#StarWars: The Power Of The Force - Toys And Posters (1977-1985) Exhibition

Bespin refugee - June 04, 2018
Caramulo, June 4, 2018 – The exhibition "The Power of The Force", displayed at the Museu do Caramulo and visited by more than 8.000 people will be extended until September 30.

Tiago Patrício Gouveia, director of the museum, explains "the exhibition was scheduled to end on May 27th\ but we have received numerous contacts and requests to extend the exhibition by those who had not yet had the opportunity to visit and who did not want to stop doing so. It was then decided to extend it until September 30th, thus giving one last opportunity to all those who have not yet been able to come here to appreciate this exceptional collection".

From a distant galaxy into the public eye “The Power of the Force” displays an extensive collection of original toys and posters, produced between 1977 and 1985, referring to the first three films of the universe created by George Lucas in the 1970s and forever changing the world of cinema, toy
and merchandise industry.

The exhibition is based on what is considered one of the best and most complete collections in the world, dedicated to the vintage Star Wars universe, including hundreds of items covering all the original figures of the iconic characters of the films as well as their ships, playsets, packaging, cards, merchandising and other memorabilia to items used in the pre-production of toys.

The collection also comprises a strong international dimension by including many rare toys produced outside the US for consumption in the countries that were licensed manufacturing rights such as Canada, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, England, Argentina or Brazil, among others, as well
as a set of counterfeit versions of toys made by unauthorized entities in countries such as Mexico, Poland, Hungary or Hong Kong.

In addition to all these objects, that will take kids and adults to the stars, the public will also be able to enjoy the display of original Star Wars film posters, from various nationalities like USA, France, Italy, Germany, Japan or Czechoslovakia and travel in space and time through their
graphics and design.

"The Power of the Force: Toys and Posters of Star Wars 1977-85" will be on display until September 30, 2018 at the Museu do Caramulo.

This exhibition is supported by Câmara Municipal de Tondela, GW Acrylic, Regresso ao Passado and BPI bank.

Photos by Joel Araújo

For more information contact us at:
Museu do Caramulo | Tel. +351 232 861 270 | info@museu-caramulo.net

About Museu do Caramulo
With more than 60 years of existence and visited by more than one and a half million people, the Museu do Caramulo houses an art collection, a collection of cars, motorcycles and bicycles and a collection of antique toys. The Museu do Caramulo also regularly produces thematic and temporary exhibitions and organizes various events such as the Motorclássico Show, the Caramulo Motorfestival or the Rider. More information at www.museu-caramulo.net.


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