Star Wars Fast Food Premiums: 1978

Several weeks ago during a pre-show discussion with listeners, we were trying to remember what fast food chain offered which Star Wars Fast Food Premiums. Did Burger King have posters or glasses? When did McDonalds join in? How many toys were offered at what restaurants for The Phantom Menace? And, what is Burger Chef? After culling through a few existing partial lists online and maaaaaaaany YouTube videos, I am pretty sure I found all the US based toys, posters, Jedi Wisdom Cubes, scratch cards, collector glasses, Joking Jar Jar Binks, watches, cup toppers, etc. If I am missing any please let me know (share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com). I did come across a few international which are also noted.

Each week I will post another era of Star Wars Fast Food Premiums, along with their commercials if I could find them. Especially enjoy these vintage ads – thanks YouTube!

Star Wars (1978)

Burger King Burger Chef Star Wars Collector Glasses
Burger King/Burger Chef Star Wars Collector Glasses

Restaurants: Burger King, Burger Chef
Premium: Collector glasses and posters by artist Del Nichols
Cost: Special price for collector glass with purchase of regular soda. Posters free with purchase of regular Coke

  • Darth Vader
  • R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) & C-3PO (See-Threepio)
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Chewbacca


Star Wars (1978)

Burger Chef Star Wars Fun Meals

Restaurant: Burger Chef
Premium: Star Wars Fun Meals (boxes with punch out toys and games)
Cost: 75 cents each

    • C-3PO Droid Puppet
    • X-Wing Fighter
    • Darth Vader Card Game
    • Land Speeder
    • R2-D2 Droid Puppet
    • Flight
    • TIE Fighter


To Be Continued….

As noted above, this will be a weekly series. Look for a BUNCH of Fast Food Premiums as Empire Strikes Back hit theaters in 1980.


Bibliography

http://www.rebelscum.com/restaurant.asp
https://blog.paxholley.net/2011/08/12/a-cavalcade-of-collector-cups/
https://mightyjabba.com/2012/02/11/the-phantom-menace-poster-with-jabba-the-hutt-from-taco-bell/
http://www.sandcrawler.com/
Youtube: FastFood Reviews
Youtube: MGTracey
http://www.sandtroopers.com/julian/burgerking/

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