Here's a fun post for Star Wars fans, and a nice pop culture reference for the plastics industry. Brian Stillman, a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose previous works include "Toys Are Us: A Revolution In Plastic," is working on a new movie, "Plastic Galaxy, The Story of Star Wars Toys." The film, which will be released later this year, will include "interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys' history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today," according to the website. The toys themselves "transformed both the toy and movie industries," it says. Enjoy the trailer, and check the link for more information. There's a lesson in social media here too. The movie is using Kickstarter to raise funds, and both Facebook and Twitter to inform and keep track of Star Wars toy fans -- obvious potential customers when the film is ready for sale.
Pop culture fun with 'Plastic Galaxy'
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