One of the quintessential elements of the Star Wars Saga films is the opening crawl. Since 1977, those blue letters that read, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” were then followed by eight yellow letters blasting onto the screen with the boisterous score by John Williams. What then followed the iconic logo was the opening crawl that gave audiences a sense of the current state of the galaxy.
The opening crawl also served as a nod to the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers film serials that George Lucas loved. It is such a major staple to Star Wars that many fans were disappointed that it was not featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
For fans who love the opening crawls of the original Star Wars trilogy, they now have the opportunity to wear them in style. Thanks to Mighty Fine, three collectible scarves featuring the crawls of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be available later this year.
You can read the official press release down below.
PRESS RELEASE – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Diamond and Mighty Fine are proud to release three new lightweight Previews Exclusive (PX) opening crawl scarves to a comic shop near you.
Did you feel something missing without the classic opening crawl in Rogue One? Fans of the classic Star Wars film series can now keep the opening crawls of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi close with the release of this silk scarf collection by Mighty Fine.
These fashionable PREVIEWS Exclusive scarves are featured in the June issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The scarves featuring the crawls for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will carry a suggested retail price of $21.99, while the A New Hope scarf and lapel pin set will retail for $24.99. The scarf collection will ship to stores in late September 2017.
SW EP4 40TH ANN OPENING CRAWL PX GID SCARF W/LAPEL PIN (JUN173316)
SW EPISODE 5 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173317)
SW EPISODE 6 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173318)
STAR WARS OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARVES
Fans are encouraged to go their local comic book specialty shop to pre-order their own Mighty Fine Star Wars Opening Crawl Scarves. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Meanwhile the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.
Source: Previews World