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    BONSAI'S BIG COLLECTION...of little figures 2017 Update! Vintage Price Guide


    Welcome to BONSAI'S BIG COLLECTION... of little figures!

    I hope you enjoy this limelight. For better or worse it also acts as a bit of a vintage Star Wars figure price guide. So feel free to make a cup of tea, or pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the pics - take your time and "don't be hasty"

    So how did I put my collection together? well...


    STEP ONE: Buy bucketloads of vintage Star Wars figures.





    STEP TWO: Pick out the creme de la creme to make two lovely sets for these two lovelies. They can play with them... WHEN I DIE!



    STEP THREE: Challenge myself to find one variant to go with every figure (occasionally I've cheated and picked more than one!). No prototypes or bootlegs, just the coolest regular production figure that my budget will stretch to. Here are the results so far...

    Luke Skywalker C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £50
    Luke Skywalker (Early Bird / Blond Hair / Double Telescoping Saber) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £750
    Luke Skywalker (Glasslite / ‘Pale’ Face / Thick Eyebrows / Wide Stance / Thick Glasslite Saber) C9.5 1977 no COO £220



    Princess Leia C9.5 1977 no COO £60
    Princess Leia (Early Bird / Brown Belt / Soft Facial Features / ‘Green’ Gun) C9 1977 Hong Kong £80
    Princess Leia (Glasslite / ‘Pale’ Face / Thick Eyebrows / Glasslite Cape / Silver Jawa Gun) C9.5 1977 no COO £350



    R2-D2 C9 1977 Made In Hong Kong £55
    R2-D2 (Early Bird / Darker Blue Dome) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £70
    R2-D2 (3-Legged / Droid Factory Playset Exclusive) C8.5 1978 £60



    C-3PO C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £25
    C-3PO (Takara / Different Head And Body Sculpt / Bright Gold / Wide Stance) C9.5 1978 Japan £380




    Chewbacca C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £15
    Chewbacca (Early Bird / ‘Green’ Bowcaster) C9.5 1977 Made In Hong Kong £45
    Chewbacca (Lili Ledy / Dark Brown / Bluer Eyes / Black Ledy Bowcaster) C9.5 1977 no COO £80
    Han Solo C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £20
    Han Solo (Small Head / ‘Green’ Gun) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £40
    Han Solo (Glasslite / ‘Pale’ Face / Black Glasslite Jawa Gun) C8.5 1977 no COO £220



    Jawa C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £25
    Jawa (Vinyl Cape / Large Eyes / No Bump On Gun) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £950
    Jawa (Lili Ledy / Detachable Hood / Lemon-Shape Eyes / Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £600
    Ben Obi Wan Kenobi C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £30
    Ben Obi Wan Kenobi (White Hair) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £35



    Darth Vader C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £25
    Darth Vader (Takara / Different Head Sculpt / Screw in Back / Takara Accessories) C9.5 1978 Japan £700
    Darth Vader (Lili Ledy / Small Chestplate Buttons / Ledy Saber) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £70




    Death Squad Commander C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £15
    Death Squad Commander (No Chest Emblems / Dull Boots + Gloves) C9 1977 Melted COO £25
    Death Squad Commander (Lili Ledy / Dark Grey / Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1977 Melted COO £50
    Dianoga (Death Star Playset Exclusive) C9.5 1978 no COO £35



    Stormtrooper C9.5 1977 China raised bar £25
    Stormtrooper (Lili Ledy / Hard Sculpt / Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1977 no COO £60
    Stormtrooper (Takara / Wide Hips / Shorter Height / Screw In Back / Takara Blaster) C9.5 1978 Japan £500
    Dewback C9 1979 Made In Hong Kong £50



    Sand People C9.5 1977 no COO Kong £25
    Sand People (Hollow Cheek Tubes) C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £125



    Greedo C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £15
    Greedo (Palitoy / Smaller Eyes / Darker Boots and Body) C9.5 1978 no COO £25
    Greedo (PBP / Deep Grooves On Torso / Sheen On Boots / PBP Blaster) C9.5 1978 COO Scar £45



    Walrus Man C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £15
    Walrus Man (Pink Tusks / Darker Blue Limbs / PBP Blaster) C9.5 no date no COO ‘1’ £65
    Walrus Man (Meccano / Bright Green Head / Shiny Boots / Pink Tusks / Wide Stance) C9.5 1977 Melted COO £75



    Hammerhead C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £15
    Hammerhead (Eyes Front / Darker Blue Body) C9.5 1978 no COO £25
    Snaggletooth C9.5 1978 no COO £15
    Snaggletooth (Blue / Toe Dent) C9 1978 Hong Kong £250



    Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot C9.5 1978 no COO raised bar £20
    Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot (Low Helmet Emblems / Wide Helmet Stripe / Pale Face / Diff Chest Details) C9 1978 Hong Kong £40
    R5-D4 C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £25
    R5-D4 C9.5 (Smaller Head / No ‘Shoulders’ On Silver Ring) 1977 No COO £30



    Death Star Droid C9 1978 Hong Kong £25
    Death Star Droid (Smooth Restraining Bolt On Chest / Rivets On Left Arm) C8.5 1978 Hong Kong £35
    Power Droid C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £20
    Power Droid (Smaller Orange Geometric Shapes / Side Gully ‘Small V’ / Lighter Blue) C9.5 1978 Hong Kong £95



    Boba Fett C9.5 1979 Hong Kong £25
    Boba Fett (Rocket Firing / Vintage Custom / Lighter Green Chest) C9 1979 Taiwan £75
    Boba Fett (Tri Logo / Pale Body / Unpainted Knee) C9 1979 no COO £125



    Han Solo Hoth C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £15
    Han Solo Hoth (Yellow Face / Dark Brown Legs) C9 1980 Hong Kong £20
    Han Solo Hoth (PBP / Pink Face / Hard Sculpt / PBP Imperial Blaster) C9 1980 Made In (Scar) £40
    Tauntaun C9 1979 A Hong Kong £25
    Tauntaun (Split Belly / Wide Belt Strap) C9 1979 A Hong Kong £25



    Stormtrooper Hoth C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £20
    Stormtrooper Hoth (YPS / Hard Sculpt / Round Cape Eyelets / YPS Rifle) C9.5 1980 COO Scar £85
    Stormtrooper Hoth (Glasslite / No Cape / Light Blue Glasslite Rifle) C8 1980 no COO Blank Raised Bar £100
    Probot (Turret And Probot Playset Exclusive) C9 £20



    FX-7 C9.5 1980 No COO £10
    FX-7 (Different Head Markings / Red Eye) C9 1980 Made In Hong Kong £10



    Leia Hoth Outfit C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £30
    Leia Hoth Outfit (Round Face / Smooth Chest Emblem / Greenish Boots) C9.5 1980 no COO £35


    Rebel Soldier C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £15
    Rebel Soldier (PBP / Dark Body / Pale Face / ‘Metallic’ PBP Blaster) C8.5 1980 COO Scar £500
    Rebel Soldier (Tri Logo / Yellow Face / Dark Boots / Dark Headstrap) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £18
    Rebel Commander C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Rebel Commander (PBP / Black Boots / Yellow Face / Lopsided moustache / Diff Midriff Moulding) C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £160



    Luke Skywalker Hoth C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Luke Skywalker Hoth (Redder Scarf / Darker Boots / Fine Detail Sculpt) C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £25
    Luke Skywalker Hoth (Meccano / Pink Face / Lighter Brown Torso / Glossy Boots And Belt / Fine Detail Sculpt) C9.5 1980 COO scar £250
    Wampa C9 1981 Made In Hong Kong £20



    Luke Skywalker Bespin C9.5 1980 no COO £30
    Luke Skywalker Bespin (Blond Hair) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £30
    Luke Skywalker Bespin (Palitoy / Orange Hair / Diff Belt Molding / Palitoy Saber) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £75



    Princess Leia Bespin C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £35
    Princess Leia Bespin (‘Ghost Face’ / Jet Black Hair / Red Lips / Turtle Neck / Closed Left Hand) C9.5 1980 Melted COO £75
    Princess Leia Bespin (Lili Ledy / ‘Blond’ Hair / ‘Sideburns’ / Pretty Face / Turtle Neck / Oval Armholes In Cape) C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £400



