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Vintage Return of the Jedi Monster Activity Book

May 28, 2010

This book is simply awesome. I can’t believe I never knew about it before. It’s 48 pages long (with a fair number of blanks, since some pages needed to be cut out, etc.) and is filled with Jabba’s palace-themed activities. Some are better than others. The “Monster Munchies” cookie recipe doesn’t sound too appetizing, and the “Multiplying Monsters” game not only has nothing to do with Jabba or even Star Wars, it also doesn’t sound very fun.

But there are some great ones, too, even if a lot of them are pretty similar to activities in other books. There’s the Jabba maze, where you find your way through the wrinkles on Jabba’s face. The “Fight at Jabba’s Palace” page, which has drawings on both sides. You hold it up to the light to see the complete picture.  “Bib Fortuna’s Hand” where you cut out a paper hand, fold it, and then put it into a bowl of water to see it appear to open up as if it were alive. And don’t forget the “Gamorrean Guards Bowling Game” where you cut out pictures of Gammorean Guards, tape them together, stuff them with tissues, and then try to knock them over with a ball. Kids in the 80s sure knew how to have fun, huh? 😀

It’s a lot of fun to just look through. I made a PDF copy of the book so I could print off some of the pages, and I doubt that “Happy House Books” would mind too much if I posted it here for you to use as well. Right click the link below to save the file, or just click it to view it in your browser. I didn’t include any of the blank or duplicate pages (such as the many extra pages for the Gamorrean Guard bowling pins).

Return of the Jedi Monster Activity Book (PDF)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dave permalink
    October 14, 2011 12:13 pm

    thanks for posting this. I had this book as a kid and still remember it. Was going to buy a copy on ebay but the shipping was too expensive. Will defo pick up a copy if I ever see it for sale locally.

  2. March 20, 2012 11:47 am

    The ‘monster munchies’ cookies were incredible. I’ve been scouring the internet all morning trying to find out what book that was in. By chance, could you post that recipe?

    • icruise permalink
      March 20, 2012 11:54 am

      The recipe is in the PDF file above.

  3. July 2, 2020 8:51 am

    The Monster Munchies recipe here is actually a classic cookie of my childhood. So happy to find the recipe again. Somehow the accompanying illustration of aliens from Jabba’s palace chowing down on the cookies just made them all the more appealing. They’re just so casual about it too, sitting on the floor like it’s a slumber party or something. Thanks for posting.

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