Vintage Star Wars Action Figures

The very first Star Wars action figures were released in 1978 as part of the mail-away Star Wars Early Bird Kit, which contained Star Wars figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2.

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 TV shows. After that there was a ten year break until Hasbro started to produce Star Wars figures again in 1995.

Vintage Star Wars

Here is an alphabetical list of Star Wars figures released on a Star Wars cardback. You will find Boba Fett, which was also released on a Star Wars cardback, in the Empire Strikes Back section.

3.75"
C-3PO, See-Threepio figure
C-3PO See-Threepio
3.75"
Chewbacca, Star Wars figure
Chewbacca Star Wars
3.75"
Darth Vader, Star Wars figure
Darth Vader Star Wars
3.75"
Death Squad Commander, Star Wars figure
Death Squad Commander Star Wars
3.75"
Death Star Droid, Star Wars figure
Death Star Droid Star Wars
3.75"
Gonk Droid, Power Droid figure
Gonk Droid Power Droid
3.75"
Greedo, Star Wars figure
Greedo Star Wars
3.75"
Hammerhead, Star Wars figure
Hammerhead Star Wars
3.75"
Han Solo, Star Wars figure
Han Solo Star Wars
With small head
3.75"
Han Solo, Star Wars figure
Han Solo Star Wars
With big head
3.75"
Jawa, Star Wars figure
Jawa Star Wars
2nd version - soft-goods cape
3.75"
Jawa, Star Wars figure
Jawa Star Wars
1st version - vinyl cape
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Star Wars figure
Luke Skywalker Star Wars
Blonde Hair
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Star Wars figure
Luke Skywalker Star Wars
Brown Hair
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, X-Wing Pilot figure
Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
3.75"
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi figure
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
Grey Hair
3.75"
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi figure
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
White Hair
3.75"
Ponda Baba, Walrusman figure
Ponda Baba Walrusman
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars figure
Princess Leia Organa Star Wars
3.75"
R2-D2, Star Wars figure
R2-D2 Star Wars
3.75"
R5-D4, Star Wars figure
R5-D4 Star Wars
3.75"
Snaggletooth, Star Wars figure
Snaggletooth Star Wars
3.75"
Stormtrooper, Star Wars figure
Stormtrooper Star Wars
3.75"
Tusken Raider, Sand People figure
Tusken Raider Sand People
Hollow Cheeks
3.75"
Tusken Raider, Sand People figure
Tusken Raider Sand People
Regular Cheeks

Vintage Star Wars Pack-In Figures

Following figures were packed-in with playsets. The Droid Factory playset from 1979 was the very first build-a-droid set ever released. Hasbro and Disney turned to this very same concept many years later, predominently during the 2008 The Legacy Collection and the 2012 Disney Park exclusive Build-A-Droid series, where they released various action figure parts which could be assembled to a full droid.

3.75"
Dianoga, With Death Star Playset figure
Dianoga With Death Star Playset
3.75"
Mechano Droid, With Droid Factory Playset figure
Mechano Droid With Droid Factory Playset
3.75"
Quad-Pod Droid, With Droid Factory Playset figure
Quad-Pod Droid With Droid Factory Playset
3.75"
R2-D2, With Droid Factory Playset figure
R2-D2 With Droid Factory Playset
3.75"
Rollarc Droid, With Droid Factory Playset figure
Rollarc Droid With Droid Factory Playset
3.75"
Snaggletooth, With Cantina Adventure Playset figure
Snaggletooth With Cantina Adventure Playset
Sears
Without dent in boot
3.75"
Snaggletooth, With Cantina Adventure Playset figure
Snaggletooth With Cantina Adventure Playset
Sears
With dent in boot
3.75"
Tracto Droid, With Droid Factory Playset figure
Tracto Droid With Droid Factory Playset

Vintage The Empire Strikes Back

One of the oddities in the vintage The Empire Strikes Back line is the mistake Kenner made when they released Zuckuss and named him 4-LOM, and 4-LOM was named Zuckuss on the packaging. Hasbro paid tribute to this very same mistake when they released an intentionally mislabeled 2-pack in 2010 to kick off The Vintage Collection.

