Stormtroopers Latch Hook Rug Kit
I’ve long admired the package design on the ESB-era craft items made by Lee Wards (its latch hook rug and pillow sets and a series of suncatchers), which bears a striking resemblance to Kenner packaging despite being entirely separate companies. In addition to the trademark metallic “double-racetrack” framing the image, an interesting feature of this packaging is its use of the Hildebrandt Luke and Leia figures with the ESB logo, since this element disappeared from Kenner packaging for its Empire Strikes Back line. I seldom see unopened sets, which consist of delicate plastic wrapped around a thin cardboard package. The packages also favor images not typically seen on other licensed products. This Stormtrooper set has always been my favorite, since I think the Bespin background in the movie still really makes for a great image.
Description by: Todd Chamberlain
Photo: Todd Chamberlain
From the collection of: Todd Chamberlain
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Licensee:Lee Wards
Category:Crafts / Miscellaneous


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