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The 50 Best &#;Star Wars&#; Toys of All Time, Ranked

In the mids, Lucasfilm was working on a little-known sci-fi space opera and in search of a manufacturer to make toys based on its characters. Mattel passed, as did Mego. Every other major toy company in the country followed suit. Finally, Kenner, a small enterprise from Cincinnati whose biggest toy to date was the Easy Bake Oven, rolled the dice and introduced the world to Star Wars toys.

The result was, to put it mildly, revolutionary. Not only did Kenner’s new collection create a paradigm shift in how toys were collected, but it changed the way toys were created and sold to kids. Before Star Wars, inch dolls like GI Joe reigned supreme. Kenner was the first to sell inch action figures and the first to create vehicles and expansive play sets to go with them. Recognizing they screwed up by passing on the franchise, it didn’t take long for other toy companies to follow Kenner’s lead: GI Joe shrunk to scale. Mattel launched Masters of the Universe — a medieval sci-fi franchise — to compete. Everyone was trying to catch up to Star Wars, and they still are.

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For 40 years, Star Wars toys have served as the gateway to fans’ obsession with the franchise. Whether it was an original Han Solo action figure, a replica lightsaber, an interactive Hoth playset, or a inch Obi-Wan doll, if you were born during or after the s, you played with Star Wars toys. It’s possible you still do. You may even collect them.

And while Hasbro bought (and closed) Kenner in , the Star Wars toy empire continues to dominate. Other manufacturers ⏤ from Sphero to Sideshow Collectibles to Master Replicas ⏤ have jumped into the market and expanded the breadth of toys ⏤ creating drones, droids, and role play gear that kids in the s could never have dreamed would exist.

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But which of those thousands of Star Wars toys sold over the past four decades are the best or coolest, the most collectible, valuable, rare, or innovative? Sure, everybody’s got their personal childhood favorites, but we wanted to take into consideration all of those factors to figure out the 50 best Star Wars toys of all time.

Luckily, we had some help. Mark Bellomo is a Star Wars toy expert. In addition to his personal collection of 65, toys, which includes every Kenner Star Wars creation, Bellomo is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Vintage ‘Star Wars’ Action Figures. The man knows his stuff.

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Also along for the ride is Jordan Hembrough, a dedicated toy collector who had his own show on the Travel Channel, The Toy Hunter. Today, Hembrough runs Hollywood Heroes, a store where you can buy and sell vintage toys, and he is a frequent contributor on Good Morning America. Together with Rebel Scum, an archival website dedicated to every singleStar Wars toy ever released, we came up with the 50 greatest Star Wars toys of all time.

Best Star Wars Toys

Early Bird Certificate

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
The very first Star Wars toy made by Kenner wasn’t even a toy. The manufacturer had no toys ready by Christmas , so they devised the Early Bird Certificate. 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. “That goes to show you what a phenomenon this was,” says Bellomo. “Think about it: It’s a cardboard backdrop with the characters printed on it. Kenner was scrambling to make a product and kids were happy with it!” If it’s in mint condition, the Early Bird package can sell for thousands today.

Commander Jorg Sacul (George Lucas)

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie: Expanded Universe
Of course, there’s a George Lucas figure. And, of course, his character (which is just his last name spelled backward) comes with an Expanded Universe backstory, which sees him as an amazing storyteller and pilot. Considering how George went on to sell his franchise to Disney, he probably would have made a better Imperial character.

Carbonite Han Solo

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
Only Han Solo could be frozen as a living statue and then still come back to save the day. This Hasbro recreation of the Kenner original offered a step-up in detail, and let kids snap in the Han action figure to the back of his Carbonite casing.

Poe Dameron Role Play Helmet

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Force Awakens
Not only does this helmet play flight sounds to make it feel like you’re flying in Poe’s X-wing, but it also features a built-in microphone so you can talk to BB-8 (sold separately). Even cooler? The droid will answer you.

Chewbacca Electronic Mask

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Force Awakens
It’s hard to believe that a middle-aged mom could turn an already awesome Star Wars toy into a sensation, but it happened. Hembrough says that it if wasn’t for Chewbacca Mom, this toy would have gone unnoticed. “This is a fun piece but it really would have flown under the radar had it not been for the famous video,” he says. “While these role-playing toys have been around for some time, it really took a social media phenomenon help drive sales to record-breaking heights.”

Best Star Wars Toys

Land Speeder

Manufacturer: Fisher-Price
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Why did it take so log to create a life-sized, ridable Star Wars vehicle? Who knows. But Fisher Price’s first attempt at recreating a rideable Star Wars vehicle is a home run. A faithful recreation of Luke’s Tatooine ride in toddler-form is made strictly for kids under age 7-years-old. Before you get any ideas, it has a pound weight capacity.

Droid Factory

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie: N/A
How exactly do Jawas spend their days? Other than selling robots off to Luke and his Uncle at the beginning of A New Hope. This interactive playset offers a clue. Not featured in any film, it lets kids play Jawa and build droids piece by piece on an assembly line.

Jumbo inch Kenner Toys

Manufacturer: Gentle Giant
Year Released:
Movie: Various
“In , California-based Gentle Giant capitalized on the vintage toy craze by scanning old 3-D toys and turning them into modern, high-end collectibles,” says Hembrough. “Essentially, the company took the vintage Kenner Star Wars figures from the s and ’s and reproduced them in inch scale. They were an instant hit with collectors, who gobbled them up at a rapid pace. Adding to the overall allure of the vintage look and feel of the figure, Gentle Giant also faithfully reproduced the classic Kenner packaging.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Instead of adding an easy-to-lose light saber with each action figure, Kenner decided to equip the original Kenobi and Vader with a telescoping saber that slid out of the right arm. Those figures today, if in working condition or sealed in package, is a top-dollar collectible.

Death Squad Commander

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
This nameless Commander is not all that amazing, honestly. It’s a fairly accurate representation of the countless umbrella-helmeted men you see in the background on Empire ships. More importantly, though, it’s a symbol of the fervor that fuels Star Wars fans to want every single on-screen person in the films in action-figure form. That completist mindset is what makes the Star Wars obsession what it is today, and this nameless worker defines that beautiful fixation.

Best Star Wars Toys

Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Force Awakens
A staple toy of the Star Wars franchise, these collapsible lightsabers simulate every sight and sound from the films. Better still, they’re perfectly playable so kids can bash them together in an epic dual.

Presto Magix Transfers: Return of the Jedi

Manufacturer: Presto Magix
Year Released: Circa
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi
These rub-on transfer sets let kids create their own Star Wars scenes. By simply rubbing a pencil on the translucent paper, the stickers would transfer onto a larger picture of a movie scene, like the Sarlac Pit or Jabba’s Palace. These Magix Transfers were actually a big deal in the 80s, and it served as an inexpensive alternative to shelling out for a toy playset. Seriously, watch this old Presto Magix Return of the Jedi commercial and you’ll see what we mean ⏤ it’s sublime.

