Monday, May 27, 2013

My Vintage X-Wing Fighter Looks Like It Just Rolled Off The Showroom Floor

Vintage Kenner X-Wing Fighter restoration project. Photo: Batcave Toy Room
Lock S-Foils in attack position!

Day 22 inspired another toy clean up and restoration on Day 23 of My 31 Days to a Better Toy Collection Challenge. This time with my vintage Kenner X-Wing Fighter vehicle.

Vintage X-Wing Fighter part replacement. Photo: Batcave Toy Room
This is a project that had begun a long time ago and again I have no idea as to why it took this long to complete. The original decals had been removed a while ago and I picked up a replacement windshield off eBay around the same time. I guess it's better late than never to finish the rest.

Vintage X-Wing Fighter reproduction decals. Photo: Batcave Toy Room
Like my Rebel Transport restoration, I used a dish soap, Oxi Clean, warm water solution to clean it up. This process was then followed by a set of replacement stickers to put on the finishing touch.

Vintage X-Wing Fighter with newly applied decals. Photo Batcave Toy Room
These replacement stickers came from the now non-existent Toy Restore, which was in my opinion the best site for replacement items. I don't know what became of them, but I wish they were still around. The decals were die-cut and you'd think they came from Kenner themselves. Maybe I need to fill the gap left by them.

Restored Vintage X-Wing Fighter on display. Photo: Batcave Toy Room
Stay tuned for more restoration tips.

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.


  1. I love toy restoration. I have some pics to take one day of some....I just gotta get a camera first...

    1. I'd love to see them. I had to a get new camera recently myself.

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    1. Thanks. I am really pleased on how it turned out.

  3. X-Wing looks great John. I have to pick up one myself.

    1. Thanks Mike. A X-Wing should be a staple of any Star Wars collection.


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