Date Stamp: 1984
Release Date: 1984
Return of the Jedi
Power of the Force
Assortment No. : 71280
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure first appeared on the Return Of The Jedi 77 back card.
Comments: Even though the vintage B-Wing Pilot is one of the more rudimentarily sculpted figures in the line, it does have the distinction of being the very first army-builder rebel pilot. Therefore, what it lacks in dazzle, it quickly makes up for in kitsch novelty, what with its ability to not only die nameless for the liberation of the galaxy, but to be doing it whilst hurdling towards the Death Star at break-neck speed in a great looking hot rod!
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the B-Wing Pilot action figure has two distinctive sculpt variations. The two versions, at quick glance look identical, but upon close inspection of the chest plate and boots the difference can be easily identified.
This weapon was moulded in many shades of gray and blue/gray, as well as black plastic using at least three slightly different sculpts. All the gray and blue/gray versions can be found with the AT-ST Driver, Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho), and B-Wing Pilot action figures. The Black accessory was only included with the Imperial Gunner and A-Wing Pilot (both Power Of The Force and Droids versions).
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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