A regularly updated blog about my vintage Kenner Star Wars toy collection. Some stuff that I've recently acquired; some stuff that I've had since I was a kid. Some rare, some common, but all sharing the warmth, charm and character of the "first generation" of Star Wars toys - the ones we played with as kids in the late '70s and early '80s.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Grubee's Star Wars Tumblers
Anyway, the cups are certainly rare finds and it's tough even to find pictures of them on the Internet... even the vaunted Star Wars Collectors Archive, while maintaining an entry for the items, doesn't host any pics. I'll send these to them and perhaps they'll make it online.
In any event, I feel pretty fortunate to have found two sets in near-mint condition for a very fair price, and a really nice Luke as well. If you want to read more about the remarkable Oscar Grubert, his obituary is here.
EDIT: After appearing on The Vintage Rebellion podcast, I was contacted by a collector who noted that the illustrations on the cups were also used in Canada by Coca-Cola for marketing their bottle cap promotion. The illustrations (in colour) appeared on the associated bottle neck hanger, counter-top promo piece, and poster. Cheers to Jonathan M. for that information. I also understand that he was the person who originally scanned the ad above and put it on the Internet, so thanks for that too!