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Kister’s Connection: Local Shop Offers Star Wars Fans ‘Treasure Trove’ of Memorabilia

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Order 66 buys, sells, and trades in franchise merchandise and vintage collectibles.

Order 66 buys, sells, and trades in franchise merchandise and vintage collectibles.

Rebecca Kister/San Jacinto Times

Rebecca Kister/San Jacinto Times

Order 66 buys, sells, and trades in franchise merchandise and vintage collectibles.

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Star Wars lovers don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find a rare Rocket-Firing Boba Fett action figure or an authentic signed picture from Carrie Fisher.

The tiny store off of Nasa Road 1 may not look like much but Thad and Crissy Joyce, owners of Order 66, sell hundreds of pieces of Star Wars memorabilia ranging from moderately-priced Star Wars figurines and toys to rare collectors’ items worth thousands of dollars. The shop’s name is a nod to Executive Order 66, an order to the Clone Troopers to kill their Jedi leaders.

The Joyces opened the store on July 10, 2016, and they say the franchise is not just a hobby for them, but a life-long passion they share.

“Star Wars for us is our life,” Crissy says. “We love everything about Star Wars, but especially the people we get to meet at the store.”

Order 66 buys, sells, and trades a wide range of Star War items, but in the back of the store, visitors can find older, unique memorabilia the Joyces have collected since they were kids.

“We have seen grown men cry just going into the vintage section of the store,” she said.

Their vintage memorabilia features several rare collectors’ items including the Rocket-Firing Boba Fett doll worth $70,000. The Joyces believe it is one of only two dozen bluish, unpainted Boba Fetts left in existence because the maker canceled production after discovering a potential choking hazard with the rocket.

Another high-ticket item is the Brazilian Droids Vlix figure valued at $10,000. The Vlix is an obscure villain from the Star Wars Cartoon Droids, but because the Brazilian company canceled the cartoon in the United States, the second series of figures were not mass produced. Glasslite, who held the rights to the figures, was able to produce a small amount of carded Vlix figures before the cancelation went into effect.

Not even a year old yet, the store manages to pull in new people all the time, where according to loyal regulars, there is always something new for visitors to see.

“Order 66 is a treasure trove of Star Wars merchandise and memorabilia and they contain some of the rarest Star Wars items ever,” says frequent shopper Garrett Full.

Whether buying, selling, or trading merchandise, or just stopping in to browse the rare finds, Star Wars aficionados are always welcome at Order 66.

“Our goal,” Crissy says, “is to share our love of Star Wars with our customers.”

Order 66 is located at 4106 Nasa Pkwy, El Lago, TX 77586.

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