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

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  1. solojones Chosen One

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    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.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    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 Jedi Master

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    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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