LUKE SKYWALKER (BESPIN FATIGUES) Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Every time there was a new evolution in Hasbro's modern collection there was a new figure based on Luke Skywalker's Alliance Fatigues from The Empire Strikes Back, and when the first wave of The Vintage Collection was revealed, the costume was represented again. This time out, the Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) action figure pulled out all the stops and we finally had an awesome version of the main character of the most popular Star Wars film in his key costume.

Hasbro revealed four of the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection at the UK Toy Fair in January 2010, but the first wave, which also included new figures based on Dengar, Leia (Hoth Outfit), Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit), the generic and very Kenner-esque AT-AT Commander, C-3PO (See-Threepio) with removable panels, the first ever single carded Dack Ralter, (Twin-pod) Cloud Car Pilot and Darth Vader along with repacked 4-LOM and Boba Fett figures; wasn't fully revealed until the International Toy Fair the following month. This assortment began showing up in July 2010.

In the U.S., all eleven figures shipped with starburst stickers on the card front and pamphlets in the blister for a mail away Kenner style Boba Fett figure with a rocket-firing feature. In Canada, the initial release, which was found only at Walmart stores, didn't have the offer, so there were no stickers or pamphlets included. By the time the figures hit Toys "R" Us Canada, however, the offer was included. For whatever reason the stickers misspelled Fett's name as 'Bobba'.
 
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North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 97572/97568
Placement Number: VC04
UPC Number: 6 53569 49861 2
What's In The Box?
  • Luke Skywalker Figure
  • BlasTech DL-44 Pistol
  • Ignited Lightsaber
  • Lightsaber Hilt
  • Belt w/ Functional Holster & Lightsaber Port
About This Figure
  • Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) contains no re-used parts
U.S. Card Variations
  • Card Front: There was only one printed card front for the regular edition of the VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure
  • Card Back: There are two known variations on the back of the regular edition of the VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) card. The first version had the Age Warning logo beside the Warning logo on left hand bottom portion of the card and had "COLLECT THESE AWESOME CHARACTERS! (Each sold separately.)" and "Original figures and packaging illustrated here are not available." printed mid card. The second version moved the Age Warning logo to the bottom between the Lion Mark and the Hyperspace logo and did away with the above mentioned text in favor of "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available."
  • Released simultaneously, Hasbro produced special foil versions of select figures in the first two waves of The Vintage Collection's 2010 collection, including the VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure. All the foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. The Foil to Regular production ratio was roughly one to every ten.
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were three versions of the regular edition VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) sold in Canada. The first, found only in the initial shipment to Walmart in July 2010 did not have the mail away offer, so the card didn't have a sticker of pamphlet. The second version, which was readily available did feature the offer, but the starburst sticker had a typo, so it promoted a special "Bobba Fett" figure offer. A third version of the regular edition was released with a corrected sticker that replaced "Bobba" with "Boba".
  • Released after the initial assortment hit shelves, Hasbro offered special foil versions of select figures in the first two waves of The Vintage Collection's 2010 collection, including the VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure. All the VC04 Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) Foil cards had the corrected "Boba" Starburst sticker on the card front.
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Photography by Rich Alot

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund and D. Martin Myatt

Text by D. Martin Myatt

U.S. Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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