3.75"
2-1B, Two-OneBee figure
2-1B Two-OneBee
3.75"
4-LOM, Zuckuss figure
4-LOM Zuckuss
3.75"
AT-AT Commander, The Empire Strikes Back figure
AT-AT Commander The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
AT-AT Driver, The Empire Strikes Back figure
AT-AT Driver The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Bespin Security Guard, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Bespin Security Guard The Empire Strikes Back
1st version - white
3.75"
Bespin Security Guard, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Bespin Security Guard The Empire Strikes Back
2nd version - black
3.75"
Boba Fett, figure
Boba Fett
Tri-Logo - light blue suit
3.75"
Boba Fett, figure
Boba Fett
Regular Release
3.75"
Bossk, Bounty Hunter figure
Bossk Bounty Hunter
3.75"
C-3PO, Removable Limbs figure
C-3PO Removable Limbs
3.75"
Cloud Car Pilot, Twin Pod figure
Cloud Car Pilot Twin Pod
3.75"
Dengar, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Dengar The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
FX-7, Medical Droid figure
FX-7 Medical Droid
3.75"
Han Solo, Hoth Outfit figure
Han Solo Hoth Outfit
3.75"
Han Solo, Bespin Outfit figure
Han Solo Bespin Outfit
3.75"
Hoth Rebel Trooper, Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) figure
Hoth Rebel Trooper Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
3.75"
IG-88, Bounty Hunter figure
IG-88 Bounty Hunter
3.75"
Imperial Commander, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Imperial Commander The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Lando Calrissian The Empire Strikes Back
With Teeth
3.75"
Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Lando Calrissian The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Lobot, Lando's Aid figure
Lobot Lando's Aid
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Hoth Battle Gear figure
Luke Skywalker Hoth Battle Gear
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Bespin Fatigues figure
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues
Brown Hair
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Bespin Fatigues figure
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues
Blonde Hair
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, Hoth Outfit figure
Princess Leia Organa Hoth Outfit
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, Bespin Gown figure
Princess Leia Organa Bespin Gown
With Crew Neck
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, Bespin Gown figure
Princess Leia Organa Bespin Gown
With Turtle Neck
3.75"
R2-D2, With Sensorscope figure
R2-D2 With Sensorscope
3.75"
Rebel Commander, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Rebel Commander The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Snowtrooper, Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) figure
Snowtrooper Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
3.75"
Tie Fighter Pilot, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Tie Fighter Pilot The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Ugnaught, The Empire Strikes Back figure
Ugnaught The Empire Strikes Back
3.75"
Yoda, The Jedi Master figure
Yoda The Jedi Master
With Orange Snake
3.75"
Yoda, The Jedi Master figure
Yoda The Jedi Master
With Brown Snake
3.75"
Zuckuss, 4-LOM figure
Zuckuss 4-LOM

Vintage The Empire Strikes Back Pack-In Figures

Following figures were only available as pack-in figures.

3.75"
Han Solo, In Carbonite (Slave I vehicle pack-in) figure
Han Solo In Carbonite (Slave I vehicle pack-in)
3.75"
Probe Droid, Turret/Probot Playset figure
Probe Droid Turret/Probot Playset
3.75"
Snowtrooper, German YPS Magazine Pack-in figure
Snowtrooper German YPS Magazine Pack-in
German YPS magazine

Vintage Return Of The Jedi

Kenner released following figures during the The Return Of The Jedi toy line.

