It is generally accepted that Star Wars Vintage Figures cover all the figures released from the first three movies and the Special Edition line by Kenner.
These figures have been heavily collected either on their original cards or loose.
In fact, they have been so heavily collected that even the slightous variation on a figure or its backing card can make a difference in its price.
One of the main variations, particularly with the first 12 figures, is that Kenner continued to produce them for many years only changing the title or logo on the backing to the relevant movie.
In Europe the figures were also released on "Tri-logo" backing cards, with the logo in three Languages.
This means that most of these figures were available on 4-5 different packages.
Then, of course, there are the usual run of the mill kind of variations such as changes in hair colour, clothing or the figures themselves.
The original card backs are commonly known as "12 backs" because the back of the cards featured images of the original 12 figures released.
The original series was released later and extended to 21 figures, feturing the original 12 plus 9 additional figures, on "21 Back" cards.
This second release also featured the corrected Han Solo head and the single telescoping lightsabres rather than the original double telescoping lightsabres on the original figures.
These 12 back cards are also the hardest to find and therefore the most valuable, even without the figure!
Then there are also the regional card variations, Palitoy for the UK and General Mills in Germany.
Two other sought after variations from the first series of figures are the Vinyl Caped Jawa and the Big Head Han Solo figure.
Ben(Obi-Wan) Kenobi gray hair, 12 back
Ben(Obi-Wan) Kenobi gray hair, 20/21 back
Ben(Obi-Wan) Kenobi white hair, 12 back
Ben(Obi-Wan) Kenobi white hair, 20/21 back
C-3PO 12 back
C-3PO 20/21 back
Chewbacca "Early Bird"- Green Crossbow
Chewbacca 12 back
Chewbacca 20/21 back
Darth Vader 12 back
Darth Vader 20/21 back
Death Squad commander 12 back
Death Squad commander 20/21 back
Death Star Droid
Han Solo large head, 12 back
Han Solo large head,20/21 back
Han Solo small head, 12 back
Jawa 12 back
Jawa 20/21 back
Jawa w/ plastic cape
Luke Skywalker double telescoping lightsaber
Luke Skywalker blond hair, 12 back
Luke Skywalker blond hair, 20/21 back
Luke Skywalker brown hair, 12 back
Luke Skywalker early bird, double telescoping lightsaber
Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
Princess Leia Organa 12 back
Princess Leia Organa 20/21 back
R2-D2 12 back
R2-D2 20/21 back
Sand People Tusken Raider 12 back
Sand People Tusken Raider 20/21 back
Snaggletooth, carded only released in Europe
Snaggletooth blue clothes, loose only-came in "Cantina Adventure Set"
Stormtrooper 12 back
Stormtrooper 20/21 back
VEHICLES and ACCESSORIES
Action Display Stand mail in
Cantina Adventure Set w/ Greedo, Hammerhead & Snaggletooth Sears exclusive
Collector's Case vinyl
Creature Cantina Action Playset
Darth Vader TIE Fighter
Darth Vader TIE Fighter Collector's Edition
Darth Vader TIE Fighter w/ Battle Scene
Death Star Space Edition
Early Bird Package
Early Bird Package w/ 4 original figures
Imperial TIE Fighter
Imperial Troop Transporter
Jawa Sandcrawler radio-controlled
Land of the Jawas Playset
Land Speeder Collector's Series
Patrol Dewback Collector's Series
Radio-Controlled R2-D2 w/ Adventure Obstacle
Sonic-Controlled Land Speeder E: JC
Three Position Laser Rifle
ANDROID SET C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca
CREATURE SET Hammerhead, walrus Man, Greedo
DROID SET R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid
HERO SET X-Wing Pilot, Luke Skywalker,
Ben Obi-Wan, Kenobi & Han Solo
HERO SET Han, Leia, Ben Kenobi
VILLAIN SET 2 Sand People, Boba Fett, Snaggletooth
VILLAIN SET Darth Vader, Stormtrooper,
Death Squad Cmdr.