‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary Birthday Cake Poster

From the team over on StarWars.com:

Commemorating Star Wars anniversaries with a poster has become something of a tradition since 1978, when the iconic “One Year Old Today” birthday cake poster was sent to theaters still showing the movie a year after its release on May 25, 1977. In the decades since, posters have often marked the milestone years, summing up in a single image what the film has come to represent to both fans and culture alike. We’ve gathered a handful of these posters, as well as some poster concepts, in the following gallery, which includes a 2017 homage to that first exciting anniversary in 1978.

For the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, StarWars.com sends a nod toward its poster heritage with a modern version of the original 1978 birthday cake poster, updated in red, with a contingent of 40th anniversary Hasbro Black Series action figures mimicking their original positions. Incidentally, the StarWars.com team fully devoured the custom-made cake immediately after the poster was completed. It had raspberry filling.

Dianna Bates
Residing in New York, Dianna Bates shares the same deep love for the GFFA as her husband Justin LaSalata. In addition to posting news articles on our website, Dianna assists with providing photographs from various conventions and Star Wars-related events including NY Comic Con, "Force Friday" and others.