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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.

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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 lightsabers 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


  • 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


  • 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.

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