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Happy Xmas 1987
Happy christmas 1987 from duran duran
collectors set
Country Japan Japan flag
Catalogue no. Palettacom(TM) Mini-Stationery/Puzzle Box
Label Bandai
Format Palettacom
No. of items 13
Released 1987
Genre Merchanise, stationary
Producer Bandai
Duran Duran

Happy Xmas 1987 from Duran Duran is a limited edition promotion-only collectors set, produced in Japan by Bandai during 1987.

About the collectors set[]

The Palettacom(TM) boxes were first introduced in Japan by Bandai in 1985, with a separate US trademark being granted in 1986 - & are a combination stationery set & puzzle box; ie the stationery items are shaped to form the puzzle.

In general, they were made in a limited number of different coloured boxes & Palettacom stickers...

...however there are only 2 known versions of the Duran Duran set; both being primarily in black plastic, with an in-set black Palettacom sticker on the front in addition to the "Happy Xmas 1987 from DURAN*DURAN" one, but -

Version 1 - has green hinges, front clasp & logo on the inside of the lid / with the stationary items being in blue, red, yellow, green & black.

Version 2 - has grey hinges, front clasp & logo on the inside of the lid / with the stationary items all being black.

The box itself (minus the protruding hinges & clasp) is approximately 11cm x 11cm x 2cm - & they originally came inside a standard "PALETTACOM" / "Bcollection" / "(C)BANDAI 1987 MADE IN JAPAN" thin cardboard box (with "black" noted on version 2) & a moulded polystyrene inner.

List of items[]


  • Duran Duran & (in-set) Palettacom stickers on the front of the box.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tweezers
  • Hole punch
  • Tape cutter
  • Retractable blade knife with snap blades
  • Loupe
  • Stapler
  • Tape measure
  • Instruction booklet