Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise

According to Jeremy Beckett , the “ Turkish line of Uzay bootleg figures is without a doubt the most well - known line of Star Wars bootlegs in the world . ” The specific figure mentioned by Dustin , “ Head Man , ” is an ultra rare ...

Author: Matthew Kapell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820463337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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American Book Publishing Record

Series . of Beckett Hot Toys " front cover . The names of the contributors ( Steve Fritz & Matt Brady ) were taken from page 256. ( PN1995.9.5695M68 1999 ] 21 99227418 ISBN 1-887432-73-6 pap . 24.95 1. Star Wars filmsCollectibles ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469

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The Oxford Handbook of Children s Film

6–8. 24. Jonathan Gray, Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts (New York: New York University ... Jeremy Beckett, The Official Price Guide to Star WarsTM Memorabilia (New York: House of Collectibles, 2005), p.

Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190939359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film offers a uniquely comprehensive study of children's cinema from an interdisciplinary, nuanced, global perspective.

Cult Collectors

Creating an Industry The impact that the Star Wars figures had on the toy industry was phenomenal, “in 1978 Kenner sold ... Jeremy Beckett (2005: 5–17) and Stephen Sansweet (2009: 22–7, 2012: 6–9) offer detailed histories of Star Wars ...

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136474316

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans’ personal narratives. New technologies also add to this changing identity of cult fandom whereby popular websites such as eBay and ThinkGeek become cyber sites of memory and profit for cult fan communities. The book opens with an analysis of the problematic representations of fans and fandom in film and television. Stereotypes of the fan and collector as portrayed in series such as The Big Bang Theory and films like The 40 Year Old Virgin are discussed alongside changes in consumption practices and the mainstreaming of cult media. Following this, theoretical chapters consider issues of gender, representation, nostalgia and the influence of social media. Finally, extended case study chapters examine in detail the connections between the fan community and the commodities bought and sold. Topics discussed include: The San Diego Comic-Con and the cult geographies of the fan convention Hollywood memorabilia and collecting cinema history The Star Wars franchise, merchandising and the adult collector Online stores and the commercialisation of cult fandom Mattel, Hasbro and nostalgia for animated eighties children’s television