BUILD YOUR ARMIES Star Wars

                                                                 Micro Collection Mail Away

Every set in Kenner's Micro Collection featured a mail in offer for a special package of six diecast figures. The "Build Your Armies" offer gave collectors the chance to send in two Micro Collection proof of purchases in exchange for a set three unique Hoth Rebel Soldiers and three unique Hoth Stormtroopers.

The offer, which expired on January 31, 1983, actually outlived the product line and considering the 10-12 weeks the offer stated as the wait time for delivery, the "Build Your Armies" set was the last piece released in this underrated collection.











Year: 1982
Original Retail: Free
Assortment #:088602
What’s In The Baggie?
  • Rebel Soldier (On Guard)
  • Rebel Soldier (Firing)
  • Rebel Soldier (Stalking)
  • Stormtrooper (Lying)
  • Stormtrooper (Kneeling)
  • Stormtrooper (w/ Tri-Pod Laser Cannon)


  • With the overwhelming demand for the Emperor action figure send away (and presumably the underwhelming orders for the "BYA" set, Kenner sent these figures along with a note to many collectors that had to wait for more Emperor figures to be produced. The note included in that version of this set is pictured above.

  • Photography & Text by D. Martin Myatt


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