Date Stamp: 1980
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Assortment No. : 39319
Weapons and Accessories:
Point of Interest:
This figure was included in the Cloud City Playset, but made its first appearance on The Empire Strikes Back 41 back card. This figure also appeared on a Canadian exclusive skin wrapped card*.
Comments: Believe it or not, the vintage Ugnaught action figure was not a peg warmer! Granted the ugly little dudes weren’t the first to fly off the shelves, but sell they still did. When Kenner’s Star Wars line was winding down, collectors were tripping over Endor Leias, and in some regions even Stormtrooper Lukes and Carbonite Hans, but the short guys with the make up cases were nowhere to be found… Granted, he was technically an army builder –even if it was an army of stunted unsightly pig guys with aprons and purses. Just check below to see what all the cross-dressing hype was about.
Major Variations: Though all vintage figures have minor variations, The Ugnaught figure’s only perceived major variation isn’t even on the molded figure itself, but instead on its material smock. Many collectors assume the smock was manufactured using both purple or blue cloth, but evidence is proving the color change to be a result of age and storage conditions. Their is no concrete proof that Kenner ever produced a purple smock.
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt.
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