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Echo Base: Palitoy vintage collectors guide

Echo Base delve into the UK toy archive for their latest collectors guide.

Inside Out REMASTERED: The story of Palitoy

Take a look back into the mists of the past to Palitoy, the much-loved Coalville based company who produced Star Wars toys in the UK.

Vintage Vault: HC Ford Part One: Star Wars Branded Range

HC Ford released a lot of stationery products in the UK in the early to mid 1980's. Here's part one, the Star Wars branded range.

Empire40: Bounty Hunter Capture Log

More great content from Empire40 as Dave Tree walks us through the Bounty Hunter Capture Log.

Vintage Vault: Great Galactic Blaster Bubbles

Before the Empire Strikes Bath with suds there were Star Wars bubble baths from Cliro in the UK.

Vintage Vault: Palitoy 12a new discovery

42 years and more discoveries made with Palitoy vintage Star Wars.

Vintage Vault: Under the hood of Emperor Palpatine

We take a look at the extraordinary original design of The Emperor

The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition

The history of Palitoy is the focus of The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition in Coalville.

Die-cast Palitoy TIE Bomber sells for £2100

Check your lofts, there might be an unopened Palitoy die-cast TIE Bomber up there....

Fantha Tracks TV: Vintage Star Wars Toys – The Palitoy Story

Fantha Tracks TV were at Echo Base Live for the Bob Brechin Palitoy Talk.

Rare die-cast boxed TIE Bomber found in Coalville

An unopened die-cast TIE Bomber has been found in Coalville.

Vintage prototype Kenner tooling aids coming to Vectis in April

Kenner pre-production items used at Palitoy coming to auction

Is the Palitoy Death Star the greatest toy playset ever made?

Was the Palitoy Death Star Playset the greatest of all playsets?

Vintage Vault: The Palitoy and Star Wars story

The Palitoy and Star Wars story: An audience with former employees from the Palitoy Toy Factory.

In a Landfill Far, Far Away (TRAILER#1 – 2018)

Are there vintage Palitoy figures buried in Coalville? In A Landfill Far, Far Away looks into the legend.

Palitoy / Kenner Prototypes go on show

Amazing discovery of pre-production hardcopies used by Palitoy

Kenner – Palitoy Land of the Jawas Playset

Examining the differences between the Kenner and Palitoy Land of the Jawas Playsets.

Vintage Vault: Star Wars Mini-Rigs are grand

Celebrating his 1000th post, Rich delves into all things Kenner mini-rigs.

Big crowds turn out for the ‘May the toys be with you’ exhibition in Leicester

May The Toys Be With You has brought 30,000 visitors to Leicester, the home of Palitoy.

Vintage Vault: Pop Goes Palitoy

Richard Hutchinson takes a close look at the Star Wars Palitoy mailaway promotions.

May the Toys Be With You exhibition announced for Leicester New Walk Museum in July 2018

May The Toys Be With You as vintage toys come home to Leicester.

Vintage Vault: Collect all 92! 93! 96! Erm? How many Star Wars action figures are there?

Have you ever wondered how many vintage Star Wars Action Figures there are? Even with cardbacks, commercials and store displays screaming at us to collect them all, the answer may surprise you.

A galaxy of toys and collectables

The toys of the Star Wars saga are much-loved, a tactile connection to the GFFA. Fantha Trackers look at their first encounters with the galaxy of toys.

Dave Tree looks back on advertising ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ toy line in UK comic books

Dave Tree continues his journey back to the early 1980's as he delves into Palitoy's comic book promotions for The Empire Strikes Back.

Dave Tree takes a look at advertising ‘Star Wars’ Toys in the UK through comic books

In the first in a series looking at Star Wars advertising, we look at how Star Wars was first advertised in comic books.

The spiritual home of UK Star Wars toys honored with Green Plaque

The former factory site of Palitoy, home to some of the UK's best loved toy brands, will be honoured today with a Green Plaque, awarded to people and places around the country honouring historical and personal achievement.

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