Francis sent in a pair of awesome Star Wars appearance shots this week, I'll start with this awesome Chewbacca and let him explain.
I thought you might enjoy these pics from 1978. Back story: It was announced (I think in a newspaper ad) that Darth Vader and Chewbacca were both making an appearance at a local stereo/audio shop in Sacramento, California. My friend and I took the bus to the store and encountered the faux-Star Wars characters. I believe we were the only ones there to see Vader and Chewie. It looks like I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Thanks Francis! Look for part two of Francis's adventure in a stereo shop far, far, away next week!