“THE SIMPSONS C.C. LEMON LUNCHBOX” JAPANESE SOFT DRINK CONTEST PRIZE.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #201 - Part II
Item numbers 1409 through 3152 in auction 201
7.25x11.25x10.75” tall Suntory C.C. Lemon shipping carton contains 9x10.5x5.75” deep display box which holds standard sized metal domed lunchbox. C.C. Lemon is a “Refreshing Lemon Soda With A Lot Of Vitamin C” that is marketed in Japan and is the third highest-selling soft drink there. ©2000 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. The Simpsons are used to promote C.C. Lemon in Japan and are in fact better known for their soft drink commercials than the actual television show. Shipping carton has surface paper lifts from tape removal which does not affect any of the English or Japanese text. Fine+/VF. Display box is N. Mint. Back of this display box has images and brief biographies of The Simpsons characters as well as showing different sized containers that C.C. Lemon was sold in and shows photo images of Simpsons “Pop-Keitai Straps” soda cans that had vinyl pop-up Simpsons’ heads. Lunchbox also features this vinyl head device, each head attached to corresponding body and famous scene of Simpsons sitting on couch each (with exception of Maggie) holding C.C. can/bottle. Embossed “The Simpsons” and “C.C. Lemon” text below. Word balloons appear by heads; Homer saying “Yello,” Bart saying “Cool!,” and Marge saying “Oh! My Goodness.” Left side panel shows Simpsons pet cat Snowball and reverse shows pet dog Santa’s Little Helper sitting in front of large stash of C.C. Lemon. Lunchbox opens and interior of lid is specially designed to hold bottle of C.C. Lemon and comes with instruction sheet in Japanese. Original name tag with specialty Simpsons art attached to handle with blank reverse for filling out name, address and phone number. Lunchbox is essentially Mint. This lunchbox was obtained through a contest sponsored by Suntory and this lunchbox was extremely difficult to obtain as contest ran through a limited window of time and approximately 900-1000 lunchboxes were made. Item was never sold in stores. Comes with congratulatory letter in Japanese text. Great promo item. The only other example of this lunchbox we have ever offered sold for $663.
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