Collectible of the Day 273 - Pepperidge Farm Star Wars Cookies

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by darthskellington, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    Today's collectibles are Star Wars cookie boxes from Pepperidge Farm. These were released in 1983 to coincide with Return of the Jedi. The three different flavors (Vanilla, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter) each had five unique character shaped cookies. As one of the few vintage food related items you could buy in grocery stores, it's amazing the amount of detail and marketing that went into this line. In addition the 3 different boxes containing a combined total of 15 different character cookies, there were in store displays, print ads (with taglines like "Can a Wookiee be a cookie?"), television commercials, and premiums. You could mail away for a set of four plastic cups, and a fifth cup was available in stores free with a purchase.

    These boxes are not uncommon on ebay, although usually flattened. For unopened boxes, it is recommended that you open them and dispose of what is left of the cookies, in order to prevent pest issues. The cookies themselves loose their shape and detail with age...so it is unlikely that they could somehow be saved or restored.


    You can view the cups here: http://forums.thebothanspy.com/inde...ay-047-pepperidge-farm-cups.16671/#post-85495

    For another review, with photos of ads and a link the the television commercial, go here: http://metalmisfit.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/pepperidge-farm-star-wars-cookies/
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    Vanilla: The Rebel Alliance I
    Luke Skywalker
    Yoda
    Wicket
    Han Solo
    Princess Leia
     
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    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    Peanut Butter: The Rebel Alliance II
    Admiral Ackbar
    C-3PO
    Chewbacca
    R2-D2
    Max Rebo
     
  4. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    Chocolate: The Imperial Forces
    Darth Vader
    Emperor's Royal Guard
    Bib Fortuna
    Gamorrean Guard
    Jabb the Hutt
     

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