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1985 R2D2 Coca-Cola pin ... can any of you tell me about this?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by solojones, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Sep 27, 2000
    So I'm not a collector, but the other day a friend of mine found this at a garage sale and bought it for me because she knows I'm a SW nerd. It's a little square pin with R2 on it, and his body is a coke can. The back says "1985 Wilson Marketing, the Coca Cola Company".

    Anyway, I was just curious about where this came from. Does anyone know if there was some special Coke promo? 85 seemed like kind of an odd year for something like that and I didn't know if it was linked to something I'm not thinking of. Just wanted to know about it so I thought I'd ask you guys.

    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    I looked in my collecting books real quickly and didn't find anything. A Google search brought up the fact that Wilson Marketing had Coke as a client, so I would imagine it was a promotion of some kind.
     
  3. AmmersVI

    AmmersVI Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 25, 2005
    The buttons were given away when you saw the 'cobot' which was an R2D2 inspired Coca Cola Robot. These buttons came from Australia and Canada among other locations.
    There are similar round button examples of your pin here.
    http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_category&category_id=10

     
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