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Banks & Wallets

1977 Reliable Bank Canada. Unlicensed R2D2 Bank
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U.S. 1981. Adam Joseph Industries. Darth Vader Bank (front).
U.S. 1981. Adam Joseph Industries. Darth Vader Bank (back).
AUSTRALIA. SW Release Commonwealth Savings Bank. Blue R2D2, Vader, R2D2.
AUSTRALIA. ROTJ Release Commonwealth Savings Bank. Vader.


U.S. 1983 Adam Joseph Industries: Emperor's Royal Guard Bank

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1983 Touchline UK. Blue R2D2 coin purse
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show me the money Lebowski!
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SW released Commonwealth Bank money boxes
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1983 Adam Joseph
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1983 LFL - Adam Joseph Industries Inc.
Plastic R2-D2 coin bank
Stands 5 3/4" (14.6 cm) high

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 pm

1983 Canadian ROTJ Emperor's Royal Guard by Irwin Toy LTD. Made in Hong Kong.

It doesn't say Adam Joseph Industries Inc. anywhere on the box that I can see.

Edit. It is made by Adam Joseph Industries Inc and distributed in Canada by Irwin Toy LTD. aka Kenner Canada.

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 06, 2013 5:29 am

Clint, that's a great score on the ERG bank in its original packaging!
The back of the box pic is great showing the collection - look how big the Gam Guard is compared to the others !! Gam Guard
lol, for serious savers that one is Smile

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Artoo_Detour wrote:
Clint, that's a great score on the ERG bank in its original packaging!
The back of the box pic is great showing the collection - look how big the Gam Guard is compared to the others !! Gam Guard
lol, for serious savers that one is Smile

Paul, The seller had all 6 for sale when I got this one. The Gamorrean Guard must be the hardest to find of the 6, because the it went for 6 times the price of the others. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 18, 2013 7:13 pm

1983 Canadian ROTJ R2-D2 Bank by Irwin Toy LTD. Made in Hong Kong.

It is made by Adam Joseph Industries Inc and distributed in Canada by Irwin Toy LTD. aka Kenner Canada.

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 19, 2013 2:28 am

cheers Very nice Clint, I can see a small 'bank' run starting here thinking

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Artoo_Detour wrote:
cheers Very nice Clint, I can see a small 'bank' run starting here thinking

You just never know? lol!
This was the last one the guy had available and no one else was bidding. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeFri May 09, 2014 7:47 pm

Boxed and Lose R2-D2 With Different paint apps.

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C-3PO Run Left to Right

Unpainted - Pre Production Prototype from old Cloud City with Cert - Released Version

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeSat May 10, 2014 3:20 am

Great additions Vince  :clap: 

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeMon May 12, 2014 11:06 am

Vince, those look fantastic. cheers  Thanks for adding them. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeSat May 17, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks for the comments guys and no problem with the adds , I also know there is Prototypes of the roman ceramic R2 banks out there also , Cloud City was selling them at time i got my c-3po.

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UK coin purse made by Touchline. Theres 12 to the full set and they did come carded. Heres a list of all of them and the colors they came in.

Ackbar- white
C-3PO- grey and red
Chewy-orange and red
Vader-black
Jabba-blue and orange
R2-D2-sky blue
Stormie-black
Wicket-white and yellow

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1980 (Commonweakth savings bank) & 1983 Darth Vader money boxes

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1977 Commonwealth savings bank money box

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeWed May 11, 2016 12:12 pm

I was sending across an article for the 'Chive Cast about the Aussie Commonwealth banks, and found some interesting history HERE that includes the Darth Vader version. Like a lot of companies back then, they wanted to latch onto the Star Wars fever of the day to promote their product to kids - in this case young savers.


Thanks to AJ who helped me out with the pics of these cool pieces!


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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm

Darth Vader bank produced in Mexico by Vinilos Romay (unknown year). Looks like the company is still active in Mexico City, but I can't really find any English language information. By the looks of it though, they were really into producing these types of plastic character banks. They also an R2 (I have 2 on the way from the seller of the Vader) and a Yoda. This guy has become a labor of love as I work to restore him. I know "restore" can be a dirty word in this hobby, but all I'm using is soap, water, and vegetable oil along with a lot of gentle scraping.

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Here is the full set of Vinilos Romay banks that were given as a premium for opening a savings account at Ahorro Bancomer. They have a unique "key" to unlock the bottom plug. Pictures of the plug and keys can be seen in the above pictures of the Vader bank. The key is made up of two prongs which insert into the holes in the plug to turn and unlock it.

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PostSubject: Re: BANKS & WALLETS    BANKS & WALLETS  I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 07, 2018 2:51 pm

Cal, congrats on getting the full set, great examples of oddball there cheers

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