A young lad or lady coming of age in the Star Wars universe has a lot of choices in front of them. Save up for a ship and become a smuggler? Maybe take that correspondence course on bounty hunting? What with the tussles between the Empire and the Rebellion, there are powerful forces that would like nothing more than to slap a blaster in your hands and shove you toward the front lines. But how’s a starry-eyed youth to choose sides? After all, the Rebellion seem to be the good guys, but the Empire gets better health benefits and those awesome accents. As with most marketing campaigns, at some point they’re going to fall back on the old maxim that sex sells.
That’s the thinking behind the sexy Star Wars recruitment posters you can see above and in the gallery below. Both factions are represented, each by a different artist, but both use the same time-honored tactic: luring recruits in with a bit of strategic T & A.