A boy and dad passion for action figures.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank you Ralph McQuarrie....

I told Isaac about the passing of Ralph McQuarrie Sunday morning and he was sad... sad that the person who created all the visuals of the original Star Wars films passed away.

I told him that his art will live through films and the fans keeping them alive! I told him that he surely lived a good life, spend times with his kids and the kids of his kids.

Isaac is now the very same age that I was when Star Wars came out.  He might be only five but what an incredible little person Isaac is.

In 1975, Georger Lucas commissioned McQuarrie to illustrate several scenes from the script of the film, Star Wars. McQuarrie designed many of the film's characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO and drew many concepts for the film's sets. It was McQuarrie who suggested that Vader wear breathing apparatus. McQuarrie's concept paintings, including such scenes as R2-D2 and C-3PO arriving on Tatooine, helped convince 20th Century Fox to fund Star Wars, which became a huge success upon release in 1977.

A friend at work mentioned to me that he was doing a Google image search of Ralph McQuarrie and came upon images of Isaac with Star Wars figures within the first few pages!


  1. I need to get over to my buddy Scott's house and take pictures of all of his Ralph McQuarrie figures to show on the Cosmic Ark.

  2. We have a few of these amazing figures!