Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Toys of Future Past: Toy Archive - Vintage Star Wars Barada Action Figure

Vintage POTF Barada was part of the "Last 17"
"Klaatu barada nikto"

Some collectors and Star Wars aficionados may not know this, but three of Jabba the Hutt's cronies were named after a phrase that would save the human race in the film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and in 1985 the trinity was completed with the addition of the Barada action figure being included in the original vintage The Power of the Force toy line.

After going large and scoring a vintage Yak Face, the quest to complete my run of loose vintage Star Wars action figures continues. When the Last 17 Star Wars action Figures were released I did have the option to choose from the entire wave, with exception of the aforementioned Yak Face, but I could not afford to purchase them all at the time. By the time I replenished my funds, the last wave was already vanishing from the shelves and I missed out.

Vintage EV-9D9 and Barada second edition Jabba's Dungeon

I did have the option of getting Amanaman, EV-9D9, and Barada as part of the Sears exclusive second edition  Jabba The Hutt Dungeon Action Playset. However, I opted out as I had purchased the same set the year before, which included 8D8, Nikto, and Klaatu originally, and since I already had the same playset and had already bought Amanaman, I once again missed the chance to own a Barada and EV-9D9.

Mint in baggie Amanaman
In a way, the decision to pass on that playset has proven to be a costly mistake on my part. Fast forward twenty-nine years later and I have scored a complete Jabba's Dungeon Playset that set me back $300. However, with a mint Barada running around $60 and both EV-9D9 and Amanaman currently going for $100 each, I basically picked up the playset for $40. I did turn around and sell the Amanaman for $100, which in turn, I was able to acquire the two figures I had been looking for, plus a little different version of Jabba's Dungeon, for $200. Leaving me a happy collector.

  (Return of the Jedi)

Date Stamp: 1985

Release Date: 1985

Carded Availability:
  Power of the Force

Assortment No. : 93750

Retail: $2.99

Weapons and Accessories:

  • Skiff Guard Battle Staff

  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure debuted in the United States on The Power Of The Force card, and in Europe on the Tri-Logo card. It was never packaged on a Canadian card. This figure was also package along with EV-9D9 and Amanaman in the second edition of the Return Of The Jedi Sears exclusive Jabba The Hutt Dungeon Action Playset

    Via (Rebel Scum)

    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 comment :

    1. I was too old when ROTJ came out. I was onto Gi Joe then...hehe


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