Clipper Mailers

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Frank Mewes


Country of origin is Belgium & Holland.

From what little I know of the mail in’s in Belgium & the Netherlands Darth vader was sadly the only figure that was offered in such a promotion, though for some unknown reason he came in 2 baggie styles/types both issued in the same box.

As you can see the above information regarding the clipper mail away offers has changed a great deal from us initially thinking Darth Vader was the only mail away figure offer, since then many have been added to the guide including Nien Nunb / Admiral Ackbar / The Survival Kit / Teebo & Klaatu Skiff, though we are still very much sketchy on solid information regarding many of them.

Photo Courtesy of Ronny Anngren

A further 3rd example of this mailer has now been found & confirmed with a no text baggie & plain white box (photos to come) I can only assume it is a clipper overstock box that never made it to being printed for postage?

Nien Nunb Clipper overstock, same “made in Hong Kong” no kenner font but it’s not Palitoy-a like the Palitoy issued ones, has an old dutch price sticker on the back & I would assume it’s a Palitoy-n baggie, font close up below –


Clipper no text baggie (Euro-b) & Clipper Macau text baggie (Euro-c) shown side by side.

Clipper Macau Text (Euro-c)

It is also worth noting that the clipper vader came with a thicker textured cape in the plain text baggie but not the made in Macau & a thick tip saber in both.

Clipper flyer

Two other clipper mailers are confirmed to exist, being Nien Nunb & Admiral Ackbar, no photos available at present! & it is unclear at this time if they were offered in baggies with mailer boxes or in padded envelopes with loose figures.

Clipper cardback sticker offer

The cardback offer above & comic book add with the offer details depicting the same offers as the cardback & also a section to attach your name plates for the promotion

Further info on a clipper mail in offer, this cardback sticker shows 3 other offers which we have very little info on, those being Teebo / Klaatu Skiff & the Survival kit, it is speculated these were sent out in white boxes in baggies the same as the other offers, but to date we have only found 1 overstock example of the Klaatu which would seem to have slightly different inner cardboard that other mailers know to date, sadly we have no solid provenance for this, but do suspect it is correct with it turning up in the Netherlands. pic’s below.

Photos courtesy of Willem

Survival Kit mailer

Survival Kit mailer which would seen to have some in a padded envelope & a Palitoy type SK baggie (no kenner logo) note the font though extremely pale compared to normal & maybe specific to the Netherlands & Belgium offers, it is worth noting I have seen a figure in a baggie with the same really lite coloured font, think it was an 8-D8 from memory.

Above some additional paperwork which would seem to indicate more offers, sadly nothing more is really known as no examples of the items offered have surfaced.


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Photos in the guide galleries below are compiled from a number of photo sources. It’s not been possible to find credits for each one, however, if you own one of the featured images and want to have your credit added, or don’t wish to have your photo included, please let me know and I’ll arrange.

Thanks, Chihuahua.