A GUIDE TO VINTAGE STAR WARS FIGURES & ACCESSORIES

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Jawa FF2 Launch

23th January 2024

Quite a bit more has been revealed about the wee little Jawa since the first guide I made back in April of 2020. We have a new mould family to unpick and it’s always nice to see the older guides updated in the new style.

This is the figure for the most bat-shit crazy variant collector. Much more than just the widely known vinyl & cloth capes, you’ve got mould variations, mixed-up factory parts, rare Australian, Spanish & Mexican versions, outrageous stitch colours and crazy alien eyes!

8th September 2023

It’s my pleasure to bring you the figure guide of one of the best figures in the entire Kenner line-up. Luke Jedi Knight!

Many of the licensees produced a version of this figure, so there’s no shortage of variants. We discuss snap capes, accessory pairing, fabric discoloration, film-related accessory alterations, and yes, Taiwan re-tooling. There’s also a COO sheet update now including all the cavities in the Taiwan family.

6th August 2023

The new content is coming fast this summer! At long last is the accessory guide for R2-D2’s Pop-Up saber 🙌

Lots of repros documented. All originals documented. Floaters and sinkers. Colour and mould comparisons in-between originals and repro vs original! Check it out! Worth it!

28th November 2023

This time the team have the pleasure in taking you onboard on a deep-dive journey into the realm of Luke Jedi. This cardback reference collection has been painstakingly curated from decades worth of research, hard work, collaboration, and knowledge from respective Luke Jedi Focus collectors – both past and present.
 
As well as having a taste of the colossal worldwide distribution that our favourite figure had enjoyed some 40 years ago, the guide allows you to follow the interesting running changes that occurred whilst it was in production. These include changes in paint apps, accessories, cardbacks and bubble designs. You will also be able to see some very rare variants, where only a handful or less still survive to this day. Use this guide in coordination with the updated Luke Jedi figure guide and you’ll be able to track through Kenner’s process with a greater understanding of the figure.
 
First stop on the guide, is a thorough walk-through for all known verified MOC variations from the U.S. Kenner line. These have been presented for each MOC vendor in turn, with the running-changes documented in the order they are observed to occur. After the U.S., we turn our attention to worldwide Luke Jedi distribution in Canada, UK, France, BENELUX, Argentina, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Germany, and Sweden!
 
An extra special “thank you” to the community members below who contributed their images and helped us to build this reference guide beyond what we could have on our own. Bob Martinazz, Jon Aves (Wendy Williams), Stef Faucourt, Matthieu Barthelemy, Jean Bernard, Jediman, Sean Murray, Mark Dummelow, Brody Walker, Marcus Leigh, and Derek Ho and Peter Jason Lai. If you also have a cardback that’s not featured, please get in touch with team to have it added to the guide.
 
We would like to take a moment here, to dedicate this work to the memory of Bob Martinazzi – he would have truly loved this guide and it was his ambition to create a checklist of all Luke Jedi carded variants.

28th November 2023

This time the team have the pleasure in taking you onboard on a deep-dive journey into the realm of Luke Jedi. This cardback reference collection has been painstakingly curated from decades worth of research, hard work, collaboration, and knowledge from respective Luke Jedi Focus collectors – both past and present.
 
As well as having a taste of the colossal worldwide distribution that our favourite figure had enjoyed some 40 years ago, the guide allows you to follow the interesting running changes that occurred whilst it was in production. These include changes in paint apps, accessories, cardbacks and bubble designs. You will also be able to see some very rare variants, where only a handful or less still survive to this day. Use this guide in coordination with the updated Luke Jedi figure guide and you’ll be able to track through Kenner’s process with a greater understanding of the figure.
 
First stop on the guide, is a thorough walk-through for all known verified MOC variations from the U.S. Kenner line. These have been presented for each MOC vendor in turn, with the running-changes documented in the order they are observed to occur. After the U.S., we turn our attention to worldwide Luke Jedi distribution in Canada, UK, France, BENELUX, Argentina, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Germany, and Sweden!
 
An extra special “thank you” to the community members below who contributed their images and helped us to build this reference guide beyond what we could have on our own. Bob Martinazz, Jon Aves (Wendy Williams), Stef Faucourt, Matthieu Barthelemy, Jean Bernard, Jediman, Sean Murray, Mark Dummelow, Brody Walker, Marcus Leigh, and Derek Ho and Peter Jason Lai. If you also have a cardback that’s not featured, please get in touch with team to have it added to the guide.
 
We would like to take a moment here, to dedicate this work to the memory of Bob Martinazzi – he would have truly loved this guide and it was his ambition to create a checklist of all Luke Jedi carded variants.

24th November 2023

The days of only acrylic coffins are behind us.

The good folks at GW Acrylic have found the perfect compromise for collectors who wish to display their figures & accessories in an attractive display case, but don’t want to deal with the issues relating to having figures graded. Their new range of accessory holders give collectors the opportunity to safely display their SW vintage in an acrylic case without sealing the figure and accessories away forever.

This is a project we can get behind. On the accessory pages, I’ve added a GW section with the relevant acrylic accessory display case. There will be a link which takes you through to the GW site where you can purchase that product. We receive a small commission which is channelled back into the running of the site and helps cover the costs of creation tools for VV content. We remain a non-profit, community supported project.

Check them out on our ACCESSORIES page and direct at GW ACRYLIC

Peace x

24th November 2023

The days of only acrylic coffins are behind us.

The good folks at GW Acrylic have found the perfect compromise for collectors who wish to display their figures & accessories in an attractive display case, but don’t want to deal with the issues relating to having figures graded. Their new range of accessory holders give collectors the opportunity to safely display their SW vintage in an acrylic case without sealing the figure and accessories away forever.

This is a project we can get behind. On the accessory pages, I’ve added a GW section with the relevant acrylic accessory display case. There will be a link which takes you through to the GW site where you can purchase that product. We receive a small commission which is channelled back into the running of the site and helps cover the costs of creation tools for VV content. We remain a non-profit, community supported project.

Check them out on our ACCESSORIES page and direct at GW ACRYLIC

Peace x

5th August 2023

This month Wolff & Tim take a poke at the Tusken Raider, and have produced an awesomely detailed guide for this figure.

Rare paint schemes, mixed parts,  head mould variations, foreign licenses and plenty of Hollow cheeks, if that’s your thing!

2nd August 2023

Mini update here. The main R2 guide was completed last year, but I’ve been holding off on fully updating the Wind-up Takara section till now.

There’s two mould families of this figure with a few variations between them. The Takara sticker information has also been updated with some extra little details for you guys to check out. 

4th July 2023

IG-88 focus guide has been a revelation.

We’ve detailed the evolution of the figure through the pre-production stages, discovered production issues, replacement limbs moulds, highlighted some major retooling, noted rare Kenner releases and even discovered a new version of the IG-88 accessory hiding in plain sight!

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Special thanks to:

(no particular order)
Javier Ruilopez
Mark Baker
Jonathan Robinson
Thomas John
Frank Mewes
Daren Wilde
Kenneth Bækmark
James Kenneison
Ahmed Boukarrouh
Pattenjan
Stéphane Faucourt
Will Mellish
James Stevens
Justin Quince
Nick Eppinga
James Gurney
Dan Tearle
Jonathan Freeman
Matthew Meade
Lee Martin
Alex MacGraw
Marco Jay
Sergio Sierra
Joshua Buell
Jeff Echtenkamp

To the old-school RS/TIG variant guys: Some of you aren’t around so much anymore, but your work got this movement going and we’re truly grateful. Thanks x