20 Action Figure Display Bin + Header (Firing Rocket Exposed)

Though header cards, with their snappy graphics and eye-catching colors, might be considered among the "glamour pieces" of some display collections, its also nice to have a bin to match them with. Here, the 20-back header card, with its infamous rocket-firing Boba Fett promotion, is shown as part of a complete display, with its accompanying "Star Wars" bin attached to it. These bins were unchanging throughout the "Star Wars" line and this same bin might well be used in conjunction with a 12-back or 21-back header card. Plastic trays were used to help hold the figure packages in place.

The most eye-catching part of the display is the offer for the new Boba Fett figure. In this case the display was printed to show the missile firing feature which eventually never made it into production however prototypes of the figure exist.

Since the firing mechanism was removed from the figure prior to production, the supporting Kenner literature and packaging had to be changed as well. This change was probably most evident between the Star Wars 20c cardback and the Star Wars 20d cardback. Even this display was changed as well because Kenner created a sticker which was added to cover the firing feature.

Now, can't you just picture this thing filled with mint, case-fresh 20-backs?

Description by: Ron Salvatore, Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Chris Georgoulias, Steve Hoffman
From the collection of: Steve Hoffman
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Store Displays / Toy


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