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Huge thanks to Yogi & Chris Simmons for all the help with detailed photos & information for this section.
Released for the Japanese market, these great looking single figure packs came with 2 little leaflets & a baggie in them, the artwork on the boxes makes for a stunning display piece & are becoming hugely popular with at least 2 fett’s knowing to have been sold in the last year for seemingly astronomical value for what is a box with a baggie in.
They are considered to have come with the baggies in the detailed list you can find a little further down the post, sadly only 15 figures out of the line made it to the Japanese market to be released under the Popy brand in these boxes, the rest were MOC’s, each came with a token on one of the bottom flaps for redeemable offer for their sister line (Japanese world heroes), these are more often than not missing & can drastically affect the value of them even though its not something that’s visible when they are displayed (always the little things).
Counter top Popy display sales box.
List of figures with their known baggies that have been found to date
- Boba Fett – ESB-A/ ROTJ-J / SW-B/ SW-D
- Darth Vader – ESB-C & SW-A
- R2-D2 – ESB-C
- C-3PO – ESB-C
- Luke Bespin – ESB-D
- Han Hoth – ESB-D
- Chewbacca – ESB-C
- Luke Farmboy – ESB-C
- Han Solo (fat head)- SW-A
- Snowtrooper- ESB-D
- DSD – ESB-C
- Hoth Rebel – ESB-D
- Luke X-Wing – ESB-C
- R5-D4 – ESB-C & SW-A
- Stormtrooper ESB-C
It is worth noting that the ESB era figure ones that have come directly from Japan have all been found to contain the ESB-d baggies.
KNOWN POPY VARIATIONS
ESB-a (2nd issue) Fett – Photo courtesy of Chris Eddleman though I am not convinced the 2nd issue ESB-a baggie is correct, from what we know to date it should be the 1st issue ESB-a.
POPY STAR WARS LINE
Above photos from of the great collection of Chris Simmons.
JAPANESE WORLD HEROS
These are the Japanese world heroes figure cases that you could send off for with the POP’s from the Popy flaps, apparently you sent them in & were then entered in to some form of lottery to be able to win one of the cases, the details are a little hazy as it’s all written in Japanese, but some more details soon to follow.
OK so they are not Star Wars, but I feel the sister line of the Japanese world heroes really deserves a little mention, they were also released in similar boxes & there were as you can see a run of 21 available, they came as lose figures in the box rather than in baggies (may have to remove them now ) & came with the yellow and black Japanese hero mini catalogues.
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.