did various offers both for themselves and for other companies during
the course of the 3 films that made up the original trilogy.
Star Wars, they made the kite that was on offer from KP with their KP
Outer Spacers crisps. You had to collect 3 empty crisp packets and then
send them away with a cheque or postal order for 95p. An empty crisp
packet is shown on the left and a magazine advert for the offer is shown
on the right.
This is the kite you received once you had sent in the crisp packets and the 95p.
front of the packaging has Hi Flier KEEL KITE on it and a picture of
the kite which is blue and has an X-Wing Fighter on it being pursued and
fired upon by a TIE Fighter. The kite has a 4ft wing span and unique
flexhinge construction in writing underneath the picture. It also says
Made in U.S.A. on it and then has the address of the Coalville factory
and Palitoy logo to the right underneath this. So Palitoy had it made in
America and then packaged it themselves. On the back of the packaging
are instructions for assembly and flying of the kite along with the
obligatory warning not to fly the kite near power lines.