(Return of the Jedi)

Date Stamp: 1983

Release Date: 1983

Carded Availability:
  Return of the Jedi
  Power of the Force

Assortment No. : 70670

Retail: $2.99

Weapons and Accessories: 

  • Guard Axe

  • Point of Interest: 
      This figure first appeared on the Return Of The Jedi 65 back card.

    Comments: It boggles the mind how accurate the vintage Gamorrean Guard really is. Even though this figure is a bit out of scale, if given a modern paint job it could easily fit in with the current line. A fact more or less proven when Pug-ugly here was (sort of) packed out as a new figure in the early Ninties? For the most part, the sculpt was retooled and used to produce the Friar Tuck figure from Kenner?s dismal Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie line.

    Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Gamorrean Guard has more than its fair share of notable variations, which for an army builder figure is a good thing. The figure was moulded in a few different shades of greens and browns and has variations in its spray ops as well.

    The spray op variations are both colour and procedure variations. The most obvious colour variations are on the armour plating on the figure?s arms and head. There are quite a few different shades of silver available, but the most interesting versions are painted with a dull gray paint. The eyes were painted using two different procedures. The first painted only the yellow portion, leaving the actual plastic showing for the pupil, where the other version?s eyes were painted first entirely in yellow and then a green pupil was painted over top.

    The figure also has a few minor sculpt variations, but for the most part, they are virtually all the same with only the minutest differences. Thus far, there are three documented sculpts, though none appear to be exclusive to any one country.

    The Guard Axe was available moulded in both brown and silver, therefore the spray ops used for each was unique to its own production.

    Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.

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