This commercial, from 1979, promoting the Empire Strikes Back Collection of Kenner Toys, stars C-3PO and Chewbacca, captaining a starship under attack. This commercial, of which there are several variations, is much like the 1978 commercial, as it basically is C-3PO introducing the new line, with Chewbacca/R2-D2 growling/bleeping affirmitives. It's a lot better, in my opinion, than the one with R2-D2, because this one is a little more budgeted. There is an actual set (instead of the blue screen), and something actually happens in the commercial. The action figures promoted are also displayed really cool. Two of these commercials are on the infamous 57 classic commercial reel, so it isn't very hard to find.
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