Late 70’s “Star Wars” Great Adventure Photo

Back in the late 70’s everyone wanted to get in on the Star Wars money train. Places like Great Adventure in NJ found away around licensing with these “Star Battles” pictures with Derth Nadar and C3Copeia. Here’s how it’s done:


1. Grab 2 mannequins


2. Buy a Darth Vader helmet and stitch some shiny edging onto black material to hang on one


3. Spray paint one gold and glue on a bunch of electronic parts and bungee cords


4. Find a kid who lives and breathes Star Wars, give him a non-laser gun (who makes sure to point at the robot, not Darth. Darth was cool.)


5. Charge the kid’s parents $5 for the photo


(god I was a cute kid)

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Taken on January 25, 2012