Tying in with my post about the Marvel Star Wars comics are these adverts that run in the UK comic and were drawn by UK Comic Artist legend Brian Bolland.
I loved these ads when I was a kid, the top advert was showing what was the 2nd collection of figures to be released after the initial 12. Back in the days when Hammerhead was only called Hammerhead and he hadn't been given a name and back story etc... I love the fact that Bolland's drawings actually look like the figures, they're not fanciful doing things that the figures couldn't.
I had the Cantina and a mate had the Droid Factory, and I remember picking up the box with the Sandcrawler in at Romer Parrish's Toy Shop that used to be in town. The box with the Sandcrawler in was incredibly light so that put me off as a kid, figuring that it was probably pretty flimsy inside.
The bottom ad interests me as the top prize was for 'Six Boys or Girls to see the filming of the new Star Wars film' that being The Empire Strikes Back. It was design a Droid competition.
I often wonder who actually won this and if there visit featured anywhere as I don't recall it appearing in the actual comic.