Top Toys Chewbacca

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Figure

Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Top Toys Chewbacca is:

  • Moulded in a harder, more brittle plastic
  • Shorter in height
  • May have some flashing, typically on the limbs
  • Has EPM marks on all limbs
  • Has no peg holes in the underside of the feet
  • Has an unpainted satchel
  • Has paler blue eyes
  • Has semi-transparent white painted eyes, teeth and bandolier
  • Was packaged with a M6 bowcaster
  • Has a unique COO marking “(C) LFL 77” not to be confused with family VI’s “(C) LFL 1977” *

 

*Chewbacca is the ONLY Top Toys figure to have a COO marking!

The figure shown on the right is unique to Top Toys. Therefore, no relative exists. A “Made In Hong Kong” COO Kenner figure has been used for the comparison below.

Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the left and right
Top Toys on the right
Top Toys on the bottom

Poor QC often resulted in minor differences between batches.

  • Poor mouldings, the example above shows a large gap between the torso halves.

 

The second and third photos demonstrate the amount of work done retooling or “enhancing” the fur sculpt on the limbs. You will notice that the torso sculpt didn’t require any reworking as the parts are almost identical.

 

SIMILARITIES TO GLASSLITE: Although easy to tell apart both South American licensees (Glasslite/Brazil & Top Toys/Argentina) somehow managed to produce Chewbacca figures with similar traits.

  • Unpainted satchels (Some Kenner figures can be found with unpainted satchels but these should be considered factory errors)
  • Parents COO’s with no Country of Origin
Top Toys on the left, Glasslite middle and Kenner on the right
Top Toys on the left, Glasslite on the right

COO

The Top Toys Chewbacca belongs to COO family #VII This family contains only one main variant.

Due to the poor, almost bootleg quality of the Top Toys figure it is impossible to identify which COO family was on the original Kenner figure used for the tooling.

Rifle

Compared to the Kenner bowcaster, the Top Toys accessory is:

  • A completely unique sculpt
  • A blue/green colour
  • Although it may look semi-transparent by eye, against a back light it’s solid in colour

 

The Top Toys Chewbacca came with a blue/green v4 bowcaster and is compared to standard Kenner accessory below.

Tops Toys bowcaster on top / Kenner bottom
Tops Toys bowcaster on top / Kenner bottom
Tops Toys bowcaster on top / Kenner bottom

WATER TEST

  • Both bowcasters float when placed or dropped in water
Tops Toys bowcaster on top / Kenner bottom

Cardback

Photos courtesy of Mark_Yeo