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option6
01-22-2009, 07:23 PM
I have this toy lightsaber and don't know exactly where it came from. It takes 2 C batteries, and appears to have had some kind of insertable blade for the lightsaber [I dont have this piece]. When you push the switch, gears inside make blade-holder vibrate. (see video)

It's definitely not in new condition, but it's not bad either. It still works, the printing on the inside looks good, and the thing is sturdy.

The printing on the inside art reads: (c) General Mills Fun Group, Inc. 1977 322-001

The lettering on the plastic itself reads: (c) G.M.F.G.I. 1977 KENNER PRODUCTS CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202 NO. 30050 MADE IN HONG KONG

If someone could help me identify it's origin (or point me to similar items online), I would greatly appreciate it. Also, if anyone is interested in buying it, make me an offer -- I'll gladly sell it to someone who will enjoy it more than I have...

Contact me at pat.d.junk [att] gmail [ddott] com

Photos:
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1675.JPG
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1676.JPG
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1677.JPG
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1678.JPG
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1679.JPG

Video:
http://www.wordsauce.net/ebay/lightsaber/DSCN1681.AVI


Thanks!

Snowtrooper
01-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Thats a SW electric toothbrush. Its just missing the bristles you insert into it. I couldn't tell you for sure if its worth much or not. They were released for SW and ESB, but I don't know about ROTJ.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-23-2009, 08:05 PM
According to the Tomart's Price Guide to Worldwide SW Collectibles 2nd edition [1997], the SW toothbrush (under "Toiletries and Sundries" ) is Tomart's #TL6900 (booked as $60-125), the ESB one is #TL6910 (at $25-45), the ROJ one is #TL6920 (at $50-100, and it says it was a JC Penney catalog only), and a Wicket one is #TL6930 (at $25-40). It's an old price guide, but there's some more info for you.