Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit) (ROTJ 1983-4)

Soooooo, we’ve got Leia in all her various outfits. We’ve got Han in several different costumes and in Carbonite. Luke’s got several different versions too. Who else could we make a different outfit for? Oh, I know, Klaatu! The most beloved character from ROTJ! How awesome and rad (this was the 80’s) is that?

In actuality, there are several different Klaatus (the name of the race) in ROTJ, so this really isn’t the same Klaatu, but some guy who worked as a skiff guard. He comes with a force pike that is actually a unique mold and not one of the pikes that comes with Skiff Guard Lando or Nikto. He was only released on an ROTJ card, which was probably enough, given his I’m-just-here-as-cannon-fodder-status. He is darn stylin’ in his beige jumpsuit though.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. You need something to feed your Sarlacc. Feed me Seymour!

2. Populate your Skiff with people you can throw off.

3. Are those Zubaz he’s wearing? He can come to my Superbowl party!

4. Get the other Klaatu and have a Klaatu civil ceremony.

5. One more figure to get blown up in your faithful recreation of the Sand Barge explosion.


Klaatu is a Kadas’sa’Nikto (the other “Klaatu” is really named Wooof) who was paying off a large gambling debt to Jabba. He basically worked as an indentured servant, mainly helping to repair skiffs. Like many in Jabba's palace, he had plans to off the big guy himself, but was beaten to the punch by Luke and the gang. Of course, he was killed by Luke on the deck of Jabba's sail barge before it blew up.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

INT-4 Interceptor (ESB)

You’ve got to love the mini-rigs. Even if you’ve seen every movie 30 times, you can still get a mini-rig and know you haven’t seen it in action. Besides the cheap cost, that was probably the best thing about the mini-rigs: you weren’t told or shown how to play with them ahead of time (i.e. the movies). It was all up to you. Now – down to the particulars of this vehicle.

The INT-4 (4 because, you know, they had to put a number in there) is short for “Interceptor.” What this is supposed to intercept is never made clear, but from the box you can guess it was to intercept Rebels on Hoth. Or Imperial Snowtroopers. Or AT-AT Drivers? And when you intercept them, what can you do with them? Only one guy can fit in the thing! Oh, who the hell knows. The INT-4 had a front swiveling laser cannon, an opening top-loading cockpit, and retractable wings. It also resembled the bastard offspring of a union between an AT-ST and a Cylon. The wings were “remote operated” because you pressed a button on it instead of moving each wing yourself. “Remote operated” – you gotta love it.

Why should you own this vehicle? Five reasons:

1. You’re not bound by rules of this vehicle does “this” or “that.” Do whatever the hell you want.

2. Cheap, and something for Snowtroopers to do.

3. Kind of looks like a Cylon Raider from Battlestar Galactica, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

4. Gun, moving wings. What’s not to like?

5. Doubles as a head for any one of a number of large robots in other toy lines.


The INT-4, according to Kenner, was for scouting out the Rebel base on Hoth. This seems unlikely given that the Probe Droid pretty much did this, but, whatever. Its only appearance in the SW Universe may be in the book, Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka, but this may be another type of INT vehicle.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Princess Leia Organa (in Combat Poncho) (ROTJ 1983-4)

I don’t know what changed from when this figure came out to when Luke Poncho came out, but it was enough to go from “combat” to “battle.” Maybe it’s a distinction in the Rebel forces – Leia’s more greenish poncho is stored in the COMBAT bin and Luke’s more brown one is in the BATTLE bin. Obviously, they did not call each other before loading on to the stolen imperial Shuttle.

Leia comes with the same blaster as the A-Wing Pilot, B-Wing Pilot, and AT-ST Driver, but molded in grey. Her helmet, unlike Luke’s, is removable, as well as the green poncho cinched to her waist with a utility belt. Maybe Leia needed that all-important removable helmet for her scene with Wicket.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Your one chance to start a Leia striptease.

2. This Leia blends in with your favorite planters.

3. The only Star Wars figure for Earth Day!

4. Yet another excuse for another Speeder Bike.

5. Man, no one wears a poncho better.


Her poncho is more for camouflage than “combat,” but Leia’s full backstory is here.

Sorry about the last few days...

