August 19, 2022

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Short Film: Summer ’78


True story:  in 1977, Kenner toys didn’t have the Star Wars stuff ready for Christmas, so they sold some empty boxes with some IOUs inside.  The toys wouldn’t actually get into kids’ hands until the following year.

The short film behind the cut shows one such fictional kid playing with his toys in the summer of 1978.  Yeah, there is a somewhat predictable ending when the kid’s name is revealed, especially with all the clues laced through the video, but it’s mostly a fun little film.  Enjoy.

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