Kenner Canada Darth Vader's Star Destroyer: Whereas the packaging for the U.S. versions of some of the larger Kenner vehicles and playsets, consisted of white boxes onto which color-printed sheets were glued in order to carry the graphics, the packaging for the Canadian versions of these toys was quite different. In Canada, such larger toys as the Millennium Falcon and Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, featured boxes that had the graphics printed directly onto the cardboard. Consequently, the primary surface color of the boxes for these items is black, rather than the off-white of the U.S. versions.

Although in description this difference sounds fairly minor, the Canadian boxes are strikingly different in appearance from their Yank counterparts. The line art on the backs of these boxes is particularly attractive.

Description: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Nick Stathis
From the collection of Ron Salvatore