...but I was called out of town and did not have internet access. I will resume

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Luke Skywalker (in Battle Poncho) (POTF 1985)

Seriously? “Battle Poncho?” This is, in all probability, the only time you will associate battles with ponchos. Han gets a cool trenchcoat on Endor, and Luke gets a effeminate battle poncho. It’s for camouflage, but who doesn’t want to look cool while trying to infiltrate a secret Imperial shield bunker?

BP Luke comes with the same pistol (molded in black) as Jedi Luke does, and a cloth poncho with a utility belt to cinch it. His helmet is not removable, but under the poncho is the same black outfit as the Jedi Luke figure (when I do the Jedi Luke posting I’ll retroactively link it here). Where is the frickin’ lightsaber? I mean, really, he cuts a speeder bike in half while it’s flying! BP Luke comes only on a POTF card.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. The only chance to get a Luke figure without a lightsaber. Wait. That’s no reason…

2. Your excuse to get another speeder bike.

3. Poncho fever – catch it!

4. The only Luke figure goofy enough to be seen in the Ewok Village.

5. POTF – rare, collect them all!


Well, Luke is obviously wearing this outfit for Endorflage, but his full backstory is on his original figure here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Darth Vader TIE Fighter (SW)

While it was cool to get another Imperial vehicle to fight against your X-Wing and Millennium Falcon, the Vader TIE (in my opinion) was kind of a cheap attempt to do this. Mainly, the only difference between it and the original TIE Fighter was the angled wings. In the movie, the Vader TIE was “filled out” so to speak, not just attached to the wings by the pylons like the other TIEs. Yet this is how the toy looks, and creates an unbalanced ship because of the wings. The only improvement over the original TIE was the coloration – Vader’s is much more accurate than the white ones.

Vader’s TIE had a sound effect like the original TIE did, and only came in a SW box (and an SW box with a “Collector Series” splash). The original box says “Darth Vader TIE Fighter,” and the re-issue says “Darth Vader TIE Fighter Vehicle.”

Why should you own this ship? Five reasons:

1. It makes Vader one bad ass mo - shut your mouth!

2. Practice your Death-Star-just-blew-up-and-I’m-in-an-out-of-control-spin maneuver.

3. Make your friends sick to death of hearing the phrase “I’ve got you now!”

4. The only TIE fighter that can jump to hyperspace. So long suckers!

5. The man in black needs his ride. Oooooh, yeeeaah.


Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 (as it is truly called) was developed by Santhe/Sienar Technologies specifically for Vader. It had a larger cockpit than a normal TIE, a hyperdrive, and could carry other weapons like missiles, as opposed to the lasers-only of regular TIE fighters.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Lando Calrissian General Pilot (POTF 1985)

Lando was always one for the glamour, so again, even in a different form, Lando has a cape. What makes cape-wearing acceptable in the Star Wars universe I’ll never know, but Lando can pull it off. After his “little maneuver” at the Battle of Taanab, Lando was given the rank of General in the Rebellion Navy, and thus a new Lando figure is born.

Lando keeps a cape, but it’s grey this time, and his now-side arm is a blaster similar to the one that came with Jedi Luke (which he Force-pulled off someone in Jabba’s entourage). General Lando only came on a POTF card, making him much rarer than any Lando before or since. The figure is failry accurate, except for the fact his shirt is brown in the movie, and on the figure it’s kind of grey-wanting-to-be-olive-drab.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Because, damn, Lando is a smooth operator.

2. Power of the Force fever – catch it. Own it.

3. It just ain’t an Ewok party without General Lando groovin’ it.

4. Finally, someone to pilot my Falcon besides the same old Han.

5. You’ve got to give him props for the cape.


Lando’s previous post is here, and has most of his info. His “maneuver at the Battle of Taanab” though, occurred five months after the end of the first movie. While in a cantina on Tanaab, news came of another raid by pirates. Lando boasted to the clientele that he could defeat the pirates single-handedly. He then took his ship, hid in the ice rings of one of the moons. When the pirates came close, he ejected a cargo-load full of electrified Connor nets, which disabled most of the ships. He then used his tractor beams to bash ice against the ships. He then rallied the Taanab’s to victory.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


The PDT, or Personnel Deployment Transport, was one of the five mini-rigs made during ESB (there were more during ROTJ). These were smaller vehicles that could be purchased more easily than most of the larger vehicles that were actually in the movies. A way to give kids more play without gouging their piggy banks.

