For sure future generations will not...unless their great great grandmother...that'd be me...does the story telling.
Here and Now seems like as good a time as any.
Twas a few months before Christmas 1979, when 7 year old son made it known he wished for the 'Star Wars Death Star Space Station' and Luke Skywalker's Helmet. He already had the Lightsaber, Action Figure, X-Wing Fighter, and of course Chewbacca, Hans Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vadar and others.
Before I continue with the Death Star story, you should know our immersion in Star Wars began with the movie Star Wars (later re-titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)...who knew the Empire would strike backwards with I, II and III.
I was confused.
At any rate, we did our part in saving the Galaxy and ensuring the next wave of Star Wars Scouts and Rebel Alliances with twin bed sheets, pillow cases, comforter and curtains...which I made from an extra purchased sheet. Then there were posters, T-shirts, PJ's, watches and more Action Figures along with enough Jedi Junk to open our own Obi-Wanna Shop.
Eat your heart out Kenner Toy Co. Two of Santa's Helpers...Mom and Dad...DIY'ed the Domed Death Star Station! What fun we had creating the 4 story tower out of plywood, wood dowels, paint, colored tapes, found plastic boxes and tubes and topped it off with the dome from a portable hair dryer.
So, future Jedi Generations, that is how our Little Luke Skywalker got his Christmas Wish in 1979. Had the Force been with us, we would have spent about $50 for the Death Star Station from Sears Christmas Catalog...a bygone shopping option. Today, that $50 dollar Kenner toy is a collectible worth $249.00 on eBay....a 2014 shopping option. It would be hard to put a price on the DryerDome Death Star Station, but I can tell you this...the smile on our Little Luke's face under that Helmet was priceless.
Oh, by the way, be sure and ask
Luke Skywalker aka Son to show you his
Collection of First Christmas Star Wars Memorbilia.
May the Force Be With You!