10/13/10

Star Wars Oral-B Toothbrushes


Star Wars Oral-B Toothbrushes, Loose
Originally uploaded by briankameoka

In 1983, the Oral-B company went to down with the Star Wars license, creating toothbrushes from Return of the Jedi. In addition to being sold in retail stores, in carded and boxed versions, these were marketed to pediatric dentists. Dental practices could order toothbrushes, a "Dental Health Adventure book" (small comic featuring Star Wars characters), reminder postcards with movie stills, and a Star Wars plaque fighter membership card.

These days the Star Wars toothbrushes are readiliy available via eBay, though interestingly, they are actually harder to find in loose condition, making it that much harder to equip your Snowspeeder Toothbrush Holder.

via EmpireStrikesBath

31 comments:

  1. Ugh, the square tips on those brushes look like misery to brush with. I'm sure that is the general shape of brushes I had when I was a kid, but ack.

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  2. I want the comic book...I collect weird crap like that.

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  3. i miss toothbrushes like this :(

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  4. bossk on a toothbruth?
    i'll buy it.

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  5. These are awesome, too bad I feel uncomfortable buying toiletries from over 20 years ago :(

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  6. tahta is sooo nice :D

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  7. I had a boba fett toothbrush once... then I broke it :(

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  8. I wouldn't mind a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver-toothbrush!

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  9. I want a fun toothbrush =/

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  10. I wonder if the make the slight saber noise?

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  11. empire strikes bath i laughed. how much do these types of things go for?

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  12. we need more oddities like this, star wars had to lend the gig to some odd ball stuff.

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  13. What's the matter Chi-chan? Too good for used toothbrushes?

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  14. if i had one, i wouldn't use it

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  15. I wouldn't use it to brush me teeth.

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  16. I guess they'll license anything.

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  17. Whoa awesome toothbrushes!

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  18. I want to brush with the force!

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  19. Doesn't look like good toothbrushes.

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  20. whats funny is that i owned one of those brushes when i was a lad. nice blog btw mate!

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  21. I think my brother still has one of these

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  22. I never had a cool toothbrush :(

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  23. empire strikes bath, lol I love it :)

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  24. Those are so gangster

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  25. these brushes are so square... i'd probably get cavities using them

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