MUST HAVE STAR WARS! Up for sale here is one of the most rockin’ original Star Wars store display kits. It was originally issued to Burger King fast-food restaurants in conjunction with the original theatrical release of Return of the Jedi back in 1983. An AMAZING Life-Sized Darth Vader Standee advertising the now famous BK Star Wars/Coca Cola Drinking Glasses promotion. This is, without question, the most deluxe Darth Vader store display made for any of the original Lucas films. It comes with everything, except the kitchen sink. Actually, you’re going to need the kitchen sink for this one, as it comes with a large water jug to fill. That’s to be used as a counterweight to “stabilize” the mammoth Vader cardboard figure. The Standee also comes with the ORIGINAL BOX & the ORIGINAL BAG it came in! The Standee has NEVER been displayed or used. It’s in AMAZING MINT/NearMINT unused condition! In fact, all of the little chads – where the breast plate (or face cards) are designed to go into – HAVEN’T BEEN PUNCHED YET! The photos I posted of the display aren’t the greatest, but you get the idea. A Very Rare Original ADVANCE Movie Poster “COMING TO A THEATER IN YOUR GALAXY MAY 25th” – made to solely advertise the Star Wars Return of the Jedi movie (NOT the Glasses). Besides the legendary Revenge of the Jedi Advance 1-sheets, this is the only US poster issued to advertise the coming of the film in theaters. Actually, without any qualifications whatsoever, I can definitively guarantee that this poster is MANY TIMES RARER than either one of the Revenge of the Jedi 1-sheets (date and/or no-date). The poster is ROLLED and NEVER-FOLDED! I had the poster Archival Museum Linen-Mounted to preserve the paper and to make it easier to handle and display – being it that the poster was made borderless , with no white border. TWO (2) Original Vader Breast-Plate Marquee Signs – These are designed to attach to the Vader Standee if the restaurant wanted to announce either that the Glasses promotion was “COMING” or in-store and available TODAY. Both cards are MINT and UNUSED! The prongs designed to attach the cards into the Vader standee haven’t even been bent yet. An Original 1983 Ad Slick with Envelope. This was designed to be used for newspaper and magazine advertising. As is the case with the rest of this lot, this item is unused! The Original Burger King & Coca Cola Glasses PROMOTION GUIDE BOOK. This is a deluxe guide with a ton of info, spread out over MANY interesting pages. It’s designed for the store manager to read. It’s a RARE book, as it ONLY came with this display kit. The Original Set Up Instructions For FREE STANDING DISPLAY. This is a VERY COOL instruction sheet with an illustration on how to assemble the giant Darth Vader Display. The advance poster in this lot was issued 21.75×29 inches. In the old school advertising and print world days they’d have called this a half-sheet. I have half-sheet posters from the early 1900′s that measure almost exactly this size – it’s a very traditional format. Half-sheets can vary slightly in size, but they’re all roughly – on average – 22×28 inches. This poster was originally issued flat in the box with the Vader Standee. It was taken out about 15 years ago to store between acid-free paper. The poster was also designed and printed WITHOUT a white border. They call that a full “Bleed” in the advertising industry. It makes it much harder to handle a poster if it’s a full Bleed, and so I had this poster museum linen-mounted to preserve it and make it easy to handle. I used the best conservator in the USA. He ONLY uses high-grade materials, such as thicker linen and thicker acid-free Japanese rice paper. The better materials cost more but make a real difference in the end result. It’s flat as a pancake and as clean as can be. LINEN-MOUNTING is an accepted form of poster preservation by the Library of Congress and every Museum in the country. A lot of advanced poster buyers request and prefer linen-mounted posters because it makes framing and displaying the posters much easier – ESPECIALLY on borderless posters. As I pointed out, this poster was made with only a BLUE border. The white you see in the photo is the white of the Japanese paper lining the linen border margin. You can see how easy it would be to damage the original poster without that extra margin of protection. The backing makes the poster much safer to handle – it GREATLY reduces the risk of damaging the original. Also, all of my linen-backed posters have been stored FLAT so they DO NOT have a curl to them – They’re ready for framing and display! I’ve also have listed other Burger King and Burger Chef Glasses and Poster promotions for Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back. I also have RARE. Kenner Action Figure Toy Store Displays. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthony Daniels…. If you’re looking for an investment/museum quality item. It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock – Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won’t inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. This poster is definitely ECONOMY PROOF! FOR MOST ITEMS LISTED. Please write with any questions. If you’re in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item “Star Wars ADVANCE MOVIE POSTER Return of the Jedi BURGER KING VADER DISPLAY KIT” is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Restaurants & Fast Food\Burger King”. The seller is “mrs.miniver” and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type of Advertising: POSTER DISPLAY & SIGN
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: Star Wars & Burger King
- date of Creation: 1980