliant orator James Earl Jones. Together, the two created one of the most evil villains in fiction. Sadly, David Prowse passed away in 2020. Click here to watch tributes to the man who gave the villian his form.
This stature stands over six feet tall and captures the Dark Lord in the act of using the force. Artists at LM Treasures designed this perfect depiction, from the lighted chestplate to his flowing cape. To see a video of the statue, please click here.
"An extremely well put-together little droid." -Captain Panaka to Queen Amidala.
Perhaps the most lovable character in the Star Wars universe and the unsung hero of the franchise is non other than R2-D2. He has fought alongside multiple Jedi heroes and was an integral part of the Galactic Senate's and later the Rebellion's fight for democracy and freedom. This character has been in more movies than any other and was also present in the animated series and in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special (which fans rejected). R2-D2, or "Artoo," has also appeared in our universe, most notably at the 2016 Academy Awards to honor composer John Williams.
Spunky, resourceful, and sometimes even stubborn, R2-D2 is a fan-favorite and recognized around the world.
This life size Master Replica of R2-D2 was commissioned and distributed by Sideshow Collectibles, and designed by their artisans Bernardo Esquire and Pascual Wawo. Complete with lights and sound, it is so accurate that it has been used by Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, and in fan films. To see a video of this amazing prop, click here. This is a true Master Replica.
The actor inside the R2-D2 shell, and the man who gave life to the "beeps" and "wrrrs," Kenny Baker, died in 2016. Click here to watch a tribute to the actor behind science fiction's most beloved droid.
"They never cease to amaze me with what they're able to come up with, you know? I said, 'How are you ever gonna top R2-D2, the most adorable droid in movie history?'" -Actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), on BB-8.
First making his appearance in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 is an astromech droid, just as R2-D2 was in the original Star Wars movies. Originally, BB-8 was companion to the New Republic Commander Poe Dameron. During a mission to the planet Jakku, BB-8 was given a map to the location of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Separated from Poe, BB-8 ended up partnering with Rey, and the two had many adventures together aiding the resistance and eventually finding Skywalker so that she could begin her training to be a Jedi.
This life-size replica was manufactured by TicTocToys for Target display purposes only and none were ever available to the public (click here for a video of BB-8 "working" his shift at Target). The one acquired by Starlight Nights is very rare and actually works, with BB-8 moving his head and "talking" to those who come up to say hello.
Check out a full review of this prop replica by Collector's Hut here.
"You are stormtroopers. You are the keenest weapon in the Emperor's arsenal. Do not fail him." -ISB Commander Alecia Beck.
In the Star Wars Universe, Stormtroopers were the foundation of the Imperial Military. Specially trained, these elite members of the Stormtrooper Corps could be distinguished from other Imperial soldiers by their armor, survival gear, and weapons. Although they originally served the Galactic Republic, after the Clone Wars they served the Emperor, with their primary duty being to suppress rebellious worlds.
Complete with a detailed blaster and holster, this replica stands at attention and has made many appearances at Cons and even on stage.
Ineed, this particular Stormtrooper replica has a unique and special history that we at Starlight Nights are excited to share with you. It has been on stage with Weird Al Yankovic as he sung his parody hit "The Saga Begins" (see the video here)! It has also earned the award and honor of Level 2 Expert Infantry from the 501st National Regiment.
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger...anger leads to hate...hate leads to suffering." -Yoda.
Philosopher. Warrior. Guardian. Teacher. Little is known about the Grand Jedi Master Yoda except that at 900 years old he had great command of the force and the most senior Jedi on the Jedi Council -- a group of twelve of the wisest Jedi who were the governing body of the Jedi Order. In addition to his skill with a lightsaber, Yoda had a wisdom that allowed him to impart a great deal with very few words. He was the teacher to Qui-Gon Jinn, who himself became the master to Obi-wan Kenobi. Yoda's tie to the Skywalker family spans two generations, from influencing young Anakin Skywalker to training Luke Skywalker himself.
As a cinema character, Yoda has been both a puppet (Episodes I, V-VI, VIII) and CGI (Episodes II-III) character.