General Grievous

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Revenge of the Sith
The less said about the Star Wars prequels, the better. But visually speaking, the films gave us two incredible-looking villains in Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace, and the first robot-wielding lightsaber master, Grievous. His figure even comes with a cape to hold his lightsabers ⏤ a high-level detail that most cosplayers overlook.

Darth Vader Voice Changing Mask

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Revenge of the Sith
Voice-changing masks are a regular fixture in the toy aisles, but it started with Darth Vader. Back in , before the release of Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro created a massive helmet that played Vader’s heavy breathing and film quotes. It also spoke almost any word you said in the voice of James Earl Jones ⏤ including curse words. It was dream come true for many adults.

Yak Face

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
Don’t remember this character? He only appeared in Return of the Jedi for a brief moment. Released by Kenner in , Yak Face was never distributed in the United States. And because of the overall rarity of the figure, not only is it highly sought-after by collectors but mint figures sell for thousands of dollars on the secondary market. Best part, his real name isn’t even Yak Face — it’s just a nickname adopted by fans.

Best Star Wars Toys

Han Solo’s Laser Pistol

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released: Circa s
Movie:A New Hope
It’s one thing to pretend to be Han Solo with an action figure, but this Kenner blaster, or “Laser Pistol” as they called it, let you become Han. An all black blaster with sounds, a “secret button” (which just made more sounds), and a view-finder lens, it was a lightsaber replica before lightsaber replicas were a collector’s obsession. In , Nerf remade the blaster in orange and blue, proving yet again that some hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.

The Emperor’s Royal Guard

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
Another anomaly in terms of popularity, the Royal Guards are a cult favorite despite having little more than a brief scene walking with the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. In fact, the original Kenner figure still fetches big bucks, but the details added by Hasbro in took it up a notch. Plus, it’s just a cool contrast to the all-white stormtroopers.

Stormtrooper Luke

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Kenner didn’t invent the formula for reusing toy parts to create new toys, but they definitely used it to their advantage. Stormtrooper Luke is simply a Luke head on a trooper body. It’s an insanely easy recipe to capitalize on a memorable moment of the film. When Hasbro recreated the figure for their Black Series 6-inch tall line in , they finally made Luke just a tad bit shorter than the average Stormtrooper.

Speeder Bike

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
Star Wars has a knack for showcasing incredible spaceships, but land-based vehicles were virtually nonexistent outside of Luke’s Speeder from A New Hope. That is, until the incredible Speeder Bikes from Return of the Jedi. These thin, hyper-fast bikes not only gave us a new type of Stormtrooper, but they also came with fresh sounds and thrills. Not to mention, a display stand that allows you to put the vehicle and the Scout Trooper into dramatic incline poses.

Tauntaun Playset

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
This playset comes with Hoth Han, Luke, Leia, and your standard Chewie. But the best play feature is how the Tauntaun has a pocket in his belly inside which you can stuff Luke to keep him warm. That sort of movie accuracy is what kids and toy collectors live for.

Best Star Wars Toys

Death Star Space Station Playset

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
“This toy was the alpha and omega for me as a kid,” says Bellomo. “It had all these levels, a turret station, the swinging ropes for Luke and Leia, an elevator, the trash compactor — playability was the name of the game.” Remarkably, however, the playset was still lacking details. “Kenner wanted to accurately translate the fun with the technology they had,” continues Bellomo. “Even though that trash compactor looks nothing like the one in the film.” It’s bright orange and it closed with a twist screw. But hey, it worked for kids!

R5-D4

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Say hello to Star War’s biggest loser. R5-D4 is the ultimate underdog, the droid who malfunctioned early in A New Hope leading Uncle Owen and Luke to choose R2-D2 instead. If this briefly seen droid had a decent working motivator, he could have changed the entire Star Wars landscape.

Anakin to Darth Vader

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Revenge of the Sith
Can you think of another figure that has a metamorphosis as the primary action feature? While toy companies typically sell Bruce Wayne and Batman as two different toys, this Hasbro figure lets you easily transform whiny Anakin right into the menacing Sith Overlord.

Star Wars Micro Collection

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie: The Original Trilogy
Because inch toys weren’t small enough, Kenner expanded their Star Wars license to a mini-verse of toys. Standing around 1-inch tall, these die-cast figurines and interactive vehicles ultimately failed, but they are remembered fondly by fans. The Micro collection was Kenner’s jump into a toy collector market, one where enthusiasts looked at their toys instead of smashing them around in the yard.

40th Anniversary Darth Vader

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Quite possibly Hasbro’s best Darth Vader figure ever, this 6-inch collectible was made last year specifically for the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The figure has no action features — no removable helmet or hands — just a detailed, brand new sculpt of the Sith Lord from A New Hope. It even includes an overlooked touch of silver on the helmet’s cheeks and browned eyes, which is how he appeared in the original film. In addition to a lightsaber, Vader also comes with a replica of the original Kenner Early Birth Gift Certificate.

Best Star Wars Toys

Rey Forces of Destiny

Manufacturer:Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie: Expanded Universe
Forces of Destiny is a YouTube animated Disney series that focuses on the women of Star Wars. These highly detailed (and posable) figures are based on the distinct animated style represented in the show. Rey’s deluxe set comes with BB-8, her companion on the animated series.

Biggs Darklighter

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
In , Hasbro released Biggs based on his brief appearance in Rogue Orange gear towards the end of A New Hope, where he’s a casualty of war. But Hasbro likes to go deep and please the hardcore fans which is why, in , they released a figure based on character’s deleted scenes from the same film. Turns out, Lando wasn’t the only guy with a mustache who liked to wear capes in a far away galaxy.

Master Replica Lightsabers

Manufacturer: Master Replicas
Year Released:
Movie:Star Wars
From to , Master Replicas made high-end lightsabers that were exact-scale reproductions as those used in the films, and they’re still sought after today by collectors. “The company also produced true reproductions of blasters from the Star Wars films as well,” Hembrough says. “In fact, when the company shut down in , it had some interesting projects still on the table including a Tuskin Raider Gaffe Stick and Chewbacca’s Crossbow.”

Han Solo Hoth Outfit

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
The whole debate over what color is Han’s jacket starts here. Apparently, it has always been brown (whatever), but Kenner didn’t get the memo when they released the figure in a blue coat. Thankfully, Hasbro released the figure years later in both brown and blue variants, and world peace has been restored.

Lando Calrissian

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
Hands down, the most accurate portrayal of Lando Calrissian in any action figure ever made. Equipped with a cape, a communicator, blaster, this is the Lando that you know and love. And it truly belongs among the clouds.

