Palitoy Issued Mailers
Country of origin U.K
Palitoy mailers came as a plain white box with just the recipients address label & a bagged figure, no catalogs & paperwork like with there Kenner counterparts, each country had its own mail away issued figures & some were issued in several.
Funny as it may sound with the figures/mailers abundance, I have to date not come across a Palitoy issued Emperor mailer
same with a Boba Fett, so sadly no photos for you on those 2
Now found & included both Fett & Emperor Palitoy mailers below Survival kit
- NOTE the capture log shown did NOT come with the setPHOTO COURTESY OF MOMIKE
ROTJ era? AA mailer with offer note - photo courtesy of theguiltyone
Overstock mailer Palitoy-b baggieAdmiral AckbarAnakin
- The Anakin was an offer that went ahead in the States, but from what any of us can gather it never actually got as far as being offered up as a mail away promotion either here in the UK or In Oz, all the stock would seem to have been made & packed ready for the promotion to go ahead, yet (speculation) it would seem that due to the decline of the toy line through the POTF era they never actually got as far as doing the Anakin promotion outside of the U.S.
Not one addressed example of this mailer has ever turned up either in the UK or in Australia, no flayers/cardback stickers or wraparounds - nothing a total blank canvas, though we do know that the mailers have turned up sealed as overstock in the UK directly from Palitoy & also as overstock/dead stock in Australia.
So in short it being labeled as TT's is no more wrong or right than it being labeled Palitoy, IMO they should be labeled as neither, but just graded as non kenner overstock Anakin mailers.
If anyone has any further information regarding these I would really appreciate it Boba Fett
- EDIT Palitoy fett mailer photo now included with what is considered to be the correct combination of baggie & box (overstock box - no addressee), as for the flyer, I had it included in the case for asthetics as a plain white box is not much to look at, but I speculate the flyer may have been included, though no evidence to date on if it would have sported the kenner or palitoy logo, so a Kenner one has been included, as no palitoy ones have ever been found, Please also see this (now somewhat outdated) thread for what (very little) is/was know/thought to be right to date -viewtopic.php?f=16&t=245544-Lom
- please note this did NOT come with the capture log it is pictured with, photo courtesy of Mike
& we are not 100% sure if this the first issued box it came with in the cardfront mail in offer or if it was from the last 6 figure mail in offer I spoke of above, but we "think" its from the later ROTJ era offer, but can NOT confirm this 100% as no sealed examples have come to light as with the Emperor & Fett's
Some further great info on the Dengar palitoy mailer above in the form of the apology letter from Palitoy for the delay in postage of the figure due to the demand for it - PHOTO COURTESY OF Sublevel Studios
Finally some solid conformation on which baggie came with at least one of the 2 issued Dengar mailers, this is now 100% confirmed as the baggie which came with the first issue ESB era palitoy Dengar mailer, same as the apology letter above but having come from a childhood collection with both the letter & the baggie, its very nice to put this one to rest after several years of speculation regarding the baggie type, though it is still not know if the same baggie & mailer box was used for the later ROTJ mail in offer - Photo courtesy of theguiltyoneEmperor
- which I have now since finding a shipping case of them, can confirm having been issued with 2 baggie types, Palitoy-a & n see photos -
With Palitoy -a baggie
With Palitoy-a baggie, pain app's error (unpainted left hand)
Palitoy-n - all these 3 examples came from the same shipping case, so I assume a new shipment of baggies came in halfway through packing the case & it was of no concern which baggie type came with the mailers back then & most likely not even considered at the time, though of great interest to myself now.
I also have a print error baggie one I will get a photo of up asapRancor Keeper
- again no sealed example has ever surfaced to date & I "think" I have the correct box for this one, but it can not be confirmed 100% EDIT 23/6/16
this is indeed the correct box as 2 sealed examples have been found to confirm it's authenticity, this is for me the ONLY mailer box I can confirm as correct for the RC, no addressed examples with the same dimension boxes have been found to date, some others are doing the rounds, but I am as yet unconvinced as to their authenticity.Nien Nunb
- Overstock box, I don't have an open example, will update photos soon as I have
Palitoy single figure mailers are IMO one of the toughest of all items to track down when it comes to baggies when it comes to ones other than Anakin, you would think there would be plenty in circulation - now try finding them Refund of postage cost note
, I have no confirmation of which figure this came with, but as it has been with me all my life, I can only surmise & speculate it came with the Dengar as that was the only mail away figure I got as a kid, I have never seen another one of these up for sale or in any collection & can only assume it came with Dengar as this was the only mail away figure I got as a kid.Apology note
issued from palitoy for the shortfall on availability of the boba Fett figure during the mail in offer - photo courtesy of Mike
Flyers & comic book adverts for the above bar the Dengar which is already shown in the post above.
HUGE UPDATE ON THE (TILL NOW SUSPECTED ROTJ ERA MAIL IN OFFER) -
This is a hugely exciting find, the photo was kindly sent to me by a fellow member on SWFUK (theguiltyone) it is a slip included in a mailer he has, this is a huge find in terms of both baggie & palitoy mailer collecting, it was speculated that there was a 6 figure mail in offer run by palitoy towards the end of the toy line, presumable to get rid of remaining overstock, though not one scrap of information can (till this find) can be found about the offer, note that not just figures but also the Darth Vaders collectors case & the display arena were available in this offer & the postage is marked Altrincham rather than Birmingham like other known ESB & SW era palitoy mailers, this really is a huge missing piece of the mailer history & pality puzzle, it is obvious this was a separate mail in campaign from the previous offers, as from what I know (see pic of the cardback sticker offers) the postage prices increased for this offer, the 4-lom was previously offered for 14 pence rather than the 15 pence stated in this later offer which would tie in perfectly with an increase in postage costs though minimal by todays standards Photo courtesy of theguiltyone
Some great kenner cards with Palitoy mail in offer stickers applied photos courtesy of Mr PalitoyPossible Other's - Luke Jedi & General Madine
some great recently unearthed info within this simple letter pertaining to the Dengar offer, which according to the letter had at least 44,000 applications (where did they all go??), seems they ran out of stock & made this offer of alternative figures, though no example of either the Luke nor the Madine have surfaced to date, see below -