Your Help Needed in Identifying Rare ESB Hoth Poster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by load-up, May 12, 2011.

  1. load-up Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2011
    A long time ago, in a town far, far, away I acquired this beautiful Empire Strikes Back poster.

    [image=http://imageshack.us/f/405/rareempirestrikesbackho.jpg/]

    This is one of my favorite posters and I have always wondered where it originally came from. Was it a promotional poster for Kenner, Atari or some other licensee? If anyone can identify this poster, please post a reply. If you can not identify this, but know someone who may be able to do so, please send them a link to this topic.

    The image in the poster appears to be a painting of a damaged AT-AT smouldering in the snow with Rebel soldiers running by. Below the AT-AT, is a black-and-white logo for The Empire Strikes Back.

    This single-sided, rolled poster measures approximately 23-1/2" by 37". At the bottom is printed: "(c) Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization."


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  2. Sith_Bounty-Hunter Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 4
    I'm not sure where that came from, but its pretty effing sweet !
  3. firesaber Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2006
    star 3
    I thought I was pretty up on my posters but this ones got me stumped. I started out bombing around the net for what I thought would be a few mins, which turned into like two hours (my wife thanks you, LOL) and the only thing I could find was your same poster being sold by a guy on Ebay who claims the poster is from a marketing campaign for the home video release (laserdisc? VHS?) for ESB. Its the only provenance he provides. I dont have access to my poster book at the moment, so not sure if it shows up there.

    Good luck and let us know
  4. load-up Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2011
    Thank you for the feedback! I am very impressed that you were able to find some information on this poster. The Force is strong with this one.
  5. load-up Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2011
    Thanks again for everyone's help in identifying this beautiful poster. Sadly, I need to sell my Star Wars poster collection. If you are interested, you are welcome to bid on eBay.

    eBay Item: 230674907170
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230674907170
    Link
  6. load-up Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2011