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Help needed! Kenner DROIDS and Ewok Battle Wagon commercials

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It came to my attention recently that a once-live web page on on StarWars.com had posted two Kenner commercials in apparent good quality back in 2010. Unfortunately, because StarWars.com revamped the whole site around 2012 and threw out pretty much everything from the old site, the content is long gone. It can’t even be accessed through the WayBack machine at Internet Archive (the page is there but the commercials are not!), though here is the link so you can see what I’m talking about:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110617035821/http://www.starwars.com/vault/collecting/droids_ewoks_25th_anniversary/index.html

There were two commercials on the page: one for the DROIDS line, and one for the Power Of The Force/Ewoks Ewok Battle Wagon. The DROIDS commercial I have in low quality with RetroJunk watermark, and that’s the only copy that’s ever surfaced to my knowledge. I never even knew about the Ewok Battle Wagon commercial, and it has not shown up anywhere else. They really need a preservation.

Did anyone manage to save these two commercials before they disappeared into the ether?

–SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]

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I wish I had them mate - love watching the old commercials for old Star Wars toys and the like.

This Droids & Ewoks site http://droidsandewoks.weebly.com may be of some help and worth asking the people who run it. They seem pretty knowledgeable and good people - perhaps they know of someone who may have them?

It maybe worth reaching out to the people who wrote the old article on the official site - Pete Vilmur, Gus Lopez, Duncan Jenkins - see if they are on social media, and are contactable?

I think Pete Vilmur is still at Lucasfilm - it maybe worth asking them to include the videos again on any future Ewoks and Droids articles and content up on the official site or social media pages?
 

Good luck with it SKot - hope you find them. 👍
 

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oojason said:

I wish I had them mate - love watching the old commercials for old Star Wars toys and the like.

This Droids & Ewoks site http://droidsandewoks.weebly.com may be of some help and worth asking the people who run it. They seem pretty knowledgeable and good people - perhaps they know of someone who may have them?

That’s a possibility, if I could reach them. Love that site, but unfortunately it seems to suffer from what nearly every modern site suffers from: no way to contact the owner(s)! I really miss the old days when people actually contacted each other through websites and shared information.

It maybe worth reaching out to the people who wrote the old article on the official site - Pete Vilmur, Gus Lopez, Duncan Jenkins - see if they are on social media, and are contactable?

I think Pete Vilmur is still at Lucasfilm - it maybe worth asking them to include the videos again on any future Ewoks and Droids articles and content up on the official site or social media pages?
 

Good luck with it SKot - hope you find them. 👍
 

Thanks! I’ve been in touch with Pete about it, and unfortunately he thinks the material on the old server was probably never saved/archived.

–SKot

Projects:
Return Of The Ewok and Other Short Films (with OCPmovie) [COMPLETED]
Preserving the…cringe…Star Wars Holiday Special [COMPLETED]
The Star Wars TV Commercials Project [DORMANT]
Felix the Cat 1919-1930 early film shorts preservation [ONGOING]
Lights Out! (lost TV anthology shows) [ONGOING]
Iznogoud (1995 animated series) English audio preservation [ONGOING]