Until March 17, 2013 a Parisian museum dedicated to decorative arts will be showcasing an impressive collection of toys from the legendary film Star Wars. The museum, which is called the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is presenting a collection of toys from the past 35 years in an exhibition that can be enjoyed by all generations.
Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can therefore discover or rediscover the magic of this iconic film, which has inspired thousands of related toys, games and other products. From toys to comic books, the universe created by George Lucas seems never-ending, and visitors to Paris can explore a little bit of this world during their time in the City of Light.
Around 400 toys and objects are displayed in the exhibition, primarily representing figurines created by the manufacturer Hasbro and its subsidiaries. These figurines are presented in chronological order, according to the release date of the films that inspired them. In addition, certain figurines are represented by several different models that show the evolution from the prototype to the final product sold in stores. In this way, the spectator can enjoy not only the cinematic progression of these figures but also the progression of the manufacturing process.
The action figures, dolls, costumes, masks, vessels and stuffed animals that form this exhibition all come from a French collection procured by an organization called ScienceFictionArchives.com. This organization was founded in 2008 with the goal of conserving and presenting to the public interesting science fiction objects. Many of the objects displayed in the exhibition are being seen by the public for the first time ever.