    IG-88 C9.5 1980 no COO £18
    IG-88 (Dull Gray / Soft Sculpt / Diff Eyes) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £18
    Bossk C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £15
    Bossk (Tri Logo / Dark Limbs) C9.5 no COO £20
    Bossk (PBP / Hard Sculpt / Sharper Details / Big Lips) C9 no COO £110



    Lando Calrissian C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £20
    Lando Calrissian (White Eyes And Teeth) C9.5 1980 no COO £20
    Lando Calrissian (Poch / Black Neck / Vertical Line Through Belt Buckle / Lighter Hands / Lighter Grey Cape) C8 1980 Made In Hong Kong £160
    Bespin Security Guard C9 1980 Hong Kong £15
    Bespin Security Guard (Fu Manchu Moustache / Dark Cuffs) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £20



    Yoda C9.5 1980 £35
    Yoda (Pale Skin / Orange Snake / Light Brown Staff) C9.5 1980 £45
    Yoda (Lili Ledy / Apple Green Skin / Ledy Accessories / Glossy Brown Staff) C9.5 1980 no COO £125



    AT-AT Driver C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £12
    AT-AT Driver (Orange Emblems) C9.5 1980 no COO £15
    2-1B C9.5 1980 no COO £15
    2-1B (Flat Blue / Extra Bolt On Claw) C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £15



    AT-AT Commander C9.5 1980 no COO £12
    AT-AT Commander (Factory Error / Spiked Helmet / Stomach Indent / Diff Back Moulding) C9 1980 Made In Hong Kong £25
    AT-AT Commander (PBP / Pale Body / Pale Face) C9.5 1980 COO Scar £20
    Imperial Commander C9.5 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Imperial Commander (Round Face) C9.5 no COO £20
    Imperial Commander (No Leg Stamp At All) C9 no date no COO £25



    Han Solo Bespin C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £18
    Han Bespin (Lili Ledy / Dark Brown Legs / Hair Over Ears / Ledy Blaster) C9 1980 no COO £90
    Cloud Car Pilot C9.5 1981 Made In Hong Kong £35
    Cloud Car Pilot (Lili Ledy / Bright Yellow Gloves + Boots / Metallic Belt / Ledy Blaster) C9 1981 no COO £120



    Lobot C9.5 1980 Made In Hong Kong £10
    Lobot (Tri Logo / Softer Sculpt) C9.5 1980 no COO £12
    Bespin Security Guard Black C9.5 1981 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Bespin Security Guard Black (Orange Cuffs / Light Skin / Shorter Hair) C9 1981 no COO £20



    Ugnaught C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £18
    Ugnaught (Blue Smock / ‘Green’ Hair) C9.5 1980 no COO £18
    R2-D2 Sensorscope C9.5 1977 Hong Kong £25
    R2-D2 Pop-Up Lightsaber (Glasslite / Red Eye / Mat Silver Dome / Hard Sculpt Legs / Light Green Glasslite Saber) C9 no date no COO £250
    C-3PO Detachable Limbs C9.5 1982 no COO £12
    C-3PO Detachable Limbs (‘Silver’) C9.5 1982 Hong Kong £18
    C-3PO (Glasslite / Mat Gold / Detachable Limbs) C9 1985 no COO £200



    Dengar C9.5 1980 Hong Kong £10
    Dengar (PBP / Dark Body / White Face) C9 1980 Made In (Scar) On £25
    Zuckuss C9.5 1982 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Zuckuss (Lili Ledy / Gray Eyes / Circles Behind Knees / Mark On Left Shin / Ledy Rifle) C9.5 1982 no COO £50



    Imperial TIE fighter Pilot C9.5 1982 Made In Hong Kong £15
    Imperial TIE fighter Pilot (Lili Ledy / Diff Emblems / Glossier Finish / Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1982 no COO £80






    4-Lom C9.5 1982 Hong Kong £15
    4-Lom (PBP / Black Snout / Red Armour / PBP White-Lined Cape / PBP Weapon) C9 1982 no COO £450

    Very pleased to get this grail piece for myself of the PBP Red Armor 4-LOM. I'm also done collecting all the variants for the Jedi line and will post them up next...

    Okay, here comes the Return Of The Jedi figure line... twinned up with a variant each!


    Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight C9.5 1983 no COO £30
    Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight (Snap Cape / Blue Saber) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £50



    Admiral Ackbar C9.5 1982 Hong Kong £10
    Admiral Ackbar (Olive Bib / Red Moulded Arms) C9.5 1982 Taiwan £15
    Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise C9.5 1982 Hong Kong £10
    Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise (Light Brown Skin / Light Torso) C9.5 1982 no COO £12



    Gamorrean Guard C9.5 1983 Macau £12
    Gamorrean Guard (Hard Sculpt Face) C9.5 1983 no COO £15
    Princess Leia Boussh Disguise C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £10
    Princess Leia Boussh Disguise (Unpainted Helmet / Lighter Brown Body / Red Eyes) C9.5 1983 No COO £45



    Chief Chirpa C9.5 1983 H.K raised bar £10
    Chief Chirpa (White Body / Softer Hood With Round Circle Inside / Pointed Staff) C9.5 1983 H.K raised bar £20



    Han Solo Trench Coat C9.5 1984 no COO £15
    Han Solo Trench Coat (Camo Collar / Diff Face / Soft Sculpt Body) C9.5 1984 no COO £20
    Han Solo Trench Coat (Lili Ledy / Rough Weave Coat /Glossy Sheen / Black Ledy Bespin Blaster) C9.5 1984 no COO £150
    Wicket W. Warrick C9.5 1984 Taiwan £15
    Wicket W. Warrick (‘Green’ Limbs) C9.5 1984 no COO £15



    Logray C9.5 1983 Macau £8
    Logray (Dark Stripes) C9.5 1983 H.K raised bar £10
    Logray (Top Toys / Unpainted Helmet / Rough Paint Finish / Top Toys Equipment) C9 no date no COO £200


    Teebo C9.5 1984 Taiwan £10
    Teebo (Lighter Body / Gray Stripes / Peg In Headgear) C9.5 1984 no COO £14



    Rebel Commando C9.5 1983 China £10
    Rebel Commando (Flesh Moulded Head) C9.5 1983 China £12
    General Madine C9.5 1983 Made In Hong Kong £10
    General Madine (‘Green’ Hair / Glossy Belt + Boots / Diff Collar Emblems) C9 1983 Made In Taiwan £15



    AT-ST Driver C9.5 1984 Taiwan £20
    AT-ST Driver (Lili Ledy / Glossy Gloves + Goggles + Belt / Greenish Helmet / Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1984 no COO £110
    Princess Leia Combat Poncho C9.5 1984 no COO £25
    Princess Leia Combat Poncho (Lili Ledy / Ledy Poncho No Beltholes / Ledy Helmet Dark Green Band / Grey Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1984 no COO £240



    
    Biker Scout C9.5 1983 Made In Hong Kong £16
    Biker Scout (Skinny Legs / Indent On Right Chest) C9.5 1983 no COO £30
    Biker Scout (Lili Ledy / Small Mouthpiece / Darker Ledy Blaster) C9.5 1983 no COO £50



    Emperor’s Royal Guard C9.5 1983 no COO £18
    Emperor’s Royal Guard (Lili Ledy / Glossy Finish / Dark Red Helmet / Dark Ledy Staff) C9.5 1983 Made In Hong Kong £75
    The Emperor C9.5 1984 no COO £10
    The Emperor (Lili Ledy / Lighter Gray / Yellow Eyes / Ledy Staff) C9 1984 no COO £80


    Squid Head C9.5 1983 Made In H.K £12
    Squid Head (Lili Ledy / Burgundy Cape / Ledy Belt + Blaster) C9 1983 no COO £340
    Bib Fortuna C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £10
    Bib Fortuna (Lili Ledy / Burgundy Cape / Pink Eyes + Lips / Ledy Breastplate + Staff) C9 1983 Hong Kong £700



    Klaatu C9.5 1983 no COO £10
    Klaatu (Lili Ledy / Woolier Skirt / Glossy Boots / Ledy Pike) C9.5 £60
    Klaatu Skiff Guard C9.5 1983 no COO £15
    Klaatu Skiff Guard (Lili Ledy / Black Hood At Back / Lighter Brown Boots + Belt / Ledy Pike) C8.5 1983 no COO £60
    Weequay C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £8
    Weequay (Lili Ledy / Aqua Blue Arms / Dark Topknot / Ledy Pike) C8.5 1983 no COO £35



