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Burger King offered whopper of a deal on glasses

This is one of the glasses sold at Burger King in connection with “Star Wars: The Empire strikes Back.”
This is one of the glasses sold at Burger King in connection with “Star Wars: The Empire strikes Back.” Rick Bentley

There was a time when fast food restaurants, like Burger King, would sell promotional glasses. That was the case in 1977, 1980 and 1983 when the hamburger chain released lines of “Star Wars,” “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” glasses.

Each set included four glasses and featured a different character: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, the Ewoks, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Boba Fett.

These glasses remain collectible because so many got broken over the past 35 years. Amazon.com is selling the glass with Luke Skywalker and Yoda for $27.60 plus $4.99 shipping.

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