Is this not a total kick-ass kid's room? Sure, it doesn't exactly gel with the burnt orange carpet, but there's Star Wars curtains for chrissakes! Note the predominance of Boba Fett on the bedding; for a character that figured into the story so little, the Mandalorian sure got a lot of limelight.
Also of importance: I had that large Chewbacca figure. But I honestly don't recall anyone having other over-sized action figures, except Darth Vader. That was it, right?
"No. There is another."
Here's another close-up from the 1979 Sears Winter Catalog (AKA The Wishbook). More Hoth-centric home decor for the youngsters.
Personally, I'd prefer the Cloud City set.with Billy Dee Williams bedding. (Comes with free malt liquor bottle)
Click to enlarge. I apologize for the horrible blur at the gutter. I have a hard time scanning big meaty catalogs.
Also from this catalog, Ziggy....
Ziggy was everywhere in the seventies; something about this little peace-loving loser struck a chord with ex-hippies and their kin. But it would be just a few short years before Ziggy was flushed in favor of that dick, Garfield. It was probably for the best - Ziggy simply couldn't inhabit the same world as Max Headroom
Too often, when Hollywood tries to recreate a 1970s era set, they stack it with the obvious - lava lamps and disco balls. They forget the long forgotten, yet no less ubiquitous, yarn art.
Perhaps I spoke too soon. Speaking of lava lamps, Sears had'em.
I find it a tad bit odd that Sears was such cervesaphiles. I mean, a bubbling PBR, Coors lamps, Lowenbrau mirros..... this is all very un-Sears-ish if you ask me. But then, this was the seventies.
Of special interest on this page is the "Great Wave"...
There was also another popular version of this with two types of colored sand that didn't mix. The rectangle would rock and you'd watch the funky patterns it made, much like a lava lamp. I would imagine a lot of people liked to smoke weed and stare at these things.
(Click here for the full sized scan.) Speaking of getting high, what rumpus room would be complete without a black light poster? I've never seen "infinity lights", but they look pretty trippy. Correction: extremely trippy. These would have been perfect for Greg Brady's "groovy new pad" in Mike's former den.
Is it any wonder disco went out of vogue so quickly? Once something starts being mass marketed in Sears catalogs, the "cool factor" is officially gone.