    Ree-Yees C9.5 1983 no COO £10
    Ree-Yees (Dark Green Boots / Flesh Moulded Arms) C9.5 1983 Taiwan £12
    Nikto C9.5 1983 no COO £15
    Nikto (Lili Ledy / Lighter Gray Belt Buckle + Breastplate / Greenish Blue Torso / Dark Ledy Staff) C8.5 no COO £100


    Nien Nunb C9.5 1983 no COO £9
    Nien Nunb (Pink Lips / Smoother Face / Lighter Boots) C9.5 Made In Hong Kong £12
    8DB C9.5 1983 no COO £7
    8DB (Circle On Both Hips) C9.5 1983 no COO £10


    Rancor Keeper C9.5 1984 Taiwan £12
    Rancor Keeper (Hard Plastic Hood / Darker Staff) C9.5 1984 no COO £18
    B-Wing Pilot C9.5 1984 no COO £20
    B-Wing Pilot (Lili Ledy / Ridges On Collar / ‘Nipple’ In Centre Of Circle / X On Belt Buckle / Lighter Boots / Greenish Ledy Palace Blaster) C9.5 1984 no COO £100


    Prune Face C9.5 1984 no COO £12
    Prune Face (Greener Legs / Soft Sculpt / Darker Skin / Yellow Eye) C9.5 1984 no COO £30


    Jabba The Hutt (Jabba Playset Exclusive) C9.5 1983 HK £15
    Jabba The Hutt (Jabba Playset Exclusive / Lili Ledy / Subtle Golden Paint / Detailed Sculpt Arms And Hands) C9 1983 HK £100


    Salacious Crumb (Jabba Playset Exclusive) C9.5 1983 HK £5
    Salacious Crumb (Jabba Playset Exclusive / Lili Ledy / Glossy Sheen / Small Eyes) C9.5 1983 HK £30


    Sy Snootles (Rebo Band Exclusive) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £20
    Sy Snootles (Lili Ledy / Larger Light Blue Spots / Dark Ledy Mic Stand) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £80


    Max Rebo (Rebo Band Exclusive) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £20
    Max Rebo (Lili Ledy / Sky Blue All Over / Darker Grey Ledy Piano) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £80


    Droopy McCool (Rebo Band Exclusive) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £25
    Droopy McCool (Lili Ledy / Dark Green Pants / Glossy Flute / Dark Ledy Mic Stand) C9.5 1983 Hong Kong £80

    Hope you enjoy the photos. I still have Power Of The Force to add to the limelight, and seeing as they dont come with twin variants I have something a little special planned for them - watch this space...

    It’s now time to reveal the last major part of this limelight – the Power Of The Force. The final wave of figures by Kenner and often referred to as the ‘Last 17’. The Power Of The Force line represents the end of vintage Star Wars (although Droids and Ewoks collectors might argue otherwise) but what if it wasn’t the end? What if the Power Of The Force line hadn’t been cut short? What if Kenner had released a second wave of POTF figures?

    Just imagine what those figures might have looked like…

    Imperial Gunner (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £105
    Grand Moff Tarkin: We begin this imagined ‘2nd wave’ of the Power Of The Force figure line with the one character that all vintage collectors seem to have wanted – Grand Moff Tarkin. Peter Cushing’s cold, calculating Governor was the ‘face’ of the Empire for the original Star Wars movie and it’s a great shame he was never created for the vintage line. Now thanks to the skills of customizers here he is! Most Tarkin customs are simple head swaps using the Imperial Commander figure but as you can see this one is a bit more elaborate. He comes with a black blaster (the same as the Imperial Gunner) and matching black comm (based on the Cloud Car Pilots). The Imperial uniforms seem to be inspired by WWII German officers and the black Endor blaster has a similar look to the standard issue Luger so it seems a good sidearm for Tarkin.

    Luke Stormtrooper (+ Coin / Black Blaster) C9.5 1984 no COO £170
    Chewbacca (Death Star Prisoner): Chewbacca is the only figure amongst the main ensemble of heroes who never changed throughout the vintage line so I thought it would be fun to add a new version. I haven’t changed the actual figure here but rather have created this ‘Death Star Prisoner’ version by adding silver binders and a very cool little ‘Mouse Droid’. The Mouse Droid would have been too small and poor value to release as a standalone figure but as an accessory it works very well and along with a manacled Chewie would no doubt have been a fun addition to those vintage Death Star playsets.

    Lando Calrissian General (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £95
    Rebel Fleet Trooper: The Rebel Fleet Trooper is probably the most commonly created custom figure, and I suspect that if Kenner had continued the Power Of The Force line they would have got around to creating this guy. I like the attention to detail that the customizer has gone to here, with extra touches like the radio antennae on the helmet, the chin strap and the paint apps to the blaster.

    Amanaman (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £100
    Nabrun Leids: This beautiful custom really does showcase the craftsmanship involved, and kudos to EmmaG the artist who created this figure for me. The eagle eyed amongst you will be able to spot that this is a heavily modified vintage Greedo. I’ve paired this figure alongside the similarly impressive Amanaman because I think it helps make the point that creating a four-armed articulated figure probably wouldn’t have been beyond Kenner at the time of POTF.

    Anakin Skywalker (+ Coin) C9.5 no COO £250
    General Rieekan: There is something very cool about the Rebel Hoth uniforms and I particularly like the neck ruff and the detachable helmet on this figure – he would have made a great occupant for the little HQ building in the Imperial Attack Base playset!


    Warok (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £60
    Han Solo (Endor Disguise): This custom is a simple head swap for the AT-ST Driver but I do like the helmet and of course Han is the kind of guy who keeps his own personal blaster – even when he’s in disguise!


    A-Wing Pilot (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £80
    Yavin Ceremonial Guard: Admiral Ackbars legs + AT-ST Drivers torso + Death Squad Commanders head + Emperors Royal Guard Staff = Yavin Ceremonial Guard (and if that formula sounds too easy don’t forget a newly sculpted visor and some great paintwork courtesy of the customizer too!).


    Imperial Dignitary (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £60
    Labria: More Cantina aliens are always welcome, and this devil horned character is suitably exotic. I’m not sure whether Kenner would have kept using vinyl capes into the Power Of The Force line but it certainly suits this guy and he looks very authentic alongside Walrus Man, Snaggletooth and the rest.


    Romba (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £50
    Bith Cantina Band: The Cantina Band… you see this guy and just have to start humming that tune. I know the Cantina Band sort of already existed as a drawing on the backdrop of the Cantina Playset but he would have been a good choice for Kenner to release as an army builder figure.


    Han Solo In Carbonite Chamber (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £70
    Bo Shek: Bo Shek only appears briefly in Star Wars but the way he’s chatting to Chewbacca in the Cantina you sense this guy is a bit of a ‘player’ on the smuggling scene. I think this is a great custom and the space helmet actually fits too. Bo Shek has the look of a cowboy about him so I’ve accessorized him with a silver long barreled blaster, rather like a Colt 45.


    Luke Skywalker In Battle Poncho (+ Coin / 3 Nubs On Belt) C9.5 1985 no COO £95
    Uncle Owen: Had Kenner created an Uncle Owen for the vintage line he might have contested the prize for ‘most boring’ action figure ever made – unless they made him like this. This is a really great custom and just look at the voluminous cloak, when you’ve got a cloak as cool as that you really don’t need any other accessories. Now back to work Luke. You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done…


    Paploo (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £50
    Aunt Beru: This Aunt Beru is again just a superbly modeled figure, crafted from scratch by the customizer rather than using parts from other figures. With all these custom figures I have been looking for ones that ‘feel’ authentic to the vintage Kenner line and I’m sure you’ll agree that this one would have fitted right in. What accessory would Aunt Beru come with? Only one choice really – anyone for a glass of blue milk?


    Lumat (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £65
    Treadwell Droid: The Treadwell Droid here is a bit of a cheat as rather than being a custom it was released as an accessory for the modern line in the 90s, so although it’s technically not a modern ‘figure’ it kinda is. Still I just really like droids and if Kenner were to have released another vintage droid action figure then the Treadwell Droid would have been a great choice. This one has a nice simplicity and certainly still has the look of a vintage piece, maybe Kenner could have gone all out and released a ‘Tatooine Homestead Playset’ as part of the POTF line.


