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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