Then you have a plethora of books spanning a wealth of both fiction the Legends series and upcoming new titles and non-fiction books. Empire strikes back Kenner — released in May 21, 1980, empire strikes back figures are based on the second film of the star wars saga. There were no more movies to come out as far as we knew and no new characters. I consider myself lucky when it comes to Star Wars. What was worse, we were getting older. Star Wars Micro Collection Manufacturer: Kenner Year Released: 1982 Movie: The Original Trilogy Because 3. There are a lot of reasons why people collect Kenner baggies.
Most of the items I've acquired over the last 37 years I couldn't sell for even what I paid for them. However, it is not known what harmful long term effects this practice will have on the stability of the plastics. They were primarily a method of demarking where the figure was manufactured, but they were also an ideal way to keep the figure and their small accessories together as well as providing some measure of protection for the figure. A minor variation that several figures share, is the color of their face. If you have a bagged figure that is not known to exist or appears to contradict information contained within this feature, feel free to contact us.
Mattel launched Masters of the Universe — a medieval sci-fi franchise — to compete. It was a cardboard poster of the first 12 toys they intended to make, and a certificate that when mailed in would guarantee kids the first four figures by February. I am only missing blue snaggletooth and yak face I have all my figures in a display case in the living room. With a limited amount of money to spend, you think more about whether or not an item is essential to your collection or a part of a series you wish to collect. The Jawa was released soon enough with a cloth cape, and any existing vinyl-caped Jawas command thousands of dollars today.
As a kid, lots of my toys were second hand so I often never had the correct weapon with them in the first place. Chewbacca is a fine example of a figure with no major variations, but with many small differences, such as the color of his fur, his bowcaster and his pouch. Kenner used double telescoping lightsabers for the very first figures of Luke, Ben Kenobi, and Darth Vader. The same for Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Star wars Saga Hasbro — created for star wars: attack of the clones, the action figures in this line is characterized by action posed sculpts. In addition to his personal collection of 65,000 toys, which includes every Kenner Star Wars creation, Bellomo is the author of The man knows his stuff.
You may even collect them. It really bummed be out when I pulled him out of storage and saw this. A true variant is a figure whose appearance is that intended by the manufacturer. Most repro weapons will sink while original weapons float. Who are the most well-known variant collectors? Baggie Rarity Category Descriptions The purpose of the following Rarity Categories is to help collectors assess how difficult individual figures are to locate in a Kenner baggie. My other Stormtrooper is the opposite: Arms and legs look okay, but torso is very yellowed. One of the early vehicles in the Kenner Star Wars toy line was Luke's landspeeder, which featured a mechanism for attaching the droids to the back, sort of like in the movie but not quite.
It includes Luke, Slave Leia, Jabba, a guard, and the Rancor itself, and the figure-scale ratio between them is dramatic. Today, I still have all of my Star Wars action figures, which turns out to be almost the whole collection of the original figures released from 1977-1985. If you have some Star Wars action figures stashed away somewhere, why not pull them out and clean them up? But hey, it worked for kids! And I am also not willing to spend a large amount of money on a tiny piece of plastic to complete my collection. When did variant collecting take off? Not everything you want will be found at stores. I am under the impression that serious loose variant collecting has increasingly grown over the last 10 years due to international collectors sharing knowledge and trading via the internet. The first Jawa action figure had a vinyl cape, similar to the ones on the Darth Vader, Obi Wan and Princess Leia figures, and it was apparently giving Kenner fits.
Kenner reasoned that, since the Jawa was a smaller figure, they needed to upgrade its value by adding a nice cloth cape. I don't know if one is worth more than the other. This figure was later renamed Star Destroyer Commander. Lastly, we are focusing solely on baggies that were only available in the U. But there is more than meets the eye. Ewoks Kenner — the action figures in this line is modeled after the cartoon characters as it is based from the animated tv series of the same name. There are big movies today, but they explode for a few months and then the next thing comes along.
Star Wars collectibles are included here. It also included rare star wars toys collecting which concerns the collection of vintage star wars toys. Pictured below are all 6 versions in which Boba Fett can be found. Special thanks to Paul Kerton from for the use of his photos. Another all-white figure, except for a little darkness to the legs she cleaned up pretty well.