75 cent variant copies of the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Limited Series were printed for the newsstand distribution channel and part of the smaller batch priced for Canadian newsstands (the larger batch were priced at 60 cents). We also observe these 75 cent variants out there sold in the USA, in sealed Whitman packs. The newsstand distribution channel called for unsold copies to be returned to the publisher for a refund -- Marvel was then free to do whatever they wished with the returns. It would appear in this case that the newsstand returns from Canada -- the 75 cent cover price copies -- ended up re-sold into the USA in sealed Whitman packs. The above pack was purchased in a Toys R Us. The condition of the comics that you find out there inside these sealed packs are consistent with the notion that they are newsstand returns (most copies I've seen have color breaking spine stress even while still sealed within the plastic and the owner swearing they carefully stored it as a collectible since original purchase).

75 cent variant copies of the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Limited Series were printed for the newsstand distribution channel and part of the smaller batch priced for Canadian newsstands (the larger batch were priced at 60 cents). We also observe these 75 cent variants out there sold in the USA, in sealed Whitman packs. The newsstand distribution channel called for unsold copies to be returnable to the publisher for a refund — Marvel was then free to do whatever they wished with the returns (recycle/pulp them, or re-sell them into a secondary market). It would appear in this case that the newsstand returns from Canada — the 75 cent cover price copies — ended up re-sold into the USA in sealed Whitman packs. The above pack was purchased in a Toys R Us. The condition of the comics that you find out there inside these sealed packs are consistent with the notion that they are newsstand returns (most copies I’ve seen have color breaking spine stress even while still sealed within the plastic and the owner swearing they carefully stored it as a collectible since original purchase).

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75 cent variant copies of the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Limited Series were printed for the newsstand distribution channel and part of the smaller batch priced for Canadian newsstands (the larger batch were priced at 60 cents). We also observe these 75 cent variants out there sold in the USA, in sealed Whitman packs. The newsstand distribution channel called for unsold copies to be returnable to the publisher for a refund — Marvel was then free to do whatever they wished with the returns (recycle/pulp them, or re-sell them into a secondary market). It would appear in this case that the newsstand returns from Canada — the 75 cent cover price copies — ended up re-sold into the USA in sealed Whitman packs. The above pack was purchased in a Toys R Us. The condition of the comics that you find out there inside these sealed packs are consistent with the notion that they are newsstand returns (most copies I’ve seen have color breaking spine stress even while still sealed within the plastic and the owner swearing they carefully stored it as a collectible since original purchase).

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