The first item new to the blog comes courtesy of a tip-off from blog pal Paul Kaiju, which I very nearly won on Yahoo Japan.
Its a really cool Japanese cocoa powder box - Licca Chan Meiji Seika - with a superb difference!
Its got this beautiful illustration of the Project SWORD Probe Force 3 on its side!
The other side features a Japanese doll called Licca [above]
The listing described it as over 50 years old, which would place it neatly around 1967' ish, the year of our SWORD.
The Japanese doll Licca is described on many websites and here's a detailed history of her
It would appear from this that this Licca cocoa is from the first generation of Licca dolls starting in 1967!
The gorgeous Probe Force 3 box art reminds me of a similarly zooming ship on the lid of the Japanese Spacebird version of Probe Force 3
Have you ever come across Licca cocoa powder or any similar box art?
Why did they feature Licca with a Probe Force 3?