Best Star Wars Toys

Imperial Troop Transport Vehicle

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie: N/A
Star Wars toys are based on the characters and vehicles from the franchise’s films and cartoons, but could a toy cross over and become a canon character? “This troop transport vehicle wasn’t in the movies,” Bellomo says. But it was such a memorable toy that it was eventually canonized in Star Wars Rebels.” Not only that, but Hasbro eventually made a bigger and more detailed version.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie: Expanded Universe
Hasbro has always made figures based on characters outside of the Star Wars films, including novels, video games, and comic books. Thrawn, a character from a novel, was popular enough to get an action figure in By , however, he ceased to exist. “Thrawn’s an interesting character,” says Bellomo, “because when Disney acquired Star Wars, they said the Expanded Universe stuff was no longer canon. That meant characters like Han and Leia’s other kids [Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo — not Kylo Ren], which there were also action figures of, no longer existed either.” Thrawn was reintroduced in within Star Wars Rebels and remains an action figure favorite, showing how a beloved character can overcome, well, being erased from history.

R2-D2

Manufacturer: Sphero
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
With a retractable leg and all the lights and sounds from his nine film appearances, Sphero’s version of R2-D2 is the most accurate ever made. Not only that, it’s controlled by a smartphone and can interact with the company’s other droid companion, BB

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Year Released:
Movie: Expanded Universe
This Obi-Wan figure was dreamed up by the folks at Sideshow Collectibles, the high-end toy company. They imagined what the Jedi master was like during his years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Best yet, he’s armed with a slew of new weapons including a modified Tusken rifle.

Boba Fett’s Slave One

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
A remake of the original Kenner model from the s, this Hasbro version is bigger and comes with more goodies. There were firing cannons, a detention cell, and, of course, Han Solo frozen in Carbonite.

Best Star Wars Toys

Dagobah Playset

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
It’s unfair to turn an entire planet into a small playset, but in the case of Kenner’s Dagobah, it worked! It featured Yoda’s final home, a tree stump in a swamp, and allowed kids to recreate Luke’s Jedi training (complete with backpack). Not only that, but the swamp, which was a pit of foam cubes, actually “swallowed” figures or a tiny X-wing fighter. “While writing my book, I learned that the playset had a hidden feature that I had overlooked as a kid,” recalls Mark Bellomo. “It was noted in the instruction manual. You can separate the tree trunk to make it a more expansive play set.”

Han Solo

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
What this Han figure lacks in scruffy details, it made up in imagination. Its face sculpt was so vague that every child could just imagine themselves as the sly smuggler.

Jabba the Hutt

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
An abomination of a grotesque super snail, Jabba the Hutt is the gangster, crime lord, slave monger everybody loves to hate. This action figure comes with Salacious Crumb (his laughing muppet lackey), throne, and yes, a smoking bowl.

Yoda

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
Yoda’s first figure was as mysterious as his original appearance in Empire: cryptic, weird, and a little crazy. The Jedi master’s first accessories were a cane and an orange reptile. Questions you have?

Propel R/C Drones

Manufacturer: Propel
Year Released:
Movie: Original Trilogy
These beautifully-crafted R/C drones are detailed mini-vehicles based on three iconic Star Wars flyers: Speederbike, X-Wing, and Vader’s TIE Fighter. Also, the Millenium Falcon. Best part, they have laser-tag like capabilities so up to 16 ships can engage in an epic galactic dogfight.

Best Star Wars Toys

Princess Leia Oragana: The Black Series

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
After decades of making inch tall figures (with a few attempts here and there at larger toys), Hasbro finally dedicated an entire line to standard 6-inch tall toys. Figures from The Black Series are highly regarded as the best in Star Wars history. And the best of the best? Princess Leia Organa, of course. In stunning detail, she’s wearing a simple white dress (that nails her first appearance) and comes with two blasters.

9. BB-8

Manufacturer: Sphero
Year Released:
Movie:The Force Awakens
This hot seller for the holidays from not only introduced a new generation to BB-8, but it also served as one of the most innovative toys in recent memory. The toy, which is controlled via a smartphone app, moves exactly like the droid in the movies. “What many people don’t know is that the company that manufactured the technology for the robot was actually funded in part by Disney,” says Hembrough. “The media giant invested $, in Sphero Corp to help further development. Which is why the toy faithfully captures all the fun and nuances of its movie counterpart.”

8. Darth Vader TIE Fighter Vehicle

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
It’s the only vehicle officially owned and operated by Darth Vader, and that alone makes it worthy of being one of the best. Outside of Imperial ships, TIE fighters define the bad guys in Star Wars, and the fact that Vader has his own ship and gets out on the front line makes him not only a good leader, but a team player too.

7. Kyberlight Lightsaber

Manufacturer: Kyberlight
Year Released:
Movie: Various
These nearly indestructible high-end lightsabers from Kyberlight are designed for real fighting and they come with a lifetime guarantee to prove it. They also feature a fully customizable hilt, light up in 20 different colors, and boast “flash on clash” sound effects thanks to an internal circuit board and stereo speaker. Short of walking on the set of the movie, it doesn’t get any more real than these.

6. Jabba’s Rancor Pit Playset

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
The Black Series toy recreates the iconic Rancor scene from Jedi. It includes Luke, Slave Leia, Jabba, a guard, and the Rancor itself, and the figure-scale ratio between them is dramatic. As an added treat, the set comes with C-3PO ⏤ and his limbs, head, and chest are all detachable.

Best Star Wars Toys

5. Ewok Village Playset

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:Return of the Jedi
Say whatever you want about the Ewoks, Kenner created one sick playset for those walking teddy bears. From Threepio’s deity chair, to the trees having action features (one’s a hut, the other is an escape passageway), to the additional 20 accessories, there’s nothing lame about the home of the cute little furries.

4. “Farm Boy” Luke Skywalker

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
While the first figures released by Kenner in the late s ⏤ also known as “the 12 back” because they were the first 12 on the back of the original packaging ⏤ might have sparked a boom in action figure collecting, but they weren’t the best toys ever made. Which is probably what made them so great. “Those toys were not accurate representations of the heroes at all,” Bellomo says. “Luke Skywalker looked absolutely nothing like Mark Hamill. The same for Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. That lack of accuracy allowed kids to project themselves on the figure. [Kenner] captured the romantic essence of the character and nothing else. So the kids can play with the toy and say, that’s me.”

3. AT-AT

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
In , Hasbro created the Legacy Collection, which recreated nearly the entire classic Kenner line from the s but with never before seen accuracy. And this AT-AT was by far the best of the line. It’s so big it comes with a carrying handle! It opens up at the top ⏤ where Stormtroopers control the vehicle ⏤ and at the bottom where you could Luke dangle from a string. “It was beautiful,” says Bellomo. “It had a sound system and a removable speeder bike. I have two of them.”

2. Millennium Falcon

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year Released:
Movie:A New Hope
Also known as the BMF, or Big Millennium Falcon, this playset is highly regarded as the best Star Wars vehicle in plastic. It comes with Han and Chewie, canon stations (the same ones Luke and Finn operated), landing gear, and a light-up chessboard with removable chess pieces ⏤ yes, the same chessboard where Threepio and R2 learn how to let the Wookie win. It’s all accessed thanks to a removable top that reveals the inside of the ship as seen in the movies. Even better, “it was twice the size of the original, with much more detail and space,” says Bellomo. “It’s just beautiful. It’s one of the crowning achievements in Star Wars toys.”

