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Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

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Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:38 pm

So something I wanted to share with u guys that brought me lots of joy and hopefully bring some information to me . Well during end of last summer I required these 2 full boxes of Dixies cups . I saw em for sale and decided to Do some research into what the cups looked like inside, with bright cool colours and Crazy mad artwork with so much vintage Star Wars all over them ,I just had to get me some so I brought em!
So These 2 boxes are from the of A New Hope be released i assume and I set about unpacking them ,But quickly noticed that both boxes on one end had come undone. One actually was hanging on for dear life and other just simply holding together from just where time had stayed in place over the years .
I decided to take all the cups out of one box in the order they were stacked in and to lay em all out. I spent a couple of hours just gazing over em and reading each ones description of the character pictured on front. I can't stress enough to those who haven't seen em of how super cool these are.
They have so much going on for such a small item I just love em. Next I decided to set them all out in groups /sets ,to see how many came inside of each picture /character or scene . I had read and assumed that it would contain a few sets but Interestingly I only managed one set and had as less as 2-3 of one character and up to 9-10 of others. I then turned to the second box and did the same to that. This had a few more of some and less then others , quickly proving to me that there was no set order when it came to packing these in the factory. I managed to make up 4 sets between the 2 boxes. Also of note was the promotional leaflet that comes inside these with some kitchen items you can send off for.
Enjoyed these so much I quickly went on the hunt for more examples of the 2 other films .
I manged to pick up 2 X boxes of ESB ones both sealed and will look out for more ESB and ROTJ when I see them come up at good price. So if any of u guys have these in your collection and shed any light on the history of these or about the number of sets in side ( not opened the ESB ) I would be grateful and very much interested!
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em

Postby Cardbackkid » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:03 pm

Cracking cups mate don't often see them this side of the pond

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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em

Postby robpmarsh » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:17 pm

Wondering if there's a Leia Hoth design in the ESB packs?
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Postby Michael Sith » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:44 pm

robpmarsh wrote:Wondering if there's a Leia Hoth design in the ESB packs?



Might help

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Nice collection of cups, Artwork is Ace
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em

Postby tobedesu » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:32 am

Good artwork on those. The Leia box really stands out.

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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em

Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:19 am

Yes agree cardback kid they aren't easy to find this side of the pond. Not that expensive either but always that shipping/tax that bumps the price up a bit sadly. Cheers for the link Micheal sith!
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em

Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:01 am

Hi rob I got a box coming that's unsealed so will check out if any Leia Hoth cups inside for yeh mate
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Postby Jez » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:41 pm

Great stuff Ricky mate. Dixie Mic dropped
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Postby robpmarsh » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:40 am

Shaky_BobaFett wrote:Hi rob I got a box coming that's unsealed so will check out if any Leia Hoth cups inside for yeh mate
Cheers, Ricky
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Thanks Ricky :D
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Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:13 am

So I was proper pleased with me self this morning when postman delivered this book! It completes my 2 X Dixie (Sw) cups boxes I got few months back. Sent off the coupon on back of box with 2x proof of purchases plus a cheque for £$2.25 for this super punch out and make book. Love this sort of thing Had to share it !
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:19 am

This is a seriously cool focus. The art work is tremendous.. I couldn't resist buying a sealed Han/Chewie set and am still considering getting a few loose cups (or at least a Han one) just to enjoy the illustrations even more first hand. That book is the icing on the cake! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:17 pm

Cheers savory100 ,! Yes the book does finish em off nicely ! I'm thinking off doing a weekly post and going through each cup and the figure with it in photos .... Or am I the only one who will enjoy this ?! :D
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby bosk70 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:47 pm

No do it , these remind me of the sunny seventies sure we had these at parties in the uk back then, but it may be a rose tinted false sw memory :)
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:00 pm

Well at least that's 2 of us that will enjoy it! Lol. Il start next week by posting up a cup with pictures of picture and description.
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Re: Dixie cups ! I love em(updated!)

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:38 am

Great to see some of these out the box, Ricky. Always see he boxes listed but never seen what you get. These are very cool indeed. Love that AT-AT box. And great pick up on the punch out book! Can't be many of those buggers about.


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