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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This is one of my favorite vintage characters because the Amanaman only appears in Return of the Jedi for like 2 seconds. I almost bought an Amanaman at an antique store once because it only cost half of the value it really was and it was carded too. I guess I still have to find the will to spend money of star wars figures. Anyway though, the Amanaman is worth about $300 carded and was released in the Power of The Force series of vintage figures in 1985. This figure doesn't have any major variations. So if you see a very cheap Amanaman, you should buy it. It is worth it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why Star Wars is so cool

I am sorry this entry is not about vintage star wars but I love the movie too! It's funny when some people become so fasinated in vintage star wars figures that they forget the movie. Well I realized that I was starting to become one of those people so I decided that every Sunday I will watch all the star wars movies in order. I think my favorite newer movie is definitly the third one (Revenge of the Sith) but i am a fan for the old ones even more. A New Hope is probably my favorite old star wars movie because they introduce so many characters. The real reason Star Wars got popular so quick is because it was so ahead of it's time. Back in the 70's, they didn't have green screens and fancy video equipment so they had to improvise. And that is where star wars succeeded. So why don't rent all your favorite star wars movies this weekend and have a star wars marathon of movie watching? Just don't forget about vintage star wars collecting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi is another of my favorite figures. One of the big variations is once again, the double telescoping lightsaber. This figure with the double lightsaber can be worth up to $35,000  for an AFA 85 rated figure. This is one of the rarest star wars memorabilia in the star wars galaxy! Actually these only exist in the mere single digits. This figure is in the star wars 12 back collection so any condition is worth money.

A Ben Kenobi without a double telescoping light saber.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Vinyl Cape Jawa

 Another major variation in the star wars line is the jawa. The jawa was issued in 1978 as one of the first 12 figures (12 back). The jawa first came out with a vinyl cape and is pretty rare today. There have been so many reproductions and fakes that it is hard to find any genuine figures today. The Jawa's cape was quickly traded though for the cloth cape that is the most popular. Personaly the Jawa is one of my favorite star wars characters and figures but I have yet to find the elusive vinyl caped jawa. Happy hunting!!

A perfect example of a vinyl cape Jawa.

An example of the more popular cloth caped Jawa.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The original Luke Skywalker

The original Luke Skywalker was released in 1978, although it was produced in 1977. This figure was available to send away for in the early bird packages. The Luke did have a major variation diffrence. First off, the light saber was produced standard (could be pulled out once) and also double-telescoping (could be pulled out twice). The double telescoping is worth alot more money then the standard more common Luke and is highly sought out for by collecters. It was mainly produced in the early bird special package and it is rare seen in 12 backs (the first 12 star wars figures produced). The Luke also can be found with blond and brown hair. 2 variations of redish hair have been found also. Check out for more detailed information.

A Luke with light brown hair.