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 #25045  by MattG
 Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:33 am
Any other 2000AD/Judge Dredd fans? I used to get the 2000AD comics weekly, starting even before Star Wars achieved full traction locally. Occasionally, they had some pretty unique Star Wars content, including adverts for Star Wars action figures, vehicles and playsets. In some instances, these were actually illustrated by 2000AD artists (e.g., Brian Bolland), and didn't appear elsewhere (outside of related comic titles).

I'm just in the process of working up an SWNZ article looking at the issues of 2000AD that Kenner/Palitoy action figure advertisements are in, and thought I'd start sharing here as I go along. Here's a really cool one as a starter... an advert for Boba Fett in 3.75" scale, published before the movie came out in 1980 (Prog 160, 12 Apr 1980).

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 #25050  by MattG
 Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:02 am
Prog 125, 11 Aug 1979.

This Palitoy advert was a little smaller on the page, but still very cool. On the back of the comic was a Green Cross Man public service announcement... the Star Wars connection, of course, is that David Prowse played the Green Cross Man through the history of that safety campaign.

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 #25053  by Blaxmyth
 Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:41 am
Hey Matt

Yes, definitely a fan, although my son is very heavily into it. He's working on a Dredd costume for Wellington Armageddon at the moment. Being a leatherworker he's done it all in leather. His collection of 2000AD trade paperbacks is staggering.
 #25054  by MattG
 Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:08 am
Blaxmyth wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:41 am
Yes, definitely a fan, although my son is very heavily into it. He's working on a Dredd costume for Wellington Armageddon at the moment. Being a leatherworker he's done it all in leather. His collection of 2000AD trade paperbacks is staggering.
Nice!
 #25055  by MattG
 Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:10 am
Occasionally, particularly it would seem when associated with a competition, we'd see Star Wars material featured fully on the comic covers.

Such as in Prog 320, 11 Jun 1983, for competition where you could win Return of the Jedi action figures, a Rebel Transport, or a copy of the Star Wars: Jedi Arena video game.

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