    Barada (+ Coin) C9.5 1984 no COO £55
    Long Snoot: This Long Snoot figure is a beautiful custom, no head swaps here - the head of this ‘Imperial Spy’ has been sculpted from scratch. Kenner’s publicity shots showed black capes for Squid Head and Luke Jedi but we never actually had a black cape in the vintage line – until now! Like Tarkin this figure comes with a black comm link to snitch to the Imperials with.


    R2-D2 Pop-Up Lightsaber (+ Coin) C9.5 no COO £220
    Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Outfit): I’m sure Luke spends as much time in Empire Strikes Back dressed in this ‘Dagobah Outfit’ as he does the Hoth Outfit or Bespin Fatigues, so this figure would have been a welcome addition to the Power Of The Force line. This is definitely one of my favourite customs and I particularly like the accessory here of the ‘levitating’ balance rock. Would have been a great figure to add to the Dagobah Playset.


    EV-9D9 (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £105
    Wuher: We had three, count them, three different vintage Cantina playsets and still no barman?! Well here is Wuher in all his glory. With Star Wars figures being clearly split between goodies and baddies I think it would have been nice for kids to have a neutral, civilian type character to interact with. He comes accessorized with a drink pump to dispense liquor to his patrons (I guess one thing that unites all alien species across the galaxy is their love of booze). Wonder if Wuher would have been brave enough to say “no droids” to the towering EV-9D9?


    Yak Face (+ Coin) C9.5 1985 no COO £630
    Sandtrooper: There was a debate a while back on this forum about which Star Wars figure is most common, and the consensus seemed to be the Stormtrooper. I hope I can be forgiven then for commissioning SithCustoms to rearrange one of the multitudes to create this custom Sandtrooper. I think they did a really seamless job and it looks like a professionally released figure. Most of these customs are what I would call ‘wish list’ figures however I think we can all agree that the Sandtrooper is one that Kenner really ought to have made to accompany the Dewback.

    One final custom... I had hoped that Ryan (Bantha5) may contribute one of his incredible Gargan or Slave Leia customs to the limelight and sometimes hopes come to fruition. By Royal appointment I am proud to present...

    Princess Leia (Jabba’s Slave Outfit): I really think the photo above speaks for itself. The quality here is truly outstanding, and I am sure it won’t be disparaging to the other customizers whose work is on show to say that this piece is the crown jewel of my collection. A fully articulated figure, and one which would have gone perfectly with the Jabba Playset (the playset even included the neck manacle to fit the figure). So I have corrected that omission and now the Power Of The Force line comes with a ‘reissued’ Jabba Playset complete with exclusive baggie figure. Needless to say, if Kenner had actually produced this in limited numbers at the tail end of the POTF line then collectors would be falling over themselves to acquire this set and get the Slave Leia figure. Thanks to Ryan’s immaculate craftsmanship and understanding of vintage sculpting and design we can at least get an idea of how that figure might have looked. Bravo sir!

    BONSAI'S BIG COLLECTION... Of Vehicles And Playsets!
    If you thought this thread was pic-heavy before then I better apologise as it’s about to become a real bandwith beast. Having completed the figure run my ambition is to add a complete collection of vehicles and playsets to the limelight, along with key foreign variants too!

    I don’t collect MISB (mint in sealed box) because I’m too curious - I like to see what’s in there and also to know that it hasn’t degraded – but my aim is to have the contents as close to complete as is possible (if anyone spots any contents I have missed please do let me know via pm). It’s actually surprisingly hard to find a thorough source of box ‘contents’ info online but I have to give thanks to the following sites which I have found useful: POTB: PROJECT OUTSIDE THE BOX - Your One Stop Place for Star Wars Vehicles, Playsets, Rigs, Creatures etc. / http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1021174/ / Action Figure Toys

    It is possible to buy reproduction instructions, inserts and stickers to complete items but I have no interest in that. The only non-vintage you will see in the limelight are the mylar envelopes that I like to keep paperwork in to aid long-term preservation.

    Once again I have included ballpark valuations next to the items, although in the case of boxed vintage there are way more variables than with loose figures – and the value can change dramatically based on condition and completeness. It’s also true that when it comes to selling via auction that prices can wildly fluctuate, both up and down, and there is no ‘set value’ on any vintage item.

    I am attempting to limelight the items in chronological order of release, so we begin with the Early Bird items before moving on to the first wave of Star Wars toys and the good old Land Speeder… I hope you enjoy!

    STAR WARS - EARLY BIRD






    Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package
    Box: Envelope Kenner US 1977
    Paperwork: May The Force Be With You stickers / Proof Of Purchase coupon (redeemed) / Cutting Guidance slip
    Notes: Cardboard Display Stand for first 12 figures. Envelope included mail-away certificate which could be posted to Kenner in return for ‘Early Bird Set’. Pegholes unpunched.
    Valuation: £750







    Star Wars Early Bird Set
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1978
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Collector’s Action Stand Coupon (redeemed)
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Offered via a mail-away coupon in the Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package. Set consists of four sealed bag figures and a bag of pegs which can be used in the cardboard display stand from the Early Bird Certificate Package. The earliest version of the set included a ‘double telescoping’ Luke figure, and a product catalog that features 12 character portraits on the back. The later version (shown above) featured a regular Luke figure and a catalog with Kenner products on the back. The Early Bird Set also includes a coupon that could be sent along with $2 to receive the Star Wars Collector’s Action Stand.
    Valuation: £2000







    Star Wars Collector’s Action Stand
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1978
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: Offered via a mail-away flyer in the ‘Early Bird Set’ and on early 12 backs (also appeared in stores in a traditional retail box). Reissued in 1980 in an Empire Strikes Back box with six baggie figures (see Empire Strikes Back section of the limelight).
    Valuation: £300

    STAR WARS - WAVE ONE







    Land Speeder
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care certificate
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: Later reissued in a ‘Collector Series’ box.
    Valuation: £160






    Land Speeder
    Box: Palitoy UK 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Notes: Variant. Solid bonnet version, came with pre-applied stickers.
    Valuation: £220






    Sonic Controlled Land Speeder
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: ‘To The Parents’ Note (with blue plastic adjustors) / Caution Note / Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care certificate
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Store exclusive to JC Penney.
    Valuation: £340






    Cantina Adventure Set
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes (including Figure Boxes)
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Store exclusive to Sears. Comes with sealed bag Blue Snaggletooth, Hammerhead, Walrus Man and Greedo, plus 12 foot pegs. Pegholes unpunched. The sealed bag figures and pegs contribute to the high valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £1800







    Imperial TIE Fighter
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Battery compartment slip
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Reissued in an ESB box, and also re-released in blue plastic with ‘battle damage’ stickers in a ROTJ box.
    Valuation: £175







    Death Star Space Station
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care certificate
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Comes with Dianoga ‘figure’. Sealed bag foam.
    Valuation: £400







    Death Star
    Box: Palitoy UK 1978
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant, predominantly cardboard. Comes with six clear figure stands. The original contents bag and the product catalogue are exceedingly rare for this playset, which contribute to the high valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £1500






    X-Wing Fighter
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Later reissued in an ESB box and also re-released with ‘battle damage’ stickers.
    Valuation: £150





    X-Wing Fighter
    Box: Palitoy UK 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant with no electronics and additional sticker on rear. Unusually the instructions were included on the sticker sheet itself. Later reissued in an ESB box and also re-released with ‘battle damage’ stickers.
    Valuation: £220

    I know this is a limelight for vehicles and playsets, but I couldn't resist sneaking in these extra 'bonus items' below from my collection...