The PDT had a couple swiveling small lasers, two open figure compartments that had opening doors anyway, and two swiveling side engines. The engines actually seem pretty oversized for the vehicle, but I’m no designer.

Why should you own this mini-rig? Five reasons:

1. Small, white, sporty – like a VW Bug without the payments.

2. The picture on the package – what, are they going to put the droids in and blow the thing up? What are they watching? What's the big deal? Is it FX-7's driving test?

3. Looks much like that alien assassin’s ship from “The Last Starfighter.” Given that that movie came out in 1984, I would suspect they got a little inspiration from this toy. I smell laaaaawsuit!

4. The ridiculousness of an open-cockpit ship on Hoth? C’mon, get it just for that!

5. A sweet ride.


Since it is white and pictured with Hoth figures, presumably this was used by the Rebellion at Echo Base. This is still conceivable since there is much of the base never shown on film, and the galaxy is a big place. It could, theoretically exist in the Star Wars universe, even if we've never seen it used.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bespin Security Guard (ESB 1980-2)

Finally, a brother can get some respect . Sure, there was another Bespin Security Guard, but this is, for lack of any other clarifier, the black guy. He comes with the same pistol that most of the characters on Bespin came with, and he came on an ESB and ROTJ card. The big difference between this figure’s packaging and the other Guard’s (other than the cast picture) is that this guy has a blue background for his name and figure. The white guy has an orange background. Odd, but there it is.

His left hand is molded in an odd position – apparently from the picture it is for putting his hand on the floating Han in carbonite. That, or petting a large Bespin Cloud poodle.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Equality – how many black people are there in Star Wars?

2. An army builder – you’ve got to get more than one, and in this case you can get black and white ones (unlike those racist all-white Stormtroopers).

3. The man who put the hand on Han.

4. The stylish navy blue with gold trim. A classic.

5. You need another Bespin dude for your poker club diorama.


Not much of a backstory, since there really wasn’t much of one created. I’ll refer you to my post on the previous guard.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Imperial Attack Base (ESB)

All your base are belong to us! The Imperial Attack Base is a nice little playset. You’ve got a bunker that can “blow up” real good, an ice bridge that can topple, pegs and moving bases for figures, and what looks like a Gatling-gun type blaster/laser rifle. It only came in an ESB box. The only thing is, this “Imperial” base is modeled after the Rebel Echo base and Hoth trench. The Imperials just stormed the place, they never set up a base. Oh, well – you were a kid, who cares?

Why should you own this frigid base? Five reasons:

1. Doubles as Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Okay, Clark’s, you Smallville fanatic.

2. Gun is a nice alternative to the Tri-Pod Laser.

3. Nothing like teaching kids trench warfare.

4. Practice your Rebel soldiers’ waving to overhead Snowspeeders. Wait, look out for that AT-AT…ah, too late.

5. Shows dirt like no other Star Wars playset. Go ahead, try playing outside with it.


While there was no Imperial Base on Hoth, this was slightly modeled after the trench that the Rebels had set up. Kind of makes you wonder why the Empire just didn’t deploy Imperial Hover Plows to take care of it.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

See-Threepio (C-3PO) with removable limbs (ESB 1980-2)

So Empire Strikes Back comes along and we all give a collective “Holy Sarspirilla!” when we see that Kenner managed to actually make a variation of C-3PO. R2 was a natural – he’s always got a new appendage popping out (don’t go there) and a third leg (I said, don’t go there), but C-3PO had jack. Blow him apart though, and you’ve got a new figure!

C-3PO with removable limbs came with a backpack to put his busted ass in, presumably to be carried by your Chewbacca figure. Once the removable limb feature came out, this was the only C-3PO produced, coming out on an ESB, ROTJ, and POTF card.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Packpack? Awesome! Plus it looks like a fishnet stocking!

