‘May The Toys Be With You’ exhibition at New Walk Museum

 
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One of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going on display in a stunning new exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. Coalville was the base for Palitoy - the British company behind the iconic vintage toys - and this Summer, Star Wars is coming home! This event is a chance to discover the role Leicestershire’s toy company played in the incredible success story.

In 1977, when the movie broke box office records, no one could have predicted that the merchandising would go on to earn even more than the movie itself. From 1977 – 1985, the toys of Star Wars took the world by storm and became the must have playthings for an entire generation, selling 300 million action figures globally.

May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these amazing designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and ‘big kids’ alike, this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures!

21st July 2018- 28th October 2018

Monday- Friday 11:00am-4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm