Here we have a Death Star Playset , which was the Holy Grail amongst us kids growing up. I first glimpsed this beauty in the toy aisle at Rose's back in 1978, and I immediately began to conspire how my grubby five year old hands were going to acquire this bit of plastic perfection. If I had only known that it would take me 40 years.. This example is in pretty good shape. Not perfect, but not a beater by any stretch of the imagination.Most importantly, almost everything is here. Yep, it's got it! This baby has almost all of its parts. There are a few issues, but none of them are too bad. A couple of stickers are missing. A few pieces don't line up exactly right, but then again I can say that about myself, too. 42 years have been pretty kind to this Death Star. See pics, they really tell the story. Some background on this wonderful toy: The Death Star Space Station was the first, and largest, of the playsets that Kenner offered. Although one of the better playsets that Kenner marketed, the Death Star was not built to stand up to kid-style abuse!
The cardboard outer walls were fragile and the support columns just never seemed to want to fit correctly. Of course if we had taken the time to look at the directions before building the playset, we would have found that the columns only fit one way and only on their respective floors! It is not uncommon to find these sets today with the ends of the supports broken off in their slots in the floors -- usually because they were forced in backwards.The Death Star was one of several playsets to include a "figure". The Dianoga, aka the Trash Monster is made out of a soft green rubber and features four tentacled arms, a head with single eye, and a wide open mouth.
Back in the days before manuals that explained the Star Wars universe, this figure was the first glimpse many of us got of that monster we saw so little of in the movie. So that's what the rest of him looks like!
May the Force be with you! This item is 100% original. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Check out my other great Star Wars items also available: creatures, ships, and figures! The item "Star Wars Vintage Death Star Playset near COMPLETE THAT'S NO MOON Dianoga 1978" is in sale since Friday, April 3, 2020.
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