October 19, 2015

Star Wars ~ Darth Vader postcards & note cards

Darth Vader postcard
©Lucas Films 1980
photo of postcard by Styrous®


No successful film would be complete without the products marketed under the auspice of it. Star Wars was no exception; in fact, it may be the greatest product-marketed film of all time.  



Darth Vader postcard back
©Lucas Films 1980
photo by Styrous®





Postcards and note cards go along with it as per the Darth Vader postcard, shown above, by Classico San Francisco. And Shoebox Greetings by Hallmark Cards was right in the thick of it as well.

photo by Styrous®

photo by Styrous®







This Darth Vader greeting card was only one of dozens Shoebox produced; as usual, most of them had a humorous slant to them such as, "Darth Vader offers fashion advice."  Oh, my!   

Darth Vader greeting card
Shoebox Greetings by Hallmark Cards
photo of card by Styrous®


Darth Vader greeting card back
Shoebox Greetings by Hallmark Cards
photo by Styrous®







Every single character featured in a Star Wars film was utilized for marketing purposes. Not even the deadly At-At (All Terrane Armored Transport) walkers, introduced in The Empire Strikes Back and designed by Joe Johnston, were immune.      

At-At (All Terrane Armored Transport) walkers
Shoebox Greetings by Hallmark Cards
photo of card by Styrous®


At-At walkers card interior
Shoebox Greetings by Hallmark Cards
photo by Styrous®




Well, it is all in good fun!



The Official Star Wars Website

Lucas Films website      

Hallmark Cards website                   



The Darth Vader & At-At note cards are for sale on eBay    

Other Star War items for sale on eBay    




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