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May 2015 Retro Gaming Article


May 4, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Here's a look at my Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP for Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day, celebrated on May 4th, comes from the tongue-in-cheek pronunciation of "May the Force be with you", sounding like "May the fourth". It's one of those self-proclaimed geek holidays for celebrating the awesomeness of Star Wars and all things geek. Free ComicBook Day is often quite close and created a celebration of geekiness from brick & Mortar shops, online retailers and crafters.

My parents bought me this cool record shortly after we saw Star Wars. It's copyrighted 1977 and features music and voices from the film in a story telling format. I guess "yesterday's" books-on-tape were actually on vinyl ;)

Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP cover Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP cover.
Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP back cover Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP back cover.

Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP , inside Inside the Story Of Star Wars package is one vinyl record and an 8-page booklet with photos from the film. The 8-page booklet was originally affixed to the inner spine of the packaging, via staples, but pulled loose over time. Many albums packaged in a gatefold format had 2 records. The Story of Star Wars is a single album in a gatefold package to protect the inner booklet.

Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP showing the record's sleeve and the 8-page booklet with photos from the movie.
Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP Story Of Star Wars vinyl LP.

Mail-in Star Wars t-shirt offer Enclosed with the record was a mail-in t-shirt offer... for only $5!

Those "Other" Fans (nsfw)

Free Comic Book Day 2015 Star Wars Day tends to encompass a wide swath of scifi interests. For some retailers, It's become a promotional vehicle for a variety of geeky products. At the same time, other retailers use it to promote almost anything.

The folks who make the Fleshlight series of adult novelties (sex toys) are using Star Wars Day to promote some of their wares. You might be inclined to wonder what possible connection their items have with science fiction. Perhaps an alien dildo (NSFW) is appropriate for Star Wars Day. You decide ;)

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