Bidder Pays $950 for Empty Box

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On May 28, while most fans were packing up their hard-won figures and prints to make the trip home from Celebration IV, a few hardcore collectors stayed back to battle it out for rare toys and other items pulled from Lucasfilm’s Licensing Archives —┬áincluding a rare Kenner shipping carton that originally held four remote-controlled Jawa Sandcrawlers.

Now, while the Sandcrawlers themselves are quite valuable and among the most coveted of early Kenner Star Wars toys, what made this somewhat non-descript shipping carton so unique was who it was addressed to back in 1979: one George W. Lucas Jr. of San Anselmo, CA. Final price paid for the empty box: $950. All proceeds benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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5 Responses to Bidder Pays $950 for Empty Box

  1. Stooge says:

    Actually, the box was full. Full… of love.

    I remember hearing about this on the last day of CIV. Everyone seemed to agree it was one of the coolest collectibles around!

  2. darthsanchez7 says:

    That was a good deal in my opinion. Just imagine how much it would be worth if George Lucas had signed it. I would have thought that a box like that would have gone for more even without a signature because it is part of Star Wars History.

  3. dami says:

    That’s what star wars really is : a big empty box people are ready to die for….

  4. Mary Erny says:

    Is mineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, im a freak!, YUB NUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im The SW Figure in Mexico!!!!!!!

    Danga!

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