One of Yoda's unique idiosyncrasies is his syntax of speech, putting the subject of his sentences first (or "talking backwards," as some fans like to say). He was voiced by Frank Oz (Episodes I-III, V-IX, Star Tours, Rebels) and Tom Kane (Episode II, The Clone Wars TV Series, and various games).
This life size statue of Yoda stands a little over three-feet tall, and depicts the Jedi Master as he appeared in The Phantom Menace.
Commissioned by Pepsico and Lucasfilm and distributed by TicTocToys, it was never sold in stores and used only in Pepsi and Blockbuster Video promotions. We set the statue on a stump we provide to represent his exile on Dagobah -- not his home world but the one planet in the galaxy that was purest with the force.
A review of this prop replica can be found here.
Han Solo: It's not wise to upset a Wookie.
C-3PO: But Sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That's 'cause a droid don't pull people's arms outta their sockets when they lose.
C-3PO (to Artoo): I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: Let the Wookie win.
Chewbacca was a Wookie warrior and resistance fighter from the planet Kashyyyk. During the Clone Wars, he was captured by Trandoshan Slavers and imprisoned on Wasskah, but by befriending and partnering with another captive, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, they were able to escape. This experience gave Chewbacca respect for the Jedi order, which would serve him later. Chewbacca returned to Kashyyyk, where he became a military leader alongside Jedi Master Yoda against the Grand Army of the Republic. After Order 66 was given by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Chewbacca and his friend Tarfful helped Yoda escape. Kashyyyk eventually fell to the Empire.
During the rule of the Galactic Empire, Chewbacca was enslaved until he was rescued by Han Solo. A life-debt and friendship was formed. Chewbacca became a smuggler with Han Solo and the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon. The two had many adventures together, described mostly in the beta-canon sources. Their destinies changed when, on Tatooine, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, young Luke Skywalker, and escaped droids R2-D2 and C-3PO chartered the Millennium Falcon. Chewbacca and Han Solo then became part of the resistance against the Empire.
This life size replica of Chewbacca by Rubies stands over six feet tall and includes his crossbow, bandolier, and even the welding goggles from The Empire Strikes Back. It is a large and overpowering piece, making it an excellent copy of the intimidating, yet lovable, character it depicts.
The actor who gave Chewbacca his wonderful range of expressions through body-language and timing, Peter Mayhew, passed away in 2019. To watch two brief tributes to this brilliant actor, click here.
"Don't get me wrong, no. I have great faith in the boy. He's a credit to your race." -Watto, to Qui-Gon Jinn, about Anakin Skywalker.
Watto is the owner of a second-hand junk store in the city of Mos Espa on the planet Tatooine. A greedy and mean-tempered Toydarian, he was the owner of slaves Shmi Skywalker and her son Anakin. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn believed Anakin was the prophesied Chosen One who would bring balance to the force and freed him from Watto in a podracing bet. Qui-Gon was not able to free Shmi Skywalker, and Anakini had to leave his mother behind as a slave -- a reality that fostered hate and anger within him. Anakin eventually turned to the dark side of the force to become Darth Vader.
This life size statue of Watto has him suspended in air, about 4-feet high. Commissioned by Pepsico and Lucasfilm and distributed by TicTocToys, it was never sold in stores and used only for Pepsi promotions. Starlight Nights is proud to have obtained this piece complete with all his attire and accoutrements.
A video look at this prop can be found here.
"I can't abide these Jawas. Disgusting creatures." -C-3PO.
Jawas are humanoid scavengers on the Outer Rim planet of Tatooine. No one knows what they look like under their robes, but there are many rumors, including that they are rodents or even devolved humans.
Jawas would comb through the desert looking for defunct droids, crashed pods, or any other piece of technology they could sell or trade. They were known as being swindlers, but residents of Tatooine had few other options when it came to commerce, so they had to deal with the Jawas.
Interestingly, not all Jawas were crooks. There was a male Jawa named Akial who was a Jedi Knight during the time of the Galactic Republic. He appears only in Beta-canon references. Akial is also the only known Jawa to speak Basic without an accent.