1. Boba Fett

Manufacturer: Kenner
Year Released:
Movie:The Empire Strikes Back
The cult of Boba Fett starts right here. Originally a mail-away figure (where kids had to send proof of purchases of other figures in order to get this one sent to them), Boba Fett is the most controversial figure in Star Wars Kenner history. This is due to a common misconception. “He was never ever, ever, released to the general public in any capacity with the rocket firing backpack,” says Bellomo. “If you have a friend who said, ‘Yeah, I had the Boba Fett with the rocket’ — no, that’s impossible. That did not happen.”

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As it turns out, Kenner was originally going to release the bounty hunter with a rocket-firing backpack, says Bellomo. Safety concerns, however, led to the company’s decision to glue the backpack and rocket in place on the figure. Still, the mystery of the silent but deadly bounty hunter ⏤ and the elusiveness of his toy ⏤ created a cult following. “He was that iconic man with no name type character in the film,” says Bellomo. “The mystique of the character was exacerbated because of the mail-away nature. He felt exclusive.”

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A Grinch-type species of hunter aliens, Duloks first appeared in the animated series Ewoks, which lasted just two seasons. They've never been seen in any live-action Star Wars film. Price at last look: About $ 

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Kenner Star Wars special exclusive android action figure 3-pack

An extremely rare and discontinued Target exclusive, this "Android Set" includes Chewbacca, who would be very upset at being called a droid. Price at last look: About $

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vintage Return of the Jedi Imperial commander action figure

The nameless horde of doomed midlevel officers that formed the backbone of the Empire are immortalized in this vintage figure. Price at last look: About $

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Darth Vader vintage large action figure

Another of the second wave of Kenner large action figures, this Vader towers over large R2, as it should be. Price at last look: About $

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Star Wars Return of the Jedi Chewbacca figure

The original Wookiee, accept no substitutes, as depicted during the fight to take down the second Death Star. Price at last look: About $

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Kenner Vintage Star Wars Return of the Jedi speeder bike

If you shelled out for the vintage Imperial Biker Scout, you basically have to pay for the baddie to have something to ride. After all, what good is a Biker Scout without a bike? Price at last look: About $

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Snaggletooth action figure

While Snaggletooth was one of aliens glimpsed in the Mos Eisley cantina, Kenner's rare "Blue Snaggletooth" figure depicts a version of an alien of that species named "Zutmore" who briefly appeared in the "Star Wars Holiday Special." Obviously. Price at last look: About $, unpackaged.

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Yoda the Jedi Master game

The first waves of Star Wars merchandise weren't all action figures and vehicles. You could also play this board game, which was basically a slightly more complex Candy Land, only with Yoda. Watch out for those Jedi Trials! Price at last look: Around $

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Cloud City pilot figure

The Cloud City pilot flew the twin-pod fighter that escorted the Millennium Falcon to land in the giant city floating above Bespin. While the figure was released to coincide with Return of the Jedi, Cloud City doesn't actually appear in that film -- it's from 's The Empire Strikes Back, of course. Price at last look: About $

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Lumat the Ewok figure

Another rare figure from Kenner's mids line, Lumat typifies the push to turn even the most marginal, minor figure in the Star Wars galaxy into merchandising gold. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage Return of the Jedi Yoda

Long before Baby Yoda charmed social media, there was actual Yoda. This original figure, made by the long-gone British toy company Palitoy, has similar wide eyes, but is a lot harder to find. Price at last look: About $

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vintage Destroy Death Star board game

One of the first Star Wars board games ever released, the battery-powered Destroy Death Star lets you command a flight of X-wings in their mission to… you know, destroy the Death Star. Price at last look: About $

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8-Inch Jawa figure

At 8 inches tall, this rare figure, depicting one of the hooded scavengers on Tatooine, isn't much taller than the actual Jawas from A New Hope. It comes with a hooded cloak and laser rifle, not that you'll ever take it out of the package. Price at last look: About $  

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Star Wars droids Kea Moll figure

Droids was a short-lived Star Wars animated series in , and counted Rebel Alliance fighter Kea Moll as a main character. The figure was part of the next wave of post-trilogy merchandising, and was rare enough to become a collector's item. Price at last look: About $

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Empire Strikes Back snowspeeder

Ready to take on the whole Empire by yourself? Then you need this vintage Empire Strikes Back Rebel snowspeeder. Just don't sit in the back seat. Price at last look: About $

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Hasbro Early Bird certificate package, including figures

In , Kenner was so swamped by the success of their Star Wars figures that it couldn't make them fast enough. So for the holidays, it sold an empty box, called the "Early Bird Package" that included mail-in certificates for four classic figures. In , Hasbro reissued a limited run of the "Early Bird package," and they're very rare. 

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Star Wars rebel vehicle maintenance energizer

If you ever wanted to own an original version of the, uh, thing that X-wings plug into to charge, here's your chance. Chewbacca does not come with it. Price at last look: About $

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Power of the Force Warok figure

Power of the Force was Kenner's attempt to keep Star Wars merchandise mania going without any new Star Wars films by packaging second-tier characters along with rare collector's items. The line didn't do well, making mint figures like this one extremely valuable. Price at last look: About $

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Return of the Jedi Gamorrean Guard

Those ugly green guys guarding Jabba the Hutt's palace were known as "Gamorrean guards." They are not to be confused with the character "Gamora" from Guardians of the Galaxy, or the giant fire-breathing turtle "Gamera" – though oddly enough, all three are green. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage Star Wars Return of the Jedi Han Solo in trench coat

What Kenner calls a "trench coat" really looks more like a camouflage bathrobe – for when you need to take down an energy shield and still feel like it's the weekend. Price at last look: About $

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Empire Strikes Back rebel base on Hoth

Relive the Rebels' desperate race for time with this Hoth base playset. Or just grab a Styrofoam container and make one yourself. Price at last look: About $

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As the lull between A New Hope and Empire forced toy makers to source more obscure characters, so too did the lull between Empire and Return of the Jedi. Unless you just really like that one scene where Luke hangs upside down in an ice cave. Price at last look: About $

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Return of the Jedi Klaatu figure

You don't remember Klaatu from his brief Return of the Jedi role as "Skiff Guard Who Laughs and Then Gets Blown Up?" Here's your chance to brush up. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage disguised Return of the Jedi Lando Calrissian

You can rescue Luke from Jabba's palace over and over with your vintage Lando-disguised-as-skiff-guard figure. Price at last look: About $

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Lego Millennium Falcon

Lego only began making licensed Star Wars sets in This Millennium Falcon is probably the rarest major set, and at the time, had the most bricks of any Lego set in history, at nearly 5, Price at last look: About $3,

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Star Wars Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker

