Bootleg - US - Star Wars Vending Machine Stickers (1977)
Issuing stickers in vending machines was quite popular during the late seventies and early eighties. This type of vending machine has even made a comeback today. Typically stickers were roughly the size of a trading card, and were inserted between a folded piece of cardboard to protect the sticker as it was distributed from the vending machine. Vending machines could be found at a number of locations popular with kids who attempted to complete full 'sets' of stickers. This set of eight different stickers was apparently a bootleg set not licensed by Lucasfilm. The quality of the stickers is very poor.
Although a bootleg item from the time of the original films, it is not uncommon to find these stickers in collections or being sold as part of odd-lots on eBay.
Thanks to my friend Andy for the sample image shown.
|no number||May the Force Be With You|
|no number||Princess Leia|
|no number||Han Solo|
|no number||Darth Vader|
|no number||Luke Skywalker|
|no number||Darth Vader Lives|
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