2. I’ve been wanting to pull the limbs off that smug C-3PO for so long…

3. The head doesn’t come off? Son-of-a, well, I still get to pull the arms off.

4. The only thing that you can accessorize with your Chewbacca.

5. It wouldn’t be an 80’s childhood without some missing action figure limbs later.


C-3PO’s tale is as old as time. No. Not really. Check out his backstory from the early Threepio figure here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bossk (ESB 1980-2)

Do you remember that scene at the beginning of "Starman" where the alien is growing his clone body, and while in the infant stage it looks rather...alien? It kind of looks like Bossk. Not orange like Lady Marmalade here, but rather similarly mongoloid.

Bossk is yet another in our long line of bounty hunters, but you know what they say - "If you ain't Boba Fett, you don't have no lines." Bossk's big turn in the movies was standing rather still on the deck of a Super Star Destroyer while Darth Vader tasked him (and others) to hunt down Solo and the gang. Wait - he did have a line - he kind of hissed.

Bossk's head is actually a repainted alien mask from the Cantina scene, if you're wondering why it looks rather familiar. Throw on some scaly arms, a capri-pant flightsuit, and you've got yourself a bounty hunter! Bossk comes with a rifle that is held by the forward handle - a unique weapon for um, ah, a unique guy. The figure came in both ESB and ROTJ packaging.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Bounty hunter. 'Nuff said.

2. Anyone who actually hunts down Wookiees has some balls. Show him the love.

3. Tied with Jabba for ugliest mug in the Star Wars trilogy.

4. Stylish flight suit; elegant lines.

5. Looks a lot like Lord Voldemort minus the cloak.


Bossk is a Trandoshan, who when born, ate his hatchmates. Quite the beginning. He went on to hunt Wookiees for the Empire (and sport) become a bounty hunter, and lead the Bounty Hunter's Guild (while fractioning it). He clashed and worked with other bounty hunters from time to time, including Zuckuss and Boba Fett. His last appearance was in a jail on a space station being attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong (a later antagonizing race). No word on if he survived.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Worst Star Wars figure ever

The DVD of the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days has got be the worst vintage Star Wars figure EVER made. Many of the reasons are obvious, and should be clear to the trained Star Wars figure aficionado. The most glaring is that is has no Star Wars logo on the package – at all. I mean, seriously, who’s going to buy it when you don’t even put “Star Wars” on the package. Riiiiiiiip off!

Top TEN Reasons this is the Worst Vintage Star Wars Figure Ever:

1. The vintage line ran from 1978-1985. This was produced in 2003! And not by Kenner!

2. Only one point of articulation – the hinge.

3. Only accessory is a disc that is silvery on one side and has a picture on the other. No gun?!

4. Makes no reference to stars, wars, or space.

5. Requires a “DVD player” to use. Cannot start playing with right away.

6. Has little value even mint-in-package.

7. Kate Hudson is no Carrie Fisher.

8. Matthew McConaughey is no Chewbacca. Greedo?

9. There is no shooting with lasers or blasters.

10. No one uses the Force or lightsabers.

11. No one ever utters the phrase, “I have a bad feeling about this.”

12. The Droids appear in every one except this one.

13. This is the “Full Screen” version, so you can’t even see the Sand Person that Luke is talking about through his macrobinoculars like in the wide screen version.


Apparently, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days was rushed into production with no input from George Lucas, nor any collaboration with Hasbro on action figure tie-ins. John Williams, long time composer, was also not asked to join the project. No special effects were used – especially not from ILM – except to make McConaughey and Hudson seem less crazy than they are in real life. It also turns out that the creature Kate Hudson’s character buys is not a Kowakian lizard monkey, but is, in fact, a dog. A very ugly dog, but a dog nonetheless.

Monday, April 14, 2008

TIE Interceptor Vehicle (ROTJ)

What is cooler than the color-corrected TIE Fighter? A frickin’ TIE Interceptor beeyitch! The interceptor was first introduced in Return of the Jedi as an updated TIE Fighter. Not only is it faster, but like the X-Wing, it sports lasers on each wing tip. But get this – when you’re flying it around with your buddy who has an X-Wing you also have the two chin guns still! You have 6 lasers to his four! Of course, he can always counter with the proton torpedo launchers, since TIEs don’t have those.

