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Native Language: Das Imperium Schlägt Zurück
Date / Version: (1980) Style "Deko"
Artwork by: 20th Century Fox layout
Poster Size: 18" x 33" (45.72cm x 83.82cm)
Condition: GD-FN, poster is single-sided, has three horizontal folds, and has some edge wear. Poster is printed on a heavy matte paper and the colors are still very vibrant and vivid. This is a true theater used poster. It has pinholes and it is missing some small pieces of paper in two different places. It also has some white vein marks. However, it is still very collectible and could easily be fixed with the right restoration and linen backing. These international "Deko" posters are highly sought after because of their rarity and connection to the trilogy. Don't miss out on this German premiere theatrical poster from the Empire Strikes Back. It might not be in superior shape, however, finding any of the different character deko posters is an extremely hard task in any condition. 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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German Empire Strikes Back Style "Deko" Yoda 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 Yoda, which helped to make up the German Empire Strikes Back Deko (decoration) display. Across the bottom, the paragraph says, "Ein 800 Jahre alter Zwerg, Er lebt auf dem Sumpfplaneten und bildet die Jedi-Ritter aus - Männer, die sich für Frieden und Gerechtigkeit einsetzen." (An 800 -year-old dwarf, he lives on the swamp planet, forming the Jedi from - men who stand up for peace and justice.) 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 Yoda on Dagobah, with his name tag printed in white.

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