New Documentary “PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys” – OUT NOW on DVD
Check Out the 13-minute Film Teaser Here: www.PlasticGalaxyMovie.com
Get Your DVD HERE via Amazon
Screening Soon at Intervention Con (Washington, DC) and Days of the Dead Convention (Los Angeles, CA)
When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared… Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end. Like no toys before them, Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, and ultimately creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over its fans.
Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts and authors like Steve Sansweet and Gus Lopez, and of course collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.
With help from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Plastic Galaxy was released earlier this year on DVD, and is available on Amazon (link above) and select brick and mortar stores. Check out a 13-minute film teaser here: www.PlasticGalaxyMovie.com. You can also watch a “Know Your Toy Lightsaber” video here: https://vimeo.com/47776783
The region-free DVD includes the 70-minute feature, as well as more than 40 minutes of extras:
• Tiny Toys, Giant Disaster: The Star Wars Micro Line
• Know Your Toy Lightsaber!
• The Art and Science of Kenner Prototypes
• Steve Sansweet: The Secret Origin of a Record-Setting Collector
AUGUST 22-24: Intervention (www.interventioncon.com). Washington, D.C.
w/ David Pescovitz (Boing Boing) & Onezumi Hartstein (Onezumiverse) + others. Screening Plastic Galaxy + Q&A
SEPTEMBER 26-28: Days of the Dead Convention (http://www.daysofthedead.net/los_angeles/). Los Angeles, CA.
w/ Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Corey Feldman (Goonies, Lost Boys), Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado), Joe Turkel (Blade Runner, The Shining), Cast Reunion for John Carpenter’s The Thing, + others. Screening Plastic Galaxy + Q&A @ 3:00PM
Plastic Galaxy was produced and directed (and shot and edited!) by Brian Stillman, who, along with co-producer Karl Tate, spent more than three years working on the film. Plastic Galaxy in presented in association with X-Ray Films & Futurious Industries, with consulting producers John Alvarez & Mike Ritter. Karl Tate also served as production designer on the film, and animation was handled by Stephen Baker. The original music in the film is credited to Chris Ianuzzi.