Aug 03, 2017 subscribe now and watch all our videos featuring vintage and retro toys from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The blue snaggletooth figure was only available in the cantina adventure playset a sears exclusive in 1979. Kenner released more than 100 action figures in their star wars range between 1977 and 1985. In this article, ill shed some light on the main variations of kenner. Star wars basic series released in 1977 by kenner with laser rifle. We are constantly updating our inventory with new products from across the superhero universe and beyond, including statues and busts, live action role play. It was also one of the great marketing coups in the history of toy retailing. Finding kenners unreleased largesize star wars action figures the vintage vault. All of the figures on this page are vintage kenner star wars from 19771985 as noted with the figure. Introducing star wars the black series and vintage collection of premium action figures. Kenner star wars 19771985 loose kenner action figures. The original vintage star wars action figures line comprised of 21 basic figures from luke skywalker to boba fett, on 12card backs and 20card backs, as they were released in two waves with 12 in the initial wave and another 8 released later.
Collecting canadian packaged star wars figures can be a frustrating yet rewarding experience. Over 100 unique action figures were produced and sold from 1978 to 1985, during which time over 300 million star wars action figures were sold. The story of star wars toys this documentary gives fans and collectors an excellent look into the world of toy collecting and the cultural impact its had. Guide to the star wars us kenner 12 backs variations. From 1978 to 1985 when only the first few films had been released, toy company kenner made action figures based on the original star wars trilogy characters. Download our star wars checklist and add your toys manually. In 80s and 90s, styles and designs of action figures widen. This guide is meant to serve as a basic introduction to star wars vintage collecting. Superb photos, thorough description of figurine and card variants, strict classification system including price guide. Alongside this we are also able to produce bespoke designs upon request. You will receive one printed hardcover copy of universe expanded, a 9 x 6 96page book devoted to the 1998 kenner star wars expanded universe subline of action figures and vehicles and one hardcover copy of empire of shadows, a 48page hardcover covering the kenner 1996 shadows of the empire action figures and vehicles.
While the value of the kenner star wars action figures varies widely based on the condition of the piece and the character it represents, some of the figures have sold for large amounts in the past. These kenner star wars collectibles are among the most soughtafter star wars memorabilia on ebay, both for their quality and their nostalgia. The top vintage star wars action figures fromkenner. Welcome to the vintage canadian carded star wars figure archive. Find a complete list of star wars action figures, play sets, vehicles, accessories and more since 1995. Journey into the unknown with star wars action figures and toys from. Dec 10, 2014 an iconic star wars toy, the imperial troop transport, returns to shelves and screens. Luke skywalker with double telescoping lightsaber, princess leia, r2d2 and chewbacca with green crossbow. The kenner toy company produced a line of star wars action figures based on characters in the.
Figures sealed in the original kenner baggie usually bring a higher value, and in this case, would be considered mint in package aka mint in bag. Back in 1977, twelve characters were immortalized by kenner as the first star wars action figures ever. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Another good figure to round out the 11 star wars figures released. Star wars power of the force ii kenner action figure checklist the galaxy, a place of many species and many evils. But did you know that in 1977 the star wars license was offered to mego, who were at the time probably the best known company for producing action figures and were commonly referred to as the worlds greatest action figure company. Luke skywalker is one of the figures with the most amount of. With success of star wars action figures many movie studios stared licensing movie characters to be made as action figures. The team works tirelessly to cover every aspect of star wars collecting in an effort to leave no fan behind. Return of the jedi collections royal guards toy catalog 1983. Mego refused the offer and the license was subsequently picked up by kenner, a subsidiary of general mills. Kenner also released action figures based the star wars. The return of the jedi collection certainly has its proper variations, but not as many as the previous waves. Kenners star wars toys, made in cincinnati, allowed kids to play in a galaxy far, far away.
Figure is very clean, has good joints, and cold blast punch and pulsing freeze guns power action works. The action figure archive later edition by sansweet, stephen j. Mego lost its share of the market in 1976 when the rights for manufacturing star wars action figures and toys went to kenner. Kenner star wars catalogs if for some odd reason you grew up in the 70s and didnt have star wars action figures, chances are you knew someone who did. Action figure history the beginning action figure fury. Below is a picture of a carded 1978 stormtrooper, one of the first 12 star wars 3. Over 100 unique action figures were produced and sold from 1978 to 1985, during which time more than 300 million star wars action figures were sold kenner began producing new star wars action figures in 1995. Only available in the original sneak peek 4 figure package that also had the double telescoping lightsabers. The table below takes information as given on the cards with which each action figure debuted. May 04, 2017 kenner also released action figures based the star wars. Mini action figure collectors case kitbashed boba fett insert. After the debut of an action figure, details in the packaging, in the shape of the action figure and the name of the action figure were subject to change.