In Episode IV, after escaping from a Rebel Blockade Runner, R2-D2 and C-3PO found themselves on Tatooine, and it did not take long for the Jawas to find them. It what could be considered the will of the force, the droids were purchased by Owen Lars, uncle to Luke Skywalker.
And Luke's destiny began.
This Jawa recreation comes complete with an ionization blaster like the kind used to neutralize R2-D2. Created by artists at AG Designs and authorized by Lucasfilm, these statues were used only at Lucasfilm events and were never commercially available. But we at Starlight Nights are happy to have him -- we just have to keep an eye on our wallets!
The child/The aSSET -- Grogu
"He is strong with The Force. But talent without training is nothing." -Luke Skywalker.
Grogu, or simply "The Child," is a Force-sensitive Jedi initiate raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, still an infant even though he is 50 years old. He survived the assault on the temple younglings by Darth Vader. After being protected by Nikto mercenaries on the planet Arvala-7, he was eventually captured by bounty hunter Din Djarin -- the Mandalorean. However, Djarin refused to leave Grogu in the hands of the Empire. Grogu then became a Mandalorean foundling and, with Djarin as his protector, they became, "a clan of two."
In the interim, Djarin sought out the Jedi in the hope that Grogu would be properly trained. Grogu eventually ends up with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who eventually offers Grogu a choice: Be reunited with Din Djarin, or cut all ties and train to be a Jedi.
Grogu chose to be with Djarin.
This life-size figure of Grogu was distibuted by Sideshow Collectibles in partnership with Legacy Effects and portrays both the innocence and power of The Child. It also includes the famous control knob that that the toddler became obsessed with. We at Starlight Nights are proud to have him as part of our collection.
The Sideshow video of the unboxing of this figure can be found here.
Grogu as seen on Monday Night Football can be found here.
The curators of Starlight Nights do not limit their Star Wars collecting and curating to just life-size statues and props when there is an entire universe of toys and collectibles available. So just as a cantina needs a variety of characters (and music!), we have many other Star Wars collectibles in our possession.
Some are very old and they are not to be treated as toys.
Enjoy the other collectibles we have in our inventory below:
Star Wars Statues
Sideshow Premium Format -- The Mandalorian and Grogu.
1723 out of 7500
Sideshow Premium Format -- Cara Dune.
282 out of 2500
VEHICLES OF THE STAR WARS FRANCHISE
The Khetanna (Jabba's Sail Barge), by Haslab. The most sought-after -- and the rarest! -- Star Wars toy ever, with a global release of only 8,810 units (2019).
Over 48-inches long.
Jabba's Sail Barge The Khetanna Toy Review and Unpacking.
The Razor Crest, Designed by Haslab and Distributed through Kenner. Limited Edition. 33-inches long.
Vintage True-to-Scale Sized (first) X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 are built in. The collectible is 29-inches long with a 20-inch wingspan. Hasbro, 1998.
The Millennium Falcon, The Legacy Collection. Hasbro, 2008. Over 2-feet long. Complete with all accessories.
Other Vehicles of the Star Wars Franchise
Naboo Royal Starship, J-Type 327
(Hasbro Play Set)
First Appearance: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
"The royal vessel of the lovely Padme' Amidala. Such an elegant thing, from an elegant world." -Darth Sidious
This large ship was actually advertised as a play set and also included an escape craft and Trade Federation Droid Fighter.
We have the toy displayed as a diorama with related action figures. Click here to see the complete diorama.
Rebel A/SF-01 B-Wing Fighter
CREATURES OF THE STAR WARS FRANCHISE
Captain Tarpals and Kaadu
First Appearance: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Other Star Wars Collectibles
Where science and imagination meet, there is wonder.
3.75-inch Action Figures
Protocol droid and aide-de-camp to R2-D2.
Ewok Scout from the forest moon of Endor.
"Master Qui-Gon, more to say, have you?" -Yoda to Qui-Gon Jinn.
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