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IMPERIAL TROOP TRANSPORTER

When I saw the extent of the water damage to the box of my vintage Kenner Imperial Troop Transporter, I was CERTAIN that the toy was history.

But I was lucky.

The electronics actually still work!!

Here’s my go at a new box design:


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CREATURE CANTINA ACTION PLAYSET

This toy was a birthday gift to myself back in 1979 when I turned 12.

I’ve always loved the toy, so I was heartbroken when the box was damaged in the flood.

Fortunately, the cardboard backdrop for this toy survived un-scathed!

In fact, I used the actual toy to take the photo for this package design!


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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE ENERGIZER

Now here’s one group of boxes I was HAPPY to re-design!

I have about six or seven of these VME’s mint in their box for my Rebel Base personel.

ALL of the boxes were damaged in the flood.

Now seeing as these machines ONLY appeared in A New Hope, and seeing as the Kenner box design was beyond silly, a new box design was in order.



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X-WING FIGHTER

With the release of the Power FX X-Wing Fighter from 1998, I got rid of the “dinkyâ€


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DEATH STAR SPACE STATION

I own 6 of these AWESOME playsets MINT and COMPLETE. The boxes for two of them were damaged in the flood.

I actually did some minor customizing to the playsets themselves by giving them updated customized stickers (downloaded off the web) and by doing some minor Photoshop work on the cardboard wall inserts and then printing new ones.

I photographed one of my assembled Death Stars, and then “populatedâ€


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TAUNTAUN


There were NO vintage Kenner Tauntaun boxes damaged in my flood because ALL of my vintage Tauntauns were (mint but) LOOSE to begin with.

I’ve therefore taken this opportunity to create box designs for them. The boxes are the same dimensions as Kenner’s vintage box, but my design is vertical instead of horizontal like Kenner’s.


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REBEL ARMORED SNOWSPEEDER

My whole fleet of 12 Rebel Armored Snowspeeders had packaging damaged beyond repair due to the flood.

So I designed this box to replace them:


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REBEL TRANSPORT

Both of my loose Rebel Transports needed boxes so I went ahead and designed this.



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TRI-POD LASER CANNON / RADAR LASER CANNON

Once again, these box designs were created to store the various loose POTF II Tri-Pod and Radar Laser Cannons that I own.

But I wanted the design to be reminiscent of the closed window-less box from the Vintage Kenner Days:



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I found Kenner's original vintage box design for the Turret & Probot Playset a little too cluttered with action figure characters and not nearly colorful enough... a common problem with their HOTH-themed photos of the toys.

I was not too broken up, that this was one of the boxes damaged in the flood.

I kept things simple with my custom design: A toy re-enactment of Han and Chewie's encounter with the probot.

I replaced the vintage probot with the more accurate POTF II version from 1997.

The custom Hoth Han Solo seen here was created in Adobe Photoshop but only because I have not finished the REAL figure yet (He's almost done). It's the new VTAC Han Hoth with the POTJ Death Star Escape head sculpt (my favorite), and a cloth fur-lined hood.


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AT-AT: All Terrain Armored Transport

Three of my Hasbro AT-AT’s were left “homelessâ€


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DAGOBAH ACTION PLAYSET

The box for this playset was only mildly damaged in the flood, but I created this new design because I wanted to see MY OWN custom figures in a Dagobah Playset scene:


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TWIN-POD CLOUD CAR

Here’s a box design I created as two VARIANTS, because I could not decide which one I liked the best.


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EWOK ASSAULT CATAPULT:

Not one box survived the flood. All seven of my catapults need new boxes. This is what I designed.

My design has the same dimensions as Kenner ‘s vintage box, but it is horizontal as opposed to their vertical design.



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SPEEDER BIKE

Virtuallly ALL of my Speeder Bikes are the Hasbro POTF II version.
And they escaped the flood un-damaged.

However I DO have six vintage Kenner bikes that ALL lost their boxes.

Now they will be stored in boxes with this design.


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TIE INTERCEPTOR


By far, the BIGGEST packaging causualties in this flood were suffered by my fleet of POTJ Tie Interceptors.

But this was my chance to develop a CLOSED package design without a window (in homage to Kenner’s vintage Style). Here’s what I came up with:



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