Dutch Clipper Bop Bags: Most collectors are familiar with the many types of carded figure released around the world by companies other than Kenner. Clipper, of course, distributed Star Wars toys in Holland; they're one of the better known of the many non-U.S. companies to have sold Star Wars product. But here you see a couple of toys not related to the figure line, bop bags, or as these boxes refer to them un acrobate gonflable. First up is Darth Vader. Aside from the cool Clipper logo, the box is more or less identical to the one issued in the U.S.

And here we have the R2-D2 bop bag. R2 was ideally suited for slapping around. He looked just like a punching bag. It's too bad they never made an Ewok bop bag. I've been wanting to slap Teebo in the face for some time.

Description: Ron Salvatore
Photos: Leo Verloop and Randy Radefeld
From the collections of Leo Verloop and Randy Radefeld