TABLE OF CONTENTS
RETURN OF THE JEDI ERA BAGGIES
SINGLE FIGURE MAILERS
– Palitoy Issued
– Kenner Canada
– Stormtrooper Blaster
– Removable Limbs C-3PO Net
– Palitoy Survival Guide
– Rebel Transporter Accessories
– Jabba’s Pipe & Bowl Set
– Salacious Crumb
– Sy Snootles & the Max Rebo Band
– Probot Droid
– Takara Wind-up R2-D2
– Hoth Wampa
– Aftermarket store made-up multi-figure
Stormtrooper Blaster Baggie
Twin heat sealed / soft
This is one that came in the early issued SW-b & D baggies with the Stormtrooper (see Stormtrooper baggies) & this is one from a damaged baggie, the blaster is a slightly translucent M7 Kader.
It has now been confirmed these have also been found in the earliest issued ESB era baggies (ESB-a 1st issue).
– Imperial Blaster Guide
– Stormtrooper Figure Guide
Removable limbs C3P0 net baggie
Tape sealed / Soft
Would have been found inside the figure baggie (with the figure) & has come from a damaged baggie.
Palitoy Survival kit baggie
Twin heat sealed / Soft
– Imperial Hoth Rifle
– Hoth Rebel Rifle
– AT-AT Driver Rifle
Would have come from a Survival Kit mail away promotion mailer box.
Heat sealed / Soft
Would have come with the Jabbas play-set, but many full overstock shipping cases of them have also been found.
Salacious Crumb baggies with various minor text variation, noted by Kevin Bletsoe.
Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo band
Heat sealed / Soft
Trilogo no-text baggie.
These were included in the boxed version of the band (U.K & Europe) the U.S issued sets came in blister packs without baggies.
All three figures & the piano bag inside, I found it quite odd that the large outer baggie sports the Black Made in Hong Kong font, whereas the inner baggies are all no text. PHOTO COURTESY OF – Kevin Bletsoe
MADE IN THE USA
Heat sealed / Soft
Probot Droid version 1 & the ONLY VERSION I can confirm 100% legit – No Text heat sealed. See FAKES section for the other examples.
Takara wind-up R2-D2
Tape sealed / Crisp
Heat Sealed / Soft
Hoth Wampa, to date I have seen this crop up in 3 baggie types, but can only confirm one as legit so far that being the one with text Made In Hong Kong photo taken from an eBay listing, then these other examples below provided by Kevin Bletsoe.
What is speculated to be spray mask test sample Hoth Wampas.
1. no paint at all on eyes mouth hands claws
2. left hand painted, right palm and claws no paint
3.both palms painted no claws painted
4. no claws painted flat matt coloured eyes
5. both palms and claws unpainted
6. both palms painted, no claws painted
7. no claws painted,flat matt eyes , uneven eye paint
8. claws painted light coloured greeny/brown , palms painted, eyes and mouth uneven partially painted
These further 8 examples to be added soon as I get the photos –
9. light grey eyes and mouth
10. no paint on both claws /left hand painted (circles)
11. both claws unpainted
12. dark brown painted claws
13. no eye/mouth claws painted no palm paint left palm
14.dull matt eye paint primer evident unpainted left claws
15. light pink/peach coloured claws
16. dark grey matte eyes & mouth /unpainted claws & palms
Aftermarket Store Made up multi figure baggie
Heat Sealed / soft
Aftermarket Store Made up multi figure baggie technically not an official release as the title would suggest, this kind of pack was made up by some stores to try to move dead stock that was not selling at the end of the toy line, much like the Woolies 8 packs, but made up in store, an interesting item all the same IMO & worthy of inclusion.
Special thanks to these contributors for their knowledge and image contributions:
Laurence Dyer, Andrew Neo, AJ, Snaggletooth, Kevin Bletsoe, Brett Meyer, DEL, Gary Borbidge, Edd Grant, Chris Eddleman, Vince Hely, Nathan Maunder, Jamie Woollard, Niels Pit, Andrew MacLachlan, cantina_patron, Franck Gadal, Joe, Richard Temple, Sven Schneider, Steve Savory, Shane Carter, Chris Fawcett, Andy Clarke, psybertech, Jake Neilheisel, Alex Pardi, Marc Caraway, Spookedhippy, Frank Ferro, James Body, Jonathan Freeman, Grant Criddle, Chris Arbizzani, RobbieZombbie, Narayan S. Naik, Mark Yeo, SHAWN_K, Andy Raymond, MOMIKE, theguiltyone, Sublevel Studios, Mike Silver, Mr Palitoy, Ronny Anngren, Willem-Jan Bos, Robert Heron, Darren H, REBELALLIANCE, Uncle Ron, LandoSkiff (Dan), Mike Horn, Pat O’Brien, Benjamin, Samir Krim, Pete Fizke, Final Frontier, Mike Heel, MR KENNER, Chris Fawcett, John Kellerman, Paul Naylor, Matthieu Barthelemy, Stéphane Faucourt, Andy Clarke, Yogi, Chris Simmons, Stormtrooper37, Robert Heron, Thomas Derby, Todd G, Sheldon Wagstaffe, Derek Ho, Broc Walker, Adam Marks, James Gallo, Charles Jones, Darrell Johnson & Brendi Burton, Christian Somma, Johnpaul Ragusa, Jesse Cedar Soberman, Dorothée Drouin Franck Gada, Dennis Hall.
Photos in the guide galleries below are compiled from a number of photo sources. It’s not been possible to find credits for each one, however, if you own one of the featured images and want to have your credit added, or don’t wish to have your photo included, please let me know and I’ll arrange.