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Native Language: Das Imperium Schlägt Zurück
Date / Version: (1980) Style "Deko"
Artwork by: Ralph McQuarrie
Poster Size: 18" x 33" (45.72cm x 83.82cm)
Condition: FN, poster is single-sided, has one fold, otherwise rolled, and has some edge wear. Poster is printed on a heavy glossy paper and the colors are still very vibrant and vivid. Poster has a few white marks, minute stain droplets, and some pinholes. Even with the small defects, this is still a very nice poster from the German theatrical release of the Empire Strikes Back. Please click on the extra large supersize thumbnail image to the right, to see all the small defects.

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  • Near Mint "NM" - Poster is virtually unused and in premium original condition. May have the slightest edge wear from improper handling, and a random scuff mark or two.
  • Excellent "EX" - Poster has minor flaws, may contain small scuffs and dimples, crinkles, minute edge tears, and wear, but highly presentable.
  • Fine "FN" - Poster has obvious small flaws from being in circulation and handled, but it is still highly presentable and in nice condition. Most used theatrical posters from around the world will fall into this category.
  • Good "GD"- Poster is acceptable, may have tears, folds, stains, tape on back, small pieces missing.
  • Poor "PR" - Poster is in bad condition and it should be restored. Unless otherwise noted, we usually do not sell any posters in this condition.

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All of these authentic items are original vintage theatrical or commercially issued posters. They were used for the advertisement of the movies and/or other events associated with the distribution and/or merchandising of the films. We do not sell photo/digital reprints or reproductions of these posters. These items are the "real deal" unless otherwise noted in the summary of the description. We try our best to give the fans/collectors an honest representation of the current condition of the poster/collectible. Many of these posters have become or are becoming extremely hard to find, especially with the renewed interest of the Star Wars film franchise.

German Empire Strikes Back Style "Deko" AT-AT Door Poster


This poster was used as a theatrical advertisement in the German theater lobbies for the premiere of Empire Strikes Back. It is one of the character posters, in this case the AT-AT, which helped to make up the German Empire Strikes Back Deko (decoration) display. Across the bottom, the paragraph says, "Sie stampfen auf ihren Gelenkbeinen vorwärts wie riesige, gepanzerte Dickhäuter. Gelbrote Flammenwolken fauchen aus ihren Waffen. Kanonen ragen wie Hörner aus den Köpfen der Vernichtungs - maschinen." (They stomp on their forward joint legs like huge, armored elephants. Yellow flames clouds hissing from their weapons. Cannons stick out like horns from the heads of extermination - machines.) The text is in white lettering on a blue background, and it also has the German Empire Strikes Back title logo to the bottom right hand corner of the area. The rest of the poster has a picture of an All Terrain Armored Transport with a snowspeeder exploding overhead. The AT-AT's name tag is printed in white lettering. (Kampfläufer / Ruff) Interesting Note* - this is one of the few examples of Ralph McQuarrie's illustrations to actually make it onto an officially used theatrical poster. The greater majority of his concept artwork was never used on the finalized theatrical Star Wars campaign advertisements.

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