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Kenner Commercials DVD

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A collection of all the available Kenner Star Wars toy adverts from the 70s and 80s.

They are all telecines from 16mm and 8mm films used by Kenner for promotional purposes.

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Rikter has a DVD of toy ads on it. Don't know exactly how many or the sources for them, but you might want to look into that for this project. I know that it sounds greats.
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YES!!!!!!!! Just had to show my support for this, I can start hunting around for ads if need be.
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Have you got Rarities 3? That was full of toy adverts mostly from SW and Empire, and Power of the Force.
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Rarities 3 is a great disk for adds. If only it didn't quit at 57 minutes into it. I'm not sure if anybody has the full disk or not. I have searched high and low for a complete copy.

Ryan
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How does it "quit?" I figured what I had was the whole thing. I assume it is.

It's weirdly missing Jedi era material, but apart from that a nice source.
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I dont know if this'll be of help JD, but a quick delve into my hard drive turned up WMV files of the following ads:

Cantina Playset
Droid Factory
Ewok Plush Toys
Imperial Transport
Hoth Playset
Land Of The Jawas Playset
Landspeeder
Mailaway Ackbar
Mailaway Nien Nunb
Max Rebo Band
Millennium Falcon
Break Apart 3PO
12" Dolls (Vader,Luke, Leia, Chewie)
Ep 4 Figures (Luke X-Wing pilot, Jawa, R5-D4, Gonk Droid, Greedo, Han, Ponda Baba)
Ep 5 figures (Stormtrooper, FX-7, Chewie, Hoth Rebel Soldier)
Ep 5 figures (Bespin Leia, Bespin Luke, Lando, R2-D2, Vader, Boba Fett, Bossk, Ig-88)

The quality varies, but I hope these migt help

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Ok, you've caught my attention with the Rarities 3 disc! Are you sure it's got POTF ads on there!!?? Ocp goes on to say it's missing ROTJ era stuff and POTF was released in 1984. Ah I think you mean the 1995 POT range don't you. I am only interested in vintage thanks.

I would be interested in getting a copy of this. Particularly if someone has a good disc that doesn't crash/quit.

Daveytod - thanks for the list - but I already have all those ads. And if they are in WMV format I doubt that are much better quality than the ones I already have. Could you perhaps post a screengrab of the Land Of The Jawas Playset one?

Thanks
J

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Ive hust tried watching it full screen and to be honest the quality's terrible. sorry I couldnt be of more help this time?

But why stop at kenner, why not include all the ads you can find. I'm sure a dvd would hold it all

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The Sith Revealed - A Scrapbook
Episode III The Video Game - The Movie
24: The Missing Day
Star Wars - The Interactive Board Game DVD
Battlefront - Journal of the 501st
The Clones Revealed

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I hope to release a Kenner DVD and then an International Ads DVD. The Kenner ads are more readily available and the International ones mcuh aharder to find.

I would be VERY interested if anybody has Australian, Glasslite or Palitoy commercials. I only want to deal with the vintage ads. So no later 1985 please.

Thanks

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OCP. Playing the Rarities 3 in my PC it will only play 56 minutes in. Just playing the VOB files on the disk it stops half way through the 2nd or 5 on the disk. The last 3 are unplayable. Hopefully somebody out there has it.
Ryan
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Originally posted by: PreludeRM
OCP. Playing the Rarities 3 in my PC it will only play 56 minutes in. Just playing the VOB files on the disk it stops half way through the 2nd or 5 on the disk. The last 3 are unplayable. Hopefully somebody out there has it.
Ryan


As long as the Kenner ads are intact I am interested in getting this disc.

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My disc is fine I think. It has a lot of DVD ROM extras on it.


You should consider including the 1997 era commercials, Jamie. Many of them are narrated by Mark Hamill in a ridiculously goofy manner. Wonderful to see how the marketing changed - they're travesties compared to the originals in many ways!
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Perhaps I could add them as a special extra. Ocp - would you be willing to send me your disc?

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Jambe I can send you the rarities 3 disc as I'm in the UK like you. For what its worth I think I sent OCP his copy too. And like everyone else on here it cuts off around the 56 minute mark.

Some of the babyhum releases feature vintage palitoy ads, are you interested in those?

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I just always thought it was a short disc ...
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Originally posted by: s7en
Jambe I can send you the rarities 3 disc as I'm in the UK like you. For what its worth I think I sent OCP his copy too. And like everyone else on here it cuts off around the 56 minute mark.

