Never Mind The Adverts… May The Fourth Be With You!

In this special 8th edition of the series Never Mind The Adverts… TVTA celebrates the annual ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ celebration of all things Star Wars!

We’ll be taking a look at Kenner’s vintage Star Wars Action Display Stand, a vintage Japanese bootleg model kit of the X-Wing Fighter, plus Greedo and White Armor Boba Fett from the modern Black Series line.

Happy Star Wars day!


Kenner Star Wars Action Display Stand for the first 12 figures

Just about as iconic as you can get regarding the first wave of vintage Star Wars toys, this 1979 display stand was designed for the first twelve action figures. The figures are attached to pegs on a revolving disc that can be turned manually to move the characters back and forth. The stand was available as a US mail away and special offer from some of the larger stores.





Bootleg model kit, Star Warrior X Space Fighter. Crown, Japan. Circa 1980

The Star Warrior X Space Fighter is an unlicensed X-Wing Fighter model kit made by the Japanese Crown company. The box artwork employs several images based on recognisable Star Wars properties such as the Death Star, a TIE Fighter and the X-Wing Fighter. The box side panels suggest other Crown kits available in the range like an R2-D2-type character and two ships resembling the Millenium Falcon.

Like other vintage Star Wars bootleg toys from back in the day, this item somehow managed to slip the radar of George Lucas and his legal team!



Black Series 6″ Greedo and White Armor Prototype Boba Fett figures

I’m not a collector of modern Star Wars toys, but the 6 inch Black Series figures have become a bit addictive …





That’s all, folks – until next May 4, thanks for looking, happy Star Wars day, and May The Fourth Be With You!


 

6 thoughts on “Never Mind The Adverts… May The Fourth Be With You!

  1. Rob Wantz

    That Greedo is so good looking that he might have actually shot first.

    A lot of the Black Series are really great looking but I can’t justify (to my wife at least) spending the money on them. Responsibly sucks!!!!

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Lol, I agree he deserves to shoot first in this case. I have about 8 or so Black Series figures now and can only justify picking them up when I see them at a good price or on offer which is rare. The 40th anniversary collection looks stunning but there is no way I could commit myself to making that run financially 😦

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        1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

          Yeah, the moc style look really good, and I keep imagining seeing the first 12 figures on that huge display stand. I think the line in general is top notch for the alien/droid/helmetted characters but a bit hit and miss for the human face sculpts.

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