Remember when “Star Wars” toys were put on the market after the movie’s release? Well, times have changed, and the goodies for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have been on shelves since September, with BB-8 already proving to be hugely popular.
But you may already be tired from ‘The Force Awakens’ merchandise rollout, so let’s go back to simpler times. The year is 1977, and the now-defunct Kenner Toys has flooded the toy market with action figures, play sets, electronic games, and of course, windowless miniature vans, based on the then-recent blockbuster hit “Star Wars.” For nostalgic fans of the original trilogy, YouTube user Eric Stran has put together a whopping 14 minutes worth of Kenner “Star Wars” toy commercials. From action figures to playsets and electronic games, it’s all featured in ’70s-cloaked nostalgia. Discover all the stuff your parents didn’t buy you in the video below. [AV Club]