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September 13, 2005

Star Wars Collectors Archive

Gus Lopez' Star Wars Collectors Archive combines an obsession with collecting and an obsessive-compulsive attention to detail. Take this discussion of Canadian vs US packaging for Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, for example. Most satisfying.

Whereas the packaging for the U.S. versions of some of the larger Kenner vehicles and playsets, consisted of white boxes onto which color-printed sheets were glued in order to carry the graphics, the packaging for the Canadian versions of these toys was quite different. In Canada, such larger toys as the Millennium Falcon and Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, featured boxes that had the graphics printed directly onto the cardboard. Consequently, the primary surface color of the boxes for these items is black, rather than the off-white of the U.S. versions.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 13, 2005 10:33 AM

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