Ben was the last of the star wars large size action figures released. The license for star wars action figures was offered in 1976 to the mego corporation, which was the leading company in action figures in the 1970s. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The fact that he looks and sounds cool and he beats the rebels thus cemented him in star wars history and even his. Throughout its history the kenner brand produced several highly recognizable toys and merchandise lines, including the original series of star wars action figures. Moviestv shows movie scenes main characters species all categories. No media franchise in the history of the planet has generated more. Kenner s star wars action figures were added to the national toy hall of fame in 2012.
The original collection minifigure line which also included a selection of ships and playsets scaled to the 3 34 figures, and twelve large size action figures went on to be shipped worldwide from 1978 to 1985 and were packaged over those years under the titles star wars, the empire strikes back, return of the jedi, and the power of. Star wars was the event that changed everything, no longer was the action figure standard the mego 8 body but the smaller 3 34 inch size. The vehicle is well made and has a realistic look and feel, durable enough for kid play. The vinyl cape jawa is the most notorious variant in the vintage line as the most well known and the most faked. Turn your star wars collection into cash brians toys. Kenner knew they couldnt have their first collection of figures out in time for christmas, so they. Every saga has a beginning, and for star wars minifigure collectors it was the fourth quarter of 1977, when a small toy company from cincinnati, ohio sold us the promise of toys. Kenner star wars large size action figures 1977 1980.
Star wars action figure 19951999 kenner the power of. Nostalgiac fans who may or may not collect will see all the items they loved as kids, while experienced collectors will get comprehensive coverage on many different aspects of the hobby. Needless to say, vintage action figures are still collected today on their original card and also in loose condition. Top 10 best vintage star wars action figures kenner collection. Steve sansweets the ultimate action figure collection this book focuses on individual star wars character figures and how theyve progressed over the decades. Books andor other printed media, usually made from paper.
For more information on this rare saber and why its. You see, although kenner had signed on to produce star wars toys prior to. The vintage star wars action figures are dear childhood friends of many older fans. This book makes star wars figurines collecting a very serious, professional activity. It includes links and information to help you along your journey to a galaxy far, far away. Needless to say, their popularity was off the charts, and kenner had a hit on their hands until well into the mid80s. The bible for the collectors of kenner star wars action figures. R2d2 and c3po were among the 12 original kenner star wars action figures. Get the best deal for kenner star wars action figures from the largest online selection at. Most of the major variations are found in the star wars and the empire strikes back lineups. The boba fett figure was featured on the vintage star wars action figurescard backs as this was the. The vintage star wars action figures are dear childhood friends of many. It has a switch to activate retractable landing gear, a cockpit glass that raises and with a button push, lowers, has room inside for a standard star wars action figure, includes an exclusive to this box awing fighter, and the dual laser cannons pivot.
Star wars the vintage collection the mandalorian imperial troop transport vehicle. Early bird cardboard display stand certificate action display stand backdrop details. This is the exclusive 1997 kenner star wars spirit of ben obiwan kenobi ghost figure inwhich fans had to collect proof or purchases off of bags of potato chips and mail them off in order to receive this exclusive figure. The kenner toy company produced a line of star wars action figures based on characters in the original star wars movie trilogy. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The ultimate guide to vintage star wars action figures book. A couple of months before the first star wars action figures were sold in 1978, kenner offered an early bird kit that could be ordered directly from the company during christmas of 1977. Darth vader, and ben kenobi are one of the rarest vintage figures on the market due to kenner pulling the telescoping saber early in production. Click on the above logos to view toy figures first released under that banner. Man of action figures is a family owned and operated business specializing in everything action figures. Every saga has a beginning, and for star wars mini figure collectors it was the fourth quarter of 1977, when a small toy company from cincinnati, ohio sold us the promise of toys. Kenner star wars action figures wikipedia republished wiki 2. Get the best deals on kenner star wars action figures when you.