3.75"
8D8, Return Of The Jedi figure
8D8 Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Admiral Ackbar, Return Of The Jedi figure
Admiral Ackbar Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
AT-ST Driver, Return Of The Jedi figure
AT-ST Driver Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
B-Wing Pilot, Return Of The Jedi figure
B-Wing Pilot Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Bib Fortuna, Return Of The Jedi figure
Bib Fortuna Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Biker Scout, Return Of The Jedi figure
Biker Scout Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Chief Chirpa, Return Of The Jedi figure
Chief Chirpa Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Emperor's Royal Guard, Return Of The Jedi figure
Emperor's Royal Guard Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Endor Rebel Soldier, Return Of The Jedi figure
Endor Rebel Soldier Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Gamorrean Guard, Return Of The Jedi figure
Gamorrean Guard Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
General Madine, Return Of The Jedi figure
General Madine Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Han Solo, In Trench Coat figure
Han Solo In Trench Coat
Blank lapels on coat
3.75"
Han Solo, In Trench Coat figure
Han Solo In Trench Coat
Printed lapels on coat
3.75"
Klaatu, Return Of The Jedi figure
Klaatu Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Klaatu, Skiff Guard Outfit figure
Klaatu Skiff Guard Outfit
3.75"
Lando Calrissian, Skiff Guard Disguise figure
Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise
3.75"
Logray, Ewok Medicine Man figure
Logray Ewok Medicine Man
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Outfit figure
Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Outfit
Blue Lightsaber - Snap Cape
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight Outfit figure
Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Outfit
Green Lightsaber - Sewn Cape
3.75"
Nien Nunb, Return Of The Jedi figure
Nien Nunb Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Nikto, Return Of The Jedi figure
Nikto Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Palpatine, The Emperor figure
Palpatine The Emperor
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, In Combat Poncho figure
Princess Leia Organa In Combat Poncho
3.75"
Princess Leia Organa, Boushh Disguise figure
Princess Leia Organa Boushh Disguise
3.75"
Prune Face, Orrimaarko figure
Prune Face Orrimaarko
3.75"
Rancor Keeper, Return Of The Jedi figure
Rancor Keeper Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Ree-Yees, Return Of The Jedi figure
Ree-Yees Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Squid Head, Tessek figure
Squid Head Tessek
3.75"
Teebo, Return Of The Jedi figure
Teebo Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Weequay, Return Of The Jedi figure
Weequay Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Wicket, Wicket W. Warrick figure
Wicket Wicket W. Warrick

Vintage Return Of The Jedi Pack-In Figures

Following figures were only available in the Jabba The Hutt playset or the Max Rebo Band 3-pack.

3.75"
Droopy McCool, Max Rebo Band 3-pack figure
Droopy McCool Max Rebo Band 3-pack
3.75"
Jabba The Hutt, With Jabba The Hutt Playset figure
Jabba The Hutt With Jabba The Hutt Playset
3.75"
Max Rebo, Max Rebo Band 3-pack figure
Max Rebo Max Rebo Band 3-pack
3.75"
Salacious Crumb, With Jabba The Hutt Playset figure
Salacious Crumb With Jabba The Hutt Playset
3.75"
Sy Snootles, Max Rebo Band 3-pack figure
Sy Snootles Max Rebo Band 3-pack

Power Of The Force

The Power Of The Force series contained the "THE LAST 17" figures which were based on a Star Wars movie during vintage times. After that Kenner's focus moved on to the animated Droids and animated Ewoks toy lines. One of the harder to get figures from the "THE LAST 17" is Yakface, which was never released in the United States.