All in all, the Interceptor is a much cooler looking TIE Fighter, with angled cross-cut panels, more guns, and a sleeker look. It also has the same button to press for electronic sounds as the original TIE. This puppy came out only in ROTJ packaging, and inexplicably shows a Stormtrooper piloting the thing rather than a TIE Pilot. Kenner, WTF?

Why should you get this vehicle? Five reasons:

1. So much cooler than your older brother’s TIE fighter. No, you can’t play with it Chet!

2. More guns!

3. Accurate coloring!

4. It just plain looks faster.

5. Lights up!


The TIE/IN starfighter, or TIE Interceptor, is a successor of the original TIE. Eventually the Empire would have replaced all their normal TIEs with these. Later, as the remnants of the Empire began to run out of people, shields would be added to preserve equipment and pilots.

The TIE/In was built by Sienar Fleet Systems under contract with the Empire. To improve on the TIE, they ramped up the engines, and put lasers on all four of the wing tips. They also removed the center panel to improve pilot visibility, and angled the wings to cut down on profile. The development of the TIE/In was the reason the Rebellion developed the comparably fast A-Wing fighter.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cloud Car Pilot (ESB 1980-82)

Let’s face it, if you didn’t have a Twin-Pod Cloud Car, you probably didn’t have a lot of use for this figure. If you did have a Car, you wanted two of this figure (frickin’ Twin). The figure is based on the pilot shown in the cockpit of the model used for the movie. A pilot was never actually shown in Cloud City. Go ahead and watch it again – I’ll wait here.

The Pilot came with the same blaster pistol as the TIE Pilot, so they must have the same wholesaler. He also came with…catch your breath…a commlink! Often mentioned but never accessorize until now! Whew! The figure came out on both ESB and ROTJ cards.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Gave you hope that you would own a cloud car some day.

2. Gave you hope that you would get another one just like it – “But Dad, the Car needs two Pilots!”

3. Only commlink ever made – at least in the vintage line.

4. Official Star Wars figure of the Tour de France.

5. Official Star Wars figure of accountants (the commlink looks just like a calculator – get it?).


There is no real backstory on the Car pilots, but since the Car was produced on Bespin for Bespin atmospheric use, it is presumable that the pilots were hired/recruited in Cloud City, trained, and sent out to patrol the City. For more info, check out the Twin-Pod Cloud Car entry.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Imperial Shuttle Vehicle (ROTJ)

Do you want an obnoxiously big Star Wars vehicle, but have just been wondering which one to get? Look no further, brother, it is here – the Imperial Shuttle! This thing, as far as Star Wars vehicles go, is massive. It can sit on retractable landing gear (except for the middle one which is a trigger to fold down the wings) with the wings up, or you can “fly” it with the wings down. Once the wings are down it looks like a bald eagle in flight – big.

It sports 2 double guns in front and rear, and 2 more double guns on the wings. The cockpit opens to seat two figures, and the cargo hatch can open to put more figures into. A landing ramp also can be extended from the cargo space for something like the Emperor’s grand entrance, like in ROTJ. It also makes electronic sounds for when you blast away at something – even though shots were never fired from this in the movie.

Why should you own this vehicle? Five reasons:

1. The thing is frickin’ huge! It’s a monster!

2. Recreate both Imperial scenes and Rebel ones.

3. The third landing gear that holds like a pistol grip is rather nifty.

4. Definitely a vehicle your little brother can’t lift up.

5. Best…cubicle…toy…ever. Too bad you don’t have room for a computer now.


The Lambda-class T-4a shuttle was built by Sienar Fleet Systems and Cygnus Spaceworks (one might have stolen designers from the other) and was a common utility craft in use in the Imperial military. It was used to ferry cargo and troops. It had a crew of six, and could carry 20 soldiers in the cargo bay or 80 tons of materials. For weapons it had 3 double blaster cannons (one in back) and 2 double laser cannons (mounted on the wings). Some Imperial officials (notably Vader and the Emperor) converted the cargo spaces for personal use. This is also notably the type of ship that ferried the Rebel soldiers that blew up the Endor shield generator.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Anakin Skywalker (POTF 1985)

This figure, like many before it, was first available from Kenner only as a mail-away. In the POTF line, however, it was put on a card with a coin. Anakin did not come with any accessories, because, well, it is a figure of a ghost. It really wouldn’t make sense to give him any accessories. This figure is one of only 15 figures that were only released on the POTF cards.