Kenner products was an american toy company founded in 1947. The classic figures are still popular collectibles, with several books available on the subject. Star wars basic series released in 1977 by kenner with shining eyes and laser gun. Kenner knew they couldnt have their first collection of figures out in time. When kenner offered these star wars action figures to shops in 1978, they augmented the line with eight additional figures including obiwan kenobi, darth vader, han solo, and c3po, as well as stormtrooper, star destroyer commander, jawa, and tusken raider figures. Kenner s 1998 star wars action figures book on kickstarter posted on march 8, 2015 by gooney bird philip reed from has launched a new kickstarter project for a 96 page hard cover book focused on kenner s 1998 star wars expanded universe toy line. Ewoks including six character figures animated series.
Freeze figure is complete with original helmet, and in excellent condition. The last figures in the series were released during the power of the force series in 1985, before kenner released figures based on the droids and ewoks cartoon. All items on this page include just the action figure no weapons or accessories. The first set of 12 vintage star wars action figures were released by. History has its own way of dealing with decisions like that and the. Sep 30, 2014 steve sansweets the ultimate action figure collection this book focuses on individual star wars character figures and how theyve progressed over the decades. Original vintage kenner star wars action figures hobbylark. However, kenner discontinued production of its star wars action figure line due to decreasing demand. The ultimate guide to vintage star wars action figures. This is the book for anyone whos ever had an interest in the vintage kenner star wars action figure line from 19771985. Star wars power of the force ii kenner action figure.
Cant believe i forgot transformers, ill get that added. If for some odd reason you grew up in the 70s and didnt have star wars action figures, chances are you knew someone who did. Kellerman, john 2003, star wars vintage action figures. Kenner comic book hero action figures for sale ebay. Ruled with an iron fist by emperor palpatine and the sith lord darth vader, many people live in fear and anger. The original kenner star wars figures are often referred to as the star wars vintage figures and were released between 1977 and 1985. Kellerman, john, the kellerman book matrices pdf, rebel scum, archived from the original pdf on.
Includes death star droid from the empire strikes back. Star wars action figure 19781984 kenner comic books. The list is based on trying to capture all the different lines, so for example if a toy was made with the kenner logo on it like star wars, it wouldnt really matter when it was produced, star wars as a toy line makes the list. Hello, im fiddlestyx and welcome to my guide to vintage star wars collecting. Vinyl figures from across the multitude of movies, books, games, and more. Droids featuring twelve character figures and three vehicles and the more popular star wars. On our website, you will find the newest and hottest action figures from marvel, dc, wwe, nfl, star wars, and other collectibles. Kenner branded star wars toys remain the number one selling toy for almost 12 months straight, second only to kenners batman action figures and accessories. Star wars the vintage collection star wars the black series star wars the retro collection star wars galaxy. Star wars was a massive hit in the 70s and collectible action figures quickly because a miltimillion dollar business.
A history of kenner star wars action figures completeset. Vintage star wars action figures from kenner the original vintage star wars action figures line comprised of 21 basic figures from luke skywalker to boba fett, on 12card backs and 20card backs, as they were released in two waves with 12 in the initial wave and another 8 released later. Im not going to spend too much time exploring this not so mighty entry into the strange history of the 1979 kenner alien, just a brief outlline of its notorious existence. In 1985, to support the comic books and animated television programs of the same. Mini action figure collectors case production boba fett insert. If you cant see the box you are looking for please email as we do have all star wars kenner and palitoy boxes. Star wars collections toy catalog the empire strikes back 1982. Every saga has a beginning, and for star wars minifigure collectors it was the fourth quarter. But did you know that in 1977 the star wars license was offered to mego, who were at the time probably the best known company for p. Kenners 1998 star wars action figures book on kickstarter posted on march 8, 2015 by gooney bird philip reed from has launched a new kickstarter project for a 96 page hard cover book focused on kenners 1998 star wars expanded universe toy line. Over 100 unique action figures were produced and sold from 1978 to 1985, during which time over 300 million star wars action figures. Checklist pages 2018 solo 2018 the vintage collection 2 2017 the last jedi 2016 rogue one 2015 the force awakens.1231 844 1305 276 360 831 666 1029 992 1013 557 316 783 372 1350 1018 1341 199 1091 877 1490 799 59 222 882 730 1536 925 724 592 20 1053 356 772 904 1153 1235 80 1271 365 248