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“The Phantom Menace” Poster with Jabba the Hutt from Taco Bell

February 11, 2012

My son and I are going to see The Phantom Menace today in the theater today. He’s very excited. 🙂 So I thought I would write a bit about this poster, which was available at Taco Bell restaurants in 1999 when the film was originally released. Forgive the picture — I had a hard time getting the poster to lay flat, and I don’t plan on framing this one…

When I first saw this poster, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. The composition is terrible. It’s got Jabba in the background and two Darth Mauls for no apparent reason. But when I got my copy from an ebay seller, it also had a Taco Bell flyer rolled in with it, which showed that this was one of 4 posters that link together to form one large collage of images from The Phantom Menace. In that context it makes little bit more sense, but I still think they should’ve made each individual poster work separately as well as part of the overall collage. Each poster is 17″ x 22″ so the entire collage would be rather large.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 4:05 am

    Cool. How was the 3D treatment?

    • icruise permalink
      February 12, 2012 4:07 am

      I thought it was kind of mediocre. I don’t think it merited a full-on rerelease just for the addition of 3D, but it was cool to see Star Wars in the theater again.

  2. Tina permalink
    February 26, 2017 4:49 pm

    I have all four of these posters the way they came, never opened, or unrolled 100% the way they came. how can I sell these. the wrapping on them was color coded so the employees could tell which was what. I have all of them clear blue green and red wrapping. #1 is clear #2 is red #3 is blue #4 green wrapped.

    • mightyjabba permalink*
      March 2, 2017 11:02 pm

      Basically eBay is your main option, but I don’t think these are really all that valuable.

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