GROWING UP AS A STAR WARS FAN IN THE ’90Son March 19, 2017 at 12:20 am
FOLLOWING THE DARK TIMES OF THE ’80S, STAR WARS HIT A BOOM — AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s release and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it, Star Wars fandom is seeing a bit of a renaissance when it comes to ways fans can celebrate and explore the franchise.
For those who grew up in the ’90s, however, this wave of enthusiasm for Star Wars is more of a time to wax poetic. Though Star Wars has had an ever-expansive fanbase since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, right now is one of the hottest times ever for the franchise as a whole. It’s awesome for hardcore fans.
Just as The Force Awakens and the fervor around it brought Star Wars into our lives, the film releases in the late ’90s had the same effect. From food and drinks to school products and toys, Star Wars was ubiquitous. Here are some of our favorite memories of how it touched our lives in awesome, fun, and sometimes wacky ways in the late 1990s.