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Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

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Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

Postby Gaz46&2 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Does anyone know if Kenner did case assortments of figures or did they release them in waves?

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Re: Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

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Re: Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

Postby Cymonguk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:50 pm

I think the question was, "how did they ship figures"?

i.e. were they always shipped as a box of 144 Farmboys, or did they have mixed cases and did they mix up waves of figures as they were released.

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Re: Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

Postby bosk70 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:38 pm

I can only talk for Jedi shipping boxes, "kenner" as we used to flick through the boxes to pull out the few we needed at our local market shop, 1983-85 they used to just open the shipping boxes and leave them on the floor in rows, there were always a mixed bunch and after some time there was the usual unwanted jabba's hench men left and a few madine's, I remember a distinct lack of the key characters and stormtroopers, hoth and endor soldier's as I was army building ever back then. :) Can not say for earlier shipping boxes as they were always on racks when I got them, there was a tread on here some time ago by a chap who worked in a toy shop that might be worth looking up :?:
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Re: Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:44 pm

I can't comment on Kenner, but in my local toy shop back in 1978/9, they used to put the Palitoy cases on the shelves sometimes and let the kids pick the figures straight out of the box, and those assortments were definitely mixed rather than straight cases of one or two figures.

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Re: Case assortment of Kenner Star Wars figures?

Postby Gaz46&2 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:18 am

Thanks for the input - it's very helpful!

I looked up what Palitoy did and it seems that they both had assorted cases and solid cases of the same figure. So perhaps Kenner did the same.


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