This is my third post about the Star Wars Bikkuriman stickers I've collected. I've already shown the Special Edition set that features the first six films and the set covering Episodes I, II, and III, so now it's time for the set covering the original films, Episodes IV, V, and VI.
Like the other sets, these stickers are about 1 inch x 1 inch in size and came packed with chocolate wafer cookies. For the Special Edition set I actually bought a box of cookies and built my own set, but getting the sets covering the original and prequel trilogies in boxed form was cost-prohibitive and I wound up grabbing them from eBay. The stickers feature shiny foil backgrounds with images of characters and scenes from the movies. The original Bikkuriman stickers featured fantasy characters and these Star Wars stickers borrow the art style from those stickers. They were produced and distributed in Japan. There are 24 stickers in each set. My favorites in this initial batch of 8 are Darth Vader, Yoda, and Leia.
I scanned the backs for the sake of completeness. Some day I'm sure this will be beneficial to someone seeking information about these sets. I can't read the backs of these, so I don't know exactly what is there outside of stuff like the sticker number, a title, legal stuff, set information, and probably a short description paragraph.
I think this set is my favorite of the group, as there really isn't a bad sticker in the bunch. I'm especially glad that Admiral Ackbar got a sticker. The Emperor's Force Lightning is a nice touch. Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett are my other favorites from this batch.
I believe some of the stickers had variant backs announcing that the recipient was a winner. I read somewhere that you could mail in a winning sticker for a prize, but I never was able to verify the details or what the prize might have been.
The final batch of eight starts digging a little for characters, but there are some good ones here, like Lando Calrissian, Luke on a Tauntaun, and the lightsaber duel between Luke and Darth Vader.
I'm pretty happy that I was able to add these sets to my collection. I love Star Wars and I love getting stuff from Japan that isn't easy to find in the United States. I like the illustration style on these stickers. It would be neat to get some of the original Bikkuriman stickers, but I only have resources to support so many different collections. I'll probably just settle for these Star Wars stickers for the moment. Now if only I could find a good way to store them.