A vintage Kenner figure of Luke dressed like he's about to wreck Jabba's palace. No whining about power converters, just black-clad menace. Price at last look: About $ 

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Orange snake Yoda figure

Remember that part in The Empire Strikes Back when Yoda dangled a giant orange snake around his little shoulders? No? Kenner actually made two versions of this figure, one with a brown snake and one with an orange one. Price at last look: About $

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Weequay Return of the Jedi action figure

Another of the various races guarding Jabba's Palace, the tough, leathery Weequays show up in a variety of Star Wars films and series, including all three prequels. But don't hold that against them. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage Return of the Jedi Darth Vader

Your British kid with the Palitoy Yoda would need someone for him to battle, so it's a good thing you can get a Palitoy Vader, too. Sadly, his lightsaber looks more like a large baton than a sword. Price at last look: About $

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Power of the Force Emperor Palpatine

Back when Return of the Jedi came out, the Emperor didn't actually have a name. But he did have a nifty collectible coin, and a staff. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage Power of the Force Jawa

Yet another version of the diminutive desert scavengers, this one includes a rare collector's coin. Price at last look: About $

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Produced in the lull between the first two films of the Original Trilogy, the Power Droid is basically a walking battery. At this point, Kenner *really* needed a new movie to come out. Price at last look: About $

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A rare original piece of Star Wars merch, this was one of many Star Wars puzzles to come. Price at last look: About $

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Teebo Return of the Jedi vintage action figure

Another rare Ewok figure from the original run of Return of the Jedi toys. Teebo was the Ewok scout who blew the horn to signal his fellow Ewoks to attack the Empire. Price at last look: About $

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Vintage Star Wars Return of the Jedi Imperial biker scout

When kids in the '80s played Star Wars, the one kid that nobody liked got stuck being the Imperial biker who couldn't beat the Ewoks and was known for flying straight into trees. Price at last look: About $

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The Empire Strikes Back hand-signed vintage poster

A rare, first-edition Empire Strikes Back poster signed by much of the movie's cast – though not the leads. Comes with a letter of authenticity and framing mounts. Price at last look: About $7,

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Star Wars "Chrome Perspectives" Triple Autograph Card

Star Wars Chrome Perspectives Triple Autograph Card: Fisher, Ford, Hamill: This is a unique autograph card with the signatures of the three leads from the original trilogy. Price at last look: About $20, 

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US Star Wars-themed action figures

The Star Wars"Early Bird Certificate" toy line from a Kennercatalog

The Kenner toy company produced a line of Star Warsaction figures based on characters in the original Star Wars movie trilogy. Over unique action figures were produced and sold from to , during which time more than &#;million Star Wars action figures were sold.

Kenner began producing new Star Wars action figures in

History[edit]

The license for Star Wars action figures was offered in to the Mego Corporation, which was the leading company in action figures in the s. Mego refused the offer and the license was subsequently picked up by Kenner, a division of General Mills Fun Group.[1]

Star Wars () was the first film to successfully market toys based on the movie. In fact, they were so successful that George Lucas independently used the funds to finance the next two movie chapters, The Empire Strikes Back () and Return of the Jedi ().[2]

Although the original Star Wars film had been released in May , Kenner was unprepared for the unprecedented response to the film and the high demand for toys, mainly due to George Lucas's unwillingness to provide character/vehicle designs for fear his creations would be plagiarized by movie/tv competitors. Unable to build sufficient stock in time for the lucrative Christmas market, they instead sold an "Early Bird Certificate Package" which included a certificate which could be mailed to Kenner and redeemed for four Star Wars action figures.[3][4] The first four figures to be distributed were Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2.[5] The box also contains a diorama display stand, some stickers, and a Star Wars fan club membership card.[6][7][8]

By the time the action figures were offered for direct sale in shops, the range had been augmented with a further eight figures—C-3PO, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Jawa, Sand People, and Death Squad Commander—bringing the total number of figures in the initial release to twelve. These were supplemented later in with a number of vehicle and playset accessories, as well as the J.C. Penney exclusive Sonic controlled landspeeder and the Sears exclusive Cantina adventure playset which introduced four new figures.[9][10]

The four figures that were first brought out in the Sears Cantina set were released for individual sale with a further four figures later in , bringing the total number of figures to Demand for the action figures and accessories was such that Kenner continued to have difficulty fulfilling demand. Shortages of the toys in the lead up to Christmas led some to claim that Kenner was deliberately manipulating the market.[11] Sales of Kenner's Star Wars range in reached 40 million units, accounting for a revenue of $ million.[12]

In the anticipation of the release of the sequel movie The Empire Strikes Back, Kenner offered its first mail-in promotion, in which four proof of purchases could be redeemed for a new action figure, Boba Fett. This figure was originally intended to feature a backpack with a firing missile, but this was abandoned due to safety concerns.[13] Similar mail-in promotions were periodically offered through to

Sales in again topped $ million.[12] Kenner continued to introduce waves of action figures from the sequels and in , the year following the release of the movie Return of the Jedi, the range totaled 79 unique character designs (not including the retired versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO).

In , the figure range was renamed Power of the Force in which a further 15 figures were released. Two further ranges of Star Wars action figures were also released, based on the animated series, Star Wars: Droids and Star Wars: Ewoks. The Droids range comprised 12 figures (two of which were identical to figures from the main Star Wars line) and the Ewoks line comprised six figures.

By mid, the demand for Star Wars merchandise had slowed and Kenner discontinued production of its action figures. However, Kenner would produce the new line of Star Wars toys which began in [14]

Description[edit]

The Star Wars action figures are plastic, usually smaller than four inches (10&#;cm), and are typically poseable at five points on their bodies, but there are many differences and unique qualities in the individual figures that depart from these norms. Kenner's Star Wars action figures were produced along with vehicles and playsets based on the Star Wars movies.

The majority of figures were packaged individually attached to "cardbacks" in a plastic blister.

List of Kenner Star Wars action figures[edit]

Main article: List of Kenner Star Wars action figures

Figure variations[edit]

Variations exist for most of the different figures. These can range from major resculpts and differences in accessories supplied with the figures, to differences in paint detailing, for instance in hair color, or differences in sculpting materials. Some variations command higher prices in the collector market due to relative scarcity.[6]

During the Empire Strikes Back run, the R2-D2 figure was altered to include an extendable "sensorscope." Similarly, C-3PO was resculpted with removable limbs. In , R2-D2 was again altered to feature a pop-up lightsaber. Both the removable limb C-3PO and pop-up lightsaber R2-D2 were offered with alternate paint detailing in the Droids range.