Some of the babyhum releases feature vintage palitoy ads, are you interested in those?


That would be great Sven, thanks! I have the Babyhum clapperboard release with some of the Palitoy ads on it. Are there other Babyhum releases with toys ads on them??

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Its hard to know how long the rarities 3 disc was supposed to be originally. The the torrent that was available was from a DVD bought at a stall, according to the guy who posted it, the bought 'original' was also 56 minute long. It still doesn't account for why the torrented 1.95GB image file tries to burn a 4GB disc though, resulting in two corrupt VOB files that are apparently 0.99GB, but in fact contain NO data. OCP, I re-authored your disc slightly to remove those phantom VOBs, and filled up the spare space with the DVD-ROM stuff.

[edit] Jambe, I've just checked the babyhum discs, and you're right, its only the clapperboard one that has the Palitoy ads. My bad. Doh!

Here's the full rundown of whats on the rarities 3 DVD - apologies for the length of this post:

Star Wars Rarities 3: NTSC
Running time: approx 55 mintes.
Contents: Star Wars related commercials
Kenner - Star Wars circa 1970's:
-12 inch collection - Leia, Luke, Vader, Chewie
-Death Star playset
-Landspeeder
-Remote control R2-D2
-Tatooine playset
-Dewback
-Action figures - jawa and droids
-Darth Vader's Tie Fighter
-12 inch collection - c3po
-Droid Factory playset
-Cantina playset
-Sandcrawler
-Troop Transporter
-Collectors Case - lunchbox style case
Kenner - Empire era - circa early 1980's
-12 inch collection - Boba Fett and Darth Vader
-Darth Vader case
-Action figures - IG-88, Bossk, Lando
-Bossk offer
-Action figures - Bespin guard
-Hoth playset
-Star Destroyer playset
-Millenium Falcon
-Survival Kit offer
-Yoda puppet
-Tauntaun
-Snowspeeder
-Millenium Falcon
-Twin Pod Cloud Car
-Action figures - Lando, Bespin Han, Ugnaught, Lobot
-Darth Vader carry case
-Turret & Probot playset
-Action figures - Bespin - Cloudcar Pilot, Lobot, Bespin Guard
-Action figures - FX-7
-4-Lom offer
-Action figures display stand
-Slave 1
-Falcon and Snowspeeder
-Action figures
-Admiral Ackbar offer
-Action figures - C3po removable limbs
-Action figures - X-wing pilot
-Micro Collection - Bepsin
-Micro Collection Hoth
-Micro Collection all
-Wampa
Kenner - Jedi era - 1983 onwards
-Action figures - with C3po and Chewie live action segment, C3po narration
-Action figures
-Nein Numb offer
-Jedi Premiere contest
-Micro Collection x-wing and tie fighter
-Micro Collection death star
-Micro Collection hoth
-Rebel Transport
-Action figures
1990's
-vhs trilogy
-Micro Machines
-Kenner Action figures
-Kenner Action figures
-Corn Pops offer
all the above have seperate chapter stops.
-Various - 20 minutes, no chapter stops. Featuring:
.Exlcusive Han Solo Stormtrooper disguise - Kellogs Fruitloops offer
.Darkhorse comic - Kellogs Applejack cereal offer
.Star Wars customizable game cards
.'Special Effects - Anything Can Happen' now showing at Museum of Science and
Industry IMAX trailer, includes star wars special edition effects
.Kenner - Shadows of the Empire - CGI 'trailer' - Kenner figures and vehicle
.Micro Machines Millennium Falcon Sweepstakes - win a gold star destroyer
.Shadow of the Empire - N64 game ad
.Original Empire Sountrack ad portion
.Jedi transfers set - Presto Magix
.Star Wars cookies - Pepperidge Farm. R2D2 shaped cookies. cool.
.Kenner Star Wars - Return of the Jedi collection - Jabba playset, C3po Gammorean .Guard
.Empire soundtrack again
.Kenner - Star Wars collection - with C3po and R2D2 narating
.Shadows of the Empire - multimedia trailer
.Star Wars customizable cards game again
.Star Wars novels - Kevin Anderson - 'Dark Sabre'
.Kenner - Shadows of the empire - Xizor, Boba, Slave 1, Luke, Dash Rendar, .Outrider
.Kenner - Power of the Force - Kenner figures, Snowspeeder
.Kenner - Power of the Force - vehicles, Lightsabre, X-wing,
.Micro Machines Action Fleet Death Star playset
.Lightsabre - Jedi - Luke and Vader electronic light sabres
.Shadow of the Empire
.Pepsi - Vader versus theatre usher - special edition release
.Taco Bell - special edition release - Feel the Force promotion
.Star Wars - special edition preview ad
.Taco Bell - toys spec edition tie in
.Pizza Head Show - Pizza Hut ad
.Fox Star Wars Trilogy Sweepstakes - win a private screening of all three special edition movies
.Star Wars - Special Edition trailer
.Micro Machines - Boba Fett head playset
.Micro Machines - mini action sets
.Micro Machines - Action Fleet
.Taco Bell - 7 collectibles ad
.Doritos - 3d motion cards
.Micro Machines - Boba Fett and mini action playsets
.Taco Bell - toys ad, another one
.Star Wars Days at Disneyland - Star Tours ad
.Taco Bell Intergalactic Draw - win lifesize Vader (sans Dave Prowse) or Stormtrooper
.Darth Vader voice changer
.Imperial Assault handheld game - with Vader joystick
.Taco Bell - really pushing their toys now
.Space Shooter Falcon, Vader's Tie Fighter and Battle Belt
.Star Wars novels - Shadows of the Empire
.Star Wars Wonder World tanks
.Super Return of the Jedi - Super Nintendo
.Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition vhs boxset
.Kenner - Power of the Force vehicles and figures
.Kenner - Power of the Force A-wing, Vader's tie fighter, Emperor, Hoth Rebels
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Originally posted by: DVD-BOY
I remember the rarities 3 disc I downloaded from a.b.starwars also seemed to be corrupted; I think Segaflip mentioned this in either his or the newsgroup thread.


