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Help: looking for... all the Kenner Toy TV adverts

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Can anyone help me find all the Kenner Toy TV Ads?

He's no good to me dead
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Can anyone help me find all the Kenner Toy TV Ads?
He's no good to me dead
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I am a little new to this. You gave me a link to a forum search. I was looking for a place to download them or get a DVD from someone.
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Originally posted by: DarthFagan
I am a little new to this. You gave me a link to a forum search. I was looking for a place to download them or get a DVD from someone.


*sigh*

I know, but only way to familiarize yourself with this place is to get your feet wet, right?

Search for information on Rikter's release of the Holiday Special. It had close to 100 Kenner commercials on it.


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What I would really love to see are the toy commercials aired on British TV in the early 1980s. I'm fairly sure these aren't on the Kenner collection of ads (partly because the UK toys were manufactured by Palitoy). I might have audio of the commercials on a tape somewhere.

My memory of them is very hazy, but there was one (starting narration: "On board his star destroyer...") that I think had Luke getting tortured by Vader, and then Han on the Falcon swoops in to save the day. This would have been around ESB toy range, probably tying in to the Star Destroyer playset.

I think there was one for Hoth too that was cool. Later on there was a cheesy one with kids racing speeder bikes around the legs of their dining room chairs. Anyone else know what I'm on about?

[And isn't this thread in the wrong section?]
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Yes it is - I've moved it now.

I downloaded an AVI of that speeder bike ad off a.b.sw some time ago, although I think I've deleted it now.

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bh001 has a selection of the Palitoy Ads circa ROTJ as special features
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I knew I'd seen some of 'em before. That's where.

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Not all of the Kenner commercials have been made available before. Many are owned in 8mm and 16mm format in private collections.

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For some reason I can still remember these words from the Palitoy Hoth commercial as clear as day!

"Okay Luke, here we go.... steady.... NOW!.... We got him!"

"Will the Rebels survive? Only you can decide, with Star Wars toys!"
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I have been working on collecting all the Kenner and Palitoy commercials for my Star Wars Commercials project here. It's been a slow process. There have been a number of collections of mostly Kenner commercials out there, but quality on almost all of them is horrible. The best quality I've managed to find so far (and mind you, it isn't great, but it's watchable) is on Rikter's Star Wars Commercials DVD. You might try contacting Rikter to see about that one.

I know there are more out there, and I know they're out there in better quality as well. But so far nobody else has been forthcoming. I've heard about the 8/16mm films in private collections, and I wish the owners would do the honorable thing and telecine them so the rest of the world can enjoy the content without them having to part with their holy grails.

One of the best ones I've seen was on YouTube, a Kenner commercial for the Early Bird box. But quality was about the worst I've ever seen. Does anybody have this one in any sort of decent quality?

--SKot

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Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
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