    Villain Set Exclusive Backdrop – Special Action Figure Set ‘3 Pack’
    Box: Kenner US 1978 Special Offer Sticker
    Notes: Included in the ‘Special Offer’ sticker version of the Star Wars Villain Set 3 Pack. Described as an ‘Exclusive backdrop for added realism’. One of four different backdrops released.
    Valuation: £150


    Droid Set Exclusive Backdrop – Special Action Figure Set ‘3 Pack’
    Box: Kenner US 1978 Special Offer Sticker
    Notes: Included in the ‘Special Offer’ sticker version of the Star Wars Droid Set 3 Pack. Described as an ‘Exclusive backdrop for added realism’. One of four different backdrops released.
    Valuation: £150


    Creature Set Exclusive Backdrop – Special Action Figure Set ‘3 Pack’
    Box: Kenner US 1978 Special Offer Sticker
    Notes: Included in the ‘Special Offer’ sticker version of the Star Wars Creature Set 3 Pack. Described as an ‘Exclusive backdrop for added realism’. One of four different backdrops released.
    Valuation: £150


    Hero Set Exclusive Backdrop – Special Action Figure Set ‘3 Pack’
    Box: Kenner US 1978 Special Offer Sticker
    Notes: Included in the ‘Special Offer’ sticker version of the Star Wars Hero Set 3 Pack. Described as an ‘Exclusive backdrop for added realism’. One of four different backdrops released.
    Valuation: £200






    Star Wars Light Saber
    Box: Kenner US 1978
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Kenner released a number of other ‘toys’ outside the action figure line, including this inflatable torch saber. This Mallory variant includes printed text on the saber. Mallory were a battery maker, and renamed Duracell in 1978. It is unknown whether this Saber was the result of an official tie-in between Mallory and Lucasfilm, however a Kenner source has speculated that it is more likely to have been an unofficial ‘bootleg’ product as they feel doubtful that Lucasfilm would have approved printing on the blade. The high valuation is based on only one other Mallory saber being known of at this time.
    Valuation: £1800





    Star Wars Laser Pistol
    Box: Kenner Canada 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Kenner released a number of other ‘toys’ outside the action figure line, including this Han Solo blaster. This Canadian version is a variant with silver knobs.
    Valuation: £200





    Star Wars 3 Position Laser Rifle
    Box: Palitoy UK 1978
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Kenner released a number of other ‘toys’ outside the action figure line, including this Stormtrooper blaster. This Palitoy variant uniquely came with a separate instruction sheet and elasticated box ties.
    Valuation: £300


    STAR WARS - WAVE TWOThe 2nd wave of vehicles and playsets in the original Star Wars line followed along in 1979, and was even more ambitious than the first. Kenner created such classics as the Radio Controlled Sand Crawler, the Imperial Troop Transporter (a vehicle never even seen in the film) and the impressively scaled Millennium Falcon. Kenner also added three new playsets to the vintage line and Palitoy - as they had done with the Death Star - once again reinterpreted them with variant versions of their own. This 2nd wave are definitely amongst the coolest vehicles and playsets in the whole vintage line.






    Millennium Falcon
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Kenner Sweepstakes flyer
    Sticker Sheet: Partially Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Also reissued in ESB and ROTJ boxes. In Europe the Falcon arrived a year later and made its debut in an ESB box.
    Valuation: £300






    Millennium Falcon
    Box: Lili Ledy Mexico 1983
    Inserts: No
    Instructions: No
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Warranty flyer
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Not working
    Notes: Variant. Lighter blue plastic for cockpit, chessboard, struts and gunner chair. Different decals, and large Ledy COO sticker on underside.
    Valuation: £250







    Radio Controlled Jawa Sandcrawler
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Cash Refund flyer / Kenner Sweepstakes flyer / 6 Month Warranty Coupon
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Includes separate remote control. Also released in an ESB box by Kenner Canada.
    Valuation: £650







    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Kenner Sweepstakes flyer
    Sticker Sheet: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Never assembled, sprue still attached to doorframe. Kenner would re-purpose the Cantina design for ‘The Real West’ Butch and Sundance Western Cafe playset.
    Valuation: £160






    Cantina
    Box: Palitoy UK 1979 Special Offer Sticker
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant. Comes with dueling stand and two yellow figure stands, the instruction sheet is also unusual in that the front page is entirely filled by an artwork. This rarely seen ‘Special Offer’ version additionally comes with four MOC; ‘Green Greedo’, Walrus Man, Snaggletooth and Hammerhead. The MOC figures have partially opened bubbles which contribute to the low valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £1000







    Imperial Troop Transporter
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Comic / Kenner Sweepstakes flyer / $3 Cash Refund flyer / Movie Sounds slip / Battery Compartment slip
    Sticker Sheet: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Comes with two Prisoner Immobilization Units. Also reissued in an ESB box and later re-released without electronics as the ‘Imperial Cruiser’ (see Empire Strikes Back section).
    Valuation: £220







    Imperial Troop Transporter
    Box: Palitoy UK / Meccano France1979
    Inserts: Yes (non-removable internal flaps)
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Comic / Movie Sounds slip / Battery Compartment slip
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant with grey battery cover and side COO stamp. The majority of Palitoy/Meccano Troop Transporters were identical to the Kenner version, but a relatively small number were released with a grey battery cover and a COO stamp justified to the side rather than centred. Comes with two Prisoner Immobilization Units.
    Valuation: £220






    Droid Factory
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Droid Maker Blueprints / Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: Contains pieces to create the 3-Legged R2 figure. Reissued in an ESB box.
    Valuation: £120






    Droid Factory
    Box: Palitoy UK 1979
    Paperwork: Droid Maker Blueprints
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant. Different base and different stickers (including different R2 decal). The base was produced in both yellow and blue plastic, with the yellow base considered rarer.
    Valuation: £350






    Darth Vader TIE Fighter
    Box: Palitoy UK 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: No significant differences to US Kenner version. Kenner version later reissued in a ‘Collector Series’ box.
    Valuation: £150





    Darth Vader TIE Fighter: Battle Scene Setting
    Box: Kenner US 1979 Special Offer Sticker
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: ‘Special Action Backdrop’ Instructions / Product Catalogue / Battery compartment slip
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant. Comes ‘complete with battle scene setting’ hangar bay diorama.
    Valuation: £1000







    Land Of The Jawas
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / $3 Rebate flyer
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Never assembled, unpunched backdrop.
    Valuation: £250






    Land Of The Jawas
    Box: Palitoy UK 1979
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes (missing 1 bag)
    Notes: Variant. Comes with dueling stand and two yellow figure stands. Also comes with baggie Palitoy Jawa.
    Valuation: £350







    Patrol Dewback
    Box: Kenner US 1979
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care certificate (no LP logo)
    Notes: Not released in Europe. Also released in an ESB box by Kenner Canada. The Dewback was reissued in 1983 in a ‘Collector Series’ box.
    Valuation: £120






    Boba Fett
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1979
    Paperwork: Note To Consumers + Character Description Flyer / Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 1st of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. Boba Fett was a mail-away offer in the US (in return for 4 proof of purchase stamps) although the offer printed on cardbacks famously pictured “a rocket firing backpack”. For safety reasons the rocket firing backpack was changed to a fixed rocket when the figure was actually produced and subsequently a Note To Consumers was included in the mail-away box to explain why Kenner had made the change.
    Valuation: £500


    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - WAVE ONE It is well documented that Kenner were unprepared when Star Wars hit movies theatres in 1977, however when The Empire Strikes Back premiered in 1980 the company ensured they had toys ready to fill the shop shelves. The first wave included the rather clunky looking Star Destroyer (which was described as a playset, presumably because if kids tried to fly it around all the figures fell out!) and the Imperial Attack Base (which is curiously shown as being populated by Imperials on the box even though it clearly resembles the Rebels Hoth Base). Also released was the Special Action Display Stand - albeit in very limited numbers - and I feel very fortunate that I am able to share this grail piece with you, so let us start with that...






    Empire Strikes Back Special Action Display Stand
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care slip
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant with different sticker strip. Comes with sealed bag Luke Bespin, Leia Bespin, Lando, Bossk, Stormtrooper Hoth, FX-7. The rarity of this item led to some early speculation that it was a prototype but examples have since surfaced with store price stickers on them and it is now considered as perhaps the rarest item released by Kenner for the vintage line. The box flap has had restoration which contributes to the low valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £4000








    Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer Action Playset
    Box: Palitoy UK 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: No differences to US Kenner version for the playset itself but the Palitoy insert is differently designed and comes with two clear figure stands taped to it. The Kenner version also included a guidance slip referring to battery insertion, which is not found in the Palitoy box. The rare first issue ESB Palitoy catalogue contributes to the valuation.
    Valuation: £200







    Imperial Attack Base
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Valuation: £90






    Rebel Armored Snowspeeder
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Battery Guidance Slip / Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Reissued in 1982 in a box with a blue background.
    Valuation: £120






    Rebel Armoured Snowspeeder Vehicle
    Box: Bi-Logo Europe 1983
    Inserts: Yes (non-removable internal flaps)
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Never assembled. Variant with white harpoon twine and a number of small molding differences (including no control panel molded in the cockpit).
    Valuation: £160






    Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: Not released in Europe. The base is re-purposed from Kenner’s Land Of The Jawas playset. The Radar Cannon is smaller and of a different design to the one which would be released in the 2nd wave of Empire Strikes Back boxed items.
    Valuation: £100