Why should you get this figure? Five reasons:

1. The only ghost you get to own from the vintage line.

2. Re-create his action-packed smiling! The slight nod to Luke!

3. Change the scene a little: Luke: “Oh, so you guys can appear here too? Well, thanks for all the help everywhere else you bastards!”

4. Another thing you can put in the Ewok Village – besides Ewoks!

5. Those stylish robes!


For the full backstory on Anakin, check out my previous Darth Vader posting. It is interesting though, since the last change in the “Special Editions,” Hayden Christensen has replaced the previous actor as the ghostly Anakin. This change essentially means that this figure never existed. However, soon before this final Special Edition, a figure 3-pack of the Force ghosts, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Yoda were put out in the 1990’s line.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

ISP-6 (Imperial Shuttle Pod) Vehicle (ROTJ)

The ISP is one of the many Mini-Rigs that Kenner produced both in the ESB (5 ) and ROTJ (4) releases. While none of them ever appeared in the films, they were a way for kids to get a vehicle cheaper than the larger ones, so they could still have a Star Wars vehicle to put a figure in. The ISP was basically a kind of dwarfinated version of the Imperial Shuttle, which was, well, pretty effin’ huge. The ISP had a one-man cockpit, two wing-mounted lasers, landing gear, and wings that could be put up or down. There was also kind of a heads-up display in the cockpit. According to the promotional material it was more of a shuttle between ships that could ferry Imperial troops. Well, it couldn’t ferry a lot of troops being a one-man vehicle.

Why should you own this vehicle? Five reasons:

1. Small, easy to fly (hold), and takes up little space.

2. Mini-rigs are perfect for your office cubicle - small and barely valuable enough to steal.

3. Pretend to have very Star Trek-like Star Wars episode where the shuttle crashes and something weird happens on the planet. Why was something always happening to those shuttles? And why did they always crash on a planet? Wouldn’t it have made more sense to be trapped in the endless void of space?

4. Have a Rebel take it for a joyride.

5. Like riding my T-16 and shooting wamp rats back home.

While maybe a couple of Mini-rigs were later worked into the Droids cartoons or Star Wars comics, this was not one of them. However, like all the Mini-rigs, it could be argued that this was used off-screen.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Leia (Hoth Outfit) (ESB 1980-82)

This is the first of Leia’s three wardrobe changes in ESB, and probably the warmest. Except you’d think she might wear a hat like most of the other personnel on the base. The figure comes in two variations, one with light brown hear and one with dark. She comes with the same gun that her original figure did – the one she shot a Stormtrooper with right before she was captured. She doesn’t actually fire a shot in ESB, but it would have been boring to package her without a gun.

Hoth Leia came in both ESB and ROTJ packaging, but her nameplate was changed to the full “Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)” with the ROTJ release.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. You need someone to run away screaming from mynocks.

2. Re-enact some of the character’s wimpiest moments!

3. You can play smoochy face with Bespin Han…if you like that sort of thing.

4. Goes great with your bowl full of vanilla ice cream recreation of Hoth. I’m sorry I used all the ice cream, Ma!

5. Collect all of Leia’s many hairdos!


Link to the original figure for the backstory.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A-Wing Pilot (POTF 1985)

While technically I already covered the A-Wing Pilot, that was from the Droids line. This one was actually produced first, although not by much of a margin. The A-Wing pilot came in a stylish dark green jumpsuit, with non-removable (like most figure in the vintage line) helmet. He came with a blaster pistol that was common to many of the other “pilots” and “drivers” in the POTF and ROTJ releases. Pictures of an actual pilot in the movie are pretty hard to come by, since they are really only seen in the cockpit. This might explain why the card shows a picture of the ship and not the pilot. This, however, is fairly common in the Kenner pilot and driver figures.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Cooler than the Droids release based on the cardback alone.

2. There weren’t too many POTF-only releases, so why not get them all?

3. For the love of the green.

4. Practice your hellish screaming as you ram you’re a-Wing into the control tower of a super star destroyer.

5. Holds out hope that you’ll actually get an A-Wing.


For the backstory I have linked to the previous A-Wing pilot posting here.