Star Wars Collectables – Past, Present and Future – Rare items – A look through some collectibles from the Star Wars movies I’ve gathered over the years. Including some you may never have seen before like star wars rice krispies for example.
Rare Star Wars’ Figures to keep an eye out for include…
► FX-7 Medical Droid Collectibles
Featuring very briefly in “The Empire Strikes Back,” the FX-7 medical droid is a sought-after figure. An original 1980 version of the toy from the British manufacturer Palitoy retailed for an extraordinary value, increasing demand for this figure.
► Blue Snaggletooth Collectables
With only a black-and-white headshot photo of Snaggletooth to go on, Kenner effectively made-up what it thought the character looked like, giving the alien human proportions and a costume comprising a blue suit. The movie version is half the height and dressed in red. This error makes the original Blue Snaggletooth a rare find.
► Han Solo with a Blaster Collectibles
As one of the original 12-back figures released in 1978, Han Solo comes with a blaster. The early versions of the smuggler have two variations: one with a small head and a later release with a much larger head, both of which are collector’s items.
► Yak Face Collectibles
As the last “Star Wars” figure to go into production before the line’s cancellation in 1985, Yak Face never retailed in the United States. Rather than destroying all the stock, Kenner distributed the figures to Europe, Australia, and Asia to recoup some of its financial loss, making Yak Face a sought after find in the U.S.
► Luke Skywalker with a Double-Telescoping Lightsaber
The first Luke Skywalker figure has a double-telescoping lightsaber, but later versions come with a one-piece retractable version. As one of the original four Early Bird figures released, along with Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and R2D2, the figure was in production for longer than the similar Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi versions and therefore, not quite as rare.
► Boba Fett Collectables
A rocket-firing prototype of Boba Fett was a promotional mail-away offer in 1979 before making an appearance in the second “Star Wars” movie, “The Empire Strikes Back.” Production of the toy halted because the detachable rocket was a choking hazard to children. The next release of Boba Fett was on a “Star Wars” backing card rather than one from “The Empire Strikes Back.” This is one of just three figures to include original artwork rather than a movie still.
► Vinyl Cape Jawa Collectibles
Jawa is the last of the original 12 “Star Wars” figures from 1978 and the original version comes with a vinyl cape. Kenner changed this to a sewn cloth robe to look more like the character in the movie, making the original vinyl cape Jawas extremely rare and collectible.
► Vlix Collectables
Vlix never actually appeared in the movies, but was a villain in the cartoon spin-off, “Star Wars: Droids.” Kenner had already begun production before the cancellation of the animated series after 13 episodes. Glasslite, who held the rights to the “Droids” figures, had Vlix’s mold and retailed the figures before the cancellation.
► Obi-Wan Kenobi with a Double-Telescoping Lightsaber Collectables
The first Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes with a lightsaber that opens up in two parts. Not only did this weapon prove difficult to manufacture, but it was easy to break, so production of this lightsaber stopped and switched to a single-piece version, making the original figure a rare find.
► Darth Vader with a Double-Telescoping Lightsaber
When Kenner released the “Star Wars” Early Bird set of action figures in 1978, a double-telescoping lightsaber came with the Darth Vader figure to mimic his weapon in the movies. Kenner soon changed this to a single piece, rather than a telescoping item, making this Darth Vader the rarest and most collectible action figure.
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