    La Planete De Glace, Hoth
    Box: Kenner Canada 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: Variant. On both the cardboard AT-AT and those in the backdrop illustration the ‘side guns’ have been omitted by the artist. The radar cannon is cast in darker plastic and the base section has a different COO stamp and softer detailing.
    Valuation: £140







    Tauntaun
    Box: Palitoy UK 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Notes: Re-released in 1982 with an ‘open belly’ feature.
    Valuation: £70







    Tauntaun (With Open Belly Rescue Feature)
    Box: Bi-Logo Europe 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Notes: Variant. Has rubber ‘open belly’ feature and a saddle with wider strap. Normally seen with a 1982 Empire Strikes Back box and valued similarly to the original Tauntaun - the higher valuation on this example is due to the rare Return Of The Jedi logo box.
    Valuation: £180







    Twin-Pod Cloud Car
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Valuation: £80







    Twin-Pod Cloud Car
    Box: Palitoy UK 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: Variant with lighter orange colour and a number of molding differences (including featureless chairs). The instruction sheet is also smaller. The rare first issue ESB Palitoy catalogue contributes to the valuation.
    Valuation: £180







    Cloud City Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1980
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Store exclusive to Sears. Includes sealed bag Han Bespin, Lobot, Dengar and Ugnaught and 9 footpegs. Never assembled, unpunched backdrop.
    Valuation: £400







    Bossk
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1980
    Paperwork: Character Description Flyer / Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 2nd of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. Bossk was a mail-away offer in the US (in return for 4 proof of purchase stamps) although the offer initially advertised “get a free secret Star Wars action figure” and only on later cardbacks was Bossk actually named as the ‘secret figure’ you would receive.
    Valuation: £180


    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - WAVE TWOThe 2nd wave of Empire Strikes Back toys appeared in 1981, and along with new figures we also received some great new vehicles and playsets, including both the humble low-cost mini rigs and the titanic and expensive AT-AT Walker (I wonder how many kids xmas lists in 1981 featured this prize item...)






    AT-AT All Terrain Armoured Transport
    Box: Palitoy UK 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Bounty Hunter Capture Log
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: No significant difference to Kenner version. The detachable ‘chin guns’ are one of the most commonly faked vehicle accessories. Later reissued in a Return Of The Jedi logo box.
    Valuation: £200






    Rebel Command Center Adventure Set
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Store exclusive to Sears. Comes with sealed bag Luke Hoth, R2-D2 Sensorscope and AT-AT Commander. The playset base is repurposed from both Land Of The Jawas and Hoth Ice Planet playsets.
    Valuation: £280






    Turret & Probot Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Comes with sealed bag Probot ‘figure’.
    Valuation: £120






    Slave I Boba Fett’s Spaceship
    Box: Palitoy UK 1981
    Inserts: Yes (non-removable internal flaps)
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Bounty Hunter Capture Log
    Sticker Sheet: Partially applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: No significant differences to Kenner version. Later reissued in Return Of The Jedi box.
    Valuation: £140






    Empire Strikes Back Display Arena
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1981
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Notes: Never assembled, unseparated backdrops. The Display Arena was a Kenner mailaway offer in return for sending in $2 and 10 proof of purchase seals.
    Valuation: £150






    Star Wars Action Figures Survival Kit
    Box: Plain mail-away / UK 1981
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Sealed bag of accessories. The Survival Kit was a mailaway offer in both the US (5 proof of purchase stamps) and UK (4 character names through the Bounty Hunter Capture Log). Unusually Palitoy did not produce their own instruction sheet for this item, and all instruction sheets carry the Kenner logo.
    Valuation: £40






    Imperial Cruiser
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Revenge Of The Jedi flyer / Battery Compartment card
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Store exclusive to Sears. A repurposed version of the Imperial Troop Transporter with a different set of stickers and no electronics (the battery compartment contains a piece of grey card). Sealed bag never assembled.
    Valuation: £320






    Dagobah Action Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Levitation Posts Guidance Slip
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: The European release of this playset did not include removeable inserts or the guidance slip. An ‘easter egg’ exists on the tree section of the playset, as the Kenner sculptor who created it carved his daughters name “Emily” onto the snake.
    Valuation: £100






    MLC-3 Mobile Laser Cannon
    Box: Palitoy UK 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: One of the original 3 ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, and shown in a first issue 3 back box. MLC-3 was reissued in 1982 with a box that depicted all 5 ESB mini-rigs, and then again in 1983 with a ROTJ box.
    Valuation: £45







    MTV-7 Multi-Terrain Vehicle
    Box: Palitoy UK 1981
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: One of the original 3 ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, and shown in a first issue 3 back box. MTV-7 was reissued in 1982 with a box that depicted all 5 ESB mini-rigs, and then again in 1983 with a ROTJ box.
    Valuation: £45








    PDT-8 Personnel Deployment Transport
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Notes: One of the first 3 ‘mini-rig’ vehicles. Originally released in 1981, this PDT-8 is the 1982 reissue with a box that depicts all 5 ESB mini-rigs.
    Valuation: £35






    Six Pack
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of two Six Pack figure sets in Empire Strikes Back logo boxes (informally known as the ‘Yellow Six Pack’). Unlike most vintage figure packs these were sold at retail stores rather than mail away. Contains sealed bag ‘Darth Vader’ ‘Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)’, ‘AT-AT Driver’, ‘Rebel Soldier’, ‘IG-88’ and ‘Yoda’. Exclusive to the US.
    Valuation: £800






    Six Pack
    Box: Kenner US 1981
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of two Six Pack figure sets in Empire Strikes Back logo boxes (informally known as the ‘Red Six Pack’). Unlike most vintage figure packs these were sold at retail stores rather than mail away. Contains baggie ‘Rebel Soldier’, ‘C-3PO’, ‘R2-D2’, ‘Han Solo (Hoth Battle Gear)’, ‘Darth Vader’ and ‘Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)’. The Red Six Pack is considerably rarer than the Yellow, but the baggies tape seals have dried on this example which contributes to the low valuation. Exclusive to the US.
    Valuation: £1500


    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - WAVE THREE The third and final wave of boxed toys from Empire Strikes Back came out in 1982 in the US. With the European producers lagging a little behind, a good number of toys from this third wave did not appear in Europe in ESB packaging and were released with ROTJ branding instead.






    Tri-Pod Laser Cannon
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Described as an ‘Action Figure Accessory’ rather than a mini-rig. More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box (in Europe it was only released in a ROTJ box). Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £40






    Vehicle Maintenance Energizer
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Described as an ‘Action Figure Accessory’ rather than a mini-rig. More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box (in Europe it was only released in a ROTJ box). Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £35






    Radar Laser Cannon
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: Described as an ‘Action Figure Accessory’ rather than a mini-rig. More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box (in Europe it was only released in a ROTJ box).
    Valuation: £30






    Scout Walker Vehicle
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box (in Europe it was only released in a ROTJ box), the box art was also later changed to show an Endor scene. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £130






    Rebel Transport
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Also released by Kenner in a box with a yellow background. In Europe it was only released in a ROTJ logo box, and is more commonly found. The Rebel Transport includes a set of Hoth Backpacks and Gas Masks. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £200






    “Battle Damaged” X-Wing Fighter
    Box: Palitoy UK 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Bounty Hunter Capture Log
    Sticker Sheet: Applied / Battle Damage Sheet Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: In the US this was only released in grey plastic but in Europe it came in both grey and white. The rarer European grey version (seen above) includes a redundant battery compartment, with no electronics in the toy.
    Valuation: £200







    ASA-X
    Box: Glasslite Brazil 1988
    Inserts: No
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant released in light grey plastic and with different decals. The cockpit is also a lighter tint and the four cannons are cast in lighter colour plastic than the Kenner version.
    Valuation: £550






    Wampa
    Box: Kenner US 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product catalogue
    Notes: The first issue Kenner box was simply titled ‘Wampa’ and the beast was pictured dragging the Rebel Commander, but it was soon retitled ‘Hoth Wampa’ and the figure changed to Luke Skywalker. In Europe it was only ever titled ‘Hoth Wampa’, although unlike the US the European toy was later reissued in both a ROTJ box and in the Hoth Rescue Playpack.
    Valuation: £80