The lightsaber-wielding characters originally featured a double-telescoping saber mechanism. This was changed to a single-telescoping mechanism early in As the Luke Skywalker figure was part of the Early Bird promotion, proportionately more of these were released with the double-telescoping mechanism, while double telescoping Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi and Darth Vader figures are comparatively more rare and sought-after.[6]

The Sears exclusive Cantina adventure playset contains four action figures. The Snaggletooth figure initially included wears a blue outfit with silver disco style boots, and is about the same size as the Luke and Han figures. Upon George Lucas's request, this "Blue Snaggletooth" was subsequently corrected to represent the character as actually featured in the movie; and a resculpted shorter, barefoot, red-outfitted figure was released. Only the corrected "Red Snaggletooth" was released on blistered cardbacks, which made the "Blue Snaggletooth" more scarce and sought after by collectors.

Early Han Solo figures have a somewhat diminutive head sculpt. This was later replaced by a larger sculpt.

Early Jawa figures were released with a vinyl cape similar to that of Obi-Wan Kenobi. This was later changed to a fabric cloak.

Cardback variations[edit]

From the period through to mid, figures sold individually in stores were issued on cardbacks that corresponded to the most current movie, with figures being sold on cardbacks with Star Wars designs through to , then on Empire Strikes Back cards through to , followed by Return of the Jedi cards and Power of the Force cards in

As the number of figures in the range increased, the cardback design would be altered accordingly. Thus the earliest figures released for direct sale in shops were issued on a cardback, the rear of which illustrated the then full range of 12 figures, known as a back. The back was supplanted by the back, and subsequently by the back, the back, the back, the back, the back, the back, the back, the back, the back, the back and the back.

Variations exist for each of the cardback fronts. These range from differences in promotional offer stickers applied to the card to differences in the photograph illustrating the character. Similarly variations exist for all of the cardback rear designs with the exceptions of the back and back designs that were only available in a single version.

As of [update], there are 57 different cardback front-rear combinations recognized.[15] This does not include figures released through overseas companies or the Droids or Ewoks ranges.

Non-US licenses[edit]

Star Wars figures were offered for sale in a number of countries outside of the US. These were usually sold through other companies, many of which were also subsidiaries of General Mills.

In the UK, the Star Wars license was held by Palitoy, which imported the figures and packaged them in the UK on Palitoy branded cardbacks. Analogous arrangements were in place in Spain with the company PBP/Poch, in France with Meccano, in the Benelux countries with Clipper, in Germany with Parker, in Italy with Harbert and in Scandinavia with Brio/Playmix.[16]

In Japan, the line was first controlled by the company Takara, then by Popy and finally by Tsukuda. [17] The licence was acquired in Australia by Toltoys, while in Mexico it was held by Lili Ledy[18] and in Brazil by Glasslite.

In certain cases, figures produced by the non-US licensed companies are substantially different from those sold by Kenner. Takara, for example, sold resculpted versions of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and C-3PO. Lili Ledy used different paint detailing and different fabric accessories. Glasslite figures were molded using slightly different, glossier plastic and used different paint detailing. The Glasslite Droids range was also notable in that it included a character "Vlix" that had not been issued in other countries. The Vlix figure was prototyped for the Kenner line but never made it past the stage of being mocked up on a card.[19]

Towards the end of the Star Wars figure run, figures for the European market were issued on trilogo cardbacks, so-called as the cardback front had three logos in English, French, and Spanish. The cardback rear was a unique design showing 70 characters. Trilogos are in somewhat greater demand amongst collectors due to overstock having been bought by the US company Kay Bee. The character "Yak Face" that had only previously been issued in Canada and Australia was also available on the Trilogo card.[20]

Reproductions[edit]

As the figures were intended as and generally used as toys, accessories such as weapons and cloaks were often lost or stickers were damaged. Once a collectors' market had been established, some collectors started replacing accessories with reproduction items. Such items are considered undesirable amongst collectors in some countries, particularly where figure variations centering on differences in accessories has led to a price premium, such as with the double telescoping lightsabers or the vinyl-caped Jawa.[21]

Some hard to obtain figures have also been reproduced, often with the aim of passing them off as original, authentic figures. Notable examples include the rocket firing Boba Fett prototype and unpainted prototypes of regular figures.[22][23]

Bootlegs[edit]

While officially licensed figures were produced in many countries, others had no official means of distribution. Taking advantage of consumer demand for the toys, manufacturers in some countries released unlicensed, bootleg figures. These vary in materials, casting method and in quality. For example, some of the figures produced by the manufacturer Uzay in Turkey, are of a high standard and were often cast in unconventional colors with little regard to authenticity.[24] The quirkiness of these figures with their often bizarre psychedelic cardbacks have led to demand from collectors and they frequently demand a high price premium.[25]

Legacy[edit]

A renewed interest in Star Wars was apparent by the mids, due to a rerelease of the trilogy on laserdisc and VHS and in anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars Special Edition.[26] Kenner, which had been bought by Tonka in and subsequently by Hasbro in , took advantage of this and, in , released a new line of Star Wars action figures, again under the logo Power of the Force. These figures were easily distinguishable from the vintage range due to the new figures being sculpted in more "heroic" style, with larger muscles, and are known to collectors as Power of the Force 2. The Power of the Force 2 figures continued to be branded as Kenner until , when they were rebranded as Hasbro. Hasbro continues to market Star Wars action figures to the present day.

Kenner's success with the Star Wars line motivated creators of other action-adventure movies to market their own action figure lines.[27]

In popular culture[edit]

In the horror film Poltergeist, two children are shown playing with Star Wars action figures. Later that year, the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial also featured Star Wars action figures, which are included in a scene in which Elliot is introducing E.T. to objects in his everyday life. In the Star Warsparody filmSpaceballs, Rick Moranis' character Dark Helmet is seen playing with action figures which represent characters within the Spaceballs film (including himself), a reference to the popularity of Star Wars action figures.

In the episode of The Simpsons, "Lisa's Rival," Ralph Wiggum wins a diorama contest with a diorama made up of re-packaged Star Wars action figures. His collection includes Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Chewbacca. Ralph says "I bent my Wookiee" when he falls on his figure of Chewbacca.

A collection of Star Wars figures is seen during the end credits of the film Argo.

Star Wars action figures are the subject of a direct-to-video documentary film, Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys.

Star Wars action figures and toys were the subject of episode one of the Netflix documentary The Toys That Made Us.

In season three of the HBO series True Detective set in the s, police find evidence that includes Star Wars action figures.

A episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars features a group of three aliens wearing outfits matching original Kenner toys.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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You’ll find a packed weapons locker, a carbonite freezing chamber and Baby Yoda’s hiding place inside, plus seventeen different panels you can remove to see inside the ship, show off damage, or pretend like a band of Jawas have stripped it down for parts — not counting the engines, main guns, and landing gear, which also all come off.

There’s also a detachable escape pod big enough to hold Mando, a hidden rear cannon, and two folding cargo ramps. You won’t need to find your own crew, either: The Mandalorian comes with his signature weapons, a full set of Beskar armor and a cloth cape, and it looks like The Child will have a blanket, bone broth bowl and a fully chromed-out hoverpram.

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Star Wars Vehicles

 

Land Speeder

The original and quite a classic!