Yep it was stated in the nfo file that it was corrupt, after the newsgroup release it hit torrents so I would guess that the torrent one is also corrupt. Lots of people pointed out that it was only ~2gb but burned at 4gb.
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I think that Rikter has all the stuff from Rarities 3 included in his BLAK10: Classic Kenner commercials. And his stuff ought to be in a bit better shape than Rarities 3 is.
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Yep it was stated in the nfo file that it was corrupt, after the newsgroup release it hit torrents so I would guess that the torrent one is also corrupt.


Indeed, although it could be a case of vice versa. I have the DVD from the 'sladinki' site torrent from April 1st 2005, and this version has no .nfo file. Although, by the sounds of it the .nfo file re-iterates the issues I raised in the sladinki thread. I'm curious to know which came first, torrent or newsgroup release - when did it hit the newsgroups?

[edit, after Number20's mention of BLAK10] I always wondered if Rarities 3 was in fact Rikters disc. Is there anyone with both discs who can say how they compare?
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Originally posted by: Jambe Davdar
Hi all,

I am currently in the process of helping a friend and collector to put together the definitive DVD of Kenner Star Wars Toy Adverts

I have and old VHS from 1992 along with a number of DVDs bringing the total number of ads to roughly 90.

The DVDs are from transfers of 8mm and 16mm reels, producing pretty good quality results. However, the VHS is a 3rd (or more) generation copy of another reel with the title caption "Star Wars Toys Historical Reel". I am trying my best to source the best available quality, and this is where I need your help.

Does anyone out there have a decent copy of the VHS mentioned? As I said, it was doing the rounds in the early 1990's when vintage collecting really took off again.

Additionally I have seen the toy adverts that one of the Holiday Special DVDs comes with, as well as those fantastic Palitoy ads on the Clapperboard release, so I don't need a copy of those.

If you have any Vintage toy adverts at all, please drop me a line. Any screen shots you have would be useful.

Thanks
JD

EDIT: I've noticed that BLAK0010: Star Wars: Classic Kenner Commercials is mentioned on another thread. Is anyone able to post a screen grab to show me the quality of the ads on this disc please. Thanks



I dont have anything to contribute to this release, i just want to say that I have been looking for something like this for a while... I never saw Rikter's set posted, but I would LOVE to see some old toy ads (besides, as you said, the ones on the holiday special and the clapperboard)..... really looking foward to this!
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I don't think that Rikter's Classic Kenner Commercials has been torrented or posted anywere. I got them directly from him. If you'd like, Jambre, I can burn you a copy of it and mail it to you.