    Lili Ledy Black Wampa
    Box: Mail-away Lili Ledy Mexico 1983
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Warranty Flyer
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant, Lili Ledy mail-away exclusive. Mexican newspaper clippings confirm that Lili Ledy specially produced 10 Black Wampa’s as prizes for a competition entitled ‘Mas crédulous fan de La Guerra de las Galaxias’ on April 1st 1983 to coincide with the cinematic release of Return Of The Jedi. This is one of only two confirmed examples known to be in collectors hands (renowned collector Dr. Marco De’Gar holds the other), although other examples may have survived. Clearly fakes do exist so best not to believe any internet prankster claiming they own a Black Wampa.
    Valuation: £(priceless)






    INT-4 Interceptor
    Box: Palitoy UK 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: One of the second wave of ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, with a 5 back ESB box. More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box. Unusually the box photo suggests that this particular mini-rig has been designed to fit inside another toy, the AT-AT. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £40






    CAP-2 Captivator
    Box: Palitoy UK 1982
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: One of the second wave of ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, with a 5 back ESB box. More commonly found in the reissued ROTJ box. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £40






    4-LOM
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1982
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 3rd of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. 4-LOM was a mail-away offer in the US in return for 5 proof of purchase stamps.
    Valuation: £100


    THE RETURN OF THE JEDI - WAVE ONE 1983’s Return Of The Jedi saw Kenner in full flow and producing very large quantities – not just of the toys associated with the new movie but reissuing a good number of SW and ESB toys in ROTJ branded packaging too. Highlights of the first wave include the Speeder Bike with ‘exploding’ button and the Jabba playset (with many collectors opting to include both Jabba and Salacious Crumb in their figure sets too). However we begin the wave in 1982 with the early release of the Admiral Ackbar mail away figure…






    Admiral Ackbar
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1982
    Paperwork: Character Description Flyer / Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 4th of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. Admiral Ackbar was a mail-away offer in the US in return for 6 proof of purchase stamps. The accompanying flyer features the earlier ‘Revenge’ Of The Jedi title before it was changed to ‘Return’.
    Valuation: £70






    Speeder Bike
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Notes: The Speeder Bike box can be found with two differently styled inserts, either cardboard or plastic (the Early Bird Kit aside, this is the only vintage Star Wars toy to come with a plastic insert).
    Valuation: £50






    Speeder Bike
    Box: Lili Ledy Mexico 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Warranty Flyer
    Instructions: Yes
    Notes: Variant with rear fuselage cast in metal.
    Valuation: £180






    Jabba The Hutt Action Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Sealed bag contents, never assembled (although Jabba himself always comes in an open bag). Comes with Jabba and Salacious Crumb ‘figures’.
    Valuation: £160






    Jabba The Hutt Action Playset
    Box: Lili Ledy Mexico 1983
    Inserts: No
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Warranty Flyer
    Instructions: No
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: Variant, with darker grey arm rest and monster heads, and dull gold hookah bowl. Comes with Ledy Jabba (variant with ‘squishy’ head and high detail arms) and Ledy Salacious Crumb (variant with high gloss sheen). The poor box condition contributes to the low valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £300







    Ewok Village Action Playset
    Box: Bi-Logo Europe 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Later re-issued in a tri-logo box with a new photograph including Teebo and Wicket. Kenner would re-purpose the Ewok Village design for the ‘Sherwood Forest’ Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves playset.
    Valuation: £180






    “Battle Damaged” Imperial TIE Fighter
    Box: Bi-Logo Europe 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Battery compartment slip
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Identical to the 1978 version but cast in blue plastic.
    Valuation: £140





    Nave Interceptadora

    Box: Glasslite Brazil 1988
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: No
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant cast in silver plastic, with vibrantly coloured ‘fiesta’ stickers on the cockpit but no stickers on the wings.
    Valuation: £420






    Y-Wing Fighter
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Important Guidance Sticker
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Many Y-Wings carry a ‘Made In Mexico’ sticker below the COO – this should not be mistaken for Lili Ledy (actual Lili Ledy Y-Wings feature a very different COO sticker). Boxed Y-Wings can also be found with two different variations of cardboard insert. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £180






    AST-5 Armored Sentinel Transport
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Notes: One of the first wave of ROTJ ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, with a 6 back box. Also available in Europe with tri-logo packaging.
    Valuation: £35






    ISP-6 Imperial Shuttle Pod
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of the first wave of ROTJ ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, with a 6 back box. Also available in Europe with tri-logo packaging. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £40





    The Jabba The Hutt Dungeon Action Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1983
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Store exclusive to Sears. Comes with sealed bag Klaatu, Nikto and 8DB. The base section of this playset is repurposed from the Kenner Droid Factory (although the compartments to hold the Droid Factory parts have been reworked). Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £170






    The Jabba The Hutt Dungeon Action Playset
    Box: Kenner US 1984
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Variant; with light brown base, dark brown crane, and different figure selection. Comes with sealed bag EV-9D9, Amanaman and Barada (all of which are Power Of The Force figures despite the box packaging being Return Of The Jedi). Store exclusive to Sears. Sealed bag contents never assembled.
    Valuation: £360






    Nien Nunb
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1983
    Paperwork: Character Description Flyer / Star Wars Saga Continues Flyer / Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 5th of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. Nien Nunb was a mail-away offer in the US in return for 5 proof of purchase stamps.
    Valuation: £50

    THE RETURN OF THE JEDI - WAVE TWO By 1984 the Star Wars trilogy may have concluded but the vintage toy line was still going strong. Kenner certainly produced and sold large quantities of the smaller toys in this second wave of Return Of The Jedi (including the Ewok Combat Glider and Catapult) as evidenced by how plentiful and relatively low cost they are for collectors today. The wonderfully robust Rancor (have you ever seen a broken one?) also proved popular as did an opportunity to purchase the Rebo Band figure set. The flagship release for this wave however has to be the Imperial Shuttle, although its sheer size particularly when boxed makes it a daunting piece for collectors to display…






    The Emperor
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1984
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 6th of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. The Emperor was a mail-away offer in the US in return for 5 proof of purchase stamps. More commonly found in a plain non-addressed box and with the Jabba fronted product catalogue.
    Valuation: £35






    Imperial Shuttle
    Box: Kenner US 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: The heaviest toy in the vintage line (weighing 7 lbs). Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £380






    TIE Interceptor
    Box: Bi-Logo Europe 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Identical cockpit to the 1978 version but cast in grey plastic.
    Valuation: £150






    Nave Imperial
    Box: Glasslite Brazil 1988
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: No
    Sticker Sheet: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant cast in silver plastic, with vibrantly coloured ‘fiesta’ stickers on the cockpit but no stickers on the wings.
    Valuation: £400






    B-Wing Fighter
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: The European box and inserts for the B-Wing are differently shaped than the US version, although the toy inside is the same.
    Valuation: £120






    B-Wing Fighter
    Box: Lili Ledy Mexico 1984
    Inserts: No
    Paperwork: Warranty Flyer
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Variant with dark grey cockpit and cannons, and minor molding differences.
    Valuation: £280







    Rancor Monster
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Notes: The European box and inserts for the Rancor are differently shaped than the US version, although the toy inside is the same.
    Valuation: £80






    Sy Snootles And The Rebo Band
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1984
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: The European box for the Rebo Band is differently shaped than the US version, although the toys inside are the same. Comes with sealed bag Sy Snootles, Max Rebo and Droopy McCool figures. The instruments are in an additional sealed bag, and all contents are within a larger unsealed bag.
    Valuation: £150




    Sy Snootles And The Rebo Band
    Box: Lili Ledy Mexico 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / Warranty flyer
    Notes: Variant. Sy Snootles with larger light blue spots, Max Rebo with sky blue colour and dark grey piano, and Droopy McCool with darker green pants.
    Valuation: £400






    Ewok Combat Glider
    Box: Palitoy UK 1984
    Paperwork: Palitoy Address Flyer
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £45






    Ewok Assault Catapult
    Box: Palitoy UK 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £35






    Desert Sail Skiff
    Box: Kenner US 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Feedback Flyer
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of the second wave of ROTJ ‘mini-rig’ vehicles, with a 4 back box. Also available in Europe with tri-logo packaging, where it was renamed One-Man Sail Skiff. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £40






    Endor Forest Ranger
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of the second wave of ROTJ ‘mini-rig’ vehicles. The European box and inserts for the Endor Forest Ranger are differently shaped than the US version, although the toy inside is the same. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £45






    Biker Scout Laser Pistol
    Box: Kenner US 1984
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue / We Really Do Care Flyer
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Kenner released a number of other ‘toys’ outside the action figure line, including this Biker Scout blaster.
    Valuation: £90




