Late 70’s “Star Wars” Great Adventure Photo

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    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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    1. Glen Mullaly 48 months ago | reply

      This is great! Thanks avant.
      Looks like Derth is wearing Adama's cloak (but black) from BSG.

    2. Mind Alive [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      LOVE IT ! 35 years later and kids would STILL love to pose like that!(only w/CGI CL characters)I don't feel so bad about my pointed,sword-like,white, glow-in-dark fake lightsaber now!we were much cuter back then.............

    3. enigma force 48 months ago | reply

      That is great ! I like their take on C-3PO !

    4. starwars.chick 48 months ago | reply

      I love this photo!! Thanks for sharing.

    5. nightowlghoul 43 months ago | reply

      C3Copeia looks pretty cool for what it is . I dig the isotoner gloves painted gold.

    6. MikeFett 40 months ago | reply

      The fact that you are carrying an M-16 rifle makes the photo even more awesome!

    7. BobbyAndEmily 40 months ago | reply

      I have the same Great Adventure photo from my childhood!

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