 

X-Wing Fighter

Complete with working buzzer sound, light and push-button pop-up wings.

 

 

Tie Fighter

Complete with working buzzer sound, light and push-button pop-off wings.

Millennium Falcon Spaceship

Another vintage classic, the Millennium Falcon comes with a jedi training ball (lost often), battle-alert sound, chess table, hidden compartment, radar dish, operating turret and more.  Kenner nailed this one. 

 

 

 

Darth Vader Fighter

Complete with working buzzer sound, light and push-button pop-off wings.

 

 

Radio Controlled Jawa Sandcrawler

A rare gem, this fantastic toy is radion controlled to delivery robots to your doorstep.

 

 

Sonic Controlled Land Speeder

Another rare vehicle - this version of the land speeder is radion controlled!

 

 

Imperial Troop Transporter

Push buttons on top make this play sounds right from the movie.  Stay tuned, you will see this again farther down.

 

 

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The Empire Strikes Back Vehicles

 

"Battle Damaged" X-Wing Fighter

Just like the original but this time with decals for battle damage!

 

 

Darth Vader's Star Destroyer

An overlooked gem, this playset is really great and features a meditation chamber for Darth!

 

 

 

 

At-At Walker

One of the best toys Kenner released, the At-At has moving, light-up chin guns.  Awesome!

 

 

Rebel Armored Snowspeeder

 

Twin-Pod Cloud Car

Sorry, had to include it. 

 

Imperial Cruiser

Look familiar?  It should!  Essentially Kenner copied the Imperial Troop Transport, took out the sound function and resold it.  Greatness. 

 

Slave I

Another Kenner masterpiece, the Slave I was awesome.  I remember being jealous of a kid down the street for getting this (and I didnt it). 
Complete with frozen Han!

 

 

The Millenium Falcon (ESB Box)

 

Mini-Rigs

Produced in the thousands yet not very popular, these toys are small, cheap and not very fun.  Translation = they can be found easily today quite cheap.  Included in the Empire release were the INT-4, MLC-3, MTV-7, PDT-8, Radar Laser Cannon and Tripod Laser Cannon

 

 

Rebel Transport

Looking like a big flying cacoon, this doubles as a storage case.

 

Scout Walker

Has a nice push button walking feature.

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The Return of the Jedi Vehicles

"Battle Damaged" Tie Fighter

Like the X-wing, this one is similar to the original except it is blue and shows sign of the Imperial struggle. 

 

 

B-Wing Fighter

 

The Millenium Falcon (ROJ Box)

 

Scout Walker (ROJ Box)

 

Speeder Bike

Press a button and this spring-operated craft explodes!

 

ISP-6

More mini-rig lameness.  Sorry.  The Return of the jedi brought us the ISP-6, Vehicle Maintenance Energizer, AST-5, Endor Forest Ranger, CAP-2 and Desert Sail Skiff.

 

 

Tie Interceptor

 

Y-Wing Fighter

A great toy, this one came with a little bomb that is often lost.

 

Ewok Assault Catapult

 

Ewok Combat Glider

Bombs away! 

 

Imperial Shuttle

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The Power of the Force Vehicles

Kenner also released a few vehicles in the Power of the Force line.  Namely the rare, and quite fantastic, Tatooine Skiff and the Ewok Battle Wagon.

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Droids Vehicles

In support of the relatively unpopular (and unknown) Droids line, Kenner releasesed the ATL Interceptor, A-Wing Fighter and Side Gunner.

 

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The rarest Star Wars collectibles this side of the galaxy

Check out all the exorbitantly expensive, strange, and out-there Star Wars collectibles this side of Tattooine.

Do you fancy yourself a Star Wars collector? Think you&#;ve seen everything the entire galaxy has to offer, and then some? Let us be the first to tell you that, unless you&#;re sinking thousands or even a million or so into your collection each year, there are likely plenty of pieces you don&#;t have, or possibly even know about.

We&#;re talking rare comics, chrome-plated LEGO minifigs, and action figures with small heads. These are the Star Wars goodies you&#;re looking for. At least if you have, say, tons of cash burning a hole in your pocket. It&#;s time to do some interstellar window shopping as we wade through some of the rarest Star Wars toys and collectibles you can buy right now.

LEGO Chrome-Plated C-3PO

LEGO Chrome C3PO Minifig

LEGO Chrome-Plated C-3PO minifig. Photo: eBay/brickohaulic

The title gives it all away. This is a LEGO chrome-plated C-3PO minifig that debuted as part of Star Wars&#; 30th anniversary in There were only 10, released, which came with certain playlets. It&#;s been extremely difficult to come across one in its original sealed bag, but you can grab this pricy figure outside of the bag all day for upward of $ or more.

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Lego Millennium Falcon

LEGO Millennium Falcon

LEGO Millennium Falcon. Photo: eBay/horseracingstuff

Why is this particular LEGO kit so rare and collectible when there are so many building sets? It&#;s gotten rarer over the years. It originally debuted in and boasts over pieces. It can be yours for a cool $ if you feel the need to build your own scruffy-looking nerf herder&#;s ship.

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Jawa with Vinyl Cape

Star Wars Jawa

Star Wars Jawa. Photo: eBay/tbss4

Have you ever seen a Jawa with a vinyl cape? Probably not, but there are figures out there with just that. As the last of a toy line from Kenner in the &#;70s, this version of the figure wasn&#;t exactly popular with buyers. Its vinyl cape was eventually replaced with a cloth one, which cut down on the price. But since there were so few made, getting your own can run you nearly 3,

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Small Head Han Solo

Star Wars Small Head Han Solo

Star Wars Small Head Han Solo. Photo: eBay/collectorcantina

Everyone says Han Solo has a big head, but as you can see here, that isn&#;t true. We joke, as it&#;s his ego that&#;s big. But with this figure, he&#;s got the opposite problem: a tiny head. Just look at how small it is! Don&#;t laugh, though. This &#;70s figure has a smaller head than its figure brethren, and that&#;s why to take one home you&#;ll need to pony up around $

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Marvel Comics Star Wars #1 (35 Cent Variant)

Star Wars Comic Cent Variant

Star Wars Comic Cent Variant. Photo: eBay/amazing_heroes

This Star Wars comic is already rare on its own, since it&#;s hard enough to find a mint version of a comic of anything, let alone Star Wars. What makes this one such a doozy that it&#;ll sell for around $5, is that it has the &#;35 cent&#; markings on it, which means it was only available in certain areas. Marvel Comics had been testing a price increase for a short period of time, and thus only some issues came with this emblazoned on it.

