Not only was he a super chilled dude to deal with but he was also professional — not always qualities you encounter when dealing in vintage figures… I then met Stephen face to face for the first time at Celebration London and found he was just as cool in person as he was online. That made for a good mix of figures and often my Rebel Soldier and Rebel Commando would be drawn into battle if the super-scary Bib Fortuna on the other hand was less welcome! Mum suggested that to buy updated kit we might do a boot sale… I cleaned up, full body armour costs covered, childhood binned off….
It was already iconic when we were kids and it still is today, even though it really was an ubiquitous toy in the eighties. Besides the Darth Vader case, Kenner did release several other items, meant for carrying your action figures around or for stocking them safely whenever you were asked to clean up your room. It was first sold in in a brown mailer box through catalog retailers.
The toy line featured a variety of characters and vehicles from the film. However, the idea did interest Bernie Loomispresident of Kenner Productsthen a subsidiary of cereal maker General Millswho felt the Star Wars film had promise for manufacturing toys. Loomis later admitted that, while intrigued by the film before its release, he assumed Star Wars would be fleeting, and that Kenner did not consider the project a major investment.
For those fans who grew up on Star Wars since the late s, Kenner action figures have been part of our childhood. But 40 years later, things have changed. The Kenner action figures have become collector items with those in pristine condition fetching a high price. Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard, Disguise.
The vintage Star Wars action figures are dear childhood friends of many older fans. Even E. Needless to say, vintage action figures are still collected today on their original card and also in loose condition.
Ugh I just love Star Wars. The franchise has been a part of my life for so long I don't remember the first time I watched any of the original trilogy films. They were always just therein their VHS cases in a drawer under my TV, heavy scanlines at all the battle scenes because I'd rewound them and slow motioned my way through them so many times.
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Inno one knew what Star Wars would eventually become. But with a patience and good fortune, unopened year-old Star Wars toys now fetch eye-watering prices. While some of the prices listed are for the most exclusive pieces, Star Wars collecting is big business. Our first figure is a bit of an exception compared to others on this list because it was never actually available for sale.
We love our toys here, Junkies. We also love books and guides about toys. Now, I'll be completely honest, Mark's books are more than just a value guide or a price checker.