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Friday, July 6, 2012

10 Star Wars Toys I Am Looking To Add To My Star Wars Toy Collection

Contrary to popular belief, I don't own all of the vintage Star Wars toys that Kenner produced, but pretty darn close. However, it is my goal to do so and I have decided to buckle down and start concentrating on the gaps in my collection of toys from a galaxy, far, far, away.

Here's a list of the 10 Star Wars toys I am looking to find over the next couple of months and add them to my myriad of shelves and wall space in the Batcave Toy Room. Some of these have been in my collection at one time or another and some not, but let's see what I can do.


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10. Rocket Firing Boba Fett - Looks just like the vintage version of Boba Fett, but this baby comes with a firing rocket as originally intended. Hasbro released this as a mail away offer just like the original. The real deal prototype can cost you a cool $25,000. I think I'll just pick one of the re-imagined versions up on eBay for $25. In 1978 people thought this would be a choking hazard and child car seat laws weren't enforced. Today child car seat laws are enforced and this is no longer thought of as a choking hazard. Funny how things change.

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9. Rebel Armored Snowspeeder - I wanted this so bad as a kid, I was obsessed. I still have mine, but it is tore up. I played the heck out of this baby. I am looking to get one in better shape.

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8. Electronic Battle Command Game - I received this 1970's hi-tech electronic Battleship like game for Christmas back in 1980. Both me and my friends played with this to no end. I still have mine, but it doesn't work any longer. I want to get a workable version.

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7. Droid Factory - I always wanted this playset, but it never came to be. The coolest feature was the R2-D2 with the third leg. I am surprised Kenner never sold a packaged R2 with that feature.

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6. Tauntaun - I never owned the solid belly version, but I did have the split-belly kind. I just sold my split-belly version as part of my toy room purge. Mine had saddle and reins that were split. I am looking for both versions.

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5. Rancor - I never owned Jabba's pet, but ironically gave to friends as birthday gifts and never picked one up for myself.

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4. 12 Inch Action Figures - I never owned a 12 inch Star Wars action figure. Awhile back Reis O'Brien did a post on one of his former blogs, I think it was Geek Orthodox, about a vintage 12 inch Darth Vader he picked up. It inspired me to start my 12 inch collection. Sadly, I never did. Need to get that show on the road.

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3. Blue Snaggletooth - I probably would consider this as one of my Star Wars Holy Grails. Curses! If only I started collecting Star Wars toys sooner, I probably would have this sucker.

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2.Yak Face - Another Star Wars Holy Grail. Darn Canadians. Lucky stiffs. That's becuae it was sold in Canada and not in the United States.

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1.Desert Skiff - The third of my Star Wars Holy Grails. I chose to buy an A-Wing Fighter over this beauty. If I had pick this up I may not have my A-Wing. So that was a catch 22 I guess. However, I do think it's easier to pick up an A-Wing Fighter than this needle in a haystack.

Let the hunt begin. Stay tuned.

Update: You can see the Star Wars toys I have aquired for this wishlist below:

Electronic Battle Command Game

Rocket Firing Boba Fett

Sears exclusive Blue Snaggletooth

Yak Face

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.

15 comments :

  1. So you just sold your Tauntaun and now want it again? Why did you sell it in the first place?

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    1. I sold my split belly version because the saddle and reins had splits in them. I tried to find replacements for them, but wasn't able to. So, I am looking to find examples not only in better condition, but with boxes as well.

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  2. Some great stuff to strive for to have in your collection John and ones i shall make a note to keep a eye out for you in my Toy Travels. By the way i used to have that Droid Factor as a wee youngster.

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    1. Thanks JBoy. I am already on this quest and will show you what I have found as time goes on. Oh, snap. What happened to it and was it a cool playset?

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  4. That Rancor was such a great toy. I had hours of fun having him gobble up all sort of scum and villainy.

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    1. What a great way to clean up the galaxy.

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  5. Had that droid factory & tauntan at one time. my first toy i bought as an adult was that 12" Vader, about 2 years ago :D

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    1. Seems like a lot of the gang had the Droid Factory. I forgot you bought a 12" Darth Vader too. I think he will be the first I try to buy.

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  6. Wow.
    I remember getting that Electronic Battle Command Game for my birthday in the 80s. Mine was from a clearance store though...remember all the tags on it from markdowns...lol
    My parents didn't believe in taking the stickers off anything...hahahaha.

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    1. Do you still have yours? I love finding toys I am looking for at discount stores. My Mom used to forget to take the stickers off too.

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  7. Man, I wish I read this before I hit the Toy Show today. I saw a loose Boba and a lose Tauntaun. Sorry bro.

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    1. No problem. I appreciate it. Actually, I have already started going down the list. You'll get to see what I have been picking up starting later this week.

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  8. ditto re. 12 inch Star Wars action figure - am planning to track some of them down ASAP!

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    1. Excellent! I am looking forward to seeing what you find.

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