The collector tins replace both plastic hinged boxes and foil-laminated paper boxes for environmental and other reasons. "Our lighters are not disposable so we didn't want our packages to be either" says Jim Baldo Zippo vice president of sales & marketing. "A focus group told us the tins could command a $3 or higher price premium compared to the plastic box. We think Sucrets made a huge mistake in moving from a tin to the plastic container." One of Zippo's 320 different lighters fits into a paperboard platform inside the base of the tin. When the cover is closed the tin slides into a protective paperboard sleeve. The company also has the license for the Harley-Davidson model for sales outside the U.S.; this tin was being introduced last month. "Our products won't change so we're trying to embellish the product through its packaging" Baldo says.