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I’d imagine that on this day, 39 years ago, George Lucas didn’t say “This will be a day long remembered,” when filming wrapped on STAR WARS in 1976. No one could’ve known that the little “space opera” would eventually change the world, become a Global cultural phenomenon and be retitled Episode IV: A NEW HOPE for subsequent releases. At the end of the film was the Yavin 4 Medal Ceremony in which our heroes (except for poor Chewbacca) were awarded with medals for their role in the destruction of the Imperial Death Star. Fun Fact: At our wedding reception, my wife and I were introduced (along with the wedding party) to John Williams’ “Throne Room” score from that very scene. Featured as today’s entry into Hasbro’s Force Friday Countdown is their Playskool Galactic Heroes depiction of the ceremony, and while we don’t have that in our collection, I do have some appropriate figures to accompany it!

Keep your browser pointed toward THE ROCK FATHER as we continue the #ForceFridayCountdown en route to #ForceFriday, the day that new Hasbro toys for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrive at retail! 50 Days to Go!

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