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Star Wars: a real lightsaber

 The Big Issue Australia 07 December 2019

The enduring appeal of Star Wars has once again reached fever pitch. The latest instalment in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens - due to open in December - is set to draw in a new generation of fans, and a galaxy of new merchandise. James Shepherd remembers old toys and old in this nostalgic column, from toy lightsaber battles to Jar Jar Binks. (692 Words) - By James Shepherd

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Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).Credit: Lucasfilm

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From left to right: Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).Credit: Lucasfilm

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BB-8 droid from Star Wars The Force Awakens.Credit: Getty Images

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BB-8 onstage during Star Wars Celebration on April 16, 2019 in Anaheim, California.Credit: Getty Images

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Star Wars The Force Awakens.Credit: Lucasfilm

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Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers.Credit: Lucasfilm

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Stormtroopers.Credit: Lucasfilm

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Finn (John Boyega).Credit: Lucasfilm

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Stormtroopers onstage during Star Wars Celebration 2015 on April 16 2015 in Anaheim, California.Credit: Getty Images


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