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Special Action Figure Sets &#; Bespin

Special Action Figure Sets - Bespin

Special Action Figure Sets &#; Bespin. Photo: eBay/85iroc88montess

This Special Action Figure Set is part of a special multipack that debuted in There were several variations, including the Bespin Set. These three figures are still quite rare, and if you want to have your own Han Solo in his Bespin outfit, an Ugnaught, or Lobot, you&#;ll be set back a whopping $5,

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Double Telescoping Luke Skywalker

Double Telescoping Luke Skywalker

Double Telescoping Luke Skywalker. Photo: eBay/germanr2d2

Kenner originally released a series of figures, including Luke Skywalker, with &#;double-telescoping&#; lightsabers. This means the lightsabers attached to the figures could slide out of the tube they were in, with a thinner part that made the saber&#;s extension. It wasn&#;t sturdy, but these variations became expensive quickly since the design was soon changed. If you want your own Luke, good luck, as you&#;ll have to spend about $1, for a figure.

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Vlix Action Figure

Vlix Action Figure

Vlix Action Figure. Photo: eBay/csachsa-lt9cwhvl

The animated Droids series had a line of figures based on the short-lived show. Vlix was one of them, and he happened to be one of the rarest figures to come from the &#;80s show. It was only released in Brazil, and if you want to get your hands on one now, be prepared to let go of, oh, the price of a new car: $44,

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Kenner Darth Vader Action Figure

Kenner Darth Vader Action Figure. Photo: eBay/semperficomics

This classic Kenner Darth Vader figure may be from , but it&#;s near-mint condition and housed in a collector&#;s box. This one is part of the &#;back&#; series, in its original packaging. That means you&#;re going to have to cobble together a few months&#; worth of rent and then some if you want to add it to your collection: $4,, to be exact.

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Yak Face Figure

Yak Face Figure

Yak Face Figure. Photo: eBay/scards

Yak Face may be unrecognizable to anyone who isn&#;t a diehard fan. But this Yarkoran showed up for a few moments in Return of the Jedi, and thus was considered for figure fodder. This toy line was swiftly shut down due to low sales, but if you can find one in great condition, you could be looking at a pretty ridiculous sum to the tune of $14, to add it to y our collection.

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Luk&#; Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Luk&#; Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Luk&#; Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit). Photo: eBay/vintagestarwarsnc

Luke is obviously an ubiquitous figure in the Star Wars universe, but this Jedi Knight version of his figure is not. Released in , it comes with a fun cape that can come wit and without a snap. Some included a Blue Lightsaber and some included a Green Lightsaber. You can get a sewn cape and Green Lightsaber figure for about $1, A bargain?

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Chrome Perspectives Autographed Darth Vader Card

Chrome Perspectives Autographed Darth Vader Card

Chrome Perspectives Autographed Darth Vader Card. Photo: eBay/niner

This part of the Chrome Perspectives card set is a unique Darth Vader card signed by David Prowse himself, who portrayed the Sith Lord. There aren&#;t many that still exist, so if you&#;re a fan of Vader&#;s original actor (who passed away recently), you can pocket this card for about $1,

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Mail Away Boba Fett Figure

Mail Away Boba Fett Figure

Mail Away Boba Fett Figure. Photo: strongstorages

Some of the first Star Wars figures to exist were those that you needed to send cash through the mail for with &#;proof of purchase&#; seals. Kenner even had a program called the &#;Early Bird Kit&#; that let people preorder figures. One such figure was Boba Fett, who came packaged in a plastic sleeve. One can be yours for about $1,

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Cloud City Playset

Cloud City Playset

Cloud City Playset Photo: eBay/artladder

One of the most intriguing locations in the Star Wars universe is undoubtedly Cloud City. This classic playset from Sears came with Lando Calrissian, cardboard backgrounds, and several other figures to make it easier to pretend you&#;re exploring the iconic location. It&#;s relatively cheap in the realm of rare Star Wars collectibles, so you can pick it up for about $

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Star Wars Symphonic Suite Poster Printer&#;s Proof

Star Wars Symphonic Suite Poster Printer's Proof

Star Wars Symphonic Suite Poster Printer&#;s Proof. Photo: eBay/mrs.miniver

There were some pretty elaborate posters made to celebrate John Williams&#; Star Wars Symphonic Suite. Of course, before they went to the printers&#; they needed to be proofed. You can take home an original proof for, well, $70, It&#;s up to you to judge if that&#;s worth it or not!

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Sealed Star Wars ESB AT-AT

Sealed Star Wars ESB AT-AT

Sealed Star Wars ESB AT-AT. Photo: eBay/franchise52

Ever wanted to drive your own AT-AT? This classic Empire Strikes Back toy playlet from can help you accomplish that dream. This is a fresh collector&#;s piece that&#;s never been displayed or removed from its wrapping. There have only been six of this same toy grand since , and you&#;re getting a premium figure here, especially if you can keep yourself from opening it. Should be easy, especially as it goes for $4,

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Star Wars 1oz Gold T Wing Starfighter

Star Wars 1oz Gold T Wing Starfighter Coin

Star Wars 1oz Gold T Wing Starfighter Coin. Photo: eBay/toppsbidder

In the market for a very expensive coin? We&#;ve got just the thing. This is a one-of-a-kind Star Wars 1oz Gold T Wing Starfighter Coin, one of only 50 in the world. It&#;s the highest-graded version you&#;ll find online, and it&#;s completely uncirculated. It&#;ll run you a pretty penny, though: $25, Suppose it makes sense that you&#;re paying a ton of coin for, well, a coin.

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R2-D2 Lunchbox Prototype

R2-D2 Lunchbox Prototype

R2-D2 Lunchbox Prototype. Photo: eBay/lunchboxnelly

Plenty of Star Wars fans have carried a fun lunch box to match their favorite space movie series. But you&#;ve probably never seen this vintage R2-D2 lunchbox prototype. Only six were ever made. You can add one to your collection too, for a very reasonable $15, Who needs a down payment on a house when they can carry around this kind of swag?

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3-Position Laser Rifle with Box

3-Position Laser Rifle with Box

3-Position Laser Rifle with Box. Photo: eBay/lasboer

This Clipper 3-Position Laser Rifle is in great condition, and it even comes with a brand new box. It&#;s unpunched, too, and looks essentially like it did when it first came out. As long as you don&#;t unbox it for some shootouts, you&#;ll be in possession of a fantastic collectible. It can be yours for a cool $7,

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Kenner Sealed TIE Fighter

Kenner Sealed TIE Fighter

Kenner Sealed TIE Fighter. Photo: eBay/pokerphenoms

Kenner released this TIE Fighter toy in the &#;80s, and it&#;s remained extremely rare. This particular version is in excellent condition with its original box and packaging. The toy itself has a bit of discoloration from storage, but it&#;s still going to cost you due to its massively rare status: a whopping $15,

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Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package

Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package

Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package. Photo: eBay/www.billygalaxy.com

When Star Wars first hit theaters, the toy line wasn&#;t quite ready just yet. Sensing a massive demand, toymaker Kenner started a system where you could go purchase the toys at the store, then get a certificate to redeem them when they were ready. This is a complete, sealed set of all the Early Bird Certificate Figures you could get back then. It&#;s a truly impressive set piece, but it&#;ll also cost you: $13,

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