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Handcrafted using treasures and rarities from the Star Wars universe, Faraway Vintage displays feature selections of screen-used props, set decoration swatches, film location elements, vintage Kenner action figures, Galoob Micro Machines, original Topps trading cards, and first-run 35mm film.
This display features vintage R2D2, C3PO and a Stormtrooper, metal Death Star II sections pulled from the ILM model shop almost four decades ago, Dune Sea sand, screen-used vaporator fragments, and screen-used fabric from Tunisian sets that acted as locations for the desert planet Tatooine.
Each display is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and ships with relevant copies of certificates of authenticity, issued from Prop Store and ScreenUsed.
Individual items and their placements are unique and will vary slightly from the photo shown.
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Each Faraway Vintage display is a hand made product and the creation process lends itself to variations. All Faraway Vintage displays are sold "as-is" and by purchasing a display, you acknowledge such variations will occur.
There might be slight alignment differences, or an artifact may be shaped and sized differently than the images presented. Stitch-mounted artifacts have been known to shift slightly during shipping, which can cause variations in alignment and appearance. Such variations highlight the artisanal nature of the piece, as each display is made by hand and is absolutely unique.
How long will a Faraway Vintage display last?
A Faraway Vintage display, if properly cared for, should last for many, many years, but it is not indestructible. We have taken great care to protect your display by placing transparent acrylic layers on the front and back of the frame, which protects the artifacts from both sides.
Prolonged, direct sunlight can damage artifacts. Do not leave your display in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
How do you acquire your props and set decoration artifacts?
Auctions, prop resellers, and private collections. Copies of acquisition documents (certificates of authenticity and/or letters of provenance) are shipped with every purchase.
How are the items mounted to the display?
Most items are hand stitched to the backing. Removable acrylic adhesive is used otherwise.
What are “film location elements”?
Film location elements are physical site samples from famous Star Wars filming locations, like sand, soil, and rocks. The sand is from Dune Sea, Tatooine (Buttercup Sand Dunes, CA). The soil is from the forests of Endor (Del Norte, CA). The rock fragments are from the icy planet Hoth (Finse, Norway).
Are the Kenner action figures and Topps trading cards original?
All figures are from the original Kenner production era, 1977-1985. In most cases, figures are mounted with patina intact. Some accessories are reproductions, some are original replacements, and some are original.
All Topps cards are from the original Star Wars theatrical run.
What is first-run 35mm film?
First-run 35mm film refers to film released in the original 1977-1983 Star Wars theatrical era. Our film strips are pulled from original motion picture reels and trailers.
The challenge we run into is that most of the film from that time has faded to red or is decaying from vinegar syndrome. Rare Star Wars Fujicolor prints and post-1982 LPP film are the best quality 35mm film prints we’ve found to date.
Death Star II Sections
Acid-etched brass was used for filigree detailing on the incredibly intricate Death Star II model, as seen in Return of the Jedi. The metal sections, representing iron columns and girders, were painstakingly layered and attached by Industrial Light & Magic model makers, to give the Death Star an under-construction look.
The pieces used in Faraway Vintage displays are cut from production-used sections that were salvaged from the ILM model shop nearly four decades ago.
Today, the six-foot diameter Death Star II model is housed in the Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch, Marin County, California.
A moisture vaporator is a tall, slender, tower-like device used to capture water from a planet’s atmosphere.
The fragments used in Faraway Vintage displays were recovered from a Mos Espa, Tatooine film set in Tunisia, and were screen-used in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Kenner Action Figures
Kenner released 96 of their legendary action figures (not including variants) over the course of the original trilogy releases. It all started with an announcement and initial production in 1977, followed by the release of the first 12 figures in early 1978, and ended with the Power of the Force line of figures in 1985.
Topps Trading Cards
Topps released 330 cards and 55 stickers during the original run of the first Star Wars movie. The cards were the first pieces of Star Wars merchandise available to fans and they were a huge hit. Today, increasingly scarce vintage Star Wars trading cards are collected by old and new fans alike.
Dune Sea Sand
The sand in Faraway Vintage displays was recovered from the location where Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge scenes were filmed. The Imperial Sand Dunes in Buttercup Valley, on the California-Arizona border, doubled as Tatooine’s Dune Sea.
Slave Quarters Scrap
Slave Quarters Row is a district within Mos Espa, Tatooine. It’s where young Anakin Skywalker grew up.
The fragments of Slave Quarters scrap used in Faraway Vintage displays were recovered from Ksar Medenine, Tunisia, and were screen-used as ribbed door frame trim in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Originally developed by Galoob in the early 90s, the Star Wars Micro Machine line offered small yet highly detailed vehicle and ship replicas. The high quality of the original line is especially noticeable when compared to the current releases of Micro Machines. It’s that quality from decades ago that makes Galoob Star Wars Micro Machines so collectible.
Vintage 35mm Film
First-run 35mm film from the original Star Wars theatrical era, spanning 1977-1983, is hard to find. It’s even harder to find film from that era that hasn’t faded to red or decayed from vinegar syndrome.
We're happy to share our best selections of vintage 70s Fujicolor and Eastman 35mm film stock.
Mos Espa Awning Swatch
These lengths of fabric were pulled from several Episode I sets in Tunisia. The textures and colors of the fabric can be seen throughout the Mos Espa scenes in The Phantom Menace.
Jabba’s Sail Barge Fabric
This sturdy, heavy, screen-used fabric was part of the iconic red sail topping Jabba the Hutt's full-size sail barge. Our section of canvas was recovered from the Imperial Sand Dunes film set after filming was completed in 1982.