The 1983 Star Wars Book of Masks (French edition)

Vintage Stare Wars Mask, still awesome!

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Le Livres des Masques. Hachette Jeunesse. 1983. France. Le Livres des Masques. Hachette Jeunesse. 1983. France.

This official Star Wars book of masks was released in 1983 as a tie-in for the film Return of the Jedi. The book features 9 cardboard punch-out masks depicting various characters spanning the original trilogy. The artwork – by Walter Velez – is colourful and enjoyable, sometimes even a little unsettling when you stare at these well-known characters and realise they have no eyes!

Here are the images of each page from the French edition. The book was also published in the US by Random House. A Japanese version, also from 1983, exists with a different cover featuring Jabba the Hutt.

Inside Cover. Inside Cover.

Discover your hidden 'teddy bear' side with the Wicket the Ewok mask! Mask #1. Discover your hidden ‘teddy bear’ side with the Wicket the Ewok mask!

Mask #2. Chewie. No mucking about here. This is quite terrifying! Mask #2. Chewie. No mucking about here. This is quite terrifying!

Mask #3. Yoda. Get with the wisdom, with the wisdom get. Mask #3. Yoda. Get with the wisdom, with the wisdom get.

Mask #4. Not a mask but accessories like badges, insignia and watches and things, I think. Mask #4. Not…

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