3.75"
A-Wing Pilot, Return Of The Jedi figure
A-Wing Pilot Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Amanaman, Return Of The Jedi figure
Amanaman Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Anakin Skywalker, Return Of The Jedi figure
Anakin Skywalker Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Death Star Gunner, Imperial Gunner figure
Death Star Gunner Imperial Gunner
3.75"
EV-9D9, Return Of The Jedi figure
EV-9D9 Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Han Solo, In Carbonite Chamber figure
Han Solo In Carbonite Chamber
3.75"
Imperial Dignitary, Return Of The Jedi figure
Imperial Dignitary Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Kithaba, Barada figure
Kithaba Barada
3.75"
Lando Calrissian, General Pilot figure
Lando Calrissian General Pilot
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit figure
Luke Skywalker Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit
3.75"
Luke Skywalker, In Battle Poncho figure
Luke Skywalker In Battle Poncho
3.75"
Lumat, Return Of The Jedi figure
Lumat Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Paploo, Return Of The Jedi figure
Paploo Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
R2-D2, With Pop-Up Lightsaber figure
R2-D2 With Pop-Up Lightsaber
3.75"
Romba, Return Of The Jedi figure
Romba Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Warok, Return Of The Jedi figure
Warok Return Of The Jedi
3.75"
Yakface, Saelt-Marae figure
Yakface Saelt-Marae

Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO

Following figures were released in 1985 based on the Star Wars: Droids "The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO" cartoon. Kenner released a total of 13 figures, with only Boba Fett and the A-Wing pilot being re-releases. The very last figure "VLIX" was only released in Brazil, which makes it one of the rarest and most valuable Star Wars action figures.

3.75"
C-3PO, Star Wars: Droids figure
C-3PO Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Jann Tosh, Star Wars: Droids figure
Jann Tosh Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Jord Dusat, Star Wars: Droids figure
Jord Dusat Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Kea Moll, Star Wars: Droids figure
Kea Moll Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Kez-Iban, Star Wars: Droids figure
Kez-Iban Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
R2-D2, Star Wars: Droids figure
R2-D2 Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Sise Fromm, Star Wars: Droids figure
Sise Fromm Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Thall Joben, Star Wars: Droids figure
Thall Joben Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Tig Fromm, Star Wars: Droids figure
Tig Fromm Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Uncle Gundy, Star Wars: Droids figure
Uncle Gundy Star Wars: Droids

Unproduced Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO Figures

Kenner planned, but never released, eight action figures for the second wave of the Star Wars: Droids toy line. VLIX, which was released only in Brazil (with a different paint scheme), would have been part of this second wave. A big thank you goes to Gus Lopez for providing following super rare prototype figures for the archive:

3.75"
Admiral Screed, Star Wars: Droids figure
Admiral Screed Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Gaff, Star Wars: Droids figure
Gaff Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Governor Koong, Star Wars: Droids figure
Governor Koong Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Jessica Meade, Star Wars: Droids figure
Jessica Meade Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Kleb-Zellock, Star Wars: Droids figure
Kleb-Zellock Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Mon Julpa, Star Wars: Droids figure
Mon Julpa Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Mungo Baobab, Star Wars: Droids figure
Mungo Baobab Star Wars: Droids
3.75"
Vlix, Star Wars: Droids figure
Vlix Star Wars: Droids

Star Wars: Ewoks Cartoon Series

Following figures were released in 1985 based on the Star Wars: Ewoks cartoon. The entire series had a total of six figures.

3.75"
Dulok Scout, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Dulok Scout Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Dulok Shaman, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Dulok Shaman Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
King Gorneesh, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
King Gorneesh Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Logray, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Logray Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Urgah Lady Gorneesh, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Urgah Lady Gorneesh Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Wicket, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Wicket Star Wars: Ewoks

Unproduced Star Wars: Ewoks Cartoon Series

Just like with the Star Wars: Droids toy line, Kenner planned to release a second wave of figures in the 1986 Star Wars: Ewoks toy line, but those figures were never released. The second wave was supposed to feature six new figures based on the Ewoks cartoon. A big thank you goes to Gus Lopez for sharing these ultra rare prototype figures with us!

3.75"
Bondo, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Bondo Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Chief Chirpa, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Chief Chirpa Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Chituhr, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Chituhr Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Morag, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Morag Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Paploo, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Paploo Star Wars: Ewoks
3.75"
Weechee, Star Wars: Ewoks figure
Weechee Star Wars: Ewoks

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