Star Wars Vintage Figures 

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.

Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Guide

 

The Checklist (incl. variations)

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

Boba Fett

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

Greedo

Hammerhead

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

Power Droid

Princess Leia Organa  12 back

Princess Leia Organa  20/21 back

R2-D2  12 back

R2-D2  20/21 back

R5-D4

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

Walrus Man

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

Droid Factory

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

Land Speeder  Collector's Series

Laser Pistol

Millenium Falcon

Patrol Dewback

Patrol Dewback  Collector's Series

Radio-Controlled R2-D2

Radio-Controlled R2-D2  w/ Adventure Obstacle

Sonic-Controlled Land Speeder E: JC

Three Position Laser Rifle

X-wing Fighter

MULTI PACKS

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.

The Star Wars Vintage Figures Gallery

The Original 12 Vintage Figures

The Additional 9 Vintage Figures in Wave 2

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