Friday, 5 August 2016
CLASSIC IMAGE: CALRISSIAN ON THE EDGE!
Its been a long time coming, with improvisation now the name of the game (what with their original plans having been shot to hell), but the rescue of uncarbonized star pilot Han Solo by his beloved friends is finally underway. Luke Skywalker, united with his lightsaber, has led the charge of battle against their skiff captors high above the loathsome Sarlaac Pit on Tatooine, and now Lando Calrissian has come out of his hidden within plain sight disguise to join his compadres, in a moment from the ever spectacular Sail Barge battle filmed in Yuma, Arizona, for RETURN OF THE JEDI, and an iconic image immortalised on TOPPS CARDS, back during the film's original release in 1983.
Look out for the final classy and colourful TOPPS celebration book for the Classic Trilogy, showcasing JEDI, out this month (August 16th), courtesy of Gary Gerani, original STAR WARS TOPPS series editor, and ABRAMS COMICARTS, compiling together for the first time all 220 cards of the two-series set and 55 stickers, plus four bonus cards, and rare promotional imagery.
Get the book here: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Three (Topps Star Wars): Amazon.co.uk: The Topps Company, Gary Gerani, Lucasfilm Ltd: 9781419720925: Books