    “The Force” Lightsaber
    Box: Kenner US 1984 (originally 1980)
    Notes: “The Force” Lightsaber first appeared in 1980 as a replacement for Kenner’s earlier inflatable lightsaber. It came with an Empire Strikes Back sticker on the hilt and in a choice of red or yellow blades. In 1983 the hilt sticker was changed to reflect Return Of The Jedi branding and the yellow blade was replaced with a green. In 1984 the version seen here was released, this iteration includes a rarely seen cardboard hanger.
    Valuation: £300



    Collector’s Special Offer Pack
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1984
    Notes: Commonly known as an ‘Italian 4 Pack’ (although a German language version also exists) this set includes a Return Of The Jedi branded sleeve which holds four carded figures. Several different figure combinations have been verified, but the set remains susceptible to ‘figure swaps’. The grading and the fact that the starburst pricing logo is blank (they are typically found written on with pen) contribute to the high valuation on this example.
    Valuation: £1600


    POWER OF THE FORCE / DROIDS
    Seeing the Power Of
    The Force branding on Star Wars toys is bittersweet as it represents the end of the vintage line. With no promise of further movies and with toy shelves being cleared to make space for the likes of Transformers and He Man: Masters Of The Universe, it seemed clear that Star Wars had run its course (strikingly evidenced by the Young Jedi Knight Kit and the Woolworths Special Buy 8 Pack). Conversely the low sales of the past means the opposite today, and the Power Of The Force toys are amongst the rarest and most sought after by vintage collectors. The line also does include some impressive items, in particular the Tatooine Skiff and the A-Wing, and the chance to buy a themed bundle of toys in the European exclusive ‘Playpacks’.




    Young Jedi Knight Kit
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1984
    Paperwork: Young Jedi Knight Letter / Return Envelope / Letter TO Parents / Fold Out Poster / (missing plain Mailer Box)
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: The Star Wars toy line began with the mailaway Early Bird Kit and it was the mailaway Young Jedi Knight Kit that appeared to signal the end. The mailaway kit including a baggie figure (most commonly Chewbacca, but others have been reported) was sent out to consumers for free, in a bid to re-engage children with collecting Star Wars. It included a coupon that could be returned to redeem another free figure. This envelope is sealed but extra contents are shown as an illustration.
    Valuation: £450






    Anakin Skywalker
    Box: Plain mail-away / US 1985
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: 7th of 7 Kenner mail-away figures. Anakin Skywalker was a mail-away offer in the US in return for 5 proof of purchase stamps.
    Valuation: £50






    Tatooine Skiff
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: The first vintage vehicle to feature illustrated box art, rather than photographed. Collectors should be aware that a modern version of the Skiff was released in 2000, and sometimes the side rails are ‘swapped out’ by unscrupulous sellers.
    Valuation: £450






    Ewok Battle Wagon
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: The Battle Wagon was originally planned as a release for the Ewoks toy line, as evidenced by the logo on the instruction sheet but it only ever appeared in Power Of The Force packaging. Kenner did however retool the Battle Wagon in the 90s as part of their Robin Hood Price Of Thieves toy line (the easiest tell to differentiate them are the wheels which are black on the Robin Hood reissue).
    Valuation: £250






    One Man Sand Skimmer
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Applied
    Bagged Contents: No
    Notes: One of three ‘body-rigs’. The more rarely seen European box has photography and paperwork contents that are different from the US Kenner version (which came on an illustrated blister card and with stickers pre-applied) although the toy inside is the same.
    Valuation: £150






    Security Scout
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of three ‘body-rigs’. The more rarely seen European box has photography and paperwork contents that are different from the US Kenner version (which came on an illustrated blister card) although the toy inside is the same.
    Valuation: £160






    Imperial Sniper
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of three ‘body-rigs’. The more rarely seen European box has photography and paperwork contents that are different from the US Kenner version (which came on an illustrated blister card and with stickers pre-applied) although the toy inside is the same.
    Valuation: £190






    Hoth Rescue
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of three ‘Playpacks’, exclusive to Europe, containing a group of previously released toys. Includes sealed bag Wampa (this example is UKG Graded), Luke Hoth, Han Hoth and a loose Tauntaun. Worth noting that playpacks appear to have surfaced with different combinations of internal packaging (folded carded figures, baggie items and non-baggie items).
    Valuation: £380






    Ewok Combat
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of three ‘Playpacks’, exclusive to Europe, containing a group of previously released toys. Includes carded Teebo and Wicket, and sealed bag Ewok Catapult accessories and two Stormtroopers. Worth noting that playpacks appear to have surfaced with different combinations of internal packaging (folded carded figures, baggie items and non-baggie items).
    Valuation: £380






    Endor Chase
    Box: Tri-Logo Europe 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of three ‘Playpacks’, exclusive to Europe, containing a group of previously released toys. Includes a Speeder Bike along with two Biker Scouts, Leia Endor, and Wicket. Worth noting that playpacks appear to have surfaced with different combinations of internal packaging (folded carded figures, baggie items and non-baggie items).
    Valuation: £350






    A-Wing Fighter
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: The A-Wing’s box is branded under the Droids spin-off toyline, albeit featuring the POTF A-Wing Pilot and POTF product catalogue.
    Valuation: £350






    Side Gunner
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of two ‘mini-rig’ sized vehicles for the Droids spin-off toyline. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £95






    ATL Interceptor
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: Product Catalogue
    Instructions: Yes
    Sticker Sheet: Unapplied
    Bagged Contents: Yes
    Notes: One of two ‘mini-rig’ sized vehicles for the Droids spin-off toyline. Sealed bag contents, never assembled.
    Valuation: £95






    Droids Battery Operated Lightsaber
    Box: Kenner US 1985
    Inserts: Yes
    Paperwork: We Really Do Care Flyer / Parents Safety Sticker
    Electronics: Working
    Notes: Kenner’s third lightsaber. It was released in both red and green, it lights up with batteries and has a spring loaded ‘pop out’ mechanism for the blade (although it remains oddly short – scaled more like a knife than a saber).
    Valuation: £300



    Woolworths Special Buy 8 Pack
    Box: Baggie Palitoy UK 1986
    Notes: Eight figures (typically loose but sometimes in baggies) sold for just 99p. This ‘fire sale’ offer by the UK chain Woolworths is a powerful indicator that by 1986 the Star Wars toy line had reached the end of the road in retail terms. The bag on this example is unsealed which contributes to the low valuation.
    Valuation: £140


    This limelight will continue with a showcase of some of Kenner's Unproduced Toys... It’s been a fair bit of work taking the photos and writing the descriptions but I hope you enjoyed it. I have certainly enjoyed sharing my collection with Rebel Scum and the wider world and if you liked what you see then please leave a comment!

    Your humble servant,

    Bonsai_Tree_Ent

    ps. Okay then - one more pic. ROLL THE MOVIE!




    Last edited by Bonsai_Tree_Ent; 06-03-2017 at 07:25 AM.

  2. #2
    HOLY!Shieeyetet...Thats A LoT of figures!!!!!

    can i buy like 200 stormys from you to army build?

    lol

  3. #3
    W.T.F... Is the plan to corner the loose figure market.
    Some where in the Outer Rim Territories...

  4. #4
    That is a truly awesome collection Bonsai! Nice work mate!

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by jluu View Post
    HOLY!Shieeyetet...Thats A LoT of figures!!!!!

    can i buy like 200 stormys from you to army build?
    Haha.. yes! Not quite 200 but if anyone wants a bulk lot of army builders for any particular figure then i'm your man!

  6. #6
    what a huge collection
    My collection
    "There is allways a bigger fish" Qui Gon Jinn

  7. #7
    Hahahaha...the first pictures are the best. I wanna "swim" and "dive" in these too. Man that looks so awesome!!!!!

    Cant wait to see the whole "creme de la creme" single shots but the messy "I have loads of everthing" pictures I love very much!!! So cool!

    Cheers and best luck in hunting!

    Regards

    Wolff

  8. #8
    Holy %#@$ *&%$ +*#@! !!! This is one years worth:


    I love it I've been procrastinating cataloguing my loose collection, imagine having to do yours

  9. #9
    What an incredible mass of figures. My misses would go nuts if i had a collection that large

  10. #10
    Thanks for the comments guys! Have been asked about the Power Droid variant...

    Pls see pic for explanation of major differences.


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